Velaa-Private-IslandElite luxury Maldives hideaway Velaa Private Island is offering complementary return seaplane transfers in a 2015 Lunar New Year-Spring, an exclusive promotion for the Chinese market.

The promotion is exclusively for the Hong Kong , Macau and mainland China market and on offer until May 31, with the exception of Easter holidays from March 27- April 10, 2015.

Multi-award winning Velaa sets a new benchmark in luxury on its own paradise island in Noonu Atoll, north of Malé.

Exceptional facilities “beyond traditional resorts” extend from Michelin star dining and one of the finest wine cellars in the Indian Ocean to ‘My Blend By Clarins’ spa in the Maldives and the world’s first ‘short game’ Golf Academy by José María Olazábal

The complimentary return seaplane promotion is for stays of at least four nights and extends to all categories of uber-luxe villas that have just been applauded by society magazine Tatler as “the most beautiful place you could sleep”.

Rates start from US$2,366 a night for a Beach Pool Villa to US$5,815 in a 2-bedroom Beach Pool House, US$10,842 in an ultra-private Romantic Pool Residence suspended above the lagoon and accessible only by boat, and US$22,669 in the most prestigious 4-bedroom Velaa Private Residence.

Velaa has become quickly renowned as one of the most luxurious and romantic hideaways in the world since opening last year.

Along with exceptional personal butler service, gastronomic dining is a resort signature, designed by French Michelin starred chef Adeline Grattard at over-water restaurants Aragu and Cru, and Tavaru teppanyaki restaurant, uniquely set in a striking ivory-white tower.

Velaa is also one of only a handful of resorts in the world partnering distinguished spa brand ‘My Blend By Clarins’ at its sublime lagoon spa.

Equally unique, The Velaa Golf Academy by Olazabal is the only golf experience of its kind anywhere in the world, with an indoor studio for fine-tuning golf swings and short-game course with multiple par-3 layouts from 65-180 yards over bunkers and a small lake onto six greens.

A PADI dive centre meanwhile offers excursions, certification courses and snorkeling adventures over breathtaking marine vistas – with watersports extending to windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, wakeboarding, water-skiing, kite surfing and the only two-passenger private submarine in the Maldives.

Sunset cruises, dolphin watching, private boat excursions and fishing expeditions are aboard a luxury yacht or traditional Maldivian ‘bahtheli’ boat. Recreation and wellness extends to fitness facilities, covered tennis and squash courts, a football field and beach volleyball court.

Velaa Private Island was voted “Best Maldives Resort” and “Best New Resort” in the Linara Travel (LT) Maldives Awards and “Hotel Newcomer of the Year” in Germany’s influential 2014 Hideaways awards .