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Anantara Veli Maldives 

South Male Atoll (Kaafu)



Experience an island paradise of chic simplicity in a charming tropical setting replete with soft white sand and azure waters at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa. Relax with a loved one in our over water bungalows as a spectacular selection of sea life swims beneath you. Dive into an array of water sports in the tranquil surrounds of our island resort’s crystal clear lagoon. Unwind at the Anantara Garden Spa with a range of treatments to soothe body and mind.

At Anantara Veli Maldives island resort, suited perfectly for young couples looking for peace and quiet where serendipity beckons with the tropical simplicity of the design, intimate room types with direct lagoon access and variety of resort facilities. Unwind on your sun deck overlooking the palm fringed island and pristine coral reefs in the South Malé Atoll, just 35 minutes from Malé International Airport.

The perfect romantic getaway is provided for couples, whether on a honeymoon or another special occasion with a host of dining options of various world cuisines, five star Maldives resort facilities like an infinity edge pool and fitness centre, as well as a multitude of water sports, from diving to surfing, deep sea fishing and sailing. At our Maldives island resort, you can unwind any way you choose.

Children and families are most welcome on our sister resort, Anantara Dhigu, minutes away and offering a children’s club, rooms suitable for children and other activities and facilities for families.


Anantara Veli Resort & Spa Facilities :


Anantara Veli Resort & Spa offers more than just the perfect place to relax. Discover wondrous marine life or explore every nook and corner of the rich Maldivian land. Take up windsurfing on the lagoon or learn to dive at our padi dive school or surf with our resident surf guru, stroll through the markets of bustling Malé. These are just a few examples of things to see and do at our Maldives resort.

Area Excursions

From tropical picnics along unspoiled shores to the unadulterated indulgence of a sunset cruise, Anantara Veli Maldives presents you a multitude of leisure activities to indulge in.

Each day, we feature a range of organised excursions and self explorations that let you see beyond the boundaries of our Maldives resort. Whether you want to go island hopping, take a sailing cruise, try your hand at deep-sea fishing or explore Malé culture at the fisherman’s market, we host Maldives leisure activities to suit all tastes.

  • Diving
    The Maldives is known as one of the finest dive destinations on the planet, and we have a multitude of dive options to suit all abilities. For full details on all of Anantara Veli’s diving opportunities and packages, please visit our Diving page.
  • Surfing
    Anantara Veli Maldives offers surfing lessons and excursions for a range of abilities under our ‘ticket to ride’ system in association with Tropicsurf. Numbers are limited per surf trip so booking in advance is recommended.
  • Island Hopping
    Discover the range of island jewels surrounding our pristine lagoon. This Maldives excursion lets you see the many different forms paradise can take. Tour the atoll and explore the daily life of fishermen. Shop the way the locals do. Get up close and personal with marine life.
  • Island Picnic
    Spend an afternoon living out your desert island daydreams with our island picnic excursion. A tiny uninhabited island offshore in Anantara’s lagoon is your playground for the day. Frolic in pristine waters, explore stunning reefs and enjoy a specially prepared picnic on white sands.
  • Malé Excursions
    There are plenty of things to do in the bustling Maldivian capital, Malé. The city offers distinctive architecture, local markets, tranquil mosques and the regal presidential palace. Immerse yourself in the local culture at the National Museum and taste some of the country’s authentic local delicacies.
  • Sunset Cruise
    Cruise the Indian Ocean in style with our organized dhoni sunset cruise trips. Listen to the melodic rolling of the waves, This has got to be one of the finest Maldives excursions, if you wish, even with champagne in hand as you watch the setting sun dip behind the horizon. A Maldives leisure activity like no other.
  • Sunset Hand line Fishing
    Try your skills at hand line fishing and experience the glittering waters from a local’s point of view aboard a traditional sailing dhoni. This natural technique uses no equipment beyond a single fishing line held by hand and dropped to the floor of the ocean reef. A bite is almost guaranteed.



Resort Activities

The setting is tranquil, but recreation and fun are always close by. Every day, Anantara Veli Maldives offers a range of organised and do it yourself resort activities in the gorgeous surrounds of our island retreat. Select from a range of indoor and outdoor Maldives resort activities including yoga, shopping, cooking classes, fitness, tennis, swimming, volleyball, badminton and the Anantara Spa.

