2020 – Veligandu Island

Veligandu’s Scuba Diving and Snorkelers Calendar For North Ari Atoll Maldives

Veligandu is renowned as a top romantic hotel in Asia and the Maldives. Besides the seclusion on a charming tropical palm fringe isle with its own sandbank, long beach encircling the island and turquoise lagoon, the waters around Veligandu is well-loved by the guests for diving and snorkelling.

Blessed with two house reefs of its own with frequent turtle sightings, Veligandu offers over guided 15 dive excursions with the resorts dive operator Ocean Dive & Sports Centre for divers and snorkelers of every skill level.

When is the best time to dive in Veligandu?

Veligandu is a year-round dive destination and offers dive enthusiastic the pleasure of witnessing a variety of marine creatures, soft and hard corals.

Veligandu Dive Calander

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Manta Rays High High High High Low Low Low Low Low High High High
Hammerhead Sharks Yes Yes Yes Yes Low Low Low Low Low Yes Yes Yes
Eagle Rays Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sting Rays Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Silvertip Sharks High High High High Low Low Low Low Low High High High
Grey Reef Sharks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
White Tip Reef Sharks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Blacktip Reef Sharks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nurse Sharks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dogtooth Tuna Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Napoleon Wrasses Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hawksbill Turtles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Green Turtles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Night Diving Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ideal for new divers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Guests in Veligandu have ease of access to a range of dive sites from the famed Madivaru Corner in the south of Rasdhoo Atoll where the currents attract pelagic fish in large numbers, such as sharks, rays, tunas, jacks and Napoleons. Also, small ocean creatures can be found here, like the resident leaf scorpionfishes.

Advance divers enjoy the weekly early morning dive to the Hammerhead Shark Point – Big Blue, where advanced divers with luck, have the chance to spot Hammerheads in the deep blue water at 30m depth.

Dive Site Distance by boat
Veligandu East 5 minutes
Madivaru Beyru 15 minutes
Madivaru Corner 15 minutes
Big Blue 15 minutes
Madivaru Thila 15 minutes
Rasdhoo Reef 20 minutes
Kuramathi Thila 20 minutes
Holhi Faru 20 minutes
Three Palms 25 minutes
Bodu Gaa 25 minutes
Caves 40 minutes
Bodu Miyaru Faru 30 minutes
Miyaru Faru 25 minutes
Beyru Kandu 12 minutes
North Channel 10 minutes
Veligandu North 8 minutes
Veligandu Beyru 5 minutes
Veligandu House Reef West 0 minutes

The Ocean Dive Centre in Veligandu is one of the Maldives’ most experienced dive operators and as a PADI 5 Star Centre, they offer the full range of PADI courses catering to all experience levels – from beginner to professionals. Guests can also enjoy speciality courses such as underwater digital photography, DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle), night diving and underwater naturalist during your Maldives vacation.

Veligandu’s underwater gardens, the House Reefs

The beautiful house reefs provide an underwater garden for leisurely divers, snorkelers and for underwater photographers.

As explained by Nicola (Nic) Stratmann, Dive Manager of Ocean Dive & Sports Centre in Veligandu;
“Veligandu Island is very fortunate to have two house reef sites which are located at different ends of the island. The first house reef option is located directly in front of the dive centre facing west, towards the inside of the atoll. You can especially see the juvenile blacktip reef sharks having a stroll on the reef as well as an abundance of different types of coral, with the most colourful reef fish all around.

The second house reef is located on the south-east side of Veligandu Island, facing the outside edge of the atoll. This site is the perfect place to go snorkelling if you want to spot turtles! Of course, here you can also find all other fish and coral types seen at the west side. Please be aware of the current here, as it can get a bit stronger due to the location of the reef. For scuba diving purposes we only access the south-east side by boat, but for snorkelers it is just a 5-10 minutes swim off the beach.

All dive activities are guided dives.”




Living in the ‘new normal’ – Have A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu
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We continue to allow for maximum flexibility given these unique circumstances. Book now to your convenience with the freedom of
FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

How to get to Veligandu – Flights to the Maldives

To travel or not to travel…That is the question that lingers in the mind or today’s Maldives visitor travelling in the new normal. Maldives had been receiving guests since July 2020 and have received the Safe Travels Stamp from World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

The Maldives unique geography of being an archipelago and islands create own private safe bubbles for the holidaymaker. Veligandu offers even more freedom of space being the only Resort on its private island and having expansive and uncrowded beaches.

Veligandu provides that much-needed destination retreat for both the long haul and short-haul or the long stay or the weekend getaway and travellers dreaming of a quick escape to celebrate honeymoons, to dive for a change of phase or just to breathe in the clean air and dip in the warm, clean, seawater.

How do I travel to Veligandu?

