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Anantara Veli Maldives (former Anantara)

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Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives will let the beauty of Anantara touch you. Retreat hand in hand to a Maldivian paradise, enveloped in beautiful soft white sands and turquoise waters. Here, time is a luxury well spent in the pursuit of leisure and tranquility, at one of the most naturally stunning destinations on earth. This is a beautiful five star resort in the topical Maldives and is one of the most luxury holiday choice for many visiting the Maldives.

At Anantara Veli Island Hotel, the marvels of nature are complemented by the chic simplicity of our design, and the idyllic seclusion that you seek is balanced by all the modern conveniences you would expect of a luxury resort.

Set in the South Malé Atoll just half an hour from Malé International Airport, Anantara Veli brings you the island paradise of your dreams - a destination created for thrilling honeymoons and romantic getaways.

Unwind on endless white sand beaches, palm-fringed islands and pristine coral reefs. Contemplate the oceanic light as it evolves from morning glow to evening dusk - bathing the coconut thatched roofs in subtly-changing hues, and glittering off the clear waters just beneath your private bungalow.

Nestled in beauty, removed from unnecessary distraction, you are free to tune inwards as well as to indulge in the company of your loved ones.

On the graceful blue of Veli Island, delight in life over a lagoon. The 36 Over-Water accommodation bungalows are just a few meters from the clear waters, home to lush coral gardens. Lounge in your elegant thatched residence. Take to a private sundeck over the lagoon. Step up to one of 14 Deluxe Over-Water Bungalows and unwind in the terrazzo tub for two in your own piece of Maldivian magic. Your rain shower leads into an expansive sundeck. Embrace in the romance of the Maldives in your secluded tropical getaway. And the reviews about the island keeps on adding more new tourists to the island along with many repeater geusts, Reservations and bookings have to be made fairly in advance as the resort do have a full house all year around.

Restaurants & Bars

  • 73 Degrees – Try sumptuous and creative cuisine for breakfast and dinner in an elegant yet casual ambience under a canopy of coconut palms. Pair local seafood with a choice of delightful vintages recommended by the Anantara Wine Guru.

  • Baan Huraa – A feast of Thai flavors as you sit above the gently rolling surf. Relax within a stately Thai house, set within a panorama of the Indian Ocean. Try vibrant flavors of lemongrass, galangal and coconut milk curries, paired with a wine selected from the cellar.

  • Geckos – Enjoy handmade tastes from the world’s kitchens as you overlook the lagoon. Try pizza, fusion flavor tappas, sashimi and Japanese steak, grilled tableside.

  • Dhoni Bar – Kick back to chill beats and your favorite cocktail on Veligandu Huraa’s own poolside bar, designed in the spirit of a traditional Maldivian sailboat with vie.

Dining by Design – Your dream location and a menu limited only by your own desires. Kindle romance with a candlelight dinner on powder white sands or by the pool overlooking an Indian Ocean sunset. Dine in elegance while secluded in a private island hideaway or faree tent, sheltered on your balcony, lounging at a sand table or floating aboard a traditional Maldivian sailing dhoni. Let us create magical memories.

On Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa, Maldives Anantara Veli’s neighboring island features delectable cuisine right on the beach or by the lagoon.

  • Fushi Caf? – An elegant caf? serving a sumptuous breakfast buffet and a nightly changing selection of international cuisine along the beach.

  • Fuddan Grill – On a timber deck over clear waters, indulge on a fusion of local seafood and imported specialties at our signature grill as you gaze across the Indian Ocean.

  • Terrazzo – Choose your favorite wine from our glass-paneled wine cellar and watch the sunset before enjoying our wood, fired pizzas, homemade pasta and other Italian delights.

  • Aqua – Treat yourself to a light lunch and savour spirited cocktails by an expansive infinity-edge pool overlooking the lagoon. Admire a perfect sunset from the mezzanine, accompanied by the smooth sounds of Lounge Music

When not relaxing on the beach, embarking on an Ayurvedic spa retreat or lounging in our beachfront infinity pool, spend your days on the water with sailing excursions, waterskiing on our placid lagoon, seaplane flights, deep-sea fishing or sunset dhoni cruises alongside dolphins. Anantara also features its own onsite comprehensive PADI Dive Centre to guide you through one of the world's premier diving destinations. Appetite adequately stirred, freshen up for an evening of fine dining at one of our many bars and restaurants where the world's flavors are brought to you. A highlight: the best of Thai cuisine, set on a lone isle on the edge of a reef.

