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Elevate Your Stay: Vakkaru Maldives’ New Beach Pool Residence & Exciting Adventures. With its azure waters and pristine beaches, the Maldives have always been a canvas for luxury resorts to paint their visions of paradise. Vakkaru Maldives, already renowned for its 113 Overwater and Beach Villas, has expanded its portfolio, introducing the Three and Four Bedroom Beach Pool Residences catering to a growing clientele that values space and privacy.
Designed to blend with their surroundings, these residences offer guests an immersive experience. Large glass doors open to reveal private sundecks and pools, ensuring the ocean is never more than a glance away.
Vakkaru Maldives Beach Pool Residence: Designed with Group Dynamics in Mind
The new Beach Pool Residences are more than just rooms; they’re experiences. Tailored for families, groups of friends, or multiple couples travelling together, they perfectly balance communal gathering spaces and individual privacy.
The three-bedroom residence, sprawling over 450 sqm, can comfortably house up to six adults and three children. Beyond its vast interiors, it boasts a generous 42-sqm swimming pool, a sun-kissed terrace, and an outdoor gazebo, perfect for evening soirees under the stars. An adjacent Beach Villa with a Plunge Pool adds to the charm, complete with a 12-sqm whirlpool. Each bedroom, a sanctuary in its own right, features an ensuite bathroom, an outdoor shower, and a private terrace that leads directly to the beach.
For those seeking even more space, the Four Bedroom Beach Pool Residence, enveloping 570 sqm, stands as Vakkaru’s pièce de résistance. Designed to accommodate up to eight adults and four children, it’s flanked by two one-bedroom Beach Villas, each equipped with its own Plunge Pool.
Vakkaru Maldives Stands Out in the Archipelago
The Maldives, an archipelago of 26 atolls, is dotted with luxury resorts, each promising a slice of paradise. Yet, amidst this competitive landscape, Vakkaru Maldives has carved a niche for itself, and for good reasons.
Vakkaru Maldives is nestled within Baa Atoll, a region granted the prestigious title of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This distinction isn’t merely a title; it’s a testament to the atoll’s rich marine biodiversity. Guests at Vakkaru are not just booking a luxury stay; they’re gaining access to some of the world’s most pristine and vibrant underwater ecosystems.
While the idea of a secluded island might conjure images of long, arduous journeys, Vakkaru dispels such notions. A mere 30-minute seaplane ride from Velana International Airport transports guests to this secluded reef island. As the seaplane descends, the first sight of the island, with its coconut palm-fringed shores, sets the tone for a serene escape.
The island isn’t just about white sandy beaches and clear blue waters. It’s a verdant oasis, home to over 2,300 fully-grown coconut trees. These trees not only provide shade and tranquility but also set the stage for unique experiences, like the private jungle cinema, where nature and entertainment converge.
For many, travel is as much about tasting new cuisines as it is about seeing new places. Vakkaru ensures its guests embark on a culinary journey. With six restaurants, two bars, and a wine cellar that boasts an impressive collection of 680 labels, dining here is an experience in itself. Whether it’s savouring limited edition wines from both the Old and New World or indulging in global cuisines, Vakkaru caters to every palate.
Wellness at Vakkaru starts at the overwater Merana Spa – a sanctuary in itself. The resort’s commitment to holistic well-being is evident in its regular collaborations with renowned wellness practitioners. These residencies offer guests unique opportunities to rejuvenate, both physically and mentally.
In a world where luxury resorts often promise similar experiences, Vakkaru Maldives stands out, offering not just luxury, but a holistic experience that stays with guests long after they’ve left its shores.
Calling All Water Enthusiasts: Dive into Baa Atoll’s Marine Wonderland with Vakkaru Maldives
With its crystalline waters and vibrant marine life, the Maldives has long been a diver’s dream, and the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, holds a unique position. Vakkaru Maldives, nestled within this atoll, serves as the perfect gateway to this underwater realm.
‘Splash’, the resort’s dedicated centre, promises a plethora of water-based activities. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or someone looking to dip their toes into the world of water sports, Splash has something for everyone. From ocean excursions that let you explore the vastness of the Indian Ocean to a private luxury yacht experience, the choices are varied and thrilling.
The coral adoption program offers a unique opportunity for those keen on making a positive impact. Adopt a coral, contribute to the reef’s health, and leave behind a legacy that benefits the marine ecosystem. And for the uninitiated, fear not. With PADI Instructors on hand and courses tailored for beginners, diving is made accessible to all.
A Glimpse of Vakkaru’s Marine Residents
A dive or snorkel around Vakkaru’s house reef is akin to stepping into a bustling underwater metropolis. From the graceful Nurse Shark to the vibrant Parrotfish and the agile Blacktip Sharks, the waters here teem with life. As you glide through the water, don’t be surprised if a sea turtle or a school of snapper decides to accompany you.
Venture into the blue hole of the resort’s lagoon, a cavernous space that plunges 10-15 meters deep, and a different set of residents greets you. From the elusive Moray eel to the majestic Angel Fish and the quirky Unicorn Fish, the blue hole is a microcosm of Baa Atoll’s diverse marine life.
Baa Atoll: A Diver’s Paradise
While Vakkaru’s immediate waters offer a treasure trove of experiences, the broader Baa Atoll is a realm waiting to be explored. Renowned dive points like Fares Manta Point, Maavaru Caves, and Legoland beckon. Each site, with its unique topography and resident marine life, promises a distinct experience.
But perhaps, the crown jewel of Baa Atoll is Hanifaru Bay, known for the world’s largest aggregation of manta rays. Add to that the occasional sighting of whale sharks and playful dolphins, and you have an unparalleled marine spectacle.
The waters around the Maldives are a testament to nature’s bounty. Home to over 2,000 species of fish, 23 species of cetaceans, and 14 species of shark, every dive here is a journey of discovery. ◼
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© This article was first published online in Oct 2023 – World Travel Magazine.