Travel Guide – Veligandu Island

3 Spa Treatments to Try for Your Maldives Holiday

Spa Treatments Maldives - Veligandu Island

3 Spa Treatments for the Ultimate Pampering at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

At Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, we are celebrating June as a month dedicated to health, well-being, and relaxation.

Alongside healthy and detox drinks, locally-sourced menu items, and natural wellness activities such as snorkelling, swimming, and kayaking, our secluded island will further spoil guests with a range of pampering experiences at the award-winning Duniye Spa this June Wellness. 

Our Recommended Spa Treatments at Duniye Spa this June Wellness

Duniye Spa at Veligandu is a haven of calm and relaxation whose approach to wellness combines both modern and traditional therapies from around the globe, offering a myriad of treatments and indulgences designed to relax the mind, body, and spirit.

For the Ultimate Couple’s Spa Indulgence

Couple's Spa Treatment at Duniye Spa - Veligandu MaldivesFull Moon Magic is an enchanting ritual to be shared with your loved one that captivates all of your senses, offering 135 minutes of pure pampering. 

A massage is followed by a zesty body polish and bio-active mini facial as you soak in a tropical bath. The spa session is then concluded with a glass of champagne and a platter of fresh tropical fruit for you to truly savour the moment.

For the Ultimate Facial 

The ‘Skin Fit – Vita Firming Facial’ is a facial treatment unlike any other. It combines deep cleansing and exfoliation, performed with the Healing Earth Matrixyl TM & Cranberry that is full of antioxidants and vitamins to help stimulate collagen and elastin’s natural production, giving the skin a youthful and radiant look.

For the Ultimate Full-body Pampering Experience 

Maldivian Serenity Ritual at Duniye Spa - Veligandu Maldives

If you feel a little run down with the stresses of everyday life, then the Maldivian Serenity Ritual is perfect for you. This 120-minute head-to-toe signature treatment draws inspiration from traditional Maldivian practices that will leave you feeling relaxed and recharged.

The spa therapists use freshly prepared coconut-vanilla body polish, coconut hair mask, coconut oil infused with rosemary during the Indian Head massage, as well as 100% virgin coconut oil to pamper you during your full-body massage.


For bookings on spa treatments, please email reservations@veligandu.com or  make your appointment at the Reception upon arrival.

Ready to plan your relaxing escape to the Maldives? Don’t hesitate to contact our team at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa about arranging your Maldives holiday today.

Staying at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa soon? Learn more about our ‘A Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise’ programme.

Mother’s Day Celebration Ideas For Travel Loving Moms

If you are looking for a gift idea for your travel-loving mother this Mother’s Day, the Veligandu team recommends gifting her a dose of the Maldives. With more and more people getting COVID-19 vaccinated and the possibility of countries opening up their borders in the coming months, moms planning to jet-sett can start to have a much-deserved holiday on Veligandu’s palm-fringed, un-masked beaches, soaking up the sun, diving, romancing or just respiting in the top romantic secluded heaven.

Maldives is a WTTC, Safe Travel Destination and Veligand is open for all international travelers since June 2020.

Sentimental Maldives Travel & Leisure Experiences Inspirations By Veligandu

🌹 For mothers who are already vacationing in Veligandu on May 9, 2021

Make Mom feel special with a curated tropical experience. Treat her to a luscious meal in a romantic and charismatic ambiance created on Madivaru beach, listening to live music played by our talented in-house band, ”Spirit Henge”.
To celebrate mother’s day, Veligandu’s photographer will create a complimentary photograph as a souvenir.

