Republic of Maldives

Located in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Vakkaru Maldives is an award-winning luxury island getaway surrounded by remarkable marine life. Exquisite dining options await, along with rejuvenating spa and wellness programme, engaging experiences for the young guests from the; exhilarating excursions and watersports, and a range of sports facilities.

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Located in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve renowned for its spectacular sea life, Vakkaru Maldives is a timeless sanctuary intuitively designed to create cherishable experiences.

A scenic 30-minute seaplane ride from Male takes you to this secluded reef island with 113 luxury Overwater and Beach Villas. Exceptional dining experiences await in six restaurants, two bars and a wine cellar. The overwater Merana Spa offers rejuvenating treatments, Ayurvedic therapies and wellness programmes. Children and teens are catered for in the Parrotfish Club and Coconut Club, while sports enthusiasts can enjoy the best-in-class coaching from Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis or play each other on the padel tennis court. Splash offers a host of water sports, excursions and a coral adoption programme.


Baa Atoll

Distance from Airport

78 miles from Velana International Airport (international) & Dharavandhoo Airport (domestic)

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Child friendly



Merana Spa

Food and Drink


A tranquil, bright and airy environment by the beach, serving global cuisine with a Maldivian twist, or a globally inspired themed-buffet dinner on certain nights including Indian Ocean, Mediterranean and Beach BBQ Buffet.


Experience vibrant Italian flavours fashioned with flair at Isoletta. Enjoy a relaxed and alive dining experience with authentic charm and whimsical design by the main pool for lunch and dinner.


Set within a tropical plantation, Onu is an elegant bamboo-fashioned culinary theatre offering a taste of South East Asia inspired by the region’s current and past influences. Spice up your dining experience with Onu’s signature Lobster Curry, a symphony of spicy and tangy flavours that will leave you craving for more.


An elegant open-air grill restaurant and a signature venue by the beach to indulge in our finest selection of seafood and premium cuts of meat. Savour some of the signature dishes that taste as good as they look, including the infamous Tomahawk grass-fed marble, score 5 and our best-selling Seafood Combo.

Lagoon Bar

A stylish venue above the crystal waters with an alfresco space to savour and cherish every sunset while enjoying creative cocktails, sushi, sashimi, Asian-influenced tapas and Japanese-inspired dishes from Ebi Popcorn, Seared Sake Maki to Goma Gyuniku. 


Enjoy the artful teppanyaki-style cooking show as our speciality chef slicing, dicing and searing right before your eyes.

Cabana (Bar)

Al fresco poolside lounge and bar designed for classic comfort, enduring space to relax and unwind in style.


Merana Spa

Find inner serenity at Merana Spa, our luxurious overwater spa with 12 treatment rooms, an outdoor relaxation area featuring a warm whirlpool, plunge pool, sauna and steam room. An array of wellness programmes and treatments, including therapeutic body massages, skincare rituals and ayurvedic treatments by Siddhalepa are designed to awaken your senses and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.


Stay fit and keep your fitness goals on track while enjoying your island getaway. Our 24/7 overwater gym features all the essentials for health-conscious guests. Enjoy a variety of strength, conditioning and cardio equipment to suit all your exercise needs. Our resident fitness and wellness instructor also offers various classes and personal training programmes.

Yoga & Wellness

We welcome all wellness seekers to practice the benefits of yoga with our Resident Yoga instructor on our private yoga pavilion. Whether you need a little extra Zen or want to explore your full body, mind and soul potential, our Resident Yogi hosts an array of classes that fit every level and style from daily morning yoga, Sound Bath Meditation to the soulful rhythms of Mantra Chanting Sessions or customised wellness programmes to meet individual preferences and requirements

Local Area

Hanifaru Bay – Marine Protected Area

From May through November, the crystal-clear waters of nearby Hanifaru Bay transform into a dazzling stage for the ethereal creatures, offering visitors the opportunity to witness their captivating dance.

Located at the southeast edge of the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Hanifaru Bay is the world’s largest feeding station for reef manta rays and whale sharks. The mantas, year-round residents of this island nation, transition through its 26 atolls in conjunction with the changing monsoons and the resulting abundance and distribution of zooplankton.

A 30-minute boat transports you to the serene beauty of Hanifaru Bay, where the expert crew guides you through your two-and-a-half-hour excursion, with 45 minutes of snorkelling encounter with these gentle giants of the ocean. And who knows, you might bump into a whale shark too. In addition, Splash offers other excursions, including turtle snorkelling adventures, exhilarating water sports and scuba diving opportunities.

Local Island Discovery to Thulhadhoo Island 

Visit a charming and beautiful Thulhadhoo island to experience authentic Maldivian life. Walk the streets and get to know the people. A 20-minute speedboat ride from the resort will take you to this local island famous for its traditional lacquer work. Our team will guide you on a fantastic local island tour to gain a deeper insight into the culture, pick up some souvenirs for your loved ones, and discover a more relaxed way of life.

Family Friendly

Parrotfish Club

Our supervised Kids Club offers extensive facilities and activities for children aged between 3 and 12 years. Indoor arts, craft, play and activity areas have been designed to capture the imagination of the little ones and the outdoor exploration space features a children’s pool (0.4m depth) with mini sun loungers. 

Our certified child care provider will ensure that your little one is attended to with the best care, through babysitting services. 

Kids amenities

Our team prepares personalised amenities just for kids to make them feel as special as the older Holidaymakers.

Arrival & in-room amenities: Parrotfish Bag, Soft toy, Assorted cookies and fresh juice, Indoor Tepee set up in Residence Category, Kid-sized bathrobe and slippers, Comic and reading books, Baby bath essentials, Kids Bicycles

Departure gift: Parrotfish soft toy

On request amenities: Baby cot, Baby stroller, Bottle sterilizer and warmer, Baby monitor device, Baby diaper, Baby feeding bottle, bottle cleaning liquid and brush, Baby potty and baby toilet seat, Baby changing table, Sun lotion and mosquito repellant


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