Velaa Private Island Maldives

The most popular amenities:
Beach (first line)
Family rooms
Free Wi-Fi
Airport Shuttle

Velaa Private Island is the realization of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ ultra-exclusive boutique hideaway.
This unique destination was developed to embody the very best of this unique archipelago, bathed by azure skies in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. The name of this private retreat, an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury, means “Turtle Island” in the local language – named after generations of sea turtles that have flocked here to nest and hatch.

A large number of villas
9 Beach Pool Villas (287 sq.m)

These detached one-bedroom beachfront pool villas are sumptuously furnished. Mahogany louvered panels and intricate lofty ceilings give a colonial feel while mahogany furniture and suspended bamboo lights give a natural feel. Wall to wall glass doors frame the terrace and private pool. By day the villas are light filled, secluded by clusters of palms. An indoor bathroom with Romeo and Juliet basins opens to a large outdoor bathroom connected by a garden atrium where a gazebo-covered daybed overlooks the bathtub. Day beds, swinging chair and an outdoor dining area face the Indian Ocean

9 Deluxe Beach Pool Villas (313 sq.m)

Natural materials and colours bring the outside in, while a suspended chair adds an element of playful refinement. These private one-bedroom beachfront pool villas feature a separate large living room, outdoor terrace and private pool and indoor bathroom.  The Zen-like outdoor bathroom features a huge bath and deck, and reclining daybed under a pillared podium connected by a garden atrium. The alfresco dining area by the pool is the place to be at sunset.

8 Sunrise Water Pool Villas (223 sq.m)

Along an extended jetty, the villas on this crescent have uninterrupted views of the ocean and private pools. Overhanging thatch offers shade over the dining area, while the bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace, pool and sun deck, with steps leading alluringly into the ocean. Inside, the comfortable living room is designed around a viewing window set into the floor, while the bed faces the ocean.

8 Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villas (245 sq.m)

With uninterrupted ocean views facing the sunset and private pools facing the sunset, these villas are dreamlike in design, separated by canvas sails ensuring utmost privacy. Thatched roofing shades the outdoor dining area, while the bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace. The pool and sun deck have steps leading into the ocean, while under the gazebo a vast daybed scattered with cushions catches the final moments of the sunset. Inside, the large comfortable living room has its own bar area complete with a private wine fridge and is designed around a viewing window set into the floor. Huge bathrooms with circular baths and a swinging chair reflect the water surrounding the villa.

7 Beach Pool Houses Two Bedroom (581 sq.m)

In lush foliage flanked by gently swaying palms, the two-bedroom beachfront houses are ideal for families. The large living area works as a retreat in the day and a social hub in the evening, leading to the kitchen area, complete with bar and high stools, which is practical for both catering and socialising over snacks/meals. Bedrooms blend light and privacy using louvered wood, natural materials and lights suspended from high vaulted ceilings.  Rattan swinging chairs add a sense of fun to the elegant décor. Outside, there is a spacious terrace with a large private pool, carefully positioned day beds and a standalone outdoor dining platform which offers panoramic views of the lagoon.

1 Ocean Pool House Two Bedroom (493 sq.m)

Prestigiously located on the tip of the island, in an exclusive private domain, this two-bedroom overwater residence fringed with traditional thatch offers elegant living space with carefully curated elements. Louvered shutters let the breeze flow through, while a deep sofa is covered in scatter cushions, ideal for settling down with a good book.  The dining area provides a central space while the ocean is the backdrop from every aspect. From the two spacious bathrooms featuring circular baths, to the elegant bedrooms. Swim in your own pool and relax on the sun deck, or step directly into the lagoon.  Kick back under one of two gazebos – one with a sunken hot tub and the other with daybeds.

1 Romantic Pool Residence One Bedroom (598 sq.m)

Accessible only by boat,  this ultra-private one-bedroom villa suspended above the lagoon with uninterrupted views of the ocean offers utmost privacy and romance, making it perfect for honeymooners or those who looking for ultra-luxury, including a private chef and butler. All rooms open onto the terraces, where the Jacuzzi, pool, sundeck and sunken bath offer varying aspects on the horizon. Dine inside at sunset, or over the water in a dining gazebo on its own jetty, or enjoy sundowners on the sumptuous daybeds. Interiors are designed with natural materials and neutral colours with occasional accents of Ikat or animal prints. With a personal gym and spa treatment rooms inside the residence there’s little reason to leave.

4 Velaa Private Residences Four Bedroom (1324 sq.m)

Imagine the definitive ultimate beach residence. With four bedrooms accommodating up to 10, a rarity in the Maldives, the Velaa Private Residences offer elegant contemporary design and 1,350 square metres of private interior and exterior space, inclusive of two terraces, a pool and a courtyard. Secluded on a pristine private beach, the carefully curated interiors deliver comfort, style and elegance in equal measures. These two-storey detached residences are laid out with privacy in mind. Each of the four bedrooms faces the ocean across a stretch of icing sugar sand; the first floor bedrooms have generous balconies while the ground floor opens onto the pool. Indoor and outdoor bathrooms are connected by a garden atrium. Flanked by two gazebos for dining, resting or playing, the pool reflects the ocean and is the central focus. Behind the living space a gym, spa room and outdoor living area offer plenty of quiet spaces to retire to. Subdued lighting and large format photography provide visual breaks to the sea of natural wood and stone that set the tone of the interiors. These residences set a new level of ultimate luxury in the Maldives for friends and families alike

Various bars and restaurants
Aragu Restaurant

With a twist on Modern European Cuisine, Aragu is taking its gourmet experience to a new  level; combining passion for culinary art with awareness and sustainability. Favoring carefully chosen, organic produces from all around the world to underline the authenticity, Gaushan de Silva created an innovative twist on the evergreens of the Old Continent. Our chef’s classical culinary techniques coupled with contemporary ideas and thoughtfully picked ingredients promises a refreshing yet lavishing experience.

