Accomodation

  • Over Water Bungalow

    Anantara Veli Maldives’ spacious 62 square metre Over Water Bungalows on a pristine stretch of tropical paradise come with hardwood floors and a coconut thatch roof combined with stylish contemporary décor. Indigenous fabrics stretch across your bed, while tropical flowers and jasmine scents float through your bathroom. Experience a serene, romantic beach getaway at our well-appointed Maldives bungalows, exclusively designed for young couples.

    The private lodging’s sun terrace gives each guest their own space to relax with direct access to the lagoon, and a day bed. Step inside to find a wealth of comfortable accommodation features including flat screen TV and high-speed internet access in each of our Maldives over water bungalows.

    Room description:

    • * Bungalow size 62 sqm
    • * King size bed
    • * Sun terrace with, day bed and coffee table
    • * Flat screen TV and DVD player
    • * Satellite flatscreen TV and DVD player
    • * High-speed internet access
    • * Mini bar

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  • Deluxe Over Water Bungalow

    The spacious 92 square metre Deluxe Over Water Bungalows at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa offer all the charms of island life coupled with comfortable accommodation. Enjoy a separate dressing area and exclusive outside double sun deck on your private Maldives overwater bungalow. Recline on your sun loungers that look out over the glorious turquoise waters of the expansive lagoon.

    Every Deluxe Over Water Bungalow allows direct access to the lagoon, as well as an interior infused with a soft island design aesthetic. In-room facilities in these luxurious bungalows include flat-screen television, mini bar and high-speed internet access ensuring that you have both all the comforts of home and modern accommodation.

    Room description:

    • * Bungalow size 92 sqm
    • * King size bed
    • * Private double sun terrace with sun loungers, day bed and coffee table
    • * Dressing area
    • * Flat screen TV and DVD player
    • * High-speed internet access
    • * Mini bar
    • * Coffee machine
    • * Wine fridge
    • * Semi open bathroom

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  • Ocean Pool Bungalow

    These BRAND NEW, remarkably luxurious and private bungalows occupy a secluded cliff edge and directly face the Indian Ocean.  Each Ocean Pool Bungalow offers a magnificent plunge pool accompanied by 125 square metres of inviting indoor and outdoor space, with beach and lagoon access only a short stroll away.

    Designed with hardwood flooring, island inspired decor and a wealth of signature comforts, these charming hideaways are charcterised by intimacy, natural style and breathtaking ocean panoramas. Sleep in a sumptuous king size bed that is dressed in the finest linens.  Step into your air conditioned bathroom to soak in a generous bathtub while playing your favourite iPod tracks.  Unobstructed views of jewel blue waters and rolling waves are admired inside through floor to ceiling glass doors.  Relish the same dramatic view outside, feeling revived by the ocean breeze.  Take to your veranda to bask under the sun on a lounger, replenished by a tipple from the mini bar.  Or refresh in your personal plunge pool in a tranquil world of your own.

    Room description:

    • * Bungalow size 125 sqm
    • * Ocean views
    • * Private plunge pool
    • * Sun terrace with sun loungers
    • * Separate bathtub and shower
    • * King size bed
    • * Flat screen TV
    • * CD/DVD player
    • * iPod docking station
    • * Mini bar
    • * Yoga mats
    • * Tea and coffee making facilities
    • * WiFi internet

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  • Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow

    These idyllic romantically styled bungalows are poised directly above a turquoise lagoon. Slip straight from your deck into the azure waters below, or take a dip in your private plunge pool. Treasure the intimacy of an over water sanctuary that offers breathtaking views and a modern luscious design.

    Unravelling 125 square metres of sumptuous space, Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalows blend signature Anantara comforts with destination inspired design and all the comforts you desire. Relax in your spacious bedroom, where hardwood flooring lends a stylish feel. Sleep in a king size bed that is dressed in the finest linens. Sip a beverage from your personal in room bar and listen to your iPod as you laze on a lounger outside, admiring a panorama of jewel coloured waters meeting endless blue sky.

    Room description:

    • * Bungalow size 125 sqm
    • * Private plunge pool
    • * Sun terrace with sun loungers
    • * Separate bathtub and shower
    • * King size bed
    • * Flat screen TV
    • * CD/DVD player
    • * iPod docking station
    • * Mini bar
    • * Yoga mats
    • * Tea and coffee making facilities
    • * WiFi internet

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Bars and Restaurants

  • Baan Huraa

    Dine on fragrant Thai cuisine in a beautiful over water teak restaurant perched right on the ocean. Baan Huraa at Anantara Veli serves a unique dining experience concocted by our Thai chefs. Signature dishes include coconut curries from Thailand’s southern provinces as well as hot and spicy dishes from the north, bound together by an authenticity of flavour. Baan Huraa is the finest Thai restaurant in the Maldives.

