Message from General Manager – Veligandu Island

Rejuvenate At Your Safe Secluded Haven – A message from our General Manager

Dear Guests,

Blessings and Greetings from your favorite Secluded Haven.

As mentioned in my previous message, our guests are enjoying their holiday and barely notice any differences in service. In this edition, I would like to cynosure some of the alluring reviews received from our beloved guests, assuring the safe holiday experience at Veligandu and the adroitness of our staff during this uncertain time of chaotic travel.

1st Class stay during lockdown

– Alexsav85 wrote on Oct 20, 2020 – TripAdvisor

“… I never felt nervous or uncomfortable throughout the entire holiday. All staff are wearing masks and most wear gloves (especially around food) and they will never touch you. They pay you the upmost respect and there are hand sanitizers spread around the island for your convenience. They also gave us a PCR (Covid test) the day of our departure just in case it was required. Every morning/afternoon your temperature is checked via a handheld control which does not touch you…..

… I have been fortunate to visit the Maldives 3 times as well as Fiji, Hawaii and the Caribbean several times. Overall Veligandu ranks as one of the top resorts I have ever been to and I could not recommend it highly enough…”

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To sum up: Veligandu was unique!

m_f_sei wrote on Oct 4, 2020 in TripAdvisor

“It was the best decision we could make to travel to Veligandu despite COVID-19. And just because of COVID-19 it was a very special, unique and great experience…

… The hygiene measures on the island are very extensive and well thought out. Contact-free disinfectant dispensers are available at all entrances. On arrival and departure, luggage is disinfected. At breakfast the temperature is measured daily contact-free. Paperwork is avoided…

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Schöne Insel, Toller Service, Team einmalig –> Rundum Traumurlaub trotz Covid 19

apislariuk wrote on Sep 21, 2020

“Wir waren zum 2x für 14Tage in unserem Paradies. 2018 zum 1x und haben uns auf Anhieb verliebt. In der momentanen Covid 19 Situation hatten auch wir anfangs bedenken, aber auf dieser Insel wird wirklich alles dafür getan um sich sicher zu fühlen. Die komplette Belegschaft dieser Insel trägt zu jeder Zeit einen Mund-Nasen-Schutz, Desinfektionsspender sind überall vorhanden, die im Hintergrund laufenden Desinfektionsmaßnahmen sind kaum wahrzunehmen”

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We are well preparing for the forthcoming festive season and on the verge of finalizing an exciting program which we will share on all our social media platforms by the end of October 2020. Stay Tuned.

Our British guests can rejoice. We have just gleaned the news that the government of the UK had added the Maldives to its green travel corridor. A remarkable opportunity for the British travelers to visit the Maldives before the year ends and respite in Veligandu.

On behalf of the management, a big thank you to those who have been on the island and those who booked to visit us during the upcoming weeks and months. We really appreciate that you have chosen Veligandu for your precious holiday during this uncertain time. I vouch for our guest’s feedback and assure you that the Maldives is a safe place for a rejuvenating sojourn.

It gives me great mirthfulness to perceive that our guests appreciate everything that we have done under the new normal. Our priority is and has always been the safety of our guests and team members. We are confident that all our guests will have indelible mysterious anecdotes at our forevermore secluded haven that they can swank about with their family and friends back at home.

With lots of Blessings and Warm Regards,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager


Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu.
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We Are Open, Enjoy The Astonishing Seclusion – A message from our General Manager

Dear Guests,

Blessings and Greetings from your favourite Secluded Haven.

After a long wait of more than five months finally, we have reopened our safe haven to all our beloved guests on September 01, 2020. Words are powerless to express my gratitude towards Veligandu superheroes, I am humbled and appreciate the excellent work of our team members in preparing the island with all new normal standards and getting well trained to serve.