CRU Champagne Lounge

Overlooking the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, the CRU Champagne Lounge exudes an unrivalled elegance where our guests can savour some of the world’s finest and rarest champagnes under the guidance of our expert sommeliers.


The amazing views over Velaa and the beautiful azure waters of the Indian Ocean are further intensified by Tavaru’s brand-new menu celebrating Teppanyaki grill cuisine.

A thorough delight for wine enthusiasts, the ivory-white Tavaru Tower hosts Velaa’s extensive wine cellar. More than eight hundred bins, one of the largest on Maldives, span the spectrum from boutique wineries to grand marques.

Offering guests a rare opportunity to discover gems such as the 1956 Domaine de la Romanée Conti “Romanée Conti”, rare vintage Salon Champagne, and a centuries old fortified 1870 Blandy’s “Verdelho Solera”, this exquisite list has unearthed treasures from across the globe.

Athiri Restaurant

Athiri is beachfront all-day dining at its finest, where guests can enjoy a feast of creative cuisine served fresh to their tables or prepared to their request. A wood-fired oven means hot freshly made pizzas, signature of Athiri, are served throughout the day.

Avi Pool Bar

Avi is a casual pool bar by day and a vibrant cocktail bar by night, complete with mixologist and live DJ against the backdrop of spectacular ocean views.

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Velaa Private Island counts itself one of only a handful of hotels in the world to be working alongside this distinguished brand and features exclusive My Blend facial products and body treatments by Clarins for a truly personalized experience.

Showcasing the first ‘snow room’ in the Maldives, the spa offers a synergy of therapies and products with six secluded double treatment villas over the water. A comprehensive range of signature treatments are available, including customised facials with sophisticated European technology and traditional Asian massages and body treatments.

For the ultimate personalised experience at Velaa Private Island, Spa My Blend by Clarins offers Velaa Signature Rituals – Velaa Island Fantasy and the Island Body Boost. Developed exclusively by Clarins Paris, and inspired by the natural beauty of the Maldives, these two sumptuous treatments can be experienced only here and nowhere else on earth.

Golf Academy

Designed by Jose Maria Olazabal, renowned for his short game prowess, and managed by Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, Velaa Golf Academy by Olazabal is a golfing experience like no other, designed to create bespoke memories whatever your wishes. Want to rip a driver? Practice with our state-of-the-art simulator. Introduce the family to the game? Try our putting green and tailored made tuition programs. Perfect the lob wedge? Get one-on-one tuition with all the latest technology to give feedback the way you want it. Hone your swing? Try our swing studio equipped with the most up-to-date technology to enhance your learning experience.

Water Sports

Water Sports activities for all levels, styles and ages are available.


Velaa Dive center is equipped by Scubapro renowned for its outstanding quality. Velaa Private Island is located in Noonu atoll the latest atoll discovered and dived due to its far location. Only 20 minutes away from Velaa, divers will discover various unexplored dive sites with the most amazing fauna of Maldives.

Land Sport

Velaa Private Island offers the latest “Technogym”, a world-class Gym features state-of-the-art fitness equipment.

On an elevated Yoga Pavilion, with beautiful views over the golf academy, guests can receive personal yoga master sessions held on the raised-tree meditation platform in the garden or by the beach.

Sports facilities extend to covered Tennis Court & Squash Court, Table Tennis, Wall Climbing, Beach Volleyball and a Football pitch.


Fulfill your wish of exploring the Maldivian sea and the beauty of the coral reef with passion. Velaa Private Island embraces and encompasses the tranquil infiniteness that is the ocean. Experience the tranquility of Velaa Private Island surrounded reef and cruise the sea with a traditional Bahtheli, meet the dolphins or jump for a snorkeling cruise and discovered abundant coral reef.

Kids Club

The Lha Velaa (“Little turtle”) Club will be the ideal place for our younger guests to enjoy, learn, develop new skills and form new friendships with kids from around the globe, while the parents enjoy some much-needed time off. Children will experience unforgettable moments created especially for them throughout their stay. Lha Velaa Kids Club will be the main attraction for guests travelling with children. We also have rainy day activities, and many more.


Velaa Private Island features an extensive library. This facility will be most welcome for those rare windy and rainy days for adults and children alike.


We invite you to browse through the exclusive range of clothing, jewellery, resort products, gifts and a variety of merchandising including water sports, golf accessories and clothing chosen to complement your stay. Alternatively, the Spa Boutique stocks a wide range of Clarins skincare and exclusive lifestyle products.