Anantara Veli, South Male Atoll The Maldives, Central Islands
Comprised of a total of just 50 Over-Water and Deluxe Over-Water-Bungalows, The Anantara Veli is one of the smallest and most exclusive resorts of its kind in The Maldives.
The 36 Over-Water-Bungalows are 62 square metres in size and come with hardwood floors, a coconut thatch roof and king-sized beds. Equipped with all the mod-cons, the bungalows also have private sundecks overlooking the shallow waters below. The 14 Deluxe-Over-Water Bungalows are larger at a huge 92 square metres and have spacious open-air bathrooms, infinity-edge bathtubs and a daybed or lounger on the sundeck. Bliss either way.
The resort is known for the quality food at the 4 contrasting dining options with a selection of atmospheres, styles and cuisines: the most striking of which being a wooden dining pavilion crafted in the shape of a traditional Maldivian boat.
Activity and excursion options are plentiful. There is a large infinity swimming pool, tennis & badminton courts, yoga classes and a water-sports and dive centre. The Anantara Spa offers a range of relaxing treatments to suit all tastes. Sailing and surfing are also offered, as is the charter of a stunning 27 metre, two-bedroom yacht. There is an excellent house reef with a great variety of marine life.
The Anatara Veli Maldives is a luxurious retreat, where the well known qualities of the Ananatara brand fuse effortlessly with the spectacular tropical location and serene surroundings.
Luxury - Luxury hotels would have a superb level of service, very comfortable and usually spacious bedrooms, excellent food, great design and character. For us, when we visited, these places all had the 'wow factor'. A luxury hotel should satisfy the criteria of the most discerning clients.
The Maldives was fantastic, quite a hike to get to but worth it, so private, loads of space and a brilliant lagoon to swim in by our villa and fantastic snorkelling the other side.