Few places in the world have the same wow-factor on arrival as the Maldives…. This small string of islands are so dreamy they border on the surreal. Tiny dots of paradise, blessed with snow-white sand and encircled by turquoise lagoons they are the epitome of castaway chic. Many come to the Maldives for complete R&R, a place that is all about escapism, islands in which to slow down, relax, recuperate and spend quality time with loved ones… and Velassaru is the perfect retreat to do just that. Small, yet perfectly formed, sums up the beautiful Velassaru – a picture-perfect island floating within the North Male Atoll. Just an exhilarating 20-minute speedboat transfer away from Male international airport, you will be sitting pool-side in no-time at all!


With five incredible restaurants to choose from, you definitely won’t be short of exquisite dining options to tantalise your taste buds. Enjoy Japanese with a twist at overwater Teppanyaki restaurant or a journey of culinary perfection at Etesian Restaurant. Taking bare-foot chic to new heights, our favourites dining experience has to be Sand. Dine under the stars in your private beach-front cabana with the sand between your toes with the gentle glow of the moon cascaded on the waves. Here you will be served a delectable array of authentic Maldivian dishes, the freshest fish infused with spices, wrapped and baked in a banana leaf perfectly complemented with wine hand-selected by the in-house Sommelier. We would definitely recommend the Velassaru Indulgence package- it is without a doubt one of the best all –inclusive options the Maldives has to offer!


Chill Bar has to be the best spot on the island for sun-downers! Perched over the vibrant turquoise lagoon with sweeping panoramic views of the Indian Ocean and beyond, sit back and sip on a refreshing mojito and light tapas whilst you watch the sun set into a majestic palette of pastel hues over the horizon… in the evening head over to Fen Bar for an evening filled with live music, delicious cocktails and all round laid-back vibes!

velassaru chill


Our favourite room on the island is over water villa number 412 located at the far end of the jetty. It has the most beautiful panoramic view looking out over the sparkling lagoon, plus you can soak in the stunning vista from your private pool!

velassaru water villa

It is the personal touches which really make Velassaru stand out from the crowd, no pressure to do or not do anything, you are greeted with a warm smile, there is a daily ice-cream bicycle delivering afternoon treats, flip-flops which imprint Velassaru as you walk across the sand and your bedroom even comes with a pillow menu so you are guaranteed to you have the best nights sleep of your life!

Velassaru small touches


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