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About Veligandu Island Resort & Spa


Situated on a small island in North Ari Atoll, this stylish 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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Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • daily housekeeping
  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • fax machine
  • gift/souvenir shop
  • laundry service
  • library
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • photocopying
  • poolside bar
  • postal service
  • printer
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shared lounge/TV area
  • shops
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • badminton court
  • billiards
  • canoe
  • dart board
  • diving
  • fishing
  • fitness center
  • games room
  • garden
  • hot tub
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • pool (kids)
  • private beach
  • sauna
  • snorkeling
  • spa
  • steamroom
  • surfing lessons
  • table tennis
  • tennis courts
  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)
  • watersports equipment rentals
  • wind surfing


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Korean
  • Spanish
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Child Policy

Veligandu accepts bookings for families (with children and/or infants) in Jacuzzi Beach Villa room categories only.

Veligandu accepts only guests of age 15 years and older in the following room categories: Beach Villa, Water Villa and Jacuzzi Water Villas

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

Government Green Tax for infants (under 2 years of age) is to be paid directly to the hotel.

  • 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 policy 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 November 2015 to 30 April 2016

Type of Transfer: Seaplane
Adult (12 and up) : $310
Child (2-11 years old) : $155
Infant (Below 2 year (s) old) : Complimentary

Season 2
From 1 May 2016 to 31 October 2016

Type of Transfer: Seaplane
Adult (12 and up) : $310
Child (2-11 years old) : $155
Infant (Below 2 year (s) old) : Complimentary

***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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Food, drink and entertainment

Beach Dinner

Beach Dinner

There is no more romantic setting than "under the stars", either beside the Madivaru Restaurant or on the Sand Bank, weather permitting

Madivaru Restaurant

Madivaru Restaurant

Featuring fresh, grilled seafood and prime beef.Located on the west side of the island.Reservations recommended.

Dhonveli Restaurant

Dhonveli Restaurant

The Dhonveli Restaurant serves all you can eat buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in a traditional open air, sand floor, thatch roof dining room with a separate table for each guest room.

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7.6 Sumitra M.
May 03, 2016
Lovely Island,amazing foods.
Pros: Good reef and snorkelling Amazing food - the best in maldives after being to 4 resorts Great bar with a view Cons Charge for snorkel gear renting Water villas a bit run down A bit slow in service

9.2 Ida H.
May 04, 2016
Great quality stay with amazing friendly helpful s
Though we lost our luggage at the airport by our international carrier, once we reached the island, it made us feel relax and the staff there helped us to ease the frustrations on the loss of our luggage, by providing necessary amenities, electric charger and follow up with the international carrier to bring over our luggage once reached Male. We went diving and the instructor Mark was patience and through his guidance, I had improved my diving buoyancy and able to enjoy the beautiful reefs! The service staff were all friendly and willingness to help when you ask for one. Food was good and lots of drinks to select from.

8.8 Sheng L.
May 01, 2016
Nice stay, need join in activities to go out, loca
Nice stay, need join in activities to go out, local island only suit for relax. Only annoy is cleaner keeps knocking door to clean the room while we wanted to have a good rest.

6.8 Wei M.
April 27, 2016
stay at 23rd April
Having 2 night stay at valigandu island resort. When we arrived , a Chinese lady from front office was explain all the details about the island and resort to us,feel disappointed the jacuzzi is outdoor and we are unable to use it when raining day. Housekeeper who clean up our room, he was friendly and nice person but I forget his name. We are having the buffee for breakfasts , lunch and dinner at the same restaurant, it's too hot and our room is no.135 ,it's was too far from the restaurant, a few of the restaurant staff is no manners, when we are having our dinner , they come and look at us without any greeting and I feel they wanted to rush us to finish the dinner and they are going to do clearing. Few of Reception staff not friendly at all is it because I'm Chinese ?I need help for the iPad register for the trip, but was ignore from them. I'm also work in hotel line and I'm awared what we need to do. Luckily at the night we meet a nice staff name Hussan, he help us a lot about the seaplane transfer to airport info and late check out. Conclusion: the resort is very nice, with good view and environmen, but we are upset Due to few of number of staff with no manners behavior made our day gone ! Before valigandu, I have been stay in local island in maafushi, I feel the staff from there is more friendly, helpful and warm even they cannot speak well in English. I will back Maldives but not Valigandu resort.

9.2 Claudia J.
April 27, 2016
Paradise on earth!
Wow! The trip of our lifetime! Stunningly beautiful Island. Nice and quit at the end of april, we were the only ones walking on the beach sometimes. Great luxury in a truly romantic setting. No mosquitoes or flies, hardly any childen. Heaven on earth!

10 Chin N.
April 24, 2016
Most relaxing holiday
It's a small and cozy island and there weren't too many travellers when we were there so it was nice and quiet to relax. I had the all inclusive package - food was really good with great variety. Snorkelling and diving were phenomenal - the reef was pretty, water was very clear and we saw sharks / turtle / manta rays / starfish and dolphins. Everyone was really friendly and service was great. Will definitely recommend!

10 Ming H.
April 23, 2016
Best of the best
We just can't say enough This is one of the best hotel we ever stayed Great food, great value for the $ We will come back again and again

9.6 Mr T.
United Kingdom
April 22, 2016
Veligunda resort
We really enjoyed the resort , everyone at the resort were friendly and all the staff were giving the service with the smile , will definetly recommend to family and friends, we would not mind going there again , food was excellent, and all the facilities are very good

9.2 Daniel A.
United States of America
April 17, 2016
This resort offers many activities...especially the sunset cruise where we observed Dolphins swimming right next to the boat and was an excellent honeymoon destination overall. Our water villa overlooked the ocean and the views were spectacular. However, the room design could use some updating. Staff was beyond friendly and the snorkeling was fantastic. The all inclusive package was a bit confusing at first and not everything was included as we expected it to be. I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone looking to experience the Maldives for a fair price.

April 13, 2016
Nice beach for snorkelling!
Booked all inclusive package for Water Villa with Jacuzzi. The room is big & nice; Jacuzzi is not that attractive, won't book that if coming next time. We are being assigned to the room which is the farthest from those restaurant/spa - need around 10 mins walk to the beach/restaurant; it's not that convenience especially you found you miss something in the room. Some staff are very helpful and nice, some are not really - the luggage boy is quite rude and wait at the door for tips more than a min. We are not aware he is waiting inside the room, and busying on looking at the activities list; and he keeps standing there silently. So prepare some for the luggage boy. The food is good & nice. Overall the stay are good; if i stay again next time, I may not have "All inclusive one" & Jacuzzi as eating too much everyday and the Jacuzzi is not really nice.