In this edition, I would like to hit the high spots of the new normal. All our facilities are opened and dive excursions operating with safety in mind. We are elated by the positive feedback on our new weekly menu with BBQ dinner on the beach which enhanced the dining experience. Keep an eye on Veligandu Webcam, for a sneak peek of some beach events. Our new entertainment program has been enlivened by very famous artists in the tropics, we are so blessed to have them as our in-house band at present. Some of you may have already witnessed their talent during our live streaming.

Veligandu MobileApp has been scheduled to launch during the upcoming month, which will facilitate easy online check-in/out, booking daily activity or excursion and other services at your own comfort.

It gives me great mirthfulness to perceive that our guests appreciate everything we have done under the new normal, especially our new food concept and the safety measures. We are looking forward to welcoming many more customers during the impending weeks and months.

Our guests are enjoying their holiday and barely notice any differences in service. We are confident that our guests will have indelible mysterious anecdotes at our forevermore secluded haven that they can swank about with their family and friends back at home.

Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu.
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August 2020 Message From the General Manager

Dear Guests,

Greetings & Blessings from Veligandu Island Resort & Spa!

The global novel coronavirus outbreak has evolved from one of general alerts and watchfulness to an escalating public health issue which forced us to close down our resort operation for the past few months. We took this as an advantage to give our team a time off from work and spend some quality time with their family, relatives and friends. Concurrently, some of our team members remained on the island to look after our secluded haven and had completed some repairs and maintenance work. Our team effort was excellent during this difficult time, we managed to renovate most of our facilities and few minor repairs around the island, especially a new landscaping throughout the island creating a vista with more greenery and exotic blooms, which looks stunning, thanks to the team for their usual magnificent work.

A well trained Crown & Champa Resorts (CCR) airport representative will receive you and provide guidelines through the airport journey. Trans Maldivian Airways strictly follows the required guidelines from the government authorities. A safe physical distance between guests will be maintained while seated and the seats will be disinfected with each transfer.

Your designated Island host will assist you upon arrival to the resort following the internal resort operation and local government guideline to operate during new normal without compromising any service standard and our true Veligandu hospitality.

In the main restaurant, Dhonveli, waiter will serve your selected food directly on to your table from a carefully well-developed buffet with live cooking stations. In addition we have enhanced our guest experience by adding two BBQ beach dinner and one theme night on the beach per week under the weekly dinner schedule.

In order to assure safety, only a limited number of guests will be confirmed to enjoy the facilities at once, like at Madivaru Restaurant, Spa, excursions, and etc. you can download the resort mobile application which we will launch anew end of August, prior to arrival where you can view all our menus and book all the desired services, offerings or any other request or through your Island Host upon your arrival. Internationally approved chemicals are used to disinfect and clean all areas and the highest standard of hygienic protocols are implemented across the services provided by strictly observing the required health protection agency guidelines. Sanitizing dispensers are placed at the entrance of all facilities including public toilets and public areas.

A well established and trained medical team is available on the island to carry out the well-being needs of each guest in corporation with the health protection agency. For a hassle-free holiday, we are facilitating free of charge PCR testing for guests who stays more than seven days and has a compulsory requirement by the airline or home country. Each PCR test will be conducted by our well trained medical team on the island and test result will be submitted to the guests prior to the departure.

We will continue as normal with safety protocols in place and maintaining safe physical distance between guests. All our staff continue to receive comprehensive training with the guidance of established, accredited international partners to assure the highest most updated standards are understood and followed.

Having said that, the whole team and I are fully ready to welcome our guests to a safe & comfortable environment on September 1, 2020. We are confident and have no doubt that all our guests will enjoy their anecdote at our forevermore secluded haven even under new normal operation guideline.

With these safety guidelines in place, guests can confidently start packing their bags and trust to have a safe holiday experience in paradise. Please visit the travel updates page for an insight look into our safe holiday experience in paradise guideline and protocols.

We all look forward to our valued guests to stay with us, enjoying true Maldivian hospitality, making their story of a one resort one island a meaningful experience.

We are ardently waiting to welcome you for an indelible tale at your forevermore secluded haven

With lots of Blessings and warm regards,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager

 

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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

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

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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