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Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

'Perfect Honeymoon Getaway and Remarkbale Diving Experiences'

Located on the island of Veligandu in the South Malé Atoll, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is a chic island hideaway that is ideal for couples on a romantic retreat. Set amongst soft white sand and azure waters, the comfortable residences are a treat. Often with direct beach or lagoon access, each accommodation is typically open-plan with bright décor, traditional furnishings and luxury amenities such as terrazzo bathtubs. Celebrate your honeymoon at one of Anantara Veli's restaurants, or experience more at sister resort Anantara Dhigu, where guests are invited to dine at Fuddan Fusion Grill or enjoy a unique and tasty cocktail at Aqua. Of course, with this being the Maldives, diving simply must be a key component of your holiday. The resort offers a fully certified PADI diving centre and there are at least 20 nearby beautiful reefs to explore – as well as the exotic marine life that live in the crystalline waters.

In Our Opinion

‘Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is undoubtedly a great resort for lovers. With excellent food and stunning vistas across the blue waters it’s very atmospheric. But to get the most out of your holiday you simply have to try the wide range of excellent water sports and also try the diving, which caters for all experiences.’
  • Flat screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Mini bar
  • Air con
  • Tea & coffee facilities
  • Pillow menu
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-villa dining

Over Water Bungalow

The Over Water Bungalow stretches across the vast expanse of glistening lagoon waters and simultaneously merges in to the atmosphere with its coconut thatch roof and hardwood floors. Tropical flowers emit a pleasant scent which travels throughout the majestic bedroom and the bathroom with its bathtub and separate shower. To the exterior there is a sunbed with its own day bed and a direct stairway to the waters below.


  • 62sqm
  • One king size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults
  • Bathtub and separate shower
  • Sun deck

Superior Over Water Bungalow

Experience blissful seclusion and privacy in the Superior Over Water Bungalow. Enjoy the delightful Lagoon views from a sundeck, or relax inside surrounded by warm, natural décor – reflecting the gorgeous island setting.


  • 62sqm
  • One king size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults
  • Bathroom with bathtub and shower
  • Sundeck
  • Lagoon views

Deluxe Over Water Bungalow

Situated over the glistening waters, the Deluxe Over Water Bungalow is characterised by its soft island design aesthetic and offers direct access to the lagoon below. There are 14 of these rooms in total and each is furnished with a double sundeck, mini bar and wine cellar, a daybed and a separate dressing area. A terrazzo bathtub and separate shower area can be found in the bathroom.


  • 92sqm
  • One king size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults
  • Semi open bathroom with terrazzo bathtub and separate shower area
  • Outside double sundeck
  • Direct access to the lagoon
  • Wine fridge
  • Coffee machine

  • Flat screen TV
  • DVD player
  • Internet access
  • Mini bar
  • Air con
  • Tea & coffee facilities
  • Pillow menu
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-villa dining

Ocean Pool Bungalow

The Ocean Pool Bungalow is a remarkable haven of luxury and intimacy. The abode offers an open plan style, with majestic floor to ceiling glass doors that look out over the sundeck and ocean beyond. The bedroom, with its graceful décor and plush king size bed, makes it easy for guests to relax. If you can’t, then there is always your personal plunge pool, with its dramatic views and ocean breeze.


  • 125sqm
  • One king size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Private plunge pool
  • Ocean views
  • Sundeck
  • iPod docking station
  • Yoga mats
  • WiFi

Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow

An idyllic and romantically styled abode, the Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow is a stylish affair. The accommodation is positioned directly above the azure blue lagoon which can be accessed immediately from a private terrace. Rooms are modern and majestic, with a plush king size bed and an otherwise fully furnished haven. Hardwood flooring leads to a bathroom containing a separate shower and bathtub.


  • 125sqm
  • One king size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults
  • Air conditioned bathroom with bathtub and separate shower
  • Personal plunge pool
  • Sun terrace
  • iPod docking station
  • Yoga mats
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • WiFi access

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is the perfect location for a romantic retreat and offers the following benefits:

Honeymoon & Wedding Anniversary Discount

• Receive a 30% discount on room and breakfast rate


• Discount does not apply to extras such as transfers and meal plans
• Wedding/Anniversary must have taken place less than 6 months prior to arrival
• Proof of marriage must be presented on arrival
• Valid from 11 April 2016 to 31 October 2016 (excluding 10 to 17 September 2016)

Honeymoon/Anniversary Offer One – 4 nights or more – Complimentary

• US$50 Veli Garden Spa credit per couple
• One bottle of champagne with tropical fruit platter
• One romantic floral bed decoration turndown during stay
• Honeymoon gift on departure

Honeymoon/Anniversary Offer Two – 7 nights or more – Complimentary

• US$50 Veli Garden Spa credit per couple
• One bottle of champagne with tropical fruit platter
• One romantic floral bed decoration turndown during stay
• One candlelit set 3-course dinner for 2 (excluding beverages/resort selected)
• Honeymoon gift on departure


• Minimum 4/7 night stay as applicable required
• Proof of marriage to be presented on or before arrival
• Wedding or anniversary date must have taken place 6 months prior to arrival
• Valid from 11 January 2016 to 5 January 2017

Beach Ceremonial Package
• Wedding celebrant
• Wedding coordinator
• Maldivian bodu beru drummer
• Champagne
• Wedding cake for two
• Bouquet for the bride
• Lapel flower for the groom
• Frangipani leis
• Wedding location decorated in tropical style
• Evening turndown
• Floral bath ceremony
• Symbolic wedding certificate
• Wedding gift
• 36 photographs (8x10”)
• CD copy of photographs

Price guideline US$2,760

It is not possible to have a legally recognised wedding in the Maldives; this ceremony is for effect only. Guests may choose to have this ceremony after a legal UK ceremony. Valid until January 2017.

