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, diving and surfing.
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.
South Male Atoll
Honeymooners, Couples, Adults Only
BB, HB, FB
Number of Rooms
No. of Restaurants
Number of Bars
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 is 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:
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 at 73 Degrees or a cocktail in Dhoni – the chilled poolside bar.
Authentic Thai restaurant, 73 Degrees Baan Huraa, offers beautiful views overlooking the lagoon, where while Japanese restaurant, Origami, specialises in handcrafted sushi and sashimi, complete with a Teppanyaki cooking show for guests to enjoy.
Other restaurants are accessible at sister resort Anatnara Dhigu, offering a variety of international flavours such as Chinese Asian 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.
Furthermore, sister resort – Anantara Dhigu offers the following:
Over water spa (there are 2 spas in total that guests could use)
Tennis and volleyball courts
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.
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