The Mother’s Day Beach Dinner

Sunday, May 9, 2021, from 2000 to 2200 | Madivaru
USD 260.00 per couple

Menu & Inclusions:
Amuse bouche
Starter: Crab meat salad with avocado, mango, baby leaves & passion fruit dressing
Soup: Creamy tomato soup, with crispy bread
Main Course: Grilled Maldivian Lobster with Chinese fried rice, seasonal vegetables & champagne espuma
OR
Angus Beef Tenderloin with Caramelized Onion, Carrot, Red Wine & Thyme Sauce
Dessert: Tender Flexi-Chocolate Ganache served with White Chocolate Ice Cream
Selection of Tea or Coffee
Full Bottle of Prosecco
A pink rose for the lady

The Mother’s Day Beach Dinner With Excursion

Sunday, May 9, 2021
Original Price: USD 350.00 per couple
With 15% Discount: USD 297.50 per couple

Package Includes:
Mothering-Beach Dinner from 2000 to 2200 at the Madivaru Beach
AND
Traditional Dhoni Snorkeling Trip with a cool box for 1 hour 30 minutes. Maximum 2 couples per trip.
OR
Star Gazing Cruise with fruit punch & water for 1 hour. Maximum 2 couples per trip

The Mother’s Day Beach Dinner With Excursion And Romantic Spa Treatment

Sunday, May 9, 2021
Original Price: USD 625.00 per couple
With 30% Discount: USD 437.50 per couple

Package Includes:
Romantic Spa Treatment: Inclusive of relaxing massage & a tropical bath for 90 Minutes at Duniye Spa
AND
Mothering-Beach Dinner from 2000 to 2200 at the Madivaru Beach
AND
Traditional Dhoni Snorkeling Trip with a cool box for 1 hour 30 minutes. Maximum 2 couples per trip.
OR
Star Gazing Cruise with fruit punch & water for 1 hour. Maximum 2 couples per trip

🌹 Take a gift back from your vacation for your Mom

Guests vacationing in Veligandu without their mother can take a Veligandu gift back to her to share the wonderful times you had at the secluded island.

  • Browse through the Duniya Spa Gift Shop. Seek the assistance of the spa therapist if you can’t decide which home ritual or spa products your mom will love.
  • Take your mom on a virtual shopping tour at the Veligandu gift shop. Beach bags, jewelry, scarves, colorful drapes, Glass water bottles, and wooden souvenirs of marine life carvings are popular with the ladies. Some products will also allow your gift to be engraved. Please consult the Veligandu shop assistant for recommendations.

🌹 Your mom will be visiting Veligandu soon?

  • Treat her to a Veligandu holiday. The resort currently offers a choice of lat minute and early bird offers until the end of 2021 with flexible cancelation up to 3 days to arrival. See all special offers »
  • Or surprise her by booking a private dinner with a special setup on the beach, a bottle of wine, a champaign breakfast, spa treatment or an excursion she would enjoy. You can pay for the gift online. Speak to the reservations department on how you can surprise your mother.

Learn more about the Health & Safety Guidelines and the A Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise initiative, including PCR Test facilitation at our resort.

Top Maldives Excursions and Trips at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Top Maldives Excursions and Trips You Will Love at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Our secluded island captures the essence of a true Maldivian paradise and checks all the boxes for providing guests with a safe and beautiful holiday experience. With luxurious villas, an unending plethora of activities, destination dining experiences and inimitable warm hospitality, a perfect tropical island getaway is pretty much guaranteed.

To complement your island holiday experience, explore some of Veligandu’s recommended excursions and trips suitable whether you are travelling with your family, your special someone, or your group of friends.

Adventurous & Exotic

Top Maldives Excursions - Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Manta & Turtle Snorkelling Excursion by Speed Boat: This private trip affords guests a world-class snorkelling experience, offering them a chance to catch a glimpse of several genera of sea turtles and manta rays that inhabit the Ari Atoll. See more »

Snorkelling Excursions:  With the Maldives being 99% water and 1% land, it is no surprise snorkelling is one of the best activities to do when on holiday here. Guests can enjoy fantastic snorkelling on the nearby house reef of Madivaru and Kuramathi via a traditional wooden ‘Dhoni’ boat or speedboat, where guests can set sights on spectacular marine life. See more »

Snorkelling at Wonder Rock newSnorkel your way to Wonder Rock next to Madivaru Finolhu. This unique excursion offers sea enthusiasts a magnificent location from which to experience a real underwater aquarium where oceanic life flourishes. Further information is available at the Reception. 

