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Category 5***** Luxury | Number of Villas 129 | Location South Male Atoll | Island Size Width - 400m / Length - 180m | Transfer 25 mns by Speedboat | Airport distance 12km (7.5 miles) | Diving Excellent | Snorkeling Medium Snorkeling at proximity. Necessary to swim 10/15 mns to reach the closest spot. | Lagoon Excellent
Velassaru Maldives is located in the Northernmost part of South Male Atoll, at a very short ride by speed boat from Male Airport, allowing easy and fast transfers at anytime of the day and night.
Member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Velassaru (formerly known as Laguna Beach Resort), reopened in 2009 to rapidly become one of the Maldives's top-rated Resorts today.
Completely uplifted and redesigned at all levels, the beautiful Island has kept its fantastic surroundings with its untouched fine sandy beach, its tropical gardens full of flowers and its legendary wide and turquoise lagoon, that we personally consider as one of the best of South Male Atoll.
Velassaru offers a wide choice of accommodation with 129 Villas including various types of Beach and Water Villas, Bungalows and 1 Suite, all offering various designs and living spaces. Some of the Beach and Water Villas are featured with or without pool.
The Resort boasts a great array of choices to please the taste buds with 5 different restaurants and 2 bars, all greatly designed and perfectly located around the island to offer views on the blue.
The new sophisticated Resort has also turned into a lively fun Island with many entertainments such as DJ Events, Cinema screening on the beach, White and Full Moon Beach Parties and Live Music, all featured in a stylish way.
On the day time, an excellent range of activities and leisure is proposed with many Water sports and excursions, tailor made escapades and treatments at the Overwater Spa. The variety of Diving spots is also well worth mentioning with the easy access to many great sites from both North and South Male Atolls.
Velassaru Maldives proposes a special All Inclusive Formula!
Although the All Inclusive formula is not covering all dining options and activities, Velassaru Maldives offers a savvy option for Gourmets and holiday spenders.
The all inclusive formula, called Indulgence, features lunches and snacks in several bars and restaurants with International dining options at
Turquoise, Fen Bar, at the island Pizzeria and at Chill Bar for Tapas.
All Inclusive dinners include Mediterranean Cuisine at Etesian, Japanese Cuisine at Teppanyaki, International cuisine at Turquoise and a buffet at Vela or a modern European/Asian grill at Sand.
The beverage list is also very attractive with drinks served during all standard operating outlets and bar hours and includes water, soft drinks, juices, house-pouring beer as well as a selection of wines, liquors and some cocktails. Indulgence All inclusive does not apply for In-villa dining, the mini bar, during private dining experiences and special events.
Finally, complimentary snorkeling equipment and a daily 2-hour use of Ocean Kayak is offered as an extra benefit !
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