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Velassaru Maldives

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5 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; African cuisine
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets, memory-foam beds
5 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; African cuisine
Massage/treatment rooms, massages

Overview of Velassaru Maldives

Velassaru Maldives

5.0 star property
5-star beachfront resort with outdoor pool, near Villingili Public Beach
9.6 out of 10 Exceptional
9.6/10 Exceptional

746 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Airport transfer
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
Velassaru, South Male Atoll, Velassaru
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 5 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Steam room
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Beach bar
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Male (MLE-Velana Intl.) - 7.7 miles/12.4 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Hard Rock Cafe - 826 min drive
  • Bean/Co At The Marina - 828 min drive
  • The Elephant & Butterfly - 841 min drive
  • Kebab & Kurry - 827 min drive
  • Mu Beach Bar And Grill - 60 min drive

About this property

Velassaru Maldives

At Velassaru Maldives, you can hit the beach to enjoy the shade from a beach umbrella or sip a drink at the beach bar, plus you'll have access to on-site scuba-diving, snorkelling and parasailing. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, while guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in spa services. Vela, one of 5 restaurants, serves African cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious resort include 2 bars/lounges, a poolside bar and a steam room. The pool and helpful staff get great marks from fellow travellers.


All-inclusive room rates at Velassaru Maldives are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Russian

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 129 units


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via Boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests will receive an email 2 weeks before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is 25 minutes away via speedboat. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 72 hours before their expected arrival. A daily 24-hour transfer service is provided by the hotel. Guests must pay the speedboat fee at checkout.
  • Guests will receive an email from the property with reservation deposit payment information within 24 hours after booking. The deposit is payable via secure link, due within 24 hours after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 5 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Private dining
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Children's menu

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Evening entertainment
  • Fishing

Working away

  • Business centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Doorbell and phone notifications

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 45-inch TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down duvet
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Memory-foam mattress

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Office
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are massage/treatment rooms available.


Vela – This buffet restaurant specialises in African cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.
Etesian – This fine-dining restaurant specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and only serves dinner. Reservations are required. Open daily.
SAND – This beach restaurant specialises in seafood and only serves dinner. Reservations are required.
Teppanyaki – Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specialises in Japanese cuisine and only serves dinner. Reservations are required.
Turquoise – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit is payable by wire transfer and is due within 24 hours of booking the reservation

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 214.00
  • Christmas Eve (24 December) gala dinner per child: USD 107.00 (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per adult: USD 385.35
  • New Year's Eve (31 December) gala dinner per child: USD 193 (from 2 to 11 years old)
  • Boat transfer per adult: USD 166.32 (return)
  • Boat transfer per child: USD 83.16 (return), from 2 to 11 years old

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 172.26 per person (return)
  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for USD 209.0 per day
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 366.0 per day
  • Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 2 and 11 costs USD 86.13 (return)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.
Per property policy, privately owned boats are not permitted in the lagoon.

Also known as

Hotel Velassaru Maldives
Velassaru Maldives
Velassaru Maldives Hotel
Velassaru Maldives Hotel South Male Atoll
Velassaru Maldives Laguna Beach Hotel
Velassaru Maldives Laguna Beach Male
Velassaru Maldives Resort
Velassaru Maldives Laguna Beach Male
Velassaru Maldives Laguna Beach Hotel
Velassaru Maldives Resort
Velassaru Maldives Velassaru
Velassaru Maldives Resort Velassaru

Frequently asked questions

Does Velassaru Maldives offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Velassaru Maldives does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Is there a pool at Velassaru Maldives?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Velassaru Maldives?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Velassaru Maldives?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 172.26 per person return.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Velassaru Maldives?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Velassaru Maldives and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking, parasailing and sailing. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the resort's other amenities, which include 2 bars and a steam room. Velassaru Maldives also has spa services and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Velassaru Maldives?
Yes, there are 5 on-site restaurants, featuring beachfront dining, African cuisine and ocean views.
Does Velassaru Maldives have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Velassaru Maldives like?
Velassaru Maldives is a short 1-minute walk from Vadoo Beach and 15 minutes' walk from Emma Fushi Island. Travellers say that this resort is in a good location.







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10/10 Exceptional

Andrew, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Most magical place on earth
There is nothing but the word PERFECT that comes to mind when having to review my stay. The location, ambiance, staff, accommodation, food and surroundings will surpass your expectations in every way. Can’t wait to return !!!!
Myra, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful location Close enough to Male to not need to take a plane Resort is not new but very well maintained by staff Rooms are made 3 times a day with fresh towels!
Eugene, 5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Loved it, I will be going back very soon.
mohamed, 7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

WoW this is definitely the best resort I have stayed in Maledives! Best experience
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

So far the best resort I have ever stayed. Everything is like in the movie, you feel like you are in the paradise!
Verified Orbitz guest review

8/10 Very good

Property is very old but it was well maintained. There are very less option for vegetarians.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Place was beautiful, very calm. The staff was very helpful and were always there to assist. We would love to visit the place again very soon!!
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

One of the Best
Our stay here was exceptional, the staff and Chef Wasantha (Vela restaurant) catered for all our needs. Our booking was made 2 days prior to flying out, the staff arranged all our airport transfers without any issues. Food, location and accommodation was excellent. the proximity to the airport made the whole journey a pleasure. Will recommend the Velassaru, the staff were very caring and catered to all our needs. Thanks again Velassaru Team. Mohamed, Ibrahim, Aslam, Chef Wasantha and his whole team.
Sunny, 4-night trip
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