Luxury hotel holiday Velassaru Maldives

Expressions Holidays recommends Velassaru for a romantic holiday, perfect for honeymooners. Beautiful overwater accomodation offers panoramic views and refreshing yet chic interiors. Exquisite dining and a variety of cocktail bars exude individual personality and a variety of water based activities are available to keep you busy. A fantastic of array of facilities are available when you're not on the water or sampling the cuisine and beverages. It is possible to upgrade to All Inclusive and this is one of the better value resorts in the Maldives. This is a delightful honeymoon destination boasting an impressive spa.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Male or Emirates via Dubai to Male
  • Speedboat transfer Male to hotel and back
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bepoke holidays to Velassaru, Maldives

Velassaru is a 5-star resort in an idyllic spot on its own private coral island. It offers delicious cuisine, a wonderful spa and a range of unique excursions, as well as supremely comfortable accommodation. Perfect for a romantic, intimate getaway.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location South Male Atoll

Annual opening Open all year

Closest airport Malé

Distance from airport 25 minutes by speedboat

Hotel facilities and services

129 Villas, 5 Restaurants, 2 Bars, Swimming Pool, Spa and Yoga Pavilion, Fitness Club, Marine Centre, PADI Dive Centre, Boutique, Island Doctor.

Complimentary watersports

Snorkelling.

Chargeable watersports

Windsurfing, Kayaks, Catamaran Sailing, Water-skiing, Wake Boarding, Diving.

Land sports

Tennis.

Out and about nearby

Located on a private coral island. Fishing, speedboats and diving nearby.

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe bungalow for 7 nights

From about

£1,595 low season

£2,050 high season

Holiday Code EXH961

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Velassaru, Maldives

Secluded but not isolated, Velassaru is located on a private coral island in the turquoise Indian Ocean reached by an exhilarating speedboat ride. The resort has taken inspiration from local Maldivian architecture and minimal chic is revealed in teak, stone and thatch. Beach or overwater rooms feature high vaulted ceilings and panoramic walls, invoking a sense of space. Simple colour tones are enhanced by a dash of bright green or refreshing yellow. Five dining venues and two awe-inspiring bars each exude an individual personality. Etesian represents a gourmet tour of the Mediterranean, Turquoise serves Asian dishes overlooking the ocean and Teppanyaki includes live cooking stations perched over the lagoon. In the evening, enjoy a cocktail or two and live music in Fen bar. For extra romance, you can dine on your chosen secluded spot under the stars. There are plenty of water sports on offer including a PADI dive school, water-skiing, windsurfing and transparent kayaks. At the marine research centre, you can join the in-house marine biologist to explore the wonders of the Maldives underwater world. Velassaru is actively involved in coral plantation and preserving the wonders of the lagoon. For some relaxation, the fabulous spa provides signature treatments enriched with indigenous ingredients. Ten over-water treatment pavilions feature an uninterrupted view of the Maldivian seascape. A steam room, hydro pool and yoga pavilion complete the experience. For added value, it is possible to upgrade to the Velassaru Indulgence package where all meals and selected drinks are included alongside a complimentary excursion. You can enjoy lunch and dinner at any of the resort's operational restaurants, including Fen Bar, Chill Bar and Pizzeria.Velassaru is a romantic choice and especially popular with honeymooners.

Room descriptions

Velassaru has 129 villas. All villas have terrace or sundeck, indoor or garden bathroom, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, hairdryer, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, IDD telephone, safe, satellite TV, DVD player, ipod docking station and complimentary WiFi. The Pool Villa and Suite also have private butler service.

Deluxe Bungalow
Deluxe Villa
Beach Villa
Beach Villa with pool
Water Bungalow with pool
Water Villa
Water Villa with pool
Deluxe Villa with pool
Pool Villa (minimum 2 nights stay)
Velassaru Water Suite (minimum 3 nights stay)

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe bungalow for 7 nights

From about

£1,595 low season

£2,050 high season

Holiday Code EXH961

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Velassaru, Maldives

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Velassaru, the Maldives, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Male with British Airways direct (winter season only) or Emirates via Dubai. The flying time is about 13 hours. Velassaru Maldives is reached from Male airport by speedboat in about 25 minutes and Expressions Holidays includes the speedboat transfer in your holiday price.

Additional information

Minimum stays: Minimum stay of 5 nights for all arrivals and departures between 28 December to 5 January. There is a 2 night minimum stay in the Pool villas and a 3 night minimum stay in Water suites.

Children: Children allowed but not recommended to occupy over-water accommodation and parents are required to sign a disclaimer for if children are accommodated in them. Reductions available when sharing with two adults. The maximum occupancy of each accommodation category is 2 adults and 1 child except from Deluxe Villas and Pool Villas which allows 2 adults and 2 children. Children are not permitted in the Water Suite.

Other information: Supplements are required for the compulsory Christmas Gala Dinner and New Year Gala Dinner.

Special offers

Children stay free Complimentary bed and breakfast accommodation for up to 2 children under the age of 12 in deluxe villa, deluxe villa with pool or pool villa. Offer available between 1 November 2019 to 27 December 2019 and 6 January 2020 to 17 April 2020.

30% winter offer Receive a 30% reduction on all room types with bed and breakfast if booked before 20th December 2019. Offer valid for stays between 1 November and 27 December and 6 January and 17 April. Restrictions apply.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe bungalow for 7 nights

From about

£1,595 low season

£2,050 high season

Holiday Code EXH961

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Velassaru, Maldives

About Maldives

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Maldives is ideal for visitors looking for a relaxing and luxurious holiday in serene surroundings. The small republic of the Maldives is a luxury holiday destination that possesses some of the most astonishing and beautiful underwater life in the world. Consisting of over a thousand tiny coral islands, the Maldives is traditionally a fishing and trading nation which converted to Islam in the 12th century. Aware of its magnificent natural resources, in recent years the country has striven to maintain its traditional way of life and preserve the natural beauty of the islands whilst offering visitors a secluded and exclusive holiday experience. With turquoise seas, coral sand beaches, swaying palm trees and thatched huts and cottages, the Maldives represents for many the perfect picture of a typical deserted tropical island, a dream holiday destination offering peace and quiet with hotels which epitomise barefoot luxury. The Maldives hotels and island resorts we feature really are the very best. Whilst they all look idyllic, and clearly with the deluxe resorts we offer, you will receive luxurious accommodation and outstanding service, there are important distinctions that our sales team can draw your attention to: distance from Male and how you travel to the resort (speedboat, seaplane or domestic flight plus boat), the size of the island (some are very small and intimate, others are found on larger islands or connecting islands, beach or overwater villas (the overwater villas are usually, but not always, more expensive than beach villas) and the range of facilities (dining options, water sports and diving).

Highlights of the Maldives

For many, the Maldives offer some of the most fascinating underwater exploration available, from both snorkelling and diving. There are over a hundred different species of fish, from angelfish to flying fish, snapper and triggerfish, stingray and shark, as well as turtles and numerous corals of a multitude of colours. If your resort is near Malé then the capital is worth a brief visit with its mosques, traditional houses with rounded corners and tea shops with a selection of ‘short eats’ including rice pudding, curried fish cakes and small bananas.

Cultural highlights of the Maldives

Bodu beru traditional music and dance, traditional seating - the undholi (like a hammock) and the joli (a net seat hung from a wooden frame), local crafts including mats, lacquer work and jewellery, traditional dhoni boats.

Facts in brief

Capital Malé
Airport Malé International Airport
Size The Maldives consist of 1,192 islands, dispersed over an area of 35,000 sq. miles
Population 436,000
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