Travelling to Maldives? Read all updated requirements before you book.
Floor plans, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort in Maldive Islands
Over Water Villa - View, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort in Maldive Islands
a row of beach chairs sitting on top of a beach, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort in Maldive Islands
Lobby, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort in Maldive Islands
Beach, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort in Maldive Islands
a bathroom with a large tub and a large window, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort in Maldive Islands
a patio area with chairs, a table, and a sailboat, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort in Maldive Islands

Removed from saved list

9.1

Exceptional

485 reviews

485 reviews

Housekeeping7
View4
Food & Dining3
See map

9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Popular landmarks
Alimatha Island 41.5 km
Hura Island 42.1 km
Chickens Surf Point 48.6 km
Veligandu Island 66.0 km
Nearby landmarks
Veliganduhuraa Island 10 m
Hermit Crab Island 300 m
Naladhu Island 500 m
Coconut Grove 500 m
Dhigu Island 650 m
Dighu 660 m
Bushi 1.1 km
Maafushi Tila 1.7 km
Digu Kuda Giri 1.7 km
Gulhi Tila 1.7 km
Newly renovated

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Veligandu, South Male Atoll, Maldive Islands, Maldives, 08190 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. Conveniently situated in the South Male Atoll part of Maldive Islands, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Chickens Surf Point. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and fitness center on-site.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transfer

Newly renovated

Hygiene Plus

Wellness

This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
See all amenities
Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Fitness center

Spa

Check-in/out [express]

BBQ facilities

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Maldive Islands every 4 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money8.3
Distance to city center21. Km
Location rating9.4
Nearest airportMalé International Airport (MLE)
Distance to airport24.7 km

Rooms available at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.3

Deluxe Over Water Villa
...
  • Room size: 83 m²/893 ft²
  • Lagoon view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
Enter dates to see prices
Deluxe Over Water Pool Villa
...
  • Room size: 131 m²/1410 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed
Enter dates to see prices
Ocean Pool Villa
...
  • Room size: 133 m²/1432 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices
Over Water Villa
...
  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Lagoon view
  • 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices
Deluxe Overwater Pool Villa with Complimentary Shared One-Way Airport Transfer
...
  • Room size: 131 m²/1410 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices
Wellness Villa
...
  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices
Beach Pool Villa
...
  • Room size: 139 m²/1496 ft²
  • Beach view
  • 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices
Over Water Pool Villa
...
  • Room size: 97 m²/1044 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices
Over Water Pool Villa
...
  • Room size: 97 m²/1044 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices
Ocean Pool Villa with Complimentary Shared Return Airport Transfers
...
  • Room size: 133 m²/1432 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
Enter dates to see prices

Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 271.04 USD. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service.

Is breakfast offered at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.

What are my dining options at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort features 3 on-site restaurants for your dining convenience. To meet any special dietary requirements, halal diet is prepared with the utmost care and attention.

What is the smoking policy at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free. The resort offers its guests both smoking and non-smoking rooms. You can request your preferred room type during booking, but please keep in mind that rooms are subject to availability.

What restaurants are nearby Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is located in South Male Atoll, famous for good restaurants such as Mr.Octopus, Fine Bake and Food Truck Caffee Maafushi.

What are popular attractions near Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is located in South Male Atoll area, which is famous for attractions such as Coconut Grove, Gulhi Kandu and Guru’s.

What popular beaches are close to Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is located in the South Male Atoll area, which includes Makunufushi Cocoa Island Beach, Biyaadhoo Beach and Kandooma Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is located in the South Male Atoll area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Maafushi Tila, Gulhi Tila and Digu Kuda Giri.

See map

Explore the neighborhood

What people love about Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Great location and stafff."

    Colin

    |

    June 7, 2019

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Fantastic place Staff are very friendly The resort GM needs a special mention for his efforts in making this resort a paradise."

    anil

    |

    October 18, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Everything was amazing, especially the , facilities and the staff!"

    Alexandra

    |

    February 23, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 702 Maldive Islands properties
See all rankings
Room comfort score
9.3/10
Location score
9.4/10
Service score
9.4/10
Cleanliness score
9.4/10
Better than
98
%
of Maldive Islands properties
Better than
94
%
of Maldive Islands properties
Better than
93
%
of Maldive Islands properties
Better than
93
%
of Maldive Islands properties
Overall rating:

9.1

Exceptional
485 reviews
Cleanliness
9.4
Facilities
9.2
Location
9.4
Read all reviews >
More about Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

More about Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Getting in and around Maldive Islands is a breeze when staying at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, located right in the heart of the city. Get ready for an adventure with a stay at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.
At Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the resort can arrange it before your check-in date. The resort provides front desk services such as concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience.
If you need, the tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the resort will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like 24-hour room service, room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Each guestroom at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Some rooms are equipped with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as television, in-room video streaming and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
The resort also offers a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the resort. Guests with dietary restrictions will appreciate a selection of cuisine types at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort including halal options.
A night in at the resort's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
Enjoy the countless activities offered at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. Don't forget to explore the resort's easily accessible beach. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage, salon, steam room, spa and sauna. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool.
Skip the dress code and opt for a casual cocktail or beer at the resort's poolside bar. Fitness lovers who want to keep up their routine on vacation can drop in at the resort's fitness facility. Get wet in the best way on sunny days by joining water-world activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports, surfing, motorized water sports, diving and wind surfing. If you like water sports, you'll appreciate the convenience of watersports equipment rentals, boats and canoes provided by Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.
Have fun without traveling far, by taking advantage of the dart board, ping-pong table, yoga room, tennis court and badminton court at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. Have fun with your friends or family, or even meet new people at the library and shared lounge and TV area. Pick up something memorable for yourself or those waiting for you back at home, at the shops and souvenir shops.


Reasons to stay here

Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 94% of other accommodations in the city.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 95% of the city's accommodation.
It's hard to beat the room comfort here, which is rated higher than 98% of other accommodations in Maldive Islands.

Show less

Amenities and facilities

Exceptional
Facilities

9.2

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

17 mentions

Breakfast

9 mentions

Housekeeping

6 mentions

Beach

5 mentions

Languages spoken
  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese [Cantonese]
  • Chinese [Mandarin]
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Nepali
  • Russian
  • Sinhala
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Ukrainian
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet [LAN]
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Badminton court
  • Billiards
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Light therapy
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Pool with view
  • Private beach
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
  • Steamroom
  • Surfing lessons
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Tours
  • Watersport equipment rentals
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)
  • Wind surfing
  • Yoga room
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hotel room service app
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Coffee shop
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant [halal]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service [24-hour]
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Shops
  • Shrine
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
For the kids
  • Playground
Access
  • Adult-only property
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Smoke alarms
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle service
Available in all rooms
  • Adapter
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Dining table
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Free welcome drink
  • Fruits/snacks
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Ironing facilities
  • Linens
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Non-smoking
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Pool facilities
  • Private bathroom
  • Private entrance
  • Safety/security feature
  • Scale
  • Seating area
  • Separate dining area
  • Shower
  • Sleep comfort items
  • Slippers
  • Smoke detector
  • Socket near the bed
  • Sofa
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Trash cans
  • TV [flat screen]
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
  • Wine glasses
  • Wooden/parqueted flooring

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American
  • Asian
  • Continental
  • Halal
  • Italian
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Full English/Irish
  • Gluten-free
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site
Origami
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Grill/BBQ
  • Menu: A-la-carte
Baan Huraa
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Menu: A-la-carte
73 Degree
  • Menu: A-la-carte

Location

Veligandu, South Male Atoll, Maldive Islands, Maldives, 08190
Exceptional
Location

9.4

Airports
  • Malé International Airport (MLE)
    24.7 km
  • Villa International Airport (VAM)
    92.2 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Island Pharmacy
    2.6 km

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Alimatha Island
    41.5 km
  • Hura Island
    42.1 km
  • Chickens Surf Point
    48.6 km
  • Veligandu Island
    66.0 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Veliganduhuraa Island
    10 m
  • Hermit Crab Island
    300 m
  • Naladhu Island
    500 m
  • Coconut Grove
    500 m
  • Dhigu Island
    650 m
  • Dighu
    660 m
  • Bushi
    1.1 km
  • Maafushi Tila
    1.7 km
  • Digu Kuda Giri
    1.7 km
  • Gulhi Tila
    1.7 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

Minimum age of guests is: 18 year(s).

