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By Chris Boyle


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Located in the pristine South Nilandhe Atoll, a scenic 40-minute seaplane journey from Male’, this Maldivian paradise offers 112 private retreats that hover either above crystalline waters, or sit firmly on powdery white-sand beach.

At Angsana Velavaru, you will be spoiled for choice: From exciting dives to relaxing massages at the award- winning Angsana Spa, a myriad of activities are designed to cater to diverse interests, ages and preferences. Lovers of food and wine will be swept off their feet by Maldivian, Mediterranean, European and Asian specialties. Indeed, in this one spectacular location, you’ll find 101 things to do, whether you’re looking to explore, unwind, indulge or simply appreciate the immense natural beauty of your locale.


  • Square footage: 3,089
  • Nightly rate: From $1,725

Number of rooms in suite: Three, including two bedrooms

Number of entrances to suite: One

Number of baths: Two, one with a master bathtub overlooking the ocean

Suite style: Island luxe with pops of color and reef-inspired artwork

Key selling points: At the very end of the jetty, you’ll find the resort’s three Sanctuary InOcean Pool Villas, blissfully secluded and awash with unobstructed lagoon views. A spa- cious outdoor sundeck, infinity pool and hammock suspended over the water are perfect for languid, sun-soaked days, while indoors, two bedrooms and a living room are appointed with every comfort. Guests enjoy direct sea access from these villas, where a beautiful coral reef teems with marine life.

Number of suites in hotel: Three Sanctuary InOcean Pool Villas



The soothing blend of contemporary chic décor and exotic Asian accents creates a relaxing backdrop for Angsana Spa’s award-winning blend of treatments that utilize natural ingredients such as native flowers and fruits.

The spa’s therapists are expertly trained at the Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket, Thailand.

Signature treatment: Angsana Massage works the body’s key pressure points to strengthen your inner “qi” or energy.

Nasir Jalaludin,Spa Director




Funa Restaurant: This lively seafood grill and restaurant distils the essence of Maldivian ingredients with gourmet flair.

Dayan Ganegoda, Manager




• An enchanting beach pavilion for weddings, small meetings and private dining experiences

• A fully certified PADI 5 Star Gold dive center

• A marine conservation lab offering educational activities

• A kids’ club offering a vast array of fun, creative activities

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