South Nilandhe (Dhaalu) Atoll
The Maldives, Central Islands
Info : Angsana Velavaru
Angsana Velavaru is intimate and remote on the lovely island of Velavaru (Turtle Island) in the Dhaalu Atoll, accessible by sea plane. You’ll love the laid-back nature of this resort, but it’s also a great place to get busy experiencing your natural surroundings. Angsana Velavaru is kid-friendly, all-inclusive and offers versatile accommodation options for varying budgets.
Angsana Velavaru has villas with king-sized beds, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, private verandahs and air-conditioning. The entry-level beach villas don’t have pools, but the Beachfront Jet Pool Villas are an affordable way to gain access to a small one. Alternatively, Deluxe Poolvillas offer more space, private pools, lovely sitting areas and a private garden. From here, the villas get more spacious and elaborate, culminating with the exquisite In-Ocean Sunset Pool Villa with Sala - as the name suggests, it is perched on the water and the private pool hangs invitingly over the stunning lagoon. The overwater part of this resort is accessible by boat.
Snorkelling is fantastic and the house reef isrenowned. Alternatively, you can organise anything from sea kayaking to Bodu Beru, from glass-bottom canoeing to rejuvenating spa treatments. Angsana Velavaru is a great place to come to get active or to relax as you see fit. There are three restaurants and a bar for dining and drinking, and full or halfboard meals can be included in your package. Choose from Italian at Azzurro,smart casual seafood and international dishes at Funa, or Asian-influenced buffet style dining at Kaani.
If you want access to a pool, it will have to be aprivate one in your villa as there is no public pool here. But since the Indian Ocean is just metres away, you might not even notice. The all-inclusive plans are a great to travel and participate with peace of mind, making Angsana Velavaru a great choice for active families with young children.
Deluxe - This is our first really 'upmarket' category. It might be a beautiful tiny hotel with very limited facilities or a 5* resort hotel with all the trimmings; but any hotel in this category will be a well-run establishment with very comfortable rooms, a strong service ethos and excellent food.
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.