Maldivian Island Experience – Located in the North-West edge of Malé Atoll in the Maldives, The 5-star resort offers a truly Maldivian experience by incorporating aspects of local tradition sand cultures, structural design – fused together with bursts of chic tropical vibes.
VARU is positioned as a contemporary and ‘Naturally Maldivian’ resort experience with 108 Villas dotted around the white sandy beaches and expanding over the turquoise lagoons onto three jetties with the over-water accommodation options.
95m² – Live close to nature in our inviting Maldives Overwater villa – split across three water villa jetties spanning around the South-Western side of VARU island. All the over-water villas come with signature Maldivian style interiors, with wooden floors and high ceilings. The interiors contrast and compliment the exotic Indian Ocean surroundings of the island
75m² – Embrace the charms of the lush tropical setting in this cossetting one-bedroom beach villa featuring natural materials of wood and stone and a pleasing minimalist design. The high-ceilinged wooden roof, cream-coloured walls and floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door create an airy ambience washed in bright, natural light.
95m² – 95m² – Escape to an enchanting retreat at our Maldives Overwater pool villa a moment from the crystal-clear turquoise lagoon. This meticulously designed space offers the best of modern living with state of the art comforts. Everything here echoes the exotic Indian Ocean surroundings of the island – from Maldivian style interiors to appealing tropical highlights. The spacious veranda comes with a private 10m² infinity pool – perfect for a refreshing swim surrounded by the romantic lagoon views.
175m² – Open a beautiful wooden door, your portal to a picturesque island hideaway. This family suite with two connected bedrooms is perfect for families travelling to the Maldives with up to four children. Exceptionally spacious interiors with plush furnishing and Maldivian design touches create a stylish indoor space where you can unwind, read, or enjoy quiet family time at our Maldives private beach villas.
90m² – Beach Villas with Pool are situated along the palm-fringed shore, just steps from the pristine white sandy beach. Relax in well-appointed interiors with natural wood and stone highlights, minimalistic design with splashes of colour and decorative items. The spacious outdoor deck is surrounded by lush green vegetation and a 10m² private infinity pool.
155m² – Stay in an aquatic paradise. Located at the end of a wooden jetty this stand-alone Water Suite offers uninterrupted sunset views and absolute privacy for a truly romantic lagoon stay. Interiors feature a lavishly furnished master bedroom, a living room with a pantry, and a luxurious bathroom. Enjoy special benefits like in-villa services.
330m² – Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and with easy access to the beach, our three exclusive Majlis Suites are an oasis of tranquillity. Built around a beautiful courtyard with a stunning 45m² private plunge pool, this secluded suite offers two bedrooms, a master bedroom on the first floor and another on the ground floor. A vast oceanview living-cum-dining room with an adjoining mini-library and a bedroom for the au pair adds to the comfort. With the soft sandy beach and shimmering lagoon just a few steps away, have a rendezvous with nature from the comfort of your beach hideaway.
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Explore the world’s first underwater wine cellar before you reach a dining room totally surrounded by the sea. Watch sharks, turtles and tropical fish swim by as you savour gourmet dining at its finest.
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Ascend for lounge cocktails as a sunset tapestry unfolds. Expand your view of the galaxy at the Maldives’ first over water observatory. Stargaze through the Maldives’ most powerful telescope. Learn about the constellations and planets with our storytelling SKY Guru. Discover extraordinary experiences that enlighten couple’s romance and family adventure.
Select your lobster fresh from the sea. Pick your seat surrounding the centre of the action. Chefs put on a show for every guest each night, as the ocean breeze blows beneath the thatched roof.
Spice offers up the fiery flavours of Asia served with exquisite flair. Watch speciality chefs from across the region at work in the show kitchen, preparing spicy appetisers, authentic tandoori and curries, wok-fried delicacies and fresh seafood.
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Indulge in an international gourmet breakfast with live stations and à la carte signature dishes served with chilled sparkling wine. Kickstart your day with a freshly brewed coffee or refreshing juice.
The ambiance at Manzaru changes throughout the day, with poolside refreshments and snacks served all afternoon. Refreshing ice creams are available poolside. Enjoy a selection of comfort foods with a twist, featuring the freshest seafood. For dessert, try a wide range of sweet treats including a delicious tiramisu.
Natural torches light the way to your beautifully set table on an isolated sandbank. A pristine white tablecloth shimmers gently in the breeze. Let our expert chef prepare carefully crafted Maldivian and fusion cuisine with the freshest local and organic ingredients. Or step aboard a private yacht to set sail on the Indian Ocean. As sunset approaches, dine on gourmet fare with your loved one with a paintbox of colours streaking the sky. Add a fine wine from our award-winning wine cellar to complement the meal.
Choose to dine in your villa or dining pavilion any time you like. Whether breakfast for the family before a day’s excursion or a picnic lunch by the pool, opt for a time that suits you. A selection of favourites is available, and special requests are catered for too. Make an occasion of dinner with friends as you watch fishes swim by your deck or unwind with a casual get-together in your private sala.
Engage with the rich and diverse culinary culture through an immersive cooking class. With a myriad of influences from trading nations, Maldivian food is a delight to experience. Choose your preferred dishes for a tailored class using local ingredients. Enjoy your creations with a glass of wine, appreciating the natural beauty of your surrounds. Leave with your newfound skills, recipes, a certificate and Spice Spoons memorabilia.
Our spa treatments marry time-tested techniques from the East with pure indigenous ingredients. Collaborating with award-winning brands such as 111Skin, Subtle Energies, and Studio Révérence by Bastien Gonzalez, our treatments are curated to offer our guests purposeful rituals catering to physical and emotional wellbeing needs. Design your spa journey, choosing from body treatments and massages, facials, couple’s rituals, beautifying, and multi-day wellness retreats designed to recalibrate and heal.
Nestled amongst lush swaying palms, discover a fitness haven for all fitness levels. Surrounded by sweeping views, relax your eyes and mind whilst you work out in peace.
Explore your tranquil water element by discovering the magical underwater world that lies below. Whether you choose to scuba dive or snorkel you can rest assured that our experienced instructors, first class rental equipment, comfortable Dhonis (Maldivian boats) and many dive sites cater for beginner and experienced divers alike. For a more relaxed sightseeing excursion in the shallow waters or across the lagoon try a sturdy kayak ride.
Offers excitement and action for kids aged 4-6 yrs. old. Qualified superviors provide endless fun through exploration and crafts. Creativity is stoked through different themes.