March 2021 – Veligandu Island

A Tropical Easter In The Maldives With Veligandu

The team at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa had organised a wonderful array of activities to let guests experience Easter on the uncrowded beaches of the secluded island in the Maldives, away from the chaos of worries and lockdowns.

The choice of activities for Easter was curated with sustainability in mind, a nod to the upcoming Earth Day in April and the Earth Hour commemoration in March 2021.

Easter Holiday Ideas In The Maldives

Sunday, April 4, 2021

🌴🐣 Easterlicious Beach Dinner

Celebrate Easter with a luscious meal in a romantic easterlicious and charismatic ambience created on Madivaru beach. Sense the perfect harmony with each breath of wet, briny air listening to live music played by our talented in-house band, ”Spirit Henge”. Capture the treasurable moment with Veligandu’s photographer and acquire one complimentary picture as a souvenir and a lovely chocolate gift.

USD 260.00 per couple
from 1930 to 2130 at the Madivaru Beach

MENU
Amuse bouche
Starter: Yellow-fin Tuna Carpaccio, Bio Framed Green & Leaf Salad
Soup: Lemony Foam Artichoke Cream with Pan Seared Shrimp
Main Course: 72 Hours Slow Braised Lamb with Roasted Chop Potato, Parmesan Gratin, Cauliflower Somite & Rosemary Jus
OR
Grilled Maldivian Lobster with Garlic-Parsley butter, Potato Mashed & Lobster Sauce
Cheese: Symphony with Mango & Honey
Dessert: Raspberry & Passion Fruit Parfait
Small Carafe of Home Made Sangria
Selection of Tea or Coffee

🌴🐣 Easterlicious Beach Dinner & Excursion

Original Price: USD 350.00 per couple
With 15% Discount: USD 297.50 per couple

Package Includes:
Easterlicious-Beach Dinner from 1930 to 2130 at the Madivaru Beach
and
Traditional Dhoni Snorkeling Trip with a cool box for 1 hour 30 minutes.
Maximum 2 couples per trip
OR
Star Gazing Cruise with fruit punch & water for 1 hour.
Maximum 2 couples per trip

🌴🐣 Easterlicious Beach Dinner With Excursion & Romantic Spa Treatment
Original Price: USD 625.00 per couple
With 30% Discount: USD 437.50 per couple

Package Includes:
Romantic Spa Treatment: A relaxing massage & a tropical bath for 90 Minutes at Duniye Spa
Easterlicious-Beach Dinner from 1930 to 2130 at the Madivaru Beach
and
Traditional Dhoni Snorkeling Trip with a cool box for 1 hour 30 minutes.
Maximum 2 couples per trip
OR
Star Gazing Cruise with fruit punch & water for 1 hour.
Maximum 2 couples per trip

For dinner reservations and more information, guests on the island can speak to your waiter or Island Host.
Guests planning to visit Veligandu can contact reservations@veligandu.com


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Escapade the Ecolicious Leisure at Your Secluded Haven

Dear Guests,

Ecolicious greetings from your favorite Secluded Haven

The safety of our guests and team members has always been our utmost priority. In light of that, we are pleased to enlighten the Covid-19 vaccination status in the Republic of Maldives and Veligandu. The first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine has administered to more than 210,000 people throughout the country, as of March 17, 2021. Veligandu started the COVID-19 vaccination program on February 19, 2021, and so far, 75% of the team members have administered the first dose of the vaccine.

Over the years, Veligandu continued to switch off the non-essential lights all around the island to participate in the global Earth Hour movement that drew attention to nature loss and the climate crisis. This year, we take part immensely and going to the next level to spread the same message and re-create the unmissable sight by turning off 90% of the lights around the island. In all our restaurants, our guests and team members will dine under candlelight without any electric lights to commemorate reducing the carbon footprint. We have also organized a private beach dinner experience consists of luscious organic cuisines and organic wine set on the beach with live music using non-electronic music instruments. Furthermore, we are well-prepared with exciting eco and carbon footprint conscious activities like sunset yoga on the sandbank to sustainable Dhoni snorkeling trips, star gazing cruise to a screening of Eco-movie related to the planet, beach cleaning, etc.

