Set within the breathtakingly beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll on a floating paradise of palm-lined beaches, footprint-free powder white sands and lush, tropical vegetation known as Vakkaru Island, the Vakkaru Maldives resort is a tropical island oasis that promises an unforgettable, once-in-lifetime experience.
Capturing the very essence of barefoot beach living, Vakkaru Maldives boasts beautifully appointed beach bungalows, deluxe villas, and multi-room residences with state-of-the-art amenities, airy, elegantly furnished living spaces, wooden decks overlooking the beach or floating over the water, private plunge pools, and breath-taking sea ocean views.
Experience a fusion of award-winning local Maldivian and globally-inspired cuisine and exclusive fine-dining experiences at one of four restaurants and two bars on the island. Savor delicious breakfasts overlooking the beach, enjoy lazy lunches by the swimming pool as you soak up the spectacular views, or sip colorful cocktails with your toes in the sand as you watch the sun sink into the horizon.
An array of deluxe amenities and activities can be enjoyed from pampering spa and body treatments, snorkeling and scuba-diving the surrounding reefs on guided diving excursions, exploring the neighboring Thulhaadhoo, which is famous for its beautiful lacquer artworks, or relaxing with a picnic on an uninhabited private palm-fringed island surrounded by shimmering turquoise waters.
Crystal clear waters beckon you to snorkel or dive along the untouched coral reefs while adventure-lovers can enjoy snorkeling with turtles, swimming with whale sharks, or sea-kayaking on tranquil waters. Salute the setting sun from the deck of a dhoni at the end of a glorious day in this barefoot paradise where warm hospitality, pampering massages, and thoughtful touches add up to ‘paradise found.’
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Vakkaru Maldives Accommodation
Epitomizing luxurious island-style living, beautifully appointed contemporary beach bungalows, luxury villas, and deluxe two and four-bedroom residences are set right on the beach or suspended over the water and ensure an intimate and unforgettable experience. Designed for elegant comfort and style, suites and villas boast modern décor that echoes the surrounding accents of this island oasis.
Elegantly furnished to enhance the creature comforts of home with special extra touches, living areas have deluxe amenities such as air-conditioning throughout, fully-stocked mini bar-fridges, espresso machines, and flat-screen satellite televisions, and intelligent guest room connectivity. Bedrooms have sumptuous high-thread count pure cotton bed linens, stylish en-suite bathrooms enjoy lavish Jacuzzi baths, walk-in rain showers, and designer toiletries, and broad timber terraces offer magnificent ocean views.
Vakkaru Maldives Beach Bungalows
Nestled between swaying palm trees and lush tropical foliage, Beach Bungalows are perfect for couples with king-size beds with designer linens, en-suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, and spectacular beachfront terraces with ocean views.
Vakkaru Maldives Beach Bungalows. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives Beach Villas
Dotted across the wide sandy beach on the northern side of the island, Beach Villas boast the same sophisticated design as the Beach Bungalows, offering more space for couples or families with one child with a day bed in the main bedroom. En-suite bathrooms have soaking tubs and rain showers, and outdoor showers are surrounded by lush vegetation.
Vakkaru Maldives Beach Villas. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives Beach Pool Villas
Designed to reflect the spectacular scenery with subtle décor, Beach Pool Villas ooze style, and comfort. The villas feature stunning bedrooms with king-size beds dressed in designer linens, en-suite bathrooms with soaking tubs and rain showers, outdoor showers surrounded by lush vegetation, and sizeable airy living spaces that seamlessly connect with the exterior via large terraces boasting breathtaking views of the beach.
Vakkaru Maldives Beach Pool Villas. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives Beach Family Pool Villas
Ideal for families with babies or children, Beach Family Pool Villas feature airy living spaces with separate sleeping areas for children, comfortable king bedrooms with extra day beds and ocean views, en-suite bathrooms with soaking tubs, rain showers, and luxurious outdoor showers, and private outdoor swimming pools. Elegant beachfront terraces boast spectacular views and offer direct beach access.
Vakkaru Maldives Family Pool Villas. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives Beach Pool Suites
Exclusive Beach Pool Suites boast sizeable private swimming pools and private beachfront terraces, ample living spaces with designer décor and state-of-the-art amenities, comfortable king bedrooms with extra day beds for children, and en-suite bathrooms with soaking tubs, rain showers, and luxurious outdoor showers. The azure waters of the lagoon merge seamlessly with sophisticated interiors through large glass window and sliding doors.
