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Book Your Romantic Escape For Much Less With Veligandu’s Special Offer!

Dear Friends,

I would like to wish you warm summer greetings as I hope that you and your loved ones stay happy and healthy!

With the greatest pleasure, we are delighted to extend our hospitality to all our guests, whether it is your first visit or you have been our guest previously. Our talented team will do our utmost to ensure that you are delighted with your stay.

It is my pleasure to announce that, to enhance your guest experience, we launched Oaky online platform where you may pre-book our services at discounted rates and get bestselling deals. Via pre-arrival email, our guests now can add the deals and services they want with one simple click – smooth and easy. Oaky gives our guests the freedom to design their stay their way and get exactly what they desire.

Plan your holiday ahead of time and save more by taking advantage of our Early Bird Offer for November and December 2019. More information is on our website, which I hope you find informative and interesting.

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

See you soon in our little paradise!

With gratitude,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager

Spectacular Beach Dining Experiences In August

If you are on our beautiful shores this August, we have prepared some exceptional beach dining experiences that are a must-try. Served against the backdrop of the sea, these dinners are an opportunity to make amazing memories in Veligandu Island Resort & Spa.

Join us on August 1, 11 and 25, for our Madivaru Sunset Seafood Dinner, served on the beach outside Madivaru Restaurant. Enjoy freshly caught seafood, expertly prepared, and the stunning view of the sunset on display for you.

Our Bubbles & Lobster Dinner will be held on August 6, 20 and 30. Be our guest as we serve Italian Prosecco that complements the rich and vibrant flavours of the delicious items on the menu. Indulge in this wonderful meal as you take in the panoramic views of the sea.

The highlight of the month, the Romantic Full Moon Dinner, will be held on August 15. This dining affair in the romantic setting under the moon, by the beach, is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion.

Save the dates and reserve these dinners by emailing reservations@veligandu.com.

Bon Appétit!

For those thinking of visiting our island later on, take advantage of our Early Bird Offer for stays in November and December 2019.

Choose The Perfect Room For Your Vacation

In Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, you can’t go wrong with any of the accommodation options. Each of the expertly designed and exquisitely furnished rooms ensures your utmost comfort. You can enjoy the beach-chic luxury and romance that Veligandu offers. Featuring a king-size bed, private porch with comfortable furniture, complimentary tea and coffee facilities, personal safe and much more, each room is a haven you can retreat to at any point of your vacation. Read on for more on your variety of choices.

The Sunset Jacuzzi Water Villas are the best address on the island and rightly so. Set apart from the rest of the villas, these rooms offer utmost seclusion and privacy. Inside, enjoy the well-appointed amenities in the room. Outside, take the steps into the sea and snorkel to your heart’s desire, or settle on the porch and watch the marine life float by waving hello. For the highlight, sit on the porch and take in the unobstructed views of the marvellous sunset. Later on, soak in the Jacuzzi under the starry sky, capping off your day in an incredibly romantic way.

Jacuzzi Water Villas offer you lavish comforts both inside and out. Suspended over the ocean, these rooms grant you direct access to the sea. You can use the staircase to descend into the water and swim in the turquoise lagoon, or you can enjoy the wondrous sea from the vantage point provided by your private sundeck. The Jacuzzi, that is private and open-air, allows you to relish the pure luxury of appreciating the beautiful scenery, drink in hand, with your loved one.

Water Villas are located on the sunset side of our island, offering scenic views. These overwater bungalows are the quintessential Maldivian accommodation option, and what postcards are made of. They feature a staircase into the sea, allowing you to swim in the shallows as you please. Fully decked out with all the necessary amenities for your convenience and comfort, Water Villas are an excellent option for a romantic escape.

Jacuzzi Beach Villas are set right on the beach, a few steps away from the ocean. Offering privacy and tranquillity, Jacuzzi Beach Villas come with a private porch, where you enjoy the beautiful scenery all around, a partially open-air bathroom, allowing a slice of the tropical nature in, and a Jacuzzi, for ultimate luxury.

Beach Villas are nestled in the lush greenery, just a stone’s throw away from the beach. Feel the sea breeze from the sea on your private porch, marvel at the swaying of the coconut trees, and enjoy the comforts at your disposal inside. The Beach Villas afford you privacy and peace in the heart of the spectacular and scenic tropical setting.

With our Early Bird Offer for stays in November and December 2019, you get a 15% discount when you book between now and August 31. This discount applies to all room categories, so book now and enjoy the perfect room for your vacation.