Concurrently, we have prepared an intriguing program for the upcoming Easter to celebrate with your family at your secluded haven.

We are certain that all of these offerings can make one feel ecolicious and will have enduring experiences at our natural paradise. Checkout our upcoming Earth Hour program on website or MobileApp for more details on all the offerings.

Leverage our special offers for summer 2021 and winter for a tropical escape. Visit our website or your desired travel agent for more details. Follow us on our Instagram Stories for the latest updates and gallery of our little paradise. We will keep you updated on our daily stories.

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 ecolicious anecdote.

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager


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Special Offers
A choice of offers for your Veligandu holiday in 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.

Sustainable Practices at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Sustainable Practices at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, the Maldives’ Secluded Island

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, one of the leading sustainably-run resorts in the Maldives, is committed to taking action to make a positive difference to preserve and protect our beautiful yet fragile environment.

We believe that in order to achieve sustainability goals, we have to make our team members, guests, and partners more aware of environmental issues and work closely together in the conservation of natural resources for future generations.

To help conserve the natural beauty surrounding us and reduce our impact on it, we have placed several sustainable practices at our eco-friendly Maldives resort.

Energy Optimization: At Veligandu, we have implemented efficient lighting in all our villas and public areas, with about 97% of light bulbs replaced with energy-saving LED lamps. This has helped the resort achieve a 2% reduction in energy consumption.

Waste Management: Our suppliers’ environmental impact has become a paramount consideration for our purchasing department. We now work with our suppliers to minimise packaging and ensure that it has to be reusable or recyclable whenever packaging is needed. Moreover, we have significantly reduced the use of single-use plastics by completely replacing plastic drinking straws and plastic water bottles with more environmentally-friendly alternatives.

Sustainable Supplies: Our philosophy of ‘ocean to plate’ means that much of our fresh seafood is sourced locally from our neighbouring islands, thus creating revenue for local fishermen and their families. Additionally, we regularly purchase fresh produce from the nearby Thodhoo Island supporting the livelihood of the locals.

Travellife Gold Award: The Travellife Gold Award is given to resorts with a continued commitment to green issues. We are a proud recipient of this prestigious sustainability certification, which is only a testament to our dedication to implementing sustainable practices, reducing our negative impact on the environment and encouraging our team members, guests and local community to be mindful of the natural surroundings.

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Book Your Sustainable Holiday Experience at Veligandu Resort & Spa Maldives 

Veligandu Island Sustainable Maldives Resort

Looking for a sustainable resort from which to explore the many wonders of the Maldives? Located in North Ari Atoll, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is one of the Maldives’ leading eco-friendly resorts. It is the perfect tropical escape providing heartfelt hospitality and an authentic beach-chic lifestyle experience, ideal for travellers looking to create memorable moments in the most atmospheric island setting.

Click here to view our special offers and deals. We continue to allow for maximum flexibility for the next normal traveller. Book now at your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received three days before arrival.

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Earth Hour & Sustainable Holidays With Veligandu

As a sustainability-focused resort, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa had been energy-saving focused and looking at industry practices to reduce the carbon footprint.

Over the years, the Veligandu team continued to switch off the non-essential lights all around the island to participate in the global Earth Hour movement that drew attention to nature loss and the climate crisis. This year, Veligandu take part immensely and going to the next level to spread the same message and re-create the unmissable sight by turning off 90% of the electrical lights all around the island

In all our restaurants, our guests and team members will dine under candlelight without any electric lights to commemorate reducing the carbon footprint. Veligandu has organised a private beach dinner experience consists of luscious organic cuisines and organic wine set on the beach with live music using non-electronic music instruments to show we can still have a gourmet dining experience while reducing the carbon footprint.

Furthermore, the resort is well-prepared with exciting eco and carbon-conscious activities like zero-emission sunset yoga on the sandbank to sustainable Dhoni snorkelling trips, star gazing cruise to a screening of Eco-movie related to the planet and a beach cleaning activity.

Commemorating #earthhour

Sustainable Dining Events


🌏 Inspiration 1: ECO-BEACH DINNER

Monday, 27 March 2021 from 1930 to 2130 | Pool Beach
USD 229.00 per couple

Celebrate the Earth Hour with a luscious meal in a romantic eco and charismatic ambience created on pool beach. Sense the perfect harmony in the ocean breeze listening to live music played without electricity by our talented in-house local Maldivian-band, “Spirit Henge”. Capture the treasurable moment with
our photographer and acquire one complimentary picture as a souvenir.

