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Surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and a long white sand beach, this resort on Rasdhoo Atoll is a small patch of paradise, the ultimate Maldavian retreat.

Veligandu Resort is the only hotel on the island, which is just 600 metres long. It features 91 villas, the majority being jacuzzi water villas, but also featuring accommodations on the beach. The spacious rooms feature a tropical decor, air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, mini-bar, king sized bed, tea/coffee, phone, TV and safe.

Dining options include the Dhonveli restaurant, where all buffet style meals are taken, Madivaru seafood and grill (a la carte) and two bars with snack menus overlooking the lagoon. Facilities include an infinity edged swimming pool, gift shop, games room, fitness centre, volleyball court, badminton, water sports centre and dive centre. Throughout the week, visitors are entertained in the evening with a mix of music, culture and conservation talks. Enjoy Asian massage techniques at the Duniye Spa.

The transfer to Veligandu is a 20 minute scenic seaplane journey from Malé International Airport. From May 2016, Veligandu Resort will become an adults only resort, only accepting guests who are over 18yrs old.

Ocean Pro Dive Centre

Ocean Pro Dive Centre is PADI affiliated, and there are 20 dive sites to explore both by boat and on the house reef. Marine life is prolific, which common sightings of grey reef (Feb) and hammerhead (year round) sharks. Turtles and eagle rays are often spotted on the south side of the island cruising the house reef. Nitrox is available.

Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Honeymooners
    • Non-divers
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Beginner
    • Intermediate
  • Nitrox available
  • Dive boat: Speedboat
This accommodation is located in:

Central Atolls

The central region comprises Malé and Ari atolls, Felidhoo, Faafu and the smaller Rasdhoo Atoll. It is the most popular area for both dive resorts and liveaboards, with excellent shore diving from house reefs and large pelagics on drift dives.

  • Ideal for viewing: whale shark, grey reef shark, napoleon wrasse, spotted eagle ray, reef manta ray
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Resort based diving, Shark diving, Whale shark, Manta ray, Learn to dive, Shore diving, Snorkelling, Underwater photography