# 2 of 32 hotels in Rasdhoo atoll

Veligandu Island Resort & Spa(5 stars)

Veligandu Island Alifu Alifu Atoll View on map
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  • Best hotel (1)
    "Best hotel" found in 1 review
    • " ... was, (traders) hotel on male for the day. We were on the airport from the agent of veligandu picked up and speedboat(Private boat from the traders) picked up and brought to the hotel. It was the best hotel on the island, with a pool and bar on the roof and the best view. We used the hotel to sleep ... " 
      5.5
      February 2012
  • The restaurant is good (1)
    "The restaurant is good" found in 1 review
    • " ... not, but the kitchen in such a vacation for the whole mood crucial. As in other reviews already determined tourists read have, Egon goes to final 31-03-2012. If you are, written in the stars. The restaurant is good divided and you can outside or sit inside. It is all open and as described above everywhere ... " 
      5.5
      February 2012
  • Very tasty (1)
    "Very tasty" found in 1 review
    • " ... been at lunch and in the evening for the guests present. The does not exist 5 star hotels in in Germany. There was always the grill fresh Pasta and grilled meat or fish... in brief perfect, very tasty kitchen. It has also been made to the local cuisine value located egon cooked and different ... " 
      5.5
      February 2012
  • A small room (1)
    "A small room" found in 1 review
    • " ... centre with good devices, but I unfortunately didn't used have, as you from food, sleep, rest, snorkeling, sun had no time for it. The pool is super and also a nice size. Furthermore there is a small room , where a ping-Pong table, a pool table, a Foosball and a dartboard are available. Everything ... " 
      5.5
      February 2012
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Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    5.7
  • Room
    5.8
  • Service
    5.7
  • Location
    5.7
  • Gastronomy
    5.8
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.6

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    111
  • very good
    6
  • acceptable
    0
  • poor
    2
  • terrible
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The most helpful positive review

5.8

After repeated visits to the Maldives (adaaran prestige water villas, Lilly beach, w retreat and spa) are we last year on veligandu and we immediately fell in love this resort. Despite the initial problems ( overbooking) and violent protest we have our jacuzzi water villas then get. Some of our traveling companions had to the neighboring island of kuramathi avoid (not comparable, because larger, there is even a minibusshuttle from a, to b, to come) we hav …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.5

The 'inhabited part' of the island about 400 times 70 meter unfortunately the bungalows of 74 piece (until 2012) on nun 91 houses expanded. Plus the accommodation for about 200 employees, power station, dieseltank, desalinization, trinkwasserspeicher, purification plant, laundry room, store, cuisine, the restaurant, the pool, the spa and recently 2 bars is not much space. There is unfortunately not on the sandy area hardly more beach area, without, that a …  read hotel review

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  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Hotel in general (1)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 1 review
      • " ... was, (traders) hotel on male for the day. We were on the airport from the agent of veligandu picked up and speedboat(Private boat from the traders) picked up and brought to the hotel. It was the best hotel on the island, with a pool and bar on the roof and the best view. We used the hotel to sleep ... "  read hotel review
        5.5
        February 2012
  • Food
    Pros
    • Quality (1)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 1 review
      • " ... been at lunch and in the evening for the guests present. The does not exist 5 star hotels in in Germany. There was always the grill fresh Pasta and grilled meat or fish... in brief perfect, very tasty kitchen. It has also been made to the local cuisine value located egon cooked and different ... "  read hotel review
        5.5
        February 2012
    • Atmosphere (1)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 1 review
      • " ... not, but the kitchen in such a vacation for the whole mood crucial. As in other reviews already determined tourists read have, Egon goes to final 31-03-2012. If you are, written in the stars. The restaurant is good divided and you can outside or sit inside. It is all open and as described above everywhere ... "  read hotel review
        5.5
        February 2012
  • Room
    Cons
    • Facilities (1)
      Comments related to "Room" found in 1 review
      • " ... centre with good devices, but I unfortunately didn't used have, as you from food, sleep, rest, snorkeling, sun had no time for it. The pool is super and also a nice size. Furthermore there is a small room, where a ping-Pong table, a pool table, a Foosball and a dartboard are available. Everything ... "  read hotel review
        5.5
        February 2012
Jacqueline
The perfect island!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Friends
  • Beach holiday
  • November 2015
Beautiful little Island with wonderful garden. Allways friendly and helpful staff. Even if it's fully booked it's never crowded, but provides a lot of privacy. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    We had room 117 which has a very beautiful view (no water bungalows in front) at a very nice and quite little bay. Good choice of minibar, teas and coffee (Nespresso :-)), 1 Bottle of Water per person per day for free. open dressing room and enough space for suitcases etc. Only negative point: This jacuzzi beach villa was recommended to us for 3 adults which was not suitable. The third bed stood in the middle of the room, what was very uncosy. Also other facilities were only available for 2 persons (sun beds etc.), But upon request the room had been equipped for 3 persons, but was still a bit to small.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Well equiped diving center, we enjoyed stand up paddeling as well as the great sunset cruise where we saw a lot of dolphins. Beautiful pool area

