Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat
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9.1
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10
Exceptional cleanliness
9.4
Recommended by 97% of guests
Value for money9.1
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportVilla International Airport (VAM)
Distance to airport23.0 km
  • Airport transfer

  • Private beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Beach Villa - 2 Nights and Water Villa - 2 Nights
Beach Villa - 2 Nights and Water Villa - 2 Nights
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Water Villa
Water Villa
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  • Room size: 54 m²/581 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 double bed
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Beach Villa
Beach Villa
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  • Room size: 39 m²/420 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 double bed
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Basic Villa
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    VILLA BEACH FRONT - FULL BOARD
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          VILLA BEACH FRONT - ALL INCLUSIVE
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            Agoda Reviews (49)Booking.com Reviews (258)
            9.1
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            10
            Exceptional
            Cleanliness9.4
            Facilities8.6
            Location9.3
            Service9.0
            Value for money9.1
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            9.6
            Exceptional
            Jane from United Kingdom
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 7 nights in May 2018
            Time to chill and recharge”
            Back after a week of pure relaxation no tv, no shoes. From when you step off the sea plane from Male you have been transported to an idle. Total of 30 rooms 20 water villas takes 5 minutes to walk round the whole Island. Spa, Bar, Restaurant, Dive Centre and water sports plus the daily Snorkling boat. Swim with the fish in the lagoon from your villa. Beds comfortable fan and air on in room brilliant bathrooms well appointed, can look out to sea from the bath and shower!! Well appointed deck with steps into lagoon. Staff are lovely and cannot do enough for you warm welcome and send off. Food satisfactory you need never go hungry. Mini bar needs checking daily and restocking by staff. Room towels replaced daily (as are beach towels) but some need replacing!!!! Holes, threadbare, fraying!! Would we go back yes in a heart beat.
            Reviewed May 14, 2018
            9.6
            Exceptional
            Vanessa from Singapore
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 4 nights in April 2018
            Pure bliss”
            If you're looking for a Paradise Island, this is it. The staff were helpful and friendly, views picturesque, waters crystal clear and teeming with marine life and the food was delicious and varied. This small, quiet resort is prefect for couples, though not so much for families. If you have young children I'd suggest to look elsewhere. I loved the place so much I jokingly asked the staff if there were any job positions available so I never had to leave. My husband and I are already making plans to come back. We left yesterday and I miss it so much. My only gripes are that it was difficult to get in touch with anyone from the resort prior to our arrival. I don't think they check their email very often. However when I messaged them through Agoda their replies were prompt. The toilet in the water villa we stayed at was also not well ventilated and had a constant musty odor. These are small complaints however and in no way affected our immense enjoyment during our holiday. A must visit.
            Reviewed April 06, 2018
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Ali from Sweden
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 15 nights in January 2018
            Water villa paradise”
            From the pick-up at Malé airport to the drop off 15 nights later - Great staff at the resort - warm and friendly! The food was excellent and cooked at your order! Snorkels and kajak was complimentary wich is a great plus. Stayed in a water villa for 15 nights and it was great, the island is small wich makes the stay secluded and romantic. We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and the hotel suprised us on our last night with a wonderful cake and decorated our room with roses. So once again thanks to all of you guys at Drift for making our stay so wonderful
            Reviewed February 01, 2018
            7.2
            Very good
            Suk from Hong Kong
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 5 nights in November 2017
            Different from expectation”
            Pros: Quiet as not too many villas/water houses, easy access to plenty water lives with in-house coral reefs, water house same as pictured Cons: No hot water for another person's shower (or 30-min wait) after a hot bath, yet maintenance staff leave without a word. Running out of many common food (eg. potato, banana, strawberry, papaya, guava) on menu over a 6-day stay but no plan to replenish, yet sea plan comes n go every day. Breakfast dishes hence keep repeating. If you're not with full board; means only two bottled water is given per day instead of unlimited supply (even for just water). Afterall this is a five star hotel (water villa) in similar price range as others (not cheap), this is different to what is expected.
