Monday, February 17, 2014

VELAA PRIVATE ISLAND IN THE MALDIVES IS THE BEST ESCAPADE TO DETOX AND RELAX AFTER 15 DAYS OF CHINESE NEW YEAR! A BEACH POOL VILLA COSTS RM 7,900 PER NIGHT BUT IS WORTH EVERY SEN!

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Luxury Maldives Resort ‘Velaa Private Island’
Taking Wellness to Serene New Dimension with
Spa My Blend By Clarins

New island paradise tailoring wellness to ‘make every moment count’
in rejuvenating beauty & health

Exclusive new luxury Maldives hideaway Velaa Private Island takes wellness to a serene new dimension at its upscale Spa My Blend By Clarins.

The highest quality personalised therapies developed by Dr Olivier Courtin, managing director of the Paris-based Clarins Group, expertly combine the alchemy of science, plants and the art of touch to produce visible, lasting results and glowing skin at any age.

Velaa Private Island showcases the only Spa My Blend By Clarins in the Maldives – and only the fourth in the world.

Two main spa buildings and six over-water treatment villas in a detached cluster off the 20-hectare island are “like an independent treatment island”, says Clarins’ spa business development director Morgan Lefrançois.

Seven Bespoke ‘Private Wellness Moments’

The only retreat in the Maldives featuring the world famous spa brand has unveiled seven new beauty and wellness programmes tailored over three or seven days to maximise effectiveness and make every moment count,enhancing body and mind well-being.
  1. Detoxrestores original purity with made-to-measure treatments and wellness activities that revive and renew radiancy.
     
  2. Ever Young brings exceptional rejuvenating benefits with relaxing and renewing treatments supplemented by holistic yoga.
     
  3. Honeymoon treatments are administered in the privacy of a Spa My Blend by Clarins villa overlooking the ocean, a unique and memorable way to celebrate the start of a new life together.
     
  4. Men's Power Packis specifically tailored for men, targeting face, body and massage treatments to optimise vitality and drive away signs of fatigue.
     
  5. Relaxis a luxurious programme of treatments, massage and yoga nurturing a deep sense of well-being and repose.
     
  6. Under The Sunallows guests to make the most of the Maldivian sunshine while also protecting and beautifying skin, priming it for a lasting golden glow.
     
  7. Vitalityboosts energy levels with an invigorating combination of face and body treatments and personal training, leaving your skin glowing with vitality and your body firmer and stronger, to revel in a new sense of freshness and focus.

Spa Exclusives
Spa My Blend By Clarins
at VelaaPrivate Island extends across eight ‘small islands’ incorporating six secluded treatment villas and an experience zone with a sauna, steam room, ever-flow Jacuzzi and oceanfront relaxation area.

It also features the first ‘snow room’ in the Maldives by Klafs, improving circulation and skin rejuvenation, and a deep relaxation experience called Wolke 7 Cloud 9 in a cloud-shaped reclining treatment podby Klafs & Sha, along with a Spa Boutique and juice bar, hair salon and nail studio.

Massage therapies also embrace Asian-inspired and traditional Ayurvedic treatments.

Recreation Experiences
In keeping with the philosophy that outer peace comes from inner harmony, a dedicated Yoga Pavilion offers personal programmes by a yoga master, on a raised-tree meditation platform. State-of-the-art ‘TechnoGym’ fitness facilities are also in the island’s gym, with activities extending to tennis, squash, football, beach volleyball court and a ‘short game’ golf academy designed by two-time Masters Champion Jose Maria Olazabal.

Exceptional luxury extends to world-class watersports including a PADI dive centre offering excursions, certification courses and snorkeling adventures, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, kite surfing and a semi submarine.

About Velaa Private Island
Nestled within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll in the Maldives, Velaa Private Island takes exclusivity to the next level with facilities and service that go beyond traditional resorts. Designed by award-winning Czech architect Petr Kolar as “an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury, intimate with Maldivian nuances”.

