Travel Guide – Veligandu Island

Veligandu in Maldives – Perfect holidays in the new normal

In the eyes of our first guests who completed their Maldives holiday in Veligandu and returned home, they were still able to experience the best of destination and the Maldivian hospitality despite the prevailing uncertainties of the pandemic.

Guest Ms Jennifer L. from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA wrote a heartfelt 5-star Tripadvisor review on Sep 16, 2020 left us a Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes emoji. Guest Mr. Andrew from the United Kingdom gave a 10 out of 10 on booking.com reviews and call Veligandu “Exceptional” on Sep 18, 2020. These heartfelt reviews from the left the team beaming with pride.

Her experience in Veligandu, by Ms. Jennifer on Tripadvisor

A slice of heaven on earth! 😍

My husband and I had an excellent and very unique experience at Veligandu amid COVID-19. We hope to come back to paradise soon! I’d like to first mention that we were impressed with the safety measures put in place throughout the resort – hand sanitizing stations, staff wearing masks and social distancing measures during dining – we felt safe our entire stay. They check your temperature every morning, FYI. I say we had a unique experience because there were only a handful of couples on the resort during our 11 night stay. It felt like we had the entire island to ourselves and the service was impeccable! We will miss Naaem, Akram, Abdulla, Naail, Adam, Rifau, Alex and all the wonderful staff at Veligandu.

Our island host Rifau was very attentive – he upgraded our villa to a sunset jacuzzi villa – and we are so happy he was able to do so (without us even asking)! My husband had a blast every morning snorkeling right off the deck- I joined him a couple of times – we saw beautiful fish, sea turtles, sting rays and reef sharks! Incredible! And the cherry on top were the beautiful sunsets mostly every night.

We looked forward to walking the island every morning after breakfast and lunch – it’s a small island so you can walk the entire island under 20 minutes. We also enjoyed our spa days and some of the excursions included in the All Inclusive Package. The sunset cruise is included in the AIP – highly recommended. We didn’t get to see any dolphins the first night, so Adam – Director of Operations – kindly offered us to join another sunset cruise a different night. We didn’t get to see any dolphins the second time around either, but the experience made up for it (They offered to take us on a third sunset cruise – that’s how great the customer experience is). The food was delicious every meal! One of the main chefs is from Indonesia, so make sure to get any Indonesian/ Asian food on the menu! Some of the dishes were some of the best we’ve had. We also enjoyed the BBQ nights on the beach! Also the daily soup options – chefs kiss!

It was sunny a majority of our stay. It is monsoon season in September, so you can expect some high winds at times and rain showers that last for a couple of minutes – nothing that will spoil the trip. We were very sad to leave Veligandu. We would highly recommend this resort to our family and friends, and we hope to be back soon! A handful of couples we met were repeat guests (12th and 19th time) – that spoke volumes to us. Truly a slice of heaven on earth – nothing like it! This place will always have a special place in our hearts.


Maldives is stamped as a Safe Travel destination by World Travel and Tourism Council. Veligandu is a 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice winning resort which is also ranked as one of the Top Romantic Hotels in Asia and Maldives.

For the well-being and peace of mind of our guests, Veligandu follows the Hygiene Guidelines for a Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise.

Living in the ‘new normal’ – A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu.
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How to spend your day in Veligandu

Live out your dream Maldives vacation at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa. The 90-room, 4.5-star resort is recognised as one of the Top Romantic Hotels in Asia and Maldives by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards for romance.

Veligandu’s natural beauty, with lush tropical gardens, pristine stretches of beach and glittering azure lagoon, will sweep you off your feet as you fall in love with all the different ways to spend your time.

Here are a few ideas for a blissful day in paradise.

Touch Down

A scenic 20-minute seaplane transfer will bring you to the island, where you will be welcomed by the swaying palm trees and the sound of Bodu Beru drums. A cool, refreshing drink will be placed in your hands as you are guided through the check-in process 

Plan Out The Perfect Itinerary

Settled in your beach or water villa, and your Island Host will help you plan out the perfect itinerary. You can snorkel, dive or have some fun with Watersports such as paddle-boarding, or be as leisurely as you please, with indulgent spa treatments in the over-the-water Duniye Spa.

Capture Your Memories

A must do is a photo-shoot to commemorate your time in paradise. Veligandu’s in-house photography studio will take good care of you, whether you are looking for a more traditional shoot or an extraordinary drone shoot.  

Lunch  at Madivaru à la carte

Madivaru, offers a fine dining menu of a fusion of Asian and Western cuisines, artfully prepared, mouth-watering specialities, spiced up with mesmerising lagoon views.

Say I Do, One More Time

You can celebrate your love by reaffirming your vows in the most beautiful place on earth. Have a symbolic, traditional Maldivian wedding against the backdrop of the sea and the sounds of Bodu Beru drums will serenading you as you declare your love. 

Set Sail In A Sea Of Romance

As the sun sets, take to the sea on any of the romantic cruises Veligandu offers, or enjoy the tangerine skies from your sunset villa.

A Delightful Dinner For Two

After dinner, stargaze, attend the guest cocktail party and meet new friends or enjoy live music, each evening presents a different experience. 

