Velassaru Maldives
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Velassaru Maldives

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4.5
#1 of 1 resort in Velassaru Island
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Luxury Undressed. Gentle sands leading you to the water's edge. Soothing vistas across the spectacular turquoise lagoon at sunset. Minimalist contemporary chic meets comfortable natural elegance in your own private hideaway. Five dining venues, each providing a taste of the exotic. Two innovative bars, the ultimate chill-out. Experiences that immerse you in local culture, underwater explorations that introduce you to our tropical marine world. Days and nights of simple indulgence. Step into the unknown. Welcome to Velassaru.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Quiet
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English, Filipino
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Bexsy1970 wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom140 contributions68 helpful votes
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Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We are ten days into a fifteen night holiday at Velassaru, and we are having the most incredible holiday here.
We are so lucky to have visited the Maldives previously to this (to five different resorts) and have been fortunate enough to experience much of what the Maldives has to offer.
Each resort has been a unique and ultimately fantastic experience, however Velassaru is already our hot contender for favourite.
We arrived at Male on 6th October in a terrible downpour, and after a short 20 minute wait at the airport we headed on foot (2 mins walk) to the harbour. The short speedboat crossing was a little bumpy, something we have never experienced before on our arrival in the Maldives. The boat crew were calm, courteous and professional, regularly checking we were ok and zipping/unzipping the window/sides to ensure we stayed dry and comfortable. All very reassuring.
It continued to rain as as we arrived at Velassaru 25 minutes later, and resort staff greeted us with umbrellas and took us straight to reception for welcome drinks and cooling scented towels, and after a brief welcome we were escorted to breakfast.
The first thing that immediately stuck us was the beautifully appointed restaurant and bar area, cleverly designed to feel modern and luxurious, whilst reflecting all the charm and traditional characteristics of Maldivian culture and architecture.
A fine balance, and something they seem to have got very right here. We have visited a number of other resorts where this approach has become confused, and we have previously felt these resorts lacked the essence of the Maldives, too clinical and contemporary.
Everywhere you turn here, there are well appointed, comfortable ‘named’ zones to rest, eat, entertain, sleep, and everywhere is immaculate from gym to washrooms, and from beaches to gardens and infinity pool.
Fabulous little touches, the paper bags with popcorn at the cinema nights, the ice-cream bicycle that tours the island twice a day with a delicious selection of ice cream (and a very smiley member of staff- thank you Omary!) the fresh fruit sticks at the swimming pool, all make you feel cared for, valued and thought of as individuals.
Comfort, for us, is priority. With a strap line of ‘luxury undressed’, we had high expectations about the level of comfort we could expect at Velassaru prior to our arrival. This resort has absolutely nailed it. The sun loungers are all high quality and in a great condition, all have luxurious padded cushions and are plentiful around the island. Every chair we have found (in bars, restaurants and general areas) we have been happy to sit in for hours watching the world pass by.
Towels are high quality and plentiful, so no need to carry around with you, and the products used on the island (L’Occitane) are great quality and available in all rooms, including shampoos, conditioners, shower gels, and body lotions.
Safety is also clearly a priority, so we are pleased to see that safety is taken very seriously here, rooms fully equipped with life jackets, torches, there are flag systems in place along the beach, maps with recommended snorkelling areas etc. It sounds like the basics, but in our experience not every resort is the same in this regard.
I experienced a medical issue here, a week into the holiday, and after reporting it to reception the doctor was located and within ten minutes we were in his immaculate clinic and I was being treated. Super reassuring. (Thank you Doctor Hassan)
When we arrived we were upgraded to an incredible room, we had originally booked a Beach Villa with direct beach access, however as we have visited their ‘sister’ island Kurumba, we received the upgrade to Beach Villa with Pool. As repeat visitors we also benefit from a generous discount on food and drinks and also a 30% discount in the private restaurants.
