2019 – Veligandu Island

Experiences To Add To Your Couple’s Bucket List In 2020

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is custom-made for romance. Early this year, Veligandu was ranked as the Maldives’ Number 1 in Trip Advisor’s Top 10 Hotels for Romance; a firm favourite among couples searching for the best honeymoon destination in the Maldives. At Veligandu, love is always in the air, and with our collection of experiences to add to your Couple’s Bucket list, you’ll find love on the beach, at sea, under the stars and at the spa too!

 Love on the beach

Veligandu’s stunning beach lends itself perfectly to enjoying time with your loved one. By day we recommend an island picnic – spend the day together snorkelling, relaxing and enjoying a BBQ lunch. As day turns to evening choose a candlelit dinner with sand beneath your toes and the twinkling expanse of stars overhead.

 Love at sea

What could be more romantic than sailing off into the sunset aboard a private dhoni with your loved one? With Romantic Love Boat Sailing, a traditional Maldivian boat takes you back to times long forgotten. Just the two of you, toasting your love while watching mother nature paint the sky with incredible sunset hues. With luck, you may also spot dolphins playing in the bow wave.

Love under the Stars

Watching the night sky from a dhoni is an experience not to be missed. During the Romantic Star Gazing Cruise, you will be mesmerised by the endless star-studded sky while enjoying non-alcoholic bubbly and canapés. There is simply nowhere quite like the Maldives for stargazing – away from light pollution.

For the ultimate secluded bolthole, elope to a private island with your loved one and sleep under the stars surrounded by the sound of the waves gently lapping the shore and an incredible sunrise to start your day – a truly unforgettable bucket list experience.

Love & Spa

For pure romantic indulgence, enjoy a Him and Her Herbal Oil Body Massage at Duniye Spa. This pampering couple’s treatment is a restoring and calming Balinese Massage, carried out in a candlelit room with the aromas of pure essential oils filling the air. The treatment is followed by champagne for you to savour as you toast to your love.

Get ready to fall in love with Veligandu, in every way possible. Take advantage of our special offer to get started on the romantic holiday of your dreams.

Experience A Summer Romance In Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

As you plan your 2020 travels, pencil in a visit to Veligandu Island Resort & Spa. With our stunning sandbank, picturesque beach, lush tropical nature and turquoise lagoon, Veligandu is the tropical hideaway you have been waiting for. Whether you are looking to get away for a few days, celebrating your honeymoon, babymoon or anniversary, you will love Veligandu for its small size and the tranquillity it offers. Your days can be spent indulging in elaborate, romantic beach dinners, or exploring the ocean at your own pace. Your holiday can be elevated with a pampering treatment at Duniye Spa or a once-in-a-lifetime experience on a private island.

Between now and December 31, 2019, take advantage of our special offer for a 20% discount on stays between April 16, 2020, and September 30, 2020. Book your stay on full board, or take advantage of our All Inclusive Plus package that provides excellent value. Glimpse all the romantic options available to you here, and follow our social media channels for some travel inspiration.

What To Expect This Festive Season In Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

As the year comes to a close, we are looking forward to creating beautiful memories in Veligandu Island Resort & Spa. Our team has put together an excellent programme with exciting activities that do not take away from the serenity Veligandu offers.

To start us off, we will be decorating the Christmas tree at Thundi Bar on December 21, 2019. Thereafter, the General Manager will officially open the festive season by turning on the Christmas lights at the Welcome Cocktail Party. The rest of the programme includes traditional favourites such as our themed buffet dinners, Piano Night and Christmas movie screening. Bring your competitive spirit, as we shall have a few games such as gingerbread house making, water volleyball, sandcastle building, treasure hunts and more. The highlight, as always, will be the gala dinners on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Our culinary team shall prepare mouth-watering delights for you to enjoy.

We look forward to welcoming you to paradise for a fantastic time. If you will not make it to visit during the festive season, have a look at our special offer for Summer 2020 and plan a visit

Meet Kiddy, Senior Receptionist

Hussain Rasheed fondly referred to as Kiddy, is a Senior Receptionist. We spent a day with Kiddy, getting to know more about him.


