Vakkaru Maldives is a secluded tropical island resort in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, in Baa Atoll, Republic of Maldives, blessed with timeless ocean views, white sandy beaches and nurtured by nature, offering guests a holistic approach to unassuming luxury and timeless experiences.
Vakkaru Maldives is named as #1 Favourite Family Hotel in 2021 Condé Nast Middle East Readers' Choice Awards
Secluded tropical island resort in UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with timeless ocean views, brilliant white sands, deep blue holes and house reef with unique biodiversity
All 113 villas and residences in Vakkaru Maldives have an earthy yet elegant aesthetic, offering an incredible sense of space and stunning ocean views
A collection of delectable dishes from Europe to Asia, served in 7 restaurants and bars around the island
Find inner serenity with expert therapists at Merana Spa Explore the underwater marvels on the magnificent house reef or venture into Hanifaru Bay to witness the whale sharks and manta rays
Capture the imagination of your little ones with dedicated facilities and tailored activities such as indoor arts, craft, play and activity areas
Lying in the heart of Baa Atoll, Vakkaru Maldives can be reached by a scenic 30-minute seaplane flight from Male International Airport, transporting you into an unforgettable paradise intuitively designed to soothe the soul and calm the spirit.
Vakkaru is a reef island composed entirely of sediment produce on the surrounding coral "faru" (reefs). The island has powder soft, brilliant white sands, deep blue holes and a house reef with unique marine biodiversity.
Natural splendour is infused throughout the resort, which features 2,300 fully-grown coconut
trees, and guest areas which include four restaurants, two bars, a wine cellar, extensive leisure and recreational facilities and a kids' club.
Plunge in the resort's main pool on a hot sunny day or lounge by the day beds and sip on a refreshing cocktail from the poolside bar, Cabana.
To coincide with the resort’s reopening on 1 August 2020, Vakkare is a new standard in luxury hospitality, unmatched in the Maldives, that will place the concept of care at the core of all that Vakkaru Maldives offers.
Comprising of four pillars - We Kare, Self Kare, Let’s Kare and After Kare - Vakkare incorporates not just the resort’s responses to the challenge brought by Covid-19 but also considers the physical, social and emotional needs of guests who sought out this peaceful retreat as a timeless sanctuary to rest, rejuvenate and refocus following the exhaustion of the last few months.
The resort always upheld the highest hygiene standards, but nonetheless various new measures have been introduced. This includes thorough medical checks for team members, health screenings for new arrivals, enhanced sanitisation practices and the provision of We Kare packs to include face masks and other personal items and keepsakes.
Combined, those four pillars are intended to support a guest experience that holds an unwavering, sincere sense of true hospitality at its heart.
In keeping with the rustic charms of Maldivian culture, all 113 Beach and Overwater Villas and suites have an earthy yet elegant aesthetic, offering an incredible sense of space and stunning ocean views.
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Over Water Pool Villa
The ultimate romantic hideaway set over the turquoise lagoon, the Over Water Pool Villa allows you to enjoy the ocean view from all rooms.
The 162 sqm Vakkaru Maldives Over Water Villa can accommodate 2 adults, with the bedroom offering exceptional comfort with an ocean-facing king bed, a day bed, connected to a separate relaxation area and a walk-in wardrobe.
Enjoy the expansive lagoon view from the comfort of your elegant, freestanding bathtub within a bright and spacious bathroom. Your bathroom comes with a separate rain shower and double vanities.
Your private terrace deck comes with a 24 sqm infinity pool with direct lagoon access, sunbeds, and a lounging area perfect for you to appreciate the wonder of their aquatic surroundings.
Over Water Family Pool Villa
Families can opt for the 162 sqm Vakkaru Maldives Over Water Family Pool Villa which is the picture-perfect accommodation for families wanting to share the unique experience of staying above the emerald waters.
Featuring the same exclusive design as the Over Water Villas, yet enhanced with a separate sleeping area for two children and a day bed in the master bedroom area, allowing a family with up to two children under 12 years to relax in exceptional comfort.
One Bedroom Over Water Pool Residence
Designed for next-level indulgence, the Vakkaru Maldives One Bedroom Over Water Pool Residence offers all the ultimate experience of staying above the waters.
In addition to all the features and amenities of the Over Water Pool Villa, this 307 sqm features a separate living room overlooking the vast sea and is equipped with a pantry kitchen and powder room.
The bedroom opens to an outdoor seating area and connects to an elegant walk-in wardrobe and dressing table.
