HOME SWEET HOME
A resort that can be booked by villa or in its entirety for full exclusivity, Velaa Private Island’s accommodation comprises 47 beach-facing or over-water villas, including one that is accessible only by boat.
Ideal for families, the light and naturally-designed four-bedroom Velaa Private Residences have ample space set over 1,350 square metres, with a vaulted living area, dining room, kitchen, private gym and spa room, two terraces, infinity pool, Jacuzzi, outdoor cinema screen, bucolic courtyard and its own strip of beach just for you.
For something even more contemporary, the Nika Residence was crafted by iconic Portuguese architect and designer Patricia Urquiola, imagined with a warm vibe, a natural indoor/outdoor flow and minimalist and custom-made furniture. Sleeping 10 guests, the four bedrooms open out onto balconies and the terrace with endless views of the beach and ocean. The outdoor seating pit, complete with fire, is the perfect after-dark spot to reconvene as family or friends to swap tales of your desert island adventures in the most refined al fresco surrounds.
ALL AT SEA
All aboard the good ship Rania – Velaa Private Island’s 60-foot Princess S60 private yacht, and the cherry on the cake of your ultra-exclusive island experience. Sailing at 34 knots, it’s an exhilarating experience riding the waves of the Indian Ocean, as you explore Velaa’s neighbouring islands. Sport-seekers can try their hand at Big Game Fishing or play with a huge collection of hydro flight toys. Those simply along for the ride can bask on the front or back deck, with the sun roof retracted for maximum tanning time, or spot dolphins on a beautiful cruise as sunset beckons.
LET'S GO GREEN
Ever played a round of golf on a tropical desert island? Velaa Private Island makes that dream a possibility with arguably one of the world’s most beautiful courses, designed by golf legend, José María Olazábal. Alongside the course, Velaa Golf Academy offers one-on-one tuition with PGA professionals, guided by the latest swing analysis technology and a Trackman simulator to further enhance this incredible golfing experience.
FEEDING THE SOUL
Home to three beautiful restaurants, Velaa Private Island brings the art of fine cuisine to the fore. Aragu, the island’s overwater eaterie, was the first and only Maldives restaurant to be voted into Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant awards in 2019.
The towering Tavaru takes Teppanyaki to new heights, while guests can also venture beneath the sands to explore the island’s secret wine cellar, for exclusivity at every turn.
AWAKEN YOUR SENSES
Few destinations around the world offer as a relaxing and tranquil a setting as the Maldives, and one of the beautiful rewards of an island retreat, is that time slows down, almost to a standstill, allowing you to do the same. Breathe easy and put your mind, body and soul in the hands of Velaa Spa, a ‘paradise within a paradise’ centred around nothing bar wellness, peace and privacy.
Nature meets science here, with the spa priding itself on pioneering some of the most innovative treatments in the world, such as the Cloud 9 relaxation facility and the Maldives’ only snow room. Sourced from the world’s leading wellness experts, such as Dr Burgener from Switzerland and Kotoshina from Paris, the newest anti-ageing skincare technologies are blended with rare and natural ingredients to help boost new levels of skin vitality and cellular health.
Each treatment and programme is tailored uniquely to each guest, ensuring individual wellbeing needs are top priority at this sanctuary above the sea. There’s also a Junior Menu for little spa lovers, with bespoke facials, body scrubs, massages, and mini mani/pedis tailored to younger guests.