The Angsana Velavaru is a contemporary, 4.5-star luxury beach resort with villas on the private island of Velavaru (Turtle Island) in the Maldives, four kilometres from Meedhoo Island in the South Nilandhe Atoll. It is set within an azure lagoon surrounded by almond and angsana trees.
This eco- and family-friendly resort offers childcare and children's activities, as well as a family/children's play area on the beach. There's also an on-site watersports centre offering free snorkelling via a brief 5-minute boat trip to the house reef, a diving centre offering lessons, and a marine lab, where children and adults can participate in the daily stingray-feeding programme while learning about the reef ecosystems and sea creatures (stingrays, whale sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, etc). Other activities available at the resort include dolphin-watching excursions on demand, night-fishing trips on a traditional Maldivian wooden dhoni sailing ship, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, kayaking and glass-bottomed canoeing, plus cookery classes and free daily yoga sessions.
The refined beach villas have colourful décor, a thatched-roof veranda, free Wi-Fi, a 32-inch flat-screen TV, a mini bar, bathrobes and slippers, and tea- and coffee-making equipment. The innovative two-storey, high-ceilinged in-ocean villas near the reefs also feature a top-deck sala with sun beds, glassed-in bathtubs, and a private over-water infinity pool with an over-water trampoline and hammocks. Upgraded villas add additional living rooms, iPod docks and Nespresso machines. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included, and room service is available.
Additional amenities include an award-winning spa (it won Best Luxury Beauty Spa in Maldives in the 2013 World Luxury Spa Awards) offering massages and other treatments. Dining options include three buffet-style and á la carte restaurants featuring international cuisine with a Maldivian twist, including one built over a coral reef, with the option of a romantic seafood barbecue dinner on the beach. There's also a casual bar for drinks, light meals and bar snacks, with occasional live local music; a garden; a terrace; a library; a dive centre; a watersports centre; a kids' club and baby-sitting/childcare services; a games room; a concierge and a 24-hour front desk; a business centre; conference/meeting facilities; a gift shop; and a fitness centre.
Gym / fitness center
24-hour front desk
Baby-sitting service on request
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Outdoor space for some rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.
Guests must transfer via floatplane to the property. Guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking.
One child 3 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Late check-out fee: USD 150
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 246.90
Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 132.50 (from 3 to 11 years old)
New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 314.20
New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 157.10 (from 3 to 11 years old)
Floatplane transfer per adult: USD 460 (roundtrip)
Transfer service fee per child: USD 230 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)
Resort fee: USD 6 per person, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
Access to the island resort is via a 40-minute seaplane trip from Malé's Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, costing US$230 for roundtrip transfers, to be arranged with the resort 72 hours in advance -- it's essential you arrive before 4pm and advise the hotel of your flight details. On arrival, guests are welcomed with homemade sorbet and escorted to their accommodation with a tour of the facilities.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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