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|Value for money||8.3|
|Distance to city center||21. Km|
|Nearest airport||Malé International Airport (MLE)|
|Distance to airport||24.7 km|
"While reaching the resort the team manage to gave us a very warm welcome."
June 13, 2018
"I really enjoying my stay as the resort has 3 connecting island where guest can access all the three."
June 13, 2018
"Place, staff, facilities, entertainments and activities was excellent."
January 18, 2018
"It was great trip and excellent choice to be within this ama..."
January 18, 2018
Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is a romantic wonderland of discovery in South Malé Atoll, a 35-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport. With 67 overwater and ocean bungalows, this adults-only resort immerses guests in absolute serenity, each bungalow a haven of relaxed island style with spectacular ocean views.
Dining encompasses four world-class restaurants, offering modern Japanese, Thai and international fare, alongside bespoke culinary experiences with Anantara’s signature Dining by Design. Across the lagoon, Anantara Dhigu offers more options for refined island cuisine.
For exploring the oceans, there are snorkelling and diving, a PADI dive centre, luxury yacht cruises and more. On land, there are yoga and meditation, tennis and beach games, and Spice Spoons cooking classes for budding master chefs.
Guests can also indulge with a pampering treatment at the award-winning garden spa, Balance Wellness by Anantara Spa. Wellbeing take a holistic approach here, with tailored Ayurvedic programmes that invigorate and inspire.
"Well maintained villa with wonderful marine life just beneat..."
January 15, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).
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So so honeymoon trip”
Upon arrival, we were greeted by the airport rep at airport while waiting for our boat to resort. Everything was fine till our checking time. The staff assisted us to our room which we were quite dissapointed since our villa is the first villa along the jetty which means it was partially on the sand! We asked them to change our villa since we paid for overwater bungalow means it should be overwater one, but unfortunately they were fully occupied. So we just accepted it and stay there. The villa was fine, not that bad but, before my arrival wrote them and requested for honeymoon room deco since we were on honeymoon trip, they did that deco but i think local island did better than that sorry Anantara :) Also our toilet also clogged a bit which it was quite disgusting to look at. Apart from being quite dissapointed about the villa, i can still compliment the staffs that they were great to help and services were excellent. I will come back for sure but not in the same villa :)
It's the Maldives!”
Beautiful Maldives, not much else to say. Staff extremely friendly and accommodating. Service requests were a bit slow and the over water villa we stayed in was old and dated. Many electrical plugs didn't work. I think they need to renovate the villas to be more modern. Also prices for food and drink are outrageous.
Beautiful and Relaxing resort”
Stayed for a night and it was all worth it, wished we could extend our stay. The staff were welcoming and attentive to our needs. Made our stay in Maldives truly memorable. We will definitely stay here again another time.
Heaven on earth”
#HonestReview this is my third time In maldive and I would never spent time writing any review for other resort but this one i will do it. Since the first day i chose Anantara resort I will absolute warm and safe. Firstly, their 24hrs live chat will always respond on time. While reaching the resort the team manage to gave us a very warm welcome. Through out our entire stay everything was a blessed , Specially thank to mr Mughni for all the help and guide us thru. I really enjoying my stay as the resort has 3 connecting island where guest can access all the three. The service is top notch. Bt breakfast can be improved.
Wonderful hospitality makes a solo traveller feel at home instantly”
Well maintained villa with wonderful marine life just beneath the villa. I can just walk down the deck and snorkel off. Spotted sea turtle, sting ray, stone fish and other very colourful fishes : ) Definitely will come back again for a totally relaxing vacation.
EXCELLENT RESORT FOR HONEYMOON”
EXCELLENT RESORT FOR HONEYMOON!!! WE HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME FOR OUR HONEYMOON THERE.. FROM THE SPEEDBOAT RIDE, WELCOME GREETINGS, THE BEACH, AND THE ROOM WAS FANTASTIC!! WE LOVE IT HERE AND WILL DEFINITELY RECOMMEND TO OTHERS TO STAY HERE FOR THEIR HONEYMOON..
