Located Area - South Male Atoll | Distance From Airport | 21 Km / 13.05 Miles
Transport to hotel aprox 35 Mins by Speed Boat
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Veli is perfectly the romantic getaway couples on honeymoon or other special
Children and families are most welcome to stay on Anantara Veli’s sister resort Anantara Dhigu, which is situated just few minutes away and offering a kids club, family friend accommodation and as well as a range of activities and facilities specially designed with families and children in mind. In addition to this Families are also able to dine at Baan Hurraa restaurant , Origami restaurant and 73 Degrees restaurant on Anantara Veli for lunch and dinner.
Dine on fragrant Thai cuisine in a beautiful over water teak restaurant perched right on the ocean. Baan Huraa at Anantara Veli serves a unique dining experience concocted by our Thai chefs. Signature dishes include coconut curries from Thailand’s southern provinces as well as hot and spicy dishes from the north, bound together by an authenticity of flavour. Baan Huraa is the finest Thai restaurant in the Maldives. Lunch and evening meals
(buffet breakfast and seafood dinner buffet) 73 Degrees’ light and airy Maldivian style thatched roof pavilion reminiscent of a colonial home. Dine at the sumptuous breakfast buffet of fresh tropical fruits and juices, cereals, homemade breads, grilled meats, vegetables and made to order omelettes. In the evenings, our restaurant also serves up a fresh seafood buffet, where you can select fish plucked straight from the ocean. Breakfast and evening meals
(Japanese) Enjoy fresh sashimi or Teppanyaki. You’ve found your perfect spot for light casual dining on inventive dishes with intimate alcoves and outdoor seating options. Dine with sand between your toes in this casual yet chic outlet. Lunch and evening meals
Kick back by the tranquil lagoon of Anantara Veli. The poolside bar and lunch time restaurant offers the chance to savour cocktails and chilled-out vibes. Settle into the infinity-edge pool and glance at the seascape as you unwind. Anantara Veli Maldives’ Dhoni ocean view bar serves an array of island-style cocktails and light snacks, perfect for those Maldives sunsets.
A banquet on the beach. A candlelit dinner of Maldivian food on your own stretch of sand or desert island. A barbeque attended by a personal chef. Restaurants at Anantara Veli Maldives extend beyond the dining room. Let us plan romantic dining for two in countless, secluded getaways either at Anantara Veli or our sister resort Anantara Dhigu.
(breakfast and dinner buffet) At Anantara Dhigu On the white sandy beach of Dhigu Island, Fushi Café at Anantara Dhigu Maldives serves a lavish full breakfast buffet each morning complete with live cooking stations. Then, as the sun sets, the restaurant transforms to offer a buffet with a variety of flavours including international cuisines and local Maldivian food. Relaxed dining by the sea at its very best. Breakfast and evening meals
(grilled steaks and seafood) At Anantara Dhigu Sample the freshest seafood scooped straight from the ocean or feast on imported steaks at the lively Fuddan Fusion Grill. Prime aged imported cuts from Japan and Australia. Maldivian prawns, Wahoo and lobster. Facing the inner turquoise lagoon, the grill offers casually elegant dining by the sea with a variety of cooking styles; flame grilled, tandoori, wok sautéed, fired in a wood oven. Tell us how you like it prepared. Lunch and evening meals
(Italian cuisine) At Anantara Dhigu Anantara Dhigu Maldives brings Italy to the tropics at Terrazzo, an intimate lagoon view restaurant serving rustic Italian favourites like wood-fire pizzas, homemade pastas and delectable seafood. Signature dishes include homemade lobster ravioli, and tableside-spun Caesar salad. Accompanying the food is a selection of wines from both northern and southern regions of Italy, paired perfectly to your meal thanks to our resident Wine Guru. Evening meals
(cocktails and light snacks) At Anantara Dhigu Providing poolside refreshments and light snacks, Aqua by Anantara Dhigu Maldives is the perfect gathering point for another day in paradise. Accessible both in and out of the water, you can swim up to the bar and create your own cocktail from our range of ingredients. Early evening ushers in picturesque sunsets while you savour a drink in the lounge area.
