Inspired by the Chinese zodiac sign of the monkey, whose character traits are said to enjoy excitement and appreciate the finer things in life, Velaa have created a new package to celebrate the next Lunar New Year. The Year of the Monkey Package offers guests champagne on arrival, a choice of an hour long golfing experience or spa session from ‘My Blend by Clarins’, along with a Chinese New Year feast filled with international and Chinese fare and traditional lion dance performance on the beach. The package is available for all guests at US$320 per person, for reservations staying over 9th February 2016*
A stay at the elite island hideaway in Noonu Atoll, north of Malé, is the perfect getaway for all as no visa is required for any passport and with many direct flights from regions including Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore, Velaa is the perfect Indian Ocean destination for travellersseeking a place to relax and be pampered, far away from the Asia’s busier tourist spots.
Lion dance performance at Athiri Beach that brings in good luck for the new lunar year
Guests can sip on a celebratory glass of Delamotte Blanc de Blancs champagne upon arrival to Velaa and having adjusted to luxury island life, they can enjoy an option of two different activities, depending on their interests and make the most of the exceptional facilities.
The first option is for golf aficionados – An hour long round on the pristine golf course, designed by US Master’s Champion Jose Maria Olazabal, renowned for his short game prowess is sure to please. The Velaa Golf Academy is a golfing experience like no other, with nine different tees, six greens, seven bunkers, and a lake with an unrivalled backdrop to develop your game on the island – this is truly a “Practice in Paradise”.
Recreation and wellness at Velaa also extends to world-class water sports and fitness facilities including tennis and squash courts, a football field and beach volleyball court to choose from.
The second option is a ‘My Blend’ skin diagnosis session in the state of the art ‘My Blend by Clarins’ Spa, which has treatments that cannot be experienced anywhere else in the world and offers uninterrupted views of the turquoise ocean so that guests can feel fully rejuvenated for the New Year.
The only “Velaa Short Game Golf Academy by Olazabal” in the Maldives
At an additional cost, the Velaa Spa offer a selection of Asian-inspired therapies including Ayurveda, based on the idea of body balance and herbal treatment, Yoga and Meditation to boost health and longevity. The Spa boutique also has a variety of lifestyle products, allowing guests to continue the spa experience in the comfort of their own home.
In the evening, a celebration dinner on Athiri Beach awaits. The festive spread will showcase a host of live cooking stations along the white sandy beach, with an assortment of international and Chinese cuisines. During the feast, guests will be entertained with a lion dance performance, a time-honouredtradition to welcome in the New Year and bring in good luck and fortune for all guests.
The offer applies to accommodation including breakfast in all villa categories, excluding taxes and service charge. Rates start from US1,900 (HK$14,725) per night for a Beach Pool Villa to US19,000 (HK$147,250) per night for the four-bed, 14,500 square foot Velaa Private Residence.
Velaa Private Island wishes everyone a very Happy Lunar New Year “Gong Xi Fa Cai –恭喜發財”