Get an overview of this hotelA 5-star luxury resort surrounded by white sand beaches and a unique turquoise lagoon.

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Popular property highlights

Free WiFi
Swimming pool
Business center

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.

Velassaru Maldives

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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.

  • Beach bar 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Picnic area 
  • Express check-in 
  • Library 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Steam room 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Computer station 
  • On private beach 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of restaurants - 5 
  • Concierge services 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Beach towels 
  • Total number of rooms - 129 
  • Wedding services 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Free WiFi 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Slippers 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • DVD player 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • 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.

Fen Bar

Beachfront bar overlooking a panorama of ocean. Asian and European nibbles with over-sized loungers and eclectic contemporary world music.

Chill Bar

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.

  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Water skiing on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Parasailing on site 

Spa Services

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 treatments 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Massages 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 2 PM

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available at scheduled times. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is 25 minutes away via speedboat. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 72 hours before their expected arrival. Please contact the hotel office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
A daily 24-hour transfer service is provided by the hotel.
Guests must pay the speedboat fee at checkout.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

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.
No cribs (infant beds) available
No elevators
Please note, some room types at this property are not available when booking a stay with children.
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.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • 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)
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • 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
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Velassaru Maldives
  • Velassaru Maldives
  • Velassaru Maldives Hotel
  • Velassaru Maldives Hotel South Male Atoll
  • Velassaru Maldives Laguna Beach Hotel
  • Velassaru Maldives Laguna Beach Male

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.

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