Hidden gems


Noonu Atoll, Maldives


Velaa Private Island is a real jewel nestled in the turquoise waters of Noonu Atoll. The resort is named after generations of sea turtles made the beautiful Fushivelavaru island their home. Indeed, in the local language,

Velaa literally means Island of the turtles

The Veela Island project was born from the passion and dream of the Czech financier Jirì Smejc and his wife Radka. A great lover of exotic places, Smejc bought the island in 2010 with the aim of transforming it from a completely wild place into the most exclusive Maldivian resort. To achieve this goal, all the construction materials and related furnishings were specially brought to the island from all over the world: wood from Borneo, paving stones from Jordan, chairs from Italy and vases from Indonesia. The result, elegant but simple, is compelling and very varied.

The resort’s architecture blends local materials and contemporary design: the interiors are consciously designed to ensure maximum privacy in a setting of exclusive comfort.

The result is the true luxury of simplicity.

Discover the exclusive retreat

Refined in every detail.

The cuisine is no exception with its 3 restaurants, a staff of prestigious chefs and menus developed under the supervision of Adeline Grattard – Parisian Michelin Star-.

gourmet pure paradise

The overwater restaurant Aragu, expression meaning “essence”, offers cooking experiences that are full of refinement and original combinations of flavors. With a magnificent terrace on the water, it offers an innovative and sensorial cuisine while Cru Lounge is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of champagne.

The Japanese Teppanyaki cuisine finds its own space within dell’avveniristica tower that houses the Tavaru and provides delightful dishes as works of art, delicious and delicate in engaging ways. The wine list is very rich, among which the most prestigious labels in the world stand out.

Athiri is the more casual restaurant, near the beach, offering contemporary cuisine, but also pizzas cooked in a wood oven. Here buffet breakfast is served daily and offers, during the day, a la carte menu and dinner with theme nights.

Finally, by the pool, Avi Pool Bar & Lounge: pleasant dining spot during the day, it transforms into a lively cocktail bar at evening with live music.

In this corner of paradise you can not resist the temptation to be pampered by experienced therapists in the spa My Blend by Clarins.

Six independent overwater villas with views of the turquoise lagoon are available to guests of the spa, which offers the most sophisticated and exclusive oriental spa treatments and Ayurvedic therapies.

Developed by Clarins exclusively for the Velaa, in the SPA menu you will find the “Velaa Signature Rituals”: sumptuous treatments inspired by the beauty of the Maldives, a unique SPA experience in the world that can only be experienced at Veela.

Another exclusive treatment not to be missed is the “Cloud 9”, developed by the Viennese artist Sha, a true sensory experience during which you can experience a feeling of deep and total well-being and relaxation.

The spa also features the first “snow room” in the Maldives. A Yoga master is available for meditation sessions in the garden, on the beach or in the privacy of your villa.

You can review the SPA menu while you dream your next treatment.

Countless activities are available on the island to satisfy all sports enthusiasts. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy the only “Velaa Short Game Golf Academy by Olazabal” in the Maldives. Managed by Troon, the course was designed by the American champion Josée Maria Olazabal, and is ideal to improving golf techniques.

At Velaa there is also a gym with Technogym equipment, tennis and squash courts and water skiing, sailing, wind surfing, kite surfing and jet skiing equipment.

If you want to enjoy the beautiful ocean, the PADI diving center offers all levels of certification or you can be escorted in snorkeling, fishing trips or in cruising  aboard the elegant Yacht Prestige. Marine biology experts accompany expeditions to discover manta rays and dolphins. On this occasion, they illustrate the behavior of these wonderful mammals and those of the other Maldivian species.
Finally, daily excursions are organized to the turtles nest, as well as night walks to get closer to the places where the turtles hatch.

Sensational Celebrations

At Veela children always receive special attention: during main holiday periods, dedicated events are always organized.

At Christmas Santa Claus is coming at Veela!

… and the show goes on at Easter

but the most coveted event in the Maldives is now, without any doubt, the Veela New Year’s party!

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