Beyond the Sea: Discover The Maldives New Luxury Wellness Destination

Lara Mansour   |   18-06-2023


The Maldives has a new home of ultra-luxury wellness; we travelled to this exclusive island to discover more.


With the opening of Eveylaa Wellbeing at Velaa Private Island, the Maldives has a new wellness destination. Situated within the resort’s revolutionary Wellbeing Village, Eveylaa Wellbeing at Velaa Private Island is a temple to health and vitality, bringing together ancient healing rituals and cutting-edge technology to offer transformative treatments and comprehensive wellness programmes. Any stay at this private destination can now be combined with some of the finest treatments, with the world’s experts in their fields coming together to offer a 360-wellness escape.



Upon arriving at Velaa Private Island, you will immediately feel at peace. The exclusive resort, nestled within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll, is a short seaplane ride away from Male airport. Stepping out, you will instantly be welcomed by the azure blue seas, lush greenery and white sandy beaches – what more could you want for a peaceful escape? Whether you’re travelling alone with a partner or a friend, the resort is designed to give you a personalised experience, relieving you of all your worries, woes and stresses of daily life, so prepare to switch off and relax!



The resort is designed by award-winning architect Petr Kolar as “an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury, intimate with Maldivian nuances.” It combines traditional elements with bold modern architecture for a one-of-a-kind experience. The resort is home to 47 private villas, houses and exclusive residences, including 18 overwater villas and some of the largest suites in the Maldives.



Your key to wellness

This summer Velaa Private Island has extended its offering to take your relaxation to the next level. The Eveylaa Wellbeing experience is a private sanctuary of peace where guests can rejuvenate their bodies, relax their minds, and reconnect with nature. Your journey begins by understanding Authentic Ayurvedic Rituals, with a deep respect for the healing wisdom of the past, while harnessing the latest scientific advancements. Each Eveylaa wellness journey begins with a complimentary Ayurveda consultation, a traditional form of Indian healing that has been practised for 3,000 years and focuses on balancing the three Doshas of the body via personalised diet, herbal medicine, and bespoke body treatments.



My experience began with a meeting Dr. Sree, who explained the various treatments and experiences that would be beneficial. After the chat, he tailored a specific programme to meet my needs throughout my five-day stay. Ayurvedic treatments to try include the calming Shirodhara warm oil therapy, soothing herbal poultices, and the rejuvenating Abhyanga four-hand massage, which culminates in a herbal steam session to revitalise and cleanse the channels in the body, and that was truly super helpful to reduce my back pain.



Eveylaa also offers contemporary wellness treatments that marry ancient wisdom and modern science. These detailed consultations include blood and food sensitivity analysis, private sessions with a Naturopathic Nutritionist, and the In Body Analysis test, designed better to understand your body’s composition and physical needs.



For those looking to stretch their muscles, the daily yoga and meditation sessions are a perfect way to unwind. There is a vast range of classes led by experienced instructors and visiting practitioners, including classic Hatha yoga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga and then Dhyana (guided meditation), Praanayama (breathwork), and Yoga Nidra, a form of ‘yogic sleep’ that invites a deep sense of relaxation. Yoga and meditation classes take place in the dedicated open-air pavilion, a serene thatched-roof space that encourages you to fully connect with your body, breath and the beauty that surrounds you.



Food & Beverage

Guests can choose to follow a nutritional plan personalised by the team’s experts or dine “a la carte” from the resort’s restaurants. At the heart of Eveylaa, a new dining destination, FAIY showcases well-balanced and nutritious meals made exclusively from natural, unprocessed ingredients to keep you feeling healthy from the inside out! Dedicated wellness menus include the ‘Fresh’ menu of raw and plant-based dishes with Asian flavours and the light ‘Spa’ menu featuring low-carbohydrate, vegan, gluten-free, and Mediterranean-style fine dining.



Elsewhere on the island, you’ll find Aragu, the fine-dining restaurant, as well as Teppanyaki destination Tavaru, and Athiri and Avi, the all-day dining restaurant. There is something to suit every taste and preference.


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