  • 73 Degrees

    73 Degrees’ light and airy Maldivian style thatched roof pavilion reminiscent of a colonial home. Dine at the sumptuous breakfast buffet of fresh tropical fruits and juices, cereals, homemade breads, grilled meats, vegetables and made to order omelettes. In the evenings, our restaurant also serves up a fresh seafood buffet, where you can select fish plucked straight from the ocean.

  • Dhoni

    Kick back by the tranquil lagoon of Anantara Veli. The poolside bar and lunch time restaurant offers the chance to savour cocktails and chilled-out vibes. Settle into the infinity-edge pool and glance at the seascape as you unwind. Anantara Veli Maldives’ Dhoni ocean view bar serves an array of island-style cocktails and light snacks, perfect for those Maldives sunsets.

  • Fushi Café

    Overlooking the lagoon, Fushi Café restaurant serves a full breakfast buffet complete with live cooking stations offering a wide variety of international favourites to start the day. In the evening, the restaurant transforms to offer a variety of international cuisines with a changing theme each evening from Chinese, Italian, Indian Ocean flavours to Japanese.

  • Dining by Design

    A banquet on the beach. A candlelit dinner of Maldivian food on your own stretch of sand or desert island. A barbeque attended by a personal chef. Restaurants at Anantara Veli Maldives extend beyond the dining room. Let us plan romantic dining for two in countless, secluded getaways either at Anantara Veli or our sister resort Anantara Dhigu.

  • Fuddan Fusion Grill

    Featuring an alfresco wooden deck over the turquoise lagoon, Fuddan Fusion Grill offers a crossroad of cuisines and cooking styles. Freshly caught Maldivian favourites such as reef fish, lobster and prawns, and prime aged imported cuts from Australia can be ordered flame grilled, tandoori style, wok sautéed or cooked to perfection in a wood-fired oven. The experience is accentuated by our salt selection from around the world, which our resident Salt Guru will help you to select.

  • Terrazzo

    Bringing Italy to the tropics in an intimate upstairs venue that open out on to a terrace with soothing views across the lagoon, signature dishes include homemade risotto and pasta. An impressive menu is accompanied by wines from the northern and southern regions of Italy, while the Wine Loft is where Anantara’s own Wine Guru has sourced some of the finest grape varietals and international wine selections from around the world.

  • Aqua

    Enjoy a light meals from lunchtime until 6:00 pm, afternoon beverages by the pool and live music in the evening. Leading on to sunset beach, Aqua Bar is a romantic spot, perfect for watching the sunset with an iced cocktail. Located poolside, they serve to the sun loungers and our popular ocean hammock.

  • Origami

    Our modern and casual Japanese restaurant serves unique dining journeys with a choice of a light gourmet menu with hand crafted sushi and sashimi and slow charcoal grilled robatayaki skewers. Livening up the experience, our chefs dazzle guests with sizzling Teppanyaki cooking skills and meals every week from Tuesday to Sunday.

Facilities and activities

  • SPA

    SUNDARI Ayurvedic Spa at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa brings a holistic approach by incorporating elements of the Ayurvedic lifestyle throughout the resort activities offered, restaurant menus and spa treatments in consultation with the resident Ayurvedic Doctor.

    Guests staying with Anantara now have the opportunity to discover their Ayurvedic Dosha and draw on expert advice to achieve an ideal balance of relaxation and wellbeing while enjoying the tropical climates and white Maldivian beaches.

    Designed for both those who are just beginning to dip their toes in Ayurveda as well as for the more advanced student who wants to deepen their practice and understanding of its true roots and benefits, multi-day treatments at SUNDÃRI deliver a holistic approach to wellness that results in outer radiance and inner serenity. In addition to Ayurveda, the facility offers inspired Anantara Spa treatments infused with timeless healing and wellness rituals.
  • ACTIVITIES & EXCURSION

    Maldives diving needn’t require expert knowledge and heavy equipment. Dip below the waves while snorkeling the Maldives and uncover a world of coral reefs. There will be a spot surrounding your bungalow, plus our expert guides can show you the underwater wonders at the house reef which is further afield, via a speedboat. Please stop by the Aquafanatics centres where we can outfit you with a mask, fins and snorkel for the duration of your stay. Meet the Cayago Magnum: the Lamborghini of water rockets. Engineered with revolutionary new technology, Mr. Cayago can scream below the water’s surface at 20 km/hr – almost as fast as a dolphin. Experience the crystal-clear depths of the lagoon like never before on the back of a Cayago, decked out in your choice of diablo red or titanium silver. Buckle up, and hold on tight! At Aquafanatics, we are simply fanatical about scuba diving, and the Maldives is blessed with all the necessary elements – exotic marine life, stunning dive sites, warm water, wonderful weather, top quality rental equipment, excellent safety systems, comfortable boats and an enthusiastic and experienced multilingual dive team.

