Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

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

Explore the stunning turquoise waters in this extraordinary diving destination. Savour pristine white sands beneath your feet or catch some waves atop a surfboard. Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is a perfect escape for couples or friends looking for a tropical hideaway. An adult-only paradise, find romance or activity in a wide range of experiences on our idyllic island, surrounded by crystal Indian Ocean waters.

67 Bungalows combine dazzling views with modern amenities for a blissful stay. Choose from rooms types poised over the water with sweeping lagoon views or set on the tranquil cliff edge with the lapping ocean soothing you to sleep.

Nestled amongst beautiful tropical islands on the equator, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is located on a private island 21 kilometres south of Male International airport. A speedboat service from the resort operates 24-hours a day. The lagoon is shared with our two sister islands Anantara Dhigu Resort and Naladhu Maldives, giving you access to a wider range of dining options, activities and facilities.

A large number of villas
25 Over Water Bungalows (62sq.m)

Relax in these spacious 62 square metre rooms perched above natural coral beds. Unwind on the sundeck with direct access from your bedroom or enjoy drifting off in the cool indoors with contemporary surrounding and dashes of local colour.

11 Superior Over Water Bungalows (62sq.m)

Indulge in complete privacy in 62 square metres over the water. Drink in exceptional lagoon views from the comfort of your bed. Spend lazy days together indoors or on your outdoor daybed, or glide into the lagoon below to explore the aquatic underwater world.

14 Deluxe Over Water Bungalows (92sq.m)

Create true Maldivian memories in a stunning over water bungalow. Bathe in the sunlight on your expansive two-tiered deck before retreating to the cool bedroom. Soak in your free standing bathtub, with views across the shimmering lagoon and uninhabited Moyo island beyond.

7 Ocean Pool Bungalows (125sq.m)

Occupy a breathtaking haven with unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean waves. Your Ocean Pool Bungalow offers 125 square metres of indoor and outdoor space with luxury amenities. Gaze out from the long glass windows in both bedroom and bathroom for ultimate relaxation. Cool off in your private pool. Stroll along a rustic pathway to reach a perfect white sand beach.

10 Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalows (125sq.m)

Unwind in these expansive rooms with everything required for a heavenly getaway. Sink into a king-size bed dressed in luxurious local fabrics. Dive into the azure ocean for a refreshing swim or take a dip in your own private pool. As the sun sets, watch the mesmerizing colours paint the sky from the privacy of your sun terrace.

Various bars and restaurants
73 Degrees

Visit this enticing, airy coastal pavilion for a sumptuous breakfast buffet complete with live cooking stations and international favourites. In the evenings, the restaurant terrace transforms into a romantic oceanfront dining venue with a rotating buffet theme.

Cuisine: Buffet breakfast and various theme nights

Seating capacity: 74

Baan Huraa

Eat at one of the finest Thai restaurants in the Maldives. Sit back in a beautiful teak house restaurant poised over water on the edge of a lagoon and outer reef. Enjoy authentic dishes, including coconut curries from Thailand’s southern provinces, as well spicy dishes from the north to tantalise the tastebuds.

Cuisine: Thai

Seating capacity: 60


For a taste of the East, visit our modern Japanese eatery. Choose from a light gourmet menu of handcrafted sushi and sashimi, slow charcoal grilled robatayaki skewers and other exquisite creations. Enjoy the theatrical display of our chefs at sizzling Teppanyaki tables.

Cuisine: Japanese

Seating capacity: Indoor 38, Outdoor terrace 18

Dhoni Bar

Take a break by the infinity pool and sip on a refreshing beverage to cool you down. Tuck into international favourites to whet your appetite at any time throughout the day. Sit back with a shisha in the evening to admire the night’s sky with the gentle sound of the waves in the background.

Cuisine: Lunch and light snacks

Seating capacity: 26, Lounge area 45


Paddle a kayak, stand up paddle board or take the shuttle boat service to our recreation island within the lagoon. At Gulhifushi, refreshing drinks accompany grilled dishes such as burgers, light salads and the catch of the day. Relax on the beach hammocks, sun loungers or in the natural ocean pool. Ideal for day trips and the perfect space for private parties up to 150 guests.

