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  • The Official Travel Guide of the Maldives
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    Resorts » Velassaru Maldives

    Velassaru Maldives

    • Type: Resort
    • Distance From Airport: km
    • Number of Rooms: 128
    • Location: North Male’ Atoll
    • Velassaru Maldives,
      Republic of Maldives
    • Phone: + 960 664 3042
      Fax: + 960 664 3041
      Email: info@velassaru.com
      URL: http://www.velassaru.com
    Velassaru Maldives is a sophisticated resort that pairs contemporary, youthful luxury with quintessential beauty of the Maldives. 
    Blending with nature are the spacious but intimate villas and bungalows. 129 intimate villas and bungalows offer unparallel views of sandy beaches and turquoise lagoon.  The beach accommodations are set amidst lush tropical greenery and velvet sand with an open terrace, day bed and a outdoor bathroom. Minimal luxe and panoramic views of the crystal clear lagoon and an over water deck area completes the over water accommodation.
    Beyond the pristine beauty of the island – all spa, leisure and dining facilities have been created to celebrate the setting. The over water spa treatment pavilions of The Spa features organic local ingredients for authentic holistic treatments. The choice selection of five restaurants awaits any sophistication plates and signature cocktails and selection of light offerings can be enjoyed at any of the two bars.
    An infinity pool blends into horizon for floating at the edge of the reef or indulging in poolside drinks.
    Extensive island activities both under and over the water are offered to the guests includes diving, water sports, tennis court and other experiences which allows the guests to enjoy a personally meaningful approach to self discovery.
    Amenities and Facilities

    • 24 Hour Coffee Shop
    • Swimming Pool
    • Scuba Diving Facilities
    • 24-hour room service
    • Laundry/Valet Service
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym
    • Spa
    • Water Sports
    • Excursions
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    Deluxe Bungalows

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    A few steps away from the beach. A welcoming refuge with an open terrace, daybed and garden bathroom – both indoor and outdoor. Other amenities include mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities. Separate plasma television in living and the bedroom areas



    • Air-Conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • Safe
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • IDD line Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Hot/Cold Shower
    • Sun Deck
    • Sun Chairs
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    Beach Villas

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    Contemporary beachfront living. Seamless flow of space from indoor to the sea-facing terrace. An outdoor daybed, largen garden bathroom with indoor and outdoor rain showers. Other amenities include espresso machine, iPod docking stations, wine fridge, iron and ironing boards.



    • Air-Conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • Safe
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • IDD line Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Hot/Cold Shower
    • Sun Deck
    • Sun Chairs
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • iPod Connection
    Water Bungalows

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    Minimum luxe. Panaromic view of the crystal clear lagoon from your king-sized bed. Floor-to-ceiling folding glass doors. Over-water deck with cushioned sun loungers. Private steps that leads to the turquoise ocean. Other amenities include espresso machine, iPod docking stations, wine fridge and home-theatre system



    • Air-Conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • Safe
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • IDD line Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Hot/Cold Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Sun Deck
    • Sun Chairs
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • iPod Connection
    • In-room private bar/wine cellar
    Water Villa & 4 Water Villas with pools

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    Villa perched atop the turquoise lagoon. Timber floor. Bathroom with free standing tub. A full sea-facing wall. Spacious over water terrace. Steps that lead you into the lagoon for a snorkel or swim. Other amenities include espresso machine, iPod docking stations, wine fridge, iron and ironing boards and home-theatre system. 

    Premium water villas come with own private plunge pool. Located at the end of water villa pathway offers extra privacy. Relax in your pool. Soak in the sun. Other amenities include espresso machine, iPod docking stations, wine fridge, iron and ironing boards and home-theatre system.



    • Air-Conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • Safe
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • IDD line Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Sitting Area
    • Hot/Cold Shower
    • Bathtub
    • DVD player
    • Sun Deck
    • Sun Chairs
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • iPod Connection
    Pool Villas

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    Located in the middle of the island. Over sized bedroom, spacious living area and sprawling veranda. En-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor bathing options. Extensive deck in the back of the villa with sun loungers, lap pool and dining area. Other amenities include private butler, espresso machine, iPod docking stations, wine fridge, gazebo, private bar, dressing area and home-theatre system. 

