VeLAa Private Island
Born out of a desire for a luxurious resort that provides both privacy and variety, founders Radka and Jiri Smejc have created Velaa Private Island after years of travelling extensively to the Maldives. While there are many private islands in the Maldives, the Smejcs have built a luxury resort that reflects the essence of Maldivian culture, lifestyle and landscape; one which is versatile enough to offer guests desired privacy, but which is also tailored to create memorable moments through carefully-selected experiences.

Velaa shares its name and its home with the generations of sea turtles that have inhabited the island for countless years. Comprising 43 private villas and 5 residences fusing local materials and contemporary flourishes, each private retreat offers a generous outdoor space and private pool. For the epicurean, Velaa Private Island boasts the culinary consultancy of Michelin-star chef, Adeline Grattard from Paris, and the most extensive wine cellar in the Maldives – a collection worth over one million dollars. A My Blend by Clarins spa, one of only a handful in the world, offers exclusive My Blend facial products and body treatments by Clarins. The spa will also feature the first ‘snow room’ in the Maldives. Submarine expeditions, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing and sailing are among the excursions available for those seeking adventure, and golf lovers can craft their game with the Troon Short Game Golf Academy, designed by Jose Maria Olazabal.
✈ Malé: 175 km (45 min. with waterplane)

• Beach Pool
• Pavilion & Villa
• House
• Deluxe Beach Pool Villa
• Ocean Pool House
• Romantic Pool Residence
• Sunrise Water Pool Villa
• Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa
• Velaa Private Residences

• Aragu & CRU
• Champagne Lounge
• My Blend by Clarins Spa
• Tavaru Tower
• Velaa Golf Academy by Olazabal

• My Blend by Clarins spa
• Yoga
• Athiri Restaurant
• Culinary consultant Michelin-star
(chef Adeline Grattard)
• Fishing
• Prestige Yacht
• Covered Tennis and Squash courts
• Traditional Bahtheli Boats
• Watersports
• Semi submarine
• Snorkelling and Diving
• Adopt a Coral Dome
• State-of-the-art Motorized water sports
• Non motorized water sports
• Kids club
• Velaa Golf Academy by Olazabal
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