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South Male Atoll, Maldives

Velassaru is a fabulous, contemporary and fun resort set in the South Male Atoll, embodying affordable luxury to a tee. Surrounded by a pristine white beach and the turquoise sea this picture perfect island makes the ideal escape.

At a Glance

  • The Velassaru Indulgence package provides Velassaru's guests the best culinary experience the resort has to offer which include breakfast, lunch, dinner and also drinks.

  • Opt for the beach villa rather than the deluxe bungalow to get views of the ocean

  • With the transfer only being 25 minutes you arrive in no time onto your island of paradise.

  • Fun and lively atmosphere

  • Plenty of activities to choose from at the GLIDE watersports centre - Seabob Cayago water rocket and parasailing to name a few!

Honeymoon, Beach, Couples, Diving

Insider's View

Book the Beach Villas or Water Villas rather than the Bungalows for the newer accommodation in better positions.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Go for the indulgence package rather than full board. A bit pricier but has loads of inclusions and means eating is really flexible.

Clare Monro

Insider's View

Velassaru have an onsite Photography Centre so you can get some really special photos of your holiday.

Juliet Morris

Call us on 020 8682 5400 to start planning your holiday to Velassaru


Just 20 minutes from the capital Male, Velassaru is home to 129 island and water villas spread around the island and over the azure blue waters. Inspired by island architecture, villas are designed with a minimal chic effect in mind, revealing teak, stone & thatch, using simple colour tones with a dash of bright green, vivid turquoise, refreshing yellow. High vaulted ceilings and panoramic walls invoke a sense of space, only complemented by the exterior terrace and sun deck.

Dining options are aplenty with choices between the main buffet restaurant, the Mediterranean and Japanese over water restaurant, oceanfront Grill, cafe, bar, beach bar and sundeck. Beachfront setting, at the edge of the lagoon, under candlelight or starlight makes dining on the island a truly mesmerizing experience.

For fans of the ocean, the fabulous house reef is ideal for snorkelling. There is also an excellent dive centre, wet lab and well equipped water sports centre.

The stunning infinity pool, situated near the bar, is surrounded by inviting daybeds and squashy beanbags, tempting all to a snooze and a cocktail in the shade, while looking out over the clear sea view.


There are 129 water bungalows, island villas and suites inspired by island architecture. Minimal chic revealed in teak, stone and thatch with high vaulted ceilings creating the sense of space. Simple colour tones with a dash of bright green, vivid turquoise and refreshing yellow give a contemporary feel. All bungalows and villas include: safe, LCD TV and DVD player, minibar with tea and coffee facilities, phone, internet, bathrobes, hairdryer, air conditioning and ceiling fans.

Deluxe Bungalow

Set amidst lush tropical greenery and velvet-white sand with an open terrace, daybed and split-level bedroom. The refreshing interiors fashioned in white, warm teak and tropical foliage blend in seamlessly with the all-encompassing beachfront.

Water Bungalow

Natural living spaces designed for intimacy. The modern interiors showcase clean lines. Panoramic views of the crystal clear lagoon through the floor-to-ceiling folding glass doors. An over-water deck with cushioned sun loungers lead into the turquoise ocean.

Beach Villa

Contemporary beachfront living. Elegant interiors of built-in stone and teak. The large windows and full length glass doors of our beach villas in Maldives allow for a seamless flow of space from indoor to the sea-facing terrace. An outdoor daybed soaked in natural light and breezes. Garden bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers.

Water Villa

Living spaces bathed in warm natural light, perched atop the turquoise lagoon. King-sized bed draped in sheer linen and silk. A full sea-facing wall opens out to the spacious over-water terrace. Bathroom with a freestanding bathtub and a terrace with steps that lead you into the lagoon.

Water Suite

Maximum sophistication and privacy can be enjoyed in the water suite. Through the glass bottom floor, a view of the marine life dancing beneath your feet. Dining leisurely under the stars on the spacious deck area. Dip into the oversized plunge pool overlooking the ocean before taking the stairs from the deck into the sea to explore its mysteries for yourself

Pool Villa

An ultimate luxurious and secluded compound within high walls to create an intimate escape. Sprawling veranda and spacious en-suite bathroom. Also features an over-sized lap pool with a poolside gazebo and dining area.

Water Villa with Pool

Four premium Maldives water villas come with your own infinity pool overlooking the turquoise ocean. Sun-bathe in utter privacy. Warm natural light caressing your skin. Slipping into the shade for a nap.


There are no specific child care facilities at Velassaru but children of all ages are welcome. Food and meal times can easily be adjusted to cater for younger guests and babysitting can also be arranged for those that need it.


Velassaru has a stunning oceanfront infinity pool there is a fully equipped fitness centre and a tennis court. The Diving Centre is PADI certified and the Spa is incredibly relaxing with over water treatment rooms, a yoga pavilion with sea view and a boutique.


The Diving Centre is PADI certified and offers incredible dive trips to beginners and experienced divers alike. There are a variety of water sports which can be arranged such as sailing and wind surfing as well as snorkelling, and the amazingly relaxing Aquum spa. The resort has a fully equipped gym and a tennis court, deep sea fishing trips are just one of the excursions on offer.

Location & Directions

South Male Atoll, Maldives

Velassaru is located on a private coral island soaked in year-round sunshine in the South Male Atoll

How to get there

10.5-hour direct flight to Male International Airport followed by a 25-minute speedboat transfer to the island.

When to go

The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.

February to April is the hottest period and resorts are almost all operating at capacity during this period. Mid-December to early January comes at even more of a premium due to Christmas and New Year and prices are even higher. Easter and the Italian holiday week in August also attract peak prices at most resorts.

Storms are more likely from May to November, though it’s still warm, skies can be cloudy and the humidity is higher. This is the low season, with fewer people and lower prices, with the exception of August.

Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of any atoll from May to November and from the eastern side of any atoll December to April.

The surfing season runs from March to October, which is when resorts are cheapest.

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