Whale Shark Excursion: This once-in-a-lifetime experience provides guests with the opportunity to swim with and even photograph these majestic creatures of the ocean — the world’s largest fish. See more »

Tranquil & Romantic

Top Maldives Excursions - Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Romantic Love Boat Sailing: Exclusively for couples, this excursion will take you on the most romantic Maldives sailing experience imaginable. Our experienced captain will sail you around our stunning island as you get to fully immerse in the beauty of the moment whilst enjoying the glorious sunset views. See more »

Romantic Stargazing Cruise: There is no better way to stare at the star-studded sky than from the bow of a boat. This whimsical stargazing experience provides you and your special someone with a romantic evening together as you cruise along Maldivian waters. On the trip, you can choose between enjoying a glass of punch or champagne served with canapés. See more »

Sleep Under the Stars On a Private Island: Set on a picturesque private island, this experience offers couples an exclusive paradise for a night of romance under the vast blanket of a million twinkling stars. See more »

Truly Local

Top Maldives Fishing Excursions - Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Handline Fishing: This trip will introduce you to an environmentally sustainable way of fishing, practised in the Maldives for centuries. See and experience how the locals use this traditional ‘pole and line’ fishing method, organised either during sunset or midnight. See more »

Casting Fishing: This fishing trip offers lots of opportunities to try your skills in casting fishing, a method of fishing where a bait or a lure that operates on a fishing rod, reel and line is thrown over the water.  See more »

Big Game Fishing: There is no better way to experience the thrills of the deep sea big game fishing than from onboard the fully-equipped special charter fishing boat. This trip will provide you with the experience of capturing larger open-water marine species that thrive in the deep waters of the Indian Ocean. See more »

Private & Luxurious

Top Maldives Private Yachting Excursions - Veligandu

Luxury Yacht ‘Gadha’ Private Cruise: Sail across the Indian Ocean aboard Veligandu’s Gadha, a three-deck, luxury yacht. Indulge in gourmet dining, unwind with champagne and canapés, or enjoy snorkelling and diving in the Ari Atoll. See more »

Sunset’ Punch’ Lucky Dolphin Cruise: A clear guest favourite, this Maldivian cruise on a Dhoni or speed boat is unquestionably the most picturesque one. Gather your favourite people and soak in the beautiful tropical sunset, and if you are lucky enough, a pod of playful dolphins will keep you company. Celebrate the trip with a glass of special punch before departure. See more »


For bookings on excursions and trips, please email reservations@veligandu.com or you can make the arrangements at the Reception upon arrival.

Have you booked your Maldives holiday yet? Click here to view our selection of special offers. 

Staying at Veligandu soon? Learn more about our ‘A Safe Holiday Experience in Paradise’ programme.

The Stunning Infinity Pool at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Maldives

The Infinity Pool at Veligandu Maldives Resort

Enjoy and Relax in the Spectacular Infinity Pool of Veligandu

Holidays are often synonymous with rest, and on our secluded island in the Maldives, you will find many laid-back corners where you can enjoy peaceful relaxation. Simply choose between unwinding by our soft sandy beach, lying in one of our hammocks, or lounging by our stunning infinity pool.

Many of our guests delight in our infinity swimming pool that provides them with the opportunity to laze and adore the beauty of our tropical surroundings. Adjacent to Thundi Bar, located just steps away from our famous sandbank, guests can also sample a range of tastefully crafted cocktails and delicious bites while basking in the captivating views over the lagoon and the Indian Ocean.

The Infinity Pool at Veligandu Maldives Resort

Our infinity pool is a wonderful hang out spot from which to enjoy romantic moments and fun time with friends. Guests come during sundown, where they can behold some of the best sunset vistas, and at eventide, which offers one of the most romantic sights imaginable: the illuminated night sky, painted with twinkling stars.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa - Infinity Pool Maldives

[Related: Capture your blissful moments at your secluded haven to treasure indelibly with Raalhu Photography Studio » ]


Experience the True Essence of a Maldivian Paradise with Veligandu Island Resort & Spa 

Maldives Overwater Villas at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Are you looking for the best Maldives resort from which to experience all the wonders this idyllic destination has to offer? Look no further. As you plan your holiday, have a look and take advantage of our selection of special offers  here »

FAQs. Is It Safe to Travel to the Maldives?

