Hey babes! It’s finally time for the big Maldives travel diary. It was my second time there, but my first at Velaa Privat Island Maldives, the most exclusive resort of the Maldives. It is located in the Noonu Atoll, 187 Kilometers away from Male. You can only get there by seaplane. When you arrive at Male, Velaa Privat Island offers a private limousine service to Velaa Seaplane Lounge, where you can spend some relaxing time with refreshing drinks waiting for the departure. The flight with their own Velaa Privat Island seaplane takes round about 40 short minutes.
It was a very exicting experience for me sticking with my nose on the window and enjoying the incredible view out of it.
After the landing we were warmly welcomed from the staff and our own butler. Abdullah took us directly to our beach pool villa. This one bedroom beach front villa is splendid furnished. Mahogany panels, teak furniture and bamboo lights. I love these materials. You also have an indoor bathroom and a large outdoor bathroom, an own pool, day beds and an alfresco dining area. We stayed there for four nights and had a full schedule experiencing the several activities of the resort.
The second day we had our resort tour after an amazing breakfast. We had the chance to see other kind of accommodations, the own island library and the wine cellar. We could also discover what happens behind the scenes too. It was a great experience to see how good the entire staff (round about 400 people) are living there. Velaa also offer a plant of activities. We were visiting the Watersport, Diving and Yoga area too. They have a covered tennis court where you can play squash, badminton, beach volleyball. A 6 metre climbing wall is also part of it. They even have an own small golf place designed by Jose Maria Olazabal and a golf academy. In the afternoon I had a great relaxing massage at the over water spa. After that I enjoyed sauna with beach view and drunk coconut water in the whirlpool. Never felt better!
At the evening we had dinner at the Aragu. This magnificently illuminated place is outstanding. You feel like in a James Bond movie when you are there. It’s almost unreal. Interior goals meets gourmet perfection. We tasted the modern European cuisine at its best.
Their wine selection is the best of the Maldives and surely one of the most special ones worldwide.
The third day we had some beach time and created a lot of content for you. This place is just perfect for photoshoots. (Stay tuned. I will be showing you all through the next weeks). This day we had lunch and dinner at the Athiri beach front Restaurant. For lunch we had a delicious Athiri’s signature pizza fresh from the wood-fired oven. For dinner we decide to have some light and delicious seafood. There we also had every morning a gorgeous buffet breakfast with am amazing choice of fresh fruits and cooked breakfasts.
The fourth day I had my very first golf lesson and felt in love with this sport. At the afternoon a big tropical storm took place and I did something I really love. I took a rain shower with my love and we danced in the rain. So romantic! Just unforgettable. This island and its privacy makes you really feel free to do what your heart needs. There are a lot of romantic highlights to do such as weddings, honeymoons or private dinners…
One of our favorite spots was the Tavaru Restaurant. There you have the most amazing view over Velaa. Sitting on the bar, you can watch the chefs cooking right under your nose. They offer the most fresh and delicious food cooked on hot iron plates of the Teppanyaki grill. We had there our last dinner at Velaa.
Velaa Privat Island is not only the most exclusive and outstanding resort of the Maldives offering the greatest luxury you can get. I think I have to say that I have never met such a friendly and attentive staff. Everywhere on the resort they gave us extraordinary support and always knew our names.
The Velaa experience goes deep under the skin. It changes your awareness of luxury. Because luxury is all about emotions. You have to feel it.
Please find my personal Velaa Privat Island Playlist and Video at the end of this blogpost. xoxo Georgina