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Anantara Veli

South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Anantara Veli

South Ari Atoll, Maldives


  • Adults Only
  • Couples
  • Detox
  • Going Solo
  • Medi Spa
  • Retreat
  • Wellness


  • Hammam
  • Medi-Spa
  • Thermal Facilities
  • Vitality Pool

To Do

  • Gymnasium
  • Meditation
  • Personal training
  • Pilates
  • Pool – Outdoor
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Watersports
  • Yoga

One of three Anantara resorts located in the South Malé Atoll, Anantara Veli is a super-luxe, adults-only island retreat. Just a 45-minute speedboat ride from Malé airport, you’ll find a quintessential slice of paradise naturally geared for rest and rejuvenation.

A total of 67 over-water villas and pool bungalows allow you to nestle in style and watch baby reef sharks swimming in the crystal-clear lagoons or submerse yourself in your very own private pool.

A collection of restaurants are set on the ocean-front or overlooking the lagoon and serve up Maldivian cuisine as well as international flavours – from Japanese sushi to Sri Lankan curries.

One of the best spa offerings in the Maldives, Balance Wellness by Anantara boasts an extensive spa and wellness offering. The holistic spa provides a menu of restorative Asian and Ayurvedic treatments, while the medi-spa offers cutting edge treatments and wellbeing programmes curated by experts and visiting masters.

Balance Wellness by Anantara

Balance Wellness by Anantara is a holistic retreat for the body and mind, with soothing Ayurvedic therapies tailored to each guest’s needs. The spa’s facilities include a Hammam, a steam room and sauna, an outdoor shower and a relaxation garden with hot and cold plunge pools. Also available are four treatment rooms, a beauty salon, an aesthetic facial treatment zone and a medi spa, which promises to transform your body with cutting-edge therapies that detoxify and cleanse.

Signature treatments include Shanti Couple, which uses chanting to bring peaceful vibrations to the mind, body and soul; a hammam ritual that combines traditional bathing with aromatic massage; and the Cleopatra 24-Carat Gold facial, which combines three results-driven protocols to improve skin elasticity, cell damage and blood circulation. Ayurvedic therapies include oil massages that blend aromatherapy and medicinal herbs to soothe and detoxify the mind and body, balancing the chakras and encouraging a deep state of mindfulness.

Holistic activities to ensure a transformational wellness holiday include hatha, ashtanga and yoga flow sessions, sun salutations to start your day focused and aligned, and pranayama to help control your energy and breathing.

The medi-spa offers innovative new therapies and programmes that treat a range of issues from weight loss to skin problems, in a calming and professional atmosphere.

Spa Facilities

  • Treatment suites
  • Ayurveda suite
  • Medi spa
  • Steam
  • Sauna
  • Hot & cold plunge pools
  • Beauty salon
  • Relaxation garden

To Stay

The villas at Anantara Veli have a contemporary-meets-Maldivian aesthetic and have been thoughtfully designed to provide privacy and peace. All 67 of them are set on or around water, adding an elemental aspect to complement the surrounding pristine sands and lush tropical landscapes.

Over Water villas have direct access to the lagoon and can accommodate up to three adults, while Superior versions are more secluded and Deluxe variations provide a terrazzo tub with Indian Ocean views. Over Water Pool villas give the chance to soak in your own private plunge pool over the lagoon, while Deluxe Over Water Pool villas come equipped with a six-metre infinity pool and an over-water hammock for sublime relaxation.

Beach Pool villas with direct access to the white sand coastline also offer a private plunge pool and the services of a villa host, while Ocean Pool villas, located on a cliff-edge for added privacy, have an Indian Ocean-view plunge pool.

To Eat

The dining options at Anantara Veli take you on a tasting trip around the world. Origami specialises in modern Japanese cuisine, while Cumin delivers the spice of the Indian Ocean region. For a taste of Thailand head to Baan Huraa – located on stilts above the ocean and magically lit – you’ll find spicy salads, hot coconut curries and traditional deserts.

For international dishes and Maldivian highlights you can visit the Fushi Café at the nearby Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort.

In addition a visiting roster of Michelin-starred guest chefs deliver private fine-dining experiences as well as cooking classes to enable you to take a taste of your stay home.


Anantara Veli Maldives Resort, Maldives

Anantara Veli is a 45 minute speedboat ride from Male International Airport.

Review - Wellness in Paradise - We Test the Tailored Wellbeing Offerings at Anantara Maldives
Review – Wellness in Paradise – We Test the Tailored Wellbeing Offerings at Anantara Maldives