Start Over Again

Wake up and do it all over and more. There will be plenty more to do, from couple treatments at the spa, fine dining, laying by the infinity pool cruising on a luxury yacht to deep-sea fishing even!

Book Veligandu with Summer Special Offer

If you’ve been dreaming of a romantic escape to a secluded island in the sun, now is a great time to turn those dreams into reality by booking Veligandu Island Resort & Spa in the Maldives. If booked by the end of February, you can take advantage of the Summer Special Offer – 20% discount on all villa packages with full-board or all-inclusive!

Veligandu offers one of the best value all-inclusive packages in the Maldives whether you’re looking for peace and tranquillity for quiet walks along the beach, a place to sip champagne and celebrate your love, or to indulge in an intimate meal under the stars.

This exclusive offer ends soon, book direct with Veligandu Island Resort & Spa.

Terms & Conditions

Book your stays on Full Board or All-Inclusive Plus package and receive an additional 20% discount on all villa categories­.

  • Booking Validity: From January 1, 2020, until February 28, 2020
  • Travel Validity: For stays between the night of April 16, 2020, thru and including the night of September 30, 2020.

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Veligandu – A Year Round Maldives Destination

The Maldives is unusual amongst tropical destinations in that it is a great place to visit all year round with an enviable amount of sunshine, enough rain to ensure the islands retain their deep emerald green centres and near-constant warm temperatures that make travelling light easy. As for the duration of your holiday, anything goes – Veligandu is just as well suited to long breaks where you can relax fully into island life and enjoy all it has to offer or, indulge in a mini-break you’ll never forget – but be warned, this will leave you longing to come back!

The seasons of the Maldives follow two main monsoons. From November to April, Veligandu experiences its high season with little wind but a lot of sun, the sea is mostly calm and the visibility underwater is at its greatest. The weather from May to October is less settled and brings more cloudy days and slightly more rain but still plenty of sunshine. The underwater visibility is slightly reduced due to the plankton-rich water flowing through the atoll but for divers and snorkelers, this is exciting news as this is food for whale sharks and manta rays! Low season is a great time to visit if you’re searching for a good deal as there are often more special offers available.

Once you’ve decided when to visit, the next decision will be how long to stay for. At Veligandu you can be as busy or relaxed as you like, with a wide range of experiences on offer. Almost everyone spending their holidays with us here wishes they had ‘just another week’ – even if they’ve spent two weeks already! Enjoy water sports in the calm lagoon, snorkel the amazing reefs, go scuba diving with hammerhead sharks at the world-renowned Rasdhoo site, treat your mind, body and soul at the award-winning Duniye Spa and tickle your taste buds at some of the best restaurants in the Maldives – could you fit all this into the best romantic mini-break ever?

It’s always a good time to visit Veligandu Island Resort & Spa; you’ll love it, however long you stay.

Choose The Perfect Room For Your Vacation

In Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, you can’t go wrong with any of the accommodation options. Each of the expertly designed and exquisitely furnished rooms ensures your utmost comfort. You can enjoy the beach-chic luxury and romance that Veligandu offers. Featuring a king-size bed, private porch with comfortable furniture, complimentary tea and coffee facilities, personal safe and much more, each room is a haven you can retreat to at any point of your vacation. Read on for more on your variety of choices.

The Sunset Jacuzzi Water Villas are the best address on the island and rightly so. Set apart from the rest of the villas, these rooms offer utmost seclusion and privacy. Inside, enjoy the well-appointed amenities in the room. Outside, take the steps into the sea and snorkel to your heart’s desire, or settle on the porch and watch the marine life float by waving hello. For the highlight, sit on the porch and take in the unobstructed views of the marvellous sunset. Later on, soak in the Jacuzzi under the starry sky, capping off your day in an incredibly romantic way.

Jacuzzi Water Villas offer you lavish comforts both inside and out. Suspended over the ocean, these rooms grant you direct access to the sea. You can use the staircase to descend into the water and swim in the turquoise lagoon, or you can enjoy the wondrous sea from the vantage point provided by your private sundeck. The Jacuzzi, that is private and open-air, allows you to relish the pure luxury of appreciating the beautiful scenery, drink in hand, with your loved one.

Water Villas are located on the sunset side of our island, offering scenic views. These overwater bungalows are the quintessential Maldivian accommodation option, and what postcards are made of. They feature a staircase into the sea, allowing you to swim in the shallows as you please. Fully decked out with all the necessary amenities for your convenience and comfort, Water Villas are an excellent option for a romantic escape.

Jacuzzi Beach Villas are set right on the beach, a few steps away from the ocean. Offering privacy and tranquillity, Jacuzzi Beach Villas come with a private porch, where you enjoy the beautiful scenery all around, a partially open-air bathroom, allowing a slice of the tropical nature in, and a Jacuzzi, for ultimate luxury.

Beach Villas are nestled in the lush greenery, just a stone’s throw away from the beach. Feel the sea breeze from the sea on your private porch, marvel at the swaying of the coconut trees, and enjoy the comforts at your disposal inside. The Beach Villas afford you privacy and peace in the heart of the spectacular and scenic tropical setting.

With our Early Bird Offer for stays in November and December 2019, you get a 15% discount when you book between now and August 31. This discount applies to all room categories, so book now and enjoy the perfect room for your vacation.

 

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