Veligandu is a scenic, 20-minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport in the Maldives.
Your domestic transfers are readily included in your package if you make your reservations with the resort directly or with your travel agent/tour operator.

How to fly to the Maldives?

Guests visiting the Maldives in the next few months will always be able to find a connecting flight. Over 30 airlines will be flying into the Maldives during November 2020 and March 31, 2021, and some are listed below.

Day(s) of operation: 1 = Monday to 7 = Sunday. 0=non operational

Key:
MLE – Maldives
STA – Standard Time of Arrival
STD – Standard Time of Departure

Flying to the Maldives with AEROFLOT
SVO – Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AEROFLOT 0000007 SVO-MLE-SVO SU322-3 1200 2330 251020
AEROFLOT 1000567 SVO-MLE-SVO SU320-1 0920 1100 261020-270321

Flying to the Maldives with AIR ASIA
KUL – Kuala Lumpur International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AIR ASIA 0000007 KUL-MLE-KUL AK72-3 2010 2115 061220-271220
AIR ASIA 0004000 KUL-MLE-KUL AK74-5 0950 1050 031220-250321
AIR ASIA 1234567 KUL-MLE-KUL AK72-3 2010 2115 010121-270321
AIR ASIA 0000060 KUL-MLE-KUL AK74-5 0950 1050 020121-270321
AIR ASIA 0200000 KUL-MLE-KUL AK74-5 0940 1040 050121-270321

Flying to the Maldives with AIR INDIA
TRV – Trivandrum International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AIR INDIA 0030000 TRV-MLE-TRV AI263-4 1340 1505 281020-251120
AIR INDIA 0030000 TRV-MLE-TRV AI263-4 1350 1510 021220-270321

Flying to the Maldives with AIR SEYCHELLES (Charter Flight)
SEZ – Seychelles

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AIR SEYCHELLES 0200000 SEZ-MLE-SEZ HM9321-2 1320 1430 011220-230321
AIR SEYCHELLES 0000060 SEZ-MLE-SEZ HM023-4 1205 1600 051220-090121

Flying to the Maldives with ALITALIA
FCO – Rome Fiumicino International Airport / Aeroporto Internazionale di Roma–Fiumicino

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
ALITALIA 0030067 FCO-MLE-FCO AZ776-7 1140 2250 191220-271220
ALITALIA 0200067 FCO-MLE-FCO AZ776-7 1140 2250 291220-030121
ALITALIA 0034060 FCO-MLE-FCO AZ776-7 1140 2250 060121-090121
ALITALIA 0000567 FCO-MLE-FCO AZ776-7 1140 2250 150121-170121
ALITALIA 0000067 FCO-MLE-FCO AZ776-7 1140 2250 230121-270321

Flying to the Maldives with AIR FRANCE
CDG – Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport / Aéroport de Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AIR FRANCE 0000007 CDG-MLE-CDG AF222-3 1045 1350 20122
AIR FRANCE 0000507 CDG-MLE-CDG AF222-3 1045 1250 271220-030121
AIR FRANCE 0000007 CDG-MLE-CDG AF222-3 1045 1250 140221-210221
AIR FRANCE 0000507 CDG-MLE-CDG AF222-3 1045 1250 260221-280221

Flying to the Maldives with AUSTRIAN AIRLINES
VIE – Vienna International Airport / Flughafen Wien-Schwechat / Letisko Viedeň-Schwechat

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AUSTRIAN AIRLINES 0000007 VIE-MLE OS045 0845 Dep 1st Nov 251020
AUSTRIAN AIRLINES 0000007 MLE-VIE OS046 1015 011120
AUSTRIAN AIRLINES 0000507 VIE-MLE-VIE OS045-6 0845 1025 201220-260321

Flying to the Maldives with AZUR AIR UKRAINE (CHARTER)
KBP – Boryspil International Airport / Міжнародний аеропорт «Бориспіль»

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AZUR AIR UKRIANE 0000060 KBP-MLE-KBP QU4499-4500 1205 1425 261220
AZUR AIR UKRIANE 0030000 KBP-MLE-KBP QU4499-4500 1205 1425 060121
AZUR AIR UKRIANE 0000060 KBP-MLE-KBP QU4499-4500 1205 1425 160121
AZUR AIR UKRIANE 0030000 KBP-MLE-KBP QU4499-4500 1205 1425 270121

Flying to the Maldives with AZUR AIR RUSSIA (CHARTER)
VKO – Vnukovo International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
AZUR AIR RUSSIA 0000007 VKO-MLE-VKO ZF8839-6664 1020 2315 011120
AZUR AIR RUSSIA 0030067 VKO-MLE-VKO ZF8839-40 1020 2315 041120-270321

