Your East Midlands Wedding - April/May 2024 (Issue 61)

A stunning coral island situated in the South Malé Atoll, Velassaru is one of the finest resorts accessible via a short speedboat ride. With pearl-dust beaches, turquoise lagoon, lush flora, incredible vistas, luxe villas, five-star service and delectable dining, Velassaru invites guests into a truly magical place. Hideaway in your very own island sanctuary with a five-night stay in a Deluxe Villa, just a stone’s throw from the beach, indulge in glorious ocean panoramas or unwind in your own private garden. A Full Board meal plan for two allows the lucky winners to enjoy a range of freshly prepared and delicious food at Vela, from Indian Ocean cuisine and fresh seafood to international favourites, all in an unforgettable al fresco setting. Those looking for something a little extra, can opt to savour Velassaru’s host of speciality restaurants. Turquoise, with its panoramic ocean backdrop, features continental and Asian cuisines, whilst Etesian is the epitome of culinary perfection offering a sophisticated Mediterranean-inspired menu that draws inspirations from the finest quality ingredients. Velassaru’s signature restaurant Sand lines the lagoon, serving Eastern, Pan Asian and continental cuisines from the live hot stone grill, whilst the over-water Teppanyaki showcases contemporary Japanese cuisine with a creative twist. For a lighter option, the al fresco Chill Bar offers freshly mixed cocktails, perfectly chilled wines and beer paired with a delectable and unique selection of international tapas. Private dining at Velassaru ensures exquisite moments for guests, from gastronomic voyages as the sun’s first rays light up the lagoon, signature lunches on a secluded island, or culinary delights served to you in your villa, couples can create unforgettable memories. For those seeking total relaxation, The Spa at Velassaru is an experience not to be missed. Set over water, the treatment pavilions hover over the lagoon on stilts offering classic rituals designed to revitalise and soothe. Experience the ultimate in rejuvenation therapies created using indigenous ingredients such as virgin coconut oil rich with vitamin E − complementing the beauty of the island − or opt for luxurious Elemis treatments featuring signature Elemis products. For those after a touch of adventure, Velassaru has a host of activities to entertain guests including snorkelling, scuba diving and watersports, all in the depths of the Indian Ocean with its exotic and colourful marine life! Or, choose to simply spend the day lazing on the villa terrace, gazing at nothing but the ocean as far as the eye can see. A location of exquisite romance and beauty, Velassaru’s distinctive style and personality combines understated luxury with true Maldivian hospitality. Visit THE PRIZE •Five nights in a Deluxe Villa on a Full Board basis for two adults at Velassaru, Maldives •Full Board at Velassaru includes breakfast and dinner at Vela, and lunch at Turquoise •Complimentary scheduled speedboat transfers for two adults HOW TO ENTER Answer the following question and head over to our website to enter. Terms and conditions apply. Closing date 31st May, 2024. Q Snorkelling, scuba diving and watersports are all experiences in which ocean? WINA HONEYMOON IN THE MALDIVES WORTH £3,000 Readers have the chance to win a holiday for two at the luxury five-star resort of Velassaru COMPETITION 83