Your holiday specialist for the Indian Ocean

Anantara Veli, South Malé Atoll

One of few adults-only Maldives resorts - secluded, untouched and exotic - Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is a true hidden getaway, aptly suited for couples; whether travelling for honeymoon or to celebrate special intimate and romantic occasions. White sandy beaches, glistening sunlight shinning like diamonds on oceanic waves, blue expanse of the skies above and vastness of the ocean merging as one are some of the few views to sought after, in this tranquil tropical island resort.

Features:

  • 67 over water and ocean bungalows
  • Only 30 minutes by speedboat from Velana International Airport
  • Couples’ spa journeys, open-air cinema, and private dining
  • Access to facilities at sister resort Anantara Dhigu
  • An adults-only island - a minimum age of 18 is required for check-in
  • Complimentary high-speed WiFi
  • Direct lagoon access
  • Cliffside overlooking the Indian Ocean


  • All-inclusive Plan

    Elevate your holiday with an all-inclusive stay at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. Enjoy daily breakfast, lunch, dinner and premium beverages in an attractive value.

  • Stay-in

    Anantara Veli Maldives Resort boasts of ultra-modern amenities matching breathtaking views and intimate spaces complete with impeccable luxury stay-in options. An array of Over Water and Ocean Pool Bungalows offer ideal ambience for couples looking for an undisturbed tropical getaway to relax and unwind with ultimate privacy. Each bungalows come packed with a host of ultra-modern amenities and facilities.

    Over Water Bungalows

    Built over crystal-clear waters, the Over Water Bungalows at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort are all about living a fairytale dream. Panoramic ocean views, soothing turquoise waves singing gently and evenings romancing with the blushing sunsets – every stay-in space is built to indulge in quintessential luxury above waters.

    Features:

    • Direct lagoon access
    • Ample indoor and outdoor space
    • Choice of locations over the lagoon
    • All rooms include Complimentary WiFi

    Over Water Bungalow

    Stylish contemporary décor, colourful fabrics and traditional thatched roof coupled with wooden floors; the Over Water Bungalows of Anantara Veli Maldives Resort come with private sundecks and direct access to the lagoon. Guests can spend hours lazing on the outdoor daybed or dive into the waters directly below.

    Features:

    • 2 Adults
    • King bed
    • Direct lagoon access
    • iPod docking station
    • Mini bar
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Yoga mats and fitness kit
    • Sundeck with daybed and coffee table
    • Complimentary WiFi

    Superior Over Water Bungalow

    Strategically located in the unexplored outer edge of the lagoon, the Superior Over Water Bungalows, perched over the serene oceanic waters are an epitome of luxury at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. Wake up with the rising sun, chill with the aquamarine life swimming underneath and relish an intimate dinner under the stars with your beloved on your private sundeck.

    Features:

    • 2 Adults
    • King bed
    • Direct lagoon access
    • iPod docking station
    • Mini bar
    • Espresso machine
    • Yoga mats and fitness kit
    • Sundeck with daybed and coffee table
    • Complimentary WiFi

    Deluxe Over Water Bungalow

    Lounge on comfortable day beds, indulge in an oversized terrazzo bath overlooking stunning ocean and lagoon views and unwind in spaciousness at the Anantara Veli Maldives Resort’s Deluxe Over Water Bungalow. With direct access to the lagoon, guests can take a dip in the warm waters and swim alongside fishes and turtles. The in-room facilities are well-appointed with opulent amenities, offering all comforts of home in an ultra-modern setting with unparalleled views throughout your stay.

    Features:

    • 2 Adults
    • King bed
    • Direct lagoon access
    • Split-level sundeck with loungers, daybed and coffee table
    • Complimentary WiFi
    • Terrazzo tub for two with amazing views
    • Dressing area
    • iPod docking station
    • Mini bar
    • Espresso machine
    • Yoga mats and fitness kit

    Pool Bungalows

    The Pool Bungalows at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort are either set over cliffside, perched over the Indian Ocean or directly over the tranquil lagoon. Furnished with a private pool, delightful sun and panoramic ocean views, these bungalows are set to offer the perfect romantic island hideaway.