Pamper. Enliven. Unwind. Spoil your body, soul and mind with a selection of Anantara Spa’s world-renowned signature treatments, alluring bath and steam rituals and holistic therapies. Anantara Spa Maldives is a true oasis of tranquility, in one of the world’s most remarkable tropical island settings. Choose between the tropical garden salas of Veli or over-water treatment suites on Dhigu.

Across the waters, just moments away, lies Anantara Veli's sister resort, the invigorating Anantara Dhigu where you will also find a boutique and a range of other diversions. As guests of Anantara Veli, you enjoy full access to the luxurious facilities and amenities of both islands.

Location: South Male’ Atoll
Distance from Airport: 19.5 Kilometers
Number of Rooms: 50 Bungalows
Transport: 30 minutes from Airport by Speedboat
Accommodations / Rooms / Suites & Amenities:
Bungalows:

Anantara Veli sets the stage for an idyllic honeymoon or getaway with secluded over-water bungalows & accommodation. Romance and enchantment are a way of life in a land of water, endless blue sky and powder white sands.

Over-Water Bungalow

Luxuriate in the contemporary d?cor of your spacious 62-square metre bungalow on a pristine stretch of tropical paradise, with hardwood floors and a coconut thatch roof. Maldivian fabrics stretch across your bed, inviting you to do the same. Tropical flowers and jasmine scents float through your elegant bathroom. Take to the private sun terrace to admire your coral garden, or step into the gentle waters of the lagoon.

Room Features
  • Flat-screen TV with surround-sound
  • CD/DVD player with DVD selection
  • iPod connection
  • Cordless phone
  • Tea/espresso machine
  • In-room private bar/wine cellar
  • Twice daily housekeeping service
  • Desk with Wi-Fi internet
  • Yoga mats
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • 24-hour in-villa dining service
  • In-villa safe

Deluxe Over-Water Bungalow

Step into 92 square meters of relaxation under the charming coconut thatch roof. Your Deluxe Over-Water Bungalow accommodation is a private sanctuary overlooking the vast seascapes. Settle into a luxurious terrazzo bathtub for two by the lagoon. Unwind on a daybed or lounger on the sundeck or relaxation area. There is no place more idyllic than this spot of paradise to enjoy leisurely quality time with your loved ones.

Room Features

  • Flat-screen TV with surround-sound
  • CD/DVD player with DVD selection
  • iPod connection
  • Cordless phone
  • Tea/espresso machine
  • In-room private bar/wine cellar
  • Twice daily housekeeping service
  • Desk with Wi-Fi internet
  • Yoga mats
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • 24-hour in-villa dining service
  • In-villa safe Resort
Resort Facilities & Recreational Facilities:
Every day, Anantara features a range of organized and do-it-yourself activities. You can take a cooking class, visit a market, interact with local history and even pick up some phrases in a new language, all in one day.

Island Hoping

Discover some of the other distinctive jewels of the Maldives. You might be surprised to see the many different forms paradise can take. Tour the atoll and explore the daily life of fishermen. Shop the way the locals do. Get up close and personal with marine life.

Island Picnic

Spend an afternoon as Robinson Crusoe (with a few more luxuries) and live out your desert island daydreams. A tiny uninhabited island offshore in Anantara's lagoon is your playground for the day. Frolic in pristine waters, explore stunning reefs and enjoy a specially prepared picnic on white sands.

Male’ Excursions

There is more to the bustling Maldivian capital than just the airport. Malé offers distinctive architecture, local markets, tranquil mosques and the regal presidential palace. Immerse yourself in the local culture at the National Museum and partake of some of the country's authentic local delicacies.

Sunset Cruise

Cruise the tranquil turquoise lagoon aboard a dhoni and let the champagne in your glass take on the tints of the setting sun. A romantic, unforgettable beginning to a special evening in paradise.

Sunset Handline Fishing

Try your skills at handline fishing and experience the glittering waters from a local's point of view, aboard a traditional sailing dhoni. This natural technique uses no equipment beyond a single fishing line, held by hand and dropped to the floor of the ocean reef. Wait for the reef fish to bite - a catch is almost guaranteed. Better yet, take your catch onland and our chefs at Fuddan grill will prepare it to your liking the very next day.

