Velaa Private Island’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Nestled in the heart of the Maldives, Velaa Private Island stands as a paragon of opulence and exclusivity.

As the calendar inches closer to December 20, 2023, the island is abuzz with anticipation and excitement, for it marks a significant milestone—the 10th anniversary of Velaa’s inception.

This momentous occasion is set to usher in an extraordinary festive season, elevating the island’s already unparalleled reputation for luxury and indulgence to even greater heights.

Velaa Private Island's 10th Anniversary Celebrations

For a decade, Velaa Private Island has been a sanctuary of tranquillity, where azure waters lap against pristine shores, and lush, tropical greenery envelops guests in natural splendour. As the island prepares to celebrate this remarkable milestone, it promises an immersive and unforgettable experience for all who are fortunate enough to visit during this period.

From the moment guests step foot on the island, they will find themselves immersed in a world of enchantment, where every detail, every moment, and every experience has been meticulously crafted to leave an indelible mark on their hearts.

The festivities that await in December are nothing short of extraordinary. Velaa Private Island has spared no expense to ensure that this 10th-anniversary celebration is a testament to the island’s commitment to excellence.

From the joyous arrival of Santa Claus, bearing gifts and merriment, to the grand spectacle of the ‘Ticket to Fabulous’ New Year’s Eve show, where music, dance, and magic converge, there is an enchanting experience for guests of all ages. Embark on a journey through the splendid festivities that will grace this picturesque island, offering a taste of the magic that awaits Velaa Private Island’s 10th anniversary.

Velaa Private Island's 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Velaa Private Island’s 10th Birthday Cocktail Party and Gala Dinner (20th December)

Kickstart the festive season with a grand celebration in honour of Velaa Private Island’s 10th Anniversary. From 7 pm to 8 pm, guests can enjoy pre-dinner drinks and speciality cocktails at the AVI BAR, followed by a sumptuous banquet on the transformed covered tennis courts, now a fabulous ballroom for this special occasion. The dinner will be complemented by a live music performance by the incredible 26-piece Ibiza Live Orchestra.

Gingerbread House Opening Ceremony (23rd December)

Experience a tropical winter wonderland as the island hosts the 2023 Gingerbread House Opening Ceremony at 4 p.m. in the AVI BAR. Guests of all ages are invited to savour an array of delicious gingerbread cookies and spiced mulled wine while witnessing the unveiling of the island’s grand gingerbread house. It’s a wholesome activity that the whole family can enjoy.

Velaa Private Island's 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Santa’s Arrival (25th December)

To delight Velaa’s youngest guests, Santa Claus himself will make a special appearance on Christmas morning. Families can keep their eyes on the skies for his exciting arrival and then head to the AVI BAR between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. to share their Christmas wish list and capture a memorable photo with the beloved Santa before he embarks on his journey back to the North Pole.

Truffle and Caviar Dinner (27th December)

For those with a passion for fine dining, the Aragu Signature Restaurant, renowned for its unique culinary events, presents a gastronomic extravaganza. From 7 pm to 11 pm, indulge in an extraordinary culinary experience where the exquisite flavours of aromatic truffles and the finest caviar take centre stage in a menu curated by Chef Gaushan De Silva.

Velaa Private Island's 10th Anniversary Celebrations

New Year’s Eve Cocktail Party, Gala Dinner and After Party (31st December)

Bid farewell to 2023 in style, beginning with a sunset cocktail and canapés at AVI BAR, with breathtaking ocean views. The Gala dinner, commencing at 9 pm, offers a feast of international flavours accompanied by a carefully curated selection of wines.

The night culminates with the ‘Ticket to Fabulous’ show, featuring a star-studded lineup of artists, promising a magical and theatrical experience. With awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil-style performances and a headline act, Soul Brothers, a Pop, Soul & Motown party band, this night will be an extravaganza of the world’s greatest hits, featuring over 50 acts for one unforgettable evening.

The Wellbeing Village: A Haven for Wellness

In addition to the festive celebrations, Velaa Private Island is also home to one of the leading wellness destinations in the Indian Ocean. The newly introduced “Eveylaa Wellbeing” is a full-service health and wellness facility that combines ancient Eastern practices with Western techniques, focusing on three core pillars: Medical, Osteopathy, and Ayurveda.

The island boasts world-class doctors, osteopaths, and therapists, making it a premier destination for rejuvenation and relaxation. To complement wellness treatments, Faiy, Velaa Private Island’s newest dining outpost, serves elevated wellness-focused cuisine. The Wellbeing Village offers the perfect antidote to an indulgent calendar of festive celebrations, ensuring guests leave the island feeling refreshed and revitalized.

Velaa Private Island's 10th Anniversary Celebrations


In conclusion, Velaa Private Island’s 10th anniversary celebration promises to be an unparalleled experience that transcends the boundaries of luxury and indulgence. With its pristine beaches, lush surroundings, and a commitment to excellence that has defined the past decade, this island paradise beckons all discerning travellers to partake in a festive season like no other.

Whether you seek the warmth of a tropical winter wonderland, the culinary delights of truffles and caviar, the enchantment of a Gala dinner under the stars, or the captivating performances of the ‘Ticket to Fabulous’ New Year’s Eve show, Velaa Private Island has curated a diverse range of experiences to cater to your every desire.

As you plan your visit to Velaa Private Island, rest assured that you are embarking on a journey filled with enchantment, opulence, and moments that will create lasting memories. This 10th-anniversary celebration is a testament to the island’s unwavering commitment to providing guests with an exceptional and unforgettable escape in the Maldives. Make your reservation today and immerse yourself in the magic of Velaa Private Island’s milestone celebration, where every detail is designed to leave you spellbound.

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