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Exceptional location
Popular landmarks
Alimatha Island 41.5 km
Hura Island 42.1 km
Chickens Surf Point 48.6 km
Veligandu Island 66.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Veliganduhuraa Island 10 m
Hermit Crab Island 300 m
Naladhu Island 500 m
Coconut Grove 500 m
Dhigu Island 650 m
Dighu 660 m
Bushi 1.1 km
Maafushi Tila 1.7 km
Digu Kuda Giri 1.7 km
Gulhi Tila 1.7 km
Newly renovated

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Veligandu, South Male Atoll, Maldive Islands, Maldives, 08190 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the South Male Atoll part of Maldive Islands, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Chickens Surf Point. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.


Hygiene Plus

Sparkling clean

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Fitness center


Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

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Value for money8.3
Distance to city center21. Km
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
Distance to airport24.7 km

Rooms available at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Room comfort & quality


Deluxe Over Water Pool Villa
  • Room size: 131 m²/1410 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Ocean Pool Villa
  • Room size: 133 m²/1432 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Beach Pool Villa
  • Room size: 139 m²/1496 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed
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Over Water Pool Villa
  • Room size: 97 m²/1044 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Wellness Villa
  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Deluxe Over Water Villa
  • Room size: 83 m²/893 ft²
  • Lagoon view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Superior Over Water Villa
  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Lagoon view
  • 1 king bed
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Over Water Villa
  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Lagoon view
  • 1 king bed
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BUNGALOW Ocean Pool Villa
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    Deluxe Double Room
    • Room size: 162 m²/1744 ft²
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    Frequently asked questions

    Does Anantara Veli Maldives Resort have bars on the premises?

    Experience your holiday the best way possible with Anantara Veli Maldives Resort's bar and poolside bar readily available right in front of your doorstep for whenever you need a sip or two.

    What kind of water sports activities are accessible at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

    Anantara Veli Maldives Resort offers a large selection of remarkable water sport activities such as canoe, snorkeling, water sports (non-motorized), diving, wind surfing, and fishing for you to discover all types of water sports readily available at this property.

    Does Anantara Veli Maldives Resort have a fitness center?

    Anantara Veli Maldives Resort offers free fitness center that is ideally located at the tip of your finger, allowing you to get your daily workout in at any hour of the day so you can spend your vacation the way you want. For more details, please contact the property for more information.

    Does Anantara Veli Maldives Resort offer laundry services?

    Yes! Anantara Veli Maldives Resort offers laundry service at your convenience for whenever you need your favorite shirts or dresses clean and fresh all throughout your getaway. Please contact the property for more information.

    Does Anantara Veli Maldives Resort provide dry cleaning services?

    Yes! Anantara Veli Maldives Resort offers dry cleaning service that is accessible all throughout your stay, ensuring you're always looking your best in your favorite outfit. Please contact the property for more information.

    What public parks are in close proximty of Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

    While remaining at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, indulge in your morning or evening stroll at close by park such as Coconut Grove.

    When was Anantara Veli Maldives Resort built?

    Anantara Veli Maldives Resort was built in 2008.

    How many rooms does Anantara Veli Maldives Resort have?

    Anantara Veli Maldives Resort has a total of 67 rooms.

    In which languages can Anantara Veli Maldives Resort's employees communicate?

    Anantara Veli Maldives Resort can speak a total of 19 languages and supports widely used languages such as English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese for international guests, ensuring all travelers are well accommodated with all their needs in their desired choice of languages when communicating. Please refer to the 'Amenities and facilities' section and in the 'Languages spoken' category to find out what other languages this property supports.

    What is the verified guest review consensus about Anantara Veli Maldives Resort's swimming pool?

    60.0% of our verified customer evaluations have given a positive review and remarks about this property's swimming pool. You can look up on more detailed customer reviews, and comments for Anantara Veli Maldives Resort down in the review section.

