A private sea plane flight takes you to a turtle shaped gem, glistening under a clear blue sky in the azure Indian Ocean. At the very start of your experience in this tropical paradise, you are already leaving behind the real world immersing yourself in an unofficial time zone to make the most of daylight, island time.
Velaa, meaning sea turtle in Maldivian, takes inspiration not only in design but also the ideology of generations of turtles that return to their islands to nest and hatch every year.
Owner, Radka Šmejc, replicated this ideology and put together this passion project crafted through his finest personal experiences, curating an exclusive resort where guests would feel at home in the lap of luxury and look to return time and again – a kind of summer house of their own. Velaa Private Island allows you that, welcome.
Indulge in the easy energy of the island, sprinkled with polite luxury and an array of activities ranging from diving, golf, a highly curated wellness spa to magical excursions off the island - a resort created by a billionaire, for billionaires.
The only resort in the Maldives that gives you a private butler to every room and an entirely handcrafted stay based around “personal moments”. Each detail is designed for maximum exclusivity, from the wine cellar housing more than 1000 labels spanning from boutique wineries to grand marques, to a meticulously planned private dinner on a deserted island with a band, personal chef on hand and a private yatch cruising through the aquamarine sea.
Immersing yourself in this tropical paradise will leave you forever wanting to return to island time.