Anantara Veli Maldives Resort

5* out of 5 stars

This breathtaking resort is perched over serene waters of the Indian Ocean, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is perfect for your Maldivian holiday. The water bungalows allow you to relax while watching exotic and beautiful marine life swim by. This resort is for adults only making it absolutely perfect for couples looking to escape from it all in tropical, passionate surroundings. 

The intimate and stylish décor of each of the resort’s bungalows lends itself perfectly to romantic getaways. All bungalows feature modern amenities including flatscreen televisions and wireless internet, while some bungalows also feature a refreshing plunge pool. For private drinks, guests are also invited to take advantage of their own mini bar.

During your stay you can make use of the stunning Balance Wellness by Anantara Spa which is nestled among charming tropical gardens. Here you can indulge yourself in a variety of amazing spa treatments including the 90-minute Maldivian Aqua Therapy which includes a body scrub using natural sand as well as a soothing massage that improves circulation as you float weightlessly in the ocean.

Dining at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort is delightful with an array of restaurants waiting to make your tastebuds dance. The Baan Huraa will prepare for you a host of dishes and signature coconut curries while Origami serves delicious Japan inspired sushi. For a refreshing cocktail be sure to check out Dhoni Bar, the resort’s bar.

Guests of the resort are also free to explore the surrounding Indian Ocean via a host of water sports. Whether it’s parasailing, fishing or windsurfing that takes your fancy, the resort’s Aquafanatics Water Sports Centre has you covered. 



Over Water Villa

Anantara Veli Maldives’ spacious 62 square metre Over Water Bungalows on a pristine stretch of tropical paradise come with hardwood floors and a coconut thatch roof combined with stylish contemporary décor. Indigenous fabrics stretch across your bed, while tropical flowers and jasmine scents float through your bathroom. Your private lodging’s sun terrace gives each guest their own space to relax with direct access to the lagoon, and a day bed. Step inside to find a wealth of comfortable accommodation features including flat screen TV and high-speed internet access.

Superior Over Water Villa

These bungalows offer the perfect blend of intimacy and deluxe amenities matched with breathtaking views. Located on a pristine stretch of tropical paradise the bungalows come with hardwood floors and a coconut thatch roof combined with stylish contemporary décor. Indigenous fabrics stretch across your bed, while tropical flowers and jasmine scents float through your bathroom. Experience a serene, romantic beach getaway at our well-appointed Maldives bungalows, exclusively designed for young couples.The private lodging’s sun terrace gives each guest their own space to relax with direct access to the lagoon, and a day bed. Step inside to find a wealth of comfortable accommodation features including flat screen TV and high-speed internet access in each of our Maldives over water bungalows.

Deluxe Over Water Villa

The spacious 92 square metre Deluxe Over Water Bungalows at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa offer all the charms of the Maldives coupled with comfortable accommodation. Enjoy a separate dressing area and outside double sun deck. Recline on your sun loungers that look out over the glorious turquoise waters of the expansive lagoon. Every Deluxe Over Water Bungalow allows direct access to the lagoon, as well as an interior infused with a soft island design aesthetic. In-room facilities including flat-screen television, mini bar and high-speed internet access ensuring that you have both all the comforts of home and modern accommodation.

Ocean Pool Villa

These remarkably luxurious and private bungalows occupy a secluded cliff edge and directly face the Indian Ocean.  Each Ocean Pool Bungalow offers a magnificent plunge pool accompanied by 125 square metres of inviting indoor and outdoor space, with beach and lagoon access only a short stroll away. Designed with hardwood flooring, island inspired decor and a wealth of signature comforts, these charming hideaways are charcterised by intimacy, natural style and breathtaking ocean panoramas. Sleep in a sumptuous king size bed that is dressed in the finest linens. Step into your air conditioned bathroom to soak in a generous bathtub while playing your favourite iPod tracks. Unobstructed views of jewel blue waters and rolling waves are admired inside through floor to ceiling glass doors. Relish the same dramatic view outside, feeling revived by the ocean breeze. Take to your veranda to bask under the sun on a lounger, replenished by a tipple from the mini bar. Or refresh in your personal plunge pool in a tranquil world of your own. 

Over Water Pool Villa

These idyllic romantically styled bungalows are poised directly above a turquoise lagoon. Slip straight from your deck into the azure waters below, or take a dip in your private plunge pool. Treasure the intimacy of an over water sanctuary that offers breathtaking views and a modernly luscious design. Unravelling 125 square metres of sumptuous space, Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalows blend signature Anantara comforts with destination inspired design and all the comforts you desire. Relax in your spacious bedroom, where hardwood flooring lends a stylish feel. Sleep in a king size bed that is dressed in the finest linens. Sip a beverage from your personal in room bar and listen to your iPod as you laze on a lounger outside, admiring a panorama of jewel coloured waters meeting endless blue sky.

