Velaa Private Island

Velaa shares its name and its home with the generations of sea turtles that have inhabited the island for countless years. The colours and patterns of a turtle shell make up subtle nuances in the design, while from a broader aerial view Velaa’s exclusive over-water villas resemble the head of a turtle with the island forming the body. Designed by Czech architect Petr Kolar, the overall design concept is contemporary, yet intimate, with Maldivian nuances.

Velaa Private Island is located in Noonu Atoll, a scenic 45 minute seaplane flight north from Male’ International Airport.


Velaa Private Island has been designed and curated with privacy and comfort as the guiding principles while allowing the Indian Ocean to take centre stage. At one with nature, each of our private retreats is built using local materials, combining comtemporary flourishes with interiors designed for sensory exploration. Generous terraces and sultry gazebos are positioned to maximise shade, breeze, views and privacy, allowing for total immersion in nature.

Villa types of Velaa Private Island

Beach Pool Villa / Contact us to get a personal quote

These one-bedroom beachfront pool villas are sumptuously furnished. Mahogany louvered panels and intricate lofty ceilings give a colonial feel while teak furniture and suspended bamboo lights bring nature in. Wall to wall glass doors frame the terrace and private pool and embraces a full view on the beach and lagoon. An indoor bathroom with Romeo and Juliet basins opens to a large outdoor bathroom connected by a garden atrium where a gazebo-covered daybed overlooks the oversized tub. Day beds, swinging chair and an alfresco dining area face the Indian Ocean.

Deluxe Beach Pool Villa / Contact us to get a personal quote

Natural materials and colors bring the outside in, while handpicked coral sculpture or a suspended pod chair add an element of playful refinement. These private one-bedroom beachfront pool villas feature a separate large living room, outdoor terrace and private pool and indoor bathroom. The Zen-like outdoor bathroom features a huge bath and deck, and reclining day beds under a pillared podium connected by a garden atrium. The alfresco dining area by the pool is the place to be at sunset for another private moment.

Sunrise Water Pool Villa / Contact us to get a personal quote

Set off the island along an extended jetty, the villas on this crescent have their own uninterrupted views of the ocean and private pool. The overhanging thatch offers shade over the dining area, while the bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace, pool and sun deck with steps leading alluringly into the lagoon. Inside, the comfortable living room is designed around a viewing window set into the floor, while the bed, made up in crisp white linen, and faces the ocean. Grand bathrooms with circular baths feature large format murals of sea turtles.

Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa / Contact us to get a personal quote

Separated by canvas sails and carefully positioned wooden pillars, each villa has its own uninterrupted view of the ocean and private pool and faces the sunset. The overhanging Maldivian thatch offers shade in the alfresco dining area, while the bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace. The pool and sun deck have steps leading into the ocean, while under the gazebo a vast daybed scattered with cushions catches the final moments of the sunset for your Champagne moments. Inside, the comfortable living room is designed around a viewing window set into the floor. Grand bathrooms with circular baths and a swinging chair reflect the water surrounding the villa.

Beach Pool House - Two Bedrooms / Contact us to get a personal quote

This two-bedroom house is separated by a large living area that works as a retreat in the day and a social hub by night, leading to the kitchen which looks like a bar with high stools and open shelving, but is practical for catering. Bedrooms blend light and privacy using louvered wood, natural materials and lights suspended from high vaulted ceilings. Rattan swinging chairs add a sense of fun to the elegant décor. Outside the generous terraces and private pool maximise space while carefully positioned day beds and a standalone alfresco dining platform offer panoramic views of the lagoon.

Beach Pool Pavilion / Contact us to get a personal quote

Nestled in tropical gardens and flanked by tall palms gently swaying, the one-bedroom beachfront pavilion is ideal for couples and small families, as it offers a second convertible space which can be arranged according to guests’ desires. Whether it be a second bedroom, spa, gym or library. The large living area works as a retreat in the day and a social hub in the evening, leading to the kitchen which acts as a bar with high stools and open shelving and is practical for catering. The bedroom blends light and privacy using louvered wood panels, natural materials and lights suspended from a high vaulted ceiling. Rattan swinging chairs add a sense of fun to the elegant décor. Outside the generous terraces and private pool maximize space while carefully positioned day beds and a standalone alfresco dining platform gives panoramic views of the lagoon.

Ocean Pool House - Two Bedrooms / Contact us to get a personal quote

This generous two-bedroom overwater house is fringed with Maldivian thatch and offers elegant living space with carefully curated art pieces. Louvered shutters let the breeze flow through, while a deep sofa is covered in scatter cushions, ideal for settling down with a good book or just listening to the sea. The dining area provides a central space while the ocean is the backdrop from every aspect. From the two spacious bathrooms featuring circular baths, to the elegant bedrooms. Swim in your own pool and relax on the sun deck, or step directly into the lagoon. Kick back under one of two gazebos – one with a sunken hot tub and the other with daybeds.

