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April Updates & News From Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Dear Friends,

Warm greetings and Happy Easter from your favourite island in the Maldives!

As you may know, in Veligandu, we are committed to protecting the environment. We do this through the continuous improvement of our daily processes and services. Promoting environmental awareness is at the core of all our projects. On March 30, 2019, we joined the world in observing Earth Hour. Our guests and team joined together to switch off lights for an hour to support environmental action.

The highlights of our Earth Hour Program included ‘A promise for tomorrow’ where we encouraged guests to write their promises on how they plan to help save the environment, reduce energy consumption and plastic footprint. We hosted Earth Hour dinner by the sea, under the stars, with candlelit tables at Dhonveli Restaurant. We also switched off air conditioning and lights in all guest and staff rooms as well as lights in all restaurants and bars. Please check out our social media channels for more details and photos from this event. I wish to thank everyone who supported us through participation and helped to increase awareness of the importance of looking after our beautiful planet.

In an effort to continuously ensure exceptional holidays for our guests, we have created wonderful experiences that allow you to immerse yourself in the leisurely excitement that Veligandu offers. The Romantic Robinson Crusoe Sand Bank excursion enables you to indulge your senses by sleeping under the stars in a private island. On the Private Manta and Turtle Snorkelling Trip, you can hopefully see these stunning creatures and swim with them. For fishing enthusiasts, you can fish and eat like a local with our Sunset Fishing excursion. And if you are looking for something a little different, kindly view all our excursions here.

Finally, I am proud to share that we have a new website, http://www.veligandu.com, that we hope will make connecting with us easier. We considered your feedback and added more information, new updates including an easier to use booking engine. Have a look, to bring the holiday atmosphere and warm memories in your home or office. Our webcam is now live and you can view what’s happening in your favourite island.

Please do stay in touch with us through our social media channels, visit our website, check the latest news from our blog and take advantage of our exclusive special offers.

May this year’s Easter bring your hope and joy!

We hope to see you in paradise soon!

With gratitude,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager

Easter In Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

On Sunday, April 21, 2019, join us on Madivaru Restaurant Beach for a delightful Easter Dinner. Our Executive Chef, Siegbert Horn has carefully curated a menu that will please you and your loved one. The mouthwatering menu, combined with the idyllic setting by the beach guarantee an unforgettable evening.

Download the full menu here.

Cost: USD 239.00 Per Couple. (Price is inclusive of 12% GST & Service Charge)

To reserve, kindly contact Guest Services.

View our other special and romantic beach dining experiences for April here.

 

Exceptional Beach Dining Experiences In Veligandu

Mouth-watering delicacies and romantic ambience come together in the month of April for our beach dining experiences. The finest, freshest ingredients will be used to prepare decadent delights that you and loved one can enjoy. Our idyllic beach dinners are served on our soft as cotton sandy beach, right next to the expansive sea. They are the perfect occasion to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or the gift of love.

On April 1, 11 and 29, join us for the Bubbles & Lobster Dinner. Our Executive Chef, Siegbert Horn and his team put together a special menu that features the Maldivian lobster as the star of the show. Savour the fresh, rich flavours that the multi-course dinner offers and wash it down with Prosecco.

The Sunset Seafood Dinner promises a delightful evening. Watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean, and the beautiful sky it leaves behind. Dig into the sumptuous multi-course meals that feature fresh seafood, expertly prepared by our Chefs. This dinner will be held on April 6 and 25.

There are few things that are as romantic as sitting under the glittering sky, by the beach with your loved one. Our Romantic Moonlight Dinner on April 15, and 19, combines this beautiful setting with delicious meals, for an evening of pure romantic indulgence.

On our charming island that is custom made for romance, there is much for you and your loved one to do. Read about our romantic options here.

Planning a future visit to Veligandu? We have special offers that you can take advantage of.

 

Dream Wedding In The Maldives

There is nothing like a destination wedding to set your heart aflame. Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, voted as the number one hotel for romance in The Maldives, in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, is the idyllic destination to celebrate your love.

With the purest, pristine stretches of white, sandy beaches, flanked by palm trees and the Indian Ocean, there is no better place to declare your undying affection for one another. Whether you are celebrating your union or re-affirming your vows to one another, the ceremony of your dreams is guaranteed.

