Your holiday specialist for the Indian Ocean

A perfect relaxing island hideaway surrounded by pristine waters, glittering lagoons, white sandy beaches and clear skies - Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is aptly suited for couples - whether on a honeymoon or another special occasion. The resort is just 35 minutes from Malé International Airport.

Key Features 

  • 25 Over Water Bungalows, 11 Superior Over Water Bungalows, 14 Deluxe Over Water Bungalows, 7 Ocean Pool Bungalows and 10 Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalows
  • Sundari Ayurvedic Spa
  • Yoga Pavilion
  • 73 Degrees (buffet breakfast and fresh themed buffet dinners)
  • Baan Huraa (Thai cuisine)
  • Origami (Japanese cuisine)
  • Dining by Design
  • Further dining options at sister island Anantara Dhigu Resort - Sea. Fire. Salt. Terrazzo, Fushi Café and Aqua
  • Spice Spoons - Anantara Cooking School
  • Diving and Surfing
  • Deep sea and hand line fishing
  • Fitness centre, Tennis court, Volleyball, 
  • Badminton, Chess and Petangue
  • Swimming
  • Morning meditation and Yoga classes
  • Resident Medical Doctor
  • Retreats

    Relax and unwind in your own Anantara Veli bungalow; be it Over Water or Ocean Pool. An ideal ambience for couples looking for an undisturbed tropical getaway. 

    Over Water Bungalow

    Maximum Occupants 2 Adults 

    Well-furnished and well-designed, these bungalows feature private sun terrace to provide guests with ultimate privacy and a space to unwind with direct access to the lagoon. 


    • King size bed
    • Sun terrace with, day bed and coffee table
    • Flat screen TV and DVD player
    • Satellite flatscreen TV and DVD player
    • High-speed internet access
    • Mini bar

    Superior Over Water Bungalow

    Maximum Occupants 2 Adults 

    Designed aptly for a romantic vacation, the Over Water Bungalows offer a warm ambience, reflecting the subtle yet, mesmerising hues of the island’s natural scenic beauty.


    • King size bed
    • Sun terrace with, day bed and coffee table
    • Flat screen TV and DVD player
    • Satellite flatscreen TV and DVD player
    • High-speed internet access
    • Mini bar

    Deluxe Over Water Bungalow

    Maximum Occupants 2 Adults 

    This spacious and ultra-modern stay-in option coupled with comfortable accommodation, allows direct access to the lagoon and is completely furbished with all luxuries in-room.


    • King size bed
    • Private double sun terrace with sun loungers, day bed and coffee table
    • Dressing area
    • Flat screen TV and DVD player
    • High-speed internet access
    • Mini bar
    • Coffee machine
    • Wine fridge
    • Semi open bathroom

    Ocean Pool Bungalow

    Maximum Occupants 2 Adults 

    Nestled in a secluded cliff edge, directly facing the azure oceanic waters, this bungalow offers a magnificent plunge pool with both indoor and outdoor space. 


    • Ocean views
    • Private plunge pool
    • Sun terrace with sun loungers
    • Separate bathtub and shower
    • King size bed
    • Flat screen TV
    • CD/DVD player
    • iPod docking station
    • Mini bar
    • Yoga mats
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • WiFi internet

    Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow

    Maximum Occupants 2 Adults 

    An epitome to ideal romantic bungalows, these stay-in options are built above the turquoise lagoon. Step down straight from your sun deck to the crystal azure waters or take a dip in your private plunge pool with breathtaking views.


    • Private plunge pool
    • Sun terrace with sun loungers
    • Separate bathtub and shower
    • King size bed
    • Flat screen TV
    • CD/DVD player
    • iPod docking station
    • Mini bar
    • Yoga mats
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • WiFi internet

  • Rejuvenate @Sundari Ayurvedic Spa

    We at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort strongly believe in indulging in a session of wellness and replenishing oneself. Guests can opt for treatments from a range of natural holistic therapies. Just relax and let our professionals do the needful to provide you with the best to ease the stress out of your body.

    Opening Hours:
    10.00 am – 10.00 pm

    Spa facilities:

    • 5 treatment rooms - 2 dedicated to Ayurvedic therapies
    • Manicure, pedicure and beauty salon
    • Indoor and outdoor showers
    • Steam room and sauna
    • Hot and cold plunge pools in the relaxation garden for use before and after treatments relaxation before or after treatments

  • Invigorative Experiences

    Recreation and fun are always close by when staying with Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. 

    Beachside Yoga

    Learn a thing or two about breathing exercises and physical poise with our professional instructors either in a group or private session within the surrounds of our Maldives resort.


    An open sided ocean facing pavilion, fit for our guests to indulge in their yoga sessions. 


    Shop to your heart’s content in our boutiques. 

    Cooking School

    Try your hand in cooking and discover the secrets of inspired culinary creations. 


    Anantara Veli Maldives Resort’s well-equipped fitness center is everything that our guests would need to indulge in their fitness regime. 


    Our library is well-stuffed with all kind of books for an avid reader. It is also well-equipped with computers and high-speed internet access for our guests to catch up with their friends and family.

    Morning Meditation

    Anantara can arrange a meditation session on the beach, where you’ll be able to draw inspiration from the gorgeous island surrounds as they are woken by the dawn. 


    Dip in the serenity of our magnificent infinity edge pool situated right on the edge of the ocean. Gaze out across the expanse of aquamarine as you float, soak or splash your worries away. 


    Enjoy a game of tennis in our well-maintained courts, which are floodlit for cooler, night-time play. Rackets and balls are provided.

    Volleyball & Badminton

    Stretch your muscles and play a hand in a pick-up match of volleyball or badminton.

