Angsana Velavaru Resort & Spa Maldives

Location Distance from Airport Transfer Type No. of Rooms
Haa Dhaalu Atoll 146km. from Malé International Airport 40 min. from Airport by Seaplane 112 Rooms

Imagine arriving in a seaplane on a speck of land that emerges from miles and miles of cobalt blue water. At Angsana Velavaru, you will wake up to the adventures of a tropical island. Angsana Velavaru brings out the intrepid traveller in you. Our resort is located in a picturesque lagoon in the pristine South Nilandhe Atoll. Mix romance with adventure between deserted islands and a house reef.

Woo your partner on a sunset cruise or spend the day on an uninhabited island. Spend quality time together, learning the ropes of navigating coral reefs in the company of dolphins and turtles. Experience the dazzling water world at your doorstep.


Your villa opens out to the water world. All our 79 villas on the island have exclusive access to the beach and offer a panoramic view of the ocean. From the thatched roof to a private garden, the décor of each villa combines tropical and contemporary styles.

Beachfront Villa

Watch the sun rise and set from a vantage point. Catch a panoramic view of the ocean from your beachfront villa, all day long. Enjoy each other's company under the stars with a refreshing cocktail.

Beachfront Jet Pool Villa

Experience tropical living at the edge of an ocean. Give in to the romance of the ocean at the beachfront. Bask in the luxury of a private jet pool.

Deluxe Beachfront Pool Villa

Experience the water world from your private pool. Enjoy sweeping views of the ocean as you wade across your pool.

Velavaru Villa

Enjoy a vacation with your near and dear ones. Stay in a spacious villa. Enjoy the privacy of separate living areas and lounge in a private pool.

Angsana Villa

Enjoy privacy during your waking hours. Enjoy each other's company at the tip of a private beach. In fact, everything about this villa underscores privacy, from a jet and plunge pool to living and resting areas.

InOcean Pool Villa

Relive a picture postcard fantasy. Enjoy a panoramic view of the ocean from 11 exclusive villas at the footstep of a coral reef. Ideal for couples set to exchange rings or renew vows.

Sunset InOcean Pool Villa

Take indulgence to the next level. Stay at our plush two-storey villas adorned with contemporary coral designs. Bask in the sun on the spacious outdoor deck, dip into the infinity pool or laze in a hammock suspended over water.

Sanctuary InOcean Pool Villa

Gaze at the vastness of the ocean from your plunge pool. Enjoy sweeping views of the ocean from any part of your villa, be it your bed or bathtub. Ideal for families, this spacious villa has two bedrooms.


Snorkelling or surfing? Cooking or dining? At Angsana Velavaru, you will be spoilt for choice the moment the seaplane touches down on the island.

From exciting dives to a relaxing massage at the award-winning Angsana Spa, a myriad of activities are designed to cater to diverse interests, ages and preferences so as to ensure that there is something for everyone. Learn a new skill, play a new game or simply reconnect with your loved ones in a new way, a new place.

With more than 100 activities available to bring out the intrepid explorer in you, you are likely to be busy enjoying yourself so much that a return trip is inevitable. Don't forget to squeeze in some time to do nothing – other than lie on the luscious white beach and soak in the incredible beauty of Angsana Velavaru.

Eco school / CSR:
Night snorkelling
Within our lagoon, there is a huge variety of coral, fish, manta rays and moray eels. Many of these are nocturnal. Night snorkelling is an excellent way to spot them in their natural active states and to learn more about the ecosystem. You could also see our underwater coral gardens, wedding garden and snorkelling trail in the lagoon!

Coral planting and snorkelling
Coral creates biodiversity and has a positive impact on marine life. Our marine conservation lab encourages coral planting as a way to replenish damaged reefs and your family too can be part of this meaningful movement through our coral planting and snorkelling trial.

Coral garden tours and snorkelling
If your schedule does not match the coral planting sessions, you can still have a close-up study about coral and their positive impact on the marine ecosystem through our coral garden tours. Watch how fish and crabs thrive within the coral and how replanted coral survive.

