Luxury Asia Collection

Velaa Private Island

Born from a love for the Maldives, Velaa Private Island is the passion project of a couple, Radka and Jiří Šmejc, to create the world’s most luxurious private island resort and personal home. Located in Noonu Atoll, a 45-minute seaplane flight from Malé, Velaa is a destination in a category of its own, home to an array of amenities unseen across the Indian Ocean. Velaa means “turtle” in Dhivehi, the local Maldivian language. The name is inspired by the generations of sea turtles that inhabit the island and its beautiful coral reef. Conceptualised by renowned Czech architect, Petr Kolář, the design weaves contemporary luxury with intimate Maldivian nuances. Throughout the resort, a subtle design reference to the turtle is always present. From a bird’s eye aerial view, the exclusive over-water villas form the head of a turtle, whilst the island and strategically placed jetties resemble its body and flippers.

Classic Perspective Certified
Sustainable Resort
Conservation Efforts
Check-in at 2pm. Check-out at 12pm
Family Friendly
34 Villas / 8 Houses / 5 Residences
3 Restaurants / 2 Bars / 1 Wine cellar
Wheelchair Accessible

Accommodation

VELAA PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Perched on a private beach, this family-size residence offers elegant, contemporary design and 1,350 square meters of usable interior and exterior space—including two terraces, an infinity pool and a dramatic courtyard. Carefully curated interiors have been arranged with privacy in mind – each of the four bedrooms face the ocean. Two have generous balconies and two open onto the pool with indoor and outdoor bathrooms connected by a garden atrium. The large private beach is flanked by twin gazebos ideal for dining, relaxing and entertaining. Behind the living area, a gym and spa room offer a quiet space to retire.

NIKA RESIDENCE BY PATRICIA URQUIOLA

Accommodating up to 10 guests, Nika offers the ultimate designer beach villa retreat. Vertical wall panels have been crafted with materials such as raffia and natural wood, and earthy textiles facilitate a natural indoor and outdoor flow. The design creates a warm, yet stylish atmosphere, arranged with hand-crafted, minimalistic furniture pieces; a sprawling 5 meter dining table cut from two pieces of rare black marble slab; and positioned beneath a stunning, beaded Craaft chandelier.

BEACH POOL HOUSE

Flanked by tropical foliage, with a sprawling terrace and double-sized private pool, these villas have two large bedrooms with both with indoor bathrooms and outdoor garden bathroom areas. An expansive living room offers a retreat during the day and a social hub in the evenings, complete with a bar and high stools. Rattan swinging chairs hang in the light filled bedrooms which open onto the terrace.

OCEAN POOL HOUSE

In a domain unto its own, this over water pool house is elegantly designed with tasteful elements such as louvered privacy shutters and cathedraled ceilings. The two bedrooms benefit from uninterrupted ocean views and the bathrooms feature walk-in cupboards and circular baths. The dining area opens onto a spacious deck with two gazebos, one with a sunken hot tub and the other with luxurious daybeds and plush cushions. The sun deck invites you to relax and cool off in the private pool, or step directly into the ocean for a secluded swim.

THE ROMANTIC RESIDENCE

Offering uninterrupted oceanic views and utmost privacy, this romantic retreat has its own personal gym, fully-equipped kitchen, personal butler and optional private chef. Meals are served over the water in a secluded dining gazebo, and sunsets are enjoyed from luxurious daybeds on a sprawling terrace. Other features include an outdoor jacuzzi, infinity pool, secluded sundeck and sunken bath.

SUNRISE WATER POOL VILLAS

With ocean views from every room, these over water villas have private pools and sun decks with steps extending into the sea. The comfortable living room is designed around a glass porthole in the floor which offers views of the vibrant marine life below. Overhanging thatch cools the interior and offers shade over the outdoor dining area. The bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace, pool and sundeck.

SUNSET DELUXE VILLAS

Perfectly positioned to capture the idyllic Maldivian sunsets, these one-bedroom over water villas offer an expansive sun deck and large relaxing daybed with plush scatter cushions. The sprawling living room is centered around a viewing porthole which gives front row views to the vibrant marine life below. It’s features include a bar area with amply stocked wine fridge. The spacious bedroom and voluminous bathroom are home to a circular bath and swinging chair, and open onto a terrace and pool deck with steps leading gently into the sea.

