Exceptional 9.2
Based on 834 reviews

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About Veligandu Island Resort & Spa


Situated on a small island in North Ari Atoll, this stylish adults-only resort features 91 well-decorated rooms surrounded by stunning crystal clear water and sandy beaches. The resort houses an impressive array of accommodation, including beach villas which open directly onto a private beach area, and the luxurious Jacuzzi Beach Villas, which feature king-sized beds, tropical decor, and a private Jacuzzi to enjoy panoramic views of the blue waters. The resort is renowned as one of the best places in the world for honeymooners with the resort's friendly staff greeting each couple with romantic gifts and special services. Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is home to an impressive selection of activities, including Ocean Dive Center where guests can discover the wonderful natural reefs, water sport favorites such as motorized water sports, windsurfing, kayaking, and catamaran sailing trips, and an impressive spa facility where guests can pamper themselves in a wonderful setting. If you’re looking for a special and unique experience, look no further than Veligandu Island Resort & Spa.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle service

Fitness & recreation

  • Dart board
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Massage(s)
  • Steamroom
  • Games room

Swimming & soaking

  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Water sports

  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing lessons
  • Watersport equipment rentals
  • Wind surfing
  • Canoe
  • Private beach
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Land sports

  • Badminton court(s)
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Table tennis

For kids

  • Swimming pool [kids]

Food & beverage

  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Bar


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service

Guest services

  • Postal service
  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Luggage storage
  • Babysitting service
  • Newspapers
  • Tours
  • Concierge

On-site facilities

  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Shop(s)
  • Smoking area
  • Shared lounge/TV area

Health and security

  • security [24-hour]
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Lockers

Business & money services

  • Currency exchange

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Spanish
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The All Inclusive Plus Package includes:

- Breakfast (08:00 AM - 10:00 AM), Lunch (12:30 PM- 02:00 PM), and Dinner (07:30 PM - 09:30 PM), served in the Dhonveli Restaurant, featuring “all you can eat” buffets, with a variety of menus to please everyone’s taste
- 24 Hour “Afternoon” Tea served in the Thundi Bar
- Unlimited “all you can drink” alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages “all day - all night”, as follows:

- Veligandu Bottled Water (1.0 l) - Non-carbonated, House Brand
- Soft Drinks - Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta Orange, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Bitter Lemon, Iced Tea, Tonic and Soda Water
- Fruit Juice – Canned
- Beer - Draught
- Coffee, Tea, Iced Coffee, Iced Tea - Freshly brewed, not canned
- House Table Wine - Red, White and Rosé
- House Brand Spirits - Gin, Vodka, Rum, Whisky, Tequila and Brandy
- All Cocktails and Mocktails - House Brand Spirits

- Mini Bar alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, as follows:

- Veligandu Bottled Water (1.0 l) - Non-carbonated, House Brand
- Soft Drinks - Coke, Diet Coke, Fanta Orange, Sprite, Bitter Lemon, Tonic and Soda
- Beer – Canned
- Wine - Red and White
- Coffee, Tea, Iced Coffee and Iced Tea
- The Mini Bar is refilled once per day per a regular schedule
- One 1/2 bottle of Champagne, per room, per length of stay
- One Sunset Cruise, regularly scheduled
- One Kuramathi or Rasdhoo Excursion, half day, regularly scheduled
- One 1/2 hour Group Snorkeling Lesson (equipment not included), regularly scheduled
- One 1/2 hour Group Windsurf Lesson (equipment included), regularly scheduled
- Free use of the Fitness Center, daytime use of the Beach Volleyball and Badminton Courts; Table Tennis, Billiards, Darts and Football Grounds (equipment included)
- Free use of the Kayaks and Windsurfers (equipment included)

The All Inclusive Plus Package does not include:

- Food from other Resort Restaurants, Room Service, the Gift Shop, Mini Bar items not listed above and Excursions
- Beverage from Room Service, the Gift Shop, Mini Bar items not listed above, Sports Center and Excursions
- Beverage not listed above, such as: other Liquors, Liqueurs, selections from the Wine List, Fresh Fruit Juice, Espresso, Cappuccino, Blended Drinks and Cocktails (Premium Brand Spirits)

Important Points:

- Beverage is for your own consumption, served one glass at a time, while at the Resort’s Restaurants or Bars
- All guests registered in the same room must be on the All Inclusive Plus Package
- Alcoholic beverage will not be served to anyone younger than 18 years of age
- Management reserves the right not to serve alcoholic beverage to inebriated guests
- There are no refunds or substitutions, nor are any benefits transferable to another guest
- The All Inclusive Plus Package is available only for the guest’s entire length of stay

- Guests must sign all Food & Beverage bills, except for your buffet meals. Bills do not include prices and no charges will be posted to your hotel account for those benefits included in your All Inclusive Plus Package
- All Inclusive Plus Package benefits may be enjoyed until the time the guest departs from the Resort
- Please remember that charges not included in the All Inclusive Plus Package must be paid upon check-out!
- If you have any questions, please contact Reception or your Tour Guide

The minimum age required to stay at this property is 18 years.

