Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
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Anantara Veli Resort

At Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, write your own chapter of romance. Laze in your over water bungalow, puffer fish and baby reef sharks swimming in crystal-clear waters below.

Resort Detail
  • City : Veligandu
  • Star Rating : 5
  • Minimum Stay : One Night

Coral Adoption Programme

For all of its beauty and apparent resilience, coral is a sensitive organism, vulnerable to slight changes in environmental conditions. Take part in the Coral Adoption Programme by transplanting live corals, with the help of our resident Marine Biologist, into the shallow waters of the lagoon.

Coral Adoption Programme

Spice Spoons Cooking Classes

Cook your favourite Maldivian or Thai dish in a step-by-step tutorial adjusted to your preferences and skills. Savour your creations for lunch and enjoy the option of adding garnishing and table set-up classes. Leave with wonderful memories and impressive new skills to entertain family and friends back home.

Spice Spoons Cooking Classes

Maldivian Night

Enjoy the fresh flavours of Maldivian cuisine in a candlelit setting. Smoked tuna rolls with a hint of coconut and cardamom. Curries of yellowfin and mahi mahi and eggplant. Enjoy the rhythmic beat of the bodu beru drummers decked in their traditional attire, and the ever-present lull of the ocean waves.

Maldivian Night

Sunset Cruise

Drift across the Indian Ocean in the perfect end to yet another day in paradise. The pinnacle of romance, cruising into the sunset aboard the luxury Nirvana yacht is the picture-postcard Maldivian experience.

Sunset Cruise

A Night to Remember

Venture barefoot into a fragrant orchid garden as sun sets over the ocean. Enjoy artisanal cocktails as you mingle and converse with Anantara Veli’s residents and other guests. A relaxing evening savouring island life.

A Night to Remember

Tea Time at Local Island

Visit the nearby settlements of Maafushi and Guraidoo on a guided tour of island rhythms. Chat with the elders, enjoy tea and local delicacies, and peruse the traditional handcrafted souvenirs on display. Savour the easy-going nature and heart-warming smiles of the ambassadors of this beautiful nation.

Tea Time at Local Island

Big-Game Fishing

Set off for a sporting adventure aboard one of our big-game fishing boats Island Lure, Fishermen’s Tales and Fish Finder. With the help of our expert guides – and a little luck – the bounty of the Indian Ocean can be yours. On any given strike, you may be going to battle with a magnificent sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi or giant trevally.

Big-Game Fishing

Dolphin Quest by Dhoni

Cruise alongside majestic dolphins as they leap into the mist-filled air. At Anantara Veli, we are lucky enough to have a large pod of spinner dolphins – the most acrobatic variety – living right on our doorstep.

Dolphin Quest by Dhoni

Traditional Sunset Fishing

Learn the time-honoured tradition of Maldivian handline fishing. Head out on our dhoni, the Riyaa, at sunset following the birds to the nearest school of tuna, snapper or grouper. Reel in your catch and present it to the chef to be cooked and enjoyed in triumph.

Traditional Sunset Fishing

Malé Excursion

Anantara delights in connecting you with the people and places that make each destination special. The bustling island city of Malé is the heartbeat of the nation.

Malé Excursion

Island Picnic

Spend an afternoon living out your castaway daydreams with our island picnic excursion. A tiny uninhabited island offshore is your playground for the day. Frolic in pristine waters, explore stunning reefs, and enjoy a specially prepared picnic on white sands.

Island Picnic

Parasailing

Find tranquillity from sunny skies above. Float away and over the crystal-clear lagoon and its colourful reef life below. Make a splash without even getting wet, with take-off and landing done on the boat. A fine way to explore the ocean beyond.

Parasailing

Water Skiing, Wake & Kneeboarding

Rip through the waves on an aquatic adventure with some help from our twins, Wet and Wild. This pair of Gulfcraft Swan 20 speedboats will propel you swiftly across the lagoon with their powerful 150-horsepower engines. Our expert teachers are on hand to perfect your technique or guide you in a new skill like monoskiing.

Water Skiing, Wake & Kneeboarding

Paddleboarding

Stand-up paddleboarding is a perfect way to explore our calm lagoon. Everyone can enjoy the world’s fastest growing water sport. No experience is required, and this easy workout is great for improving balance, endurance and core strength.

Paddleboarding

Sailing

Glide through the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean in a hired sailboat. Set off on a catamaran sailing adventure on a K1 Top Cat, with or without your own skipper. Or try the Bravo Mini Cat – Hobie’s latest addition to sailing simplicity.

