December 2020 – Veligandu Island

2021 Travel Inspiration: Beach Holidays & Vacations At Veligandu

2021 is a year that will give new hope of freedom. If travel is in your bucket list, there is no better destination than the Maldives. If you seek for seclusion, romance, diving, gracious hosting on a palm-fringed island, there is no better place than Veligandu, the island with a white sandy, picture-perfect sandbank soak up the sun, enwrapped in the ocean breeze.

Is Maldives Safe To Travel?

Yes. Maldives is a WTTC Global Safe Travels Destination and received the ‘Safe Travel Stamp’ for implementing health and safety measures, in line with the World Travel & Tourism Councils’ Global Safe Travels protocols.

What COVID-19 Safety Measures Are There At The Resort?

Travel with confidence!
Visit our Travel Updates page to learn more about how Meeru facilitates Free PCR Tests at the resort, the Hygiene Guidelines for a Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise initiative by Veligandu to ensure the safety of guests and employees during the new normal and the latest destination travel info.

Why is Veligandu The Best Beach Resort For Me?

🏝️ Situated in the North Ari Atoll, this secluded heaven just 20 minutes scenic Sea Plane Transfer from the Velana International Airport in the Maldives. Veligandu also has its own lounge at the airport.

🏝️ Superb Sandbank with sun loungers. Veligandu means ‘sandbank’ in Divehi, and reflect why the resort was named so. The long sandbank and the long stretches of white sanding beaches surrounding the island provide uncrowded beaches and freedom of space.

🏝️ The feel of seclusion, no shoes and no news feel and romance.

🏝️ The island boasts an array of villa accommodation from beach villas to over-water at different price points. Guest can select between the sunset and sunrise for water villas for your preferred views. Booking can be made for ether Full Board or on the most sought after All-Inclusive-Plus which offers great value and a range of complementary and discounted activities.

🏝️ Flexible cancellation up to 3 days to arrival for new normal travellers.

🏝️The dining! A buffet restaurant, a-la-carte restaurant and two bars with sea views! Breach dinner events including BBQs and full moon dining and a selection of private dining options.

🏝️ Being TripAdvisor 2019 Traveller’s Choice Number 1 Resort for romance in the Maldives, Veligandu is one of the Top Romantic Resorts in Asia. The island is ideal for destination weddings and offers a choice activities with romantic ambiences from stargazing, Veli Dinners (sand furniture) to amorous luxury cruising for all guests to enjoy with their loved one and celebrate life’s moments.

🏝️ Overwater spa by award-winning Duniye Spa. Try couples massages, or sound healing or select who you would like to pamper yourself after the day of lounging or diving.

🏝️Two house reefs and a choice of dive sites for excursions and snorkelling. Try scuba diving with Ocean Dive Centre and Earn your PADI Certification while in Veligandu. From night dives to underwater photography, explore the Maldives underwater world with Veligandu’s dive center.

[Related: See Veligandu’s Scuba Diving and Snorkelers Calendar For North Ari Atoll Maldives]

🏝️ Motorized and non-motorized water sports at the water sports centre

🏝️From yachting, excursions, and evening entertainment to yoga lessons, sandbank escapes and photography sessions, Veligandu offers something for every mood, purpose of travel and lifestyle.


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Madivaru, Veligandu’s A La Carte Restaurant

Veligandu is secluded and intimate, with a pristine beach that’s the perfect location for private waterfront dinners. Aside from the buffet restaurant, Veligandu has a la carte restaurant, Madivaru.

Facts for foodies;

Madivaru means ‘island’ in Dhivehi. The restaurant is set at a strategic location on the island, fringed by lush vegetation blended in with manicured gardens and surrounded by the pristine beach.

• Guests have the option of dining indoors, alfresco or on the beach to enjoy a more intimate holiday rendezvous.

• The chefs pay homage to the tropical surroundings, crafting dishes that are perfectly balanced, light and unique.

• Imaginatively, the chefs fuse western cooking techniques with Asian ingredients to put together food that is as memorable as it is delicious. Must-try dishes include Asian infused Lobster Bisque, Lobster Tempura and Asparagus Salad, Grilled Chicken Salad on Crispy Indonesian Crackers, Rare-cooked Angus Beef with Masaman Risotto and Wok Fried Noodles with Seafood, Capers and Italian Basil.

• The menu features lots of fresh sea-food ethically sourced, such as the famous Maldivian Lobster and Sashimi.

• Guests can wash down their meals with selections from the wine list that is chock-full of excellent wines.

Reservations can be made up to 2 hours prior to opening, perfect for those impromptu moments of fancy. Bon Appétit.

[Related: Meet Chef Frianto – Creator of Fabulous Fusion Food at Veligandu]

Veligandu Madivaru Hand Dived Back Lobster


Voted as the TripAdvisor 2019 Traveller’s Choice Number 1 Resort for romance in the Maldives, Veligandu is a natural choice for couples seeking to immerse in the beauty of the Maldives.

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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.

Secluded Haven 2020 Tailpiece

Dear Guests,

Blessings & Festive Season’s Greetings from your favorite Secluded Haven.

We convey our warmest thoughts and best wishes for an astonishing holiday and a blissful New Year 2021. We tailpiece this challenging year of 2020 and whisper adieu by expanding our services to another level.

I am elated to introduce you to our newly launched Mobile Application, which you can download to your iOS or android and explore your secluded haven and what it has to offer from the comfort of your home. On App Store or Google Play Store, simply type-in ‘Crown & Champa Resorts’ on the search window and press download. Press skip the ‘enter your reservation’ prompt as you open the app and select Veligandu Island Resort & Spa to explore our services and facilities.

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Secondly, we are introducing various mode of exclusive airport transfers from luxury to super luxury. You can now charter a private seaplane, speedboat or even our luxury yacht and indulge a scenic private ride on air or sea from/to the airport. Read all about this new add-ons to your secluded haven services on our mobile application. Take the plunge and book your dreamy mode of transfer to/from airport through our reservation team by sending an email on reservations@veligandu.com

Leverage the exciting offers of December 2020 to March 2021 and revel in the escape of your dreams in the tropical paradise. Visit our website, www.veligandu.com or your desired travel agent for more details. Follow us on our Instagram Stories for the latest updates and gallery of our little paradise.

Once again we wish you and your loved ones a safe, healthy, spectacular Christmas and a happy New Year 2021.

We hope more people can escape to our lavish haven to enfold in serenity during the upcoming months. Stay safe and see you soon for an indelible mysterious anecdote.

With lots of Blessings and Warm Regards

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager


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.

Couples Holidays & Romantic Breaks for 2021 – Top Things To Do In Maldives with Veligandu

Maldives is a sought after destination for romance and honeymoon with Veligandu island been long associated as one of the top destinations for intimate escapades. Been rated as one of the top hotels in Asia and Maldives for romance, this secluded island had long been meeting, fulfilling and making cherished memories for an uncountable number of couples.

Veligandu can be your laid-back Maldives retreat where you can both enjoy being pampered, celebrate a special occasion together or simply escape the real world for a while. Or, it can be an active holiday filled with dive trips, excursions and activities. For most couples, the island is the perfect blend of chilling, romancing and excursions.

Romantic vacation ideas:

• Honeymoons:
Enjoy the privacy and intimacy of a secluded, peaceful, natural setting and a casual atmosphere, where “no shoes, no news” is our promise. See what honeymooners can enjoy and other optional packages »

• Renewal of Vows Ceremonies and destination weddings:
Tie the knot at the most romantic resort in the Maldives. The resort offers symbolic ceremonies (not legal matrimony) on Veligandu’s famous sandbank. Learn More»

• Dining:
Veligandu offers an array of gastronomic activities with different ambiences for couples to enjoy. You can opt for Signature Private BBQ Dinner, Veli Dinner (Sandy table and sandy chair dug into soft and white sand), Bubbles & Lobster Beach Dinner and Madivaru Sunset Dinner as private candlelit beach dinners. or participate in dining events such as Full Moon Beach Dinners
or have your private meal accompanied by bubblies with in-villa-dining.

