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Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Maldives is the place where we get so many options for staying so it becomes very difficult to select such a place which is combination of all the things which we can expect from place like Maldives. Be it quality, services, food, nature and most importantly the watervillas. Trust me that this place has fulfilled all my expectation more than I thought. This is the right place where you need to start and end your best journey of life. We did not have any problem starting from airport pick up to airport drop off. Each and everything was very systematic and wonderful. Outstanding services, delighting staff, awesome food, smokey sheesha and what not. Trust me that this place will not let you down. Lifetime bondage to this place !! Purely and surely recommended. Enjoy your trip. Plus points of this place. 1. Adult only resort 2. Only water villas and lagoon options which makes this place more exotic 3. Extremely professional PADI certified divers for Deep Sea Diving 4. Chefs are easily accessible in case one needs more vegetarian options 5. Villa quality up to the mark 6. At the last, top notch location for breakfast and evening drink

Everything in Anantara Veli was so perfect. Absolutely amazing place with the best staff and service in every way! We spent wonderful 8 days on this beautiful island. The staff was always very attentive and friendly, everyone was willing to help. The resort has everything you can ask for. A true tropical paradise. We stayed in Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow with direct access to the ocean. So far the best resort we have ever stayed in! Thank you for the magical experience Anantara Veli. We hope to visit again! Highly recommended!

Stayed in anantara last June 2017 for our first wedding anniversary- yeah I know this is already a late review. They gifted us a champagne and cake for our special day and even organized a party to couples who are currently celebrating anniversaries. We stayed in an overwater bungalow. Me and my husband enjoyed being in this beautiful resort. It exceeded our expectations. In fact, we are planning to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary here. Staff are very nice and friendly had a chance to meet a very accommodating staff, named Monette in origami restaurant. Now I can say that Maldives is worth it! Thank you Anantara!

If you challenged us to say something bad about the stay, I don't think we'd be able to think of anything. It exceeded our expectations and more. It started with the experience of reservations with the customer service operator, very concise and helpful with great information. Fast forward to our arrival. Helpful service and memorable speedboat journey to our island. Then that's when we met our favorite person, Mughni. For 7 days (and possibly beyond) he was family and a great friend. We really hope we'll have a chance to cross paths again one day. From there our dinning experience. To start being greeted by Jen and Jully, who were always a great start to our morning. Then being served by my good friend Bokey was something I always looked forward. If Bokey happened to be off,we also had our good friend Saleem whether for breakfast or dinner. I've got to say, I've never felt more important on a birthday than when Shinerx dropped off the champagne and cake. Upon dropping off, it was great speaking with him. Our room boy Jimmy was always on top of everything we ever needed, as well as those beautiful designs on the bed. My wife had a great experience at the spa, and Origami was our favorite restaurant with amazing chefs. One can't go wrong with any restaurants (definitely recommend the half board option). Our yoga instructor wasn't only knowledgeable, but hilarious and entertaining. Last but not least, Jason Kess, definitely made our trip. Probably a good thing we didn't meet him in the beginning (we would've never have wanted to leave), but he's awesome. I might have to take tennis lessons for an excuse to return. All in all, we'll be back as often as we're able. Best experience of our marriage thus far! Thank you Anantara!

A beautiful resort with lovely people, surrounded by magnificent waters, lots to do and a nice variety of delicious food served with breathtaking views. My friend and I really enjoyed our 6 wonderful days - it was the first time to the achingly beautiful Maldives for both of us - and Anantara made it truly memorable. We stayed in an ocean pool bungalow and really, the feeling of waking up and going to sleep with the ocean next to you is quite indescribable. We felt blessed to be able to experience that and not to mention the gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, exotic fishes and baby shark that we got to see from our deck..and one particular stingray that came to say hello every evening :) It was also great to be able to have the best of Veli and Dhigu and the convenience of getting around the islands. All in all, a paradise without end, true to the name Anantara. We will always remember the warmth and hospitality of the wonderful people we met and especially your smiles, which we miss already. Not forgetting all the sweet little details to make each day special for us. A shout out to Juliane, Zihuny, Jully, Saleem, Jen, our dear host Mahir and also the good housekeeping folk who made the villa so welcoming. And of course, special thanks to lovely Fabio for such an unforgettable first snorkelling experience xoxo