Experience Veligandu Island Resort & Spa for 15% Less

Our guests love Veligandu Island Resort & Spa because, to put it simply, there is no place like it. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, every moment will be punctuated by our thoughtful hospitality. Our team, armed with a smile, is always ready to help, and goes above and beyond to ensure your time with us is exceptional. Going through our reviews will let you in on a well-known secret, our lovely staff are the jewels in our crown.

Whether you are staying on the beach, or over the water, our accommodation offers lavish comforts and great views of the tropical surroundings. You can trust that you will have a beautiful place to laze around or return to, after an exciting day. Wining and dining in paradise is redefined in Veligandu. From our buffet restaurant (Dhonveli), to our beach-front à la carte restaurant (Madivaru), our expert Kitchen team prepare exquisite meals for you to enjoy. It is no wonder guests have been known to ask for our recipes.

How you choose to spend your time is entirely up to you. We have put together a variety of experiences, ranging from beach dinners to excursions. Dive, snorkel or engage in watersports with our well-manned Ocean Dive Centre. In the evening, join us in Thundi Bar for some entertainment, or a sundowner in Athiri Bar.

If you are looking to experience our award-winning resort in November or December, book early and get a 15% discount. A vacation like no other is guaranteed.

Romantic Highlights In July

Voted as the number one hotel for romance in the Maldives, opportunities for romance abound in Veligandu Island Resort & Spa. All our offerings have been carefully crafted to provide you and your loved one a chance to connect, get closer and make special memories.

From an indulgent couple’s massage in our spa to a scenic cruise in a traditional dhoni (boat), our romantic experiences are famous for a reason. A particularly special highlight is our romantic beach dining events scheduled regularly. Read on for July beach dinners, bookmark them and join us.

On July 2 and 12, honour us with your presence at the Bubbles & Lobster Dinner. Prepared for your dining delight is an incredible menu that features the most exceptional ingredients paired with Italian Prosecco. Enjoy the lobster, prawns and more sited on the beach, with the expansive views of the sea ahead of you. Now that’s a taste of paradise.

On July 7, be our guest for our Madivaru Sunset Seafood Dinner. Featuring freshly caught seafood, expertly prepared, this dining experience allows you to enjoy culinary treats with the beautiful view of the sunset. As you dig into the tuna nigiri or the lagoon prawns, the sound of the waves lapping on the beach will serenade you.

On July 16, we will dine under the moon for our Romantic Full Moon Dinner. As the moon casts its glow on us, we will relish the flavourful meal, and celebrate all of life’s simple pleasures. Few things can compare to this one of a kind experience.

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

Bon Appétit!

Take advantage of our special offer as you plan your visit to our romantic paradise.

The Latest Updates From Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Dear Friends,

We send you warm greetings from your favourite Island in the Maldives!

Firstly, thank you very much for your contribution to our high online ranking. The positive feedback that you have continuously sent has enabled us to be recognised by HolidayCheck, as one of the highly rated hotels, scoring 5.9 out of 6. Of great importance to us, is taking into consideration all the feedback we receive and implementing it, for constant improvement.

In the spirit of continuous improvement, we are remodelling our à la carte restaurant, Madivaru. From November 2019, we shall introduce a new menu that is a balance of new, unique dishes and classic favourites that you love. The new menu and dining layout are still in line with the quality dining experience that Madivaru is known for. You can still expect exceptional fine dining in an intimate setting, the perfect recipe for unforgettable evenings in paradise.

Similarly, we are looking at upgrading our all-inclusive package to continue providing you with more value. We will be sure to keep you updated on every aspect of this upgrade and to let you know what the new offerings shall be. In Veligandu, our team is committed to enhancing your overall holiday experience. Every visit will leave you with fond memories.

In other exciting news, I take this chance to extend a warm welcome to our new team members. Our community is growing and expanding for the better. In the last few weeks, Lamani, new Pastry Chef, Alessandro, new F&B Manager and Sumeda, new Executive Sous Chef, joined us. We hope they can bring a fresh perspective, a different way of thinking, and new energy to our team!

I invite you to visit our website and to especially take advantage of our Early Bird Offer for stays in November and December 2019.

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

See you soon in our little paradise!

With gratitude,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager


A Romantic Evening In Paradise

In Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, there are endless opportunities for romance and myriad ways to connect. Further, there are innumerable chances to enjoy the splendour of nature, be it from the deck of your villa, or by the beach. Our experiences are designed to provide the perfect occasions that bring you closer to your partner and nature.

