News – Veligandu Island

Veligandu is yet again awarded HACCP Certification

For the seventh year, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa had achieved the highly regarded accreditation in HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point), principles and practice based on the World Health Organization Codex to ensure Food Safety, Hygiene and Cleanliness for the Resort. HACCP is a prevention-based recommended control system for the hygiene of food hygiene and safety with strict adherence and implementation of food safety procedures in hotels and food establishments.

As a property who complies with HACCP protocols, Veligandu offers the continuous wellbeing of the guests by;

  • Allowing guests to enjoy our services with full confidence in the quality of our food supplies and its preparation.
  • Maintaining the highest skills and knowledge of all food handlers, not only in the kitchen.
  • Practising proper and approved hygiene and cleanliness systems is adhered to within all levels of operations.
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  • Providing and sourcing the highest quality in food produced which are safe for resort guests and team members.

Ramadan Greetings from Veligandu Island Resort & Spa! – A Message From the General Manager

Dear all Muslims around the globe,

Ramadan Greetings from Veligandu Island Resort & Spa!

As the auspicious month of Ramadan starts, may the crescent-shaped moon brighten your path toward enlightenment and may Allah bless you and your family with peace and good health.

Ramadan is a month of worship, reflection and reconciliation; where the basic tenets of tolerance and forgiveness are integral to our fasting. This year, we enter the holy month of Ramadan during a time of health crisis, we pray that Allah ease all of us to keep fasts and grace us with the strength to do all the prayers while we battle against COVID-19 globally.

May the observance of Ramadan this year shall bring to us strength and the earnest will to work together to harness a speedy recovery from this pandemic of COVID-19 and enlighten all our darkness, wash away all our sorrows and heal the infected people rapidly providing strength to their families, bringing the globe to a normal state.

The best way to control this pandemic is to adhere to the recommendations and guidelines provided by the health authorities globally. Henceforth meekly stay indoors until it is felicitous to move around again and enjoy the holy month of showered blessings with your loved ones at home.

On behalf of Veligandu team, I would like to extend our best wishes to all Muslim communities around the globe during this holy month. May the spirit of this holy month inspire and give us the desire, strength, as well as the determination to achieve our common global goal, to recover from the worldwide health crisis.

RAMADAN KAREEM 1441 TO ALL MUSLIMS AROUND THE WORLD

With lots of Blessings and warm regards,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager

Experience More Value With Our Upcoming Improvements!

Dear Guests,

Sunny greetings from your favourite island in the Maldives.

I hope this newsletter finds you healthy and well wherever you are.

September was quite eventful, with lots of hard work, colourful activities and exciting events.

To mark World’s Tourism Day on September 27, we invited local students from Rasdhoo Island School to honour us with a day visit. The primary purpose of the visit was to allow the students a glimpse into resort operations and provide insights that would help them as they consider their career paths. We also celebrated World Cleanup Day on September 21 and organised clean up events on three islands Veligandu, Madivaru (picnic island) and Kudarah (the small island next to Veligandu). These events are an excellent way to create immediate change and inspire others to take care of our earth and sea.

We have exciting things set to launch in the coming days. At the end of October, we are introducing the all-new a la carte menu for lunch and dinner at Madivaru Restaurant. We believe that excellent dining is essential in hospitality. Therefore, we don’t only look for high-quality ingredients and innovative ideas, but also expert techniques and appealing presentation to ensure our guests always have memorable experiences. Come and try our new dishes. They’ll surprise you!

From November 1, 2019, our All Inclusive Package will now include one a la carte lunch or dinner every 5th night of stay. This option has been created for our guests to indulge in culinary experience with great value. All there is left to do is to enjoy your meals, relax and create unforgettable memories.

If you are planning your holiday in the Maldives, we have an amazing special offer for Summer 2020. You may find more details on our website or at your favourite travel agency.

 

Hope to see you soon in our paradise!

With gratitude on behalf of Veligandu Team,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager

Grab These Exclusive Offers On Your Dream Vacation to Veligandu!

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the September message from your favourite island in the Maldives!

In this edition, I would like to share with you some news regarding our guest room upgrade project. As you may know, we decided to completely change the furnishing and install new lighting to enhance the look and feel of our guest rooms. Our team is tirelessly working on this project. We want to ensure we meet the festive season in style and continue offering our guests top experiences and amenities. All works should be completed by October 2019.

