New holiday home Veli Vilaa opens in Dhiffushi island
Veli Vilaa, a privately-owned beach house in Dhiffushi island in Kaafu atoll, has opened its doors for guests.
The beach house was officially opened at a ceremony held in the island Saturday evening. Amongst the invitees were foreign and local travel agents, journalists, bloggers and representatives of PR companies.
Fraath Mohamed, Manager PR and Events at local PR agency Maldives Gateways, gave an introduction, while Veli Vilaa owner Ahmed Midhath gave a vote of thanks. A promotional video highlighting the promise of the holiday home was also shown at the ceremony, which concluded with dinner and music.
Set on its own grounds amidst a well laid out garden and with direct access to a private beach, the luxury bungalow offers four bedrooms featuring twin beds and en-suite bathrooms along with modern amenities for a relaxed and comfortable stay.
The Vilaa comes with its own restaurant, cocktail area and sun deck. An in-house chef is also available.
“Veli Vilaa is the ideal island home for a more intimate and personal holiday with family and friends,” a statement issued after the opening ceremony, read.
Accessible by a 40-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport, Dhiffushi is an up and coming guesthouse island in the Maldives. The island is currently home to some seven guesthouses.
Maldives, known world over for its upmarket tourism industry, has resorts in the hundreds spread across the archipelago. The industry has in recent years expanded to introduce more affordable segments, including guesthouses and liveaboards. Some 330 guesthouses have started operations over the past five years as the number of travellers that choose to stay in guesthouses rise.