2021 – Veligandu Island

Our Guests Are Flocking Into Veligandu to Enjoy a Holiday Before the Year Ends

Dear Beloved Guests,

Greetings & Blessings from your favourite Secluded Haven.

The entire world is at the onset of the festive season. While you are dreaming of the day to visit us for the celebration, we are on a streak sprucing up the island with festive adorns. As highlighted in our previous newsletter, we have compiled a dazzling festive program under the theme “Glowing Underwater World”.

Apart from the giveaways of exciting prizes to various entertainments and delectable culinary events, the Veligandu team has organized our fourth coral planting event on December 24, 2021. All guests are invited to participate in this complimentary event where one can experience attaching coral fragments onto the coral frame.

To continue educating ourselves to be one step ahead of the challenges climate change brings to the delicate Maldivian environment, we are conducting pilot programs in coral reefs conservation using the reefs surrounding the island. To date, we have deployed three coral frames in the house reef in front of Veligandu’s water sports centre.

At the beginning of this year, we have introduced private airport transfer options. Those departing in the evening can opt to charter the luxury yacht Gadha or a speedboat. Depart from Veligandu at any time you desire, just in time to catch your international flight. This excellent opportunity offers more time at your secluded haven.

Alternatively, you can choose to explore the Male’ Atoll during your final hours of the tropical tale. On your last day, depart from the island in the morning on our luxury Yacht. Revel in a full-day luxury yacht escapade inclusive of the open bar on board, snorkelling in 2-3 different reefs amidst Male’ atoll, visit a sandbank, enjoy lunch, and reach the airport just two hours before your international flight departure.

It was pure joy for the team to have so many top-repeat guests visiting the island in the past months. Early November 2021 alone, we had several of the top-repeat guest arrivals, and we shared these moments on our social media channels. Our tradition is to delight the top repeaters with creative welcomes, including a traditional parade from the jetty.

Leverage the Early Bird offer for summer 2022 and escapade the world best beach, the secluded haven. Visit our website, www.veligandu.com or your desired travel agent for more details.

Follow us on our social media channels daily stories and live streaming for the latest updates and gallery of our little paradise.

The Veligandu team is looking forward to welcoming you for an indelible mysterious tale at our Secluded Haven soon.

With gratitude,

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager

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This October Brings New Experiences for your Pleasure and Romance in the Maldives

Dear Beloved Guests,

Greetings & Blessings from your favourite Secluded Haven.

We are thrilled to share that Thundi Bar has been revamped with a deck to accelerate your romance, especially during sunset and dusk. This new deck is a perfect spot for a sundowner. Enfolding in each other’s arms, you can indulge in evermore reminiscing evenings. Those who have visited recently may have sensed this exclusive ambience and, those who follow our Instagram stories may have a glimpse of this new set aura. During the festive season, we are launching a few exclusive intimate events on this spot.

Spending quality time evokes lovers to travel together to the best destinations around the world, and most dream to travel to a dreamy place like the Maldives, famous as the paradise in this life. Beach dinner dates became a must during the tropical vacation. At Veligandu, along with beach dinner experiences, the Veligandu team has curated the best destination dinners.

We have recently introduced Jungle Dining in a hush-hush location amidst the palm and tropical trees on the island. You can even make this experience more fun by playing a treasure hunt with your partner. A teasing game of “finding or guessing the location where we dine tonight”, how exciting this could be? Just whisper your desire, and we create it for you. We are always well primed for your impeccable secluded haven tale.

Our diligent team members are the reason behind all these exciting experiences that we offer. Recognizing the hard work of our team, we hold an appreciation day once a month in which we honour the employee and supervisor of the month. An array of activities are arranged every month for the team, from futsal and volley tournaments to indoor games, snorkelling and fishing. Our Team Members mostly enjoy sports activities, especially futsal.

Henceforth, recently we had futsal and 3-on-3 tournaments between the team members. Nevertheless, we celebrated the Housekeeping week from 12th -18th September 2021 with numerous stimulating adventures that involved sunrise snorkelling, managers as housekeepers, futsal tournament, movie night and dinner night with live music and Boduberu show. These worthwhile events lit up our team with impish glee.

Leverage the Early Bird offer for summer 2022 and escapade the world best beach, the secluded haven. Visit our website, www.veligandu.com or your desired travel agent for more details.

Follow us on our social media channels for daily stories and live streaming for the latest updates and photo galleries of our little paradise to brighten your day until you are ready to visit us.

The Veligandu team is looking forward to welcoming you for an indelible mysterious tale at our Secluded Haven soon.

With gratitude,

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager

Traveling in the ‘New Normal’ – Have A Safe Holiday Experience at Veligandu

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We continue to allow maximum flexibility given these unique circumstances.

