Make Your Veli Surfing Easy
Anantara Veli is perfectly suited to couples or groups of friends looking for a relaxing island hideaway where turquoise waters beckon from your choice of intimate accommodation bungalows, some with direct lagoon access. Unwind on a sun deck overlooking the palm fringed island and pristine coral reefs in the South Malé Atoll, just 35 minutes from Male International Airport. Veli is an adults only island and a very popular choice for honeymooners and the romantic at heart.
Double The Fun
Veli combines the intimacy and romance of being an adults only resort with the versatility of being able to enjoy all of the facilities on Veli's sister resort, Anantara Dhigu, which is just a short 5-minute boat ride away. This keeps things fresh and interesting and allows for access to two spas, seven restaurants and two gyms. Dine in a new restaurant every night and experience all the exceptional cuisines Dhigu and Veli have to offer.
Dhoni Bar Peelers
Anantara Veli's poolside bar and restaurant, Dhoni, is unique as it is located a stone's throw away from 'Veli Left'. Veli Left is a quick, barreling left-hander that drives down the line and is very friendly on the eyes. After a long day of surfing the waves of your choice, enjoy an ice cold cocktail and mind surf these beautiful lines as the sun sets.
Learn To Surf
Anantara Veli provides the perfect base for those looking to learn how to surf. We have access to a great beginner wave, 'Henry's', which is epic for those looking to glide over the ocean for the first time. Surprise your loved one with a surf lesson with our expert Tropicsurf Guides, or learn to surf as a couple and create memories that will last a lifetime. Graduate to 'Nonyas', a very safe slow rolling right-hander just five-minutes from the resort, and ride your first ever green wave in tropical paradise.
Anantara Veli Waves
The Anantara area offers a tremendous variety in waves. From peeling, playful rights to down-the-line left barrels. All breaks are accessed by boat, the closest being five minutes, the furthest being thirty minutes from the resort. Many find nirvana at Nonyas, the nearby break and one which offers long peeling rides and easy, mellow take-offs. From the poolside bar at Veli itself surfers can freely paddle out to the reef break of ‘Veli Lefts’, a popular choice for goofy footers when the swell is up.
Surf Anantara’s uncrowded, high quality and freely accessible wave conveniently located on Anantara Veli’s house reef known as 'Veli Left'. Experienced surfers can access this left-hand point break whenever they like, paddling straight to the surf from the Veli pool via the ocean staircase. No surf passes or boat transfers are required to surf Veli Left, and better still, the wave breaks directly along Veli’s poolside bar; within easy viewing distance and perfect for an après surf drink or two.
Great For All Levels
One of the highlights of surfing from Anantara Veli is the variety of different waves we can access. There is a dreamy beginner wave, ‘Henry’s’, perfect for those looking to catch their first wave. ‘Nonyas’ is awesome for all ability levels and ‘Boatyards’, ‘Riptides’ and ‘Veli Left’ are epic for our more experienced surfers. There’s something for everyone here.
Escape The Crowds
Anantara Veli is located in the South Male Atoll, which is significantly less crowded than its North Male Atoll sister. This zone is a little less consistent than the waves further north, however, on its day, the South Male Atoll can provide world-class waves with often no one else out. Only 30 minutes from Male International Airport, Veli is a great option for those looking to escape crowds without compromising convenience.
Nonyas, also known as ‘Quarters’, is an extremely user-friendly and long right that wraps in around an island just 5-minutes from Anantara Veli. This is a very safe wave and is fun for all ability levels and board types, making it a great wave for you and your loved one to enjoy together. With a swell of over four feet the end section even starts to deliver a quick barrel.
Looking for left-hand tubes? Look no further. Boatyards, located just 10 minutes via boat from Anantara Veli, is a perfect left that is extremely hollow, and, on its day, can provide some of the best waves in the Maldives. Pick one with a nice roll in section and set up your line for what could be the wave of your life.
Anantara Veli Resort
Anantara is actually two separate islands, each with its own uniqueness and charms. Guests choose to stay on either ‘Dhigu’ or ‘Veli’ Island but can take a short boat ride at any time to use the facilities on either island. You can dine on either island as well as in the spectacular over-water Thai restaurant in between. For guests who choose to stay at Veli, there is plenty of adventure and exploration waiting for you to enjoy on both islands, with your adults-only romantic Veli island to retreat to anytime.
