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Velaa Private Island

Maldives

Velaa Private Island: Beach

Velaa Private Island: Beach

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Description


Located in the wonderfully named Noonu Atoll, this relative newcomer to the Maldives luxury hotel scene has already picked up travel awards since its opening at the end of 2013, including for its amazing My Blend by Clarins overwater spa. Velaa Private Island certainly has some spectacular and unique features that really make it stand out, including a teppanyaki restaurant and wine cellar in a futuristically designed tower, a six-metre-high climbing wall and even a golf academy and short course. In addition, there's an array of activities to enjoy, despite the island's bijou size, such as squash, tennis and volleyball, along with a host of motorised and non-motorised watersports, ranging from jet-skiing and scuba-diving to catamaran sailing. Privacy and luxury go hand in hand and the excellent range of stylish, contemporary accommodation is suitable for couples and groups of up to ten friends or family members. Overwater villas and residences boast private swimming pools and viewing windows in their floors, while villas located on the beach also have private swimming pools, plus spectacular open-air bathrooms in their gardens and direct access to the resort's talcum powder-soft white sand. Wherever its location, each guest villa acknowledges colonial design in its decor and natural materials are used wherever possible. Families will be delighted to learn that the island boasts a complimentary children's club, while foodies and wine-lovers won't be disappointed by the cuisine and beverages on offer here, with a Michelin Star chef overseeing the international menu at the signature restaurant and experienced sommeliers running the largest wine cellar in the Maldives, replete with more than five-hundred labels, including rare vintages from boutique wineries across the world. *Please note that the resort will close for refurbishment 19 May - 25 June 2017.

Details:+
  • Type:Luxury Hotel
  • Summary:A unique, stylish hideaway perfect for couples and families
  • Feature:Velaa Golf Academy by Olazabal is located on the island
  • Rooms:47 villas & residences
  • Location:Maldives
  • Star rating:5 Star
  • Nearest airport:Male International Airport
Velaa Private Island
Amenities
Location and transfer

Approximately 45 minutes from Male International Airport via seaplane transfer.

Pricing

Prices are available upon request.

Prices are for guidance only. They are subject to availability, change and current exchange rate. You will be advised of the price of the holiday that you wish to book before your contract is confirmed.

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Accommodation:+

Each guest villa, house and residence has air-conditioning, a mini-bar, tea and coffee-making facilities, a hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, toiletries, a safe, flat-screen satellite television, DVD/CD player, a telephone, iPod/iPhone docking station, wi-fi internet access, butler service and twice-daily maid service.

