A half-moon of water villas extends into a turquoise lagoon from the white-sand beach. A spa, fashion boutique, and tempting dining venues with names like Onu and Vakku are tucked away amid lush green tropical flora. So far so Maldives? Think again. This new island hideaway reimagines Maldives holidays with eco-conscious additions like an organic farm shop, and innovative venues like the it-crowd favourite lagoon bar, suspended above the waves. Barefoot elegance, sensory serenity, understated luxury… however you choose to package it, Vakkaru Maldives is a totally immersive escape, defined by curated experiences and the natural island beauty of the Baa Atoll by which it is surrounded. There's something for everyone at this castaway retreat; foodies will love the fact a la carte dining incurs no supplement or restrictions, while little islanders can play and learn at the excellent kids' club.
Diving & Watersports at Vakkaru Maldives
Dive into a world of underwater adventure at Vakkaru’s Splash Centre; your diving, touring and watersports specialists. Dives, boat fees, equipment rental, refresher courses and private guides are available for proficient scuba enthusiasts. And novices can cause a splash too with nitrox courses and beginner PADI courses. Vakkaru Maldives’ offshore reef teams with marine life; plankton blooms from May to November, which attracts the majestic manta rays and whale sharks. Turtle snorkels, Coral Garden snorkel trips, Dolphin Quest and traditional Maldivian sunset fishing can be chartered via dhuni boat too. And the list continues: sign up for night snorkels, big game or sunset fishing, island hopping, waterskiing, wakeboarding, jetski, parasailing, kayaking, stand up paddle and more, all courtesy of the comprehensive activities on offer at Splash by Vakkaru Maldives.
The Spa at Vakkaru Maldives
Action and adventure are easy to find at this sporty resort. But holidaymakers whose idea of escape is more akin to fly and flop won’t be disappointed. Hit the beach or poolside areas and stretch out with your book in the sub-tropical sun. Or step up the relaxation and retreat to Merana Spa. Ancient rituals, natural remedies and signature massages all help to rekindle your inner glow at this temple of mind, body and soul. The full treatment menu comprises everything from volcanic stone and bamboo cleanses to Thai and Swedish massages. Highly recommended for an enriching way to recharge the batteries and put thoughts of rush hours and school runs to the back of your mind.