Velaa Private Island

It is very difficult to describe this Boutique Hideaway – one can only repeat that it is the realization of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ ultra-exclusive boutique hideaway. The name of this private retreat, means “Turtle Island” in the local language – and named after generations of sea turtles that have flocked here to nest and hatch.

Velaa Private Island is just under 20 hectares in size, around half a kilometre in either direction therefore providing both exclusivity and privacy. The resort design borrows from this theme, with turtle motifs, and the colours and patterns of turtle shell pervading the property. From a broader “bird’s eye view” which greets arrivals by seaplane, the island’s exclusive over-water villas are also 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.

For Honeymoners – the one bedroom ultra private Romantic Pool Residence of which only 1 unit available, is accessible only by boat. It is suspended above the lagoon with uninterrupted views of the ocean offers utmost privacy and romance, making it perfect for honeymooners or those who are looking for ultra-luxury, including a private chef and butler.

For the epicurean, Velaa Private Island boasts the culinary consultancy of a Michelin-star chef. Three restaurants and two bars as well as a wine cellar, a generous selection of locations and cuisines are available for guests. Velaa is a great destination for both Honeymooners and families alike. For your dream wedding and honeymoon contact us for special offers!

Meal Plan

Bed & Breakfast

Room Categories

Accommodation has been designed and developed with privacy and comfort as the guiding principles while allowing the Indian Ocean to take centre stage. Villas range from beach locations to over water.

Beach Pool Villa (80sqm - total villa size with exteriors 287sqm)

Are located on the beach and accommodate 2 adults in one bedroom. An indoor bathroom with Romeo and Juliet basins opens onto a large outdoor bathroom that is connected by a garden atrium where a gazebo covered daybed overlooks the oversized bath tub. Day beds, swinging chairs and an alfresco dining area all face the Indian Ocean.

Deluxe Beach pool Villa (108sqm – total villa size 313sqm)

Located on the beach front and can accommodate 2 adults. It consists of one bedroom and separate living room area. The Zen-like outdoor bathroom features a huge bath and deck, and a 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.

Beach Pool Private House (189 sqm – total villa size 581sqm)

Ideal for Families and located on the beach. The House consist of 4 bedrooms a separate living room as well as a separate convertible are. 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. It leads to the kitchen area, complete with bar and high stools, which is practical for both catering and socializing over snacks and meals. Outside, there is a spacious terrace with a large private pool, carefully positioned day beds and a standalone outdoor dining platform which offers panoramic views of the lagoon.

Velaa Private Residence (1350sqm in total)

Located on the beach and can accommodate up to 10 guests which is a rarity in the Maldives. These two-storey detached residences are laid out with privacy in mind. Each of the four bedrooms face the ocean; the first floor bedrooms have generous balconies, while the ground floor rooms open onto the pool. Indoor and outdoor bathrooms are connected by a garden atrium. Flanked by two gazebos for dining, relaxation or playing, the pool reflects the ocean and is the central focus. Behind the living space a gym, spa room and outdoor living area offer plenty of quiet spaces to retire to. These residences set a new level of ultimate luxury in the Maldives for friends and families alike.

Sunrise Water pool Villa (94sqm – total villa size 223sqm)

Have their own private pools and are located along an extended jetty. Each villa have one bedroom and one living area as well as uninterrupted views of the ocean.

Sunset Delux Water Pool Villa (102sqm – total villa space 245sqm)

Have uninterrupted ocean views and private pools facing the sunset, and are dreamlike in design. Separated by canvas sails, they ensure the 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 leading 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 and is designed around a viewing window set into the floor. Huge bathrooms with circular baths and a swinging chair reflect the water surrounding the villa.

Ocean Pool House (223 sqm – total villa size 493)

Prestigiously located on the tip of the island, in an exclusive private domain, this two-bedroom overwater residence fringed with traditional thatch offers an elegant living space. Louvered shutters let the breeze flow through, while a deep sofa is covered in scatter cushions. The dining area provides a central space while the 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 (197sqm – total villa space 598sqm)

The perfect Villa for honeymooners or those who are looking for ultra-luxury. It also includes a private chef and butler. Accessible only by boat, this ultra-private one-bedroom villa is suspended above the lagoon with uninterrupted views of the ocean and offers the utmost privacy and romance. All rooms open onto the terraces, where the Jacuzzi, pool, sundeck and sunken bath offer varying aspects towards the horizon. Dine inside or over the water in a dining gazebo on its own jetty at sunset, or enjoy sundowners on the sumptuous daybeds. The interiors are designed with natural materials and neutral colors with occasional ikat accents or animal prints. With a personal gym and spa treatment rooms inside the residence, there’s little reason to leave.

Activities and Facilities

Scuba Diving; Sea kayaking; Windsurfing; jet-ski; stand-up paddleboard; parasailing; kite surfing; Jose Maria Olazabal Golf Academy; coverd tennis court, Squash Court; My Blend and Clarins Spa; World-class Technogym fitness centre; Yoga Pavilion; Lha Velaa Kids Club

Other Activities: Water Sports available – Seadoo Scooters; Sailing features a Topcat K1 Catamaran and New Zealand-designed Weta High Performance Trimaran easily operated by one or two; Kite Surfing; Stand Up Paddle Boards; Jet Skis are Yamaha VX 1100 Cruisers, Seabobs; Water-skiing, Wakeboarding and Knee Boarding; Table Tennis; Wall Climbing; Beach Volleyball and a Football pitch.