Romantic Pool Residence / Contact us to get a personal quote

Ideal for honeymooners, this romantic residence is suspended above the lagoon and offers utmost privacy and romance. Accessible only by boat, all rooms of this residence open on to the terraces, where the pool, sundeck and sunken bath offer varying aspects on the horizon. Dine inside at sunset or over the water in the dining gazebo on its own jetty, or enjoy sundowners on the sumptuous daybeds. Interiors are designed with natural materials and neutral colors with occasional accents of animal prints. With a private gym and spa treatment room there´s little reason to leave.

Velaa Private Residence - Four Bedrooms / Contact us to get a personal quote

Imagine the definitive ultimate beach residence. The Velaa Private Residences are the only 4-bedroom residences in the Maldives offering elegant contemporary design and 1,349 square meters of grand interior and exterior space, inclusive of two terraces, a pool and a courtyard. Secluded on a pristine private beach, carefully curated interiors deliver comfort, style and elegance in equal measures. These residences are laid out with privacy in mind. Each of the 4-bedrooms faces the ocean across a stretch of icing sugar sand; the first floor bedrooms have generous balconies while the ground floor opens onto the pool and garden. Indoor and outdoor bathrooms are also connected by a garden atrium. Flanked by two gazebos for dining, resting or playing, the pool reflects the ocean and is the central focus. Behind the living space a gym, spa room and outdoor living area offer plenty of quiet spaces to retire to. These residences grant a new level of luxury travel in the Maldives for friends and families alike.

For the epicurean, Velaa Private Island boasts the culinary consultancy of Michelin-star chef Adeline Grattard from Paris. With three restaurants, two bars and an exclusive wine cellar, guests have a diverse selection of locations and cuisines to choose from as they feel.

Adeline Grattard
Acclaimed chef Adeline Grattard oversees certain culinary programmes at Velaa Private Island, most notably menus at Aragu and Air Breakfast signature restaurant and the Michelin Star Dining destination.

Bruno Contreras
International Chef Bruno Contreras is Executive Chef, specialising in Mediterranean and European cuisine at the helm of carefully crafted destination experiences for the ever demanding traveler.

Gaushan de Silva
Executive Sous Chef Gaushan de Silva creates exceptional tasting menus with innovative presentation and techniques marrying finest produce with molecular gastronomy.


Signature restaurant Aragu serves innovative cuisine in an elegant setting over water. Aragu means ‘essence’ and the concept is offering two distinct ways of enjoying one dish – a ‘simplistic’ option focusing on the clear taste of individual elements and simple combinations, or a ‘sensational’ option, whereby elements are combined to create exciting and harmonious fusions of ingredients. Before or after dining, guests can enjoy vintage champagne at Cru lounge.


Tavaru houses a Teppanyaki kitchen with live cooking stations, and special wine and food tasting events in the centrepiece of the island, a visually striking tower where Velaa’s extensive wine cellar also takes centre stage. The 30 page wine list is paradise for true oenophiles, covering the whole spectrum from boutique wineries to grand marques and organic and as well as biodynamic producers. Guests can choose from rare gems such as a 1956 Domaine de la Romanée Conti “Romanée Conti”, rare vintage Salon Champagne, or two centuries old fortified wine 1870 Blandy “Verdelho Solera”, among countless other celebrated vintages.


Athiri is beachfront all-day dining at its finest, presenting a feast of creative contemporary cuisine, including a wood-fired oven baking perfect pizzas and fresh bread throughout the day.


Avi is a casual pool bar by day and vibrant cocktail bar by night, complete with mixologist and live DJ against the backdrop of spectacular ocean views.

Destination Dining

Destination Dining is a unique concept whereby guests are entertained exclusively in a variety of stylish and distinctly different settings, both on and off the island with creative menus and entertainment. Ideal for special occasions and private events.

In-villa Dining

In-villa Dining allows guests’ privacy and personal space around the clock with the speedy “Velaa Express” service and “Served in Villa” menus available at any time.

Dining gallery

Spa facilities

Velaa Private Island counts itself one of only a handful of hotels in the world to be working alongside Spa My Blend facial treatments and products for a truly personalized experience.

Showcasing the first ‘snow room’ in the Maldives, the spa offers a synergy of therapies and products with six secluded treatment villas (4 couple and 2 individual) over the water. A comprehensive range of signature treatments includes customised facials with sophisticated European technology and traditional Asian massages and Ayurvedic therapies.