    What is the typical rating that past Solo travelers' have given to Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

    Verified solo travelers that have stayed at this property have given Anantara Veli Maldives Resort an average rating of 9.2. You can look up more detailed customer reviews and evaluations by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

    What is the typical rating that past Families with young children have given to Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

    Verified families with young children that have stayed at this property have given Anantara Veli Maldives Resort an average rating of 9.1. You can look up more specific customer testimonials and comments by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

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    What people love about Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

    • 10


      "Fantastic place Staff are very friendly The resort GM needs a special mention for his efforts in making this resort a paradise."



      October 18, 2021

    • 10


      "Everything was amazing, especially the , facilities and the staff!"



      February 23, 2020

    • 8

      Very good

      "The whole resort is well-kept and a nice place to walk around."



      November 8, 2019

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    Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

    Getting in and around Maldive Islands is a breeze when staying at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, located right in the heart of the city. Get ready for an adventure with a stay at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.
    At Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the resort can arrange it before your check-in date. The resort provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
    If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the resort will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
    Each guestroom at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as television, in-room video streaming and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
    The resort also offers a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.

    Dining and things to do

    Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the resort. Guests with dietary restrictions will appreciate a selection of cuisine types at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort including halal options.
    A night in at the resort's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
    Enjoy the countless activities offered at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. Don't forget to explore the resort's easily accessible beach. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage, salon, steam room, spa and sauna. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool.
    Skip the dress code and opt for a casual cocktail or beer at the resort's poolside bar. Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the resort's fitness facility. Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports, motorized water sports, surfing, diving and wind surfing. If you like water sports, you'll appreciate the convenience of watersports equipment rentals, boats and canoes provided by Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.
    Have fun without traveling far, by taking advantage of the dart board, ping-pong table, yoga room, tennis court and badminton court at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library and shared lounge and TV area. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.

    Reasons to stay here

    Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 93% of other accommodations in the city.
    Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 96% of the city's accommodation.
    It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in Maldive Islands.

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    Amenities and facilities



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    Languages spoken
    • English
    • Arabic
    • Chinese [Cantonese]
    • Chinese [Mandarin]
    • Filipino
    • French
    • German
    • Hindi
    • Indonesian
    • Italian
    • Korean
    • Malay
    • Nepali
    • Russian
    • Sinhala
    • Spanish
    • Tamil
    • Thai
    • Ukrainian
    Internet access
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
    • Internet
    • Internet [LAN]
    • Internet services
    • Wi-Fi in public areas
    Things to do, ways to relax
    • Badminton court
    • Billiards
    • Boating
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Canoeing
    • Dart board
    • Diving
    • Fishing
    • Fitness center
    • Foot bath
    • Game room
    • Garden
    • Golf course [on-site]
    • Light therapy
    • Massage
    • On-site entertainment
    • Outdoor recreational features
    • Pool with view
    • Private beach
    • Sauna
    • Snorkeling
    • Spa
    • Spa/sauna
    • Steamroom
    • Surfing lessons
    • Swimming pool [outdoor]
    • Table tennis
    • Tennis court
    • Tours
    • Watersport equipment rentals
    • Water sports (motorized)
    • Water sports (non-motorized)
    • Wind surfing
    • Yoga room
    Cleanliness and safety
    • Anti-viral cleaning products
    • Body thermometer
    • Breakfast in room
    • Cashless payment service
    • Daily disinfection in all rooms
    • Daily disinfection in common areas
    • Doctor/nurse on call
    • Face coverings on staff
    • First aid kit
    • Free face masks
    • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Hotel room service app
    • Hot water linen and laundry washing
    • Hygiene certification
    • Individually-wrapped food options
    • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
    • Protective screens in common areas
    • Room sanitization opt-out available
    • Rooms sanitized between stays
    • Safe dining setup
    • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
    • Shared stationery removed
    • Staff trained in safety protocol
    • Sterilizing equipment
    • Temperature check for guests and staff
    Dining, drinking, and snacking
    • Alternative meal arrangement
    • Bar
    • BBQ facilities
    • Breakfast [buffet]
    • Breakfast [continental]
    • Coffee shop
    • Poolside bar
    • Restaurant [halal]
    • Restaurants
    • Room service [24-hour]
    • Snack bar
    Services and conveniences
    • Air conditioning in public area
    • Concierge
    • Contactless check-in/out
    • Currency exchange
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning
    • Elevator
    • Food delivery
    • Gift/souvenir shop
    • Grooming service
    • Ironing service
    • Laundry service
    • Library
    • Luggage storage
    • Meeting/banquet facilities
    • Postal service
    • Safety deposit boxes
    • Salon
    • Shops
    • Shrine
    • Smoking area
    • Terrace
    • Xerox/fax in business center
    For the kids
    • Playground
    • Adult-only property
    • Allergy-free rooms
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Check-in/out [express]
    • Check-in/out [private]
    • Check-in [24-hour]
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Front desk [24-hour]
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Pets allowed
    • Safety/security feature
    • Security [24-hour]
    • Smoke alarms
    Getting around
    • Airport transfer
    • Shuttle service
    Available in all rooms
    • Adapter
    • Air conditioning
    • Alarm clock
    • Balcony/terrace
    • Bathrobes
    • Bathtub
    • Blackout curtains
    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Complimentary tea
    • Desk
    • Dining table
    • Electric kettle
    • Fan
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Free bottled water
    • Free instant coffee
    • Free welcome drink
    • Fruits/snacks
    • Hair dryer
    • In-room safe box
    • Ironing facilities
    • Linens
    • Mini bar
    • Mirror
    • Non-smoking
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Pool facilities
    • Private bathroom
    • Private entrance
    • Safety/security feature
    • Scale
    • Seating area
    • Separate dining area
    • Shower
    • Sleep comfort items
    • Slippers
    • Smoke detector
    • Socket near the bed
    • Sofa
    • Telephone
    • Toiletries
    • Towels
    • Trash cans
    • TV [flat screen]
    • Wake-up service
    • Wi-Fi [free]
    • Wine glasses
    • Wooden/parqueted flooring

