Velaa Private Island

Velaa Private Island set in the Maldivian tropics has snow! Yes, this beautiful turtle shaped destination which incidentally gave the resort its' name (velaa means turtle in Dhivehi) has its very own snowroom, a unique feature of the hotel.According to 'Forbes Life' this luxurious getaway is the size of 25 soccer fields.

Rooms & Villas

Why We Love It


    Designed by Czech architect Petr Kolar


    Culinary advisor - Michelin star chef Adeline Grattard


    Golf Course Design by Jose Maria Olazabal


    Tavaru Tower Most extensive and Tallest Wine Cellar


    In-house Golf Academy


    Romantic Pool Residence accessed only by boat

  •  Library - enjoy the quiet exploration of over 1,000 carefully selected books and magazines of various interests, all arranged inside a smart interior.
Beach Towel
Big game fishing
Diving Centre
DJ Music
Dolphin Cruise
DVD & CD Library
First Aid
Fitness Centre
Hair dryer
Jet Skiing
Kite Surfing
Night fishing
Room Service
Safe Deposit Box
Satellite TV
Swimming Pool
Swimming pools - infinity edge


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What we say

Velaa Private Island Maldives

This new boutique hideaway is everyone's dream holiday destination in the Noonu Atoll where luxury is taken to new levels. The island is named after the turtles which flock there to nest and hatch. So don't be surprised to find turtle motifs everywhere on the resort 'tastefully designed, of course, by Czech Architect Petr Kolar.

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The sublime accommodation

Privacy and Comfort rank high in the design of the ultra-luxurious resort's accommodation. With beautiful terraces and gazebos that provide shade, and a combination of beautiful greenery and subtly elegant architecture that leaves every guest feeling cozy and close to nature at the same time.

The resort has a cadre of private villas, houses and residences with some built over water. The most exquisite is a Romantic Pool Residence that can only be reached by boat.

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The delectable cuisine

Michelin-star chef, Adeline Grattard from Paris overseas all things culinary at the resort. Aragu and Cru is the island's signature restaurant set over the water. Fine dining here is just amazing, where two distinct concepts, 'simplistic' where individual tastes come alive, and 'sensational' where a combination of tastes take you on unique gastronomical journey, are the trademarks. All this is accompanied by vintage champagnes.

Tavaru, the Teppanyaki restaurant is a tower in the middle of the island. The best thing here is the extensive wine list which includes rare vintage Salon Champagne such as 1956 Domaine de la Romanee Conti to centuries old fortified wines.
If the beach is the heart of your existence, dine at Athiri where food is prepared at your request. Wood-fired pizzas are the signature dish served here throughout the day. Avi is also the poolside bar that is open all day and night where DJ music rocks the atmosphere as night falls.

They haven't forgotten to include Destination Dining and In-Villa Dining as well; special occasions are made better by these options.

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The Clarins Spa

The Spa by Clarins is the place to unwind and give up all your worries. The spa is home to the Maldives' first 'snow room' and several unique signature treatments that allow for a holistic spa experience.

It's total bliss....

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Golfing at its best

And just when you think your holiday at Velaa Private Island couldn't get any better, they also reveal their Golf Academy. Designed by Jose Maria Olazabal, the academy is unlike any other with a state-of-the-art simulator, tuition programmes for the entire family and more.

Velaa Private Island Maldives
Play in water

Get into the waters for some great snorkeling with Seadoo Scooters available to reach the coral reefs. Windsurfing, Sailing, Kite Surfing, Kayaking and many other water sports are taken up on a daily basis at the resort as well. Overall, however, diving has to be the most popular. Some great unexplored dive site wait to be discovered, and the PADI certified instructors are happy to show guests what they need to know.

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Kids kept busy

There are also a variety of excursions such as Dolphin excursions, Fishing cruises, Semi-submarine excursions, etc., to entice guests to experience the best of the Maldives.

For the usually busy parents, it's a worry-free vacation with their Kids' Club, in addition to a well-stocked library and boutique for some shopping as well.

A resort that goes beyond luxury, it's every holidaymaker's dream come true.

We will leave no leaf unturned
to serve you to your satisfaction.

Piumi Gamanayake
Bridge Buultjens
Natasha Mihindukulasuriya
Maria Purin
Nacera El Fakir
Nadira Indrasena
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COVID-19 Travel Updates

First and foremost, our hearts are with those who have been affected by COVID-19.
We are also delighted to let you know that all International Travellers are welcome in the Maldives again with effective Covid-19 related government protocols in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

  1. On-arrival visas are still available for all tourists, and visa extensions are available for any long-stay holidaymakers. For your free 30-day on-arrival tourist visa, you have to provide:

  2. A confirmed hotel booking, sufficient funds and confirmed return ticket.

  3. Health Declaration Form x 2 (on arrival and prior to departure)

  4. A negative PCR test conducted less than 96 hours prior to the scheduled time of departure from the first port of embarkation enroute to the Maldives.

  5. Infants less than 12 months old are exempt from this requirement. Travelers who have a transit of 24 hours or more during their journey are required to redo their PCR test prior to arrival in the Maldives.

  6. Under current circumstances, tourists may visit other operational resorts subject to prior approval from the Ministry of Tourism. You are advised to inform the prior so that we may facilitate the approval process via the resorts.

To help you book with confidence, OV Holidays provides you the following:

  1. Exceptional Cancellation Policy

  2. COVID-19 Refund Request

  3. Amazing Discounts of up to 50% for New Bookings

  4. Minimal Deposit Fee & Zero-Interest Installment Plans

  1. Dedicated hotline for bookings within 14days of arrival

  2. Personal Destination Specialist to assist round the clock

We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your patience and kind understanding at these trying times.
We will continue to monitor the events unfolding and keep you updated on the changes to these procedures so that you can enjoy your holiday with peace of mind.
Thank you for your continued support to OV Holidays. Keep Safe.