October 26, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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Anantara Veli Maldives Resort in Malé, Maldives

Most of the bungalows at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort hover over the water, the quintessential Maldivian postcard. Like its sister resort, Anantara Dhigu, located a short boat ride away, the laidback atmosphere and top-notch dining options make relaxation a breeze. Veli guests enjoy access to Dhigu’s restaurants and facilities, but this resort is much more intimate. Sip endless daiquiris on a blindingly white beach, or leave the island more complete than you came – yoga classes and holistic spa treatments are designed to nurture body and soul.

Slide off your bungalow’s hardwood deck into the bathwater-warm Indian Ocean. Swim among tropical reef fish, catching glimpses of bright indigo and orange reflected by the sand. Join your beloved for a picnic for two on a deserted island in the lagoon. Don something breezy and beautiful for dinner at 73 degrees, where red snapper sizzles in the open air.

Location of Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Veligandu Island South Male Atoll
Malé, Maldives

Nearest Airport: MLE

Amenities for Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

  • General Information
  • 67 Bungalows
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Room Service
  • 4 Restaurants
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Wine Bar
  • Oceanfront Dining
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Beauty Salon
  • Spa on Property
  • Billiards Table
  • Laundry Service
  • Private Beach
  • Sauna
  • Limousine Service
  • Beach Beds
  • Meditation Spaces
  • Beach Access
  • Beach Amenities
  • Movie Theater
  • Sun Deck
  • Steam Room
  • Bowling Alley
  • Infinity Pool
  • Open-Air Theater
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • DVD Players
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • iPod Docks
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Luxury Bath Amenities
  • Private Decks
  • En-Suite Bathrooms
  • Espresso Machine
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • WiFi
  • Activities
  • Cooking Classes
  • Cultural Classes
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Excursions
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Parasailing
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Yoga
  • Boat Excursions
  • Jet Skiing
  • Meditation
  • Boating
  • City Tours
  • Hand Line Fishing
  • Water Sports Programs
  • Interests
  • Beach

Reviews for Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Anantara was the most amazing resort I have ever stayed on. The views are breath taking and the staff were very polite and respectful. Staying on the over water bungalows was such an experience. My husband and I cannot wait to go back :)

Adelap01 - Pec, Kosovo

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Vacation at Anantara Veli was exceptional with the hospitality they provided us from the time we reached Male airport to the time we bid farewell to the paradise country. Welcome A staff welcomed us at the airport arrival gate who took us to the Anantara lounge at the airport. They have a dedicated lounge area at the airport for the guests of Anantara chain of hotels. There you can have tea, coffee, juices to refresh yourself and they transfer you through speedboat to your hotel. The speedboat journey is pleasant and comfortable. As we reached our hotel, a group of staff welcomed us with drums and mini celebrations which is nice and you feel special and welcomed. They take a welcome picture at your arrival so make sure you reach the hotel looking your best. :) Room Soon a dedicated staff was assigned (Ibrahim, for us) to take care of us for the duration of your stay and he showed us way to our villa directly. We walked past array of villas to finally knowing the villa assigned to us was the last (and the most sought after according to Ibrahim). It was a beautiful pathway with villas on one side and turquoise blue lagoon on the other side. The deluxe over water villa with pool we stayed (Room 190) was spacious, clean and organised for a couple with room opening to a deck, the infinity private pool, lagoon and ocean far. It was a stunning view from the room with all these visible from the comfortable bed itself. The bathroom was huge and soaking in the bathtub we could see the lagoon through a glass wall. Some reviews talk of lack of privacy but we did not feel that much because we were at the end of villas. Once or twice we did see some one coming across during water sports. The pool was clean and maintained. The stairway to the lagoon from villa is slippery towards the last few steps and enough warnings have been placed. The room has life jackets for safety of guests. There was nespresso machine, tea and fruits for us. Other than these rooms, for few deluxe overwater villas had direct access to "Moyo Island" - a island between these properties. Resort The resort is a beautiful place and anywhere you look will seem picture worthy. Even a random click will give you a desktop background worthy pic. The Veli resort has a sister property Dhigu which is 2 min away with a pontoon ride and the rides operate from 730 to 2330 which allows you to hop around easily. Both resorts have many photo spots- the middle of ocean hammock and swings, the heart at Veli being the most popular ones. Celebration The resort was kind enough to arrange for a private celebration with cake and wine in our room for our special occasion. They left cute arts in the room while we were away. Activities - A lot of activities are available for the guests from free to paid. Guests can take complimentary snorkelling equipment which is great as you can snorkel any time without hassle of taking and returning equipment. The staff at the activity centre was very helpful and explained the usage of snorkelling equipment as we were new to the same. There are quite a few fishes in and around lagoon with maximum around Veli beach and pontoon station. They also have lots of excursions and activities like snorkel trips, scuba lessons, dolphin quests and others. We took dolphin quest (about 180 USD for 2 pax) where we go to ocean to see wild dolphins in their natural environment. We were unlucky not to spot any dolphins which was rare according to the hotel and they were accommodating enough to offer the quest again, though we could not take as we were checking out that day. Its better to take activities during early part of stay so that if some activity is cancelled due to irregular weather or unlucky like us, the resort can offer you options. There is a "Picnic Island" close by which is reachable from Dhigu property through a boat ride which can be arranged by the resort cost free and is said to be good for snorkelling. They also have "Movie under the Stars" where they play a movie on projector and the same can be watched on comfy beds under the stars. Restaurants The resort has variety of restaurant options - We had taken HB plan and it seemed like had we taken FB, we would not have been able to do justice to lunch. We went to 73 Degrees for dinner during their Mexican fest and it was nice spread and tasty. It is a buffet style restaurant. The breakfast is also served here everyday. The breakfast spread is huge from breads, juices, porridges, noodles, eggs , falafel and so on. Baan Hura - It is their Thai restaurant and the walk to the restaurant is great, specially at night under the stars and moon. The food is excellent there. They gave cute animal origami made of leaves as a souvenir. Origami - Their Japanese restaurant which is again beautifully set and serves awesome food. We found the Origami food to be the best out of all our meals (which were all good :)). The desserts are to die for and really creative. Must try are green tea and banana cake and whisky jelly !! The restaurant staff were always courteous and on our last day they had decorated our table with a cute "See you soon" art.

