If you want a truly intimate and secluded holiday, this hotel might be the best choice. Velaa Private Island is one of islands in the Maldives. The island was named after turtles that nest there. Located in Noonu Atoll that is north of Male, the resort is a complex of 45 private villas, residences and houses. The resort is made in contemporary style with obvious influences of local culture and rich use of local materials. Some villas are built on the land, while others are built over the water on stilts. There is also the Romantic Pool Residence that can be reached only from the side of water by boat. The villas differ in size, the biggest 4 villas are equipped with 4 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 10 guests.
The hotel complex has design that is somewhat reminiscent of a sea turtle as shell colors and patterns are used throughout the resort. If looking at the hotel from high above, it looks like the head of a turtle and the rest of the island forms its body. Guests of the resort are welcome to enjoy such unique services as a private submarine, a large golf course and a private golf academy, and the only My Blend by Clarins spa in the Maldives. Fans of yoga will certainly enjoy personal training in a specially dedicated place on the beach or on a platform among the trees. To the service of guests are fitness facilities, various water sports (snorkelling, sailing, diving, water-skiing, kayaking, windsurfing and more), several tennis and volleyball courts.
Velaa Private Island has three restaurants that are run by a Michelin star chef Adeline Grattard. There are also several food and beverage outlets in the centre of the island, a beachfront bar, a poolside bar and a wine cellar.