MENU
Amuse-bouche
Yellow fine Tuna Carpaccio, Bio Framed Micro Green and Leaf Salad
Lemony Foam Artichoke Cream with Pan Seared Shrimp

Yellow Runner Jack Fish with Steamed Sweet Potato and Parmesan gratin, Cauliflower Somite
OR
Grilled Maldivian lobster with Garlic – Parsley butter, Potato Mashed and lobster sauce

Panna Cotta Parfait with Coconut Ice Cream
Two Glasses of Sparkling Wine
Selection of Tea or Coffee

Options of organic wine with additional charge (20% discount applicable on the original price of organic wines during the dinner):
WHITE: Emiliana navas gran reserva (CHILE) grapes variety CHARDONNAY | Original Price: US$ 50.00 per bottle
RED: Emiliana navas gran reserve (CHILE) grapes variety CABERNET SAUVIGNON | Original Price: US$ 50.00 USD per bottle

🌏 Inspiration 2: ECO-BEACH DINNER WITH EXCURSION

Original Price: USD 299.00 per couple
With 15% Discount: USD245 per couple

Package Includes:
Eco-Beach Dinner from 1930 to 2130 at the Pool Beach

And

Traditional Dhoni Snorkeling Trip with a cool box for 1 hour 30 minutes. Maximum 2 couples per trip.
OR
Star Gazing Cruise with fruit punch and water for 1 hour.  Maximum 2 couple per trip

🌏 HIM&HER CUPID ANECDOTE – By Duniye Spa

Choose any massage from the spa menu including the Indian Head massages. An open-air massage experience during the Sunset or Sunrise. Limited space. Maximum one couple for sunset and sunrise. Total two couple per day.

60 minutes – USD 205 per couple
90 minutes – USD 250 per couple

Gift: Coconut Body Lotion, 50ml per couple.

In addition to the above:

All guests will experience,

🌴 Eco-Movie
A documentary about the planet screened at Thundi bar from 2130 to 2230. All in-house guest. Invited at no cost.

🌴 Sunset Yoga
Sunset yoga on Veligandu Sandbank from 1800 to 1900.
All in-house guest invited at no cost.

💡 Switch off 90% of electrical lights all around the island for one hour at #earthhour.

🌴 Veligandu Teams gift to guests;
Bed-decoration using recyclable items

For dinner reservations and more information, guests on the island can speak to your waiter or Island Host.
Guests planning to visit Veligandu can contact reservations@veligandu.com


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Choose the Right Maldives Villa for Your Holiday in Paradise

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa offers a secluded paradise from which to experience the Maldives’ enchanting beauty and wonders. The lush tropical nature, powdery sand beaches and crystal-clear waters allow holidaymakers to lose themselves in limitless adventure between private escapes. Adding to the vacation experience are beautifully-appointed villas that provide the luxury of space and privacy during your holiday.

Veligandu features a total of 91 villas in five categories to suit your holiday needs and requirements. All guest villas are exquisitely furnished to reflect the Maldives’ authentic beach-chic lifestyle, and thoughtfully equipped with premium room amenities for your comfort and convenience.

For a truly memorable vacation, read more about choosing and booking the right Maldives villa for your stay at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa.

The Water Villa Experience

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa - Water Villas

An image that conjures and synonymous with the Maldives is its overwater accommodation. Guests vacationing in the secluded haven can choose Water Villas, Jacuzzi Water Villas, or Sunset Jacuzzi Villas, which are all suspended over the lagoon. Each villa offers the ultimate hideaway, where couples can enjoy a romantic honeymoon, anniversary, or simply an intimate time together.

Water Villas: Luxurious and beautiful, these villas provide direct access to the ocean via the private stairway. Located at the sunset side of the island, each of the Water Villas promises breathtaking views over the glorious sunset.

