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Velaa Private Island: The ultimate playground for the rich and famous

Velaa Private Island was created with a simple idea – to bring together the best of the Maldives on a single island.

By LLM Reporters  |  July 12, 2022
Velaa Private Island

From shore to shore and sunrise to sunset, Velaa Private Island awaits with thrilling adventures and unlimited possibilities on one of the world’s most luxurious islands. Nestled within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll in the Maldives, Velaa Private Island takes exclusivity to the next level with facilities and service that go beyond traditional resort.

From hi-tech water sports including flyboarding and hoverboarding, jet skis and towables, to night golf, padel tennis and a climbing wall, there is something for all thrill seekers. For those looking to relax and explore, guests can partake in personal yoga and meditation sessions, dive into the depths of the secret underworld or take a ride on Yacht Rania, Velaa’s very own luxury yacht.

The sea

Velaa Private Island was created with a simple idea – to bring together the best of the Maldives on a single island.

Velaa Private Island houses some of the newest hi-tech water sport toys and equipment, from flyboarding and hoverboarding, to electric foil surf boards and the latest tandem jetovator, as well as a complete range of exciting towables for children and families to enjoy.

Guests can choose to venture out for big game fishing or a snorkelling trip around an untouched reef or opt to experience an authentic Maldivian Batheli boat cruise or enjoy a lavish lunch on a deserted island followed by dolphin watching at sunset. At Velaa, the sea offers endless activities for everyone.

The sport

Velaa’s sports and fitness facilities include a sensational golf course

Velaa’s sports and fitness facilities include the Maldives’s only covered tennis court, as well as a squash court, padel court, climbing wall, a state of the art ‘Technogym’ and even a football pitch. Personal yoga and meditation sessions are also available to guests, held in the elevated yoga pavilion, a private garden or on the beach.

Designed by José María Olazábal, renowned for his short game prowess, Velaa Golf Academy by Olazábal is a unique golfing experience available exclusively at Velaa. The studio offers one-on-one tuition with PGA professionals aided by the latest swing analysis technology and is also equipped with a Trackman simulator to enhance the golf session. Velaa has recently introduced night golf, which brings a visual and sensory twist to the usual activity of golf by daylight. With the regular visual aspect of golf being compromised, the holes, flags and golf balls light up for definition.

The secret world

The untouched Noonu atoll is home to numerous exotic dive sites featuring shark cleaning stations, dramatic swim-throughs, and elusive Eagle Rays

The untouched Noonu atoll is home to numerous exotic dive sites featuring shark cleaning stations, dramatic swim-throughs, and elusive eagle rays. At Velaa, a dedicated marine biology team oversees the development of the largest coral restoration programme in the Maldives, and guests can arrange an immersive tour of the coral garden as well as discover the fascinating hidden-gems located within the house reef. Velaa’s well-equipped dive shop offers PADI certification from beginner through to dive master levels and a range of Scubapro equipment.

The ship

Yacht Rania
Designed with speed, space and style in mind, the 60-foot Yacht Rania is complete with two engines and boasts travel speeds of up to 34 knots; rivalling the energy and power of a speedboat

Velaa Private Island is home to one of the fastest yachts of its kind in the Maldives; Yacht Rania. Unquestionably the most exhilarating way to explore the waters of the Indian Ocean, the yacht further affirms the island’s dedication to fulfilling every guest’s desire for a holiday of a lifetime. Designed with speed, space and style in mind, the 60-foot Yacht Rania is complete with two engines and boasts travel speeds of up to 34 knots; rivalling the energy and power of a speedboat.

Setting Rania apart from others, it can comfortably host up to 10 guests for a day trip on its front and back sun deck – and with guests’ comfort always a priority, it comes complete with a state-of-the-art front retractable roof. For adrenaline junkies, the yacht’s moving platform at the back, the hydraulic platform, allows space for a jet ski, enabling guests to be left to their own devices whilst they explore the waters, or for divers to be pulled up with ease.

Factbox

Address: Republic of Maldives, Maldives
Phone: +960 656-5000
Website: velaaprivateisland.com