Anantara Veli Maldives Resort


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Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is your ideal tropical hideaway for a dreamy adults-only Maldives holiday. Tucked away in an island encircled by a turquoise lagoon, you have the luxury of dipping and diving into warm waters, or lazing on soft white sand beaches. 

Rest your head in any of the 67 bungalows, located directly over the crystal-clear waters, or situated on the oceanfront and framed by swaying palm trees. Choose to have a bungalow with your own private plunge pool, which includes the service of a villa host to assist you during your stay.

Feast on various international cuisines at the resort’s selection of restaurants and bars, including a Thai restaurant located over the lagoon, modern Japanese, classical Italian, drinks and snacks poolside, and an over-water fresh grill restaurant featuring the best of both land and sea.

Every little detail has been considered at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, with 24-hour room service, a 24-hour resort doctor, library and guest internet facilities, as well as a laundry and pressing service.

With a stay at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, your luxury holiday in the Maldives couldn’t get much better.


*Please note: Anantara Veli will be closed between 01 March - 30 November 2022. The hotel intends to provide a luxury experience for all guests therefore, to ensure that all expectations are met and exceeded, the hotel has decided to complete a full renovation of Anantara Veli, transforming the resort into one of the most sought-after adult only hideaways in the Maldives.


Bars & Restaurants

73 Degrees

Start your day at 73 degrees and indulge in an a la carte selection of international breakfast cuisine.

Breakfast: 7.00 am – 11.00 am

Baan Huraa

Situated over the lagoon, a traditional teak house perched on stilts plays host to Baan Huraa the ultimate Thai restaurant in the Maldives. Enhance your taste buds with beloved flavours from across Thailand.

Open for lunch and dinner:
13.00 pm – 15.00 pm
18.00 pm – 22.00 pm


Keep refreshed beside the pool with a selection of iced coffees, smoothies and mocktails coupled with an array of gourmet delights. As the sun begins to set taste tropical cocktails in the poolside bar. 

Bar: 10.00 am – 00.00 (midnight)
Dining: 12.00 noon – 20.00 pm (22.00 pm on Wednesdays)


Open from Tuesday to Saturday, Origami offers delightfully hand-crafted Japanese cuisine from sushi to sashimi, and even teppanyaki live cooking experiences.

 Dinner: 18.00 pm – 21:30 pm (temporarily closed)

Dining at Dhigu

Take a short boat ride across to the neighbouring island of Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort and broaden your choice of dining options:

Sea.Fire.Salt: al fresco dining over the turquoise lagoon specialising in grilled meat and freshly caught Maldivian fish.

Terrazzo: a romantic traditional Italian offering delicacies to excite the palate.  

Aqua Bar: swim-up bar and a selection of refreshments.

Spice Spoons: recreate authentic flavours by hand at a private cooking class.

Beach and Pools


Feel the white sands between your toes as you listen to swaying palm trees and gaze out to the horizon.

Swimming Pool

Whether it's relaxing by the poolside or refreshing yourself with a tropical cocktail, this is the place to spend your days and evenings. 

Spa & Wellness

Fitness Centre

Floor-to-ceiling windows offer wonderful views as you exercise alone, or with a personal trainer. 

Balance Wellness by Anantara

Thatched treatment suites with intricate paintwork dot an expanse of tropical green. Revitalise your mind, body and soul with warm oil massages, invigorating scrubs, enriching body envelopments.

Activities & Entertainment

Water Sports

Windsurfing, kitesurfing, jet skiing, sailing, parasailing, flyboarding, water skiing, wake and knee boarding provide days of entertainment out on the azure waters. 

Diving & Snorkelling

Dive below the surface and explore the turquoise lagoon full of colourful reef and sea life. 

About the location

Veligandu Huraa Island invites you into a world of luxury, where you will be immersed in a tropical paradise during your adults-only holiday in the Maldives.

Veligandu Huraa Island is located in the tranquil South Malé Atoll of the Maldives and is the exclusive home of Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.

You’ll be welcomed upon arrival at Velana International Airport on Hulhulé Island, situated in the North Malé Atoll - known as the gateway to the Maldives. You will then be invited to board a speedboat for a 35-minute ride across azure waters to reach your luxurious Maldives adults-only resort on Veligandu Huraa Island.

Veligandu Huraa Island shares a lagoon with its family-friendly sister resort, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort, located on Dhigufinolhu Island. You’re welcome to island-hop between the two resorts during your stay.

Transfer time

Approx. 35 minutes by speedboat from Velana International Airport.
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Over Water Bungalow

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Ocean Pool Bungalow

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Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow

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Tripadvisor review Feb 25 2024
Anantara is very close to Male airport, so no need to worry about the seaplane and it's operating hours. The place is amazing and you have access to plenty restaurants on three different islands. If...
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Tripadvisor review Feb 25 2024
The stay at Anantara over water villa for 3 adults and one child, was the best experience of my life and I am looking forward to going again. The food was ok since it was a bit bland, but the Greek...
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