Flying to the Maldives with BRITISH AIRWAYS (W20)
LHR – London Heathrow

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
BRITISH AIRWAYS 1004060 LHR-MLE-LHR BA061-0 0940 1145 261020-270321
BRITISH AIRWAYS 0000007 LHR-MLE-LHR BA061-0 1245 1445 061220-210321

Flying to the Maldives with BEIJING CAPITAL AIRLINES
PKX – Beijing Daxing International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
BEIJING CAPITAL AIRLINES 0000507 PKX-MLE-PKX JD465-6 1230 1425 041220-260321
BEIJING CAPITAL AIRLINES 0030000 PKX-MLE-PKX JD465-6 1245 1445 021220-240321

Flying to the Maldives with CATHAY PACIFIC
HKG – Hong Kong International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
CATHAY PACIFIC 0034067 HKG-MLE-HKG CX601-2 2110 2240 021220-270321

Flying to the Maldives with CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES
CAN – Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
CHINA SOUTHERN AIRLINES 0204007 CAN-CMB-MLE-CMB-CAN CZ3059-60 2050 2220 291120-250321

Flying to the Maldives with CONDOR
FRA – Frankfurt International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
CONDOR 0000007 FRA-MLE-FRA DE2320-1 0950 1125 201220-210321
CONDOR 0200000 FRA-MLE-FRA DE2320-1 0950 1125 221220-230321

Flying to the Maldives with EDELWEISS AIR
ZRH – Zurich Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
EDELWEISS AIR 0000007 ZRH-MLE-ZRH WK066-7 0940 1115 251020
EDELWEISS AIR 0000500 ZRH-MLE-ZRH WK066-7 0715 0930 251220-290121
EDELWEISS AIR 0000500 ZRH-MLE-ZRH WK066-7 1120 1315 050221-260321
EDELWEISS AIR 0000007 ZRH-MLE WK066 1120 011120-291120
EDELWEISS AIR 1000000 MLE-ZRH WK067 1315 021120-301120
EDELWEISS AIR 0000007 ZRH-MLE-ZRH WK066-7 1120 1315 061220-210321
EDELWEISS AIR 0004000 ZRH-MLE-ZRH WK066-7 0715 0955 051120-250321

Flying to the Maldives with EMIRATES
DXB – Dubai International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
EMIRATES 1030007 DXB-MLE-DXB EK660-1 1525 1820 251020-301120
EMIRATES 1234567 DXB-MLE-DXB EK656-7 0745 0925 251020-270321
EMIRATES 1030007 DXB-MLE-DXB EK660-1 1525 1820 021220-091220
EMIRATES 1234567 DXB-MLE-DXB EK660-1 1525 1820 131220-250121
EMIRATES 1030007 DXB-MLE-DXB EK660-1 1525 1820 270121-240321

Flying to the Maldives with ETIHAD AIRWAYS
AUH – Abu Dhabi International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
ETIHAD AIRWAYS 0200560 AUH-MLE-AUH EY278-9 0755 2345 261020-281120
ETIHAD AIRWAYS 1234567 AUH-MLE-AUH EY 260-1 0640 1810 011220-270321
ETIHAD AIRWAYS 1234567 AUH-MLE-AUH EY278-9 1400 2025 011220-270321

Flying to the Maldives with FLY DUBAI
DXB – Dubai International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
FLY DUBAI 0204560 DXB-MLE-DXB FZ1569-70 1510 2330 271020-270321
FLY DUBAI 1000007 DXB-MLE-DXB FZ1569-70 1510 2330 201220-180121
FLY DUBAI 0030000 DXB-MLE-DXB FZ1569-70 1515 2330 231220-200121

Flying to the Maldives with GOAIR
BOM – Mumbai Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
BLR – Banglore Airport: Kempegowda International Airport Bengaluru
DEL – New Delhi Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
GOAIR 0034067 BOM-MLE-BOM G81530-4030 1310 1420 041120-300121
GOAIR 0004060 BLR-MLE-BLR G81532-4032 1200 1320 051120-300121
GOAIR 0030000 BLR-MLE-BLR G81532-4032 1200 1305 041120-270121
GOAIR 0000007 BLR-MLE-BLR G81532-4032 1430 1530 011120-310121
GOAIR 0004060 DEL-MLE-DEL G81531-4031 1245 1410 051120-300121
GOAIR 0000007 DEL-MLE-DEL G81531-4031 1200 1305 011120-310121
GOAIR 0030000 DEL-MLE-DEL G81531-4031 1220 1325 041120-270121

Flying to the Maldives with GULF AIR
BAH – Bahrain International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
GULF AIR 1234007 BAH-MLE-CMB GF144 0610 0725 251020-250321
GULF AIR 1234007 CMB-MLE-BAH GF145 1800 1905 251020-250321

Flying to the Maldives with HONG KONG AIRLINES
HKG – Hong Kong International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
HONG KONG AIRLINES 0204007 HKG-MLE-HKG HX791-2 1850 2035 011220-250321

