The Maldives is known as one of the finest dive destinations on the planet, and we have a multitude of dive options to suit all abilities. For complete details on all of Anantara Veli’s diving opportunities and packages, please visit our Diving page.
Anantara Veli offers surfing lessons and excursions for a range of abilities under our ‘ticket to ride’ system in association with Tropicsurf. Numbers are limited per surf trip so booking in advance is recommended. To see Tropicsurf’s brochure please click here.
Discover the range of island jewels surrounding our pristine lagoon. This Maldives excursion lets you see the many different forms paradise can take. Tour the atoll and explore the daily life of fishermen. Shop the way the locals do. Get up close and personal with marine life.
Spend an afternoon living out your desert island daydreams with our island picnic excursion. A tiny uninhabited island offshore in Anantara’s lagoon is your playground for the day. Frolic in pristine waters, explore stunning reefs and enjoy a specially prepared picnic on white sands.
There are plenty of things to do in the bustling Maldivian capital, Malé. The city offers distinctive architecture, local markets, tranquil mosques and the regal presidential palace. Immerse yourself in the local culture at the National Museum and taste some of the country’s authentic local delicacies.
Cruise the Indian Ocean in style with our organized dhoni sunset cruise trips. Listen to the melodic rolling of the waves, This has got to be one of the finest Maldives excursions, if you wish, even with champagne in hand as you watch the setting sun dip behind the horizon. A Maldives leisure activity like no other.
Sunset Hand line Fishing
Try your skills at hand line fishing and experience the glittering waters from a local’s point of view aboard a traditional sailing dhoni. This natural technique uses no equipment beyond a single fishing line held by hand and dropped to the floor of the ocean reef. A bite is almost guaranteed.
Explore the turquoise tropical lagoon and reef which is situated around Anantara Veli Maldives Resort. Unencumbered by heavy scuba equipment, snorkelling offers you a safe and easy way to get acquainted with the world below, and see some of the most celebrated marine life on the planet. One of our most popular resort activities.
Gain physical poise and mental peace through ancient exercises drawn from centuries of traditional South Asian wisdom. Whether a beginner or an expert, our professional instructors are able to guide you through lessons either in a group or private session within the surrounds of our Maldives resort.
You may be thousands of miles away from it all but our Maldives boutique brings the world to you, with all of life’s small necessities as well as exotic goods and handicrafts from across Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.
While staying at Anantara Veli you will be treated to an array of inspired culinary creations. Why not learn the tricks of the trade with a cooking class from our resident master chefs? This resort activity lets you recreate traditional Maldivian, Thai and fusion dishes to impress your friends back home.
Anantara Veli Maldives Resort’s gym is equipped with everything you need to keep you looking and feeling good. Rejuvenate your body as you work out alone or with our personal trainer.
Not all Anantara Veli Maldives Resort activities need to be energetic. Our library lets you sink into an armchair to enjoy a new novel or catch up on all that is going on back in the ‘real world’ with our computers and high-speed internet access.
Clear your mind and achieve a sense of heightened well-being with gentle stretching and meditation to start your day. Anantara can arrange a meditation session on the beach, where you’ll be able to draw inspiration from the gorgeous island surrounds as they are woken by the dawn.
Slide into the tranquil waters of our stunning infinity edge pool situated right on the edge of the ocean. Gaze out across the expanse of aquamarine as you float, soak or splash your worries away. Or for confident swimmers, the waters of our large lagoon offer an ideal spot for wading, floating or a relaxed swim.
Take a break from the waters and keep up your game on our well-maintained tennis courts, which are floodlit for cooler, night-time play. Rackets and balls are provided.
Looking for a partner to play with? Brush up on your technique and take your play to the next level with private Tennis Pro coaching sessions (offered seasonally).
Volleyball & Badminton
Feeling waterlogged? Landlubbers can always take part in a pick-up match of volleyball or badminton– just let us know and we’ll provide the nets and equipment and turn a strip of beach into your court.
SUNDARI Ayurvedic Spa
SUNDARI Ayurvedic Spa at Anantara Veli Maldives Resort brings a holistic approach by incorporating elements of the Ayurvedic lifestyle throughout the resort activities offered, restaurant menus and spa treatments in consultation with the resident Ayurvedic Doctor.
Guests staying with Anantara now have the opportunity to discover their Ayurvedic Dosha and draw on expert advice to achieve an ideal balance of relaxation and wellbeing while enjoying the tropical climates and white Maldivian beaches.
Designed for both those who are just beginning to dip their toes in Ayurveda as well as for the more advanced student who wants to deepen their practice and understanding of its true roots and benefits, multi-day treatments at SUNDÃRI deliver a holistic approach to wellness that results in outer radiance and inner serenity. In addition to Ayurveda, this luxury spa Maldives facility offers inspired Anantara Spa treatments infused with timeless healing and wellness rituals.