Part of our romantic experiences, the ‘Bubbly Sunset Love Bed on the Beach’ is a delightful way to start your evening while in paradise. Set on the beach, settle in and get cosy while watching nature’s show in front of you. The setting sun paints a beautiful picture, leaving in its wake a colourful sky and a stunning reflection on the sea. As the sea breeze blows gently on your skin, sip on chilled champagne and toast to incredible moments shared in paradise.

To complement the view and the drinks, we have a canapés menu featuring cold bites and sweet bites, from which you can choose four items. This unforgettable experience is $149, but guests on our All Inclusive Plus Package get a special price of $120. After a wonderful evening, you may retire to your room or enjoy our evening entertainment.

On our special offers page, we have listed the latest offer available that you can take advantage of while you book your trip to our romantic haven.

Snorkelling At Sunrise

Beyond the pristine, white sandy beaches, and lush, tropical nature in Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, there lies more beauty. A lagoon that is teeming with marine life surrounds our island. Swimming in the crystal-clear waters introduces you to a world of wonder as schools of colourful fish float past you, frolicking in the coral reefs. For those eager to go further from our house reef, we have specialised snorkelling trips scheduled regularly. The Private Sunrise Snorkelling By Speedboat trip is one of them.

This excursion is perfect for couples as it allows you to enjoy two of the purest luxuries in life, sunrise and the magical sea. Early in the morning, embark on an adventure as a speedboat transports you to nearby coral reefs. The morning light brings with it excellent visibility, perfect for sighting fish and other marine life in their natural habitat. The tranquillity that comes with being alone at sea heightens your experience, allowing you to immerse yourself fully into your exploration.

Scheduled on Thursdays and Sundays from 7 am to 8:30 am, the Private Sunrise Snorkelling trip is for swimmers only. Snorkelling equipment is available for rent from the Dive Centre or for purchase from the Gift Shop. Bring your cameras along as well to document your escapades!

Have a look at our full list of excursions here.

Happy adventures ahead!

Dining In Paradise

Welcome to Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, a quaint, charming island paradise where everything is centred on thoughtful hospitality. From arrival to departure, you will experience unparalleled service. This spirit of excellence extends to our dining offerings. Our Executive Chef, Siegbert Horn and his team ensure that wherever you are dining on our island, you are in for a treat.

Our buffet restaurant, Dhonveli, is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering an abundance of expertly prepared meals. Designed as a more traditional open-air dining venue, in Dhonveli you can enjoy local, regional and international cuisine ranging from tasty starters, mouthwatering mains and decadent desserts. To add to your dining experience are live-cooking stations where our team of chefs prepare varied meals to your specifications.

Set on the beach, our a-la-carte restaurant, Madivaru, offers an unforgettable dining experience. Madivaru is designed as a romantic and intimate space, allowing couples to enjoy a delicious meal complemented with stunning views of the lagoon. The menu offers indulgent delicacies with vibrant and rich flavours, prepared using the finest ingredients. From the Shrimp and Mango Cocktail appetiser to the Wagyu Beef Fillet Steak, every meal is made with care and attention.

From the comfort of your villa, you can also enjoy a selection of meals from our in-villa dining menu. Delivered right to your room, all you have to do is make a call, and we’ll bring you what you desire. The many options include a lovely continental breakfast paired with some champagne, Classic Caesar Salad or a Chicken Burger for lunch or a Coconut and Lime Cheesecake for dessert and much more.

For guests with dietary restrictions, we ensure to accommodate them. Kindly include that while making your reservation and our team will see to it that you are properly taken care of.

Planning a romantic getaway to Veligandu? Have a look at our latest special offer for great discounts.

The Latest News From Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Dear Friends,

Tropical greetings from your favourite island in the Maldives!

It has been an exciting month for us as we have received several awards. Recently, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa qualified for the TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to hospitality businesses that consistently deliver exceptional service. Receiving the honour for the last five consecutive years placed us in the Hall of Fame.

Additionally, Thomas Cook also recognised us as one of the Best Hotels 2018 in Arabia, Asia and the Indian Ocean for our high commitment to quality. I want to express my gratitude to all our guests who take time to share their story of the wonderful holiday experienced in Veligandu with the rest of the travelling world. And of course, thank you to our team who is doing an outstanding job making every stay unforgettable, every experience warm and personal.

We work hard to deliver fantastic experiences and, to stay motivated and positive, take time from our busy schedule to have some fun. During the holy month of Ramadan, we celebrated this memorable time and prepared fun activities, live auctions and games. The winners got some exciting prizes during the awarding ceremony.

If you are looking for a perfect island to stay in the Maldives or looking to return to paradise, I invite you to check out our Early Bird Offer for November and December.

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

See you soon in our little paradise!

With gratitude,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager


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