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Maldives, South Malé Atoll Velassaru Water Suite

Escape to a private hideaway in a place of unsurpassable beauty

Velassaru Water Suite is an impressive hideaway presenting unobstructed panoramas of sun, sea and sky. The one bedroomed villa, with its 24-hour personal butler service, home theatre system and luxurious bathroom amenities, is a real paradise in the ocean. The expansive terrace with a private infinity pool also hosts a thatched gazebo, poolside dining area, steps into the welcoming lagoon and an invigorating outdoor rain shower. Inside, modern cool tones complement lavish, spacious living spaces – the living area even has a glass floor with the ocean below.


At Velassaru, there are so many experiences which can be personalised to fill your stay with special memories. Private cruises on emblematic Maldivian dhoni boats, to watch the sun set into the ocean; day and night fishing trips; bespoke diving lessons and dolphin discovery experiences can all be arranged. For the romantics, take a dhoni to a private sandbank to enjoy a luxury picnic shared with nobody but each other and the ocean. Sit back under a linen canopy and enjoy 360 degree ocean views whilst you sample the delights of your delicious hamper – it’s a real must do experience.

Guests of Velassaru Water Suite can make the most of the hotel facilities available just a sandy walk away from their private abode. The resort has a sophisticated pairing of contemporary and youthful luxury with the quintessential beauty of the Maldives and provides a very exclusive feel for guests. Facilities on site include a fitness suite, spa with signature treatments, diving centre, five enticing restaurants and two relaxed bars. On top of these first class services, the Water Suite also comes complete with bar area, personal butler service, snorkelling equipment and entertainment hub meaning you can really tailor your visit to be as action packed or relaxed as you wish.

The Velassaru Water Suite is set within the SLH property Velassaru Maldives.

1 bedroom / up to 2 people
Price from
USD 15,680 for 7 nights
Open Seasons
All year
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  • Private Pool
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Velassaru, 25-minute speedboat
trip 12 km from Malé International

Velassaru Island,
South Malé Atoll,


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The setting of Velassaru Water Suite means that many people never venture off this idyllic island, so a lot of these recommendations are based on the facilities of the main SLH resort Velassaru Maldives.

  • Best local fine dining restaurant – If the restaurants on the island don’t tickle your taste buds head to Male and try Sala Thai, the best Thai food around with all ingredients flown in weekly from Thailand
  • Best casual restaurant – Head no further than the resorts own ‘Turquoise’ restaurant - Continental and Asian influences in a relaxed, yet intimate setting. Palm trees offer shade, while bites of fresh local fruit and juices from the juice bar provide welcome refreshments.
  • Best restaurant for lunch – When visit Male be sure to check out Salt – offering beautiful views and beautiful food it’s a great stop for lunch. If you can’t make it in the day be sure to watch the sun go down with a cocktail on the terrace at Salt.
  • Best patisserie – If you’re craving that cake or baked pastry on holiday, fear not! City Bakery in Male is recommended for a sweet kick, but having said that, the offerings from the pastry chefs on Velassaru Maldives are hard to beat.
  • Best place for a sundowner – Order a bottle of bubbly and relax on your private terrace whilst the sun dips into the sea.
  • Best local bar – After a busy day snorkelling you don’t have to go far to find a chilled out bar and summer cocktail. Velassaru boasts the Chill Bar and Fen Bar both offering cocktails, chilled beats and the promise of stunning views.
  • Best place for a picnic – Armed with a luxury hamper from the hotel, take a dhoni to a private sandbank in the middle of the ocean.
  • Must do – Explore Male, the capital of the Maldives, and immerse yourself in Maldivian culture.
  • Must see – With turquoise waters surrounding the Water Suite is would be a shame not to jump in and explore the local underwater world with a snorkel (or diving kit for those with a keen sense of adventure).
  • Must try – Garudhiya, a traditional Maldivian fish broth.
  • Hidden secret – Check out the hotels private dining options –  sunset cruises, intimate waterfront dinners, barbeque on the beach, the list goes on….
  • Best time to visit for the weather – January through to April
  • Best time to visit to avoid the crowds – June and July


The impressive Velassaru Water Suite offers guests more than just a bedroom. Outside terraces, private pool and a living area with a glass floor create a real luxurious feel to the property. The private sundeck has steps leading down directly to the welcoming lagoon. The large bedroom has King-size bed and waterfront terrace and is beautifully decorated with fresh clean colours and dark wood furnishings. The adjoining bathroom has a circular bathtub allowing guests to admire the beautiful views of the surrounding ocean from all angles. Features also include personal butler service, home theatre system, minibar, thatched gazebo, outdoor rain shower, complimentary WiFi access and iPad. Suite size 275 square metres.

Services & Facilities



  • Private butler service
  • Security – 24 hour
  • Turndown service



  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Outdoor gazebo and dining area
  • Private infinity pool
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Wine chiller