Just the description of this resort is welcoming: “Gentle sands leading you to the water’s edge. Soothing vistas across the spectacular turquoise lagoon at sunset…Experiences that immerse you in local culture, underwater explorations that introduce you to our tropical marine world. Days and nights of simple indulgence.” Simple indulgence, indeed, is what Velassaru Resort in the Maldives is all about. Choose your accommodations from bungalows and villas that range from tiny and intimate, to lavish overwater spaces with private pools, home theaters, outdoor gazebos, and 24-hour butler service. Beneath a roof of thatch is the ultimate in contemporary design, a mix of island elements and minimalist décor with room for open-air relaxation and details painstakingly thought out to provide you the ultimate escape.
Choose your activity, too: sunbathe on a secluded terrace, plunge in your personal pool, have private catered meals — or mingle at the resort’s infinity pool, enjoy a beverage at a beachside bar, and go snorkeling or diving with certified guides. Don’t forget to explore the island’s pristine natural setting; water sports are at your fingertips, as is a bevy of marine life to see and learn about. Between explorations, indulge yourself in spa services at overwater pavilions (including some for couples to have treatments together). Sample island cuisine with the freshest ingredients, expert preparation, and careful attention to detail — surrounded by unparalleled natural beauty and the panoramic view of sea and sky that’s ever-changing, ever more marvelous. For vacation memories that last forever, “step into the unknown” in this bit of paradise.