- From night golf to yacht cruises, culture to wellness, Velaa Private Island helps guests rest and revive
As temperatures begin to soar in the Gulf, guests can find a summer escape just a few hours away at Velaa Private Island, one of the world’s most luxurious destinations, tucked away in the dream-like Noonu Atoll in the Maldives.
From romantic yacht cruises aboard the newly launched Ameera F55 to night golf and magical family-sized retreats, Velaa offers the perfect blend of tranquility and adventure in the heart of the magical Maldives.
Whether amateur, first timer or pro, the resort’s new night golf experience offers a visual and sensory twist to the much-loved game at The Velaa Golf Academy by Olazabal.
The innovative new take on the sport enables players to challenge their game with the flag and course lit up for definition and the ball lighting up on contact and remaining lit throughout play, on the Troon managed course set with the background of the Indian Ocean and lush greenery. Designed by ex-Ryder cup captain Jose Maria Olazabel – renowned for his short game mastery - the seven-hole course is ideal for the perfect evening tee-off.
Velaa’s new yacht, the 17.6m Ameera F55, is a unique new experience for family excursions or romantic experiences alike. The elegantly designed vessel offers the perfect escape into the surrounds of the Indian Ocean, where the azure blue provides the backdrop for an ocean escapade. Guests can curate their experience for either day or evening trips or overnight stays in the three-cabin vessel which can reach speeds of up to 30 knots and a cruising speed of 18 knots.
Adventure seekers can also enjoy activities such as water sports, snorkelling or scuba diving and witness the wonders of the underwater world where marine life is one of the most abundant in the world, or even try their hand at deep sea fishing to get a closer experience of one of the world’s most beautiful oceans.
The resort, just a short seaplane flight from Male International Airport, offers 47 private villas, houses and exclusive residences, 18 built over water. The Romantic Pool Residence can only be reached by boat, allowing even more privacy and exclusivity for couples seeking absolute seclusion.
Gastronomes love Velaa for its array of dining experiences, day or night, presented by a team of skilled chefs hailing from 14 nationalities. From fine dining to the sounds of live piano at Aragu, to freshly cooked delights at Tavaru Teppanyaki and Wine Cellar, or a casual all-day dining affair at Athiri and snacks by the pool at Avi, there is something for every palate as international and locally inspired dishes delight every taste.