A well spent holiday in luxury paradise”
1. Breakfast menu tough not so variety and day by day it can be boring but still the taste is very delicious 2. Room atmosphere is very comfortable. 3. Restaurant (sea fire salt, terazzo, Ban Hurra) is very delicious. Good ambience . Very cozy
Perfect birthday getaway -Anantara Veli is paradise. ”
We stayed at Deluxe Overwater Villa. It was well kept by our very efficient room boy Ismail. Under the villa there were small fishes living around the corals by the posts. There were big fishes of beautiful colours, super big stingray, a turtle and baby shark that swam around too. We were provided by our own set of snorkelling gear for the duration of our stay. Food on the other hand was just as awesome. Breakfast buffet spread was enormous. Twice we ate at the Japanese resto Origami for dinner, yum! Small issue was when I ordered prawn tempura for room service, they brought a different prawn dish, the batter was way too oily and instead of mirin sauce, they gave wasabi mayo. I called again to ask for tempura sauce, sweet chili sauce was delivered. Maybe the telephone operator was new as even inquired about photo shoot and she was not aware of it. Nevertheless, front office staff were very accommodating and even gave us a spare room to use when we asked for late check out.
Excellent honeymoon trip”
Excellent service with butler service. He can help you reserve any restaurant, facilities or spa. Very good location where you stay in one hotel but you can play or eat at another two hotels nearby. And it is just 30 mins speedboat from airport. Very convenient to eat or play at all three hotels facilities where you can just charge to your room. No need to go out with money anywhere.
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.
YOU CANT GO WRONG WITH ANANTARA VELI”
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
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
The staff Grace was so helpful to try her best to meet our room request and solve my problem. Another staff Gloria was so professional to recommend the beautiful island nearby for snorkeling and dinner! We have a wonderful stay in this real paradise. Just one bad thing is the bad weather during my stay.
Great resort that cater also for the kid”
We stayed 2 nights only here at the Anantara Dhigu as we only found out after booking that the Veli does not cater for kids but it is very different from the other resort we stayed previously as Anantara Dhigu is truly for the parents and kids as they have all day programs to keep the kids busy while mum and dad could enjoy the resort better.
Marvellous!! Fantastic!!! Staff performance is excellent! Definitely should go for deluxe Water bungalow.. our trip was relax to the maximum. Thumbs up Anantara team! Besides, our photographer Eugene is so professional and we love our photos so much. One cons is the food probably not Asian taste. Too salty. Shall improve or try out something new.
A very luxurious hotel ”
Anantara Veli is very luxurious and we felt very pampered from the moment we set foot on the airport til we leave the island. The hotel staff at the airport was very efficient and friendly and it did drive up our expectation for the resort. We stayed in the deluxe overwater bungalow which was huge and the view from its balcony was amazing. The bed is the best I have ever slept on in any hotel. There was a big bathtub facing the ocean and again the view was spectacular. The buffet breakfast offered a large variety of drinks and food. They even offered gluten free bread and lactose free milk which I never expected. We did some nice snorkeling there and could tell that the hotel made an effort to protect the coral reef. This island is well worth every penny spent.
the best holiday experience”
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Anantara Veli. The rooms , built on stilts over the ocean were lavish and comfortable, with breathtaking views of the Indian ocean, and beautiful sea creatures swimming around. The service was impeccable. The staff was one of the most professional and friendly hotel staffs I've encountered. The food options were great. Even though we were vegetarian the restaurant chefs never let us feel we were missing anything. They were happy to tailor meals as per our preferences and came up with really delicious preparations! The hotel does charge top dollar, but we feel it is worth every cent. We want to come back again !
Had a deluxe over water bungalow 177. This was the best part. The rooms look better than the Internet. Such a luxury to chill out or take a swim when ever you want. The snorkling is good too with plenty of fish to check out. Make sure you snorkel the house reef too. The island there is nice to hang out on. Make sure you buy a disposable underwater camera before you leave home.
Glad I didn't upgrade my car instead ofthe holiday”
Wow this holiday was a once in a lifetime - unless we win lotto. Option for my 50th was to upgrade the car or take this holiday. I am glad I chose the holiday. Staff are amazing so we spent about $250 on tips at $5 a throw. Don't forget to go to the house reef for a snorkel. Breakfast is amazing. Food was good in some restaurants and disappointing in others. I knew it was going to be expensive but it could have been better than pub food for the price. But we came in under the budget. Heads up: - tip the staff they are lovely. - go the delux over water bungalow 173 to 179 - there is plenty of free bottled water inc pool and gym - bring lots of snacks Thanks Anantara Veli for a truly wonderful experience.
Good experience!! Room is comfort n clean. Room service twice a day, direct sea access, nice thai food in thai restaurant. If u not necessary need a private pool, then no need to take e private pool room. Waste money! Overall, worth money!!
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