    Features:

    • Private plunge pool and outdoor rain shower
    • Opulent indoor and outdoor space
    • Choice of cliffside or lagoon setting
    • Villa Host service
    • Complimentary WiFi

    Ocean Pool Bungalow

    Perched comfortably cliffside, facing the azure waters, featuring a magnificent plunge pool with indoor and outdoor space, staying in the Ocean Pool Bungalows of Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is surely a delight to the senses. Pamper yourself under the tropical sun by splashing in the private plunge pool, indulge in a luxurious Terrazzo tub bath or enjoy the blissful outdoor rain shower – the perfect romantic setting to celebrate your love tale.

    Features:

    • 2 Adults
    • King bed
    • Cliffside overlooking the Indian Ocean
    • Plunge pool
    • Semi open-air bathroom with outdoor rain shower
    • iPod docking station
    • Private wine selection and minibar
    • Espresso machine
    • Yoga mats and fitness kit
    • Villa Host service
    • Complimentary WiFi

    Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow

    Anantara Veli Maldives Resort stay-in options lures romance. Built over the turquoise lagoon, the Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalows feature a sundeck complimented with sun loungers, direct access to the lagoon and a lavish private plunge pool around breathtaking views. Enjoy your sun-soaked vacation on split-level decks added with the luxury of a Villa Host, serving you throughout your stay. Spacious living well-blended with plush amenities and facilities offer one of the finest living in the Maldives.

    Features:

    • 2 Adults
    • King bed
    • Direct lagoon access
    • Plunge pool overlooking the lagoon
    • iPod docking station
    • Private wine selection and minibar
    • Espresso machine
    • Yoga mats and fitness kit
    • Villa Host service
    • Complimentary WiFi

  • Culinaire

    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, such as oceanfront, poolside and over the lagoon. The dine-in options at the splendid Anantara Veli Maldives Resort are designed to unwind and explore an intimate culinary experience amongst a host of restaurants

    *All restaurants and bars offer access to complimentary WiFi

    73 Degrees

    Indulge your taste buds with a sumptuous breakfast buffet, every morning at 73 Degrees of Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort. Enjoy from an extensive a la carte selection of international breakfast classics, such as, freshly brewed coffee, tropical fruit juices, cereals, homemade breads, grilled meats, vegetables and omelettes made to order. And in the evening, the restaurant transforms into an authentic Italian specialty oceanfront dining venue. Explore from a wide range of wine selections to enhance your dining experience.

    Opening Hours:

    Breakfast: 7.00 am – 11.00 am
    Dinner: 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm

    Cuisine: Italian

    Baan Huraa

    Poised over water, on the edge of an inner lagoon and outer reef, guests can indulge in authentic Thai cuisine at Baan Huraa restaurant of Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort. Choose from an array of specialty dishes – sour spicy salads from the Northeast, hot coconut curries from the South, appetizing dishes from the Central Plains accompanied by fragrant jasmine rice.

    Opening Hours:

    Lunch: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
    Dinner: 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

    Cuisine: Thai

    Origami

    Sample some impressive choices; from hand crafted sushi & sashimi, slow charcoal grilled delicacies in skewers and signature dishes at Origami – a Japanese specialty restaurant at the stunning Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort. Embark on a unique dining experience with live teppanyaki chefs. Guests can also enjoy a wine cellar – The Vault – where each course is prepared by a private chef tailored to pair with a glass of wine recommended by the Wine Guru.

    Opening Hours:

    Dinner: 6.00 pm – 9.30 pm

    Cuisine: Modern Japanese

    Dhoni Bar 

    A perfect poolside lounging space to relax and unwind, the Dhoni Bar at the Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort serves an array of island-style cocktails, mocktails and iced-coffees. Relish some gourmet sandwiches, paninis and wood-fired pizzas as you enjoy some stunning, eye-catching sunsets with your loved ones.

    Opening Hours:

    Bar: 10.00 am – 12.00 midnight
    Dining: 12.00 noon – 8.00 pm (10.00 pm on Wednesdays)

    Cuisine
    : Drinks & Light Dining

    Sea.Fire.Salt.

    An alfresco dining space at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, the Sea. Fire. Salt. restaurant presents a crossroad of cuisines and cooking styles. From breakfast, lunch to dinner; guests can enjoy exquisite dishes from both land and sea. Savour freshly caught Maldivian favourites in flame grilled, tandoori style, wok sautéed or cooked to perfection in a wood-fired oven. This grill specialty eatery is located right over the crystal waters. Vegetarian options are also available here.