• Couple’s Spa:
For pampering, experience the Veligandu ’s over-water Duniye Spa. Select from the curated Him & Her and Romantic Escapes For Two Rituals. Guest can also explore Sound Bath rituals and a choice of spa and wellness options that would be great ideas for couples to do.  See the Spa Menu »

• Diving & Snorkeling:
Dive into our underwater gardens. With two house reefs and over 15 dive sites, have a couple’s adventure spotting sharks, rays, turtles and the abundant marine life and corrals. None divers can earn their PADI Dive certificates together, for an exhilarating experience. See the dive calendar »

• Romantic excursions:
Do a Romantic Love Boat Sailing on a traditional Dhoni or a Star Gazing Cruise. Guests on AIP can also do sunset cruises. Veligandu also offer a choice of fishing excursions for for couples who would like to try different activities. See all excursions »

• Luxury yachting:
Sail into the sunset aboard Veligandu’s Gadha. The tri-deck, modern luxury motor yacht. Indulge in gourmet dining, unwind with Champagne and Canapés, relaxing the romantic cabins or plan your day sailing and diving in the Ari Atoll and end the day sailing into the sunset. See yachting packages »

These are just a few ways of creating timeless memories at Veligandu. There is a greater variety of services available at Veligandu, and the island hosts and the Veligandu team will try to accommodate our guests’ wishes as best as possible.

Kindly contact us­­ directly for more information at reservations@veligandu.com or your Island Host.

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We continue to allow for maximum flexibility for the next normal traveler.  Book now to your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

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Yachting With Veligandu, The Secluded Island In Maldives

Veligandu’s Gadha (lovingly named as the strong-one-of-the ocean in Maldivian language Dhivehi), is a tastefully appointed Nomad 65 by Gulf Craft.

65ft long (20.06m) and 18ft (5.55m) wide, this tri-deck, modern luxury motor yacht with crafted interiors and comprise of three guest cabins on the lower deck, fully air-conditioned living area, a bar along with a kitchen on the middle deck and an open air space at the top deck to wallow in the breath-taking ocean views.

Powerful and elegant, Gadha is versatile and is made for long-range performance. The yacht is available for day-long Ari atoll cruising, for dive and snorkelling trips, gourmet dinner cruising at sunset and a choice of deep-sea sailing options for romance, star gazing and relaxation.

Yachting inspirations

Day-Long Escapade Cruise
Exploit Ari Atoll by snorkelling through the exuberant coral reef enriched with abundant marine life like sharks, multi-coloured fishes, dolphins, turtles, manta rays, etc.… POA

Half-Day Escapade Cruise
Snorkel around the most popular best snorkelling point, Madivaru corner at Rasdu Atoll to gawk the amazing beauty beneath the serene sea.  POA

Amorous Tale Cruise
Indulge in three courses set gourmet cuisine while the sunset cast its golden rays down upon the tranquil water on ablaze and the clouds blushing at the warm touch of the sun setting as a yellow fireball. POA

Romance-Away Cruise
Relax and unwind with Champagne and Canapés drifting into romance as the sun cast its golden rays down upon the clouds of billowing smoke, turning them bright red. POA

Mysterious Romance Cruise
Make a treasurable memory while you are still on our secluded island. Awe yourselves into a new world at a luxury cabin, tantalize your taste-bud with a luscious dinner on the yacht deck while ample of twinkling stars shine upon you. POA

Curated itinerates, wedding abord Gadha and private transfers – POA

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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
Last-minute and 2021 travel deals. 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.

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