is a five-stars island resort in the Maldives, - close to the airport. In general, this is a perfect tropical paradise. A small disadvantage is that almost everywhere the trees are far from the shore. So there's no chance to find palm trees hanging over the water. As for the reef snorkelling, it is also not the best. Shore and seabed: sand.  Find hotels in Velassaru Maldives
For the unclear reason, all overwater bungalows are located in the side of the reef, - not in the inner lagoon. So much better is to choose land-based bungalows in the north-east of the island, as every house has its own gorgeous beach.
Theoretically, a minimum room's rate is US$300 per night. However, you are unlikely to get that price, as most of the dates have fare starting from US$900. Don't forget that for that money you'll see and (sometimes) feel the smell of the main Male's landfill (trash island). Find hotels in Velassaru Maldives
How to get there 
Fly to Male international airport (MLE)
. Next take a hotel's speedboat (15 minutes per way). Transfer fares are US$160 per adult, US$80 per child for the round trip. Find flights to Velassaru Maldives
When to go 
The best time for a beach holiday in the Maldives is a dry season in the winter half of the year. As for the summertime, a typical weather is "a week of rain - two days of sun".
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