Snorkelling safari
The beautiful and abundant marine wildlife here means snorkelling anywhere close to the island is already a feast for the eyes. Deepen the experience by embarking on a snorkelling safari where a guide will show you the best places to explore and the significant role each wet animal and plant you come across plays in the marine ecosystem.

Conservation programme
The experts at our marine conservation lab dedicate their careers to marine life preservation. Learn from their wealth of experience and discover how they look after the native seabirds, turtles and coral gardens.

Paper recycling programme
Angsana Velavaru believes in recycling to reduce unnecessary waste that can pollute our environment. An important component of this belief is our paper recycling programme where we collect and treat used paper so each sheet gets a new lease of life. Come and join us to save the trees.

Marine talk
The marine lab has an intense conservation programme to create awareness and replant coral reefs as well as to protect some endangered species of marine life. The experts at the lab are always eager to share their progress and give lessons to ensure that your next generation can continue to enjoy the natural beauty of Maldives.

Come back to Angsana Velavaru again
Not enough time to try all the activities? There is always next time. We look forward to seeing you again!

Dining – Funa:
Cooking class
Our signature Funa restaurant lets diners eat alfresco while suspended over water and has now extended its service to include cooking classes. Learn authentic Maldivian cuisine or the chef's special recipe of the day and wow your family and friends with your culinary skills when you return home.

Sunset champagne cocktail
Purists like their glass of bubbly lightly chilled and mixed with nothing else until they sip our champagne cocktails. Complete the sensual experience by savouring your drink while watching the sun go through the colour spectrum of subtle yellows and ambers.

Dining – Specials:
Romantic beach BBQ dinner
Have a romantic candlelight BBQ dinner for two on the beach, accompanied by the smoky and slightly charred aroma of flamed-grilled seafood and steaks paired with a chilled glass of wine.

Jaafaiy refers to a traditional Maldivian dinner served at home. Ours is served on the beach so you can literally have a taste of the ocean while you tuck into Maldivian favourites like coconut-marinated seafood and fresh fruits.

Maagaa castaway dinner
Dinner on Maagaa Island is the epitome of private luxury. We will set up a dinner table featuring a lavish spread of Continental, Asian or local cuisine of your choice that will please the most discerning palette. Service is attentive yet discreet, so nothing gets in the way of your tête-à-tête with that special someone.

Maagaa picnic lunch
Love the idea of a private island retreat? A picnic lunch is the perfect solution. Our picnic lunch boxes are filled to the brim with light yet luscious finger foods including gourmet sandwiches and teacakes fit for the queen!

Full moon beach BBQ
Moonlight has a spellbinding effect and what better way to seize the moment than to bring out the BBQ and grill a selection of succulent seafood, steaks and much more? Toast the full moon with a selection of wines or an ice-cold beer.

In-villa champagne breakfast
Wake up to a lovely morning with a breakfast spread set up in the comfort of your villa. Buttered toast, crispy bacon and eggs done any way you want before a glass of bubbly to finish off.

Maagaa castaway breakfast
If breakfast in bed or brunch in-villa is too tame for you, be adventurous and begin your morning with breakfast on the castaway island of Maagaa. The breakfast is going hearty and we promise that you will not cast any leftovers away.

Sunrise picnic breakfast on the beach
Don't miss the magical moment when the sun takes its first peek over the horizon. Savour the scenery and enhance the ambience with a delicious and nutritious breakfast on a picnic mat laid out on the beach.

Romantic sundowner on the beach
Wind down the day with your special someone over a heady aperitif that matches the colour of your mood. Sip on a cocktail, relax and enjoy the stunning view of the sun setting over the Indian Ocean

Night fishing BBQ
Haul your fresh catch from the sea straight to the flame with our night fishing BBQ activity. If you have no luck attracting any seafood, we can provide you with some caught by professional fishermen. It tastes just as good.

Dining – Kuredi:
Bodu Beru Night
Bodu Beru is the most popular form of music and dance in the Maldives, enjoyed by the young and the old. Let our musicians wake up the rhythm in your body and shimmy any shyness away.