  • Anantara Garden Spa
    The highlight of any stay with Anantara, our Veli Maldives resort is no exception. The serene Anantara Spa offers a range of specially composed treatments to soothe body and mind in a truly awe-inspiring setting. For full details please visit our Spa page.
  • Snorkelling
    Explore the turquoise tropical lagoon and reef which is situated around Anantara Veli Maldives. Unencumbered by heavy scuba equipment, snorkelling offers you a safe and easy way to get acquainted with the world below, and see some of the most celebrated marine life on the planet. One of our most popular resort activities.
  • Beachside Yoga
    Gain physical poise and mental peace through ancient exercises drawn from centuries of traditional South Asian wisdom. Whether a beginner or an expert, our professional instructors are able to guide you through lessons either in a group or private session within the surrounds of our Maldives resort.
  • Boutique
    You may be thousands of miles away from it all but our Maldives boutique brings the world to you, with all of life’s small necessities as well as exotic goods and handicrafts from across Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
  • Cooking School
    While staying at Anantara Veli Maldives you will be treated to an array of inspired culinary creations. Why not learn the tricks of the trade with a cooking class from our resident master chefs? This resort activity lets you recreate traditional Maldivian, Thai and fusion dishes to impress your friends back home.
  • Fitness
    Anantara Veli Maldives’ gym is equipped with everything you need to keep you looking and feeling good. Rejuvenate your body as you work out alone or with our personal trainer.
  • Library
    Not all Anantara Veli Maldives resort activities need to be energetic. Our library lets you sink into an armchair to enjoy a new novel or catch up on all that is going on back in the ‘real world’ with our computers and high-speed internet access.
  • Morning Meditation
    Clear your mind and achieve a sense of heightened well-being with gentle stretching and meditation to start your day. Anantara can arrange a meditation session on the beach, you’ll be able to draw inspiration from the gorgeous island surrounds as they are woken by the dawn.
  • Swimming
    Slide into the tranquil waters of our stunning infinity edge pool situated right on the edge of the ocean. Gaze out across the expanse of aquamarine as you float, soak or splash your worries away. Or for confident swimmers, the waters of our large lagoon offer an ideal spot for wading, floating or a relaxed swim.
  • Tennis
    Anantara Veli Maldives’ floodlit tennis court means that you can continue with a doubles match even after the sun sets. Our fitness centre staff are at hand to provide lessons for beginners or a little bit of a challenge if you’re looking for a partner.
  • Volleyball & Badminton
    Feeling waterlogged? Landlubbers can always take part in a pick-up match of volleyball or badminton– just let us know and we’ll provide the nets and equipment and turn a strip of beach into your court.


A serene Spa Retreat at Anantara Veli Resort Madives

Anantara Veli Resort & Spa offers indigenously inspired, treatments infused with timeless healing and wellness rituals. Be blissfully pampered at the five sumptuous treatment suites in the tropical gardens. Our Maldives resort spa is nestled in pristine gardens so you can indulge in treatments that use natural ingredients and their healing properties to enrich, detoxify, polish and rejuvenate. Escape the cares of everyday life with soothing treatments for body and soul at Anantara Spa.



 :: Restaurants

Maldives Dining at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa :

With an array of casual dining restaurants offering delectable international and Asian food, Anantara Veli Resort & Spa Maldives provides the perfect spot for memorable dining Maldivian style. Japanese, Thai, and seafood are all on offer, along with a host of further options at our sister resort Anantara Dhigu.