Maldives: is a WTTC Global Safe Travels Destination and received the ‘Safe Travel Stamp’for implementing health and safety measures, in line with the World Travel & Tourism Councils’ Global Safe Travels protocols.

Veligandu: Learn more about our Health & Safety Guidelines and the ‘A Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise’ programmme, including PCR Test facilitation at our resort.

Veligandu Maldives continues to allow for maximum flexibility for today’s traveller.  Book now to your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

Celebrating Earth Day 2021 With Activities & Events With Veligandu

At Veligandu, the team is 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 and events.

The team has curated and put together much-loved dining activities by guests, infused with the effort to minimise the carbon footprint, sustainable and environmentally-friendly. The beach dinners, served outdoors use the sunset and candles for ambience and lighting for energy efficiency. Organic herbs; the lobsters prepared are fresh, sustainably and locally caught. The ambience will be romantic and eco friendly.

To bring one closer to nature, excursions are specially arranged for guests to indulge and experience as both can be done while treading lightly on the environment. Take a traditional Maldivian Dhoni snorkelling trip or guests can opt for a star-gazing cruise to breathe in the fresh salty air in the Maldives with new respect to Mother Earth.

[Related: Sustainable Practices at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Maldives » ]

Earth Day activity ideas to do during your holiday in Veligandu, Maldives

ECO BEACH DINNER

Thursday, 22 April 2021 from 2000 to 2200 | Madivaru
USD 260.00 per couple

Live music is played during Veligandu’s talented Maldivian in-house band, ”Spirit Henge”.
The guest will also receive a complimentary photograph as a souvenir.

Menu:
Amuse bouche
Starter: Yellow-fin Tuna Carpaccio, Bio Framed Green & Leaf Salad
Soup: Lemony Foam Artichoke Cream with Pan Seared Shrimp
Main Course:
72 Hours Slow Braised Lamb with Roasted Chop Potato, Parmesan Gratin, Cauliflower Somite & Rosemary Jus
OR
Grilled Maldivian Lobster with Garlic-Parsley butter, Potato Mashed & Lobster Sauce
Dessert: Raspberry & Passion Fruit Parfait
Small Carafe of Home Made Sangria
Selection of Tea or Coffee
🌱

ECO BEACH DINNER WITH EXCURSION

Thursday, 22 April 2021
Original Price: USD 350.00 per couple
With 15% Discount: USD 297.50 per couple

Package Includes:
Eco-Beach Dinner from 2000 to 2200 at the Madivaru Beach

And

Traditional Dhoni Snorkeling Trip with a cool box for 1 hour 30 minutes.
Maximum 2 couples per trip.
OR
Star Gazing Cruise with fruit punch & water for 1 hour.
Maximum 2 couples per trip
🌱

ECO BEACH DINNER WITH EXCURSION AND A ROMANTIC SPA TREATMENT

Thursday, 22 April 2021
Original Price: USD 625.00 per couple
With 30% Discount: USD 437.50 per couple

Package Includes:
Romantic Spa Treatment: Inclusive of relaxing massage & a tropical bath for 90 Minutes at Duniye Spa
Eco-Beach Dinner from 2000 to 2200 at the Madivaru Beach
And
Traditional Dhoni Snorkeling Trip with a cool box for 1 hour 30 minutes.
Maximum 2 couples per trip.
OR
Star Gazing Cruise with fruit punch & water for 1 hour.
Maximum 2 couples per trip

For dinner reservations and more information, guests on the island can speak to your waiter or Island Host.
Guests planning to visit Veligandu can contact reservations@veligandu.com


Start planning your next vacation to Veligandu. See all special offers and travel flexibility Veligandu offers »
Or request for Veligandu from your travel agent and tour operators.

