Facilities at Anantara Veli

Facilities at Anantara Veli

At the adults-only Anantara Veli resort, guests can seize each moment and live out their island fantasy at this luxurious retreat, perfectly nestled on one of the best islands in the Maldives for couples.

The resort offers an array of facilities and activities to ensure an unforgettable experience. Feel the sand between your toes as you relax on pristine beaches, find romance on the high seas with a sunset cruise, and explore secluded islands fringed by swaying palms and vibrant reefs.

Dive into the underwater world with scuba diving in the pristine marine environments, or take advantage of the PADI 5-star dive facility, Aquafanatics.

For relaxation, indulge in holistic wellness treatments at Balance Wellness by Anantara. Whether you're lounging by the infinity pool, enjoying gourmet dining experiences, or partaking in cultural excursions, Anantara Veli offers the perfect setting for couples to create lasting memories.


Anatara Surfing

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort boasts its own wave breaking right onto Dhoni Bar, accessible from land by walking down to the jetty and paddling out.

Guests can explore a variety of waves while surfing in the Maldives, from peeling, playful rights to down-the-line left barrels around the resort. The furthest break is just a thirty-minute boat ride away.

Tropicsurf operates exclusively from the neighbouring resort, Anantara Dhigu, providing expert guidance, water safety, and coaching tips. One of the advantages of surfing from Anantara Veli is the wide range of experiences on offer, catering to all levels, from beginners to advanced surfers.

Golf Studio

Anatara Veli Maldives Golf

Open: 9am - 9pm

Experience a golfer's paradise at the indoor golf studio at Anantara Veli. Choose from various game modes and virtually play on world-renowned courses, including Pebble Beach Golf Links, Oakmont Country Club, and the Champions Course at PGA National, redesigned by Jack Nicklaus. Enjoy rounds of swings and perfect your game in this state-of-the-art facility.

Balance Wellness by Anantara

Anatara Veli Maldives Spa Pool

At Balance Wellness by Anantara, guests are invited to embark on a holistic wellness retreat for both body and mind. They can salute the sun, meditate before the ocean, and indulge in soothing Ayurvedic therapies tailored to their needs, making it one of the best wellness retreats in the Maldives. The spa facilities include four treatment suites, including suites for Ayurveda, a hammam, aesthetic facial treatments, and a Medi Spa. Additionally, there is a beauty salon, steam room, and sauna. Guests can enjoy an outdoor shower and relax in the garden, which features hot and cold plunge pools. This comprehensive range of facilities ensures a rejuvenating and luxurious wellness experience.


Anatara Veli Maldives Snorkelling

At Anantara Veli, guests can enjoy exceptional snorkelling experiences despite the absence of a house reef. The resort is surrounded by a stunning turquoise lagoon, perfect for leisurely exploration. Additionally, daily boat trips take guests to nearby reefs teeming with colourful marine life, offering vibrant underwater adventures and the chance to encounter a variety of tropical fish and coral formations.

Scuba Diving

Anatara Veli Maldives Scuba Diving

At Anantara Veli, scuba diving enthusiasts and beginners alike can explore the vibrant underwater world through the offerings of Aquafanatics, a PADI 5-star dive facility.

Guests with no prior experience can join the Discover Programme, training in the shallow waters of the lagoon up to a depth of 12 metres. For those seeking certification, the dive centre offers PADI courses, including Open Water certification. Additionally, experienced divers can embark on diving safaris to local reefs, with options for half and full-day excursions. These safaris provide an opportunity to explore the rich marine life and stunning coral formations that the Maldives is renowned for.


Anatara Maldives Dolphins

At Anantara Veli, guests can partake in a variety of exciting excursions tailored to enhance their Maldivian experience.

A romantic Sunset Cruise offers the perfect evening escape, complete with champagne and canapés, as you sail into the sunset. For those seeking seclusion, an island picnic on a tiny uninhabited castaway island provides an idyllic retreat.

Adventurous guests can enjoy nurse shark snorkelling or embark on a traditional sunset fishing trip. Dolphin quests offer a chance to observe playful dolphins in their natural habitat, while big-game fishing is available for those looking to reel in a substantial catch. Additionally, guests can enjoy a cultural experience with tea time on a local island, immersing themselves in the Maldivian way of life.

Water Sports

Anatara Veli Maldives Water Sports

Anantara offers a wide array of exhilarating water sports for guests to enjoy. Glide over the azure waters at high speeds on an electric surfboard, without the need for waves, or experience the thrill of parasailing as you float above the crystal-clear lagoon, taking in the vibrant coral reefs below. For those seeking even more adventure, try water-skiing, wakeboarding, or kneeboarding. Paddleboarding in the calm lagoon provides a more serene experience, while sailing through the turquoise waters in a hired sailboat offers a perfect blend of relaxation and excitement.

Beach Games

Beach Volleyball

Take full advantage of the soft white sands at Anantara Veli by enjoying your favourite beach games. Whether you're in the mood for a friendly game of volleyball or beach badminton, Anantara provides the nets and equipment to transform a strip of beach into your court, ensuring fun and active moments under the sun.

Swimming Pool

Anatara Veli Maldives Swimming Pool

The adults-only swimming pool at Anantara Veli is located on the south-west tip of the island, providing a serene escape for guests aged 18 and over. Adjacent to the Dhoni Bar, this exclusive pool area offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean, creating the perfect setting for relaxation and tranquillity. Guests can enjoy refreshing dips and unwind with a cocktail in hand, all while soaking in the breath-taking ocean vistas.

Hair Salon

Hair Salon

The hair salon at Anantara Veli offers a comprehensive range of hair treatments, ensuring guests look and feel their best during their stay. In addition to professional hair care, the salon provides manicure and pedicure services, allowing for complete pampering and grooming in a luxurious setting.


Pile of books on an outdoor table

The library at Anantara Veli is a tranquil lounge offering a serene space for guests to unwind with a good book or catch up on some work. It features a well-curated selection of literature and comfortable seating. Additionally, the library is equipped with computers and internet access, ensuring guests can stay connected and make the most of their time in this peaceful retreat.


Anatara Veli Maldives Boutique

Seek out unforgettable souvenirs or pick up essentials and luxuries to enhance your stay. Browse a curated selection of resort wear, beach totes, exotic goods, and handcrafted arts from the Maldives and beyond.

Coral Adoption

Anatara Veli Maldives Coral Adoption

Despite its beauty and apparent resilience, coral is a sensitive organism, vulnerable to even slight changes in environmental conditions. Guests can participate in the Coral Adoption Programme, where they can transplant live corals into the shallow waters of the lagoon with the assistance of Anantara's resident Marine Biologist.

Map of Anantara Veli

Anantara Veli Map
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