Now leaving the remarkable Velaa Private Island. A fortune was spent to make this island into the ultimate hideaway. It is all very tasteful – no gold and diamonds flashing except for those its elite clientele have left in their safes back home.
Part of the costly tab is that Velaa offers facilities not usually found in the Maldives like a golf academy, squash, and a covered tennis court, along with a full watersports centre, a spa with a snow room and extraordinary Cloud 9 reclining pods, four top quality restaurants and a wine cellar, and accommodation that is simply designer ...
Some of my snapshots...
|Entrance to the spa|
|Cloud Nine - cloud-shaped reclining treatment pod by Klafs & Sha|
|The only snow in the Maldives - all for beauty treatments at the Spa|
Plenty of sparkle when it comes to pools, beaches and turquoise water...
|Signature restaurant Aragu|
|Dinner at Aragu with GM Igor Dolezel and marketing manager Alexander Kharabadze|
|In front of the restaurant|
Gorgeous water villas...
|Our beautiful water villa|
|Normally I prefer beach villas - but I loved our big water villa...|
Now for sporty stuff
|Lush golf course|
|Tennis under cover|
The people are great.
|Our lovely waitress|
|Our new Italian friend Remy - a chef who makes fantastic food|
And its butlers have been recruited from among the best employed all around the Maldives.
|Management and our butler saying goodbye|
Time to go...
|Our seaplane waiting|
|Beautiful scenic flight - 45 mins by seaplane to Male|