Velaa Private Island is the realization of a dream to create a beyond luxury ultra-exclusive boutique hideaway. This unique destination was developed to embody the very best of this unique archipelago, bathed by azure skies in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. The name of this private retreat, an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury, means Turtle Island in the local language and named after generations of sea turtles that have flocked here to nest and hatch.
This stunning island features beach villas and residences as well as water villas and residences. These villas are equally stunning. The detached one-bedroom beachfront villas, for instance, are sumptuously furnished. Mahogany louvered panels and intricate lofty ceilings impart a colonial feel, while teak furniture and suspended bamboo lights bring nature indoors. Wall to wall glass doors frames the terrace and private pool. By day the villas are filled with light, yet remain secluded by clusters of palms. The resort design borrows from this theme, with turtle motifs, and the colors and patterns of turtle shell pervading the property. From a broader bird's eye view which greets arrivals by seaplane, the island's exclusive over-water villas are also constructed to resemble the head of a turtle, with the island forming the body.
Velaa Private Island also ensures plenty of room for its marine visitors, with a hatchery and conservation plan in place. Velaa Private Island is just under 20 hectares in size, around half a kilometer in either direction, providing both exclusivity and privacy. Velaa Private Island offers boutique accommodation. The resort has a year-round outdoor pool and barbecue, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar.