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Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staff was outstanding and made us feel very special as we celebrated our 10th anniversary. Cannot say enough about the incredible views each day looking out into the clear water and being able to snorkel right from your own bungalow. Diving was great, spa was great, all the food we had was very good. Beds and pillows very comfortable. Very friendly and welcoming staff, always greeting us with a smile.

Great Hotel! we went there for our Honeymoon. Absolutely loved it. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. The staff are very friendly. We only had an issue with the room location but the manager was very supportive and changed our room twice until we were satisfy. Restaurants and food are great!! The staff are very nice and want to make your stay as pleasant as possible. recommended 100!!!

First let me say I'm from California and I travel a lot. My review might be more abt the Maldives than the hotel. I went to the Maldives to celebrate my friends marriage. It was beautiful there! Clear waters. If money isn't an issue and u just like to stay at nice resorts then this is for u. However I think I flew a long way just exactly for that- nice resort. There was no culture. I didn't go back to the main city to explore because the boat ride would have cost us roundtrip another $450. So we stayed on the resort grounds. It did get boring after a week. Breakfast buffet was delicious at first but the items are the same everyday. Average meal price is $30ish per plate (like a sandwich or burger) plus 22% mandatory tax/service fee. So per couple for a cheap lunch meal with no alcohol is about $100. Dinner is of course much more. The Thai restaurant is very good though! We ate there about 5 times during our stay. They didn't have much authentic Maldivian dishes for us to try. Resort seems tailored to Americans. Anyhow service was very good. Resort was amazing the first few days but it did get boring since u can't go anywhere. For my stay per couple for 1 week including airfare, hotel, food, activities totaled to about $10k. I would have rather used that and traveled around Asia or Europe. But still worth it nonetheless to be able to say I was in the Maldives. The water and snorkeling was the best I've ever seen. I haven't been to another resort at the Maldives so I have nothing to compare it to

Service was excellent. Food was delicious. The view was breathtaking. The water was gorgeous. Few suggestions: Make sure to get the BB package - it's definitely worth it. The spread they had was excellent and you can choose to eat either at 73 degree (on Veli) or Fushi Cafe (in Dhigu.) Dinners: Bann Huraa (Thai) is a must for dinner. Their wraps was delicious. If 73 degree is having seafood night, make sure to take advantage of it. It's "all you can eat" fresh seafood for $89 a person. You pick what you want from the buffet and the chef will either grill and fry it for you. Lobster is an additional $55 but it was well worth it - especially if you have 5-6 of them like I did haha. Our dinners averaged out to $300 a night. For lunch: Tuna pizza (their signature pizza) and Grilled Veggie with Feta pizza were our favorites. It's more than enough to split between a couple. For the pool, go to Dhigu. The pool is bigger and has an amazing view. They provide cold water and apples- nice touch. The pool bar (Aqua) is also better. Dhigu is a minute boat shuttle ride over. They go back and forth from 7:30am until 11:30pm. We never waited more than 3 mins for a ride. Service was exceptional from the second you arrive until the second you leave!

Anantara Veli Veligandu

Hotel highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in South Male Atoll, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is adjacent to Bodu Hurraa Beach and within a 10-minute stroll of Dhigufinolhu Beach. This 67-room, 5-star resort has conveniences like a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and free in-room WiFi. It's on the beach and also near Maafushi Mosque and Maafushi Harbor.


Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. This resort is home to 3 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger without leaving your room with 24-hour room service, or quench your thirst with a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 67 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, rainfall showers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water are also standard.


Property features

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this adults-only resort include a spa tub, a sauna, and an outdoor tennis court.

Room options

Deluxe Over Water Bungalow

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Ocean Pool Bungalow

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Bungalow, Overwater

King 1 | Sleeps 2