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, 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.

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

    2 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 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:

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 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:

Surf school
Over water spa (there are 2 spas in total that guests could use)
Fitness centre
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.

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


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