Stay Here: Velassaru Resort, MaldivesBy Angelica Malin
Are you craving some sun, sea and total relaxation? Well, look no further than Velassaru Resort, Maldives: the most incredible hotel in the stunning Maldives. Here’s what you need to know:
This resort is beyond incredible. The scenery is stunning – think a spectacular turquoise lagoon, crystal clear water and the most beautiful hotel design. This resort has it all; five places to dine, two bars for relaxing with a cocktail, watersports and scuba, and a natural beauty like none other. This is the place to come if you love exploring the nature’s bounty – the tropical marine world at Velassaru is incredible, and you’ll be amazed by the stunning colours of the scenery here.
There’s something for everyone in the resort’s accommodation, with modern rooms and a trendy design. The tropical surroundings of the bedrooms are matched by their beautiful interiors, with high-vaulted ceilings and a romantic feel to each sanctuary. The rooms range from Deluxe Bungalow to Water Villa Suite, each with its own unique feel and look. The Deluxe Bungalow is beautiful, with 70 square metres of stylish design, moments from the beach; the room is spacious and minimalist, with its own open terrace, outdoor rain shower and garden bathroom. The perfect place for soaking up the best of the Maldives.
The Water Bungalow with Pool is also incredible – with panoramic views of the ocean, a private outdoor pool and a personal home theatre system so you can enjoy the comforts of home, in your island paradise. The Water Villa with Pool boats a beautiful, big deck and its own private pool, for soaking up the sweet sunshine rays. For ultimate luxury, the Water Suite is beyond amazing, with endless views of the sun, sea and sky of the Maldives. This suite features a 24-hour personal butler service, a private sun deck, home theatre system and its own huge private infinity pool. This suite is like its own private hideaway, with all your wants and desires taken care of. Enjoy private dining in the outdoor gazebo by the pool, and spend lazy days on your own sun deck: total heaven.
You certainly won’t go hungry in this resort. There’s 5 great dining venues to choose from, including Pan-Asian cuisine, international delights and Teppanyaki. Each restaurant has its own unique setting – either on the beach, by the edge of a lagoon or lit up solely by candlelight. For international dining, Turquoise is the place to go; the restaurant boats its own juice bar, beautiful palm treed shaded restaurant and continental cuisine.
Sand is the restaurant to visit for romance – picture an elegant dining pavilion, perched on powder-white sand, with a live hot stone grill, cooking station and the best views of the sunset on the island.
If you’d like to try it all, try the Velassaru Indulgence package, which allows you to taste the best the resort has to offer, including complimentary beverages throughout the day, snorkelling equipment and lunch at Turquoise Restaurant, Fen Bar, Chill Bar or Pizzeria.
If it’s rest and relaxation you’re after, Velassaru has a lovely spa that will meet all your needs. The spa itself is stunningly beautiful, with overwater treatment pavilions, designed to calm and soothe. The spa offers a wide range of treatments; everything from Balinese massage to Reflexology, Tropical Fruit Polish and Stem Cell facials! For something unique, try the Vinotherapie Body Wrap, and enjoy the intoxicating aroma of pure wine, mixed with natural mud and grape seed oil wrapped around your body. The spa boats some great facilities, including ten overwater treatment room, a hydropool perched over the lagoon, relaxation room and steam room. Dreamy.
If you’re looking for an active holiday, Velassaru is full of amazing activities to enjoy. Set right by the Indian Ocean, with sumptuous multi-coloured reefs to explore, the resort offers a wealth of underwater activity, including scuba diving, PADI courses, diving for kids and snorkelling expeditions in the shallow lagoon surrounding the island resort.
There’s also some great watersports, such as water-skiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, parasailing and glass-bottom kayaks, which are all super fun and guaranteed to keep you amused all day long. If you’d rather stay on dry land, the resort also offers yoga on request, so you stay calm, happy and balanced during your stay on the island.
For a resort that truly has it all, look no further than Velassaru. The hotel’s five amazing restaurants, beautiful spa, stunning bedrooms and whole host of fun activities, make it the perfect place for an island adventure with all the comforts of home. This resort is truly one-of-a-kind and a holiday here is something you’ll remember for a lifetime.
Kuoni (01306 747008 or www.kuoni.co.uk) offers 7 nights with breakfast at the 5-star Velassaru, Maldives in a deluxe bungalow, including flights with SriLankan Airlines from Heathrow and group transfers in resort. Lead-in prices for May 2017 are from £1,458 per person, based on two sharing. To book please quote: IO0001. For more information and to book, see here.