Others
  • Please note that children are not allowed to stay at the resort.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until12:00
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee271.04 USD
  • Distance from city center21. Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)35
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of restaurants3
  • Number of rooms 67
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2008
  • Most recent renovation2022

Property announcements

Transfer Notice
Speedboat transfer will be arranged on a shared basis along with other property guests. A short wait may be expected to accommodate other guests arriving on the same time frame.
Guests must send arrival and departure flight details directly to the property at least 2 days prior to arrival.

We are delighted to announce that Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is now closed to undergo an extensive renovation between 1st March and 30th November 2022.
This exciting new project will transform the resort into one of the most sought-after, adult-only hideaways in the Maldives and we look forward to welcoming our first guests on 1st December 2022.
During this period we invite our guests to book their stay in our neighbouring resorts at Anantara Dhigu and Naladhu Private Island.

All the above are subject to terms, conditions, and blackout without prior notice.

Reviews of Anantara Veli Maldives Resort from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
9.1
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.4
Facilities9.2
Location9.4
Room comfort and quality9.3
Service9.4
Value for money8.3
High score for Maldive Islands
Rating
9+ Exceptional (193)
8-9 Excellent (77)
7-8 Very Good (33)
6-7 Good (6)
<6 Below Expectation (7)
Time of the year
Mar - May (87)
Jun - Aug (68)
Sep - Nov (70)
Dec - Feb (91)
All guests (421)
All room types
All languages

Show reviews that mention 

Showing 316 verified guest comments
12345
10.0
Exceptional
Jeraldine from Philippines
Couple
Deluxe Over Water Villa
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Beautiful and Relaxing resort”

Stayed for a night and it was all worth it, wished we could extend our stay. The staff were welcoming and attentive to our needs. Made our stay in Maldives truly memorable. We will definitely stay here again another time.

Reviewed January 15, 2019

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
anil from India
Family with teens
Over Water Villa
Stayed 3 nights in October 2021

Exceptional”

Fantastic place Staff are very friendly The resort GM needs a special mention for his efforts in making this resort a paradise.

Reviewed October 18, 2021

See room deals

9.6
Exceptional
Richard from United States
Couple
Over Water Villa
Stayed 6 nights in February 2019

It's the Maldives!”

Beautiful Maldives, not much else to say. Staff extremely friendly and accommodating. Service requests were a bit slow and the over water villa we stayed in was old and dated. Many electrical plugs didn't work. I think they need to renovate the villas to be more modern. Also prices for food and drink are outrageous.

Reviewed February 16, 2019

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
xiaofan
Couple
Over Water Villa
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

Exceptional”

Fantasy views and great service! Awsome for honeymoon!

Reviewed February 15, 2019

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Colin from Australia
Couple
Ocean Pool Villa
Stayed 5 nights in June 2019

Best romantic holiday”

Best holiday, relaxing, romantic. Great location and stafff.

Reviewed June 07, 2019

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Alexandra from Sweden
Couple
Over Water Villa
Stayed 11 nights in February 2020

Simply fantastic! ”

Everything was amazing, especially the , facilities and the staff!

Reviewed February 24, 2020

See room deals

9.6
Exceptional
KUAN from Taiwan
Couple
Deluxe Over Water Villa
Stayed 3 nights in May 2019

Like Heaven ”

Nice people ,Nice view,Wonderful experience

Reviewed May 28, 2019

See room deals

8.0
Excellent
Angeline from Indonesia
Couple
Deluxe Over Water Pool Villa
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

A Relaxing Time”

Anantara Veli is a great resort to relax. The whole resort is well-kept and a nice place to walk around. We were there for 4 days and 3 nights. The boat ride from the airport to the island was about 45 minutes. The staff welcomed us warmly, and we were introduced to our villa host who would help us throughout the trip. Anantara Veli is connected to 2 other islands, so there is much to explore. We stayed in the Over Water Bungalow with the pool. It was a private location, facing the open ocean. Though there was not much marine life to see by our overwater bungalow. We had to swim to the other villas to see marine life. We wished there was a staircase from the common walkway to the marine life area, so we did not have to swim or walk all the way across the villas. There a quite a few restaurants but only the Thai food was decent. The other restaurants - Japanese and Grilled, was below expectations. Especially since we were paying decent amount for the meals. Overall, we had a good stay.

