Veligandu Island Resort – Maldives

Veligandu Maldives Aerial

With a total of 76 villas, 64 of which are located over the water, the Veligandu Island Resort is a 5-star private-island resort with a great reputation and many return guests. It primarily offers all-inclusive meal packages, as well as upgrades that include alcohol and other extras, yet it's among the more affordable resorts in the Maldives.

Perfect for a honeymoon or any other kind of romantic retreat, the Veligandu Island Resort also has some family facilities so it's more versatile than some of the smaller islands. Those seeking a paradise-like tropical island holiday, but don't have unlimited funds, should find this to be an ideal choice.


The Veligandu Island Resort is located in the North Ari Atoll, 45 kilometers southwest of the Malé International Airport.


10 Water Villas
Area: 624 sq ft (58 m²)
-Indoor bathroom with whirlpool tub

54 Jacuzzi Water Villas
Area: 926 sq ft (86 m²)
-Upgraded bedroom suite
-Private walled-in outdoor area with Jacuzzi for two
-Wooden sundeck, chaise lounges, a shaded area, tropical plants
-Private sundeck with stairs into the sea

12 Island villas and suites

Special room features

  • Beds: One king size
  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Entertainment system: 36″ flatscreen TV, DVD/CD player, iPod docking station
  • Room service: Available
  • Private sundeck with furniture
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Sitting area
  • Stocked Mini Bar with refrigerator
  • Tea/coffee/espresso service
  • IDD telephone
  • Personal safe
  • Spacious partially open-air bathroom with rain shower (Jacuzzi villas)
  • Double sinks
  • Bath accessories
  • Hairdryer


  • Low season online specials from US$703 per night
  • High season online specials from US$842 per night

*Sea-plane return transfer from Malé Airport: US$310 per adult

Restaurants and bars

  • Buffet Restaurant
  • The Madivaru – International cuisine
  • Snack Menu at the Bar and Pool
  • Dinners served on the Beach
  • Thundi Bar
  • Athiri Bar

Resort features

  • White Sand Beach
  • OceanPro SCUBA Center
  • Veligandu Windsurf and Sailing Center
  • Catamarans
  • Kayaks
  • Surf Bikes
  • Lagoon and house reef for Snorkeling
  • Freshwater infinity swimming pool
  • Children’s pool
  • Volleyball court
  • Beach badminton
  • Football Pitch
  • Fitness center with modern exercise equipment


The Duniye Spa provides a tropical spa experience for women and men, focused on wholeness, simplicity, purity and quality.

Nearby activities

  • Fishing Excursions including morning, afternoon and deep sea trips
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Island hopping
  • Robinson Crusoe daytrips
  • Sightseeing to Rasdhoo Island
  • Sunset cruises

What the reviews say

Reviews for the Veligandu Island Resort tend to be excellent, which is very impressive considering this is a moderately priced private-island resort. Nearly every guest gushes about the rooms and the service and the setting, as well as the food in the all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant. A few mention that the choices get old during a longer stay, but most are quite happy with them.

The facilities also get high marks, including the few childrens' and family options available. For a 4-star resort with reasonable prices including all meals and even the optional all-drinks plan, the Veligandu Island Resort seems like a very solid choice.

Getting there

To reach the Veligandu Island Resort you'll first fly to Malé International Airport. From there you'll be greeted by resort staff and helped aboard a sea plane for the 20-minute flight to Fesdu Island and the hotel itself.

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Video tour of a water villa at the Veligandu Island Resort

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