The Beach Villa room is stunning, with a large comfortable king size bed, high quality linen, duvets and pillows and our absolute favourite, a huge garden bathroom, with two outdoor showers, (three if you count your outdoor shower next to the private pool) freestanding bath, double basin and private loo. And of course those beautiful L’Occitane products.
Then.. THE VIEW!! Just absolutely incredible!! I thoroughly recommend a beach villa or beach pool villa with direct beach access, the view is just breathtaking. That said, we have walked around the island and all of the accommodation here is amazing and just a short moments walk from the beach. You will not be disappointed whichever room, villa or suite you book.
Our room boy, Rauf, is super attentive and ensures we have everything we need each day, topping up tea, coffee, milk and water as well as replenishing the towels and leaving our room immaculate after every visit.
Ameen, front of house manager at reception is also fantastic, he has been on hand throughout our stay organising and recommending, he os extremely knowledgeable due to his extensive time on the island and is a credit to the resort. Extremely courteous and professional and well organised.
I particularly like that the team upsell products and services with keenness, but it’s not pushy nor repetitive, this is something that can really be a problem for us on holiday so it is appreciated that it’s very subtle here.
Wherever we have walked on the island, we have found the staff to be courteous and polite, gardeners stop work to smile and say good morning as you pass, managers stop to ask how your day is, and it all seems so genuine and effortless. It also feels (most importantly) unobtrusive and they seem to judge instantly how much interaction you want to have in that moment.
Staff here seem to be relaxed and happy whilst also maintaining exceptionally high professional standards. Many staff we have spoken with have been on the island for years, some are even ‘repeaters’, and this speaks volumes for how the resort is managed, of course it’s not just the staff that benefit from this it’s also the guests.
Our mealtimes have been greatly enhanced by the resort hospitality team. We have enjoyed the company of Ruchira, Riya, Aiham, Ziyan, Zaideen, Valentina at breakfast and dinner in Vela and Etisian.
Ruchira is exceptionally professional, he manages his team seamlessly, and is clearly well respected amongst them. His management and fabulous team has ensured we have everything we need each time we arrive in the restaurant, and because of this every mealtime is a special occasion. The team clearly know how judge guests mood and how much interaction is required, something very appreciated by us.
The chefs are all welcoming and friendly, as well as being extremely attentive and they are flexible with menus, a great plus point. We met and chatted with a lovely Norwegian family, who were travelling with a daughter suffering from Celiac Disease, and they were so delighted with the care they received while they were here and the Gluten Free food the chefs prepared each day for their daughter.
Riya, Aiham and Ziyan are all very young, but are a real credit to the resort, they seem very keen to learn and always appear to do everything they can to ensure guests are happy and comfortable, welcoming into the restaurant and serving throughout the mealtimes. They are also very funny, and we have thoroughly enjoyed our evening conversations and in particular enjoyed the origami gifts and masterclass!!
We are on a Half Board package which includes our food in the Vela Buffet in the morning and evening, which is plentiful and varied. There is a different theme each evening (Italian, Arabic etc) We have also eaten in Etisian, where I had the best tenderloin steak I have ever had. The service was exceptional (thank you Valentina and Zaideen) We plan to eat in the Teppanyaki restaurant and we also have a set dinner with wine tasting booked so plan to leave a further review once the holiday is over regarding our experiences.
My husband has also planned four dives, which I will also cover, along with other general points about the island.
If you are thinking about a visit to Velassaru, don’t hesitate! We cannot find fault with anything at all on this little piece of paradise called Velassaru and can honestly see ourselves returning again next year!! It’s absolute heaven. Thank you to you all for such a wonderful experience.
PS as for the weather, it was forecast to rain every day on the weather forecasts I saw before we left England. We had rain on arrival, and for that full evening, but it has been beautiful every day since. Between 29-31 degrees. We have visited the Maldives off peak 5 times (May x 2, June, Sept, Oct) and once peak (April- too hot for me!!) and only once experienced bad weather longer than a few days. It’s absolutely beautiful off peak as well as on, and even if you have a downpour or two (or even a storm) they are incredible to watch and pass quickly so stop worrying, pack your sunscreen and your case and head to Velassaru!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: One side of the island is more breezy (suits us perfectly) if you want a calm stillness when you...
