Veligandu Island Resort
Veligandu Island Resort
Atoll : Alifu Alifu  
Distance : 56 KM from Airport  
No of Rooms :74  
No of Restaurants : 2  
No of Bars : 2  
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Welcome to paradise!

Veligandu Island Resort, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach, is the only resort on the island of Veligandu, in North Ari Atoll. Transfers are by seaplane, a scenic 15 minute ride from/to the Hulhule International Airport. 74 Rooms, including 54 Jacuzzi Water Villas, 10 Water Villas and 10 Jacuzzi Beach Villas.


Veligandu Island Resort welcomes newlyweds to celebrate their very special Honeymoon at one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the world….a small, tropical island with stunning white sand beaches, majestic palm trees, and the warm, inviting, crystal clear waters of an azure lagoon, surrounded by a rainbow colored coral reef teeming with incredible fish… Enjoy the privacy and intimacy of a secluded, peaceful, natural setting and a casual atmosphere, where “no shoes, no news” is our promise, and the sunsets are marvelous! The food is great, the staff make you feel at home, and the star filled heavens make you feel as if you are truly out of this world…memories that will last a lifetime! Veligandu honors your Honeymoon by providing you the following "gifts" which we hope that you will enjoy in your room on your arrival night: A Fruit Plate and A Flower Decorated Room.


Dhonveli Restaurant and bar: The Dhonveli Restaurant is the main dining room and serves "all you can eat" buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner; a variety to please everyone’s taste!

Madivaru Restaurant: An “optional” à la carte dinner menu specializing in a grilled seafood menu, featuring fresh, local seafood, as well as a selection of international favorites including Asian cuisine. Located near Reception.

Thundi Bar: Located beside the swimming pool with an al fresco timber deck overlooking the lagoon. Enjoy your favorite drinks, magnificent sunsets and a star filled sky. A snack menu is also available.


Ocean-Pro Dive Center: Ocean-Pro divers can enjoy the variety of 20 local dive sites, suitable for beginners to more experienced divers. The sites include thrilling thilas, outside reef sites and channel dives.

We dive all of Rasdhoo Atoll, from North to South and East to West. With only one other resort nearby, Ocean-Pro divers will generally have the luxury of being the only divers on site!

In the small Rasdhoo Atoll there is no specific season for the mantas and you have the chance to see them on various dive sites throughout the year. There is usually a higher concentration of mantas in the months of December and March. White tip reef sharks can be seen on almost every dive, and the sighting of grown black tips is common. Grey reef sharks can be seen at Madivaru Corner and Kuramathi Thila, the best time being around Feburary. A big highlight is our "Big Blue" where you have a good chance year-round to see hammerhead sharks!

Experienced divers can dive the house reef independently in buddy teams, guided dives are available upon request. On the inner West side, we rarely have current. It is a nice spot for an easygoing night dive, where we have moray eels, a few lobster, and always present is a big school of barracuda. This site is great for beginners wishing to dive independently in buddy teams.

At the South side of the island, we have our second House Reef entry point. Easy going, but a little navigation knowledge might be necessary. Eagle rays can be spotted there and even black tip reef sharks. There is a big school of jack and batfish waiting for you right at the jetty. Turtles and octopuses are seen regularly.

The east side of the House Reef is the also outside reef, where divers should be aware of the current. There is a good chance to see all types of fish: Big napoleon, eagle rays, white tip and black tip reef sharks, stingrays, octopuses and all types of juvenile and adult reef fishes.

Our large lagoon is well protected from current and an ideal location for all of our course training sessions. Usually good visibility prevails and with the house reef just a few meters away, there is always plenty to see!

Enjoy the ultimate accommodation experience with veligandu villas

74 Rooms, including 54 Jacuzzi Water Villas, 10 Water Villas and 10 Jacuzzi Beach Villas. All rooms feature tropical décor, a king size bed, wood floors, private sundeck with furniture, air conditioning, overhead ceiling fan, sitting area with 36 inch flat screen cable TV, DVD Player, broadband Internet connection, stocked mini bar with refrigerator, tea/coffee/espresso machine, IDD telephone, personal safe, spacious bathroom with rain shower, double sinks, bath accessories, hairdryer, nightly turndown service and complimentary use of chaise lounges at the beach and beach towels. Electricity is 220VAC, 50HZ.

Services and Amenities
  Arrival / Departure Jetty, Reception, Gift Shops, Cyber Cafe', Swimming Pool, Children's pool, Bars, Restaurants, Dive School, Water Sports Center, Spa, Fitness Center, Mini Football field, Beach Volley, Beach Badminton, Games Center, Lending Library, TV Lounge...etc..


THE SPA at Veligandu Island symbolizes a space of complete sensory haven, where time is left at the door and a new journey begins. Harmoniously designed in the turquoise lagoon, our Over-Water-Spa offers the perfect environment to sooth your body, stimulate your mind and strengthen your spirit. With an innovative approach, combining West with East, traditional rituals with modern modalities, high touch with high tech, we honor our guests entirety and provide a most rewarding spa experience with a true sense of inner-self, well-being and beauty ensuring best results and benefits.


Water Sports Center offers Windsurfing, Catamaran Sailing, Kayaks and Surf Bikes.

Internet Café; for email and web browsing, wireless access in the public areas.

Gift Shop; The Gift Shop features a complete selection of Swimwear, Sportswear, Batik, Music CD’s, Artwork, Crafts, Sundries, Magazines, Cigarettes, and more!

Jewelers; offers a complete selection of Gemstones and Jewelery at reasonable prices.

Entertainment: Weekly nighttime program including Bodu Beru Cultural Dance Show, Crab Races, Diver’s Video, DJ Disco, Quiz Games Night and Games Night.

The games room: Table Tennis, Billiards, Darts, Foosball table, a TV lounge with satellite coverage of international sporting events, and a Lending Library where you can take or donate a book.

  Snorkeling at Madivaru Reef; If you are lucky…photograph a group of dolphins, Swim, Snorkel, Sunbath & Lunch at Madivaru – Picnic Island.

Visit Male’, the Capital of Maldives; Photograph the sights including the traditional Fish Market, the Fruit and Vegetable Market, The President’s Palace, the Islamic Markaz Mosque, and Sultan’s Park.

Experience the underwater wonderland, transported by dhoni to 3 nearby coral reefs including Madivaru,Rasdhoo and Kuramathi.

Experience the underwater wonderland, transported by a speed boat to nearby Madivaru reef.

Try to catch your dinner the traditional Maldivian way with hand line, hook, sinker, and bait. Tag your fish with your room number, and ask Reception to have your catch cooked for dinner.

Photograph a magnificent tropical sunset and if you are lucky, see a group of dolphins while cruising aboard, a traditional dhoni.

Visit a nearby local island by dhoni and see how our neighbors live and work together in more of a traditional lifestyle. The tour includes visiting a school, atoll office, dockyard, etc...

Visit Thoddoo, a nearby island and see how our neighbors cultivate watermelon, chili, and other vegetables. Experience the daily life of a Maldivian community.

Or Enjoy a beautiful sunrise while fishing...


Room types & Suites

Jacuzzi Beach Villas
Jacuzzi Beach Villas are the same as the Jacuzzi Water Villas and located on the beach.

Water Villas
Water Villas are like the Jacuzzi Water Villas but a little smaller, and without the partial open air bathroom or Jacuzzi.

Jacuzzi Water Villas
Jacuzzi Water Villas are located over-the-water, in the lagoon…a short walk along your private jetty to this secluded and more spacious hideaway featuring a partial open air bathroom, an outdoor Jacuzzi and stairs into the sea.