Velaa Private Island is the realization of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ ultra-exclusive boutique hideaway. This unique destination was developed to embody the very best of this unique archipelago, bathed by azure skies in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. The name of this private retreat, an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury, means “Turtle Island” in the local language – named after generations of sea turtles that have flocked hereto nest and hatch.
The resort design borrows from this theme, with turtle motifs, and the colors and patterns of turtle shell pervading the property. From a broader “bird’s eye view” which greets arrivals by seaplane, the island’s exclusive over-water villas are also constructed to resemble the head of a turtle, with the island forming the body. Velaa Private Island also ensures plenty of room for its marine visitors, with a hatchery and conservation plan in place. Velaa Private Island is just under 20 hectares in size, around half a kilometre in either direction,
providing both exclusivity and privacy.
Location: Noonu Atoll
Transfer type: 40 - 50 minutes by seaplane
Number of rooms:43 Rooms
BEACH VILLAS, HOUSES & RESIDENCES
BEACH POOL VILLA
TOTAL AREA 287 SQM, 9 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
These detached one-bedroom beachfront pool villas are sumptuously furnished. Mahogany louvered panels and intricate lofty ceilings give a colonial feel while mahogany furniture and suspended bamboo lights give a natural feel. Wall to wall glass doors frame the terrace and private pool. By day the villas are light filled, secluded by clusters of palms.
DELUXE BEACH POOL VILLA
TOTAL AREA 313 SQM, 9 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
Natural materials and colours bring the outside in, while a suspended chair adds an element of playful refinement. These private one-bedroom beachfront pool villas feature a separate large living room, outdoor terrace and private pool and indoor bathroom. The Zen-like outdoor bathroom features a huge bath and deck, and reclining daybed under a pillared podium connected by a garden atrium. The alfresco dining area by the pool is the place to be at sunset.
BEACH POOL HOUSE
TOTAL AREA 581 SQM, 6 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
In lush foliage flanked by gently swaying palms, the two-bedroom beachfront houses are ideal for families. Bedrooms blend light and privacy using louvered wood, natural materials and lights suspended from high vaulted ceilings. Outside, there is a spacious terrace with a large private pool, carefully positioned day beds and a standalone outdoor dining platform which offers panoramic views of the lagoon.
VELAA PRIVATE RESIDENCE
TOTAL AREA 1324 SQM, 2 UNITS
Imagine the definitive luxury beach residence. With four bedrooms accommodating up to 10, a rarity in the Maldives, the Velaa Private Residences offer elegant contemporary design and 1,350sqm of private interior and exterior space, inclusive of two terraces, a pool and a courtyard. Secluded on a pristine private beach, the carefully curated interiors deliver comfort, style and elegance in equal measures. A gym, spa room and outdoor living area offer plenty of quiet spaces to retire to.
SUNRISE WATER POOL VILLA
TOTAL AREA 223 SQM, 8 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
Along an extended jetty, the villas on this crescent have uninterrupted views of the 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 faces the ocean.
SUNSET DELUXE WATER POOL VILLA
TOTAL AREA 245 SQM, 8 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
With uninterrupted ocean views facing the sunset and private pools facing the sunset, these villas are dreamlike in design, separated by canvas sails ensuring 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.
OCEAN POOL HOUSE
TOTAL AREA 493 SQM, 1 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL & JACUZZI
Prestigiously located on the tip of the island, in an exclusive private domain, this two-bedroom overwater residence fringed with traditional thatch offers elegant living space with carefully curated elements. Louvered shutters let the breeze flow through, while a deep sofa is covered in scatter cushions, ideal for settling down with a good book. The dining area provides a central space while the ocean is the backdrop from every aspect.
ROMANTIC POOL RESIDENCE
TOTAL AREA 598 SQM, 1 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
Accessible only by boat, this ultra-private one-bedroom villa suspended above the lagoon with uninterrupted views of the ocean offers utmost privacy and romance, making it perfect for honeymooners or those who looking for ultra-luxury, including a private chef and butler. All rooms open onto the terraces, where the Jacuzzi, pool, sundeck and sunken bath offer varying aspects on the horizon. Dine inside at sunset, or over the water in a dining gazebo on its own jetty, or enjoy sundowners on the sumptuous daybeds.