Flying to the Maldives with INDIGO
COK – Cochin International Airport
BOM – Mumbai Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport
MAA – Chennai International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
INDIGO 1000000 COK-MLE-COK 6E1795-6 1440 1555 261020-091120
INDIGO 0000500 COK-MLE-COK 6E1795-6 1440 1555 301020-131120
INDIGO 0030000 COK-MLE-COK 6E1795-6 1440 1555 281020-251120
INDIGO 1000500 COK-MLE-COK 6E1795-6 1440 1555 161120-271120
INDIGO 1030500 COK-MLE-COK 6E1795-6 1440 1555 301120-260321
INDIGO 0004007 BOM-MLE-BOM 6E1784-5 1300 1405 251020-151120
INDIGO 0204007 BOM-MLE-BOM 6E1784-5 1300 1405 171120-291120
INDIGO 0204067 BOM-MLE-BOM 6E1784-5 1300 1405 011220-270321
INDIGO 0200000 CMB-MLE-MAA 6E9974-5 0820 0920 271020-241120

Flying to the Maldives with KOREAN AIR
ICN – Seoul-Incheon International Airport / 인천국제공항

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE STA STD EFFECTIVE
KOREAN AIR 0204007 ICN-CMB-MLE-CMB-ICN 0700 1545 031220-250321

Flying to the Maldives with LUFTHANSA GERMAN  AIRLINES
FRA – Frankfurt International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
LUFTHANSA 0030000 FRA-MLE LH704 0830 281020
LUFTHANSA 0004000 MLE-FRA LH705 1040 291020
LUFTHANSA 0030000 FRA-MLE-FRA LH704-5 0830 1040 041120-240321
LUFTHANSA 0000007 FRA-MLE-FRA LH704-5 0830 1040 011120-270321

Flying to the Maldives with MALDIVIAN & NEOS SPA
MXP – Milan Malpensa Airport
FCO – Rome Fiumicino International Airport / Aeroporto Internazionale di Roma–Fiumicino

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
NEOS SPA 0000007 MXP-FCO-MLE-FCO-MXP NO610-1 0715 0930 081120-210321

Flying to the Maldives with NORDWIND
SVO – Moscow Sheremetyevo International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
NORDWIND 0030060 SVO-MLE-SVO N4691-2 1105 1315 281020-270321

Flying to the Maldives with QATAR AIRWAYS
DOH – Doha International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
QATAR AIRWAYS 1234567 DOH-MLE-DOH QR 672-5 0900 1955 251020-270321
QATAR AIRWAYS 1234567 DOH-MLE-DOH QR 674-3 0730 2055 171220-270321

Flying to the Maldives with SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES
JED – Jeddha King Abdulaziz International Airport
CMB – Colombo International Airport / Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport
RUH – Riyadh King Khalid International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES 0030060 JED-CMB-MLE-RUH SV786 1230 1355 020121-270321
SAUDI ARABIAN AIRLINES 0004007 RUH-MLE-CMB-JED SV788 1350 1515 030121-250321

Flying to the Maldives with  SILKAIR
SIN – Singapore Changi Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE STA STD EFFECTIVE
SILKAIR 1234567 SIN-MLE-SIN 1150 1255 011220-270321
SILKAIR 1234567 SIN-MLE-SIN 1330 1455 011220-270321
SILKAIR 0000060 SIN-MLE-SIN 2210 2320 051220-261220

Flying to the Maldives with SINGAPORE AIRLINES
SIN – Singapore Changi Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
SINGAPORE AIRLINES 1234567 SIN-MLE-SIN SQ452-1 2210 2340 010121-270321

Flying to the Maldives with SPICEJET
TRV – Trivandrum International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
SPICEJET 1234567 TRV-MLE-TRV SG091-2 1340 1435 011220-270321

Flying to the Maldives with SRILANKAN AIRLINES
CMB – Colombo International Airport / Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 0000500 CMB-MLE-CMB UL101-2 0815 0945 301020
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 0030000 CMB-MLE-CMB UL101-2 0920 1050 281020
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 0030000 CMB-MLE-CMB UL101-2 0920 1050 041120-251120
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 0030000 CMB-MLE-CMB UL115-6 1540 1845 281020
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 0030000 CMB-MLE-CMB UL115-6 1540 1845 041120-251120
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 0000500 CMB-MLE-CMB UL115-6 1540 1710 301020
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 0000060 CMB-MLE-CMB UL103-4 1945 2125 311020
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 1234567 CMB-MLE-CMB UL101-2 0815 0945 011220-270321
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 1234567 CMB-MLE-CMB UL103-4 1945 2125 011220-270321
SRILANKAN AIRLINES 1234567 CMB-MLE-CMB UL115-6 1415 1535 011220-270321

