Perched pearl-like in a secluded corner of the Maldives, north from Malé, is Velaa Private Island. Exuding a complete privacy and ultra-luxury, this exclusive island retreat is surrounded by lush greenery and talcum powder-white sand beaches, gently washed by the azure Indian Ocean.
Velaa Private Island offers vast villas and residences, which are exotically surrounded by island's dense vegetation and coconut palm trees. Each of the accommodation features a private pool, comfortable living room, an ocean-facing terrace and a picture-perfect bathroom.
This remote island getaway features three impressive restaurants, a bar, a champagne lounge and a wine cellar.
Drenched in serenity and peace, the island's spa, which uses high-end Clarins products, delivers rejuvenating treatments and massages as well as performs therapies, inspired by Ayurveda. There is also a Snow Room - the first of its kind in the Maldives archipelago. Fitness facilities include yoga and meditation classes, held in innovative places, which offer relaxing views. The island also has a Golf Academy, tennis courts, beach volleyball pitch.
The island is a pure attraction for those who love watersports. Here, diving, cruising, jet-skiing and other water experiences await.
Velaa Private Island is nestled in Noonu Atoll, that is approximately 45 minutes by seaplane from Malé.
Designed by Jose Maria Olazabal, Velaa Golf Academy has nine different tees, six greens, seven bunkers and a lake. It offers tailored golf classes to the individual, focusing on the areas required for improvement. The resident island professionals are fully PGA-qualified.
Outside your exotic and comfortable accommodations, adventure rules the island. Guests can enjoy a variety of experiences, including:
- Watersports (sailing, jet-skiing, sea-bobbing, surfing, parasailing, kite surfing)
- Beach volleyball
- Table soccer
- Six metre climbing wall
- Cruising (on a traditional Batheli or a luxurious yacht)
- Library (with more than 1000 carefully selected books and magazines)
Overlooking the turquoise Indian Ocean, the CRU Champagne Lounge exudes an unrivalled elegance where guests can enjoy some of the world’s finest and rarest champagnes under the guidance of expert sommeliers.
Avi is an open-air casual pool bar, drenched in beautiful ocean vistas. It is an ideal place for relaxing and sipping delicious cocktails by the pooilside. Complete with its own mixologist and live DJ, Avi is fabulous for having fun at night.
There is an array of fitness activities to choose from. Guests can enjoy a work-out at the gym, which features the latest ‘TechnoGym’ fitness equipment and includes a Kinesis and Power Plate machine. Personal training is also available. Yoga and meditation classes are held either on the raised-tree meditation platform or on the beach side meditation platform.
With dreamy island location, delicious meals and attentive staff, Velaa Private Island is especially welcoming for kids. This island retreat offers a complimentary facility with a large playground, swimming pool and the personal services of professional youth carers.
Perched on stilts with unprecedented views of the Indian Ocean, Aragu is the resort's signature restaurant, which is inspired by Michelin starred chef Adeline Grattard. The restaurant offers two distinct, yet complementary culinary styles – a ‘simplistic’ fare focusing on the clean taste of individual elements, and a ‘sensational’ fusion of exciting and harmonious ingredients.
Athiri is a beach-front all-day restaurant, where buffet breakfast, pizzas from the wood-fired oven and other savoury specialities are served.
Unique and eye-cathing in exterior, Tavaru restaurant specializes in East Asian cuisine - Chinese, Korean and Japanese in particular.
Spa My Blend by Clarins is a serene oasis, where guests can enjoy the ultimate individualized experiences. The spa, which obviously uses Clarins products, also offers Ayurveda-inspired treatments. Restored and rejuvenated by the expert and caring spa's therapists, guests can do yoga or pilates aftewards. The spa also has a boutique, where various luxurious lifestyle products can be purchased. Guests can also try a Snow Room, one-of-a-kind in the Maldives archipelago, which helps with the circulation in the body.
Tavaru Tower, featuring Tavaru Restaurant, also houses a Wine Cellar, where guests can find a wide selection of wines, including 1956 Domaine de la Romanée Conti “Romanée Conti”, rare vintage Salon Champagne and a centuries old fortified 1870 Blandy’s “Verdelho Solera”.
