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Veligandu – Your Safe Secluded Island in the Maldives

The Maldives’ unique concept of a ‘one island, one resort’ destination naturally achieves the recommended safe physical distancing in the new normal way of travel. With each resort situated on its private island, guests can enjoy complete privacy and the freedom to explore.

Furthermore, the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) awarded the Maldives ‘Safe Travels Stamp’ to recognise the destination’s efforts to implement strict health and safety measures, in line with the WTTC global safe travels protocols.

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, one of the long-established resorts in the Maldives, set on its own idyllic island, is committed to its promise of providing travellers with a safe and beautiful holiday experience in paradise. The secluded island has implemented enhanced safety and sanitation measures under theA Safe Holiday Experience’ programme to reassure confidence in travel and provide holidaymakers with a relaxing island getaway experience they have come to expect.

The entire Veligandu team has been going to great lengths to ensure everyone’s health and safety and adhere to stringent protocols on cleanliness and sanitation, all in compliance with the latest instructions from the Maldives Health Protection Agency (HPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, on-property PCR testing facilitation is available for guests’ convenience and peace of mind.

We Are Vaccinated – Veligandu Island Resort & Spa Maldives

In partnership with the Maldives’ Ministry of Health, over 98% of Veligandu team members have been fully vaccinated. It is part of the resort’s strong commitment to safeguarding resort associates and visiting guests against COVID-19.

Note: Team members who have completed both doses of the vaccine sport their Veligandu branded ‘I Am Vaccinated’ badge.

Travelling in the ‘New Normal’ – Have A Safe Holiday Experience at Veligandu

Quick Links

Health & Safety Guidelines  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at the Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update | Guest Reviews – Holidaying in the New Normal

Special Offers

A selection of offers for your Veligandu holiday in 2021. See All Offers »

We continue to allow travel flexibility given these unique circumstances.

Book now at your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

The Pristine Beach and the Secluded Ambience Make Veligandu the Perfect Location for Romance

Dear Beloved Guests,

Greetings & Blessings from your favourite Secluded Haven.

The festive season is right at the corner, and we are immersed in our festive program preparation. We will share our sensational program on our website and newsletter in September 2021. Stay tuned!

The atmosphere of the Maldives is well known for its naturally romantic ambience. Beach dinners and destination dining experiences are desired by many tourists visiting the Maldives. Here in our little paradise, we offer a myriad of dining options around the resort, including on our luxury yacht, Gadha 1.

We also host exceptional dining events every week and on particular days of the month. Amongst our destination dining offerings, the Bubbles & Lobster Dinner is one of the most popular destination dining options our guests fancy to indulge in. This experience gives the true feeling and tastes of the Maldives: a luscious meal featuring Maldivian lobsters paired with Italian Prosecco served in the romantic and charismatic ambience of Madivaru Restaurant beach.

Furthermore, the Moon Light and Full Moon Dinner every month have stolen the hearts of our guests, an experience that they look forward to during their stay. Apart from sunshine, many holidaymakers desire to witness a full moon and enjoy a sumptuous dinner under the moonlight. This month’s main image of the newsletter features the newest dining experience curated by the Veligandu team – The Jungle Dinner set amidst the greenery and the romantic seclusion of the island.

Please take advantage of our special offers for November to December 2021 and escape to the world’s best beach, the secluded haven. Visit our website or your desired travel agent for more details.

Follow us on our social media channels and check our daily Stories and live streaming to check what is happening at the resort.

The Veligandu team looks forward to welcoming you for a safe and memorable holiday experience in our Secluded Haven soon.

With gratitude,

General Manager

Traveling in the ‘new normal’ – Have A Safe Holiday Experience at Veligandu

Quick Links

Health & Safety Guidelines  |  Facilitating PCR Testing at the Resort  |  Travel Flexibility & Cancellation Policy Update | Guest Reviews – Holidaying in the New Normal

Special Offers

A selection of offers for your Veligandu holiday in 2021. See All Offers »

We continue to allow maximum flexibility given these unique circumstances.

Book now at your convenience with the freedom of FREE Cancellation on Room Rate for cancellation received 3 days prior to arrival.

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.


With lots of Blessings and warm regards,

Fathuhulla Ibrahim

General Manager

Earth Day 2020 at Veligandu

At Veligandu, Earth Day is every day and we have been working towards sustainable tourism being conscious of climate action for a long time.

Do you know?
🌱 By adopting glass soft-drink bottles, we reduced 0.95 tons of plastic annually from the Resorts consumption.
🌱 Having a desalinization plant allows us to make our own drinking water, 164,980 litres daily for guest and staff consumption.
 We opt to recycle. Our flower garden beds are lines with old glass bottles.
🌱 Native and naturalized fauna is used to manicure our gardens and to provide ground cover to protect and nurture the island’s soil.
🌴Roots of the coconut trees are used to protect the beaches you love from eroding. You will find 10 coconut trees newly replanted when you visit Veligandu and we will soon share how we do this.