    Food and dining

    Breakfast options
    • American
    • Asian
    • Continental
    • Halal
    • Italian
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Full English/Irish
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    Restaurants on site
    • Cuisine: Japanese, Grill/BBQ
    • Menu: A-la-carte
    Baan Huraa
    • Cuisine: Thai
    • Menu: A-la-carte
    73 Degree
    • Menu: A-la-carte


    Veligandu, South Male Atoll, Maldive Islands, Maldives, 08190


    • Malé International Airport (MLE)
      24.7 km
    • Villa International Airport (VAM)
      92.2 km
    Hospital or clinic
    • Island Pharmacy
      2.6 km

    What's nearby

    Popular landmarks
    • Alimatha Island
      41.5 km
    • Hura Island
      42.1 km
    • Chickens Surf Point
      48.6 km
    • Veligandu Island
      66.0 km
    Nearby landmarks
    • Veliganduhuraa Island
      10 m
    • Hermit Crab Island
      300 m
    • Naladhu Island
      500 m
    • Coconut Grove
      500 m
    • Dhigu Island
      650 m
    • Dighu
      660 m
    • Bushi
      1.1 km
    • Maafushi Tila
      1.7 km
    • Digu Kuda Giri
      1.7 km
    • Gulhi Tila
      1.7 km
    Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

    Property policies

    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).

    • Please note that children are not allowed to stay at the resort.
    • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    Some helpful facts

    • Check-in from14:00
    • Check-out until12:00
    Getting around
    • Airport transfer fee271.04 USD
    • Distance from city center21. Km
    • Travel time to airport (minutes)35
    The property
    • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
    • Number of bars/lounges1
    • Number of floors1
    • Number of restaurants3
    • Number of rooms 67
    • Room voltage220
    • Year property opened2008
    • Most recent renovation2022

    Property announcements

    Transfer Notice
    Speedboat transfer will be arranged on a shared basis along with other property guests. A short wait may be expected to accommodate other guests arriving on the same time frame.
    Guests must send arrival and departure flight details directly to the property at least 2 days prior to arrival.

