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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Nothing but Paradise! The best place for our 25th wedding anniversary!!

A spectacular island paradise with soft white sand, crystal clear water and indulgent tropical temperatures! The resort is set in the most tranquil and inviting location with breath-taking scenery.

Our overwater bungalow provided the most relaxing setting for our holiday which just got better each day we were there. The staff were great and provided a service that was second to none.....and we've travelled a lot, so that's saying something.

The food was just devine........so fresh and mouth-watering. We ate at 73 Degrees (breakfast & Seafood Bonanza dinner), Baan Huraa (Thai dinner), Dhoni Bar (Tapas) and Sea.Fire.Salt (Seafood/Steak dinner). You couldn't ask for more.

As you can tell, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.

Thanks to Juliane and the whole team........you made us feel so welcome! We look forward to coming back again soon!!

Room Tip: The Overwater Bungalows are the best.........spacious, clean, modern and so comfortable!
  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank adrianh191
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Juliane P, Manager at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Dear adrianh191,

Thank very much for choosing Anantara Veli, and for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback about your stay in our little paradise with the online community.

We are delighted to read that you had such an amazing experience during your time with us.

We have shared your kind words with our colleagues, myself as well, who are deeply thankful, and pass along their greetings.

Since we share our beautiful lagoon with our sister resorts – Anantara Dhigu Resort and Naladhu Maldives – it allows our valued guests more dining options and the variety of restaurants certainly means that meal times never have to be the same during your stay. We aim that our guest leave from here with amazing stories.

Thank you once again for the lovely feedback and we look forward to the distinct pleasure of having you back at the resort in the near future. In the meantime, do stay in touch with us through our Facebook page; you can find us under AnantaraVeliMaldives and please do keep an eye out for special offers on the Anantara homepage as well. Feel free to share your photos with us on Instagram by tagging us (@anantaraveli) or by using the hashtag #anantaraveli. Till we meet again, stay well.

Island Greetings,

Juliane Päch
Resort Manager

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

First of all, all the service from anantara is very very good and awesome, and for arrival, we never think that we were treated like a special guest.

The point is you will be spoiled with its natural beauty, clear sea, comfy and luxurious villas, clean environment, friendly service, very well maintained privacy, and perfect for those who honeymoon.

Thank you anantara, and see you again.

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Juliane P, Manager at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Dear Tjiadavy,

Thank very much for choosing Anantara Veli for your holiday. I was delighted to read about the memorable time that you spent with us.

We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the service we provide even more worthwhile. Anantara Veli is writing our own amazing stories through providing high quality service to every single guest, just as what you mentioned.

Our consistent aim is to provide a harmonious combination of the romantic, relaxation and a sense of adventure for all of our guests. The crystal clear waters filled with various species of marine life, the luxurious and stylish accommodation and our white beaches, all conspire to deliver your amazing experience. Also, sharing this stunning lagoon with our sister resorts, Anantara Dhigu Resort and Naladhu Maldives, means we can offer unique dining experiences, all with the backdrop of sophisticated luxury and Maldivian hospitality.

Along with these unique experiences and the dedicated service from the Anantara team members, all of our guests leave with new and lasting memories of their time spent with us.

Thank you once again for the glowing feedback which we will share with the wider team and we look forward to the distinct pleasure of welcoming you back at the resort in the near future.

In the meantime, do stay in touch with us through our Facebook page; you can find us under AnantaraVeliMaldives. Feel free to share your photos with us on Instagram by tagging us (@anantaraveli) or by using the hashtag #anantaraveli.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our corner of paradise again soon.