    All bungalows and villas comes with individually controlled air-conditioning, ceiling fan, hot and cold fresh water, bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, private bar, IDD phone, free WIFI internet connection, in-villa safe, satellite TV with plasma screens and DVD players.



    • Air-Conditioning
    • Satellite TV
    • Private Pool
    • Safe
    • Mini Bar
    • Coffee/Tea Making Facilities
    • IDD line Telephone
    • Hair Dryer
    • Sitting Area
    • Hot/Cold Shower
    • Bathtub
    • DVD player
    • Sun Chairs
    • Bathrobes and slippers
    • iPod Connection
    Restaurants & Bars

    Vela Restaurant

    Descrption

    Inspired by the Maldivian word “turtle” and named after the resort, Vela. World cuisine with a casual vibe, Selection of international delights at any time throughout the day.

    Highlight

    All day dining restaurant, offers buffet & a la carte interactive stations both themed and multiple cuisine menu’s for the buffet 

    Seating capacity: 100 pax 

    Opening hours:

     Breakfast      Buffet        0700 – 1030 hrs

    Lunch           A la carte   1200 – 1630 hrs

    Dinner           Buffet        1900 – 2230 hrs

     

    Turquoise Restaurant

    Description

    Cocooned in the luxe greenery beside Vela. Continental and Asian cuisine amidst an intimate setting. Indulge in flavors of Continental and Asian cuisine.

    Highlight

    Buffet, Interactive stationg Dining near the pool area Over looking the turquoise lagoon. 

    Seating capacity: 48 pax 

    Opening hours:

    Lunch           A la carte      1200 – 1630 hrs

    Dinner           Buffet          1900 – 2230 hrs

     

    Etesian Restaurant

    Description

    A gourmet tour of Mediterranean cuisine.  Complete with a walk-in wine library. Choose amongst the European classics or exciting New World vintages for a romantic evening.

    Highlight

    Mediterranean cuisine, split into outdoor and indoor dining. walk in wine cellar with “new world wines”

     

    Seating capacity: 64 pax

    Opening hours:

     Dinner          A la carte         1900 – 2230 hrs

     

    Sand Restaurant

    Description

    Seating by the water’s edge. Signature restaurant. Experience the culinary arts of Modern French/European grill with Asian influences.

    Highlight

    East meets west cuisine, foods prepared from lava stone continental grills to Indian clay pot over “Tandoor”, seating area extended to  sharing and private pavilions 

    Seating capacity: 60 pax 

    Opening hours:

    Dinner          A la carte        1900 – 2230 hrs

     

    Tepenyaki  Restaurant

    Description

    Over the lagoon, Traditional Japanese grill serves contemporary Japanese sushi and Tepenyaki dishes. Magnificent way to celebrate fresh cuisine.

    Highlight

    Live cooking stations split into sushi and tepen section.

    Seating Capacity: 20 pax

    Opening hours:

    Dinner          A la carte        1900 – 2230 hrs

     

    In Villa Dining

    Description

    Light lunch of Maldivian catch on your terrace. Champagne and canapés while watching the sunset from your day bed

    Highlight

    Available 24/7 

     

    Fen  Bar

    Description

    Beachfront bar. Signature cocktails. Selection of daily light offerings.  Diving in. Chilling out. 

    Highlight

    Hub of all resort activities

    Live entertainment in the evening – live bands, jazz, bodu beru on the beach, movie night by the beach, DJ night

    Volcanic stone embedded walls

    Neon strips lighted in the evening giving it a blue finish

    Light snacks served in the bar and pool deck pizzeria located by the pool

     

    Seating Capacity: 36 pax

     

    Opening hours: 0900 – 0100 hrs

     

    Chill  Bar

    Description

    Large deck perched over azure blue. Spectacular sunset while sipping champagnes or Mojitos. 

