Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat is a small island paradise in the Maldives’ southern Ari Atoll, where guests can enjoy a journey of self-discovery in one of the most beautiful locations on earth. Seclusion, tranquillity and escape come together for an authentic Maldivian experience that blends rustic appeal with understated comfort and charm.
With just 10 Beach Villas and 20 Water Villas set over one hectare, the intimate resort conjures up an illusion of being cast away on a desert island where guests relax in total serenity, safe in the knowledge that if they need anything there is a team of friendly, experienced staff there to look after them.
The pressures of daily life melt away in simple yet comfortable surroundings, where modern technology is pared to a minimum, encouraging you to re-connect with nature and rejuvenate body and mind.
Natural spa treatments and invigorating water sports are available to pass away the days, as well as an incredible dive team who can guide and assist you to encounter the most dazzling marine life.
Locally inspired menus, natural products, traditional design elements and signature Maldivian hospitality evoke a true sense of rustic charm for an unforgettable stay you will want to repeat year after year
VILLAS & BUNGALOWS
The 10 Beach Villas, all at 39 sq. m and are tucked away on the shores, amongst lush vegetation ensuring seclusion and privacy. The Beach Villas all provide direct access to the beach and views of the crystal clear water beyond. Request Quote
The 20 Water Villas, at 54 sq. m, are poised over the island’s turquoise lagoon and offer guests the opportunity to witness the beauty of the Maldives directly from the privacy of their own terrace. Complete with a stunning bathroom providing a bath and separate shower and direct access to the clear waters below, the Water Villas provide guests with the perfect intimate escape. Request Quote
Facilities and Activities
Famous for its ivory beaches and turquoise shores, the Maldives is one of the world’s top diving destinations and Ari Atoll in particular is renowned for its aquatic life.
The resort partners with an internationally renowned expert diving team synonymous with delivering exceptional service and helping guests discover the incredible beauty underwater.
In addition to dazzling diving experiences, other water-based activities on the island that can be arranged through the resort include water skiing, catamaran sailing, and snorkelling.
Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat offers a range of resort activities with something for everyone, whether it’s energetic pursuits or lazy days on the agenda.
Drift enjoys a secluded location on the idyllic Maldivian island of Thelu Veliga in southern Ari Atoll.
Spanning just over a hectare in size, this intimate retreat can be reached by a direct 35 minutes seaplane journey from Malé International Airport or via a 35 minute domestic flight from Malé International to Maamigili Local Airport followed by a 30 minute speedboat ride.
Ari Atoll is renowned for its stunning aquatic scenery, where dolphins and manta rays swim beneath the crystal waters, and the resort is only a short distance away from the world’s number one whale shark spot.