    Opening Hours:

    Breakfast: 7.00 am – 11.00 am
    Lunch: 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
    Dinner: 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

    Cuisine: Seafood

    Aqua Bar

    Located poolside, the Aqua Bar of Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort is the perfect space to unwind while you delish on a light lunch or small bites and sip on some delicious concoctions freshly prepared by the mixologists. Relax on the loungers or the ocean hammock and soak under the sun while exploring the bar menu. Guests can also swim up to the bar for a chilled refreshment.

    Opening Hours:

    Bar: 10.00 am – 12.00 midnight
    Dining: 11.00 am – 6.00 pm

    Cuisine: Drinks & Light Dining

    Dining by Design

    While staying at the luxurious Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, guests must try one of the various Dine by Design experience. A private chef, a unique location in the island, freshly cooked meals served on a dugout table while your toes dipped in to the soft, white sands and all this encapsulated to offer an intimate and private dining event; just for the two of you.

    *On request

    Cuisine: Private Dining

    In-Villa Dining

    On days, you wish to relax, chill and enjoy luxurious dining in the comfort of your private villa or over water suite, the In-Villa Dining options served at Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort are in plenty. Simply request for the kind of delicacies you wish to savour and where - by the side of your pool or on your private terrace overlooking the cerulean ocean. You would love every bit of the experience that too in your own opulent stay-in space.

    Opening Hours:

    Available 24 hours a day

    Cuisine: International

    Spice Spoons

    For the chef in you, explore step-by-step cooking classes held by cooking professionals of Anantara Dhigu , guiding you to prepare a stunning Maldivian and/or Thai feast for lunch. Starting from picking up the freshest of ingredients to dicing, slicing, pounding and stirring, following up with garnishing or table-setting classes. So that you can flaunt your newly learnt culinary skills when you are back home.

    *24-hour advance reservation required

    Cuisine: International

  • Unwind @Anantara Spa

    Step into a sanctuary of healing where centuries-old Ayurvedic techniques are practiced to offer peace and relaxation to the body and the mind. The unique restorative combination of a stunning tropical environment and rejuvenating spa treatments offer holistic therapies to enrich your well-being; all while you relax and take in your perfect island holiday at the exquisite Spa of Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.

    Spa Facilities:

    • Five treatment suites
    • Nail salon
    • Cocoon Medi Spa
    • Shirodhara treatment bed
    • Steam room and sauna
    • Indoor and outdoor showers
    • Relaxation garden with hot and cold plunge pools

    Anantara Spa Signature Treatments:

    • Sundari Healing Ritual
    • Veli Holistic Massage
    • Clinical Touches by Biologique Recherche

  • Wellness to Well-being

    Anantara Veli Maldives Resort offers Balance Wellness Programme in which guests can choose to relax, renew and rejuvenate from inside out through various soothing ways. Indulge in a range of natural and holistic therapies to enhance the wellness and replenish oneself. Just relax and let the professionals do their handiwork and provide the best of ease to release the stress out of your body.

    Ayurvedic Couple's Massage

    Anantara Veli Maldives Resort being a couples-only retreat presents Ayurvedic Couple's Massage. Relax under soothing treatments that is inspired by 5,000-year-old techniques of Ayurveda. Share a rejuvenating moment together while experiencing healing massages.

    Yoga & Mediation

    Stretch a bit, calm your breathing and get in touch with your inner being through guided yoga lessons either in a group or private sessions. Start your day with guided meditations on the beach and feel the energy seeping into you gently.

    Cocoon Medical Spa

    Allow yourself to relax in a beautiful spa sanctuary while your body undergoes holistic treatments to detoxify and cleanse by a well-qualified and professional team of therapists. From weight loss to skin problems, the cutting edge and innovative therapies can help in every way.

    Ayurvedic Therapies

    From weight loss to joint pain, high blood pressure and migraines; guests can revel in improved health with a range of ayurvedic therapies that are both time tested and tailored to your needs.

    Treatments:

    • Abhayanga
    • Pinda Swedana
    • Shirodhara

    Nutritional Therapy

    In today’s fast paced world, we all need to take that pause and breathe, think about our inner well being along with outer wellness. Striving towards the same, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort’s Balance Wellness Programme introduces Nutritional Therapy, a holistic healing art, addressing the overall nutrient value of one’s daily diet to ensure optimal wellbeing and sustained health. Guests can opt for a consultancy session with the in-house resident nutritional and lifestyle professional for a better understanding of self. Currently, Anantara is focusing keenly on the wellness menu offering healthy, wholesome and nutritious delicacies for the guests.

