From padel tennis to water sports, the luxury private island redefines the Maldivian experience once again

Adventure seekers will be able to add even more activities to their holiday with a host of new sports on land and sea available at the ultra-luxurious Velaa Private Island. A world-class Padel Tennis Court and new water sports are among the raft of leisure offerings introduced at the much-loved Maldivian paradise.

Launched in June, the fully panoramic Padel Court is available for beginners and expert players alike. With instructors’ on-hand, the court comes as demand for the sport has risen globally over recent months as one of the fastest growing sports of 2021. Padel, which is easy to play, fun and sociable has recently been recognised as a form of tennis and is loved by many, including famous sporting figures around the world.

Water sports fans can also try their hand with some new ‘toys’ available on the island. The Krash Predator Stand-up Jet Ski will have both beginners or more proficient water-ski lovers enthralled. The adrenaline-raising piece of kit is sure to get guests’ hearts racing while carving turns on the waves.

Also joining the family is the latest Sea Doo GTX Limited Edition 2021. More than a jet-ski, this smooth mover is built for hanging out on the water. Stable and comfortable, it is ideal for taking on the waves or simply for a leisurely ski experience, fitted with an audio system with USB port and a bevy of technological gadgets as well as a digital display. With three seats, it is a beautiful way for families to enjoy the azure blues of the Indian Ocean, or for thrill-seekers to satisfy their adrenaline cravings.

We are constantly adding to our roster of activities on the island,” said Wayne Milgate, General Manager of Velaa Private Island.

What sets us apart is that we have so much to offer from culture to sports, which are unique and memorable experiences to last a lifetime”, Wayne added.

Velaa Private Island offers the most extensive range of activities available in the Maldives, both on and offshore. In addition to the traditional jet skiing, wind surfing, kite surfing, , water towable experiences and the largest collection of hydro flight toys such as flite board and jet surf, they also offer a Flyride powered by waterjet and EZ-Fly technology, allowing riders to self-balance and fly over water with little to no training.

About Velaa Private Island

Nestled within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll in Maldives, Velaa Private Island takes exclusivity to the next level with facilities and service that go beyond traditional resorts. Designed by award-winning Czech architect Petr Kolar as “an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury, intimate with Maldivian nuances”.

Velaa Private Island is the realisation of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ exclusive boutique hideaway in the Maldives. Velaa means “Turtle” in the local language – named after generations of sea turtles that flock there to nest and hatch. 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, with the island forming the body.

The resort comprises 47 private villas, houses and exclusive residences. While 18 of the 47 are built over water, the Romantic Pool Residence can only be reached by boat, allowing even more privacy and exclusivity.

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