Velaa Private Island is a fairy-tale creation. After falling in love with the Maldives, Czech entrepreneur, Jiri Smejc, set out to create the jewel in the crown of the islands. He has succeeded. Set on Noonu Atoll, Velaa opened in January 2016, complete with a Golf Academy designed by Jose Maria Olazabal, an on-site marine biologist and the first ‘snow room’ in the Maldives.
As you’ll discover, Maldivian design, serene seclusion and wonderful service come together perfectly here. Your own butler will make settling into your beachside or over-water villa effortless, leaving you free to decide where to explore first. There are three restaurants in Velaa offering gourmet Modern European and East Asian dishes, but you may opt to dine privately, soaking in the breathtaking ocean views with an aperitif on your own terrace.
There’s no set definition of luxury at Velaa: you can enjoy your stay your way. You can keep to your fitness routine with a Technogym workout, or explore a new experience such as knee-boarding or diving with reef sharks. And if blissful privacy is your priority, you’ll find your three or four-bedroomed villa has everything you need.