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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 June 2016

We stayed at Anantara Veli from the end of May to early June, to celebrate our one-year-late honeymoon / first anniversary. What a stunning place! It was an amazing experience. We stayed at the resort for a total of 7 nights -- spent the first 3 nights in the Overwater Bungalow, then 4 nights in the Deluxe Overwater Pool Bungalow....

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Denys H, Manager at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, responded to this review

Dear Pumpkins0929, Congratulations once again, and thank you for choosing Anantara Veli Resort as your honeymoon and anniversary destination. What a wonderful title for your review, we are thrilled to have provided the perfect experience for such an important moment in your lives together. Each individual team member is passionate about every guest leaving with an amazing story to share...

Cebu Island, Philippines
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Spent my fiance's birthday in Anantara Veli - greeted with friendly staff, and stayed in a wonderful ocean pool bungalow. The service is outstanding, the villa is clean and cozy, the food is good! I am recommending this resort for your next trip.

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Denys H, Manager at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, responded to this review

Dear sugarjam012016, It’s wonderful to receive such a glowing review. I am glad to hear that you found it a “CHILL and COOL RESORT” . Anantara is passionate about every guest leaving with an amazing story to tell, and all the team members were very proud to hear that they are part of your memories. We are indeed blessed to...

Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Fortunate to have meet Jum the head waitress at the restaurant consecutively for 3 yrs there n she introduced Chef Ken this time round. He made a special order of crispy crackling pork with 2 special sauces and Northern Thai pork curry that melts in your mouth. What a night to whet our appetites! Thanks to them again for taking...

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Denys H, Manager at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, responded to this review

Dear Boon Hian T, It’s wonderful to receive such a glowing review, mentioning team of our Thai restaurant “ Baan Huraa” and the impressions they made on you. Anantara is passionate about every guest leaving with an amazing story to tell, and all the team members were very proud to hear that they are part of your memories. Thank you...

Bandar Seri Begawan
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

No need to repeat what the others are saying but a few points now I'm here: - We booked a standard overwater bungalow. Was worried because so many reviewers went for a deluxe or more expensive option but I found the basic bungalow was good sized, perfect for 2 with all necessary amenities and with the amazing natural waters, you...

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Denys H, Manager at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, responded to this review

Dear C L , Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Tripadvisor community about your recent stay at Anantara Veli Maldives. The natural beauty of the Maldives is inspiring indeed and we are lucky to share the lagoon with two of our sister resorts, Anantara Veli and Naladhu, which offers our guests access to an even...

Chiangmai Thailand
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We are stayed for 3 nights 8-11 June2016 at Anantara Veli Malvives Resort. It was a wonderful to stay, We are stay on Superior Over Water bungalow (villa165) the room is beautiful, Clean and confortable to stay. Weather is better , Wonderful staff ,Staff are friendly and helpful. We are recommend Thai Restaurant "Baan Huraa" the food is delicious .Thank...

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Denys H, Manager at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, responded to this review

Dear SaengsiSutthiphorn, How lovely to read the glowing feedback of your wonderful stay with us. Anantara is passionate about every guest leaving with a story to take home, so our staff strive daily to go above and beyond guest expectations ensuring many memorable experiences to recall. Yok and the Baan Huraa Team were very pleased to read your comment being...

Reviewed 13 June 2016

The rooms and management of the resort was awesome. I couldn't expatiate all the wonderful experience that I gone to. It was thrilling and mind became stoic and serene, because of the nature that i found there.

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Denys H, Manager at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, responded to this review

Dear Gunda R, We are thrilled to have provided the perfect experience for such an important moment in your lives together. Each individual team member is passionate about every guest leaving with an amazing story to share with family and friends, so our teams strive daily to go above and beyond guest expectations ensuring many memorable experiences to recall on...

Reviewed 12 June 2016

My husband and I visited Anantara Veli in May this year for his 40th birthday. From the moment we arrived in the airport to the sad moment when we departed this beautiful paradise, we felt welcomed and part of the magnificent family of Veli. The staff were so very attentive with such an overwhelming level of customer service. We stayed...

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Denys H, Manager at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, responded to this review

Dear Leah H , Thank you for choosing Anantara Veli Resort for your 40th Birthday, we are delighted to hear that you found it to be “heaven on earth”! We appreciate that you took time to share your experience with us, as well as with the TripAdvisor community. As you said, it is the perfect place given its adults only...

Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

We just went there 2 days ago, our first time in Maldives. a little paradise, beautiful resort and friendly staff.. Everything went very smooth from our arrival pick up to our departure.. The food price is very high, we went to fushi cafe to get our complimentary dinner.. However that didnt include any drink, so we bought one bottle of...

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Denys H, Manager at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, responded to this review

Dear Carolina U, We appreciate you taking the time to share your stay with us on TripAdvisor and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time here and even more delighted that you are planning to return. We are proud of our intuitive hospitality, Anantara is passionate about every guest leaving with an amazing story to tell, so it...

Annandale, Virginia
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Anantara Veli Maldives resort has definitely exceeded my expectations. Mesmerizing, clear blue water like the sky, beautiful corals and fishes just underneath your cottage. Very friendly and courteous staff (Grace, Brij, Rosie, Rahul, Joy, Nszim, Kamal, etc.) Maybe a little pricey but it was all worth it! I highly recommend this resort to anyone who is interested in visiting Maldives.

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Denys H, Manager at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, responded to this review

Dear Longchamp26, I am delighted to read your glowing review mentioning several team members who made your stay memorable along with so many of our facilities and services! Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your feedback with fellow travellers on TripAdvisor. Anantara is passionate about every guest leaving with an amazing story to tell, and the individuals...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 8 June 2016

the warm welcome at arrival the wonderful breakfast buffet the staff were great throughout location is good if you want close to the airport but not for diving or seeing dolphins or sharks the minibar was not restocked after the first day till the last day of our stay after I made a call to reception. there are no shops...

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Dear Rasha A, Thank you for taking the time to review Anantara Veli Resort. I am glad to hear that you found it a “wonderful place” despite the issues you encountered. The convenient and smooth speedboat transfer is certainly one of many reasons our guests choose Anantara Veli, particularly if arriving on an early morning or late evening flight and...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

Address: Male, Republic of Maldives, 08190
Region: Maldives > Kaafu Atoll > South Male Atoll > Veligandu
Price Range: $698 - $1,661 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Anantara Veli Maldives Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 67
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Also Known As:
Anantara Veli Hotel South Male Atoll
Anantara Veli Resort And Spa
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“Over water Villas were amazing. Choose a Villa which is as far in the lagoon as possible”
 of 5 bubbles zpatel7, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Superior rooms face away from the pontoon ferry boat”
 of 5 bubbles sarahporter22, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Deluxe rooms are worth paying a bit extra for.”
 of 5 bubbles KarenP057, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best is to choose a bungalow open to a clear ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles SHERMINE54, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Over water pool bungalows are fantastic but long walk from the resort, ocean pool bungalows are fantastic & closer. Personal choice.”
 of 5 bubbles ianmilburn2017, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
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