Velassaru Maldives

Aerial view of Velassaru, Maldives

Hand-Picked Hotel

Escape to Velassaru Maldives for ultimate luxury, a rejuvenating spa, and unforgettable culinary experiences in one of the most jaw-dropping corners of the world.

Velassaru Maldives is the ultimate island escape – a place of unparalleled beauty and luxury. As a proud member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™, you can trust that every aspect of your stay will be taken care of with the utmost attention to detail. Here, you’ll find seclusion blended with style, and so much more besides. For a magical experience, it doesn’t get better than the 129 as-chic-as-they-come beachfront and water villas with a backdrop of sparkling lagoon and pristine white sand. Whether you’re in the mood for exploration and adventure, or simply a whole lot of nothing, Velassaru delivers in spades.

Experience ultimate rejuvenation at the resort’s blissful spa. The trained therapists will use exotic local ingredients and intuitive therapy to refresh and revive your body, mind and spirit. The spa offers endless views of the awe-inspiring Maldivian seascape, creating the perfect atmosphere for relaxation and solitude. Enjoy bespoke spa packages, ten overwater treatment rooms, a relaxation room, and a manicure and pedicure room. For maximum indulgence, try out the hydro pool overlooking the lagoon or unwind in a steam room.

With five diverse restaurants and two bars, you’re in for an unforgettable culinary experience. Tantalise your taste buds with seared salmon from hot woks and a showstopping view at Teppanyaki, or satisfy your cravings with an array of mouth-watering options from cooking stations at Vela. At Etesian, you’ll discover a sophisticated Mediterranean-inspired menu, while dimly lit Fen Bar serves up Asian and European treats with your glass of wine. Savour the continental and Asian flavours of Turquoise in a relaxed, intimate setting, before heading to Chill Bar for sundowners. Lastly, Sand is the perfect spot for Pan-Indian Ocean specialities brought to you by the water’s edge.

Velassaru Indulgence – The finest culinary experience the resort has to offer, plus a range of extras. Lunch at Turquoise Restaurant, Fen Bar or Chill Bar. Dinner at any of the resort's esteemed restaurants. Wide range of wines, spirits, beers, mixers, and cocktails included.

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A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World™

Exceptional service and attention to detail

Relaxing spa using local ingredients

PADI-certified dive school and vibrant house reef

Outstanding culinary offerings

Upgrade to half board, full board or Velassaru Indulgence with a supplement


  • 1 night

  • Asia . Maldives . South Male Atoll

  • International flights not included

  • Bed and Breakfast

From £168 per person per night

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Aerial view of Velassaru, Maldives
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Holiday details


The modern, avant-garde villas and bungalows at Velassaru are characterised by thatch, stone and teak touches, adding warmth and charm. What’s more, splashes of aqua within the rooms reflect the stunning natural surroundings. The villas are spacious and chic, designed for maximum comfort during your island escape. With 129 rooms to choose from, the Beach Rooms boast the biggest indoor/outdoor bathrooms. The Deluxe Bungalows are just a stone’s throw from the water’s edge, while the sleek Beach Villas are thatched, featuring special touches like wine chillers. You can even choose a villa with a private pool, or a Water Villa on stilts over the ocean. All rooms come equipped with an LCD TV, DVD player, tea and coffee-making facilities, and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Thoughtful additions include L’Occitane products, beach bags, and fluffy bathrobes and slippers for that home-from-home feel.


  • 5 restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Photography lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Massage services
  • Tennis court
  • Laundry service
  • Full-service housekeeping
  • Free Wi-Fi

Holiday location

Map of Velassaru Maldives

Local Area

You’ll arrive at Velassaru Maldives following a memorable 25-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport across the aquamarine Indian Ocean – the perfect way to whet your appetite for what’s to come. Situated in the South Malé Atoll, this resort is surrounded by powder-white beaches, lush tropical greenery and the clearest of waters. Dive into the warm shallows for a snorkelling adventure or try your hand at a variety of other water sports.

From Velassaru, you can travel by traditional Maldivian Dhoni. Experience serenity at sunset on a once-in-a-lifetime cruise while sipping Champagne and tucking into canapés. Both novice and seasoned divers can make the most of the resort’s PADI-certified dive school, with private bespoke dives, and scheduled single and double tank dives. Discover the hidden underwater world on your doorstep, and come face-to-face with the likes of sea turtles, reef sharks and eagle rays.

Please note

  • The price is per person per night based on a minimum of 7 nights stay with return transfers included
  • Please note that the beverages are not included within Bed & Breakfast, Half Board and Full Board meal basis.


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