Vakkaru Maldives Beach Pool Suites. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives Deluxe Beach Pool Suites
Boasting the same design as the Beach Pool Suites with private beachfront terraces, ample living spaces with designer décor and state-of-the-art amenities, and luxurious en-suite bedrooms with extra day beds for children, Deluxe Beach Pool Suites have lush gardens behind the villas with private pools, offering extra privacy, seclusion, and space.
Vakkaru Maldives Deluxe Beach Pool Suites. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives Two Bedroom Beach Villas
Designed for couples wanting extra privacy and seclusion with panoramic sunrise views over the Indian Ocean, magnificent Two Bedroom Beach Villas feature floor-to-ceiling windows that bathe indoor spaces in natural light. King-size beds boast designer linens, and stylish en-suite bathrooms have soaking tubs, rain showers, and luxurious outdoor showers, and spacious wooden beachfront terraces offer ideal spots for alfresco-style dining under the stars.
Vakkaru Maldives Two Bedroom Beach Villas. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives Overwater Villas
Overwater Villas are the ultimate romantic hideaways that float over the surface of the turquoise lagoon on stilts. Elegantly designed for couples wanting to soak up the spectacular surroundings of this aquatic paradise, Overwater Villas have king bedrooms with designer linens, stylish en-suite bathrooms, ample living spaces, and beautiful over-water sundecks with loungers, umbrellas and awe-inspiring vistas.
Vakkaru Maldives Overwater Villas. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives Ocean Villas
These private Ocean Villas offer stunning views of the Indian Ocean with king-size bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms with rainfall showers, as well as outdoor showers with amazing views. Beautiful wooden over-water sundecks with hammocks, sun loungers, umbrellas offer idyllic spots to relax.
Vakkaru Maldives Ocean Villas. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives Lagoon Villas
Perfectly designed for couples and families wanting more space, Lagoon Villas feature the same exclusive design as the Ocean Villas and include a spacious relaxation area with comfortable furnishings, a sleeping area for two children and a day bed in the main bedroom area. Expansive wooden over-water sundecks with hammocks and sun loungers are the perfect place to unwind.
Vakkaru Maldives Lagoon Villas. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives Overwater Pool Suites
These exquisitely designed Overwater Pool Suites boast all the luxurious amenities of the Overwater Villas, with the addition of private swimming pool, spacious living areas with designer furnishings, and ocean-facing king bedrooms with stylish en-suite bathrooms with rainfall showers and soaking tubs, as well as outdoor showers. These villas cater for families with children offering an extra sleeping area for two children and a day bed in the main bedroom.
Vakkaru Maldives Overwater Pool Suites. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives Four Bedroom Overwater Pool Residence
Nestled among the island’s lush, tropical greenery at the end of a private road and commanding the island’s most significant stretch of private beach, this magnificent two-story over-water residence is a tranquil oasis of serenity. Boasting uninterrupted views of the ocean, the opulent retreat boasts of grand design and expansive proportions and affords every luxury from an infinity plunge pool that merges with the lagoon to a private over-water spa terrace. Sumptuous living areas blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment through large glass windows and sliding doors, a butler’s pantry and dining area provide private dining in-house dining, exquisitely appointed bedrooms have elegant en-suite bedrooms with rainfall showers and soaking tubs, and an ample sun terrace has inviting spaces for relaxing and entertaining.
Vakkaru Maldives Four Bedroom Overwater Pool Residence. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives Restaurants and Bars
Dine on award-winning cuisine at several fine dining restaurants set above or near the translucent turquoise lagoon waters of the Indian Ocean or sip handcrafted cocktails over romantic rose-colored sunsets at one of the stylish and elegantly appointed bars. Savor globally inspired cuisine with mouthwatering local flavors and exceptional libations at one of four restaurants or two bars or enjoy an unrivaled private candlelit dining experience on a secluded sandbank beneath the stars with the sand in your toes.
Set right on the beach overlooking the ocean, Amaany is a sandy-floored restaurant that offers diners a culinary journey around the world with a live cuisine experience of sumptuous dishes. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a buffet style with daily changing themes. A live cooking area presents the freshest cuisine hot off the grill, and a full-service bar offers a globally inspired selection of libations to accompany the cuisine.