    We are delighted to announce that Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is now closed to undergo an extensive renovation between 1st March and 30th November 2022.
    This exciting new project will transform the resort into one of the most sought-after, adult-only hideaways in the Maldives and we look forward to welcoming our first guests on 1st December 2022.
    During this period we invite our guests to book their stay in our neighbouring resorts at Anantara Dhigu and Naladhu Private Island.

    All the above are subject to terms, conditions, and blackout without prior notice.

    Reviews of Anantara Veli Maldives Resort from real guests

    Provided by verified guests of Agoda
    Room comfort and quality9.3
    Value for money8.3
    High score for Maldive Islands
    9+ Exceptional (193)
    8-9 Excellent (77)
    7-8 Very Good (33)
    6-7 Good (6)
    <6 Below Expectation (7)
    Time of the year
    Mar - May (87)
    Jun - Aug (68)
    Sep - Nov (70)
    Dec - Feb (91)

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    Stelson from Philippines
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2016


    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

    Reviewed June 26, 2016

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    MUBASHIR from United States
    Stayed 6 nights in January 2013

    Wonderful hotel with extremely helpful staff”

    -great food, extremely helpful staff, spacious rooms, wonderful pool

    Our stay at anantara veli resort was wonderful. The resort island location was convinient only 30 minutes away from Male. We found the rooms to be quite comfortable. Another feature we enjoyed was the shower, it opened up into the deck and so you could shower in the fresh air while still having privacy. The resort also offered an array of water sports and activities, however, they are only able to be enjoyed weather permitting. The Resort also provides complimenary snorkling gear for the duration of your trip. The food was a bit on the pricy side but it wasn't anything out of the ordinary for the Maldives. The staff was extremely helpful, friendly and accomidating to any request. Another thing one should keep in mind is that Anantara has 3 resort islands that are all accessible to one another by pontoon. Veli is the island pridominantly visited by couples, dhigu is more of a family friendly island and the final island is for private residences. All guests at any island can use facilites of any other Anantara island without any issue. I would recommend all interested parties keep that in mind so they can book th location most suitable for them. All in all we really enjoyed our stay at Anantara Veli.

    Reviewed February 10, 2013

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    Anuj from India
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2011

    Great Experience”

    really quite, clear blue waters, free sports gears, room cleanliness, occasional evening party & visit to adjoining island for dining

    Marriages in India are really tiring and hence both of us wanted to have visit a place that is beautiful and at the same time relaxing and ofcourse fits our budget :-) So after reading reviews and comments about so many resorts in maldives and talking to travel agents we decided on Anantara Veli for 4 nights.... and yes we made the correct choice. Anantara is collection of 3 islands and anyone can visit these 3 islands using the ferry service provided by the Resort. Each of these islands have a different setup and room types and restaurants, the islands are not that big and dont take much time to go around but there is no way your stay becomes monotonous, there is plenty on offer. Veli has only water bunglows and they are spacious and offer all that you need, to name a few useful ones water bottles (2 in the morning and 2 in the evening), tea & coffee maker (with adequate refills), Umbrella, Mini Bar (paid bases), Pair of safety jackets (incase you decide to step in the ocean below you !!!! ) 7) spacious bathrooms with an tub, and open shower area (and still take of your privacy) to let you enjoy the ocean and fishes 8) wardrobes, electronic safe, sofa with a table, king size bed with side tables and lamps, 9) Balcony facing the sea with a pair of chair, table and bed Both of us dont know swimming so were reluctant to get into the water but seriously once you step in you dont wanna come out. Do get your snorkling kit from the Aquafanatics Watersports centre, and try spotting some colorful fishes in the beautiful blue waters of Maldives. food : for veggis the choices are limited but can easily manage, tank up in the morning with a amazing breakfast and in the evening try dinner @ Baan Huraa (the way to this place is really romantic) also dont miss-out on Terrazzo (Dhighu) both these located in the sea !!! opt for seating in the open... Overall very nice and amazing experience and thanks to the Anantara Hospitality.