Jam session
Calling all aspiring singers and musicians to jam alongside our staff and add some more jazz to our eclectic selection of musical genres. Serenade your loved ones. Music isn't called the language of love for nothing.

Just when we are about to think we have counted all the 101 possibilities, the list gets longer, proving that one trip is not enough to relish all that Angsana Velavaru has to offer. Here's the overflow list.

Cocktail class
Learn how to mix and serve different alcohols, syrups and juices into delicious cocktails at home just like a pro with a cocktail shaker. Don't forget the fancy glasses and pretty garnishing.

Rainy day programme
For your safety, all outdoor events are only possible when the weather permits. But don't fret when the rain falls. We have lined up a series of all-weather activities of board games and indoor sports to keep everyone entertained and occupied.

Stargazing on the beach
Learn more about the celestial secrets overhead when the night falls. The stars, the moon and planets can easily be observed in the night sky with a telescope or binoculars and each one tells a story.

Bonfire night under the stars.
Huddle around a campfire and enjoy a hot drink while the storyteller in the group spins a gripping tale until the fire turns to embers. Marshmallows are optional.

Kids Club:
Easter egg hunt
Join in the fun on a Easter egg hunt to help Easter Bunny find its hidden stash of eggs. Then give those egg shells a good paint job before tucking into some yummy chocolates. The eggs will be kept in various degrees of concealment to cater to kids of all ages. It's going to be 'egg-citing'!

Fun Olympic games
Let your kids show off their athletic prowess and talents at our Olympic-themed contests where the competition is challenging yet friendly, so no kid will feel left out.

Whether it is finger painting or oil on a canvas, we have enough art materials and creative art concepts to keep children educated and entertained all at once. Unleash the little Picasso within today!

Wake up to a beautiful tropical Christmas morning this season. Enjoy a tasty Christmas meal of classical yuletide fare to the tune of Christmas carols before stealing a kiss under the mistletoe.

New Year
Welcome the start of a new year in style. Take part in the exciting New Year countdown party or mark the milestone with celebratory meals prepared by our professional chefs. We promise you a menu out of the ordinary.

Chinese New Year
The start of the lunar New Year is also known to the Chinese as the spring festival, a time of bountiful harvest and hope, best reflected by the colour red. Typically, a reunion dinner is held on the eve to celebrate the occasion. As per tradition, besides infusing the resort with touches of festive red, we have a selection of Chinese New Year feasts in store for you.

Earth Day
Earth Day on 22 April aims to inspire awareness and appreciation for our planet's natural beauty and vulnerability. Angsana Velavaru, an advocate of sustainable tourism, observes this day each year with a series of workshops and special activities to instil this meaningful value in guests and our staff.

World Environment Day
To reinforce the message of conservation, we observe World Environment Day on 5 June, a day designated by the United Nations to create awareness of the environment and enhance political attention and public action. Angsana Velavaru understands the important role each of us plays in sustainable tourism and encourages all guests to participate.

Water sports competition
Veterans and amateurs at water sports can take part in competitions to vie for the coveted title of water polo, aqua volley ball or waboba champion.

Reef and lagoon clean-up
In line with the focus on sustainable tourism, Angsana Velavaru has dedicated days each year where we spruce up our house reef and lagoon to get rid of impurities that can prevent our natural environment from flourishing. We invite you to join us and learn more about marine conservation in the process.

Sunset beach wedding
Say 'I do' or renew your wedding vows in a romantic setting on the Angsana Velavaru beach against the amber glow of the setting sun. Weddings need to be booked two weeks in advance to allow us to arrange the best wedding beach party that you could ever dream of.

Castaway island beach wedding
The ceremony starts with the planting of a "love" tree (coconut tree) to commemorate the special occasion on Velavaru. The couple will then be escorted by the wedding party and traditional Maldivian drummers on a decorated boat to a nearby secluded island where the vow exchange will take place. Then it's time to pop the champagne and enjoy an exclusive Beach BBQ dinner on the white sandy beach while gazing at the stars.

