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Velassaru - Luxury holidays to the Maldives

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions Holidays recommends Velassaru for a romantic holiday, perfect for honeymooners. Beautiful overwater accomodation offers panoramic views and refreshing yet chic interiors. Exquisite dining and a variety of cocktail bars exude individual personality and a variety of water based activities are available to keep you busy. A fantastic of array of facilities are available when you're not on the water or sampling the cuisine and beverages. It is possible to upgrade to All Inclusive and this is one of the better value resorts in the Maldives. This is a delightful honeymoon destination boasting an impressive spa.

    The journey and how you get there

    A 25 minute speedboat ride from Male airport.


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays include scheduled flight London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester or Newcastle to Malé via Dubai on Emirates, British Airways London Gatwick to Malé or Sri Lankan Airways London to Malé, onward return transfer by speedboat and bed and breakfast.

    Holiday prices

    Sample prices for a luxury holiday to Velassaru Maldives are per person based on two people sharing a Deluxe Bungalow.
    Low season: From £1,595 for 7 nights
    High season: From £2,050 for 7 nights
    The prices displayed here are a guide only for this hotel and each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect the actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers.

    Special Offers

    • Early booking reductions 2018(12)
      Book at least 60 days prior to arrival and save 5% for stays between 11 January - 30 April 2018 and 1 November - 22 December 2018 or save 10% for stays between 1 May - 31 October 2018. Valid for stays of at least 4 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
    • Honeymoon benefits 2018(9)
      Honeymooners staying at least 4 nights receive a bottle of Taittinger Champagne, A selection of 3 tapas at Chill Bar , a L'Ocitane Sleep Well Honeymoon Gift Pack and USD25 Spa Credit.
    • Up to a 28% discount for Maldives getaways 2019
      Book now and receive up to a 28% discount on stays from 1 April 2019 until 24 July 2019, and 1 December 2019 until 22 December 2019. Selected rooms only. Minimum stay of 7 nights. Blackout dates apply. Restrictions apply.
    • 10% Early Booking Offer for Maldives getaways 2019(1)
      Book 60 days or more prior to arrival and receive a 10% discount on stays from 11 January 2019 until 22 December 2019. Minimum stay of 4 nights. Restrictions apply.
    • 5% Early Booking Discount Maldives for 2019
      Book 60 days or more prior to arrival and receive a 5% discount on stays from 1 November 2018 until 22 December 2018, 11 January 2019 until 31 October 2019. Minimum stay of 4 nights. Restrictions apply.
    • 20% discount Late Booking Offer Maldives for 2018
      Book now and receive a 20% discount on stays until 31 October 2018. Restrictions apply.
    • Up to 28% discount Maldives for 2019
      Book now and receive up to a 28% discount on stays from 1 April 2019 until 18 April 2019, from 1 May 2019 until 24 July 2019, and from 1 December 2019 until 22 December 2019. Minimum stay of 7 nights. Selected rooms only. Restrictions apply.
    • 10% Early Booking Offer Maldives for 2019(1)
      Book 60 days prior to arrival and receive a 10% discount on stays from 11 January 2019 until 22 December 2019. Minimum stay of 4 nights. Restrictions apply.
    • 35% discount for late summer 2018
      Book now and receive a 35% discount on stays until 30 September 2018. Restrictions apply.
    • Expressions Holidays Maldives Early Booking Offer - save £125 per person
      Book a holiday to the Maldives with a duration of 10 or more paid nights before 31 October 2018 for travel between 1 October 2018 and 31 March 2019 and receive £125 per person off the price. Applicable to new holidays only.

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    Our opinion

    "A perfect choice for a honeymoon with romantic dining options and a wonderful spa".

    Hotel description

    Secluded but not isolated, Velassaru is located on a private coral island in the turquoise Indian Ocean reached by an exhilarating speedboat ride. The resort has taken inspiration from local Maldivian architecture and minimal chic is revealed in teak, stone and thatch. Beach or overwater rooms feature high vaulted ceilings and panoramic walls, invoking a sense of space. Simple colour tones are enhanced by a dash of bright green or refreshing yellow. Five dining venues and two awe-inspiring bars each exude an individual personality. Etesian represents a gourmet tour of the Mediterranean, Turquoise serves Asian dishes overlooking the ocean and Teppanyaki includes live cooking stations perched over the lagoon. In the evening, enjoy a cocktail or two and live music in Fen bar. For extra romance, you can dine on your chosen secluded spot under the stars. There are plenty of water sports on offer including a PADI dive school, water-skiing, windsurfing and transparent kayaks. At the marine research centre, you can join the in-house marine biologist to explore the wonders of the Maldives underwater world. Velassaru is actively involved in coral plantation and preserving the wonders of the lagoon. For some relaxation, the fabulous spa provides signature treatments enriched with indigenous ingredients. Ten over-water treatment pavilions feature an uninterrupted view of the Maldivian seascape. A steam room, hydro pool and yoga pavilion complete the experience. For added value, it is possible to upgrade to the Velassaru Indulgence package where all meals and selected drinks are included alongside a complimentary excursion. You can enjoy lunch and dinner at any of the resort’s operational restaurants, including Fen Bar, Chill Bar and Pizzeria.Velassaru is a romantic choice and especially popular with honeymooners.



    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Open all year

    Distance from airport

    25 minutes by speedboat

    Closest airport


    Room types

    All rooms have terrace or sundeck, indoor or garden bathroom, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, hairdryer, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, IDD telephone, safe, satellite TV, DVD player, ipod docking station and complimentary WiFi. The Pool Villa and Suite also have private butler service.
    Deluxe Bungalow
    Deluxe Villa
    Beach Villa
    Beach Villa with pool
    Water Bungalow with pool
    Water Villa
    Water Villa with pool
    Pool Villa (minimum 2 nights stay)
    Velassaru Water Suite (minimum 3 nights stay)

    Hotel facilities and services

     129 villas, 5 restaurants, 2 bars, swimming pool, spa and yoga pavilion, fitness club, marine centre, PADI dive centre, boutique, island doctor.

    Water sports

     Chargeable: Windsurfing, kayaks, catamaran sailing, water-skiing, wake boarding, diving.

    Land sports

     Complimentary: Tennis.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Located on a private coral island. Fishing, speedboats and diving nearby.

    Sports nearby


    Children allowed but not recommended to occupy over-water accommodation and parents are required to sign a disclaimer for if children are accommodated in them. Children Reductions available when sharing with two adults. The maximum occupancy of each accommodation category is 2 adults and 1 child except from Beach Villas and Beach Pool which allows 2 adults and 2 children. Children are not permitted in the Water Suite.

    Minimum stays

    Minimum stay of 5 nights for all arrivals and departures between 28 December to 5 January

    Other information

    Supplements are required for the compulsory Christmas Gala Dinner and New Year Gala Dinner.

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