OH MY WORD!! Hi Victoria, I am so pleased I took your recommendation and we went to Velassaru. THANK YOU! We had just the most amazing time. The weather was perfect, the beach and sea water was pristinely clean, the whole resort was just stunning. Our room was perfect, more than enough space for our busy toddler and such a great location. Velassaru really did tick all our boxes and we enjoyed lazy days, swimming, playing on the beach, snorkelling, relaxing, napping???? finding birds and lizards and eating the most delicious food. The half board meal plan worked out well for us as we had a late-ish breakfast and an early dinner. We went on snorkelling trips, my husband did the fishing trips and I visited the spa! The resort also arranged a special anniversary cake and champagne on the beach for us.
The Velassaru staff went above and beyond what we expected, catering to every need of our Son’s. I was blown away! We were assigned a chef who prepared lunches and dinners for our Son and checked in with us after every meal to see if he had enjoyed it or not, because he is under 2 years old they did not charge us for any of this. I was happy to pay for his meals but they insisted that this was not necessary. They made him smoothies and anything else we requested. The staff were lovely with interacting with him and helping us out with high chairs etc at meal times.
The only thing I would do different is suck it up, say an extra prayer and transfer directly to Velassaru on arriving in Male instead of staying the night in the airport. Lesson learned!
Thank you, thank you, thank you Victoria, it was my best holiday to date and I am so grateful for all your help!