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Love the size of the hotel and island. Small, intimate and private. Seaplane transfer is part of the fun and the length of time to get there is good (not too long, about 20 minutes). Beautiful beaches and good snorkeling. Buffet is ok. Not there for great food. There is something for everyone. The Thundi Bar is lovely. Great to hang out and relax with a drink or two. The room is comfortable and large. Would not call it luxury or five stars. We have a jacuzzi water villa. A sunset jacuzzi water villa would have been better. It wasn’t available at the time.

Veligandu starts out at a disadvantage because I have been to much nicer resorts in the Maldives, but then again, I paid more for them. Pros: Value, food, bartenders, entertainment, room comfort and size Cons: All Inclusive has lots of exclusions, well alcohol and house wine are poor quality. Dead coral from the reef makes it hard to stand in the ocean without some kind of water shoe. This was true both off our water villa and at the beach. Bartenders were great, but the rest of the staff didn't resemble the reviews I had read. Their limited English was matched only by their limited ability to smile. The training really could be a lot better. Example: I asked for a coke with ice during breakfast. Taken aback, the waiter said they don't serve Coke at breakfast and walked away. No apology, and no effort to make sense of the fact that I could walk 200 feet to the bar and get the coke myself! Pet peeve: You cannot get cold drinks of any kind at breakfast. Water and juices are at room temperature and asking for ice (which I did every day) was promptly ignored. The issue goes away magically at lunch and you can have all the ice and cold beverages you want. Training. The sad part is that these small incidents (they charge for renting snorkeling masks, for example, which other all inclusive don't) that could easily be avoided with training kind of stick out over a week. Another example: I understand the house wine has to be cheap, but why not offer 3 reds and 3 whites?

Veligandu Island, North Ari Atoll Veligandu Island

Hotel highlights

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

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa places you within a 5-minute drive of popular sights such as Adivaru Thila Dive Site and Big Blue Dive Site. This 4.5-star resort has 91 rooms and welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free buffet breakfast, served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy the ocean views at Dhonveli Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

The 91 rooms are individually furnished and have an array of amenities, including balconies or patios, iPod docks, and minibars. 40-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Espresso makers, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also available.


Property features

Guests of Veligandu Island Resort & Spa enjoy a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 340 per person roundtrip. The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Villa, Beachside

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 3

Sunset Villa, Jetted Tub, Overwater

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Villa, Jetted Tub, Overwater

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 3

Villa, Jetted Tub, Beachside

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Veligandu Island Resort & Spa

Couples (2)
4
Partner Couples

Love the size of the hotel and island. Small, intimate and private. Seaplane transfer is part of the fun and the length of time to get there is good (not too long, about 20 minutes). Beautiful beaches and good snorkeling. Buffet is ok. Not there for great food. There is something for everyone. The Thundi Bar is lovely. Great to hang out and relax with a drink or two. The room is comfortable and large. Would not call it luxury or five stars. We have a jacuzzi water villa. A sunset jacuzzi water villa would have been better. It wasn’t available at the time.

By on Dec 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 20, 2019

Dear Valued Guest Sunny greetings from Veligandu Island Resort & Spa! Thank you very much for your kind and detailed review of our resort. We are truly appreciate your feedback and are happy to read that you liked the service provided by our team. We hope to welcoming you back soon in our little paradise! Warm regards,

4

you get what you pay for! good value

Couples

Veligandu starts out at a disadvantage because I have been to much nicer resorts in the Maldives, but then again, I paid more for them. Pros: Value, food, bartenders, entertainment, room comfort and size Cons: All Inclusive has lots of exclusions, well alcohol and house wine are poor quality. Dead coral from the reef makes it hard to stand in the ocean without some kind of water shoe. This was true both off our water villa and at the beach. Bartenders were great, but the rest of the staff didn't resemble the reviews I had read. Their limited English was matched only by their limited ability to smile. The training really could be a lot better. Example: I asked for a coke with ice during breakfast. Taken aback, the waiter said they don't serve Coke at breakfast and walked away. No apology, and no effort to make sense of the fact that I could walk 200 feet to the bar and get the coke myself! Pet peeve: You cannot get cold drinks of any kind at breakfast. Water and juices are at room temperature and asking for ice (which I did every day) was promptly ignored. The issue goes away magically at lunch and you can have all the ice and cold beverages you want. Training. The sad part is that these small incidents (they charge for renting snorkeling masks, for example, which other all inclusive don't) that could easily be avoided with training kind of stick out over a week. Another example: I understand the house wine has to be cheap, but why not offer 3 reds and 3 whites?

By , from Dallas on Aug 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 9, 2017

Dear EHC, Sunny greetings from Veligandu Island Resort & Spa! Thank you for taking the time to pen this review. We value your feedback on where we can improve. I have noted all the concerns that you have mentioned, especially with regard to our service. We aim to provide our guests with efficient and attentive hospitality and I regret that this was not reflected in your experience. I will be discussing these with the respective departments for improvement going forward. We hope to have another opportunity to exceed your expectations in the near future. Warm Regards, Fathuhulla Ibrahim, General Manager.

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