Anantara Veli is beautifully set in a tranquil, turquoise lagoon offering an intimate romantic experience where guests can enjoy the exclusivity of the island. It is a couples-only resort and consists entirely of overwater bungalows. You might think it is overrated, but nothing compares to the experience of staying at an overwater villa when you are at the Maldives! We were lucky enough to find this amazing resort that offers luxe for less. The resort also gives you access to its sister and neighbouring resort, Anantara Dhigu, which caters more to families and has a range of water sports, diving and activities that will make your stay in the Maldives truly unforgettable. There is a ferry that transfers guests between both resorts, it is a quick and hassle-free 3-min boat ride accross. Guests from Veli can enjoy the variety of restaurants available at Dhigu. Our favorite was the Sea, Fire and Salt restaurant that overlooks the lagoon. The resort is vast and has a range of private villas, beach bungalows and overwater villas to choose from. It has a big infinity pool where you can watch the most gorgeous sunsets and sip coolers by the pool bar. It also houses a gorgeous overwater spa. You can ride a buggy car to take you around or take a leisurely stroll around the island at your own pace Anantara Naladhu is a more upmarket and exclusive resort and is, at most times, off-limits from guests staying at Veli and Dhigu. However, there are times when the resort is opened and can be accessed by a walkway from Veli. In the middle of the walkway, majestically sitting on the lagoon, is Anantara’s signature Thai Restaurant – Baan Hura. This restaurant remarkably offers guests both gastronomical and cultural experiences. We chose this restaurant to celebrate my 30th birthday, and the staff made it so unforgettable. The resort has its way of taking their guests on a beautiful journey throughout their stay by adding their personal touches. On my birthday, I was greeted by a thoughtful message at breakfast, and again, a beautiful cake and bottle of wine as we returned to our villa at the end of the night. It was the most magical birthday! We cannot thank the staff of Anantara Veli enough for their amazing hospitality throughout our stay! We will definitely visit again... For more info, visit this website:

We stayed in Veli for 4 nights, just left. I can’t begin to express our thanks to all the staff- friendly and helpful without exception. Particularly thanks to Amlah, Safik and the lovely girl at breakfast and Christoph at Aquafanatics. On my 50th we were treated to Mimosa cocktails for breakfast, pina coldas at lunch and champagne and cake at dinner. You made me feel fantastic. I can’t fault the overwater bungalows, all designed to be lux and user friendly. Can’t wait to return. You’ve given us the best memories.

Everything from start to finish was perfect, from the welcome song upon arrival to the birthday champagne (for my girlfriend) to the amazing selection of local and worldwide sushi/sashimi at the Japanese restaurant. And this was just the first few hours! Had a wonderful 4 days here, with many more unforgettable experiences, a quintessential Maldivian experience that I highly recommend!

Fantastic Hotel in the Paradise. Maybe the drinks quite expensive...but the food and service is the best. At least once in a lifetime visit this perfect hotel for Maldives. Very good idea that this hotel is only for adults.

Kudos to the following staff who made our stay memorable and wanting more to come back again in Anantara Veli: Mr. Anim-reservations Anantara Veli, Sharif from Anantara Dhigu Resto, Filipino staff in resto Chef jun, jen, Chef alfie, Rose, Spa-susan, Spa staff Thai- aree, Spa filipini staff janet and dexter, Resto-bokey, Reservations Filipino staff- monet, Carpenter Filipino staff rommel, Room attendant ibrahim and jimmy, Reservations zahir and amlah all these staff should be given compliments for their outstanding service! This is what makes Anantara special to guest bec of the service these people have provided to their guest! You will really feel "Home aways from Home". Pls look for them as they are the best staff in this hotel. For our rooms, I would like to say big thanks to Reservation Team as all I have requested was granted in an instant! I really felt special with all the things they have done to our room and also for the resto staff Origami for making my bday so special and unforgettable! Overwater villa is a must bec once u stepped out of ur room u can see turtles, Nemo, Dory heheh all the fishes in the world like trumphet fish, even stingray, baby sharks black tip, mantaray, jack fish, squid, in all beautiful sea creatures pls bring ur go pro and underwater camera coz u will really enjoy the whole island as u can hop from one island to another..even tried swimming from one island to another heheheh and the rooms are so clean, food yummy, service superb, the whole island really instagram worthy! Staff all hardworking and very friendly always asking how are u doing..two thumbs up for Anantara Veli..will definitely go back to ur lovely awesome place! Pls give compliments to above mentioned Names--they are the reason why Guest loves staying in ur place bec of the good service they provide.

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Hotel highlights

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

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort places you next to Bodu Hurraa Beach and within a 10-minute walk 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.


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.


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 Bungalow, Private Pool, Overwater

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Bungalow, Overwater

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1677 reviews