Anantara Cooking School

While staying at Anantara in the Maldives, you will be treated to an array of inspired culinary creations. Why not learn the tricks of the trade with a cooking class from our resident master chefs? Learn to recreate traditional Maldivian or Thai and fusion dishes to impress your friends back home.

Beachside Yoga

Gain physical poise and mental peace through ancient exercises drawn from centuries of traditional South Asian wisdom. Yoga for beginners is available from our professional instructors beachside while more seasoned aficionados can take it up a notch with a private session - one of our signature Maldives resort activities.

Boutique

You may be thousands of miles away from it all, but our boutique on Dhigu brings the world to you, with the bare necessities and exotic goods and handicrafts from across Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.

Dhoni Kids Club

Open for children from the ages of 3 to 12, the Dhoni kids club keeps our youngest guests entertained during their holidays with an action-packed programme featuring a variety of beach and outdoor activities, creative crafts and games that are fun, educational and culturally enriching. All are under the supervision of our Kids' Coordinator. Children aged three or under are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Childcare services are available for a fee.

Fitness

The fitness centre and gym is equipped with everything you need to keep you looking and feeling good. Rejuvenate your body as you work out alone or with your personal trainer.

Library

No need for sunblock in our stylish showpiece library, where you can sink into a plush armchair and enjoy a new novel or catch up on all that is going on back in the ‘real world' on our computers with high-speed Internet.

Morning Meditation

Clear your mind and achieve a sense of heightened well-being with gentle stretching and meditation to start off your day. At our guided meditation sessions on the beach, you'll catch the island as it awakens. Draw inspiration from the gorgeous island surrounds.s.s

Swimming

Slide into the tranquil waters of our stunning freshwater infinity-edge pool situated right on the beach's edge. Gaze out across the expanse of an aquamarine sea as you float, soak or splash your worries away. Protected by outer reefs, the shallow waters of our large lagoon offers an ideal spot for wading, floating or a relaxed swim.

Tennis

Resorts floodlit tennis courts mean that you can continue with a doubles match even after the sun sets. Our fitness centre staff are at hand to provide lessons for beginners or a little bit of a challenge if you're looking for a partner.

Volleyball & Badminton

Feeling waterlogged? Landlubbers can always take part in a pick-up match of volleyball or badminton on the beach - just let us know and we'll provide the nets and equipment and turn a strip of beach into your court.

Recreation & Leisure
  • A fully equipped air-conditioned fitness centre
  • Leisure and sports centre
  • An infinity-edge swimming pool
  • A floodlit championship tennis court
  • Badminton and volleyball courts
  • Yoga and meditation sessions by the ocean
  • Anantara Cooking School with master chefs specialising in Maldivian, Thai and fusion flavors
  • The Water Sports Centre offers an extensive selection of the most up-to-date equipment for windsurfing, waterskiing and parasailing. Complimentary non-motorised activities are offered to all guests.
  • House reef with snorkeling area
  • PADI 5* Dive Centre with a full range of courses and excursions
  • Anantara Surf School by Tropic surf (Ideal surfing from May to October)
  • Yacht excursions
  • Deep-sea game or sport fishing
  • Sailing excursions and island-hopping adventures on a tradition.



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Aerial Image –Anantara Veli Anantara Dhigu Maldives & Naladhu
Aerial Image –Anantara Veli Anantara Dhigu Maldives & Naladhu
Beautiful View from Jetty – Anantara Veli Resort Maldives
Beautiful View from Jetty – Anantara Veli Resort Maldives
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Deluxe Over Water Bungalow – Reserve a room at Veli Maldives
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Low rates for these Deluxe Over Water Bungalows
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Deluxe Over Water Bungalow Bathroom – Book Now, Online
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Over Water Bungalow Bedroom – Inside the accommodation
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Over Water Bungalow Bathroom – Anantara Veli Maldives
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Dhoni Bar – Hotel Anantara Veli Maldives. A Honeymoon Resort & Spa
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Dhoni Bar Counter at Anantara Veli Maldives. 5 star Luxury Hotel
73 Degrees Restaurant at Anantara Veli Maldives
73 Degrees Restaurant at Anantara Veli Maldives
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Beach Dining By Design – Anantara Veli Resort Hotel Maldives
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