    If you are already a certified diver, please let us know if there is anything special we can do to make your Maldives dives the ultimate experience. If you’d like to try diving for the first time and want to know more, please just drop by one of our centres and speak to our instructors. We’ll explain just how easy it is!
    Take off on one of our fast twin Yamaha WaveRunners with private guide for a ripping blue water adventure on the open ocean surrounding Anantara.

    Please note:

    This is a private guided excursion which will include a briefing and short lesson on how to enjoy this exciting experience safely. You (and your partner) will be on one jet ski, while the other jet ski will be ridden by your guide. This guide will escort you on a thrilling but safe adventure in the local area. It is also possible, if you prefer, to have the guide drive the jet ski and you remain as the passenger. Explore the shimmering expanse of the Anantara lagoon under your own power in a solo or tandem kayak. You can keep it simple with our classic ocean kayaks, We even have glass kayaks that let you witness all the marine life below you. Glide through the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean in a hired sailboat. Have a Catamaran sailing adventure on a K1 Top Cat, with or without your own skipper. Or try the new Bravo Mini Cat – Hobie’s latest addition to sailing simplicity. With its unmatched combination of comfort, ease of use and stability, the Bravo is ideal for both new sailors and experienced deckhands alike. Skim the Indian Ocean with the wind as your engine during one of our exhilarating wind-and-water activities. Is it a kayak, a trimaran or a pedal yak? See for yourself when you play with the newest addition to the Hobie range: the Adventure Island. Perfect your windsurfing savvy with lessons from our experienced and friendly instructors. Want to know what it feels like to fly? Strap on a sailing kite and leap the waves like never before. Rip through the waves on a high-octane aquatic adventure with some help from our twins, WET and WILD. This pair of Gulfcraft Swan 20 speedboats will propel you swiftly across the lagoon with their powerful 150-horsepower engines. As our expert teachers guide you, perfect your wakeboarding technique or learn a new skill, like monoskiing.

    Hire WET and WILD and explore the local area with your Captain (max. 4 persons; please see "Private Boats and Captains") Fly like a bird over the turquoise waters of the lagoon when you try parasailing. An exhilarating way to get glorious bird’s eye views of Anantara Dhigu. Sunset sailing and dhoni cruising

    Experience a spectacular Maldives sunset when you embark on one of our intimate sunset sailing cruises. A quiet cruise and a view of the western horizon is the perfect coda to a day filled with adventure and stories.

    Island Discoveries

    Escape from the island for a short or full-day excursion by dhoni or speedboat. During these excursions to other local islands, you can experience an authentic Maldivian way of life. The trips include a guided tour of the island, time for souvenir shopping, and snorkelling at one of the nearby coral reefs. The full-day excursion also makes a stop at a desert island for a special picnic lunch.
    Create your own private journey with our Riyaa Sailing Dhoni Excursions. On our charming sailing dhoni, you and that special companion can write your own story of romance and adventure, crafting the memories of a lifetime. Anantara Veli Maldives’ floodlit tennis court means that you can continue with a doubles match even after the sun sets. Our fitness centre staff are at hand to provide lessons for beginners or a little bit of a challenge if you’re looking for a partner. Feeling waterlogged? Landlubbers can always take part in a pick-up match of volleyball or badminton– just let us know and we’ll provide the nets and equipment and turn a strip of beach into your court. Gain physical poise and mental peace through ancient exercises drawn from centuries of traditional South Asian wisdom. Whether a beginner or an expert, our professional instructors are able to guide you through lessons either in a group or private session within the surrounds of our Maldives resort.
  • CENTER

    If you’ve seen enough of the reef’s spectacular aquatic landscape and wildlife, come up for air and enjoy some of Anantara’s watersports, including surfing, sea kayaking or windsurfing and kite surfing across our picturesque lagoon. For those looking for a bit more adventure, we have our own catamaran available for private charter on an hourly basis.

    Sail around the lagoon on a catamaran. Explore the Maldivian heritage of reef and deep-sea fishing.

    The Water Sports Centre at Anantara Maldives invites you to discover the glittering seas and surrounding islands that make up our stunning tropical setting. Let us guide you on an exploration – or take to the high seas at your own pace!
  • OTHER

    You may be thousands of miles away from it all but our Maldives boutique brings the world to you, with all of life’s small necessities as well as exotic goods and handicrafts from across Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Anantara Veli Maldives’ gym is equipped with everything you need to keep you looking and feeling good. Rejuvenate your body as you work out alone or with our personal trainer. While staying at Anantara Veli Maldives you will be treated to an array of inspired culinary creations. Why not learn the tricks of the trade with a cooking class from our resident master chefs? This resort activity lets you recreate traditional Maldivian, Thai and fusion dishes to impress your friends back home. Not all Anantara Veli Maldives resort activities need to be energetic. Our library lets you sink into an armchair to enjoy a new novel or catch up on all that is going on back in the ‘real world’ with our computers and high-speed internet access.