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Daniela Caputo At Velaa Private Island

October 1st - October 31st

Meet Italian performer and dancer Daniela Caputo. Arriving at Velaa for personal one-on-one classes with gu...

A Prehistoric Halloween at Velaa

October 26th - November 1st

Join us for a thrilling Halloween experience taking us back in time to a Jurassic era. 

London Essentials at Velaa

October 28th

With a different take on traditional party covers, the London Essentials brightens up every party with their interact...

Matthias Schmidberger At Velaa Private Island

November 3rd - November 6th

Joining us from Switzerland this November, Talented two Michelin star Chef Matthias Schmidburger shares hi...

Paco Pérez at Velaa Private Island

December 1st - December 4th

This December, we’re delighted to welcome Michelin-star Spanish Chef Paco Pére...

Padel tennis at Velaa

Posted June 22nd

Our active guests will be able to add even more activities to their holiday with the brand new exclusive padel tennis...

Aragu makes it into Asia's 50 Best Restaurants

Posted March 22nd

It’s a great honor to share that Aragu signature restaurant has made it into Asia's 50 Best Restaurants. Making it th...

Ulysse Nardin and Pomellato to Velaa

Posted March 2nd

From March 2021, Velaa will feature a collection of Pomellato jewellery as well as a curated collection of Ulysse Na...

First Fliteboard in the Maldives

Posted October 21st

Take a flight over the azure blue Indian Ocean at the ease of our brand new eFoil Fliteboard. 

World Travel Awards

Posted November 10th

Winner of Indian Ocean's Leading Private Island and Luxury Island Resort 2020

New Hammam in Nirolhu Private Residence

Posted November 27th

Hot and cold meets foam in this new exciting addition to Nirolhu Private Residence.

Opera meets Broadway at Velaa Private Island

May 2nd

Classical tunes of Opera in combination with your favourite Broadway musical pieces at the beach of Athiri! 

World-renowned tenor, Dimitri Pittas, took to the stage in an exciting musical event at the Maldives much-loved Velaa Private Island. Bringing together Opera and Broadway, Pittas  lead a performance alongside opera singer and Broadway actress Leah Edwards, in a magical evening of song. The pair was accompanied by San Francisco Opera’s Mauree...

Dr Song visiting Velaa

April 20th - May 14th

Meet Dr Song for personalised acupuncture and Qi Gong

Dr. Song specialises in Traditional Chinese medicine and specialises in neck, back and acute joint care using Tuina and acupuncture treatments. He also devises weight loss regimes and programs for people suffering from anxiety, depression and insomnia. He is an expert in anti-aging treatments including acupuncture-based facial rejuvenation. Alongside his treatments ...

Boomerang on the beach

April 4th

In celebration of Easter this year, world famous band Boomerang made their return to Velaa with a spectacular performance!

Crowned “the best cover band in the Netherlands” Boomerang knows how to put on a show and get the party started! Consisting of eight band members, including two lead singers, one creative DJ/MC and a horns section, Boomerang returned to Velaa this Easter with a marvellous performance with music stretching from the 90s until today’s latest hits. &...

Easter at Velaa

April 1st - April 10th

This year we celebrated the season of chocolate and bunnies, with the tropical theme of Disney's Moana!

The Easter bunny returned to our Maldivian shores once again and brought Moana and her gang this year! Our little VIPs we able to enjoy an exciting Easter programme in Lha Velaa Kids Club. Whilst adults had the opportunity to indulge in a chocolate and port tasting, along with an Easter tasting menu celebrating the diversity of eggs from aro...

Play golf in Paradise with Pablo Larrazábal

March 21st - March 27th

Guests joined one of the world's best golf players for a round of golf at Velaa's exclusive course

Originally from Spain, Pablo Larrazábal travels the world to compete against all the masters and has now visited Velaa for some one-on-one sessions with our guests.Velaa Golf Academy by Olazábal is a unique golfing experience that stretches over seven holes and nine tees which offers numerous combinations. Designed by José María Olazábal, renowned for his short gam...

Visiting Wellness Practitioner Dmitri Tkatchev

March 15th - April 5th

Guests had the opportunity to practice Pilates in paradise with visiting personal trainer, nutritionist and health coach Dmitri Tkatchev, the founder of Epoch Fitness London.

Over the past 12 years Dmitri has build a reputation as one of the leading practitioners working in his field training celebrities and affluent people. This year we were delighted to have him visit Velaa for tailored personal classes for our guests. During his visit, guests took the opportunity to meet the wellness expert on the island an...

Heaven on Earth Velaa Ballet Week

February 8th - February 14th

Ballet like you have never seen before... Performed under the stars and on the beach at Velaa Private Island.

'Heaven on Earth' brought some of the greatest ballet stars from around the world for a full week in paradise. Engaging in personal conversations and hearing stories on the wonders of ballet history. Guest took part in personal ballet stretching classes and children were able to attend private ballet classes taught by masters. The unf...

Welcome 2021 with AYOM

January 1st

The festive party kept going with a celebration of the first day of 2021 with AYOM!

On the first night of the New Year we kept the festive vibes flowing with a performance by AYOM, a Lisbon-based live band combining Brazilian baião with rhythms from all over the world to then continue with the latest Latino tunes played by DJ Brian.


Legend of Shambhala

December 31st - January 1st

The show we were waiting for all year and the grand finale of 2020!

We bid farewell to the year in a sensational culmination of our festive programme with a star-studded line-up of artists and a wide array of gourmet temptations. The guests staying with us for New Year’s Eve were immersed in the ancient mythical world of “The Legend of Shambhala” where they found themselves surrounded by magical creatures and powerful voices, such...

Charly's Angels

December 30th

World renowned French group, Charly’s Angels got the festive party started on Athiri beach.

Charly's Angels delighted and surprised their audience with exceptional performances in various musical styles from Jazz, House, R’n’B, Disco, Soul, Latino Music on Athiri beach to kick start the festive party. The group is considered one of the best in the field of live music not only in France but also internationally. At Velaa the group had ...

Velaa’s 7th Anniversary

December 20th

The celebration of another year with Velaa Private Island. 

Velaa's birthday was celebrated with our traditional anniversary cocktail party, an extravagant gala dinner and a performance from Amusement park, a young and energetic Czech band mixing vocal, piano and contrabass with rhythmical and electronic elements. 


Beverley Knight

October 28th

One of Britain’s best soul singers visited Velaa for a glamourous evening on the beach.

With over 25 years in the music industry and heavily influenced by American soul, Beverley Knight is often labeled as one of Britain’s best soul singers. Under the glistering stars at Athiri beach, she performed her most famous songs as the culinary team invited to our lavish Sea and Salt buffet dinner. 

Velaa Halloween

October 23rd - November 1st

Halloween 2020 was something special at Velaa where our traditional Maldivian coral house was turned into an exhilarating escape room. 

The coral house is normally a small heritage museum featuring photographs from when the resort was constructed as well as heritage items showcasing the style of historical local homes in the Maldives. During the week leading up to Halloween, our guests could challenge themselves and their families to the Velaa Escape Room as a part of the celebration, at the same time as...

The Velaa Surprise

December 31st - January 1st

A spectacular grand finale to the 2019!

We celebrated the end of 2019 with a star-studded line-up of artists including Brian Justin Crum, Kiriku Brothers, Heather Holliday, Boomerang and Stephan Rizon. A wide array of gourmet temptations and an after-party named - "ENJOY YOUR TIME, ENJOY THE VELAA SURPRISE" finishing the decade.

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