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Vakkaru Maldives Welcomes New Executive Chef Nishantha Vithanage

Vakkaru Maldives is thrilled to  announce the appointment of Nishantha Vithanage as its new Executive Chef. Bringing a  wealth of culinary experience and expertise to this leadership role, Chef Nishantha promises to redefine gastronomic journeys throughout the resort.  Chef Nishantha will oversee the culinary operations across all six restaurants at Vakkaru  Maldives, offering gourmet à […]

Vakkaru Maldives December

Unveiling six reasons to celebrate Vakkaru Maldives’ six-year milestone

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 […]

Vakkaru Maldives wins World Travel Award for Leading Luxury Honeymoon Resort

In a remarkable testament to its unparalleled commitment to romantic luxury, multi-award-winning island sanctuary Vakkaru Maldives has been named the World’s Leading Luxury Honeymoon Resort 2023 at the prestigious 30th Annual World Travel Awards, for the fourth consecutive year. This significant accolade reflects the resort’s dedication to crafting bespoke, unforgettable experiences for couples in one […]

Vakkaru Maldives to host magical festive celebrations

With the holiday season approaching, Vakkaru Maldives has announced an exciting array of events, exquisite dining experiences and holiday-themed activities for guests to enjoy when visiting the resort this festive season. Located in the heart of Baa Atoll on a secluded reef island with idyllic ocean views, powder-soft white sand and unique marine biodiversity, the […]

Tennis ace Mate Pavic returns to Vakkaru Maldives

Vakkaru Maldives is thrilled to announce the return of former World No.1 men’s doubles tennis player Mate Pavic to the luxurious island paradise. For the second time, from 9 to 11 November, Mate Pavic will be offering the resort’s guests the extraordinary opportunity to partake in an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime tennis experience. The Croatian tennis sensation […]

Fourth consecutive win for Vakkaru Maldives at 2023 World Travel Awards

The world has spoken, and for the fourth consecutive year, Vakkaru Maldives has taken home three distinguished awards at the 2023 World Travel Awards (WTA). This year, the timeless sanctuary was once again crowned the Indian Ocean Leading Resort, while the Vakkaru Overwater Residence awarded Leading Hotel Suite in the Maldives and Indian Ocean category. […]

Vakkaru Maldives launches new Three, Four Bedroom Beach Pool Residence

Vakkaru Maldives continues to enhance its offerings by adding a new flexible-type Beach Pool Residence to the resort’s collection of luxury accommodations, making it more sought after than ever by luxury travellers seeking an elevated beach getaway. Now available to book for stays from 1 December 2023 onwards, the adjoining Three and Four Bedroom Beach […]

Vakkaru Maldives celebrates World Wellness Weekend

Luxury resort Vakkaru Maldives wrapped up a weekend full of holistic wellness activities to celebrate the World Wellness Weekend from 15-17 September 2023. The programmes were designed to promote wellness in a more accessible and enjoyable way for guests of all ages and fitness levels. The three-day festivities kicked off with the Island Fun Run […]

Vakkaru Maldives appoints Sampath Hewawala as New Head Sommelier

Vakkaru Maldives has announced the appointment of Sampath Widana Hewawala (Sam) as the resort’s new Head Sommelier. Sam’s appointment promises a new level of unparalleled wine experiences at Vakkaru, where he will oversee the award-winning Vakkaru Reserve wine cellar as well as orchestrate wine programmes across the resort’s six restaurants and bars. Moreover, Sam is […]

Vakkaru Maldives welcomes Navneet Verma as wellness team leader

Award-winning luxury resort Vakkaru Maldives has announced the arrival of Navneet Verma, as its new wellness team leader. Navneet is a certified yoga instructor and has a Master’s degree in Yoga and Science of Living from Jain Vishva Bharati Institute in India. He also has a post-graduate Diploma in Yoga from Kaivalyadhama, India, one of […]

Maldives’ 2023 millionth visitor holidays at Vakkaru

The island nation and Vakkaru Maldives celebrate a significant tourism milestone as they welcomed Anton Pavlov and his family, the millionth visitor of 2023. Anton Pavlov, who arrived on Sunday from the United Kingdom, was accompanied by his wife and child and greeted with enthusiastic applause and celebrations at Velana International Airport by the Minister […]

Vakkaru Reserve defends Wine Spectator’s Best of Award of Excellence for third time

Vakkaru Maldives has announced that its wine cellar, Vakkaru Reserve, has once again been recognised by the esteemed Wine Spectator magazine with the Best of Award of Excellence for 2023. This honour marks the third time the island sanctuary’s cellar has earned this prestigious title, further solidifying its position as a leading destination for wine […]