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 center - 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 vacation.

Juliet Morris

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Mr Peter Bruun (Guest)

Outstanding on all fronts!

Great service, great food, great accommodation!


Daniel Smith, July 2013 (Staff)

Very much one of the more modern islands in the Maldives is a fun and social place for a trip. Guests here are from a wide range of international backgrounds and generally younger. Its also one of the more affordable options in the Maldives making it a popular choice. However I was pleased to see this doesn't mean compromises - the rooms are smart and well designed and the larger water villas in particular are very well appointed. This is a great choice if you are looking for the Maldives experience without breaking the bank and from my experience there a great place to spend a week!


Daniel Smith, October 2010 (Staff)

We brought Velassaru in to cater for those who didn’t want to spend quite so much in The Maldives but still benefit from the fabulous Maldivian experience. The south facing side of the island (facing away from the capital) is home to fantastic public area with stylish bar and glorious pool complete with surrounding hammocks, beanbags and day beds. A great variety of dining options are on offer and a super spa and water sports center, not to mention dive center and house reef are all on offer. We prefer the newer villas, which have, be created as a result of the resort undergoing a complete makeover as they are not only in more modern and luxurious but also in better positions with better views. A great option for young couples looking for a more social resort and the lower end of the budget scale.

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