“Katey was perfect host! He kept in touch with me last 2 weeks before we arrived to Maldives. He has been sending all the information about traveling and reaching the island. The flat is brand new, clean and big enough. The air conditioning works perfectly. The beach is in front of the building. He has all staff for snorkeling for free. There is another public beach close to ferry station. Stay in Villingili not Male! Male is extremely crowded city and there are just few places for swimming. Villingili is local island and it is just 7 mins from Male. The ferry goes every 10 mins to Male and back and costs about 40 Cents. So, if you need to go to Airport or just visit Male, you can easily take a ferry. Some advices for guests! Use Rupee, not USD! The ferry costs 1 USD( 15 MVR) for 2 people. If you pay in MVR, it is just 7 MVR for 2 people. Exchange few USD at airport for Taxi and ferry only. Katey has good exchange rate and he can exchange you dollars. Taxi, Use Avas Ride app at airport or in Male. You can easily get taxi with that app. Prices inside of Male is fixed and it is just 25 MVR.”
Meet at airport , withTerrace overlooking the Indian Ocean. Near the beach and water sports activities.
“This place is amazing, we stayed here for a night but didn't feel like leaving. Its cosy and very well maintained. We also ate amazing indian food at the restaurant just below the house. There is not much to do in Hulumale but the central park is just 5 mins walk away, there is a mall close by and the beach is just 2 mins (but not much to do at the beach).Mohamed was a great host, he also arranged our airport pickup and drop at a very nominal cost. overall we had a good stay and we would definitely return whenever we are in Hulumale.”
This 4 bedroom villa is the perfect holiday home for your family or friends who would like to stay together.
“Veli Velaa is the best. It’s very unique, right on the beach, has individual attention far beyond anything you could get at even the most expensive resort. Francis, the ‘captain’ is a referred to him, was really great. He set-up all our activities with the best people on the island. His English is excellent and he was always ready to assist our outings with his ‘buggy’. He was never late and even after we had checked out and he delivered us to the airport he helped us book another activity. The chef is fantastic and such a sweet caring man. You must try the curry and biryani. Even if those are things you would not consider normally, he will surprise you. I am very picky and all the foods he made, local or otherwise were all excellent and he will make you anything you want any time you want it. The supplied menu was just the beginning of the food options at Veli Velaa. We never had a single meal that we didn’t finish. The other members of the staff were also great and we felt very safe at all times. We were a small party of 3 and even at that it was an excellent value. The place could easily accommodate 8 adults and additional children and at that point would be so inexpensive per person you could not possibly do better. Dhiffushi is a small island and it’s very quiet and restful, but also has every activity you could desire and no lines or unavailable services you would find at the all-in resorts. I cannot recommend Veli Velaa highly enough. It is the jewel of the island. If you’re a diver, use Dhiffushi Dive. Ite and his staff were great and fun people to be with. This was the best vacation I have ever been on. My only regret was not staying longer.”