Excellent 8.9
Based on 226 reviews

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About Anantara Veli Maldives Resort


Situated in the South Male Atoll, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is meant for romantic getaways and honeymooners. Consisting entirely of over-water bungalows, guests enjoy both space and privacy. A range of water sports are on offer, from waterskiing and parasailing to customized yacht excursions. Also available are cooking classes, yoga and meditation sessions, and a unique Surf School. Guests at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort get the benefits of two resorts in one, with a sister property just across the water. Dine at the restaurants for a more private dining experience, make use of the 24-hour room service, or head over to the sister resort Anantara Dhigu. After a day enjoying the underwater life and the breathtaking sunset, head over to the spa for some relaxing treatments. Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is a private, romantic resort ideal for couples looking to take a break.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • airport transfer
  • shuttle service

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • sauna
  • spa
  • massage
  • steamroom

Swimming & soaking

  • outdoor pool

Water sports

  • private beach
  • diving
  • fishing
  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)

Land sports

  • tennis courts

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • BBQ facilities
  • restaurant(s)
  • coffee shop
  • poolside bar
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • babysitting
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • garden
  • library
  • salon
  • shops
  • smoking area
  • shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
  • lockers

Business & money services

  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
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Please note that children are not allowed to stay at the resort.

Honeymoon Benefits
Receive a romantic floral bed decoration on turndown upon arrival and honeymoon gift on departure. Please bring your marriage certificate.
Valid within 6 months after Wedding date only.

Please note that upon arrival at Male’ International Airport, the resort representative will be waiting for you at Arrival Hall or at airport counter 59.

  • Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance from City Center: 21. Km
Distance to Airport: 21. Km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 1
Number of Restaurants: 3
Number of Rooms : 67
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 35
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2013
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 9.2
  • Facilities 9.4
  • Location 9.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 9.3
  • Service 9.2
  • Value for Money 8.2
  • Food/Dining 8.4

Jing L.
July 23, 2016
Great place for couple
Quiet and nice place, great for honeymoon

awadh A.
Saudi Arabia
July 14, 2016
it is dream land
quite and relax resort , my host was professional Mr. Maher will be back to anantara

Zyra O.
July 03, 2016
Our trip to maldives will forever be the most romantic trip of our lives. Thank you to Anantara Veli for a world class service and accommodation. Staff are very friendly. And not to mention, the food is superb. It's truly an experience we won't forget.

Stelson S.
June 26, 2016
My wife and I decided to go to Maldives to celebrate our third year wedding anniversary as well as our birthdays. Booking for a resort in Maldives is not easy as there are almost 200 resorts available. We are glad we chose Anantara Veli and definitely, we will go back to this resort when we visit Maldives again. Anantara Veli is just one of the high-end, private yet reasonably-priced resorts of Anantara group. Veli is recommended for couples young and old as the resort is packaged for people who want to go for a honeymoon. For travellers with kids. the nearby Anantara Dhigu is the place to book since many kid-friendly facilities are housed there. Going back to Veli, there are options if you prefer a villa on the beach or villa over water. To get the Maldive experience, we chose to stay on the decently-sized villa over water; complete with a very big bed, a lounge sofa, a sun daybed, a big master toilet with rainshower and tub. Anything that you would need in a hotel is in Veli -- and everything is posh! The included breakfast buffet is superb! No complaints, as there are many to choose from. And if you get tired of eating at the same restaurant in the morning, you can opt to go to the nearby Dhigu and have your breakfast there. There are Japanese, Western, Thai themed restaurants as well for lunch and dinner. The prices are a bit on the high side, but overall dining experience is always great. The room service menu choices are varied and reasonably priced as well. The staff are very attentive and personal. They can arrange anything for you, and you can sense the sincerity in all their actions. The best trait for any service personnel. This you can feel from the waitstaff to the manager. Another reason why we chose this resort is because of the ease of travel from Male. You just need to ride their in-house very fast speedboats which will bring you to the resort in 35-40 minutes from Male. Definitely, the Maldivian experience is not overhyped with Anantara

njood A.
Saudi Arabia
May 28, 2016
perfect getaway weekend
loved that you can use both facilities in Veli an Dhigu variety of restaurants and sports activities their over water spa is a must try

Mirvi C.
May 26, 2016
Execellent Service. Nice Villas.

Tuo L.
April 26, 2016
Great Resort
Great Resort with Beautiful Views, worth of the money. Quiet and enjoyable environment.

Chun F.
Hong Kong
March 29, 2016
Depends on what you're looking for but there are more positive than negatives
Transfer by speedboat has its perks as it allows you to be flexible with your time spent at the resort (my flight lands and departs late at night). I paid a healthy rate for a superior over water bungalow, and while we got a nice room, the layout of the bungalows were a bit 'tight' thus there will be folks who are disappointed at those rates. This is an adults only resort, with 2 sister resorts connected nearby. Kids are only allowed during dinner time. Restaurants were the stars of this resort. You get what you paid for of course (meaning $$$$) but you can tell they use top notch products and food is excellent. Special thanks to Cecily who was pretty much the only one who remembered our names throughout and was greatly flexible in helping us seated without bookings (of course we also ate rather quickly). Was also met upon arrival by a cantonese speaking employee, it seems that they do have various language skills at the front desk and they do take time to have specific staff to welcome you and check you in. Gloria was great and after finding out it's our wedding anniversary, she arranged for free cake, decor, and prosecco for us to celebrate the occasion. This is what i expect from a 5 star resort, not trying to nickle and dime guests. Of course we're probably paying for it somewhere, but that's a moot point. Despite having a wonderful holiday, just from doing the homework on other resorts, i felt that their rates could have been more consistent and also could offer bigger differences. It just seemed that i paid much higher rates for a superior but the difference is only the location, which i've come to find it wasn't far from the 'regular' ones in terms of locations. What's worst was I've found that they offer another promotion through my frequent flier program after i was booked and was much cheaper for a deluxe bungalow, along with free dinner buffet for 2 for one night. That alone is a swing of a few hundred dollars. It's a bit nitpicking but if you are lo

Rena O.
February 19, 2016
Honeymoon trip
We had great time in this resort. Spa in neighbor resort Dihgu which is 5 minutes away by boat located very nice!! Be able to use both resorts facilities made us keep away from boring staying in same resort!! Swimming from our Bungalow was safe and was able to see many fish and a turtle. Not that big island but that made us private,never feel annoying.

Jacky T.
January 30, 2016
Ideal place for Honeymooner!
Beautiful islands, friendly staff and wonderful meals!