The Things You Love About Veligandu

At Veligandu Island Resort & Spa, we do our best to provide unforgettable experiences for our guests so they can create the timeless memories we are known for. Nothing makes us happier than receiving your feedback. We’ve gone through your reviews and picked out a few of your favourite things about our little part of paradise.

1. The Service
Providing excellent service to our guests is one of our primary objectives. Our staff aims to make every guest feel special. This has not gone unnoticed as you said:

“Veligandu certainly does not disappoint. It delivers everything it promises and then some more. A smile costs nothing but the staff here, without exception, were so friendly and attentive to ensure our experience was good.”

– Review by bolliecareena.

“Veligandu was everything we hoped for and more. The rooms were immaculate, the quality and quantity of the buffet and a la carte food was fantastic and the staff were really what made the island. Everyone was friendly and more than happy to help make our holiday memorable.”

– Review by Cng21.

2. The Rooms
With four room categories, we have something for everyone at Veligandu. Our large and comfortable rooms offer magical views, are well maintained and kept spotless.

“Rooms were excellent, well maintained and spotless. Superb food selection from the kitchen team and again attention to detail on everything. This island suits couples looking to chillax and offers a range of activities if you wish. Definitely the all inclusive option is worth it and to be honest whether it’s a sunrise or sunset villa it just depends on your preference.”

– Review by bolliecareena.

“Our dream came true when we visited Maldives and stayed at the beautiful Veligandu island. Everything was perfect from staff to food, wines and weather. We had a sunset villa and one of the best moments for us was the sunsets on our own villas terrace. We hope we can someday return and enjoy the paradise again.”

– Review by 745annip.

“Our stay at Veligandu resort was just amazing, the island is incredibly beautiful, heaven on earth, the staff was very kind and professional. Our Jacuzzi Water Villa was huge and incredible, the water so blue and clear, the sand very soft and white, everything we dreamed of :). Food was delicious as well.”

– Review by SusannaC438.

3. The Food
The dining options at Veligandu are varied. Our buffet restaurant, Dhonveli serves an exquisite range of both regional and international cuisine while our a la carte restaurant, Madivaru guarantees an unforgettable experience. The various bars we have at the resort prepare delicious, refreshing drinks that you are bound to remember.

“We were 10 days in the resort. Fantastic beach, very good food, very friendly staff. The kitchen team with the German chef conjures up a feast for the eyes and palate. In spite of the fully booked hotel we had a lot of privacy. Very recommendable.”

– Review by Coastal25303993500.

“Fantastic time again. Thank you so much, we will be visiting again very soon!! The staff went over and beyond to make us feel welcome, from the moment we stepped onto the island to the time we left. Food was again, amazing and the service was excellent. Thank you very much. We will be booking again asap with the family.”

– Review by Goeasters.

“Without a doubt, one of my favourite hotels I have stayed in. The facilities and the food are to die for. Upon arrival, I was warmly welcomed by the staff. They were extremely friendly. I appreciate their attentiveness particularly in Dhonveli restaurant and of course Thundi Bar team members, who know how to anticipate the guest’s needs. I had two great evenings in this beautiful island, which obviously also added up to the experience.”

– Review by Nomad03192470198.

4. The Perfect Romantic Destination
From honeymoons to anniversaries, our island is the perfect romanticdestination. The privacy and tranquility, backed by stunning views, make Veligandu an island where sparks fly as our guests have discovered.

“We booked Veligandu Resort after reading excellent reviews about them and we are glad we made the right choice. It was paradise on earth. We have never seen such a beautiful property with scenic views and crystal clear water. The Jacuzzi Water Villa is gorgeous allowing you to gaze at the sunset for hours. The all inclusive food selection was divine. We really enjoyed their Thundi Bar as well, which had a very relaxed and chilled atmosphere. It is a perfect place for honeymooners like us. Staff is very friendly and will go beyond their duty to make sure your stay is comfortable. :)”

– Review by Curious04568836144.

“My husband and I celebrated our 25th anniversary at Veligandu and the staff made our special day, and the whole two weeks stay, a very memorable one.”

– Review by Companion42096179584.

“Our honeymoon destination was Veligandu and it was the right place for that kind of trip. Everything was perfect. We couldn’t imagine more. It was so beautiful that even pictures can’t show the beauty that we saw. Nature is amazing, service is top. Overall, it was everything that we imagine for our honeymoon or even better. We stayed in Water Villa and it was an amazing experience when we saw sharks and every kind of fishes under our villa. In short…. we very recommended this destination for every kind of trip.”

– Review by OnAir34328684864.

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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
– Hotels.com 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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