Vakkaru Maldives celebrates a vital milestone this month because it marks 5 years of offering an unforgettable non-public island expertise and creating reminiscences of a lifetime for over 32,000 friends. Because it welcomed its first friends on 17 December 2017, the posh sanctuary has maintained its place as one of many high resorts within the area, profitable a slew of awards and recognitions, each worldwide and native.
Vakkaru Maldives is the one resort within the Maldives owned by Egypt’s El Chiaty household. Whereas conceptualising the resort, chairman and CEO of Travco Group, Hamed El Chiaty, labored intently together with his son and Vice-Chairman of Travco Group, Karim El Chiaty, to create a peerless distillation of all that he and his household have pioneered and admired within the luxurious sector over a lifetime of labor within the journey business. Travco Group beneath the management of Hamed El Chiaty is the Center East’s main leisure group working by means of its built-in firms working within the tourism, hospitality and aviation sectors.
The resort is thoughtfully constructed across the pure panorama of the island to protect the pure vegetation. Conceived by Dutch agency, OT Design BV, the resort’s 113 huge, palm thatched overwater and seashore villas and residences are pitched over the ocean or shaded by the island’s coconut timber. Mr Hamad El Chiaty’s spouse, skilled inside designer Dora El Chiaty, additionally the Managing Director and Head of Inside Design on the Travco Group, has performed an important function within the resort’s design course of. The resort’s interiors exude a timeless class impressed by the great thing about its location that includes bespoke furnishings crafted in Indonesia.
5 causes that make Vakkaru Maldives one of many high resorts to remain at within the area:
Timeless Location: Mendacity inside the coronary heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, Vakkaru Maldives is a secluded reef island fringed by ivory-white sands, surrounded by Tiffany-blue waters, and bookended by two deep blue holes. The island, which as soon as was a coconut plantation, is house to over 2,300 totally grown coconut timber (Vakkaru is the Dhivehi phrase for “coconut timber”). Entry to this idyllic paradise is by way of a scenic 30-minute seaplane flight from Male Worldwide Airport. The distinctive pure magnificence paired with breathtaking countless views of the Indian Ocean makes the resort the proper place to calm down and reconnect with nature.
Luxurious Lodging: Your villa, whether or not on the seashore or over the water, has one or two bedrooms. The residences provide extra space and go from one- and two-bedroom layouts to the magnificent two-storey, four-bedroom Over Water Residence with a devoted chef, an infinity pool and unobstructed ocean and sundown views. Every of the 113 luxurious villas and residences attracts on the wealthy traditions of the locale. Design components incorporates Maldivian type fused with the best pure assets and native structure in a recent type. Every villa and suite provide clever connectivity and are stocked with all of the requisites for a luxe vacay.
Passionate Service: The guts and soul of Vakkaru Maldives is the various group of devoted professionals. Every member brings their very own distinctive background and perspective, however each is obsessed with delivering memorable moments and creating emotional experiences for the friends by means of extremely personalised service daily, each time. Personal butlers deal with friends’ whims and fancies throughout their time at this island resort. Celebrating a special day or just craving your favorite dish? The culinary group will go above and past to create a memorable eating expertise or prepare dinner up one thing to your desire. On the luxurious Merana spa, ask the specialists to tailor a wellness or spa journey that can assist you calm down and rejuvenate. The pleasant and caring ‘sure we are able to’ angle of the employees is what retains Vakkaru Maldives on the high of the rankings within the area.
Partaking Experiences: Leaving your villa is likely to be arduous, however the huge array of experiences on provide are inconceivable to disregard. Whether or not you’re trying to calm down on the seashore, go snorkelling or diving, or attempt your hand at water sports activities, Vakkaru Maldives has one thing for everybody. The over water Merana spa, with its lengthy record of wellness programmes, therapeutic massages, and Siddhalepa Ayurvedic therapies, is simply the place to reset physique, thoughts and soul.
The dive centre will get you up shut and private with the lagoon’s fabulous underwater world. Or, even prepare a safari to catch a glimpse of the Baa Atoll Large 5 – manta rays, whale sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, and the multitude of sharks that inhabit the encircling waters. Sports activities aficionados can go up in opposition to the tennis professional from Tipsarevic Luxurious Tennis or take pleasure in a sport of padel tennis. Or, reside the excessive life with a Baa Atoll discovery tour aboard the posh yacht, full with Champagne and canapes. Additionally accessible are numerous cultural experiences, comparable to cooking and mixology lessons, journeys to native islands and extra. And at last, visitor can renew their vows or plan an island-style ceremonial wedding ceremony at considered one of the idyllic venues across the island. The beautiful ocean views make it the proper backdrop to say “I Do”.
Scrumptious Eating: No person goes hungry at this island resort. Six beautiful eating choices serve the flavours and textures of Europe, Asia and native delicacies, with produce from the on island natural farm on the centre of the scrumptious fare. If that’s not sufficient, there may be the Maldivian-inspired cooking class on the Natural Farm, teppanyaki reside motion at Anguru, the new Jungle Cinema and personal eating expertise, or an intimate dinner beneath the celebs on a non-public sandbank. For one thing additional particular, there are connoisseur dinners on the award- profitable Vakkaru Reserve wine cellar paired with Outdated and New World vintages by Sommelier Ivan Zugic.
These 5 causes are why the resort has stored including awards to its trophy case over the years. The highest accolades are the World Journey Awards for World’s Main Luxurious Honeymoon Resort and Indian Ocean’s Main Suite (Vakkaru Over Water Residence) for three consecutive years. Different awards that make the record are the Tripadvisor Traveller’s Selection Awards, the place Vakkaru is now ranked #7 within the Maldives, the Wine Spectator Award 2020 for the non-public wine cellar, Vakkaru Reserve, and the No. 1 Favorite Household Resort in the 2021 Condé Nast Traveller Center East Readers’ Selection Awards.
“Celebrating our fifth anniversary is a proud second for all of us at Vakkaru Maldives. Over the previous half-decade, the group has been striving to ship our friends the very best service and expertise. I hope we have now created distinctive reminiscences for our friends and experiences that may stick with them for a lifetime. I’d additionally like to present my wonderful group who’ve been a a part of this glorious journey a excessive 5,” Iain McCormack, Basic Supervisor, Vakkaru Maldives, mentioned.