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Velaa Private Island

Velaa Private Island offers real privacy to guests and an impressive combination of great brands and people: Michelin-star chef Adeline Grattard, Masters Champion José María Olazábal and My Blend by Clarins Spa. Along with stunning design and first class service, this small island offers some of the best natural scenery in the Maldives. All villas have uninterrupted views of the peaceful ocean and come with their own private pools, day beds or sun loungers, alfresco dining areas and generous terraces or sun decks just moments from the beach. Wake up and watch the sunrise directly from your bed, walk down the steps leading from the sundeck to the ocean, or explore the lush tropical gardens.

There is a champagne bar and three restaurants on Veela Private Island: the spacious Athiri where guests dine overlooking the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean, the signature Aragu and Cru which serves innovative cuisine with a modern twist, and Tavaru, home to a teppanyaki restaurant and Velaa’s extensive wine cellar.

There are many recreational activities to keep guests entertained throughout their stay. Guests can experience the Maldive's incredible marine life by snorkelling or scuba diving with Veela's resident marine biologist. Boat trips can also be arranged on a traditional bahtheli boat at sunset to spend an unforgettable evening complete with a personal chef who will prepare Velaa’s signature dishes.

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