Anantara Veli Maldives Resort will reopen on 1 December 2022, in time for the peak festive season following nine months of extensive renovations. The adults-only resort located 30 minutes by speedboat from Male International Airport, will reveal new-look accommodation, including a new top room category and newly designed restaurants and spa, offering guests the ultimate in island style.
All villas have been fully renovated in traditional-meets-contemporary tropical style, using a natural palette of wood and stone, cool fabrics and rattan finishes and the latest in high-tech comforts.
A new room category, the 148 sqm Beach Pool Villa, is being introduced and will be the island’s most luxurious, with sliding glass doors that open onto a private pool, and the beach and ocean just steps beyond. There are six Beach Pool Villas, each with their own dedicated Villa Host.
The relaunch of Anantara Veli will see the introduction of a new wellness concept which allows guests to book a Wellness Villa experience. This personalized wellness experience begins with their villa being enhanced with light, sound and scent therapy that changes the ambience from day to night, Ayurvedic spa amenities, an earthing mat for meditation, and a wellness minibar with herbal teas, healthy shakes, and wholefood snacks. All stays in a Wellness Villa include a wellness consultation upon arrival, daily fitness or yoga, a healthy cooking class, and 20% savings on treatments at Balance Wellness by Anantara.
The spa, Balance Wellness by Anantara, is an oasis of healing at the heart of the island. Going beyond the traditional spa, wellness options range from Ayurveda treatments to the latest in epigenetics and IV therapy. In addition, the spa is home to a brand new hammam. Multi-day wellness retreats are personalized in consultation with the resident naturopath and nutritionist, personal trainer and yoga and lifestyle coach.
The resort has partnered with Maroc to offer authentic hammam treatments, as well as exclusive skincare brand 111Skin of Harley Street, London, favored by celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston and Victoria Beckham.
A new restaurant, Cumin, showcasing authentic Indian Ocean cuisine joins the fully renovated contemporary Japanese restaurant, Origami, and the oceanfront Dhoni Bar. A relaxed, sand-underfoot restaurant, Cumin will feature Maldivian curries, the spicy seafood of Sri Lanka and vegetarian specialties from India.
Vegetables served at all the island’s restaurants will be fresh from the new on-site hydroponic farm, the Maldives’ first vertical farm with organic, year-round harvests. Produce includes different species of lettuce, tomato, microgreens, herbs, and capsicum.