Take a break from life with a visit to Velaa Private Island in the Maldives. Surrounded by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, this island hideaway lies in Noonu Atoll.
The mile-long resort was originally the dream of Czech couple Jirí and Radka Smejc — it is now an idyllic family beach destination for you to enjoy.
Dotted along the shoreline and among swaying palms you will find 47 villas and spacious residences on this slice of paradise. All come complete with their own pools, ocean access and day beds.
Lying close to Noonu Atoll, you can join an immersive tour of the coral garden and discover a rainbow of marine life located within the house reef. The dive shop offers PADI certification from beginner through to dive master levels.
Days can be spent riding the waves on the latest hi-tech water-sport toys, from flyboarding to electric foil surf boards and the latest tandem jetovator. An array of inflatables can be enjoyed by the whole family.
You can choose from three restaurants serving a ‘a world of flavours’. Enjoy an elevated experience at Tavaru, which serves Japanese Teppanyaki. Athiri is open all day and features a global menu, while Avi is a poolside lounge space where the mixologists work their magic. A candle-lit supper on the beach or family picnic can also be arranged.
Velaa offers the ultimate romantic escape to a private residence on its own island. You have the option of a personal butler and can relax in the outdoor Jacuzzi, infinity pool, secluded sundeck, and sunken bath.
No stay would be complete without a visit to Velaa Wellbeing Village where you can enjoy a signature spa treatment. Personalised facials are offered alongside traditional massage rituals.
"For the last few years, it has been a joy and privilege to make Velaa our special home,” said the owners Radka & Jiří Šmejc. "We invite you to come and share the dream with us."