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Room type

Villa, Beachside

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Villa, Overwater

Max Occupancy: 3 guests

Villa, Private Pool, Beachside

Max Occupancy: 4 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Deluxe Bungalow

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Bungalow, Private Pool, Overwater

Max Occupancy: 3 guests

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.

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. A hot and cold buffet breakfast is served each morning. 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 complimentary wireless Internet access and IT support staff. This property also offers a boutique, library, currency exchange, complimentary newspapers, laundry facilities, and a resident doctor.

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

  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • DVD player  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Slippers 
  • Free WiFi 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • DVD player 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Turndown service 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
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Where to Eat

Vela

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.

Turquoise

Integrated international cuisine in an informal yet intimate setting. The restuarant has ocean views and continental and Asian influences with a tropical backdrop.

Etesian

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

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.

Sand

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.

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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.

  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Water skiing on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Parasailing on site 
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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 scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

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

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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 elevators

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.

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Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 154.00 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 77.00 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • New Year's Day gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Day gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee
  • Resort fee
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.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

If you require a visa to enter the country, your hotel may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the hotel via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The hotel may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the hotel 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. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. A fee for a mandatory Christmas Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 25 December. A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December. A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December. A fee for a mandatory New Year's Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 1 January.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
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