Romance and seclusion go hand-on-hand on the tranquil island of Anantara Veli. It’s the ideal retreat for relaxation and to soothe tired bodies and spirits. The gorgeous spa uses age-old techniques and therapies to rejuvenate and nourish you inside and out. Essential oils and natural ingredients are combined with a wide variety of treatments performed by skilful spa therapists. A glittering crystal-clear lagoon and powdery white sand beach beckon you to visit. The atmospheric ocean pool bungalows and water bungalows provide a private haven of peace and luxury.
Anantara Veli Resort & Spa Maldives is nestled amongst beautiful islands and in a completely tranquil tropical setting, with an abundance of amenities expected of a luxury resort in the Maldives.
Located on the rim of a tranquil turquoise lagoon, around which sits two other resorts providing an array of dining options.
Travelling to this stunning beach resort in Maldives is made simple with regular scheduled flights from around the world landing in Malé International Airport daily. Once you touch down, Anantara Veli Maldives beach resort’s speedboat service will bring you to the resort in a quick 35 minute boat ride.
Anantara Veli Resort & Spa is highly sought after amongst Maldives boutique resorts and offers more than just the perfect place to relax during your tropical getaway. Discover wondrous marine life or explore every nook and corner of the rich Maldivian land. Take up windsurfing on the lagoon or learn to dive at our padi dive school or surf with our resident surf guru, stroll through the markets of bustling Malé. These are just a few examples of things to see and do at our Maldives resort hotel.Resort Activities
The setting is tranquil, but recreation and fun are always close by. Every day, Anantara Veli Maldives offers a range of organised and do it yourself resort activities in the gorgeous surrounds of our island retreat. Select from a range of indoor and outdoor Maldives resort activities including yoga, shopping, cooking classes, fitness, tennis, swimming, volleyball, badminton and the Anantara Spa.
Anantara Garden Spa
The highlight of any stay with Anantara, our Veli Maldives resort is no exception. The serene Anantara Spa offers a range of specially composed treatments to soothe body and mind in a truly awe-inspiring setting. For full details please visit our Spa page.
Explore the turquoise tropical lagoon and reef which is situated around Anantara Veli Maldives. Unencumbered by heavy scuba equipment, snorkelling offers you a safe and easy way to get acquainted with the world below, and see some of the most celebrated marine life on the planet. One of our most popular resort activities.
Gain physical poise and mental peace through ancient exercises drawn from centuries of traditional South Asian wisdom. Whether a beginner or an expert, our professional instructors are able to guide you through lessons either in a group or private session within the surrounds of our Maldives resort.
You may be thousands of miles away from it all but our Maldives boutique brings the world to you, with all of life’s small necessities as well as exotic goods and handicrafts from across Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
While staying at Anantara Veli Maldives you will be treated to an array of inspired culinary creations. Why not learn the tricks of the trade with a cooking class from our resident master chefs? This resort activity lets you recreate traditional Maldivian, Thai and fusion dishes to impress your friends back home.
Anantara Veli Maldives’ gym is equipped with everything you need to keep you looking and feeling good. Rejuvenate your body as you work out alone or with our personal trainer.
Not all Anantara Veli Maldives resort activities need to be energetic. Our library lets you sink into an armchair to enjoy a new novel or catch up on all that is going on back in the ‘real world’ with our computers and high-speed internet access.
Clear your mind and achieve a sense of heightened well-being with gentle stretching and meditation to start your day. Anantara can arrange a meditation session on the beach, you’ll be able to draw inspiration from the gorgeous island surrounds as they are woken by the dawn.
Slide into the tranquil waters of our stunning infinity edge pool situated right on the edge of the ocean. Gaze out across the expanse of aquamarine as you float, soak or splash your worries away. Or for confident swimmers, the waters of our large lagoon offer an ideal spot for wading, floating or a relaxed swim.
Anantara Veli Maldives’ floodlit tennis court means that you can continue with a doubles match even after the sun sets. Our fitness centre staff are at hand to provide lessons for beginners or a little bit of a challenge if you’re looking for a partner.
Volleyball & Badminton
Feeling waterlogged? Landlubbers can always take part in a pick-up match of volleyball or badminton– just let us know and we’ll provide the nets and equipment and turn a strip of beach into your court.Area Excursions
From tropical picnics along unspoiled shores to the unadulterated indulgence of a sunset cruise, Anantara Veli Maldives presents you a multitude of leisure activities to indulge in.
Each day, we feature a range of organised excursions and self explorations that let you see beyond the boundaries of our Maldives resort. Whether you want to go island hopping, take a sailing cruise, try your hand at deep-sea fishing or explore Malé culture at the fisherman’s market, we host Maldives leisure activities to suit all tastes.
The Maldives is known as one of the finest dive destinations on the planet, and we have a multitude of dive options to suit all abilities. For full details on all of Anantara Veli’s diving opportunities and packages, please visit our Diving page.
Anantara Veli Maldives offers surfing lessons and excursions for a range of abilities under our ‘ticket to ride’ system in association with Tropicsurf. Numbers are limited per surf trip so booking in advance is recommended. To see Tropicsurf’s brochure please click here.
Discover the range of island jewels surrounding our pristine lagoon. This Maldives excursion lets you see the many different forms paradise can take. Tour the atoll and explore the daily life of fishermen. Shop the way the locals do. Get up close and personal with marine life.