Sunrise Water Pool Villa:+
  • Rooms: 8
  • Size: 223m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: The smallest of the overwater accommodation available, the thatched Sunrise Water Pool Villa is located along a wooden jetty leading from the main island and comprises a small entrance hall leading to a living room featuring floor-to-ceiling patio doors and a small viewing window in the floor. Off the living room is the bedroom, which also has floor-to-ceiling glass doors that can be opened onto the dining terrace outside and its bed facing the ocean. An en suite bathroom with twin sinks, a walk-in shower and a circular bath in the centre of the room complete the interior accommodation. Outdoors, there's the aforementioned dining terrace, a private swimming pool, an outdoor shower and a couple of areas where you can relax on sun loungers or a daybed.
Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa:+
  • Rooms: 8
  • Size: 245m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: Similar in layout to the Sunrise Water Pool Villa, these delightful overwater villas are also located along a wooden jetty and have the addition of a kitchenette and bar and a slightly larger swimming pool. They also comprise a small entrance hall leading to a living room featuring floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a viewing window in the floor. Leading from the living room is the bedroom, which also has floor-to-ceiling patio doors that can be opened onto the dining terrace outside and the bed facing the ocean. An en suite bathroom with twin sinks, a walk-in shower and a circular bath in the centre of the room complete the interior accommodation. Outdoors, there's the aforementioned dining terrace, a private swimming pool, an outdoor shower and a couple of areas where you can relax on sun loungers or a daybed.
Beach Pool Villa:+
  • Rooms: 9
  • Size: 287m²
  • Room View: Beach and Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: The splendid one-bedroom Beach Pool Villa comprises an entrance hall, open-plan living area and bedroom, leading to the indoor bathroom with twin sinks, which in turn leads to the garden atrium and an outdoor bathroom comprising a deep-soaking bath, daybed and outdoor shower. To the front of the villa, facing the Indian Ocean, floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead from the open-plan living space to the villa's outdoor area with private swimming pool, dining gazebo with daybed and the outdoor shower. With lofty ceilings and a stylish, colonial feel, the spacious accommodation offers privacy from the palm trees that are placed around the detached property.
Deluxe Beach Pool Villa:+
  • Rooms: 9
  • Size: 313m²
  • Room View: Beach and partial Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: Similar to the Beach Pool Villa, the larger one-bedroom Deluxe Beach Pool Villa comprises an entrance hall and bedroom, leading to the indoor bathroom with twin sinks, which in turn leads to the garden atrium and an outdoor bathroom comprising a deep-soaking bath, daybed and outdoor shower. However, with this villa, you have a separate living room. To the front of the villa, facing the Indian Ocean, floor-to-ceiling glass doors lead from the open-plan living space to the villa's outdoor area with private swimming pool, dining gazebo with daybed and the outdoor shower. With lofty ceilings and a stylish, colonial feel, the roomy accommodation offers privacy from the palm trees that are placed around the detached property.
Ocean Pool House:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 493m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: The fabulous two-bedroom Ocean Pool House is prestigiously located at the tip of the island and is overwater. Its entrance hall, with kitchen and powder room to either side, leads to a central living room with floor-to-ceiling glass doors and a viewing window in the floor. To one side, a dining room leads through to an en suite bedroom with a seating area, walk-in wardrobe and bed facing the ocean. Leading from that is the en suite bathroom, featuring a walk-in shower, circular bath and twin sinks. The same configuration of en suite bedroom can be found leading from the opposite side of the living room. Outdoors, there's an expansive wraparound deck that features a large private swimming pool as its centrepiece, a separate Jacuzzi, shower, sun loungers and a day bed. This accommodation would be perfect for a group of friends.
Beach Pool House:+
  • Rooms: 7
  • Size: 581m²
  • Room View: Beach and partial Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: Each two-bedroom Beach Pool House has similar elements to the Ocean Pool House, but with the advantage of being beachside and slightly larger, with gardens leading from the bedrooms to the open-air bathrooms. Its entrance atrium leads to the kitchen and powder room, which in turn leads to a central living room with floor-to-ceiling glass doors. To either side of the living room are two identical bedroom configurations, comprising a bedroom with bed facing the beach and en suite bathrooms located in the garden areas. Each bathroom has a deep-soaking bath, an outdoor shower, twin sinks and a daybed. There is also a walk-in wardrobe for each bedroom. Outdoors, to the front of the house, is a stone terrace that features a large private swimming pool as its centrepiece, a separate Jacuzzi, shower and a dining gazebo with a day bed. Lush greenery allows for privacy and there are great views of the lagoon from the dining gazebo. This accommodation would be perfect for a group of friends or a family.
Romantic Pool Residence:+
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 598m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: This spectacular one-bedroom residence occupies an outstanding overwater location in the lagoon and, for the utmost privacy, is only accessible by boat. With this in mind, it is the perfect accommodation for a really special holiday for two - a honeymoon, for example. Every little detail has been carefully thought out and there would really be no need to leave the residence if you didn't feel like it as service is provided by a private chef and butler. Boasting a delightful colonial decor and rooms that all lead onto the wooden terrace, the accommodation comprises a private entry deck where the speedboat will moor to drop you off or collect you, a kitchen, powder room, a couple's massage room, gym, a living room with a viewing area in the floor and an outdoor dining area leading to the spacious bedroom with seating area, walk-in wardrobe and fabulous bathroom with a feature circular bath in the centre of the room, twin sinks and a walk-in shower. Floor-to-ceiling windows feature in each of the rooms, making for a light interior and offering splendid views no matter where you are. Outdoors, there's a large furnished wooden terrace, a private swimming pool, an overwater hammock, dining gazebo along the private jetty leading from the pool, a Jacuzzi and even a little stretch of private beach, adorned with chairs and a couple of palm trees! This is seriously stylish, seriously luxurious accommodation perfect for a couple who wish to have the most romantic holiday imaginable.
Velaa Private Residence:+
  • Rooms: 4
  • Size: 1,350m²
  • Room View: Beach and partial Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: Where do we start with this sublime four-bedroom residence, located in a prime spot next to its private stretch of powder-fine sand? Firstly, it is spacious and accommodates up to ten guests, so is perfect for a large family group or a group of friends and everything has been thought of to ensure guests want for nothing. The elegant residence is stylishly furnished and arranged over two floors. The lower floor houses all the living space that could possibly be required, including a powder room, kitchen, a large open-plan living and dining room, massage room, Jacuzzi, private gym and two of the four en suite bedrooms, which are identical and feature a bed facing the beach, a walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom with a garden atrium, deep-soaking bath, twin sinks and an outdoor shower. Upstairs are the final two bedrooms with the atrium of the downstairs living room separating them. One of the bedrooms has a shower room with a walk-in shower, twin sinks and a walk-in wardrobe, while the other bedroom has a full bathroom, comprising a circular bath, walk-in shower, twin sinks and a walk-in wardrobe. Both bedrooms boasts floor-to-ceiling glass doors that lead out to the spacious wooden terrace overlooking the swimming pool and beach beyond. The outdoor space to the back of the property is fabulous and comprises the aforementioned stretch of private beach, a large swimming pool, a furnished terrace, dining gazebo with an outdoor kitchen and a pool table, an outdoor shower and a gazebo with a daybed.
Dining:+

