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Velassaru Maldives

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 November 2014

We recently stayed at Velassaru for 3 nights to break the long journey home to New Zealand. The Maldives have long been on our bucket list, and we chose Velassaru based on feedback, and closeness to Male. We were not in any way disappointed - it was simply wonderful. Arriving in the middle of a thunderstorm and it's following tropical...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 5 November 2014

Stayed at Ocean villa with private pool for 4 nights during end Oct, which is coming to an end of the monsoon season, we experienced 2 days of passing rain and 2 full days of sunshine and clear skies. The hotel is just 20mins away from Male Airport and the pick up was efficient. Our speedboat looks new and much...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 31 October 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from velassaru. We had great weather 4 days sun, 1 day rain which was great as last year we had 5 days rain in October. Very efficient pick up from the airport, only 20 mins by speedboat and very welcoming staff on arrival at both the airport and reception. We chose the indulgence package. The positives...

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We went to Velassaru on our honeymoon and it is absolutely beautiful. The photographs you see on the websites etc are what you get when you arrive. They don't Photoshop anything! Wonderful staff, service, food, beach & weather. Our beach bungalow was lovely and literally on the beach. Can't wait until we get to go back.

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3Thank Brian H
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We stayed at Velassaru in June 2014. Being in rainy season, it rained for the first two days and after that clear skies every day. Before coming to the Maldives we had just been in Dubai for 5 nights, probably not the best thing to do as this made Velassaru slightly disappointing. For starters I would say this hotel is...

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6Thank russgort
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We got really lucky with a last minute package from a very sweet lady named Cynthia at the young, but thoroughly professional Malbeven Travels. She booked us into a Lagoon Water villa that has its own little pool overlooking the gorgeous azure sea. Awesomely enough, they included the speedboat transfer which would otherwise have cost us a pretty penny. Yes...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 29 October 2014

We just had the most memorable 4 days at this wonderful resort. My husband surprised me with the Water Presidential Suite. I am sure any room at this property would be amazing, but this one was off the charts! Our butler Nassem made sure everything was taken care of and it really was. The food at this resort was outstanding....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Velassaru is an SLH - absolutely amazing. the water is so clear, so full with marine life (saw 2 massive sting rays, various sharks and loads of fish and this was just outside our over water villa). if you are a foodie like me, you will admit that the food isnt spectacular but it is by no means bad. we...

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1Thank JasLux
Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2014

This was our first time to the Maldives and what an amazing holiday, nothing disappointed. We took a speedboat from the airport to the island which took approximately 25 mins which was great after 2 long flights. We were greeted at the resort, given cold towels and a welcome drink while the staff explained about the facilities etc on the...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2014

My wife had always wanted to go to the Maldives and so we decided to go as part of my wife’s 50th birthday celebration. After much research, I chose Velassaru for a couple of reasons: Location – We were only going to be in the Maldives for 4 days and so did not want to take a seaplane. And because...

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury Undressed. Gentle sands leading you to the water's edge. Soothing vistas across the spectacular turquoise lagoon at sunset. Minimalist contemporary chic meets comfortable natural elegance in your own private hideaway. Five dining venues, each providing a taste of the exotic. Two innovative bars, the ultimate chill-out. Experiences that immerse you in local culture, underwater explorations that introduce you to our tropical marine world. Days and nights of simple indulgence. Step into the unknown. Welcome to Velassaru. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Velassaru Maldives

Address: Velassaru Island
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Velassaru Island
Price Range: $468 - $1,408 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Velassaru Maldives 5*
Number of rooms: 129
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Also Known As:
Velassaru Maldives Hotel South Male Atoll
Velassaru Maldives Laguna Beach Male
Velassaru Maldives Laguna Beach Hotel
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“Water Villas 307-309 have amazing views...especially if wanting sunset view!”
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  • View of the lagoon from pool / decking
  • Water Villa 307 - Sunset View
RyanB665, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Beach villas with pool # 225-230 are very nicely located”
mondsd, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The beach villas were much better for sunsets than any other rooms”
724meghaa, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try another resort further away from Malé”
explrdvr37, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All type of accommodation fabulous”
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