Anantara Veli Maldives Resort and Spa

Anantara Veli - Maldives Resort and Spa

Accomodation - Services/Facilities - Activities - Dining

anantara veli maldives resort and spa

Romantic seclusion. Luxurious surrounds. Awaken in paradise.

Let the beauty of Anantara touch you at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa, Maldives. Retreat hand in hand to a Maldivian paradise, enveloped in soft white sands and turquoise waters. Here, time is a luxury well spent in the pursuit of leisure and tranquillity, at one of the most naturally stunning destinations on earth.

At Anantara Veli, the marvels of nature are complemented by the chic simplicity of our design, with over water bungalows providing the idyllic seclusion that you seek balanced by all the modern conveniences you would expect of a luxury resort in the Maldives.

Set in the South Malé Atoll just half an hour from Malé International Airport, Anantara Veli brings you the island paradise of your dreams - a destination created for thrilling honeymoons and romantic getaways.

Unwind on endless white sand beaches, palm-fringed islands and pristine coral reefs. Contemplate the oceanic light as it evolves from morning glow to evening dusk – bathing the coconut thatched roofs in subtly-changing hues, and glittering off the clear waters just beneath your private over water bungalow.

Nestled in beauty, removed from unnecessary distraction, here in the Maldives you are free to tune inwards as well as to indulge in the company of your loved ones.

Discover your own stretch of sand in the world's last unspoiled tropical paradise.


Anantara Veli sets the stage for an idyllic honeymoon or getaway with secluded over water bungalows. Romance and enchantment are a way of life here in the Maldives in a land of water, endless blue sky and powder white sands.

At Anantara, luxury is standard. Settle into your rain shower or the sumptuous terrazzo bath for two. Enjoy a relaxed afternoon on cushions inspired by traditional Maldives designs. With high-speed Internet in your over water bungalow and time on your hands, use the Web for pleasure instead of business, for a change. Enjoy all the comforts of home and then some, with your own espresso machine, residence minibar, personal surround-sound stereo with flat-screen TV, CD/DVD/MP3 player and 24-hour room service.

Over-Water Bungalow

Luxuriate in the contemporary décor of your spacious 62-square metre over water bungalow on a pristine stretch of tropical paradise in the Maldives, with hardwood floors and a coconut thatch roof. Indigenous fabrics stretch across your bed, inviting you to do the same. Tropical flowers and jasmine scents float through your elegant bathroom, with the open-air shower giving you a peek at the waters that surround. Take to the private sun terrace in your over water bungalow to admire the endless Maldives view, or step into the gentle waters of the lagoon.

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Deluxe Over-Water Bungalow

Step into 92 square metres of relaxation under the charming coconut thatch roof. Your Deluxe Over Water Bungalow is a private sanctuary overlooking the vast seascapes. Settle into a luxurious terrazzo bathtub for two by the lagoon. Unwind on a daybed or lounger on the sundeck or relaxation area. There is no place more idyllic than this spot of Maldives paradise to enjoy leisurely quality time with your loved ones in your private over water bungalow.

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Hotel & Recreational Facilities

Every day, Anantara features a range of organized and do-it-yourself activities. You can take a cooking class, visit a market, interact with local history and even pick up some phrases in a new language, all in one day.


Pamper. Enliven. Release. Unwind. Spoil your body, soul and mind with a selection of Anantara Spa's world-renowned signature treatments, alluring bath and steam rituals and holistic therapies. Anantara Spa Dhigu is a true oasis of tranquillity, with over-water treatment suites nestled on one of the world's most remarkable tropical island settings. The perfect end - or beginning - to a perfect day. Anantara Spa is a highlight of every Anantara Experience.

PADI Diving Courses

With such a variety of sites on offer, and our full range of PADI certification courses, our guests are spoiled with choice to meet the needs of all diving levels - from beginners to avid divers with full logbooks! Anantara's instructors always endeavour to match up diving ability to local dive conditions to ensure your safety and enjoyment. From our beginner's discovery courses to more advanced Nitrox, deep water and rescue dives, the Centre has a range of programmes to suit even the most experienced divers.

All courses are taught by PADI-certified instructors, ensuring an unforgettable - and safe - learning experience in one of the world's premier diving destinations. Our class sizes are limited to cater for each guest's needs. Our friendly and professional staff, along with the excellent facilities and open-air classroom of our Indian Ocean paradise, provide the perfect surroundings to explore safely and comfortably.

Orientation Dives

There is more to the bustling Maldivian capital than just the airport. Malé offers distinctive architecture, local markets, tranquil mosques and the regal presidential palace. Immerse yourself in the local culture at the National Museum and partake of some of the country's authentic local delicacies.


Island Hopping

Discover some of the other distinctive jewels of the Maldives. You might be surprised to see the many different forms paradise can take. Tour the atoll and explore the daily life of fishermen. Shop the way the locals do. Get up close and personal with marine life.