  • Baan Huraa (Thai cuisine)
    Dine on fragrant Thai cuisine in a beautiful over water teak restaurant perched right on the ocean. Baan Huraa at Anantara Veli serves a unique dining experience concocted by our Thai chefs. Signature dishes include coconut curries from Thailand’s southern provinces as well as hot and spicy dishes from the north, bound together by an authenticity of flavour. Baan Huraa is the finest Thai restaurant in the Maldives.
  • 73 Degrees (buffet breakfast and seafood dinner buffet)
    73 Degrees’ light and airy Maldivian style thatched roof pavilion reminiscent of a colonial home. Dine at the sumptuous breakfast buffet of fresh tropical fruits and juices, cereals, homemade breads, grilled meats, vegetables and made to order omelettes. In the evenings, our restaurant also serves up a fresh seafood buffet, where you can select fish plucked straight from the ocean.
  • Geckos (Japanese)
    Enjoy fresh sashimi or Teppanyaki. You’ve found your perfect spot for light casual dining on inventive dishes with intimate alcoves and outdoor seating options. Dine with sand between your toes in this casual yet chic outlet.
  • Dhoni
    Kick back by the tranquil lagoon of Anantara Veli. The poolside bar and lunch time restaurant offers the chance to savour cocktails and chilled-out vibes. Settle into the infinity-edge pool and glance at the seascape as you unwind. Anantara Veli Maldives’ Dhoni ocean view bar serves an array of island-style cocktails and light snacks, perfect for those Maldives sunsets.
  • Dining by Design
    A banquet on the beach. A candlelit dinner of Maldivian food on your own stretch of sand or desert island. A barbeque attended by a personal chef. Restaurants at Anantara Veli Maldives extend beyond the dining room. Let us plan romantic dining for two in countless, secluded getaways either at Anantara Veli or our sister resort Anantara Dhigu.
  • Fushi Café (breakfast and dinner buffet)
    At Anantara Dhigu
    On the white sandy beach of Dhigu Island, Fushi Café at Anantara Dhigu Maldives serves a lavish full breakfast buffet each morning complete with live cooking stations. Then, as the sun sets, the restaurant transforms to offer a buffet with a variety of flavours including international cuisines and local Maldivian food. Relaxed dining by the sea at its very best.
  • Fuddan Fusion Grill
    (grilled steaks and seafood)
    At Anantara Dhigu
    Sample the freshest seafood scooped straight from the ocean or feast on imported steaks at the lively Fuddan Fusion Grill. Prime aged imported cuts from Japan and Australia. Maldivian prawns, Wahoo and lobster. Facing the inner turquoise lagoon, the grill offers casually elegant dining by the sea with a variety of cooking styles; flame grilled, tandoori, wok sautéed, fired in a wood oven.
  • Terrazzo
    (Italian cuisine)
    At Anantara Dhigu
    Anantara Dhigu Maldives brings Italy to the tropics at Terrazzo, an intimate lagoon view restaurant serving rustic Italian favourites like wood-fire pizzas, homemade pastas and delectable seafood. Signature dishes include homemade lobster ravioli, and tableside-spun Caesar salad. Accompanying the food is a selection of wines from both northern and southern regions of Italy, paired perfectly to your meal thanks to our resident Wine Guru.
  • Aqua
    (cocktails and light snacks)
    At Anantara Dhigu
    Providing poolside refreshments and light snacks, Aqua by Anantara Dhigu Maldives is the perfect gathering point for another day in paradise. Accessible both in and out of the water, you can swim up to the bar and create your own cocktail from our range of ingredients. Early evening ushers in picturesque sunsets while you savour a drink in the lounge area.






Location at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa Maldives :

Nestled amongst beautifully scattered islands, Anantara Veli Resort & Spa Maldives is a comfortably chic resort in a completely tranquil tropical setting, with an abundance of amenities. Our Maldives island resort is located on the rim of a tranquil turquoise lagoon, around which sits two other resorts providing an array of dining options.

Travel to the Maldives is simple with regular scheduled flights from around the world landing in Malé International Airport daily. Once you touch down, Anantara Veli Maldives beach resort’s speedboat service will bring you to the resort in a quick 35 minute boat ride.



Our speedboat captain will meet you upon arrival at Malé International Airport and guide you to your luxuriously equipped water taxi. Then begins the scenic ride across sparkling emerald waters to Anantara’s islands. The resort is located 21 kilometres from Malé International Airport, just a 35 minute speedboat journey away.

Please provide us with your flight arrival and departure details at least 48 hours in advance to ensure timely bookings for your combined speedboat transfers from Malé to Anantara Resort Maldives.


Your Maldives experience begins as you touch down at the unique Malé International Airport. Located on a small island of its own, it’s your gateway to this exclusive island paradise, and the descent over the scattered islands that form the jewels of the Maldives is truly unforgettable. Be sure to get a window seat and enjoy the ride.

Malé International Airport is well connected with daily direct, connecting or charter flights from Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.


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