Angsana Velavaru offers 3 restaurants and private, luxury beachfront and water villas with private pools on Velavaru Island (Turtle Island).

Angsana Velavaru

Best Experience: Honeymoon, Water Villas, Beach, Activities


With some of the best water villas, Angsana Velavaru is located in Dhaalu atoll (South Nilandhe atoll), Maldives in 35 minutes by seaplane from Velana (Male) International Airport. With magnificent white beaches the resort is on the beautiful Velavaru island, which means "Turtle Island" and is surrounded by a picturesque lagoon with clear turquoise waters playing any shades of blue and green. Perfect for a honeymoon or other romantic getaway, the Angsana Velavaru Resort is not cheap, but a wonderful retreat for those with the finest of tastes.

There are two different types of accommodation to choose from in Angsana Velavaru: beachfront stay in the classic thatched villas of the original resort, or a luxurious over-water experience in the huge and new charming Ocean Villas majestically drifting in the lagoon, and unattached to the island.

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Featuring 33 water villas in addition to 79 additional villas on the main island, this resort is unusual in that the water villas are nearly a full kilometer out into the lagoon, connected only by a ferry that frequently goes back and forth.

The original beach rooms go in pairs, sharing round rondaweli with thatched roofs. Private life is kept on the veranda thanks to the dividing fence. However, the neighboring rondaweli are only a few meters apart. The rooms, which were once of medium size, now seem relatively small, although the curve shape is the long-awaited escape from the rectangle in most rooms, and the Angsana style stands out for distinctive, new and attractive interiors.

To the rear of the villas was added a walled garden to offer a more private vibe and there is a jacuzzi and a rain shower. Inside everything is integral and attractive, but a walk around the island will push you to the types of concrete blocks that detract from soft, round straw originals. Additionally, far away from the main island were built 18 ocean villas with a swimming pool, but, again, these are large living spaces, especially the wide sundeck around the large pool. DOWNLOAD RESORT MAP

Cluster InOcean Villas are not only separated from the island by water, but also by prices. This is the top-accomodation experience in the Maldives. These villas rank highest in the categories of water bungalows in the country, and have their own massage parlor and a private restaurant with breathtaking views. The interior of the villas is wide, not long and using a partition can separate the living area from the bedroom and from the bathroom. Each villa has a large swimming pool, no less attractive than the room itself, plus an excellent privacy.

An ocean-suspended hammock, an infinity pool constructed over crystal-clear ocean waters, a huge bathtub set by glass walls allowing you an endless view of the ocean and a rooftop pavilion make this Maldives overwater bungalow experience absolutely extraordinary. The rooftop pavilion doubles as a sala for In-Villa spa treatments and a wooden poolside deck gives you space to sit and watch underwater life moving right under your villa in Maldives. Spacious sunbeds give couples the chance for romantic privacy and families will love the enormous living space, built with full-length glass doors for natural sunlight.

The beach is very nice, soft and wide, although at times it naturally moves around the island and near Deluxe Beachfront Pool Villa in particular spots of erosion can be seen at certain times of the year. In the lagoon there is a good house reef, snorkeling should more than satisfy the first timers, but there is no access to the drop off from the beach. With the construction of new Ocean Villas, however, now there is access to the western part of the house reef, which was previously inaccessible. You can simply board one of the boats that cruise once per hour and from the jetty down the steps into the water, then slowly drift to the edge of the reef. Marine life in this part is diverse and abundant with large schools of trevally, tuna and other pelagics, and clouds of red-tooth trigger-fish.

Although the snorkelling area is not very long it is not crowded for most of the day, as many ocean villas are occupied by Chinese guests, who are generally not strong swimmers and prefer to explore coral frames and blocks that were artificially grafted into the lagoon. For this reason the diving base is not as busy as it used to be, although there are a lot of great dive sites around. The water sports center on the other hand is usually busy than most other facilities and has a huge offer of non-motorized and motorized water sports.

About two-thirds of the guests from China and another 10 percent from Hong Kong and Korea. Almost everybody come on "bed & breakfast", and this choice can lead to a quiet restaurant with a set menu, where sometimes the choice of dishes is prepared rather than buffets. Often, this is however the best way to dine, as the chefs can focus their skills on a particular menu. Also on the resort's offer there is an All-Inclusive plan and a full board.

The Italian restaurant and the Azzurro bar are an amazing place, with a large over-water deck with the best ocean's views. The menu features quality Mediterranean cuisine, that if you want, can be tasted in Chinese style.

Family holidays at Angsana Velavaru are truly a family affair. Angsana Velavaru has created the perfect roadmap for every member of the family to enjoy a blissful and fun filled holiday. Impress some of the best childhood memories of your kids with unforgettable experiences the moment you arrive on the island. The safe and fun filled environment and year round sunshine lavished with entertaining activities for kids has made Angsana Velavaru an attractive holiday destination for families with contemporary conveniences intended to provide a comfortable stay for the whole family.

Relax with the aromatic scent of jasmine and frangipani essential oils in your treatment room. Body treats are freshly concocted with native ingredients to form fragrant and soothing concoctions, right before your treatment at Angsana luxury spa in the Maldives. A signature massage created exclusively for Angsana Spa to work on your body's key pressure points to strengthen inner qi or energy.

The service here is excellent if you have already had the pleasure of staying at the Banyan Tree and Angsana hotels. Each soul is full of smiles and is always ready to help with anything.


Reviews for the Angsana Velavaru Resort are generally excellent, especially for those who've stayed in the Ocean Villas. Many guests stayed for a period of time on the main island, and another period of time in one of the water villas, and nearly everyone says the overwater accomodation are far nicer and generally the way to go. The service, staff, rooms, facilities, and food all get very high marks from nearly every reviewer, especially (once again) from those who stayed mostly in the overwater section of the resort.

“Absolutely Fantastic!”, “Amazing!”,
“the perfect romantic place for honeymooners to have a honeymoon they will never forget”, “Pure perfection”, “Very relaxing and memorable”, “Best beach experience ever ”, “Not bad”, “Wonderful location for family fun”, “A pleasent stay in a very wonderful resort.”, “Fantastic and unforgettable stay at Angsana”, “Great hotel, great staff. Separate bungalows...different”


Pros: What We Love

  • Everything
  • Great location and atmosphere
  • The villas are very spacious and beds quite comfortable.
  • In-ocean sunset villa with an awesome views
  • Welcoming attentive staff at all times
  • Nice facilities for families
  • The beach
  • A great activity options in terms of quality as to compare to other Five-Star resorts
  • A delicious breakfasts. The a la carte dining options
  • Diving school and sites superb
To capture the best of both worlds, Angsana Velavaru is half on the crystal clear waters of the Maldivian ocean and half on the white sandy beaches of the South Nilandhe Atoll.

What You Need to Know

  • Angsana is located in South Nilandhe Atoll (Dhaalu Atoll) on Velavaru Island is a 45-minute seaplane ride away from Malé International Airport.
  • Check out at 11:00 but flexible if possible and pay 50 percent of the daily rate. The earliest check-in time is 14:00.
  • Most items are pricey but no complain on the quality
  • The resort's PADI 5-star Gold Dive Centre is professionally managed and offers classes for divers of every experience level.
  • There is a boutique shop (souvenirs/clothes) on the island
Spa provides relaxing body massage, while the fitness centre has a gym and yoga lessons. This adult-only resort also offers 24-hour room service and free WiFi in public areas. Multi-lingual Staffs are available at the front desk and in the transportation team to assist. Guests can pay using Union Pay.

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