Sailing

Surfing

It’s time to step away from the white sand and into adventures amidst the blue Indian Ocean and its world-class waves. Ride gentle swells or the hollowest waves at Anantara Veli. In association with Tropicsurf, we accommodate all ability levels, from those looking to take their first tentative steps to dedicated pros.

Surfing

Beach Games

Make the most of the soft white sands and choose from your favourite beach games. Ease into a game of pétanque. If you’re in the mood for a friendly game of volleyball or beach badminton, just let us know and we’ll provide the nets and equipment and turn a strip of beach into your court.

Beach Games

Snorkelling

Your window on the world below. Explore the turquoise lagoon surrounding the resort or join our daily boat trips to reefs teeming with colourful marine life. From August to December, seize the opportunity to get up close with the ocean’s gentle manta rays.

Snorkelling

Boutique

Seek out memories to bring home, or pick up essentials and luxuries to help you make the most of your stay. Browse a selection of resort wear, beach totes, exotic goods and handcrafted arts from the Maldives and beyond.

Boutique

Tennis Courts

Take a break from the waters on our well-maintained tennis courts which are floodlit for cooler, nighttime play. For those looking to perfect their swing and step up their game, book a one-on-one with our resident tennis pro. Rackets and balls are provided.

Tennis Courts

Gym

Step into the air-conditioned comfort of our fitness centre, and rejuvenate your body on your choice of equipment. Exercise alone or with a personal trainer. Satellite TV and pre-loaded iPods keep you entertained as you run, step or lift in an invigorating workout session.

Gym

Basic Freediving

For the curious but not quite confident, spend a half-day learning about the beauty of breath-hold diving. This course comprises a short theory session and safe, confined water work.

Basic Freediving

Discover Freediving

Discover the magic of the human body as it descends deep into water. Open your eyes to the possibilities of diving deeper than you imagined.

Discover Freediving

PADI Certification

Begin a lifetime of exploration with Open Water certification. Dive confidently to a depth of 18 m to explore the brilliant reef life below. More advanced divers can enrol in Advanced, Rescue or Dive Master courses, private or group, as well as a number of specialities such as Photography, PPB, Drift, Enriched Air and Wreck.

PADI Certification

Discover Scuba Diving

Perfect for enthusiasts with no prior diving experience, the Discover programme entails a basic introduction to diving, with theory, shallow water training in the lagoon, and a dive of up to 12 m’s depth around our house reef with a fully qualified instructor.

Discover Scuba Diving

Diving Safaris

In the Maldives, you’ll find some of the most beautiful sights are below the surface. Admire stunning sea fans, colourful coral, schools of fusiliers, sea turtles, and even the occasional reef shark or spotted eagle ray.

Diving Safaris
Deluxe Over Water Bungalow

Deluxe Over Water Bungalow

    The Deluxe Over Water Bungalow offers expansive living space, with a split-level sundeck out over the lagoon and a dressing area adjacent to the bathroom.Lounge indoors or out on comfortable daybeds. Soak in an oversized terrazzo tub for two, watching the sun’s rays dapple over the lagoon.



Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow

Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow

    Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalows offer panoramic views from indoors to out. Enjoy an espresso on your sundeck, or a bottle of wine in your standalone soaking tub overlooking the tranquil lagoon.



Ocean Pool Bungalow

Ocean Pool Bungalow

    Set above the tranquil lagoon, enjoy added privacy, a panorama of ocean blue, and glimpses of the occasional dhoni sailing into the horizon. Spend sunny days swimming in your private pool overlooking the Indian Ocean.



Over Water Bungalow

Over Water Bungalow

    Over Water Bungalows boast cool hardwood floors, colourful indigenous fabrics and a traditional coconut thatched roof. Wake up to views of the sparkling lagoon before you.



Superior Over Water Bungalow

Superior Over Water Bungalow

    Hide away in your Superior Over Water Bungalow perched on the outer edge of the lagoon, and revel in time for two. Watch the sun rise from the comfort of your plush bed, slide open the glass doors to take in the ocean breeze, and enjoy a freshly made espresso out on the deck.



Couples’ Spa Treatments

Indulge in couples’ treatments at Balance Wellness by Anantara that re-energise. Awaken your senses with a Supplifying Experience infused with herbs and aromas that nourish the body. Find deep relaxation with massages with lush balms to open the body’s energy channels.

