Velaa Private Island Maldives

  • Spa
  • Gym & Sports
  • Kids Club
  • Romantic
  • Golf Course
  • Yoga & Wellness
  • Private Pools
  • Sauna & Snow Room
  • Water sports



Velaa Private Island is the realization of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ ultra-exclusive boutique hideaway.  Named after the sea turtle, Velaa private island follows this theme throughout. The island’s exclusive over-water villas are also constructed to resemble the head of a turtle. The Private Island is just under 20 hectares in size, around half a kilometre in either direction, providing both a gentle isolation and  complete privacy.

With ultra luxury comforts and privacy in mind, Velaa Private Island is designed to make the Indian Ocean your view throughout the stay. Generous terraces and relaxing gazebos with amazing views are positioned to maximize shade, breeze & privacy, allowing for total immersion and isolation in the Maldives natural beauty. 

The Private Island features 43 private villas, houses and residences, as well as 4 four-bedroom residences. Velaa Private Island features exclusive 18 water villas. Romantic Pool Residence can only be reached by boat, to allow even more privacy and gentle isolation. All with a call away from 24-hour exclusive butler service, all modern amenities you could imagine, and total luxury.


For the epicurean, Velaa Private Island boasts an extraordinary culinary experience with venues that are unrivalled throughout the Maldives and an extensive wine cellar with an exclusive wine selection from around the globe. With three restaurants, two bars and a wine cellar, Velaa Private Island offers an unforgettable culinary journey to its guests.

The Details

Special Features
What's Included
Island Map
  • Destination Dining and Celebrations, where guests are entertained exclusively in a variety
    of stylish and distinctly different settings, both on and off the island with creative menus
    and entertainment, ideal for special occasions.
  • In-villa Dining allows guests privacy and personal space around the clock with speedy “Velaa
    Express” service and “Served in Villa” menus available at any time.
  • Velaa holds the only ‘snow room’ in the Maldives, and the spa offers a synergy of therapies and products with six secluded double treatment villas over the water.
  • Velaa Spa has partnered with Dr Burgener Switzerland, a leading expert in beauty and
    rejuvenation. Dr Burgener Switzerland effectively combines the latest anti-aging technology with
    rare and beneficial ingredients to prolong skin vitality and cellular health.
  • Features their own private golf course designed by Jose Maria Olazabal, with personal training and a state-of-the-art simulations
  • Water Sports including seadoo scooters, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, Kite surfing, Kayaks, SUP (Stand-Up Paddle) boards, Jet skis and Seabobs. If you’re feeling more adventurous, there is water-skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding, ski seat and tubes/banana boat rides!
  • Velaa Dive center is equipped by Scubapro renowned for its outstanding quality, affiliated to PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors),
  • Velaa Private Island offers the latest “Technogym”, a world-class Gym features state-of-the-art
    fitness equipment.
  • On an elevated Yoga Pavilion, with beautiful views over the golf academy, guests can receive
    personal yoga master sessions held on the raised-tree meditation platform in the garden
    or by the beach.
  • Indoor and outdoor sports include tennis court, squash court, table tennis, wall climbing, beach volleyball and a football pitch.
  • Exquisite sea excursions snorkeling in the house coral reefs, manta rays, semi submarine rides and dolphin spotting cruises. There is also private boats for fishing trips, or your very own private yacht at your service, for more exciting island hopping and sand bank picnic trips!
  • The largest kids club and fun park in Maldives, “Lha Velaa” meaning little turtle in Maldivian language is the ideal place for your kids to have fun while you cool off at the spa or enjoy some water sports.
  • Velaa Private Island features an extensive library. This facility will be most welcome for those rare windy and rainy days for adults and children alike.
  • We invite you to browse through the exclusive range of clothing, jewellery, resort products, gifts and a variety of merchandising including water sports, golf accessories and clothing chosen to complement your stay.


  • DAY TRIPS: Fishing excursions, dolphin cruises, sunset soirees, turtle safaris, overnight experiences and more…
  • SNORKELLING – Off the beach, on the house reef around the island, from your jet ski or around deserted uninhabited islands and sandbanks, in search of turtles and coral gardens.
  • FISHING – From traditional Maldivian hand-line experiences with the family at sunset to a full day at sea in search of the big boys.
  • BEACH SPORTS & GAMES – Movie nights, cycling, canoeing, table tennis, billiards, and more.
  • JUST FOR KIDS – Lha Velaa, the ‘Little Turtle’ kids club for all kids
  • WELLNESS – Spa therapies and beauty services. Do yoga and join fitness classes on the pavilion with an ocean view

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    Your Own Personal Itinerary

    Just like at home.

    The best thing about booking Velaa private island getaway in the Maldives is definitely the attention to their guests. The private airport lounge at Male Airport where you can pass time between the sea plane transfer and International flight. There is a private butler who will look into every little detail of your trip – you will probably find the book you were sifting through at the spa quietly placed on your bedside table when you get back from dinner.  Velaa private island has the only snow room in the Maldives. The -13 degrees Celsius room is a perfect place to literally chill out after a hot day in the sun, or simply to close your open pores after a sauna and a steam. This a truly amazing Maldives Experience with a very unique set of activities to offer you a surreal dream holiday either as a romantic honeymoon getaway with your significant other, or an action-packed group or family vacation holiday. Both with complete luxury and privacy for every guest.




    The Essentials


    • Please note that the property is only accessible by the following modes of transfer:
    • Transfers to and from Velaa Private Island is arranged by seaplane. Return shared seaplane transfer is at USD 1035 per person (2019) and USD 1066 per person (2020) inclusive of all taxes.
    • Children below 12 years will have 50% of this rate.
    • To arrange the transfers and get detailed terms & conditions about this arrangement, please contact the resort directly. This service will also be charged by the resort separately.
    • Due to the aviation restriction in Maldives, seaplane aircraft are operated only during day light between 6 am to 5 pm.
    • Guests arriving after 3:30 pm or departing before 9 am are required to stay overnight in Male’ city before and after the international flight.
    • In order to be able to arrange for transfers from and to Male International airport, please kindly advise us your flight details at least 14 days prior to your arrival.


    • 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.


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

    What is it like?

    Hear it from the guests.
    • Excellent villa with great service. Helpful and friendly staff which amazed me. The butler is amazing!!! The foods were great and the Japanese restaurant food is very good in the villa. 

      Hong Kong
    • The best family vacation…
      We are so blessed to stay in Velaa Private Island for 3 nights and experienced both beach villa and Sunset water villa. Both villas are beautifully designed, luxurious, immaculate and equipped with thoughtful amenities. The island itself is naturally beautiful with top notch facilities. There are many activities for everyone in your family. Food and drinks here are top notch. Kudos to chefs and F&B team. Aragu is the best restaurant with the World class cuisine. Our mom has the best birthday celebration in Aragu with live piano and the wonderful team. Special thanks to Shaaz for making this family vacation the best and memorable one, Jihad our best butler for taking care of us from the minute we stepped in Velaa Private Island to last minute of bidding farewell, Mustho for incredible birthday celebration of our mom in Aragu, and Rameez and all villa attendants to keep our villas super clean and tidy. Higly recommended for everyone who seek for the best of the best. Definitely, 5 star is not enough for Velaa Private Island. Hope to see you all again…

      Isri Sriwarin


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