Veligandu Island Resort
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My wife and I went for our first anniversary to this fantastic resort in the middle of the indian ocean.
... likings. Other interesting fish include the giant jack, bluffin jack, long nose butterflyfish, chevron butterflyfish, teardrop butterflyfish, moorish idol, schooling banner fish, Indian banner fish, dussumiers halfbeak, frigate tuna, Chinese trumpetfish, scribbled puffer fish, guineafowl puffer, the Maldives anemone fish, Clark's anemone fish, sergeant major, black-spot sergeant, bi-colour parrotfish, oriental sweet lips, harlequin sweet lips, sleek unicorn fish, ...
C'est a ton tour, de te laisser parler d'amour. Happy Birthday to you! To a wonderful brother in law, cool, calm and collected. Kind, generous, a great family man, and a fabulous cook too! Sorry to all my single friends, as he isn't available, he has a fun, life partner and a wonderful boy. We love you, hugs and kisses from the ...
... mouth piece of any water. Otherwise you swallow a huge gulp of salty water and most likely will choke really bad. We both passed and got a thumbs up, we saw a Napoleon (giant fish), moray eels, shrimp, and a huge variety of smaller fish. I will look them up to try to identify them by name. this morning from our balcony just before our meeting at the dive shop, we saw a pod of at least 10 dolphins swimming past our ...
... different types of guests. We chose a scuba diving island which hosts a house reef that does not require a long boat ride before you get to the dive sites. You just walk in from the beach and walk out when you are done the dive. I remember we did this in the Whitsunday Islands, in Australia and just loved ...
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My wife and I have just returned from Honeymoon to Veligandu and i cannot speak highly enough of this place.
I have the benefit of having visited many different Maldive islands and can provide some objective commentary. For those who have never been to the Maldives - all the islands (big and small) have the same 'peaceful' air as Veligandu. Where Veli serves best and certainly (I think) deserves first prize is that it is the prettiest island I have visited. The sandbank and beaches are the crowning glory. Equally, I have never come across an island which takes so much energy in remembering your name and you feel that you are on a very private and intimate island.
Sand bank means great snorkelling is just a few feet from the shore. Food great, staff friendly & there really isn't any reason not to have a fantastic time on this island! Clearly fewer rooms means a quiet island designed for relaxing, chilling out, and just enjoying the natural environment. If you want more entertainment or lively evenings this isn't the right choice.
Sun sand and food food food!
Returned on 25th April 2005 from excellent chill out holiday. I would like to thank all staff for making my 60th birthday so very special.
Water bungalow excellent also the deluxe water edge bungalow, we were fortunate enough to spend a week on the sunset and a week on the sunrise side of the Island.
We do not (at present) snorkle, however enjoyed watching the fish from our decking and from the lilos we took withus. The water was extremely clear during the first week, unfortunately became unpleasant and dirty (around our bungalow area) for the last few afternoons.
Absolutely wonderful hotel. Staff couldn't do enough for you and we're courteous and polite throughout. Food was fantastic with an excellent choice every day. If you go for a fortnight, you won't eat the same thing twice! Only a 20 minute seaplane ride from the airport which means no long speedboat transfers. Plenty of excursions to go on, otherwise take plenty of books as there is not much else to do aside from the wonderful snorkelling and diving. Don't think twice about this island, just go!
Returned on Monday from a week on Veligandu.
The island is beautiful, the staff are very friendly and efficient, the food is great and the accomodation is lovely. We stayed in a Deluxe Water Villa - lots of space and a fab bathroom. Watching the parrot fish swim under the huge balcony is wonderful. The snorkelling is the best i have ever seen, we saw turtles almost every time.
Upgrade to all-inclusive - it's well worth it.
If you don't chill out here, you never will!
Cannot find anything bad to say about this place. It was wonderful from start to finish. We upgraded to a deluxe water villa (this option isn't offered by a lot of the tour operators but you can do it through the resort), and it was extremely comfortable and private. Food and service were superb. The Spa is well worth a visit too....the honey and cucumber facial was sublime! Flew with FCA and upgraded and it was fine, although the 12 hour flight back was a bit of a trek. Think we will do emirates next time. Will be going back for sure.
Just returned from a week in paradise. From the time that the seaplane docks at the island jetty to the time you leave you are cosseted in luxury. We stayed in a deluxe over-water villa. Very spacious and a real experience. There are no bad rooms at the resort whether a water villa or a beach bungalow. Those on the jetty side get the evening sunsets. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff just can't be bettered. The food is superb and there is sufficient choice to cater for all tastes. The quality of the snorkelling off the beach is brilliant. In my experience far better than Grand Cayman in Caribbean The range of fish and numbers has to be seen to be believed. If you do not see dozens of fish types and turtles on your first snorkel trip you will be very unlucky. Resort never crowded.