Experience – Veligandu Island

This Cooking Class Is A Romantic Experience For You In Veligandu

Try something new in the most beautiful place on earth. Veligandu Island Resort & Spa has been voted as the most romantic resort in the Maldives with good reason. Our breathtakingly beautiful island and variety of unique, romantic experiences make Veligandu an idyllic destination for a couple’s getaway, honeymoon or anniversary.

Make timeless memories as you connect and stir up some romance with our cooking class. Don your aprons and learn from our expert Chef, who will introduce you to the richness of Maldivian cuisine. Under our Chef’s guidance, you will learn all about the ingredients and techniques used to prepare Maldivian favourites. Preparing the meals by yourselves will help equip you to recreate the dishes once you are back home.

Nothing beats learning together in a stunning setting, creating mouth-watering delicacies garnished with love. The cooking class is US $69 per couple. Once on the island, you can reserve the class by contacting Guest Services.

Are you planning your holiday in the Maldives? Browse through our blog for more ideas to add some romance to your holiday. Have a look at our special offer for great discounts!

Celebrate Your Anniversary In Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

In Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, we believe that the honeymoon never ends. Love is meant to be celebrated every day. To this end, we have created a variety of experiences to help you honour and revel in every moment spent together. On our island, with its pristine beach, lush nature and azure lagoon, you will find a hideaway custom-made for romance. Whether you are celebrating your first, tenth or fortieth marriage anniversary, in Veligandu, you will be reminded what love is all about.

Indulge in our selection of romantic experiences, which you can customise based on your length of stay. Whether you are staying with us for a few days or weeks, there is plenty to do in a tranquil and relaxed environment. Start the day with private sunrise snorkelling or stay in and order a Champagne Room Breakfast. Escape to a private island for a photoshoot session with Raalhu Photo then enjoy a pampering couple’s treatment at our award-winning Duniye Spa. Later on, experience the wonder of dining on the beach under the stars.

Whichever way you choose to celebrate your time with us, a must-try experience is our Vow Renewal Ceremony. Re-affirm your love in a traditional ceremony against the backdrop of the sea as you commit to spending a lifetime of romance and adventure together.

Take advantage of our 20% special offer for your 2020 anniversary in the Maldives.

Love At First Bite In Veligandu

On the island where sparks fly, every moment is a celebration of the best gift in the world: love. To elevate your holiday experience, our culinary team has put together as per monthly tradition, beach dining events that are sure to please. A serving of romance in the dreamiest setting, these occasions are the best way to make a special day more memorable and create timeless memories in paradise.

Our Bubbles and Lobster Dinner on September 19 and 29, pairs Italian Prosecco with an unlikely but delicious counterpart, the Maldivian lobster. The menu takes you on an exciting journey as you sample divine flavours, expertly prepared. Enjoy the delectable treats as you bury your feet in the sand, revelling in the cooling sea breeze and enjoying the sight of the beautiful sea.

Aptly titled, the Romantic Full Moon Dinner on September 14 is a delight for the senses. Relish mouth-watering treats under the starry sky, while the moon casts its reflection on the ocean. Make beautiful memories as you enjoy a pleasant night with your loved in tropical paradise.

Finally, on September 24, join us for our Madivaru Sunset Seafood Dinner. Watch the sunset paint the ocean in glorious colours, as you indulge in tasty seafood favourites including but not limited to, tuna nigiri, freshly caught red snapper, lagoon prawns and much more.

To reserve any of these dinners, kindly email reservations@veligandu.com.

Bon Appétit!

If you are still planning your visit, have a look at our current special offers.

Renew Your Vows In Paradise

An exciting way to celebrate your anniversary while at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is by renewing your vows. On the beach, with the glorious palm trees swaying and the stunning Indian Ocean as your backdrop, you can celebrate your love through a symbolic vow renewal ceremony. The memories from this beautiful occasion will last you a lifetime.

The vow renewal ceremony can be customised to bring your dreams into reality. We also offer the option of a traditional Maldivian ceremony, officiated by the island ‘headman’. In this case, the Veligandu bridal party, dressed in traditional Maldivian dress, will escort you to the wedding pavilion on the beach, as they sing wedding songs and beat Bodu Beru drums. The wedding pavilion is decorated with palm fronds and local hibiscus flowers, adding to the beauty of the location. The headman guides you through the heartfelt and intimate ceremony, reading a passage from the Book of Good Wishes.

The vow renewal ceremony costs US $540 per couple. There are a variety of options that you can add on to sprinkle a special touch to your celebration. These include professional photography by Raalhu Photo, a bottle of Champagne for a toast, a cake, and much more.

