Anantara Veli Resort & Spa Maldives
Anantara Veli Resort & Spa Maldives
Atoll : Kaafu  
Distance : 19.3 km  
No of Rooms :50  
No of Restaurants : 3  
No of Bars : 2  
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Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives

Romantic seclusion. Luxurious surrounds. Awaken in paradise.

Let the beauty of Anantara touch you at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa Maldives. Retreat hand in hand to a Maldivian paradise, enveloped in soft white sands and turquoise waters. Here, time is a luxury well spent in the pursuit of leisure and tranquillity, at one of the most naturally stunning destinations on earth.
At Anantara Veli, the marvels of nature are complemented by the chic simplicity of our design, with over water bungalows providing the idyllic seclusion that you seek balanced by all the modern conveniences you would expect of a luxury resort in the Maldives.

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 over water bungalow.

Nestled in beauty, removed from unnecessary distraction, here in the Maldives 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 Bungalows are just a few metres 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.

When not relaxing on the beach, embarking on an Ayurvedic spa retreat or lounging in 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 flavours are brought to you. A highlight: the best of Thai cuisine, set on a lone isle on the edge of a reef.

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.


While the appeal of the Maldives is its remote location, you'll find that getting here is a breeze, with numerous international flight connections to the Maldivian capital of Malé daily. Once you touch down, just contact us and our speedboat service will have you skipping across the waters to your own piece of exclusive paradise in no time.

The rush of the Anantara Experience in the Maldives begins just shortly after arrival! Our speedboat captain will meet you upon arrival at Malé International Airport and guide you to your luxuriously equipped water taxi. Then begins the scenic ride across the sparkling emerald waters to Anantara's private islands. The resort is located 21 kilometres from Male International Airport, just a 35 minute speedboat journey away. Please provide us with your flight arrival and departure details at least 48 hours in advance to ensure timely bookings for your combined speed boat transfers from Malé to Anantara Resort Maldives.
Your Maldives experience begins as you begin to touch down at what is surely one of the world's most unique airports! Located on a small island of its own, Malé International Airport is your gateway to this exclusive island paradise, and the descent over the scattered islands that form the jewels of the Maldives is truly unforgettable. Be sure to get a window seat and enjoy the ride.


Between the temptations on offer on Anantara Veli and those of its sister resort Anantara Dhigu, an array of casual and fine dining destinations unmatched by any other Maldives resort is yours to savour at Anantara.

Baan Huraa
Inspired Thai cuisine comes to the sublime beauty of a teak house over-water. Set on stilts above the Veli lagoon, the house opens to sweeping views across the Indian Ocean. With internationally-acclaimed Thai chefs, Baan Huraa offers a unique dining experience of authentic Asian flavours. Savour dishes made from the freshest ingredients from the Northern and humid Southern provinces of Thailand.

73 Degrees
The light and airy Maldivian-style thatched-roof pavilion faces the Veli lagoon. Dine on the sumptuous breakfast buffet of fresh tropical fruits and juices, cereals, homemade breads, grilled meats and vegetables and a made-to-order omelette station. Or select seafood plucked right from the Maldives at the Seafood Market, available nightly for dinner.

Kick back by the tranquil Veli lagoon. Swim up to the poolside bar and savour cocktails and chill vibes. Settle into the infinity-edge pool and take in the seascape as you unwind with other guests.

Enjoy freshly-baked crusts and piled high toppings from our wood-fired oven. You've found your perfect spot for inventive pizza and light snacks overlooking the lagoon at Veli Island. Dine al fresco on the deck or in the thatched roof pavilion. Sit back or try a game of pool, steps away from the free-standing bar. This could become your favourite hangout.

Dining by Design
A banquet on the beach, a candlelit picnic on your own stretch of sand or desert island. A barbecue with personal chef on the terrace in your private over water bungalow. Here in the Maldives, global cuisine meets tropical paradise. Let Anantara plan a romantic dinner for two in countless, secluded getaways - at Anantara Veli or at our sister resort, Anantara Dhigu


Idyllic retreats amongst azure waters, sweeping horizons and havens of natural beauty, Anantara spas are recognised internationally for their quality, warmth and expertise.
Anantara Spa at Anantara Veli offers 5 sumptuous treatment suites over the lagoon, nestled in the island's abundant greenery. Treatments draw from the wisdom of the earth, using natural ingredients and their healing properties to enrich, detoxify, polish and rejuvenate. Escape the cares of everyday life with indigenously-inspired luxury treatments for body and soul at Anantara Spa.


Aquafanatics Diving Centre

While Anantara certainly looks splendid from above the water, in the Maldives, you'll find some of the most beautiful sights are below the surface. Envelop yourself in a panorama of spectacular marine views on a full-day dive safari guided by the experts from Anantara's own Dive Centre. Or, get your feet wet first with one of our PADI certification courses that will guide you toward taking your first breaths underwater, opening up a whole new world for your discovery.

The Anantara Dive Centre offers two boat dives a day to over 20 nearby reefs teeming with undersea life in the area immediately surrounding our islands. In addition, the Centre runs full and half-day "safari dives" to reefs and sites further afield, reachable by speedboat, as well as night dives - the ultimate scuba experience for avid enthusiasts.

PADI Diving Courses

With such a variety of sites on offer, and our full range of PADI certification courses, our guests are spoiled with choices to meet the needs of all diving levels - from beginners to avid divers with full logbooks! Anantara's instructors always endeavour to match up diving ability to local dive conditions to ensure your safety and enjoyment. From our beginner's discovery courses to more advanced Nitrox, deep water and rescue dives, the Centre has a range of programmes to suit even the most experienced divers.

