Veligandu Island resort

Veligandu Island Resort is surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of white, sandy beach and is the only resort on the island of Veligandu.

Located in the North Ari Atoll all transfers are by seaplane, a scenic 20 minute ride from Male International Airport.

Tere are a total of 76 Rooms, including 54 Jacuzzi Water Villas, 10 Water Villas and 12 Jacuzzi Beach Villas.

Veligandu Resort

All rooms feature tropical décor, a king size bed, wood floors, private sundeck with furniture, air conditioning, overhead ceiling fan, sitting area with 36 inch flat screen cable TV, DVD Player, broadband Internet connection, fully stocked mini bar, tea/coffee/espresso machine, IDD telephone, personal safe, spacious bathroom with rain shower, double sinks, bath accessories, hairdryer, nightly turndown service and complimentary use of chaise lounges at the beach and beach towels.

Dhonveli Buffet Restaurant

The main restaurant, where you enjoy "all you can eat" buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a variety of international and regional cuisines to please everyone's taste.

Sunday night dinner is Maldivian night with a themed menu and waiters in traditional dress.

Sunday breakfast welcomes you with complimentary Sparkling Wine.

The buffet lines include live action cooking stations where food is prepared to your order. Soups, breads and desserts are homemade and the fresh, tropical fruits are delicious. Your waiter will seat you at whichever available table you prefer and will make you feel welcome and at home with his friendly and attentive service.

The Restaurant is divided into 3 separate dining areas, in the traditional open - air style with sand floor and thatched roof. There is also outdoor seating on a wooden deck. Guests with special dietary needs should advise the resort beforehand.

Dress can be very casual. Many guests are barefoot. Bathing suits may be worn for breakfast and lunch as long as women wear a cover-up or sarong and men wear a short sleeve polo shirt

A` La Carte RestaurantsThe Madivaru Restaurant

Featuring fresh, grilled seafood and prime beef.Located on the west side of the island.Reservations recommended.

The Snack Menu

Served at the pool and at the Thundi Bar.

Room Service

Treat yourself to a special Champagne Breakfast for two.Hours: 0730 - 1100.All Day Dining Menu: 1230 - 2100.

Beach Dinners

There is no more romantic setting than "under the stars", either beside the Madivaru Restaurant or on the Sand Bank.

Veligandu Dive Centre.

Ocean-Pro divers can enjoy the variety of 20 local dive sites, suitable for beginners to more experienced divers. The sites include thrilling thilas, outside reef sites and channel dives.

Dive all of Rasdhoo Atoll, from North to South and East to West. With only one other resort nearby, Ocean-Pro divers will generally have the luxury of being the only divers on site!

In the small Rasdhoo Atoll there is no specific season for the mantas and you have the chance to see them on various dive sites throughout the year. There is usually a higher concentration of mantas in the months of December and March. White tip reef sharks can be seen on almost every dive, and the sighting of grown black tips is common. Grey reef sharks can be seen at Madivaru Corner and Kuramathi Thila, the best time being around Feburary. A big highlight is our "Big Blue" where you have a good chance year-round to see hammerhead sharks!

Divers who wish, can dive the house reef with a dive guide upon request. On the inner West side, we rarely have current. It is a nice spot for an easygoing night dive, where we have moray eels, a few lobster, and always present is a big school of barracuda. This site is a great for beginners wishing to gain expereience in a safe environment.

The large lagoon is well protected from current and an ideal location for all of our course training sessions. Usually good visibility prevails and with the house reef just a few meters away, there is always plenty to see!

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