  • Experiential Affairs

    Staying in Anantara Veli Maldives Resort will never bring a dull day during your tropical island holiday with the myriad of organised excursions and activities.


    Dive in to the calming waters to explore the beautiful and mesmerising exotic marine life in stunning dive sites. 


    Join in one of the surfing classes and excursions to discover the world of surfing. 

    Island Hopping

    Explore different islands surrounding the spellbinding lagoon. 

    Island Picnic

    Pick a picnic basket, get onboard a cruise and spend your afternoon in a deserted island. 

    Malé Excursions

    Immerse yourself in the local culture at the National Museum and taste some of the country’s authentic local delicacies.

    Sunset Cruise

    Delve in the dreamy, horizon hues with the setting sun as the backdrop aboard a Dhoni. 

    Sunset Hand-line Fishing

    Explore your skills in hand-line fishing on board a traditional Dhoni. 


    Choose to go for a snorkel excursion, uncover a world of coral reefs and discover the aquatic world underwater and witness some of the most celebrated marine life on the planet.

    Underwater ‘Rocket’

    Hop into a Cayago Magnum: the Lamborghini of water rockets. Experience the crystal-clear depths of the lagoon like never before on the back of a Cayago.


    Speed through water under the guidance of our professionals on one of our fast twin Yamaha WaveRunners Jet Scooter.


    Kayak your way through the shimmering expanse of the Anantara lagoon in a solo or tandem kayak. 


    Skim through the serene waters of the Indian Ocean in a catamaran. 


    Fly on water and create splashes while relishing the wind against your skin.

    Speedboats and Waterskiing

    Choose to perfect your wakeboarding technique or learn a new skill, like monoskiing on speedboats.


    Fly like a bird over the turquoise waters of the lagoon when you try parasailing. 

    Manta Snorkelling

    Witness these sublime giants of the ocean bed swimming to their own pace while snorkelling in the tranquil waters. 

    Dolphin Quest

    Go for a dolphin search on board while the accompanying Marine Biologist gives a short lecture on the life of the dolphins.

    Big-Game Fishing Expeditions

    Hop on a big game fishing boats and catch a magnificent sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi or giant trevally. With the help of our expert guides – and a little luck – the bounty of the Indian Ocean can be yours.

    Traditional Maldivian Sunset Fishing

    With the sun setting as your scenic beauty backdrop, experience a sunset fishing expedition. 

    Sunset sailing and dhoni cruising

    Embark on one of our intimate sunset sailing cruises. 

    Private Dhoni Excursions

    Cherish your loved one by your side and create your private journey with our Riyaa Sailing Dhoni Excursions. 

    Private Boat and Captain

    Hire your own boat and captain for a journey with your loved one. Together with the chef, we can also arrange breakfast, lunch or just drinks on the stunning Indian Ocean.

  • À la carte

    Step in to a world of delectable and impeccable taste of cuisines across Japanese, Thai, seafood and grilled cuisines in captivating dining locations and settings at Anantara Veli. 

    Baan Huraa

    • Cuisine: Thai
    • Lunch: Seasonal lunch 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    • Dinner: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm

    Thai-specialty restaurant, Baan Huraa is nestled over water on the edge of an inner lagoon and outer reef. Guests can enjoy Thai cuisine at the Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.

    73 Degrees

    • Cuisine: Buffet breakfast and varying cuisine themed dinners
    • Breakfast: 7:00 am - 10:30 am
    • Dinner: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    Start your day with a scrumptious and delicious breakfast buffet, while in the evenings, witness the restaurant transforming beautifully into a semi-buffet oceanfront dining venue.


    • Cuisine: Japanese
    • Opening Time: 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    A Japanese restaurant, Origami will take you to a gastronomical journey with hand crafted sushi, sashimi and slow charcoal grilled robatayaki skewers. 

    Dhoni Bar

    • Cuisine: Lunch and light snacks
    • Opening Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 midnight

    Relax, socialise and unwind by the poolside while watching the calm, glittering ocean surface and reveling in an array of island-style cocktails and light snacks. 

    Dining by Design

    • Cuisine: International and Maldivian
    • Opening Time: Private dining, advanced reservations required

    Personalised setting, customised dining for a perfect romantic dinner for two on your own stretch of sand, Desert Island or from the countless, secluded getaways either at Anantara Veli or our sister resort Anantara Dhigu.

    Fushi Café

    • Cuisine: International and Maldivian
    • Breakfast: 6:30 am – 10:30 am
    • Dinner: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

    Offering a full breakfast buffet complete with live cooking stations and presenting a wide variety of international favourites, the Fushi Café is a blissful haven for the gastronomical connoisseurs. 

    Sea. Fire. Salt.

    • Cuisine: Fusion grilled steaks and seafood
    • Lunch: 12:20 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Dinner: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
    • Location: Anantara Dhigu

    These 3 dine in options open up an array of cuisines, taking you to a whole new level of a food journey. The experience is further accentuated by the salt selection from around the world, where the resident Salt Guru will help you to select.


    • Cuisine: Italian
    • Dinner: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
    • Location: Anantara Dhigu

    An ideal Italian specified restaurant, Terrazzo with its authentic menu will take you to the lanes of Italy through their signature dishes including homemade risotto and pasta accompanied by wines from the regions of Italy.


    • Cuisine: Light snacks and cocktails
    • Lunch: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
    • Evening: 6:00 pm – midnight (drinks only)
    • Location: Anantara Dhigu

    Delight in a light meal or afternoon beverage poolside and relish live music in the evening at Aqua. It is rather quiet a romantic spot, perfect for watching the sunset with an iced cocktail.