Velaa Private Island – Maldives


Situated in the Noonu Atoll, a collection of islands, the Velaa Private Island Resort prides itself on privacy at its best. With 43 different personal villas alongside 2 residences, guests will find themselves facing a hard choice of which to choose.

The overwater bungalows are catered to couples and honeymooners but families will also find them well suited. Because the island is owned by one person, guests will find themselves privy to numerous activities, some adventurous while others relaxing, without having to share those activities with a large number of guests from another resort or two. Golf enthusiasts will find themselves in paradise with the only Short Game Golf Academy in the entire Maldives available for use.


The Velaa Private Island Resort is located in the Noonu Atoll, a 45 minute plane ride from the main city of Malé.


  • Overwater bungalows: 18
  • Beds: King size
  • Area: 761 sq ft (232 m²)
  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Entertainment system: Flat screen TV
  • Room service: Yes

Special room features

  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Sun deck
  • Floor viewing window
  • Circular bath
  • Steps into the lagoon


  • Low season online specials from US$3,049 per night
  • High season online specials from US$4,013 per night

*Sea-plane return transfer from Malé Airport: US$1,035 per adult

Restaurants and bars

  • Tavaru Tower
  • Athiri Restaurant
  • Aragu
  • CRU Champagne Lounge

Resort features

  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Yoga
  • Golf
  • Workout Room
  • Fitness Center
  • Family/Play Center


Features exclusive My Blend by Clarins products and treatments.

Nearby activities

  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Water Skiing
  • Towable Inflatables
  • Stand Up Paddleboarding
  • Kite Surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba Diving
  • Fishing
  • Semi-submarine

What the reviews say

Reviews are extremely positive, with reviewers claiming this resort as one of the best. Personalization and quality are noted as being top notch with all guests treated as VIPs. Even the food is detailed as worth the high cost, no matter which island restaurant you decide to eat at.

Guests also rave about the extensive variety of different activities available, both on land and in the water. It is also noted that each activity caters to the individual which is said to add more joy to the experience. All in all, there are really no negative remarks as each guest views the Velaa Private Resort as a must visit at least once in your life.

Getting there

To reach the Velaa Private Island Resort you'll need to fly into the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. Then you'll take a 45 minute flight to the resort.

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