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  • Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (78.9 Km)
  • Villa International Airport (80.0 Km)
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  • "Affordable price", "Excellent staff", "Good food"

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Velidhu Island Resort

Ari Atoll, Alifu Alifu Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives (Show on map)

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Features of Velidhu Island Resort

Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • bar
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • laundry service
  • library
  • luggage storage
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • shops
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • diving
  • fitness center
  • garden
  • massage
  • spa
  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)

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Resort Description
Easily accessed by seaplane, this spectacular resort is just 20 minutes form Male airport and is...see more 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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Shebin V. Couples
India, 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. Couples
Nigeria, 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. Couples
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. Families with young children
India, 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. Couples
Denmark, January 29, 2013

Food and reef outstanding
Best food selection on a vacation ever. Gained 3 kg in one week.
Preben S. Couples
Denmark, 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.
Mariia K. Couples
Ukraine, 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. Couples
United States of America, 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.
Agnes K. Groups
Singapore, 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.
saima S. Families with young children
Pakistan, 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.

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