On the shores of the Maldives, famed for its white sands and azure waters, lies the Anantara Veli Resort, an adult-only tropical paradise. Bungalows that sit out at sea provide the perfect place for relaxing with loved ones, as well as watching the spectacular plethora of sea life swimming in the crystal clear lagoons beneath the lodges.
The resort’s 67 bungalows combine ocean views with modern amenities. Choose from rooms either poised over the water with sweeping lagoon views or set on the tranquil cliff edge, the gently lapping ocean never more than a few steps away. Each of the bungalows features its own plunge pool and guarantees complete privacy.
The resort itself also boasts a whole host of five-star facilities, from an outdoor tennis court and fitness centre to a well-equipped SUNDARI spa offering the latest in holistic treatments — the ultimate place to unwind after a day on the beach.
There are a range of wellness activities available for guests at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, with morning and afternoon yoga sessions and other activities such as aqua aerobics.
The resort has a number of restaurants which between them serve up a diverse range of cuisine. Baan Huraa has a menu offering tasty Thai food while at 73 Degrees there are themed buffet nights, from Middle Eastern or Mexican to seafood and champagne nights. For an even more intimate gourmet experience, guests can indulge in a unique menu designed by themselves and the chef, served on a deserted sandbank, while the Maldivian sunset provides a picture-perfect backdrop.
For those after a more hands-on experience, expert chefs at Spice Spoons cooking school teach guests to rustle up tantalising dishes, catering the class to suit individual skills and tastes. Get involved to become an expert in local Maldivian, authentic Thai or fresh Japanese cuisine.
Anantara Veli Maldives Resort also operates as a wedding venue. Guests can make their vows on the beachfront at sunset, with staff discreetly taking care of every need around them. Each celebration can be completely personalised to suit individual requirements.
An adventurous fishing trip, where the catch of the day can be served up that evening
Need to know
• 67 bungalows
• SUNDARI spa
• Spice Spoons cooking school
• Fitness centre
• Outdoor tennis court
• 9 restaurants and bars
• Event venues