Velaa Private Island, Noonu Atoll, Maldives

Located 45 minutes by seaplane north from Male’ International Airport, Velaa Private Island is a unique destination, developed to embody the very best of the Maldives. Set in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean and bathed in the azure skies, Velaa Private Island is an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury.

Velaa Private Island is part of the Noonu atoll situated towards the northwest edge of the Maldives archipelago. It shares its name and its home with the generations of sea turtles that have flocked here to nest and hatch here for countless years. In fact, in the local language, the island’s name literally means “turtle island”. Now as Velaa Private Island, plenty of room will be made for its marine visitors, with a hatchery and conservation plan in place.

The visual and layout concept of Velaa Private Island also draws on the turtle motif. Designs directly influenced by the colours and patterns of turtle shell pervade the property, while from a broader “bird’s eye view” its exclusive over-water villa resembles the head of a turtle with the island forming the body, all of which will greet arrivals.

The Island at just less than 20 hectares in size (500m x 400m), is small enough to feel exclusive, yet large enough to allow all guests privacy.

Welcome to your home away from home. Enjoy your private moments.

Location and Transfers

Situated in the Noonu atoll towards the northwest edge of the Maldives archipelago.
Transfer to the resort takes 45 minutes by seaplane from Male’ International Airport.

Accommodation

Villas
Beach Pool Villa – these detached one bedroom beachfront pool villas are sumptuously furnished. Mahogany louvred panels and intricate lofty ceilings introduce a colonial ambience while mahogany furniture and suspended bamboo lights give a natural feel. Wall-to-wall glass doors frame the terrace and private pool. By day the villas are light filled, secluded by clusters of palms. An indoor bathroom with Romeo and Juliet basins opens to a large outdoor bathroom connected by a garden atrium where a gazebo-covered daybed overlooks the bathtub. Day beds, swinging chair and an outdoor dining area face the Indian Ocean

Deluxe Beach Pool Villa – natural materials and colours bring the outside in, while a suspended chair adds an element of playful refinement. These private one bedroom beachfront pool villas feature a separate large living room, outdoor terrace and private pool and indoor bathroom. The Zen-like outdoor bathroom features a large bath and deck, and reclining daybed under a pillared podium connected by a garden atrium. The alfresco dining area by the pool is the place to be at sunset

Sunrise Water Pool Villa – along an extended jetty, the villas on this crescent have Indian Ocean views and private pools. Overhanging thatch offers shade over the dining area, while the bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace, pool and sun deck, with steps leading alluringly into the aquamarine water. A comfortable living room is designed around a viewing window set into the floor, while the bed faces the ocean

Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa – with all-around Indian Ocean views and private pools facing the sunset, these villas are dreamlike in design, separated by canvas sails ensuring utmost privacy. Thatched roofing shades the outdoor dining area, while the bedroom and bathroom open onto the terrace. The pool and sun deck have steps into the ocean, while under the gazebo a vast daybed scattered with cushions catches the final moments of the sunset. Inside, the large comfortable living room has its own bar area, complete with a private wine fridge, designed around a viewing window set into the floor. Huge bathrooms with circular baths and a swinging chair reflect the water surrounding the villa

Houses
Beach Pool House – in lush foliage flanked by gently swaying palms, the two bedroom beachfront houses are ideal for families. The large living area works as a retreat in the day and a social hub in the evening, leading to the kitchen area, complete with bar and high stools, which is practical for both catering and socialising over snacks/meals. Bedrooms blend light and privacy using louvred wood, natural materials and lights suspended from high vaulted ceilings. Rattan swinging chairs add a sense of fun to the elegant décor. Outside, there is a spacious terrace with a large private pool, carefully positioned day beds and a stand-alone outdoor dining platform with panoramic views over the lagoon

Beach Pool Pavilion – also flanked by tall palm trees, the more exclusive one bedroom beachfront pavilion is ideal for couples and families who enjoy the luxury of space. It additionally offers a second convertible space which can be adapted according to guests’ desires, whether as an additional bedroom, spa, gym or library. The large living area works as a retreat in the day and a social hub in the evening, leading to the kitchen which incorporates a bar with high stools and open shelving, practical for catering. The bedroom blends light and privacy using louvred wood panels, natural materials and lights suspended from a high vaulted ceiling. Rattan swinging chairs add a sense of fun to the elegant décor. Outside, there is a spacious terrace with a private pool, carefully positioned day beds and a stand-alone outdoor dining platform with panoramic views over the lagoon

