Awards & Achievements – Veligandu Island

The Best Beach in the World: The Maldives’ Veligandu Island Resort & Spa’s Beach

Veligandu Island Beach in the Maldives is crowned the 2021 World Champion of Beaches by Kiwi

We are thrilled to share that travellers have spoken and chosen Veligandu Island Resort & Spa’s beach as the Best Beach in the World. 

The travel website Kiwi. com organised the World Championship of Beaches on Instagram and was open for public voting.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa’s beach was the only beach representing the Maldives in the competition, beating famous beach destinations such as Greece, Portugal, Thailand, and Venezuela. In the finals, Veligandu Island Beach was announced the winner with 51% of the votes against Anse Cocos, a beach in Seychelles.

Commenting on Veligandu’s triumph, Mr. Fathuhulla Ibrahim, our General Manager, said: “We are elated for winning the World Championship of Beaches. This recognition reconfirms Veligandu’s popularity with the travel aficionados, and we would like to thank everyone, including the resort team who assisted in spreading the word, and especially Veligandu guests and followers, who took the time to vote for our secluded haven.”

As a thank you to all our supporters, guests, and followers who voted for us to claim the Best Beach in the World title, we have a special ‘thank you’ offer, providing exceptional value for anyone seeking to discover and rediscover Veligandu this summer and beyond. See all offers here » 

Experience Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, The Maldives’ Secluded Haven

Veligandu Island Beach Maldives

Located in North Ari Atoll, just a 25-minute scenic flight from Velana International Airport, Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is one of the long-established Maldives resorts offering the true essence of an authentic Maldivian paradise – voted a Top Romantic Hotel in Asia. 

Experience a secluded haven of chic simplicity in a charming tropical island setting, surrounded by a beautiful lagoon, two thriving house reefs perfect for diving and snorkelling, and is in close proximity to world-famous Hammerhead Shark Point, the ‘Big Blue’. 

Relax with your loved one or friends in one of the resort’s 91 over-the-water and beach villas, all of which have endless tropical views to enjoy. Dive into an array of water sports in the tranquil surrounds of the island’s crystal clear waters, and unwind at award-winning Duniye Spa with its wellness offerings to soothe the mind, body and soul.

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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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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.

View Veligandu’s Maldives holiday offers & packages here »  

Traveling in the ‘New Normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise

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Veligandu Island Resort & Spa wins 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers Choice Award for the 7th Consecutive Year

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa is honored to be awarded yet again the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for the year 2020. Thank you to all our guests for your continued patronage. We will continue to provide exceptional hospitality in tropical paradise.

The prestigious Travelers Choice Award formerly TripAdvisor excellence award for the past 7 years. This hallmark of remarkable service and quality experiences for travellers is only received by the top 10% hotels of the world.

Amidst challenging times, unparalleled service and safety our main priority! Further to ensure and to be a safe haven to everyone, in association with Crown & Champa Resorts, we are introducing Hygiene Guidelines for a Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise.

We look forward to serving you again soon.

Check out our offers for intimate, sensational experiences in the tropical paradise.

Veligandu offers flexible cancelation and offers for travel during November-December 2020 and in to 2021.

Veligandu is opening September 1, 2020

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.
  • Providing and sourcing the highest quality in food produced which are safe for resort guests and team members.

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.


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.

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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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