Vakkaru Maldives: A Sanctuary in the Indian Ocean

Aerial photo of Over Water Family Pool Villas
Aerial photo of Vakkaru Island and Blue Hole
Vakkaru Maldives – Photo credit: Resort Photography

Sitting proudly atop an underwater mountain range, the Maldives is a beautiful island nation, unlike any other. Consisting of roughly 1,200 small islands, strung together like ocean pearls, the Maldives is one of the most exotic and luxurious vacation destinations in the world.

Nestled in the crystal waters of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Baa Atoll, the Vakkaru Maldives resort takes luxury to the next level. No stranger to accolades, the resort has won numerous awards for its ambiance and service as a destination wedding venue and honeymooners’ paradise.

In January 2020, the Vakkaru Maldives opened its newly-refurbished villas with elevated features and services to heighten the guest experience even further. Upgrades to private bungalows include outdoor whirlpools and swimming pools, while two-bedroom villas boast spacious infinity pools, a sunlit beachfront terrace, and an elegant outdoor whirlpool. Stately family accommodations feature private infinity pools that overlook the impossibly turquoise lagoon.

Aerial photo of Over Water Family Pool Villas
Over Water Family Pool Villas, Vakkaru Maldives – Photo credit: Resort Photography

The resort offers guests a choice of over a hundred unique pool suites and beach villas to suit travelers of all preferences. Catering to couples and families, the Vakkaru customizes each villa down to the last detail – from the breathtaking view to the tropical decor.

Over Water Villa Bedroom
Over Water Villa Bedroom, Vakkaru Maldives – Photo credit: Resort Photography

The resort boasts a multitude of onsite dining options, in its four restaurants, wine cellar, and two bars. Diners can choose from traditional Maldivian food, or global cuisines, including Japanese, Italian, Asian, and American.

Lagoon Bar, a stylish venue above the crystal waters with open-air lounging space and Indian Ocean breezes
Lagoon Bar, Vakkaru Maldives – Photo credit: Resort Photography

The staff and administration at Vakkaru are committed to preserving the unspoiled beauty of the Maldives. The name “Vakkaru” means “coconut timber” in Maldivian and is an apt moniker for a resort dotted with nearly 2,500 elegant coconut trees. From its postcard setting to its world-class service and food, Vakkaru Maldives is the very picture of serenity and luxury.