Velaa Private Island Maldives
Velaa means Turtle Island in the local language. It’s named after generations of sea turtles that flock here to nest and hatch. Resort design borrows from this theme, with turtle motifs, the colours and patterns of turtle shell pervading the property. From a broader “bird’s eye view” which greets arrivals by seaplane, the island’s exclusive over-water villas are also constructed to resemble the head of a turtle and the island forming the body. Velaa Private Island also ensures plenty of room for its marine visitors, with a hatchery and conservation plan in place.