Spend an afternoon living out your desert island daydreams with our island picnic excursion. A tiny uninhabited island offshore in Anantara’s lagoon is your playground for the day. Frolic in pristine waters, explore stunning reefs and enjoy a specially prepared picnic on white sands.
There are plenty of things to do in the bustling Maldivian capital, Malé. The city offers distinctive architecture, local markets, tranquil mosques and the regal presidential palace. Immerse yourself in the local culture at the National Museum and taste some of the country’s authentic local delicacies.
Cruise the Indian Ocean in style with our organized dhoni sunset cruise trips. Listen to the melodic rolling of the waves, This has got to be one of the finest Maldives excursions, if you wish, even with champagne in hand as you watch the setting sun dip behind the horizon. A Maldives leisure activity like no other.
Sunset Hand line Fishing
Try your skills at hand line fishing and experience the glittering waters from a local’s point of view aboard a traditional sailing dhoni. This natural technique uses no equipment beyond a single fishing line held by hand and dropped to the floor of the ocean reef. A bite is almost guaranteed.
With an array of casual dining restaurants offering delectable international and Asian food, Anantara Veli Resort & Spa Maldives provides the perfect spot for memorable dining Maldivian style. Our stylishly designed restaurants in Maldives offer a perfect ambiance to suit your mood while tantalising your taste buds with a variety of captivating dining experiences. Japanese, Thai, and seafood are all on offer, along with a host of further options at our sister resort Anantara Dhigu.
Providing poolside refreshments and light snacks, Aqua by Anantara Dhigu Maldives is the perfect gathering point for another day in paradise. Accessible both in and out of the water, you can swim up to the bar and create your own cocktail from our range of ingredients. Early evening ushers in picturesque sunsets while you savour a drink in the lounge area.
Anantara Dhigu Maldives brings Italy to the tropics at Terrazzo, an intimate lagoon view restaurant serving rustic Italian favourites like wood-fire pizzas, homemade pastas and delectable seafood. Signature dishes include homemade lobster ravioli, and tableside-spun Caesar salad. Accompanying the food is a selection of wines from both northern and southern regions of Italy, paired perfectly to your meal thanks to our resident Wine Guru.
Fuddan Fusion Grill
Sample the freshest seafood scooped straight from the ocean or feast on imported steaks at the lively Fuddan Fusion Grill. Prime aged imported cuts from Japan and Australia. Maldivian prawns, Wahoo and lobster. Facing the inner turquoise lagoon, the grill offers casually elegant dining by the sea with a variety of cooking styles; flame grilled, tandoori, wok sautéed, fired in a wood oven. Tell us how you like it prepared.
On the white sandy beach of Dhigu Island, Fushi Café at Anantara Dhigu Maldives serves a lavish full breakfast buffet each morning complete with live cooking stations. Then, as the sun sets, the restaurant transforms to offer a buffet with a variety of flavours including international cuisines and local Maldivian food. Relaxed dining by the sea at its very best.
Dining by Design
A banquet on the beach. A candlelit dinner of Maldivian food on your own stretch of sand or desert island. A barbeque attended by a personal chef. Restaurants at Anantara Veli Maldives extend beyond the dining room. Let us plan romantic dining for two in countless, secluded getaways either at Anantara Veli or our sister resort Anantara Dhigu.
Kick back by the tranquil lagoon of Anantara Veli. The poolside bar and lunch time restaurant offers the chance to savour cocktails and chilled-out vibes. Settle into the infinity-edge pool and glance at the seascape as you unwind. Anantara Veli Maldives’ Dhoni ocean view bar serves an array of island-style cocktails and light snacks, perfect for those Maldives sunsets.
Savour unique dining journeys from the Far East at our chicly casual Japanese restaurant. Choose from a light gourmet menu of hand crafted sushi and sashimi, slow charcoal grilled robatayaki skewers and sizzling teppanyaki. Livening up the experience, our expert Asian chefs dazzle guests with theatrical culinary shows every week from Tuesday to Sunday.
73 Degrees’ light and airy Maldivian style thatched roof pavilion reminiscent of a colonial home. Dine at the sumptuous breakfast buffet of fresh tropical fruits and juices, cereals, homemade breads, grilled meats, vegetables and made to order omelettes. In the evenings, our restaurant also serves up a fresh seafood buffet, where you can select fish plucked straight from the ocean.
Dine on fragrant Thai cuisine in a beautiful over water teak restaurant perched right on the ocean. Baan Huraa at Anantara Veli serves a unique dining experience concocted by our Thai chefs. Signature dishes include coconut curries from Thailand’s southern provinces as well as hot and spicy dishes from the north, bound together by an authenticity of flavour. Baan Huraa is the finest Thai restaurant in the Maldives.
Anantara Veli Resort & Spa offers indigenously inspired, treatments infused with timeless healing and wellness rituals. Be blissfully pampered in the five sumptuous treatment suites at one of the finest Maldives resort spas amidst tropical gardens and serene ambience. Our Maldives resort spa is nestled in pristine gardens so you can indulge in treatments that use natural ingredients and their healing properties to enrich, detoxify, polish and rejuvenate. Escape the cares of everyday life with soothing treatments for body and soul at Anantara Spa.