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Choose the Right Maldives Villa for Your Holiday in Paradise

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa offers a secluded paradise from which to experience the Maldives’ enchanting beauty and wonders. The lush tropical nature, powdery sand beaches and crystal-clear waters allow holidaymakers to lose themselves in limitless adventure between private escapes. Adding to the vacation experience are beautifully-appointed villas that provide the luxury of space and privacy during your holiday.

Veligandu features a total of 91 villas in five categories to suit your holiday needs and requirements. All guest villas are exquisitely furnished to reflect the Maldives’ authentic beach-chic lifestyle, and thoughtfully equipped with premium room amenities for your comfort and convenience.

For a truly memorable vacation, read more about choosing and booking the right Maldives villa for your stay at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa.

The Water Villa Experience

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa - Water Villas

An image that conjures and synonymous with the Maldives is its overwater accommodation. Guests vacationing in the secluded haven can choose Water Villas, Jacuzzi Water Villas, or Sunset Jacuzzi Villas, which are all suspended over the lagoon. Each villa offers the ultimate hideaway, where couples can enjoy a romantic honeymoon, anniversary, or simply an intimate time together.

Water Villas: Luxurious and beautiful, these villas provide direct access to the ocean via the private stairway. Located at the sunset side of the island, each of the Water Villas promises breathtaking views over the glorious sunset.

Jacuzzi Water Villas: Each Jacuzzi Water Villa extends out to the sea and enjoys panoramic views over the Indian Ocean. They feature a spacious sun deck which is perfect for basking under the sun or enjoying glimpses into the life beneath the azure lagoons. Moreover, guests can end the day on a romantic note with a private jacuzzi under the stars.

Sunset Jacuzzi Water Villas: Offering total privacy, above-average amenities and the best address on the island, no wonder our Sunset Jacuzzi Water Villas are a clear favourite amongst romantic couples. Guests can enjoy unparalleled views of the sunset directly from their villa, private deck or while soaking in the open-air jacuzzi. A leisurely swim or a snorkelling adventure is easily accessible as well via the staircase into the ocean.

The Beach Villa Experience

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Maldives - Beach Villa

Ideal for guests who dream of stepping right out to Veligandu’s powdery white sandy beaches.  The resort presents two beach villa categories, A Beach Villa and a Jacuzzi Beach Villa. Both villas are spacious, adorned with tropical decor and come with a private torch with furniture.

Beach Villas, are just a stone throw’s away from the beach and enjoy relaxing views of the lush tropical greenery.

The Jacuzzi Beach Villas, on the one hand, are conveniently located on the sandy beaches with panoramic views of the surrounding lagoon, and each comes with its own private jacuzzi.

Whichever villa you choose for your stay at Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Maldives, you are guaranteed a safe and memorable holiday experience in our secluded island paradise.

Book Your Stay at Veligandu Maldives, the Secluded Island

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Are you looking for the best Maldives resort from which to experience all the wonders this idyllic destination has to offer? Look no further. As you plan your holiday, have a look and take advantage of our special offers and deals here.

FAQs. Is It Safe to Travel to the Maldives?

Maldives: is a WTTC Global Safe Travels Destination and received the ‘Safe Travel Stamp’ for implementing health and safety measures, in line with the World Travel & Tourism Councils’ Global Safe Travels protocols.

Veligandu: Learn more about the Health & Safety Guidelines and the A Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise initiative, including PCR Test facilitation at our resort. Guests who completed their Maldives holiday and returned home have nothing but praise for their experiences, the Maldivian hospitality, and safety. Read guest reviews.

Veligandu Maldives continues to allow for maximum flexibility for today’s traveller.  Book now to your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

2021 Travel Inspiration: Beach Holidays & Vacations At Veligandu

2021 is a year that will give new hope of freedom. If travel is in your bucket list, there is no better destination than the Maldives. If you seek for seclusion, romance, diving, gracious hosting on a palm-fringed island, there is no better place than Veligandu, the island with a white sandy, picture-perfect sandbank soak up the sun, enwrapped in the ocean breeze.

Is Maldives Safe To Travel?

