Velassaru Maldives

‘Water Sports Centre with Resident Marine Biologist – Indulgence All-Inclusive Dining’

Located in South Malé Atoll, Velassaru is a coral island with a house reef surrounded by dive sites. The accommodation, bungalows and villas, sit in the tropical gardens, on the beach or over the lagoon and each features an outdoor terrace/deck for relaxation. The island has many water sports opportunities including diving and dive courses, complimentary snorkelling equipment, kayaks, windsurfing and sub-surface water rockets. The resort has an infinity pool, tennis courts, fitness centre and over water spa. There are 7 restaurants and bars serving food from around the globe including tapas and sushi.

In Our Opinion

“After a day of water fun and marine exploration, sinking into a day bed or bean bag at Fen Bar, Island Chanel signature cocktail in hand is Maldivian perfection.”


Live cooking stations serve up a variety of Maldivian and International favourites.


Continental and Asian foods served in a garden setting.


Latin American flavours inspire the menu.


Located by the beach dine in a pavilion or at waters’ edge. Pan-Indian specialities and the chef’s signature menu.


Located over the lagoon, chefs showcase their skill and creativity in their production of sushi, sashimi and other Japanese dishes.

Fen Bar

Modern beachfront setting combining Asian and European treats. Oversized daybeds and beanbags are the place to relax with a drink of your choice.

Chill Bar

Perched over the ocean, Chill Bar serves light tapas style bites and mixed drinks. It is the place for a cocktail after sunset.

Private Dining

Signature lunches on secluded island, sunset dining on the beach or in-villa any time of day. Velassaru has a private dining menu to suit every occasion and every taste.


  • Main infinity pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis court

Complimentary Activities

  • Guided snorkelling tours twice a week
  • Complimentary morning cruise four times a week
  • Complimentary sunset yoga class three times a week


  • 10 over water treatment rooms
  • Hydropool over lagoon
  • Relaxation room
  • Steam room
  • Retail items

Glide Water Sports & Excursion Centre*

  • Free snorkelling equipment
  • kayaks
  • Jet skis
  • Rockets (sub-surface water rocket)
  • Parasailing
  • Speedboat
  • Windsurfing
  • Catamaran

Diving at Immersion Dive Centre*

  • Beginner courses
  • Diving for kids
  • Nitrox courses
  • Advanced courses
  • Private guides
  • 60 local dive sites

Water Excursions*

  • Big Game Fishing
  • Traditional Maldivian Sunset fishing
  • Local island excursion
  • Snorkelling excursions
  • Manta discovery (July – Nov approx.)
  • Night snorkelling
  • Dolphin Discovery

Marine Centre*

  • Marine biology presentations
  • House reef exploration with Seabob
  • Bio adventures
  • Turtle Adoptions programme


  • Wi-Fi
  • 24hr guest services
  • In-villa dining
  • Laundry service*
  • Boutique
  • Doctor in residence
  • Currency exchange

*Additional charges apply

Velassaru Maldives operates an all-inclusive option, Velassaru Indulgence.

Velassaru Indulgence (for stays a minimum of 3 nights plus)

Food & Drinks

  • Breakfast in Vela Restaurant
  • Lunch in any operational restaurant (Turquoise, Chill Bar, Fen Bar & Infinity)
  • Dinner in any operational restaurant (Turquoise, Etesian, Sand, Teppanyaki & Vela)
  • Beverages including water, soft drinks, juices, house-pouring beer and a selection of wine and spirits

Leisure & Services

  • Complimentary use of snorkelling equipment
  • Daily 2 hours use of ocean kayak


  • Starred menu items
  • Room service/in-villa dining
  • Minibar
  • Premium pouring brands
  • Private dining experience
  • Themed events


Velassaru welcomes couples on Honeymoon with the following welcome gifts:

  • One bottle of Taittinger Champagne (375ml)
  • Tapas at Chill Bar - selection of 3 tapas dishes/2 glasses of sparkling wine
  • L'Occitane gift pack
  • Spa credit


  • Minimum 4-night stay required
  • Wedding must be within 6 months of arrival
  • Honeymoon to be advised at time of booking
  • Wedding certificate to be presented on arrival
  • Inclusions are per couple


Velassaru Maldives is situated just 25 minutes, by speedboat, south-west of the International Airport at Malé