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Response from Denys Hordiienko, General Manager at Velassaru Maldives
Responded 17 Oct 2023
Dear Bexsy1970 , First and foremost, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for choosing Velassaru Maldives as your destination for this extraordinary holiday. Thank you for taking the time to share your exceptional experience with us on TripAdvisor. It's truly heartwarming to read about your journey with us, from the moment you arrived in the rain to your continued delight during your stay. Your kind words, insightful observations, and enthusiastic descriptions are greatly appreciated. We are genuinely honoured that Velassaru has become a top contender among the numerous resorts you've visited in the Maldives. Our team works diligently to ensure that each guest receives a warm welcome, and your comments about the arrival experience and our thoughtful staff are a testament to their dedication. We are delighted that you found our resort's blend of modern luxury and traditional Maldivian charm to be perfectly balanced. Creating a unique and immersive environment for our guests is a priority for us, and we are thrilled that we achieved that during your stay. Your appreciation of the small, personalized touches such as cinema nights, ice cream bicycles, and fresh fruit sticks is truly heartening. We aim to create moments of delight and fond memories for our guests, and your words reflect that we succeeded. Comfort is paramount to us, and we are delighted that you found our accommodations to be top-notch. We take pride in providing high-quality amenities and services, and we are pleased that you enjoyed our sun loungers, towels, and L'Occitane products. Your emphasis on safety is well noted, and we appreciate your recognition of the efforts we put into ensuring a secure and enjoyable environment for our guests. We are sincerely grateful for your understanding and positive feedback about the medical assistance you received during your stay. The health and well-being of our guests are of utmost importance to us, and we are delighted that you felt well taken care of. As a token of our appreciation for your loyalty and as repeat visitors, we are pleased that you received an upgrade to a Beach Villa with Pool and special discounts. Your enthusiasm for the room and its stunning views is genuinely heartwarming. Our team members, such as Rauf and Ameen, work diligently to provide a comfortable and seamless experience, and we will be sure to commend them for their excellent service. Your kind words about our team members Ruchira, Riya, Aiham, Ziyan, Zaideen, and Valentina at Vela and Etisian restaurants are truly appreciated. It's wonderful to hear that they made your mealtimes special and memorable. We are proud of our dedicated chefs who go the extra mile to accommodate dietary preferences and restrictions, as well as ensure all guests are happy. Your detailed description of our dining options and planned experiences on the island is very valuable. We look forward to hearing more about your diving experiences and any other aspects of your stay you'd like to share in the future. Your final words, encouraging others to visit Velassaru, warm our hearts and inspire us to continue providing exceptional experiences. We hope to welcome you back soon and have the pleasure of exceeding your expectations once again. Thank you for choosing Velassaru Maldives, and until your next visit, we wish you safe and memorable travels. In the meantime, please stay in touch with us through our Velassaru Maldives Facebook Page and keep an eye out for special offers on our website. Feel free to share your photos with us on Instagram by tagging us @velassarumaldives or by using the hashtag #velassarumaldives Sunny regards from the Maldives, Denys Hordiienko General Manager Velassaru Maldives
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AB457 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We would like to say a BIG thank you to every single person who made our recent stay at Velassaru so special. From the moment you arrive to be greeted on the jetty by the staff to welcome you, to the amazing room, food, location and attention from all the staff you are made to feel very special. We have to say a huge THANKYOU to Mr Husham Rasheed our wedding planner who without doubt made every single effort to make our ceremony on the beach absolutely perfect, we both really appreciate all your time and hard work. We cannot wait to return and stay for longer next time. Thank you to every member of the Velassaru team for an amazing stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kreso123 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It is absurd that a luxury resort that does not come budget travelers, does not allow from the breakfast in the room to bring some food (fruits, bread, ..)
We were with a 1 year old baby who calms down when eating buns or bananas, so we wanted to bring them in at the villa at all times, but we were not allowed.
Other praise for the staff, cleanliness, cleanliness of the beach facilities, food, restaurants.
We received a free check out by 8pm