Featuring a 50 sqm infinity pool with a glass wall at the end, your private deck also features a hammock over the azure blue waters and sunbeds for endless relaxation amidst splendid views of the endless ocean and sunset.
The Vakkaru Over Water Residence
One of the largest overwater residences in the Maldives, the 971 sqm Over Water Residence is a two-storey residence occupies 8 adults or 4 adults and 4 children, and is the perfect private sanctuary for an indulgent stay, offering you everything one could possibly need for a perfectly peaceful holiday.
On the first level, you will find a spacious communal living area with plenty of relaxation space, a dining area, and a powder room. There are two king bedrooms with walk-in closets, direct access to the outdoor terrace, and each with its full en-suite bathrooms with steam showers and sea views. You will also find a butler's pantry and maid's accommodation. Upstairs, there are two separate twin-beds bedrooms, each with its full en-suite bathrooms with steam showers and sea views, and a private balcony for endless sea gazing.
Outside, your private deck has unobstructed ocean and sunset views, making this the perfect outdoor relaxation space. It is well-furnished with a host of facilities, such as a 55 sqm infinity pool, a separate 16 sqm spa pool, daybeds, lounge areas and over water hammocks. A communal dining area allows for customised meals prepared by your dedicated chefs.
Your experience in this private sanctuary is complemented by a host of privileges such as a private group yoga session, private beach BBQ dinner, high tea, CIP welcome service, and a private movie screening, making this the ultimate overwater indulgence with your loved ones in a tranquil setting.
Beach Pool Villa
Surrounded by swaying coconut trees and lush foliage with direct beach access and a private terrace, Vakkaru Maldives Beach Pool Villas are perfect for couples who want looking for an intimate hideaway amidst the island's tropical setting.
These villas are 250 sqm and accommodate 2 adults with a king-sized bed. The master bedroom connects to a separate reading area with a daybed.
For an indulging bath experience, a full bathroom with bathtub has direct access to an outdoor shower in the rear garden and a private beachfront plunge pool through the sliding glass door.
Beach Family Pool Villa
Families can opt for the Beach Family Pool Villa which features the exclusive design characteristics of the Beach Pool Villa. At 250 sqm, it provides the ideal space for a family with up to 3 children under 12 years, with a separate sleeping area with 2 day beds for children and a day bed in the master bedroom.
One Bedroom Deluxe Beach Pool Residence
The epitome of luxury beach hideaway, the 241 sqm Vakkaru Maldives One Bedroom Deluxe Beach Pool Residence offers a serene space amidst lush tropical gardens and can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children.
In addition to all the features and amenities of the beach villas, this residence features a separate living room with a pantry kitchen and restroom.
The bedroom features a king-sized bed and a daybed, and comes with its own ensuite bathroom overlooking the pool and rear garden. Right outside your bedroom is a private beachfront terrace with a 35 sqm private beachfront pool, daybeds, additional seating area, and direct access to the sandy white beach and beautiful lagoon, making it perfect for guests seeking total privacy amidst tropical nature.
Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence
For guests travelling with a larger party, you can opt for the Vakkaru Maldives Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence, which is the biggest residence on the island offering two bedrooms, a 24 sqm private pool and a wonderful sense of seclusion by the beach. Perfect for families or group of friends seeking time and space to unwind under the sun or reconnect in a sociable space within. This expansive 286 sqm residence accommodates 4 adults or 3 adults and 3 children.
Indulge in a collection of delectable dishes from Europe to Asia, served in five restaurants, two bars, a wine cellar as well as private destination dining around the island.
Amaany is a tranquil, bright and airy environment by the beach to start the day; to experience nourishing flavours, offering an interactive presentation of international cuisines and inspired dishes accented with local tastes and tropical tones.
Enjoy an open kitchen concept with indoor and outdoor seating area direct access to the beach. On selected evenings of the week, you'll be invited by the culinary team to indulge in enticing buffets under the starry sky.
Vakku is an elegant open-air grill restaurant and a signature venue to savor the finest selection of meat and seafood grilled to perfection. Indulge yourself in a holistic gastronomic experience with exceptional ingredients and an abundant wine cellar whilst viewing the awe-inspiring sunset views from your outdoor seating area.
Drawn from the South East Asia inspiration yet honouring the region's current and past influences, Onu is an elegant bamboo fashioned culinary theatre within a tropical plantation designed with a showcase kitchen.
Blending with the lush greenery, Onu adopts a balanced eastern philosophy: fresh, crafted, and auspicious; Onu is committed to promoting curated South East Asian cuisines, allowing your senses to travel to Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
A restaurant that specializes in vibrant Italian flavors prepared by an Italian Specialty Chef; enjoy a relaxed and alive dining experience with authentic charm, uncluttered sophistication, and whimsical design complete with communal dining table, lounging space, two-seaters a la Milano, and a poolside piazza.
