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.