Excellent 8.1
Based on 50 reviews

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About Velidhu Island Resort


Easily accessed by seaplane, this spectacular resort is just 20 minutes form Male airport and is located in north Ari Atoll. The resort houses 80 beach bungalows that feature private beach areas and 20 exquisite water bungalows perched above the crystal clear ocean and offer a sun deck and incredible glass floors for guests to watch the huge array of tropical fish. Each villa offers state-of-the-art amenities such as a TV, air conditioning, and beautiful furnishings which are perfect for a romantic getaway or honeymoon. The Velidhu Island Resort features a large restaurant that provides a delicious buffet and is available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also a huge selection of activities are available, ranging from boat trips, night fishing, and snorkeling safaris to a Robinson Crusoe-styled island and sports facilities such as football tennis and badminton. There is also a comprehensive Spa and Health Center where guests can relax and enjoy a traditional massage.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms


  • airport transfer

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • spa
  • massage(s)

Water sports

  • diving
  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • restaurant
  • coffee shop
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • garden
  • library
  • shop(s)
  • smoking area
  • shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • currency exchange
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Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-1 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-11 year(s) Must use an extra bed
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • 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-In From: 1:2AM
Check-Out Until: 1:2AM
Distance to Airport: 9.3 km
Internet Usage Fee: 10 USD
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 1
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 100
Room Voltage: 230
Time to Airport (Minutes): 150
Year Hotel Built: 1989
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 1998
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.0
  • Location 8.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.3
  • Service 7.7
  • Value for Money 8.0
  • Food/Dining 8.5

Shebin V.
May 21, 2014
Enjoyed the short stay. Great memories
Water villa is superb, food is good, nice beach
Enjoyed the stay. It was fun except once you enter the island you are cut off from the rest of the world. No free wifi and cannot use mobile phone.

Efosa O.
January 15, 2014
A lovely hotel with great value for money
1. No wifi in the rooms 2. Great gardens 3.seaplane transfers
My stay was as expected. The only issue is to know that transport to vehlidhu from male is by seaplane and I had to pay for excess luggage just like any other local flight. So have some money on you at all times. The hotel staff were good and the good was really nice. Water sports however where not much as majority of them where sports for experienced people like sailing and water skiing.

alexander S.
United Kingdom
January 09, 2014
Fabulous relaxing holiday
Location, service, luxury accomodation
Perfect in every way. It was an ideal honeymoon resort, good food, great beach, great service

mohit B.
October 20, 2013
quite comfortable stay
Hospitable staff,
It was a nice and comfortable stay, the staff especially the GM- Uday is a great gut and manages things quite well. He took good care from the time we booked till the time we flew out of the resort. One thing that cane be added is internet in the resort...other wise a lovely maintained resort

Preben S.
January 29, 2013
Food and reef outstanding
Best food selection on a vacation ever. Gained 3 kg in one week.

Preben S.
January 19, 2013
Great place - just what we were looking for!
Restaurant - especially dinner selection, house reef, manta safari
Excellent service, excellent food, quite windy sometimes (on the side of the water bungalows), house keeper in water bungalow VERY tip-oriented - not very friendly, generally beautiful location and views, and fine marine life.

Agnes K.
April 16, 2012
Affordable paradise
I thought this was one of islands with the more affordably priced water villas around. At approx. USD500 a couple for half board, I thought it wasn't so bad. My villa was the one furthest out at sea. My ritual at night is to sit at the balcony to star gaze before going into the villa to view the fishes swimming under the living area.

Mariia K.
February 14, 2012
Not true Maldives
This was not our first time in Maldives and after reading various positive reviews of Velidhu we expected it to be as good as previous visits. Unfortunately it was not. Good food; overcrowded island (on the beach you will feel like in Turkey or Egypt in big hotel); you would not want to sit on the terrace as they are facing path where people are walking all the time; interior or the bungalow is terrible and screaming for renovation; snorkeling is slightly below average.

Ken M.
United States
January 29, 2012
a good location but needs renovation
good snorkeling along reef and fantastic swimming with manta rays. Food was good and drink prices were reasonable.
Bungalows along the windward side of the island ()had small beaches and less privacy than on the windward side (). The water bungalows were large. Select odd numbers for best sun exposure on your deck.

saima S.
November 02, 2011
Great Service! Great Resort! Excellent Staff!
The water villa views, the resort's very own reef, great staff and excellent food!
We stayed in Velidhu for 5 days with our two boys and it was absolutely phenomenal! Our water villa was gorgeous and the reef underneath had tons of fish schools and various kinds of beautiful fishes. The service and staff was extremely friendly and the food was fabulous. Our kids thoroughly enjoyed the Manta Ray and Dolphin Safari -- it was breathtakingly beautiful! The beaches was gorgeous and awfully clear and clean.