The Shark Island of the Maldives – A must stay for Veli Residence at Fuvamulah


The Shark Island of the Maldives – A must stay for Veli Residence at Fuvamulah


Sitting south of the Maldives and Stretching 6.8km in length and up to 2.1km in width, the splendid Fuvahmulah is surrounded with astounding marine sea creatures and dominated by rare sharks.

The casual lovers of marine activities are drawn to Maldives archipelago for colourful reef ecosystems, seeing manta rays and whale sharks up-close. However, this island in the Maldives offers another extraordinary, if less-well-known adventure. It is electrifying enough to send chills through the most experienced divers – diving with tiger sharks.

These macropredators are not a novelty in the Maldives; they have been spotted across atolls like the capital Kaafu and Southern Huvadhoo, but of these, however, are just lucky sightings of ‘passer-by’ sharks. For the divers who specifically seek tiger sharks, this destination is recently gaining popularity as the ideal place to regularly spot sea tigers in the Maldives.

If you’re planning to visit this island, you should venture beyond it, the dive school certified by Scuba Schools International (SSI), found and developed a special dive site called “Tiger’s Zoo” where you can witness the experience of seeing tiger sharks up close all year around. 

While the exact number of tiger sharks in Fuvahmulah is unknown, some estimate that the population may be around 200.

Find the best place to stay at Fuvamulah 

Located in the heart of Fuvahmulah, Veyli Residence is perfect for holidaymakers who want to experience the only one-island atoll in Maldives.


While there are a total of 10 rooms, guests can choose what best fits their needs from four accommodation options.

There are four types of rooms; Superior Double room, Deluxe Double room, Executive Suite and the Family room.  


You can enjoy free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee facilities, mini bar, free toiletries, Terry dressing gowns, air conditioning and TV from every type of room. Some of the units even feature a patio to relax in.

Services & Facilities

Upon arrival, the attentive staff of Veyli Residence greet you with fresh coconuts to sip from. They take extra care to ensure all your needs are met.

Unlike most islands in Maldives, Fuvahmulah is quite large in size and it is hard to get around on foot. To make your explorations more convenient, Veyli offers both car hire services and free bicycle rental, for solo and family adventures, exploring the island.

Recreational activities

For adventure lovers, Fuvahmulah offers endless options, and Veyli Residence will guide you through it all.

The island is well known for its natural beauty and greenery, boasting two freshwater lakes and plenty of wetlands. Sightseeing is never dull in this gorgeous island.


The beauty of this atoll-island is not just limited to land, but it extends into the deep blues as well.

Home to the renowned tigershark point, dive sights in this area is most definitely on the bucket list of divers.

Additionally, the swells in Fuvahmulah are a dream as well as a challenge for surfers, suitable for beginners and pros alike.


Food & Drink

Veyli Residence's in-house kitchen aims to cater to all your culinary desires and will prepare ala carte meals just for you, in addition to regular buffet-style spreads.

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