    Reviewed August 22, 2011

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    Brian from Australia
    Stayed 5 nights in February 2013

    fantastic resort but very expensive”

    Villa location and helpful staff

    this is a first rate property with well appointed and well maintained "over water" villas. there are many great looking and near identical resort islands in the maldives which are less expensive but i have only seen the other properties from a yacht just off the beach so cannot comment on service or room quality at the other similar resorts. be prepared to pay a lot for your villa at anantara veli resort and be prepared for a big shock at the prices charged for drinks and meals!! least expensive option is the thai restaurant which has excellent food and wonderful staff. this is a quiet and peaceful resort so if you're looking for night action go somewhere else. on the other hand if you're seeking serenity in a beautiful tranquil location and you put perfection before price then this is the place.

    Reviewed February 26, 2013

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    Yang from China
    Stayed 4 nights in January 2012

    Good service and huge room”

    Relatively quiet, nice room

    i booked water bungalow at anantara veli two week before our travel, and it was an last minute deal. on our arrival, we were told that they upgrade us to the water villa at anantara dhigu, which is more expensive with larger room. it's really a big surprise to us, and the water villa at anantara dhigu was amazing. during our stay on the island, we were spoiled with great service and nice food. i like the kayake which is two hours free for guests, and my husband and i did it twice. by kayaking, we can reach to a small island that is close to the water villa, and it is a very good place for snorkelling. at that island, we saw a lot of beautiful fishes and coral underwater and took many nice pictures. thanks anantara for brining us such a wonderful trip and memory in maldives!

    Reviewed February 09, 2012

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    Jesslyn from Indonesia
    Stayed 4 nights in October 2015

    Best choice for us!”

    Food and Location

    I came to Veli for honeymoon with my husband and it has become our best experience so far. Ms.Kim and Mr.Prashirt are very helpful during our stay. Room boy Jaxlaan is very nice in keeping our room clean everyday. An Indonesian woman in 73 degrees and an Indonesian man in the kitchen of 73 degrees are very nice too, they served us really well and always make us smile every morning we saw them. ALmost all the staffs there are very nice, greeting and keep smile everytime they see us. We feel honoured when some even remember our names. We asked for room #165 and it is just perfect. We can see Moyo Island from our room and we can swim to reach it just in 10-15mins. We can also go to Anantara Dhigu, another hotel by the same company, by pontoon. So convenient. Oh! We also see baby sharks two times in the water near the beach in Veli. Origami, japanese restaurant in Veli, is one of the restaurants you have to try!! We went there two times because it is so delicious. The prawn sushi roll is the bomb. Beef is very tender too and the local fish has no fishy smell. So fresh and yum! Thank you Anantara Veli for making our honeymoon so memorable. Hope I will come back soon.

    Reviewed October 31, 2015

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    Yan from Indonesia
    Stayed 4 nights in July 2015

    Spectacular view!!”

    Too much to remember

    Me and wife decided to go to maldives for our honeymoon. We went for anantara because of the very attractive offer at the time. Well, we got way more than what we paid for!! Upon arrival, we were transported to the resort with a luxurious yacht. When we arrived on the resort, oh my ... We made the right decision to choose this establishment. Spectacular view was an understatement! We watched sunset on out balcony. On one fine afternoon, we saw a school of dolphines playing and jumping around 100 meters away from where we sat. we snorkled from our villa balcony all the way to the other reasort 200 meters across. The only disapointing moments were when we asked for a beach towel, it came 3.5 hours later after we called asking for it the second time. In all, thank you anantara veli resort for making our honeymoon very memorable

    Reviewed July 15, 2015

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    Lau from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2015

    Worth for couple for stay ”

    sunset , friendliness staff and privacy

    It was a perfect stay in Anantara Veli Resort & Spa for our birthday treat .Firstly we were panic because of the late night flight and arrived to the airport late at night, but when we see the hotel guys just stand in front of the exit of immigration to welcome you then bring you to the private boat heading to the hotel. 35mins drive is easy and fast, but it was quite costly USD$400 for this boat arrangement. After we settle down , hotel bring the wine and cake because it was my birthday , quite surprised. Room is OK for cleanliness but our room is toward the beach, firstly think it is not quite privacy but later we find that it is quite good as it just got coral reef right down our over water bungalows, it is amazing to see fishes and coral just down from your rooms. The pingoon travel to another anantara hotel is easy and just a minute , you can enjoy the amazing sunset dinner over the pool with life music . but there is more family and group travelers on the others side of hotel, maybe a bit noisy if you just want a quite honeymoon with your honey. Breakfast is perfect, many choice and even this have gluten free milk and almond and soy milk. Thai food is good too . WIFI is perfect everywhere in the hotel and beach , bars and pool. it is quite a good experience of spending 5 days in the same hotel and didn't few boring. good choice !

