Mid-range from GBP £1,300 per person


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.

South Male Atoll, Maldives
  • Perfect for honeymooners, this intimate resort is perfect for a romantic getaway.

  • Indulgence at its finest; upgrading to Velassaru’s Indulgence package is worth every penny offering the best culinary experience with all three meals and drinks included.

  • Arrive in paradise in no time, only a 25 minute speedboat ride away from Male Airport.

  • A sugar-white sandy beach and lush palm trees line the island's Beach Villas, the most popular rooms.

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, and Velassaru offers a complimentary guided snorkelling tour to all guests. 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.

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

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South Male Atoll, Maldives

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

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

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