All Inclusive with Regular Beverage Package includes:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Meal plans are based on a 3-course menu per person, composed of starter, main and dessert
Dine at Fushi Cafe and 73 Degrees when buffet meal is available
Dine at speciality restaurants Sea.Fire.Salt, Terrazzo, Baan Huraa and Origami - certain items not included

Unlimited beverages from 11am-11pm daily
Sodas: Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, tonic water
Fresh juices: Orange, watermelon, pineapple, mango, mix fruit juice
Water: Bon Aqua, San Pellegrino
Beer: Draught beer, Carlsberg
White wine: Selected Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Red wine: Selected Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon
Rose wine: Selected Rose

Please note this is only available in Low & Shoulder Season (9 April - 23 December).


• Pool
• Yoga / meditation
• Cooking school
• Fitness centre
• Library


• International library with Internet access
• DVD library with music selection
• Boutique
• Excursion and activity desk
• Boat transfer service
• Laundry and pressing service

Land Sports

• Tennis
• Volleyball and badminton


• Diving
• Snorkelling
• Jet
• Kayaking
• Sailing
• Windsurfing
• Speedboats and waterskiing
• Parasailing
• Surf school
• Underwater rocket
• Coral adoption


Envelop yourself in the phenomenal surroundings of colourful Maldivian marine life and reefs. Aquafanatics Diving Centre is a 5 star PADI dive centre that caters to divers of all experience.

First time divers can earn their PADI certification with specific beginner courses, while experiences divers will thrive in the 20 nearby reefs that teem with undersea life.

The Aquafanatics Dive Centre offers more advanced diving lessons, including:
• Nitrox
• Deep water dive
• Rescue dives

All courses are taught by PADI certified instructors and they will require you to take an orientation dive unless you have dived in the past three months.

Finally, guests can also go out on a full or half-day diving safari in the north or south Malé Atoll, or the Felidhu Atoll.

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change

Half Board
• Based on three course meals per person, food only
• Dine by design will be given 30% off of the food bill, beverages at normal price
• Guests are welcome to dine in all open and available restaurants for dinner

Full Board
• Meal plans are based on three courses per person, food only
• Dine by design will be given 30% off of the food bill, beverages at normal price
• Guests are welcome to dine at all open and available restaurants for lunch and dinner

73 Degrees Ocean Deck

73 Degrees

Appearing light and airy, 73 Degrees is a coastal style pavilion that specialises in sumptuous breakfast buffets and a tasty semi-buffet oceanfront dining venue in the evening. Open 07:00 – 10:30 for breakfast and 18:30 – 22:30 for dinner.

Baan Huraa

Located on the edge of the inner lagoon and outer reef, 73 degree is an authentic Thai restaurant with beautiful views. Open 18:30 – 22:30.


Origami is a modern and casual Japanese restaurant that specialises in light gourmet foods and handcrafted sushi and sashimi. The awesome chefs put on a sizzling Teppanyaki cooking show where they show off their skills and make sumptuous meals every week from Tuesday to Sunday. Open from 18:00 – 23:00.


Sample one of the resort’s exotic cocktails at this chilled poolside bar.

Fushi Café (Anantara Dhigu)

Overlooking the lagoon, Fushi Café serves a full breakfast buffet by morning – complete with live cooking stations. By night, the café transforms in to an elegant restaurant that provides a wide variety of international flavours; from Chinese and Italian to the speciality dishes of Japan. Open 06:30 – 10:30 and 18:30 – 21:30.

Terrazzo (Anantara Dhigu)

Terrazzo serves Italian cuisine in an intimate upstairs venue. The eatery opens out to a terrace with beautiful views across the lagoon. All the signature dishes of Italy are present including risotto and pasta dishes. There are also wines from the northern and southern regions of Italy. Open 18:30 – 22:30.

Aqua (Anantara Dhigu)

Enjoy light meals and afternoon beverages by the pool. There is also live music in the evening which helps to make Aqua a romantic spot, perfect for watching the sunset with an iced cocktail. Open 10:00 – 18:00 for lunch and 18:00 – midnight for drinks.

Sea. Fire. Salt (Anantara Dhigu)

Enjoy a menagerie of cuisine from across the world, including Maldivian favourites and Australian beef cuts flavoured and cooked on a flame grill or wood-fired oven. Open for lunch 12:20 – 14:30 and 18:30 – 22:30 for dinner.

The Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is located on the rim of a tranquil turquoise lagoon, along a coral-framed island in South Malé Atoll.

• Malé International Airport – 13 miles
• Anantara Dhigu – 150 metres


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