Couples’ Spa Treatments

Morning Meditation

Clear your mind and achieve a heightened sense of wellbeing with gentle stretching and meditation to start your day. Enjoy a session on the beach, where you’ll be able to draw inspiration from the gorgeous island surrounds as they are woken by the dawn.

Morning Meditation

Beachside Yoga

Gain physical poise and mental peace through ancient exercises drawn from centuries of traditional South Asian wisdom. Join us at the open-air yoga pavilion with breathtaking views of the shimmering turquoise ocean.

Beachside Yoga

Hair Salon

Enjoy a peaceful garden setting as you beautify with a range of hair treatments. Indulge in a manicure or pedicure, also available for gentlemen.

Hair Salon

Balance Wellness by Anantara

At the heart of the island lies Balance Wellness by Anantara, a haven of fragrant tranquillity. Thatched treatment suites ensconce a relaxation garden with hot and cold plunge pools. Let go with ancient healing and modern beauty treatments.

Balance Wellness by Anantara

Spa Treatments

Firm, contour and relax with this enriching spa journey. An indulgent foot scrub and full body exfoliation preps your body for an aromatherapy massage. Fragrant cardamom detoxifies, rose hip nourishes and gotu kola, the “fountain of life”, heals.

Spa Treatments

The Heart of Healing

At the heart of the island lies tranquil Balance Wellness by Anantara. Thatched treatment suites with intricate paintwork dot an expanse of tropical green. Soothe body and mind with treatments that beautify and revitalise. Blissful warm oil massages, invigorating scrubs, enriching body envelopment.

The Heart of Healing

Spice Spoons

Learn to whip up your favourite culinary experiences from your stay here on Veli. Choose from Thai, Maldivian or fusion dishes, or simply create your own menu. After a tour of the chef’s herb garden, head out over the lagoon for a step-by-step tutorial with our executive chef.

Spice Spoons

Aqua Bar

Soak up the sun, cool off in the shade, or swim up to the bar for chilled refreshment. Enjoy a light lunch, small bites throughout the afternoon and drinks all the way through twilight. Re-energise with a selection of tropical juices, fine teas and iced coffees.

Aqua Bar

Sea.Fire.Salt.

Savour freshly caught Maldivian favourites such as reef fish, lobster and prawns, and prime-aged imported cuts from Australia. Have your dish flame-grilled, tandoori-style, wok-sautéed, or cooked to perfection in a wood-fired oven.

Sea.Fire.Salt.

Terrazzo

Begin your evening with a sunset selection of bruschetta and a glass of crisp wine. Sample fresh seafood cooked in traditional Italian flavours – line-caught tuna carpaccio drizzled in extra virgin olive oil, handmade lobster ravioli with a lemon butter sauce.

Terrazzo

Fushi Café

Enjoy sunrise views over the lagoon at breakfast, and the intoxicating aroma of freshly ground coffee and straight-from-the-oven pastries. Choose from a lavish buffet of international favourites with live cooking stations, and an array of tropical fruits and juices.

Fushi Café

In-Villa Dining

Savour dishes for every appetite in the comfort of your private bungalow. Allow us to bring signature dishes from each of our restaurants right to you.

In-Villa Dining

Dining by Design

Follow the torches to an intimate table setting for two underneath a canopy of stars or a private faree tent. Dig your toes into the sand, as fresh grilled lobster is served on your dugout table by your personal chef.

Dining by Design

Dhoni Bar

Soak up the sun’s blissful rays in a casual poolside setting. Enjoy all-day refreshments of iced coffees, smoothies and mocktails – as well as an array of gourmet sandwiches, paninis and wood-fired pizzas to whet your appetite.

Dhoni Bar

Baan Huraa

Walk out over the lagoon and into a traditional teak house on stilts, magically lit with a sunset glow. With dishes designed to be shared as in Thailand, choose from an array of delicacies from across the kingdom.

Baan Huraa

Origami

Japanese food reimagined in an island setting. Begin your evening with fresh sashimi and sushi creations, highlighting local catches of yellowfin. Enjoy Hokkaido scallops straight from the robata grill, or signature dishes such as thinly sliced seabass garnished with yuzu, truffle oil and salmon roe.

Origami

73 Degrees

As sun sets, return to 73 Degrees for a fine vintage from our extensive wine cellar, then enjoy each evening’s themed buffet – Maldivian favourites, fresh seafood, handmade pizzas and pastas.

73 Degrees

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