For the ultimate personalised experience, Spa My Blend by Clarins offers Velaa Signature Rituals – Velaa Island Fantasy and the Island Body Boost. Developed exclusively by Clarins, and inspired by the natural beauty of the Maldives, these two sumptuous treatments can be experienced no-where else in the world.

Also featured at Velaa Private Island’s spa is Wolke 7 Cloud 9, a holistic spa treatment developed by Viennese artist and perception researcher Sha, where cloud-shaped reclining treatment pods cradle guests into deep relaxation, entering a world where boundaries disappear to counter daily stresses and strains.

Spa gallery

Boutiques and Library

Boutiques feature latest designer beachwear, jewelery, exclusive clothing and accessories, along with a gift shop and international library for adults and children.


Velaa Private Island offers the latest in “Technogym”, a world-class Gym featuring state-of-the-art fitness equipment.

On an elevated Yoga Pavilion, with beautiful views over the golf academy, guests can receive personal yoga master sessions, either on the raised-tree meditation platform in the garden or by the beach.

Golf enthusiasts can enjoy the only “Velaa Short Game Golf Academy by Olazabal” in the Maldives. Managed by Troon, it features 170 sqm of greens and pitching zones, plus a swing studio for improving your game designed by US Master’s Champion Jose Maria Olazabal.

Sports facilities extend to a covered Tennis Court & Squash Court, Beach Volleyball and an artificial Football pitch.


Seadoo Scooters are available for hire to effortlessly access the island’s coral reef for the best snorkeling.

Windsurfing offers seven different board size options and 10 sail configurations for all conditions and experience, from training for complete novices to the most advanced setup for experts.

Sailing features a Topcat K1 Catamaran and New Zealand-designed Weta High Performance Trimaran easily operated by one or two.

Kite Surfing is with F1 Kites - by far the best in the world - taking this action packed sport to all levels, from downwind runs to private lessons.

Kayaks are available in 3 different, fun options: single, double or family.

Stand Up Paddle Boards are increasingly popular, to explore the beautiful waters around Velaa Private Island and keep fit at the same time!

Jet Skis are Yamaha VX 1100 Cruisers, designed for both experienced riders to enjoy great on-water performance, and beginners to ride at reduced power, for safety and comfort.

Seabobs are the latest and greatest watersports trend, for cruising effortlessly on top or just under the surface like a dolphin.

Our AG21 Sports Boat is new to Yamaha’s speedboat range, designed for water sports of all types, with unique features to lower the centre of gravity and increase wake size.

For all levels, styles and ages are Water-skiing, Wakeboarding and Knee Boarding with fun inflatable activities such as Tubes, Bananas and the new Ski Seat experience.

Excursions & Diving

Our Dive Centre offers all levels of certification courses and scuba diving over breathtaking marine vistas. The truly adventurous can join an exclusive semi-submarine expedition. Fishing expeditions are into the deep, cool waters of the Noonu Atoll, home to a vast array of species. Sunset cruises, dolphin watching and private excursions are aboard either a luxury prestige yacht or traditional ‘Bahthelis’ boats.

Scuba Diving - Velaa Private Island Dive Centre is equipped with Scubapro, renowned for its outstanding quality, and is affiliated with the international leisure diving association PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors).

Snorkeling – Either direct from the beach, off the island coral reef, or with excursions to outer islands such as Orimas Varu and Gathafaru.

Night Snorkeling - Night Sea Torches enable guests to view florescent marine organisms when snorkeling after dark.

Sea Manta Encounter – Our Marine Biologist accompanies expeditions to encounter manta rays, a beautiful experience described by many as almost spiritual.

Submarine - To explore the deeper waters of the Noonu Atoll, three-person ambient pressure submarine tours are operated by a trained skipper who offers an informative narration on this exciting adventure.

Educational Presentations - Power point presentations on a variety of topics are screened once or twice weekly, set up on the beach with beanbag chairs, nibbles and champagne or fruit cocktails (weather permitting). This is also an additional option for a rainy day activity, taking place indoors.

Dolphin Cruise – On one evening a week, we organise magical encounters with dolphins, including informative insights into their behaviour and the different species native to the Maldives.

Meet Our Sea Turtles - Daily sea turtle hatchery feeding is accompanied by a “turtle talk” about our private island hatchery, sea turtles in general and environmental concerns. Night Walks are organised to observe nest laying and hatching when it occurs – including late night beach picnic in the vicinity of nests.

Exclusive offers

Following exclusive offers are only from Alpha Maldives. Please note that the rates are calculated with all the taxes and it is per person per night basis. Exclusive offer rates are calculated without transfer to the resort and villas are subject to availability.