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Catherine and Alec Beattie enjoy visiting the tropical island of Velassaru in the Maldives

Maldivian Magic

After 11 hours of flying, a three-hour stop over in fascinating Dubai and a 30-minute speed boat ride, we have arrived in Velassaru, a paradise island in the Maldives. Formerly known as Laguna Beach, the resort has been renovated, refurbished and renamed.

Beach, Velassaru

Beach, Velassaru

We are here for four glorious days to sample the resort, the scuba diving and of course the new over-water Aquum spa. Fringed by perfect white sand beaches and surrounded by turquoise seas – you can walk or swim around the island in less than half an hour.  The weather is perfect too – blue skies, sunshine and temperatures in the low 30°s.

The warm coral seas are teeming with marine life – just walking from our water villa to the restaurants or beach, we’ve seen shoals of small fish, turtles, baby sharks, crabs, needle fish and lots more.

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  1. This place sounds like Heaven on earth! I have been dreaming about it ever since I read your blog …… I shall make it my New Years Resolution to visit this spa some time next year! Thank you so much for the useful information.

  2. I have to say that this is one destination that exceeds expectations and is every bit as beautiful as the brochure images promise.

    Everyone should visit the Maldives at least once in a lifetime, if only to enjoy the unique experience of staying on picture postcard tropical island, small enough to walk around and surrounded by perfect white sands and warm seas. A perfect spa destination!

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