Beach Pool Villa

Our most luxurious accommodations epitomise easy island living. Drift in and out of your villa onto your sunny deck and soft white sands. Float in your private pool or the lagoon a few steps away.

Deluxe Over Water Pool Villa

The spacious over water villa with infinity pool and overwater hammock to enhance your couples Maldives retreat. The ultimate lagoon villa invites all-day outdoor living, suspended over the crystal-clear lagoon and its inquisitive inhabitants. Float in the infinity pool, swing in an overwater hammock, sunbathe and dine under the stars. Inside, there is also ample space to relax, including in the oversized tub with floor-to-ceiling views of the horizon. 


  • Babysitting Facilities
  • Dive Sites
  • Early Check-in & Late Check-out
  • Floating Breakfasts Available
  • Half Board Dine-Around Option
  • PADI Dive School
  • PCR Centre on Island
  • Pool Villas
  • Private Beach
  • Spa
  • Speedboat Transfer
  • Teens Club
  • Villas with Pool

Food & Drink

73 Degrees

73 Degrees’ light and airy Maldivian style thatched roof pavilion reminiscent of a colonial home. Dine at the sumptuous breakfast buffet of fresh tropical fruits and juices, cereals, homemade breads, grilled meats, vegetables and made to order omelettes. In the evenings, the restaurant also serves up a fresh seafood buffet, where you can select fish plucked straight from the ocean. Breakfast and evening meals.

Aqua Bar

(At Anantara Dhigu) Providing poolside refreshments and light snacks, Aqua by Anantara Dhigu Maldives is the perfect gathering point for another day in paradise. Accessible both in and out of the water, you can swim up to the bar and create your own cocktail from our range of ingredients. Early evening ushers in picturesque sunsets while you savour a drink in the lounge area.

Baan Huraa

Dine on fragrant Thai cuisine in a beautiful over water teak restaurant perched right on the ocean. Baan Huraa at Anantara Veli serves a unique dining experience concocted by the restaurant’s Thai chefs. Signature dishes include coconut curries from Thailand’s southern provinces as well as hot and spicy dishes from the north, bound together by an authenticity of flavour. Baan Huraa is the finest Thai restaurant in the Maldives. Lunch and evening meals.


Kick back by the tranquil lagoon of Anantara Veli. The poolside bar and lunchtime restaurant offers the chance to savour cocktails and chilled-out vibes. Settle into the infinity-edge pool and glance at the seascape as you unwind. Anantara Veli Maldives’ Dhoni ocean view bar serves an array of island-style cocktails and light snacks, perfect for those Maldives sunsets.

Dining by Design

A banquet on the beach. A candlelit dinner of Maldivian food on your own stretch of sand or desert island. A barbeque attended by a personal chef. Restaurants at Anantara Veli Maldives extend beyond the dining room. Let the resort plan romantic dining for two in countless, secluded getaways either at Anantara Veli or our sister resort Anantara Dhigu.

Fushi Café

(At Anantara Dhigu) On the white, sandy beach of Dhigu Island, Fushi Café at Anantara Dhigu Maldives serves a lavish full breakfast buffet each morning complete with live cooking stations. Then, as the sun sets, the restaurant transforms to offer a buffet with a variety of flavours including international cuisines and local Maldivian food. Relaxed dining by the sea at its very best.


This modern and casual Japanese restaurant takes you on a unique dining journey with a choice of a light gourmet menu featuring hand-crafted sushi and sashimi and slow charcoal grilled robatayaki skewers. Livening up the experience, chefs dazzle guests with sizzling Teppanyaki cooking skills. Choose from freshly caught seafood selections or imported meats grilled to perfection. Please note: The signature Japanese restaurant Origami, has been discontinued from all Half Board and Full Board meal plans. Guests who wish to dine at Origami will be presented with an à la carte menu where full charges will apply.


(At Anantara Dhigu) Sample the freshest seafood scooped straight from the ocean or feast on imported steaks at the lively Sea Fire Salt. Prime aged imported cuts from Japan and Australia. Maldivian prawns, Wahoo and lobster. Facing the inner turquoise lagoon, the grill offers casually elegant dining by the sea with a variety of cooking styles; flame grilled, tandoori, wok sautéed, fired in a wood oven. Lunch and evening meals.


(At Anantara Dhigu) Anantara Dhigu Maldives brings Italy to the tropics at Terrazzo, an intimate lagoon view restaurant serving rustic Italian favourites like wood-fire pizzas, homemade pastas and delectable seafood. Signature dishes include homemade lobster ravioli, and tableside-spun Caesar salad. Accompanying the food is a selection of wines from both northern and southern regions of Italy, paired perfectly to your meal thanks to our resident Wine Guru. Evening meals.