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Velaa Private Island
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- Guests can meet the Sea Turtles and learn about the private island hatchery at the "turtle talk" that accompanies the hatchery feeding. Night walks are organized to observe nest laying and hatching when it occurs - including late night beach picnic in the vicinity of the nests.
What to Expect:
- Night time sea torches are lit to enable guests to view florescent marine organisms when snorkeling after dark.
- For the ultimate personalized experience, Spa My Blend by Clarins offers Velaa Signature Rituals – Velaa Island Fantasy and the Island Body Boost. Developed exclusively by Clarins, and inspired by the natural beauty of the Maldives, these two sumptuous treatments can be experienced no-where else in the world.
- Northern Male Atolls
Airport:Ibrahim Nasir International Airport MLE
Velaa Private Island has been designed and curated with privacy and comfort as the guiding principles, while allowing the Indian Ocean to take center stage. At one with nature, each of the private retreats is built using local materials, combining contemporary flourishes with interiors designed for sensory exploration. Generous terraces and sultry gazebos are positioned to maximize shade, breeze, views and privacy, allowing for total immersion in nature.Butler service is included for all room categories.
- Beach Pool Villa -
These detached one-bedroom beachfront pool villas are sumptuously furnished. Mahogany louvered panels and intricate lofty ceilings introduce a colonial ambiance 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.
- Deluxe Beach Pool Villa -
Natural materials and colors 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 large 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.
- Sunrise Water Pool Villa -
Along an extended jetty, the villas on this crescent have Indian Ocean views 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 aquamarine water. A comfortable living room is designed around a viewing window set into the floor, while the bed faces the ocean.
- Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa -
With all-around Indian Ocean views 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 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, designed around a viewing window set into the floor. Huge bathrooms with circular baths and a swinging chair reflect the water surrounding the villa.
- Beach Pool House -
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 socializing 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 decor. Outside, there is a spacious terrace with a large private pool, carefully positioned day beds and a stand-alone outdoor dining platform with panoramic views over the lagoon.
- Beach Pool Pavilion -
Also flanked by tall palm trees, the more exclusive one-bedroom beachfront pavilion is ideal for couples and families who enjoy the luxury of space. It additionally offers a second convertible space which can be adapted according to guests’ desires, whether as an additional bedroom, spa, gym or library. The large living area works as a retreat in the day and a social hub in the evening, leading to the kitchen which incorporates a bar with high stools and open shelving, practical for catering. The bedroom blends light and privacy using louvered wood panels, natural materials and lights suspended from a high vaulted ceiling. Rattan swinging chairs add a sense of fun to the elegant decor. Outside, there is a spacious terrace with a private pool, carefully positioned day beds and a stand-alone outdoor dining platform with panoramic views over the lagoon.
- Ocean Pool House -
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 Indian 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.
- Romantic Pool Residence -
Accessible only by boat, this ultra-private one-bedroom villa suspended above the lagoon with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views offers utmost privacy and romance, making it perfect for honeymooners or those 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 of 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 colors with occasional accents of Ikat or animal prints. With a personal gym and spa suite inside the residence, there’s little reason to leave.
- Velaa Private Residence -
Imagine the definitive ultimate beach residence. With four bedrooms accommodating up to 10, a rarity in the Maldives, the Velaa Pool Residences offer elegant contemporary design and 1,350 square meters of private interior and exterior space, inclusive of two terraces, a pool and courtyard. Secluded on a pristine private beach, the carefully curated interiors deliver comfort, style and elegance in equal measures. These two-story 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 suite 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.
- Air conditioning
- Cable/satellite TV
- Ceiling fan
- Coffee/tea maker
- Cribs (infant beds) available
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Housekeeping (daily)
- In-room safe (accommodates laptop)
- Internet access - complimentary
- Internet access - wireless
- Turndown service
- Welcome amenities
Its name means “Turtle Island” in the local Maldivian language – named after generations of sea turtles that return to their birth place to nest and hatch year after year. The resorts design borrows from this theme, with turtle motifs, the colors and patterns of the turtle shell can be found throughout the property. Guests who arrive to Velaa Private Island by way of the Sea Plane will enjoy a “bird’s eye view”, of the turtle theme, as the island’s exclusive over-water villas are constructed to resemble the head of a turtle, with the island forming the body. Velaa Private Island also ensures plenty of room for its marine visitors, with a hatchery and conservation plan in place.
As one of only a handful of hotels in the world to be working alongside Spa My Blend, guests can enjoy a truly one of a kind spa experience. Velaa Private Island boasts the first ‘snow room’ in the Maldives, the spa offers a synergy of therapies and products with six secluded treatment villas (4 couple and 2 individual) over the water. A comprehensive range of signature treatments includes customized facials with sophisticated European technology and traditional Asian massages and Ayurvedic therapies
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Complimentary breakfast
- Full-service health spa
- Gift shop or newsstand
- Health club
- Restaurant(s) in hotel
- Room service (24 hours)
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Velaa Private Island boasts the culinary consultancy of Michelin-star chef Adeline Grattard from Paris. With three restaurants, two bars and an exclusive wine cellar, guests have a diverse selection of locations and cuisines to choose from as they feel.
Full buffet breakfast daily
Aragu and CruServes innovative cuisine in an elegant setting over water. Before or after dining, guests can enjoy vintage champagne at Cru lounge.
TavaruFeatures a Teppanaki kitchen with live cooking stations, and special wine and food tasting events. Located in the center piece of the island within a visually striking tower where Velaa’s extensive wine cellar also takes center stage.
AthiriOffers beachfront all-day dining. Featuring a feast of creative contemporary cuisine, including a wood-fired oven baking perfect pizzas and fresh bread throughout the day.
AviA casual pool bar by day and vibrant cocktail bar by night, complete with mixologist and live DJ against the backdrop of spectacular ocean views
Velaa Private Island offers the latest in “Technogym” equipment in a world-class Gym, for guests who enjoy maintaining their fitness routines while on holiday.
Guests can receive personal yoga master sessions, either on the raised-tree meditation platform in the garden or by the beach. (surcharge)
Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the only “Velaa Short Game Golf Academy by Olazabal” in the Maldives. Managed by Troon, it features 170 sqm of greens and pitching zones, plus a swing studio for improving your game designed by US Master’s Champion Jose Maria Olazabal. (surcharge)
Sports facilities extend to a covered Tennis Court & Squash Court, Beach Volleyball and an artificial Football pitch.
A PADI dive center offers excursions, certification courses and snorkeling adventures. Water activities extend to windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, kite surfing and the only two-passenger private submarine in the Maldives.
- Jet skiing
- Scuba diving
- Water skiing
- Yoga classes/instruction
- Intimate Escapes 2014
- One private intimate dinner for two at the resort's restaurant Aragu
- Welcome champagne and amenities upon arrival
- Butler service
- Full buffet breakfast
Memo to the guests of Velaa Private Island
Classic Vacations has been advised by Velaa Private Island Maldives that they will have their annual refurbishment and will be closed from June 1, 2014 to July 18, 2014. This is keeping with their philosophy to maintain the attention to details and to keep the property as close to perfection as possible. The owners plan to implement annual refreshment in June of each year.
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