Reviewed 18 October, 2021
Got out of India with lot of apprehensions
Anantara Veli a paradise with affectionate and friendly staff handled our holiday in the best possible way.
All apprehensions put to rest post the trip.
Reviewed 16 October, 2021
:) To start, when we arrived at the airport, there were anantara staff waiting and took us to their lounge, gave refreshments, wifi password and forms filled.
We relaxed here until our boat service.
:( The only downside was that the boat journey was 35-40 minutes but upon arriving we must’ve spent atleast an hour in the lounge waiting for other passengers so we could all travel together. This made the journey to the hotel after landing very long.
If you’ve had a long flight, like us, this isn’t ideal.
:) the welcome on the island/resort is greeted with drummers and refreshment coconut drink And everyone got their own butler for the stay who shows you around the island and takes you to your room. Everything is then controlled via their hotel app. To book restaurants, order food, call someone to make up the room or turn down the room etc.
There is also a messaging service to speak to the desk or someone in the resort with fast responses, you can use this to tell someone to make reservations or bring something to your room for you etc.
Your butler also gives you their number so you can WhatsApp/call them directly at any time.
:) restaurant menus can be seen on the app and you can book accordingly. Restaurants are split between Veli and Dhigu.
:) there is a boat that takes you between the islands every 5 minutes. The journey to dhigu is between 2-3 minutes.
:) the spa at dhigu is exceptional! The views from the hut at the end is amazing and great to relax in pre/post treatment.
Treatments are great!! Very relaxing very thorough and uses the time stated to the full.
:( treatment prices are quite high
:( the spa at veli was closed during our stay
:)veli is an adult only resort. This is perfect for honeymooners and couples seeking some relaxation on their holiday.
:( it can sometimes get very quiet and very alone whilst walking through the island as barely anyone is seen. The resort was fully booked during our stay and we barely saw anyone. We saw maybe 2-3 couples during breakfast on some days and during the day at the bars.
:) simple amenities are met well.
:( during our stay they had run out of body scrub/loofas and even coconut water. They met these requests the following day.
I feel like bathroom amenities should be met already without needing to request these.
:) we stayed at 2 rooms during our stay - the over water deluxe room and the ocean view private pool room.
Both were exceptional with great views great privacy!
Would recommend if privacy is key as you cannot see into other people’s back deck and no one can see in yours.
:( the higher the category of room over water, the longer the walk to main reception and restaurants. This resort does not have buggys or bicycles to use. This means you are walking alone(as we rarely saw anyone) the distance in the island and on the over water decks.
:( Any room over water lower than the deluxe has limited privacy, as walking on the walkway deck to your room can show the deck lounges and bed and people on it.
Overall an amazing relaxing stay! Picture perfect, great staff. A must visit place.
Best honeymoon ever
Reviewed 10 October, 2021
The staff was extremely helpful , they made us feel like family and treated us eith alot of love, they created the best memories of our lives and the best honeymoon we could ever think of. Thank you for your hospitality.
Honeymoon of a lifetime
Reviewed 10 October, 2021
We had an amazing stay for the first part of our honeymoon at this property. We were sad to leave and so thankful to start our journey at such a beautiful, friendly, clean, and safe resort! If we ever get the chance to visit again, we will most definitely visit here again!
Best vacation ever
Reviewed 7 October, 2021
We went to Anantara Veli for our honeymoon and we could not have been any happier. From the moment we stepped on the transfer boat, we were treated with the upmost hospitality. Every staff member was extremely respectful and knowledgeable about their jobs. Our villa with the pool had the most incredible view of sunset every evening. With our full board meal plan, we literally never went hungry. We were able to get all you can eat breakfast, as well as lunch and dinner each day. Lunch and dinner comes with appetizer, entree, and dessert for both lunch and dinner.
The villas and blue water are a complete dream. However, it was the staff that stole the show for me and my wife. We could not stop raving about how nice and respectful everyone was. We did not have a single bad interaction with any staff members while there. We truly felt like the staff was a big family and they let us in that family while we were there.
I really can't write any review that would do our time there justice. We were in absolute heaven during our week in the Maldives. We could not have chosen a better resort than Anantara Veli.