Looking for a little romance in the Maldives without breaking the bank in the process? Veligandu Maldives Resort Island will reopen this November. Looking for a little romance in the Maldives without breaking the bank in the process? Veligandu Maldives Resort Island will reopen this November.

Looking for a little romance in the Maldives without breaking the bank in the process? Veligandu Maldives Resort Island will reopen this November.

Crown and Champa Resorts has taken over the iconic Veligandu Maldives Resort Island, which originally opened in the North Ari Atoll in 1984. After an extensive renovation, the retreat, which is just 20 minutes by seaplane or 60 minutes by speedboat from Malé International airport, is ready to welcome guests to its newest chapter.

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Joining the group’s other properties, which include Kudadoo Maldives Private Island, Hurawalhi Maldives Island Resort, Kagi Maldives Resort & Spa, and Jawakara Islands Maldives, the 100-villa hotel promises an authentic and luxurious escape from the modern world.

Looking for a little romance in the Maldives without breaking the bank in the process? Veligandu Maldives Resort Island will reopen this November.

The resort’s villas these include 47 Ocean Pool Villas with a section of glass floor to the crystalline waters below; 28 Ocean Villas, 10 of which have a private jacuzzi; 16 Jacuzzi Beach Villas; and nine Beach Villas. Each villa brings the outside in with interiors synonymous with the tropical surroundings, and features a king-size bed, a private porch, and a 55- or 65- inch flat-screen TV to create a space accommodating for all guests for both privacy and togetherness.

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Veligandu also features a variety of cuisines suited to all tastes. Madivaru Teppanyaki Grill invites guests to indulge in Japanese-inspired teppanyaki cuisine with live, theatrical knifework and cooking, while Raalhu specialises in fine seafood – such as local lobster – paired with unparalleled ocean vistas. Guests can also enjoy buffet-style dining at the Dhonveli restaurant with a fusion of authentic Asian and international cuisines, or, for those guests opting for a lighter meal, Thundi’s snack menu offers tapas-style bites and salads. For a unique and immersive culinary experience, guests can also choose destination dining with a variety of spots at their disposal.

Looking for a little romance in the Maldives without breaking the bank in the process? Veligandu Maldives Resort Island will reopen this November.

For the freedom to dine at any restaurant on the resort at leisure, the dine-around all-inclusive package takes away the constraints of reservation times. For full and half board guests, the resort’s new beverage plan gives guests complete access to all-inclusive drinks add-ons when needed.

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Just a 10-minute boat ride away from the resort, Big Blue point is the most likely place for hammerhead shark sightings in the Maldives. The North Ari Atoll features 18 dive sites catering to divers of all levels and Veligandu’s Ocean Dive centre offers custom-made courses tailored to all guests. Snorkelling and diving excursions will also give guests the opportunity to encounter the diverse marine life of the North Ari Atoll including sea turtles, manta rays, and eagle rays. The in-house marine biologist is on hand to enhance the guest experience by sharing a deeper understanding of the underwater world while contributing to the conservation of the coral reefs and marine ecosystems.

Looking for a little romance in the Maldives without breaking the bank in the process? Veligandu Maldives Resort Island will reopen this November.

In addition, Veligandu is only the second resort in the Maldives to feature a pickleball court, as well as padel tennis and bicycles. The resort’s ocean water sports & excursions centre gives guests the opportunity to jet ski, parasail, kayak, and paddleboard, amongst many other activities.

For Veligandu Maldives guests looking for a more relaxing experience, Veligandu also features an overwater Himeyn Spa with an extensive treatment programme and a yoga pavilion.

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