Velaa Private Island is the realisation of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ exclusive boutique hideaway in the Maldives. Velaa means “Turtle Island” in the local language – named after generations of sea turtles that flock there to nest and hatch. From a broader “bird’s eye view” which greets arrivals by seaplane, the island’s exclusive over-water villas are also constructed to resemble the head of a turtle, with the island forming the body.

The resort comprises 45 private villas, houses and exclusive residences. While 18 of the 45 are built over water, the Romantic Pool Residence can only be reached by boat, allowing even more privacy and exclusivity.

Velaa Private Island has been awarded “Best Maldives Resort” and “Best New Resort” by Linara Travel (LT) Maldives Awards (2014). In addition, Velaa has won (co-won) a record of 18 awards in different criteria. The full list of awards is avaiable here:

http://linaratravel.com/blog/2014ltmaldivesawards/

For details, please visit: www.velaaprivateisland.coM

My Blend by Clarins reception
Spa treatment room interior



Luxury Maldives Resort ‘Velaa Private Island’
Taking Wellness to Serene New Dimension with
Spa My Blend By Clarins

New island paradise tailoring wellness to ‘make every moment count’
in rejuvenating beauty & health

 Exclusive new luxury Maldives hideaway Velaa Private Island takes wellness to a serene new dimension at its upscale Spa My Blend By Clarins.
Highest quality personalised therapies developed by Dr Olivier Courtin, managing director of the Paris-based Clarins Group, expertly combine the alchemy of science, plants and the art of touch to produce visible, lasting results and glowing skin at any age.

Velaa Private Island showcases the only Spa My Blend By Clarins in the Maldives – and only the fourth in the world.

Two main spa buildings and six over-water treatment villas in a detached cluster off the 20-hectare island are “like an independent treatment island”, says Clarins’ spa business development director Morgan Lefrancois.

Seven Bespoke ‘Private Wellness Moments
The only retreat in the Maldives featuring the world famous spa brand has unveiled seven new beauty and wellness programmes tailored over three or seven days to maximise effectiveness and make every moment count enhancing body and mind well-being.

1.    Detox restores original purity with made-to-measure treatments and wellness activities that revive and renew radiancy.

2.    Ever Young brings exceptional rejuvenating benefits with relaxing and renewing treatments supplemented by holistic yoga.

3.    Honeymoon treatments are administered in the privacy of a Spa My Blend by Clarins villa overlooking the ocean, a unique and memorable way to celebrate the start of a new life together.

4.    Men's Power Pack is specifically tailored for men, targeting face, body and massage treatments to optimise vitality and drive away signs of fatigue.

5.    Relax is a luxurious programme of treatments, massage and yoga nurturing a deep sense of well-being and repose.

6.    Under The Sun allows guests to make the most of the Maldivian sunshine while also protecting and beautifying skin, priming it for a lasting golden glow.

7.    Vitality boosts energy levels with an invigorating combination of face and body treatments and personal training, leaving your skin glowing with vitality and your body firmer and stronger, to revel in a new sense of freshness and focus.

Spa Exclusives
Spa My Blend By Clarins at Velaa Private Island extends across eight ‘small islands’ incorporating six secluded treatment villas and an experience zone with a sauna, steam room, ever-flow Jacuzzi and oceanfront relaxation area.

It also features the first ‘snow room’ in the Maldives by Klafs, improving circulation and skin rejuvenation, and a deep relaxation experience called Wolke 7 Cloud 9 in a cloud-shaped reclining treatment pod by Klafs & Sha, along with a Spa Boutique and juice bar, hair salon and nail studio.

Massage therapies also embrace Asian-inspired and traditional Ayurvedic treatments.