Recommendations and we had a wonderful experience at the resort, excluding that inconvenience from breakfast
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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traveling.donkey wrote a review Jan 2020
Maldives68 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Close to Male. So only a 20 min boat taxi to get there. Being close to Male obviously their food quality is very good as delivery more often then some other far away resorts. Beaches were super clean, outlets very nice with attentive staff. Staff walking around smiling made it a perfect get away. As it is an island you do pay a bit extra in FnB but it is in every island here so no complaints as they are 95% self sufficient so the cost of the stay pays for all the extras. The water was beautiful and clean.. lots of aquatic life for snorkeling. Rooms were spacious and well maintained. Loved the outdoor shower.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Gino V wrote a review May 2021
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom339 contributions173 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our "room", if I may call it that (nr 501), a spacious, well equipped house on the water, very secluded, own pool and access to the sea, down some stairs off the wraparound deck.  You can swim naked day and night, nobody can see you.  Excellent service by a butler who was always on standby (thank you Ibrahim), set up our breakfast every morning without waking us up and took care of many other things during the week we were at the house.  From the house it was a short walk to where the restaurants were on the island, or to the gym or spa.  Staff everywhere is always happy, smiling and chatty.  Spent a wonderful week here snorkeling and relaxing.  Slightly disappointed at first when we saw the view.  There is a full frontal view of what the locals call industry island, an island full of crap with some kind of a facility that billows smoke (steam?) high into the air 24h a day 7 days a week.  They don't tell you this in the advertisement and I understand why but it is a little bit "lying by omission".  We tried not to let it spoil our week and adjusted the position of the patio furniture so that we were looking in the other direction when sitting outside, but it was quite the eye sore.  Be aware of the 270 US dollars they add to your bill in the end, for taking you from the airport to the hotel and back at the end of your stay.  It is sort of not mentioned so you may be forgiven to think that the speedboat ride is included in the (quite massive) room 501 rate.  We personally found that the daily Indulgence supplement was not worth the bother as you would have to eat and drink a la carte quite a lot to spend the same amount.  You can start out with pay as you consume and keep an eye on your spending, then choose the Indulgence package if it works out better. SO all in all great stay in a beautiful facility, shame about the factory view.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: beware of the side with a view on the smoking factory island
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Phoebe Tilly wrote a review Feb 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom14 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
One word sums it up Paradise ,, staff all excellant polite friendly special thanks to rasheeed and his crew at the chill Bar nothing too much trouble also big thanks to shared not sure of the spelling of his name youngest supervisor on the island he was amazing popping over to see us and making sure we were okay , we stayed in room 212 beach villa which was spotless and checked twice a day with a turn back at night this was close the Fen Bar ,the view was amazing .We were greeted and also waved off on the boat which I thought was a nice touch right up to the end , we did the Vi package well worth it I could keep going on worth every penny spent . real chill out if you do not want to do anything on holiday don’t pack too many shoes not needed flip flops a must ,food excellent standard good selection . Fen Bar has music every night nice way to start the evening with pre drinks . Expect to pay if you use the mini bar but that is expected , also a little more on some food choices but it’s states it clearly so read carefully before ordering not difficult to see . Chill Bar great for watching the sunset . Every member of staff greeted us no matter what time of the day . Although it advises to book some restaurants we had no difficulty at all getting a table . Our stay was for 7 nights . The boat was about 20 mins great experience sit up the top deck you get a good view of the passing islands . It really was Paradise would definitely return . Big thank you to all staff .
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Date of stay: January 2020
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R6rich01 wrote a review Jan 2021
Barnt Green, United Kingdom265 contributions161 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful accommodation with huge rooms and a very nice outdoor shower. Good.

