NewsDecember 27, 2023

Vakkaru Maldives Celebrates Six Years of Luxury Excellence

As Vakkaru Maldives marks its  6th anniversary this December, the resort commemorates a journey filled with extraordinary achievements and memorable experiences. Since opening its doors on 17  December 2017, it has emerged as a world-renowned leading private island sanctuary, offering unparalleled luxury levels of service and creating cherished memories for a  growing community of loyal guests.  

There are six reasons to return or to visit Vakkaru for the first time. With exciting developments, the resort provides enhanced experiences for the guests, especially catering to the growing demands of the family market.  


1. Luxury Redefined with New Three- & Four-Bedroom Beach Pool Residence

This accommodation can be adapted to guests’ preferences, making it an ideal choice for families or groups seeking an elevated beach getaway. The main residence has a  large 42-sqm swimming pool and a spacious terrace with an outdoor gazebo overlooking the  Indian Ocean. The third and fourth bedrooms have their own Beach Villa with Plunge  Pool connected to the main residence, with its own 12-sqm whirlpool. 

2. Enhanced Two Bedroom Beach Residences and Villas. 

The two-bedroom Residences now boast a newly built indoor living lounge for additional relaxation space. At the same time, the Beach Pool Villas have been upgraded with larger swimming pools for an even more luxurious swim experience. 

3. Multiple Wins at World Travel Awards 2023 

Endorsing Vakkaru’s positioning as a leading luxury resort for the fourth consecutive year, Vakkaru has been recognized with multiple awards at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2023. These include: 

● World’s Leading Luxury Honeymoon Resort 2023 

● Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite 2023

● Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort 2023 

● Maldives’ Leading Hotel Suite 2023 

4. On Resort Photo Studio  

The newly constructed photo studio by Yash Lightroom offers guests unique opportunities to plan personalised, professional photoshoots, for those cherished memories.  

5. New Marine Experiences 

The resort has introduced an array of new marine experiences led by their new marine biologist, Lydia Glinski. The programmes are designed for young explorers and adults, including “Be A Marine Biologist for a Day,” dedicated PADI speciality diving courses  and a Coral Adoption programme. 

6. Key Appointments in the Sales & Marketing Team 

Vakkaru Maldives announced two key appointments to its Sales and marketing team. Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing, Sian Thomas, with over two decades of experience, has previously served as the Director of Sales & Marketing in leading  Luxury Resorts in the Maldives and Dubai. 

Afaag Ibrahim, a Maldivian with a great reputation and exceptional leadership skills,  joined as Director of Sales.