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Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Retreat hand-in-hand to one of the most naturally stunning destinations on earth, a romantic paradise enveloped in soft white sands and turquoise waters. Just 20 km by speedboat from the airport in Male, delight in the private luxury of your own over-water bungalow, with all the comforts of home and then some. Unwind in your room, either over water in the crystal lagoon, or from your Ocean Pool Bungalow, with private pool and ocean views offering beach and lagoon access a few minutes stroll from your room, or admire the kaleidoscope of exotic fish and corals just steps from your over water and deluxe over water bungalow.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Neck massage
Steam room
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and 5 more
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Dale C wrote a review 27 Nov
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This was my first stay at an Anantara Resort and I had high expectations. I have stayed at other resorts in the Maldives and was wowed with the experience of a luxury vacation. Unfortunately Anantara Veli is not a luxury vacation. The resort is good but it is no different from any other large chain hotel that caters to the mass market. I booked the Ocean Pool Villa but on arrival I realized that this villa was located on land and not over water. The guest relations staff understood my disappointment and managed to move us to an over water villa for the last 3 nights of our 6 night stay. I really appreciated this. When booking I also selected the full board option and the premium beverage package. Upon arrival, after 30 hours of travel from the USA, our host proceeded to tell us what was not included. And the list is pretty extensive. The premium beverage package is anything but premium. It limits you to non premium alcoholic drinks and a choice of 2 white wines and 1 red wine. The service levels at the resort are not at the expected levels. Except for Shafi at Dhoni Bar, the service was bordering on unacceptable. The waiters in the restaurants would come to our table and just stand next to us instead of asking what we would like to order. The waiters simply do not communicate. The resort also seems to have implemented a system where waiters use a tablet to record the order instead of writing the order down. The waiters do not seem to be able to use the tablets correctly and certainly cannot use the tablet and communicate with the guest at the same time. I get that technology can make the restaurants process more efficient but it should not be implemented at the cost of the guest experience. In terms of water activities, Veli resort misses the mark and we had to spend our days on the beach at the sister resort, Dhigu. The beaches at Dhigu are good although there are no facilities on the lagoon side of the island which provides the most sheltered swimming. The snorkeling around the Anantara resorts is almost non existent which is very disappointing as getting to experience the marine habitat is a key reason for coming to Maldives. Also the better swimming areas in the lagoon are used by boats and as a result we had to play the green light/red light game while swimming in the lagoon.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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bappad74 wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom224 contributions101 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
We stayed here in February and it's was an amazing experience. When you arrive on Male airport you are taken to the hotel lounge where you are given refreshments while you wait for your speed boat transfer. The boat takes about 40 mins. The resort in stunning, just like all the postcards you see of the Maldives. We stayed a deluxe over water bungalow with private pool. The room was amazing, the colour of the sea was what you'd expect from the Maldives. We saw lots of fish, reef sharks and turtle swim past our villa. The food was amazing too. Our favourite was the Thai restaurant for dinner and lunch. Saying that the breakfasts were one of the best at any resort we've ever stayed at. They cater for all dietary requirements (my wife is vegan and she loved the variety of options). Service was 5 stars too and the wifi was great. Only slight criticism is that you had no choice but to pay for premium water brands at lunch and dinner at $8 a bottle, they didn’t offer you the cheaper local brands that you get free in your room. We stayed at another resort and at least you had the option to buy a local brand ($3 a bottle) Otherwise, this place is perfect.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3 Helpful votes
Response from , Owner at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Responded 22 Aug 2020
Dear bappad74 , Thank very much for choosing Anantara Veli as your holiday destination and for taking the time to share your feedback. We always appreciate when our valued guests share their feedback as it makes the service we provide even more worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Sincerely, Ahmed Imthiyaz Resort Manager
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Elizabeth L wrote a review 26 Nov
5 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently spent our honeymoon at the Anantara Veli resort in the Maldives and it was nothing short of amazing. The staff, the room, the activities, the food, the drinks, everything was fantastic. The staff made sure to keep all guests safe, while also being attentive and accommodating to all requests. The level of service is unmatched and we felt at home. We will for sure be coming back to the Anantara Veli!
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Review collected in partnership with Minor Hotels
Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Supratik Guha, Owner at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Elizabeth L, Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to see that you had a memorable honeymoon with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back to our little paradise in the near future. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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Ilya B wrote a review 24 Nov
11 contributions7 helpful votes
It is my day 3 in Anantara Veli and I would like to share some observations: 1. Veli itself is small island but it is much bigger place if you include Dhigu and other islands, there is some renovation/construction going on which I assume is necessary but strange to see a digger driving between islands. 2. As an extra little treat and as it is our 10 year wedding anniversary, I booked a couple's massage before arriving to the hotel (for a few hours after we arrived on an overnight flight) and received a confirmation from the reception, however when we arrived at the spa there wasn't any booking for me, and the spa was fully booked. It was highly frustrating, embarrassing and not a very good first impression at all. The staff at the spa were wonderful though, they booked us in for later that day. Btw, spa at Veli is closed so one needs to use the spa on Dhigu island which is not a big deal but slightly meh. 3. Veli is not 100% adults-only resort, guests from other Anantara hotels can book restaurants here and you can end up next to a table with fussy child and arguing parents - a delight we specifically tried to avoid. 4. Restaurants: food is amazing, staff are attentive, maybe sometimes too much. BUT, you have to book just about all evening meals in their restaurants in advance. You cannot just decide on the day that you want Italian and go whenever. You can't even book on the day for a decent time, if you want to eat before 8.30pm you need to book literally a week ahead. It is frustrating! Also on Saturday and Sunday this week, their most popular restaurant, Sea Fire Salt is either closed or hired out for a private function. This side of the resort experience really takes one out of the holiday, go with the flow, experience, and is extremely tiresome. So far this is only a 7/10 holiday, I guess we may have been spoilt on our previous visits to these islands. I hope it gets better. Cheers, Ilya Burkin
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AndersonSalvá wrote a review 22 Nov
Sao Paulo, SP418 contributions129 helpful votes
I really recommend this hotel for your trip to Maldives. The hotel has a wonderful structure for those who wants to practice water sports or just relax. The room is amazing, clean, well equipped and comfortable. The food needs also to be highlighted as I gained some pounds there ;). The highest point is the staff that treats you like a famíly member with happiness and courtesy. A special compliment for our angel Hidha that didnt measure any effort to make our honeymoon and my 40th birthday as a special moment.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Supratik Guha, Owner at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear anderssalva, Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to see that we were able to make your honeymoon and birthday a memorable one. We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Warm regards, Giles Selves Cluster General Manager
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Nearby attractions include Bikini Beach (2.9 km), Gulhi Beach (2.8 km), and Biyadoo Island (7.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sea Fire Salt, Baan Huraa, and 73 Degrees.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Anantara Veli Maldives Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Thai, Arabic, and Indonesian.
Does Anantara Veli Maldives Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Anantara Veli Maldives Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.