Angsana Velavaru


The idyllic Angsana Velavaru is one of only two islands that feature accommodation in the remote Maldivian South Nilandhee Atoll, situated at approximately 40 minutes’ flight distance south of Male.


The superb hotel was constructed in strict accordance with rigorous conservation guidelines. The island’s pristine nature was thus conserved almost in its entirety. Viewed from above, Velavaru almost appears deserted.


A white sand beach runs almost the entire length of the island’s coastline. read more » The sand finally concedes to the radiantly blue lagoon that is perfect for swimming. The local coral reef, that becalms the lagoon’s waters, is only 500 metres away.


Maybe that is just a little too far for swimming but twice a day a complimentary Dhoni Boat shuttle service takes enthusiastic snorkellers and divers out to the vibrantly colourful reef.


The name Angsana stands for first-rate quality. Both the Angsana Ihuru and the Angsana Velavaru are renowned for their high standards. The hotel group acquired the island as recently as in 2006. Extensive renovation has advanced the island to one of the Maldives’ leading luxury resorts.


And all this happened without cutting down a single palm tree! The result is an extraordinary resort radiating a unique charm. Featuring a total of only 79 villas, very few units for an island this size, serene tranquillity is another dominant characteristic.


Two gourmet restaurants treat the discerning guests to culinary highlights. Throughout the day, the Funa Restaurant serves flame-grilled seafood and other barbecue specialities. At night, an extravagant dinner menu is available.


The Angsana Velavaru’s main restaurant is the Kaani, which prepares an overwhelming breakfast buffet. Of course, lunch and dinner are also being served. Most of the time, you enjoy the pleasure of choosing from a bulging buffet selection. Those who like to take a little drink before or after a sumptuous meal may step into the friendly Kuredi Bar.


The Angsana Velavaru’s highlight, however, is doubtlessly the sensational Spa, which easily ranks among the Maldives Islands’ best. With decades of experience, the Angsana Spas have earned a reputation for finest services and superior quality. Give yourself up to the caring hands of the experienced therapists!


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The distinguished guests may choose between five different accommodation categories. However, the common denominator of all the categories is the Angsana Velavaru’s graceful and luxurious style.


The read more » interior design is centred on intriguing colour schemes and lavish accessories. Set directly on the beach, the Beachfront Villas feature a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean.


A large timber porch is the perfect spot to unwind, a cocktail in hand, admiring the sun slowing dipping into the ocean. The villa’s facilities are plentiful: a HiFi system, mini bar, coffee corner, hairdryer, safe and both an indoor and outdoor shower are at your disposal.


The Beachfront Jet Pool Villas are slightly larger and additionally feature a private garden equipped with an open-air whirlpool. The Deluxe Beachfront Pool Villa’s highlight is also the private garden with the private swimming pool as the beautiful centrepiece.


Those who appreciate an airy ambience and extremely generous lodging will take pleasure in the Velavaru Villa’s supreme comforts. Stunning 323 m² large, the fine accommodation units are almost unparalleled top-level luxury. The interior is exceedingly elegant and the private garden includes not only a large pool but also outdoor living room.


However, the Velavaru’s finest, the incomparable Angsana Villa, exceeds all the above-described luxuries. More than 470 square metres accommodate supreme comforts, a luxurious lounge and dining room to name but a few of the lavish facilities.


The great outdoors, that form part of the Angsana Villa’s private facilities, are a lush paradise sporting a beautifully designed garden complete with a private pool and open-air whirlpool.


Needless to say that the Angsana Villa is situated in the island’s most romantic corner and features an inspiring view of the surrounding tropical nature and the Indian Ocean.


No matter which accommodation category you ultimately award the benefit of your preference, the gracious island flair and the fine Angsana facilities are sure to leave you thrilled!


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At the Angsana Velavaru, the focus is certainly on supreme relaxation and wellness. The Angsana Spas, just like the group’s famous Banyan Tree Spas, enjoy a spotless reputation for their celebrated programs, read more » which are based on a methodology incorporating body, mind and soul into the healing process.


The sophisticated treatments are applied in one of the nine semi-open spa pavilions or in one of three enclosed treatment rooms. Having completed one of the therapies, unwind in the steam bath or the spa’s pools.


With options ranging from a classic massage to a multi-day rebalancing program, the Angsana Spa caters for every need. The therapists are experienced and well-trained professionals that will pay attention to personal needs and specific health problems.


Velavaru’s spectacular location in the remote Nilandhee Atoll furthermore guarantees exceptional diving and snorkelling. A number of gorgeous dive sites are within easy reach.


The Nilanhee Atoll features only two islands developed for tourism, the great advantage being that is highly unlikely for more than one boat to approach the same reef. However, even the local Velavaru reef is worth a visit. It is said to be one of the Maldives’ most beautiful island reefs and has survived the coral bleaching mostly unharmed.


A dive centre offers diving excursions and courses for beginners. Those who prefer to snorkel the underwater wonders can make use of the complimentary shuttle boat to the highlights of the local reef. One spectacular site is Velavaru Corner, a steep wall teeming with fish.


Moreover, the tranquil lagoon sports a number of coral blocks that can be visited from the beach. Other options are excursions to deserted islands or dolphin cruises.


Those who want to stay in shape may drop by the state-of-the-art gymnasium. A water sports centre offers catamaran sailing and surfing. Needless to say that kayaks are a perfect way to explore the scenic lagoon at your leisure.


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