    Highlight

    Expansive deck with best views of the sunset

    Great spot for snorkeling and viewing marine life while sitting in the deck area

    View of beach and lagoon from sunset decking  

    Opening hours: 1100 - 1900 hrs

     

    The Spa

    The Spa at Velassaru Maldives offers unique experiences with treatments enriched with indigenous ingredients. Located over –water each treatment pavilion features uninterrupted view of the Maldivian landscape

     

    Highlights

    Ten over water treatment rooms

    Yoga pavilion with seaview

    Boutique

    Pool perched over the lagoon

    Customized treatments with a local touch

    Steam Sauna 

     

    The Spa elements

    Aquum Bespoke – custom designed to suit your needs. Seamlessly blending a synergy of massage techniques according to your individual requirements

    Hot Stones – Luxurious combination of heated stones and essential oils is the ultimate for stress relief

    Thai massage – Ancient Thai techniques uses stretching and pressure to reduce muscle tension

    Balinese – Traditional deep tissue technique from Bali to release physical tension and renew energy

    Velassaru Experience

    Spirit of a Bird (Saturday – 02:30 pm to 04:30 pm)                                      

    Enjoy an unforgettable journey by a sea plane to savor the magnificence of the Maldives from above. 

     

    Discover Male’ (Thursdays & Sundays – 2:30pm-5:30pm)

    Enjoy a guided journey to experience the abundant history and culture as well as the modern day sights and sounds of the vibrant island. 

     

    Sunset Cruise (Mondays & Fridays – 05:30pm-06:30pm)           

    Enjoy an authentic Maldivian cruise on traditional sail boat.

     

    Maldivian Fishing (Tuesdays & Saturdays – 5:30pm-7:30pm)                                     Experience age old traditional fishing methods in the company of our talented Maldivian boat captain and crew on hand to reveal the secrets to success. 

     

    Island Exploration (Wednesday – 09:00am-02:00pm)

    Discover hidden Maldivian delights; local culture, palm fringed beaches and unspoilt coral reefs during your exploration of the surrounding atolls. 

     

    Big Game Fishing (Morning session – 05:30am-11:30am) & (Afternoon session – 02:30pm-06:00pm)

    Welcome to fisherman’s paradise, A specially designed game boat is suitable for big game fishing.

    Diving and Water Sports

    Immersion - diving

    Description

    Discover with us the magnificent marine life of the Maldives – huge mantas, green and hawksbill turtles, napoleon fish, barracuda, eagle and sting rays, reef sharks and even dolphins.

    Highlights

    a wide selection of more than 60 spectacular dive sites

    a comfortable fast diving dhoni “LIQUIDITY” with toilet and fresh water shower to reach those sites

    post dive refreshments onboard

    top quality rental equipment (Scubapro T-Force BCDs & MK25/S600  regulators)

    nitrox 32% for FREE

    a full range of advanced and specialty courses

    single, double, night, early and late afternoon tank dives

                                    

    Glide- water sports

    Description

    The GLIDE team will help you take your first aquatic journey - solo or with an adventurous companion. 

    Highlights

    Water ski, Wakeboard, Moniski, Knee board

    Jet ski

    Parasailing

    Windsurfing

    Catamaran Sailing

    Sailing

    Kite surfing

    Kayaking

    Sea bob

    Discover snorkeling

    Snorkelling with marine biologist

     

    WETLAB – Marine biology research centre

     

    WETLAB is our Marine Biology activity centre manned by our resident Marine Biologist who is also a dive instructor.

    WETLAB runs many exciting in-water activities that feature Marine Biology as well as providing entertaining and informative presentations:

    • DOLPHIN DISCOVERY – Learn the basics about spinners and bottle nose and hop onboard to hopefully watch them in their own habitat.

     

    • BIOQUEST! Discover marine life on an adventure with our resident Marine Biologist – learn and experience first-hand, turtles, mantas and sharks!

     

    • BLOWHOLE – snorkel exploration with a BIO focus.

     

    • BIO PHOTO ADVENTURE – a WETLAB small group trip (max. 4 persons). Take some great shots of marine life with our underwater digital cameras (supplied) while guided by our Biologist on this snorkeling adventure. We burn your shots to CD for an excellent souvenir.

     

    • IT’S ALIVE!  – Coral reef awareness and regular Marine Biology presentations on the amazing life found in the Indian Ocean. The guests are also able to contribute to the growth of coral plantation by adopting a “baby turtle tray” to have the coral placed in, and have it planted in the reef.

     

    • REEF SNORKELING WITH SCOOTERS – Take the effort out of snorkeling -discover Velassaru house reef with wonderful ease pulled along by our simple-to-use scooters.

     

    • NIGHT SNORKELING – Discover the reef by night for a magical experience; your guide accompanies you on this thrilling 45 minute adventure; wetsuit and underwater lamp provided.