May 2021 – Veligandu Island

Safe Secluded Haven Anecdote

Dear Beloved Guests,

Greetings & Blessings from your favourite Secluded Haven.

Family is filled with unconditional love in spite of our shortcomings. Rapture your family in this enthralling journey of life. During this month of Family Bond and Love, we celebrated International Mother’s Day, Family Day, and Eid al-Fitr. Once again we extend our warm wishes to all the families, the root and the next generation of the family, all Mothers and Children, and those who celebrated Eid Al-Fitr after 30 days of fasting.

Since the reopening on September 1, 2020, our guests have been relishing their secluded haven anecdote regardless of the new normal. Inevitably we are receiving glowing reviews and feedback on Tripadvisor and all our social media channels. We extend our warm gratitude for the alluring reviews and for sharing the indelible moments of your secluded haven tales on social media.

The safety of our guests and team members has been our main priority. In order to further reinforce the safety and attain our guests’ trust and confidence in creating indelible moments freely, we have vaccinated 97% of our team members with the first dose and 70% with the second dose. We target to vaccinate at least 98% of our team members with the second dose by the end of May 2021.

The Republic of Maldives is surrounded by the sea, and tourist attractions are mainly towards the beauty of the tropical surroundings, and the abundant marine life. Wretchedly, our Maldivian reefs have been endangered by human behavior. Speaking of which, we continue to raise awareness of marine species by educating our guests and staff members on ways of protecting them and their natural habitats. To support World Turtle Day on May 23, 2021, we started a social media campaign to increase awareness on how to protect them, their habitat, and their life cycle. Stay tuned on any of our social media channels to be engaged in this eminent cause of our ‘save sea turtles’ campaign. Furthermore, our Ocean Dive team activities include briefings related to turtle conservation, turtle-human interactions and more, during dive and water sport excursions. We also had a special turtle awareness presentation during Diver’s Night on Monday, May 24, 2021.

Leverage our special offers for summer 2021 and winter for an indelible escape at your secluded haven. We have extended our summer special offer booking window until May 31, 2021. Visit our website at, 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 to your Secluded Safe Heaven.

With lots of Blessings and Warm Regards,

General Manager

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

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Special Offers

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.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Unveils a Collection of Time-honoured Photographs, Showcasing the Property’s Inspiring 37-year History

The Tale of Veligandu

Guests can connect with Veligandu’s past through a collection of old photographs that provides a window into some of the fascinating moments of the resort’s humble beginnings.

The secluded haven of Veligandu Island Resort & Spa in North Ari Atoll, a property of the Crown & Champa Resorts Collectionthe leading resort group in the Maldives, unveils ‘The Tale of Veligandu’, a compilation of time-honoured photographs which plunges readers into the charm, history, and transformation of one of the Maldives’ pioneering resorts. 

Announcing ‘The Tale of Veligandu’, Mr. Fathuhulla Ibrahim, General Manager, said, “Veligandu is one of the long-established resorts in the country, and we have created it for our guests to connect with our fascinating past. It is brimming with vivid photography and an inspiring archive of images over the years, showcasing some of the most captivating and heart-warming moments of Veligandu history. We cherish these moments in our hearts; these moments are our life.” 

The resort’s humble origins began in 1984 with the development of a small island in the Indian Ocean, which was named ‘Veligandu’ after the Dhivehi word for ‘sandbank’, starting only with 17 standard rooms made with corals, which were used as bricks during the time, and with no air conditioners, 1 small restaurant, 1 bar, 2 Dhonis, 1 jetty, and with less than 50 team members. The resort went through a series of refurbishment works, year after year, to bring in a fresh look, sustainability, and innovative technologies to keep up with the ever-changing tastes of global travellers whilst maintaining its local Maldivian charm. 

Today, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa has distinguished itself as one of the leading resorts in the country, voted amongst the top resorts for romance in Asia and the Maldives. With 91 tastefully appointed accommodations, including over-the-water and beach villas, an impressive array of entertainment, facilities, and activities, as well as the warm Maldivian hospitality the resort is renowned for, guests are guaranteed a truly authentic and memorable holiday experience in this secluded paradise.

The Tale of Veligandu

Veligandu invites guests to have a glimpse of the resort’s treasured tales and the collection of age-old photographs by visiting the history book:  ‘The Tale of Veligandu’.

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The Tale of Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Maldives

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Awarded the 2021 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice for the 8th Consecutive Year

The Secluded Haven of Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Wins its 8th Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa has been awarded the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice for the 8th consecutive year, placing the secluded haven in the top 10% of hotels in the world.

Travellers’ Choice Award is given based on the reviews and opinions collected in a single year from Tripadvisor’s global community of travellers. Winners of this award are determined based on service, quality, and value.

We are incredibly proud of all the hard work and efforts of our team members. We would also like to extend a massive thank you out to all Veligandu guests who took the time to rate and write us a review on Tripadvisor.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Wins 2021 Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Award.

