2022 – Veligandu Island

Veligandu Remains Strong As A Top Tourist Destination In The Maldives

Warm greetings from Veligandu Island Resort & Spa!

Let me take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to different review platforms and on social media during the last two months. We have received very positive feedback from all of you. Kudos to you, our guests!

July has been great for our local community and Muslims worldwide as we celebrated EID UL-ADHA, one of the holiest holidays of the Islamic calendar. In addition, July 26 will see the Maldives celebrate 57 years of Independence which Veligandu will celebrate with pride.

This year, Maldives celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Tourism in the Maldives. Last 50 years, a lot has changed in the Maldives Tourism industry. We’ve seen more and more resorts being opened, and the number of guests visiting the Maldives has skyrocketed over the past years, making Maldives one of the most popular destinations in the World. So it is no surprise that the Maldives is World’s leading destination for 2020 and 2021, and we’re incredibly proud of Veligandu’s contribution to this milestone.

Some of you have already seen Veligandu’s history on all our social media platforms. For those who haven’t, I would like to share the history of our secluded Island from the beginning of the resort; please visit our website or download our MobileApp. Select “A Glimpse of the Past“. We have created a collection of old pictures to connect with our past.

The festive Holiday season is not too far away. Our team has already started planning this year’s program with fascinating events. It’s a special time of the year, and we can’t wait to celebrate the festive holidays and new year’s eve with you on our secluded Island in the Maldives. Please keep checking our website for exciting updates, as we will share the program soon.

We are so proud that Travel Trade Maldives (TTM), the leading travel trade business resource for the tourism industry developments in the Maldives, has nominated Veligandu for three categories for their 2022 Travel Awards.

  • Best Wedding Destination
  • Best Honeymoon Destination
  • Best Beach Resort

We humbly request you to cast your vote for Veligandu and ask your family and friends to vote for us. The voting will end on July 31, 2022.

Good news. We have extended the Early bird offer for November and December stays. Book before August 31, 2022. For more information and booking, please visit your favourite travel agent or our website veligandu.com

Follow us on our social media channels for the latest news, photos and videos. Our team is active and always shares daily stories about what’s happening on the Island.

With lots of love & Blessings,

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager


Special Offers

A selection of offers for your Veligandu holiday in 2022 & 2023. See All Offers »

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

Travellers Have Spoken! Veligandu Ranked Amongst Top Travel Destinations

To all our beloved guests,

I am thrilled to share the good news that your secluded haven in the Maldives has garnered yet another set of accolades. First, the HolidayCheck Special Award 2022 recognised Veligandu for being among the ten most popular hotels in the region.

Secondly, the renowned German tour operator, Der Touristik has named Veligandu as one of the top 100 hotels worldwide, honouring us with the Deutschland Red Star Quality Award 2021. With this fresh set of awards coupled with the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice awards and booking.com ‘Traveller Review award’. With this, Veligandu has now received a total of four awards for this year I extend my heartfelt gratitude to my team for their diligent performance and our guests for appreciating their genuine services on all platforms that led us to receive these honourable awards.

Where there is the ocean, you will never get bored. Ocean activities are a must-do adventure while you are in the Maldives. The Ocean Dive and Water Sports Centre in Veligandu are well equipped for over and underwater thrills, fun, and relaxing ocean escapades from paddle boats to jet-ski rides, sailing, and many more.

Perhaps no leisure pursuits get you closer to marine life than scuba diving. It allows hand-to-hand acquaintance with the fascinating sea creatures that you may not be able to fascinate from the surface of the water. The Maldives ranks as the best scuba diving destination across the globe due to the perfect temperature of the ocean and the breathtaking marine world.

The most popular three dive spots near Veligandu are Madivaru Corner, Kuramathi Thila, and Cave, just 10-30 minutes from the resort. Without a doubt, Madivaru Corner is the most spectacular dive site that never disappoints. There is a mesmerising diversity of marine species that range from large pelagic species to small pelagic fish, small critters, and beautiful corals – soft and hard. It is the definite favourite of our divers and dive professionals alike.

Kuramathi Thila, aka Rasdhoo Channel, is the channel between Kuramathi Island and Rasdhoo Island. Several beautiful Thilas lined up on the channel drop-off. Myriads of pelagic fishes swim towards the right current conditions. There are big sandy patches in between these Thilas that create impressive landscapes. Due to its depth, this dive site is for Advanced Divers only, best on Nitrox.

