Veligandu Island Hotel
Maldives, Maldives

Rating 4

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 4095 reviews

Veligandu Island Hotel
Maldives, Maldives

Rating 4

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Occupying the whole of Veligandu Island, the resort has its own stunning white-sand beach and with a fantastic range of facilities, its a perfect choice for couples seeking a romantic escape to paradise.


Veligandu Island Hotel is the only resort on Veligandu Island, which is located in the North Ari Atoll of the Maldives, in the Indian Ocean. From Male International Airport the island can be reached by seaplane in 20 minutes.


Veligandu Island Hotel has long stretches of white sand beaches, a lagoon and a house reef with a diving centre offering PADI courses, guided dives, sales and rentals. There is also a water sports centre equipped for windsurfing, scooter snorkelling, jet skiing, wakeboarding, water skiing, kayaking and catamaran sailing.

Further leisure facilities and activities include an outdoor infinity swimming pool by the beach, a sun deck, sun loungers on the beach, a football ground, a volleyball court, badminton, a spa, a fitness centre, a games room with billidards, darts and table tennis.

In addition the resort can arrange a variety of excursions such as sunset cruises, cultural sightseeing and fishing trips. There is a light evening entertainment programme which includes a DJ night, crab races, cocktail night and cultural or educational presentations.

Social and dining venues include 2 restaurants and 3 bars as well as the option for private dining experiences. The Dhonveli restaurant offers all you can eat buffet meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner and is set in a traditional thatched roof, sand floor pavilion. The Madivaru restaurant offers a la carte services with a menu of grilled meats and seafood. There is a pool-side bar serving drinks and snacks, the Thundi sports bar with satellite TV and board games at the beach and; the Athiri bar overlooking the lagoon.

Amenities and services available to guests include reception, guest services, a lending library and WiFi. There is also premium Wi-Fi and a gift shop with beachwear, crafts, snacks and magazines (with local charges).


There is a total of 91 villas, comprising beach villas and over-the-water villas. All accommodation has a king-size bed, a furnished private sun deck or verandah, a sitting area, WiFi, cable TV, a DVD player, an iPod dock, a mini fridge/bar, an espresso machine, a telephone, a safe, a hair dryer, bathrobes, beach towels, a ceiling fan and air conditioning.

The 54 Jacuzzi Water Villas which are built over the lagoon and accessed via a private jetty. They feature a secluded outdoor Jacuzzi for two and a sun deck with stairs down to the water below. There are also 10 standard Water Villas which are similar to the jacuzzi water villas but have an indoor bathroom and whirlpool bath.

The 16 Jacuzzi Beach Villas are build on the beach and feature views to the lagoon and a secluded outdoor Jacuzzi for two. There are also 11 standard Beach Villas which are also built on the beach but smaller than the jacuzzi beach villas and with lesser views.

  • Satellite/TV
  • Spa Facilities
  • Games room
  • Fitness/Gym Facilities
  • Safety Deposit Box Rental
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 4095 reviews

Fantastic resort with a not so fantastic diving center

11 Jun 2021
Let me start with the reason why I could not award the Veligandu Island Resort the full five stars (even though I really wanted to): the diving operation on the island (Ocean Diving Center). If you...

Real review

11 Jun 2021
When I was trying to find appropriate hotel it was a little bit strange that Veligandu Hotel had such a high rank. I even started to read bad reviews to understand what is not perfect. But as far as...

Great place to stay

11 Jun 2021
Veligandu is a great place to stay. Everything works great and the staff is always friendly. The island feels like being in paradise. The food is fantastic and the rooms are beautiful. We stay in a...

Special Information

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

Children are accommodated only in the Jacuzzi Beach Villas. Only guests of age 15 years and older are accommodated in the Beach Villas, Water Villas and Jacuzzi Water Villas.

Address: Veligandu Island, North Ari Atoll, Maldives, Maldives Telephone: 00960 666 0519

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