Indian Ocean Island Hotels

Anantara Veli Resort

The resort offers visitors an island paradise decorated in chic simplicity in a pristine tropical setting. The azure waters and soft white sand are the perfect places to relax as a spectacular selection of sea life swims beneath you while enjoying a stay in the overwater bungalows.

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, crystal clear lagoon gives access to an array of water sports in the tranquil island resort’s tropical surrounds. Treat yourself to a range of treatments to soothe body and mind at the Garden Spa.

Ideally suited for friends looking for a relaxing island hideaway or couples the choices of accommodation include bungalows, some with direct lagoon access. Choose to unwind on a sun deck overlooking the palm-fringed island and dive the pristine coral reefs of the South Malé Atoll.

The premier five star Maldives resorts facilities showcase various world cuisines and a host of dining options. An infinity edge pool and fitness centre, as well as a multitude of water sports, from diving to surfing, deep sea fishing and sailing make the destination the perfect way to unwind in any way you choose.

The spacious 62 square metre Over Water Bungalows come with hardwood floors and a coconut thatch roof on a pristine stretch of tropical paradise and are combined with stylish contemporary furnishings. While tropical flowers and jasmine scents float through your bathroom, Indigenous hand weaved fabrics stretch across your bed. Each guest has their own their space to relax with direct access to the lagoon, and a day bed. Flat screen TV and high-speed internet access in each of our Maldives over water bungalows add to a wealth of comfortable accommodation features.

Over Water Bungalows feature:

  • Generous 62sqm bungalow
  • King size bed
  • Sun terrace with, daybed and coffee table
  • Flat screen TV and DVD player
  • Satellite flatscreen TV and DVD player
  • High-speed internet access
  • Minibar
  • Deluxe Over Water Bungalows

Offering all the charms of island life coupled with comfortable accommodation, the spacious 92 square meters Deluxe Over Water Bungalows. Your private Maldives overwater bungalow will include a separate dressing area and an exclusive outside double sun deck. Looking out over the lagoon and recline on your sun lounger.

Direct access to the lagoon comes standard with every Deluxe Over Water Bungalow. Flat-screen televisions, a minibar and high-speed internet access, are the in-room facilities in these luxurious bungalows ensuring that you have all the comforts of home and modern accommodation.

Deluxe Over Water Bungalows feature:

  • Spacious 92sqm overwater bungalow
  • King size bed
  • Private sun terraces with sun loungers, daybed and coffee table
  • Dressing area
  • Flat screen TV and DVD player
  • High-speed internet access
  • Minibar
  • Coffee machine
  • Wine fridge
  • Semi-open bathroom
  • Ocean Pool Bungalows

Facing the Indian Ocean, these remarkably luxurious and private bungalows occupy a secluded cliff edge. With the beach and lagoon access only a short stroll away, each Ocean Pool Bungalow offers a magnificent plunge pool accompanied by 125 square metres of inviting indoor and outdoor space.

The resort features breathtaking ocean panoramas, designed with hardwood flooring, island-inspired decor and a wealth of signature comforts; these charming hideaways are characterised by intimacy and natural style. Dressed in the finest linen one sleeps in a sumptuous king size bed. While playing your favourite iPod tracks, step into your air-conditioned bathroom to soak in a giant bathtub.

Rolling waves are admired inside through floor to ceiling glass doors offering unobstructed views of jewel-blue waters. Revived by the ocean breeze, relish the same dramatic look outside. Bask in the sun on a lounger or take a dip in the plunge pool.

Ocean Pool Bungalows feature:

  • Spacious 125sqm
  • Ocean views
  • Private plunge pool
  • Sun terrace with sun loungers
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • King size bed
  • Flat screen TV
  • CD/DVD player
  • iPod docking station
  • Minibar
  • Yoga mats
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • WiFi internet
  • Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalow

Poised directly above a turquoise lagoon, these comfortable romantically styled bungalows are our flagships and a real showpiece of the Indian Ocean region. Offering breathtaking views and the modern design treasure the intimacy of this over water sanctuary.

With destination inspired design and all the comforts, you desire these bungalows are 125 square metres of space, blended with signature comforts. Hardwood flooring lends a stylish feel to your spacious bedroom, where a king size bed that is dressed in the most exquisite linens. Admire a panorama of jewel-coloured waters meeting endless blue skies while sipping a beverage from your in-room bar while listening to your iPod as you laze on a lounger outside.

Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalows feature:

Spacious 125sqm overwater bungalow
Private plunge pool
Sun terrace with sun loungers
Separate bathtub and shower
King size bed
Flat screen TV
CD/DVD player
iPod docking station
Yoga mats
Tea and coffee making facilities
WiFi internet


Baan Huraa - Thai cuisine

Perched right on the ocean, dine on Thai cuisine in a beautiful over water teak restaurant. Created by our Thai chefs Baan Huraa serves a unique dining experience. Hot and spicy dishes from the north, bound together by an authenticity of flavourSignature dishes include coconut curries from Thailand’s southern provinces as well as. Reputedly Baan Huraa is the most beautiful Thai restaurant in the Maldives.