Step Into Paradise
Wake up to a beautiful sunrise and make your way to your front deck, which steps into the lagoon beneath you. Throw on your complimentary snorkel gear and proceed down said steps. What awaits is a water wonderland. The lagoon surrounding Veli's Over Water Bungalows features colourful reef and fish, making it the ultimate forum for snorkeling. A natural aquarium lies just steps away from your luxurious accommodation.
Delicious Tai Food at Baan Huraa
Anantara Veli Thai restaurant, Baan Huraa, is a Tropicsurf favourite. This culinary palace sits on stilts on top of Veli's sparkling lagoon and looks out over the ocean beyond. Enjoy your favourite coconut curry for lunch with the soundtrack of waves crashing right in front of you. Dine during sunset and allow the last rays of the day to provide the perfect lighting for a romantic dinner you will remember forever.
Breakfast Delights at 73 Degrees
Enjoy breakfast with white sand nestled between your toes and the sound of Veli Left crashing on the reef in front of you. 73 Degrees at Anantara Veli provides a lavish buffet breakfast featuring fresh fruits and live cooking stations. Enjoy your favourite cup of coffee and make sure you fuel up - you have a big day of surfing and adventure ahead.
Anantara Veli Rooms
Over Water and Ocean Pool bungalows at Anantara Veli offer the perfect blend of intimacy and deluxe amenities matched with breathtaking views. Veli's new land-based Ocean Pool Bungalows feature a magnificent plunge pool and offer the ultimate in privacy overlooking one of the island’s surf breaks; a very popular choice for Tropicsurfers. Overwater bungalows make up the bulk of Veli’s inventory and are a popular choice for couples and honeymooners.
Ocean Pool Bungalows
Anantara Veli's Ocean Pool Bungalows are found on the edge of the sparkling blue lagoon, allowing you maximum privacy while also placing you as as close to the surf as possible. Enjoy afternoons in the privacy of your very own pool and look out over the crashing waves directly in front of you. Order in dinner and feast under the stars to the soundtrack of the Indian Ocean.
Over Water Bungalows
One of the many draws to the Maldives are the magical atolls that are scattered throughout the ocean. Atolls are ring-shaped coral reefs, and are only found in the tropics. The epic thing about atolls is they are always surrounded by calm, shallow lagoons, which allows for your luxurious accommodation to sit on stilts above the ocean. This provides the ultimate Maldives experience. Choose between any of Anantara Veli's Over Water Bungalows and experience this magic for yourself.
Families at Anantara Veli
Children and families are most welcome to stay on Veli's sister resort, Anantara Dhigu, which is just minutes away and offers a children’s club, family friendly accommodation, and a range of activities and facilities specially designed with families in mind. In addition, families are able to dine at Baan Hurraa, Origami and 73 Degrees restaurants on Anantara Veli for dinner before 9.00 pm.
Anantara Veli has a tremendous reputation for creating romance and value, ideal for honeymooners and budget conscious surfers. However regular Tropicsurf VIPs choose to stay at Veli’s neighbouring island of Naladhu which offers a more exclusive space, expansive beach houses and surfing via luxury yachts.
Anantara Veli Resort
Veligandu, South Male Atoll 20109, Maldives
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We are having a wonderful week here. Everything could not be any better. Josh and Fiona are for sure among the best Tropicsurf guides.Josh was always doing his best with me and all surfers.Could not be any better.
Also Jesse was here this week and he is a super guy. The Aussies always are awesome.Marco, via email
It was an amazing holiday we had. A much needed holiday I might add. Great surf, good weather, a couple of windy wet days but nothing bad.
The resort was truly beautiful and perfect for us. Can we also let you know how fantastic Francois & Coline are and how well they represent Tropicsurf there. Although you may already know this. They made every effort and showed excellent enthusiasm, knowledge, professionalism and generally loverly welcoming persons. Definitely an asset to the Island.
Please keep us in mind should you have any specials in the near future regarding surf holidays with Tropicsurf in any of your destinations we will be willing to surf holiday with you again in the near future.Alison, via email
Thank YOU for all your care and attention to our TS holidays.
The renovated Veli resort is MUCH better than before. And we were thrilled to reacquaint ourselves with Josh and Fiona. If I may say, they are honestly one of the best TS couples you have! I'm glad you got them back. Will be in touch soon for our next trip.Darren & Caroline, via email