Snorkelling 🤿 is a must and lots to see including reef shark, however that’s the only free activity available. Then what is available is very expensive. Jetski for example is 3x more expensive than what they charge in Barbados. Bad.

Food and drink. Its not bad and very pleasing to the eye, however very expensive. We are a family of 6 here for 2 weeks and we are spending 5 or 600 dollars per meal and that’s with water. Drinks at the bar are 15-20 dollars each. 2 days in and our room bill was already at $1600. Bad

Visually this is stunning. I can’t stop taking photos all day long as it’s just so beautiful. The Maldivians are so nice and so hard working you almost don’t mind paying the premium. I can only hope they see some of that fortune.

I can’t give it 5 star due to the negatives I’ve outlined, but this is still a 5 star location and hotel, you just pay 7 star prices.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Coofs wrote a review Jan 2022
Dorking, United Kingdom10 contributions3 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Velassaru the island, the team, the food, hospitality, quality of welcome and accommodation and comfort were outstanding. We enjoyed a fabulous 7 night stay and were thoroughly well looked after from the moment we arrived to getting back to Male airport. The grounds/gardens are incredibly verdant, lush and immaculately maintained and tidied (and beautifully lit at night). The choice and quality of restaurants and meals for a small island (you can walk around it in around 25 minutes, feet in the sea almost all the way) is remarkable. Our beach villa was perfect, with a sea view and plenty of space for the time we wanted to be indoors, including the wonderful outdoor shower. The facilities (pool, dive centre, gym, water sports centre) are all stylish and sensitively low key for the glorious natural setting. Perhaps amongst all this excellence, the stand out feature is the quality of personal service. Polite, discrete, good humoured, attentive and authentic. While not as remote as other islands, the convenience of a refreshing 25 minute boat ride from the airport is more than adequate compensation.
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Brett Castleman, General Manager at Velassaru Maldives
Responded 24 Jan 2022
Dear mcoofs, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. I am really happy to hear that you found Velassaru to be fabulous. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the food and facilities and that the team looked after you so well. Thank you for choosing Velassaru Maldives as your holiday destination, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future Kind Regards, Brett
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karen c wrote a review Mar 2020
Uttoxeter, United Kingdom7 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my husband and I first visit to the Maldives and we did our home work before deciding with the help of Turquoise Holidays .
This Island does not disappoint, it is stunning , several restaurants and food excellent , staff wonderful and friendly and always there to help.
The gardens are kept beautiful daily by the garden maintenance team you see everyday also.
Strongly recommend Water Villa , you see Rays , black top sharks , beautifully coloured fish , octopus all on your doorstep non of which are dangerous I must add.

Just a very relaxing chilled Island so I highly recommend so much so we are booking again for next year and look forward to seeing everybody again .
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RophatemPPP wrote a review Aug 2023
China3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An excellent island for first time Maldive visitors in reasonable price but exceptional service and views.

Like many comments say that it might not be a snorkeling paradise, but for first timers there has been plenty marine lifes to see along the main beach, while having the beautiful lagoon and softy white sands.

We loved the infinity pool, and the chill bar with sunset view definitely worths visiting. The size of the island itself was just perfect for us – approx.. 20 mins to walk around, won’t be too crowded and at most times you could always take pictures without other guests.

We made the reservation with the hotel directly and the communication via email was very smooth and professional. Thanks Zinthiya and Karthick, your replies helped make my final decision of visiting Velassaru (and Maldive).

In general the service was above our expectation. All staffs were nice and polite. Regarding house keeping, not sure if twice a day is the standard of Maldive resorts but every time returning to the villa with everything in order was soooo goooood. The house keeper also helped us collect the clothes hanging outside to avoid getting wet by rain.

We booked the half board plan and we would recommend either HB or AI (if you drink a lot). For budget travelers bringing some snacks for lunch would be enough. For dinner there has been plenty of choices at Vela, most food changes every night so you won’t get bored. But please note drinks would be charged during dinner for HB or FB. Still water costs 4 USD, while it’s exactly the as the complimentary in room. We knew that from other comments but still felt complicated about it.

Reservation of other restaurant for dinner is required. Teppanyaki is the most recommended one. Seats were limited so we made the reservation soon after arrival. The restaurant was over water and we saw sharks and stingray wandering around, the whole experience was wonderful.

And specially we wanted to thank Arnold and the chef from Malaysia (forgot to ask about the name) - After knowing we are from China they helped prepared Chinese congee with sides that we would actually eat at home. Really a surprise and feeling much appreciated to have 'home taste' during the vacation.