Reviewed November 08, 2019

See room deals

8.0
Excellent
Mohamad from Malaysia
Couple
Over Water Villa
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

So so honeymoon trip”

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the airport rep at airport while waiting for our boat to resort. Everything was fine till our checking time. The staff assisted us to our room which we were quite dissapointed since our villa is the first villa along the jetty which means it was partially on the sand! We asked them to change our villa since we paid for overwater bungalow means it should be overwater one, but unfortunately they were fully occupied. So we just accepted it and stay there. The villa was fine, not that bad but, before my arrival wrote them and requested for honeymoon room deco since we were on honeymoon trip, they did that deco but i think local island did better than that sorry Anantara :) Also our toilet also clogged a bit which it was quite disgusting to look at. Apart from being quite dissapointed about the villa, i can still compliment the staffs that they were great to help and services were excellent. I will come back for sure but not in the same villa :)

Reviewed February 23, 2019

See room deals

6.0
Brendan from Thailand
Couple
Over Water Villa
Stayed 3 nights in April 2019

I ended up paying for 3 nights but stayed 2 due to airline itinerary change but hotel didnt refund”

Hotel is more commercially orientated over customer service

Reviewed April 20, 2019

See room deals

4.4
Jacob from Malaysia
Couple
Over Water Villa
Stayed 3 nights in November 2019

Underwhelming for a Maldives resort”

First of all the hotel looks great on Instagram but in reality it's quite a different story. First came across the hotel in the Conde Nast travellers guide , so hey what could go wrong right? For an Island that is supposedly rated #4 in the world , the reality is severly underwhelming when it comes to the hardware (ie the rooms) and software (the service). First of all the overwater bungalow that we booked had zero to no privacy as we were situated literally on the beach that many other beachgoers were on and could look directly into our room, not to mention wading and snorkelling under the area where we could take a shower. The planks on the walkway were also loose and rotting as we walked towards the villa. Secondly the toilet fittings were corroded and old as were alot of the creaking doors and windows . The pump on the soap dispenser was also broken and the flush on the toilet had issues as well, with a lot of reverse pumping going on in the middle of the night. Food was awful.

Reviewed November 20, 2019

See room deals

9.2
Exceptional
Stelson from Philippines
Couple
Over Water Villa
Stayed 4 nights in June 2016

YOU CANT GO WRONG WITH ANANTARA VELI”

My wife and I decided to go to Maldives to celebrate our third year wedding anniversary as well as our birthdays. Booking for a resort in Maldives is not easy as there are almost 200 resorts available. We are glad we chose Anantara Veli and definitely, we will go back to this resort when we visit Maldives again. Anantara Veli is just one of the high-end, private yet reasonably-priced resorts of Anantara group. Veli is recommended for couples young and old as the resort is packaged for people who want to go for a honeymoon. For travellers with kids. the nearby Anantara Dhigu is the place to book since many kid-friendly facilities are housed there. Going back to Veli, there are options if you prefer a villa on the beach or villa over water. To get the Maldive experience, we chose to stay on the decently-sized villa over water; complete with a very big bed, a lounge sofa, a sun daybed, a big master toilet with rainshower and tub. Anything that you would need in a hotel is in Veli -- and everything is posh! The included breakfast buffet is superb! No complaints, as there are many to choose from. And if you get tired of eating at the same restaurant in the morning, you can opt to go to the nearby Dhigu and have your breakfast there. There are Japanese, Western, Thai themed restaurants as well for lunch and dinner. The prices are a bit on the high side, but overall dining experience is always great. The room service menu choices are varied and reasonably priced as well. The staff are very attentive and personal. They can arrange anything for you, and you can sense the sincerity in all their actions. The best trait for any service personnel. This you can feel from the waitstaff to the manager. Another reason why we chose this resort is because of the ease of travel from Male. You just need to ride their in-house very fast speedboats which will bring you to the resort in 35-40 minutes from Male. Definitely, the Maldivian experience is not overhyped with Anantara

Reviewed June 26, 2016

See room deals

9.0
Exceptional
MUBASHIR from United States
Couple
Over Water Villa
Stayed 6 nights in January 2013

Wonderful hotel with extremely helpful staff”