What do you like most about your job?

As a Senior Receptionist, I enjoy serving guests and assisting them with all their concerns so that their holiday meets and surpasses their expectations.


What are your hobbies?

In my free time, I enjoy playing football, which keeps me active. I also love photography and social media. One of my favourite things to do is sharing my photos on Instagram.

What do you like most about the resort?

My favourite things about Veligandu are the team and the friendly working environment. There is a wonderful spirit of teamwork here.


What does it take to be a good receptionist?

I believe that to be a good receptionist, you have to interact with guests well. You also have to have an excellent working knowledge of the resort so you can represent the resort well and assist guests.


Experience More Value With Our Upcoming Improvements!

Dear Guests,

Sunny greetings from your favourite island in the Maldives.

I hope this newsletter finds you healthy and well wherever you are.

September was quite eventful, with lots of hard work, colourful activities and exciting events.

To mark World’s Tourism Day on September 27, we invited local students from Rasdhoo Island School to honour us with a day visit. The primary purpose of the visit was to allow the students a glimpse into resort operations and provide insights that would help them as they consider their career paths. We also celebrated World Cleanup Day on September 21 and organised clean up events on three islands Veligandu, Madivaru (picnic island) and Kudarah (the small island next to Veligandu). These events are an excellent way to create immediate change and inspire others to take care of our earth and sea.

We have exciting things set to launch in the coming days. At the end of October, we are introducing the all-new a la carte menu for lunch and dinner at Madivaru Restaurant. We believe that excellent dining is essential in hospitality. Therefore, we don’t only look for high-quality ingredients and innovative ideas, but also expert techniques and appealing presentation to ensure our guests always have memorable experiences. Come and try our new dishes. They’ll surprise you!

From November 1, 2019, our All Inclusive Package will now include one a la carte lunch or dinner every 5th night of stay. This option has been created for our guests to indulge in culinary experience with great value. All there is left to do is to enjoy your meals, relax and create unforgettable memories.

If you are planning your holiday in the Maldives, we have an amazing special offer for Summer 2020. You may find more details on our website or at your favourite travel agency.


Hope to see you soon in our paradise!

With gratitude on behalf of Veligandu Team,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager

This Cooking Class Is A Romantic Experience For You In Veligandu

Try something new in the most beautiful place on earth. Veligandu Island Resort & Spa has been voted as the most romantic resort in the Maldives with good reason. Our breathtakingly beautiful island and variety of unique, romantic experiences make Veligandu an idyllic destination for a couple’s getaway, honeymoon or anniversary.

Make timeless memories as you connect and stir up some romance with our cooking class. Don your aprons and learn from our expert Chef, who will introduce you to the richness of Maldivian cuisine. Under our Chef’s guidance, you will learn all about the ingredients and techniques used to prepare Maldivian favourites. Preparing the meals by yourselves will help equip you to recreate the dishes once you are back home.

Nothing beats learning together in a stunning setting, creating mouth-watering delicacies garnished with love. The cooking class is US $69 per couple. Once on the island, you can reserve the class by contacting Guest Services.

Are you planning your holiday in the Maldives? Browse through our blog for more ideas to add some romance to your holiday. Have a look at our special offer for great discounts!

Celebrate Your Anniversary In Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

In Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, we believe that the honeymoon never ends. Love is meant to be celebrated every day. To this end, we have created a variety of experiences to help you honour and revel in every moment spent together. On our island, with its pristine beach, lush nature and azure lagoon, you will find a hideaway custom-made for romance. Whether you are celebrating your first, tenth or fortieth marriage anniversary, in Veligandu, you will be reminded what love is all about.