Recreation Experiences
In keeping with the philosophy that outer peace comes from inner harmony, a dedicated Yoga Pavilion offers personal programmes by a yoga master, on a raised-tree meditation platform. State-of-the-art ‘TechnoGym’ fitness facilities are also in the island’s gym, with activities extending to tennis, squash, football, beach volleyball court and a ‘short game’ golf academy designed by two-time Masters Champion Jose Maria Olazabal.

Exceptional luxury extends to world-class watersports including a PADI dive centre offering excursions, certification courses and snorkeling adventures, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, kite surfing and a semi submarine.

About Velaa Private Island
Nestled within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll in the Maldives, Velaa Private Island takes exclusivity to the next level with facilities and service that go beyond traditional resorts. Designed by award-winning Czech architect Petr Kolar as “an elegant fusion of Maldivian culture with contemporary luxury, intimate with Maldivian nuances”. 

Velaa Private Island is the realisation of a dream to create a ‘beyond luxury’ exclusive boutique hideaway in the Maldives. Velaa means “Turtle Island” in the local language – named after generations of sea turtles that flock there to nest and hatch. From a broader “bird’s eye view” which greets arrivals by seaplane, the island’s exclusive over-water villas are also constructed to resemble the head of a turtle, with the island forming the body.

The resort comprises 45 private villas, houses and exclusive residences. While 18 of the 45 are built over water, the Romantic Pool Residence can only be reached by boat, allowing even more privacy and exclusivity.

Velaa Private Island has been awarded “Best Maldives Resort” and “Best New Resort” by Linara Travel (LT) Maldives Awards (2014). In addition, Velaa has won (co-won) a record of 18 awards in different criteria. The full list of awards is avaiable here: http://linaratravel.com/blog/2014ltmaldivesawards/
For details, please visit: www.velaaprivateisland.com

Velaa Private Island contact:
Hans Cauchi, Executive Director & General Manager

Janice Tan, Director of Sales & Marketing

 Spa menu/ prices.

VELAA PRIVATE WELLNESS MOMENTS (US$)
Detox
3 days / 7 days ............................................................................ $1275 / $2170
Ever Young
3 days / 7 days ............................................................................ $1275 / $2010
Honeymoon
3 days / 7 days .......................................................................... $2090 / $3760
Men’s Power Pack
3 days / 7 days ............................................................................. $910 / $1560
Relax
3 days / 7 days ............................................................................. $945 / $1970
Under The Sun
3 days / 7 days ............................................................................ $1035 / $1685
Vitality
3 days / 7 days ........................................................................... $1185 / $2080

Should you need any further information, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks so much!

Best Regards,

Michelle Miu | Senior Account Executive

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From: Kee Hua Chee [mailto:kee@fswmag.com]
Sent: Monday, 17 February 2014 9:30 PM
To: Michelle Miu
Subject: PRICE FOR VELAA PRIVATE ISLAND

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? YOU SHOULD ALWAYS MENTION THE RATES SINCE IT IS NOT FREE AND SOME MAY THINK IT COSTS us$100 A NIGHT! 




PUBLISHED RATES 2014
SEASONS Celebration Stimulation Relax & EscapeLuxury 24 Jan-12 Jan 13 Jan-30 Apr 01 May-31 May 1 Jun-31 Jul

Accommodations 01 Aug-31 Aug 1 Sep-30 Sep
01 Oct-23 Dec

VILLAS
Beach Pool Villa 9 3,100 2,400 1,900 1,500
Deluxe Beach 9 3,500 2,800 2,300 1,900

Pool Villa
Sunrise Water 8 3,300 2,600 2,100 1,700

Pool Villa

Sunset Deluxe 8 3,600 2,900 2,400 2,000

Water Pool Villa

HOUSES
Beach Pool House 5 5,700 4,700 3,900 3,300
(2 Bedrooms)

Beach Pool Pavilion 2 6,600 5,600 5,000 4,400
(1 Bedroom + 1 Convertible)

Ocean Pool House 1 1 1,000 9,000 7,500 6,000
(2 Bedrooms)

RESIDENCES
Romantic Pool Residence 1 14,000 1 1,000 9,500 8,000

Velaa Private Residence 2 30,000 23,000 19,000 16,000

VELAA PRIVATE ISLAND
Published Rates 2014
(Valid from opening till Dec 2014)
NOTES
Rates are quoted in US$ per villa per night inclusive of daily breakfast

Rates are subject to 10% service charge, 8% government tax,
and US$8 government bed tax per person per night.

