Get an overview of this hotelA 5-star luxury resort surrounded by white sand beaches and a unique turquoise lagoon.
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Close to beach
The resort Velassaru Maldives is one of the most beautiful islands in the South Male Atoll. Secluded but not isolated, the resort is surrounded by the finest white-sand beaches, a unique turquoise lagoon and verdant vegetation. It is a 25-minute ride from Male International Airport. Sunset cruises and full dive shops are available.
Modern and contemporary
This distinct 5-star resort has sophisticated and contemporary design inspired by local architecture. Minimalistic chic design is revealed in teak, stone and thatch, and simple colour tones with a dash of bright green, vivid turquoise and refreshing yellow. The villas feature high-vaulted ceilings and panoramic walls invoking a sense of space. The guests can choose between garden, beachfront or overwater villas.
Bungalows and villas
Accommodations designed in island style are located on land or over-water and feature high vaulted ceilings. All include Internet access, international direct-dial phones, and LCD TVs and DVD players.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!Opens in a new window
Located on a private island in South Male Atoll, Velassaru Maldives can be reached in 25 minutes by a speedboat ride from Male International Airport. The resort has 5 dining venues and 2 awe-inspiring bars, a pizzeria, and 24-hour in-villa dining. For recreation, the resort offers an outdoor infinity pool and guests have direct access to a private beach. Other amenities include a steam room, a hydro pool, a fitness facility, a spa and a tennis court. The resort also offers a wide range of water sports activities from snorkeling to diving to sailing. Almost-nightly entertainment includes local bands, DJs and saxophonists, plus cinema under the stars twice-a-week.
The 5-star Velassaru Maldives has a 24-hour service at reception and multilingual team members to help guests navigate throughout the island, plan tours, and other leisure activities. Business-related amenities include free WiFi and IT support staff. This property also offers a boutique, library, currency exchange, complimentary newspapers, laundry facilities, and a resident doctor.
- Pool sun loungers
- Beach bar
- Computer station
- Luggage storage
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Shopping on site
- Barbecue grill(s)
- Full-service spa
- Picnic area
- 24-hour front desk
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Total number of rooms - 129
- Tennis on site
- Concierge services
- Fitness facilities
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Laundry facilities
- Spa treatment room(s)
- On private beach
- Number of restaurants - 5
- Beach umbrellas
- Beach sun loungers
- Beach towels
- Spa services on site
- Outdoor pool
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Express check-in
- Pool umbrellas
- Free WiFi
- Multilingual staff
- Poolside bar
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Outdoor tennis court
- Steam room
- Swim-up bar
- Wedding services
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Rainfall showerhead
- Premium TV channels
- Coffee/tea maker
- Iron/ironing board
- Designer toiletries
- DVD player
- Air conditioning
- Ceiling fan
- Free bottled water
- Daily housekeeping
- Turndown service
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- In-room safe
- Satellite TV service
- Room service (24 hours)
Where to Eat
World cuisine with a casual vibe, set amongst the island greenery. Guests can enjoy a selection of international dishes from the buffet, cooking stations and themed dinners. Gourmet breakfasts, creative lunches and fresh, healthy dinners are available.
Integrated international cuisine in an informal yet intimate setting. The restuarant has ocean views and continental and Asian influences with a tropical backdrop.
A focus on Mediterranean cuisines, with umbrian truffles, rich stews and cheese boards. A wine library filled with top shelf whites and reds. Etesian sets out to achieve gastronomic creativity with its own flair.
Teppanyaki over the lagoon. Japanese sushi with a creative twist. Over water setting with seating by the water's edge. A magnificent way to celebrate fresh cuisine.
Oceanfront food theater with a dramatic panorama. The dining pavilion is perched on powder-white sand. Seating by the water's edge, overlooking the beautiful Maldives sunrise. Indian curries are whipped up in the clay oven, and patrons can indulge in the culinary arts of Eastern, Indian and Continental cuisines from the live grill and cooking stations. Al fresco dining.
Beachfront bar overlooking a panorama of ocean. Asian and European nibbles with over-sized loungers and eclectic contemporary world music.
Large sundeck perched over azure blue. For lunch, guests can enjoy a selection of light Mediterranean flavors, from tapas and fresh salads to seafood. Cocktails are also available.
Nearby Things to Do
This Velassaru resort features an infinity pool with views of the beach and ocean, a sauna, a fitness centre, and tennis courts. In addition, the property offers snorkeling and other water sports. A PADI certified dive school is onsite.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Sailing on site
- Yoga classes/instruction on site
- Scuba diving on site
- Snorkeling on site
- Water skiing on site
- Windsurfing on site
- Kayaking on site
- Parasailing on site
The spa at Velassaru offers guests uninterrupted seascapes, with servics including massages on stilts, ritual baths, body wraps, facial treatments, and manicures and pedicures. The spa offers a combination of blissful treatments created with your well-being in mind, with 10 over-water pavilions featuring unobstructed views of the ocean. It also includes a yoga pavilion, a boutique, a steam room and a hydropool.
- Number of treatment rooms 10
- Couples treatment rooms
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Aromatherapy treatments
- Hydrotherapy treatments
- Ayurvedic treatments
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
Check-in time ends at 2 PM
Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Special check-in instructions:
Check-out time is noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 100 per night.
- Cribs (infant beds) are not available.
- Pets not allowed
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.
No cribs (infant beds) available
The "Honeymoon Special" rate is valid for couples married within 6 months prior to arrival. Marriage documentation must be presented for each room booked on the honeymoon special rate, and must be presented to the hotel at check-in. If adequate marriage documentation is not presented at check-in, the hotel reserves the right to amend the rate.
- Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 181.10
- Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 90.55 (from 2 to 12 years old)
- New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 272.27
- New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 136.14 (from 2 to 12 years old)
- Boat transfer per adult: USD 161.40 (per stay)
- Transfer service fee per child: USD 80.70 (per stay)
- Airport shuttle fee: USD 131 per person (roundtrip)
- Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 65.5 (roundtrip), (from 12 to 18 years old)
- A late check-out fee will be charged
- Rollaway bed fee: USD 100 per night
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We should mention
If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself. This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Awards & Affiliations
- The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.