Anantara Veli Maldives Resort shines at 2018 World Spa Awards

Anantara Veli Maldives Resort has won two accolades at the 2018 World Spa Awards.

At the red-carpet gala ceremony of the 2018 World Spa Awards at The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort on October 26, Anantara Veli won the regional ‘Indian Ocean’s Best Wellness Retreat’ award as well as the country award for ‘Maldives’ Best Wellness Retreat’.

Anantara Veli is an adults-only private island fringed by quintessential Maldives overwater bungalows. A 35-minute speedboat ride from the capital and Velana International Airport, the island lies in a peaceful azure lagoon shared with sister resorts, Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort and Naladhu Maldives Private Island.

Designed for sweeping romance, couples can hide away in luxury or venture into the heart of the island for star-lit moments in an orchid garden or open-air cinema. Candlelight dinners take place over the waters at the Maldives’ finest Thai restaurant, Baan Huraa, or the resort’s private picnic island, Gulhifushi.

For those looking for activity and novel experiences, Anantara Veli features an on-site water sports centre, Aquafanatics, with PADI diving and luxury surfing with Tropicsurf. Daily meditation and yoga sessions are led by the resident yogi in an ocean-facing yoga pavilion.

The lush garden spa in traditional Maldivian style greets with the soothing scent of orchid. Five personal treatment suites with dedicated Ayurveda set-ups offer garden views and a soaking tub in front of a waterfall. A serene relaxation courtyard with hot and cold plunge pools invites pre- or post-treatment unwinding.

World Spa Awards serves to celebrate and reward spa industry excellence through an annual awards programme. World Spa Awards is the sister event of World Travel Awards, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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