In Veligandu, we pay close attention to detail to ensure that your every wish is realised. For both wedding and renewal of vows ceremonies, you have the choice of customising your occasion to your heart’s desire or allowing us to plan a traditional Maldivian ceremony. Our traditional Maldivian ceremonies are officiated by an island “headman”, with a bridal party and Bodu Beru team in traditional Maldivian dress.

Traditional or customised, rest assured that we will go the extra mile to bring your dream wedding to life. With our special add ons, you can have exclusive wedding photography, champagne, wedding cake and so much more. All you have to do is ask.

Have a look at the full wedding schedule sample here and view our other romantic options here.

Planning a trip to our island paradise where love comes alive? Have a look at our special offers here.

 

Top 4 Romantic Things To Do In Maldives

The longest stretch of pristine, powdery soft beach as far as your eyes can see, flanked by the glittering azure waters on one side and lush tropical nature on the other. Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is an island that captures the whimsical essence of paradise. Ranked numerous times as one of the most romantic places on earth, Veligandu is a dream destination for leisurely excitement, whether you are on your honeymoon, long-overdue romantic getaway or celebrating an anniversary. In Veligandu, we believe in creating exceptional experiences that allow you to get closer as you create timeless memories. Here are our top 4 picks.

Love on The Beach

There is nothing more romantic than spending time with your loved one on the pillowy-soft beach, indulging in a lovely meal or simply watching the sun set over the expansive sea. With our beach dining options, you can savour treats served against the backdrop of the sea, in a private section of the beach or with the delightful company of other guests. The soft sand under your feet, the breeze on your skin, the lovely company and the enchanting ambience make for a truly unforgettable experience.

Love at Sea

Enjoying great adventures together is what love is all about. In Veligandu, that adventure can also be at sea. Grab some fins and masks and take on the underwater wonderland that is teeming with marine life. There is much of the lively and diverse marine life to see. With our Private Manta & Turtle Snorkelling trip, the two of you can explore the lagoon together. Similarly, our Romantic Love Boat Sailing, which is exclusive for couples, allows you to take in the seascape with your loved one as the experienced Captain sails with you on a Dhoni.

Love Under The Stars

Picture the two of you under the shimmering night sky, with the sounds of the waves surrounding you, and a private island to yourself. After dinner, we will drop you on our private island, where you can sleep just next to the shore, watching the great Maldivian sky. This idyllic escape that comes with a full bottle of champagne allows you to get lost in the wondrous nature, and each other, with modern comforts right at hand.

Love at Hand

Finally, we highly recommend the Him & Her Massage from award-winning Duniye Spa. Tailored for pure romantic indulgence, this treatment will transport the two of you into a realm of tranquillity. Let the expert therapists ease your worries with the restoring and calming Balinese Massage. Afterwards, toast to one another as you sip on the champagne that follows the treatment.

Planning your romantic getaway to enjoy all wondrous paradise? Check out  special offers and book now.

 

The Things You Love About Veligandu

At Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, we do our best to provide unforgettable experiences for our guests so they can create the timeless memories we are known for. Nothing makes us happier than receiving your feedback. We’ve gone through your reviews and picked out a few of your favourite things about our little part of paradise.

1. The Service
Providing excellent service to our guests is one of our primary objectives. Our staff aims to make every guest feel special. This has not gone unnoticed as you said:

“Veligandu certainly does not disappoint. It delivers everything it promises and then some more. A smile costs nothing but the staff here, without exception, were so friendly and attentive to ensure our experience was good.”

– Review by bolliecareena.

“Veligandu was everything we hoped for and more. The rooms were immaculate, the quality and quantity of the buffet and a la carte food was fantastic and the staff were really what made the island. Everyone was friendly and more than happy to help make our holiday memorable.”

– Review by Cng21.

2. The Rooms
With four room categories, we have something for everyone at Veligandu. Our large and comfortable rooms offer magical views, are well maintained and kept spotless.

“Rooms were excellent, well maintained and spotless. Superb food selection from the kitchen team and again attention to detail on everything. This island suits couples looking to chillax and offers a range of activities if you wish. Definitely the all inclusive option is worth it and to be honest whether it’s a sunrise or sunset villa it just depends on your preference.”

– Review by bolliecareena.