  • Service
    6.0

    Staff is always friendly and helpful and reacts very quickly to any requests. Only negative point: the nicest places in the dining area close to the beach are reserved to couples even its no problem to put two tables together. This is not appropriate.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    The quality and variety of food/buffet is outstandig!! Especially the currys and desserts were just excellent. Many thanks to Lakmal Perera and his team for all the explanations and the recipes, even if we can't to as good as you did!!

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Beautiful little Island with wonderful garden. Allways friendly and helpful staff. Even if it's fully booked it's never crowded, but provides a lot of privacy.

  • Location
    6.0

    Very clean and very well-cultivated surroundings, beautiful garden, very clean. Enough sunbeds around pool and beach area, nice sun loungers

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Benedikt
Wonderful island with unbeatable buffet!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2015
Best view, best Infrastructure - just Perfect. Writing while sitting on my bungalow's Terrasse. read hotel review
  • Service
    6.0

    Everyone was capable of speaking English. Service was One of the best ever.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    The Buffet Restaurant was the best we ever had. Until know we thought 5* Al Raha Beach in Abu Dhabi was impossible to beat, but the variance the quality and the presentation are outstanding. We were Looking forward to each meal.

  • Location
    6.0

    Does Not Need to be described. It is the maledives on a wonderful Island!

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Best view, best Infrastructure - just Perfect. Writing while sitting on my bungalow's Terrasse.

  • Room
    6.0

    Water Bungalow w/o jacuzzi. Top view, more than Big enough, clean and modern.

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Great spot in the Maldives!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Proof of booking
  • Beach holiday
  • May 2014
We went there for our honeymoon and spent an amazing week. Hotel stuff is friendly and helpful, the amenities are good, and the landscape breathtaking. I did a good research of the area to find the right spot, and surely did. Highly recommended! read hotel review
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Location
    5.6
    Proximity to shopping areas
    5.0
    Distance to the beach
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Quality of the beach
    6.0
    Child care or playground
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
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Ron
dreamlike Island small Flaws
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Beach holiday
  • January 2012
We chose this hotel for our honeymoon and didn't regret it. We were the first time on the Maldives and very happy, this island have chosen. Holidaycheck is thanks, because only because of this great reviews we chose veligandu for us. The island was extolled as the better places and it is really Sunday as soon as you arrive by plane, shoes from. Earlier it was not so, because the sand is concrete. The paths were in spite of the Sand was a bit hard, on the heels of what you felt has. Apart from that, whether bar, restaurant, or ... front desk only sand. So, dear women leave bare your many shoes at home. A few Flip flops and bathing shoes sufficient. Apart from that there is also free flip flops in the villas. Bathing shoes I would recommend, as in the water on the way to the reef was already a few rocks in the sand are hidden. The island has the perfect size, for relaxing and quiet days to spend, in about 20 minutes is easily walked barefoot once. But if you want to party, shop and loud music is, is in the wrong place here. As I heard would be remembered just perfect. Our island 'veligandu' is mostly booked, there are about 170 guests, which really is not a lot and very well on the island. These are about 220 Crewmitgliedern taken care of. Alone in the kitchen about 33 chefs, the US perfect spoiled have, but later more. The guest structure was the case in some countries, such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, France, and the Chinese new year, some Chinese. In general so pleasant audience. How could it be otherwise, many couples were on the island from young to old, everything well mixed. The island is really very clean. The paths on the island constant the sheets of steel beams freed. In the morning the beaches from the partly powered trash immediately freed. This happens even before the get up the most guests. We had full board, which for us absolutely sufficient was. There was many guests with all inclusive or all inclusive and. In the case all inclusive and then the minibar with some, but also not with all drinks included in the price. All inclusive came, I think about 40.00 per person per day, to board it. We didn't worn intoxicated, since we were only little to not any alcohol drink, but later more under gastronomy. read hotel review
  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    There is really not lots to say than just masterclass! We had before much in portals on the kitchen read and of course the chef Egon Aichinger. You don't believe not, but the kitchen in such a vacation for the whole mood crucial. As in other reviews already determined tourists read have, Egon goes to final 31-03-2012. If you are, written in the stars. The restaurant is good divided and you can outside or sit inside. It is all open and as described above everywhere Sand, also at the buffet. I haven't vacation in the evening in short pants, shirt and shoes eaten. The however, you can without a problems. So let men your Suits, ties, shirts business, Lloyd shoes at home that you here! in the morning you could fresh they let themselves be roasted ked for eggs to order. Important for the German, there was at all meal times there was also a dark bread. It is everything freshly prepared, no frozen, no pre rolls, no canned food. Egon has always been at lunch and in the evening for the guests present. The does not exist 5 star hotels in in Germany. There was always the grill fresh Pasta and grilled meat or fish... in brief perfect, very tasty kitchen. It has also been made to the local cuisine value located egon cooked and different curry from mild to spicy. This is definitely not our taste, it is therefore all the more important, also many other courts to offer, which it daily in wechelnd 14-day Rhythm has... the drink prices I thought it was OK. We had yes full board to all drinks pay. The water was produced on the island for the villas and 2 fl. Free every day already made and sold, 1 l for 3.50 American dollars, large glass of coke American dollar 5.00, 1 glass of wine American dollar 6.00. So we had lunch and evenings always a bill of about $10.00 about us 8,00 euros. Now can you calculate, whether all inclusive in 10 days' time at a extra charge 800.00 euro for 2 of people's worth. We had after 9 nights not even the half of this sum inclusive shop purchases with postcards, and barbel Briefnmarken look tired...

