As travel restrictions are slowly lifted and countries open their doors to international travel, the Maldives is easily the safest choice to get away from the GCC during the Eid Al Adha holidays due to its proximity and remote location. Starting July, you can land at Maafaru International Airport in your private jet and be whisked away on the resort’s exclusive yacht to one of the most ultra-luxurious remote islands in the world. Velaa Private Island is a secluded luxury private island featuring 47 villas, houses and residences that can accommodate up to 134 guests. Among these, 18 are built over the water and one is only accessible by boat, guaranteeing privacy and exclusivity.
Large families looking to celebrate the Eid holidays in privacy can choose one of the four Velaa Private Residences. With four bedrooms accommodating up to ten guests, a rarity in the Maldives, the Velaa Private Residences offer stylish contemporary design with 1,350 square metres of private interior and exterior space, inclusive of two terraces, large pool, private beach, outdoor lounge and cinema, private spa and plenty of space for each member of the family to relax. Secluded on a pristine private beach, the carefully curated interiors deliver comfort and plenty of space for all members of the party.
Couples looking for a quiet escape in solitude, can check the Romantic Pool Residence which is accessible only by boat and comprises of a one-bedroom villa suspended over the lagoon with surrounding views of the ocean. The villa opens onto terraces which feature a jacuzzi, pool, sundeck and a sunken bath. Guests can enjoy first- class dining by their personal chef inside the villa or over the water in a private dining gazebo. The Romantic Pool Residence also features a personal gym and spa treatment rooms featuring curated treatments to pamper and rejuvenate.
Venture beyond your villa and enjoy the most extensive programme of activities in the Maldives: jet-skiing, windsurfing and pedal-boating, as well as hydro flight toys and scuba-diving in the resort’s own dive centre. Explore the marine environment in a mini submarine or an underwater drone that allows you to make short films of the flora and fauna, which are among the most diverse in the Maldives. Golfers will be pleased to know that Velaa Private Island offers one of the few golf courses in the Maldives. The Velaa Golf Academy by Olazábal has been created in collaboration with the golfing legend and features a stunning golf course and academy. Velaa Private Island also boasts an extraordinary culinary experience with venues that are unrivalled throughout the Maldives. With three restaurants, Velaa Private Island offers an unforgettable culinary journey to its guests.
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.
Velaa Private Island is the ideal destination for couples and families alike to celebrate this Eid holiday in privacy and comfort. Whether an intimate family gathering, a destination wedding, or a holiday in isolation, Velaa Private Island creates bespoke experiences unlike any on earth.
About Velaa Private Island
Nestled within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll in Maldives, Velaa Private Island takes exclusivity to the next level with facilities and service that go beyond traditional resorts. Designed by award-winning Czech architect Petr Kolar as “an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury, intimate with Maldivian nuances”.
Velaa Private Island is the realisation of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ exclusive boutique hideaway in the Maldives. Velaa means “Turtle” in the local language – named after generations of sea turtles that flock there to nest and hatch. From a broader “bird’s eye view” which greets arrivals by seaplane, the island’s exclusive over-water villas are also constructed to resemble the head of a turtle, with the island forming the body.
The resort comprises 47 private villas, houses and exclusive residences. While 18 of the 47 are built over water, the Romantic Pool Residence can only be reached by boat, allowing even more privacy and exclusivity.