Book now at your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

Plan your Holiday Activities with the Veligandu App

Download the Veligandu App

Once you have your booking confirmed at Veligandu – it is time to plan your itineraries for you not to miss out on any spectacular experiences at our secluded island. From world-class diving and snorkelling with turtles, dining on the beach and indulging at the spa, there are a plethora of activities for you to enjoy and check off your bucket list of experiences in the Maldives.

We are thrilled to introduce the Veligandu App that allows you to access our up-to-date resort information and weekly events and plan your experiences on the island. You will have Veligandu Island right in the palm of your hand and see what is there to explore.

When you have your booking confirmation, you can simply ‘check-in’ and browse through all those experiences and activities available on the mobile concierge app. If you are on your romantic getaway, you can book a selection of intimate experiences such as private dinner on the beach, couples massage at Duniye Spa, sleep under the stars on a private island, or even renew your infinite vows amidst the captivating beauty of the Indian Ocean.

Those who want to fill their holiday experience with Maldivian moments may book snorkelling trips to uncover the thriving underwater world, join a sunset cruise for dolphin-spotting opportunities, or go on a fishing trip to see and experience how the locals use the ‘pole and line’ fishing method, practised in the Maldives for centuries.

You can download the app using the link: The Veligandu App, or search for ‘Veligandu Maldives’ in your application store, both available on App Store and Google Play.

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Glowing Underwater World Festive Season Planned for Veligandu Island

2021 Festive Season at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, Maldives

Make 2021 Festive Season one to remember and get ready for eco-chic celebrations at Veligandu Maldives. The resort has planned a dazzling festive programme with the theme of ‘Glowing Underwater World’, inspired by the thriving house reef surrounding the secluded island.

General Manager, Fathuhulla, and his team have prepared a programme featuring a myriad of exciting culinary events like Gala Dinners, Street Food Market Festival, and Grand Maldivian Night, intensified by cheerful entertainment such as live music and DJ performances and festive-inspired activities for everyone to enjoy. The celebrations will continue into the New Year, with a beach party to welcome the start of 2022.

On top of that, guests can fill the most beautiful time of the year with lots of Maldivian moments, such as encounters with dolphins, world-class diving & snorkelling, exquisite dining, and incredible excursions.

With lots of excitement and fun, you are sure to indulge in a perfect tropical festive season with your loved one or family here at Veligandu Island.

View our 2021 Festive Season programme here »

For further information, please visit www.veligandu.com/2021-Festive-Season or email reservations@veligandu.com.

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This Festive Season, Your Secluded Haven Will Be Underwater-themed

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Dear Beloved Guests,

Greetings & Blessings from your favourite Secluded Haven.

It has been one year down this month since we re-opened our doors under the new normal. We are grateful for what we have achieved during these unprecedented times. We thank our guests for their continued support and valuable feedback on travel review sites and social media channels.

Moreover, we are thrilled that our guests appreciate the ‘A Safe Holiday Holiday Experience’ health and safety guidelines that we have implemented that guarantees a relaxed and renewing vacation with us. Our priority has always been to protect our guests and team members against the spread of COVID-19.

The festive season glitters are waving at us and ready to cast the magic upon us soon. We have put together a dazzling programme to set the right mood during the festivities in your secluded haven. Inspired by the vibrant house reef surrounding us, our theme for this year’s festive season is “Glowing Underwater World”. The programme includes an array of exciting culinary events like the Street Food Market Festival, Gala Dinners, and Grand Maldivian Night that you have never experienced before, coupled with entertainment such as live music and DJ performances.

There will also be lucky draws where winners will receive heart-warming gifts such as special beach dinners, spa treatments, and excursions to offer even more fun. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will get a one-week holiday at Veligandu!

On top of that, we will be staging another coral planting activity with our guests and associates’ participation to ensure the protection and conservation of our island’s reefs.

With lots of excitement and fun, you are sure to indulge in a perfect tropical festive season with your loved one or family here at Veligandu Island.

Take advantage of our special offers for November to December 2021 and escape to your own secluded haven, awarded the world’s best beach. Visit our website, or get in touch with your preferred travel agent for more details.

Make sure to follow us on our social media channels for the latest updates and happenings on our island.

The Veligandu team looks forward to welcoming you for a safe and beautiful holiday experience in paradise soon.

With gratitude,

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager

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We continue to allow maximum flexibility given these unique circumstances.

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Your Safe Secluded Island in the Maldives is Ready for You!

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Veligandu – Your Safe Secluded Island in the Maldives

The Maldives’ unique concept of a ‘one island, one resort’ destination naturally achieves the recommended safe physical distancing in the new normal way of travel. With each resort situated on its private island, guests can enjoy complete privacy and the freedom to explore.