BEACH POOL VILLAS

Shaded by clusters of palms, these beach front villas are a private haven. The interior is light and spaciously designed with mahogany louvered panels, lofty ceilings and suspended bamboo lights. Wall to wall glass doors frame the terrace and ocean views. Expansive indoor and outdoor bathrooms are connected by a peaceful garden atrium. Days are spent relaxing in the private pool and strolling the island’s infinite beaches.

DELUXE BEACH POOL VILLAS

Set in a garden designed with privacy in mind, these beach front pool villas have a private pool deck and alfresco dining gazebo providing endless areas for relaxation. Featuring a separate living room area, the natural materials and colours bring the outside in, and a suspended chair adds to the elegant interior decor. The indoor bathroom is connected by a garden atrium to a spacious Zen-like outdoor bathroom area with a large bath and reclining day bed.

Dining

ARAGU

With a twist on Modern European Cuisine, Aragu is taking its gourmet experience to a new level; combining passion for culinary art with awareness and sustainability. Favoring carefully chosen, organic produces from all around the world to underline the authenticity, Gaushan de Silva created an innovative twist on the evergreens of the Old Continent. The chef’s classical culinary techniques coupled with contemporary ideas and thoughtfully picked ingredients promises a refreshing yet lavishing experience.

TAVARU

The amazing views over Velaa and the beautiful azure waters of the Indian Ocean are further intensified by Tavaru’s brand-new menu celebrating Teppanyaki grill cuisine. A thorough delight for wine enthusiasts, the ivory-white Tavaru Tower hosts Velaa’s extensive wine cellar. More than eight hundred bins, one of the largest on Maldives, span the spectrum from boutique wineries to grand marques. Offering guests a rare opportunity to discover gems such as the 1956 Domaine de la Romanée Conti “Romanée Conti”, rare vintage Salon Champagne, and a centuries old fortified 1870 Blandy’s “Verdelho Solera”, this exquisite list has unearthed treasures from across the globe.

ATHIRI

Athiri is beachfront all-day dining at its finest, where guests can enjoy a feast of creative cuisine served fresh to their tables or prepared to their request. A wood-fired oven means hot freshly made pizzas, signature of Athiri, are served throughout the day.

AVI

Avi is a casual pool bar by day and a vibrant cocktail bar by night, complete with mixologist and live DJ against the backdrop of spectacular ocean views.

DESTINATION DINING

Destination Dining is a unique concept whereby guests are entertained exclusively in a variety of stylish and distinctly different settings, both on and off the island with creative menus and entertainment, ideal for special occasions.

Activities

01
CHALLENGE THE SEA

Velaa Private Island houses some of the newest hi-tech water sport toys and equipment, from flyboarding and hoverboarding, to electric foil surf boards and the latest tandem jetovator, as well as a complete range of exciting towables for children and families to enjoy.

02
CHASE NEW HORIZONS

Venture out for big game fishing or a snorkelling trip around an untouched reef. Experience an authentic Maldivian Batheli boat cruise or enjoy a lavish lunch on a deserted island followed by dolphin watching at sunset.

03
EMBRACE YOUR SPORT

Find your match in Velaa's covered tennis court, squash, badminton and beach volleyball courts, or on the climbing wall.

04
GOLF, LEARN FROM THE MASTERS

The resort's Troon course designed by Olazabal offers you a world-class experience. There is a V1 swing studio for improving your play, a FlightScope launch monitor for fine-tuning your shots, Pure Dynasty® grass for year-round green excellence, and a flexible nine tee system that enables Velaa's pro to tailor the course to your game.

05
DIVING

Velaa Private Island is located in the untouched Noonu atoll where only a few minutes away, divers will discover unexplored dive sites with some of the most amazing fauna that the Maldives has to offer. Velaa Dive Center uses all the latest Scubapro equipment which is renowned for its outstanding quality. Affiliated with PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors), the largest dive association in the world, it offers courses from Bubblemaker for our youngest ones of 8 years of age all the way up to the professional level of Divemaster.

06
KIDS CLUB

An innovative concept of pure enjoyment for children from 4-12 years old, the Lha Velaa Kids Club boasts the most extensive kids’ water park in the Maldives which was designed and based on the inspiration of the owner’s daughter.