Indulge in our selection of romantic experiences, which you can customise based on your length of stay. Whether you are staying with us for a few days or weeks, there is plenty to do in a tranquil and relaxed environment. Start the day with private sunrise snorkelling or stay in and order a Champagne Room Breakfast. Escape to a private island for a photoshoot session with Raalhu Photo then enjoy a pampering couple’s treatment at our award-winning Duniye Spa. Later on, experience the wonder of dining on the beach under the stars.

Whichever way you choose to celebrate your time with us, a must-try experience is our Vow Renewal Ceremony. Re-affirm your love in a traditional ceremony against the backdrop of the sea as you commit to spending a lifetime of romance and adventure together.

Take advantage of our 20% special offer for your 2020 anniversary in the Maldives.

Meet The Veligandu Team: Hassan, Restaurant Supervisor

Hassan Moosa Fulhu is a Restaurant Supervisor who has been with Veligandu for five years. We met the jovial Hassan at his workstation, Dhonveli Restaurant, and had a quick chat about his job and interests.

What do you like most about your job?

I like that every day is different. Every day is an opportunity to learn something, meet new faces and have new experiences.

What are your hobbies?

In my free time, I love to watch and play football!

What do you like most about the resort? 

I think that Veligandu is the best resort for career development.

Which is your favourite restaurant/bar in Veligandu?

My favourite restaurant is Dhonveli Restaurant, of course! This is where I spend most of the time working and having good laughs with our guests and my teammates.

What does it take to be a good waiter? 

To be a good waiter, your eyes should be able to see 360 degrees, so you can always tell if a guest needs something. You should also have a pinch of knowledge and a splash of positive attitude.

Love At First Bite In Veligandu

On the island where sparks fly, every moment is a celebration of the best gift in the world: love. To elevate your holiday experience, our culinary team has put together as per monthly tradition, beach dining events that are sure to please. A serving of romance in the dreamiest setting, these occasions are the best way to make a special day more memorable and create timeless memories in paradise.

Our Bubbles and Lobster Dinner on September 19 and 29, pairs Italian Prosecco with an unlikely but delicious counterpart, the Maldivian lobster. The menu takes you on an exciting journey as you sample divine flavours, expertly prepared. Enjoy the delectable treats as you bury your feet in the sand, revelling in the cooling sea breeze and enjoying the sight of the beautiful sea.

Aptly titled, the Romantic Full Moon Dinner on September 14 is a delight for the senses. Relish mouth-watering treats under the starry sky, while the moon casts its reflection on the ocean. Make beautiful memories as you enjoy a pleasant night with your loved in tropical paradise.

Finally, on September 24, join us for our Madivaru Sunset Seafood Dinner. Watch the sunset paint the ocean in glorious colours, as you indulge in tasty seafood favourites including but not limited to, tuna nigiri, freshly caught red snapper, lagoon prawns and much more.

To reserve any of these dinners, kindly email reservations@veligandu.com.

Bon Appétit!

If you are still planning your visit, have a look at our current special offers.

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Dear Friends,

Welcome to the September message from your favourite island in the Maldives!

In this edition, I would like to share with you some news regarding our guest room upgrade project. As you may know, we decided to completely change the furnishing and install new lighting to enhance the look and feel of our guest rooms. Our team is tirelessly working on this project. We want to ensure we meet the festive season in style and continue offering our guests top experiences and amenities. All works should be completed by October 2019.

At the heart of Veligandu is a strong team that is highly motivated to deliver exceptional service. It is important to us that we work and play together! Team-building activities are vital for everyone to stay happy and productive. Recently, our Training and Development Department arranged an exciting team-building event that helped our teammates develop skills in collaboration, lateral thinking and of course, team bonding. This month, we also have an upcoming volleyball tournament that is a fun way to enhance energy levels, boost mood and increase the drive to succeed!

If you have not yet booked your holiday with us, we have amazing early bird deals for you to save big! Each of our offers has been carefully created to make your Veligandu getaway much more memorable and unique. You may find more details by visiting our website or talking to your favourite travel agency.

Stay in touch with us through our social media channels.

See you soon in our little paradise!

With gratitude,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim


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