“Our dream came true when we visited Maldives and stayed at the beautiful Veligandu island. Everything was perfect from staff to food, wines and weather. We had a sunset villa and one of the best moments for us was the sunsets on our own villas terrace. We hope we can someday return and enjoy the paradise again.”

– Review by 745annip.

“Our stay at Veligandu resort was just amazing, the island is incredibly beautiful, heaven on earth, the staff was very kind and professional. Our Jacuzzi Water Villa was huge and incredible, the water so blue and clear, the sand very soft and white, everything we dreamed of :). Food was delicious as well.”

– Review by SusannaC438.

3. The Food
The dining options at Veligandu are varied. Our buffet restaurant, Dhonveli serves an exquisite range of both regional and international cuisine while our a la carte restaurant, Madivaru guarantees an unforgettable experience. The various bars we have at the resort prepare delicious, refreshing drinks that you are bound to remember.

“We were 10 days in the resort. Fantastic beach, very good food, very friendly staff. The kitchen team with the German chef conjures up a feast for the eyes and palate. In spite of the fully booked hotel we had a lot of privacy. Very recommendable.”

– Review by Coastal25303993500.

“Fantastic time again. Thank you so much, we will be visiting again very soon!! The staff went over and beyond to make us feel welcome, from the moment we stepped onto the island to the time we left. Food was again, amazing and the service was excellent. Thank you very much. We will be booking again asap with the family.”

– Review by Goeasters.

“Without a doubt, one of my favourite hotels I have stayed in. The facilities and the food are to die for. Upon arrival, I was warmly welcomed by the staff. They were extremely friendly. I appreciate their attentiveness particularly in Dhonveli restaurant and of course Thundi Bar team members, who know how to anticipate the guest’s needs. I had two great evenings in this beautiful island, which obviously also added up to the experience.”

– Review by Nomad03192470198.

4. The Perfect Romantic Destination
From honeymoons to anniversaries, our island is the perfect romanticdestination. The privacy and tranquility, backed by stunning views, make Veligandu an island where sparks fly as our guests have discovered.

“We booked Veligandu Resort after reading excellent reviews about them and we are glad we made the right choice. It was paradise on earth. We have never seen such a beautiful property with scenic views and crystal clear water. The Jacuzzi Water Villa is gorgeous allowing you to gaze at the sunset for hours. The all inclusive food selection was divine. We really enjoyed their Thundi Bar as well, which had a very relaxed and chilled atmosphere. It is a perfect place for honeymooners like us. Staff is very friendly and will go beyond their duty to make sure your stay is comfortable. :)”

– Review by Curious04568836144.

“My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary at Veligandu and the staff made our special day, and the whole two weeks stay, a very memorable one.”

– Review by Companion42096179584.

“Our honeymoon destination was Veligandu and it was the right place for that kind of trip. Everything was perfect. We couldn’t imagine more. It was so beautiful that even pictures can’t show the beauty that we saw. Nature is amazing, service is top. Overall, it was everything that we imagine for our honeymoon or even better. We stayed in Water Villa and it was an amazing experience when we saw sharks and every kind of fishes under our villa. In short…. we very recommended this destination for every kind of trip.”

– Review by OnAir34328684864.

Have a look at our special offers and book your stay in paradise.

Veligandu Island: One Of The Most Popular Hotels Worldwide

For the third year in a row, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa has bagged the Most Popular Hotel award by HolidayCheck. The accolade is bestowed on the ten best resorts in a region based on 950,000 traveller reviews. To qualify, the resorts must have a minimum rating of 5.0 out of 6.0, a recommendation rating of 90%, and must have no demonstrable violation of HolidayCheck’s Code of Conduct. Veligandu has a recommendation rating of 99% and a 5.9 rating out of 6.

Travellers consider Veligandu as a dream island and rated the diving and water villas highly. We want to thank you for choosing our little part of paradise as your dream destination for romantic getaways, honeymoons and memorable vacations. It is your delightful feedback, reviews and ratings that have contributed to our award-winning status every year.

We aim to continue providing the exceptional service that we are known for.

Would you like to experience an amazing vacation at Veligandu? Check out our special offers »

Book Veligandu online to make timeless memories.

Plan the Perfect Romantic Getaway in 2019

The awe-inspiring views, secluded beaches and eternal summer make the Maldives the perfect retreat for couples. There is something about the air here that sings romance. Looking to rekindle the sparks in your relationship, celebrate a birthday or an anniversary? We have compiled a few tips that will help you plan the perfect romantic getaway to Veligandu Island Resort & Spa.

