Angsana Velavaru is located in Velavaru.
This Velavaru property has a private beach. Dining options at Angsana Velavaru include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily. Recreational amenities include a fitness facility. Spa amenities include spa services and beauty services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. ;Business services, wedding services, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, gift shops/newsstands, and currency exchange.
There are 79 guestrooms at Angsana Velavaru. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature bathrobes, slippers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary wireless Internet access, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones, desks, and in-room safes. Air-conditioned rooms also include CD players, complimentary bottled water, and ceiling fans. A turndown service is available nightly, housekeeping is offered, and guests may request wake-up calls. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request.
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"Amazing stay 出乎意料的美"
It is good experience to take the seaplane around 35mins, I took a lot of nice pictures with rainbow also.then when I arrival the resort it was totally surprise of me, staff are so friendly, they give a very warm welcome with welcome sober, little gift and welcome picture. I booked three nights in water villa, that is the best view with private room, I had my private swimming pool which face to the ocean. Bathtub was very comfortable n also face to the ocean. During the evening I can come to the second floor in the villa to have the romantic dinner with nice moon view. Another good choice I made which is there have two different island which are land island with sands villa and in ocean villa（more private), so day time I can take a free boat to visit another island also I can have dinner n lunch in there. It was very nice experience and I had wonderful stay in Velavaru with peaceful relaxing and romantic. Thank you so much for everyone.
Visited this week and stayed in the very warm and cozy Deluxe Beachfront Pool Villa, which is spacious and beautifully positioned on the beach. The villa was also very well maintained and cleaned twice daily. Dinner in Azzurro, their specialty restaurant was delicious and is a must see and try. The next day we woke up to a scheduled group house reef snorkeling activity which was impressive and easy to follow thanks to Ahmed at the Marine Centre. I also highly recommend you rent a camera for $50 and snap the underwater wildlife, they'll provide you a USB with all the pictures. I also highly recommend you schedule a seafood bbq romantic private dinner in your villa, you won't be disappointed from the food that included crab, lobster, prawns and fish. Bring your own snacks to your villa in the case your hungry overnight. Food in general was ok during our stay at the main restaurant, it could have been enhanced with more variety.
Having been to the Maldives before we wanted to try a new destination . on first impressions the island was welcoming and the beach front jet pool villa was very clean and well equipped although the living area was small and lacked storage. The outside shower and jet pool garden area looked lovely if a little large in proportion to the villa. We were on the sunrise side which was ideal and the proximity of the beach was perfect. The villa was cleaned twice a day and we had a very attentive staff member looking after our needs but the jet pool was never cleaned during our 6 day visit. The food was pretty average apart from Saturday and Sunday which were much better. The general service staff were good but the reception area left a feeling of not really being very helpful or knowledgeable of the services on offer. The prices outwith our half board offer were very high-a fruit cordial and soda-10us dollars! The option of the other restaurants was there but too expensive on top of what we had already paid. I was also looking forward to the spa but again far too expensive for a normal holiday. We booked a trip to the local island but this was cancelled as only 4 couples booked and it needed 5couples to make it viable. It was only a 1 and a half hour trip in total so it couldn't have been that costly -.disappointing. .The snorkelling and reef trips were good and the inner reef in front of the beach villa excellent for fish. The v deck sunset trip was memorable.
"Best vacation ever"
This resort is memorable. If one is looking to wind down, enjoy good food, have an Amazing spa experience and enoy a great underwater experience, then this is the Place to visit. We loved the staff, the professionalism and cleanliness of the resort were Amazing. Definitely would recommend a visit to this Maldivian resort to anyone interested in perfection.
From the moment you arrive, you will be in awe! This review includes contrast of over water villas vs the beach huts, restaurants, dive centre and other activities. I was glad we experienced both the beach hut and the over-water villa; if I went back, I would stay in the beach hut and spent the extra money on dive excursions! We stayed five nights in the beach huts and loved it! Some people really liked the huts with the fresh water swimming pool, but the pool is in the back and we wanted always to be on the beach, so we did not get the room with a pool. The back of our villa had an outdoor shower and massage bench - very romantic! The front had a large deck with table and chairs and two lounge chairs with umbrella on the beach. There are bushes between the villas and they are staggered so we found it to be quite private. Excellent snorkeling was right in front of our unit. The coral isn't so nice but there are tonnes of fish, including huge trigger fish, and we were able to spend some time with an octopus. The water is warm and very clear. Sometimes there is a current, so use your fins. We snorkeled the 'house reef path' and found the current very strong and I actually preferred snorkeling in front of our hut. The rooms are cleaned twice daily and you are given plenty of drinking water. There is a minibar, safe, robes, hairdryer, bath and beach towels, etc. The room was spacious for two people. We also stayed two nights in a "sunrise" over-water villa. It is very spacious and such a novelty. Sunrise has a view of the island; sunset has a view of ocean but I think would be a bit more private as people in the restaurant couldn't see you. You have your own fresh water pool with ladder right into the ocean for snorkeling, a roof top deck with shaded area and great view of the water. The pool was really, really nice but not very private. We snorkeled