Flying to the Maldives with TURKISH AIRLINES
IST – Istanbul Airport
CMB – Colombo International Airport / Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
TURKISH AIRLINES 0200507 IST-MLE-CMB TK730 1215 1325 271020-291220
TURKISH AIRLINES 0200507 CMB-MLE-IST TK731 2230 2355 271020-291220
TURKISH AIRLINES 1204567 IST-MLE-CMB TK730 1215 1325 311220-270321
TURKISH AIRLINES 1234567 CMB-MLE-IST TK731 2230 2355 311220-270321
TURKISH AIRLINES 0030000 IST-MLE-CMB TK732 1430 1600 060121-240321

Flying to the Maldives with UKRAINE INT’L AIRLINES (CHARTER)
KBP – Boryspil International Airport / Міжнародний аеропорт «Бориспіль»

AIRLINE Days Of Ops ROUTE FLT NO STA STD EFFECTIVE
UKRAINE NT’L AIRLINES 0000060 KBP-MLE-KBP PS3951-2 1310 2350 261220
UKRAINE NT’L AIRLINES 0000060 KBP-MLE-KBP PS3951-2 0845 2045 020121
UKRAINE NT’L AIRLINES 0000007 KBP-MLE-KBP PS3951-2 1200 2310 100121
UKRAINE NT’L AIRLINES 0200000 KBP-MLE-KBP PS3951-2 1200 2320 190121
UKRAINE NT’L AIRLINES 0004000 KBP-MLE-KBP PS3951-2 0605 1730 280121

Source: International Flight Schedule, Winter 2020-21 – Maldives Airport Authority.
Information is correct as at October 20, 2020, and subject to change.


Living in the ‘new normal’ – Have A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu
Quick Links
Your questions answered before you travel  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update
Guest reviews – holidaying in the new normal

Special Offers
A choice of offers for your Veligandu holiday in 2020 and 2021. See All Offers »

We continue to allow for maximum flexibility given these unique circumstances. Book now to your convenience with the freedom of
FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

A 3 Days Getaway Guide To Veligandu, The Secluded Island

Veligandu is a destination island our guests love for long stays, immerse in the activities they love, dive, dine well and respite on the palm-fringed island.  However, for guests who would like a quicker phased itinerary to enjoy the best of Veligandu, we have listed how you can make your day unfold.

Veligandu’s natural beauty, with lush tropical gardens, pristine stretches of beach and glittering azure lagoon, will sweep you off your feet as you fall in love with all the different ways to spend your time.

Here are a few ideas for a blissful day in paradise


Living in the ‘new normal’ – Have A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu
Quick Links
Your questions answered before you travel  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update
Guest reviews – holidaying in the new normal

Special Offers
A choice of offers for your Veligandu holiday in 2020 and 2021. See All Offers »

We continue to allow for maximum flexibility given these unique circumstances. Book now to your convenience with the freedom of
FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

Rejuvenate At Your Safe Secluded Haven – A message from our General Manager

Dear Guests,

Blessings and Greetings from your favorite Secluded Haven.

As mentioned in my previous message, our guests are enjoying their holiday and barely notice any differences in service. In this edition, I would like to cynosure some of the alluring reviews received from our beloved guests, assuring the safe holiday experience at Veligandu and the adroitness of our staff during this uncertain time of chaotic travel.

1st Class stay during lockdown

– Alexsav85 wrote on Oct 20, 2020 – TripAdvisor

“… I never felt nervous or uncomfortable throughout the entire holiday. All staff are wearing masks and most wear gloves (especially around food) and they will never touch you. They pay you the upmost respect and there are hand sanitizers spread around the island for your convenience. They also gave us a PCR (Covid test) the day of our departure just in case it was required. Every morning/afternoon your temperature is checked via a handheld control which does not touch you…..

… I have been fortunate to visit the Maldives 3 times as well as Fiji, Hawaii and the Caribbean several times. Overall Veligandu ranks as one of the top resorts I have ever been to and I could not recommend it highly enough…”

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To sum up: Veligandu was unique!

m_f_sei wrote on Oct 4, 2020 in TripAdvisor

“It was the best decision we could make to travel to Veligandu despite COVID-19. And just because of COVID-19 it was a very special, unique and great experience…

… The hygiene measures on the island are very extensive and well thought out. Contact-free disinfectant dispensers are available at all entrances. On arrival and departure, luggage is disinfected. At breakfast the temperature is measured daily contact-free. Paperwork is avoided…

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Schöne Insel, Toller Service, Team einmalig –> Rundum Traumurlaub trotz Covid 19

apislariuk wrote on Sep 21, 2020

“Wir waren zum 2x für 14Tage in unserem Paradies. 2018 zum 1x und haben uns auf Anhieb verliebt. In der momentanen Covid 19 Situation hatten auch wir anfangs bedenken, aber auf dieser Insel wird wirklich alles dafür getan um sich sicher zu fühlen. Die komplette Belegschaft dieser Insel trägt zu jeder Zeit einen Mund-Nasen-Schutz, Desinfektionsspender sind überall vorhanden, die im Hintergrund laufenden Desinfektionsmaßnahmen sind kaum wahrzunehmen”

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We are well preparing for the forthcoming festive season and on the verge of finalizing an exciting program which we will share on all our social media platforms by the end of October 2020. Stay Tuned.

Our British guests can rejoice. We have just gleaned the news that the government of the UK had added the Maldives to its green travel corridor. A remarkable opportunity for the British travelers to visit the Maldives before the year ends and respite in Veligandu.

On behalf of the management, a big thank you to those who have been on the island and those who booked to visit us during the upcoming weeks and months. We really appreciate that you have chosen Veligandu for your precious holiday during this uncertain time. I vouch for our guest’s feedback and assure you that the Maldives is a safe place for a rejuvenating sojourn.

It gives me great mirthfulness to perceive that our guests appreciate everything that we have done under the new normal. Our priority is and has always been the safety of our guests and team members. We are confident that all our guests will have indelible mysterious anecdotes at our forevermore secluded haven that they can swank about with their family and friends back at home.

With lots of Blessings and Warm Regards,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager


Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu.
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Veligandu, the secluded haven for your 2020 Christmas and festive season

It may be too early to put up the Christmas tree, but that doesn’t mean the 2020 Christmas and festive season isn’t on the minds of our guests and the global travellers.

For those who ponder how to safely celebrate the festive season in 2020, what to do for Christmas and new year’s eve, Veligandu recommend a dose of Maldives to escape the stress, demand and uncertainties of covid19.

Why spend 2020 festive season in Veligandu

1. The unique island nature of the Maldives make Veligandu a safe bubble to relax. Veligandu is a “One Island, One Resort“ property and the only resort on the secluded, private island.

2. Expansive beaches offer the required freedom of space. No marks on beaches.

3. With Maldives reopening borders, more airlines are flying into the Maldives.

4. Opportunity for an extended family getaway and celebrate festivities together, on a tropical island.

5. Escape the winter, escape the crowds to sun, sand and clean ocean and blissful relaxation.

6. Diving, snorkelling, yachting, good food, spa, entertainment and Maldivian hospitality.

7. Surprise a loved one. Catch up and celebrate all those anniversaries, missed sunsets and cancelled holidays

8. Facilitation of PCR testing as required by your home countries and airlines for onward travel.

9. A choice of special offers and flexible cancellation to help plan travel and to allow you to the opportunity to linger longer in Veligandu.


See what our guests say
Since the reopening on September 1 2020, our guests had been enjoying their Maldives holidays regardless of the new normal and have endorse Veligangu with glowing reviews.

For Mr & Mrs. Seidner, it was “Veligandu ist geöffnet. Ihr entlegenes Paradies” 🎬

Mrs. Pelin Bulan and Mr.Porprym Begolli called holidaying in the new normal “it was amazing” 🎬

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Living in the ‘new normal’ – Have A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu
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We Are Open, Enjoy The Astonishing Seclusion – A message from our General Manager

Dear Guests,

Blessings and Greetings from your favourite Secluded Haven.

After a long wait of more than five months finally, we have reopened our safe haven to all our beloved guests on September 01, 2020. Words are powerless to express my gratitude towards Veligandu superheroes, I am humbled and appreciate the excellent work of our team members in preparing the island with all new normal standards and getting well trained to serve.

In this edition, I would like to hit the high spots of the new normal. All our facilities are opened and dive excursions operating with safety in mind. We are elated by the positive feedback on our new weekly menu with BBQ dinner on the beach which enhanced the dining experience. Keep an eye on Veligandu Webcam, for a sneak peek of some beach events. Our new entertainment program has been enlivened by very famous artists in the tropics, we are so blessed to have them as our in-house band at present. Some of you may have already witnessed their talent during our live streaming.

Veligandu MobileApp has been scheduled to launch during the upcoming month, which will facilitate easy online check-in/out, booking daily activity or excursion and other services at your own comfort.

It gives me great mirthfulness to perceive that our guests appreciate everything we have done under the new normal, especially our new food concept and the safety measures. We are looking forward to welcoming many more customers during the impending weeks and months.

Our guests are enjoying their holiday and barely notice any differences in service. We are confident that our guests will have indelible mysterious anecdotes at our forevermore secluded haven that they can swank about with their family and friends back at home.

Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu.
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Veligandu in Maldives – Perfect holidays in the new normal

In the eyes of our first guests who completed their Maldives holiday in Veligandu and returned home, they were still able to experience the best of destination and the Maldivian hospitality despite the prevailing uncertainties of the pandemic.

Guest Ms Jennifer L. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA wrote a heartfelt 5-star Tripadvisor review on Sep 16, 2020 left us a Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes emoji.

Guest Mr. Andrew from the United Kingdom gave a 10 out of 10 on booking.com reviews and call Veligandu “Exceptional” on Sep 18, 2020. These heartfelt reviews from the left the team beaming with pride.

For Mr & Mrs. Seidner, it was “Veligandu ist geöffnet. Ihr entlegenes Paradies” 🎬

Her experience in Veligandu, by Ms. Jennifer on Tripadvisor

A slice of heaven on earth! 😍

My husband and I had an excellent and very unique experience at Veligandu amid COVID-19. We hope to come back to paradise soon! I’d like to first mention that we were impressed with the safety measures put in place throughout the resort – hand sanitizing stations, staff wearing masks and social distancing measures during dining – we felt safe our entire stay. They check your temperature every morning, FYI. I say we had a unique experience because there were only a handful of couples on the resort during our 11 night stay. It felt like we had the entire island to ourselves and the service was impeccable! We will miss Naaem, Akram, Abdulla, Naail, Adam, Rifau, Alex and all the wonderful staff at Veligandu.

Our island host Rifau was very attentive – he upgraded our villa to a sunset jacuzzi villa – and we are so happy he was able to do so (without us even asking)! My husband had a blast every morning snorkeling right off the deck- I joined him a couple of times – we saw beautiful fish, sea turtles, sting rays and reef sharks! Incredible! And the cherry on top were the beautiful sunsets mostly every night.

We looked forward to walking the island every morning after breakfast and lunch – it’s a small island so you can walk the entire island under 20 minutes. We also enjoyed our spa days and some of the excursions included in the All Inclusive Package. The sunset cruise is included in the AIP – highly recommended. We didn’t get to see any dolphins the first night, so Adam – Director of Operations – kindly offered us to join another sunset cruise a different night. We didn’t get to see any dolphins the second time around either, but the experience made up for it (They offered to take us on a third sunset cruise – that’s how great the customer experience is). The food was delicious every meal! One of the main chefs is from Indonesia, so make sure to get any Indonesian/ Asian food on the menu! Some of the dishes were some of the best we’ve had. We also enjoyed the BBQ nights on the beach! Also the daily soup options – chefs kiss!

It was sunny a majority of our stay. It is monsoon season in September, so you can expect some high winds at times and rain showers that last for a couple of minutes – nothing that will spoil the trip. We were very sad to leave Veligandu. We would highly recommend this resort to our family and friends, and we hope to be back soon! A handful of couples we met were repeat guests (12th and 19th time) – that spoke volumes to us. Truly a slice of heaven on earth – nothing like it! This place will always have a special place in our hearts.

More glowing testimonials from our in-house guests here in Veligandu

Veligandu ist geöffnet (German)


Maldives is stamped as a Safe Travel destination by World Travel and Tourism Council. Veligandu is a 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winning resort which is also ranked as one of the Top Romantic Hotels in Asia and Maldives.

For the well-being and peace of mind of our guests, Veligandu follows the Hygiene Guidelines for a Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise.

Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu.
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August 2020 Message From the General Manager

Dear Guests,

Greetings & Blessings from Veligandu Island Resort & Spa!

The global novel coronavirus outbreak has evolved from one of general alerts and watchfulness to an escalating public health issue which forced us to close down our resort operation for the past few months. We took this as an advantage to give our team a time off from work and spend some quality time with their family, relatives and friends. Concurrently, some of our team members remained on the island to look after our secluded haven and had completed some repairs and maintenance work. Our team effort was excellent during this difficult time, we managed to renovate most of our facilities and few minor repairs around the island, especially a new landscaping throughout the island creating a vista with more greenery and exotic blooms, which looks stunning, thanks to the team for their usual magnificent work.

A well trained Crown & Champa Resorts (CCR) airport representative will receive you and provide guidelines through the airport journey. Trans Maldivian Airways strictly follows the required guidelines from the government authorities. A safe physical distance between guests will be maintained while seated and the seats will be disinfected with each transfer.

Your designated Island host will assist you upon arrival to the resort following the internal resort operation and local government guideline to operate during new normal without compromising any service standard and our true Veligandu hospitality.

In the main restaurant, Dhonveli, waiter will serve your selected food directly on to your table from a carefully well-developed buffet with live cooking stations. In addition we have enhanced our guest experience by adding two BBQ beach dinner and one theme night on the beach per week under the weekly dinner schedule.