Spa & Wellness

Enter a world of expertise and excellence, pleasure and performance, where cutting-edge technology meets the ancestral art of touch. Offering you the ultimate treatment experience, all the programmes are uniquely designed for your personal needs, creating a balance of life between spa treatments, mindfulness, fitness and nutrition. Velaa Spa is a sanctuary of peace where you can reconnect with nature, rejuvenate your body and relax your mind. Using natural and organic ingredients, Vella Spa provides a fresh take on healing therapies within a location of resounding beauty.

ANCIENT FINDS MODERN

A world of expertise and excellence where cutting-edge technology meets ancestral art, where personalised facial treatments are offered alongside traditional massage rituals.

HEAT AND SNOW

Cool down in the Maldives’ only snow room or detox in the heat of the sauna and steam room, all while enjoying endless turquoise vistas.

CALM YOUR MIND

Velaa Spa holds meditation sessions, Hatha yoga classes and features the unique CLOUD 9 pod which sways and cradles guests into a state of deep relaxation.

BALANCE YOUR BODY

Benefit from Oriental massage and exercise routines to balance your body. Training sessions include HIFU, cardio, weight and strength, HIIT, core, circuit and TRX.

Facilities

Aragu Signature Restaurant & Cru Champagne Bar

Athiri Restaurant & Avi Pool Bar

Spa

Water Sports & Dive Centre

Kids Club

Tavaru Teppanyaki Restaurant & Wine Cellar

Gym

Yoga Pavilion

Golf Academy

Tennis Court & Squash Court

Table Tennis

Wall Climbing

Beach Volleyball

Football pitch

Boutique

Library

Inclusions

Full Buffet Breakfast

Welcome Drink upon Arrival

Non-motorized watersport activities

Personal Butler Service

WiFi

Location
Travelling from Velana International Airport, Male

The island of Velaa is reachable by a scenic seaplane ride of 45 mins either by Velaa’s customized plane on a private charter (9 seater) or on a commercial seaplane (15 seater). All guests are greeted upon arrival by a Velaa airport butler and directly escorted to the private lounge with refreshment facilities and a place to rest before the sea plane transfer.

Travelling from Mafaaru International Airport, Noonu Atoll

Private jets can comfortably land at Maafaru International Airport with only 7 minutes seaplane distance or a relaxed 35 minutes luxury yacht ride from Velaa.

Classic Perspective

Luxury Travel
Luxury Asia Collection

Velaa Private Island

Born from a love for the Maldives, Velaa Private Island is the passion project of a couple, Radka and Jiří Šmejc, to create the world’s most luxurious private island resort and personal home. Located in Noonu Atoll, a 45-minute seaplane flight from Malé, Velaa is a destination in a category of its own, home to an array of amenities unseen across the Indian Ocean. Velaa means “turtle” in Dhivehi, the local Maldivian language. The name is inspired by the generations of sea turtles that inhabit the island and its beautiful coral reef. Conceptualised by renowned Czech architect, Petr Kolář, the design weaves contemporary luxury with intimate Maldivian nuances. Throughout the resort, a subtle design reference to the turtle is always present. From a bird’s eye aerial view, the exclusive over-water villas form the head of a turtle, whilst the island and strategically placed jetties resemble its body and flippers.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Check-in at 2pm. Check-out at 12pm
Family Friendly
34 Villas / 8 Houses / 5 Residences
3 Restaurants / 2 Bars / 1 Wine cellar
Wheelchair Accessible
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VELAA PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Perched on a private beach, this family-size residence offers elegant, contemporary design and 1,350 square meters of usable interior and exterior space—including two terraces, an infinity pool and a dramatic courtyard. Carefully curated interiors have been arranged with privacy in mind – each of the four bedrooms face the ocean. Two have generous balconies and two open onto the pool with indoor and outdoor bathrooms connected by a garden atrium. The large private beach is flanked by twin gazebos ideal for dining, relaxing and entertaining. Behind the living area, a gym and spa room offer a quiet space to retire.

NIKA RESIDENCE BY PATRICIA URQUIOLA

Accommodating up to 10 guests, Nika offers the ultimate designer beach villa retreat. Vertical wall panels have been crafted with materials such as raffia and natural wood, and earthy textiles facilitate a natural indoor and outdoor flow. The design creates a warm, yet stylish atmosphere, arranged with hand-crafted, minimalistic furniture pieces; a sprawling 5 meter dining table cut from two pieces of rare black marble slab; and positioned beneath a stunning, beaded Craaft chandelier.