            Reviewed December 28, 2017
            6.8
            Good
            Maria from Philippines
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 1 night in December 2017
            Nice resort but poor service from staff”
            Staff did not even make us feel welcome when we arrived. They didn't even bother to carry our bags and ask us how was our trip. We were also not informed that the resort had their own "time zone" (they are 1-hr ahead of Male time) and we only learned about this when the Spa called us for our booking. When we were about to depart for the airport, we were also not informed in advance that our seaplane will be delayed.
            Reviewed December 16, 2017
            9.6
            Exceptional
            jeff from United States
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 5 nights in November 2017
            Quiet in Paradise”
            The most relaxing and quiet resort I've ever stayed at. Simply wonderful. On it's own island, and the snorkeling is fantastic!
            Reviewed November 14, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Yvonne from Netherlands
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 4 nights in August 2017
            Highly reconmended”
            This is a great place that I highly recommend to all people who want to have a luxury beach holiday, The Island combines the advantages and privacy of a small island with all facilities you can wish for. The food is great, the water and marine-life beautiful. The houses are well designed and magnificant maintained, and the staff is the best you can wish for.
            Reviewed August 28, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Tamara from Canada
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 3 nights in August 2017
            SPECTULAR!!!”
            They were waiting for us when we got to the AP. the ride on the sea plane was so much fun, the view of all the little island was breathtaking. Then we got to our little island. OMG wss this place BEAUTIFUL. The staff was AMAZING from checking in to checking out. We had the water villa. I cant even explain you have to see this place for yourself. The room is BEAUTIFUL. Modern, hip,classy. We slept outside under the stars, lots of fishes, all different colours and sizes, even sharks. (They don't bite) you had your own aquarium to wake up to.i could go on and on about this place. I would DEFINITELY go again, and would recommend the Drift to EVERYONE. Special thanks to Ibrahim at reception he was a delight, Aminath at reservation kept in touch with us ever step of the way. The Head chef, house keeping, ground staff, waiters/waitress thank you all for making this anniversary of 19 yrs a memorable one. THANK YOU.. Pierre and Tamara from Canada
            Reviewed August 14, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Florian from Germany
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 6 nights in June 2017
            Perfect.”
            From transportation, food, staff, excursion, facilities to nature a truely fantastic experience.
            Reviewed July 01, 2017
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Vitali from Germany
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 1 night in April 2017
            Excellent service !”
            We had a short trip to Thelu Veliga but i think we will come back soon because of the amazing atmosphere in this resort. The water Villa is wonderful and we had only positive feeling there. Thank you !
            Reviewed April 04, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Hanan from Kuwait
            Solo traveler
            Beach Villa
            Stayed 5 nights in March 2017
            Great getaway ”
            Beautiful small resort. Excellent service. Relaxing rooms .. need to enjoy night activities.....
            Reviewed March 16, 2017
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Anne from Canada
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 4 nights in January 2017
            Great”
            We booked a water villa which had amazing views both from the room and the bathroom. The room was very clean and well equipped. The terrace was perfect for romantic evening dinners and for watching all the different types of fish including small sharks and sting rays. The house reef was better than expected and we had some of the best ever cocktails while watching the sun set. A small very romantic island that we will hopefully go back to one day.
            Reviewed March 06, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            Luka from Slovenia
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 8 nights in February 2017
            The best holiday ever! ”
            Amazing stuff, i was almost crying when we were leaving. Nicest water! Clean villa. Go on water villa, on sunset side. I wanna go back :)
            Reviewed February 23, 2017
            10.0
            Exceptional
            ROCIO from Argentina
            Couple
            Beach Villa
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2018
            Perfecto!!”
            Increíble resort! Si volviera a Maldivas sin duda volvería a elegirlo. Excelente precio- calidad!
