Angsana Velavaru unveils new look, offerings after multi-million dollar renovation
Angsana Velavaru Maldives, part of Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts’ collection of private island resorts, has completed a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion by enhancing the product offering of this iconic resort.
The new Beach Front Infinity Pool Villas now feature a 15sqm plunge pool overlooking the ocean, and are all equipped with stylish facilities, light interiors and chic furnishings with Maldivian inspired decor.
The refurbished villas also feature private and spacious rear gardens with circular shaped decks and stylish bathtubs. The panoramic views of the turtle shaped villas lead to the very large front terrace where you can either laze on a sun bed or contemplate the wonderful view of the unique island lagoon.
The completion of the new 324sqm main pool at Kuredhi beach is a spectacular addition to Angsana Velavaru. Guests now have the opportunity to take in endless sunsets whilst sipping cocktails in the modern in pool lounges or contemporary submerged cabanas, whilst kids can play freely in the kids pool.
Rangers Club, the kids club at Angsana Velavaru, is now at its new location at the main beach and features a 200sqm private area, kids pool and a separate designated entry to the new football ground.
Maldivian inspired al fresco dining concept Magoo Garden adds to the diverse dine-around experience, with the resort now offering up to five restaurants, offering Mediterranean fine dining at overwater restaurant and bar Azzurro, lobster menus at Funa restaurant and bar, all-day dining at Kaani restaurant and pool menus at Kuredhi restaurant, bar and gallery.
The new collaboration between Angsana Velavaru and Maldives Artist Community (MAC) further enhances the local cultural experience and brings an array of art events such as painting classes and art workshops. With MAC’s permanent art exhibition at Kuredhi bar, guests will have the opportunity to purchase the art works and with their contribution, support the local artist community.
“We look forward to providing guests with unmatched comfort of the new villas, inspirational dining experiences and hospitality that comes with staying at an Angsana resort. The new look of Velavaru features an appealing combination of chic and vibrant elements inspired by Maldivian art creating a distinctive style that is evident at every touch point of the Angsana brand,” Mourad Essafi, General Manager of Angsana Velavaru, was quoted in a statement, as saying.
Velavaru or ‘Turtle Island’ is located in the pristine Dhaalu atoll, and accessible by a 40-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport. This 113-villa resort offers 79 island villas and 34 InOcean Villas, revealing spectacular views and direct access to the Indian Ocean.
Angsana Velavaru is renowned for its myriad of beach activities as well as groundbreaking initiatives focused on giving back to the community. These programmes are organised by Angsana Velavaru’s Marine Conservation Lab where guests can participate in unique experiences including coral planting to replenish damaged reefs and snorkelling trips to learn about the abundant marine ecosystem and coral gardens found in and around the lagoon.
Guests looking for an adrenaline rush can choose from a wide range of motorised and non-motorised sports. With more than 100 activities available to bring out the intrepid explorer in you, you are likely to be busy enjoying yourself so much that a return trip is inevitable.
With its proximity to more than 30 vibrant dive sites, Angsana Velavaru is the ideal location for novice to experienced divers. Certified instructors at the PADI Gold Palm Five-Star dive centre offer an ensemble of courses and excursions to explore the pristine waters of South Nilandhe Atoll. Divers can choose to get up close and personal with white tip reef sharks, eagle rays, turtles and whale sharks, amongst other exotic species.
Couples looking to tie the knot at Angsana Velavaru can choose from five different wedding themes that showcase the natural beauty of the destination. Saying “I Do” has never been more romantic or unforgettable with various venues available: at sunset on the beach, on a nearby uninhabited island, at the beach pavilion that carries the shape of the traditional Maldivian Dhoni boat, under the full moon, and even underwater.
Angsana Velavaru’s kids club offers child-friendly activities such as Easter egg hunts, craft workshops, Olympic-themed games, and more. Diving lessons, supervised by certified instructors, take place in the lagoon and are a great way to help kids experience their first underwater breath.
Angsana Spa’s revitalising treatments place special emphasis on the use of natural elements such as native flowers and fruits. Therapies are based on the use of aromatherapy, therapeutic touch and a fusion of techniques from East and West to revive and nourish.