the Maldives

The Maldives | Velaa Private Island

March 18, 2024

Today we’re headed back to the Indian Ocean to visit a slice of the Maldives. This archipelago, spanning 500 miles north to south, is the stuff dreams are made of.

Landing in the Noonu Atoll, we’re diving into all things Velaa Private Island resort with its General Manager, Wayne Milgate.

One of the most luxurious retreats in the world, Velaa Private Island boasts exclusive over-water villas, a Troon golf course, water park for kids, and some of the friendliest service you’ll find anywhere.

Wayne tells incredible stories of the founding of Velaa, the staff going above and beyond for guests, lavish holiday parties, and incredible experiences.



Listen to hear:

  • 01:56 – What Wayne’s view from his favorite spot is
  • 03:00 – Why the Maldives are special for him
  • 03:56 – Where Velaa Private Island is situated
  • 06:02.- How this journey started as a passion project
  • 09:42 – What makes Velaa truly a private island
  • 11:12 – About the unique features on the property
  • 16:46 – How you can spend the time on the island
  • 17:42 – Why the staff goes above and beyond for their guests
  • 21:00 – About his favorite experiences for guests to have on and off the resort
  • 23:44 – About the cuisine and the special wellness program here
  • 28:39 – Who is this destination for
  • 34:36 – How he has a favorite memory of a past guest
  • 36:42 – About a few fun facts on the Maldives
  • 43:47 – What you will learn about the world and humanity by visiting Velaa Private Island

Listener Exclusive Amenities

Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability

Daily Full breakfast for up to two guests per bedroom, served in the restaurant

$150 USD Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay in any of the resort’s restaurants, bars or for room service. (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)

Early Check-In / Late Check-Out, subject to availability

Complimentary Wi-Fi

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