Anantara Veli Maldives Resort Reopens With New Wellness Concept

After nine months of extensive renovation, Anantara Veli Maldives Resort reopened on 1st December 2022. The renovation includes revamped accommodation, introducing a new room category; Beach Pool Villa, a new Villa Host service for guests, redesigned restaurants and a hammam added to the spa.

The unspoiled setting of Anantara Veli inspired New York based designer Yuji Yamazaki to develop a renovation concept centered in nature and wellness. Yamazaki added an extra layer of privacy to keep guests at one with the environment while giving them a sense of seclusion, from self-sufficient villa and spa designs to restaurants infused with modern takes on no-walls tropical living.

“We are really excited to relaunch Anantara Veli, on schedule and in time for the festive season. With the completion of the extensive refurbishment, including the addition of the brand-new Beach Pool Villas, the adults only resort is once again world class and will compete strongly in the very competitive Maldives market,” said Giles Selves, Cluster General Manager at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort.

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort - Beach Pool Villa - bedroom and deck viewFeatured Image: Beach Pool Villa, Anantara Veli Maldives

The overwater villas at Anantara Veli are set with cool powder tones and organic patterns borrowed from nature. The villas feature standalone tubs, outdoor rain showers and Villa Host service. All villas have been renovated in traditional-meets-contemporary tropical style, using natural palette of wood and stone, cool fabrics and rattan finishes with the latest technology. Set on the soft white sands, the brand new Beach Pool Villas come with sliding glass doors that open onto a private pool and a cushioned daybed. The villa features an open-air living and dining space, an island-style bedroom surrounded by tropical foliage. Each villa offers 148 square metres of space, with direct beach access and utmost privacy.

With the relaunch of Anantara Veli, a new wellness concept has been introduced which allows guests to book personalised Wellness Villa experience. Elevated by light, sound and scent therapy that changes the ambience from day to night, the villa comes with Ayurvedic spa amenities, an earthing mat for meditation, and wellness minibar with herbal teas, healthy shakes and wholefood snacks. All stays in a Wellness Villa includes a consultation upon arrival, daily yoga or personal training session, healthy cooking classes, and 20% savings on treatments at Balance Wellness by Anantara.

Balance Wellness by Anantara offers multi-day wellness retreats alongside consultations with the resident naturopath and nutritionist, personal trainer, yoga and lifestyle coach. The spa features five treatment suites, a nail salon, a medical spa, Shirodhara treatment bed, steam room and sauna, indoor and outdoor showers, and a relaxation garden with hot and cold plunge pools. The spa offers a range of treatments from Ayurvedic and holistic treatments, to sound healing and IV therapies. The brand new Moroccan hammam offers authentic treatments using marocMaroc products. Its facial and body therapies use 111Skin of Harley Street products.

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort - Cumin Restaurant - interiorFeatured Image: Cumin Restaurant, Anantara Veli Maldives 

The refurbished Anantara Veli Maldives offers an array of dining venues with Cumin, Origami, Dhoni Bar, Baan Huraa, Sea.Fire.SAlt, Aqua. Guests can indulge in authentic Sri Lankan, Indian and Maldivian cuisines, Japanese teppanyaki and robatayaki, Mediterranean tapas, Thai delicacies, and more. With Anantara’s signature Dining by Design experience, guests can dine outside of restaurants with a private chef, butler and sommelier.

In addition to the villas, wellness centres and restaurants, the resort also features an outdoor gym, a tennis court and dedicated spaces for volleyball, badminton, table tennis, chess and pétanque. Guests can also book fitness sessions with a personal trainer or try their hand in the new boxing ring.

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort - aerial viewFeatured Image: Anantara Veli Maldives

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