Undescribably romantic, you cannot go wrong with Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Luxury Resort – Maldives
Immerse yourself in barefoot luxury at the idyllic Vakkaru. A secluded reef island in the Maldives where couples and families can enjoy award-winning hospitality amid tranquil aquatic surrounds.
Fly from Male International Airport across the scenic Baa Atoll. Only a short journey by seaplane will take you across pearl-string islands and on to coral white sands. Enveloped in the cool lush forest, discover the affectionate hospitality and charm of the resort. Fashioned in the local architecture and materials, the resort captures the essence of land and sea. Large woven chandeliers adorn the double volume ceilings and oversized sculptures hint of ancient times. Down to the finest detail, the design takes inspiration from rich Maldivian customs and ways of life. Delight in leaf-like wicker lounge beds by the poolside and polished bar stools, ‘mere tree stumps from the forest floor’.
It is a lifestyle of ease, wellness and whimsical charm in harmony with the island way of life, that is the true magic of Vakkaru. Winner of the coveted Conde’ Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Award for Favourite Romantic Getaway of 2018/2019, and the prestigious Hideaways Publication House Newcomer of the Year Award, the 5-star luxe getaway is a truly world-class experience, attracting visitors far and wide.
Choose your abode from 125 contemporary-chic and ultra secluded suites, complete with private butler service. They are comprised of beach bungalows and villas scattered around the resort and overwater villas on a pristine lagoon. An intuitive uncomplicated design brings the ‘outdoors in’ with a beautiful flow of space and natural light. Feel grounded in rich earthy tones while aqua hues elevate the spirits. Opt for pool suites for added space and privacy or the ultimate hideaway experience of a deluxe overwater residence.
The hospitality at Vikkaru invites you to revere in a slow pace of life. Stroll down leafy footways and onto where an unspoiled beach awaits. Or idle leisurely over meals and feel replenished by healthy imaginative cuisine from all over the world, accented with the island flavours.
The lagoon is home to the pristine Baa Atoll reef and its dreamy waterscapes. Dine privately on the sandbanks where waves ripple up to meet, for an ‘out of this world’ experience. While the diverse natural wonders of the big ‘blue hole’ and plankton blooms attract abundant marine life, inviting spectacular snorkelling and diving safaris on the house reef.
Beach Bungalows & Villas – Elegant Simplicity
Canopied in manicured foliage that spill out onto the beach, retreats are incredibly private and empathetically designed. Elegant yet subtle interiors enhance a feeling of ease from which to focus on the outdoors.
You will find plush sofas and Egyptian cotton linens to sink into for decadent comfort. The interiors are integrated with Maldivian elements seen in the ornate fittings, decorative wood carvings and local fabrics. You can find harmony with nature throughout this abode in its expansive views and details like open-air showers.
Overwater Villas – Overwater Indulgence
Islands unto themselves, the exclusive villas provide a tranquil haven of seclusion for couples and families adrift the cerulean waters of the lagoon. Enjoy all the design features of the beach villas plus dreamlike views and opulent sunsets. Steps lead straight off your timber terrace and into the water where you can explore the marine world right on your doorstep.
At Vakkaru Maldives, there is a standing invitation for you to share special moments and to build lasting memories with your loved ones. The exclusive resort facilities and dining areas are there for this sole purpose in mind. You will find the property is impeccably organized and maintained in its raw island beauty.
Gastronomy Delights & Bars
Organic produce is freshly picked from the resorts organic farm which is also where the inhouse cooking classes begin. If you prefer your fare prepared for you instead, try one of the four gastronomic restaurants and two bars serving inspired international and local cuisine.
At the large open-plan Amanny, the emphasis is on fresh, healthy ingredients and superfoods. Dining is interactive and inspired by a tropical early morning and late evening beach locale.
For casual dining in a relaxed bamboo-lit ambiance, try the serene Onu. The Vietnamese-style restaurant serves mouthwatering Southeast Asian cuisine and sushi with true oriental hospitality.
A delightful sea-inspired Isoletta is where you can enjoy contemporary Italian and continental favourites with your feet in the sand. Opt to dine at the communal tables for a social vibe, or the intimate lounge beds and two-seaters for a more cosy meal.
Or choose from a superb selection of meat and freshly caught seafood, seared on the open grill of Vakku Grill Restaurant. The ambience on the beach deck is smart casual, paired with the sound of rolling waves and a wide selection from the wine cellar.
The contemporary poolside Cabana Lounge is the perfect spot for a casual no-frills lunch. Or to simply stretch out languorously with a cocktail on one of the oversized lounge beds.
The elegant overwater Lagoon Bar features laid back alfresco dining, Spanish tapas and a raw sushi bar. Food is savoured alongside crafted cocktails and a signature wine collection. It is the quintessential place to revel in a fiery sunset, taking in the soft live music and ambient sounds of the evening.
Diving and Excursions
The house reef offers spectacular snorkelling, whale shark spotting and scuba diving ventures offered by the resort’s accredited PADI divers. They also offer beginner to advanced courses, while a young diver’s program starts from 8 years old.
However, if you prefer your head above water, there are many alternatives for you. There is some amazing big game fishing off the reef. Or the chef will prepare your catch for dinner from an unforgettable sunset fishing cruise. An informative Bio-tour will take you on an expedition with a marine biologist, or an underwater photo adventure.
Water and land based sports
Make the most of the island surrounds while staying active. Waterskiing, wakeboarding, kitesurfing and SUP boarding are just a taste of what is on offer. There are also fun water rides and sensational views to be enjoyed sailing or parasailing across the lagoon. For more land-based activities, all-weather floodlit tennis courts and badminton courts can be enjoyed all year round.
There are many memorable ways to enrich your time at Vakkaru. Discover the neighbouring Thulhaadhoo Island for an insight into Maldivian life, cruise alongside dolphins or try traditional pole fishing. While magical moments can be shared in the solitude of a castaway experience, private destination dining, private sandbank lunches, couples’ spa indulgences, or a sunset and champagne cruise on a private dhoni.
Enjoy your leisure time together building fun memories at the Coconut Club, a bespoke entertainment centre for all ages. Open 24 hours a day, the Club offers a great line-up of scheduled activities in addition to pool, table tennis and foosball tables, and board games. There are also tea and coffee making facilities, and a quiet lounge and reading area. For the littler pleasure seekers, the Parrot Fish Club is a hive of play from which kids can explore the fascinations of island life under trained supervision. They also have a swimming pool to splash around in.
Wellness and Spa – Sensory Journeys at Vakkaru
Enjoy panoramic island views from the resort’s state-of-the-art gym. Or indulge in a sensorial journey at the sublime overwater Merana Spa. They combine traditional practices, holistic treatments and natural ingredients to restore a feeling of balance and wellbeing. A decadent range of skin treatments, massages, body wraps and body scrubs bring about rejuvenation in the serene quietude of the spa. While the In-Villa indulgences bring you side by side couples massages in the privacy of your abode. Here you will be guided on the techniques and subtle art of pampering and being pampered. So you too can create your own blissful spa experience at home anytime.
Whether you’re seeking a carefree island escape or bespoke aquatic adventure from your private luxury suite, we’ll help create just the perfect Vakkaru holiday for you.
Relax on the beach, in your over water villa or by the pool.
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