Veligandu Island Ari atoll

Our Opinion
Situated in the Rasdhoo Atoll, just 20 minutes from Male by seaplane, Veligandu is a long, thin island with lush natural beauty and bounded by clear lagoons offering reasonable snorkelling and diving. Contemporary style villas (skip the Beach Villa and opt for Jacuzzi Beach Villa or Jacuzzi Water Villa) and a very nice bar & entertainment area on the large sandspit.
Summary
Veligandu actually means 'sandbank' and at this resort you get plenty of beach for your money. The island features a most unique, long sandspit that extends into the lagoon at the south end of the island.

Following a massive refurbishment in 2007 the new swimming pool, bar, restaurants and reception are all decorated using natural materials of thatch, wood, coral and with a sand floor. Entertainment in the evening is plentiful and well organised.

The island has a young vibrant management team and the staff have remained there since the resort opened 14 years ago, a reason why people return year after year. The food in the Dhonveli is probably the best buffet food you will find in the Maldives.

If you are looking for a medium size All-Inclusive resort with top quality detached accommodation and great facilities, then Veligandu is for you. However as with all resorts that have undergone extensive refurbishment this is reflected in the prices which are at the top end of the range in this category of resort.

Important Notification for Summer 2016

Veligandu has just announced that for all stays from 1st May 2016, all villa categories will be for guests of 18 years and above, effectively making it an Adults Only resort.

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