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 […]

Miha Plesnik joins Vakkaru Maldives as resident tennis coach

Vakkaru Maldives has announced the appointment of Miha Plesnik, a distinguished tennis player and coach from Slovenia as their new resident coach. The 31-year-old certified tennis coach is assigned by Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis to be at the timeless sanctuary until 28 February 2024. Dedicated to elevating tennis coaching at world’s most luxurious resorts, Tipsarevic Luxury […]

Vakkaru Maldives appoints Patrick Duff as Resort Manager

Vakkaru Maldives welcomes seasoned hospitality veteran Patrick Duff as the new Resort Manager. With an illustrious career spanning nearly four decades and experience in some of the world’s most prestigious luxury hotel brands, Patrick’s appointment marks a new chapter in the resort’s quest to deliver unparalleled service and experiences to its guests. A highly respected […]

Vakkaru and Bandos win Zone Championships in Inter Resort Volleyball Tournament

The Inter Resort Volleyball Championship is currently underway, and two resorts have already emerged victorious in their respective zones. In Zone 1, Bandos Maldives defeated One&Only Reethi Rah 3-2 in the final match. The match was a close one, with both teams trading wins in the first four sets. However, Bandos Maldives was able to […]

Vakkaru Maldives appoints new Resort Manager

Jean-Noel Sangaraille has been appointed as the new Resort Manager with effect from 1st March 2020 replacing Guillaume G at Vakkaru Maldives. Jean-Noel commenced his career some thirty years ago in his native Mauritius at One and Only Le Saint Geran as cost controller moving to Food and Beverage becoming Asst F&B Manager before taking […]

Vakkaru Maldives Pledges Support for the Australia Bushfire Crisis

Vakkaru Maldives has pledged support for the Australian bushfire crisis and is hosting a charity dinner on Saturday 11 January to raise funds for Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES).  Vakkaru General Manager, Nicholas Mason, has strong ties to Australia and said he and his team were moved by the plight of Australia and […]

Claris the Mouse and Megan Hess’s seaside adventure at Vakkaru Maldives

Vakkaru Maldives welcomes internationally renowned fashion illustrator and author, Megan Hess, for this festive season. The exclusive launch of her third book in The Claris Collection, Claris: Bonjour Riviera is scheduled for 5 and 6 January 2020. Vakkaru Maldives will set the scene for the new French Riviera adventure of Claris, surrounded by glistening turquoise […]