Hidden Gem : Velassaru Maldives

Located in South Male Atoll, Velassaru is a lovely little speck of an island, a breathtaking 25 minute speedboat ride away from the international airport.

Everything about the resort spells out relaxation in capital letters; the aim is to leave your stress, your worries and your shoes behind. The white sands eponymous with the Maldives name is found everywhere on this island.

Dive, snorkel, play tennis, do yoga, go fishing, or for those who want, do absolutely nothing. Simply lying on one of the beach beds, watching seabirds dance on the horizon, or playing with the friendly baby basking sharks that come all the way to the beach, is amazing. 

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