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    Resorts » Velaa Private Island

    Velaa Private Island

    • Type: Resort
    • Distance From Airport: km
    • Number of Rooms: 62
    • Location: Noonu Atoll
    • Velaa Private Island
      Republic of Maldives
    • Phone: +960 6565000
      Fax: +960 6566000
      Email: janice.tan@velaaisland.com
      URL: http://www.velaaisland.com

    Located north from Malé, within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll, Velaa Private Island opens 20 December 2013, bringing new meaning to “private moments” in the Maldives. 

    Velaa Private Island is the realization of founders Radka and Jiri Smejc’s quest to establish an exceptional private luxury retreat with service that goes beyond traditional resorts. Four bedroom residences with their own pool, spa and gym, a private submarine, the Maldives greatest selection of vintage wines and cuisine overseen by a famous Michelin-starred chef are just some of the island’s attributes.

    At Velaa Private Island, the essence of Maldivian culture, lifestyle and landscape meets limitless opportunities, where no request is too much, and each guest will ultimately feel that this is their own private island.

    Bathed by azure skies in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean, the name Velaa means “Turtle Island” in the local language – named after generations of sea turtles that have flocked here to nest and hatch.

    Amenities and Facilities

    • Scuba Diving Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Tennis Court
    • Spa
    • Snorkeling
    • Wind Surfing
    • Kayaking
    • Fishing
    • Banana Riding
    • Catamaran Sailing
    • Sunset Cruise
    • Squash
    • Excursions
    • Jacuzzi
    • Water Skiing
    • Wake Boarding
    • Jet Ski
    • Canoeing
    • Golf Club
    • Multilingual staff
    • 24 hour reception
    Beach Pool Villa

    These detached one-bedroom beachfront pool villas are sumptuously furnished. Mahogany louvered panels and intricate lofty ceilings introduce a colonial ambience while mahogany furniture and suspended bamboo lights give a natural feel. Wall-to-wall glass doors frame the terrace and private pool. By day the villas are light filled, secluded by clusters of palms. An indoor bathroom with Romeo and Juliet basins opens to a large outdoor bathroom connected by a garden atrium where a gazebo-covered daybed overlooks the bathtub. Day beds, swinging chair and an outdoor dining area face the Indian Ocean.



    • Dinning area
    • Hot/Cold Shower
    • Sitting Area
    • Hair Dryer
    • IDD line Telephone
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • Mini Bar
    • Safe
    • Private Pool
    • Satellite TV
    • Air-Conditioning
    • Sun Chairs
    • Wi-Fi Internet access
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    Deluxe Beach Pool Villa

    Natural materials and colours bring the outside in, while a suspended chair adds an element of playful refinement. These private one-bedroom beachfront pool villas feature a separate large living room, outdoor terrace and private pool and indoor bathroom. The Zen-like outdoor bathroom features a large bath and deck, and reclining daybed under a pillared podium connected by a garden atrium. The alfresco dining area by the pool is the place to be at sunset



    • Air-Conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • Private Pool
    • Safe
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • IDD line Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Sitting Area
    • Hot/Cold Shower
    • Dinning area
    • Sun Chairs
    • Wi-Fi Internet access
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    Sunrise Water Pool Villa

    Along an extended jetty, the villas on this crescent have Indian Ocean views and private pools. Overhanging thatch offers shade over the dining area, while the bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace, pool and sun deck, with steps leading alluringly into the aquamarine water. A comfortable living room is designed around a viewing window set into the floor, while the bed faces the ocean.



    • Air-Conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • Private Pool
    • Safe
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • IDD line Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Sitting Area
    • Hot/Cold Shower
    • Dinning area
    • Sun Deck
    • Sun Chairs
    • Wi-Fi Internet access
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa

    With all-around Indian Ocean views and private pools facing the sunset, these villas are dreamlike in design, separated by canvas sails ensuring utmost privacy. Thatched roofing shades the outdoor dining area, while the bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace. The pool and sun deck have steps into the ocean, while under the gazebo a vast daybed scattered with cushions catches the final moments of the sunset. Inside, the large comfortable living room has its own bar area, complete with a private wine fridge, designed around a viewing window set into the floor. Huge bathrooms with circular baths and a swinging chair reflect the water surrounding the villa.