  • Hotel
    5.0

    We chose this hotel for our honeymoon and didn't regret it. We were the first time on the Maldives and very happy, this island have chosen. Holidaycheck is thanks, because only because of this great reviews we chose veligandu for us. The island was extolled as the better places and it is really Sunday as soon as you arrive by plane, shoes from... Earlier it was not so, because the sand is concrete. The paths were in spite of the Sand was a bit hard, on the heels of what you felt has. Apart from that, whether bar, restaurant, or front desk only sand. So, dear women leave bare your many shoes at home. A few Flip flops and bathing shoes sufficient. Apart from that there is also free flip flops in the villas. Bathing shoes I would recommend, as in the water on the way to the reef was already a few rocks in the sand are hidden. The island has the perfect size, for relaxing and quiet days to spend, in about 20 minutes is easily walked barefoot once. But if you want to party, shop and loud music is, is in the wrong place here. As I heard would be remembered just perfect. Our island 'veligandu' is mostly booked, there are about 170 guests, which really is not a lot and very well on the island. These are about 220 Crewmitgliedern taken care of. Alone in the kitchen about 33 chefs, the US perfect spoiled have, but later more. The guest structure was the case in some countries, such as Germany, Austria, Switzerland, England, France, and the Chinese new year, some Chinese. In general so pleasant audience. How could it be otherwise, many couples were on the island from young to old, everything well mixed. The island is really very clean. The paths on the island constant the sheets of steel beams freed. In the morning the beaches from the partly powered trash immediately freed. This happens even before the get up the most guests. We had full board, which for us absolutely sufficient was. There was many guests with all inclusive or all inclusive and. In the case all inclusive and then the minibar with some, but also not with all drinks included in the price. All inclusive came, I think about 40.00 per person per day, to board it. We didn't worn intoxicated, since we were only little to not any alcohol drink, but later more under gastronomy.

