A beautiful lagoon, long stretches of white beach and a brilliant house reef are just some attractions of the gorgeous Veligandu Island, lying on the Eastern rim of the Rashdoo atoll that is part of the Northern half of the Ari Atoll. Encircled by an awe-inspiringly brilliant turquoise lagoon, this island indulges ones fantasy. Lush coconut palm trees cover the island, with resort huts tastefully constructed in between the greenery and along the lagoon.
Veligandu Island is home to some fun activities where visitors can either relax and unwind or enjoy more vigorous sports. The island is home to a good amount of entertainment that makes a visit here truly worthwhile.
Geography of Veligandu Island
Veligandu Island occupies a mere 22 acres in the entire Maldivian archipelago, but this 600-meters long and 150-meters wide island is a scenic delight. The whole island is operated as a resort and visitors are welcomed by a scenic flight that sets the pace for a holiday here.
Tourism on Veligandu Island
With the entire island being a resort, it is open to only adults (18+ years) and makes the perfect getaway. The resort is large enough for one to find their private space, yet small enough to feel still very much part of the Maldivian world. Idyllic settings set the mood for romance, with elegant villas situated above the lagoon, tastefully furnished to make one feel at peace with the world with the turquoise ocean stretching out into the distance.
The island’s lagoon is the ideal spot for water sports including kayaking and windsurfing. Snorkelling, badminton, football and jet skiing are also popular here. To get a good glimpse of what lies beneath, one can opt for a round of diving, which is usually aided by the local dive centre and is often conducted in groups. The house reef here is ideal for snorkelling and freshwater swimming pools are a boon for those who would just like to lays out and soak in some goodness.
Among the most popular places to visit on Veligandu Island is the Gift Shop which has a range of music CDs, swimwear, magazines and artwork that one can pick up as souvenirs. There is an Over-Water-Spa that is the perfect spot to enjoy a sense of serenity, while the Dhonveli Buffet Restaurant satiates many an appetite with some of the most scrumptious cuisine ever! For the occasional bookworm, the local cyber cafe and library are spots worth visiting. Travelers will also get a chance to enjoy the most exotic and lip-smacking sea food in Veligandu Island while enjoying their time in serenity of the island.