Veligandu Island Resort offer the ultimate experience with superb accommodation. There are three types of villa available Jacuzzi Water Villas (54), Water Villas (10) and Jacuzzi Beach Villas (10).
Each villa is supplied with the following facilities, a king sized bed, private sundeck with furniture, air-conditioning, overhead fan, sitting area with 36inch flat screen cable TV, DVD player, broadband, internet, IDD telephone, personal safe. The rooms feature tropical decor, wood floors, stocked mini bar with refrigerator, tea/coffee/espresso machine, spacious bathroom with rain shower, double sinks, bath accessories, hairdryer, nightly turndown service and complimentary use of chaise lounges at the beach and beach towels. Electric power is available at 220VAC, 50Hz.
Jacuzzi Water Villas:
The 54 Jacuzzi Water Villas are located on the water supported on stilts in the lagoon, connected to the shore by a walk way, they feature a partial open air bathroom, an outdoor Jacuzzi and stairs into the sea.
The 10 Water Villas are similar to the Jacuzzi Water Villas but a little smaller, and do not feature the partial open air bathroom or Jacuzzi.
Jacuzzi Beach Villas:
The 10 Jacuzzi Beach Villas are identical to the Jacuzzi Water Villas but are located on the beach facing out to sea.
The main dining room, the Dhonveli Restaurant features a traditional sand floor, serves buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an all you can eat limit and variety enough to please anyone. Alternatively the is the a la carte options available from Room Service, a Snack menu from the bar and at the pool and special Beach Dinners.
The Madivaru Restaurant on the beach offers a menu of fresh grilled seafood, prime beef and other Asian specialties.
The Thundi Bar is located by the al fresco deck overlooking the lagoon, it serves favourite beverages and snacks and features colour satellite TV coverage of international sporting events.
The Veligandu Spa, over-the-water, provides a tropical spa experience for both men and women focusing on wholeness, simplicity, purity and quality. It offers Asian massage techniques combined with the therapists healing energy, using only chemical free, pure organic compounds, and follows a natural and holistic personalized approach to caring for each guests health, beauty and well being. Sauna and steam room are available.
A weekly night time program including Bodu Beru Cultural Dance Show, Crab Races, Divers Video, DJ Disco, Quiz Games Night and Games Night
A program of guided excursions including Snorkelling, Island Hopping, Robinson Crusoe Daytrips, Sightseeing to Rasdhoo Island, Sunset Cruises, and more is available. For those who want to exercise the mind a number of board games like Chess, Checkers, and Scrabble are available at the Thundi Bar. An Internet Cafe for email and web browsing is provided and wireless access is available in the public areas.
The Gift Shop which features a complete selection of Swimwear, Sportswear, Batik, Music CDs, Artwork, Crafts, Sundries, Magazines, Cigarettes, and more! Jewellers offers a complete selection of Gemstones and Jewellery at reasonable prices.
Sports and Recreation:
The island features a stunning white sand beach next to the magnificent lagoon. The house reef is perfect for snorkelling in the clear water. A freshwater swimming pool overlooks the beach with a children’s pool and on the beach volleyball and badminton are played. Fishing excursions at morning or sunset and for deep sea trips are available. There is also a fitness centre outfitted with a range of modern exercise equipment.
The Games Room:
A range of indoor games including Table Tennis, Billiards, Darts, Foosball table, a TV lounge with satellite coverage of international sporting events, and a Lending Library where you can take or donate a book. The Watersports Center handles rental and instruction, including Catamarans and Kayaks.
The Ocean-Pro Divers SCUBA Centre features Guided Diving and Snorkelling Boat Trips, Equipment and Accessory Sales, Rental and Repair, and a complete PADI Instructional Program.
Scuba Diving with the Ocean-Pro divers all visitors can enjoy the variety of 20 local dive sites, suitable for beginners to more experienced divers. The sites include thrilling thilas (large coral structures), outside reef sites and channel dives.
You can dive all of Rasdhoo Atoll, from North to South and East to West, and with only one other resort nearby, Ocean-Pro divers will generally have the luxury of being the only divers on site!
In the small Rasdhoo Atoll there is no specific season for the mantas and you have the chance to see them on various dive sites throughout the year. There is usually a higher concentration of mantas in the months of December and March.
Grey reef sharks can be seen at Madivaru Corner and Kuramathi Thila, the best time being around February. White Tip Reef sharks can be seen on almost every dive, and the sighting of grown black tips is common. A big highlight is the "Big Blue" where you have a good chance year-round to see hammerhead sharks!
Experienced divers can dive the house reef independently in buddy teams, although guided dives are available upon request. On the inner West side, you rarely have current so it is a nice spot for an easygoing night dive, where you can see moray eels, a few lobster, and always present is a big school of barracuda. This location is perfect for beginners wishing to enjoy diving independently in buddy teams.
The second House Reef entry point is as the south side of the island, easy going but needs a little knowledge of navigation. Eagle rays, and occasionally black tip reef sharks, with turtles and octopi are regularly seen. The jetty has large schools of batfish and jacks all the time.
The east side of the house reef is open to the ocean current so divers should be aware. If you can handle the currents is a good chance to see many types of fish here, eagle rays, white and black tip sharks, big napoleon, stingrays, octopuses and all types of adult and juvenile reef fish.
Inside the lagoon it is well protected and seldom has strong currents, making it an ideal location for training dives. The water is usually clear and with the house reef nearby there is plenty for the students to see immediately after the course.
Information about the seaplane transfer:
Seaplanes fly during daylight hours only, i.e., between about 6:00 and 18:00 Airline policy requires passengers to check-in no later than 2 hours before flight time, therefore a Veligandu guest can connect by seaplane only to international flights departing HIA after 9:00 Also, the last seaplane departure from Veligandu is about 16:30 Guests arriving on an international flight from which it is not possible to connect with the last seaplane departure from the MAT Terminal (the guest must check-in at the MAT Terminal no later than about 16:00) will have to overnight at the Hulhule Airport Hotel, or at a hotel in Male, or remain at the Airport.