A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu

We are continuously open since September 2021.
The safety of our guests and employees has always been the core of our business. As we prepare to welcome all of you, we want to ensure that Veligandu will be a safe haven for everyone.

As we all move forward and live in the ‘new normal’, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa in association with Crown & Champa Resorts, is introducing Hygiene Guidelines for a Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise.

This initiative is focused on enhanced resort and hotel cleaning standards and procedures, hygiene and safety practices, guest and employee interactions, and workplace guidelines while ensuring transparency throughout the customer experience journey. These guidelines will transform resorts and hotel industry standards and practices in the Maldives, to ensure that guests and employees are confident in the hygiene and safety of our property.

This initiative will reinforce guests and employees’ trust and confidence in Veligandu, in accordance to international and local hygiene and sanitation standards.

We look forward to the day when you will once again experience your home in paradise with assured confidence.

We will be ready when you are.

Veligandu Team
#readywhenyouareMV


Latest Travel Announcements

All travelers to the Maldives should hold a negative result for a nucleic acid test (PCR test) for Covid-l9 prior to entry into the Maldives, including those who have completed the prescribed dose(s) of Covid-19 vaccines. The sample for the PCR test must be taken at most 96 hours before departure from the first embarkation point.
Below are additional guidelines for travelers from Africa and South Asia:

Region Details
Africa Guests travelling from or transiting through African countries following measures are applicable:

  • Upon the third day of the guest‘s stay, the first PCR test will be conducted.
  • Test results are expected within 24 hours from the test has been taken.
  • Cost for the first PCR Test will be USD 50.00 per person and has to be paid directly to the resort upon arrival.
South Asia Guests travelling from or transiting through South Asian countries, including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka following measures are applicable:

  • Travelers with a completed vaccination certificate (valid within a minimum of 14 days prior to arrival):
    • Will be exempted from the Negative PCR testing upon arrival. Only approved WHO Vaccination certificates will be accepted.
    • Guest are requested to send the resort a copy of the completed Covid-19 vaccination certificate per guest, at least 72 hours prior to arrival.
  • Travelers travelling without vaccination certificate:
    • Upon arrival, a PCR Test will be conducted from the guests.
    • Until the test result has been received, guests will be obligated to stay in their assigned room.
    • Test results are expected within 24 hours from the test has been taken
    • Cost for the Arrival PCR Test will be USD50.00 per person and has to be paid directly to the resort upon arrival.
  • The Second PCR Test:
    • A 2nd PCR Test will be conducted 72 hours prior to departure as per the requirement of returning country/airline.
    • For stays, less than 7 nights, the 2nd PCR Test prior to departure will be at a cost of USD50.00 per person.
    • For stays above 7 nights, the test is complimentary prior to departure, for a maximum of 3 persons sharing the same room.•  Travelers with Positive PCR Test results will be required to follow the below procedure:
    • Should the guest receive a positive PCR Test result, guests are required to be quarantined with immediate effect, for a period of 14 days.
    • This is a compulsory regulation enforced by the Health Protection Agency of Maldives.
    • The quarantine period will be at an additional charge per night per room, and has to be covered by the guest or the responsible Tour Operator/Agent, directly to the resort.

The additional PCR test requirements apply to all guests with or without a verified double vaccine. No exceptions will be made.

For more information and clarifications regarding your travel, reach out to the Reservations Team or your Travel Agent.

Following the most recent requirements from certain airlines and countries for their travellers to provide a negative PCR test certificate upon their travel journey, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa in association with Crown & Champa Resorts is facilitating PCR testing for those guests with this compulsory requirement.

Where applicable, the PCR Testing Procedure will be as follows:

Free of charge for stays of 7 nights or more, with the following terms to be considered:

  • Only applicable if guest has a compulsory requirement by airline or home country
  • Only applicable for a maximum occupancy of 3 persons per room, additional persons as per the below supplement
  • Of guest wishes to conduct the test as a personal requirement, the PCR Test Supplement will apply, subject to the availability of the clinic

Supplement cost of USD 50.00 per person:

  • For stays less than 7 nights
  • Or without a compulsory requirement by airline or home country
  • If guest wishes to conduct the test as a personal requirement

Kindly note:

  • Each PCR Test will be done through our well trained medical team whenever possible, in the resort and results will be received before departure.
  • Reservations for PCR testing should be made latest 4 days prior to departure.
  • Reservations for PCR testing will prioritise guests with a compulsory requirement for certificate to travel from the Maldives.
  • Airline or Government requirement document has to be presented upon making the PCR testing reservation in order for our team to prioritise and arrange the needful.

We continue to allow for maximum flexibility given these unique circumstances. Book now at your convenience with the freedom of free cancellation as follows;

FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

 


See What Our Guests Say

Since the reopening on September 1 2020, our guests had been enjoying their Maldives holidays regardless of the new normal and have endorse Veligangu with glowing reviews.

For Mr & Mrs. Seidner, it was “Veligandu ist geöffnet. Ihr entlegenes Paradies” 🎬

 See reviews from our first guests »


Your questions answered before you travel

Planning to come to the Maldives? Here are some points to consider before travelling;

It would be best if you reconsidered travelling, you may cancel up to 72hrs prior to arrival or change dates for when you are well again.
Yes, a confirmed reservation is required in at least ONE property prior to arrival to the Maldives.
Yes. Guest can experience a multi-resort-stay during your stay in the Maldives.For guest planning to travel from one property to another, the Ministry of Tourism in the Maldives requires your current resort to submit a declaration form with details of tourist travel movement between inter-tourist facilities. Guest must, therefore, advice the multi-resort-stay intent at the time of the booking.
Guests will only be allowed to travel between two resorts if both resorts do not have reported, suspected or isolated case(s) of Covid-19.Compulsory Negative PCR Test Certificate Requirement & Conditions: For multi-resort-stay to any property of the Crown & Champa Resorts (CCR) collection including Veligandu

  • Guests will be allowed to do a multi-resort-stay between any of the CCR collections properties, without a PCR test.
  • Guests must inform details of their multi-resort bookings to Veligandu before they travel.
  • Guests travelling from a resort outside of the CCR collection for a stay at Veligandu require to have Negative PCR test done 48 hours prior to arrival to Veligandu.
  • Guest staying at a resort with an active case(s) will not be able to travel for a multi-resort-stay at Veligandu or to a resort in the Crown & Champa Resort collection.
  • Kindly note Veligandu will not be able to accept guest travelling from Guest Houses or Safari Boats.

The resorts in the CCR collection;
Kudadoo Maldives Private Island By Hurawalhi, Hurawalhi Island Resort, Kagi Maldives Spa Island, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, Komandoo Island Resort & Spa, Meeru Island Resort & Spa, Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa, Kuredu Island Resort & Spa and Innahura Maldives Island.

Please check with your insurance company if you are covered if any of your multi-resort stay plans are disrupted.

Yes. The Health Protection Agency (HPA) of Maldives mandates that with effect from September 10 2020, all tourists and short term visitors must present a Negative PCR certificate on arrival to the Maldives. The PCR Test must be conducted within a maximum of 96 hours prior to departure.
No, a visa on arrival will be issued for 30 days at no cost.

All visitors travelling to and from the Maldives are required to submit a self-declarative health declaration online via https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv, 24 hours prior to their travel. Guests must also have a confirmed reservation at a tourist resort and emergency contact details must be provided.

Thermal imaging equipment is in the arrival hall, masks must be worn, and physical distancing observed, hand hygiene use of hand sanitizer is mandatory, and it is recommended to download the contact tracing app “TraceEkee”.

Health Protection Agency (HPA) guidelines must be followed. Contact tracing will identify those who need to be tested.

1. Isolation period for those identified as a positive case of Covid-19
Isolation at the Resort for 7 (seven) days from the date of sample collection is mandatory for anyone testing positive for COVID-19 and asymptomatic.

However, those who exhibit covid symptoms at the end of the isolation period specified are required to continue their isolation until 24 hours after symptoms have cleared. The above shall be applicable even if the individual(s) have not completed the prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine.

2. Quarantine duration for those identified as direct contacts
2.1 All close contacts who are identified as a direct contact of a positive case and who have completed the prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine will have to undergo quarantine for 10 (ten) days from the date of sample collection and can be released without a PCR test if the individual(s) do not exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19 at the end of the 10-day period.

