Anantara Veli Maldives

Do you dream of escaping to a hideaway island where lazy days and balmy nights, in a luxurious over water bungalow, stretch out as endlessly as the crystal-clear waters around you? The exceptional beauty, peace and tranquility of Anantara Veli provides our guests with the perfect adults-only, romantic hideaway island.

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Do you dream of escaping to a hideaway island where lazy days and balmy nights, in a luxurious over water bungalow, stretch out as endlessly as the crystal-clear waters around you? The exceptional beauty, peace and tranquility of Anantara Veli provides our guests with the perfect adults-only, romantic hideaway island. Enjoy the majestic beauty of a rising dawn as you contemplate the day ahead from your private ocean-facing pavilion fringed by the turquoise lagoon. Discover blissful Ayurvedic couples treatments at the Balance Wellness Centre followed by a romantic dinner under the midnight blue night sky filled with stars, or cruise into the breathtaking sunset on a luxury dhoni before settling down to watch a movie at the open-air cinema. With just 67 over water and ocean bungalows Anantara Veli is one of the Maldives adults-only resorts and is only 35 minutes by speedboat from Malé International Airport. You can also visit our sister resort Anantara Dhigu if you want to pick up the pace and enjoy the surf or the thrill of an underwater dive. A minimum age of 18 is required at check-in.

Over Water Bungalow

Over Water Bungalows features Maldives design, with cool hardwood floors, colourful indigenous fabrics and a traditional thatched roof. Wake up to views of the sparkling lagoon. Spend blissful days lazing on your outdoor daybed, or dive into the waters directly below, a natural coral bed home to brilliant schools of fish. Experience the Maldives with couples’ romance at our adults-only resort.

Superior Over Water Bungalow

Hide away in the Maldives in your Superior Over Water Bungalow perched on the outer edge of the lagoon. Watch the sun rise from the comfort of your plush bed, and slide open the glass doors to take in the ocean breeze. Descend the steps directly into the lagoon to explore the warm, teeming waters, then enjoy a private dinner under the stars.

Deluxe Over Water Bungalows

Deluxe Over Water Bungalows in Maldives hues offer expansive living space, with a split-level sundeck out over the lagoon and a dressing area adjacent to the bathroom. Lounge indoors or out on comfortable daybeds. Soak in an oversized terrazzo tub for two. Swim in the warm waters below, spotting the occasional sea turtle.

Ocean Pool Bungalow

Set above the tranquil lagoon, our honeymoon villas in the Maldives enjoy added privacy, a panorama of ocean blue, and glimpses of the occasional dhoni sailing into the horizon. Spend sunny days swimming in your private pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. Enjoy long soaks in a standalone tub or a blissful outdoor rain shower. Access the ocean from any of the pristine beaches around the island, an adults-only resort haven in the Maldives.

Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalows

Dive from your plush bed to your deliciously cool pool to the sparkling lagoon below. Enjoy over water living at its finest. Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalows offer panoramic Maldives views from indoors to out. Spend sunny days on your split-level deck. Enjoy creature comforts and the added luxury of Villa Host service.

73 Degrees

Sink into the sand and enjoy a world of cuisine at our buffet restaurant. A lavish buffet breakfast offers exotic fruits and juices and live cooking stations from East and West. As the sun sets, return to 73 Degrees for a fine vintage from our extensive wine cellar, then enjoy each evening’s themed buffet – Maldivian favourites, fresh seafood, handmade pizzas and pastas.


Dine al fresco over the crystal waters at our steakhouse restaurant. Savour freshly caught Maldivian favourites such as reef fish, lobster and prawns, and prime-aged imported cuts from Australia. Have your dish flame-grilled, tandoori-style, wok-sautéed, or cooked to perfection in a wood-fired oven. Discover how different salts can accentuate your food with notes from our resident Salt Guru. Vegetarian options also available.


Romantic Italian dinners overlooking the Indian Ocean. Sample fresh seafood cooked in traditional Italian flavours – line-caught tuna carpaccio drizzled in extra virgin olive oil, handmade lobster ravioli with a lemon butter sauce. Enjoy a multi-sensory, private dining experience in the wine loft, where our Wine Guru will help you pair dishes to grapes from Italy’s varied regions.

Aqua Bar

Drink up the vibrant atmosphere at the Aqua bar. Soak up the sun, cool off in the shade, or swim up to the bar for chilled refreshment. Enjoy a light lunch, small bites throughout the afternoon, and drinks all the way through twilight. Located poolside, Aqua also serves to the sun loungers and our popular ocean hammock.

Dining by Design

Indulge in romance by design with private dining. Follow the torches to a setting for two underneath a canopy of stars or a private faree tent. Dig your toes into the sand, as fresh grilled lobster is served on your dugout table by your private chef. Savour a wine tasting session by the lagoon amongst friends, or set sail for the day to a deserted island to enjoy the catch of the day.

Baan Huraa

The many flavours of Thailand explored at an over water restaurant. Walk out over the lagoon and into a traditional teak house on stilts, magically lit with a sunset glow. With dishes designed to be shared as in Thailand, choose from an array of delicacies from across the kingdom – sour spicy salads from the Northeast, hot coconut curries from the South, beloved dishes from the Central Plains accompanied by fragrant jasmine rice.


Enjoy the dazzle of live teppanyaki chefs at our Japanese restaurant. Begin your evening with fresh sashimi and sushi creations, highlighting local catches of yellowfin. Enjoy Hokkaido scallops straight from the robata grill, or signature dishes such as thinly sliced seabass garnished with yuzu, truffle oil and salmon roe. For an entertaining evening, choose a teppanyaki menu of Wagyu beef and Alaskan king crab which is sliced, diced, sizzled and served before you.

Dhoni Bar

Mellow poolside bar vibes. Enjoy all-day refreshments of iced coffees, smoothies and mocktails – as well as an array of gourmet sandwiches, paninis and wood-fired pizzas to whet your appetite. Grab your favourite flavour as the ice cream trolley makes its rounds. As sun sets, enjoy a glass of Champagne.

Spice Spoons

Whip up a feast at our Maldives cooking class. A spicy tuna curry. The four flavours of tom yum goong. Both Thai and Maldivian cuisine feature fresh seafood and an abundance of coconut milk. Discover the chef in you, with step-by-step cooking classes held by our executive chef. Savour a freshly picked coconut as you dice, pound and stir. Enjoy your feast for lunch, then follow up with garnishing or table-setting classes.

Fushi Café

Greet the morning with a sun-filled gourmet breakfast in Maldives. Breakfast on a lavish buffet of international favourites with live cooking stations, pastries fresh from the oven and an array of tropical fruits and juices. By night, savour an extensive buffet with changing themes – Indian Ocean, Japanese, Chinese, Italian – for a culinary experience that’s always fresh.

Activities & Facilities


Luxuriate with the sand between your toes, find romance on the high seas, discover islands for two fringed by swaying palms and lively reefs. Choose from tranquillity or adventure at our Maldives resort hotel.


Whisk the team to an island paradise. Located only 35 minutes from Malé International Airport and accessible 24 hours a day, Anantara Veli offers a cosy atmosphere for high-powered retreats, launch events and team building.

Brainstorm overlooking the lagoon, energise with excursions across the waters, entertain in an oceanfront marquee with live music and cocktails. An adults-only island with an array of meeting rooms in the Maldives, dining and recreational facilities to choose from, Anantara Veli is pleased to tailor each event to your requirements. VIEW BROCHURE


  • Five treatment suites including for Ayurveda
  • Nail salon
  • Steam room and sauna
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Relaxation garden with hot and cold plunge pools

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