The 4-star Veligandu Island Resort, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, an excellent house reef and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only resort on the tiny 150m by 600m island of Veligandu, in the North Ari Atoll of the Maldives. Getting here involves a scenic 20-minute seaplane transfer from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport.
The Duniye Spa promises you’ll find a deep sense of calm and happiness once you’ve experienced one of its treatments.
The resort offers 91 rooms including 54 Jacuzzi water villas, 10 water villas, 16 Jacuzzi beach villas and 11 beach villas. They all feature a stylish contemporary, chic decor, king bed, wooden or tiled floor, private porch with sun beds and table and chairs, air conditioning, ceiling fan, sitting area, mini bar with fridge, tea and coffee, an espresso machine, a 36-inch flat-screen TV, internet, as well as a partially open-air bathroom with rain shower, double sinks, robes and toiletries.
The resort works with Ocean Pro Dive Center, which offers dives around 20 local sites, suitable for beginners or those with experience. The resort’s water sports centre also offers windsurfing, catamaran sailing and sea kayaking; and there’s also a volleyball court, badminton and football and a gym. If you fancy relaxing, the hotel has an infinity pool overlooking the beach, as well as a children’s pool.
The resort’s main restaurant – Dhonveli – offers an all-you-can-eat buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner including a variety of international and regional dishes. Sunday nights are the time for a Maldivian themed menu served by waiters in traditional dress, while breakfast on Sunday comes with sparkling wine. The restaurant is a casual affair – you can wear your swimsuit to breakfast if you want.
North Alifu AtollP.O Box 2034MaleMale