Government tax is subject to change without prior notice.

Additional guests above the age of 12 years an extra charge of US$400 per
person applies, include daily breakfast bu et, subject to 8% government tax,
10% service charge and US$8 government bed tax per person per night.

All rates are subject to change without prior notice.

VILLAS / HOUSES / RESIDENCES OCCUPANCY
Rates for one-bedroom villas are based on occupancy
of up to 2 adults + 1 child below age of 12 years.

Rates for two-bedroom houses are based on occupancy
of up to 4 adults + 1 child below age of 12 years.

Rates for four-bedroom residences are based on occupancy
of up to 8 adults + 2 children below age of 12 years.

CHILD POLICY
Children under the age of 4 years stay on a complimentary basis sharing (room only).

For children 4-12 years old, an extra charge of US$220 per child, per night, includes daily
breakfast bu et, excluding taxes.

Due to the nature and setting of the over water villas, we do not recommend reservation
for families with children under the age of 10 years in this villa category.

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION POLICY
All changes and cancellation must be sent in writing to
reservations@velaaprivateisland.com
prior to the minimum notice period as follows:
Celebration Season
Payment: 50% upon booking and remaining 50% 60 days prior to arrival.

Any cancellations within 60 days of arrival date, a 100% cancellation charge apply.

Stimulation season
Payment: 50% upon booking and remaining 50% 45 days prior to arrival.

Any cancellations within 45 days of arrival date, a 100% cancellation charge apply.

Relax & Escape and Turtle season
Payment: 50% upon booking and remaining 50% 30 days prior to arrival.

Any cancellations within 30 days of arrival date, a 100% cancellation charge apply.

In the event of late notifi cation, cancellation charges will apply.

CHECKIN CHECKOUT
Check-in at 14.00hrs, check-out 12.00hrs Island time.

Complimentary early check-in and late check-out will be subject to availability.

VELAA PRIVATE ISLAND
P.O. BOX 2071
NOONU ATOLL
REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES
T: +960 6565 000
F: +960 6566 000
reservations@velaaprivateisland.com
www.velaaprivateisland.com

SEAPLANE TRANSFER
Transfers from the seaplane terminal at Male’ International Airport and Velaa Private Island:
Standard round-trip is US$700 per adult and US$350 per child (2-12 years old). Rates are
subject to 8% TGST and 10% service charge. 

Infant 0-2 years is on complimentary basis.
Seaplane transfers to and from the Velaa Private Island are operated by independent
airline Maldivian Air Tax (MAT). As part of our dedication to providing a seamless booking
experience for you, our reservations team will organize your seaplane transfers with MAT
upon receipt of your international arrival and departure flight details, together with the full
names of all guests you are travelling with.

An international flight detail has to be provided minimum 14 days prior to the arrival date in
order to ensure best transfer connection. There is a luggage allowance of 20kg per person, plus
5kg of hand luggage. As per the MAT terms of carriage, any excess baggage is chargeable at
US$4.00 per 1kg, which can be paid directly to MAT upon check-in at the seaplane terminal.
Due to restrictions on seaplane operations in the Maldives, these aircraft can only operate in
daylight hours. If international flight is arriving after 15.30 or is departing before 09.00 guest
are to arrange overnight accommodation in Male’ before or after your flight.

All guests arrival and departure seaplane transfer must be booked by Velaa Private Island.

Seaplane transfer rates are subject to charge without prior notice.