            Reviewed March 25, 2018
            9.2
            Exceptional
            JEANPIERRE from France
            Couple
            Beach Villa
            Stayed 7 nights in January 2018
            resort tres beau et très tranquille, belle structure hoteliére,barriére proche et poissonneuse”
            L'ile est petite, peu d'activités ,bruit du générateur present dans les beach villa, coraux abimes par endroits
            Reviewed February 05, 2018
            8.8
            Excellent
            cristiano from Italy
            Couple
            Beach Villa
            Stayed 11 nights in November 2017
            Peace, privacy & nature!”
            Il posto è meraviglioso, il ristorante per ogni pasto decisamente all’altezza, camere belle e pulite, staff disponibilissimo. Ci sono dettagli sicuramente migliorabili che potrebbero portare la 5’ stella, senza grandi sforzi ma con un po’ più di impegno e professionalità. Qui il lusso è dimenticarsi di tutto ciò che normalmente pensiamo. Se cercate mondanità, sfarzosità e vi volete portare una valigia di vestiti e scarpe, non è il vs posto.
            Reviewed December 08, 2017
            6.0
            Stefano from Italy
            Couple
            Beach Villa
            Stayed 8 nights in November 2017
            Resort e posizione ottimi. personale e cibo meno”
            ottimo il Resort è la posizione. noi avevamo pensione completa con bevande analcoliche incluse ai pasti. La colazione molto misera e ripetitiva. Pranzo si poteva scegliere tra uno dei due antipasti proposti, insignificanti, e un secondo piatto a base di pesce o pollo, molto ripetitivo. la cena a buffet non soddisfacente e ripetitiva con poche scelte. le attrezzature per sport acquatici sono a pagamento canoa ecc. veramente ridicoli per quanto si paga nel resort. la Spa inavvicinabile per i prezzi eccessivi. Mare bellissimo ma la barriera è ormai sbiancata, quindi un cimitero. Secondo me tutto troppo caro
            Reviewed November 28, 2017
            9.6
            Exceptional
            eleonora from Italy
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 6 nights in August 2017
            Le vere Maldive sono rappresentate alla perfezione dal Drift: sabbia,barriera corallina,natura top!”
            Esperienza magica presso il drift , atollo piccolissimo ...scegliere il Drift ti permette di vivere ogni giorno l'esperienza isola deserta ma con tutti i comfort . Staff eccezionale e cucina ottima! Barriera corallina incredibilmente viva e ricca, sabbia pazzesca ( sembra farina 00 ) , pace e relax 🔝,Spa overwater molto suggestiva e trattamenti altamante qualificati . Un sogno ...che desideriamo rivivere al più presto ... un saluto a tutto lo staff , eleonora & jacopo Reception: Ibrahim , Nabith , Nasih ogni giorno ci hanno guidato in magiche esperienze . Bar : Susantha e Sumon ricorderemo sicuramente i loro ottimi cocktails e loro cantina vini oltre alla loro simpatia . Restaurant: Suhail Wisaam Sono stati determinanti per l'altissimo servizio assieme al grande chef Chaminda ci hanno deliziato ogni giorno il palato. Cucina davvero raffinata e ...ottima pizza!!! Ci mancate di già ...torneremo presto !!!
            Reviewed August 21, 2017
            9.2
            Exceptional
            Cristiana from Italy
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 10 nights in August 2017
            Quando le persone fanno la differenza”
            Il resort è meraviglioso, l'isola un vero angolo di paradiso, e lo staff ha reso il nostro soggiorno indimenticabile, facendoci sentire come a casa! Grazie soprattutto ad Ibrahim, allo Chef e ai camerieri, unici!
            Reviewed August 18, 2017
            9.2
            Exceptional
            SHIGEKI from Japan
            Couple
            Water Villa
            Stayed 5 nights in March 2018
            落ち着いた時間”
            部屋数が少なく、多くの宿泊者が居ないということもあり、非常に落ち着いた時間を過ごせました。 水上ヴィラに宿泊したのですが、部屋はこじんまりしていたがとても清潔で、バルコニーからの景色が抜群でした。
            Reviewed March 28, 2018
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