Underwater wedding
For something completely different, plunge into the marine world and enter our underwater wedding garden where schools of fish in the depths of Velavaru lagoon will bear witness to your matrimony. An underwater photographer will be on hand to capture the special moment of ring and vow exchange. Then look forward to a romantic sunset cruise and private BBQ dinner.

Wedding on Dhoni
Tie your nuptial knot on a Dhoni – a traditional sail boat used in the earlier days by Maldivian fishermen. Set sail with an intimate group of family and friends on this vessel that provides a beautiful platform to exchange your vows while overlooking the breathtaking Indian Ocean.

Full moon wedding
The full moon not only casts a soft romantic glow on your wedding grounds, it is also believed by some to be an auspicious time to tie the knot because each full moon bridges the contact between different entities. Have a full moon wedding for a lifetime of happiness and prosperity together.

Romance package for newlyweds
Soothe your senses with Asian-inspired spa therapies at the award-winning Angsana Spa. Celebrate love and sensuality with rejuvenating couple spa sessions specially created to melt away tension and revive your body and mind.

Top to toe spa
Dedicated to inner wellness and sumptuous relaxation, Angsana Spa Velavaru will transport you to another world. This comprehensive spa session promises to pamper your body with a combination of Angsana Spa's signature therapies.

Spa on the rooftop
Allow the intuitive touch of our spa therapists to pamper you at one of the 12 rooftop spa pavilions. Feel the wind in your hair, hear the sound of the ocean and inhale the aroma from our range of essential oils such as rosemary, lavender, jasmine, and frangipani.

Spa massage lesson
Now you can learn the art of touch from our professional spa therapists by enrolling for a massage lesson where you will be taught a series of wellness lessons for pampering yourself and your loved ones.

Beauty spa for bride
Look pristinely beautiful, restored and revitalised as you get ready for the big day. Let our spa therapist take care of your wedding spa ritual while you relax and indulge in your wedding bliss.

Siam massage on the beach
Be treated like royalty with the Siam massage treatment inspired by Thai hospitality and massage techniques. This session is conducted on the beach – secluded enough to give you privacy yet open enough to feel in sync with nature. Unwind to a delicate stretching of your body to improve mobility and flexibility, followed by Thai massage techniques of palming and thumbing, without the use of oil, on your meridian lines to relieve tension.

Kuredhi Bar deck
Sunbathing at its most glamorous; soak up the sun and unwind with a tropical drink or cocktail at the water's edge. Every drink is freshly concocted by our bartender using the best and freshest ingredients

Lagoon Beach Activities:
Our repertoire of ball games starts with football (soccer). Whether you prefer to be the midfielder or striker, the goal of having fun is easily achieved in this team-based sport.

The island has patches of land that serve as a beautiful natural pitch for those who love a bat and ball. Be prepared to be bowled over by the intense fun.

Previously known as a gentle ball game popular with older folks in Europe, pétanque has grown to become a challenging summer sport for all ages and can be played on gravel, grass or sand.

Beach volleyball
This Olympic team sport can be taken seriously or played just for fun among friends and family. All players are guaranteed a workout high on fun and low on boredom.


What is your pace of life? Get an adrenaline rush with water sport activities - snorkelling, diving and night fishing. Go island hopping, explore an uninhabited island or enjoy a private sunset cruise. Stay back and unwind at the resort with a cocktail at the oceanfront or get a massage at the rooftop spa.

Corporate Events
Business converges with leisure at the resort. Whisk high-performers away from the boardroom and infuse a higher level of energy.

Choose your preferred cuisine and ambience. Enjoy a sumptuous meal in the privacy of your InOcean Villa. Or step into the exclusive 'Azurro' bar and restaurant for Italian cuisine and boutique wines from our floor-to-ceiling rack. Lounge at the 'Kuredhi' bar all day and enjoy cocktails and snacks. Dine à la carte or enjoy a lavish continental and Asian buffet at the 'Kaani' restaurant. Enjoy a romantic meal under the stars, suspended over water at the 'Funa' restaurant, which serves fresh seafood with a Maldivian flavour. Bon appétit!

