Velaa Private Island Maldives
Velaa Private Island
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Michal is responsible for the overall resort operation and strategic leadership of the on site and international team.
Velaa Private Island
History & Story
There are many private islands in Maldives, but only very few of them are truly private, owned by one person. Velaa Private Island is such a case. The owner, Jiri Smejc, has spent countless weeks in Maldives both on holidays and while taking his business trips from Europe to Asia. The islands became his true passion: many of them being beautiful, but each of them coming short on some part of the visitor experience he valued. That’s why he decided to build the Velaa Private Island. An island meeting his ideas what a luxurious private resorts hould be. An island keeping a real privacy for its guests but at the same time versatile enough to provide number of first-class enjoyment opportunities. After all, the owner is the one who will spend most time on the island and wants to enjoy it for years, not only for a week or two…
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Ultimate privacy for guests
The resort is built on a private island
The name of this private retreat, an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury, means “Turtle Island” in the local language – named after generations of sea turtles that have flocked here to nest and hatch. The resort design borrows from this theme, with turtle motifs, and the colors and patterns of turtles hell 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 headof 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.
LHA VELA – Kids Club
A Wonderland for Children! Parents need to enjoy their private and truly relaxing moments, even while on a tropical holiday. Our magical island offers its younger guests a free facility with a large playground, swimming pool, plenty of kids activities and the personal services of our experienced youthcarers.
Let us create a memorable time for your lovedones. They will be more than happy to enjoy the “warmth” and plenty of fun in this fairy-tale place designed just for them.
0-4 children under supervision only (by parents or nanny) / 4-12 can enjoy at leisure.
•The resort comprises 43 private villas, houses and 4 four-bedroom residences. While 18 of the 43 villas are built over water, the Romantic Pool Residence can only be reached by boat, allowing even more privacy and exclusivity.
•Number of Luxury rooms:
- BEACH POOL VILLA – 9
- DELUXE BEACH POOL VILLA – 9
- SUNRISE WATER POOL VILLA – 8
- SUNSET DELUXE WATER POOL VILLA – 8
- BEACH POOL HOUSE – 7
- OCEAN POOL HOUSE – 1
- ROMANTIC POOL RESIDENCE – 1
- VELAA PRIVATE RESIDENCE – 4
• Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 47
Restaurants & Bars
• ARAGU – Speciality Restaurant
• TAVARU – Teppanyaki and Wine Tower
• AVI BAR
• ATHIRI – Main Restaurant
• CRU – Champagne lounge
Resort restaurants are all a la carte, room rates are on bed and breakfast basis.
• My blend by Clarins , Spa
• Fitness Gym
• Main Swimming Pool + Private pools in all villas and residences
• Snow Room
Corporate & Celebration Events
• Tailormade celebrations and events with maximum capacity on the island of 130pax.
Extra Notable Features
• Golf – 9-hole course designed by Jose Maria Olazabal
• Diving – PADI certified instructors and courses
•Widest range of water sports in Maldives
• Cooking class / cocktail class
• Outdoor movies in villa privacy upon request
• Dessert island day trips, special occasion (wedding proposals, vow exchange, etc.)
Hotel and restaurant Awards
World luxury spa award winner
Best Wedding Hotel in the Maldives by the Love Travel Awards
Rolls Royce International five star hotel winner
Number of employees