However, the specified quarantine period (10 days) will come to an end upon submission of a negative PCR test done at the end of FIFTH DAY of quarantine from the date the individual(s) were identified as a direct contact and quarantined. The ease* mentioned is strictly applicable for those direct contacts who are quarantined separately.

*Please note that the eases mentioned can ONLY be exercised for those individual(s) who have completed the prescribed doses of a Covid-19 vaccine approved by the World Health Organization (WHO) Emergency Use Listing (EUL) or the Maldives Food & Drug Authority and at least 14 (fourteen) days have passed after the administration of these prescribed dose(s).

2.2. If child(ren) under 12 years of age or an individual who is not eligible for vaccination of a Covid-19 vaccine are placed under quarantine with a vaccinated individual who may avail the ease mentioned in 2.1, then they may requested to be released from quarantine after the fifth day with a special permission from the Maldives Health Protection Agency (HPA). Upon the request by the individual, the resort will send a special request to HPA and child(ren)/individual will be released upon receiving approval from HPA.

3. All close contacts who are identified as a direct contact of a positive case and who have not completed the prescribed dose(s) of a Covid-19 vaccine shall complete 14 (fourteen) days of quarantine followed by a negative PCR test result at the end of this quarantine period.

The Resort Doctor or Nurse will provide primary care whilst guests are in isolation on the Resort. Should the symptoms require clinical care, this will be arranged.

The above information per the guidelines of the Health Protection Agency (HPA) of Maldives and is subject to changes without prior notice. Individuals undergoing quarantine under 1 and 2 must remain in quarantine until such time the negative test results is received or special permission is provided by HPA.

Please note there will be expenses to be paid for any period in isolation. Please check with your insurance company if you are covered.

If you test positive within 14 days of returning home, contact the Resort you stayed in, and they will contact the Maldives Ministry of Tourism and Health Protection Agency (HPA).
No. Health Protection Agency (HPA) do not require Resorts to go into ‘lockdown’ in such situations. The Resort team will work together with the Health Protection Agency (HPA), following guidelines on isolation, testing and contact tracing for the individual(s) concerned, along with stringent protocols to keep all guests and employees safe.
Thermal imaging equipment is in the arrival hall, masks must be worn, and physical distancing observed, hand hygiene use of hand sanitizer is mandatory, and it is recommended to download the contact tracing app “TraceEkee”.

The Link will be sent to the guest upon confirming the booking and will be as well available on our website. We advise you to download the app whilst at home, explore the resort and what it has to offer in the comfort of your home.
While at the resort, our guest services and resort employees will still be available to attend guest requests in person while maintaining physical distancing at all times.

Download Our Health & Safety Guidelines – A Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise

Learn more
For an insightful look into the Crown & Champa Resorts’ guidelines and protocols, stakeholders’ protocols and the Maldives destination guidelines and protocols, visit
http://sales.crownandchamparesorts.com/safetyprotocol/


FAQs about the resort experience answered

A slight change in our AIP package. Following the resorts’ internal operation and Maldivian Government Guidelines to operate during new normal, we had replaced the Tourist Island and Local Island visits included in the AIP package with Sunset Cruise and Star Gazing or Fishing.
The FB Package remains the same.

Yes.

Buffet Restaurant:
Dhonveli Restaurant operates as a Full Buffet with self-service.
Guest must wear masks inside the buffet area. As per the regulations instructed by the government of Maldives.
During the new normal operations, Dhonveli Restaurant is featuring provisional weekly menus of diverse international luscious cuisines in a full buffet including live cooking stations with self-service for everyday breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Guest can also experience delectable BBQ Dinner on every Tuesday and the authentic taste of Maldivian cuisines on every Friday, Maldivian Theme Night Dinner at Dhonveli.

A La Carte Dining:
The Madivaru Restaurant is opened only for dinner at this point of time, from 1930 to 2130.

Yes, with a slight change in opening hours of Thundi bar. Instead of opening Thundi Bar for 24 hours, it will be opened until the last guest departs from the bar for the night. Opening hours of Athiri Bar remain the same.

Yes. We will organize all excursions apart from tourists resorts, local island, and Male’ Visit trips following the resort internal and local government guidelines to operate under new normal.


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