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  • In an elegant, minimalist style
  • Infinity pool right on the beach
  • Choose from stunning beach and water villas
  • Five restaurants including Japanese
  • Try diving, snorkelling and other watersports
A member of the prestigious 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World', Velassaru is a magnificent haven that’s secluded but not isolated. Over Water Pavilions, Deluxe Bungalows and Beach Villas embody minimalist chic, yet provide an intimate retreat away from the stresses of modern day life.

Dining options are excellent and you can enjoy an array of inspiring cuisine from a selection of five restaurants. In addition to the idyllic beaches and turquoise waters, there’s a range of activities on offer, from snorkelling and scuba diving to signature spa treatments at The Spa at Velassaru. You can even have your dive experiences photographed.

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.

Added value

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.


Bars & Restaurants

Etesian Restaurant

Included With:
Full Board Plus

Mediterranean restaurant surrounded by lush green vegetation.

Sand Restaurant

Included With:
Full Board Plus

European grill with Pan Asian and Continental influences.

Teppanyaki Restaurant

Included With:
Full Board Plus

Enjoy Japanese delights in this truly charming over water restaurant.

Vela Restaurant

Included With:
Half Board, Bed & Breakfast, Full Board Plus, Full Board

International cuisine is served in a relaxed setting. 'Vela', meaning turtle in Maldivian, reflects the meandering atmosphere. Guests on Half Board and Full Board can eat at this restaurant.

Turquoise Restaurant

Included With:
Full Board Plus

Describes the turquoise blue of the lagoon on which it overlooks. Enjoy Asian influences.


The Chill Bar overlooks the stunning Indian Ocean, and serves tapas bites, Sangria and cocktails. The Fen Bar serves snacks throughout the day. 


Beach & Pools


The white sands the Maldives are known for surround this beautiful island, with the crysal clear sea lapping at the shores. There are plenty of sunbeds, parasols, and even comfortable chairs and tables so you can enjoy a relaxing evening on the beach. 

Spa & Wellness

Spa & gym

Guests can relax in one of the 10 overwater treatment rooms and enjoy one of the many massages, including the tension-relieving Balinese or the rejunenating Vinotherapie. 

There are also body wraps and scrubs, including the Coconut Body Scrub and the Water Lily Sun Soother - a wrap to relieve sun sensitive skin.

Beauty treatments like manicures, pedicures and waxing are also available. Local charges may apply to some treatments.

The Fitness Centre offers classes such a relaxing Yoga.

Activities & Entertainment

Daytime activities

There are many excursions available, including the Sunset Cruise, and a trip to the Maldivian capital city, Malé.

Guests can visit the Marine Centre where a Marine Biologist will tell you about the work the centre does in conservation of the local coral reef. There are also presentations available on the Maldivian ecosystem.

Tennis courts are also available, and there is an extensive DVD library to browse.


There is a huge range of sports for guests to choose from. Watch the clear blue sea underneath your feet in a transparent glass-bottom kayak, or submerge yourself completely with a PADI-certified diving course and learn a new skill on holiday. 

Ride the waves whilst wind-surfing, para-sailing or water-skiiing, or be adventurous and try a Fun Tube adventure. 

About the location
Made up of more than 1,000 islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is the quintessential get-away-from-it-all destination. It's a one-hotel-per-island affair, with properties ranging from luxe hideaways with stylish restaurants and bars, to rustic-chic retreats that draw on traditional Maldivian design. 

The islands come with a natural colour scheme of green, white and blue - green for the glossy palms, white for the sugary sands, and blue for the photo-perfect lagoons that surround them. Beneath the waters things are just as spectacular, with colourful coral reefs and exotic sea life just a short swim from the beach. The Maldives is also home to some of the best scuba sites in the world, and hotels can arrange boat trips for keen divers.

Being surrounded by the sea means that fish (tuna in particular) is a key focus in Maldivian cuisine. Coconut is also used liberally - mixed into creamy curry sauces, sprinkled on top of salads and used in rich desserts. You'll also find plenty of dishes inspired by Sri Lankan and Indian cuisine.
Transfer time
25 minutes by speedboat from Male airport
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Great resort and fabulous service
Riazat, London
Tripadvisor review Oct 16 2018
It was my first holiday in the Maldives and sod's law the weather was atrocious. It was so bad it was almost funny, with torrential downpours and gusty winds for hours almost every day. But - and...
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Exceptional team and customer service culture!
Tripadvisor review Oct 03 2018
As with the majority of the below reviews I could spend hours talking about the range of restaurants and how each compliments the luxury feel of the island. Or, I could talk about the size and...
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