Ocean Pool House – prestigiously located on the tip of the island, in an exclusive private domain, this two bedroom overwater residence fringed with traditional thatch offers elegant living space with carefully curated elements. Louvred shutters let the breeze flow through, while a deep sofa is covered in scatter cushions, ideal for settling down with a good book. The dining area provides a central space while the Indian Ocean is the backdrop from every aspect, from the two spacious bathrooms featuring circular baths, to the elegant bedrooms. Swim in your own pool and relax on the sun deck, or step directly into the lagoon. Kick back under one of two gazebos – one with a sunken hot tub and the other with daybeds

Romantic Pool Residence – accessible only by boat,  this ultra-private one bedroom villa suspended above the lagoon with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views offers utmost privacy and romance, making it perfect for honeymooners or those looking for ultra-luxury, including a private chef and butler. All rooms open onto the terraces, where the Jacuzzi, pool, sundeck and sunken bath offer varying aspects of the horizon. Dine inside at sunset, or over the water in a dining gazebo on its own jetty, or enjoy sundowners on the sumptuous daybeds. Interiors are designed with natural materials and neutral colours with occasional accents of Ikat or animal prints. With a personal gym and spa suite inside the residence, there’s little reason to leave

Velaa Private Residence – imagine the definitive ultimate beach residence. With four bedrooms accommodating up to 10, a rarity in the Maldives, the Velaa Pool Residences offer elegant contemporary design and 1,350 sqm of private interior and exterior space, inclusive of two terraces, a pool and courtyard. Secluded on a pristine private beach, the carefully curated interiors deliver comfort, style and elegance in equal measures. These two-storey detached residences are laid out with privacy in mind. Each of the four bedrooms faces the ocean across a stretch of icing sugar sand; the first floor bedrooms have generous balconies while the ground floor opens onto the pool. Indoor and outdoor bathrooms are connected by a garden atrium. Flanked by two gazebos for dining, resting or playing, the pool reflects the ocean and is the central focus. Behind the living space a gym, spa suite and outdoor living area offer plenty of quiet spaces to retire to. Subdued lighting and large format photography provide visual breaks to the sea of natural wood and stone that set the tone of the interiors. These residences set a new level of ultimate luxury in the Maldives for friends and families alike

Dining

Signature restaurant Aragu serves innovative cuisine in an elegant setting over water. Aragu means ‘essence’ and the concept is offering two distinct ways of enjoying one dish – a ‘simplistic’ option focusing on the clear taste of individual elements and simple combinations, or a ‘sensational’ option, whereby elements are combined to create exciting and harmonious fusions of ingredients. Before or after dining, guests can enjoy vintage champagne at Cru lounge.

Tavaru houses a Teppanyaki kitchen with live cooking stations and special wine and food tasting events in the centrepiece of the island, a visually striking tower where Velaa’s extensive wine cellar also takes centre stageThe 30 page wine list is paradise for true oenophiles, covering the whole spectrum from boutique wineries to grand marques and organic and as well as biodynamic producers. Guests can choose from rare gems such as a 1956 Domaine de la Romanée Conti “Romanée Conti”, rare vintage Salon Champagne, or two centuries old fortified wine 1870 Blandy “Verdelho Solera”, among countless other celebrated vintages

Athiri is beachfront all-day dining at its finest, presenting a feast of creative contemporary cuisine, including a wood-fired oven baking perfect pizzas and fresh bread throughout the day

Avi is a casual pool bar by day and vibrant cocktail bar by night, complete with mixologist and live DJ against the backdrop of spectacular ocean views

Destination Dining is a unique concept whereby guests are entertained exclusively in a variety of stylish and distinctly different settings, both on and off the island with creative menus and entertainment. Ideal for special occasions and private events

In-villa Dining allows guests’ privacy and personal space around the clock with the speedy “Velaa Express” service and “Served in Villa” menus available at any time

Facilities and Activities

Spa
Yoga Pavilion
Gym
Boutiques
Library
Golf – at the Velaa Short Game Golf Academy by Olazabal. Managed by Troon, it features 170 sqm of greens and pitching zones, plus a swing studio
Tennis Court
Squash Court
Beach Volleyball
Football Pitch
Deadoo Scooters
Windsurfing
Sailing
Kite Surfing
Kayaking
Stand Up Paddle Boards
Jet Skis
Seabobs
Sports Boat
Waterskiing
Wakeboarding
Knee Boarding
Tubing
Banana Boat Rides
Ski Seat Experience
Scuba Diving
Semi-Submarine Expeditions
Fishing
Sunset Cruises
Dolphin Watching
Private Excursions – on either a luxury prestige yacht or traditional ‘Bahthelis’ boats
Snorkelling
Night Snorkelling
Sea Manta Encounter
Educational Presentations
Meet the Sea Turtles – daily sea turtle hatchery feeding is accompanied by a “turtle talk” about Velaa’s private island hatchery, sea turtles in general and environmental concerns. Night Walks are organised to observe nest laying and hatching when it occurs – including late night beach picnic in the vicinity of nests

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Terms & Conditions

1. CONTRACT AND FINANCIAL PROTECTION

Your contract is with Sublime Travel Limited of 591 East Side Complex, Pinewood Studios, Iver, Bucks, SL0 0NH, referred to as “we” in this contract. Sublime Travel are holders of Civil Aviation Authority ATOL License No 9557, which will ensure that your money is refunded or you are repatriated in the unlikely event of our insolvency. A binding contract is only entered into when we issue a confirmation invoice after we have received your completed booking form and deposit. By signing the booking form and making a booking you accept that you have the authority to bind all members of your party to those terms and conditions. It is essential that you check the travel details on the confirmation invoice and inform us immediately of any errors.

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

2. PAYMENT FOR YOUR HOLIDAY

A non-refundable deposit of £500 or 10% (whichever is greater) per person is required at the time of booking. We reserve the right to vary the deposit as appropriate. The balance is due 10 weeks prior to departure. If the booking is made less than 10 weeks before departure, the full amount is due on booking. If the balance is not paid on time, we shall cancel your booking and retain your deposit. Final travel documents will usually be sent out approximately 2 weeks before departure. All money paid to a travel agent will be held by the agent on our behalf. Payment must be in the currency of the invoice and you are responsible for bank charges.

3. INFORMATION

Whilst we make every effort to ensure that the information on our website is as accurate as possible and is updated on a regular basis, we reserve the right to make changes to the website and any information it contains. You will be informed of any material changes before booking. 

4. AMENDMENT AND CANCELLATION BY YOU

(A) AMENDMENT

We will do our best to assist you in altering your arrangements after booking but cannot guarantee this will be possible. If alterations can be made you will be responsible for all extra charges and costs and we will charge £50 per person administration fee, plus any applicable charges levied by our suppliers. We also reserve the right to treat any amendment less than 10 weeks prior to departure as a cancellation and apply the cancellation charges set out below. If you are prevented from taking your holiday for reasons beyond your control, you may transfer your booking to a person acceptable to us and who fulfils any conditions that may apply to the holiday. Any replacement accepted by us will be bound by this contract and will be jointly and severally responsible with you for payment. We reserve the right to charge an administration fee of £50 per person for such a transfer; in addition, airlines may also impose a re-booking fee.

(B) CANCELLATION

All cancellations must be made in writing by the person who made the booking and are effective on the day we receive it. As we incur substantial costs and losses on a cancellation, we will apply the following cancellation charges:

Number of days prior to departure

 

Cancellation charge* 

Up to 70 days

 

forfeit deposit

69 – 43 days

 

20%

42 – 22 days

 

40%

21 – 11 days

 

50%

10 – 4 days

 

75%

3 or less

 

100%

 

 

*Cancellation charge as percentage of total holiday price when cancellation notice received

**In the event that an airline or hotels cancellation policy is greater than ours, extra charges will be incurred

If we are able to recover any of our losses from our suppliers, we will refund those to you subject to a reasonable administration fee.

5. AMENDMENT AND CANCELLATION BY US

(A) AMENDMENTS

It is occasionally necessary for us to make changes to advertised products and services as described in Clause 3 and we reserve the right to make those changes. In exceptional circumstances we may have to modify your holiday after booking.  If the change is minor, we will do our best to notify you in advance but are not obliged to do so and no compensation is payable. If the change is material (for example, a change of flight time by more than 12 hours, change of destination or to a lower standard of accommodation), we will notify you as soon as practically possible and offer you the choice of (i) accepting alternative arrangements or (ii) arranging an alternative holiday with us or (iii) cancelling your holiday. Whichever option you choose we will pay you compensation unless the change has been caused by force majeure or low bookings as defined below.

Days before departure

 

Compensation per person

43

 

Nil

42 – 29

 

£40

28 – 15

 

£50

14 – 0

 

£70

 

(B) CHANGES DURING THE HOLIDAY

If we are unable to provide a significant proportion of your holiday whilst you are away, suitable alternative arrangements will be made for you at no extra cost or, alternatively, you will be returned to your point of departure and given a pro-rata refund for any part of the holiday not received. This does not apply to minor changes in your accommodation, itinerary or transportation.