ATHIRI & AVI - INTERNATIONAL
BREAKFAST 07:00 AM - 11:00 AM/LUNCH 12:30 PM - 16:00 PM/DINNER 19:00 PM - 22:30 PM
Spacious indoor and outdoor venue spread over three dining areas with distinct ambiance and a comfortable and spacious setting. Come to enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. Avi is a casual pool bar by day and a vibrant cocktail bar by night, complete with mixologist and live DJ against the backdrop of spectacular ocean views
TAVARU TOWER - JAPANESE
LUNCH 12:30 PM - 15:30 PM/DINNER 19:00 PM - 22:30 PM
Tavaru houses a Teppanyaki restaurant and makes up the centrepiece of the island: a visually striking ivory-white tower where live cooking and Velaa’s extensive wine cellar take centre stage. The 30 page wine list is paradise for true oenophiles, covering the whole spectrum from boutique wineries to grand marques and organic and biodynamic producers.
ARAGU & CRU CHAMPAGNE LOUNGE - INTERNATIONAL
DINNER 19:00 PM - 23:00 PM
The signature restaurant serves innovative cuisine with a twist of modernity topped off with the sparkle of Champagne. Exquisite evening dining in an elegant setting over water, enjoy the sunset with vintage champagne at Cru Champagne Lounge followed by fine dining.
IN-VILLA DINING - AS PER GUEST REQUEST
In-villa Dining allows guests privacy and personal space around the clock with speedy “Velaa Express” service and “Served in Villa” menus available at any time.
DESTINATION DINING - AS PER GUEST REQUEST
Destination Dining is a unique concept whereby guests are entertained exlusively in a variety of stylish and distinctly different settings, both on and off the island with creative menus and entertainment, ideal for special occasions.
Velaa Private Island offers the latest “Technogym”, a world-class gym featuring state-of-the-art fitness equipment. On an elevated Yoga Pavilion, with beautiful views over the golf academy, guests can receive personal yoga master sessions held on the raised-tree meditation platform in the garden or by the beach. Sports facilities extend to covered Tennis Court & Squash Court, Table Tennis, Wall Climbing, Beach Volleyball and a Football pitch. Seadoo Scooters are available for hire to access the island’s coral reef for the best snorkeling. Windsurfing, sailing, kite surfing, kayaks, stand up paddle boards, jet skis, water-skiing, wakeboarding and knee boarding are also popular options, as well as fun inflatable activities such as tube, bananas and the new ski seat experience. Velaa Golf Academy by Olazabal is a golfing experience like no other.
- Discover Scuba
- PADI Scuba Diver & Open Water
- PADI Referral, Experience and Advanced
- Provides PADI certification
- Seadoo Scooters
- Kite Surfing
- Stand up paddle board
- Wake boarding
- Banana Boat
- Jet Ski
- Water Skiing
- Knee boarding
- Ski Seat
- Snorkeling Excursion
- Private Boat Hire
- Sea Manta Encounter
- Dolphin Experience
- Fishing Cruise
- Golf Academy
- 1st "snow room" in the Maldives
- Offers Technogym
SPA MY BLEND BY CLARINS
6 COUPLE TREATMENT ROOM (2 SINGLE AND 4 DOUBLE ROOMS)
DAILY, 10:00 - 21:00
Velaa Private Island counts itself one of only a handful of hotels in the world to be working alongside the distinguished Clarins brand and features exclusive My Blend facial products and body treatments by Clarins for a truly personalized experience.
Showcasing the first ‘snow room’ in the Maldives, the spa offers a synergy of therapies and products with six secluded double treatment villas over the water. A comprehensive range of signature treatments are available, including customised facials with sophisticated European technology and traditional Asian massages and body treatments. Guests will enter a world where boundaries disappear, embedded on clouds and beginning a journey that ends in deep relaxation. Cloud-shaped reclining treatment pods by Klafs and Sha are featured in the spa which slowly sway and cradle guests into deep relaxation.
- Body massage & treatment
- Nail Studio
- Skin treatment
- Hair Salon