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Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

travelling with my family we chose Anantara Veli which is for adults only, but in the same island you have three posibilities : Anantara dighu , with children and Naladhu island, a private island . we booked an overwater cottage with private pool and an ocean private pool room,and I do not know which of the two rooms liked more.. the place is exactly as you see in the photos; the water is blue and transparent and you swim with all the fishes that you can inmagine. Juliane, the director woman in Vely was incredible kind with us and try to resolve all your worries, and Hamid, the butler we had, was great to. He planed every day the places to have dinner in the three islands , all of them conected. Clean, nice, superb, a luxury place . Perhaps I should review the drinks policy . They are not including ( nothing to say about that ) but they are incredibly expensive !! A wine ( very normal indeed ) 100 usd. Not justified.

Amazing resort that is kid free! It’s as good as the pictures and the staff are caring, considerate and attentive. Wonderful food and very different in the 6 restaurants! We stayed in an overwater bungalow and it was worth every penny. The half board was great value also.

Wonderful stay at Anantara Veli for my partners birthday in February. We stayed in a deluxe watervilla which was towards the further end of the jetty and was nice an quiet. The room was well appointed and the bathroom very spacious with a wonderful view of the sea and the atols. The bathroom vista could be better, its not quite as shown on the photos with the uninterrupted view of the ocean - the glass is misted to preserve privacy and we have stayed in resorts where the doors to the bathroom open fully onto the veranda - this would be a nice addition if possible. Really minor point but the bedroom was very comfortable but theres quite a lot of furniture squeezed into the space - it would be better to have a bit more room and a few less chairs/seating areas. The food selections are fantastic. The ability to visit the other two islands for dining is a great touch and makes for a really good variety of dining options - but does mean you need to be organised and book ahead (something that needs to be better explained on arrival, as we foud out the hard way on our first night!) The japanese restaurant in particular was fantastic - some of the best japanese cuisine we have had ever! One thing to note however, due to the dine around option, at night children are permitted on the island from neighbouring Dhigu, so if you are looking for a completely adults only experience, this is something to bear in mind. Again, I think this is another thing that could be better explained in advance of booking as well as at orientation. Great customer service and lovely attention to detail especially at breakfast with lovely latte art and decorated tables - lovely touches which always make you smile! Our room was beautifully decorated for my partners birthday and we were given a lovely bottle of cava and cake to celebrate the occasion which was a lovely touch. We made several trips to the spa - both on Veli and Dhigu and both were excellent. Very good treatments given by attentive and personable therapists - so relaxing and the perfect way to while away an evening! Such a lovely holiday to fully relax and unwind - go, you wont be disappointed!

Recently had a stay at Anantara Veli. The location and the resort is absolutely amazing. I stayed in a Deluxe Overwater Pool Bungalow. The room was very nice. All of the glowing remarks about the resort and rooms are absolutely true! The amazing staff is what made this resort exceptional. The staff was available from immigration to the airline check in at departure. The person I was traveling with sustained a leg injury during travel and was not able to walk without assistance. I contacted Anantara in route, and they replied that they would accommodate as much as possible. From the time we landed in the airport, the staff was amazing and made sure my travel companion enjoyed everything about the resort. Our room came with a host/butler who made sure everything and every wish was met. They made sure a wheelchair was available if needed. Everywhere we went on the resort including restaurants, they were more than accommodating. If you are someone who has a disability or traveling with someone that has a disability, this resort will be more than accommodating from beginning to end. Special thank you to Ibrahim our villa host who was absolutely amazing!!! Also special thank you to Jazlaan, Amir, and Zhuny!!

A very personalised experience in a truly breathtaking environment. All staff were exceptionally friendly, efficient and professional...a special mention to Mughni who went the extra mile to make our stay memorable and right at home. We stayed in a Deluxe over water bungalow with beautiful views of the lagoon. Being an adults only island was one of the key reasons we chose to stay here and for anyone looking for a relaxing time, this is the place to be. Ciao

Absolutely heavenly stunning stay! We have seen things but never have we ever been so relaxed and chilled! Shout out to Julie and All the poool staff! Great Sea Fire restaurant and Thai one! Can t wait to go back next year... Brain off

We weren’t on our honeymoon but most of the other guests were. The setting is stunning, the colours of the sea, sky and sand look unreal. We booked the turtle snorkelling trip and very much enjoyed it.

We stayed 1 week on Veli which is for couples though you can also use the facilities of the nearby sister island where families are permitted. I really have virtually nothing negative to say...the islands and surrounding lagoon are beautiful, the resort is extremely well kept and our over water bungalow was well equipped, maintained and spotlessly clean. The staff throughout the resort are friendly, courteous, and helpful without exception. The restaurants - we tried 5 of the 6 - were all excellent and we enjoyed all of our meals and the beautiful breakfasts. All in all an excellent resort - my only tiny observation was that if, like me, you are accustomed to a daily play in a sailboat to break up the sunbathing, then it would prove expensive due to a non-insignificant hourly charge. But that wouldn't be an issue to most .... snorkelling gear and kayaks are foc....and everything else is uniformly excellent. Finally, we really enjoyed out daily short boat trip over to the resort's "picnic island" where snorkelling amongst beautiful fish was easy and followed by a cocktail under a shady parasol in a cooling breeze...perfect!

Where do I even start with Anantara Veli? Endless beauty, beautiful weather if you’re trying to escape the awful snow, possibly the best staff of all the places I have visited. My husband and I went to Anantara Veli for our five year anniversary trip. We got back from there about four days ago and I can’t stop looking at the videos and pictures we took. It was breathtaking. We stayed in the deluxe over water pool bungalow, worth every penny. We took advantage of the free snorkeling gear every room gets once they check in, and snorkeled almost every day in the lagoon and saw some pretty spectacular things. Our room boy Ismail was so talented & so friendly and always asked us whenever he randomly saw us if we needed anything. We had the pleasure of meeting Mughni who helped us plan our days and dinners and was so friendly and had the most wonderful smile when he saw us every morning at breakfast. Our favorite waiter was Bokey, he remembered what my husband and I liked to drink and brought it to us every morning at breakfast. Which leads me to talking about food!!!! That breakfast buffet was out of this world. They had a little bit of so many cultures under one roof, it was amazing. The Thai restaurant there was out of this world. We went to dinner there two nights in a row because of how delicious and how friendly the staff there was. All in all, the staff there really tries to go out of their way to get to know you and treat you like royalty, and they genuinely want to make sure that you’re having a great time. It was very hard saying goodbye to all of them. It took every ounce of will power to not jump off that speed boat coming home to swim back to the island. We left there already making plans of returning back to paradise.

This hotel, with three islands available to visit and stay on, is truly exceptional in terms of location and overall guest experience! The over water bungalows are beautiful and Naladhu the private island, offers another level of supreme comfort and privacy with the best beaches we have ever visited! Needless to say, snorkelling or diving is almost something you have to do! Staff are exceptional and all the facilities and service you expect from a true 5 star resort

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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 Boduhuraa and Gulhi Beach.


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.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

95.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1725 reviews