prinahata - Bengaluru, India

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

What a pleasant stay at Anantara Veli resort for our honeymoon. Everything was perfect with beautiful beach, good food, professional service, good maintainence of the resort & good hospitality, we love this hotel!!! Especially japanese & thai restaurant, yummy!!! We highly recommend this resort for honeymooner.

oichiw - Hong Kong, China

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I have been on plenty of holidays but we had yet to cross an "Island Getaway" off our list. Well, to put it simply, we started at the very "top" and it will be very difficult to downgrade in the future. We honestly didn't know what to expect, as pictures can often be enhanced but rest assured we were not left disappointed. We were greeted upon arrival (late evening) by several staff and promptly shown to our room and given the grand tour. We chose to stay in an Ocean View Room (with a pool) and we were not left disappointed. Our room was well maintained, spotless, spacious and the sound of the waves rolling in was so relaxing. Waking up the next morning in a beautiful location was the absolute best and we could not wait to explore. In terms of activities, there was definitely enough to keep us occupied (snorkeling, swimming with the turtles, dolphin watching etc) but all the while still maintaining that relaxed feeling that we were aiming for. A massive positive, which we both agreed made our stay even more enjoyable, was that we could island hop (from Anantara Veli to Anantara Dhigu to Guli Fushi) all by a very short boat ride. The variety of food / restaurants available between Anantara Veli and Anatara Dhigu was also amazing and the quality was exceptional. Saving the best for last, the service was like none we have experienced before. All staff were friendly, polite, helpful, knowledgeable and made it a point to remember us (right down to the pot of English Breakfast Tea I had every morning and the Latte my husband would have). Special mention goes to Cecily who was often working at the restaurant we had picked each night. The fact that when time allowed she would make the effort to have a quick chat with us and show genuine interest was wonderful and very much appreciated. We will most definitely be back and even though we already been home for a little over 2 weeks, we still can't wipe the smiles off our face. Thank you so much for leaving such a wonderful / everlasting impression on us and rest assured we will be recommending Anantara Veli to our friends in the future.

Renee O

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful resort if what you are after is relaxation, rest and serenity. If you are an adrenaline junkie , it is not for you. Luxurious, beautiful , but be prepare to pay for it. Overall I was glad I visited this place.

Miloslava M - Los Angeles, California

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