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Angsana Velavaru – An EarthCheck Gold Certified Island Destination

Angsana Velavaru, an all-inclusive premium resort in the virtually untouched South Nilandhe Atoll surrounded by sparkling turquoise waters and ocean views as far as the eye can see.  This vibrant tropical getaway offers 79 private villas, all with beach frontage, and a cluster of 34 InOcean Villas, the first standalone collection of water villas in the Maldives, perched one kilometre from the main island.

EarthCheck Sustainable Destination’s certification gives travellers the confidence that certified destinations and precincts are backed by a commitment to sustainable, high-quality tourism experiences. With the EarthCheck Gold certification, Angsana Velavaru joined an elite group of industry leaders who, over a period of five years or more, have consistently demonstrated their commitment to host communities and implemented high standards of environmental management.

EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking certification and advisory group for travel and tourism. Since 1987, EarthCheck has helped tourism businesses and destinations become more sustainable through certification, consulting, training and software solutions.


EarthCheck’s certification programs are respected by travellers, brands and destinations globally, and help consumers make informed decisions about the tourism experiences they choose.

When a travel business displays an EarthCheck certification badge, you’ll know they have been through a rigorous science-backed, people-focused sustainability certification process. It gives them the tools they need to measure their impact, and to make business decisions that save money, resources and the planet.

Whether guests are travelling as a couple seeking romantic getaway, a group of friends, a family with little ones or a solo adventurer, there is something for everyone at Angsana Velavaru – the ideal place to create beautiful memories and reconnect with oneself and loved ones.

Adding to the sense of unparalleled premium experience, Angsana Velavaru boasts of an exclusive collection of water villas, dubbed to be the very first of its kind in the Maldives.  Situated over the water with idyllic views of the magnificent Indian Ocean, this spacious two-storey villa offers a classic Maldivian escape that discerning travellers have always been dreaming of, which is consists of InOcean Pool Villa, Deluxe InOcean Pool Villa and the impressively elaborate Deluxe InOcean Two- Bedroom Pool Villa. 

Guests can also immerse themselves in the rich Maldivian culture with guided island tours, traditional dance performances, and unique opportunities to connect with the local community.  They can also uncover the secrets of South Nilandhe Atoll’s hidden gems, including a visit to Rinbudhoo, also known as “Jewellers’ Island,” which is home to some of the Maldives’ most talented silver and goldsmiths.

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