Veligandu is a Top Romantic Hotel in Asia and the Maldives 

Located in the North Ari Atoll, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, two excellent house reefs, long stretches of white sandy beach, and its own long sandbank, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa offers a choice of 91 tastefully appointed accommodations, including 54 Jacuzzi Water Villas, 10 Water Villas, 16 Jacuzzi Beach Villas and 11 Beach Villas – all of which have endless tropical views to enjoy.

The resort also features a fully-equipped fitness centre, badminton and football grounds, volleyball court, a freshwater infinity pool, a myriad of water sports and land-based activities, a dive centre and a tropical spa.

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Ready to Plan Your Maldives Getaway at Veligandu? 

Please get in touch with our team about arranging your Maldives holiday. Guided by our purpose of care, we continue to allow maximum flexibility for the new normal traveller. Book now with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received three days before arrival.

View Veligandu’s Maldives holiday offers & packages here »  

Traveling in the ‘New Normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise

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Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas For Travel Loving Moms

If you are looking for a gift idea for your travel-loving mother this Mother’s Day, the Veligandu team recommends gifting her a dose of the Maldives. With more and more people getting COVID-19 vaccinated and the possibility of countries opening up their borders in the coming months, moms planning to jet-sett can start to have a much-deserved holiday on Veligandu’s palm-fringed, un-masked beaches, soaking up the sun, diving, romancing or just respiting in the top romantic secluded heaven.

Maldives is a WTTC, Safe Travel Destination and Veligand is open for all international travelers since June 2020.

Sentimental Maldives Travel & Leisure Experiences Inspirations By Veligandu

🌹 For mothers who are already vacationing in Veligandu on May 9, 2021

Make Mom feel special with a curated tropical experience. Treat her to a luscious meal in a romantic and charismatic ambiance created on Madivaru beach, listening to live music played by our talented in-house band, ”Spirit Henge”.
To celebrate mother’s day, Veligandu’s photographer will create a complimentary photograph as a souvenir.

The Mother’s Day Beach Dinner

Sunday, May 9, 2021, from 2000 to 2200 | Madivaru
USD 260.00 per couple

Menu & Inclusions:
Amuse bouche
Starter: Crab meat salad with avocado, mango, baby leaves & passion fruit dressing
Soup: Creamy tomato soup, with crispy bread
Main Course: Grilled Maldivian Lobster with Chinese fried rice, seasonal vegetables & champagne espuma
Angus Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Onion, Carrot, Red Wine & Thyme Sauce
Dessert: Tender Flexi-Chocolate Ganache served with White Chocolate Ice Cream
Selection of Tea or Coffee
Full Bottle of Prosecco
A pink rose for the lady

The Mother’s Day Beach Dinner With Excursion

Sunday, May 9, 2021
Original Price: USD 350.00 per couple
With 15% Discount: USD 297.50 per couple

Package Includes:
Mothering-Beach Dinner from 2000 to 2200 at the Madivaru Beach
Traditional Dhoni Snorkeling Trip with a cool box for 1 hour 30 minutes. Maximum 2 couples per trip.
Star Gazing Cruise with fruit punch & water for 1 hour. Maximum 2 couples per trip

The Mother’s Day Beach Dinner With Excursion And Romantic Spa Treatment

Sunday, May 9, 2021
Original Price: USD 625.00 per couple
With 30% Discount: USD 437.50 per couple

Package Includes:
Romantic Spa Treatment: Inclusive of relaxing massage & a tropical bath for 90 Minutes at Duniye Spa
Mothering-Beach Dinner from 2000 to 2200 at the Madivaru Beach
Traditional Dhoni Snorkeling Trip with a cool box for 1 hour 30 minutes. Maximum 2 couples per trip.
Star Gazing Cruise with fruit punch & water for 1 hour. Maximum 2 couples per trip

🌹 Take a gift back from your vacation for your Mom

Guests vacationing in Veligandu without their mother can take a Veligandu gift back to her to share the wonderful times you had at the secluded island.

  • Browse through the Duniya Spa Gift Shop. Seek the assistance of the spa therapist if you can’t decide which home ritual or spa products your mom will love.
  • Take your mom on a virtual shopping tour at the Veligandu gift shop. Beach bags, jewelry, scarves, colorful drapes, Glass water bottles, and wooden souvenirs of marine life carvings are popular with the ladies. Some products will also allow your gift to be engraved. Please consult the Veligandu shop assistant for recommendations.

🌹 Your mom will be visiting Veligandu soon?

  • Treat her to a Veligandu holiday. The resort currently offers a choice of lat minute and early bird offers until the end of 2021 with flexible cancelation up to 3 days to arrival. See all special offers »
  • Or surprise her by booking a private dinner with a special setup on the beach, a bottle of wine, a champaign breakfast, spa treatment or an excursion she would enjoy. You can pay for the gift online. Speak to the reservations department on how you can surprise your mother.

Learn more about the Health & Safety Guidelines and the A Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise initiative, including PCR Test facilitation at our resort.


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