Lush and lovely, the island of Vakkaru contains 1400 fully grown coconut trees and the resorts décor of high thatch roofed ceilings and billowing curtains makes each building feel like a tropical lodge in the jungle. Every elegantly appointed villa is supplied with bicycles, blue tooth enabled sound systems, a beach bag and flip flops. Guests looking to get a little sand between their toes will opt for beach side rooms while those looking to wake up and dive into the ocean before breakfast will be happier with overwater accommodations.
Both locations have the option of a pool suite for a bit of added luxury. Located nearby is the island of Thulhaadhoo, the only island where Maldivians are still engaging in the traditional practice of lacquering artefacts. While these wares were historically used to supply the country’s noble families, visitors can now take home with them a bit of Maldivian history. Like a cosy living room perched above crystal waters, the Lagoon Bar sits on a pier which extends out into the ocean. Amaany, Isoletta and Cabana provide fashionable al fresco options for whiling away the daylight hours or enjoying cocktails after dark. The Coconut Club is an air-conditioned haven for indoor activities but when its time to work up a sweat guests can head to the overwater gymnasium or spend an evening on one of the well lit volleyball, badminton or tennis courts.
After a day out on the water with the islands marine biologist or PADI instructors, guests can find rejuvenation at the Merana Spa. Complete with an outdoor relaxation area, the ocean view treatment rooms are an ideal way to end any day on this idyllic island sanctuary.