Read more about the ceremony here and browse through our current special offers here.

A Romantic Evening In Paradise

In Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, there are endless opportunities for romance and myriad ways to connect. Further, there are innumerable chances to enjoy the splendour of nature, be it from the deck of your villa, or by the beach. Our experiences are designed to provide the perfect occasions that bring you closer to your partner and nature.

Part of our romantic experiences, the ‘Bubbly Sunset Love Bed on the Beach’ is a delightful way to start your evening while in paradise. Set on the beach, settle in and get cosy while watching nature’s show in front of you. The setting sun paints a beautiful picture, leaving in its wake a colourful sky and a stunning reflection on the sea. As the sea breeze blows gently on your skin, sip on chilled champagne and toast to incredible moments shared in paradise.

To complement the view and the drinks, we have a canapés menu featuring cold bites and sweet bites, from which you can choose four items. This unforgettable experience is $149, but guests on our All Inclusive Plus Package get a special price of $120. After a wonderful evening, you may retire to your room or enjoy our evening entertainment.

On our special offers page, we have listed the latest offer available that you can take advantage of while you book your trip to our romantic haven.

Snorkelling At Sunrise

Beyond the pristine, white sandy beaches, and lush, tropical nature in Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, there lies more beauty. A lagoon that is teeming with marine life surrounds our island. Swimming in the crystal-clear waters introduces you to a world of wonder as schools of colourful fish float past you, frolicking in the coral reefs. For those eager to go further from our house reef, we have specialised snorkelling trips scheduled regularly. The Private Sunrise Snorkelling By Speedboat trip is one of them.

This excursion is perfect for couples as it allows you to enjoy two of the purest luxuries in life, sunrise and the magical sea. Early in the morning, embark on an adventure as a speedboat transports you to nearby coral reefs. The morning light brings with it excellent visibility, perfect for sighting fish and other marine life in their natural habitat. The tranquillity that comes with being alone at sea heightens your experience, allowing you to immerse yourself fully into your exploration.

Scheduled on Thursdays and Sundays from 7 am to 8:30 am, the Private Sunrise Snorkelling trip is for swimmers only. Snorkelling equipment is available for rent from the Dive Centre or for purchase from the Gift Shop. Bring your cameras along as well to document your escapades!

Have a look at our full list of excursions here.

Happy adventures ahead!

3 Water Sports To Try In Veligandu

With crystal clear shallow waters, endless stretches of sea and a cooling breeze, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa has excellent conditions for fun on the water. If you are looking for experiences that are more action-filled than the last ones we shared, you will want to read on. Take on the Indian Ocean and chase the adrenalin with these three water sports.

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding

Also known as stand up paddling or ‘SUP’, this sport allows surfers to stand atop their boards and use a paddle to propel themselves across the ocean. Stand up paddle boarding makes for a leisurely workout as you enjoy the seascape. The crystal clear waters in Veligandu ensure that you get to view the marine life beneath you.

 Windsurfing

Feel the wind on your skin as you surf across the sea. Windsurfing combines surfing and sailing to create an exhilarating experience at sea. Those who are not afraid to get their hair wet will enjoy gliding over the waves. Windsurfing is an incredible way to take in the sights as the tropical breeze guides you.

 

Jet-Skiing

By yourself or with your partner, hop on a jet ski and bump off along the waves. Adrenalin filled and thrilling, jet skiing is a wonderful way to experience the lagoon differently. Nothing compares to that moment when you are speeding off across the ocean, shouting at the top of your lungs and making a splash.

 

 

Adventurers are advised to practice caution and safety while out at sea. To ensure that the tranquillity that other guests enjoy is not disturbed, motorised water-sports are conducted at a distance from the beach. Our qualified Ocean Water Sports team is ready to recommend a Water Sports option that suits both your experience level and preference. Equipment rental and lessons can be booked at the Ocean Water Sports Centre, which opens from 8 am to 6 pm daily.

Check out our special offers if you are planning your visit to Veligandu and view other things to do on our island.

Featured Image by @miketagliaferro.

Delightful Romantic Experiences In Veligandu This May

At the heart of Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, is our desire to create beautiful experiences that allow you to make extraordinary memories. Here are the beach dining affairs that you can be apart of in May.

For seafood lovers, the Madivaru Sunset Seafood Dinner on May 9, 2019, is the dinner not to miss. Served on the quiet and romantic beach, watch the sun go down as your waiter attends to you. Indulge in exquisite treats such as the yellowfin tuna nigiri tempura on seaweed salad followed by fresh lagoon prawns and finish off with a mouth-watering dessert.

