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Hotel overview

A paradisal spot at South Male Atoll is situated 25-minute speedboat journey from the Velana International Airport. Velassaru is one of the small and private luxury resorts in the Maldives with a length of 400 m and a width of 200 m. It is a tiny island with a snow-white pristine shore, tropical greenery, fairytale views and decent infrastructure.

Splendid villas and bungalows, 5 restaurants with sophisticated global cuisine and 2 bars are situated along the beach. Active rest at the resort is more than diverse. You may explore the coral reefs, travel to the horizon, enjoy water sports activities and relax at the spa pavilions. The infinity pools with ocean vistas, entertainments and round-the-clock multilingual service are here for you.

Velassaru venues

The island restaurants and bars will surprise you with a variety of cuisines and beverages.

  • Teppanyaki is a Japanese restaurant located over the lagoon. It is a romantic place with ocean vistas and Teppanyaki dishes.
  • Sophisticated Vela restaurant offers a generous international cuisine menu and fresh seafood.
  • Etesian is a modern venue, hidden in tropical greenery, serving exclusive Latin American courses.
  • Fen bar has cozy indoor interiors with soft daybeds, intimate ambiance, Asian and European treats along with a great beverage selection.
  • Turquoise serves international cuisine and is the right place to spend a quiet and delicious evening.
  • Sand is a beach restaurant, providing breathtaking sunset views and a great variety of chef’s signature courses.


Modern Velassaru spa center offers traditional treatments for skin regeneration and rejuvenation. Overwater treatment pavilions set on stilts provide uninterrupted views of the seascape during relaxation. Free yoga sessions are held three times a week here.


The Indian Ocean underwater world is full of unforgettable experience. Exciting diving is available both for the beginners and the seasoned divers. Skillful multilingual Immersion diving center instructors are ready to offer training and all necessary equipment for diving and snorkeling, kids diving, underwater photography and 60 spectacular diving sites. You may as well join a coral exploration, organized together with resort marine center.

Water sports

Active water sports always offer an adrenaline rush and fun. Velassaru Island and its amazing lagoons are the excellent place for water sports. The resort offers:

  • Water skiing
  • Kneeboarding
  • Wakeboarding
  • Windsurfing
  • Parasailing
  • Catamaran
  • Sailing yachts
  • Kayaking
  • Glass-bottom kayaks
  • Seabob etc.


Unique tropical land invites you to explore and widen the skylines. During Velassaru stay you can diversify leisure time courtesy of plentiful Maldivian nature. You may depart on a sea cruise to meet dolphins, get your main trophy at local fishing, enjoy a romantic Dhoni trip or admire a colorful night snorkeling.

Ceremony in the Maldives

Velassaru Maldives organizes gorgeous private ceremonies, starting from a dinner on the ocean shore to the wedding days and anniversaries. Attentive arrangers will make your special day the most joyful and remarkable.

Transfer: speedboats from Male international airport are touring to resort day and night.

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Transfers Terms and Conditions

  • Seaplane transfers are available during daylight hours only. 
  • Guests arriving at Male airport after 3:15pm are recommended to book a domestic flight in advance (depends on resort policy) or an overnight accommodation close by the airport to be transferred to the resort the following morning.
  • Guests departing Malé on an international flight prior to 09:00hrs will be transferred late on the previous afternoon. Accommodation can be booked in Malé at an additional cost.
  • International departure flights should be scheduled after 9:00 am. Departing guests will be transferred to the airport at least 3 hours prior to scheduled international flight departure with last seaplane departure from the island at 3:00pm.
  • Seaplane transfers are managed by a third party company thus it will be subject to availability and may be cancelled due to weather conditions or maintenance needs. In this case, guests may be transferred via Domestic flight (if route exists per each hotel) or guests will need to book an overnight stay in Male at guest’ additional expense.
  • In extraordinary circumstances, luggage may be transported by a later flight (policies & procedures as per TMA regulations). Resort does not take any liability for delaying the guest luggage due to these reasons. 
  • If a guest misses their transfer due to International flight being delayed etc. Guest may opt to pay the supplement for changing the transfer mode (ex: from domestic to seaplane, etc) and this is Subject to availability.
  • Neither WIOTTO nor our Destination Management partner nor resorts are held responsible for any delays or cancellations due to the local seaplane carrier or weather conditions.
  • Baggage allowance is 20kg suitcase and 5kg hand luggage. Excess baggage is chargeable at $5.00 per kg, payable at the airport.
  • International flights must be provided at least 7 days prior to arrival.
  • On departure, schedule of seaplane transfers will be communicated to the guest a night prior to departure from the resort. 
  • Seaplane may stop in 1 or 2 destinations where the time of journey may be extended and guest will be advised prior to take off on flight.
  • 100% cancellation will be applicable in case of no show or cancellation as per cancellation policy.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice in accordance with any increases in fuel prices and taxes
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TripAdvisor© Traveler Reviews

Heaven on Earth

What a great place to stay. Probably the nicest resort my wife and I have ever stayed in. Certainly the most expensive, but it was worth it. The food was fantastic, the staff super friendly and...
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C 911gerardo Cambridge, United Kingdom

Silver Wedding Anniversary Celebration.

This hotel resort is by far the best hotel we have stayed in. From beginning to end we enjoyed every moment. The staff are just incredible. I can’t single anyone out as they all deserve praise for...
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C Julie W

Magical holiday

This place is magical, romantic and exotic, the experience cannot be explained, it has to be seen so you can believe it. Everything about this island is so beautiful, the Beach is powder white...
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C ivoi222 London, United Kingdom