A small island resort with 30 rooms in total, land based and over the water, The Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat aims to please with lots of activities, amenities, and beauty. With 20 overwater villas, guests will find ocean views both in their rooms as well as on their private terrace, which also offers steps that lead directly into the water below. Because there are no TVs in the rooms, this resort is a great choice for those looking to escape the outside world. This is a partial escape however as Wi-Fi is available in each and every room throughout the resort.

Guests will also find an on-site spa that impresses with multiple styles of massages and treatments as well as a sea view. If you're an animal lover, then you'll want to inquire about the whale shark adventure offered, as well as other area snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities.

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ABOUT THE Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat Maldives


30 Rooms/villas/suites

Special room features


Restaurants and bars

Resort features


Nearby activities

Getting there


Considering that this resort is in the budget category, the reviews are quite outstanding. In fact, most people rave about this resort, and all of its amenities. Guests love the comfortable beds and relaxing atmosphere of the rooms and appreciate the staff members and their ability to help when needed.


If you’re looking to enjoy the ocean while staying at a resort, then you’ll be pleased to learn that many guests feel that the resort’s daily snorkeling boat and other water activities are top notch and bring lots of enjoyment. The only consistent compliant is about the lack of variety at breakfast. Many guests feel that having the same food for breakfast every day isn’t ideal, but considering the price point, this doesn’t seem like a big deal.

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