Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat

  • Thelu Veliga, South Ari Atoll, 20183 Theluveligaa, Maldives - View on map
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Hotel type: Hotel
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Nestled on the pristine island of Thelu Veliga, located in the South Ari Atoll, approximately 90 km southwest of the capital, Malé, Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat boasts of its own magnificent house reef. The property is a 35-minute seaplane ride away from Malé International Airport.

The villas are tastefully designed to evoke the authentic, unspoilt charm of the Maldives. All are equipped with a minibar and tea/coffee maker and the private bathrooms include a hairdryer and toiletries derived from organic teas. Some villas have private access to the beach while some are poised over the island’s turquoise lagoon.

Guests can pamper themselves at the Intimate Spa by THEMAE or partake in activities such as snorkelling, diving, wind surfing and kayaking; where all can be arranged at an additional cost. In addition the resort offers a menu of bespoke romantic experiences and excursions which may be arranged upon request. The property has Chinese speaking staff.

Dining highlights include the restaurant that serves a variety of cuisines including local seafood with continental and Asian flavours. Other dining options, such as in-villa, on-the-beach private dinners and seafood BBQs may also be arranged for guests upon request. Guests can also enjoy refreshing beverages and light dishes at the sunset-facing bar and lounge.

Complimentary WiFi is available for guests in rooms and public areas of the property.

Rooms: 30

Important information

The resort will arrange for a sea plane round trip transfers to the resort from Malé International Airport.

* Guests may opt for Seaplane transfer at below rates:

Nov. 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017:
Adult: USD 380.8 & Child: USD 228.5

May 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017:
Adult: USD 392 & Child: USD 235.2

Nov. 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017:
Adult: USD 403.2 & Child: USD 241.9

Please note that guests must advise arrival and departure flight details along with the flight number, name of the airline and estimated time of arrival/departure at the time of booking, at least 48 hours prior to arrival. Otherwise, the seaplane transfer may cause a delay.

Please note that children from 2 years to 10 years cannot be accommodated at the hotel.

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Beach Villa

Food & Drink

Electric kettle, Minibar, Outdoor furniture


Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Free toiletries, Bathroom, Shower, Toilet, Slippers

Room Amenities

Wardrobe/Closet, Mosquito net, Air Conditioning, Desk, Clothes rack, Safety Deposit Box, Seating Area, Private entrance




Towels, Linen


Terrace, Sea view, Patio, View, Garden view

This villa has a patio, electric kettle and garden view.

Please note that extra beds cannot be accommodated in this room.

Water Villa

Food & Drink

Outdoor dining area, Electric kettle, Minibar, Outdoor furniture


Slippers, Free toiletries, Shower, Bathroom, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Toilet, Bath

Room Amenities

Desk, Seating Area, Air Conditioning, Mosquito net, Clothes rack, Private entrance, Safety Deposit Box, Wardrobe/Closet




Linen, Towels


View, Sea view, Terrace, Patio

This villa features a patio, private entrance and air conditioning.

Extra bed can be provided upon prior request.

After booking, all of the hotel’s details, including telephone and email address, are provided in the online booking confirmation, confirmation email.

Facilities of Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat

Food & Drink

Bar, Room service, Restaurant,


Airport shuttle, Airport shuttle (additional charge),


Snorkelling, Fishing, Water sport facilities (on site), Canoeing, Windsurfing, Beach, Diving,

Cleaning services

Laundry, Daily maid service, Ironing service,

Pools and wellness

Massage, Spa and wellness centre, Private beach area, Beachfront,


Gift shop,

Front-desk/reception area services

Luggage storage,


Air conditioning,

Entertainment and children services

Evening entertainment,


Free WiFi! WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.


No parking available.

Policies of Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat


From 14:00 hours


Until 12:00 hours

Children and extra beds

Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.


Pets are not allowed.

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Food & Drink

Room service


Water sport facilities (on site)

Cleaning services

Ironing service
Daily maid service


Internet services
Free WiFi

Pools and wellness

Spa and wellness centre
Private beach area

Front-desk/reception area services

Luggage storage

Entertainment and children services

Evening entertainment

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