Friday, 6 March 2015

Snow in the Maldives

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...

Tropical beauty


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

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