share

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.

 Windsurfing

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.

 

Jet-Skiing

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 reservations@veligandu.com.

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

Couples Bucket List For The Maldives

They say it is not where you travel to, but who you go with. While we agree that the right person by your side makes all the difference, we also work to make Veligandu Island Resort & Spa the perfect destination. Whether you are celebrating your honeymoon, anniversary or taking a much-needed romantic getaway, our lush, tropical paradise, with its pristine beach and warm hospitality, is an idyllic place to get lost in. Here are a few of our best things to do together that are guaranteed to sweep you off your feet, as you fall head over heels with each other.

Go on a cruise

For the grandest adventure of them all, re-affirm your commitment to one another by renewing your vows in an elaborate ceremony that can be traditional or customised. Remind one another why you fell in love with each other on the stunning beach, with the most beautiful scenery around you. As you plan your trip to Veligandu, take advantage of our special offers. Start your romantic adventure by booking now.

Watch as the sun dips into the ocean, painting the sky stunning shades of orange and hopefully spot dolphins on our Sunset ‘Punch’ Lucky Dolphin Cruise.

For a more private experience, try out our aptly titled Romantic Love Boat Sailing. The captain will steer you around Veligandu, allowing you to take in the picturesque views of our charming island against the backdrop of the sunset.

Dine on the beach

Picture yourself seated on the powder soft beach, with the waves crashing softly near you, and a gentle breeze blowing on your skin, savouring a delicious meal that has been prepared just for you. Beach dining in Veligandu combines a stunning setting and indulgent delights to create perfect experiences.

 

Get a couple’s massage

A vacation is not complete without getting one or more treatments from the award-winning Duniye Spa. Enter a world of tranquillity and sink into bliss at the hands of our qualified therapists. Enjoy a calming and restoring Balinese massage, enveloped in the aromas of essential oils.

 

Go stargazing

 

Float gently on the sea under the expansive Maldivian sky and enjoy the glittering stars on the Romantic Stargazing Cruise, just you, the sea and the sky. Peaceful and relaxing, this cruise offers jaw-dropping views like no other.

 

Snorkel at sunrise

Rise at morning light to roam around our lagoon and discover the secrets that lie beneath the crystal clear waters. Our Private Sunrise Snorkelling Trip offers a serene yet exhilarating adventure where the two of you can explore the beauty of the underwater world.

 

Renew your vows

For the grandest adventure of them all, re-affirm your commitment to one another by renewing your vows in an elaborate ceremony that can be traditional or customised. Remind one another why you fell in love with each other on the stunning beach, with the most beautiful scenery around you.

As you plan your trip to Veligandu, take advantage of our special offers.

Start your romantic adventure by booking now.

 

 

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.

X

book your stay