Velaa Private Island
About the hotel
"A paradise inspired by the sea turtles for which it’s named, the all-villa Velaa Private Island is equal parts whimsy and luxury with magnificent dining and a three-story wine cellar."
In the words of Petr Kolár (Velaa’s interior designer), the resort’s aesthetic is one of “polite luxury.” A step within the walls of one of its villas makes the sentiment immediately clear: the design is exquisitely done, but is comfortable and elegant rather than flashy. Contemporary features – think rattan swinging chairs and framed digital prints – blend with vaulted ceilings and exposed rafters for a feel that is just the right balance of island tradition... Show more
Beach Pool House
This two-bedroom house is separated by a large living area that works as a retreat in the day and a social hub by night, leading to the kitchen which looks like a bar with high stools and open shelving, but is practical for catering. Bedrooms blend light and privacy using louvered wood, natural materials and lights suspended from high vaulted ceilings. Rattan swinging chairs add a sense of fun to the elegant décor. Outside the generous terraces and private pool maximise space while carefully positioned day beds and a standalone alfresco dining platform offer panoramic views of the lagoon.
Beach Pool Villa
These detached one-bedroom beach front villas are sumptuously furnished. Mahogany louvered panels and intricate lofty ceilings impart a colonial feel, while teak furniture and suspended bamboo lights bring nature indoors. Wall to wall glass doors frame the terrace and private pool. By day the villas are filled with light, yet remain secluded by clusters of palms.
An indoor bathroom with Romeo and Juliet basins opens onto a large outdoor bathroom connected by a garden atrium where a gazebo covered daybed overlooks the oversized tub. Day beds, swinging chairs and an alfresco dining area face the Indian Ocean.
Deluxe Beach Pool Villa
Natural materials and colours bring the outside in, while handpicked coral sculpture or a suspended pod chair add an element of playful refinement. These private one-bedroom beachfront villas feature a separate large living room, outdoor terrace and private pool and indoor bathroom. The zen-like outdoor bathroom features a huge bath and deck, and reclining daybeds under a pillared podium connected by a garden atrium. The alfresco dining area by the pool is the place to be at sunset.
Ocean Pool House
This generous two-bedroom overwater house is fringed with dense thatch and offer elegant living space with carefully curated elements. Louvered shutters let the breeze flow through, while a deep sofa is covered in scatter cushions, ideal for settling down with a good book. The dining area provides a central space while the ocean is the backdrop from every aspect. From the two spacious bathrooms featuring circular baths, to the elegant bedrooms. Swim in your own pool and relax on the sun deck, or step directly into the lagoon. Kick back under one of two gazebos – one with a sunken hot tub and the other with daybeds.
Romantic Pool Residence
Ideal for honeymooners, this romantic residence is suspended above the lagoon and offers utmost privacy and romance. Accessible only by boat, all rooms of this residence open on to the terraces, where the pool, sundeck and sunken bath offer varying aspects on the horizon. Dine inside at sunset or over the water in the dining gazebo on its own jetty, or enjoy sundowners on the sumptuous daybeds. Interiors are designed with natural materials and neutral colors with occasional accents of animal prints. With a private gym and spa treatment room there’s little reason to leave.
Sunrise Water Pool Villa
Set off the island along an extended jetty, the crescent of villas each has its own uninterrupted view of the ocean and private pool. The overhanging thatch offers shade over the dining area, while the bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace, pool and sun deck with steps leading alluringly into the ocean. Inside the comfortable living room is designed around a viewing window set into the floor, while the bed, made up in crisp white linen, faces the ocean. Huge bathrooms with circular baths feature large format murals of turtles.
Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa
Separated by canvas sails and carefully positioned wooden pillars, each villa has its own uninterrupted view of the ocean and private pool and faces the sunset. The overhanging thatch offers shade in the alfresco dining area, while the bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace. The pool and sun deck have steps leading alluringly into the ocean, while under the gazebo a vast daybed scattered with cushions catches the final sunset. Inside the comfortable living room is designed around a viewing window set into the floor. Huge bathrooms with circular baths and a swinging chair reflect the water surrounding the villa.
Velaa Private Residence
Imagine the definitive ultimate beach residence. The Velaa Private Residences are the only 4-bedroom residences in the Maldives offering elegant contemporary design, inclusive of two terraces, a pool and a courtyard. Secluded on a pristine private beach, carefully curated interiors deliver comfort, style and elegance in equal measures. These residences are laid out with privacy in mind. Each of the 4-bedrooms faces the ocean across a stretch of icing sugar sand; the first floor bedrooms have generous balconies while the ground floor opens onto the pool and garden. Indoor and outdoor bathrooms are also connected by a garden atrium. Flanked by two gazebos for dining, resting or playing, the pool reflects the ocean and is the central focus. Behind the living space a gym, spa room and outdoor living area offer plenty of quiet spaces to retire to. These residences grant a new level of luxury travel in the Maldives for friends and families alike.