‘The Caves’ is a wall dive site on the western side of Rasdhoo Atoll, approximately 30 min boat ride from Veligandu. The large overhangs and two small caves are an absolute highlight of this dive site. The abundance of healthy coral species with a garden of stunning table corals on the top reef less than 10m deep is spectacular.

Diving is undoubtedly more complex than any other water activity. It requires special equipment and training before you can dive into deep waters. To prepare you for your ocean adventures, our ocean Dive Center has a perfect range of PADI diving courses from beginner to professional levels.

If you have any special requests or enquiries before your arrival or during your stay, you can always reach us at reservations@veligandu.com. Once you are on the island, you can book all your activities through your Island Host, who is just a WhatsApp text away.

Winter 2022 special offers are now open. Leverage the special offer and book your winter getaway before June 30, 2022. Follow our Instagram page for our little paradise’s latest update and recent gallery. Meanwhile, we will keep you updated on our stories and posts.

With lots of love & Blessings,

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager


Special Offers

A selection of offers for your Veligandu holiday in 2022 & 2023. See All Offers »

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

Veligandu Wins TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Award For The 8th Consecutive Year

To all our beloved guests,

We’ve reached the end of a very successful first quarter of 2022. We had the pleasure of welcoming more than 35% of our repeat guests and newcomers to our shores. Most of them have been unable to travel for the past two years due to the travel restrictions caused by the pandemic. Now that pre-arrival PCR testing is a thing of the past, we are seeing more happy guests arriving at our secluded heaven.

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Veligandu has been awarded the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award 2022 for the eighth consecutive year. With this award, we celebrate Veligandu’s consistent ranking amongst the top 10% of hotels worldwide. On behalf of my team, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for choosing Veligandu Island as your tropical holiday destination and for sharing the feedback of your wonderful experiences with us across all review platforms.

Summer started with a bang of energy, enthusiasm, and normalcy. We are resuming activities that were suspended during the pandemic. We are returning to our usual pre-Covid-19 schedule by restarting our weekly Marhaba and Repeaters Cocktail parties, Team Village Tours, local island tours to Rasdhoo, outdoor sports activities, etc. Guests are now allowed to play football and volleyball with the team members again, to the delight of everyone.

The forthcoming June is going to be a very eventful month. An array of events will be carried out throughout the month, from beach dinners to our fourth coral frame planting, yoga sessions, beach cleaning, and reef cleaning to mark World Reef Awareness Day, International Yoga Day, World Ocean Day, World Environment Day and Father’s Day.

If you have any special requests or enquiries before your arrival or during your stay, you can always reach us at reservations@veligandu.com. Once you are on the island, you can book all your activities through your Island Host, who is just a WhatsApp text away.

Winter 2022 special offers are now open. Leverage the special offer and book your winter getaway before June 30, 2022.

Follow our Instagram page for the latest update and recent gallery of our little paradise. Meanwhile, we will keep you updated on our stories and posts.

With lots of love & Blessings,

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager


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

Quick Links

Health & Safety Guidelines  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at the Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update | Guest Reviews – Holidaying in the New Normal

Special Offers

A selection of offers for your Veligandu holiday in 2022 & 2023 . 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.

Visiting Veligandu Is Even More Convenient Now

To all our beloved guests,

We have reached the end of March. A glorious month of sunshine and fantastic tropical weather for beach, dive and romance here in Veligandu, your secluded island.

April will bring an auspicious month for people from different backgrounds. April 02 will see the start of Ramadan. We wish strength and blessings to those fasting during Ramadan. We are also hosting a special dinner on the beach for Easter Sunday. The dinner is a traditional Easter feast served under a sea of stars. Limited seats are available, be sure to reserve your seat well in advance.

A luxurious day or night in the middle of the ocean is something never to miss while in the Maldives. Veligandu offers an array of excursions via our luxury yacht, Gadha1, from day-long or half-day escapades to wedding ceremonies or marriage proposals and transfers from or to the airport. These excursions can be curated as you desire. Our guests even include atoll cruising excursions packaged into their airport transfer. So you can go snorkelling in different reefs of Ari Atoll or Male’ Atoll, exploring sandbanks, glancing at the dolphin while they show off during sunset and many more before travelling to the airport.

