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We stayed the last 4 nights of November after a week on a dive boat. Airport transfer: smooth. Upgraded room due to GHA membership: no problem. Activities: SUPping, sailing, snorkeling. Used the gym every day. Dive shop very professional and they are used to all skill levels. Food high quality and modern (a bit pricey- but this is not a budget resort). Pool area pristine and relaxing. Staff attentive, friendly and accommodating. Great place for an active couple or for total relaxation. Not a party place.
"Excellent property and top class service"
We had such a lovely experience. Top notch service. Attitude of the staff was excellent. Rooms were extremely neat and clean and every member of the staff was a pleasure to deal with. All our requests were swiftly handled with utmost efficiency. Nothing more we could ask for. We will certainly stay at Anantara again when we visit Maldives or any other country as a matter of fact.
"Best place ever!"
Best place to enjoy your honeymoon! All staff are very kind and friendly, they treat you like royalty, the restaurants are great and the rooms are fantastic. The weather is excellent, can rain for couple of minutes but you should't worry about it.
"Words cannot describe......"
My wife and I have just returned from 7 nights at the Anantara Veli resort in the Maldives. 24 weeks pregnant with our first child, this was our last chance to enjoy a holiday just the two of us and it was an extraordinary and incredible experience. First the negatives - this bit is easy, there aren't any. The mini island Anantara cluster is a wonderful benefit and just 40 minutes from Male Airport, this place could not be easier to reach. The accommodation is exceptional - we stayed in a Deluxe Over Water Bungalow, which was the embodiment of comfort and luxury with endless ocean views. The snorkeling both local to Veli and on the glorious Gulifushi Island is amazing - we swam with turtles 3 days, giant manta rays and eels on others and saw sharks and squid just outside our bungalow. The food is excellent - bravo Claudio, Food & Beverage Director - and of course like any Maldives resort it is pricey, but the quality is high. We were lucky too with the weather - basically dry every day, but the experience was twice what it might have been because of the service and the people who work there. Gauderic, the urbane Resident Manager is the ultimate hospitality professional. The wonderful Mahir attended to our every need and our friends Jully at 73 Degrees and Dilan at Guhlfushi Island looked after us beautifully. Last but not least, thank you to Raouf, our room boy, whose attention to detail and multilingual kindness was the icing on a very rich and delicious cake.
"This place is paradise!"
We were 2 friends and stayed in Anantara Veli Resort. We have booked a water bungalow for one night. Before we arrived, we researched a lot of resorts on the Maldives and found out that Anantara is one of the best. And our holiday there was really the perfect one! When we arrived in the resort, we received a warm welcome from the Anantara personnel, waiting for our boat and playing the drums. We then met Mohamed Muruthala, front office manager, who informed us that Anantara wants to make our stay unforgettable and we were upgraded in a luxury bungalow! Our bungalow was No. 171 and was gorgeous – a huge one, with all the amenities you can think of, 2 terraces and with a view towards a small picnic island. Even though Anantara Veli resort was full of tourists, the place is quiet and relaxing. The resort swimming pool is with an ocean view. The resort also offered yoga classes and free cinema under the stars. The wi-fi in the rooms is free and with good quality. Everything here is like in paradise – it is so beautiful and perfect! The food during dinner and breakfast is amazing – a great variety and so many dishes to choose from. The dinner was on the sister resort – Anantara Dhigu. We went there by a complimentary boat from Veli to Dhigu which takes less than 5 min. The boat runs every 5 minutes between the two resorts. The dinner was at the beach and was very romantic. Even though we were not a love couple like the rest of the guests, our stay was incredible. There is not a single thing I can complain about – this place is paradise!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM