In the pristine waters of Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with bountiful marine life, Vakkaru Maldives opened in December 2017 to cater to guests from around the globe with personalised service and authentic experiences. The island, with its pearl shores and vast lagoon, is just a 25-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport.

The resort offers a wonderful choice of ten accommodation styles to suit all luxury travellers from Beach Bungalows to Beach Family Pool Villas and Beach Pool Suites, Over Water Villas to Over Water Pool Suites and a four-bedroom Over Water Pool Residence.

Offering both indoor and outdoor showers, private terraces and sundecks, the villas have plush king size beds, direct beach access or from the overwater villas – direct access to the lagoon.

Vakkaru Maldives’ four restaurants and two bars are an epicurean’s haven, with fresh organic ingredients from the island farm to delicious imports from around the world. Amaany serves global cuisine with a Maldivian twist for breakfast while Isoletta offers Italian food and fine wines for lunch and dinner.

Vakku is a fine dining restaurant that offers the finest cuts of meat, fresh seafood and fine wines while Onu serves Asian food in a garden setting. The Lagoon Bar & Cabana, an alfresco poolside lounge, offer refreshing drinks in a stunning tropical atmosphere.

The resort also features Merana Spa, allowing guests to revel in indulgent treatments in an overwater setting. Weddings, vow renewals and other events are held in gorgeous locations around the island while the Parrotfish Club, an extensive facility that provides fun and educational activities keep the children entertained from 3 to 12 years of age.

Scuba diving facilities at Splash, an accredited PADI dive centre which also facilitates water sports activities, cruises and fishing. The resort also offers gym facilities and recreational activities such as pool, tennis, foosball, games and for bibliophiles, a reading nook.

With beautiful earth tones, minimalistic interior, wide spaces and warm and cosy ambience, Vakkaru Maldives is a nature lover’s heaven, surrounded by unspoiled aquamarine waters abundant with exotic sea life. To learn more about Vakkaru Maldives and its offers, please visit vakkarumaldives.com.