Located north from Malé, within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll, Velaa Private Island opens 20 December 2013, bringing new meaning to “private moments” in the Maldives. 

Velaa Private Island is the realization of founders Radka and Jiri Smejc’s quest to establish an exceptional private luxury retreat with service that goes beyond traditional resorts. Four bedroom residences with their own pool, spa and gym, a private submarine, the Maldives greatest selection of vintage wines and cuisine overseen by a famous Michelin-starred chef are just some of the island’s attributes.

At Velaa Private Island, the essence of Maldivian culture, lifestyle and landscape meets limitless opportunities, where no request is too much, and each guest will ultimately feel that this is their own private island.

Bathed by azure skies in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean, the name Velaa means “Turtle Island” in the local language – named after generations of sea turtles that have flocked here to nest and hatch.


  • 24 Hours Reception Service
  • Big Game & Night Fishing
  • Dive and Water Sports Centre
  • Gift Shop
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Services
  • Scuba Diving
  • Semi Submarine
  • Snorkelling
  • Sports & Fitness Centre
  • Surfing
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports
  • Yoga and Meditation


  • Velaa Private Residence
  • Romantic Pool Residence
  • Ocean Pool House
  • Beach Pool Pavilion
  • Beach Pool House
  • Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa
  • Sunrise Water Pool Villa
  • Deluxe Beach Pool Villa
  • Beach Pool Villa


  • In-villa Dining
  • Destination Dining
  • Avi
  • Athiri
  • Tavaru
  • Gaushan de Silva
  • Bruno Contreras
  • Adeline Grattard


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