    • Air-Conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • Private Pool
    • Safe
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • IDD line Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Hot/Cold Shower
    • Dinning area
    • Sun Deck
    • Sun Chairs
    • Wi-Fi Internet access
    • Private swing
    Beach Pool House

    In lush foliage flanked by gently swaying palms, the two-bedroom beachfront houses are ideal for families. The large living area works as a retreat in the day and a social hub in the evening, leading to the kitchen area, complete with bar and high stools, which is practical for both catering and socialising over snacks/meals. Bedrooms blend light and privacy using louvered wood, natural materials and lights suspended from high vaulted ceilings. Rattan swinging chairs add a sense of fun to the elegant décor. Outside, there is a spacious terrace with a large private pool, carefully positioned day beds and a stand-alone outdoor dining platform with panoramic views over the lagoon.



    • Air-Conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • Private Pool
    • Safe
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • IDD line Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Sitting Area
    • Hot/Cold Shower
    • Dinning area
    • Sun Deck
    • Sun Chairs
    • Wi-Fi Internet access
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • Private swing
    Beach Pool Pavilion

    Also flanked by tall palm trees, the more exclusive one-bedroom beachfront pavilion is ideal for couples and families who enjoy the luxury of space. It additionally offers a second convertible space which can be adapted according to guests’ desires, whether as an additional bedroom, spa, gym or library. The large living area works as a retreat in the day and a social hub in the evening, leading to the kitchen which incorporates a bar with high stools and open shelving, practical for catering. The bedroom blends light and privacy using louvered wood panels, natural materials and lights suspended from a high vaulted ceiling. Rattan swinging chairs add a sense of fun to the elegant décor. Outside, there is a spacious terrace with a private pool, carefully positioned day beds and a stand-alone outdoor dining platform with panoramic views over the lagoon.



    • Air-Conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • Private Pool
    • Safe
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • IDD line Telephone
    • Sitting Area
    • Hot/Cold Shower
    • Dinning area
    • Sun Deck
    • Sun Chairs
    • Wi-Fi Internet access
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • Private swing
    Ocean Pool House

    Prestigiously located on the tip of the island, in an exclusive private domain, this two-bedroom overwater residence fringed with traditional thatch offers elegant living space with carefully curated elements. Louvered shutters let the breeze flow through, while a deep sofa is covered in scatter cushions, ideal for settling down with a good book. The dining area provides a central space while the Indian Ocean is the backdrop from every aspect, from the two spacious bathrooms featuring circular baths, to the elegant bedrooms. Swim in your own pool and relax on the sun deck, or step directly into the lagoon. Kick back under one of two gazebos – one with a sunken hot tub and the other with daybeds.



    • Air-Conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • Private Pool
    • Safe
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • IDD line Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Sitting Area
    • Hot/Cold Shower
    • Dinning area
    • Sun Deck
    • Sun Chairs
    • Wi-Fi Internet access
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • Private swing
    Romantic Pool Residence

    Accessible only by boat,  this ultra-private one-bedroom villa suspended above the lagoon with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views offers utmost privacy and romance, making it perfect for honeymooners or those looking for ultra-luxury, including a private chef and butler. All rooms open onto the terraces, where the Jacuzzi, pool, sundeck and sunken bath offer varying aspects of the horizon. Dine inside at sunset, or over the water in a dining gazebo on its own jetty, or enjoy sundowners on the sumptuous daybeds. Interiors are designed with natural materials and neutral colours with occasional accents of Ikat or animal prints. With a personal gym and spa suite inside the residence, there’s little reason to leave.