BEACH POOL HOUSE

Flanked by tropical foliage, with a sprawling terrace and double-sized private pool, these villas have two large bedrooms with both with indoor bathrooms and outdoor garden bathroom areas. An expansive living room offers a retreat during the day and a social hub in the evenings, complete with a bar and high stools. Rattan swinging chairs hang in the light filled bedrooms which open onto the terrace.

OCEAN POOL HOUSE

In a domain unto its own, this over water pool house is elegantly designed with tasteful elements such as louvered privacy shutters and cathedraled ceilings. The two bedrooms benefit from uninterrupted ocean views and the bathrooms feature walk-in cupboards and circular baths. The dining area opens onto a spacious deck with two gazebos, one with a sunken hot tub and the other with luxurious daybeds and plush cushions. The sun deck invites you to relax and cool off in the private pool, or step directly into the ocean for a secluded swim.

THE ROMANTIC RESIDENCE

Offering uninterrupted oceanic views and utmost privacy, this romantic retreat has its own personal gym, fully-equipped kitchen, personal butler and optional private chef. Meals are served over the water in a secluded dining gazebo, and sunsets are enjoyed from luxurious daybeds on a sprawling terrace. Other features include an outdoor jacuzzi, infinity pool, secluded sundeck and sunken bath.

SUNRISE WATER POOL VILLAS

With ocean views from every room, these over water villas have private pools and sun decks with steps extending into the sea. The comfortable living room is designed around a glass porthole in the floor which offers views of the vibrant marine life below. Overhanging thatch cools the interior and offers shade over the outdoor dining area. The bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace, pool and sundeck.

SUNRISE WATER POOL VILLAS

Perfectly positioned to capture the idyllic Maldivian sunsets, these one-bedroom over water villas offer an expansive sun deck and large relaxing daybed with plush scatter cushions. The sprawling living room is centered around a viewing porthole which gives front row views to the vibrant marine life below. It’s features include a bar area with amply stocked wine fridge. The spacious bedroom and voluminous bathroom are home to a circular bath and swinging chair, and open onto a terrace and pool deck with steps leading gently into the sea.

BEACH POOL VILLAS

Shaded by clusters of palms, these beach front villas are a private haven. The interior is light and spaciously designed with mahogany louvered panels, lofty ceilings and suspended bamboo lights. Wall to wall glass doors frame the terrace and ocean views. Expansive indoor and outdoor bathrooms are connected by a peaceful garden atrium. Days are spent relaxing in the private pool and strolling the island’s infinite beaches.

DELUXE BEACH POOL VILLAS

Set in a garden designed with privacy in mind, these beach front pool villas have a private pool deck and alfresco dining gazebo providing endless areas for relaxation. Featuring a separate living room area, the natural materials and colours bring the outside in, and a suspended chair adds to the elegant interior decor. The indoor bathroom is connected by a garden atrium to a spacious Zen-like outdoor bathroom area with a large bath and reclining day bed.

Accommodation

VELAA PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Perched on a private beach, this family-size residence offers elegant, contemporary design and 1,350 square meters of usable interior and exterior space—including two terraces, an infinity pool and a dramatic courtyard. Carefully curated interiors have been arranged with privacy in mind – each of the four bedrooms face the ocean. Two have generous balconies and two open onto the pool with indoor and outdoor bathrooms connected by a garden atrium. The large private beach is flanked by twin gazebos ideal for dining, relaxing and entertaining. Behind the living area, a gym and spa room offer a quiet space to retire.

NIKA RESIDENCE BY PATRICIA URQUIOLA

Accommodating up to 10 guests, Nika offers the ultimate designer beach villa retreat. Vertical wall panels have been crafted with materials such as raffia and natural wood, and earthy textiles facilitate a natural indoor and outdoor flow. The design creates a warm, yet stylish atmosphere, arranged with hand-crafted, minimalistic furniture pieces; a sprawling 5 meter dining table cut from two pieces of rare black marble slab; and positioned beneath a stunning, beaded Craaft chandelier.

BEACH POOL HOUSE

Flanked by tropical foliage, with a sprawling terrace and double-sized private pool, these villas have two large bedrooms with both with indoor bathrooms and outdoor garden bathroom areas. An expansive living room offers a retreat during the day and a social hub in the evenings, complete with a bar and high stools. Rattan swinging chairs hang in the light filled bedrooms which open onto the terrace.

