NewsJanuary 22, 2023

Expert Padel Tennis Pro Marta Marrero at Velaa

Velaa Private Island is hosting Marta Marrero, a world-renowned padel tennis pro, this January from 25th to 29th. Guests can take advantage of this opportunity to improve their padel tennis skills with private lessons from one of the top female players in the world.

Marta Marrero, a former Spanish professional tennis player, became a professional padel player eleven years ago. In tennis, she reached the quarterfinals of the French Open, won two WTA doubles titles, and also a total of 14 ITF singles and doubles titles.


The island of Velaa is reachable by a scenic seaplane ride of 45 mins either by Velaa’s customized plane on a private chartee or on a commercial seaplane. Private jets can comfortably land at Maafaru International Airport with only 7 minutes seaplane distance or a relaxed 35 minutes luxury yacht ride from Velaa. Velaa Private Island was designed and curated with privacy and comfort as the guiding principles while allowing the Indian Ocean to take centre stage. At one with nature, each of the private retreats is built using local materials, combining contemporary flourishes with interiors designed for sensory exploration.

Generous terraces and sultry gazebos are positioned to maximise shade, breeze, views and privacy, allowing for total immersion in nature. The resort comprises 43 private villas, houses and residences and 4 four-bedroom residences. While 18 of the 43 are built over water, the Romantic Pool Residence can only be reached by boat, allowing even more privacy and exclusivity.