Immersed amongst a collection of islands that form the Noonu Atoll in the Maldives, Velaa Private Island has been designed to offer the utmost privacy and luxury, whilst allowing the Indian Ocean to take centre stage. With almost 99% sea and 1% of land, it’s no wonder the Maldives is the world’s leading water sports hub.
Velaa Private Island offers a diverse range of ocean activities suitable for all guests, whether you are looking for adrenaline fuelled adventures, water sport action to get the heart pumping or just looking to spend your holiday luxuriously relaxing; Velaa Private Island has it all. Creating ‘beyond luxury’ experiences, Velaa’s full list of aquatic activities will allow you to truly enjoy the ocean.
Adrenaline Fuelled Adventurists
For adrenaline seekers, Velaa Private Island has a variety of high tech toys to choose from. You can speed along the Indian Ocean on the Weta Trimaran, a high performance sailboat, with complex foam sandwich exteriors, carbon masts and beams that make the trimaran as robust as it is versatile. Or hop on the TOPCAT K1 - the star of the TOPCAT fleet. This 18-foot catamaran is one of the fastest catamarans in the world and always responds reliably, even at top speed – hold on tight! Glide across the water on jet-skis, or feel like James Bond exploring the house reef with Sea Bobs – known as the world’s fastest water sled to go on or just under the surface, the thrill is certainly hard to beat. As if you couldn’t get enough, the state-of-the-art AG21 Sports Boat is designed for water sports of all types, with unique features to lower the centre of gravity and increase wake size. This boat was invented based on the dreams of some of the world’s best water sport athletes.
Sporty Action by Sea
Cruise and surf Velaa at your own pace with Stand-up Paddleboards - one of the trendiest water sports of the moment. Also known as ‘Beach Boy Surfing’ or ‘Supping’, this fun activity allows you to explore the lengths and breadths of the calm waters surrounding the island and keep you fit at the same time. Or just paddle away in a Sea Kayak and take in the exquisite sights of the paradise island, available in single, double or even family sizes. Feel the sensation of flying with Parasailing or Kite Surfing, Velaa offers the world’s best F1 kites, a high-intensity aqua sport that utilises skill, wind power, strength and a love for speed.
Why not try Windsurfing, an electrifying combination of surfing and sailing that is one of the most popular watersports in the world. Velaa Private Island boasts seven different board size options and 10 sail arrangements for all conditions and experience, from training for beginners to the most advanced set up for experts. For all levels, styles and ages there is Knee-Boarding, Water-skiing and Wakeboarding. No waves? No problem! Wakeboarding involves charging along the water’s surface behind a speed boat, the wake formed from the boat is where this adrenaline-charged sport gets its name.
Luxurious Relaxing & Sight Seeing
For those that want to want to explore the ocean without the high-speed sport attached. Captivating clear blue waters await and reveal vibrant sea life like you've never seen before. Dive in with Velaa and experience one of the most desirable diving destinations in the world, with Submarine Excursions, snorkeling and sea manta encounters, life is simply better under the sea. Our Dive Centre offers all levels of certification courses and Scuba Diving over magnificent marine vistas, as well as Day and Night Snorkeling, where guests can watch florescent marine organisms under a canopy of stars. Experience a weightlessness of body and mind amid the diversity of colors, inquisitive species and awe-inspiring sea giants.
The Velaa marine fleet has a large range of vessels suitable for any occasion. Aqua excursions are guaranteed to provide breathtaking views. A romantic get-away deserves a dreamy cruise across the ocean on our luxury traditional Batheli Boat and magical encounters with dolphins on the daily Dolphin Cruise will leave you speechless. Fishing enthusiasts will appreciate a day aboard the powerful Fishing Boat and expeditions will take you into the deep, cool waters of the Noonu Atoll. Or spend your time leisurely relaxing in luxury; the elegant Velaa Yacht can accommodate more than just the wind in your hair – offering decadent drinks and fresh foods aboard. With a Marine Biologist who can accompany expeditions for an informative experience that turn into treasured memories.