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Vakarufalhi Island Resort

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Maldives, Indian Ocean
Maldives Islands

Why not experience for yourself the year round sunshine of the Maldives at the stunning Vakarufalhi Island Resort? Located on the South Ari Atoll, this glorious secret hideaway boasts swinging coconut palms, a shallow pristine lagoon and lush tropical vegetation. When you arrive here, you'll know straight way that you've arrived in paradise for your Maldives holiday.

Spoil yourself at the Vakarufalhi Island Resort:

The Vakarufalhi Island Resort is a fantastic choice for your holiday in the Maldives for so many reasons. The location and verdant surroundings are very typical of this part of the world; so too is the warm welcome extended to visitors from overseas.

First, consider your accommodation. One of the delightful garden bungalows around the resort will be your base whilst you stay here. Each has been tastefully designed with a contemporary feel and features a wonderful semi-open garden bathroom with an open-air shower cubical. Starting or finishing your day with a cool shower under clear skies is one of the enduring memories you'll take home from this relaxing holiday.

All comforts are catered for perfectly here at the Vakarufalhi Island Resort. Each garden bungalow has air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, plasma television, telephone, tea and coffee making facilities and hairdryer. For something extra special a minibar and expresso machine are also available.

Step outside your garden bungalow and you'll discover your own private veranda with daybed. Here you can lie back, relax and really soak up the stunning garden view before you head off to explore or to enjoy a swim or a meal.

As an all inclusive resort, Vakarufalhi Island makes having a relaxing and enjoyable holiday infinitely easy to do. With the sumptuous choices available at the buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner table, you'll have plenty of fresh food to tempt you. Meals are served in the Maldivian style open air restaurant and include flavours and recipes from around the world. You might also want to partake of afternoon tea for an extra special treat. There's also a wide choice of local drinks available throughout the day until 11pm (including alcoholic beverages and soft drinks).

There's plenty to do here at the Vakarufalhi Island Resort. Watersports on offer include snorkelling and diving. There's also a choice of beach volleyball, badminton, darts, and table tennis if you prefer to be on dry land. Or you can even unwind in the luxurious spa and close your evening with a sun-downer in the timber-beamed bar. It's all here waiting for you at Vakarufalhi Island Resort.

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Facilities

  • Restaurant (with weekly BBQ) & Bar
  • Watersports*
  • Diving*
  • Snorkelling*
  • Beach volleyball
  • badminton
  • Board games
  • Darts
  • Table tennis
  • Live band/cultural show (once a week)
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

Room Types

Single Beach Villa
61m2 WiFi
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Triple Water Villa
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Water Villa
113m2 WiFi
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Triple Beach Villa
61m2 WiFi
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Beach Villa
61m2 WiFi
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Single Water Villa
114m2 WiFi
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The Local Area

This secret hideaway boasts swinging coconut palms, a shallow pristine lagoon and lush tropical vegitation. Guests can explore the tropical waters through water sports, snorkelling and diving. Relax and unwind in the luxurious spa and close your evening in one of the three bars.

Trip Advisor Reviews

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Pre CV19 trip

Review by Tracey LScunthorpe, United Kingdom

Bit late posting this after travelling in March 2020. First visited Vakaru over 15 years ago when no water villas and very quiet. Then visited other islands over the years after Vakaru was no longer an option via British tour operators...

Returned 2020 with a good deal and loved it just as much. Fabulous beach villa, great diving and wonderful service food and drink. Just got back to UK before coronavirus lockdown here so very lucky. Will def want to return in the future when travel is allowed. Lovely island and lovely staff. Hope they are all safe and well.....

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BAD EXPERIENCE AND BAD ORGANIZATION

TO AVOID!! This island is wonderful for the sea, the vegetation and the kindness of the majority of the staff. BUT if your dream is to come in Maldives, my advice is to chose another island closer to Male. Let me explain you the Reason why:

Very bad organization between the seaplane and the hotel...

When we arrived at Male Airport , to reach our island we waited for approx 4 hours before take the seaplane. We forgot quickly this incident during our holidays, BUT the sequel is even worst due to the hotel's poor organization that ruined our stay.. For the return, we left the hotel only one hour before our flight departure time because the seaplane was not full.. We missed our flight with 2 other couples of the hotel for the same reason. We've had no explanations, no excuses, nothing… Of course we wait many hours at Male Airport, I Don't need to give you more details, you can imagine the situation we've been through, we used the last money we've had for go back in France..So we menaged by ourselves. They promised us compensation since longtime ago and now they aren't answering. Especially read the notices. This hotel is known for their poor organization. The organization was so shame.