    Reviewed May 22, 2015

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    Oum from Cambodia
    Family with teens
    Over Water Villa
    Stayed 1 night in June 2018

    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.

    Reviewed June 13, 2018

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    Ma from Philippines
    Over Water Villa
    Stayed 2 nights in April 2017

    Appreciate the resort layout and various options”

    My hubby and I just came back from a holiday in Maldives. We were very impressed with our experience in Anantara Veli. We love the idea of having a resort catered to couples while having the option to visit the neighboring Dhigu which is for families. This gives us wider options for restaurants and beach lines. Bravo to Anantara!

    Reviewed April 17, 2017

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    leon from United States
    Stayed 9 nights in May 2015

    our wonderful stay in the maldives”

    couples only for most of the time ,the spa was excellant,the peacefulness of the veli island

    This was my wife and I first trip to Maldives and also first time staying with anantara resort . the complete staff were very nice always smiled and always offered to do something for us the resort is very well kept all the time this was the best vacation we have experienced. we will defineitly return to anantara veli

    Reviewed May 17, 2015

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    LEUNG from Hong Kong SAR, China
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2015

    A very luxurious hotel ”

    Huge lagoon, luxurious room and nice food

    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.

    Reviewed February 13, 2015

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    TIANZHEN from Singapore
    Stayed 4 nights in August 2015

    A resort worth to visit in Maldives”

    Very well maintain/ Beautiful scenary and wanderful staffs

    We had a 4 night stays and I must agree that the stay was fantastic. The resort is very well maintain and you may visit another resort Dhigu via speedboat every 5-10 minutes intervals. Really appreciated the staffs on their excellent services. Warm smiles and very attentive (Ms Jolly). The speedboat/ parasailing and snorkling staffs were very friendly and responsive. I will have given a close to full marks if not for a staff (Bilal) bad services every morning when I see him during breakfast (he's the chef in the kitchen). Looking down on Chinese and giving me a stucked up face everyday but his attitude totally changed whenever he saw a Caucasion, smiling big and friendly (too obvious). It will be a wonderful breakfast for me if I hadn't met him every morning. (FYI, this is the first time I am complaining over services, imagine how bad it was as I sweared it really did affect my trip). Nevertheless, everything was great. Everything including the equipments were very clean and well maintain. Sea sports was wonderful. The room was clean and aircon was working very well. The sun/ the beach/ the hermit crabs were so welcoming. I love this place. Mosquitos near the outdoor breakfast area were rather aggressive. However, it's not the issue from the resort as they did their part by fogging everyday. It's unavoidable due to the weather and nature. Keep up the good work Anantara Veli!!!

    Reviewed August 27, 2015

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    Ankita from India
    Stayed 6 nights in December 2010

    One of the best experiences of life...”

    Excellant location, very courteous and professional staff, excellent service.

    they have very warm welcoming staff. timely arrival at the airport and transportation. in the speed boat, they gave us cold wet towels which were great for hot and humid weather. upon arrival we were taken directly to our room by personal liaison. no need to goto reception or any paperwork. btw reception has great ambience which is right there on beach sand and very casual atmosphere. our room was very well prepared and it was ready for us. air conditioner was turned on from before and they had arranged "heart and arrow" done by small stones on the floor of the room. as we were on our honeymoon and we requested a corner bungalow it was available for us. we saw sunrise and sunset each day from the room and it was picture perfect. the blue color of the water was so amazing, cant be described in words. we stayed on over the water bungalow which i would highly recommend rather than beach condo, they did have many crabs on beach. snorkeling equipment and kayaks were provided free and we had awesome time with that. ban huaara, thai restaurant was the best among all. good thing about ananatara is that u can goto their other resort just in 10 min boat ride and u can have multiple choices of wife is vegetarian and we did have a little problem finding dishes for her but at all restaurants, staff was more than happy to prepare a separate dish for her. dhigu spa is over the water unlike veli and prices are the same so we chose dhigu spa due to location. prices were little bit on costlier side for the spa but the treatment was excellent. overall, as i mentioned, one of the best experiences of life and i would highly recommend anantara over any other resort for that price range.