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

Airport Transfer Fee: 310 USD
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Distance to Airport: 50.00 Km
Internet Usage Fee: 0.00 USD
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: No
Number of Bars: 2
Number of Restaurants: 2
Number of Rooms : 91
Reception Open Until: 12:00 AM
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2013
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Important notice

Type of Transfer:

Season 1
From 1 May 2016 to 31 October 2016

Type of Transfer: Seaplane
Adult (18 and up) : $310

Please note that to be able to get to the resort on the same day, guests must arrive on international flight before 15:00hrs (Seaplane)Transfer rates subject to change without prior notice.

Maldives booking and transfer info (FAQ)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Maldives!
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Recent customer comments

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  • Cleanliness 9.5
  • Facilities 9.1
  • Location 9.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 9.4
  • Service 9.2
  • Value for money 8.9
  • Food/Dining 9.1

David W.
Hong Kong
August 27, 2016
Very excellent, 6 star plus
Extremely comfortable. Food and services are great. The only regret is that we found that they offer promotion that 6 nights have free seaplane flight. Found too late!

David W.
Hong Kong
August 27, 2016
Very excellent, 6 star plus
The environment is very relaxing, food is great and very good mode for honeymoon holiday. Extremely recommend for those love snorkeling and water sport activities :)

Hong K.
August 25, 2016
Wonderful Island
Room was up to standard and is very clean. 2 times a day housekeeping added points to this resort. Recommended all-inclusive package. we took Jacuzzi Water Villa facing sunrise direction n enjoy Jacuzzi facing the sea in the open roof area. Wifi signal consider good.

Anh P.
August 24, 2016
Great resort to go!
But I was a bit sad with the weather :(( .

boo K.
August 24, 2016
excellent setting, friendly staff, ample food and beverage
should pre-inform guest about Monday closure of most activities and night live music. end of each buffet session is kind of 'rush' and 'bothered' by the waiter to leave quickly. suggestion: ring bell to signify last 5 mins, follow by leaving the dessert and fruits last when start clearing food

Khing H.
August 23, 2016
Paradise island
Beautiful resort with white sand beach Wonderful choices of food Do opt for the all inclusive

Du L.
August 19, 2016
Value for money
The overall service is awesome. My husband and i enjoyed a lot there. Advice for the tourists : AIP is a very good choice , which means you don't need to worry about the price , a lot of drinks and three meals are included. All the staff there are very friendly and warm hearted , everything left me an excellent impression. But one thing to suggest that the wifi there is not that strong, but having the scenery there , who cates about the wifi?

Lik T.
August 18, 2016
Awesome resort, awesome foods & awesome staffs!
I had the best holiday in my life at Veligandu island resort and spa. The resort staffs are polite and very helpful. Specially thanks to our hotel manager Mr Hameed, the manager and the staffs of Dhonveli Restaurant. Thanks for the room decoration and the complimentary birthday cake! The overall quality of services is consistently high standards. A big thank you for all the staffs in Veligandu! You make our stay wonderful. Will definitely come back in future!

Mercedes B.
August 15, 2016
Picture perfect
We never got used to how beautiful this place was. Apart from the view, the marine life was extraordinary. A few feet from where we lived, I swam with manta rays, saw a shark and a unicorn fish, and marveled at so many others (I mean, where else can you see a heron, a manta ray, turtles, a moray eel, and so many fish at a jetty?). The food is fresh and delicious. The internet is erratic and generally unsatisfactory, but in a place like Veligandu, who cares? We agree that the All-Inclusive package is worth it (although the drinks are a distant second to the food). We had several days, but never had time to do all that we wanted. Perfect reason to return.

Sebastian S.
August 12, 2016
Great location and friendly staffs
The island is a great choice for couples that enjoy their privacy and want to spend time on the beach. Even though it was almost fully booked it never felt crowded. There are plenty of activities (snorkling, diving, windsurfing, jetski, etc.) for reasonable prices. The buffet offers a decent variety of different cuisines and meals at an exceptionally good quality. Besides there is a second restaurant that you can book in advance for private occasions like a private beach bbq. I'd recommend taking a water villa instead of the beach villas. Overall we enjoyed our time and can highly recommend the resort.


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