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Just paradise

Review by katiebZ1674OKBray on Thames, United Kingdom

Vakaru is just simply paradise. The resort is small and intimate. Luca and his staff ensure your every need is met...

The over water villas are just to die for. Clean beaches and crystal clear waters with no plastic. The quality of the food was exceptional. We arrived amid the global pandemic and they took their responsibility very seriously. Sanitiser was plentiful and the doctor checked everyone's temperature daily. Unfortunately the dive centre was closed as the island that had the hyperbaric chambers was in quarantine. Disappointing as this is why we'd gone but very pleased to see that they took the safety of the divers seriously. We were repatriated back after three days......so sad but we will be back. Thank you to all the amazing staff. You are wonderful. Stay safe in these difficult times.

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Relax in Paradise

Review by jonathany746Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Our trip to Vakarufalhi Island in March 2020 was suggested and arranged for us by Angelfish Travel. They are specialists in Indian Ocean Travel. Vakarufalhi was exactly what we were looking for...

There is adventure if you want it, and hospitality that is absolutely top notch. The staff were exceptional and looked after us very well without being too intrusive. Special mention for their elegant service in the restaurant must go to Kingston, The Maitre D, and waiters Dewa, and Abdulla. We would like to thank Luca also for his pleasant service. The island is beautiful, and has a house reef that is teeming with life. Snorkelling is a must. The natural beauty of the Maldives is well known, an Vakarufalhi is really worth a visit. The hospitality is second to none. The food choice and presentation is excellent, and the accommodations are spacious and clean. For a romantic break, away from the hurly burly of modern living, it just cannot be beaten.

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Paradiseswim

Review by Marichelle_nlAmersfoort, The Netherlands

Although current times are insecure and travel will come to a stop for months, evaluating our last trip to the Maldives, Vakarufalhi Island, is worth telling. IN these difficult corona days, it probably will take time, as a visitor to find the guts to travel again, and as resort to recover from the enourmous decrease in traffic to the island. I sincerely hope both sides will recover and find eachother again, as this island is to good to go lost as a result of the global crisis we are experiencing...

Having said that, I like to share our exeperience at Vakarufalhi. It was our second stay on the island, the first already 4 years ago. Arriving in Male, smooth transfer to the island by TMA waterplane and welcomed on the boat taking us from the arrival point in midsea to the island. Setting foot on the island felt like coming home. Really all was still as good as 4 years ago.

Room: we had a watervilla, enabling us to step right into the sea and swim with the smaller fish surrounding our bungalow. The bungalow is large, good bed, perfect bathroom, enough space to relax inside when you need it, and a deck offering you the warmth and sun on the outside.

Reception : easy acces to the reception staff, nothing was to much, always a warm welcome and a friendly word. We did a lot of excursions, and found ourselves lucky to see manta's , whalesharks and wonderfull speedboat snorkling trips to Reef Garden (new in the program, the speed itself is worth the trip )

Food : the restaurant and bar area are perfect. All staff is friendly, always there to help and the food is like having gone to heaven, only to find out food in heaven is best you ever tasted. In 14 days I have not have ONE dish I disliked or couldnt eat. Sure, it's to each own taste, but I am not an easy guest and I really didnt find any to complain about.

Cleaning : having your room done twice a day, including setting up your sundeck and closing it down in the evening, it made us feel royal and appreciated. The roomboy was polite and would do any to make our stay as pleasant as he could. Top job!

Overall we had another great stay, and although we promissed ourselves, this would be our last trip to the Maldives, we are happy to break that promiss if we can, and we'll return if possible somewhere in the next years. We are experienced travellers (luckily that worked out good, as corona forced us to take a detour on our way back) but I would easily say this has been, if not the best, for sure a holiday in our top3 travels in 20 years of traveling as a couple.

Thanks to Luca and the team, I don't mention names to prevent I forget people. You made our stay so good, we hope this corona crisis passes soon and get you back in full business as soon as possible.

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