The Hotel
Velaa Private Island is the realization of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ ultra-exclusive boutique hideaway. This unique destination was developed to embody the very best of this unique archipelago, bathed by azure skies in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. The name of this private retreat, an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury, means “Turtle Island” in the local language – named after generations of sea turtles that have flocked here to nest and hatch. The resort comprises 43 private villas, houses and residences and 4 four-bedroom residences. While 18 of the 43 are built over water, the Romantic Pool Residence can only be reached by boat, allowing even more privacy and exclusivity.

• Picture Perfect Setting
• The realization of a dream
• Designed and curated with privacy and comfort as guiding principles
• What a luxurious private resort should be


• Velaa Golf Academy, designed by Jose Maria Olazabal, renowned for his short game prowess, is a golfing experience like no other. It prides itself on tailoring golf lessons to the individual, focusing on the areas required for improvement.
• For wine lovers- More than five hundred bins, the largest on Maldives, span the spectrum from boutique wineries to grand marques.Offering guests a rare opportunity to discover gems such as the 1956 Domaine de la Romanée Conti “Romanée Conti”, rare vintage Salon Champagne, and a centuries old fortified 1870 Blandy’s “Verdelho Solera”, this exquisite list has unearthed treasures from across the globe.
• Destination Dining is a unique concept whereby guests are entertained exlusively in a variety of stylish and distinctly different settings, both on and off the island with creative menus and entertainment, ideal for special occasions.