An alfresco poolside lounge designed for classic comfort, creative inspiration, and a relaxed ambiance. Cabana offers a comfortable enduring space to relax and unwind in style, enjoy a laid-back afternoon or pre-dinner drink.
It is the place to be after a day of island activities that gives you the luxury of sipping on a tropical cocktail and nibbling on some light snacks while you cool off with a dip in the main pool.
An ocean oasis to relax and revive from noon until late, a stylish venue above the crystal waters with open-air lounging space and the Indian Ocean breezes.
Lagoon Bar is the place to relax, sip, savor, and cherish every sunset. Celebrate the ocean with numerous shades of turquoise while enjoying creative cocktails and Japanese delicacies such as sushi and sashimi. Live music entertainment is available on selected nights.
Featuring their own wine cellar, home to a curated selection of wines showcasing fine vintage and non-vintage offerings from Old to New World. Vakkaru Reserve features a communal dining table for ten and a wine bar.
Delight in the degustation setting and wine tasting experiences with cheese, charcuterie, cigars - hosted by our resident sommelier, skillfully balancing a premium around the world wine journey.
Spa and Wellness
Inspired by ancient rituals infused with quality ingredients from nature alongside modern skin and beauty advancements, Merana Spa takes a holistic approach to treatments for rejuvenation, relaxation, and overall mind, body, and soul balance.
Find inner serenity with expert therapists at the luxurious overwater spa, featuring four couple’s treatment rooms with ocean views, eight single treatment rooms, a nail salon, and spa boutique. From there, you can explore a variety of indulgent experiences created for your relaxation and wellbeing to awaken your senses, including therapeutic massages, advanced facial varieties, skincare rituals as well as beauty treatments.
Wellness seeker should not miss Merana Wellness Center, an exclusive establishment with a tranquil environment designed for your body and mind rejuvenation, where you can enjoy complimentary access to the warm whirlpool, yoga pavilion, cold plunge pool, sauna, and steam room.
Keep fit 24 hours a day, accompanied by stunning views at the overwater gym with open-air deck.
Fitness classes are available too, and these include Body Sculpt, Cardio Strength, Pilates as well as Private Training Session. For guests looking to immerse in a rewarding and transformative yoga retreat experience, a resident yogi is on hand to tailor a program to suit your unique goals and needs, from the art of breathing, meditation, to a customized healing yoga retreat to balance your seven chakras.
Famed for its verdant tropical splendour and crystal-clear waters, the Maldives brings you close to tranquil underwater nature and ultra-immersive experiences.
Away from the resort and amongst the many atolls in the Maldives, Baa Atoll is renowned as a place of outstanding pure beauty, reflected in its status as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve because of its unique biodiversity. Guests can explore the underwater marvels on the magnificent house reef or venture further to see the whale sharks and manta rays at Hanifaru Bay.
At Splash, there is a Diving Center with accredited PADI dive instructors form beginner to advanced level, guiding you through the amazing world-class dive sites. Specialty courses such as Nitrox diver, Digital Photography, and more are available for the diving enthusiast.
When you are seeking more serene aqua activities you may choose to take a kayak and paddle around the protected lagoon or relax in the sun on the ocean with a private dhoni journey at sunset.
Alternatively, choose from a host of water sports, including snorkelling on the house reef and the unique "blue hole" within the lagoon, sunset fishing, and expeditions with a marine biologist.
To complement your memorable family vacation, let your little ones enjoy their extensive kids’ club facilities with tailored activities and certified team members for children aged between 3 and 12 years.
Indoor arts, craft, play and activity areas have been designed to capture the imagination of the little ones and the outdoor exploration space features a children’s pool. Children’s dining options and cooking classes are some of the activities available.
Opened 24 hours/day, the Coconut Club is a haven of fun for unforgettable family experiences with scheduled activities as well with pool tables, table tennis tables, foosball tables, board games, tea and coffee making facilities, a quiet lounge and reading area.
For the sports enthusiasts, make the most of year-round sunny skies and balmy evenings with the two all-weather floodlit tennis courts, volleyball and badminton courts.
As one of the world's foremost luxury resort, the team at Vakkaru Maldives will do everything in their power to ensure guests enjoy a holiday experience to treasure forever. At a time when so many feel the need for a worry-free escape more than ever, each warmly welcomed visitor to Vakkaru Maldives can count on the team’s commitment to Vakkare.
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