May 2019 – Veligandu Island

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Is A TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence Award Recipient

We are honoured to share that TripAdvisor has awarded the 2019 Certificate of Excellence to Veligandu Island Resort & Spa. This award is conferred to hospitality businesses that consistently deliver great service and get excellent reviews over time. According to TripAdvisor, only 10% of total businesses receive this award, making it a great accomplishment.

Additionally, Veligandu entered the Certificate of Excellence Hall Of Fame, after receiving the Certificate of Excellence award for five consecutive years. These accomplishments would not have been possible without you. We appreciate you for sharing feedback after your stay with us on review platforms. It’s those reviews that let other travellers know just how wonderful Veligandu is and encourages them to experience our enchanting island for themselves.

Earlier in the year, Veligandu was listed in the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards, the highest recognition from the platform. In the lists that rank the best hospitality businesses based on guest feedback, Veligandu was named the best hotel in the Maldives for romance. We thank you once again for continuously supporting us by sharing reviews. We will continue to provide exceptional hospitality in tropical paradise.

View more awards here.

If you are planning a visit to our highly rated resort, take advantage of our special offer here.


A Unique Spa Experience For The Two Of You

In Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, we pride ourselves in affording you with ample space and opportunities to connect deeper with each other. Our enchanting island, with its pristine beach, azure lagoon and lush nature, certainly provides the perfect setting for romance to bloom. Our award-winning Duniye Spa is no exception.

Founded on a philosophy of nurturing the body, calming the mind and inspiring the soul, Duniye Spa has a holistic approach to well-being. They have put together treatments that honour our human need for relaxation, beauty, balance and connection. One such treatment that is under their ‘Romantic Escapes For Two’ packages is the ‘Full Moon Magic’.

The Full Moon Magic treatment comes highly recommended by other guests. With this treatment, you enter a world where only tranquillity exists, allowing you to release all your tension and sink into relaxation. The treatment package comes with a full body massage of your choice, freshly prepared body polish, an indulgent Indian head and foot massage, a tropical bath infusion, a mini facial, a fruit platter, champagne and a gift to take home.

The enchanting treatment is 135 minutes long and only US$ 439.04 per couple (inclusive of tax).

A couples massage is a great way to experience something new while spending time together. Are you interested in the ‘Full Moon Magic’ treatment or other Duniye Spa treatments? Read their spa menu.

As you plan your romantic getaway or honeymoon, take advantage of our special offer.

3 Water Sports To Try In Veligandu

With crystal clear shallow waters, endless stretches of sea and a cooling breeze, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa has excellent conditions for fun on the water. If you are looking for experiences that are more action-filled than the last ones we shared, you will want to read on. Take on the Indian Ocean and chase the adrenalin with these three water sports.

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Also known as stand up paddling or ‘SUP’, this sport allows surfers to stand atop their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves across the ocean. Stand up paddle boarding makes for a leisurely workout as you enjoy the seascape. The crystal clear waters in Veligandu ensure that you get to view the marine life beneath you.


Feel the wind on your skin as you surf across the sea. Windsurfing combines surfing and sailing to create an exhilarating experience at sea. Those who are not afraid to get their hair wet will enjoy gliding over the waves. Windsurfing is an incredible way to take in the sights as the tropical breeze guides you.



By yourself or with your partner, hop on a jet ski and bump off along the waves. Adrenalin filled and thrilling, jet skiing is a wonderful way to experience the lagoon differently. Nothing compares to that moment when you are speeding off across the ocean, shouting at the top of your lungs and making a splash.



Adventurers are advised to practice caution and safety while out at sea. To ensure that the tranquillity that other guests enjoy is not disturbed, motorised water-sports are conducted at a distance from the beach. Our qualified Ocean Water Sports team is ready to recommend a Water Sports option that suits both your experience level and preference. Equipment rental and lessons can be booked at the Ocean Water Sports Centre, which opens from 8 am to 6 pm daily.

Check out our special offers if you are planning your visit to Veligandu and view other things to do on our island.

Featured Image by @miketagliaferro.

Delightful Romantic Experiences In Veligandu This May

At the heart of Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, is our desire to create beautiful experiences that allow you to make extraordinary memories. Here are the beach dining affairs that you can be apart of in May.

For seafood lovers, the Madivaru Sunset Seafood Dinner on May 9, 2019, is the dinner not to miss. Served on the quiet and romantic beach, watch the sun go down as your waiter attends to you. Indulge in exquisite treats such as the yellowfin tuna nigiri tempura on seaweed salad followed by fresh lagoon prawns and finish off with a mouth-watering dessert.

On May 12, 2019, join us on the beach for our Mother’s Day Dinner. Our Executive Chef, Siegbert Horn and his team have created a sensational menu that will ensure you wrap up this special day in the most spectacular way. The incredible menu and the awe-inspiring setting by the sea will guarantee that you have a Mother’s Day to remember.

The Romantic Full Moon Dinner on May 18, 2019, and May 24, 2019, appeals to your romantic nature. The enchanting atmosphere under the moonlight, by the sea, as a cooling breeze blows sets the scene to enjoy dinner in the company of your loved one. Lose yourself in the wonder of the night and each other while you enjoy tantalising delicacies.

With the Bubbles & Lobster Dinner on May 31, 2019, Chef Sigi puts together a fantastic menu around the Maldivian lobster. Toast to the beautiful island life with a glass of Prosecco as you relish the delectable feast. Dig into the char-grilled prawns served with arugula salad, followed by grilled or steamed lobster served with asparagus pilaf rice, to mention but a few.

Finally, throughout the month, escape to a private location on the beach for the Signature Private BBQ Dinner. Secluded and idyllic, this highly requested dinner allows you to have the beach to yourself as you enjoy prime cuts or fresh seafood, expertly barbecued for you by your private chef.

To reserve any of these dinners, kindly email

Bon Appétit!

As you plan a visit to Veligandu, we have special offers  that you can take advantage of.

Message From The General Manager- May

Dear Friends,

Tropical greetings from your favourite island in the Maldives!

Winter season 2018/2019 is now over. Looking back at the busiest time of the year, I can proudly say it was a successful season, and we embraced every moment of it. We have welcomed quite several repeat guests during that time. More than 250 return guests visited us –an exciting number! If you have been our guest previously, we look forward to welcoming you back to Veligandu again. We take great pleasure in seeing our guests back and having the opportunity to extend the warmth of Maldivian hospitality. If you have not stayed with us, and are considering us as your holiday destination in the Maldives, we hope you will make us your home away from home and have the vacation of a lifetime with us.

We continue to work towards delivering exceptional moments and experiences for our guests. Whether you are looking for a relaxing time or fun activities, we can help you plan your personalised Veligandu vacation. Three popular activities during this season include the Private Manta & Turtle Snorkelling Trip, the Whale Shark Excursion and the Sunset Fishing with Dinner Excursion. These activities allow you to experience the wonderful sea uniquely. With our activities, you will have a story to tell to your family and friends when you get back home.

We have a variety of terrific special offers that you will want to take advantage of. I invite you to explore our Winter Early Bird Offer for November and December currently available.

Please do stay in touch with us through our social media channels, visit our website or your favourite travel agent.

See you soon in paradise!

With gratitude,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager


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