OCEAN POOL HOUSE

In a domain unto its own, this over water pool house is elegantly designed with tasteful elements such as louvered privacy shutters and cathedraled ceilings. The two bedrooms benefit from uninterrupted ocean views and the bathrooms feature walk-in cupboards and circular baths. The dining area opens onto a spacious deck with two gazebos, one with a sunken hot tub and the other with luxurious daybeds and plush cushions. The sun deck invites you to relax and cool off in the private pool, or step directly into the ocean for a secluded swim.

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VELAA PRIVATE RESIDENCE

VELAA PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Perched on a private beach, this family-size residence offers elegant, contemporary design and 1,350 square meters of usable interior and exterior space—including two terraces, an infinity pool and a dramatic courtyard. Carefully curated interiors have been arranged with privacy in mind – each of the four bedrooms face the ocean. Two have generous balconies and two open onto the pool with indoor and outdoor bathrooms connected by a garden atrium. The large private beach is flanked by twin gazebos ideal for dining, relaxing and entertaining. Behind the living area, a gym and spa room offer a quiet space to retire.

NIKA RESIDENCE BY PATRICIA URQUIOLA

Accommodating up to 10 guests, Nika offers the ultimate designer beach villa retreat. Vertical wall panels have been crafted with materials such as raffia and natural wood, and earthy textiles facilitate a natural indoor and outdoor flow. The design creates a warm, yet stylish atmosphere, arranged with hand-crafted, minimalistic furniture pieces; a sprawling 5 meter dining table cut from two pieces of rare black marble slab; and positioned beneath a stunning, beaded Craaft chandelier.
NIKA RESIDENCE BY PATRICIA URQUIOLA
BEACH POOL HOUSE

BEACH POOL HOUSE

Flanked by tropical foliage, with a sprawling terrace and double-sized private pool, these villas have two large bedrooms with both with indoor bathrooms and outdoor garden bathroom areas. An expansive living room offers a retreat during the day and a social hub in the evenings, complete with a bar and high stools. Rattan swinging chairs hang in the light filled bedrooms which open onto the terrace.

OCEAN POOL HOUSE

In a domain unto its own, this over water pool house is elegantly designed with tasteful elements such as louvered privacy shutters and cathedraled ceilings. The two bedrooms benefit from uninterrupted ocean views and the bathrooms feature walk-in cupboards and circular baths. The dining area opens onto a spacious deck with two gazebos, one with a sunken hot tub and the other with luxurious daybeds and plush cushions. The sun deck invites you to relax and cool off in the private pool, or step directly into the ocean for a secluded swim.
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Activities
01
CHALLENGE THE SEA

Velaa Private Island houses some of the newest hi-tech water sport toys and equipment, from flyboarding and hoverboarding, to electric foil surf boards and the latest tandem jetovator, as well as a complete range of exciting towables for children and families to enjoy.

02
CHASE NEW HORIZONS

Venture out for big game fishing or a snorkelling trip around an untouched reef. Experience an authentic Maldivian Batheli boat cruise or enjoy a lavish lunch on a deserted island followed by dolphin watching at sunset.

03
EMBRACE YOUR SPORT

Find your match in Velaa's covered tennis court, squash, badminton and beach volleyball courts, or on the climbing wall.

04
GOLF, LEARN FROM THE MASTERS

The resort's Troon course designed by Olazabal offers you a world-class experience. There is a V1 swing studio for improving your play, a FlightScope launch monitor for fine-tuning your shots, Pure Dynasty® grass for year-round green excellence, and a flexible nine tee system that enables Velaa's pro to tailor the course to your game.

05
DIVING

Velaa Private Island is located in the untouched Noonu atoll where only a few minutes away, divers will discover unexplored dive sites with some of the most amazing fauna that the Maldives has to offer. Velaa Dive Center uses all the latest Scubapro equipment which is renowned for its outstanding quality. Affiliated with PADI (the Professional Association of Diving Instructors), the largest dive association in the world, it offers courses from Bubblemaker for our youngest ones of 8 years of age all the way up to the professional level of Divemaster.

06
KIDS CLUB

An innovative concept of pure enjoyment for children from 4-12 years old, the Lha Velaa Kids Club boasts the most extensive kids’ water park in the Maldives which was designed and based on the inspiration of the owner’s daughter.

Dining
ARAGU

ARAGU

With a twist on Modern European Cuisine, Aragu is taking its gourmet experience to a new level; combining passion for culinary art with awareness ...

