Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Veligandu, South Male Atoll, Maldives Islands, Maldives, 08190 - See map
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Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

"Well maintained villa with wonderful marine life just beneath the villa."

MAUREEN - January 15, 2018

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Body thermometer
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Temperature check for guests and staff
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Free face masks
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Property highlightsRead all 590 reviews
Fantastic breakfast
97% positive mentions
Exceptional cleanliness
9.4 rating for cleanliness
Exceptional service
9.4 rating for service
Exceptional comfort
9.3 room quality and comfort

Through out our entire stay everything was a blessed , Specially thank to mr Mughni for all the help and guide us thru.

Oum | June 13, 2018

The staff welcomed us warmly, and we were introduced to our villa host who would help us throughout the trip.

Angeline | November 8, 2019

I really enjoying my stay as the resort has 3 connecting island where guest can access all the three.

Oum | June 13, 2018

Since the first day i chose Anantara resort I will absolute warm and safe.

Oum | June 13, 2018

While reaching the resort the team manage to gave us a very warm welcome.

Oum | June 13, 2018

It was great trip and excellent choice to be within this amazing resort.

AHMED | January 18, 2018

  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Sauna

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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

9.3
Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
Ocean Pool Bungalow
Ocean Pool Bungalow
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  • Room size: 125 m²/1345 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Overwater Bungalow
Superior Overwater Bungalow
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  • Room size: 62 m²/667 ft²
  • Lagoon view
  • 1 king bed
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Ocean Bungalow with Private Pool
Ocean Bungalow with Private Pool
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  • Room size: 125 m²/1345 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 queen bed
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Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow
Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow
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  • Room size: 125 m²/1345 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Overwater Bungalow
Overwater Bungalow
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  • Room size: 62 m²/667 ft²
  • Lagoon view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Deluxe Over Water Bungalow
Deluxe Over Water Bungalow
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  • Room size: 92 m²/990 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Deluxe Overwater Pool Bungalow with Complimentary Shared Return Airport Transfer
Deluxe Overwater Pool Bungalow with Complimentary Shared Return Airport Transfer
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  • Room size: 125 m²/1345 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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BUNGALOW OVER WATER
BUNGALOW OVER WATER
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    Double room - De Luxe
    Double room - De Luxe
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    • Balcony/terrace
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    Bungalow - De Luxe - Pool
    Bungalow - De Luxe - Pool
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    • Balcony/terrace
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    Frequently asked questions

    What time is check-in and check-out at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

    Check-in is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The property offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

    How do I get to Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

    Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of USD 260. Just use the Let us know what you need section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the property's convenient shuttle service.

    What is the smoking policy at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

    Anantara Veli Maldives Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The property offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

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    What people love about Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "Anantara Veli is a great resort to relax."

      Angeline

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      November 8, 2019

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "I will visit this place again."

      AHMED

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      January 18, 2018

    • 8.0
      Very good

      "Overall, we had a good stay."

      Angeline

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      November 8, 2019

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    9.1/10
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    9.1
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    9.4
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    9.2
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    9.4
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    More about Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

    More about Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

    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.

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    Food & Dining
    17 mentions
    Breakfast
    9 mentions
    Housekeeping
    6 mentions
    Beach
    5 mentions

    What they offer

    8.0
    Very good

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

    Angeline

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    November 8, 2019

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    Food and dining

    Restaurants on site

    Origami
    Cuisine:Japanese, Grill/BBQ
    Menu:A-la-carte
    Baan Huraa
    Cuisine:Thai
    Menu:A-la-carte
    73 Degree
    Menu:A-la-carte

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    Reviews of Anantara Veli Maldives Resort from real guests

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    9.1
    Exceptional
    From 590 reviews
    9.4Service
    9.3Cleanliness
    9.3Location
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    Location9.4
    Room comfort and quality9.3
    Service9.4
    Value for money8.3
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Mohamad from Malaysia
    Couple
    Overwater Bungalow
    Stayed 1 night in September 2018

    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 :)

    Reviewed February 23, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Richard from United States
    Couple
    Overwater Bungalow
    Stayed 6 nights in February 2019

    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.

    Reviewed February 16, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jeraldine from Philippines
    Couple
    Deluxe Over Water Bungalow
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    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.

    Reviewed January 15, 2019
    9.6
    Exceptional
    KUAN from Taiwan
    Couple
    Deluxe Over Water Bungalow
    Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

    Like Heaven ”

    Nice people ,Nice view,Wonderful experience

    Reviewed May 28, 2019
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Oum from Cambodia
    Family with teens
    Overwater Bungalow
    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
    8.8
    Excellent
    MAUREEN from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Deluxe Over Water Bungalow
    Stayed 4 nights in November 2017

    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.

    Reviewed January 15, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Bartasan from Indonesia
    Couple
    Overwater Bungalow
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

    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..

    Reviewed July 15, 2017
    8.4
    Excellent
    Wong from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Overwater Bungalow
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2017

    Nice resort ”

    Like all other nice 5-star resort, it's a very nice resort, service is good. You can spend a couple of days relaxing there, but you will get bored if stay too long unless you don't any budget to spend on pricey food and water activities.

    Reviewed May 11, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    NUNO from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2015

    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.

    Reviewed July 27, 2016
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Zyra from Philippines
    Couple
    Overwater Bungalow
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

    Honeymoon”

    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
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Stelson from Philippines
    Couple
    Overwater Bungalow
    Stayed 4 nights in June 2016

    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

    Reviewed June 26, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Jeff from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Deluxe Over Water Bungalow
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

    Real Paradise”

    Snorkeling, over water bungalow, great breakfast with sea view

    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.

    Reviewed December 10, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Andy from Australia
    Family with young children
    Overwater Bungalow
    Stayed 2 nights in June 2015

    Great resort that cater also for the kid”

    beach, staff and kid programs

    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.

    Reviewed July 02, 2015
    9.7
    Exceptional
    FOONG from Malaysia
    Couple
    Overwater Bungalow
    Stayed 4 nights in March 2015

    paradise!!”

    everything is excellent

    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.

    Reviewed March 23, 2015
    9.3
    Exceptional
    LEUNG from Hong Kong
    Couple
    Deluxe Over Water Bungalow
    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
    9.7
    Exceptional
    Ruchirangad from India
    Couple
    Overwater Bungalow
    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
    9.3
    Exceptional
    James from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Over Water Bungalow
    Stayed 1 night in November 2014

    Paradise plus”

    Overwater bungalow, staff and activities

    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.

    Reviewed November 17, 2014
    9.0
    Exceptional
    James from Australia
    Couple
    Deluxe Over Water Bungalow
    Stayed 8 nights in November 2014

    Glad I didn't upgrade my car instead ofthe holiday”

    Bungalow, Staff and house reef

    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.

    Reviewed November 16, 2014
    8.0
    Excellent
    Lee from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow
    Stayed 3 nights in July 2014

    good experience!!”

    clean, comfort & relax!!

    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!!

    Reviewed November 05, 2014
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Fred from France
    Couple
    Overwater Bungalow
    Stayed 6 nights in October 2014

    Paradis ”

    Amazing set up with 3 islands, great rooms and facilities, staff very helpful

    Thouroughly enjoyed our stay! Amazing location and great accomodation! Food, drinks and activities a tag expensive. "Loungy, clubby" Background music was relentless. A live band or the sweet sound of silence would been a better otpion at times...overall, awesome resort!

    Reviewed October 27, 2014
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