These beach-facing luxurious villas are decorated in a sumptuous style with mahogany louvered panels and intricate lofty ceilings, exuding a colonial feel. The villas feature high quality teak furniture and suspended bamboo lights, that bring nature in. There are wall to wall glass doors framing the terrace and private pool. An indoor bathroom with Romeo and Juliet basins opens onto a large outdoor bathroom connected by a garden atrium where a dreamy gazebo covered daybed overlooks the oversized tub. Day beds, swinging chairs and an alfresco dining area face the azure Indian Ocean.
SIZE 287 sq. metres
These one-bedroom beachfront villas have an indoor-outdoor feel, strengthened by natural materials and colours. They feature a vast separate living room, a bedroom with a swinging suspended chair, an outdoor terrace, a private pool and an indoor bathroom. There is also an equally impressive Zen-like outdoor bathroom. The area by the pool is an ideal place for dining al fresco and enjoying uninterrupted views of the Indian ocean.
SIZE 313 sq. metres
These two-bedroom beachfront houses are fabulous for families. There is a vast living area, a modern kitchen area, which is complete with bar and high stools. The house's light bedrooms are decorated in louvered wood, natural materials and lights suspended from high vaulted ceilings. Rattan swinging chairs add a sense of fun to the elegant décor. Outside, there is a large terrace, where guests can enjoy swimming in a large private pool, carefully positioned day beds and a standalone outdoor dining platform which offers sweeping views of the lagoon.
SIZE 581 sq. metres
These four-bedroom residences, accommodating up to ten guests, are elegantly decorated in contemporary design. They have their own secluded stretch of white-sand beach, two terraces, a pool and a courtyard. The interiors bring comfort, style and elegance in equal measures. These two-storey detached residences offer four ocean-facing bedrooms: the first floor bedrooms have generous balconies, while the ground floor rooms open onto the pool. Indoor and outdoor bathrooms are connected by a garden atrium. The outdoor area have two gazebos, which are perfect for dining, relaxation or playing. Behind the living space a gym, spa room and outdoor living area await with plenty of peaceful spaces to relax.
SIZE 1324 sq. metres
Along an extended jetty, the villas on this crescent have impressive views of the Indian Ocean and private pools.
Overhanging thatch offers shade over the dining area, while the bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace, pool and sun deck, with steps leading alluringly into the ocean. Inside, the comfortable living room is designed around a viewing window set into the floor, while the bed is ocean-facing.
SIZE 223 sq. metres
Offering inspiring ocean views and private sunset-facing pools, these villas are separated by canvas sails, ensuring the utmost privacy. Thatched roofing shades the outdoor dining area, while the bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace. The pool and sun deck have steps leading into the ocean, while under the gazebo a vast daybed scattered with cushions catches the final moments of the sunset. Inside, there is a vast iving room, which has its own bar area complete with a private wine fridge and is designed around a viewing window set into the floor. Huge bathrooms with circular baths and a swinging chair reflect the water surrounding the villa.
SIZE 245 sq. metres
Prestigiously located on the tip of the island, in an exclusive private domain, this dreamy two-bedroom overwater residence, fringed with traditional thatch, offers a stylish living space with carefully curated elements. Louvered shutters let the breeze flow through, while a deep sofa is covered in scatter cushions, ideal for relaxing with a good book. The dining area provides a central space while the ocean is the backdrop from every aspect – from the two spacious bathrooms featuring circular baths, to the chic bedrooms. There is also a private pool and a sun deck with a direct access to the lagoon. Two gazebos – one with a sunken hot tub and the other with daybeds - are perfect for a sinful yet sweet doing-nothing.
SIZE 493 sq. metres
Accessible only by boat, this super-private one-bedroom villa suspended above the lagoon with knockout ocean views offers the utmost privacy and romance, making it ideal for honeymooners or those who are looking for ultra-luxury like a private chef and butler. The residence's rooms open onto the terraces, where the Jacuzzi, pool, sundeck and sunken bath await. Guests can enjoy food inside or over the water in a dining gazebo on its own jetty at sunset, or be amazed by sundowners on the chic daybeds. The interiors are designed with natural materials and neutral colours with occasional ikat accents or animal prints. With a personal gym and spa treatment rooms inside the residence, there is no doubt nobody wants to leave.
SIZE 598 sq. metres
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