Travel: Velaa Private Island in Maldives

VA-VA-VELAA. Surprise your loved one with a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon to the Maldives. Spend a couple of nights at Velaa Private Island (Noonu Atoll, Republic of Maldives; +960 6565 000;, an ultra-exclusive boutique hideaway named after “Turtle Island” in the local language



Only 43 private villas are housed in this turtle-shaped resort, 18 of which are built overwater. Everywhere you see, blue skies and the aquamarine ocean will envelop your view, bringing with it a sense of peacefulness and calm. But despite being on a tiny isle, the Velaa has it all: three restaurants, two bars, a wine cellar, sophisticated spa centers and a golf course. If that’s not enough, the ocean can be your playground.