Maldives diving needn’t require expert knowledge and heavy equipment. Dip below the waves while snorkelling the Maldives and uncover a world of coral reefs. There’ll be a spot surrounding your bungalow, plus our expert guides can show you the underwater wonders at the house reef which is further afield, via a speedboat. Please stop by the Aquafanatics centres where we can outfit you with a mask, fins and snorkel for the duration of your stay.
Meet the Cayago Magnum: the Lamborghini of water rockets. Engineered with revolutionary new technology, Mr. Cayago can scream below the water’s surface at 20 km/hr – almost as fast as a dolphin. Experience the crystal-clear depths of the lagoon like never before on the back of a Cayago, decked out in your choice of diablo red or titanium silver. Buckle up, and hold on tight!
Take off on one of our fast twin Yamaha WaveRunners with private guide for a ripping blue water adventure on the open ocean surrounding Anantara.
Explore the shimmering expanse of the Anantara lagoon under your own power in a solo or tandem kayak. You can keep it simple with our classic ocean kayaks, We even have glass kayaks that let you witness all the marine life below you.
Glide through the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean in a hired sailboat. Have a Catamaran sailing adventure on a K1 Top Cat, with or without your own skipper. Or try the new Bravo Mini Cat – Hobie’s latest addition to sailing simplicity. With its unmatched combination of comfort, ease of use and stability, the Bravo is ideal for both new sailors and experienced deckhands alike.
Skim the Indian Ocean with the wind as your engine during one of our exhilarating wind-and-water activities. Is it a kayak, a trimaran or a pedal yak? See for yourself when you play with the newest addition to the Hobie range: the Adventure Island. Perfect your windsurfing savvy with lessons from our experienced and friendly instructors. Want to know what it feels like to fly? Strap on a sailing kite and leap the waves like never before.
Rip through the waves on a high-octane aquatic adventure with some help from our twins, WET and WILD. This pair of Gulfcraft Swan 20 speedboats will propel you swiftly across the lagoon with their powerful 150-horsepower engines. As our expert teachers guide you, perfect your wakeboarding technique or learn a new skill, like monoskiing.
If you’ve seen enough of the reef’s spectacular aquatic landscape and wildlife, come up for air and enjoy some of Anantara’s watersports, including surfing, sea kayaking or windsurfing and kite surfing across our picturesque lagoon. For those looking for a bit more adventure, we have our own catamaran available for private charter on an hourly basis. Sail around the lagoon on a catamaran. Explore the Maldivian heritage of reef and deep-sea fishing. The Water Sports Centre at Anantara Maldives invites you to discover the glittering seas and surrounding islands that make up our stunning tropical setting. Let us guide you on an exploration – or take to the high seas at your own pace!
Fly like a bird over the turquoise waters of the lagoon when you try parasailing. An exhilarating way to get glorious bird’s eye views of Anantara Dhigu.
Indulge in a scientific expedition beneath the Indian Ocean to unveil the ecological history which sustains the natural beauty of this exotic paradise island at Anantara Veli. Our Maldives eco holiday lets you discover the science behind beauty while diving with marine biologists. Study the local flora and fauna of Dhigu and Veli, and go on a dolphin-watching private Dhoni excursion. Marine biologists will even accompany you on private snorkelling or diving trips.
Have your own big fish adventure aboard one of our spectacular big-game fishing boats, either Island Lure or Fishermen’s Tales. On any given strike, catch a magnificent sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi or giant trevally. With the help of our expert guides – and a little luck – the bounty of the Indian Ocean can be yours.
Catch your supper the Maldivian way on a sunset fishing expedition. Our captains help you rig your fishing “rolls” as you get first-hand knowledge of this island nation’s unique culture. While the fish may be smaller than the ones caught during the daylight, the experience will be no less memorable – or tasty!
