South Male Atoll, Maldives
based on 7 nights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
International economy flights and taxes subject to availability
per person based on 2 people sharing a Beach Villa on a bed and breakfast basis, including flights and transfers.
At a Glance
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.
Enjoy first-class sunsets from the overwater Chill Bar with a cold glass of champagne in hand.
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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 vacation 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.
To start planning your vacation to Velassaru
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.
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 color 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 snorkeling, and Velassaru offers a complimentary guided snorkeling tour to all guests. There is also an excellent dive center, wet lab and well-equipped water sports center.
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 color 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.
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.
Just steps from the beach, surrounded by its own garden. Decorated in a minimalist style with pops of bright color, with a split-level bedroom and living room. The bathroom features double basins, a rainfall shower, as well as an outdoor shower.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 center and a tennis court. The Diving Center is PADI certified and the Spa is incredibly relaxing with over water treatment rooms, a yoga pavilion with sea view and a boutique.
There is a whole host of activities on offer at Velassaru, some of which are complimentary, including a morning cruise, group yoga class and guided snorkeling tour. The Diving Center 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 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.
Hannah Fullagar (Staff)
Velassaru is a brilliant option for those wanting a luxury trip that won't break the bank. I loved the feel of this resort; their ethos is 'Luxury Undressed' which I think sums up Velassaru perfectly! It's not flashy, it's not particularly grand, but everything has been done to a really high standard, and it's clear that a lot of thought has gone into this place. The staff here are so friendly and helpful too, and really will help you get the most out of your stay.
Mr Peter Bruun (Guest)
Outstanding on all fronts!
Great service, great food, great accommodation!
Daniel Smith (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 (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.
Location & directions
South Male Atoll, Maldives
Velassaru is located on a private coral island soaked in year-round sunshine in the South Male Atoll
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