-great food, extremely helpful staff, spacious rooms, wonderful pool

Our stay at anantara veli resort was wonderful. The resort island location was convinient only 30 minutes away from Male. We found the rooms to be quite comfortable. Another feature we enjoyed was the shower, it opened up into the deck and so you could shower in the fresh air while still having privacy. The resort also offered an array of water sports and activities, however, they are only able to be enjoyed weather permitting. The Resort also provides complimenary snorkling gear for the duration of your trip. The food was a bit on the pricy side but it wasn't anything out of the ordinary for the Maldives. The staff was extremely helpful, friendly and accomidating to any request. Another thing one should keep in mind is that Anantara has 3 resort islands that are all accessible to one another by pontoon. Veli is the island pridominantly visited by couples, dhigu is more of a family friendly island and the final island is for private residences. All guests at any island can use facilites of any other Anantara island without any issue. I would recommend all interested parties keep that in mind so they can book th location most suitable for them. All in all we really enjoyed our stay at Anantara Veli.

Reviewed February 10, 2013

See room deals

8.7
Excellent
Anuj from India
Couple
Over Water Villa
Stayed 4 nights in June 2011

Great Experience”

really quite, clear blue waters, free sports gears, room cleanliness, occasional evening party & visit to adjoining island for dining

Marriages in India are really tiring and hence both of us wanted to have visit a place that is beautiful and at the same time relaxing and ofcourse fits our budget :-) So after reading reviews and comments about so many resorts in maldives and talking to travel agents we decided on Anantara Veli for 4 nights.... and yes we made the correct choice. Anantara is collection of 3 islands and anyone can visit these 3 islands using the ferry service provided by the Resort. Each of these islands have a different setup and room types and restaurants, the islands are not that big and dont take much time to go around but there is no way your stay becomes monotonous, there is plenty on offer. Veli has only water bunglows and they are spacious and offer all that you need, to name a few useful ones water bottles (2 in the morning and 2 in the evening), tea & coffee maker (with adequate refills), Umbrella, Mini Bar (paid bases), Pair of safety jackets (incase you decide to step in the ocean below you !!!! ) 7) spacious bathrooms with an tub, and open shower area (and still take of your privacy) to let you enjoy the ocean and fishes 8) wardrobes, electronic safe, sofa with a table, king size bed with side tables and lamps, 9) Balcony facing the sea with a pair of chair, table and bed Both of us dont know swimming so were reluctant to get into the water but seriously once you step in you dont wanna come out. Do get your snorkling kit from the Aquafanatics Watersports centre, and try spotting some colorful fishes in the beautiful blue waters of Maldives. food : for veggis the choices are limited but can easily manage, tank up in the morning with a amazing breakfast and in the evening try dinner @ Baan Huraa (the way to this place is really romantic) also dont miss-out on Terrazzo (Dhighu) both these located in the sea !!! opt for seating in the open... Overall very nice and amazing experience and thanks to the Anantara Hospitality.

Reviewed August 22, 2011

See room deals

9.3
Exceptional
Brian from Australia
Couple
Deluxe Over Water Villa
Stayed 5 nights in February 2013

fantastic resort but very expensive”

Villa location and helpful staff

this is a first rate property with well appointed and well maintained "over water" villas. there are many great looking and near identical resort islands in the maldives which are less expensive but i have only seen the other properties from a yacht just off the beach so cannot comment on service or room quality at the other similar resorts. be prepared to pay a lot for your villa at anantara veli resort and be prepared for a big shock at the prices charged for drinks and meals!! least expensive option is the thai restaurant which has excellent food and wonderful staff. this is a quiet and peaceful resort so if you're looking for night action go somewhere else. on the other hand if you're seeking serenity in a beautiful tranquil location and you put perfection before price then this is the place.

Reviewed February 26, 2013

See room deals

9.7
Exceptional
Yang from China
Couple
Over Water Villa
Stayed 4 nights in January 2012

Good service and huge room”

Relatively quiet, nice room

i booked water bungalow at anantara veli two week before our travel, and it was an last minute deal. on our arrival, we were told that they upgrade us to the water villa at anantara dhigu, which is more expensive with larger room. it's really a big surprise to us, and the water villa at anantara dhigu was amazing. during our stay on the island, we were spoiled with great service and nice food. i like the kayake which is two hours free for guests, and my husband and i did it twice. by kayaking, we can reach to a small island that is close to the water villa, and it is a very good place for snorkelling. at that island, we saw a lot of beautiful fishes and coral underwater and took many nice pictures. thanks anantara for brining us such a wonderful trip and memory in maldives!

