Noonu Atoll, Maldives
Situated in the Noonu atoll, a 45-minute seaplane ride from Male International Airport, Velaa Private Island is the ultimate tropical paradise. This luxury boutique resort is the epitome of style and sophistication, its ultra-luxurious design inspired by its breathtaking natural surroundings.
Privately owned by Jiri Smejc and his wife, Velaa Private Island combines contemporary architecture with traditional Maldivian influences and offers the utmost privacy, first class facilities, sublime accommodation and top-notch cuisine. This dream destination will appeal to discerning travellers seeking a unique and unforgettable tropical hideaway. Families are welcomed and there is a kids’ club.
Velaa Private Island offers 45 lavishly appointed and expansive villas set on the beach surrounded by lush tropical greenery or over the lagoon, offering maximum privacy and seclusion. Interiors are sleek and sophisticated and feature sumptuous furnishings, luxurious outdoor bathrooms, pools and butler service. Accessible only by boat, the Romantic Pool Residence is ideal for honeymooners wanting to indulge. It comes with its own gym and spa. Family accommodation is available.
An array of activities is offer from exploring spectacular dive sites to a sunset cruise on a traditional Bahtheli boat and big game fishing. Water sports such as kayaking, water-skiing and kite surfing are available and there are tennis and squash courts, as well as a yoga pavilion. Golfers can have a practice at the Troon short-game golf academy. For those wishing to do as little as possible, laze on the beach, cool off in the pool, be pampered with a massage in the serene spa or sip a glass of vintage champagne in the fabulous overwater lounge.
Velaa is home to three outstanding restaurants with Michelin-starred chef Adeline Grattard at the helm. One of the highlights is the Teppanyaki restaurant located at the top of the iconic Tavaru Tower, which houses the largest wine and champagne collection in the Maldives.
Velaa Private Island Information
- Location: Noonu Atoll, 45 minute sea place flight from Male
- Accommodation: 45 villas
- Activities: Diving, sailing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkelling, watersports activities, yoga
- Facilities: Restaurants, bar, spa, pool, gym, tennis court, golf course, kids club
- Weather: Year-round destination
- Children: Welcome with facilities