June 2021 – Veligandu Island

The Best Beach in the World: The Maldives’ Veligandu Island Resort & Spa’s Beach

Veligandu Island Beach in the Maldives is crowned the 2021 World Champion of Beaches by Kiwi

We are thrilled to share that travellers have spoken and chosen Veligandu Island Resort & Spa’s beach as the Best Beach in the World. 

The travel website Kiwi. com organised the World Championship of Beaches on Instagram and was open for public voting.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa’s beach was the only beach representing the Maldives in the competition, beating famous beach destinations such as Greece, Portugal, Thailand, and Venezuela. In the finals, Veligandu Island Beach was announced the winner with 51% of the votes against Anse Cocos, a beach in Seychelles.

Commenting on Veligandu’s triumph, Mr. Fathuhulla Ibrahim, our General Manager, said: “We are elated for winning the World Championship of Beaches. This recognition reconfirms Veligandu’s popularity with the travel aficionados, and we would like to thank everyone, including the resort team who assisted in spreading the word, and especially Veligandu guests and followers, who took the time to vote for our secluded haven.”

As a thank you to all our supporters, guests, and followers who voted for us to claim the Best Beach in the World title, we have a special ‘thank you’ offer, providing exceptional value for anyone seeking to discover and rediscover Veligandu this summer and beyond. See all offers here » 

Experience Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, The Maldives’ Secluded Haven

Veligandu Island Beach Maldives

Located in North Ari Atoll, just a 25-minute scenic flight from Velana International Airport, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is one of the long-established Maldives resorts offering the true essence of an authentic Maldivian paradise – voted a Top Romantic Hotel in Asia. 

Experience a secluded haven of chic simplicity in a charming tropical island setting, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, two thriving house reefs perfect for diving and snorkelling, and is in close proximity to world-famous Hammerhead Shark Point, the ‘Big Blue’. 

Relax with your loved one or friends in one of the resort’s 91 over-the-water and beach villas, all of which have endless tropical views to enjoy. Dive into an array of water sports in the tranquil surrounds of the island’s crystal clear waters, and unwind at award-winning Duniye Spa with its wellness offerings to soothe the mind, body and soul.

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June Is An Eventful, Eco-conscious, & Wanderlust Fulfilling Month at Veligandu

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Dear Beloved Guests,

Greetings & Blessings from your favourite Secluded Haven.

June is an eventful month, and the Veligandu team started by celebrating World Environment Day on June 5, 2021. We invited all our guests and team members to join us for a tree planting, island and house reef clean-up drive, a regular endeavour to help maintain the beauty and cleanliness of our island. 

Rising ocean temperatures are accelerating coral bleaching not only in the Maldives but also around the globe. In partnership with the Ocean Maldives, we initiated a coral restoration project during Winter 2020 to raise awareness and help expand the coral reef ecosystem around our island, which has seen coral fragments growing successfully. To honour World Oceans Day on June 8, 2021, another coral propagation effort was initiated.

Our team members are the core of Veligandu, and we persistently ensure their wellbeing. We scheduled a 15-minute mental health awareness session for all our team members on Global Wellness Day on June 12, 2021. Additionally, we made available additional healthy-themed dishes for guests to enjoy throughout the day.

Yoga plays a crucial role in promoting physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. So we are all set to roll out the mats to get our postures on with our In-house Yoga Specialist from Duniye Spa to mark the International Day of Yoga on June 21, 2021.

Father is the epitome of fortitude, affection and tolerance. Therefore, we take this newsletter as an opportunity to extend warm wishes to all father figures around the globe on the upcoming Father’s Day on June 20, 2021 where guests will be able to special Father’s Day activities.

We are also proud of all the incredible fathers, especially those surrounding us here at Veligandu, as team members. To commemorate all the extraordinary dads on our team, we are also hosting a special dinner to appreciate them for accomplishing their roles: as a father figure, an employee, and a real-life hero.

We continue to live a sustainable life and provide eco-friendly services and activities for our guests and team members. We believe that small changes can make a huge difference. In this regard, we have an array of exciting offerings lined up during June 2021 to foster interests and consciousness about living sustainably.

If you plan to visit Veligandu, leverage our special offers for Summer 2021 and Winter for an indelible escape to your secluded haven. Visit our website or speak to your desired travel agent for more details.

Follow us on social media and make sure to visit our gallery and daily Stories to receive updates and be informed of what’s happening in our little piece of paradise.

We look forward to welcoming and making memorable moments with you in our Secluded Haven soon.

With gratitude,

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager

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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.

Coral Regeneration – Underwater Gardening at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Coral Regeneration Project at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, Maldives

Veligandu has two house reefs, abundant with marine life and blessed with soft corals and resident turtles. The west-facing house reef can be easily reached from the beach, while the north reef is a five-minute boat ride from the island.

With rising ocean temperatures brought about by global warming, coral bleaching is an alarming occurrence in the Maldives and all around the world. Corals play a vital role in the marine ecosystem providing food and habitats for many oceanic life species.

To protect and conserve the island’s reefs, the Veligandu team, in partnership with the Ocean Maldives, continues to enhance its commitment to the environment by launching a pilot project to help regenerate corals and ensure the reefs, aptly named the rainforests of the seas, remain healthy.

There are currently two coral frames installed on Veligadu reef, one of which is shaped like a hammerhead shark to honour Veligandu Hammerhead Shark Point, the Big Blue where guests can dive to see these elusive sharks.

 How Do You Regenerate Corals?

The team collects naturally broken live corals from the sea bed, such as Acropora coral, small polyp stony corals, and other fast-growing species. The coral fragments are then attached to a frame which will act as the artificial reef scaffolding. The pieces need to be monitored during the growth process. Any dead fragments need to be replaced, and the frame structures must be maintained by scrubbing off growing algae.

Underwater Gardening at Veligandu Island Resort & SpaCorals are delicate marine animals, and different coral species need the correct pressure, water temperature, ocean currents, and water quality to regenerate successfully. The artificial reef frames are placed in similar conditions, such as the underwater environment where the coral fragments are usuually found.

Guests can visit the reef where these coral frames are stationed whilst snorkelling and diving. Veligandu’s hammerhead shaped frame is placed visible for all guests to see from the surface, at about a depth of 5 meters (depending on the water level), on the house reef in front of the Water Sports Centre. Guests who dive can enjoy it more closely while exploring the house reef. The other smaller frames found their happy home on another side of the jetty.


Ready to Book 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 »  

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Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Launches New ‘Eco-inspired’ Video to Support the UN’s World Environment Day

Celebrating World Environment Day 2021 at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, part of Crown & Champa Resorts, the leading resort collection in the Maldives, has launched another eco-inspired video as part of World Environment Day 2021. 

With this initiative, the secluded island  joins the UN’s World Environment Day, one of the most significant global events for positive actions towards preserving and protecting the planet with this year’s theme ‘Ecosystem Restoration’, under the slogan ‘Reimagine. Recreate. Restore’.

The video presents Veligandu’s commitment to the environment, with its various long-term planet-conscious efforts, including energy optimisation, waste management, sustainable supplies, and marine conservation projects.

[Related: Sustainable Practices at Veligandu Island Resort &Spa » ]

World Environment Day 2021 Video 

To celebrate the global environmental initiative even further, the resort has organised several activities such as island and house reef cleaning in collaboration with Ocean Maldives, an awareness-raising session for guests and team members to gain valuable insight into global climate change and the Maldives’ thriving ecosystem, and a ‘nature-inspired’ dining experience, featuring a sustainably sourced menu served in a blissful beachside setting.

Find more information on June events here »

 The Secluded Haven of Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Located in North Ari Atoll, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is one of the long-established Maldives resorts, creating indelible moments for guests since 1984. It is the perfect tropical escape providing heartfelt hospitality and an authentic beach-chic lifestyle experience, ideal for travellers looking to make unforgettable holiday memories in the most atmospheric island setting.

[Related: The Tale of Veligandu, a Collection of Time-honoured Photographs that Showcases the Resort’s Inspiring 37-year History » ]

To stay updated, follow Veligandu Island Resort & Spa on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. #VeliganduMaldives


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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.

3 Spa Treatments to Try for Your Maldives Holiday

Spa Treatments Maldives - Veligandu Island

3 Spa Treatments for the Ultimate Pampering at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

At Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, we are celebrating June as a month dedicated to health, well-being, and relaxation.

Alongside healthy and detox drinks, locally-sourced menu items, and natural wellness activities such as snorkelling, swimming, and kayaking, our secluded island will further spoil guests with a range of pampering experiences at the award-winning Duniye Spa this June Wellness. 

Our Recommended Spa Treatments at Duniye Spa this June Wellness

Duniye Spa at Veligandu is a haven of calm and relaxation whose approach to wellness combines both modern and traditional therapies from around the globe, offering a myriad of treatments and indulgences designed to relax the mind, body, and spirit.

For the Ultimate Couple’s Spa Indulgence

Couple's Spa Treatment at Duniye Spa - Veligandu MaldivesFull Moon Magic is an enchanting ritual to be shared with your loved one that captivates all of your senses, offering 135 minutes of pure pampering. 

A massage is followed by a zesty body polish and bio-active mini facial as you soak in a tropical bath. The spa session is then concluded with a glass of champagne and a platter of fresh tropical fruit for you to truly savour the moment.

For the Ultimate Facial 

The ‘Skin Fit – Vita Firming Facial’ is a facial treatment unlike any other. It combines deep cleansing and exfoliation, performed with the Healing Earth Matrixyl TM & Cranberry that is full of antioxidants and vitamins to help stimulate collagen and elastin’s natural production, giving the skin a youthful and radiant look.

For the Ultimate Full-body Pampering Experience 

Maldivian Serenity Ritual at Duniye Spa - Veligandu Maldives

If you feel a little run down with the stresses of everyday life, then the Maldivian Serenity Ritual is perfect for you. This 120-minute head-to-toe signature treatment draws inspiration from traditional Maldivian practices that will leave you feeling relaxed and recharged.

The spa therapists use freshly prepared coconut-vanilla body polish, coconut hair mask, coconut oil infused with rosemary during the Indian Head massage, as well as 100% virgin coconut oil to pamper you during your full-body massage.


For bookings on spa treatments, please email reservations@veligandu.com or  make your appointment at the Reception upon arrival.

Ready to plan your relaxing escape to the Maldives? Don’t hesitate to contact our team at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa about arranging your Maldives holiday today.

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