The Latest News From Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Dear Friends,

Tropical greetings from your favourite island in the Maldives!

It has been an exciting month for us as we have received several awards. Recently, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa qualified for the TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to hospitality businesses that consistently deliver exceptional service. Receiving the honour for the last five consecutive years placed us in the Hall of Fame.

Additionally, Thomas Cook also recognised us as one of the Best Hotels 2018 in Arabia, Asia and the Indian Ocean for our high commitment to quality. I want to express my gratitude to all our guests who take time to share their story of the wonderful holiday experienced in Veligandu with the rest of the travelling world. And of course, thank you to our team who is doing an outstanding job making every stay unforgettable, every experience warm and personal.

We work hard to deliver fantastic experiences and, to stay motivated and positive, take time from our busy schedule to have some fun. During the holy month of Ramadan, we celebrated this memorable time and prepared fun activities, live auctions and games. The winners got some exciting prizes during the awarding ceremony.

If you are looking for a perfect island to stay in the Maldives or looking to return to paradise, I invite you to check out our Early Bird Offer for November and December.

Please do stay in touch with us through our social media channels, visit our website or your favourite travel agent.

See you soon in our little paradise!

With gratitude,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Is A TripAdvisor 2019 Certificate of Excellence Award Recipient

We are honoured to share that TripAdvisor has awarded the 2019 Certificate of Excellence to Veligandu Island Resort & Spa. This award is conferred to hospitality businesses that consistently deliver great service and get excellent reviews over time. According to TripAdvisor, only 10% of total businesses receive this award, making it a great accomplishment.

Additionally, Veligandu entered the Certificate of Excellence Hall Of Fame, after receiving the Certificate of Excellence award for five consecutive years. These accomplishments would not have been possible without you. We appreciate you for sharing feedback after your stay with us on review platforms. It’s those reviews that let other travellers know just how wonderful Veligandu is and encourages them to experience our enchanting island for themselves.

Earlier in the year, Veligandu was listed in the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards, the highest recognition from the platform. In the lists that rank the best hospitality businesses based on guest feedback, Veligandu was named the best hotel in the Maldives for romance. We thank you once again for continuously supporting us by sharing reviews. We will continue to provide exceptional hospitality in tropical paradise.

View more awards here.

If you are planning a visit to our highly rated resort, take advantage of our special offer here.


Message From The General Manager- May

Dear Friends,

Tropical greetings from your favourite island in the Maldives!

Winter season 2018/2019 is now over. Looking back at the busiest time of the year, I can proudly say it was a successful season, and we embraced every moment of it. We have welcomed quite several repeat guests during that time. More than 250 return guests visited us –an exciting number! If you have been our guest previously, we look forward to welcoming you back to Veligandu again. We take great pleasure in seeing our guests back and having the opportunity to extend the warmth of Maldivian hospitality. If you have not stayed with us, and are considering us as your holiday destination in the Maldives, we hope you will make us your home away from home and have the vacation of a lifetime with us.

We continue to work towards delivering exceptional moments and experiences for our guests. Whether you are looking for a relaxing time or fun activities, we can help you plan your personalised Veligandu vacation. Three popular activities during this season include the Private Manta & Turtle Snorkelling Trip, the Whale Shark Excursion and the Sunset Fishing with Dinner Excursion. These activities allow you to experience the wonderful sea uniquely. With our activities, you will have a story to tell to your family and friends when you get back home.

We have a variety of terrific special offers that you will want to take advantage of. I invite you to explore our Winter Early Bird Offer for November and December currently available.

Please do stay in touch with us through our social media channels, visit our website or your favourite travel agent.

See you soon in paradise!

With gratitude,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager

April Updates & News From Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Dear Friends,

Warm greetings and Happy Easter from your favourite island in the Maldives!

As you may know, in Veligandu, we are committed to protecting the environment. We do this through the continuous improvement of our daily processes and services. Promoting environmental awareness is at the core of all our projects. On March 30, 2019, we joined the world in observing Earth Hour. Our guests and team joined together to switch off lights for an hour to support environmental action.

The highlights of our Earth Hour Program included ‘A promise for tomorrow’ where we encouraged guests to write their promises on how they plan to help save the environment, reduce energy consumption and plastic footprint. We hosted Earth Hour dinner by the sea, under the stars, with candlelit tables at Dhonveli Restaurant. We also switched off air conditioning and lights in all guest and staff rooms as well as lights in all restaurants and bars. Please check out our social media channels for more details and photos from this event. I wish to thank everyone who supported us through participation and helped to increase awareness of the importance of looking after our beautiful planet.

