Velassaru Maldives Hotel
Maldives, Maldives

Rating 5

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Based on 2239 reviews

Velassaru Maldives Hotel
Maldives, Maldives

Rating 5

Velassaru Maldives Hotel offers stylish beach villas and over-water villas and an array of water sports, diving and snorkelling opportunities. The resort has a house reef pulsating with life and it's own Marine Centre providing education and adventure.


  • Payable Laundry Service
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Fitness/Gym Facilities
  • Safety Deposit Box Rental
  • Private Pool
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar

Velassaru Maldives Hotel is surrounded with calm blue waters and a house reef teaming with colour and marine life. The island is home to a Marine Centre where you can learn of it's active involvement in the protection of the corals and underwater world, watch presentations and explore the house reef.

The Diving Centre has multilingual instructors offers PADI courses to all abilities with dives for adults and children. Snorkelling equipment is available with guided trips over the shallow lagoon.

The Water Sports Centre is equipped for wakeboarding and kneeboarding, water-skiing and parasailing, windsurfing, fun tub and seabob water rocket, glass bottom kayaks and catamaran sailing.

Further leisure facilities and activities include an infinity swimming pool with views to the beach, a fitness centre, yoga, a tennis court, a Spa and a DVD library. The Spa is built overwater and features 10 treatment rooms, a hydropool over the lagoon, a relaxation room and a steam room.

In addition the resort organises a number of excursions such as tours of Male, sunset cruises, big game fishing, day or night snorkelling safaris, night fishing and sunset cruises.

Social and dining venues include 4 restaurants and 2 bars as well as opportunities for private dining experiences and in-villa dining. Teppanyaki is built over the lagoon specialising in fresh dishes and show cooking. Vela offers buffets of international dishes with live cooking stations for fresh meat grills and fish. Turquoise restaurant serves continental and Asian cuisine and has a juice bar whilst the Etesian restaurant offers Mediterranean dishes and a contemporary setting. The Chill Bar is also built over the water and has a large deck furnished with daybeds. The Fen Bar is located by the beach and has an outdoor lounge of oversize daybeds and beanbags.

Amenities and services available to guests include 24 hour reception and guest services with multi-lingual staff and free WiFi. There is also a laundry service, a boutique, currency exchange and a doctor in residence.

Local charges may apply to some hotel facilities and others may be seasonal.


The villas and bungalows are surrounded with natural tropical landscapes and built on the island or over the water. All accommodation features LCD TV, a DVD player, internet access, an IDD telephone, an in-villa safe, a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, a hair dryer, bathrooms, a ceiling fan and air conditioning.

Deluxe Bungalows are built a few steps from the shore and are split level. They feature minimalist interiors, a garden bathroom with outdoor rain shower, an indoor shower and an open terrace.

Beach Villas are located on the beach with ocean views. They feature contemporary styling, a courtyard with outdoor shower, a indoor bath and shower, a personal wine chiller, a veranda and daybed. Beach Villas with a private pool are also available.

Water Bungalows with Pool are built overwater with panoramic ocean views. They feature a modern interior, an over-sized deck over the lagoon with a private outdoor pool and an indoor bath and shower.

Water Villas are built over the lagoon and have a private chill-out area. They feature a minimalist interior, king-size bed and bath for two, snorkelling equipment, a personal wine chiller and an overwater terrace with steps down to the water below. Water Villa with Pool are also available with a private infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

Pool Villas are surrounded by tropical greenery. They feature a garden with over-sized plunge pool, thatched pool-side gazebo and dining area, a private bar, wine chiller and personal butler service, a split level bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a large veranda, a courtyard garden shower, snorkelling equipment and pillow menu.

Water Suites are built over the lagoon and have panoramic views. They feature a contemporary interior and a sun deck with steps down to the water below, a private infinity pool and thatched pool-side gazebo and dining area, 24 hour personal butler service, a bar with stools, a wine chiller and ice machine,an outdoor rain shower and an indoor shower, snorkelling equipment and pillow menu.

Local charges may apply to some hotel facilities and others may be seasonal.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 2239 reviews

Dream honeymoon at Velassaru

20 Jan 2021
Stunning and luxurious upscale hotel at a private island. The beauty of the island is breathtaking, the service is impeccable and the rooms were very clean and comfortable. This resort is worth the...

Splendid vacation place!

14 Jan 2021
Excellent services starting with the reception where everyone is nice, continuing with all the employees who take of our room which are impeccable, we have nothing to complain.The exotic vegetation...

A fabulous place to stay !

08 Jan 2021
We chose this resort over our usual island for a short trip of 4 nights over New Year's Eve. Overall the experience was fantastic ! We were met on arrival and whisked away on the large cruiser to...

Special Information

Please note: A compulsory departure tax of 12 US Dollars (approx 8GBP) per person is payable locally in local currency.

Please note: For safety reasons it is strongly recommend that no bookings should be made for any overwater rooms with children under 12.


Velassaru Maldives Hotel occupies a private coral island in the Indian Ocean. From Male International Airport the island can be reached via speedboat in approx 25 minutes.

Address: VELASSARU ISLAND, SOUTH MALE ATOLL, Maldives, Maldives Telephone: 00960 664 5903

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