Island Greetings,

Juliane Päch
Resort Manager

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Everything positive you read about this resort is true! It is amazingly beautiful, very clean, with wonderful, kind staff, gorgeous food (especially the Thai restaurant), incredible attention to details, and amazing marine life right under your bungalow. When choosing an over-water bungalow you must know that those facing INWARD of the two "arms" of bungalows are subject to not only less privacy but a ferry boat going by from early morning to late at night every few minutes. [The numbers have changed from the maps you'll find on the Internet, so no use.] So I decided to treat myself to a deluxe over-water bungalow (no. 170 and over), which was a wise decision: A perfectly luxurious house facing only an uninhabited sandy island, peaceful and simply bliss!
One major flaw of this resort is that in the evening they let in all the families with small children, prams and all, from nearby Dighu island to eat at the resort's restaurants. So if you chose this resort because it's adults-only (in the daytime) and you like your dinners to be free of little children screaming and running around, think again... In fact, you'll have MORE children here than on other islands that don't cater especially to families, because Dighu does! For me, sadly, this is a reason not to come back. You should seriously consider to have at least ONE restaurant totally child-free. That would give you more business and the Dighu families have only one restaurant less to choose from... Other than that it is a wonderful, relaxing island with a nice mixture of well-mannered guests from all different countries. Many thanks to the excellent staff, I felt very safe and happy there!

Room Tip: Either deluxe bungalows or those facing outwards, away from the ferry boat.
  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled solo
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3  Thank Kelea2014
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Juliane P, Manager at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Dear Kelea2014,

Thank very much for choosing Anantara Veli for your holiday. I was delighted to read about the memorable time that you spent with us.

We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the service we provide even more worthwhile. The tranquil atmosphere at Anantara Veli is always highlighted by our guests, just as what you mentioned.

Our consistent aim is to provide a harmonious combination of the romantic, relaxation and a sense of adventure for all of our guests. The crystal clear waters filled with various species of marine life, the luxurious and stylish accommodation and our white beaches, all conspire to deliver your amazing experience. Also, sharing this stunning lagoon with our sister resorts, Anantara Dhigu Resort and Naladhu Maldives, means we can offer unique dining experiences, all with the backdrop of sophisticated luxury and Maldivian hospitality.

Along with these unique experiences and the dedicated service from the Anantara team members, all of our guests leave with new and lasting memories of their time spent with us.

Thank you once again for the glowing feedback which we will share with the wider team and we look forward to the distinct pleasure of welcoming you back at the resort in the near future.

In the meantime, do stay in touch with us through our Facebook page; you can find us under AnantaraVeliMaldives. Feel free to share your photos with us on Instagram by tagging us (@anantaraveli) or by using the hashtag #anantaraveli.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our corner of paradise again soon.

Island Greetings,

Juliane Päch
Resort Manager

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

no words or phographs will ever explain the beauty of the maldives. especially antara veli.we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary and chose antara veli.we chose very well.we then went on to the marina bay sands in singapore,and then onto the melia in bali. antara veli was the very best. outstanding. no other words can describe the experience we had in antara veli. thank you. xxxx

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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Juliane P, Manager at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Dear 204malcolmc,

Thank very much for choosing Anantara Veli for your holiday. I was delighted to read about the memorable time that you spent with us.

We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the service we provide even more worthwhile. The breathtaking stunning view at Anantara Veli is always highlighted by all our guests, just as what you mentioned.

Our consistent aim is to provide a harmonious combination of the romantic, relaxation and a sense of adventure for all of our guests. The crystal clear waters filled with various species of marine life, the luxurious and stylish accommodation and our white beaches, all conspire to deliver your amazing experience. Also, sharing this stunning lagoon with our sister resorts, Anantara Dhigu Resort and Naladhu Maldives, means we can offer unique dining experiences, all with the backdrop of sophisticated luxury and Maldivian hospitality.

Along with these unique experiences and the dedicated service from the Anantara team members, all of our guests leave with new and lasting memories of their time spent with us.

Thank you once again for the glowing feedback which we will share with the wider team and we look forward to the distinct pleasure of welcoming you back at the resort in the near future.

In the meantime, do stay in touch with us through our Facebook page; you can find us under AnantaraVeliMaldives. Feel free to share your photos with us on Instagram by tagging us (@anantaraveli) or by using the hashtag #anantaraveli.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our corner of paradise again soon.

Island Greetings,

Juliane Päch
Resort Manager

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

Day 1 coffee machine was broken , replaced another by staff and that was broken too . Finally staff given a hot water kettle which had loose contact . Are you serious ?
You don't have any working appliances?

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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