Yes. Maldives is a WTTC Global Safe Travels Destination and received the ‘Safe Travel Stamp’ for implementing health and safety measures, in line with the World Travel & Tourism Councils’ Global Safe Travels protocols.

What COVID-19 Safety Measures Are There At The Resort?

Travel with confidence!
Visit our Travel Updates page to learn more about how Meeru facilitates Free PCR Tests at the resort, the Hygiene Guidelines for a Safe Holiday Experience In Paradise initiative by Veligandu to ensure the safety of guests and employees during the new normal and the latest destination travel info.

Why is Veligandu The Best Beach Resort For Me?

🏝️ Situated in the North Ari Atoll, this secluded heaven just 20 minutes scenic Sea Plane Transfer from the Velana International Airport in the Maldives. Veligandu also has its own lounge at the airport.

🏝️ Superb Sandbank with sun loungers. Veligandu means ‘sandbank’ in Divehi, and reflect why the resort was named so. The long sandbank and the long stretches of white sanding beaches surrounding the island provide uncrowded beaches and freedom of space.

🏝️ The feel of seclusion, no shoes and no news feel and romance.

🏝️ The island boasts an array of villa accommodation from beach villas to over-water at different price points. Guest can select between the sunset and sunrise for water villas for your preferred views. Booking can be made for ether Full Board or on the most sought after All-Inclusive-Plus which offers great value and a range of complementary and discounted activities.

🏝️ Flexible cancellation up to 3 days to arrival for new normal travellers.

🏝️The dining! A buffet restaurant, a-la-carte restaurant and two bars with sea views! Breach dinner events including BBQs and full moon dining and a selection of private dining options.

🏝️ Being TripAdvisor 2019 Traveller’s Choice Number 1 Resort for romance in the Maldives, Veligandu is one of the Top Romantic Resorts in Asia. The island is ideal for destination weddings and offers a choice activities with romantic ambiences from stargazing, Veli Dinners (sand furniture) to amorous luxury cruising for all guests to enjoy with their loved one and celebrate life’s moments.

🏝️ Overwater spa by award-winning Duniye Spa. Try couples massages, or sound healing or select who you would like to pamper yourself after the day of lounging or diving.

🏝️Two house reefs and a choice of dive sites for excursions and snorkelling. Try scuba diving with Ocean Dive Centre and Earn your PADI Certification while in Veligandu. From night dives to underwater photography, explore the Maldives underwater world with Veligandu’s dive center.

[Related: See Veligandu’s Scuba Diving and Snorkelers Calendar For North Ari Atoll Maldives]

🏝️ Motorized and non-motorized water sports at the water sports centre

🏝️From yachting, excursions, and evening entertainment to yoga lessons, sandbank escapes and photography sessions, Veligandu offers something for every mood, purpose of travel and lifestyle.


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Couples Holidays & Romantic Breaks for 2021 – Top Things To Do In Maldives with Veligandu

Maldives is a sought after destination for romance and honeymoon with Veligandu island been long associated as one of the top destinations for intimate escapades. Been rated as one of the top hotels in Asia and Maldives for romance, this secluded island had long been meeting, fulfilling and making cherished memories for an uncountable number of couples.

Veligandu can be your laid-back Maldives retreat where you can both enjoy being pampered, celebrate a special occasion together or simply escape the real world for a while. Or, it can be an active holiday filled with dive trips, excursions and activities. For most couples, the island is the perfect blend of chilling, romancing and excursions.

Romantic vacation ideas:

• Honeymoons:
Enjoy the privacy and intimacy of a secluded, peaceful, natural setting and a casual atmosphere, where “no shoes, no news” is our promise. See what honeymooners can enjoy and other optional packages »

• Renewal of Vows Ceremonies and destination weddings:
Tie the knot at the most romantic resort in the Maldives. The resort offers symbolic ceremonies (not legal matrimony) on Veligandu’s famous sandbank. Learn More»

• Dining:
Veligandu offers an array of gastronomic activities with different ambiences for couples to enjoy. You can opt for Signature Private BBQ Dinner, Veli Dinner (Sandy table and sandy chair dug into soft and white sand), Bubbles & Lobster Beach Dinner and Madivaru Sunset Dinner as private candlelit beach dinners. or participate in dining events such as Full Moon Beach Dinners
or have your private meal accompanied by bubblies with in-villa-dining.