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ARAGU

TAVARU

The amazing views over Velaa and the beautiful azure waters of the Indian Ocean are further intensified by Tavaru’s brand-new menu ...

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ARAGU

ATHIRI

Athiri is beachfront all-day dining at its finest, where guests can enjoy a feast of creative cuisine served fresh to their tables or prepared to their ...

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AVI

Avi is a casual pool bar by day and a vibrant cocktail bar by night, complete with mixologist and live DJ against the backdrop of spectacular ocean views.

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DESTINATION DINING

Destination Dining is a unique concept whereby guests are entertained exclusively in a variety of stylish and distinctly different settings, both on and ...

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Spa & Wellness

Enter a world of expertise and excellence, pleasure and performance, where cutting-edge technology meets the ancestral art of touch. Offering you the ultimate treatment experience, all the programmes are uniquely designed for your personal needs, creating a balance of life between spa treatments, mindfulness, fitness and nutrition. Velaa Spa is a sanctuary of peace where you can reconnect with nature, rejuvenate your body and relax your mind. Using natural and organic ingredients, Vella Spa provides a fresh take on healing therapies within a location of resounding beauty.

ANCIENT FINDS MODERN

A world of expertise and excellence where cutting-edge technology meets ancestral art, where personalised facial treatments are offered alongside traditional massage rituals.

HEAT AND SNOW

Cool down in the Maldives’ only snow room or detox in the heat of the sauna and steam room, all while enjoying endless turquoise vistas.

CALM YOUR MIND

Velaa Spa holds meditation sessions, Hatha yoga classes and features the unique CLOUD 9 pod which sways and cradles guests into a state of deep relaxation.

BALANCE YOUR BODY

Benefit from Oriental massage and exercise routines to balance your body. Training sessions include HIFU, cardio, weight and strength, HIIT, core, circuit and TRX.

Facilities

Hotel facilities with your booking:

Aragu Signature Restaurant & Cru Champagne Bar

Athiri Restaurant & Avi Pool Bar

Spa

Water Sports & Dive Centre

Kids Club

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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

Full Buffet Breakfast

Welcome Drink upon Arrival

Non-motorized watersport activities

Personal Butler Service

WiFi

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Frequently Asked Questions

Location
Travelling from Velana International Airport, Male

The island of Velaa is reachable by a scenic seaplane ride of 45 mins either by Velaa’s customized plane on a private charter (9 seater) or on a commercial seaplane (15 seater). All guests are greeted upon arrival by a Velaa airport butler and directly escorted to the private lounge with refreshment facilities and a place to rest before the sea plane transfer.

Travelling from Mafaaru International Airport, Noonu Atoll

Private jets can comfortably land at Maafaru International Airport with only 7 minutes seaplane distance or a relaxed 35 minutes luxury yacht ride from Velaa.

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Velaa Private Island

Certified
Sustainable
Noonu atoll / the Maldives

Born from a love for the Maldives, Velaa Private Island is the passion project of a couple, Radka and Jiří Šmejc, to create the world’s most luxurious private island resort and personal home. Located in Noonu Atoll, a 45-minute seaplane flight from Malé, Velaa is a destination in a category of its own, home to an array of amenities unseen across the Indian Ocean. Velaa means “turtle” in Dhivehi, the local Maldivian language. The name is inspired by the generations of sea turtles that inhabit the island and its beautiful coral reef. Conceptualised by renowned Czech architect, Petr Kolář, the design weaves contemporary luxury with intimate Maldivian nuances. Throughout the resort, a subtle design reference to the turtle is always present. From a bird’s eye aerial view, the exclusive over-water villas form the head of a turtle, whilst the island and strategically placed jetties resemble its body and flippers.

Check-in at 2pm. Check-out at 12pm
3 Restaurants / 2 Bars / 1 Wine cellar
34 Villas / 8 Houses / 5 Residences
Accommodation
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Inclusions:

Inclusions with the hotel Include:

Full Buffet Breakfast

Welcome Drink upon Arrival

Non-motorized watersport activities

Personal Butler Service

See More Inclusions

Facilities:

Facilities within the hotel include:

Aragu Signature Restaurant & Cru Champagne Bar

Athiri Restaurant & Avi Pool Bar

Spa

Water Sports & Dive Centre

Kids Club

Show More Facilities
Restaurants

For the epicurean, Velaa Private Island boasts an extraordinary culinary experience with venues that are unrivalled throughout the Maldives and an extensive wine cellar with an exclusive wine selection from around the globe. With three restaurants, two bars and a wine cellar, Velaa Private Island offers an unforgettable culinary journey to its guests.

