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Anantara Veli, Maldives

Starry eyed couples and close-knit friends will adore the adults only island resort of Anantara Veli. Laze worthy overwater bungalows, beautiful waves peeling in every direction, and serene spa treatments ensure that this grown up hideaway stays effortlessly chic. With the neighbouring resort of Anantara Dhigu close by you can also cruise across the lagoon and enjoy a whole host of activities across the water. For those who want to stay put, Anantara Veli is a well curated whirlwind of surf, sass, and infinity edged sophistication.

Ideal for Couples

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Boat transfers to surrounding surf breaks

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South Male Atoll, Maldives, Asia


Wayfarers Atlas can make your journey to Anantara Veli as seamless as possible.

AIRPORT – Male International Airport
TRANSFER – Touch down in Male where an airport representative is waiting to guide you through customs and to the Anantara Lounge. From there, it’s time to hop aboard your speedboat for a thrilling scenic 35-minute ride across the blaze of blue lagoons and to the shores of a postcard perfect paradise.



WEATHER – November to April

SURF SEASON – April to October


Chase the endless summer at Anantara Veli where year-round temperatures stretch out like a cat, caught somewhere between 23 and 32 degrees Celsius. This is the type of weather that is perfect for days spent lingering on loungers, wading in lagoons, and indulging in the art of water sports. During the months of April and October you can expect short sharp bursts of rain that tend to cool the high heats of the afternoon.

“Gorgeous grown-up fun gives Veli a freedom you can taste in the salt air. From silent sunsets to laughter ringing beneath the stars; Veli is all about living unapologetically well”


Adults Only Resort

Barefoot Luxury Vibes

Wellness Sanctuary

Choice of 9 Dining Experiences

Honeymoon and Romance Packages


Excursions and water sports

24-hour room service

Library and internet facilities

Boutique and jewellery store

Wine room for tastings

Laundry service

Holiday photoshoot


No direct access to waves – Boat transfers to surrounding breaks with the closest only 5 minutes away.


Complimentary WIFI



Floating deck dinners, star flooded skies, award-winning Swiss chefs and a wine vault that runs deep with beautiful bottles – these are the ingredients that make dining an epicurean adventure at Veli. Island dining options plus even more culinary experiences at the sister resorts ensures that your palate doesn’t grow tired. Food is fun and creative, and the ambience always horizontal.

At 73 Degrees you can lap up coastal cool in the airy pavilion where cooking stations sizzle and the tables spill out right onto the ocean. Baan Huraa invites you in to its glowing teak house where spiced Thai dishes whisk to and from the kitchen. Origami is the place to devour elegant sushi platters with dancing hands or to witness show-stopping teppanyaki theatre.


The beautiful pool boasts plenty of shade, melding indigo waters with emerald foliage for a scene that screams adults only. Dotted with loungers, fluffy white towels, and wide-open parasols you can park your entourage for the entire day and never feel the desire to leave. Tall cool cocktails whisk to and fro, and without the call of smaller guests, the vibe is chill.


Get your balance back at the SUNDARI Ayurvedic Spa. With a resident Ayurvedic doctor offering holistic healing programs, and treatments that come from the heart of eastern philosophy, you are sure to rekindle your Zen in no time. 5 treatment rooms offer an oasis of calm, and the relaxation garden is a dreamy Eden for plunging into the gentle pools and showering your stress away in a flora strewn setting. From lotus indulgence massages to Chandra Namaskar yoga sessions, and Indian herbal baths, this is the tonic you have been waiting for.


As Anantara Veli is a grown ups only island you can be sure that adult time ticks every second around the clock.


Starting with 67 bungalows you can take your pick between romantic hideaway or chic social haven. A sublime blend of fresh tropical feels mingles with a splash of elegance to create heavenly spaces. Whether you want a room hanging over the blue lagoon or sitting peacefully on the edge of a golden cliff – you can be sure of sweeping Maldivian bliss that rouses you in the morning and lulls you to sleep at night.


Who doesn’t want to fall in love with their own chic overwater bungalow. Two tiered decks invite frolicking, relaxing and sunset viewing, billowing white bedrooms offer a marble cool retreat, and lazy lagoon access suggests you could just drift away. Coconut thatched roofs, private pools, and villa hosting service – these are the features that will only entwine honeymooners in even more bliss.


Sitting on the outer edge of the lagoon the superior overwater bungalow stays true to its name. Direct access to the lagoon invites you to tumble out of your plush bed and straight into the sea. Those who want to take a little extra time to wake up will adore the espresso machine and yoga mats, but with the light streaming in through glittering glass doors you are sure to want to hop out of the sheets. Soaring pale ceilings, pops of bright color, and just enough shades of teak and dark wood set the scene for an incredible stay.


A terrazzo tub for two, split level sundeck, and ocean views from the comfort of your own bed are just a few highlights of the darling deluxe overwater bungalow. Revel in sheer ocean bright delight as you turn up the music from your IPod docking station and kick back with a cocktail to watch for sea turtles across your own slice of sunlit lagoon. Rattan touches, expansive living space, and a personal dressing room adjacent to the bathroom all add to the vivacious vibe of your heavenly haven on the sea.


