Situated in the gorgeous Noonu Atoll, 187km north of Malé, Velaa Private Island, one of the most coveted escape destinations in the world, is a must do in 2020 to celebrate the new decade.
Designed to be an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury and intimate with Maldivian nuances, Velaa Private Island is the realisation of a dream to create a “beyond luxury” island resort that was created to attract the world’s most experienced travellers. An intimate and contemporary haven, a mere 45-minute seaplane journey from Malé, Velaa Private Island has 47 villas created in synergy with the island’s verdant vegetation and lagoon views. For those looking for absolute privacy, the Romantic Pool Residence can only be reached by boat, allowing for more exclusivity.
For guests who are looking at an ultra-exclusive and unique experience, Rania, the island’s 60-foot luxury Princess S60 yacht can be chartered for an unforgettable excursion to neighbouring islands, while enjoying an exciting range of activities along the way. Rania has been fully customized for Big Game fishing including fighting chair and outriggers. Guests can sail at sunset and spend the evening dolphin spotting while enjoying the catch-of-the-day in the timelessly elegant design and craftsmanship of this luxury private yacht.
Velaa Private Island offers the most extensive range of water activities available in the Maldives. In addition to the traditional jet skiing, wind surfing, kite surfing, pedal boating, water towable experiences and the largest collection of hydro flight toys, the resort has recently added the new Flyride powered by waterjet and EZ-Fly technology, allowing ridders to self-balance and fly over water with little to no training.
Golfers will be pleased to know that they can combine their exotic holiday with practicing their beloved sport at one of the most spectacular golf courses in the world. The Velaa Golf Academy by Olazábal has been created in collaboration with the golfing legend and features a stunning golf course and academy. José María, who has achieved the highest accolades in the world of golf, was selected by Velaa Private Island’s ownership as the designer of the unique deluxe academy that takes centre stage in the island’s array of recreational attractions.
Guests can add a unique spa experience to their vacation for the ultimate relaxation. Velaa Spa is a wellness sanctuary that curates personalized beauty and wellness experiences. The luxury island prides itself in pioneering some of the most innovative beauty and wellness treatments in the world such as the Cloud 9 relaxation facility. The spa also offers some of the most ancient healing modalities including a range of traditional Ayurvedic therapies including Abhyanga & Shirodhara and Podikizh. Some of the signature treatments include the luxurious Green Caviar Facial and Chardonnay Body treatment and the Velaa Bamboo Ritual.
Guests who want to leave the island with an exclusive souvenir for their loved one will be delighted to know that the resort recently debuted two jewellery collections in collaboration with Frédéric Béziat of Maison Atelier Loréedubois, both inspired by the natural beauty of the islands. Béziat typically produces one-of-a-kind jewellery for private collectors, including the Sultan of Oman, among others. The first collection features 10 limited-edition designs, including one-of-a-kind pieces. The second collection is called the Turtle Anniversary Collection and be available to guests only at Velaa Private Island. Because turtles are such an important part of Velaa’s ethos, as Velaa means turtle in the local language, each piece is designed to resemble a turtle. The collection will be available only at Velaa Private Island Maldives.
Velaa Private Island is inviting discerning travellers to experience the ultimate exclusive luxury in 2020 where every guest’s requests and expectations will be surpassed to create exceptional memories that can only be created at this unique private island resort.