At neighbouring Anantara Dhigu Resort Take the 2-minute pontoon shuttle service for access to a wider range of dining options.


Choose from expertly grilled meats and seafood and well as freshly caught Maldivian favourites at this special venue.

Sea.Fire.Salt. features an alfresco wooden deck that is suspended over the turquoise lagoon. The experience is accentuated by our salt selections from around the world, which our resident Salt Guru will pair with your meal.

Cuisine: Grilled steaks and seafood

Seating capacity: 80


Savour authentic Italian cuisine in the tropics intimate upstairs venue. Signature dishes include homemade pastas and sumptuous risottos, enhanced by an impressive menu of Italian wines. Take in endless lagoon views from this elevated setting. Enjoy a multi-sensory experience in our Wine Loft where our Wine Guru will guide you through the world’s finest vineyards.

Cuisine: Italian

Seating capacity: 40

Dining by Design

Create a perfect culinary journey with a menu limited only by your own desires. Dining by Design is a signature Anantara experience that offers guests the freedom to dine outside our restaurants for a unique experience. Kindle romance with a candlelit dinner. Create a memorable beach banquet by the sea. Alternatively, set sail aboard a traditional Maldivian sailing dhoni and enjoy a sunset cruise with sumptuous culinary delights.

Find a lot of interesting things for yourself

Escape to a natural sanctuary within the lush surroundings of the inner island and experience a holistic approach to wellbeing at SUNDARI Spa. On a pathway towards harmonizing body, mind and spirit on our journey through life, SUNDARI Spa helps you discover and nurture your own inherent balance through wellness treatments that use natural, traditional ingredients, blended with modern science and our skillful touch to achieve results.

In addition to Ayurvedic treatments, this luxury Maldives spa offers inspired Anantara Spa treatments that combine eastern and western techniques and timeless healing practices with luxurious spa skincare. Rejuvenate and unwind with specialist rituals that bestow powerful, long lasting benefits for body, mind and soul.

Soak up coconut’s generous healing benefits. Discover balanced wellbeing with signature techniques and cleansing scrubs. Make each day in paradise a heavenly experience with one, three, four and seven day packages of unique pampering each day. Make your spa journey last even longer – refreshing in the infinity pool and relaxing on the SUNDARI Spa deck.

Spa facilities:

  • 5 treatment rooms – 2 dedicated to Ayurvedic therapies
  • Manicure, pedicure and beauty salon
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Steam room and sauna
  • Hot and cold plunge pools in the relaxation garden
Resort Activities

Satisfy a thirst for adventure or relax on unspoiled shores. Anantara Veli Maldives Resort presents a multitude of leisure activities to indulge in:

  • Diving and water sports with Aquafanatics
  • Manta snorkelling from August to December and year-round whale shark snorkelling
  • PADI certified free diving
  • Year-round surfing lessons, surf season from April – October
  • Coral adoption as part of our Holistic Approach to Reef Protection Programme (HARP)
  • Air-conditioned fitness centre
  • Tennis Courts
  • Yoga and meditation by the ocean in the Pavillion
  • Beach games, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, chess and Pétanque
  • Infinity-edge beachfront swimming pool
  • Dolphin and turtle snorkelling excursions
Spice Spoons

Learn to prepare and cook tantalising dishes at our Spice Spoons cooking school. Master the tricks of the trade, guided by our expert chef who will tailor the course to your personal preferences and skill level. Choose from local Maldivian, authentic Thai or fresh Japanese cuisine. Take your new skills home with you and impress your friends with your diverse new repertoire of recipes.


Choose one of the many ways to say “I do” at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. Make your promise with the backdrop of a Maldivian sunset or under a canopy in a secluded ‘faree’ tent. Celebrate your love in this dream destination whilst our team take care of every detail. Whether revnewing vows or exchanging them for the first time with a symbolic wedding, a range of services and activities can be tailored to your party. Experience blissful serenity for your party with everything personalised for your requirements. Anantara Veli Resort adds an elegance to each celebration that is a truly imaginative and exclusive from start to finish.