Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat

Dhangethi , , Thelu Veliga, South Ari Atoll, Theluveligaa (Show on Map)
9.1
Excellent


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Summary of reviewsDrift Thelu Veliga Retreat is a small and unique island paradise nestled in the heart of the atoll, offering direct access to the fabulous sea and stunning coral reef, making it a top location for snorkeling enthusiasts. The crystal clear water and picturesque sunsets provide a slice of paradise where guests can relax on the beachfront or take a stroll within the lovely and cozy surroundings. The water villas offer exclusive panoramic views of the beautiful location and ensure guests feel isolated in their private and peaceful island. The breakfast and dinner experiences are highly recommended for their quality, variety and authenticity. The rooms are beautifully decorated, spacious and spotlessly clean with high-quality amenities. The staff is friendly, accommodating and attentive, making guests feel welcome and fulfilling all requests with a smile. The beachfront location is incredible with crystal clear water and a stunning reef perfect for snorkeling. Overall, Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat is a luxurious and romantic escape from reality, offering a stress-free experience with high-quality amenities and exceptional service.
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Resort for Adults Only
The ultimate romantic retreat where you can relax and thoroughly enjoy the company of your significant other, in your very own sanctuary.

Luxury Resort

Beachfront Resort
What is between the hotel and the beach?
Nothing. The beach is directly accessible from the hotel
Is this a private beach? Yes
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Room Types
Beach Villa with 20% off on SPA This villa has a patio, electric kettle and garden view. Please note that extra beds cannot be accommodated in this room.

Water Villa with 20% off on SPA This villa features a patio, private entrance and air conditioning. Extra bed can be provided upon prior request.

Beach Villa (Free Meal Upgrade from Half Board to Full Board & 20% off on SPA) Boasting a private entrance, this air-conditioned villa includes 1 living room, 1 separate bedroom and 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower and a bath. The villa offers a minibar, a tea and coffee maker, a seating area as well as a terrace with sea views. The unit has 1 bed.

Guest Reviews
9.1
Excellent
Location
Nestled in the heart of the atoll, Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat is a small and unique island paradise perfect for those seeking a peaceful and unforgettable stay. Guests can enjoy direct access to the fabulous sea and stunning coral reef, making it a top location for snorkeling enthusiasts. The crystal clear water and picturesque sunsets provide a slice of paradise where you can relax on the beachfront, or take a stroll within the lovely and cozy surroundings. The water villas offer exclusive panoramic views of the beautiful location and ensure guests feel isolated in their private and peaceful island. The island itself is immaculate with a tiny size that makes it feel like a hidden gem in the middle of the ocean. The location is also perfect, just a 25-minute direct flight from the airport, yet far enough away from civilization to provide a truly tranquil environment. Nature lovers will be enchanted by the tropical forrest and the fabulous sea and snorkelling enthusiasts will be thrilled to explore the fantastic coral reef. This lovely, small and unique island is truly a paradise on earth that warrants a visit.

Breakfast
The breakfast at Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat receives rave reviews from guests with many praising the great food and variety offered by the chefs. The buffet is described as wonderful and delicious with lots of choice and a good variation of both local and international food options. Fresh food is prepared every day and there is a plentiful selection of fruits, European cuisine and authentic home cooked meals. While some guests would like to see more coffee options at breakfast, the majority of reviewers are satisfied with the quality of the food and consider the breakfast to be perfect, tasty and different every day. Some guests did mention that the food could be better and that the selection was considerably less, but generally, there is considerably less food waste. Overall, guests seem to be impressed by the quality of the breakfast and the variety of dishes available.

Dinner
The dinner experience at Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat is a highlight for many guests with delicious food and a variety of options offered by the chefs each night. There is something for everyone, including vegetarians and those who enjoy seafood, local dishes, Indian food, European cuisine and more. Guests appreciate the live cooking station and the cheerful chef, who adds to the dining experience. While some guests mention that the food became repetitive after a long stay, the quality of the food is consistently praised as amazing and delicious. The hotel offers menu-style dining with options for a la carte or set menus with 5-course meals available. While some guests mention that the dining prices are relatively high, this is expected in a place like this. Guests are also impressed by the range of international cuisines offered, from Italian to Mexican and BBQ. Overall, the dinner experience at Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat is highly recommended for its quality, variety and authenticity.

Rooms
Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat boasts beautifully decorated, spacious and spotlessly clean rooms. Guests will love the airy and chic overwater bungalows and villas, complete with views of the stunning surrounding scenery. The water villas are particularly popular with many guests raving about their incredible beauty and spaciousness. The rooms come fully equipped with high-quality amenities such as comfortable beds, efficient air conditioning and ceiling fans. Adding to the charm, the cleaning staff even leaves some nice art inside the rooms. The villa cleaning service also operates twice a day, ensuring that everything is kept fresh and tidy. If you're lucky, you might even be granted a delightful sunset view from your water villa, while guests who prefer beach living will find the beach villas equally delightful. Overall, the Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat offers exceptional accommodation, making it the perfect dream-like place to stay on your Maldives trip.