  • Experience

    Whether you are a fitness or a nature lover or someone who loves getting involved in sports of any kinds, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort has activities for every interest, from fun in the sun playing beach volleyball and badminton, hitting a game or two of tennis, working out in the gym or swim in the infinity edge pool. Choose from a wide range of activities in the gorgeous surrounds of our island retreat.

    Infinity Pool

    Swim, float and relax in the tranquil waters of the resort’s freshwater infinity-edge pool situated right on the edge of the beach. Or, simply lie back on a sun lounger with a drink and enjoy the tropical sun.

    Fitness Centre

    A state-of-the-art fitness center within the resort enables guests to stay fit even during their holidays.

    Tennis

    Try a hand or two in a match of tennis. Rackets and balls are provided.

    Water Sports

    Explore from a variety of water sports.

    Over Water

    • Water Skiing
    • Wakeboarding
    • Kneeboarding
    • Jet Skiing
    • Sailing
    • Windsurfing
    • Kitesurfing
    • Paddleboarding
    • Kayaking

    In Air

    • Fly Boarding
    • Parasailing

    Under Water

    • Snorkelling
    • Scuba Diving
    • Freediving

  • Explore

    Being a couples-only hideaway haven, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort strives on offering romantic and intimate moment making experiences for you and your significant other. Ranging from overnight journeys, private picnics on deserted islands, couples yoga & spa session to dining in the most intimate settings across the island; you have it all - all you got to do is simply choose.

    Movie under the Stars

    Oversized beanbags under the star-lit sky. Your favourite movie – a complete private screening – complimentary popcorns, or order a selection of gourmet snacks and beverages to munch on while enjoying an intimate moment with your beloved on your honeymoon. An intimate setting designed for just the two of you to celebrate your romance.

    Sunset Cruise

    Delve in the dreamy, horizon hues with the setting sun as the backdrop aboard a Dhoni. Listen to the melodic rolling of the waves with a glass champagne in hand and in the arms of your beloved sharing a moment of a lifetime.

    A Day on a Private Island

    Let your fairy tale come to reality. Reach a private island via a boat. Relish a sumptuous picnic breakfast on the beach as your personal butler tends to your every need. Post which do as you please; swim, snorkel and explore the house reef, or just chill under the tropical sun. Enjoy a delightful sizzling barbecue coupled with champagnes. Unwind with a deep relaxing healing massage while a selection of aromatic teas and coffees await you, accompanied by delicious snacks and mouth-watering treats. Recall a sundowner as the sun readies to immerse itself with the horizon lines.

    Private Excursions

    With your loved one by your side, embark on a privately journey onboard a charted yacht or speedboat and explore deserted coves, island hop to experience the local, traditional Maldivian culture and lifestyle. An experience of a lifetime shared by the two of you.

    Overnight Journeys

    Hire your own boat and captain for an overnight journey with your loved one. Explore the stunning seas around and plan a perfect getaway with fun activities explore and interesting places. Together with the chef, plan the perfect breakfast, lunch and/or dinner aboard a luxurious boat. Bid the oceans good night by retiring to a finely decorated stateroom below deck.

    Dolphin Quest

    Go for a Spinner Dolphin pod search on board a traditional Dhoni. Witness their playful antics while the accompanying Marine Biologist provides interesting details about their behaviours and lifestyle.

    Fishing Expeditions

    Hop on a fishing boat and catch magnificent sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi or giant trevally. With the help of expert guides – and a little luck – fish a catch for yourself from the bounty of the Indian Ocean. Try your hand on Big Game fishing. Sunset or Sunrise fishing.

    Gulhifushi Picnic

    Spend a day at Gulhifushi Island. Swim, snorkel and marvel on the coral gardens underwater. Soak under the sun on the soft sandy floors and end the day with a scrumptious picnic basket specially curated by the resort’s Chefs or enjoy a delicious barbecue on the beach where the freshest of the pics are served, well-grilled.

    Freediving

    A session of freediving liberates every guest who experiences it. With no oxygen tank bubbles to distort vision, the vivid colouration of coral and aquamarine life glows brighter and stuns the viewer.

    Couples’ Yoga

    Gratify yourself to a bespoke couples’ yoga session against a backdrop of your choice. From the comfort of your bungalow, postcard perfect sun-kissed beach to anywhere you two find a connection with self, each other and with the surrounds. Experience a serenity seeping between the two as you share a relaxing moment in the presence of one another.