73 Degrees - Buffet breakfast and seafood dinner buffet

Dine at the sumptuous breakfast buffet of fresh tropical fruits and juices, cereals, homemade bread, grilled meats, vegetables and made to order omelettes. 73 Degrees’ light and airy Maldivian style thatched pavilion roof reminiscent of a colonial home. You can select fish plucked straight from the ocean in the evenings, as our restaurant also serves up a fresh seafood buffet.

Breakfast and evening meals

Origami - Japanese cuisine

Choose from a light gourmet menu of handcrafted sushi and sashimi, slow charcoal grilled robatayaki skewers and sizzling teppanyaki. Savour unique dining journeys from the Far East at our chicly casual Japanese restaurant. Our Asian expert chefs dazzle guests with food shows every week from Tuesday to Sunday livening up the dining experience.


The poolside bar and lunchtime restaurant offer the chance to savour cocktails and chilled-out vibes. Kick back by the tranquil lagoon or glance at the seascape as you unwind and settle into the infinity-edge pool. The Dhoni ocean view bar serves an array of island-style cocktails and light snacks, perfect for those Maldives sunsets.

Anantara Veli Resort Activities

The resort presents you a multitude of leisure activities to indulge in, from tropical picnics along unspoilt shores to the pure indulgence of a sunset cruise.

Whether you want to go island hopping, take a sailing cruise, try your hand at deep-sea fishing or explore Male culture at the fisherman’s market, we host Maldives leisure activities to suit all tastes. Each day, we feature a range of organised excursions and self-exploration that let you see beyond the boundaries of our Maldives resort.

For full details on all of the islands diving opportunities and packages, please contact our enquiry desk, as the Maldives is known as one of the most beautiful dive destinations on the planet. Indian Ocean have a multitude of dive options to suit all abilities.


Unencumbered by heavy scuba equipment, snorkelling offers you a safe and secure way to get acquainted with the world below and see some of the most critical marine life on the planet. Explore the turquoise tropical lagoon and reef that is situated on the island and is regarded as one of their most popular resort activities.


In association with Tropicsurf, the resort offers surfing lessons and excursions for a range of abilities under our ‘ticket to ride’ system. Booking in advance is recommended, as numbers are limited per surf trip.

Island Hopping

This Maldives excursion lets you see the many different forms paradise can take. Get up close and personal with marine life. Discover the range of island jewels surrounding our pristine lagoon or tour the atoll and explore local shops.

Island Picnic

A tiny uninhabited island offshore in the lagoon is your playground for the day. Spend an afternoon living out your desert island daydreams with our island picnic excursion. Explore stunning reefs and enjoy a specially prepared picnic on white sands or just frolic in pristine waters.

Sunset Cruise

With our organised dhoni sunset cruise trips, you can sail the Indian Ocean in style. Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful Maldives excursions with champagne in hand you watch the setting sun dip behind the horizon.

Sunset Handline Fishing

This simple technique uses no equipment beyond a single fishing line held by hand and dropped to the floor of the ocean reef. A bite is almost guaranteed. Try your skills at hand line fishing and experience the glittering waters from a local’s point of view aboard a traditional sailing dhoni.


Select from a range of indoor and outdoor Maldives resort activities including tennis, swimming, volleyball, badminton, yoga, shopping, cooking classes, fitness and the signature Spa.
Beachside Yoga

Whether a beginner or an expert, our professional instructors can guide you through lessons either in a group or private session within the surrounds of our Maldives resort. Gain physical poise and mental peace through ancient exercises drawn from centuries of traditional South Asian wisdom.


Bringing the world to you, we offer a range of exotic goods and handicrafts from across Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.

Cooking School

Why not learn the tricks of the trade with a cooking class from our resident master chefs? The course takes place while staying at the resort where you will be treated to an array of inspired culinary creations. Traditional Maldivian, Thai and fusion dishes to impress your friends back home as this resort activity lets you recreate the recipes to a tee.


Working out alone or with one of our trainers, the gym is equipped with modern equipment to keep you looking and feeling good.


Placed to enjoy a new novel or catch up on all that is going on back in the real world, our computers and high-speed internet access at our library let you sink into an armchair, as not all resort activities need to be energetic.


With a floodlit tennis court, you can continue with doubles match well after the sun sets. If you’re looking for a partner, our fitness centre staff are on hand to provide lessons for beginners or a little bit of a challenge.

Volleyball & Badminton

The resort will provide the nets and equipment and turn a strip of the beach into your court if you are feeling waterlogged.


Set amidst tropical gardens and serene ambience, be blissfully pampered in the five luxurious treatment suites at one of the most beautiful Maldives resort spas.

Indigenously inspired, treatments that are infused with continued healing and wellness rituals, our Maldives resort spa is nestled in pristine gardens, so you can indulge in treatments that use natural ingredients and their healing properties to enrich, detoxify, polish and rejuvenate. The procedures will assist with escaping the cares of everyday life with soothing treatments for body and soul at the Anantara Spa.

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