Furthermore, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) awarded the Maldives ‘Safe Travels Stamp’ to recognise the destination’s efforts to implement strict health and safety measures, in line with the WTTC global safe travels protocols.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, one of the long-established resorts in the Maldives, set on its own idyllic island, is committed to its promise of providing travellers with a safe and beautiful holiday experience in paradise. The secluded island has implemented enhanced safety and sanitation measures under theA Safe Holiday Experience’ programme to reassure confidence in travel and provide holidaymakers with a relaxing island getaway experience they have come to expect.

The entire Veligandu team has been going to great lengths to ensure everyone’s health and safety and adhere to stringent protocols on cleanliness and sanitation, all in compliance with the latest instructions from the Maldives Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, on-property PCR testing facilitation is available for guests’ convenience and peace of mind.

We Are Vaccinated – Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Maldives

In partnership with the Maldives’ Ministry of Health, over 98% of Veligandu team members have been fully vaccinated. It is part of the resort’s strong commitment to safeguarding resort associates and visiting guests against COVID-19.

Note: Team members who have completed both doses of the vaccine sport their Veligandu branded ‘I Am Vaccinated’ badge.

Travelling in the ‘New Normal’ – Have A Safe Holiday Experience at Veligandu

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We continue to allow travel flexibility given these unique circumstances.

Book now at your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

Choose Veligandu Island Resort & Spa As Your First Couples Holiday Destination in the Maldives

Couples Holiday - Veligandu Maldives

Couples Holiday in the Maldives

Deciding where to go on your first romantic getaway? If you are looking for a destination where you can relax and escape from it all, the idyllic shores of the Maldives are waiting for you.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is the perfect destination for a luxurious couples holiday, where you can share pure bliss and intimate moments amidst the inspiring beauty of the Maldives.

Find out why our romantic Maldives resort is the ultimate choice for your first vacation away together.

Experience Romance, Veligandu Maldives-style

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Voted a top romantic hotel in Asia and the Maldives, Veligandu offers an idyllic paradise with a whole host of romantic experiences. On the guests’ bucket list are:

 • Romantic Love Boat Sailing takes couples to a private sunset sailing experience across the Indian Ocean;
• Sleeping under the Stars on a Private Island provides couples with an exclusive paradise for a night of romance;
• Stargazing Cruise offers a whimsical star-watching experience that provides lovers with an intimate evening together as they cruise along Maldivian waters;
• Signature Private BBQ Dinner treats couples with a private barbecue on a secluded beach.

Begin your Life-long Journey Together 

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Veligandu is the ideal setting for an unforgettable Maldives wedding. Say ‘I do’ overlooking the sparkling turquoise lagoon on the undisturbed stretch of palm-lined beach. Whether you are newly married or celebrating your anniversary, there is no place like Veligandu to fall in love  all over again.

Embark on Relaxation and Adventure 

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There is no shortage of things to see and do in our secluded haven. With a myriad of activities to choose from, lovers can fill their days with pure relaxation, island adventure, or both.

Therefore, whether your idea of a perfect getaway together consists of once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as swimming with sea turtles, dolphin spotting expeditions, or private dining on a luxury yacht, or is all about those days lazing on the beach or winding down at an over-the-water spa, our resort offers the perfect mix of bliss and adventure.


Be sure to contact the friendly team at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa to find out more about our romantic couples holidays in the Maldives.

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The Pristine Beach and the Secluded Ambience Make Veligandu the Perfect Location for Romance

Dear Beloved Guests,

Greetings & Blessings from your favourite Secluded Haven.

The festive season is right at the corner, and we are immersed in our festive program preparation. We will share our sensational program on our website and newsletter in September 2021. Stay tuned!

The atmosphere of the Maldives is well known for its naturally romantic ambience. Beach dinners and destination dining experiences are desired by many tourists visiting the Maldives. Here in our little paradise, we offer a myriad of dining options around the resort, including on our luxury yacht, Gadha 1.

We also host exceptional dining events every week and on particular days of the month. Amongst our destination dining offerings, the Bubbles & Lobster Dinner is one of the most popular destination dining options our guests fancy to indulge in. This experience gives the true feeling and tastes of the Maldives: a luscious meal featuring Maldivian lobsters paired with Italian Prosecco served in the romantic and charismatic ambience of Madivaru Restaurant beach.

Furthermore, the Moon Light and Full Moon Dinner every month have stolen the hearts of our guests, an experience that they look forward to during their stay. Apart from sunshine, many holidaymakers desire to witness a full moon and enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the moonlight. This month’s main image of the newsletter features the newest dining experience curated by the Veligandu team – The Jungle Dinner set amidst the greenery and the romantic seclusion of the island.

Please take advantage of our special offers for November to December 2021 and escape to the world’s best beach, the secluded haven. Visit our website or your desired travel agent for more details.

Follow us on our social media channels and check our daily Stories and live streaming to check what is happening at the resort.

The Veligandu team looks forward to welcoming you for a safe and memorable holiday experience in our Secluded Haven soon.

With gratitude,

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager

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We continue to allow maximum flexibility given these unique circumstances.

Book now at your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

Travel Inspiration for Your Much-Awaited Maldives Getaway 

Travel Inspiration for the Rest of 2021

Offering some of the world’s best beaches, two vibrant house reefs, and an exclusive island all to itself, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa provides the perfect setting for that long-awaited safe and beautiful holiday experience after months spent in lockdown and restricted by postponed travel plans.

We have some travel inspiration to help you plan your next vacation experience – and you never know, it might lead you to our secluded island in the Maldives. 

Summer Getaway (August – September): Make it a summer to remember with lots of experiences to discover. From kayaking through a turquoise lagoon and snorkelling around our beautiful house reef to indulging in delightful cuisine and getting pampered at our tropical, overwater Duniye Spa. At Veligandu, you can enjoy paradise precisely as you wish.

Autumn Escape (October – November): With regular whale shark and manta ray sightings being common in Ari Atoll, make sure to add these incredible wildlife encounters to your bucket list of adventures to be checked off this autumn.

Sun, Sea, Sand, and Sparkle (December): Festive season in the tropics awaits you with many surprises and ’tis the season to be merry’ moments. Be spoilt by choice with our festive offerings, including a delectable selection of gourmet delights, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day events, and the appearance of Santa himself!

End the Year with a Dose of Paradise: The ample space on our tropical island lends itself perfectly to natural seclusion, ideal for enjoying togetherness with those you love. But when it is time to celebrate as the year draws to a close, you can discover a range of year-end entertainment and activities to enjoy.

Romance, Relaxation, and Endless Sunshine Year-round: Voted a top romantic hotel in Asia and the Maldives, Veligandu offers a relaxed atmosphere perfect for days of unwinding on the palm-lined beaches, admiring endless tropical views, or simply enjoying intimate moments with your significant other.

Book with Flexibility

The World's Best Beach - Veligandu Island

We have put flexibility at the heart of every booking. Our ‘Travel Flexibility’ policy allows you to cancel or move your stay dates just in case your holiday plans are compromised due to the ever-changing travel restrictions.

Please view our selection of special offers, including last-minute deals.

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Featured image: Private sandbank excursion with Veligandu Maldives, courtesy of @eagleviewportugal

We Have Been Winning Hearts And Accolades!

Dear Beloved Guests,

Greetings & Blessings from your favourite Secluded Haven.

Year after year, our secluded haven has distinguished itself as one of the top resorts in Maldives by continuously receiving exceptional recognition and perpetual support from our beloved guests. We are very humbled and proud to be the recipient of multiple accolades by some of the most reputable global institutions and organisations for outstanding achievement in service excellence. This year we have won best rated hotel by HolidayCheck with a score of 5.9 out of 6, Traveller’s Choice award by TripAdvisor for consistently receiving great user reviews leading our little paradise in the top 10% of the hotels in the world, Loved by guest “Most Wanted” award by Hotels.com with a score of 9.6 out of 10, Ranked 28th amongst the top 50 most romantic hotel in the world by Big 7 Travel, Travellers Review Award by Booking.com with a score of 9.6 out of 10 and World Best Beach by Kiwi.com.

Recently, we won World Best Beach Award from the World Championship of Beaches 2021, organized online by Kiwi.com with the victorious final score vote of 51.36% against Anse Cocos, Seychelles. Kiwi.com selected 32 starting beaches from all around the world out of 58 beaches suggested by the Kiwi’s readers. Veligandu took the lead in all 16 rounds throughout till the memorable and intense final round that crowned Veligandu as the “World Champion Beach 2021”. We are honoured and thrilled for the crown of the “World Best Beach” tile after beating world-famous beaches such as Greece, Portugal, Thailand, and Venezuela. This achievement clearly evinces the love of our guests and followers towards Veligandu. We are very grateful and extend our heart-felt gratitude to everyone who took the time from their busy schedule to vote our secluded haven throughout this competition including those who spread the word.

Leverage our special offers for summer 2021 and winter for an indelible escape at your secluded haven, the world best beach. Visit our website or your desired travel agent for more details. Follow us on our social media channels daily stories and live streaming for the latest updates and gallery of our little paradise.

We are looking forward to welcome you for an indelible mysterious tale at our Secluded Haven.

With gratitude,

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager

Traveling in the ‘new normal’ – Have A Safe Holiday Experience at Veligandu

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A selection of offers for your Veligandu holiday in 2021. See All Offers »

We continue to allow maximum flexibility given these unique circumstances.

Book now at your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

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