Beds
If you're looking for a truly comfortable and luxurious retreat, you won't be disappointed by Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat. The rooms are amazing and are cleaned twice daily with fresh sheets and towels. Guests rave about the amazing and very comfortable water villas, perfect for a good night's sleep. Speaking of sleep quality, it's very good in the rooms, thanks to the comfortable beds. The beds are so comfortable, some guests have even referred to them as "royal"! Additionally, the accommodations are spacious with cozy villas and air conditioning. However, it's worth noting that some guests did find the sun beds to be heavy and uncomfortable. Overall, Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay in a stunning location.

Cleanliness
If you're looking for a clean and well-maintained retreat, then Drift Thelu Veliga should definitely be at the top of your list. The housekeeping staff here are absolute perfectionists - they clean rooms twice a day to ensure that everything is spotlessly clean and pristine. Guests consistently praise the high-level hygiene throughout the hotel, describing it as 'exceptionally clean' and 'extremely clean'. Despite being cleaned twice a day, the staff still take great care to ensure that everything is done with care and attention to detail. The result is a hotel that feels very silent, clean and peaceful. Although some guests noted that the bathtub and basin water was a bit dirty at first, this is likely just a minor issue that can be easily resolved. Overall, Drift Thelu Veliga is a fantastic choice for anyone who wants to stay in a clean, well-maintained property with amazing facilities and caring staff who always go the extra mile to make guests feel welcome.

Staff
Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat is a hotel staffed by an amazing team. Guests rave about the staff's hospitality, kindness and professionalism, often singling out names like Maria in reception, Arvin the barman, Jaher the housekeeper, Aisha the receptionist and Axarey the snorkelling guide. The staff are friendly, accommodating and attentive and always willing to pay attention to guests' needs. Despite the occasional critique, overall, the team is praised as being the nicest and most helpful people that guests have ever encountered. The hotel is well managed under the direction of a great director and the staff make sure that each guest receives individual attention, fulfilling all requests with a smile. Some guests even consider the staff as the highlight of their stay.

Beach
Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat boasts a stunning beachfront with crystal clear waters and a pristine, white sand beach. Guests can enjoy direct access to the ocean and the coral reefs surrounding the hotel provide great snorkeling opportunities. The lagoon in front of the villas is paradise with plenty of space to walk or relax. Marine life is absolutely stunning with loads of sea life and coral to explore. The beachside restaurant offers outstanding views and the beach with a swing is beyond beautiful. Guests can even snorkel right outside their room or enjoy free kayaks and sup-boards on the beach. The tranquility and comfort of the resort make it the perfect place to relax and unwind. However, do note that some guests have noted uncomfortable sun beds and overcrowding from water villa guests on beach villa sun beds. Overall, Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat is a beautiful island with incredible beaches and water, making it a paradise by the sea.

Luxury
Welcome to the ultimate luxury retreat on the gorgeous island of Thelu Veliga. This resort has been described as a paradise, offering a stress-free experience with high-quality amenities. The water-villas themselves are perfect, offering twice-daily cleaning to keep guests comfortable during their stay. This boutique resort is exceptional, providing luxurious simplicity that is coherent with the Maldivian style. Despite some mixed reviews, overall, this resort is a 4-star experience that is highly recommended for travelers looking for a romantic getaway or a relaxing vacation. Come and experience the beauty of this exclusive resort, where the stunning location and exceptional service will leave you breathless.

Romantic
Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat is a real escape from reality and a perfect setting to rest and relax. It's a luxurious simplicity on tiny island beauty that is best suited for "non-traditional" couples who need nothing but privacy. The fabulous gardening and magic little walkways create a tiny and pure magic that is truly romantic. This amazing place for couples offers intimacy and a beautiful sunset, as well as magnificent starry skies. It's a paradise that is perfect for a honeymoon, a special event or simply a quiet escape. The staff is attentive and Les petites attention du staff pour notre lune de miel were very appreciated. If you're in search of a boutique hotel that is perfetta per coppie giovani in cerca di un posto dal design curato, intimo, then this is the place for you. Super raccomandato per una fuga romantica, il resort offre anche la possibilità di pedir romantic dinner. Don't miss the chance to experience a romantic dream at Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat!

Beachfront
Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat boasts an amazing location right on the beachfront with crystal clear water and a stunning reef perfect for snorkelling. Guests praised the water villas and bungalows on the sea with direct access to the ocean from their private patio. The charm of the beach villas was also highlighted by many reviewers. The beach itself is a paradisical spot and with shoreline villas nestled amongst the trees, guests can unwind in total seclusion. Overall, guests raved about the incredible beachfront location of Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat, making it the perfect escape for those seeking some sun, sand and sea.


No, Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat doesn't have any pool.

Yes, a spa is available at Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat.

No, Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat doesn't allow dogs.

No, parking facilities aren't available at Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat.

No, Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat doesn't have a gym.

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