Angsana Velavaru is an idyllic island resort in the Maldives with varied leisure and dining facilities. Velavaru means Turtle Island, and the resort is unsurprisingly named after the turtles that once nested on the island’s expansive white sand beaches.
Accommodation at Angsana is set around the Velavaru lagoon. The luxurious island villas all have a private beachfront setting with loungers and gardens, perfect for evening dining. The cluster of overwater InOcean Villas is on the edge of the reef, just one kilometre away from the island. Each two storey villa is fully equipped with a DVD player, iPod docking station, Nespresso coffee machine and a designer bathtub, and all have private water access - perfect for snorkeling and swimming.
The island has a number of restaurants including Azzurro, which is located within the cluster of Ocean Villas. The menus vary from the freshest local seafood to Italian and Asian influenced dishes. Alternatively, if you wish to be a little more adventurous, try the castaway island dining experience - hop on a boat and arrive at a private island and enjoy Maldivian specialities prepared by your own chef. Velavaru also has a cookery school where you can learn how to prepare traditional dishes with the resort chef.
Angsana Velavaru has great watersports facilities including scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, catamaran sailing and canoeing plus a PADI 5 Star Gold Dive Centre with dives and courses suitable for beginners to dive master levels.
The Kid's Club offers fun-filled activities for all ages - treasure hunts, 'little chef' cooking classes, t-shirt painting, sand castle building and sea life discovery. There's even a Marine Conservation Lab with educational activities for all ages such as coral planting, marine biology presentations and snorkeling safaris.
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Children: Children are welcome all year round and there is a Kid's Club.
Child Policy: Due to the design and safety issues, In Ocean Villas are not recommended for families with children under the age of 12 - however, this will be at the discretion of parents.
Airport Transfer: 40 minutes by seaplane
Complimentary Facilities: Volleyball, table tennis and badminton
Facilities Available at a Local Charge: Spa treatments, watersports including windsurfing, catamaran sailing, snorkeling and canoeing plus a PADI 5 Star Gold Dive Centre.
Meal Arrangements: Guests can choose to stay on a bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis. Full board includes a buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. An All-inclusive upgrade is available meaning that all meals will be accompanied with house wine, beer and soft drinks at the Kaani Restaurant. Kuredhi bar will offer unlimited house wine, beer and soft drinks from 1900 hrs. - 2300 hrs. In addition pre-book the spa treatment at 20% off the a la carte menu prior to arrival.
All of the 113 villas have LCD TV, CD player, IDD telephone, Wi-Fi internet connection, an in-villa safe, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, a hairdryer and house robes, individually controlled air-conditioning and a ceiling fan.
Beachfront Villa: Bedroom opening onto expansive veranda with views of the beach and Indian Ocean. There are sun loungers in the garden plus outdoor and indoor showers.
Beachfront Jet Pool Villa: Perfect spot for lounging. There are sun loungers in the garden plus outdoor and indoor showers.
Deluxe Beachfront Pool Villa: All about indulgence - the villa with extensive views plus your own pool. There are sun loungers in the garden plus outdoor and indoor showers.
Velavaru Villa With Pool: 323sq.m. This villa is perfect for guests wishing to holiday in style with friends. One bedroom with corner bed, sofa bed in the separate living room. In addition to the private pool, there are sun loungers in the garden plus outdoor and indoor showers. Maximum occupancy: 3 adults using existing bed arrangement. Villa can be connected to another Beachfront jet-pool villa.
Angsana Villa with Pool: 473 sqm. The villa has a king sized bed, a corner day bed, and a separate living area with large windows. Outside there is a pool, jet pool, an outdoor shower on a wooden deck. Maximum occupancy: 4.
InOcean Villa: One km from the island on stilts above rich marine life, these 33 two storey villas have their own Italian gourmet restaurant and bar offering unrestricted views and for the exclusive use of the villas guests. Each villa comes with an outdoor deck, infinity pool, a bedroom with a living area that can be separated from the bedroom. The Premier and Sanctuary In-Ocean Villas feature an extended deck into the ocean with a 'cosy sala' (pavilion deck). On the rooftop there is a sitting and dining area. In-Ocean and Premier Ocean Villas can accommodate a maximum of 3 adults using the king size bed and a sofa bed.
Sanctuary InOcean Villa: Each villa has an extra bedroom in addition to the above features. Accommodates 5 adults using existing bed arrangement.