The Experience


Experience an island paradise of chic simplicity in a charming tropical setting replete with soft white sand and azure waters at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa. Relax with your loved one, or friends in the over water bungalows as a spectacular selection of sea life swims beneath you. Dive into an array of water sports in the tranquil surrounds of our island resort’s crystal clear lagoon. Unwind at the Anantara Garden Spa with a range of treatments to soothe body and mind.

The Maldives island resort of Anantara Veli is perfectly suited to couples or groups of friends looking for a relaxing island hideaway where turquoise waters beckon from your choice of intimate accommodation bungalows, some with direct lagoon access. Unwind on a sun deck overlooking the palm fringed island and pristine coral reefs in the South Malé Atoll, just 35 minutes from Malé International Airport.

The perfect romantic getaway is provided for couples, whether on a honeymoon or another special occasion with a host of dining options of various world cuisines, premier five star Maldives resort facilities such as an infinity edge pool and fitness centre, as well as a multitude of water sports, from diving to surfing, deep sea fishing and sailing. At our stunning Maldives resort, you can unwind any way you choose.

Children and families are most welcome to stay on our sister resort, Anantara Dhigu, which is just minutes away and offering a children’s club, family friend accommodation, as well as a range of activities and facilities specially designed with families in mind. In addition, Families are able to dine at Baan Hurraa, Origami and 73 Degrees restaurants on Anantara Veli for lunch and dinner.

We look forward to welcoming our guests to experience the Maldives and Anantara Veli Resort & Spa.

Aquafanatics Diving Centre

Diving Safaris in the Maldives at Aquafanatics Diving Centre

Envelop yourself amidst the phenomenal sight of the colorful Maldivian marine life. Aquafanatics Diving Centre presents you with memories to last a lifetime.

Aquafanatics Diving Centre

While Anantara certainly looks splendid from above the water, in the Maldives, you’ll find some of the most beautiful sights are found below the surface. See a panorama of spectacular marine views on a full-day diving safari guided by the experts from Anantara’s own PADI 5* Dive Centre.

If you’re a first-timer, get your PADI certification course that will guide you toward taking your first breaths underwater. Or simply snorkel leisurely on the edge of the lagoon, peruse the fabled Maldivian coral gardens on our daily guided snorkelling trips.

For those looking to progress as well as experienced water-men and women, orientation dives and deep-water dives are offered every day. The Anantara Dive Centre offers two boat dives a day to over 20 nearby reefs teeming with undersea life. In addition, the Centre runs full and half-day “safari dives” to reefs and sites further offshore.

PADI Diving Courses

With our full range of PADI certification courses and a variety of dive sites on offers, guests of all levels are spoiled for choice. Anantara’s instructors always endeavour to match diving ability to local dive conditions, ensuring your safety and enjoyment. From our beginner’s discovery courses to more advanced Nitrox, deep water and rescue dives, the Centre has a range of programmes to suit everyone.

All courses are taught by PADI-certified instructors, ensuring an unforgettable – and safe – learning experience in one of the world’s premier diving destinations. Our class sizes are limited to cater for each guest’s needs. Our friendly and professional staff and excellent facilities provide the perfect surroundings to explore safely and comfortably.

Orientation Dives

All divers at the Anantara Dive Centre require an orientation dive, unless you have logged a dive within the last three months in the Maldives. The orientation dive consists of a dive on our nearby house reef or another local dive site, with an instructor who will get you to demonstrate basic diving skills. After completion, you’re ready to move on to more advanced dives or courses, depending on your level and certifications.

Full and Half-Day Diving Safaris

Once you’ve explored some of our beautiful and action-packed local dive sites, taking in stunning sea fans, colourful coral, schools of fusiliers, sea turtles, and even the occasional reef shark or spotted eagle rays, it’s time to take to the high seas for a full or half-day diving safari. The Dive Centre offers regularly scheduled diving safaris by speedboat to a number of exciting locations in North or South Malé Atoll or Felidhu Atoll. Feel free to talk to our guides and instructors about setting up a privately chartered excursion just for you.

Anantara Veli Maldives key features:
  • 36 Over Water Bungalows, 14 Deluxe Over Water Bungalows, 7 Ocean Pool Bungalows and 10 Deluxe Over Water Pool Bungalows
  • Anantara Garden Spa
  • 73 Degrees (buffet breakfast and fresh themed buffet dinners)
  • Baan Huraa (Thai cuisine)
  • Origami (Japanese cuisine)
  • Dining by Design
  • Further dining options at sister island Anantara Dhigu Resort & Spa including  Fuddan Fusion Grill, Terrazzo, Fushi Café and Aqua
  • Diving
  • Surfing
  • Deep sea and hand line fishing
  • Swimming
  • Cooking classes
  • Morning meditation & Yoga classes
Anantara Veli implements its commitment to protecting the environment and preserving local culture through education, innovation and empowerment in our adherence to the requirements of Green Globe standards
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