Located north of Male, this island is 45 minutes by seaplane from Male international airport.
Velaa private island is part of the Noonu atoll situated towards the northwest edge of the Maldives archipelago. The island’s name literally means turtle island due to the generation of sea turtles that have nested on its beaches. Less than 20 hectares in size, Velaa is totally exclusive and ensures complete privacy for all its guests.
Velaa is the realization of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’, ultra-exclusive, boutique hide-away. This unique destination was developed to embody the very best of the archipelago, with its azure skies and aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean.
This extremely private retreat is an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury. The resort design borrows from the island theme, with turtle motifs, and the colors and patterns of turtle shell pervading the property.
The resort comprises 43 private villas, houses and residences and two four-bedroom residences. While 18 of the 43 are build over water, the Romantic Poll Residence can only be reached by boat, allowing even more privacy and exclusivity.
For the epicurean, Velaa Private island boasts the culinary consultancy of Michelin-star chef, Adeline Grattard from Paris, and an extensive wine cellar. With three restaurants and two bars, a generous selection of location and cuisines are available to guests.
Velaa private island is one of only a handful of hotels in the world offering exclusive My Blend facial products and body treatments by Clarins for a truly personalized experience. Showcasing the first ‘snow room’ in the Maldives, the spa offers a synergy of therapies and products with six secluded double treatment villas over the water.
A comprehensive range of signature treatments are available, including customized facials with sophisticated European technology and traditional Asian massages and body treatments.