For surfers who can’t bear to tear themselves away from the clean white line breaks, the Ocean Pool bungalows are but a dream. A generous 125 sqm of space ebbs from the inside out, offering soaring glass windows for Indian Ocean views. Private pools for plunging, rustic pathways for wandering, and freestanding bathtubs with all the mod cons, make it your party pad or intimate retreat.


A spacious pool, a sparkling lagoon, epic space, and your own villa host to attend to your every whim – these are the ingredients that mark the deluxe overwater pool bungalow on the map of the Maldives. Mornings are met with ocean views, instant lagoon access, an expresso machine and breakfast on the deck. Afternoons, you can alternate between the shimmering pool or the sea, and evenings are made memorable with elegant choices from your private wine cellar and heavenly host service. This is the perfect space for holing up for the week and never needing to leave.


Get in touch with your local Travel Doctor for up to date health information, precautions and travel advice for your destination, including information regarding clean drinking water.



Island doctor on call 24 hours


Not compulsory

For peace of mind, Wayfarers Atlas recommends travel insurance that includes medical evacuation. Let us organise this for you.



Mozzies can be found in paradise too.

Refer to the World Health Organisation or the US CDC for information on Mosquito-borne and other insect-borne diseases.


Anantara Dhigu Family Surf Trip guiding by Tropic Surf

Surfing – Go beyond the blue with the Anantara Surf School by Tropicsurf. Savvy surfers or first timers will be wowed by the swells that sweep the bays on beautiful Anantara. Excellent house reefs are right on your doorstep, and with daily boat departures, you won’t fall short on session time.

Anantara Veli dhoni pool

Adult Only Vibes – While children are a great ball of fun, sometimes you want the soothing company of adults only. For honeymooners, couples and friends, Anantara Veli invites you into a world of perfect grown-up pleasures, inviting you to indulge your wilder side or take it serenely slow.

Yoga at the Pavilion at Anatara Veli Maldives

Ocean Facing Yoga – The stunning pavilion perched right on the water with ocean facing views is great for morning bliss. Yoga sessions at Anantara Veli are comprehensive and come in an assortment of flavours. Find your bliss in the rhythm of your own breath.

Snorkelling at Anatara Veli Maldives

Diving & Snorkelling – Aqua safaris, PADI courses, and the coolest coral gardens blooming in vibrant health – all these things are waiting for you in the depths of Anantara Veli. Drift soundlessly through time and space as you glide between exotic shoals of fish, floating mantas and wise old turtles.


Anantara Dhigu Fishing Boat


An ocean of blue makes you want to dive right in any time of day, and Anantara Veli knows how to make the most of it. Wind-surfing, sailing, kayaking, big game fishing, and paddle-boarding – take your pick of how you want to enter the living oil painting of purest blue.

The wine cellar at Anatara Veli Maldives


From cooking classes at the Spice Spoon School to sip and swirl tours in the well-stocked wine cellars, a stay at Anantara Veli is all about titillating the senses.

Anantara Veli Nirvana Luxury Yacht


Take to the shimmering seas with a sunset cruise on a traditional Dhoni or by luxury yacht. Let the crew pour you another glass of chilled champagne as the captain heads straight for the horizon, a place where dolphins spin and surf and the sky flames a thousand colours.

Origami Teppan Station at Anatara Veli Maldives


Learn how to be your own master of taste at the Spice Spoons Cooking School. Take your pick from local Maldivian, Japanese or Thai creations and let the expert chefs guide you through the art of impeccable taste. Change your eating habits with a special Ayurvedic cooking class and find a dollop of spirituality at the bottom of your dish.

Couples cruise at Anatara Veli Maldives


Wander the vibrant markets of Male, island hop to secret sweet shores, or head to deserted lands for your own gourmet picnic without another footprint in the sand. From Anantara Veli, you can jump off into new and heady corners of the mesmerizing Maldives


This region of the Maldives is pure saltwater magic with a variety of waves on your doorstep, from fun rights to barreling lefts all within a short boat ride of Anantara Veli.

Avid surfers will be more than impressed at the festival line-up – with big name breaks like Boatyards, Natives, Nonya’s and Riptides.

Waves are easily accessible thanks to the surf guiding and coaching service provided by Australia’s Tropicsurf. Pick from gentle waves to down the line barrels that will get the adrenaline pumping, no matter what your personal ability – you will find the wave that suits you best.

Surrounding Breaks

  • Nonyas is a 5 minute boat ride away and is a long peeling left with a mellow take off and suitable for all ability levels.
  • Boatyards which is 10 minutes away, is a hollow left and on its day can serve up some of the best waves in the Maldives.
  • Riptides is 30 minutes away and breaks in the middle of a channel. This speedy right-hander provides a long open wall and is great for short and longboarders.

For those learning to surf or beginners, Tropicsurf is on hand to help you progress, and with only eight students in a class, you will be tearing it up in no time.


Anantara Dhigu perfect for your next family surf trip waves from june till november
Anantara Dhigu Family Surf Trip guiding by Tropic Surf


April to October


Beginner to Advanced






Reef Break

Direct access to surf break

No direct access to waves

Boat transfers to surrounding breaks

Coaching & Guiding

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