Oh! Those blue waters and that white, soft sand! It's just heaven on earth and it's all there for the taking....
Set in the South Male Atoll, Anantara Veli Resort and Spa is the sister resort of Anantara Dhigu; both peaceful but exciting, luxurious but homely, and exotic but accessible. Guess it's no surprise why the two resorts were among three complete resorts booked by a Saudi Prince earlier this year for an entire month of vacationing!
Your stay is made divine by the plush accommodation that dreams are made of. The Over Water Bungalows are roomy, luxurious and awe-inspiring. With magnificent views and a spacious sundeck fringed with an infinity edge tub from which to enjoy picturesque sunsets, 'disappointment' is not a word that will ever enter one's vocabulary here.
The adventurous feel of a cliff edge is what you get with the Ocean Pool Bungalows that are placed on a secluded cliff facing the gorgeous Indian Ocean. A plunge pool, floor to ceiling glass doors and a host of other intricacies make this accommodation a favorite.
A range of dining options are available to choose from, and you can never get enough of them. By morning a fresh buffet breakfast spot, and by evening a seafood restaurant, 73 Degrees is a true-Maldivian style venue where one can enjoy a meal with the feel of the sand between one's toes. Baan Huraa is loved by guests for the lovely Thai cuisine with distinct flavors prepared by Thai chefs, while Origami, as the name suggests, is the hotspot for some tasty Japanese dishes.
Make sure to also ask about the Dining by Design option where you can choose to dine at a location of your selection with a menu to suit your palate. It's the best way to create some special memories.
Tummies are always happy at Anantara Veli.
And then, spend your days doing what you love. For sports enthusiasts, the resort is equipped with an infinity pool, tennis court, badminton and volleyball courts, fitness center and much more. Venture into the brilliant blue seas for some super diving and snorkeling - you know the Maldives is one of the best places in the world to do so.
For the more laid-back, the resort offers yoga, a cooking school (yum!), island excursions, island picnics, sunset cruises, movies under the stars, and the list goes on...
It's because the Maldives is so picture perfect that even lovebirds from around the world choose to tie the knot here. Anantara Veli Resort and Spa has seen many a wedding take place on the beach or in a faree tent with the ocean as the backdrop. The guests just love the ambiance, and what a way to have a celebration!
And of course, wind it all down with a visit to the Anantara Spa. They have five incredible treatments that will make you feel as if you have died and gone to heaven!
Seriously, you'll never want to leave this place.