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Drift Thelu VeligaRetreat

Overview

Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat is a small resort island in South Ari Atoll, Maldives. Thelu Veliga, a beautiful island, serves as inspiration for the resort's name. During your stay, you can embark on a journey of self-discovery in one of the world's most breathtaking locations. The isolation and tranquility of island life create a uniquely Maldivian experience. The design of the resort combines rustic beauty with subtle luxury and elegance. You can reach the resort via a 35-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport. The resort has only 30 villas: 10 beach villas and 20 water villas. The land area is a total of 1 hectare. Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat is a place where you can unwind in complete peace. The staff who serve you are friendly, seasoned, and available to meet your needs. The stresses of daily life dissipate in places that are simple, comfortable, and lack modern technology. This enables you to reconnect with nature and calm your body and mind. There are natural spa treatments and enjoyable ocean activities to keep you occupied. The resort's dive staff is excellent and will assist you in observing the exquisite local marine life. The resort combines natural materials and traditional design elements with their warm hospitality, which is sure to make your holiday unforgettable.

Starting From

$$$

Location

Thelu Veliga, South Ari Atoll

Transfer Time

35 Minutes

Transfer Mode

Seaplane

Rooms

30

Distance from Airport

90km

Nearest International Airport

Velana International Airport

Accommodations

Beach Villa

Beach Villa

Beach

These villas are tucked away on the shores amongst lush vegetation, ensuring seclusion and privacy. Each Beach Villa provides direct access to the beach with views of the crystal-clear water beyond.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults & 0 Children
Total Floor Area: 39 m²
Features
  • Direct Beach Access
  • Ocean View
  • King-Size Bed with Canopy
  • Rustic Interior
  • Writing Desk
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Water Villa

Water Villa

Water

These water villas are poised over the island’s turquoise lagoon and offer guests the opportunity to witness the beauty of the Maldives directly from the privacy of their own terrace. Complete with a stunning bathroom providing a bath and separate shower and direct access to the clear waters below, these Water Villas provide guests with the perfect island escape.
Maximum Occupancy: 2 Adults & 0 Children
Total Floor Area: 54 m²
Features
  • Direct Lagoon Access
  • Ocean View
  • King-Size Bed with Canopy
  • Rustic Interior
  • Writing Desk
  • Private Terrace
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Resort Highlights

Facilities available in Cora Cora Maldives

  • Island Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Motorised Watersports
  • Non-Motorised Watersports
  • Scuba Diving
  • Excursions
  • Less than 50 Rooms

Food & Drink

THE RESTAURANT

THE RESTAURANT

Island Restaurant

The restaurant has a beautiful terraced dining area where you can indulge in three daily buffet-style meals. The delectable food that Drift's skilled chefs create has delightful tropical influences. Live culinary stations create a special atmosphere every evening. You can also order à la carte from their all-day dining menu.
Restaurant Type: Main Restaurant
Operating Hours
Breakfast: 07:00 hrs - 09:30 hrs Lunch: 12:00 hrs - 14:00 hrsDinner: 18:30 hrs - 21:30 hrs
Features
International Buffet International CuisineThemed NightsLive Cooking Station
THE BAR

THE BAR

Island Bar

The bar offers patrons a wide range of soft drinks, wines, spirits, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Additionally, you can relax on the daybeds on the beach next to the bar while sipping a drink and taking in the stunning sunset over the Maldives. All day long, you can enjoy light refreshments and socialise with other guests.
Restaurant Type: Bar
Operating Hours
Daily: 09:00 hrs - 23:00 hrs
Features
Cocktail MenuWine MenuNon-Alcoholic BeveragesAlcoholic Beverages

Things To Do

WATERSPORTS

WATERSPORTS

At the resort, guests can enjoy an array of exciting water sports, paddle in a canoe around the island's crystal-blue lagoon, or enjoy some fun tubing, to name a few of the several things on offer.
Features
Non-Motorised WatersportsMotorised WatersportsKayak (Single / Double)Wind SurfingKite SurfingStand Up PaddleboardCatamaran SailingWakeboardingWater SkiingFun TubingJet SkiingSnorkelling
SCUBA DIVING

SCUBA DIVING

Guests looking to experience diving for the first time would find this resort to be an ideal destination. To train new divers, the Dive School uses the island's blue lagoon. All guests seeking to refresh their skills should not miss a dive into the resort's house reef. The resort is located in the South Ari Atoll region, which has many interesting dive locations nearby. Whether you are new to diving or an experienced scuba diver, Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat is a brilliant place to visit for a diving holiday.
Operating Hours
Daily: 08:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs Daily: 09:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs
Features
Scuba Diving PackagesDiscover Scuba DivingScuba Diving LessonsSpeciality CoursesNight DivesScuba Diving PackagesEquipment RentalCamera Rental
EXCURSIONS

EXCURSIONS

There are plenty of excursions you can experience at the Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat. South Ari Atoll is known for its whale shark spotting opportunities, especially during the summer months. Go on a snorkelling safari around the region. You can also book romantic experiences at the resort during your stay, such as a sunset cruise or even a visit to a desert island for a private picnic.
Operating Hours
Daily: 09:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs
Features
Manta Ray ExcursionWhale Shark ExcursionSunset FishingRomantic CruiseDesert Island ExcursionsSandbank VisitDolphin SafariSunset CruiseVisit Local VillageRomantic Experiences
SPA

SPA

The resort's spa has a soothing selection of treatments and therapies that can put you at ease after a fun day of frolic on the beach.
Features
Massage Therapies Body Treatments Body Scrubs Body Wrap Wellness Rituals Spa Packages

Policies

Check-in Time is 14:00 hrs on Arrival Day


Early check-in is based on availability. For guaranteed early check-in, an additional corresponding night will need to be booked at a full nightly rate.


Check-Out Time is 12:00 hrs on Departure Day


For late checkout, an additional corresponding night will need to be booked at the full nightly rate.