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Monday, February 17, 2014

Luxury Maldives Resort ‘Velaa Private Island’ Taking Wellness to Serene New Dimension


The highest quality personalised therapies developed by Dr Olivier Courtin, managing director of the Paris-based Clarins Group, expertly combine the alchemy of science, plants and the art of touch to produce visible, lasting results and glowing skin at any age.

Velaa Private Island showcases the only Spa My Blend By Clarins in the Maldives – and only the fourth in the world.

Two main spa buildings and six over-water treatment villas in a detached cluster off the 20-hectare island are “like an independent treatment island”, says Clarins’ spa business development director Morgan Lefrançois.

Seven Bespoke ‘Private Wellness Moments’

The only retreat in the Maldives featuring the world famous spa brand has unveiled seven new beauty and wellness programmes tailored over three or seven days to maximise effectiveness and make every moment count,enhancing body and mind well-being.

Detoxrestores original purity with made-to-measure treatments and wellness activities that revive and renew radiancy.

Ever Youngbrings exceptional rejuvenating benefits with relaxing and renewing treatments supplemented by holistic yoga.

Honeymoon treatments are administered in the privacy of a Spa My Blend by Clarins villa overlooking the ocean, a unique and memorable way to celebrate the start of a new life together.

Men's Power Packis specifically tailored for men, targeting face, body and massage treatments to optimise vitality and drive away signs of fatigue.

Relaxis a luxurious programme of treatments, massage and yoga nurturing a deep sense of well-being and repose.

Under The Sunallows guests to make the most of the Maldivian sunshine while also protecting and beautifying skin, priming it for a lasting golden glow.

Vitalityboosts energy levels with an invigorating combination of face and body treatments and personal training, leaving your skin glowing with vitality and your body firmer and stronger, to revel in a new sense of freshness and focus.

Spa Exclusives
Spa My Blend By Clarinsat VelaaPrivate Island extends across eight ‘small islands’ incorporating six secluded treatment villas and an experience zone with a sauna, steam room, ever-flow Jacuzzi and oceanfront relaxation area.

It also features the first ‘snow room’ in the Maldives by Klafs, improving circulation and skin rejuvenation, and a deep relaxation experience called Wolke 7 Cloud 9 in a cloud-shaped reclining treatment podby Klafs & Sha, along with a Spa Boutique and juice bar, hair salon and nail studio.

Massage therapies also embrace Asian-inspired and traditional Ayurvedic treatments.

Recreation Experiences
In keeping with the philosophy that outer peace comes from inner harmony, a dedicated Yoga Pavilion offers personal programmes by a yoga master, on a raised-tree meditation platform. State-of-the-art ‘TechnoGym’ fitness facilities are also in the island’s gym, with activities extending to tennis, squash, football, beach volleyball court and a ‘short game’ golf academy designed by two-time Masters Champion Jose Maria Olazabal.

Exceptional luxury extends to world-class watersports including a PADI dive centre offering excursions, certification courses and snorkeling adventures, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, kite surfing and a semi submarine.

About Velaa Private Island
Nestled within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll in the 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 Island” 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 45 private villas, houses and exclusive residences. While 18 of the 45 are built over water, the Romantic Pool Residence can only be reached by boat, allowing even more privacy and exclusivity.

Velaa Private Island has been awarded “Best Maldives Resort” and “Best New Resort” by Linara Travel (LT) Maldives Awards (2014). In addition, Velaa has won (co-won) a record of 18 awards in different criteria. The full list of awards is avaiable here:

http://linaratravel.com/blog/2014ltmaldivesawards/

For details, please visit: www.velaaprivateisland.com

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