For one night, you could be renting out an entire Velaa private island for a mere $1 million. Commonly known as ‘turtle’ island, this piece of paradise engulfed in the Maldives is ready for anyone longing for a good time.
Floating in the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are the cream of the crop regarding secluded beach holidays. The waters are their brand of blue, the sands are blindingly white, and rows of palm trees stand to attention along the shoreline. Moreover, if you count each island individually, you’ve got 2,000 reasons to visit. Some are such specks that they’re inhabited by a single hotel – meaning the ultimate peace – and colourful house reefs ring lots.
Most hotel resorts occupy an entire island and create a unique holiday experience almost exclusively in one alternative. Since 2009 there has been an option for tourists to visit and stay on islands inhabited by natives. For the most part, the Maldives isis a once-in-a-lifetime destination because the resorts’ expensive nature makes these islands no trip for a small budget.
One island with a star rating out of this world is the Velaa private island in Noonu Atoll, in the Maldives. It is owned by Czech Financier Jiri Smejc, one of the most prominent entrepreneurs and managers in Central Europe.
So when it comes to choosing a summer destination, imagine this ultimate beach residence. With four bedrooms accommodating up to 10 guests, the Velaa Private Residences offer elegant contemporary design and 1,350 square meters of private interior and exterior space, including two terraces, a pool, and a courtyard.
Velaa Private Island is the realisation of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ exclusive boutique hideaway. This unique destination was developed to embody this unique archipelago’s best, bathed by azure skies in the Indian Ocean’s aquamarine waters.
The Island has been designed and curated with privacy and comfort as the guiding principles while allowing the Indian Ocean to take centre stage. Velaa Private Island is elegantly positioned to overlook enchanting vistas of a cerulean ocean.
The resort also includes a Romantic Pool Residence, which can only be reached by boat, allowing even more exclusivity. All details have been considered – each villa comes with a personal butler. All services offered can be tailored to unique specifications. Attention to detail everywhere is impeccable: stone pavements from the desert in Jordan, Indonesian flowerpots, luxury wood panelling from Borneo, and glimmering Italian marble.
Velaa shares its name and home with the generations of sea turtles who inhabited the island for countless years. The colours and patterns of a turtle shell make subtle nuances in the design. Simultaneously, Velaa’s exclusive over-water villas resemble a turtle’s head, with the island forming the body from a broader aerial view. Designed by Czech architect Petr Kolar, the overall design concept is contemporary yet intimate, with Maldivian nuances.
For $1 million a night, it doesn’t sound so bad.