Private Island Maldives

The Island

Velaa Private Island is the realization of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ ultra-exclusive boutique hideaway. 
This unique destination was developed to embody the very best of this unique archipelago, bathed by azure skies in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean. The name of this private retreat, an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury, means “Turtle Island” in the local language – named after generations of sea turtles that have flocked here to nest and hatch.
The resort design borrows from this theme, with turtle motifs, and the colors and patterns of turtle shell pervading the property. From a broader “bird’s eye view” which greets arrivals by seaplane, the island’s exclusive over-water villas are also constructed to resemble the head of a turtle, with the island forming the body. Velaa Private Island also ensures plenty of room for its marine visitors, with a hatchery and conservation plan in place.
Velaa Private Island is just under 20 hectares in size, around half a kilometre in either direction, providing both exclusivity and privacy.

Quick Facts


Maldives, Noonu Atoll



47 Villas


Seaplane transfer of 50 minutes to the resort. Daytime transfers only.


Velaa Private Island Maldives

Dining Experience

Capacity: 100 Pax
Cuisine: Pizzeria
Timings: Breakfast: 7:00 am - 11:00 am
              Lunch: 12:30 nn - 4:00 pm
              Dinner: 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Capacity: 70 Pax
Cuisine:  Cocktails and light snacks
Timings: 10:00 am – last guest

Capacity: 18 Pax
Cuisine: South East Asian Cuisine
Timings: Lunch: 12:30 nn - 3:30 pm 
              Dinner: 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
              Reservations required

Capacity: 10 Pax 
Cuisine:  Private Wine Dinner 
Timings: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Reservations required

Capacity: 30 Pax
Cuisine: Modern European Fusion
Timings: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Reservations required

Capacity: 25 Pax 
Cuisine: Champagnes and fine congnacs. 
Timings: 6:00 pm – last guest
Reservations required

Activities, Services and Facilities

Water Sports

Catamaran sailing
Paddle boarding

Land Sports

Table tennis
Wall climbing
Beach volleyball

Excursion and Fishing

Big Game Fishing
Tag & Release
Traditional Maldivian Fishing
Day/night snorkeling trips
Sea Manta Encounter 
Semi-Submarine tours
Dolphin cruise
Fishing cruise
Private boat hire

Other Services and Facilities

Lha Velaa Kids Club 
Spa boutique
Resident marine biologist
Tennis court
Squash court
Football field
Wine cellar
Golf academy
Hair/nail salon
Steam room


Beach Pool Villa

No of Units: 9
Area (sqm): 287
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Deluxe Beach Pool Villa

No of Units: 9
Area (sqm): 313
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Beach Pool House

No of Units: 7
Area (sqm): 581
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Ocean Pool House

No of Units: 1
Area (sqm): 493
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An Island for All Senses

The Viennese artist and perception researcher, Sha, has now developed a holistic spa treatment concept to counter daily stresses and strains: Wolke 7 Cloud 9. Featured in Velaa Private Island’s spa, guests will enter a world where boundaries disappear, embedded on clouds and beginning a journey that ends in deep relaxation. Cloud-shaped reclining treatment pods by Klafs and Sha are featured in the spa which slowly sway and cradle guests into deep relaxation.

Designed by Jose Maria Olazabal, renowned for his short game prowess, Velaa Golf Academy is a golfing experience like no other, designed to create bespoke memories whatever your wishes. With nine different tees, six greens, seven bunkers, and a lake in the wonderful turquoise hues the Maldives is famous for, Velaa Golf Academy by Olazabal provides an unequalled backdrop to develop your game on this unique private island.