Get rejuvenated with massages and treatments tailored to your needs. Our experienced therapists use natural ingredients such as local flowers and fruits, and combine Western and Oriental therapies to lull you into quietude. Choose from open-air spa pavilions and air-conditioned treatment rooms and look forward to walking out with a spring in your step.

Leisure Activities for Children
Our Kids' Club offers as much recreation for children as leisure options for parents and our staff is trained to keep your children occupied after the fun and games. We have a range of indoor and outdoor activities, including:
Building sand castles
Arts and craft
Painting t-shirts
Beach games
Treasure hunt

Marine Lab
The Banyan Tree Maldives Marine Lab, Velavaru, protects the ecosystem of the coral reefs through a research and conservation programme. Our resident marine biologist monitors local marine life such as turtles and corals, while the lab undertakes research projects to sustain the diverse species within the reefs.

Attend marine biology classes to gain a better understanding of marine life. Go on a guided snorkelling safari to explore the coral reefs. Plant corals in the lagoon as part of our coral replanting programme. Join hands to keep the reef free from debris, litter, and predators such as the crown-of-thorns starfish.

Water Sports Centre
Give in to your adventurous streak. The sun and surf beckon for water sports activities such as windsurfing, catamaran sailing, wakeboarding, water skiing, and canoeing. Give in to your adventurous streak. The sun and surf beckon for water sports activities such as windsurfing, catamaran sailing, wakeboarding, water skiing, and canoeing.

Dive Centre
Explore the depths of the ocean. Being a secluded resort in the South Nilandhe Atoll, we offer 30 diving sites that are virtually unexplored. Our PADI 5-star Gold Dive Centre is managed by professionals who provide classes for beginners as well as experienced divers.

Bring back a memento that captures a slice of your vacation. Visit the Angsana Gallery for local merchandise, home furnishings and apparel in vibrant colours.


Choose your preferred cuisine and ambience. Dine in the privacy of your villa, under the stars or at exclusive restaurants that serve global cuisine with a Maldivian flavour.

Kuredhi Bar:
Unwind with a refreshing drink at the edge of the water. Our bartender works his magic to pour you spirits and cocktails, and serve you delectable hors d'oeuvres.

Azzurro Restaurant and Bar:
Does your 'Curaçao' cocktail match the cobalt blue of the ocean? Relax on the open air deck with a refreshing drink against the stunning backdrop of the ocean.

Funa Restaurant:
Was that crackling spinach or the sound of waves crashing? Dine alfresco, suspended over water.

Kaani Restaurant:
Our master chef takes you on a gastronomical journey with a lavish buffet and à la carte menu. Indulge in continental cuisine with a subtle Asian flavour.

In-Villa Dining:
A discerning eye and palate demand an eclectic cuisine and ambience.



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  • 4.5 Service
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  • 4.5 Cleanliness
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Last 5 reviews
16 November 2012
Adi D, Mumbai (Bombay), India

Had an Aawsome time in Maldives

We visited Maldives in mid Jan. The weather was perfect 29+ degrees celsius. The stay at Angsana Velavaru was truly a memorable one. Right from when we got off the Air-port till the end...
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11 November 2012
hugolebre, Lisbon, Portugal

Exceeded all our expectations

The location is magical and full of nature. Without a doubt the best snorkeling my wife and I ever did!...
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9 November 2012 traveller


I have stayed in this property from the 1st to the 6th November. I have stayed in a Pool villa and an Ocean villa! It was by far the best hotel I have ever experienced! ...
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2 November 2012
CanuckleheadsAbroad , Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Idyllic holiday in the Maldives

We had a terrific first-time-in-the-Maldives experience at Velavaru. It's a small, perfect island with a single resort and a very easy-going vibe. This won't suit if you want a new restaurant every evening or a hopping ...
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25 October 2012
Laura W, Hong Kong

Island paradise!

To say that the Angsana Velavaru is paradise is an understatement! I was lucky enough to stay here for two nights as part of a work trip and from the moment I stepped out our sea plane transfer I was in awe. ..
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