Veligandu Island Resort

Veligandu Island is a haven of invaluable comfort and pleasure. There are a few places – even in the Maldives – that can compare to the island’s natural beauty. Encircled by beautiful beaches of fine powdery sand and a huge sandbank of 80 meters on one end, Veligandu is a haven of peace and tranquility, the perfect place for a relaxing holiday.

[adlarge]The designs of the resort’s architecture, right down to the final touches, are authentically Maldivian. Apart from the thatched roof and the fine white sand on the floor, Veligandu offers real Maldivian charm, a high standard of services, friendly and experienced staff; it has an extra-ordinary elegance that is almost beyond compare. This is the real Maldives.

Veligandu Island Resort is situated in Rasdhoo Atoll in North Ari Atoll, some 50 kms from Male’ International Airport. A short scenic flight of 20 minutes that will carry you over some of the beautiful Maldivian islands and reefs, will take you to the landing platform right at the edge of the famous sand bank at Veligandu.


The resort offers four choices of accommodation: secluded Deluxe Water villas, Water Villas, Deluxe Beach Bungalows and Beach Bungalows. Although different in size, design and the location, all rooms offer comfortable accommodation and are air-conditioned with ceiling fan, and equipped with IDD telephone, mini-bar and en suite bathroom with hot and cold water, showers and shaver points. Deluxe Beach bungalows and Beach Bungalows are furnished with a third bed, making it especially convenient for a family with a child to accommodate.

Services & Facilities

In addition to the service and facilities explained in detail a variety of other facilities and services at Veligandu Island Resort ensure that your holiday is both enjoyable and comfortable.

Arrival and Departure
As you leave the customs hall at the airport, a representative from Crown Tours will greet you and escort you to the seaplane check-in counter for the flight from the Airport to Veligandu Island Resort. Your flight ticket will be collected from you for reconfirmation of your return journey home. A receipt will be given to you in return. The representative will be there with your ticket to help you when you leave. Transfers to and from the resort are arranged to suit your flight times.

You need not carry cash or credit card at the resort. You are required to put your signature and room number on bills upon purchases of goods and services at the resort except for purchases at the Gift Shop where payment has to be made by cash or credit card. Payment for all other bills is in the evening on the day before your departure.

Credit cards accepted are Visa card, Master Card and American Express. The resort charges 1% exchange fee on travelers cheque. Very few foreign currencies are not accepted.

You may need to carry some cash on excursions. US Dollars are generally accepted in the country.

Bills may be settled weekly if you prefer. Please note your room number at the reception.

Restaurants & Bars

The resort offers accommodation on full board & all inclusive basis only. All meals are served either buffet style or a la Carte, and offer an excellent choice to suit all tastes. Professional kitchen staff prepares the best culinary delights with you in mind. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual both in the Dhonveli Restaurant (main) and the Haruge Bar.

Sports and Activities

Your holiday at Veligandu Resort may be one of relaxation mixed with fun and activity. The choice is yours. Veligandu offers a variety of non-motorized water sports, a selection of land sports, in addition to the several dive courses, snorkeling and fishing and sightseeing excursions.

A variety of excursions are on offer at Veligandu. These offer you the chance to venture out for a change of scenery. There are several resorts that can be visited, or you can catch a glimpse of the daily life of Maldivians in one of the fishing villages. For those who wish to test their skills at fishing a variety of fishing expeditions are organized.

Excursions are organized on a weekly or twice-weekly basis. However these are subject to weather conditions and a minimum level of participation by the guests.


The Swiss managed Ocean-Pro Dive Team at Veligandu provides all diving education within the PADI standards. The Centre is well equipped with modern diving gear and support equipment.

Day excursions are organised for advanced divers who would like to experience more challenging sites. The house reef of the resort is about 150 metres away from the beach.


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Contact Veligandu Island Resort

Veligandu Island Resort (Veligan’du)
North Ari Atoll – (North Alif Atoll)

Telephone: (960) 666 0519
Facsimilie: (960) 666 0648
Email: [email protected]

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