Updated: Oct 9
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 cherishable
A scenic 30-minute seaplane flight from Male International Airport transports 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.
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.
Accommodations are categorised by villa and retreat options.
Over Water Villa
The ultimate romantic hideaway set over the turquoise lagoon, Over Water Villas allows you to enjoy the ocean view from all rooms.
Overwater Villas are 140 sqm and can accommodate 2 adults, with the master bedroom offering exceptional comfort with an ocean-facing king bed and a day bed.
They are elegantly designed with a private overwater terrace with a hammock and sunbed perfect for you to appreciate the wonder of their aquatic surroundings.
Enjoy the expansive lagoon view from the comfort of your bathtub within a bright and spacious bathroom.
Featuring the same exclusive design as the Over Water Villas, guests can opt for the 162 sqm Over Water Pool Villa which features an enhanced spacious deck with day bed, sun loungers and a 24 sqm private infinity pool.
Overwater Family Pool Villa
For families, choose the 162 sqm Overwater 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, it has 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.
Your private overwater terrace features a 24 sqm newly built infinity pool and outdoor seating area, with expansive views over the ocean.
Over Water Pool Retreat
Indulge in the pared-back luxury of living above the water. In addition to all the features and amenities of the villas, this retreat features a separate living room that is equipped with a pantry kitchen and restroom.
The spacious living area leads to the outdoor seating area with a see-through glass door.
Featuring a 50 sqm infinity pool with a glass wall at the end, enjoy splendid views of the endless ocean and sunset; your living room, bedroom, and bathroom all face the azure waters of the lagoon.
Beach Pool Villa
Surrounded by swaying coconut trees and lush foliage with direct beach access and private terrace, Beach Pool Villas are perfect for couples who want to step straight off the deck and feel the soft white sand between their toes.
These villas are 250 sqm and accommodate 2 adults with a king-sized bed. The master bedroom connects to a separate relaxation area.
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 pool through the sliding glass door.
Opt for the 114 sqm Beach Spa Pool villa if you would prefer a more compact yet elegantly designed villa which features a newly built 16sqm outdoor whirlpool spa pool.
Families can opt for the Beach Family Pool Villa. At 250sqm, 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.
Beach Pool Retreat
Designed for an exclusive island getaway, this large 283 sqm retreat offers a 35 sqm private pool in the rear garden.
In addition to all the features and amenities of the villas, this retreat features a separate living room with a pantry kitchen and restroom which leads to the patio overlooking the beach and turquoise lagoon.
The private space is equipped with a sundeck and outdoor shower, perfect for guests seeking total privacy amidst tropical nature.
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
Vakku is an elegant open-air grill restaurant and a signature venue to savor our finest selection of meat and seafood grilled to perfection.
Indulge yourself in a holistic gastronomic experience with exceptional ingredients and 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 regions 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 specialises in vibrant Italian flavours 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.
Experiences & Facilities
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.
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. Yogis can practice the benefits of yoga, steeped in ancient Indian spiritual and ascetic disciplines with our complimentary Sun Salutation and Asthanga Yoga classes.
Inspired by ancient rituals infused with quality ingredients from nature alongside modern skin and beauty advancements, Merana 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.
The spa also has an outdoor relaxation area where guests can enjoy complimentary access to the warm whirlpool, cold plunge pool, sauna, and steam room
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.
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.
For more information on Vakkaru Maldives' response to Covid-19, please click here.
Early Bird Promotion 2021
Book Now, Pay Later
5 Nights Overwater Villa Package
Starts from US$3,600, no deposit required
Daily breakfast at Amaany
Complimentary daily dinner at designated restaurants
Complimentary return domestic transfer
Complimentary Wifi and non-motorized water sports
Welcome drinks, Champagne & fruit platter
60-mins couple spa, candlelit bath ritual & romantic dining experience (Honeymoon Special)
Complimentary stays, meals and transfer for two children below 12
Complimentary room upgrade upon arrival
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