  • Location
    6.0

    The location was perfect. We flew Emirates over Dubai to male. We have 4 in Dubai nights remained are. For anyone who has not yet in Dubai was, really worth seeing... But that does not belong to the review. After we landed on the airport island loads are, it went too our Travel agent, the US with 2 FL. Water and show us the way to shuttle bus showed, where it again by bus, to airport around, went to the float, about 5 minutes. When we arrived there, we were directed to a chilled lounge, the other for the guests the island of veligandu ready for me. We had to wait for the water plane a little, but could use the time, for the sake of the check in sheet the resort was completed. Also here there was cool drinks and wet towels. You could also outside and the launch of the planes landing and admire. if you fear float has, not a problem, everything was half as bad. The start and landing were very soft and it wobbled not more or less than in the hotel normal Flight. It is just a bit noisy, however therefor you get ear plugs. After 20 minutes we were on veligandu and were there also again with cool towels and a welcome drink welcome. as described above, purchaseand entertainment possibilities there are not a lot, but we knew that and we didn't miss. There is a small Store, a jeweller and a bar, the varied evening program has offered. In the case all inclusive or all inclusive and snorkeling excursions or classes, etc. with included in the price, that cannot be what you at the time of booking the travel agent experienced. Apart from that you could at the front desk for several activities register. Your needs definitely the back to pants tour, so you'll learn about the way of life staff, the innerne residents of the island, as well as the whole supply of electricity, water etc.! Very interesting!

  • Room
    5.0

    We also much vorner research, which now better is, a water villa or beach villa and for a beach villa decided. It was for us the better choice. So we could on our terrace in the sand, to our own hammock past directly into the water. On the terrace with 2 beach chairs with pads and a table with 2 chairs. At the beach we had additional still own 2 chairs. The 10 beach villas located right on the water and all have jacuzzi. This is behind the house in the garden with a high wall surround. We only ate used, since this not so comfortable was. At the water villas with a jacuzzi tub you could by a window look out over the water. We had villa 115, which was a bit tucked away and in favor of the current guests reason was. The villas are located on the east side, where the sun rises, and also the wind. Which is why the breakwater in the water. Request we had and 116 117 the travel agent, as the view from the room beautiful and that was also Sunday we would have after a few days move may, we wanted to but not more. The furnishing the room was new, but unfortunately also after 4 years slight traces of use on the furniture to see, as well as in the bright duvets the couch. The beds were very large with 2 m 2 M mattresses, which were a little on the hard side, but rather so, than worn out. We got a soft surface and thus perfect slept. In the room there was an espresso machine and a kettle. The safe was in the renovation not exchanged, in accordance with the worn from. The figures on the display one had to guess. It was actually the only thing downside in the room. In the bathroom there were some ants, but with the outstanding spray well and didn't disturb were eliminated. The air conditioning was very silent and good. On the ceiling were stains to see, where we did not know, whether it is a ingress of water and as a result, the bright color was gone, so are the rooms' only 'good'!

  • Service
    5.0

    All staff on the island were very friendly, whether in the restaurant, at the front desk or at the bar... But you should be able to speak a little English. At the front desk but there was one receptionist Katrin, the from Switzerland and also has translated into difficulties. And of course the chef Egon from Austria, but more below. There are no women on the island staff, except Katrin at the front desk and the gals in the SPA. The cleaning of the rooms was taken from room boys, which is very well done. Don't forget a few Dollar buy, very pleased and partly more trouble. I had 2 shirts in the morning in the cleaning given, which perfect ironed in the afternoon in the room lay, CA, US dollar 4.00 per piece. All are prices on the island in American dollars. You need not locals Currency Exchange. Furthermore there is also a small Medical center, which we luckily didn't use them. But good to know, that is in case of emergency. A so-called child care we at Robinson, etc. does not exist. On departure, there were a number of disagreements. Our flight home 11:55 P. M. from male. We have extra the late flight booked, so that we the day on the island could spend. On the last night we then the time of transfer by 8:15 A. M. get. Subsequently I repeated telephone calls with our organizer and conversations with Katrin experienced, that the organizer and the island at our time to complete a mistake and therefore thought, that we are already at noon at the male flight. It was a Zahlendreher in the flight number. Normally, we would have been on the transfer plane 5:45 P. M.. But this was booked, so we had to already 10:15 A. M. down on the island. Very Sad! But the management of veligandu has great and since it is not our mistake was, (traders) hotel on male for the day. We were on the airport from the agent of veligandu picked up and speedboat(Private boat from the traders) picked up and brought to the hotel. It was the best hotel on the island, with a pool and bar on the roof and the best view. We used the hotel to sleep until 9:15 P. M. etc. and are again with the speedboat after envelope has been chief executive. It was just great... So much so the handling of complaints... You have to keep and take care of you. The perfect Finish was on the airport, when we got there the flight from male to Dubai an upgrade to business class had. This is what I call really dreamlike Fly!