Island Picnic

Spend an afternoon as Robinson Crusoe (with a few more luxuries) and live out your desert island daydreams. A tiny uninhabited island offshore in Anantara's lagoon is your playground for the day. Frolic in pristine waters, explore stunning reefs and enjoy a specially prepared picnic on white sands.

Malé Excursions

There is more to the bustling Maldivian capital than just the airport. Malé offers distinctive architecture, local markets, tranquil mosques and the regal presidential palace. Immerse yourself in the local culture at the National Museum and partake of some of the country's authentic local delicacies.

Sunset Cruise

Cruise the tranquil turquoise lagoon aboard a dhoni and let the champagne in your glass take on the tints of the setting sun. A romantic, unforgettable beginning to a special evening in paradise.

Sunset Handline Fishing

Try your skills at handline fishing and experience the glittering waters from a local's point of view, aboard a traditional sailing dhoni. This natural technique uses no equipment beyond a single fishing line, held by hand and dropped to the floor of the ocean reef. Wait for the reef fish to bite - a catch is almost guaranteed. Better yet, take your catch onland and our chefs at Fuddan grill will prepare it to your liking the very next day.

Full and Half-Day Diving Safaris

Once you've explored some of our beautiful and action-packed local dive sites, taking in stunning sea fans, colourful coral, schools of fusiliers, sea turtles, and even the occasional reef shark or spotted eagle rays, it's time to take to the high seas for a full or half-day diving safari! The Dive Centre offers regularly scheduled diving safaris by speedboat to a number of exciting locations in North or South Malé Atoll or Felidhu Atoll. Or, feel free to talk to our guides and instructors about setting up a privately chartered excursion just for you!


Between the temptations on offer on Anantara Dhigu and those of its sister resort Anantara Veli, an array of casual and fine dining destinations unmatched by any other Maldives resort is yours to savour at Anantara.

Fushi Café:

Greet the Maldivian morning sunrise, at the Fushi Café on the white sandy beach of Dhigu Island. Enjoy informal dining at leisure, including American breakfast buffets and themed Maldivian dinner buffets set to the tune of the Bodhu Beru band.

Fuddan Fusion Grill :

Sample the freshest seafood scooped straight from the ocean or feast on imported steaks at this lively fusion grill. Prime aged imported cuts from Japan and Australia. Maldivian prawns, Wahoo and lobster. Facing the inner turquoise reef of Dhigu, the grill offers plentiful ways to enjoy top cuisine. Flame grilled, tandoori, wok sautéed, fired in a wood oven. Tell us how you like it prepared or ask for our suggestions.

Terrazzo :

Italy comes to the tropics in this intimate Italian bistro. Perched high overlooking the Indian Ocean on Dhigu Island, Terrazzo specialises in Italian cuisine, fashioned by chefs who are experts with traditional ingredients and techniques. Savour wood-fired pizzas, homemade pastas or our signature seafood spread, accompanied by wines from the northern and southern regions of Italy. Tuscan, Roman and Milanese selections, all enjoyed with sweeping views across the reef.

Aqua :

Located poolside on Dhigu, Aqua provides relaxed poolside refreshment and a stylish snack menu. Alternatively, swim up to the bar and create your own cocktail from our innovative recipes. Early evening ushers in the picturesque Indian Ocean sunsets whilst you savour a drink in our upper lounge.

Dining by Design

A banquet on the beach, a candlelit picnic on your own stretch of sand or desert island. A barbecue with your personal chef on your terrace. Global cuisine meets a tropical paradise. Let Anantara plan a romantic dinner for two in countless, secluded getaways - at Anantara Dhigu or at our sister resort, Anantara Veli.

Baan Huraa

Inspired Thai cuisine comes to the sublime beauty of a teak house over-water. Set on stilts above the Dhigufinolhu lagoon, the house opens to sweeping views across the Indian Ocean. With internationally-acclaimed Thai chefs, Baan Huraa offers a unique dining experience of authentic flavours of the Orient. Savour dishes made from the freshest ingredients from the Northern and humid Southern provinces of Thailand.

73 Degrees

The light and airy Maldivian-style thatched-roof pavilion faces the lagoon of Veligandu Huraa. Dine at the sumptuous breakfast buffet of fresh tropical fruits and juices, cereals, homemade breads, grilled meats and vegetables and a made-to-order omelette station. Or select seafood plucked right from the Maldives at the Seafood Market.


Kick back by the tranquil lagoon of Veligandu Huraa. Swim up to the poolside bar and savour cocktails and chill vibes. Settle into the infinity-edge pool and glance at the seascape as you unwind with other guests.


Enjoy freshly-baked crusts and piled high toppings from our wood-fired oven. You've found your perfect spot for inventive pizza and light snacks overlooking the lagoon at Veligandu Huraa. Dine al fresco on the deck or in the thatched roof pavilion. Sit back or try a game of pool, steps away from the free-standing bar. This could become your hang out.

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