Velaa Private Island


Velaa Private Island


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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 shares its name with generations of sea turtles which have inhabited the island for countless years. Each of the 47 villas, houses and residences are constructed using natural materials. Designed with privacy, comfort and luxury as the guiding principles, they encourage sensory exploration and total immersion in nature.

Insider Tips:

  • The island of Velaa is reachable by a 45 minute scenic seaplane ride from Velana International Airport (MLE). Standard transfers are booked on a 15 seater public seaplane, operated by Trans Maldivian Airways. Alternatively, a private charter can be arranged on a Velaa-branded 9 seater luxury seaplane. Guests travelling to Maldives via private jet can opt to land at Maafaru International Airport, 26.6km from Velaa Private Island Maldives. From there, a modern fleet of vessels can be booked for the 35 minute over-water transfer.
  • 18 of the 47 villas are built over-water offering magnificent sunrise or sunset views and direct access into the crystal-clear lagoon and pristine coral reef beyond.
  • For the epicurean, Velaa Private Island boasts extraordinary culinary experiences with venues that are unrivalled throughout the Maldives and an extensive wine cellar with an exclusive wine selection from around the globe. With four restaurants, four bars and a wine cellar, Velaa Private Island offers a magical fusion of both International and Maldivian cuisine.
  • Velaa Spa offers a world of expertise and excellence, where cutting-edge technology meets the ancestral art of touch. A comprehensive range of signature spa treatments are available, including customized facials with sophisticated European technology and traditional Asian massage and body treatments. Showcasing the only ‘snow room’ in the Maldives, the spa offers a synergy of therapies and products with six secluded double treatment villas suspended over the water.

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July 18, 2023


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