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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.

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 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 » ]

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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 www.veligandu.com, 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,

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager

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

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We continue to allow maximum flexibility given these unique circumstances.

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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 the 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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[Related: Veligandu’s Scuba Diving and Snorkelers Calendar For North Ari Atoll Maldives » ]

[Related: Top Maldives Excursions and Trips You Will Love at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa »

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.

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Tales of Secluded Haven

Dear Beloved Guests, 

Greetings and Blessings from your favourite Secluded Haven. 

Ramadan Mubarak to those celebrating this auspicious month of Ramadan. May your path enlighten and bless you and your family with peace and good health. 

I am so excited to introduce the Tale of Veligandu, a history book that contains a collection of time-honoured photographs that will take you down the memory lane of your secluded haven. Browse through the pleasant reminiscent of Veligandu history on our mobile APP or website. In the future, we will be screening a small slideshow of the historic Veligandu during the cultural show at Thundi Bar scheduled every Friday. 

Furthermore, we have expanded the luxury yacht tales by adding the private luxury yacht experience as an airport transfer option. Now, you can choose to depart from your secluded haven at your desired time to connect your international flight. Meaning you can enjoy a couple of additional hours on the island. This is an excellent option for those who are departing on a night flight. Alternatively, you can choose to leave in the morning of your last day on the island and revel in a full-day luxury yacht escapade, inclusive of a snorkelling experience in 2-3 different reefs amidst Malé Atoll, a sandbank visit, a delectable lunch and an open bar. Reach the airport two hours before your international flight departure. For full details and bookings, contact our reservation team at reservations@veligandu.com or your Island Host upon arrival. 

Recalling our last month’s sustainability tale, we participated in the global Earth Hour movement immensely. We re-created the unmissable sight by turning off the non-essential lights, dining on an eco-ambience that served sustainably sourced cuisine alongside organic beverages, organising a sunset yoga session and more. We prepared similar sustainable activities for Earth Day as well.  Check out the details of the intriguing Earth Day program on our website and mobile APP. 

Are you still planning your well-deserved holiday? Leverage our special offers for Summer and Winter 2021 for an unforgettable secluded haven getaway. Visit our website at www.veligandu.com or contact your desired travel agent for more details. 

Follow us on social media for the latest updates and happenings in our little paradise. 

We are looking forward to welcoming you to your Secluded Safe Haven. 

With lots of Blessings and Warm Regards,

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager


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

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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.

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


Living in the ‘new normal’ – Have A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu
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Special Offers
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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.

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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Secluded Haven Atmosphere Brimmed with Love

Dear Guests,

Greetings & plentiful tender love from your favorite Secluded Haven.

We continue our 2021 second chapter successfully under new normal with all safety measures in place which vindicates by our beloved Guests positive feedbacks in all online channels. Feel the amorous air in your secluded haven especially during the month of love. No matter how you choose to celebrate, we have rounded up a list of few top-tier things to do with your sweetheart for an indelible Valentine’s Day 2021 at your secluded haven. An amorous ocean flee on the luxury yacht to goo-goo beach dinner or a mystical tepee dinner prolonged with in-villa champagne breakfast on the following day to HIM&HER cupid anecdote and many more has been created just for you to have an amorous tale with your paramour.

Mystical Tepee dinner is a newly spawned private prolonged intimate tepee experience with a luscious four course dinner and in-villa champagne breakfast. Listen to the sensual live music jammed with natural sounds from the atmosphere glaring at the twinkling stars above.

Get your champagne or wine bottles to participate the San Valentines 2021 Lucky Raffle Draw and win exciting prizes from Private Manta & Turtle Snorkeling to 60 minutes spa treatment and romantic dinner.

We are certain that all of these offerings can make one feel amorous and will have an intimate experiences to cherish forever. Check out our Valentine’s Day program on website or Mobile App for more details on all the offerings.

A romantic weekend getaway is always a good choice for surprising your paramour on this amorous holiday season, leverage our special offers of March, April and summer 2021 for a romantic 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 amorous anecdote.

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager


Living in the ‘new normal’ – Have A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu
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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.

First Chapter of Secluded Haven

Dear Guest,

New Year 2021 Greetings from your favorite Secluded Haven.

Getting over a painful year is much like crossing monkey bars. The book of 2020 has already been closed, ended and tossed into the sea for a new beginning. The 2021 book is newly opened with brimful of hopes and has just begun. Looking at its first page, we had an excellent festive holiday with so many guests in-house, something we did not anticipate during these challenging times. Some of them were very familiar faces who had spent their festive holidays at Veligandu repeatedly during the past years. It was indeed lovely to have them back and celebrate the festive season together. Our Back-To-Nature theme for this festive season enlivened all our guests throughout, which generated numerous positive feedbacks on our social media channels, especially our daily stories.

In fact, 2020 was one of the hardest years in the history of the hospitality industry. We, Team Veligandu, as one team, conquered the hard times by investing in improving our facilities, an extreme job-well-done during the pandemic and post re-opening. A special gratitude to the wonderful hard working Veligandu Team members and we thank all our guests for the support provided during the new normal operation.

“Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest. The blessing is in the seed.” Change can be scary, but what is scarier is allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing. The good news is, the COVID-19 vaccine administration had started in a lot of countries, giving hope for better days whereby people can travel freely around the world and enjoy without any fear.

We are expecting to welcome several repeaters and new guest during the upcoming weeks and months. We are confident that they all will have an unforgettable tale at our secluded haven.

Leverage the exciting offers of January to March 2021 and revel in the escape of your dreams in the tropical paradise which offers freedom of space and safety. 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 mysterious anecdote.

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager


Living in the ‘new normal’ – Have A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu
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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.

Secluded Haven 2020 Tailpiece

Dear Guests,

Blessings & Festive Season’s Greetings from your favorite Secluded Haven.

We convey our warmest thoughts and best wishes for an astonishing holiday and a blissful New Year 2021. We tailpiece this challenging year of 2020 and whisper adieu by expanding our services to another level.

I am elated to introduce you to our newly launched Mobile Application, which you can download to your iOS or android and explore your secluded haven and what it has to offer from the comfort of your home. On App Store or Google Play Store, simply type-in ‘Crown & Champa Resorts’ on the search window and press download. Press skip the ‘enter your reservation’ prompt as you open the app and select Veligandu Island Resort & Spa to explore our services and facilities.

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Secondly, we are introducing various mode of exclusive airport transfers from luxury to super luxury. You can now charter a private seaplane, speedboat or even our luxury yacht and indulge a scenic private ride on air or sea from/to the airport. Read all about this new add-ons to your secluded haven services on our mobile application. Take the plunge and book your dreamy mode of transfer to/from airport through our reservation team by sending an email on reservations@veligandu.com

Leverage the exciting offers of December 2020 to March 2021 and revel in the escape of your dreams in the tropical paradise. 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.

Once again we wish you and your loved ones a safe, healthy, spectacular Christmas and a happy New Year 2021.

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 mysterious anecdote.

With lots of Blessings and Warm Regards

FATHUHULLA IBRAHIM
General Manager


Living in the ‘new normal’ – Have A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu
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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.

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