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New Partner Showcase: Velaa Private Island

Dreaming of being on a private, luxury island in the Maldives, surrounded by the azure waters of the Indian Ocean? On this island, did you ever dream of golfing, practicing yoga, or relaxing in the spa while overlooking soothing turquoise waves? Well then, we have the perfect getaway.

We are delighted to welcome a stunning property to the JG Black Book Collection, Velaa Private Island, the boutique hideaway that will make your private island dreams come true.


Created by a luxury island hopper, who fused all the elements of his past vacations into this one of a kind Maldives getaway, Velaa Private Island is the place for relaxation, privacy and ultimate pampering.

The luxurious private villas have a contemporary, yet intimate design with Maldivian nuances. Built using local materials, the exterior of the retreat fit with the island vibe, while the interiors have contemporary elements designed for sensory exploration. And most importantly, the ocean is your soothing neighbor.


For the epicurean, venture to the three restaurants, the two bars, the largest wine cellar in the Maldives, or the champagne lounge. Dine at Aragu for an organic, local meal with a modern European twist. Tavaru has a specially crafted East Asian menu designed to tantalize your palate. Make your way to the Tavaru Tower to explore the extensive wine selections from all over the world, or to Cru for the world’s finest and rarest champagnes.


Feel like being active? Try your hand at stand-up paddle boarding, sailing in a catamaran, jet skiing or other ocean activities. Dive along the reef, located only 10 minutes away from the Velaa shores. Challenge your friends to a game of tennis or beach volleyball in the tennis arena. Focus on finding your inner peace through yoga or meditation, or re-energize yourself with a workout at the Velaa private gym.


And if ultimate relaxation is your goal, make your way to the Spa. With the first “snow room” in the Maldives, the spa consists of six secluded double treatment villas overlooking the water. A comprehensive range of signature treatments are available, including customized facials with sophisticated European technologies and traditional Asian massages and body treatments. Our highest recommendation to relax you into a Maldivian mindset.

Just GO!

– The JG Black Book Team