Velassaru Maldives 5*

The Maldives is a state whose territory is occupied by 20 attols in the Indian Ocean. One of these attols, South Male Attol, is famous among travelers for less cultivated flora and richest fauna. Marine reserves amaze snorkelers and divers with their unique beauty and diversity. The length of South Male Attola is 36 km in length and 19 km in width. Attol consists of 30 islands, 3 of which are inhabited by people, 10 are uninhabited and 17 are island hotels: these include Velassaru Maldives 5 *, erected on the island of the same name, located 12 km from Male (20 minutes by speedboat).                                      

The history of the resort began in 1974. The hotel was completely renovated and in 2009 reopened its doors to tourists in a completely renovated form. The rebirth of Velassaru Maldives has given the resort a new look and improved guest experience. The impeccable order on the island, the cleanliness of the beaches, “well-trained” service personnel (including Russian-speaking ones), combined with modern interior design, excellent cuisine, and a variety of entertainment options have turned Velassaru into an ideal vacation spot.

Today the hotel has 127 villas and bungalows. Some of the rooms are combined into buildings, the rest are individual cottages, divided into levels. Additionally, starting November 1, 2013, guests can choose to stay at the Lagoon Water Bungalow with Pool with the added benefit of serving a complimentary continental breakfast at the Chill Bar from 08:00 to 10:00 hours, as well as accommodation at the Ocean Water Bungalow with Pool and Beach Villa with Pool. This is a new category of villas currently under construction on the island.    

54 Deluxe Bungalow – 70 sqm Bungalows with garden views are located a few steps from the coastline. The rooms have a spacious two-level layout. Modern minimalist interior design is complemented by bright accents. Outdoor terrace, large bathroom, shower, rain shower, coffee and tea making facilities, LCD TV, DVD player, IDD telephone, iPod docking station.                                                                                                                                                                            

30 Beach Villa – 96 sqm Natural stone and teak were used in the construction of the villas. Despite the panoramic windows, the spacious villas guarantee complete privacy for the guests. The territory of the villa includes a bedroom, a living room, a beach access, a terrace with a daybed overlooking the ocean, a bathroom with a bathtub, a shower, a “tropical” shower in a small garden. Rooms include LCD TV, DVD player, IDD telephone, iPod docking station, wine refrigerator.                                                                                                                                    

26 Water Villa – 112 sqm Villas built on stilts in the waters of the lagoon. This category of rooms has a bedroom with a king size bed, a living room, an open terrace with sun loungers and a separate descent into the ocean, a chill-out area with a bath and shower. The villas are equipped with a Nespresso coffee machine, wine refrigerator, home theater system, double vanity, ironing facilities. In addition, since November 1, 2013, these villas will be provided with branded linen and a pillow set, underwater equipment, free 30-minute honeymoon massage and free late check-out (until 20:00).                                            

17 Water Suite – 270 sqm Stilt villas with panoramic lagoon views boast striking contemporary interiors. The spacious private terrace with a comfortable seating area has a private lagoon descent, a private pool with great views and a thatched gazebo. The rooms have a large bathroom, double sinks, showers and luxury bath amenities. Butler service is available 24 hours a day.

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, including rooms.                                                                                                                

For guests in Velassaru there are several restaurants and a bar with live music: the Vela restaurant offers international cuisine (buffet); in the cozy and elegant Etesian restaurant you can taste Mediterranean delights; Turquoise presents continental and Asian cuisines; in Japanese Teppanyaki, the chef will prepare the ordered dish in front of the visitors, turning the process into a real show; the elegant Sand dining pavilion, located on the white sand at the water’s edge, surprises guests with oriental, Asian and continental dishes; Chill Bar serves delicious cocktails and light snacks; Fen Bar, which is designed in a fusion of European and Asian traditions, has an atmosphere of relaxed romance of the Maldives and the rhythms of Velassaru. Besides, the hotel presents various special offers for private dating both within the resort and beyond: a choice of breakfast with champagne and fresh juices for lovers of dawn; lunch for two on a sailboat; dinner on the beach, during which a personal chef and a waiter will fulfill any gastronomic dreams of a couple in love; pre-sunset cruise, canapés and delicious drinks on board the yacht for lovers of evening romance.                                                                

SPA center Velassaru offers rejuvenation and rejuvenation sessions, for example, a three-hour Luma-firm Perfection ritual with salt peeling, full body massage and special facial skin care, or an hour harmonizing massage with lemongrass oil and rose water. Also, when carrying out procedures in the center, local cocoa butter is widely used – a natural source of vitamin E. If you wish, you can order both individual procedures and various SPA packages. Yoga classes are held at the Velassaru SPA center (prices and packages are available on request).

The center complex includes ten treatment rooms built on stilts, a relaxation room, manicure and pedicure rooms, an outdoor swimming pool over the lagoon, a steam room and a boutique specializing in beauty care products.                                      

Velassaru offers guests a wide range of entertainment options. To services of lovers of active recreation a fitness center, a gym (admission free), a tennis court with a paid rental of rackets and balls, table tennis, beach volleyball, darts, as well as water sports: windsurfing, wakeboarding, parasailing, water skiing, sailing catamaran, glass bottom kayaking, deep sea fishing for marlin and other fish (morning and night).                                                                                      

In the diving center, under the guidance of instructors who speak several foreign languages, there is an opportunity to take PADI courses (from beginner to professional level), private courses, order diving for children, photo and video filming from diving sites. Divers are provided with modern equipment. Velassaru organizes snorkeling trips to the coral reefs nearby the island. Before diving, those who wish can study the underwater world in more detail at the Velassaru Marine Center, where biologists regularly give presentations.

The resort has developed a number of excursions for its guests: visiting Male to get acquainted with the rich history and culture of the Maldives archipelago; seaplane flight; sunset cruise; boat trip to the dolphin habitat; picnic on the island. All excursions can be conducted both in groups and in private.

Velassaru pays special attention to celebrating special occasions such as weddings, honeymoons or wedding anniversaries. The hotel offers the services of a professional photographer.

This year, Velassaru Maldives  received an award from the largest travel site TripAdvisor as the winner of the highest hotel rating. More than 100 million site visitors agreed that the hotel is one of the best in the world (only a tenth of the hotels listed on TripAdvisor receive such a rating).

Hotel Velassaru is constantly evolving, delighting its guests with useful updates and interesting solutions. In 2013, Velassaru launched a new website, taking its visual identity to another level of evolution. Created by the professionals of QUO agency, the new website design has become modern, sensual and at the same time complete and energetic. Velassaru also filmed a video showing panoramic views of the island. A new video posted on Velassaru’s Facebook page serves as proof that the perfect vacation is a reality!


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