In a destination perhaps better known for honeymoons and couples, Vakkaru Maldives offers an ideal destination for families to reconnect with each other in a luxurious tropical island setting. The resort, which opened doors in December 2017, aims to get more business from the Americas, the GCC and Asia Pacific as a means to diversify, explains Zhilah Vego, director of sales and marketing.
“Vakkaru Maldives is located in Baa Atoll, which among the many atolls in the Maldives is renowned as a place of outstanding pure beauty, reflected in its status as a Unesco Biosphere Reserve because of its unique biodiversity. Guests enjoy the opportunity of exploring many dive sites and legendary fishing spots. The island is blessed with timeless ocean views for its secluded location, away from the neighbouring islands, which guarantees pure tranquillity.
“The island has unique blue holes and infinity shaped lagoon, as well as house reef surround its overwater villas, offering amazing snorkelling spots with rich and diverse marine life, colourful corals and fishes.”
“We are dedicated to creating enriched timeless memories for all of the guests including families. In Vakkaru Maldives, we ensure that families are well catered for with our high standards of service and a range of facilities and engaging activities that allow them to rest and relax in a tranquil retreat but at the same time having the chance to explore what the island has to offer,” said Nicholas Mason, general manager.
Guests can choose various family-friendly villa categories including beach family pool villa, two-bedroom beach villa, lagoon villa, over water pool suite and four bedroom residence. Complimentary baby bath amenities are provided for children below two years of age while baby cot, baby stroller, bottle sterilizer and warmer, as well as monitor device are available upon request.
Kids will enjoy Parrotfish Club that offers extensive facilities and activities for children aged between 3 and 12 years. Indoor arts, craft, play and activity areas have been designed to capture the imagination of the little ones and the outdoor exploration space features a children’s pool with mini sun loungers. Families with children from three to 12 years of age are entitled to complimentary three hours babysitting service per stay.
“In 2018, Vakkaru Maldives successfully gained support from both key and niche luxury tour operators based in Europe including Russia/CIS,” informs Vego. “Within only one year, the resort has welcomed many guests who have visited the Maldives multiple times in the past and garnered positive reviews and feedbacks. During the last quarter of the year, the resort started to receive repeat business from some of the top clients who enjoyed their first visits to Vakkaru Maldives.”
* Vakkaru Maldives can be found here hall 5.2a/108
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