At the heart of Veligandu is a strong team that is highly motivated to deliver exceptional service. It is important to us that we work and play together! Team-building activities are vital for everyone to stay happy and productive. Recently, our Training and Development Department arranged an exciting team-building event that helped our teammates develop skills in collaboration, lateral thinking and of course, team bonding. This month, we also have an upcoming volleyball tournament that is a fun way to enhance energy levels, boost mood and increase the drive to succeed!

If you have not yet booked your holiday with us, we have amazing early bird deals for you to save big! Each of our offers has been carefully created to make your Veligandu getaway much more memorable and unique. You may find more details by visiting our website or talking to your favourite travel agency.

Stay in touch with us through our social media channels.

See you soon in our little paradise!

With gratitude,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

Book Your Romantic Escape For Much Less With Veligandu’s Special Offer!

Dear Friends,

I would like to wish you warm summer greetings as I hope that you and your loved ones stay happy and healthy!

With the greatest pleasure, we are delighted to extend our hospitality to all our guests, whether it is your first visit or you have been our guest previously. Our talented team will do our utmost to ensure that you are delighted with your stay.

It is my pleasure to announce that, to enhance your guest experience, we launched Oaky online platform where you may pre-book our services at discounted rates and get bestselling deals. Via pre-arrival email, our guests now can add the deals and services they want with one simple click – smooth and easy. Oaky gives our guests the freedom to design their stay their way and get exactly what they desire.

Plan your holiday ahead of time and save more by taking advantage of our Early Bird Offer for November and December 2019. More information is on our website, which I hope you find informative and interesting.

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

See you soon in our little paradise!

With gratitude,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager

Experience Veligandu Island Resort & Spa for 15% Less

Our guests love Veligandu Island Resort & Spa because, to put it simply, there is no place like it. From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave, every moment will be punctuated by our thoughtful hospitality. Our team, armed with a smile, is always ready to help, and goes above and beyond to ensure your time with us is exceptional. Going through our reviews will let you in on a well-known secret, our lovely staff are the jewels in our crown.

Whether you are staying on the beach, or over the water, our accommodation offers lavish comforts and great views of the tropical surroundings. You can trust that you will have a beautiful place to laze around or return to, after an exciting day. Wining and dining in paradise is redefined in Veligandu. From our buffet restaurant (Dhonveli), to our beach-front à la carte restaurant (Madivaru), our expert Kitchen team prepare exquisite meals for you to enjoy. It is no wonder guests have been known to ask for our recipes.

How you choose to spend your time is entirely up to you. We have put together a variety of experiences, ranging from beach dinners to excursions. Dive, snorkel or engage in watersports with our well-manned Ocean Dive Centre. In the evening, join us in Thundi Bar for some entertainment, or a sundowner in Athiri Bar.

If you are looking to experience our award-winning resort in November or December, book early and get a 15% discount. A vacation like no other is guaranteed.

The Latest Updates From Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Dear Friends,

We send you warm greetings from your favourite Island in the Maldives!

Firstly, thank you very much for your contribution to our high online ranking. The positive feedback that you have continuously sent has enabled us to be recognised by HolidayCheck, as one of the highly rated hotels, scoring 5.9 out of 6. Of great importance to us, is taking into consideration all the feedback we receive and implementing it, for constant improvement.

In the spirit of continuous improvement, we are remodelling our à la carte restaurant, Madivaru. From November 2019, we shall introduce a new menu that is a balance of new, unique dishes and classic favourites that you love. The new menu and dining layout are still in line with the quality dining experience that Madivaru is known for. You can still expect exceptional fine dining in an intimate setting, the perfect recipe for unforgettable evenings in paradise.

Similarly, we are looking at upgrading our all-inclusive package to continue providing you with more value. We will be sure to keep you updated on every aspect of this upgrade and to let you know what the new offerings shall be. In Veligandu, our team is committed to enhancing your overall holiday experience. Every visit will leave you with fond memories.

In other exciting news, I take this chance to extend a warm welcome to our new team members. Our community is growing and expanding for the better. In the last few weeks, Lamani, new Pastry Chef, Alessandro, new F&B Manager and Sumeda, new Executive Sous Chef, joined us. We hope they can bring a fresh perspective, a different way of thinking, and new energy to our team!

I invite you to visit our website and to especially take advantage of our Early Bird Offer for stays in November and December 2019.

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

See you soon in our little paradise!

With gratitude,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager

 

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

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