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Velaa Private Island

Dining Facilities


Dining Facilities

For the epicurean, Velaa Private Island boasts extraordinary culinary experiences with venues that are unrivalled throughout the Maldives and an extensive wine cellar with an exclusive wine selection from around the globe. With four restaurants, four bars and a wine cellar, Velaa Private Island offers a magical fusion of both International and Maldivian cuisine.

“Day by day, minute by minute, we push ourselves to the highest level to create experiences that will be remembered forever.” Gaushan De Silva, Executive Chef

A family’s grand adventure or a couple’s romantic dream, find your own secluded paradise and create moments of magic for a day.


Presenting contemporary European cuisine with an Asian twist, Aragu has taken the dining experience to the next level, combining passion for culinary art with awareness and sustainability. To complement the refined cuisine of Aragu, the sommelier team has created an 800-bin exclusive wine list and offer a knowledgeable and tailor-made service of an extensive and constantly evolving wine collection.
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The amazing views over Velaa and the beautiful azure waters of the Maldives are further intensified by Tavaru’s menu celebrating Teppanyaki grill cuisine. Exclusive Japanese tasting menus combine a grand theatric show with culinary delights such as the Teriyaki Black Cod and Kagoshima A5 Tenderloin. Everything experienced from the highest architectural building on a resort island in the Maldives.
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Athiri is beachfront all-day dining at its finest, where guests can enjoy a feast of creative global cuisine from all over the world. Chefs from 14 nationalities use the finest imported and local ingredients to serve a menu of authentic, home style food. A wood-fired oven offers freshly made pizzas, a signature of Athiri, served throughout the day.
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The wellness restaurant named Faiy Restaurant is the culinary aspect of the Velaa Wellbeing Village. Set as an oasis in the tropical garden of the island, the restaurant serves healthy, light and colourful dishes overlooking the greens of the Velaa Golf Academy by Olazabal. Formulated by a holistic and healthy approach to living and using the highest quality ingredients, this wellness inspired menu is taken to the next level offering real, clean and unprocessed whole foods that are as close to their natural state as possible.
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Against the backdrop of spectacular ocean sunset views, Avi Bar transforms into a vibrant cocktail lounge at night, complete with master mixologists, a DJ and a live band.
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Beach Bar

Situated on the Watersports beach, the brand new Beach Bar is a great location for a refreshing juice or cocktails after an active day on the ocean. The snack menu offers a variety of dishes from salads to pizzas and a trio of open sandwiches, as well as ice creams and fruit platters.
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