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Location
Travelling from Velana International Airport, Male

The island of Velaa is reachable by a scenic seaplane ride of 45 mins either by Velaa’s customized plane on a private charter (9 seater) or on a commercial seaplane (15 seater). All guests are greeted upon arrival by a Velaa airport butler and directly escorted to the private lounge with refreshment facilities and a place to rest before the sea plane transfer.

Travelling from Mafaaru International Airport, Noonu Atoll

Private jets can comfortably land at Maafaru International Airport with only 7 minutes seaplane distance or a relaxed 35 minutes luxury yacht ride from Velaa.

Frequently Asked Questions

Velaa Private Island

NIKA RESIDENCE BY PATRICIA URQUIOLA

Accommodating up to 10 guests, Nika offers the ultimate designer beach villa retreat. Vertical wall panels have been crafted with materials such as raffia and natural wood, and earthy textiles facilitate a natural indoor and outdoor flow. The design creates a warm, yet stylish atmosphere, arranged with hand-crafted, minimalistic furniture pieces; a sprawling 5 meter dining table cut from two pieces of rare black marble slab; and positioned beneath a stunning, beaded Craaft chandelier.

OCEAN POOL HOUSE

In a domain unto its own, this over water pool house is elegantly designed with tasteful elements such as louvered privacy shutters and cathedraled ceilings. The two bedrooms benefit from uninterrupted ocean views and the bathrooms feature walk-in cupboards and circular baths. The dining area opens onto a spacious deck with two gazebos, one with a sunken hot tub and the other with luxurious daybeds and plush cushions. The sun deck invites you to relax and cool off in the private pool, or step directly into the ocean for a secluded swim.
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Velaa Private Island

Born from a love for the Maldives, Velaa Private Island is the passion project of a couple, Radka and Jiří Šmejc, to create the world’s most luxurious private island resort and personal home. Located in Noonu Atoll, a 45-minute seaplane flight from Malé, Velaa is a destination in a category of its own, home to an array of amenities unseen across the Indian Ocean. Velaa means “turtle” in Dhivehi, the local Maldivian language. The name is inspired by the generations of sea turtles that inhabit the island and its beautiful coral reef. Conceptualised by renowned Czech architect, Petr Kolář, the design weaves contemporary luxury with intimate Maldivian nuances. Throughout the resort, a subtle design reference to the turtle is always present. From a bird’s eye aerial view, the exclusive over-water villas form the head of a turtle, whilst the island and strategically placed jetties resemble its body and flippers.

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Accommodation

VELAA PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Perched on a private beach, this family-size residence offers elegant, contemporary design and 1,350 square meters of usable interior and exterior space—including two terraces, an infinity pool and a dramatic courtyard. Carefully curated interiors have been arranged with privacy in mind – each of the four bedrooms face the ocean. Two have generous balconies and two open onto the pool with indoor and outdoor bathrooms connected by a garden atrium. The large private beach is flanked by twin gazebos ideal for dining, relaxing and entertaining. Behind the living area, a gym and spa room offer a quiet space to retire.

NIKA RESIDENCE BY PATRICIA URQUIOLA

Accommodating up to 10 guests, Nika offers the ultimate designer beach villa retreat. Vertical wall panels have been crafted with materials such as raffia and natural wood, and earthy textiles facilitate a natural indoor and outdoor flow. The design creates a warm, yet stylish atmosphere, arranged with hand-crafted, minimalistic furniture pieces; a sprawling 5 meter dining table cut from two pieces of rare black marble slab; and positioned beneath a stunning, beaded Craaft chandelier.

BEACH POOL HOUSE

Flanked by tropical foliage, with a sprawling terrace and double-sized private pool, these villas have two large bedrooms with both with indoor bathrooms and outdoor garden bathroom areas. An expansive living room offers a retreat during the day and a social hub in the evenings, complete with a bar and high stools. Rattan swinging chairs hang in the light filled bedrooms which open onto the terrace.

