North Ari Atoll
Island Resort Maldives
|North Ari Atoll, Maldives
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|Veligandu is a tropical paradise where you can enjoy the utmost
comfort and tranquility. There are only a few places even in
the Maldives that can compare to this island’s natural
beauty. Surrounded by beautiful which sandy beaches merging
into a huge sandbank of 80 metres Veligandu is the perfect place
for a relaxing holiday.
Veligandu is situated in Rasdhoo Atoll in North Ari Atoll, about
50 km from Male’ International Airport. A short scenic
flight of 15 minutes, which offers you breathtaking views of
emerald Maldivian islands and reefs, will take you right to
the edge of the famous sandbank.
|Over Water Villas
The resort offers three choices of accommodation: secluded Over
Water villas, beach-fronted Superior Bungalows and Deluxe Bungalows.
Although different in size, design and the location, all bungalows
& Villas offer comfortable accommodation and are air-conditioned
with ceiling fan, and equipped with IDD telephone, mini-bar,
personal safe, CD Player and en suite bathroom with hot and
cold water, showers and shaver points. Deluxe Bungalows and
Superior Bungalows are furnished with a third bed, making it
especially convenient for a family with a child to accommodate.
Walk under the continuous arch formed by the trees on either
side of the main walkway, right to the northern end of the island.
A long wooden jetty leads you to these exclusive Villas, secluded
from the rest of the island. Each room an individual bungalow,
is as beautiful inside as they are from the outside. Step inside
the bungalow from the jetty, into the living area, furnished
with closet, a set of drawers for your belongings, coffee making
facilities, CD Player and a personal safe. Step into the lavishly
furnished bedroom, with pine interiors, furnished with a comfortable
queen sized bed, with glass-topped round bed side tables, writing
table with chair and a seating area with comfortable cushioned
seating, and glass-topped coffee table. The tiffany style lampshades
add to the ambience inside. Full glass doors open out to a private
terrace, furnished with cushioned sun loungers, and a wooden
table with chairs. Steps from the terrace lead down on to a
private sundeck. Feel like a swim? Step down into the lagoon
from the sundeck. The fully fitted, spacious en suite bathroom
is equipped with WC, bidet, bathtub, a separate shower, and
hair dryer. Shutters on the full glass window, next to the bathtub
opens out to a magnificent view of the sea.
The Deluxe Water Villas are even more spacious, and feature
a magnificent partially open-air bathroom. Each Bungalow is
set apart individually, and with wooden screens to provide privacy.
Naturally, all the features and amenties found in the Water
Villas are also provided.
The deluxe bungalows offer spacious accommodation. Accessible
from the land, but the semi-circular sundeck to the front juts
out onto the shallow lagoon. These sundecks are furnished with
comfortable sun loungers and offer total privacy - no one to
overlook you - while you sunbathe or spend an afternoon reading.
The view is of a clear peaceful turquoise lagoon that gives
way to the dark blue ocean that merges with the sky at the horizon.
Step from the sundeck into the clear blue waters of the lagoon.
The scene is of perfect tranquility. The room is conveniently
furnished with comfortable rattan chairs and a glass top coffee
table. All rooms have double beds and a third bed. The rattan
furniture is elegant and comfortable, and includes a wardrobe,
personal safe, tea/coffee making facilities, CD Player , a writing
desk and dressing table with mirror. A well-stocked mini bar
adds to your convenience. The fully fitted bathroom is partly
open air in true Maldivian tradition, with bathtub, shower and
The Beach Bungalows are located facing the beach - in fact they
are no more than a few metres away from it. The individual bungalows
are tastefully designed and furnished. All Beach Bungalows offer
an excellent view of the lagoon and the ocean beyond. Even inside,
the glass doors afford an excellent view of the sea. The floor
of the verandah outside the Bungalow is of fine white sand and
comfortable white deck chairs afford a place to lie back and
watch the ocean. The floors are tiled, and the tropical prints
and colours of the drapery accent the white ceilings and walls.
A choice of lighting enables you to choose how bright or soft
you want the ambience to be. The Bungalows are furnished with
bed, closet, dressing table and mirror and a writing table,
personal safe, CD Player and chair. All Beach Bungalows have
a third bed, but here you may choose a twin room or a double
room when you make your reservation. The bathrooms are spacious
and are partially open air with shower, WC and wash basin
The resort offers accommodation on full board & all inclusive
basis only. All meals either served buffet style or a la Carte,
and offer an excellent choice to suit all tastes. Professional
kitchen staff prepares the best culinary delights with you in
mind. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual both in the main
restaurant and the bar.
The Dhonveli Restaurant is spacious, open on all sides with
bamboo shutters that can be pulled down in the event of the
odd squall. Under the palm thatch, the floor is covered with
fine white sand so you can dig your feet in as you enjoy your
meals. Veligandu is certainly not the resort for you if you
are planning to lose some weight during your holidays. The food
here is excellent and rated very highly by guests. A choice
of German, English and local breakfast is offered at the full
buffet breakfast and a late breakfast is available from 9.30
to 11.00 am at the coffee shop. Lunch is always served buffet
style, and dinner is served either buffet style or a la carte,
with a wide choice of entrees, soups and desserts and a choice
of main courses. These include continental and Asian dishes.
