If you’re ready to travel again, but not quite ready to do so among others, a stay at Velaa Private Island may be just what you’re looking for in a vacation. All it will cost you is a cool $1 million (INR 7,42,26,500) a night. By Stacey Leasca
Nestled within the Noonu Atoll in the Maldives, Velaa Private Island is the very definition of both “private” and “luxury.”
The island offers a variety of villas for you and your friends or family to fill–including an ocean pool house that sits at the very tip of the water villa jetty, which comes with two bedrooms, an oversized living and dining area, and 180-degree ocean views. Guests can also choose to stay in the Romantic Residence that is only accessible by boat. The private one-bedroom villa sits suspended above the lagoon, which the hotel explains, makes it an ideal spot for “honeymooners.”
But, of course, with the buyout, you get your choice and can stay in any room you wish. With the buyout, guests will also have access to the Velaa Spa, which comes with a new range of treatments, including a chardonnay body scrub and a green caviar facial. Guests can also hop in the water and use the semi-submarine to see as much of the local wildlife the Maldives has to offer, or stay above it by using the island’s water hoverboards to play like a kid again.
Guests will also be able to sit on their own private beach where celebrity singers may or may not show up to serenade you. At sunset, guests can also hop on a private yacht for a cruise, dinner, and evening diving expeditions.
And, there will always be someone around to assist you as the island has a guest-to-staff ratio of 1:8, including dedicated butlers for every room.
While the buyout is for $1 million a night, it does require a minimum of a four-night stay. However, if that’s too rich for your blood, each of the island’s beach and water villas can be booked separately, too. See the island’s website now for more information.
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