Amaany at Vakkaru Maldives. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Offering stylish and sophisticated alfresco-style dining on an oceanfront deck beneath a sky full of stars, Vakku provides a holistic gastronomic experience with an open kitchen and grill specializing in ocean-fresh seafood and catch of the day dishes. Guests can dine in a relaxed and casual atmosphere on the deck while listening to the lapping waves in the background and soaking up spectacular ocean views.
Vakku at Vakkaru Maldives. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Discover celebrated recipes from Thailand, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, and China with spice and herb-laced salads and appetizers, wok-tossed rice and noodle favorites, or creamy and spicy curries at Onu. Nestled in a lush plantation, Onu boasts an elegant bamboo-fashioned culinary theater featuring showcase kitchen, counter dining, garden pavilions and lounge areas with tropical ambiance.
Onu at Vakkaru Maldives. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Relax at the bar or relax on loungers in the poolside plaza at Isoletta, an elegant seaside-inspired restaurant with whimsical design and sophisticated charm that serves contemporary classic lunch and dinner fare. Tuck into antipasti delights, artisan pasta and risotto creations, fresh seafood, and prime meat dishes while soaking up the spectacular views.
Isoletta at Vakkaru Maldives. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
This stylish alfresco poolside lounge boasting classic beach club exclusivity is the perfect place to sip signature cocktails against a backdrop of breathtaking views.
Cabana at Vakkaru Maldives. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Enjoy light bites of hand-tossed wood-fired pizza, fresh salad and Spanish-style tapas at this oceanside oasis which features an elegant lounge and raw sushi bar and serves an outstanding collection of fine wines from around the world, handcrafted cocktails, and imported spirits.
Lagoon Bar at Vakkaru Maldives. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Reserve is designed for the ultimate sensory celebration with exclusive wine, cheese, and charcuterie experiences. Sommelier-hosted degustation sessions include bespoke tasting menus designed to delight and perfectly paired with some of the world’s finest wines.
Vakkaru Maldives Spa and Wellness
Overlooking the water with spectacular views, the resort’s exclusive Merana Spa offers a holistic, integrated approach to relaxation and tranquility with a wide range of massages, treatments and pampering sessions. Boasting eight treatment rooms, four couple’s treatment rooms with ocean views, a nail salon, a spa boutique, and a tranquil outdoor relaxation area, the spa offers yoga sessions, pampering facial and body treatments with a world-class body or facial range, and a range of indulgent massages.
Merana Spa at Vakkaru Maldives. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives Sports / Leisure
Adventure-lovers and sports enthusiasts will be hard pressed to stay still with the wide variety of watersports to enjoy at Vakkaru Maldives. In addition to world-class snorkeling and scuba diving on the house reef and the unique blue hole within the lagoon, Vakkaru Maldives has something for everyone from kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating, and sailing to fly-boarding, windsurfing, sunset fishing, and sea bobbing. Land-based activities include tennis and badminton, and a variety of excursion such as dolphin cruising, whale shark spotting, manta ray snorkeling, and island-hopping.
Vakkaru Maldives. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
The delightfully warm and clear waters surrounding Vakkaru Maldives are a snorkeler and scuba diver’s dream where swimming through an aquarium of brightly colored fish, turtles, dolphins, manta rays and more is the norm. Learn how to dive at the resort’s PADI Dive Centre, which offers tailored programs for all abilities and specialty courses led by the country’s most experienced instructors.
The exclusive Coconut Club provides a haven of fun with pool tables, table tennis tables, foosball tables, board games, and a quiet lounge and reading area, along with a schedule of organized activities for guests of all ages.
The Coconut Club at Vakkaru Maldives. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Vakkaru Maldives Family Facilities
Island resort holidays aren’t just for adults anymore, and Vakkaru Maldives has a variety of fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy. The resort has an exclusive children’s club called the Parrotfish Club, which offers children between the ages of three and 12 years an opportunity to explore the many delights and wonders of island living under supervised care. Led by a team of highly trained childcare professionals, kids are shown the rich culture and spectacular natural beauty of the island, as well as given a chance to enjoy some high-energy sports and outdoor activities, ranging from art classes and treasure hunts to snorkeling and tennis lessons.
The Parrotfish Club at Vakkaru Maldives. Photo Credit: Vakkaru Maldives
Why Vakkaru Maldives?
Nestled on ivory white sands overlooking an azure ocean, Vakkaru Maldives is a luxurious and seaside haven. Exquisitely secluded and boasting sensational accommodation options, this luxurious abode is ideal for romantic couples, honeymooners, and families with children wanting a private and peaceful escape.
Article by Mia Russell©