In order to assure safety, only a limited number of guests will be confirmed to enjoy the facilities at once, like at Madivaru Restaurant, Spa, excursions, and etc. you can download the resort mobile application which we will launch anew end of August, prior to arrival where you can view all our menus and book all the desired services, offerings or any other request or through your Island Host upon your arrival. Internationally approved chemicals are used to disinfect and clean all areas and the highest standard of hygienic protocols are implemented across the services provided by strictly observing the required health protection agency guidelines. Sanitizing dispensers are placed at the entrance of all facilities including public toilets and public areas.

A well established and trained medical team is available on the island to carry out the well-being needs of each guest in corporation with the health protection agency. For a hassle-free holiday, we are facilitating free of charge PCR testing for guests who stays more than seven days and has a compulsory requirement by the airline or home country. Each PCR test will be conducted by our well trained medical team on the island and test result will be submitted to the guests prior to the departure.

We will continue as normal with safety protocols in place and maintaining safe physical distance between guests. All our staff continue to receive comprehensive training with the guidance of established, accredited international partners to assure the highest most updated standards are understood and followed.

Having said that, the whole team and I are fully ready to welcome our guests to a safe & comfortable environment on September 1, 2020. We are confident and have no doubt that all our guests will enjoy their anecdote at our forevermore secluded haven even under new normal operation guideline.

With these safety guidelines in place, guests can confidently start packing their bags and trust to have a safe holiday experience in paradise. Please visit the travel updates page for an insight look into our safe holiday experience in paradise guideline and protocols.

We all look forward to our valued guests to stay with us, enjoying true Maldivian hospitality, making their story of a one resort one island a meaningful experience.

We are ardently waiting to welcome you for an indelible tale at your forevermore secluded haven

With lots of Blessings and warm regards,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager

 

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Cooking with Chef Didi: Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino

Spaaghetti Aglio, Olio e Pepperoncino is a simple yet delightful dish guests enjoy al fresco in the never ending summer at Veligandu Maldives.

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Pepperoncino means Spaghetti with garlic, oil and chili. This classic Italian dish appeared for the first time on the Cook book “Cucina Teorico Pratica” written by Guido Cavalcanti in 1837, under the name of “Uermiculi Aglio e uoglie”.

This dish is one of the most popular pasta recipes in Italy and in Veligandu as well. This late-night Roman staple is astonishingly full-flavored that at the end of a night out with friends, it is common that someone says “Andiamo da me a farci una Spaghettata!” (Let’s go to my place to eat Spaghetti!), due to its simplicity, convenience, and flavorsome, this spaghetti recipe is almost always the first choice.

Wine Paring

The Italian sparkling wine Prosecco pairs well with this dish as Prosecco’s bubbles cleans your mouth from the odor created from the fried oil and garlic. Sauvignon Blanc, a “crisp, elegant, and fresh” white wine which is not too dry and not too strong is an alternative. Those of you who prefers red wines over white can nosh this dish with Pinot Noir wine.

A quick recipe to prepare, let Veligandus’ Maldivian chef Didi guide you on how to prepare one of the best-loved Italian dish.

Here’s everything you’re going to need

  •  3⁄4 pound spaghetti or linguine
  •  6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  •  2 to 3 whole fresh pepperoncini (small red chilies), or small dried red chilies
  •  4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  •  Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste (about 1⁄2 tsp)
  •  1 cup freshly grated parmesan or pecorino cheese
  •  2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

How to cook

  •   Boil the spaghetti until it is al dente for 4 minutes, nearly but not quite done and still a bit chalky in the middle. Drain and keep it aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pot on medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and pepperoncini sauté for 2-3 minutes until the garlic is translucent and slightly golden brown.
  • Once they start to splutter, lower the heat and toss the spaghetti.
  •  Add salt and cracked black pepper to taste.
  •  Remove from the fire and plate up the dish. Garnish with parsley, cheese and additional pepperoncini.
  •  Serve it warm to your family and friends with panfry or grilled seafood and your choice of wine.

Create unforgettable moments as you savour fabulous food alongside great company at Veligandu during your beach holiday in the Maldives.
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Veligandu Island Resort & Spa wins 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award for the 7th Consecutive Year

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is honored to be awarded yet again the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for the year 2020. Thank you to all our guests for your continued patronage. We will continue to provide exceptional hospitality in tropical paradise.

The prestigious Travelers Choice Award formerly TripAdvisor excellence award for the past 7 years. This hallmark of remarkable service and quality experiences for travellers is only received by the top 10% hotels of the world.

Amidst challenging times, unparalleled service and safety our main priority! Further to ensure and to be a safe haven to everyone, in association with Crown & Champa Resorts, we are introducing Hygiene Guidelines for a Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise.

We look forward to serving you again soon.

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Veligandu offers flexible cancelation and offers for travel during November-December 2020 and in to 2021.

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Veligandu is opening September 1, 2020

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