Airport transfer via luxury yacht is also an excellent option for those travelling back home on late-night international flights. This will reduce the restless waiting hours at the airport and serves you with an amazing last couple of hours in the Maldives that you will reminisce about for a lifetime. For more details and bookings, you can always contact our team via email, reservations@veligandu.com, or by direct messaging on our social media channels.

Maldives revokes a state of public health emergency and eases COVID-19 restrictions on March 14, 2022. The pre-arrival PCR test is no longer required for all passengers arriving in the Maldives. However, all arriving and departing passengers must complete the Traveler Health Declaration Form within 48 hours of the flight time. Guests can refer to COVID-19 Travel Advisory – Maldives Immigration for the latest information.

We have limited availability for summer now. Leverage our Early-bird summer offer for a sustainable and romantic escape to our little paradise. The booking window is valid till March 31, 2022, for a stay from April 19, 2022, to October 31, 2022. So, book the escape of your dreams in the tropical paradise before the offer ends. Visit our website, www.veligandu.com or your desired travel agent for more details. For the latest updates and gallery of our little paradise, follow us on our Instagram Stories.

With lots of love & Blessings,

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager


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

Quick Links

Health & Safety Guidelines  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at the Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update | Guest Reviews – Holidaying in the New Normal

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.

 

February: The Month of Love In The Romantic Veligandu

To all our beloved guests,

Veligandu Island is a renowned romantic destination for couples where the ambience is filled with romantic vibes. We create year-round magical moments for our guests. This February and Valentine’s Day was not much different. Except for the special arrangements curated for the day of lovers.

Some couples celebrated “The Day Of Lovers” on the beach, enjoying ocean activities and at the Spa. Some captured their secluded haven tale with a special video and photo package offered by the Raalhu Photo Studio, while some enjoyed the special candlelit beach dinner. Some guests got engaged in our paradise on the day. Some guests surprised their loved ones with special arrangements symbolizing the undying love. No matter how our guests chose to celebrate, the Veligandu team was thrilled that they could take part in assisting our guests to make cherished memories.

We also had the pleasure of entertaining several repeat guests this year so far. We are looking forward to welcoming more of you in the upcoming months together with first-visit guests. Gratitude for the alluring feedback on review channels, your comments and tagging us your photos on all our social platforms.

We have lined up several events to mark International Women’s Day, World Water Day, Mother’s Day and Earth Hour in March 2022. Joining the worldwide Earth Hour movement again this year, we will turn off all non-essential electric lights throughout the island for one hour from 20h00 to 21h00. All guests in Veligandu on 26th March 2022 can enjoy a complimentary self-service dinner seated on the beach with candle lights on the occasion of Earth Hour. The food spread on the normal buffet area inside Dhonveli restaurant will just have essential electric lights on.

We have limited availability for summer now. Leverage our Early-bird summer offer for a sustainable and romantic escape to our little paradise. The booking window is valid till February 28, 2022, for stays between April 19, 2022, to October 31, 2022. So, book the escape of your dreams in the tropical paradise before the offer ends. 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.

 

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

Quick Links

Health & Safety Guidelines  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at the Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update | Guest Reviews – Holidaying in the New Normal

Special Offers

A selection of offers for your Veligandu holiday in 2022. 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.

What To Do On Valentine’ Day in Maldives

Veligandu is made of empty palm-fringed beaches, sunset views and seclusion. As an award-winning top romantic resort in Asia and Maldives, there is an abundance of amorous and curated romantic activities for couples to enjoy throughout the year.

Valentine’s special activities

If you are in Veligandu during Valentine’s day this 2022, you and your loved one are in for a treat with the most indulging, waterfront private dinner on the beach, with live music and a special menu for February 14, 2022.

The package includes a rose for the lady, and the cuisine comes with a choice of mains including Wagyu beef, sustainable Maldivian lobster and a king prawn risotto.  The Valentines dinner is USD 280 per couple and will be held at Madivaru Beach from 1930-2130 hours.

More romantic activities to do

Here are some of the most sought after, romantic guest experiences the Veligandu team recommends will be ideal to do around Valentine’s week.

