Angsana Resorts, Maldives
Choose from two stylish Angsana Resorts in the Maldives.
The lush island of Ihuru, with its palm-fringed beach of pristine white sand, is one of the most beautiful and most photographed in the Maldives. Surrounded by a shallow lagoon of crystal clear water and with a pristine coral reef teeming with a diversity of marine life, literally just a few metres off from the beach, Angsana is one of the best resorts in the Maldives for snorkelling and scuba diving.
Dotting the circumference of Ihuru are 45 air-conditioned, en-suite, thatched villas combining minimalist design with vivid interiors of lime green, tangerine and yellow. All the villas have their own verandas and private gardens, some with open air Jacuzzis, all just a stone's throw from the beach. A minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, safe and telephone are all provided - televisions are banned from this paradise!
The Angsana has its own PADI approved diving centre. Windsurfing, catamaran sailing, parasailing, canoeing, water skiing, wake boarding, ringo and banana boat riding are all available. You can also rent a glass-bottomed boat, go night fishing, shopping in Malé, help feed the baby turtles hatched on and looked after by the resort, attend marine biology classes or take a guided excursion to neighbouring island villages. The hotel's excellent spa, developed and managed by the award-winning Banyan Tree, offers a wide range of massages and beauty treatments.
End the day at the Velaavani Bar where you can sip cocktails plus dolphin and turtle watch, all at the same time. Smorgasbord buffets and set dinners are available at the Riveli Restaurant but you can also dine in the privacy of your own villa, on the beach or on a nearby sheltered sandbank.
Situated on the tiny island of Velavaru, or 'Turtle Island', in the South Nilandhe Atoll, Angsana Velavaru brings new meaning to carefree abandon. The unspoiled natural beauty of the island and the crystal clear turquoise waters, the extraordinary marine life on the most beautiful of coral reefs and, of course, the stylish comfort of the resort, make this a true island paradise.
The island's 79 villas, many with private jet pool or swimming pool, are spacious, stylish and very comfortable. Each is set on the edge of the white sand beach and has an expansive terrace and private garden. Just a kilometre offshore on the edge of the reef, the 33 new InOcean Villas provide an even more exclusive and luxurious retreat. They are the height of style and opulence complete with private deck and sala, individual infinity-edge pool and direct access to the waters of the lagoon.
Dining at Angsana Velavaru provides a veritable medley of Asian and Mediterranean flavours. Kaani offers relaxed indoor and al fresco all day dining with an eclectic menu, whilst the over-water Funa specialises in seafood and the freshest catches of the day. The Italian gourmet restaurant, Azurro, caters exclusively for InOcean Villa guests. Guest may also dine in the privacy of their own villa or in an elegant beachfront pavilion, enjoy romantic picnics on hidden beaches or dinners aboard a sunset cruise.
The renowned Angsana Spa boasts 12 pavilions and treatment rooms and offers an award-winning variety of natural treatments. Other recreational activities, as you might expect, revolve around the warm waters surrounding the island. Water sports include windsurfing, catamaran sailing, canoeing, waterskiing and wake boarding. There is a PADI Gold Palm 5-star dive centre offering courses for all levels and daily dives at over 30 breathtaking sites. Guest may also enjoy hands on eco activities with the resort's own Marine Lab. Last, but not least, the Kids Club provides both entertainment and educational activities for children.
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