Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

  • Spa
  • Gym & Sports
  • Romantic Escape
  • Yoga & Wellness
  • Weddings & Events
  • Surfing
  • Private Pools
  • 24/7 Private Concierge
  • Inhouse Doctor



At Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, write your own chapter of romance. Escape to this hideaway island fringed by palm trees surrounded by turquoise water.  Laze in your overwater villa or bungalow, puffer fish swimming in crystal-clear waters below. 

Salute the sun in an ocean-facing pavilion. Discover blissful Ayurvedic treatments at Balance Wellness by Anantara. Cruise into the sunset on a luxury yacht or dine under the stars. 

To maintain the serenity of this island, Anantara Veli caters exclusively to adults, one of the Maldives’ few adults-only Maldives resorts.


Indulge in the quintessential dream of life at overwater villas set over turquoise waters. Wake up to ocean panoramas from your Maldives bungalow, revel in tranquil days, live romance with blushing sunsets in our honeymoon resort in the Maldives.


Choose from romantic dining experiences oceanfront and over the lagoon. Explore the myriad restaurants in the Maldives offered across the lagoon, at sister resort Anantara Dhigu. Please note that families with children staying at Anantara Dhigu and Naladhu may make dinner reservations at Anantara Veli restaurants.

The Details

Special Features
What's Included
Island Map

Surfing: Anantara Veli Maldives Resort has its own wave breaking right onto Dhoni bar and you can access it from land by walking down to the jetty and paddling out. Tropicsurf operates exclusively from neighbouring resort, Anantara Dhigu and offers expert guidance, water safety and coaching tips

 A Day on a Private Island: Enjoy the privacy and seclusion of a private island with an array of experiences to help you rejuvenate and rest as your personal butler tends to your every need. Surrounded by white sandy beaches and clear blue waters, Gulhifushi is the epitome of a private island experience in the Maldives.

Starlit Cinema: Sink into oversized beanbags for two under the bright stars of the Indian Ocean sky. Take in epic Hollywood romances and foreign classics. Enjoy complimentary popcorn, or order a selection of gourmet snacks and beverages to share. An unrivalled magical experience for your honeymoon at our Maldives resort.

Freediving the Indian Ocean: Stripping away the restraints attached with traditional scuba diving, the less-explored activity of freediving lets you pioneer a new aquatic experience at our dive resort in Maldives. A truly liberating activity that leaves you free to move unhindered through the translucent Maldivian waters.

Ayurvedic Healing: Drift into bliss with ancient healing treatments for two at our couples only resort.Enter a soothing spa haven, a hint of lemongrass and ginger in the air. Succumb to healing hands versed in the 5,000-year-old techniques of Ayurveda.

Cocoon Medical Spa: Revive the complexion with oxygen treatments and vitamin drips. Shine with silk, diamond and gold facials. Cleanse from the inside out to reveal a younger more wholesome you. 


On Land

Cooking Class, Yoga & Meditation,Tennis,Fitness Centre,Infinity Pool

On Water

Water Skiing, Wake & Kneeboarding, Jet Skiing, Flyboarding, Sailing, Parasailing, Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Paddleboarding and Kayaking,

Into the horizon

Sunset Cruise, Dolphin Watching, Private Excursions, Fishing Expeditions, Gulhifalhu Picnic and Snorkeling island, Overnight Journeys

Below the surface

Snorkelling, Scuba Diving, PADI Certification


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    Surfing at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

    Anantara Veli Maldives Resort has its own wave breaking right onto Dhoni bar and you can access it from land by walking down to the jetty and paddling out. Explore a variety of waves while surfing in the Maldives, from peeling, playful rights to down-the-line left barrels around the resort with the furthest break to be a thirty-minute boat ride away from the resort. Tropicsurf operates exclusively from the neighbouring resort, Anantara Dhigu and offers expert guidance, water safety and coaching tips. One of the advantages of surfing from Anantara Veli is the wide range of experiences on offer, which cater to any level, from beginner to advanced surfers.

    The Essentials

    Check-In: 1400 hrs
    Check-Out: 1200 hrs

    Transfer Details: 

    Speedboat transfer takes 35 minutes from Velana International Airport. Return transfer will be
    arranged on a shared basis along with other hotel guests. The rates are as follows:
    Adult (18 years and over): USD 271.04 inclusive of 23.20% taxes, round trip, inclusive of all taxes.

    Child Policy:

    • Children are not allowed

    Property Details: 1 floor, 73 rooms, 4 suites

    Visa & Passport:
    • All visitors to the Maldives must possess a valid passport and return air ticket. A complimentary, 30-day tourist visa will be issued upon arrival.

    • If guests are arriving from Yellow Fever-infected areas, they must produce a vaccination certificate.

    • Guests may not bring alcohol, pork products, pornography or weapons into the Maldives. These items will be confiscated at the airport and disposed  by the airport authorities.

    Bespoke Needs:
    • From specific staff requirements to unique requests, all special arrangements can be accommodated.

    Payment Methods:
    • Payments are accepted via all major credit cards and bank transfers.

    What is it like?

    Hear it from the guests.
    • First time on an Anatara resort

      Arriving on the resort when we could escape from Covid UK (we were in Tier 3) and first thing we are told is that we do not have to wear a mask was so liberating – We were there for 11 nights and because of the 3 different islands you can go between, we never felt constrained. Food exquisite, staff utterly charming and so attentive – we are returning later this year with our grown up children.

    • Great Experience
      We had the pleasure of staying at the JW Maldives for 5 magical nights. Our lifelong dream vacation staying in a Overwater Villa finally came true. 
      We were so well looked after – there were only 7 other couples so the ratio of staff to guests made for incredible service.
      Our villa had a beautiful sunset view opening on the ocean. You can literally cannon ball off the deck into the water beneath, it doesn’t get much cooler than that.
      We kayaked and jet ski’d for our activities and they were tons of fun. However for the price and duration, 30 minutes would have been plenty of time on the jet ski.
      We used the top notch gym faculty every day and Diana always made sure we welcomed and looked after during our workouts.
      It was quite honestly the best resort experience we have ever had and would without question recommend this resort to anyone looking for an unforgettable Maldives experience.
    • Perfect Stay

      Perfect place to stay on your honeymoon. Would suggest to stay in the Deluxe Over water, pool bungalow, was the best experience knowing that you have your own private place to relax. We had MO as our villa host! He give us a great experience inside the resort and Very beautiful people who made our experience even better! In 73 degrees breakfast restaurant all were very friendly and dhoni bar staff Shafi who makes for us a lovely drinks.


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