to the reef wall which was cool to see but the current and waves were very strong and I preferred snorkeling off the beach at the main island. I was disappointed that no mention was ever made of our anniversary even though we had listed it at booking; at other hotels, we've received a card and even a small bottle of wine or champagne to make our day extra special but here there was nothing. Otherwise, though, the staff were extremely friendly and professional and worked hard to remember your preferences. There is one bar/restaurant at the villa locations. The bar serves food up until dinner service begins at 7:30pm in the restaurant and then it stops so you have to move into the restaurant or take the boat shuttle to the island - and you are supposed to have made RSVP for dinner prior to 5pm. This was a bit inconvenient especially as the menu is limited and very expensive - only 4 non-fish entrees and one of them was an $85USD lamb chop - the website claims this restaurant is Italian but that seems to have changed recently. The food here was delicious and nicely presented but lacked consistency - I had duck one night and my portion was huge and had lots of asparagus; my husband had it the next night and it was much smaller and had only HALF of ONE asparagus. Roasted salad was delicious and almost could be a main course. Breakfast at this location was fantastic; a smaller buffet than on the island but you had two cooked-to-order courses (one eggs plus two sides, one noodles or steak) that would be delivered to your table. I think you can come for breakfast even if you are staying on the island but I'm not 100% sure. Food options were a bit better on the island. The buffet is 70USD if not included. Ask at the front desk for the schedule as the theme changes nightly. We tried the pasta night which was ok but only included a pasta station with linguine type noodles and a lasagna in the buffet - no ravioli or other stuffed pastas although there were several really nice salads. We also tried thai night. Again, it was ok but there was no satay or tom kha guy or mango sticky rice. In the end, I do not think the buffet is worth the money and you are better off to NOT get half board. We preferred to have a large breakfast, an imported powerbar or a shared pizza and beer for lunch, and an early dinner at the bar. The portions were pretty good and the food was fine - we especially liked the Thai curry and the pizzas. It would have been nice if there were at least some smaller snack options but this is really lacking - a hot dog is $24USD and very small salad is about the same. There is a 2 for 1 drinks happy hour on the island but not at the water villas. There is a second restaurant on the island, at the end of the jetty, which looked nice but only offered seafood and looked extremely expensive. If you have fish allergies or are a vegetarian, you will have very limited options. I strongly recommend bringing nuts and granola bars with you. But we didn't come for the food; we came for the diving! Apparently no one else did, though - we went diving on three mornings and it was just us and the dive leader, Ahmed, (plus three boat staff) and one other guest who was a master diver who had been to the resort many times. The personalized service was, therefore, outstanding - easily the BEST diving experience I've ever had. Equipment was ready for us each day and because there were so few people diving, no one else was using it in between. The equipment was brand new and good quality. We were all given our own dive computers. Ahmed took lots of pics and videos and gave them to us on a USB when we left. The dives were great - the water is warm, calm and clear though there are sometimes strong currents and so the dive leaders can't predict your dive location too far in advance. But it doesn't matter - all of the locations are excellent. We saw sharks, turtles, lots of colourful coral, big tuna and napoleans, and were surrounding by huge schools of fusiliers. It was wonderful and we were down for 50 minutes or more on each dive. But it wasn't cheap; our 3 days (2 dives each morning) cost us a full two-weeks' pay! The hotel also offers free snorkeling excursions daily; we went on these when not diving. They keep you in pretty deep water so that you don't destroy the coral so actually you can see more just off the beach. We had our own snorkel gear but you could borrow from the dive shop. Please consider bringing "reef safe" suntan lotion with you (or stay covered - you'll burn in no time). The vast majority of tourists are Chinese and they don't seem to be very interested in swimming or suntanning, so I suspect that they were using the spa a lot or perhaps going on early morning fishing trips - I really don't know except that we hardly saw them except at meal times! You could also borrow kayaks for free and go around the island (it's really small); the glass bottomed one cost money. There were also for-cost excursions to swim with whale sharks (if it hadn't been so expensive we might have done that but it was a full-day excursion with a lot of time in the boat) and catamaran tours and water skiing and other things. There's a small library and some board games. One night there was a cultural performance by the staff and another was movie night in the bar - an English movie with, weirdly, Korean subtitles. Because we were so active diving and snorkeling all day, we didn't mind the quiet evenings. The hotel is known for being environmentally friendly. They have a marine centre on site and you can learn about turtles and watch a sting ray feeding every day at 6pm - it was amazing, actually! I appreciated that water bottles were reusable and there were no paper coasters or disposable containers for anything. It was really annoying, though, that you had to pay for bottled water at the restaurants at dinner service - and those bottles were not reusable. We were fortunate to have a late seaplane transfer out because we were staying the night in Male and leaving for Doha the following morning. We had to leave the room at 11am but were able to still go on a snorkeling excursion etc and could have a basic shower at the water sports centre before getting on the plane at 3:30pm. It is frustrating that you don't know your seaplane schedule coming or going until 6pm the night before, but that is nothing to do with the hotel. In short, we would visit the hotel again, primarily because of the diving and snorkeling, but I would definitely stock up on more granola bars AND I'd bring some Crystal Light to add to the water - a bottle of vodka from the mini bar was surprisingly affordable :)
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM