Welcome to Angsana Velavaru

Dear Friends,

It is with great pleasure that my colleagues and I welcome you to Angsana Velavaru.

This exceptional resort in Maldives is located on the island of Velavaru or Turtle Island as the local Maldivians refer to us. South Nilandhe Atoll in the Maldives is just North of the Equator. Great thought and consideration for our environment has gone into the design and construction of our Velavaru resort. With swaying palm trees and natural vegetation, Beach almond trees and even our own Angsana Trees dot around the island. The stunning beach villas are only a couple of steps on the pristine coral sands to the amazing azure waters of our lagoon. Our two on-land restaurants and beachfront bar will cater to all your culinary needs and desires, be it a romantic beach barbeque for two, an amazing Lobster dinner or a stunning international buffet.

If this is not enough, our amazing in-ocean villas will take your breath away. The first resort in the Maldives to construct in-ocean villas that are detached from the island, the thirty four two-story structures encompass a roof top sala with sunbeds, an over-water trampoline and an amazing private infinity swimming pool. This, combined with the tall ceilings of the private bedroom bathroom and sitting area, all with stunning ocean views, make for the ultimate Maldives holiday destination. The In-Ocean Villas also house our third restaurant Azzurro, suspended over the coral reefs, making for an amazing dining experience.

We have plenty of activities for you to partake in, over 101 in total, ranging from Sea Kayaking, Sailing and Water Skiing. Some of the best snorkeling and diving in the world is only a stone's throw from the resort in Maldives Island. The experience of snorkeling with the giant Whale Sharks will be something you remember for the rest of your life. After your day of activities, why not treat yourself to the ultimate relaxation at our Multi-award winning luxury spa in the Maldives where you can be pampered and spoilt with a range of facials, body scrubs and massages. I can thoroughly recommend our Signature Angsana Massage.

My colleagues and I look forward to having the opportunity to welcome you to Angsana Velavaru not just for a holiday but for a lifetime’s experience

Best regards,

Mr. Srikant Peri, General Manager, Angsana Velavaru, Maldives


Mr. Srikant Peri is the General Manager- responsible for overall operations and profitability for the Angsana Velavaru. Srikant has joined the Banyan Tree Group in July 2012 as part of the pre-opening team of this first Banyan Tree resort in India.

Prior to joining Banyan Tree Group, Mr. Peri was the General Manager with the Oberoi Group, last at The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, in the Indian Himalayas. He has with him over 26 years of working experience in the hospitality industry and has worked with numerous hotel brands such as Taj, Hotels, Resorts and Palaces, The Leela Group, Hilton Worldwide and the Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, across various states in India.

After graduating from the Institute of Hotel Management in Mumbai, India in 1988, Mr. Peri started his career as part of a pilot personal butler team at the Taj Mahal Hotel in New Delhi, working his way to Assistant Manager of In Room Dining. Following that he joined the Leela Hotel, Palaces and Resorts where he was in-charge of the pre-opening food and beverage teams for their resorts and hotels in Goa and Bengaluru.

Mr. Peri is a "Certified Hotel Administrator" by American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute, having received his certification in 2004 and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from Kakateiya University in India.

Srikant is an Indian national and is married with one child. He is fluent in English, Hindi and Urdu and a self-proclaimed theater buff. He likes spending his spare time with his family and pet German shepherd, listening to semi-classical Indian music and keeping abreast of current affairs.