All in all, the people, the food, the facilities and the service made the whole experience memorable and we would recommend Velassaru to friends definitely.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Denys Hordiienko, General Manager at Velassaru Maldives
Responded 22 Aug 2023
Dear DayTrip27101925215 , We are truly elated to read your wonderful review of your recent stay at Velassaru Maldives. Thank you for choosing our island paradise as your destination and for taking the time to share your incredible experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are thrilled that you found Velassaru to be an excellent choice, particularly for first-time Maldives visitors. It's heartwarming to know that our reasonable pricing, exceptional service, and breathtaking views left a lasting impression on you. The beauty of our marine life, coupled with the stunning lagoon and soft white sands, indeed make for an enchanting experience. We're glad that you enjoyed the main beach's marine life and the serene beauty of our surroundings. Your appreciation for our infinity pool and sunset-view chill bar brings us immense joy. We're equally pleased that the island's size and ambience resonated with you, providing you with the perfect blend of tranquillity and space to create cherished memories. It's delightful to know that our team members, especially Zinthiya and Karthick, contributed to making your communication and reservation process smooth and professional. Your kind words about our service exceed our expectations, and we're grateful for your recognition of our staff's efforts, including our housekeeping team's meticulous attention to detail. We're glad you enjoyed our dining options and appreciated the variety we offer. Your feedback about the pricing of drinks during dinner for HB or FB is well-noted, and we appreciate your input as we continually work to enhance our guest experience. We're thrilled that you had an exceptional experience at our Teppanyaki restaurant, and the fact that our team went above and beyond to prepare a personalized culinary experience based on your preferences truly warms our hearts. Thank you once again for your kind words, your recommendations, and for considering us as your home away from home in the Maldives. It's our utmost pleasure to have you as our guests, and we can't wait to welcome you and your friends back for another unforgettable experience. In the meantime, please stay in touch with us through our Velassaru Maldives Facebook Page and keep an eye out for special offers on our website. Feel free to share your photos with us on Instagram by tagging us @velassarumaldives or by using the hashtag #velassarumaldives Sunny regards from the Maldives, Denys Hordiienko General Manager Velassaru Maldives
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Answer from Volen Dimitrov
Plovdiv, Bulgaria76 contributions
They charge everything on the room and you pay the wholo amount when you check out . But the payment mostly is with card
Answer from Volen Dimitrov
Plovdiv, Bulgaria76 contributions
Villas with the best beach on the island for sure is 101-105. We request them before going and if we go back again will be 101-105 No directly access but no more than 30-40 meteres.
Colin S asked a question Nov 2022
2 contributions5 helpful votes
Is there a dress code for evening meals ?
Answer from Jbutterfield
Worcester, United Kingdom36 contributions21 helpful votes
No, but smart casual is the norm
SouthernBoy11 asked a question Aug 2022
Poole, United Kingdom1,008 contribution78 helpful votes
What snacks are available throughout the day when on the Indulgence package?
Avril T wrote a tip 7 May
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom53 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The water villas are something special"
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Sarah H wrote a tip Apr 2024
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely take a rash vest for snorkelling 🤿 to stop you getting burnt in the water. And factor 50 sunscreen!"
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Alison G wrote a tip Apr 2024
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Close to Male - positive & negative. Not for couples seeking peace and quiet. Great scuba diving operation. Mobile ice cream bike is fab!"
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Zahirah wrote a tip Apr 2024
Ampang, Malaysia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Come during non-peak months! You’ll get proper service from the staff and you’ll be able to fully utilise any activity and amazing view 360!"
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globalgirl14 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Brentwood, United Kingdom13 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The staff will look after you well if you spend a few minutes getting to know them."
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PRICE RANGE
£248 - £549 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
velassaru maldives hotel south male atoll, velassaru maldives laguna beach male, velassaru maldives laguna beach hotel
LOCATION
MaldivesKaafu AtollSouth Male AtollVelassaru Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
129
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Frequently Asked Questions about Velassaru Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at Velassaru Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Velassaru Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Velassaru Maldives?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Velassaru Maldives?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hard Rock Cafe Maldives, Kalhu Odi, and Jiao Wu.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Velassaru Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Velassaru Maldives have airport transportation?
Yes, Velassaru Maldives offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Velassaru Maldives located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.06 miles away from the centre of Velassaru Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at Velassaru Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Velassaru Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Filipino.
Are there any historical sites close to Velassaru Maldives?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mulee Aage (6.6 miles).
Does Velassaru Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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