    Reviewed December 28, 2010

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    Sarah from Singapore
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2014

    Wonderful experience staying at Anantara Veil”

    Service was excellent, Staff was friendly, and great ambiance

    Our stay was fantastic with good service and amenities. The shuttle between the different resort gave us great opportunity to explore further to the other islands, which enhance our Maldives experience. The room was located just beneath nice corals with fishes, turtles and other aquatic animals. Definitely highly recommend Anantara to my friends and I would come back again. Thanks Anantara for the wonderful experience!

    Reviewed December 21, 2014

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    Lee from Malaysia
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2013

    Paradise at Sunny Side of Life”

    Fantastic view, King-alike Indulgence

    It was such a wonderful stay at Anantara as the staffs are all very responsive and attentive to each and every of your small requests. It was a birthday plus vacation for my partner and I pre-engaged the staff for a small cake arrangement on the day we arrived. I told them my preferred time and they were really punctual to deliver that to our room. I'm impressed as that was pre-arranged quite some time ago before the trip. They really take your details into their professionalism. Other than that, they also had house keeping twice a day and that really keeps our room all time clean and neat. Not to mention the view that our overwater villa overlooking. It is breathtaking with the different gradient of blue of Indian Ocean. And you will feel so close to the pristine nature as the marine life will just swim across your villa all time. With their sister resorts just nearby the island, the stay over here was never been boring as you get to explore few different islands during the vacation. Last but not least, worth mentioning would be their waiting lounge at the airport. This is something exclusive for Anantara guests with aircondition and WIFI. Only two hotels have such waiting lounge during my visit, and Anantara is one of it. Great stay!

    Reviewed May 19, 2013

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    Zyra from Philippines
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2016


    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.

    Reviewed July 03, 2016

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    Angeline from Indonesia
    Deluxe Over Water Pool Villa
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

    A Relaxing Time”

    Anantara Veli is a great resort to relax. The whole resort is well-kept and a nice place to walk around. We were there for 4 days and 3 nights. The boat ride from the airport to the island was about 45 minutes. The staff welcomed us warmly, and we were introduced to our villa host who would help us throughout the trip. Anantara Veli is connected to 2 other islands, so there is much to explore. We stayed in the Over Water Bungalow with the pool. It was a private location, facing the open ocean. Though there was not much marine life to see by our overwater bungalow. We had to swim to the other villas to see marine life. We wished there was a staircase from the common walkway to the marine life area, so we did not have to swim or walk all the way across the villas. There a quite a few restaurants but only the Thai food was decent. The other restaurants - Japanese and Grilled, was below expectations. Especially since we were paying decent amount for the meals. Overall, we had a good stay.

    Reviewed November 08, 2019

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    Khai from Malaysia
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2014

    Best vacation of our life”

    Best view, snorkelling all day, best service

    This was really the best vacation we ever had, for our honeymoon. The things that we like about this resort is the excellent service, the very nice view typical of Maldives, and the free snorkelling set for the duration of our stay. The snorkelling set is one of the key difference in experience, because we have nice coral with abundance of fish just underneath our over water bungalow, and we love it so much we spent much of our time underwater. There are also many choices of restaurants on two of the main islands. The food are nice and authentic, though the price could be hard to swallow. Overall we can't say that this is the best value for money, but it is definitely the best resort we had ever stayed in our life.

    Reviewed September 04, 2014

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    Ruchirangad from India
    Stayed 5 nights in December 2014

    the best holiday experience”

    top of the class service, breathtaking property, delicious food

    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 !

    Reviewed December 14, 2014

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