K. Dhiffushi, 08030 Dhiffushi, Maldives
ROOMS FROM $620 PER NIGHT
PERMIT ISSUED 07-12-20
4 ROOMS / 8 BEDS
ALL VISITORS TO THE MALDIVES MUST COMPLETE THE ONLINE HEALTH DECLARATION & ATTACH A NEGATIVE PCR TEST CERTIFICATE ISSUED NO LATER THAN 96 HOURS PRIOR TO DEPARTURE FOR THE MALDIVES. IN ADDITION YOU MUST HAVE A NEGATIVE PCR TEST CERTIDICATE ISSUED NO LATER THAN 72 HOURS PRIOR TO DEPARTING DHIFFUSHI. YOUR PROPERTY WILL ORGANISE YOUR DEPARTURE TEST FOR YOU.
Veli Vilaa is a lovely property, only 45 minutes by speedboat transfer from Velana International Airport (MLE), offering an entire villa with spacious rooms over two levels, just a short walk from the islands most popular beach on a Bed & Breakfast (BB) basis with additional meals provided by their catering partner Araamu Holidays & Spa which can be delivered or you can dine at Araamu with the meals added to your villa tab.
All the rooms have guest controlled air conditioning, ensuite comprising a shower with a toilet & sink. Rooms also come with complimentary towels, hair & body wash, beach towels, tea & coffee facilities including daily replenished condiments, daily replenished bottled water, satellite TV & WiFi, Safe, and are cleaned every day, especially de-sandpapering the bed :).
As the boat bringing you to Dhiffushi glides into the harbour the staff can be seen awaiting your arrival. They'll take care of your luggage for you and escort you to the property & when you sadly have to depart they will ensure you & your luggage is safely aboard.
Prices are per room per night & Include a 10% Service Charge, 12% Goods & Services Tax (GST)
You must add $3 Green Tax per guest per night regardless of age.
BB = Bed & Breakfast
The property accepts children of all ages & accepts groups. As guests hire the entire villa, there are no special infant or child rates.
Extra Large Double Beds & Single Beds
Maximum Occupancy 8
Nightly Villa Rate
01/01 - 31/12 BB $620 + $3 Per Guest
Additional food & beverages can be delivered from Araamu and added to the villa tab. Alternatively, guests can dine at Araamu with the purchases being added to the villa tab.
The ground floor is open plan, comprising a myriad of enclosed and open area lounging areas & an undercover dining area. Guests can also take advantage of their communal Satellite TV, complimentary games & books, non-motorised water sports, WiFi, shower to rinse yourself off, as well as enjoy a variety of snacks & beverages and meals served throughout the day.
You can view our additional images of the property in our company Facebook album here.
The property has its own beach area, right outside the rear entrance of the property, where you can glide into the warm crystal clear waters, take advantage of their complimentary non-motorised water sports, dine under the palms or take time out under the complimentary parasols & loungers. The staff are happy to bring your food & beverages out there for you.
The staff are on site 24/7 and are there solely to help you get the most out of your stay. Whether it's a quick snack any time of the day or night, a tour around the island or the desire to enjoy one or more of the many water sports or excursions, they are there for you.
Veli Vilaa provide kayaking and snorkelling equipment free to their guests. They have their own jet ski which can be used for $35 per 30 minutes and can provide a sandbank excursion for $43.05 per person.
When it comes to water sports & excursions on the island, the rates for these tend to be the same, regardless of who you book with. It's a small island where everyone works together. Having said this, depending on how many excursions and or water sports you want to do during your stay, there's always room for negotiation while on the island or a package can be added to your booking prior to arrival.
They can also provide a cinematic experience with a large outdoor screen as well also being able to provide marquees for parties or even as part of their wedding package.
The property is only 330 meters from Sunset Beach, 590 meters from the most popular beach & 200 meters from the 3rd beach. As you can probably guess from the distances to the various beaches, it takes no more than 10/15 minutes to stroll from one end to the other, so you are never more than a few minutes from anything the island has to offer.
To transfer to Dhiffushi you would normally be able to use the slow MTCC Ferry, Altec Mee Express or Sigma Dhiffushi fast public speedboat transfers but due to current health restrictions only Altec Mee Express and the hotels own vessel are operating. We will of course update you when the others recommence. The transfer takes approximately 40 minutes.
Due to COVID-19 & limited availability you must book your transfer with the Hotel or Altec no less than 72 hours prior to arrival at the airport or departure from Dhiffushi. Failure to do so, may result in your not being able to board any of the vessels. Where you have made a last minute holiday booking, resulting in you arriving in less than 72 hours and you have not booked a transfer with the property, we cannot guarantee a convenient transfer for you. In these circumstances you should immediately contact either your property or Altec to enquire if they can provide a transfer on the day of your arrival at the airport.
OPTION 01: HOTEL SHARED SPEEDBOAT TRANSFER
TO BE ANNOUNCED UPON REOPENING
OPTION 02: PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT TRANSFER
Private & Hotel speedboat arrangements from Airport to Dhiffushi Island (Maximum 16 Passengers):
Price Per Boat
$420.00 per trip or $8400.00 round-trip for a maximum of 16 passengers
OPTION 03: ALTEC MEE EXPRESS SPEEDBOAT TRANSFER
Public speedboat arrangements from Airport to Dhiffushi Island (Maximum 16 Passengers):
Price Per Passenger
$35.00 per trip or $70.00 round-trip per passenger
Infant (under 2 years old) complimentary
Schedule: Every Day Excluding Fridays
Airport - Dhiffushi 17:00 / Dhiffushi - Airport 07:30
Contact Altec Mee Express
When the hotel vessels have a sufficient number of guests transferring at the same time they may provide the transfer at a reduced rate if the guests are happy to share the vessel. Particularly during these unique times, the various properties are doing their best to help with the transferring of guests, regardless of where they are staying.
Regardless of which transfer option you choose, you will not need to pay separately for your transfers as these will be included in your property booking. Where you are transferring by means of another property's vessel they will arrange for their transfer service to be added to your property booking. Where transferring with Altec you can either add the fare to your property booking or pay them when boarding the vessel in cash.
Upon arrival and having exited the secure area of the airport you will be greeted by a transfer representative from either the hotel or Altec vessel in the arrivals hall, whereby you will be escorted to the vessel in the airport harbour which is only a few meters away.
Be advised, many vessels do not have toilet facilities, so be sure to do what is necessary prior to boarding.