Velidhu Island Resort – Maldives

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Featuring 20 water bungalows (in a total of 10 structures) in addition to 80 island and beach bungalows, the Velidhu Island Resort is on a small private island that is kept immaculately clean. The house reef is one of the best in the area so snorkelers and divers should be very satisfied.

The Velidhu Island Resort operates primarily on a half-board basis (breakfast and dinner included in the price) with only one restaurant, yet it gets raves for the variety and quality of food, which is rare for a resort in this price category. There's no pool or kid's club so it's best suited to couples and even honeymooners, and the modest prices make this one hard to beat if it has what you are looking for in a resort.


The Velidhu Island Resort is located in the South Ari Atoll, about 70 kilometers west of Malé International Airport in the Maldives.


16 Water Bungalows (semi-detached)
4 Water Bungalows with Jacuzzi (semi-detached)
80 Island bungalows and suites

  • Beds: 1 kingsize or queensize
  • Area: 800 sq ft (74 m²)
  • Wi-Fi: No
  • Entertainment system: Satellite TV
  • Room service: No

Special room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • International direct dial telephone
  • Stocked minibar


  • Low season online specials from US$1,281 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,416 per night

*Sea-plane return transfer from Malé Airport: US$375.20 per adult

Restaurants and bars

  • Iruara Restaurant
  • Light House Bar

Resort features

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Water skiing
  • Wake boarding
  • Catamaran sailing


The Serena Spa features the ultimate pampering experience for couples and soothing treatments for sun lovers and healing remedies for sufferers of modern day stress.

Nearby activities

  • Night fishing
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Snorkeling Safari
  • Manta Safari
  • Dolphin Safari
  • Island Hopping

What the reviews say

Reviews of the Velidhu Island Resort are overwhelmingly positive, which is rare for a Maldives resort in this price category. Nearly all guests rave about the snorkeling in the house reef alongside the the staff of the Euro Dive Center. The food and the variety of food get high marks, as does the overall cleanliness of the island and rooms as well as the size of the rooms.

For a simple resort with no pool and very moderate prices, the Velidhu fares very well with past guests, many of whom seem to return year after year. In this price range for an all-inclusive this one is hard to beat.

Getting there

To reach the Velidhu Island Resort you'll need to fly to the main Malé International Airport in the Maldives. From there you'll be met by hotel staff who will put you on a sea plane for the 20-minute flight to the resort itself.

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