Located north of Malé, within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll, Velaa Private Island is set to open December 2013 bringing a new meaning to ‘private moments’ in the Maldives. Bathed by azure skies in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean, the name Velaa means ‘Turtle Island’ in the local language. The private island offers an exceptional luxury villa retreat featuring both two- and four-bedrooms. Each of the luxurious four bedroom villas give guests access to a private pool, spa, gym, submarine, as well as the Maldives’ best selection of vintage wines and cuisine overseen by a Michelin-starred chef.
Accommodation at Velaa Private Island is comprised of 43 private villas fusing local materials with contemporary style, each with generous outdoor space and private pools. Of these, 18 are built on stilts over water, with an exclusive Romantic Villa accessible only by boat.