If your idea of a great vacation is spending quiet time on “a speck of land that emerges from miles and miles of cobalt-blue water,” then the Angsana Velavaru Resort is for you. Yes, that description is how your hosts describe their own little piece of paradise — but don’t let a small size fool you: there’s plenty to do on this “speck of land,” not the least of which is simply enjoying the panorama surrounding you. Velavaru means “Turtle Island” in Dhivehi, the national language of the Maldives; the resort has a resident marine biologist who offers classes about the ecosystem and tours to plant coral along the reefs…and that’s only the beginning. The resort boasts “101 Things to do,” from cooking classes at their restaurant to diving and snorkeling, massages at the spa to beach volleyball — and even includes kids’ activities, so Mom and Dad get some peace and quiet!
Your vacation choices begin with one of the five different types of villa Angsana Velavaru offers. Beachfront villas offer you a private deck and garden that’s just a short stroll from the “blue lagoon”; a deluxe beachfront pool villa gives you all that, plus a pool of your very own as well. Larger villas include the Velavaru Villa and Angsana Villa, as well as the ultimate villa pampering experience, an in-ocean pool villa that literally sees you surrounded by water. From these home bases, explore to your heart’s content; then, enjoy a leisurely dinner at the water’s edge and watch a breathtaking sunset as you plan your next day’s adventures. Angsana Velavaru aims to provide every guest with the perfect holiday — and they hope to see you visit again and again.