Destination Dining Experiences:

    • Mystical Tepee Dinner Experience With In-villa Champagne Breakfast
    • Jungle Dinner
    • Veli Dinner

Yacht dinners and Sunset dolphin cruising:

    • Amorous Tale Cruise
    • Romance-Away Cruise
    • Mysterious Romance Cruise
    • Love Boat Sailing
  • Couples massage at Duniye Spa:

    • HEAVEN ON EARTH
      A Balinese massage which stimulates the natural balance of body, mind, and soul.
    • MALDIVIAN SERENITY RITUAL
      Top-to-toe Signature Ritual uses the essence of 100% pure organic coconut native to the Maldives.
    • ROMANTIC RETREAT
      For her: A choice of Balinese or Oriental massage, pinotage body polish, a deeply nourishing Indian head massage enriched with Rosemary infused warmed coconut oil.
      For him: A deep tissue back or muscle ease massage, followed by an invigorating Ginger Lemongrass body polish, encapsulated by a relaxing foot massage.
    • HIM & HER
      Romantic Indulgence! immersed with the aromas of pure essential oils and indulge in restoring and calming Balinese massage, followed by champagne to savour this treatment.

    Note: Reservations can be made with your Island Host


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

Quick Links

Health & Safety Guidelines  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at the Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update | Guest Reviews – Holidaying in the New Normal

Special Offers

Planning a romantic holiday to the Maldives? Here is a selection of offers for your next vacation. 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.

Welcome To A Whole New 365 Days To Experience The Maldives

To all our beloved guests,

Happy new year to you and your loved ones. May every day of this New Year glow with bliss, bring success in all phases of your life and give you the freedom of travel and the joy of experiencing Veligandu.

We had welcomed 2021 under the new normal, whereby our priority was to create a safe holiday experience for all our guests, which Veligandu triumphed. We are very proud to maintain exceptionally positive feedback from our guests and partners throughout the year 2021. Our guests experienced fantastic secluded haven tales during their stays. So much so, that the Maldives and Veligandu became their favourite safe holiday destination during this time.

We are forever grateful to our guests for having expressed such positive feedback about their stay with us, in person and on different online channels, including social media. These authentic testimonies from some of our most recent guests who stayed at the resort during the festive season are available to listen to on our social media platforms and YouTube channel. The testimonials are in the guests’ mother tongues; EnglishGerman, Romanian, Russian and a Tunisian guest testimonial in Arabic and French.

We have wrapped our 2021 journey 🎬 by opening the book of 2022, where 365 days of adventures await. 2022 is promising, especially with the celebration of the Golden Jubilee of Tourism 🎬 in the Maldives, which started back in 1972 with a group of Italian tourists who stayed in Male’, the capital city of the Maldives. Back then, the tourists visited picnic islands nearby Male’ for sun, sand and sea. However, today, Maldives is one of the leading tourist destinations in the world. The Maldives tourism industry anticipates welcoming two million tourists within the year 2022. We invite everyone to visit the Maldives and ardently wait to greet all our guests to the secluded island this year and participate in celebrating this Golden Year. If you are enthusiastic about history, Veligandu has a collection of old photographs showcasing the resort’s past, from 1984 till today.

Looking into the upcoming months of 2022, we have planned an array of enlivened activities for Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day. Furthermore, there are full moon beach dinners and weekly special dining events, including twilight dinners and dining under the palms, to offer our guests an immersive experience of the romantic ambience and awe-inspiring views surrounding our little paradise. We are proud to be identified as a renowned romantic holiday destination, reputed for providing exceptional services by our guests. Mention all your dreams and desires during your stay to the assigned Island Host, who will prepare your itinerary so that you don’t miss out on any of your dream activities or events to create.

Leverage the Early Bird offer for summer 2022 and escape to where the world best beaches are. Visit our website or your desired travel agent for more details. Follow us on our social media channels for daily stories, live streams, the latest updates and an updated gallery of our little paradise.

Until we have you visiting us, the Veligandu team is looking forward to welcoming you to our Secluded Haven soon.

With gratitude,

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager

 

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

Quick Links

Health & Safety Guidelines  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at the Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update | Guest Reviews – Holidaying in the New Normal

Special Offers

A selection of offers for your Veligandu holiday in 2022. 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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