OCEAN POOL HOUSE

In a domain unto its own, this over water pool house is elegantly designed with tasteful elements such as louvered privacy shutters and cathedraled ceilings. The two bedrooms benefit from uninterrupted ocean views and the bathrooms feature walk-in cupboards and circular baths. The dining area opens onto a spacious deck with two gazebos, one with a sunken hot tub and the other with luxurious daybeds and plush cushions. The sun deck invites you to relax and cool off in the private pool, or step directly into the ocean for a secluded swim.

THE ROMANTIC RESIDENCE

Offering uninterrupted oceanic views and utmost privacy, this romantic retreat has its own personal gym, fully-equipped kitchen, personal butler and optional private chef. Meals are served over the water in a secluded dining gazebo, and sunsets are enjoyed from luxurious daybeds on a sprawling terrace. Other features include an outdoor jacuzzi, infinity pool, secluded sundeck and sunken bath.

SUNRISE WATER POOL VILLAS

With ocean views from every room, these over water villas have private pools and sun decks with steps extending into the sea. The comfortable living room is designed around a glass porthole in the floor which offers views of the vibrant marine life below. Overhanging thatch cools the interior and offers shade over the outdoor dining area. The bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace, pool and sundeck.

SUNRISE WATER POOL VILLAS

Perfectly positioned to capture the idyllic Maldivian sunsets, these one-bedroom over water villas offer an expansive sun deck and large relaxing daybed with plush scatter cushions. The sprawling living room is centered around a viewing porthole which gives front row views to the vibrant marine life below. It’s features include a bar area with amply stocked wine fridge. The spacious bedroom and voluminous bathroom are home to a circular bath and swinging chair, and open onto a terrace and pool deck with steps leading gently into the sea.

BEACH POOL VILLAS

Shaded by clusters of palms, these beach front villas are a private haven. The interior is light and spaciously designed with mahogany louvered panels, lofty ceilings and suspended bamboo lights. Wall to wall glass doors frame the terrace and ocean views. Expansive indoor and outdoor bathrooms are connected by a peaceful garden atrium. Days are spent relaxing in the private pool and strolling the island’s infinite beaches.

DELUXE BEACH POOL VILLAS

Set in a garden designed with privacy in mind, these beach front pool villas have a private pool deck and alfresco dining gazebo providing endless areas for relaxation. Featuring a separate living room area, the natural materials and colours bring the outside in, and a suspended chair adds to the elegant interior decor. The indoor bathroom is connected by a garden atrium to a spacious Zen-like outdoor bathroom area with a large bath and reclining day bed.

Sustainable Hotel
Family Friendly
3 Restaurants / 2 Bars / 1 Wine cellar
Check-in at 2pm. Check-out at 12pm
34 Villas / 8 Houses / 5 Residences
Classic Certified

Sustainability

Dining

ARAGU

With a twist on Modern European Cuisine, Aragu is taking its gourmet experience to a new level; combining passion for culinary art with awareness and sustainability. Favoring carefully chosen, organic produces from all around the world to underline the authenticity, Gaushan de Silva created an innovative twist on the evergreens of the Old Continent. The chef’s classical culinary techniques coupled with contemporary ideas and thoughtfully picked ingredients promises a refreshing yet lavishing experience.

TAVARU

The amazing views over Velaa and the beautiful azure waters of the Indian Ocean are further intensified by Tavaru’s brand-new menu celebrating Teppanyaki grill cuisine. A thorough delight for wine enthusiasts, the ivory-white Tavaru Tower hosts Velaa’s extensive wine cellar. More than eight hundred bins, one of the largest on Maldives, span the spectrum from boutique wineries to grand marques. Offering guests a rare opportunity to discover gems such as the 1956 Domaine de la Romanée Conti “Romanée Conti”, rare vintage Salon Champagne, and a centuries old fortified 1870 Blandy’s “Verdelho Solera”, this exquisite list has unearthed treasures from across the globe.

ATHIRI

Athiri is beachfront all-day dining at its finest, where guests can enjoy a feast of creative cuisine served fresh to their tables or prepared to their request. A wood-fired oven means hot freshly made pizzas, signature of Athiri, are served throughout the day.

AVI

Avi is a casual pool bar by day and a vibrant cocktail bar by night, complete with mixologist and live DJ against the backdrop of spectacular ocean views.

Activities

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CHALLENGE THE SEA

Velaa Private Island houses some of the newest hi-tech water sport toys and equipment, from flyboarding and hoverboarding, to electric foil surf boards and the latest tandem jetovator, as well as a complete range of exciting towables for children and families to enjoy.

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