Reviewed February 09, 2012

See room deals

9.0
Exceptional
Jesslyn from Indonesia
Couple
Over Water Villa
Stayed 4 nights in October 2015

Best choice for us!”

Food and Location

I came to Veli for honeymoon with my husband and it has become our best experience so far. Ms.Kim and Mr.Prashirt are very helpful during our stay. Room boy Jaxlaan is very nice in keeping our room clean everyday. An Indonesian woman in 73 degrees and an Indonesian man in the kitchen of 73 degrees are very nice too, they served us really well and always make us smile every morning we saw them. ALmost all the staffs there are very nice, greeting and keep smile everytime they see us. We feel honoured when some even remember our names. We asked for room #165 and it is just perfect. We can see Moyo Island from our room and we can swim to reach it just in 10-15mins. We can also go to Anantara Dhigu, another hotel by the same company, by pontoon. So convenient. Oh! We also see baby sharks two times in the water near the beach in Veli. Origami, japanese restaurant in Veli, is one of the restaurants you have to try!! We went there two times because it is so delicious. The prawn sushi roll is the bomb. Beef is very tender too and the local fish has no fishy smell. So fresh and yum! Thank you Anantara Veli for making our honeymoon so memorable. Hope I will come back soon.

Reviewed October 31, 2015

See room deals

8.7
Excellent
Yan from Indonesia
Couple
Over Water Villa
Stayed 4 nights in July 2015

Spectacular view!!”

Too much to remember

Me and wife decided to go to maldives for our honeymoon. We went for anantara because of the very attractive offer at the time. Well, we got way more than what we paid for!! Upon arrival, we were transported to the resort with a luxurious yacht. When we arrived on the resort, oh my ... We made the right decision to choose this establishment. Spectacular view was an understatement! We watched sunset on out balcony. On one fine afternoon, we saw a school of dolphines playing and jumping around 100 meters away from where we sat. we snorkled from our villa balcony all the way to the other reasort 200 meters across. The only disapointing moments were when we asked for a beach towel, it came 3.5 hours later after we called asking for it the second time. In all, thank you anantara veli resort for making our honeymoon very memorable

Reviewed July 15, 2015

See room deals

9.0
Exceptional
Lau from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
Over Water Villa
Stayed 4 nights in May 2015

Worth for couple for stay ”

sunset , friendliness staff and privacy

It was a perfect stay in Anantara Veli Resort & Spa for our birthday treat .Firstly we were panic because of the late night flight and arrived to the airport late at night, but when we see the hotel guys just stand in front of the exit of immigration to welcome you then bring you to the private boat heading to the hotel. 35mins drive is easy and fast, but it was quite costly USD$400 for this boat arrangement. After we settle down , hotel bring the wine and cake because it was my birthday , quite surprised. Room is OK for cleanliness but our room is toward the beach, firstly think it is not quite privacy but later we find that it is quite good as it just got coral reef right down our over water bungalows, it is amazing to see fishes and coral just down from your rooms. The pingoon travel to another anantara hotel is easy and just a minute , you can enjoy the amazing sunset dinner over the pool with life music . but there is more family and group travelers on the others side of hotel, maybe a bit noisy if you just want a quite honeymoon with your honey. Breakfast is perfect, many choice and even this have gluten free milk and almond and soy milk. Thai food is good too . WIFI is perfect everywhere in the hotel and beach , bars and pool. it is quite a good experience of spending 5 days in the same hotel and didn't few boring. good choice !

Reviewed May 22, 2015

See room deals

10.0
Exceptional
Oum from Cambodia
Family with teens
Over Water Villa
Stayed 1 night in June 2018

Heaven on earth”

#HonestReview this is my third time In maldive and I would never spent time writing any review for other resort but this one i will do it. Since the first day i chose Anantara resort I will absolute warm and safe. Firstly, their 24hrs live chat will always respond on time. While reaching the resort the team manage to gave us a very warm welcome. Through out our entire stay everything was a blessed , Specially thank to mr Mughni for all the help and guide us thru. I really enjoying my stay as the resort has 3 connecting island where guest can access all the three. The service is top notch. Bt breakfast can be improved.

Reviewed June 13, 2018

See room deals

12345
This is a popular property. Don't miss out!

Back to search results

Back to room choices

|

Dismiss