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    There was a small Fitness centre with good devices, but I unfortunately didn't used have, as you from food, sleep, rest, snorkeling, sun had no time for it. The pool is super and also a nice size. Furthermore there is a small room, where a ping-Pong table, a pool table, a Foosball and a dartboard are available. Everything was very new. We have a few time table tennis played. But there are no entertainment, which was very nice. You could use everything going when you wanted. The water was nice blue and you lots of small fish and reef sharks right at the shore. The sharks but still more than we. As soon as you in the water insight, swam throw them away. By the pool there was enough chairs, which partly again, typically German, in the morning reserved were, but it was still okay luckily within the limits, since on the island, as well as on the sand great sufficient beach chairs with umbrellas stood.

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Hotel Beach
  • What the hotel offers
    Hotel Veligandu Island Resort is perfect for those looking for a luxury holiday in the peace and quiet of an island entirely owned by the hotel. Sleep and dine amongst the waves and swim the fish. The hotel offers a relaxing retreat in a beautiful location where visitors can enjoy numerous excursions, a wonderful dining experience and relaxing spa treatments to ensure you enjoy the perfect holiday.
  • Location
    Veligandu Island Resort is surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and long stretches of sandy beaches located in North Ari Atoll. To get to the island you need to take a scenic sea plane 20 minute flight transfer from Male International Airport.
  • Accommodation
    With 76 rooms including 54 Jacuzzi Water Villas, 10 Water villas and 12 Jacuzzi Beach Villas, you will be sure to enjoy the ultimate accommodation experience in the Maldives. Each room includes a King sized bed, private sundeck and furniture, air conditioning, 36 inch flat screen TV and DVD Player, broadband internet connection, mini bar, personal safe, telephone, hairdryer and rain shower.
  • Food and Drink
    The main restaurant offers a wide variety of buffet style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sunday night dinner is special night where the waiters will serve you in the traditional; Maldivian dress complimenting the Maldivian menu for you to choose from. A snack menu is also available during the day at the bar and pool and also room service is available on request. The Thundi Bar overlooks the lagoon serving a range of popular beverages and snacks with a colour satellite TV.
  • Leisure
    The Duniye Spa provides a sensual place forget your worries and sink into a calm feeling of contentment and happiness. The skilled therapists will ensure you have total relaxation and well-being on your visit. Some of the services include Thai massage, body polish, luxurious manicure and a calming facial. A nighttime entertainment program includes Bodu beru Cultural Dance Show, DJ Disco, Crab Races and much more. In the daytime make the most of your trip and enjoy a guided excursion. These include activities such as snorkeling, Island Hopping and Sunset cruises. The fitness centre is equipped with modern exercise equipment. There is also a volleyball court, beach badminton and a football pitch for you to enjoy a kick around.
  • Family
    Children are welcome at the Jacuzzi Beach Villas.
  • Other facilities and services
    • Nightly turndown service • Complimentary use of chaise lounges at the beach • Beach towels • Gift shop • Games room • Internet Café • Sifani Jewelers • Honeymoon packages
* HolidayCheck does not assume liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ at the time of booking from the description presented here. Solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form will be offered.

Hotel News

18/11/2015:

Veligandu - HACCP Certified! Message from Mr. Fathuhulla Ibrahim, General Manager: I’m honored to have the opportunity to recognize and commend my team for the critically important work that everyone has done to achieve this HACCP Certification. Veligandu nailed it. It has truly proven that our Kitchen has met and been internationally recognized to have complied based on the International Codex Protocols of Food Safety. This award truly inspires us to continue the highest quality and safe food to our guests.

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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Luggage room
  • Non-smoking room
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Play rooms
  • Hotel safe
  • Air conditioning

Room amenities

  • TV
  • Fan
  • Minibar
  • Minibar: alcoholic
  • Safe
  • Coffee and tea
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Electronic room keys
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Complementary bottle of water
  • Shower

Gastronomy

  • Restaurant
  • Number of restaurants altogether: 2
  • Diabetic menu
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • Dishes for those with allergies
  • Lactose-free
  • Hotel bar
  • Breakfast buffet

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Volleyball

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Sauna

Other hotel information

  • Evening programs and entertainment
  • Non-hotel guests can/cannot access the area: closed
  • Early check in
  • Gay friendly
  • Late check out
  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle bus transfer from the airport: charged
  • Express check in and check out
  • EC Maestro
  • English
  • 24 hour security
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Children welcome
  • Wifi
  • Free Wifi access included
  • Laundry service