Vakarufalhi Island Resort
 
 
 
Vakarufalhi Island Resort
 
 
Atoll : Alifu Dhaalu  
Distance : 90 KM from Airport  
No of Rooms :50  
No of Restaurants : 1  
No of Bars : 1  
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Vakaru, tucked away in a remote corner in South Ari Atoll, is 90 kilometers from Male´ International Airport. Your holiday really begins as the seaplane takes off from the airport lagoon. Have your cameras ready at hand during your transfer to the resort.

The short 25 minute flight offers a breathtaking aerial view of the atolls, the islands and countless reefs glistening like gems in a sea of deep blue velvet.

Although you may feel like Robinson Crusoe on this tiny tropical paradise of ours, there is no lack of comforts when it comes to accommodation.

Most of the 50 rooms on the island are individual bungalows, all surrounded by the lush tropical vegetation in its entire natural splendor. Spread out around the island offering complete privacy, all face the beach. Convenient family accommodation is provided by opening up the interconnecting doors between semi-detached bungalows, especially designed for the purpose. Cool tiled floor offers welcome respite after a relaxing day in the sun and the sea.

Colorful tropical patterns on the drapery add a touch of color to the interiors. Large glass doors facing the beach offer an excellent view of the bright colors of the lagoon and your own area of the beach. In keeping with the simplicity of the resort the rooms are spacious and airy, tastefully furnished and with nice little details that remind you that you are in the Maldives.

DINNING

Ilaa Restaurant: The meals at the Ilaa Restaurant are planned out to give you an excellent variety of delicious cuisine during your stay at Vakarufalhi. While breakfast and lunch are served buffet style, a more varied programme is on offer at dinner. Four nights of buffet with a varying international cuisine including Asian, European and Maldivian with a weekly barbecue is offered. For the remaining three nights, two nights of combination buffet & a la carte and one evening of complete a la carte dinner when your complete meal will be served to your table is in our regular programme.

There are always enough choices for vegetarians available and people with special dietary requirements are also catered for.

Out Door Dinning: The remoteness of the island does not limit your dining choices, try the outdoor dining adventures offered at the island.

Starting with simple candle lit dinner, endless journey of steamboat and BBQ dinner where your choice of food will be cooked by you on your dinner table to the very exclusive desert island couple only dinners are served.

At Vakarufalhi, the Food & Beverage Team is ready to prepare your dream dinning experience by combining your creativity with the expertise of the team.

Ihaa Bar: Fine white sand on the floor and comfortable rattan furniture enables you to relax in total comfort. Gaze out on to the bright blue lagoon as you cool down with a cold beer after a few hours in the sun. Sit under a starlit sky on the spacious wooden deck that extends from the bar on to the beach. Sip your favorite cocktail from the extensive cocktail menu or better still enjoy the finest cocktails created by the barman specially for you. Stocked with the finest wines, champagnes nice decent beers and liquors, the bar opens in the morning and closes when the last guest leaves.

Sunset Bar is operated daily at the sunset side of the island, to let you enjoy the tropical sunset with your feet in the water while gazing at the setting sun, enjoying your favorite cocktail in hand.

DHUNIYE SPA

Dhuniye Spa at Vakaru is designed to enhance your satisfaction by adding further comfort and relaxation to your valuable stay. All the treatments are carefully selected combination of holistic treatments ranging from Indian Ayruveda, Oriental and Swedish Massages, body works and beauty treatments. Treat jetlag from the long flight, relax the tensioned muscles from busy and hectic life and remove the tension in your mind from work place.

HONEYMOON SPECIALS

Vakarufalhi Island Resort welcomes newlyweds to celebrate their very special Honeymoon at one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the world. A small, tropical island with stunning white sand beaches, rainbow colored coral reef teeming with incredible fish.

Enjoy the privacy and intimacy of a secluded, peaceful, natural setting and a casual atmosphere, where no shoes, no news is our promise, and the sunsets are marvelous!

The food is great, the staff makes you feel at home, and the star filled heavens make you feel as if you are truly out of this world memories that will last a lifetime!

Vakarufalhi honors your honeymoon by providing you with a fruit plate and flower decorated bed which we hope that you will enjoy in you room on arrival night: Vakarufalhi also offers the following optional Honeymoon choices, which may be booked at the Resort.

Wedding Ceremony (a symbolic, not a legal matrimony): There is no better place to unite two hearts or rejoice in one love than at this island paradise. Repeat your vows to another in a ceremony of your own choosing, or let us plane a traditional, symbolic Maldivian ceremony officiated by our island head man.

Renewal of Wedding vows Ceremony: There is no better place to renew one love then at this island paradise. Repeat your vows to one another in a ceremony of your own choosing, or let us plan a traditional, symbolic Maldivian ceremony officiated by our island head man you will be pick up at your room and you will be brought to the place of the ceremony, under romantic palm leaves.

Romantic Candlelight Seafood Dinner on the beach: Lobster dinner on the beach or at the Terrace under a blanket of stars.

Champagne Breakfast Room Service: Enjoy a full American breakfast served in the privacy of your own room, or your own private patio anytime before noon, including a glass of champagne.

Traditional Couple Adam & Eve Herbal Oil Body Massage: Experience a relaxing and revitalizing full body treatment using special aromatic oils with aphrodisiac properties. Two tables, two Therapists, same treatment room, same time, with soothing music, sandalwood incense and a bottle of Champagne.

Robinson Crusoe to the Sand bank: Your private sand bank… the very romantic couple is taken to the private sandbank in the middle of ocean after breakfast with picnic lunch, bottle of wine, beer, soft drinks and water. The couple is picked up in the late afternoon to return to the resort.

 
 
 
Services and Amenities
  Ilaa Restaurant, Ihaa Bar, In-Villa Dining, Gym, Badminton, Table Tennis, Beach Volleyball, Football/Mini Football, Carrom, Chess, Darts, Windsurfing, Catamaran Sailing, Canoeing, Island Hopping, Sunset Cruise, Dolphin Cruise, Night Fishing, Snorkelling Trip, Deserted Island, Robinson Crusoe, Traditional Dhoni Cruise, Cultural Trips, Night Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, Sunset Fishing, Morning Fishing, Night Time Programs; Movies, Cultural Dance Shows, Crab Race, Beach Barbecue.

Other Services; Gift Shop/Boutique, Internet Service, Wedding Renewals, TV Room/Audio, Visual Room, Reading Area/Library, Fax, High Chairs, Cribs, Turndown Service, Foreign Currency Exchange, Jewelry Shop.

DIVING

The house reef is only 15 metres from the beach. The resort has a very nice house reef. Look out for schools of snappers, soldier fish, and batfish. The reef is frequented by stingrays, sharks and turtles and it is very likely that you come across them while snorkeling or diving around the reef. It is an interesting house reef with caves and overhangs. Independent diving and night diving on the house reef is available every day.

Masks, snorkels and fins are available from the dive school for snorkeling. Guided night time snorkeling is arranged by the dive school.

From January till end of March visits to Manta points are made several times a week. In the months of September until December there is a good chance of seeing whale sharks in the area.

Boat trips are available everyday of the week. Full day, early morning, and night dive excursions are organized regularly. All the dive sites are within reach in 15 to 60 minutes by boat. Single dives to dive packages are available for certified divers.

WATER SPORTS

As one of the best places in the world for water sports, the resort has a water sports centre operated by ProDivers. It offers Catamaran sailing, windsurfing and canoeing. Beginners are offered the opportunity to learn windsurfing or catamaran sailing with an experienced member from the water sports centre, while the more skilled can rent the equipment at their own leisure. For a special day’s excursion, you can hire a catamaran for an island hopping or snorkeling excursion. One of the water sports centre staff always accompanies you on such excursions.

WEDDING

A “Sunset Wedding” at the beach, a traditional wedding ceremony on a white sandy beach, decorated with coconut palm leaves and flowers. The “Maldivian Wedding” features taste of a traditional island ceremony, truly a Maldivian experience. This package includes bridal spa treatment, double layer wedding cake, bottle of champagne, wedding dinner with wine, wedding certificate and a digital image CD. Room will be decorated to your surprise for the night.

 
 
Recreation
  Your holiday at Vakarufalhi would obviously be one of complete relaxation. However if you feel like some action the resort offers you a few choices in land and water sports. Of course no one would want the peace to be disturbed. At Vakaru we do not offer any motorized water sports that may ruin your quite day on the beach.

Table tennis, outdoor badminton court and dart board are offered for those who feel like some action. Bats and rackets are available at the resort free of charge. A volleyball court and a mini football ground provide the opportunity for those who prefer a harder game. Enjoy an afternoon game with the staff. Often mixed teams of staff and guests provide some fun not only for the players but for the onlookers as well.

Without disturbing the peace and tranquility of the island, few entertainment programs such as fortnightly soft music band with occasional disco nights, weekly underwater slide show by Dive School and weekly Maldivian Nights are organized at the resort to keep you entertained.

Take an expedition to Dhangethi, 30 minutes by boat. Catch a glimpse at the daily life in a typical village. Sample the clean streets and meet the friendly children. Dhangethi with a population of about 800 has a popular cultural centre which exhibits traditional Maldivian lifestyle, craftsmanship and occupations. The excursion is organized once a week and is a half-day excursion which takes place in the afternoon.

The full day excursion takes you around to two very different islands and a snorkeling point. The excursion begins in the morning after breakfast. First you are taken to a local inhibited island for sightseeing and shopping, then your taken to an uninhabited island for BBQ lunch. After lunch, you will have the chance to snorkel in total seclusion at a beautiful reef before heading back to Vakarufalhi.

 
 
 

Room types & Suites

Beach Bungalows
All rooms are air-conditioned and features two single or one king sized bed, overhead ceiling fan, sitting area, stocked mini bar, IDD telephone, stereo CD player and hair dryer. Each room has a small verandah facing the beach where you may relax quietly in the comfortable chairs provided. If you would like to sit and relax still closer to the beach you may use your very own sun loungers placed right in front of your room on the beach. The attached bathroom, partly open air with a small garden, is equipped with bathtub and shower with hot water and bath accessories. An additional shower in the small garden offers a pleasant choice and allows stargazers to have a bath under the open sky.