On May 12, 2019, join us on the beach for our Mother’s Day Dinner. Our Executive Chef, Siegbert Horn and his team have created a sensational menu that will ensure you wrap up this special day in the most spectacular way. The incredible menu and the awe-inspiring setting by the sea will guarantee that you have a Mother’s Day to remember.

The Romantic Full Moon Dinner on May 18, 2019, and May 24, 2019, appeals to your romantic nature. The enchanting atmosphere under the moonlight, by the sea, as a cooling breeze blows sets the scene to enjoy dinner in the company of your loved one. Lose yourself in the wonder of the night and each other while you enjoy tantalising delicacies.

With the Bubbles & Lobster Dinner on May 31, 2019, Chef Sigi puts together a fantastic menu around the Maldivian lobster. Toast to the beautiful island life with a glass of Prosecco as you relish the delectable feast. Dig into the char-grilled prawns served with arugula salad, followed by grilled or steamed lobster served with asparagus pilaf rice, to mention but a few.

Finally, throughout the month, escape to a private location on the beach for the Signature Private BBQ Dinner. Secluded and idyllic, this highly requested dinner allows you to have the beach to yourself as you enjoy prime cuts or fresh seafood, expertly barbecued for you by your private chef.

To reserve any of these dinners, kindly email reservations@veligandu.com.

Bon Appétit!

As you plan a visit to Veligandu, we have special offers  that you can take advantage of.

Couples Bucket List For The Maldives

They say it is not where you travel to, but who you go with. While we agree that the right person by your side makes all the difference, we also work to make Veligandu Island Resort & Spa the perfect destination. Whether you are celebrating your honeymoon, anniversary or taking a much-needed romantic getaway, our lush, tropical paradise, with its pristine beach and warm hospitality, is an idyllic place to get lost in. Here are a few of our best things to do together that are guaranteed to sweep you off your feet, as you fall head over heels with each other.

Go on a cruise

For the grandest adventure of them all, re-affirm your commitment to one another by renewing your vows in an elaborate ceremony that can be traditional or customised. Remind one another why you fell in love with each other on the stunning beach, with the most beautiful scenery around you. As you plan your trip to Veligandu, take advantage of our special offers. Start your romantic adventure by booking now.

Watch as the sun dips into the ocean, painting the sky stunning shades of orange and hopefully spot dolphins on our Sunset ‘Punch’ Lucky Dolphin Cruise.

For a more private experience, try out our aptly titled Romantic Love Boat Sailing. The captain will steer you around Veligandu, allowing you to take in the picturesque views of our charming island against the backdrop of the sunset.

Dine on the beach

Picture yourself seated on the powder soft beach, with the waves crashing softly near you, and a gentle breeze blowing on your skin, savouring a delicious meal that has been prepared just for you. Beach dining in Veligandu combines a stunning setting and indulgent delights to create perfect experiences.

 

Get a couple’s massage

A vacation is not complete without getting one or more treatments from the award-winning Duniye Spa. Enter a world of tranquillity and sink into bliss at the hands of our qualified therapists. Enjoy a calming and restoring Balinese massage, enveloped in the aromas of essential oils.

 

Go stargazing

 

Float gently on the sea under the expansive Maldivian sky and enjoy the glittering stars on the Romantic Stargazing Cruise, just you, the sea and the sky. Peaceful and relaxing, this cruise offers jaw-dropping views like no other.

 

Snorkel at sunrise

Rise at morning light to roam around our lagoon and discover the secrets that lie beneath the crystal clear waters. Our Private Sunrise Snorkelling Trip offers a serene yet exhilarating adventure where the two of you can explore the beauty of the underwater world.

 

Renew your vows

For the grandest adventure of them all, re-affirm your commitment to one another by renewing your vows in an elaborate ceremony that can be traditional or customised. Remind one another why you fell in love with each other on the stunning beach, with the most beautiful scenery around you.

As you plan your trip to Veligandu, take advantage of our special offers.

Start your romantic adventure by booking now.

 

 

Easter In Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

On Sunday, April 21, 2019, join us on Madivaru Restaurant Beach for a delightful Easter Dinner. Our Executive Chef, Siegbert Horn has carefully curated a menu that will please you and your loved one. The mouthwatering menu, combined with the idyllic setting by the beach guarantee an unforgettable evening.

Download the full menu here.

Cost: USD 239.00 Per Couple. (Price is inclusive of 12% GST & Service Charge)

To reserve, kindly contact Guest Services.

View our other special and romantic beach dining experiences for April here.

 

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