• Couple’s Spa:
For pampering, experience the Veligandu ’s over-water Duniye Spa. Select from the curated Him & Her and Romantic Escapes For Two Rituals. Guest can also explore Sound Bath rituals and a choice of spa and wellness options that would be great ideas for couples to do.  See the Spa Menu »

• Diving & Snorkeling:
Dive into our underwater gardens. With two house reefs and over 15 dive sites, have a couple’s adventure spotting sharks, rays, turtles and the abundant marine life and corrals. None divers can earn their PADI Dive certificates together, for an exhilarating experience. See the dive calendar »

• Romantic excursions:
Do a Romantic Love Boat Sailing on a traditional Dhoni or a Star Gazing Cruise. Guests on AIP can also do sunset cruises. Veligandu also offer a choice of fishing excursions for for couples who would like to try different activities. See all excursions »

• Luxury yachting:
Sail into the sunset aboard Veligandu’s Gadha. The tri-deck, modern luxury motor yacht. Indulge in gourmet dining, unwind with Champagne and Canapés, relaxing the romantic cabins or plan your day sailing and diving in the Ari Atoll and end the day sailing into the sunset. See yachting packages »

These are just a few ways of creating timeless memories at Veligandu. There is a greater variety of services available at Veligandu, and the island hosts and the Veligandu team will try to accommodate our guests’ wishes as best as possible.

Kindly contact us­­ directly for more information at reservations@veligandu.com or your Island Host.

Start planning your stay at Veligandu. Book direct »


Special Offers Last-minute and 2021 travel deals. See All Offers »

We continue to allow for maximum flexibility for the next normal traveler.  Book now to your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

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Yachting With Veligandu, The Secluded Island In Maldives

Veligandu’s Gadha (lovingly named as the strong-one-of-the ocean in Maldivian language Dhivehi), is a tastefully appointed Nomad 65 by Gulf Craft.

65ft long (20.06m) and 18ft (5.55m) wide, this tri-deck, modern luxury motor yacht with crafted interiors and comprise of three guest cabins on the lower deck, fully air-conditioned living area, a bar along with a kitchen on the middle deck and an open air space at the top deck to wallow in the breath-taking ocean views.

Powerful and elegant, Gadha is versatile and is made for long-range performance. The yacht is available for day-long Ari atoll cruising, for dive and snorkelling trips, gourmet dinner cruising at sunset and a choice of deep-sea sailing options for romance, star gazing and relaxation.

Yachting inspirations

Day-Long Escapade Cruise
Exploit Ari Atoll by snorkelling through the exuberant coral reef enriched with abundant marine life like sharks, multi-coloured fishes, dolphins, turtles, manta rays, etc.… POA

Half-Day Escapade Cruise
Snorkel around the most popular best snorkelling point, Madivaru corner at Rasdu Atoll to gawk the amazing beauty beneath the serene sea.  POA

Amorous Tale Cruise
Indulge in three courses set gourmet cuisine while the sunset cast its golden rays down upon the tranquil water on ablaze and the clouds blushing at the warm touch of the sun setting as a yellow fireball. POA

Romance-Away Cruise
Relax and unwind with Champagne and Canapés drifting into romance as the sun cast its golden rays down upon the clouds of billowing smoke, turning them bright red. POA

Mysterious Romance Cruise
Make a treasurable memory while you are still on our secluded island. Awe yourselves into a new world at a luxury cabin, tantalize your taste-bud with a luscious dinner on the yacht deck while ample of twinkling stars shine upon you. POA

Curated itinerates, wedding abord Gadha and private transfers – POA

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Living in the ‘new normal’ – Have A Safe Holiday Experience In Veligandu
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Special Offers
Last-minute and 2021 travel deals. See All Offers »

We continue to allow for maximum flexibility given these unique circumstances. Book now to your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

Veligandu’s Scuba Diving and Snorkelers Calendar For North Ari Atoll Maldives

Scuba Diving and Snorkelers Calendar for North Ari Atoll Maldives

Veligandu is renowned as a top romantic hotel in Asia and the Maldives. Besides the seclusion on a charming tropical palm fringe isle with its own sandbank, long beach encircling the island and turquoise lagoon, the waters around Veligandu is well-loved by the guests for diving and snorkelling.

Blessed with two house reefs of its own with frequent turtle sightings, Veligandu offers over guided 15 dive excursions with the resorts dive operator Ocean Dive & Sports Centre for divers and snorkelers of every skill level.

When is the best time to dive in Veligandu?

Veligandu is a year-round dive destination and offers dive enthusiastic the pleasure of witnessing a variety of marine creatures, soft and hard corals.

Veligandu Dive Calander

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Whale Sharks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hammerhead Sharks Yes Yes Yes Yes Low Low Low Low Low Yes Yes Yes
Manta Rays High High High High Low Low Low Low Low High High High
Eagle Rays Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sting Rays Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Silvertip Sharks High High High High Low Low Low Low Low High High High
Grey Reef Sharks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
White Tip Reef Sharks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Blacktip Reef Sharks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Nurse Sharks Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dogtooth Tuna Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Napoleon Wrasses Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hawksbill Turtles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Green Turtles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Night Diving Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ideal for new divers Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Guests of Veligandu have ease of access to a range of dive sites from the famed Madivaru Corner in the south of Rasdhoo Atoll where the currents attract pelagic fish in large numbers, such as sharks, rays, tunas, jacks and Napoleons. Also, small ocean creatures can be found here, like the resident leaf scorpionfishes.

Advance divers enjoy the weekly early morning dive to the Hammerhead Shark Point – Big Blue, where advanced divers with luck, have the chance to spot Hammerheads in the deep blue water at 30m depth. Weekly excursions are also arranged to spot the elusive and gentle giants, the whale sharks.

Dive Site Distance by boat
Veligandu East 5 minutes
Madivaru Beyru 15 minutes
Madivaru Corner 15 minutes
Big Blue 15 minutes
Madivaru Thila 15 minutes
Rasdhoo Reef 20 minutes
Kuramathi Thila 20 minutes
Holhi Faru 20 minutes
Three Palms 25 minutes
Bodu Gaa 25 minutes
Caves 40 minutes
Bodu Miyaru Faru 30 minutes
Miyaru Faru 25 minutes
Beyru Kandu 12 minutes
North Channel 10 minutes
Veligandu North 8 minutes
Veligandu Beyru 5 minutes
Veligandu House Reef West 0 minutes

The Ocean Dive Centre in Veligandu is one of the Maldives’ most experienced dive operators and as a PADI 5 Star Centre, they offer the full range of PADI courses catering to all experience levels – from beginner to professionals. Guests can also enjoy speciality courses such as underwater digital photography, DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle), night diving and underwater naturalist during your Maldives vacation.

Veligandu’s underwater gardens, the House Reefs

The beautiful house reefs provide an underwater garden for leisurely divers, snorkelers and for underwater photographers.

As explained by Nicola (Nic) Stratmann, Dive Manager of Ocean Dive & Sports Centre in Veligandu;
“Veligandu Island is very fortunate to have two house reef sites which are located at different ends of the island. The first house reef option is located directly in front of the dive centre facing west, towards the inside of the atoll. You can especially see the juvenile blacktip reef sharks having a stroll on the reef as well as an abundance of different types of coral, with the most colourful reef fish all around.

The second house reef is located on the south-east side of Veligandu Island, facing the outside edge of the atoll. This site is the perfect place to go snorkelling if you want to spot turtles! Of course, here you can also find all other fish and coral types seen at the west side. Please be aware of the current here, as it can get a bit stronger due to the location of the reef. For scuba diving purposes we only access the south-east side by boat, but for snorkelers it is just a 5-10 minutes swim off the beach.

All dive activities are guided dives.”


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