• Possibly the most exclusive island resort in the Maldives, with the price tag to match. Velaa Private Island is widely recognised as having taken Maldivian luxury to a whole new level.
  • Located in the north of the Maldives in Noonu Atoll, famed for its superb diving.
  • Fantastic cuisine, through the culinary consultancy of Michelin-star chef Adeline Grattard from Paris.
  • Range of one, two and four bedroom villas, residences and houses either located on the beach or over-water on stilts.
  • Velaa has the Maldives first ‘snow room’ in the spa, and also the first PGA golf academy in the Maldives.


We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.


Water sports

Fulfil your adrenaline fuelled fantasies and realise your dreams with our variety of high tech toys. Sail along the Velaa Private Island reef on our Weta trimaran or Topcat K1 catamaran. Experience the thrill of speeding across the water on our jet-ski, or feel like James bond exploring the house reef with the Sea Bob. Cruise and surf Velaa at your own pace aboard a stand-up paddleboard. Feel the sensation of flying with parasailing or kite surfing.


Far from the heavy traffic, CO2 pollution, noise disturbance and stress associated with our daily grind, the marine world is another dimension that Mother Earth has bestowed upon us. Immerse yourself in absolute tranquillity and discover the secrets of this big blue abyss. Experience a weightlessness of both body and mind amid the diversity of colours, inquisitive species and awe-inspiring giants. Grey reef sharks, nurse sharks, the seasonal manta ray, black spotted stingray and the graceful eagle ray can be seen among the amazing Maldivian pelagic life at unexplored dive sites that are only fifteen minutes from the Velaa Private Island shore.


Totally protected from the elements, our covered tennis arena allows you play at any time of day. The recreation arena offers other activities including squash, badminton, beach volleyball and a 6 metre climbing wall.

Yoga & fitness

Yoga and Meditation sessions are held on the raised-tree meditation platform with views of the golf course and lush island gardens, or alternatively experienced while overlooking the azure ocean on our beach side meditation platform. Re-energise and invigorate, improving the tone and strength of your body as you achieve your personal goals with a variety of fitness options that can be explored in Velaa Private Island’s gym. The gym features the latest ‘TechnoGym’ fitness equipment and includes a Kinesis and Power Plate machine.


An inspiring and imaginative place, filled with an exclusive selection of items, welcomes you in. Indulge yourself and express your individual style with the very best men’s and women’s fashion labels, custom designed & limited edition jewellery collections, lavish accessories, playful children’s assortment, and a full range of unique gifts. Whether on a quest for the ideal present for your loved one, or for vital necessities to accompany your stay, we will help you find the perfect item to satisfy your desires. The luxurious setting and exceptional customer service will elevate your shopping experience to new heights.


You are invited to unwind from your island adventures by enjoying the quiet exploration of over 1,000 carefully selected books and magazines of various interests, all arranged inside a smart interior. Take the opportunity to reconnect with your friends and family back home with the high speed wireless Internet, or simply enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while reading a book of your choice in one of our comfy seats.

Chat with one of our expert travel designers today to begin planning your perfect vacation

Call: +852 9465 4577

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Velaa Private Island

Velaa Private Island is a super-luxury boutique hideaway on the Noonu Atoll in the Maldives. Offering just 45 exclusive villas and residences, Velaa is considered by many to be the finest resort in the Maldives, with the price tag to match. Velaa has just 45 picture-perfect thatched villas and residences, making the resort feel exceptionally boutique and exclusive. You can choose from either beach or over-water villas, all with private pools, large terraces and gazebos. The land villa options include the Beach Pool Villas, Deluxe Beach Pool Villas and the Beach Pool Houses which contain two bedrooms and are ideal for families. The Velaa Private Residence has four bedrooms, 1,350 sqm of indoor space including a vast pool, a gym and spa room. Moving to the over-water option, you can stay in the Sunrise or Sunset Water Pool Villa, the larger two-bedroom Ocean Pool House or the Romantic Pool Residence which is only accessible by boat.

The cuisine at Velaa Island is a major USP, with three exceptional restaurants. The Athiri and Avi Bar provides all-day beach-front dining, Tavaru has a Teppanyaki kitchen where live cooking and a fantastic wine list take centre stage and Arahu & Cru Bar is Velaa Private Islands signature restaurant where guests sip vintage champagne before being wowed by mouth watering Michelin quality fine-dining. Facilities include a superb spa, run by Clarins and Maldives first snow room. At the centre of the island, you can hone your golf at the Velaa Golf Academy which was designed by Jose Maria Olazabal. The house-reef at Velaa is superb, and the dive centre is on hand to help explore this more remote corner of the Maldives and exceptional diving. From trimarans, catamarans, jet skis, sea bob, parasailing and kite surfing, the water sports on offer will satisfy all your aquatic endeavours.

A stone bridge leads to the perfectly restored and preserved ancient medieval village of Il Borro, the heart of a luxury hotel whose accommodation is spread throughout the village. 38 exclusive suites, furnished with chic simplicity and equipped with all comforts, are located in a completely authentic setting. Each of the discreetly luxurious suites reflects a facet of the village’s charm. Staying in the medieval village allows guests to experience true village community spirit, meeting up in the piazza, strolling the stone paved alleys and shopping in the artisans’ workshops. The Conciergerie located in the centre of the village can help guests with suggestions for making the most of their stay.

Beach Pool Villa Exterior View

Beach Pool Villa

These detached one-bedroom beachfront pool villas are sumptuously furnished. Mahogany louvered panels and intricate lofty ceilings give a colonial feel while mahogany furniture and suspended bamboo lights give a natural feel. Wall to wall glass doors frame the terrace and private pool. By day the villas are light filled, secluded by clusters of palms. An indoor bathroom with romeo and juliet basins opens to a large outdoor bathroom connected by a garden atrium where a gazebo-covered daybed overlooks the bathtub. Day beds, swinging chair and an outdoor dining area face the indian ocean.

Deluxe Beach Pool Villa Bedroom

Deluxe Beach Pool Villa

Natural materials and colours bring the outside in, while a suspended chair adds an element of playful refinement. These private one-bedroom beachfront pool villas feature a separate large living room, outdoor terrace and private pool and indoor bathroom. The zen-like outdoor bathroom features a huge bath and deck, and reclining daybed under a pillared podium connected by a garden atrium. The alfresco dining area by the pool is the place to be at sunset.,

Beach Pool House Exterior

Beach Pool House

In lush foliage flanked by gently swaying palms, the two-bedroom beachfront houses are ideal for families. The large living area works as a retreat in the day and a social hub in the evening, leading to the kitchen area, complete with bar and high stools, which is practical for both catering and socialising over snacks/meals. Bedrooms blend light and privacy using louvered wood, natural materials and lights suspended from high vaulted ceilings. Rattan swinging chairs add a sense of fun to the elegant décor. Outside, there is a spacious terrace with a large private pool, carefully positioned day beds and a standalone outdoor dining platform which offers panoramic views of the lagoon.

Velaa Private Residence Living Room

Velaa Private Residence

Velaa private residences offer elegant contemporary design and 1,350 square metres of private interior and exterior space, inclusive of two terraces, a pool and a courtyard. Secluded on a pristine private beach, the carefully curated interiors deliver comfort, style and elegance in equal measures. These two-storey detached residences are laid out with privacy in mind. Each of the four bedrooms faces the ocean across a stretch of icing sugar sand; the first floor bedrooms have generous balconies while the ground floor opens onto the pool. Indoor and outdoor bathrooms are connected by a garden atrium.

Sunrise Water Pool Villa Bedroom

Sunrise Water Pool Villa

Along an extended jetty, the villas on this crescent have uninterrupted views of the ocean and private pools. Overhanging thatch offers shade over the dining area, while the bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace, pool and sun deck, with steps leading alluringly into the ocean. Inside, the comfortable living room is designed around a viewing window set into the floor, while the bed faces the ocean.

Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa Terrace

Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa

With uninterrupted ocean views facing the sunset and private pools facing the sunset, these villas are dreamlike in design, separated by canvas sails ensuring utmost privacy. Thatched roofing shades the outdoor dining area, while the bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace. The pool and sun deck have steps leading into the ocean, while under the gazebo a vast daybed scattered with cushions catches the final moments of the sunset. Inside, the large comfortable living room has its own bar area complete with a private wine fridge and is designed around a viewing window set into the floor. Huge bathrooms with circular baths and a swinging chair reflect the water surrounding the villa.

Romantic Pool Residence Living Room

Romantic Pool Residence

Accessible only by boat, this ultra-private one-bedroom villa suspended above the lagoon with uninterrupted views of the ocean offers utmost privacy and romance, making it perfect for honeymooners or those who looking for ultra-luxury, including a private chef and butler. All rooms open onto the terraces, where the Jacuzzi, pool, sundeck and sunken bath offer varying aspects on the horizon. Dine inside at sunset, or over the water in a dining gazebo on its own jetty, or enjoy sundowners on the sumptuous daybeds. Interiors are designed with natural materials and neutral colours with occasional accents of Ikat or animal prints. With a personal gym and spa treatment rooms inside the residence there’s little reason to leave.

Ocean Pool House Living Room

Ocean Pool House

Prestigiously located on the tip of the island, in an exclusive private domain, this two-bedroom overwater residence fringed with traditional thatch offers elegant living space with carefully curated elements. Louvered shutters let the breeze flow through, while a deep sofa is covered in scatter cushions, ideal for settling down with a good book. The dining area provides a central space while the ocean is the backdrop from every aspect. From the two spacious bathrooms featuring circular baths, to the elegant bedrooms. Swim in your own pool and relax on the sun deck, or step directly into the lagoon. Kick back under one of two gazebos – one with a sunken hot tub and the other with daybeds.

For the epicurean, velaa private island boasts an extraordinary culinary experience with venues that are unrivalled throughout the maldives and an extensive wine cellar with an exclusive wine selection from around the globe. With three restaurants, two bars and a wine cellar, velaa private island offers an unforgettable culinary journey to its guests.

Aragu Restaurant & Cru Lounge Exterior View

Aragu & Cru

With a twist on modern european cuisine, aragu is taking its gourmet experience to a new level; combining passion for culinary art with awareness and sustainability. Favoring carefully chosen, organic produces from all around the world to underline the authenticity, gaushan de silva created an innovative twist on the evergreens of the old continent. Our chef’s classical culinary techniques coupled with contemporary ideas and thoughtfully picked ingredients promises a refreshing yet lavishing experience.

Tavaru Teppanyaki Restaurant


A thorough delight for wine enthusiasts, the ivory-white tavaru tower hosts velaa’s extensive wine cellar. 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.

Athiri Restaurant Interior

Athiri & Avi

Athiri is beachfront all-day dining at its finest, where guests can enjoy a feast of creative cuisine served fresh to their tables or prepared to their request. A wood-fired oven means hot freshly made pizzas, signature of athiri, are served throughout the day. Avi is a casual pool bar by day and a vibrant cocktail bar by night, complete with mixologist and live dj against the backdrop of spectacular ocean views.

Velaa private island counts itself one of only a handful of hotels in the world to be working alongside this distinguished brand and features exclusive my blend facial products and body treatments by clarins for a truly personalized experience. Velaa golf academy by Olazabal is a golfing experience like no other, designed to create bespoke memories whatever your wishes.

Spa My Blend by Clarins Cloud


Showcasing the first ‘snow room’ in the maldives, the spa offers a synergy of therapies and products with six secluded double treatment villas over the water. A comprehensive range of signature treatments are available, including customised facials with sophisticated european technology and traditional asian massages and body treatments.

For the ultimate personalised experience at velaa private island, spa my blend by clarins offers velaa signature rituals – velaa island fantasy and the island body boost. Developed exclusively by clarins paris, and inspired by the natural beauty of the maldives, these two sumptuous treatments can be experienced only here and nowhere else on earth.

Velaa Golf Academy by Olazabal

Velaa Golf Academy

Designed by jose maria olazabal, renowned for his short game prowess, velaa golf academy is a golfing experience like no other, designed to create bespoke memories whatever your wishes. With nine different tees, six greens, seven bunkers, and a lake in the wonderful turquoise hues the maldives is famous for, velaa golf academy by olazabal provides an unequalled backdrop to develop your game on this unique private island. A real “practise in paradise”, velaa golf academy prides itself on tailoring golf lessons to the individual, focusing on the areas required for improvement. Our resident velaa private island professionals are fully pga qualified and highly experienced in helping golfers of all levels.

Gym & Fitness

Fitness Area

Velaa private island maldives pool


Area & Location

Area, Country
Noonu Atoll, Maldives
Nearest Airport
Hanimaadhoo International Airport, Hanimaadhoo
Local Currency
Maldivian Rufiyaa
Time Change
GMT +5:00
Best time to go
Best visited between November through April.

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