Time
Veligandu is a picturesque destination with lots of charm. From the palm-fringed, endless white beaches to the lavish facilities, it is an island custom-made for romance. To be able to enjoy all that the island offers, you need to set aside enough time to sample all its delights. The last thing you want is a hurried vacation, where it feels like you are hopping from one activity to the next in quick succession. Mark out time for activities, rest and relaxation.

Activities
Enjoy an elaborate dinner on the beach with discreet but doting attention from our staff, and artfully prepared delicacies from our chefs. Charter a Dhoni and sail off into the sunset, drink in hand as our experienced captain shows you the mesmerising island. Head out into the night on a stargazing cruise and get closer as you watch the stars above. These are just some examples of the numerous activities you and your loved one can take part in at Veligandu. Our team puts together these activities with utmost care to help you create timeless memories, through hassle-free experiences. As you decide which activities you would like to sign up for, be sure to pick experiences that you both find exciting. The idea is to do things that you both enjoy, together.

Adventure
A great way of bonding is by trying something new together. At Veligandu, there are ample opportunities for that on both land and at sea. From island hopping, big game fishing, private night snorkelling to an island game of table tennis, you will be spoilt for choice. Take advantage of our drone package and document your romantic getaway in a new way. Or, go on the greatest adventure of all and have a symbolic wedding on the beach. Our team will arrange all the small touches that will make this an occasion to remember. When it’s done, your ‘just married’ Dhoni will carry you off into the horizon.

A romantic island getaway is easy to plan with a little creativity and a supportive team. And, on the most romantic destination in the world, it is definitely, a lot easier. Have a look at our special offers and book your next romantic adventure.

7 Ways to Have the Perfect Holiday in 2019

1. Go on fun excursions
Kick-off the New Year with fun and exciting trips around the beautiful Maldives. Veligandu Island Resort & Spa offers a variety of excursionsto add to your holiday needs, from local island trips to Kuramathi or Rasdhoo Island, where you can explore the local culture and livelihood with a chance to shop for souvenirs to a tour of Male’ City, Big Game Fishing and even Whale Shark excursions.

For a more romantic experience, opt for private trips such as Love Boat Sailing, Private Night Snorkelling or Star Gazing.

2. Try a new water sport
If fitness is on your list of goals for 2019, a new water sports activity while on holiday provides the ideal combination. You get to work on your core muscles while breezing through the stunning turquoise waters around the island. The Ocean Sports Centre offers motorised and non-motorised water sports lessons customised according to your desired level of adventure.

3. Plan a private dinner on the beach
Dinners on the soft and expansive beach at Veligandu are highly recommended for the timeless memories that they offer. A private beach dinner includes an intimate and romantic setting for you and your loved one while our chefs take you on a gastronomic journey with a uniquely crafted menu.

4. Renew your love
What could be better than saying “I do” to your sweetheart? Saying it once more in one of the most romantic destinations in the world. As an award-winning romantic resort in the Maldives, Veligandu is the perfect place to renew your vows and promise forever together with the hue of tropical paradise as your backdrop. Choose your own celebration or a traditional Maldivian ceremony, complete with bridal party and Bodu Beru group.

5. Visit Duniye Spa
Experiencing the indulgent treatments at Duniye Spa is one of the most memorable highlights of any stay at Veligandu and the best way to start your year. With a holistic philosophy to nurture your body, calm your mind and inspire your soul, each treatment caters to your individual needs while the ritual itself induces a state of calm and relaxation throughout.

6. Book the Drone Package
Capturing your holiday experiences allows you to relive them when that travel bug hits and you find yourself missing the sunny island life. Veligandu’s Drone Package offers you a trip to a scenic trip to the nearby Madivaru Finolhu Island for a 2-hour photoshoot session, as well as high-quality images and video from the revered DJI Phantom 4 Pro camera drone captured by our professional in-house photography studio, Raalhu Photo. Now you can relive these moments in superb video, wherever you are in the world.

7. Share your memories
Last but not least, share your dreamy holiday memories of 2019 at Veligandu with your friends and family across social media, whether your first or you 10th visit to paradise, each trip deserves a share. Remember to tag the resort on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

Start planning your perfect holiday, Book online »

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