Angsana Velavaru

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Why We Love It

  • A 4.5-star luxury resort & spa with innovative in-ocean villas & over-water infinity pools, trampolines & hammocks
  • There's free daily yoga classes & snorkelling by the house reef, with on-site watersports centres
  • All of the family- & eco-friendly villa types have direct access to the beach
  • It has 3 restaurants serving seafood & international cuisine, 2 bars & an award-winning spa

Map & Directions

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.

Rooms & Rates

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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.



  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers

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.


Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets not allowed Check-out time is 11am

Know Before You Go

  • 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.
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • One child 4 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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 215.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 107.50 (from 3 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per adult: USD 255.00
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) Gala Dinner per child: USD 127.50 (from 3 to 11 years old)
  • Gala Dinner on 16 02 per adult: USD 130.00
  • Gala Dinner on 16 02 per child: USD 65.00
  • Floatplane transfer per adult: USD 370 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 185 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)

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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

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