The Maldivian buffet, a seafood and pasta buffet, eastern and
western barbecues provide a rich variety to the dinner program.
The Maldivian buffet gives you a unique opportunity to sample
the local delights in an environment enhanced by the local costumes
worn by the waiters, and followed by the evenings entertainment
when you get to sample the local music and dance. The seafood
and pasta night features handmade genuine Italian style pasta.
Most of the dinner buffets are held outside on the wooden deck
right outside the Dhoveli restaurant overlooking the lagoon.
Each dinner is a special event, in a romantic atmosphere under
the stars and the coconut palms providing many moments for the
memories. Vegetarian meals are provided on request. You will
just need to inform the reception upon arrival at the resort.
Haruge Bar & Coffee Shop
A spacious bar with a high thatched roof and comfortable seating,
can offer you a wide range of refreshing drinks. You can enjoy
your selection either inside the bar, with your feet in the
sand, or outside on the spacious wooden deck on the beach. Coconut
palms sway gently to the rhythm of the soft breeze as you sip
your favourite cocktail. If you feel like it you may enjoy a
small afternoon snack here. Snacks, including sandwiches, cakes
and pizzas are available through out the day. The coffee shop
snacks service is available from 4.30 to 6.30 p.m. Choose one
of the many varieties of ice creams, offered here, to quench
your thirst after a swim. A games area next to the bar offers
a variety of board games, Pool Game, Soccer Ball Game and a
television so you can switch on your favourite satellite channel.
A tradition ‘udholi’ - a grand swing on which two
can sit comfortably hangs outside just next to the bar. Beyond
the end of the bar is the massive sandbank, from which the resort’s
name is derived. If you are feeling romantic you may walk out
on to the sandbank and sip your drinks under the stars.
RESORT FACILITIES AND SERVICES
|In addition to the service featured in detail the general
facilities and services at Veligandu Island Resort ensure that
your holiday is safe and comfortable.
As you leave the customs hall at the airport, a representative
from Crown Tours will greet you and escort you to the seaplane
check-in counter for the flight from the Airport to Veligandu.
Your flight ticket will be collected from you for the purpose
of reconfirming your ticket for the return journey home. A
receipt will be given to you in return. The representative
will also be there to help you when you leave. A departure
tax of US$ 10.00 has to be paid, prior to checking in for
departure. Transfers to and from the resort are arranged to
suit your flight times.
A variety of excursions are on offer at Veligandu. These offer
you the chance to venture out for a change of scenery. There
are several resorts that can be visited, or you can catch
a glimpse of the daily life of Maldivians in one of the fishing
villages. For those who wish to test their skills at fishing
a variety of fishing expeditions are organised. Excursions
are organised on a weekly or twice-weekly basis. However these
are subject to weather conditions and a minimum level of participation
by the guests.
|From the ultimate pampering experience for couples, to soothing
treatments for sun lovers and healing remedies for sufferers
of modern day stress, Serena Spa has a therapy perfect for you.
Our exotic menu of Massages, Body Works, Facials and Salon Treatments
features rejuvenation therapies inspired by India’s ancient
holistic Ayurveda or “knowledge of life”.
Allow your senses to be lulled into a peaceful state by the
welcoming smiles and soothing, skilled hands of our therapists
as they employ traditional restoratives, herbs, oils, spices
and flowers combined with time honoured rituals to balance body,
mind and soul.
|Many visitors come to the Maldives to enjoy the
unique underwater beauty of the Maldives. With many dive sites
in the area Veligandu is ideal for beginners and with access
to more than 20 dive sites, Veligandu is an ideal place to learn
or practice diving.
The Swiss Ocean Pro Dive Team at Veligandu provides all diving
education within the PADI standards. The Centre is well equipped
with modern diving gear and support equipment. The equipment
includes two Bauer compressors, powered with electricity,
60 aluminium tanks, 30 regulators with octopus and console,
30 BCD’s in addition to weights and weight belts for
divers, lamps, UWATWC Aladin computers and wet suits. Backpacks,
adapters and suchlike are available for those who may need
these to complete their equipment. There is a storage room
in the Centre for both rental and private equipment where
fresh water is provided for rinsing of the equipment. The
workshop at the Centre is equipped with the necessary tools
and spares suitable for most brands. The Centre also rents
under water cameras and accessories.
|Your holiday at Veligandu may be one of relaxation mixed with
fun and activity. The choice is yours. Veligandu offers a variety
of non-motorised water sports, a selection of land sports, in
addition to the several dive courses, snorkeling and fishing
and sightseeing excursions.
Beach volleyball and badminton are some of the options available
for an afternoon of fun and enjoyment. Often mixed teams of
guests and staff join in and provide an exciting afternoon for
the players as well as the onlookers. Or enjoy a more relaxing
game of table tennis, Pool and Soccer Ball Game any time you
feel like it. Thatched pathways connect the table tennis hall
to the bar and the reception.
Veligandu water sports centre on the island offers windsurfing
and catamaran sailing. As courses under the supervision of experienced
instructors are not available, windsurfing or catamaran sailing
is for experienced surfers and sailors only. Check out your
skill and test the wind and the waters on the excellent equipment
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