Jacuzzi Water Villas: Each Jacuzzi Water Villa extends out to the sea and enjoys panoramic views over the Indian Ocean. They feature a spacious sun deck which is perfect for basking under the sun or enjoying glimpses into the life beneath the azure lagoons. Moreover, guests can end the day on a romantic note with a private jacuzzi under the stars.

Sunset Jacuzzi Water Villas: Offering total privacy, above-average amenities and the best address on the island, no wonder our Sunset Jacuzzi Water Villas are a clear favourite amongst romantic couples. Guests can enjoy unparalleled views of the sunset directly from their villa, private deck or while soaking in the open-air jacuzzi. A leisurely swim or a snorkelling adventure is easily accessible as well via the staircase into the ocean.

The Beach Villa Experience

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Maldives - Beach Villa

Ideal for guests who dream of stepping right out to Veligandu’s powdery white sandy beaches.  The resort presents two beach villa categories, A Beach Villa and a Jacuzzi Beach Villa. Both villas are spacious, adorned with tropical decor and come with a private torch with furniture.

Beach Villas, are just a stone throw’s away from the beach and enjoy relaxing views of the lush tropical greenery.

The Jacuzzi Beach Villas, on the one hand, are conveniently located on the sandy beaches with panoramic views of the surrounding lagoon, and each comes with its own private jacuzzi.

Whichever villa you choose for your stay at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Maldives, you are guaranteed a safe and memorable holiday experience in our secluded island paradise.

Book Your Stay at Veligandu Maldives, the Secluded Island

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

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FAQs. Is It Safe to Travel to the Maldives?

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.

Veligandu: Learn more about the Health & Safety Guidelines and the A Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise initiative, including PCR Test facilitation at our resort. Guests who completed their Maldives holiday and returned home have nothing but praise for their experiences, the Maldivian hospitality, and safety. Read guest reviews.

Veligandu Maldives continues to allow for maximum flexibility for today’s traveller.  Book now to your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

Veligandu Celebrates the International Woman’s Day

#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021

Globally, we have come a long way in creating more of a gender-equal world. Yet, there is still a lot of work to be done – in some geographies, professions, and opportunities based on the woman’s age, faith more than others. 2021 is still not a time for complacency and at Veligandu, the secluded haven in the Maldives, we choose to continue to challenge and forge a positive change.

At any given time, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa has many women walking on its sand and under the swaying palm trees. Impressive ladies consisting of Veligandu team members and guests; women who are archiving and supporting today’s world while continuously playing multiple roles of nurtures and professionals.

So, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa has decided to observe this year’s International Woman’s Day by showcasing the impressive progress of diverse women at all levels of the career ladder and life moments by celebrating and including women on the island, team members and guests alike.

At Veligandu Maldives, forging positive changes are not limited to a day but is on the island business agenda throughout the year. Guests at Veligandu will see the female team members across the island, from chefs, guest services, heads of departments, resort doctor, dive team to photography team and even ladies drumming the welcome beats during guest arrivals. Some not shown in the video due to operational demands yet silently working with the rest of the Veligandu team to make the Veligandu resort into the heaven it’s renowned for.

A gender-equal world matter to all of us, and for all of the ways in which this can positively impact women. It can also positively impact men and reduce the negativities of the pandemic, creating successful economies and communities in the Maldives and across the world.


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Carry The Maldives Wherever You Go

Steal your romantic getaway at Veligandu, the secluded heaven, with a few gifts and souvenirs to take home with you. Our Gift Shop features a collection of swimwear, sportswear, books, CD’s, jewellery, crafts, sundries, magazines, marine-inspired toys, whimsical inflatables and plenty more. Veligandu offers both a Gift Shop and Tailor Shop for all your souvenir and garment needs.

Spoil your loved one with a Maldives original necklace and bracelet to match. Decorate your home with the photographs you’ve taken with Raalu Photo Studio or by yourself on our paradise Island in tropical frames. Carry a bit of Maldives with you, wherever you go.

While you shop for your favourite Veligandu trinkets, pay a visit to our Tailor’s Atelier for a garment to be designed and tailored. Our exceptional tailors are more than happy to cut, sew and stitch together an item of clothing to your liking, from a colourful sarong, beach dress or shirt, to an elegant traditional Maldivian dress as a memento.

Enjoy the best of the Maldives at Veligandu! Plan your next holiday with special offers »

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