Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat

Thelu Veliga, South Ari Atoll 20183 - Theluveligaa  Show the map 40 rooms 40 rooms
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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.

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Room type Sleeps

Beach Villa with 20% off on SPA

1 extra-large double bed — 39m²
Air conditioning Private bathroom

Water Villa with 20% off on SPA

1 extra-large double bed — 54m²
Air conditioning Private bathroom
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Cleaning services

  • Laundry
  • Ironing service
  • Daily housekeeping


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


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Adult only


  • Internet services
  • WiFi
  • Free WiFi


  • Airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Snack bar
  • Wine/champagne

Pool and wellness

  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Private beach area
  • Beachfront
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Yoga classes

Reception services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage

Entertainment and family services

  • Evening entertainment

Common areas

  • Garden
  • Terrace

Useful information & kids

Check-in time starts at 14:00

Check-out time is 12:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type (rate). Please check the room conditions when selecting your room above.

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The fine print

Please inform Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. 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: 4th November 2020 to 31st October 2021 as per below: Return Transfer by seaplane : USD 345 inclusive of GST 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. Please note that the connecting transfer can only be arranged from 09:00 to 17:00 daily, kindly send your flight details after making a confirmed reservation. Please note that the All-Inclusive package comprises the following inclusions and benefits: • Daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner served at The Restaurant • Selection of tea, coffee, soft drinks, juices, water, draught beer and house wine by the glass with meals at The Restaurant. • Lunch (utilizing the AI Lunch Credit) can be availed in The Bar from The Bar snacks menu of which, the following credit amounts may be applied: Adult : USD 30 Child (7 to 12 years) : USD 16 Child (3 to 6 years) : USD 10 • Lunch at The Bar (utilizing the AI Lunch Credit) will be served daily between 12:30hrs to 14:30hrs. • Unlimited access to soft drinks, juices, draught beer, wine by the glass, whisky, vodka, rum, gin, water & cocktail of the day from selected menu at The Bar from 10:00hrs to 23:00hrs. • Afternoon tea & coffee with snacks & ice cream at The Bar from 15:00hrs to 17:30hrs. • In villa tea & coffee facilities. • Complimentary mini bar, refilled once a day, inclusive of soft drinks, (3 per person) Beer (2 per person) and 2 x 1 liter bottles of water. • Unlimited use of snorkeling equipment. • Use of non-motorized water sports equipment (including catamaran usage for licensed sailors only) • One Fishing Excursion per person, per stay. • One Snorkeling Excursion per person, per stay. • Complimentary internet access in the public areas. Non Complimentary Items (not included in the All Inclusive package) Any services or facilities not specifically mentioned above may incur charges, in addition to 10% Service Charge and 12% GST.