Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat

Drift Thelu Veliga Retreat is a small island paradise in the Maldives’ Southern Ari Atoll, where guests can enjoy a journey of self-discovery in one of the most beautiful locations on earth. Seclusion, tranquillity and escape come together for an authentic Maldivian experience that blends rustic appeal with understated comfort and charm.

With just 10 Beach Villas and 20 Water Villas set over one hectare, the intimate resort conjures up an illusion of being cast away on a desert island where guests relax in total serenity, safe in the knowledge that if they need anything there is a team of friendly, experienced staff there to look after them.

The pressures of daily life melt away in simple yet comfortable surroundings, where modern technology is paired to a minimum, encouraging you to reconnect with nature and rejuvenate body and mind.

Natural spa treatments and invigorating water sports are available to pass away the days, as well as an incredible dive team who can guide and assist you to encounter the most dazzling marine life.

Locally inspired menus, natural products, traditional design elements and signature Maldivian hospitality evoke a true sense of rustic charm for an unforgettable stay you will want to repeat year after year.

Drift enjoys a secluded location on the idyllic Maldivian island of Thelu Veliga in Southern Ari Atoll.

Spanning just over a hectare in size, this intimate retreat can be reached by a direct 35 minute seaplane journey from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (Malé) or via a 35 minute domestic flight from Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (Malé) to Maamigili Local Airport followed by a 30 minute speedboat ride.