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New high-tech water sports at Velaa Private Island

the jetpack water sport
BRecently named ‘2016 Luxury Private Island of the Year’ there are already countless reasons to visit Velaa Private Island  - and now there is yet another.  Unlike other Maldivian resorts, Velaa Private Island offers far more than just a beach holiday, and with the introduction of their new state of the art water toys it solidifies their position as one of the finest hotels in the world. 

Encouraging all of their guests to get involved with some Indian Ocean adventure, Velaa’s new water gadgets include the hover-board, an aquatic mechanism that mimics the feeling of riding a skateboard over the ocean with a top speed of 16 miles per hour.  This unique board gives even the most experienced surfers a speed induced adrenaline rush and can send its rider 16 feet up into the air.  

Inspired by old sci-fi jetpacks, the jetpack is unlike any water device currently in the market. This new aquatic jetpacks uses immense water pressure to send its rider a whole 30 feet into the air with an added ability to hover in place so riders feel they are levitating.  

For the ultimate aqua adrenaline experience the flyboard blasts at high speed so that its user experiences exhilarating lifts and drops as the boards water jets propel the rider above the ocean’s surface.  

Recently voted within the top five hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure 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 43 private villas, houses and residences and 4 four-bedroom residences. While 18 of the 43 are built over water, the Romantic Pool Residence can only be reached by boat, allowing even more privacy and exclusivity.

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