The island is located in South Ari Atoll, approximately 35 minutes seaplane transfer from Male International Airport or via a 35 minute domestic flight from Malé International to Maamigili Local Airport followed by a 30 minute speedboat ride
The cosy paradise island resort features 30 villas where guests enjoy rustic simplicity, enhanced by space and comfort. All of the villas offer a king size bed, air conditioning, mini bar, hair dryer and tea and coffee making facilities as well as thoughtful amenities including a selection of natural beauty products in the bathrooms derived from organic teas. 10 Beach Villas (39 sqm) are tucked away on the shores, amongst lush vegetation ensuring seclusion and privacy. The Beach Villas all provide direct access to the beach and views of the crystal clear water beyond. 20 Water Villas (54 sqm) are poised over the island's turquoise lagoon and offer guests the opportunity to witness the beauty of the Maldives directly from the privacy of their own terrace. Complete with a stunning bathroom providing a bath and separate shower and direct access to the clear waters below, the Water Villas provide guests with the perfect intimate escape. The villas have been designed to create a traditional Maldivian environment, combining earthy colour schemes and local handicrafts to complement, rather than compete with, the outside world. Natural light floods the rooms through large windows and the beds are positioned opposite the doorways, which lead directly out onto the beach or the lagoon. Drift Thelu Veliga evokes the traditional, unspoilt charms of the Maldives allowing guests unwind completely in a haven of tranquility away from the intrusion of modern technology.
Dining - The open-air restaurant is a visual highlight, with an authentic Maldivian-style thatched roof accompanied with natural materials such as coconut palm trunks that have been used for the rustic woodwork. A team of highly skilled chefs serves up a variety of cuisines from sunrise until after dark, focusing on regional island dishes and incorporating signature Asian influences. The emphasis is on exceptional ingredients and fresh seafood, sourced locally, wherever possible, in order to guarantee superior quality and deliver regional flavours bursting with authenticity. Lounge - The beachfront lounge stands opposite the lagoon offering views that are hard to beat and showcasing nature at its best. Sublimely serene and natural this is the perfect place to soak up the surroundings and relinquish any cares. Large comfy daybeds offer the ultimate space for relaxation in either shaded or sun-drenched areas, the perfect spot for a good book a quenching drink of your choice. An extensive all-day dining menu means guests can breakfast in the fresh morning breeze, enjoy the warmth of the midday sun or gaze up at the stars and listen to the sounds of nature all around. Sports & Leisure Diving - Famous for its ivory beaches and turquoise shores, the Maldives is one of the world's top diving destinations and Ari Atoll in particular is renowned for its aquatic life. The resort partners with an internationally renowned expert diving team synonymous with delivering exceptional service and helping guests discover the incredible beauty underwater. In addition to dazzling diving experiences, other water-based activities on the island that can be arranged through the resort include water skiing, catamaran sailing, and snorkeling. Excursions - Abundant natural charms and many beautiful attractions lie in wait in the Maldives and guests can make the most of this stunning location with a number of organized excursions. Popular trips include visiting a local island for a scenic picnic, fishing with regional fisherman using traditional techniques, whale shark sighting, dolphin watching and sunset cruises off the aquamarine shores. Spa - The overwater spa is inspired by nature and faces the lagoon, creating a peaceful and refreshing haven. A carefully selected spa menu combines massage treatments from Indonesia, Thailand and India, enriching facials and stimulating body treatments, all carried out by expert therapists trained to restore inner harmony. Weddings & Blessings The picture-perfect Maldives makes a dream destination for your special day and at Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat, our friendly team will create a truly personalized occasion that reflects the couple's individual style and tastes. Discuss the details of your blessing or renewal of vows ceremony with the events coordinator to fulfill your hopes and dreams leaving a legacy of memories to last a lifetime. Please note that wedding ceremonies in the Maldives are not legally recognized in the home country.
All Inclusive Package
The All-Inclusive package comprises the following inclusions and benefits: Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner served at The Restaurant. Selection of tea, coffee, soft drinks, juices, water, draught beer and house wine by the glass with meals at The Restaurant. Lunch (utilizing the AI Lunch Credit) can be availed in The Bar from The Bar snacks menu of which a credit will apply Lunch at The Bar (utilizing the AI Lunch Credit) will be served daily between 12h30 to 14h30. Unlimited access to soft drinks, juices, draught beer, wine by the glass, whisky, vodka, rum, gin, water & cocktail of the day from selected menu at The Bar from 10h00 to 23h00. Afternoon tea & coffee with snacks & ice cream at The Bar from 15h00 to 17h30 in villa tea & coffee facilities. Complimentary mini bar, refilled once a day, inclusive of soft drinks, (3 per person) Beer (2 per person) and 2 x 1 litre bottles of water. Unlimited use of snorkeling equipment. Use of non-motorized water sports equipment (including catamaran usage for licensed sailors only) One Fishing Excursion per person, per stay. One Snorkeling Excursion per person. per stay Complimentary internet access in the public areas Non Complimentary Items (not included in the All Inclusive package): Any services or facilities not specifically mentioned above may incur charges, in addition to 10% Service Charge and 12% GST.
Christmas Eve Gala Dinner
The resort allows children of the following ages to share with 2 paying adults only: Infants 00-01.99 years; Child 02-10.99 years; Older child 11-11.99 years; 12 years and above considered adult.
Honeymoon Benefits (N-4)
Honeymooners staying for minimum 4 nights will receive a choice of a Private Dinner on the beach with a selected menu OR Couples Spa Treatment. TERMS : Applicable up to 6 months from the date of the wedding - All Above is offered per couple once per stay - Wedding certificate or official documentation detailing date of marriage to be presented upon check in - Valid for stays between 01/11/18 - 31/10/19.
Wedding Anniversary Benefits
Guests celebrating their Wedding Anniversary once during their stay will receive a bottle of sparkling wine OR 2 complimentary cocktails at the bar. TERMS: Minimum 4 nights stay - Applicable for up to one month before or after the wedding date - Wedding certificate or official documentation detailing date of marriage to be presented upon check in - Valid for stays between 01/11/18 - 31/10/19. This offer is not bookable online. Please contact us for a quotation
Guests celebrating their birthday during stay will receive: Bottle of wine and a cake delivered to their table for dinner - Birthday must fall during the stays at the hotel - Valid for stays between 01/11/18- 31/10/19.
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