Experience a spectacular Maldives sunset when you embark on one of our intimate sunset sailing cruises. A quiet cruise and a view of the western horizon is the perfect coda to a day filled with adventure and stories.
Escape from the island for a short or full-day excursion by dhoni or speedboat. During these excursions to other local islands, you can experience an authentic Maldivian way of life. The trips include a guided tour of the island, time for souvenir shopping, and snorkelling at one of the nearby coral reefs. The full-day excursion also makes a stop at a desert island for a special picnic lunch.
Create your own private journey with our Riyaa Sailing Dhoni Excursions. On our charming sailing dhoni, you and that special companion can write your own story of romance and adventure, crafting the memories of a lifetime.
Hiring your own boat and captain is the ultimate way to explore the stunning seas around Naladhu. Have total freedom to go wherever you wish, whenever you wish, and most importantly, with whom you wish. The Aquafanatics team is happy to help plan your perfect getaway by suggesting fun activities to do or interesting places to visit. Together with the chef, they will also arrange breakfast, lunch or just drinks on the stunning Indian Ocean.
It’s time to step away from the white sand and into adventures amidst the blue Indian Ocean and its world-class waves. Get your ticket to ride the waves at The Anantara Surf School by Tropicsurf. We can accommodate all abilities of surfer, from those looking to take their first tentative steps to dedicated pros in search of the biggest, hollowest waves around. Surfing in Maldives can provide it all.
At Aquafanatics, we are simply fanatical about scuba diving, and the Maldives is blessed with all the necessary elements – exotic marine life, stunning dive sites, warm water, wonderful weather, top quality rental equipment, excellent safety systems, comfortable boats and an enthusiastic and experienced multilingual dive team. If you are already a certified diver, please let us know if there is anything special we can do to make your Maldives dives the ultimate experience. If you’d like to try diving for the first time and want to know more, please just drop by one of our centres and speak to our instructors. We’ll explain just how easy it is!
A serene Spa Retreat at Anantara Veli Resort Maldives Anantara Veli Resort & Spa offers indigenously inspired, treatments infused with timeless healing and wellness rituals. Be blissfully pampered in the five sumptuous treatment suites at one of the finest Maldives resort spas amidst tropical gardens and serene ambience. Our Maldives resort spa is nestled in pristine gardens so you can indulge in treatments that use natural ingredients and their healing properties to enrich, detoxify, polish and rejuvenate. Escape the cares of everyday life with soothing treatments for body and soul at Anantara Spa.
Stand on soft white sands and breathe the refreshing ocean breeze during a Maldives Beach wedding. Island coco palms, crimson bougainvillea thistle and tropical flowers garnish a ceremonial beachfront sala for picture perfect romance. As the sun sets over the sparkling turquoise waters and you take your first walk as husband and wife, you will create a memory that is yours to treasure forever.
Take to the waters on a Maldivian dhoni for an Anantara island wedding you’ll cherish forever. This vessel, with its ivory sails and traditionally handcrafted body, provides a beautiful platform on which to exchange vows while cruising peacefully across an emerald lagoon.
Special Offers Ocean Ceremony Beach Ceremony Ocean Ceremony PLAN YOUR WEDDING Celebrate your Maldives wedding in unique style at a ceremonial location decorated with white silk and tropical flowers. Here the sound of Maldivian drummers playing out a gentle beat as you walk down the aisle. Let the Bodu Katheeb (Island Chief) perform your wedding ceremony, and then toast your new life together with champagne during a delicious beach-side barbeque dinner.
Amidst a tropically decorated setting, island coco palms, and various tropical flowers, braided coco palm arch welcomes the bride and groom as they take their first step to a life of togetherness. With the exciting beat of the Maldivian drums, the ceremony commences to let the new chapter of your life story begin.
Anantara Veli Maldives Resort can be reached by just a 35 minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport (Ibrahim Nasir International Airport )