In an effort to continuously ensure exceptional holidays for our guests, we have created wonderful experiences that allow you to immerse yourself in the leisurely excitement that Veligandu offers. The Romantic Robinson Crusoe Sand Bank excursion enables you to indulge your senses by sleeping under the stars in a private island. On the Private Manta and Turtle Snorkelling Trip, you can hopefully see these stunning creatures and swim with them. For fishing enthusiasts, you can fish and eat like a local with our Sunset Fishing excursion. And if you are looking for something a little different, kindly view all our excursions here.

Finally, I am proud to share that we have a new website,, that we hope will make connecting with us easier. We considered your feedback and added more information, new updates including an easier to use booking engine. Have a look, to bring the holiday atmosphere and warm memories in your home or office. Our webcam is now live and you can view what’s happening in your favourite island.

Please do stay in touch with us through our social media channels, visit our website, check the latest news from our blog and take advantage of our exclusive special offers.

May this year’s Easter bring your hope and joy!

We hope to see you in paradise soon!

With gratitude,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager

Veligandu Island: One Of The Most Popular Hotels Worldwide

For the third year in a row, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa has bagged the Most Popular Hotel award by HolidayCheck. The accolade is bestowed on the ten best resorts in a region based on 950,000 traveller reviews. To qualify, the resorts must have a minimum rating of 5.0 out of 6.0, a recommendation rating of 90%, and must have no demonstrable violation of HolidayCheck’s Code of Conduct. Veligandu has a recommendation rating of 99% and a 5.9 rating out of 6.

Travellers consider Veligandu as a dream island and rated the diving and water villas highly. We want to thank you for choosing our little part of paradise as your dream destination for romantic getaways, honeymoons and memorable vacations. It is your delightful feedback, reviews and ratings that have contributed to our award-winning status every year.

We aim to continue providing the exceptional service that we are known for.

Would you like to experience an amazing vacation at Veligandu? Check out our special offers »

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5 Best Moments of 2018 at Veligandu Island

5. Ms. Dorothy’s 41st, 42nd and 43rd visits

In 2018, and on three separate occasions, Veligandu welcomed our long-time repeat guest, Ms. Dorothy, popularly known around the island as Ms. Dotty. It has become customary for our management and the entire resort team to organize a unique and special welcome, each with creativity and ‘pizzazz’.

Watch the video from Ms. Dotty’s 43rd visit »

4. More prestigious awards for Veligandu

Throughout the year, Veligandu has received more prestigious awards that accentuate the resort’s exceptional hospitality, commitment towards sustainability and hallmark as one of the most romantic islands in the Maldives. These awards include:
– Agoda Customer Review Awards, Worldwide
– Travelife Gold Award, UK
– Loved By Guest Award, Worldwide
– Expert’s Choice Award, Worldwide
– Best of Maldives Award, Worldwide
– HolidayCheck Award, Germany
– TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, UK
– TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Hotels for Romance

Our continuous achievements are all thanks to your excellent reviews, ratings and recommendations. We truly appreciate all your positive feedback about Veligandu!

3. New features and improvements

One of the most popular new features at Veligandu is the exciting Drone Package that allows you to capture your travel pictures from our latest DJI drone technology. The package includes a scenic trip to the nearby Madivaru Finolhu Island for a 2-hour photoshoot session with our professional and friendly photographers at Raalhu Photo.

Thundi Bar’s redesign is complete and reflects the laid-back atmosphere of the island with a key focus on a natural look and eco-friendly interior, specifically designed with the environment in mind and the use of natural materials.

We have also upgraded our arrival and departure pavilion with welcoming, contemporary and yet indigenous features for the comfort of our guests. August 29, 2018 marked the first arrival on the new pavilion and another special moment for 2018.

2. Made enhancements to the All Inclusive Plus package

Thanks to your feedback, we have made enhancements to our All Inclusive Plus package to offer you more value for money on your holiday in the Maldives. The enhancements include the long-awaited special snack menu with pizzas and ice cream, as well as delicious milkshakes and smoothies.

Read more about what’s included in our new All Inclusive Plus package »


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