Troon takes over course in Maldives


Many residents of the Maldives fear that their island nation will soon be consumed by rising seas, but not Czech entrepreneurs Jiří and Radka Šmejc.

The couple has created Velaa Private Island, a small, exclusive, one-of-a-kind resort on Fushivelavaru Island that they promise will provide “calm for the mind, nourishment for the body and memories for the heart.” The place had better deliver all that and more, because the Telegraph reports that a night in the nicest accommodations will cost a vacationer $30,000.


Troon Golf will manage the golf course. 

Velaa Private Island will have 48 villas and other places to stay, a spa, a restaurant, a champagne bar and a golf academy designed by José María Olazábal. Velaa Private Island is expected to begin offering “the vacation of a lifetime” by the end of the year.

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