Angsana Velavaru is an idyllic island resort in the Maldives with varied leisure and dining facilities, named after the turtles that once nested on the island’s expansive white sand beaches.
Accommodation at the resort is either found on the beach or within the lagoon on the edge of the reef, some with private pools. The luxurious island villas all enjoy a private beachfront setting with private gardens and a comfortable seating area which is perfect for evening dining. The cluster of two-storey overwater villas are found just one kilometre away from the island, each fully equipped with luxury amenities including a designer bathtub and offering private water access - perfect for snorkelling and swimming.
The island has a number of dining options including Azzurro where Italian influenced dishes are served in an overwater setting; the open-air Funa Restaurant where guests can enjoy fresh seafood and international dishes; and Kaani, a beachfront buffet restaurant serving Asian inspired cuisine. If you wish to be a little more adventurous, try the castaway island dining experience - hop on a boat and arrive at a private island and enjoy Maldivian specialities prepared by your own chef. Velavaru also has a cookery school where you can learn how to prepare traditional dishes with the resort chef.
Angsana Velavaru has great watersports facilities including scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, catamaran sailing and canoeing plus a PADI 5 Star Gold Dive Centre with dives and courses suitable for beginners to dive master levels.
The Kid's Club offers fun-filled activities for all ages - treasure hunts, 'little chef' cooking classes, t-shirt painting, sand castle building and sea life discovery. There's even a Marine Conservation Lab with educational activities for all ages such as coral planting, marine biology presentations and snorkelling safaris.
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Children: Children are welcome all year round and there is a Kid's Club which is complimentary for youngsters aged 4 to 11 years old.
Due to the design and safety issues, In Ocean Villas are not recommended for families with children under the age of 12 - however, this will be at the discretion of parents.
Airport Transfer: 40 minutes by seaplane
Complimentary: Non-motorised water sports, daily house reef snorkelling, use of the fitness centre, beach volleyball, table tennis, beach football and stingray feeding.
Facilities Available at a Local Charge: Spa treatments, watersports including windsurfing, catamaran sailing, snorkelling and canoeing plus a PADI 5 Star Gold Dive Centre.
Meal Arrangements: Guests can choose to stay on a bed and breakfast, full board or all-inclusive basis. Full board includes a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner at Kaani Restaurant and Azzurro Restaurant. Guests staying on an all-inclusive basis can enjoy unlimited beverages at both restaurants and at Kuredi and Azurro bar, including a selection of 40 cocktails, 40 premium band spirits, a selection of wine served by the glass, international draught and bottled beers, plus a vast range of non-alcoholic beverages. Mini-bar beverages and snacks are also included and replenished daily.
A Premium All-Inclusive package is available including additional amenities such as a fruit basket and Champagne on arrival, a lobster dinner and a daily afternoon canape selection.
Restaurants & bars: There are three restaurants and one additional bar at Angsana Velavaru. Azzurro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner serving Italian cuisine; Funa Restaurant serves fresh seafood and international dishes; while Kaani is a beachfront buffet restaurant serving Asian inspired cuisine. If you wish to be a little more adventurous, try the castaway island dining experience - hop on a boat and arrive at a private island and enjoy Maldivian specialities prepared by your own chef. Kuredi Bar serves light snacks and cocktails throughout the day.
All of the 113 villas have LCD TV, CD player, IDD telephone, Wi-Fi internet connection, an in-villa safe, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and house robes, individually controlled air-conditioning and a ceiling fan. InOncean Villas are located on stilts 1km from the island, each with a butler to assist guests during their stay.
Beachfront Villa: These bright and colourful villas have a king sized bed, an expansive furnished veranda leading to the beach with views of the Indian Ocean, sun loungers in the private garden plus indoor and outdoor showers.
Beachfront Jet Pool Villa: These villas are similar to the Beachfront Villas but with a small jet pool on the private garden.
Deluxe Beachfront Pool Villa: These spacious villas are similar to the Beachfront Villas but with additional indoor and outdoor space plus a plunge pool in the private garden.
Velavaru Villa With Pool: A large beachfront villa which is perfect for guests wishing to holiday in style with friends, with a king sized bedroom as well as a sofa bed in a separate living area. There is a swimming pool in the private garden and a furnished veranda overlooking the beach. This villa can be connected to a Beachfront Jet Pool Villa.
Angsana Villa with Pool: A large beachfront villa with two bedrooms, a spa treatment room, separate dining area and extensive outdoor space. Each bedroom leads out onto a furnished veranda overlooking the beach, while a swimming pool and separate jet pool are found in the private garden.
InOcean Pool Villa: Offering either sunrise or sunset views, these spacious two-storey villas boast an infinity pool on an expansive wooden deck with direct access to the lagoon, a hammock suspended above the water and a jetty leading out to a daybed. Inside there is a king sized bedroom, separate lounge area and luxurious bathroom with a bathtub beside glass walls offering endless ocean views, while upstairs is a rooftop deck and pavilion which can be used for spa treatments or dining.
InOcean Sanctuary Pool Villa: These villas are similar to the InOcean Pool Villas but offer even more space with a separate twin bedroom and an even larger rooftop deck.
InOcean Pool Villa with Sala: Offering either sunrise or sunset views, these villas are similar to the InOcean Pool Villas but even more spacious.