NewsJune 26, 2020

Vakkaru Maldives Recognized Among Favorite Spa Hotel, Favorite Family Hotel

Vakkaru Maldives has been recognized among the Favorite Spa Hotel (International) and Favorite Family Hotel (International) by Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards 2020.

The annual Condé Nast Traveller Middle East Readers’ Choice Awards is the premier travel industry awards in the Gulf region as voted for by the readers of the magazine. Readers vote for their favourite travel experiences, from destinations and hotels, to airlines and tour operators.


Vakkaru Maldives landed the third place in both Favorite Spa Hotel (International) and Favorite Family Hotel (International) categories.

Set in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and just 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport, Vakkaru Maldives offers an intimate slice of paradise with an enticing distillation of everything that makes this country so unique. With spectacular marine biodiversity, white-sand beaches, exemplary service and the truly world-class dining options, the resort is committed to creating timeless memories, effortlessly.

Due to the travel restrictions imposed by the government and throughout the world as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resort had to cease operations. However, as Maldives is preparing to reopen from July, Vakkaru Maldives has scheduled their opening date to 1 August 2020.

In preparation for reopening, Vakkaru Maldives has also launched an elevated hygiene procedure called ‘Vakkare’. The resort’s dedicated team are being trained to deliver the most hygienic attention possible from the moment they arrive into their ‘Kare’, providing Vakkaru Maldives’ guests with the confidence that they will enjoy an exceptional vacation in the most-safe surroundings.

“Escape awaits, and we can’t wait to welcome you back,” a statement by the resort read. “Vakkaru Maldives will reopen on 1 August, with every conceivable measure in place to ensure your stay is as serene and stress-free as can be.”