(C) CANCELLATION BY US

Whilst we hope we will never have to cancel your holiday, this does very occasionally happen and we reserve the right to do so. We will do our best to offer alternative arrangements of a comparable or better standard, together with a price refund if appropriate, or will give you a full and prompt refund. In addition we offer compensation on the following scale:

Days before departure

 

Compensation per person

43

 

Nil

42 – 29

 

£40

28 – 15

 

£50

14 – 7

 

£70

6 – 0

 

£150

(D) FORCE MAJEURE

Compensation or refunds will not be payable in any cases where an amendment, change or cancellation is due to “force majeure”, being unusual or unforeseeable events or circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which neither we nor our suppliers could avoid. These include, but are not limited to, war, threat of war, riot, civil disturbance or strife, terrorist activity (actual or threatened), industrial disputes, technical or maintenance problems with transport, machinery or equipment, power failure, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, flood, drought, adverse weather conditions, levels of water in rivers, closure of airports, changes of schedules or operational decisions of transport providers.

(E) LOW BOOKINGS

Compensation is not payable if a holiday or tour does not take place because a required minimum number of passengers to enable the holiday or tour to take place has not been reached and you were informed of that requirement at the time of booking.

6. PRICES

All prices advertised or quoted are subject to change, up or down, until the booking is concluded. After that, we will only increase the price in limited circumstances to reflect increases in transportation costs (including fuel and airfares), dues, taxes (including VAT), fees chargeable for services (including landing taxes and embarkation and disembarkation and security fees at airports), Government action or exchange rate variation. If the surcharge would increase the cost of your holiday by 10% or more, you may cancel and receive a full refund (except insurance premiums). We will, in any event, absorb the first 2% of any increase. No surcharges will be made within 30 days of departure. As we have a very diverse range of products purchased at different times, we will inform you of the purchasing exchange rate if any surcharge is due to adverse currency fluctuation.

7. OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO YOU

We take care to ensure that all involved in the preparation and supply of your holiday maintain the highest standards.

(a) We will pay reasonable compensation (subject to (c) below) if the product supplied to you is not of the standard described or contracted for by you. This compensation will be limited (except in the case of death or injury) to no more than three times the holiday cost attributable to the complaint.

(b) If you suffer death or personal injury as a result of any part of your holiday contract, we will (subject to (c) below) accept responsibility and will pay compensation. We incorporate into this contract and claim to the benefit of any limitation of liability provided for in any international treaty or convention which governs any part of your holiday arrangements, including but not limited to, air, sea, and rail travel and hotel accommodation.

(c) Our liability to you does not apply if you or any member of your group is at fault; if the failure is the fault of someone else not connected with providing the services which form part of our holiday contract with you; the failure is due to any unusual or unexpected circumstances beyond our control, which we could not have avoided even if we had used all care possible, or the failure is due to any event which we or the supplier of any service could not help, expect or prevent.

(d) Any acceptance of liability is subject to you agreeing to assign to us your rights against any third party responsible for the events leading to your claim and to you affording us all necessary assistance in pursuing that claim.

8. YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO US

(a) If you have any complaint or problem whilst on holiday you must inform us, our representatives or the supplier as soon as possible to give us the maximum opportunity to rectify it. It is unreasonable to take no action whilst on holiday and then write a letter of complaint on return. Any unresolved complaints must be notified to us in writing within 30 days of your return.

(b) It is your responsibility to ensure that all necessary passport, visa, vaccination and other health documents are in order.  We will provide you with a list of relevant requirements.

(c) It is your responsibility to arrange suitable personal travel insurance cover. We will provide you with details of a suitable policy.  If you decide not to take this, you must provide us with details of your own cover before departure. We reserve the right not to issue travel documents in the absence of this information.

9. SPECIAL REQUESTS

Whilst we will endeavor to comply with any special requests such as airline seating, diets, room requirements, we can only do so on a “goodwill” basis. As these are usually only provided at the discretion of the relevant supplier, we cannot guarantee availability and cannot be held responsible if they are not provided.

10. EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES

We are only responsible for excursions and activities sold by us and which form part of your holiday contract.

11. JURISDICTION

This contract is governed by English Law and is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

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Health Advice

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Travel Insurance

We believe that it is essential to take out comprehensive travel insurance for your holiday and ask that you provide us with the details of your insurer, the policy number and the emergency contact details in order that we may assist you should you need it. Please check your policy details carefully and take them with you on holiday. It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance cover you purchase is adequate and suitable for your particular needs.
Please speak to your travel agent or take advice from your preferred insurer.

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