In addition to the three restaurants there are two bars and a superb wine cellar. Avi offers a casual vibe during the day and is a great place in which to enjoy poolside drinks, with an open-sided lounge area next to the beach. By the evening, it becomes a vibrant a cool cocktail bar with a mixologist and live DJ supplying the chill out tunes. CRU Champagne Lounge provides a touch of overwater sophistication at Aragu, where expert sommeliers provide guidance to the perfect bottle of fine Champagne for your palate. Offering an outdoor seating area on the expansive wooden terrace, this is the perfect spot to enjoy the warm evening breezes and lovely views. The extraordinary design of the Wine Cellar - the largest in the Maldives - is well worth exploring. Located in the circular tower of Tavaru, the interior boasts a very high ceiling and wooden floor-to-ceiling storage lining the walls - perfectly displaying a selection of the five-hundred bins the cellar holds. Wine-lovers will adore the selection of global treasures and rare gems, including vintage Champagne and centuries-old 1870 Blandy's Verdelho Solera madeira.

Aragu:+
  • Cuisine: International cuisine
  • Setting: Open for dinner only, this signature overwater restaurant is stylish, with quirky design touches and the option to dine alfresco at candlelit tables for two on the wooden terrace.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: Yes
Athiri:+
  • Cuisine: International dishes
  • Setting: This beachfront restaurant is open all day for sumptuous buffet breakfasts and casual dishes, such as wood-fired pizza, throughout the day and into the evening. Diners can choose to eat al fresco on the beach, in the indoor part of the restaurant, at the counter next to the pizza oven or chill out on the daybeds and comfortable lounging furniture.
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Children's Menu: Yes
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Tavaru:+
  • Cuisine: Korean, Chinese and Japanese dishes
  • Setting: This extraordinary-looking boutique restaurant has a futuristic feel and offers the finest examples of South East Asian cuisine, using fresh ingredients. Towering over the treetops, guests can reach the top floor dining room by lift or stairs and can look forward to fabulous views through the eliptical windows.
  • Dress Code: Smart/casual
  • Children's Menu: No
  • Vegetarian Menu: No
Leisure:+
Beach Facilities

Complimentary non-motorised watersports include paddleboarding, snorkelling, windsurfing, kitesurfing, kayaking and catamaran sailing. Motorised watersports include jet-skiing and parasailing, while underwater exploration of the house reef can be achieved using the hotel's Sea Bob.

In addition, there is a large freshwater swimming pool next to the beach, which has a beach bar.

Diving

Scuba-diving is certainly an option at Velaa Private Island, with a collection of unexplored dive sites no further than fifteen minutes away from the resort. Along with the teems of colourful tropical fish, scuba-divers have the chance to spot Grey Reef Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Black Spotted Stingrays and Manta Rays (in season). Guests who wish to learn to dive may do so, with Padi-approved diving courses available at the resort.

Sharing its name with the Sea Turtle, Velaa is home to a number of the creatures and there is even a nursery area for them at the resort, cossetted between the watersports centre and the Padi-approved diving pavilion.

Family

Families are made very welcome at the resort with Lhaa Velaa Children's Club open from 10am to 6pm for children from 4-12 years old (children under 4 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian). A Teen Club caters for older children from 12 to 18 years old. Both clubs are complimentary and operated by qualified staff. The children's club has a large playground, an outdoor swimming pool and a large indoor play area.

Complimentary amenities are available for youngsters (such as bathrobes, slippers and toiletries), while cots and child safety equipment are available at no additional charge. A babysitting service may be pre-booked (charges apply, payable locally).

Golfing

Extremely unusual, if not unique for the Maldives, Velaa Private Island has its own golf course! Velaa Golf Academy by Olazabal has been developed with Spanish professional golfer, Jose Maria Olazabal - renowned for his excellent short game - and includes nine tees, six greens, seven bunkers and a lake. Guests may enjoy tailored private golf lesssons at the academy, given by the hotel's resident PGA-qualified professional golfer, at an additional charge. The academy is open from 9am until 6pm and guests are advised to book a convenient tee-off time for the golf course in advance.

Health & Fitness

My Blend by Clarins is the gorgeous overwater spa at Velaa Private Island. Open from 9am until 8pm, the spa features a sauna, ice room, an outdoor Jacuzzi, relaxation areas and six spa treatment rooms. Guests can enjoy personalised spa experiences using Clarins and My Blend products, including Asian-inspired therapies such as Ayurveda.

In addition, there is a fitness centre featuring the latest TechnoGym equipment, including power plate and kinesis machines. Yoga and meditation is also an option at the beachside meditation platform or the raised tree platform, overlooking the hotel's lush gardens and golf course.

The recreation centre allows guests to enjoy squash, beach volleyball, climbing the 6-metre climbing wall, tennis at the indoor hard-surface tennis court, table tennis and table football.

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