    • Air-Conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • Private Pool
    • Safe
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • IDD line Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Sitting Area
    • Hot/Cold Shower
    • Dinning area
    • Sun Deck
    • Sun Chairs
    • Wi-Fi Internet access
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • Private swing
    Velaa Private Residence

    Imagine the definitive ultimate beach residence. With four bedrooms accommodating up to 10, a rarity in the Maldives, the Velaa Pool Residences offer elegant contemporary design and 1,350 square metres of private interior and exterior space, inclusive of two terraces, a pool and courtyard. Secluded on a pristine private beach, the carefully curated interiors deliver comfort, style and elegance in equal measures. These two-storey detached residences are laid out with privacy in mind. Each of the four bedrooms faces the ocean across a stretch of icing sugar sand; the first floor bedrooms have generous balconies while the ground floor opens onto the pool. Indoor and outdoor bathrooms are connected by a garden atrium. Flanked by two gazebos for dining, resting or playing, the pool reflects the ocean and is the central focus. Behind the living space a gym, spa suite and outdoor living area offer plenty of quiet spaces to retire to. Subdued lighting and large format photography provide visual breaks to the sea of natural wood and stone that set the tone of the interiors. These residences set a new level of ultimate luxury in the Maldives for friends and families alike.



    • Air-Conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • Private Pool
    • Safe
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • IDD line Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Sitting Area
    • Hot/Cold Shower
    • Dinning area
    • Sun Deck
    • Sun Chairs
    • Wi-Fi Internet access
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • Private swing
    Dining

    For the epicurean, Velaa Private Island boasts the culinary consultancy of Michelin-star chef Adeline Grattard from Paris. With three restaurants, two bars and an exclusive wine cellar, guests have a diverse selection of locations and cuisines to choose from as they feel.

    Adeline Grattard

    Acclaimed chef Adeline Grattard oversees certain culinary programmes at Velaa Private Island, most notably menus at Aragu and Air Breakfast signature restaurant and the Michelin Star Dining destination. 

    Bruno Contreras

    International chef Bruno Contreras is Executive Chef, specialising in Mediterranean and European cuisine at the helm of carefully crafted destination experiences for the ever demanding traveler. 

    Gaushan de Silva

    Executive Sous Chef Gaushan de Silva creates exceptional tasting menus with innovative presentation and techniques marrying finest produce with molecular gastronomy.

     

    Restaurants & Bars

    Signature restaurant Aragu serves innovative cuisine in an elegant setting over water. Aragu means ‘essence’ and the concept is offering two distinct ways of enjoying one dish – a ‘simplistic’ option focusing on the clear taste of individual elements and simple combinations, or a ‘sensational’ option, whereby elements are combined to create exciting and harmonious fusions of ingredients. Before or after dining, guests can enjoy vintage champagne at Cru lounge.

    Tavaru houses a Teppanyaki kitchen with live cooking stations, and special wine and food tasting events in the centrepiece of the island, a visually striking tower where Velaa’s extensive wine cellar also takes centre stage. The 30 page wine list is paradise for true oenophiles, covering the whole spectrum from boutique wineries to grand marques and organic and as well as biodynamic producers. Guests can choose from rare gems such as a 1956 Domaine de la Romanée Conti “Romanée Conti”, rare vintage Salon Champagne, or two centuries old fortified wine 1870 Blandy “Verdelho Solera”, among countless other celebrated vintages. 

    Athiri is beachfront all-day dining at its finest, presenting a feast of creative contemporary cuisine, including a wood-fired oven baking perfect pizzas and fresh bread throughout the day.

    Avi is a casual pool bar by day and vibrant cocktail bar by night, complete with mixologist and live DJ against the backdrop of spectacular ocean views.

    Destination Dining is a unique concept whereby guests are entertained exclusively in a variety of stylish and distinctly different settings, both on and off the island with creative menus and entertainment. Ideal for special occasions and private events.

    In-villa Dining allows guests’ privacy and personal space around the clock with the speedy “Velaa Express” service and “Served in Villa” menus available at any time.