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A chic, avant garde resort designed to be at one with its natural surroundings 
White sand beach lapped by turquoise waters, and an infinity pool stretching into the Indian Ocean
Chefs at five restaurants create enticing dishes from creative Japanese to fresh, local seafood
Once in a lifetime experiences, from picnics by dhoni boat to dolphin watching and night snorkelling

Palm trees sway above the tufted white sands of Velassaru, an island in The Maldives where you can enjoy your own luxury hideaway. Secluded yet still within easy reach of the capital, Malé, the resort transports you far from the stresses of everyday life. A contemporary, avant garde design greets you at this eye catching retreat, which seems to hover over the turquoise water, arcing into the Indian Ocean. Ideal for couples and honeymooners, you can choose between ten different room categories – many with their own infinity pool or stretch of shoreline. 

Spend each day indulging in spa treatments, snorkelling amid the coral reefs and lounging on the beach, ready for a new culinary adventure every evening at one of five first class restaurants. Guest services, including in room dining, are available 24 hours a day, promising an exceptional experience during your stay.

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2-11 years.

Sovereign does not accept children under the age of 13 in the water villa or over water categories.



Bars & Restaurants

Etesian Restaurant

Nestled in a lush garden, this intimate dining spot has a sophisticated menu which fuses ingredients and techniques from around the world.

Included with Full Board Plus.

Sand Restaurant

Set by the water’s edge, dine on the finest pan Indian Ocean cuisine, with an emphasis on local fish and seafood – or premium meats from the grill.

Included with Full Board Plus.

Teppanyaki Restaurant

Woks sizzle against a dramatic ocean backdrop at this over water lagoon locale, where sushi and sashimi are also in steady supply.

Included with Full Board Plus.

Vela Restaurant

Its name meaning ‘turtle’ in Maldivian, Vela is elegant yet laid back, and offers a range of exotic dishes from its cooking stations.

Included with Half Board, Bed & Breakfast, Full Board Plus and Full Board.

Turquoise Restaurant

Discover delicious regional dishes and enticing global comfort food at this relaxed spot with timeless ocean views.

Included with Full Board Plus.

Fen Bar

Comfortable day beds and bean bags dot this neon-streaked hangout, complete with fine wines and a soundtrack of eclectic beats.

Chill Bar

Recline on colourful woven chairs as you toast the sunset with an expertly crafted cocktail and mouthwatering tapas snacks.

Beach & Pools


Velassaru’s idyllic beaches are lapped by crystal clear waters. Stylish sunbeds and parasols spread out on the shimmering sands are perfect for watching the boats drift by.


Glide up to the edge of the resort’s gorgeous infinity pool and soak up a vista of the endless blue beyond.

Spa & Wellness

Spa & gym

Kiss your stresses goodbye with a Balinese massage or refreshing coconut body scrub courtesy of The Spa, which has ten over water treatment rooms, a steam room and a hydropool. 

A fitness centre with yoga sessions and a tennis court will help you stay in great shape during your stay.

Activities & Entertainment

Daytime activities

Guided snorkeling tours, a PADI-certified diving school and boat cruises make the most of this serene natural environment, which you can explore further with a biologist from the dedicated marine centre. Excursions to Malé, desert island picnics and big game fishing can also be arranged.


Whether you want to glide gently in a kayak or shoot across the waves on a Cayago rocket, there are numerous adventures to be had at Velassaru. Wake boarding and fun tubing also make for some high-adrenaline fun.

About the location

A scattering of almost 1,200 islands in the far-flung Indian Ocean, the Maldives is a country like no other. Many of its outcrops are encircled by turquoise lagoons, fringed by white sands and framed by reefs – and Velassaru is no exception. 

Within easy reach of the capital, Malé, the resort offers a chance to get away from it all – and simply enjoy the vivid shades of green, white and blue that encapsulate the essence of laid back island life.

Nearby are stunning coral reefs, a diverse array of marine life and a world beneath the waves. You may be far from civilisation, but the locals are famously hospitable – so expect a warm and inviting welcome, and a friendly introduction to local culture in any towns or villages you choose to visit.

Transfer time
Velassaru is 25 minutes from Malé International Airport (MLE) by speedboat.
Deluxe Bungalow

Max 3 adults

Deluxe Bungalows measure approximately 70m² and include split-level bedroom with a comfortable sitting area and a garden bathroom with outdoor and indoor shower. Located in the gardens of the island, bungalows have an open terrace with day bed and small garden


Deluxe Villa

Max 4 adults, 1 child

Deluxe Villas measure approximately 96m² and have convenient access to the beach, an indoor shower and large bathtub. In addition to the regular facilities, Deluxe Villas also feature an espresso machine, MP3 dock and wine cooler. Located just meters from the beach, villas feature a terrace with a day beds well as couple of sunbeds and direct access to the stunning beach.


Beach Villa

Max 3 adults

Beach Villas measure approximately 96m² and have a garden bathroom with shower, indoor shower and large bathtub. In addition to the regular facilities, Beach Villas also feature espresso machine and wine cooler. Located just meters from the beach, villas feature a terrace with a day beds well as couple of sunbeds and direct access to the stunning beach.


Beach Villa With Pool

Max 3 adults

Beach Villas with Pool have the same facilities as a standard Beach Villa but with the additional benefit of a private plunge pool.

Water Bungalow with Pool

Max 3 adults

Water Bungalows with Pool measure approximately 80m² and have indoor showers, bathtub overlooking the sea, espresso machine, wine cooler and a private over-water deck with plunge pool and sun loungers. Combining thatched roofs with modern interiors, the bungalows have stunning views over the lagoon.


Water Villa

Max 3 adults

Water Villas measure approximately 112m² and have indoor showers, bathtub overlooking the sea, espresso machine and wine cooler. Located on stilts over the lagoon, these villas feature a full sea facing wall providing picturesque views from anywhere in the room. Steps lead directly to the sea.


Free nights

Stay for 7 nights and pay for 6 nights for holidays between 25 July - 27 December 2018 booked by 31 August 2018.

Stay for 7 nights and pay for 6 nights for holidays between 07 April - 24 July 2018 when staying in a Deluxe Bungalow, Beach Villa, Beach Villa with Pool and Water Bungalow with Pool.

Please note government tax is payable on free night stay (restrictions apply).

Early booking discount

Save up to 8% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 01 May - 31 October 2018 booked 60 days prior to departure for 4 nights stay or more.

Honeymoon offer

Honeymooners receive 1 small bottle of Taittinger Champagne, tapas at Chill Bar: a selection of 3 Tapas dishes together with 2 glasses of sparkling wine, L'Occitane sleep well Honeymoon gift pack and $ 25 spa credit (Offer must be mentioned at time of booking, applicable for a minimum of 4 nights stay only, guests must arrive within 6 months from the date of wedding and a copy of the wedding certificate must be shown at the resort on request).

Please note not all offers are combinable, further details please call our trusted advisers.

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Fab Island
Eve913, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Tripadvisor review Oct 09 2019
Just come back from 10 great days on this great island i would not hesitate to recommend this island it has every thing you need and more great food and service we had the Velassaru al a cart all...
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Cheap but not the best
JnSdoe, Athens, Greece
Tripadvisor review Oct 08 2019
Cheap for Maldives but not the best of the lagoon! Especially if you stay at the male???s side you will smell all the garbage of the city... Also not all the rooms have access to nice sea... so be...
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