The Perfect Maldives Mini-Moon At Velaa Private Island Four Days Of Activities And Ultimate Seclusion For Honeymoon Couples
Tucked inside the archipelago that shelters the Noonu Atoll in the Maldives, Velaa Private Island caters for honeymoon couples who are looking for shorter breaks but still delivering the utmost level of luxury and seclusion. Guests can choose a range of ‘mini-moon’ activities from treatments at the ‘My Blend By Clarins’ spa to castaway-style picnics and from night snorkeling to sunset cruises.
With the rise in popularity of shorter honeymoons for time sensitive couples or those who want a dual break of city and sea to celebrate their nuptials, Velaa Private Island caters for shorter stays to include all the signature experiences. Guest relations managers will schedule a day-by-day bespoke itinerary of the ultimate romantic activities.
Starting with accommodation, Velaa Private Island recommends two styles of villa for private honeymoon guests. The Sunset Deluxe Water Pool Villa, with all-around Indian Ocean views, has a pool facing the sunset and directsteps into the turquoise ocean. The second recommendation being the one-bedroom Romantic Pool Residence – accessible only by boat – suspended above the lagoon with uninterrupted Indian Ocean views. This villa comes with a private chef and butler for definitive pampering.
Day One – Relax & Pamper
Suggested ideas for day one include relaxing treatments in the ‘My Blend By Clarins’ spa – the only one of its type in the Maldives – which offers two Velaa Signature Rituals; the Velaa Island Fantasy and the Island Body Boost. Developed exclusively by Clarins, and inspired by the natural beauty of the Maldives, these two sumptuous treatments can be experienced no-where else in the world.
For lunch, couples can customize a ‘Castaway Picnic’ with a wide selection of food and champagne delivered to the door of one’s villa or enjoyed on the beach. Following lunch, guests can receive personal yoga master sessions on the elevated yoga pavilion in the garden or by the beach.
At any time of the day, a menu of “In-Villa Moments” offers exceptional delicacies, along with a special dessert menu called “Sweet Emotions”.
Day Two – Sea, Snorkel & Swim
There are a host of sea-based activities suitable for morning excursions when the coral is richest in colour. Guests can enjoy Seabobs – the latest watersports trend for cruising effortlessly under the surface like a dolphin – or Seadoo Scooters for a speedy snorkeling experience. Later in the day, couples can enjoy a sunset cruise onboard the luxury Baththeli “Anna”, a traditional wooden sail boat. The cruise comes with champagne and canapés that continues on after sunset under a crystal clear starry sky.
Day Three – Ice & Fire
For those who want to enjoy some on-land activities, there are tennis and squash courts for a game of doubles. Then on to Velaa’s spa which includes the only ‘snow room’ in the Maldives, good for circulation and a perfect location to cool down after a morning of outdoor activities.
For dinner, Tavaru is a boutique restaurant specializing in East Asian cuisine, with Chinese, Korean and Japanese flavours. Talented chefs with deftness of hand create inspirational and exciting dishes from the finest local and international ingredients. Couples can have a tailored Teppanyaki experience with private Chef also.
Day Four – Moonlight Goodbye
After a relaxing day in-villa or by the beach, a suggestion to end the trip on a high comes in the form of a stunning night snorkeling experience to view the florescent marine organisms after dark. Guests can top the evening off with a special honeymoon ‘Moonlight Massage’ using Maldivian virgin coconut oil in the villa by the pool surrounded by candles.
For time-sensitive couples, the Maldives is remarkably accessible with direct Cathay Pacific flights leaving Hong Kong at 5.15pm and arriving in the Maldives capital Malé later the same evening at 9.25pm, thanks to the reasonable time difference. Similar timings work for guests coming from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to this jewel in the Indian Ocean.
Velaa Private Island is only 45 minutes away by seaplane from Malé International Airport and was recently voted the “Best Maldives Resort” in the Linara Travel (LT) Maldives Awards (2014) and “Hotel Newcomer of the Year” in the Hideaways awards (2014).
For details, please visit: www.velaaprivateisland.com