All courses are taught by PADI-certified instructors, ensuring an unforgettable - and safe - learning experience in one of the world's premier diving destinations. Our class sizes are limited to cater for each guest's needs. Our friendly and professional staff, along with the excellent facilities and open-air classroom of our Indian Ocean paradise, provide the perfect surroundings to explore safely and comfortably.

Orientation Dives

All divers at the Anantara Dive Centre require an orientation dive, unless you have logged a dive within the last three months in Maldives. The orientation dive consists of a dive on our nearby house reef or another local dive site, with an instructor who will get you to demonstrate basic diving skills. After completion, you're ready to move on to more advanced dives or courses, depending on your level and certifications. Full and Half-Day Diving Safari Once you've explored some of our beautiful and action-packed local dive sites, taking in stunning sea fans, colourful coral, schools of fusiliers, sea turtles, and even the occasional reef shark or spotted eagle rays, it's time to take to the high seas for a full or half-day diving safari! The Dive Centre offers regularly scheduled diving safaris by speedboat to a number of exciting locations in North or South Malé Atoll or Felidhu Atoll. Or, feel free to talk to our guides and instructors about setting up a privately chartered excursion just for you!


Escape together to a secluded beach villa where romance defines the surroundings. Seal your love amidst the splendour of the Maldivian sunset. Exchange vows as you overlook a breathtaking panorama of the Indian Ocean and feel the traditional beat of island drums as you make an everlasting promise to each other.

Begin your life together in an idyllic setting where every detail is woven into the dream of your fairytale wedding. Celebrate your private wedding reception under your secluded "faree" tent on a deserted stretch of beach as you gaze at the bright stars (and into each others' eyes). Fresh Maldivian seafood grilled on the starlit beach. At Anantara Dhigu, Maldives, we bring your dreams to life. Cherish the experience together.

Whether renewing your vows or making them for the first time let Anantara take care of the details, from bridal party spa treatments to a timeless ceremony to an unforgettable reception. Let Anantara Dhigu, Maldives help you create a memory that is yours to treasure forever.

Stand on soft white sands and breathe in the refreshing ocean breeze during this long-awaited moment. Island coco palms, crimson bougainvillea thistle, and tropical flowers garnish a ceremonial beachfront sala for picture-perfect romance. As the sun sets over the sparkling turquoise waters and you take your first walk as husband and wife, you will create a memory that is yours to treasure forever.
Traditional Dhoni
Give your romance a classic twist as you take to the waters on a Maldivian dhoni. The vessel, with its ivory sails and traditionally handcrafted body, adds a touch of nostalgic charm to this most memorable day of your life. Celebrate your union as you cruise peacefully over the emerald lagoon and cherish the memory for a lifetime.
Make the most of our setting in this pristine island paradise. Exchange your vows on a private luxury yacht while sailing into an unforgettable Maldivian sunset. Let the open sea bear witness to your love, as you drift from one stunning locale to the next. With the sound of the lapping waves as your wedding march (and perhaps a leaping dolphin or two as the entertainment), your wedding at sea will make for a story you'll be telling for decades.

Services and Amenities
At Anantara, luxury is standard. Settle into your rain shower or the sumptuous terrazzo bath for two. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon on cushions inspired by traditional Maldives designs. With high-speed Internet in your over water bungalow and time on your hands, use the Web for pleasure instead of business, for a change. Enjoy all the comforts of home and then some, with your own espresso machine, residence minibar, personal surround-sound stereo with flat-screen TV, CD/DVD/MP3 player and 24-hour room service.


Rediscover what it means to relax. Or, let the stunning island surroundings invigorate you with our array of Maldives resort activities.

Surf without the crowds on one of the last natural wonders of the earth, where you can feel as though the waves belong only to you.
Take up windsurfing on the placid lagoon. Dive into the unexplored world of marine life in our crystal-clear waters. Stroll through the markets of bustling Malé. Explore even more undiscovered islands. Days spent at Anantara Veli can be as leisurely or as active as you choose.


Every day, Anantara features a range of organised 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 Hopping

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.

Malé 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 a tranquil turquoise lagoon in unadulterated luxury. Sink back into world class comforts and savour pure indulgence with a personal wine cellar, bar and chill-out area on board. Listen to the melodic rolling of the waves, or play your favourite sunset beats from our pre-loaded iPod from the ultimate in Bose technology. Unwind completely as the champagne in your glass takes on the tints of the setting sun, and as it dips behind the darkening horizon, wine and dine underneath a star-strung sky. Spend a night cradled by the gently rocking waters of the dazzling Indian Ocean, reveling in the serenity and seclusion of the sea.

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.


The setting is tranquil, but recreation and fun are always close by. Every day, Anantara features a range of organised and do-it-yourself activities in the gorgeous surrounds of our resort. Days at Anantara can be as laid-back and relaxed or as action-packed as you desire. Choose your own adventure!

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.


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.

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.

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.


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


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 wellbeing 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.


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.


Our floodlit tennis courts allow you to 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.


Room types & Suites

Over-Water Bungalow
Luxuriate in the contemporary décor of your spacious 62-square metre over water bungalow on a pristine stretch of tropical paradise in the Maldives, with hardwood floors and a coconut thatch roof. Indigenous 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 over water bungalow's coral garden, or step into the gentle waters of the lagoon.

Deluxe Over-Water Bungalow
Step into 92 square metres of relaxation under the charming coconut thatch roof. Your Deluxe Over Water Bungalow 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 Maldives paradise to enjoy leisurely quality time with your loved ones in your private over water bungalow.