Anantara Veli


Located on the island of Veligandu in the South Malé Atoll, the Anantara Veli resort is a stylish island hideaway ideal for a romantic retreat.

Extremely atmospheric with its white beaches and stunning vistas across the azure waters, the resort is a popular honeymoon getaway.

All the usual activities are on offer, including volleyball, tennis, yoga and meditation, with the addition of water sports and diving. 

There is also a unique cookery school for guests who wish to partake in a few lessons or practice their culinary skills, guided by experienced Island Chefs.

Luxury Property
Five Star
  • Destination


  • Location

    South Male Atoll

  • Island Size


  • Reef Type

    Not Available

  • Suitable Options

    Honeymooners, Couples, Adults Only

  • Meal Plans

    BB, HB, FB

  • Number of Rooms

    67 Rooms

  • No. of Restaurants

    4 Restaurants

  • Number of Bars

    3 Bars

  • Transfer Type

    Speedboat (30 Mins)

Villas & Residences

Made up of coconut thatched roof bungalows stretched across the vast waters, each residence is open-plan with bright décor and traditional furnishings. The larger properties include luxury amenities such as terrazzo bathtubs.

Beach and lagoon access are available from each bungalow via a staircase plunging directly into the ocean, ideal for guests taking a break from sunbathing on the daybeds and sundecks.

The Anantara Veli resort offers of the following types of accommodation:

Over-water Bungalow
Superior Over-water Bungalow
Deluxe Over-water Bungalow
Ocean Pool Bungalow
Deluxe Over-water Pool Bungalow

Food & Beverages

There is something to suit everyone’s tastes at Anantara Veli. During the daytime, guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet in a coastal style pavilion or a cocktail in Dhoni – the chilled poolside bar.

Authentic Thai restaurant, 73 Degrees, offers beautiful views overlooking the lagoon, where Japanese restaurant, Origami, specialises in handcrafted sushi and sashimi, complete with a Teppanyaki cooking show for guests to enjoy.

Other restaurants offer a variety of international flavours such as Chinese and Italian cuisine, all located on an intimate terrace with a traditional wood-fired oven.


The resort offers impressive water sports facilities. The fully-certified, five-star Aquafanatics Diving Centre means that guests of all abilities can explore the 20 nearby reefs, which are thriving with marine life.

Full or half-day diving in either the north or south Malé Atoll, or the Felidhu Atoll is also available for travellers to choose from


The Anantara Veli resort is located on the rim of a tranquil turquoise lagoon, along a coral-framed island in the South Malé Atoll, just a 35-minute sea plane journey from Velana International Airport. Sister resort Anantara Dhigu is only 150m away.

Property Highlights

Its romantic and quiet on the beautiful island of Veli, but we love the fact that you can just hop over to Anantara Dhigu or Naladhu for a change of scenery
Reservations Manager


Its a great value leading five star property that is adults only. Perfect for honeymooners.