Viceroy Maldives Resort opens on Vagaru Island
In what looks like nothing short of a complete treat for the eye and soul of a beach vacationer, the Viceroy Maldives Resorts proves to be another retreat on Vagaru Island, which promises everything the beach vacationer could possibly seek in terms of a break from hectic city life. The Maldives has always been a ultimate destination for anyone that may take a liking for sea side adventures and vacations, and having direct access to the most pristine waters of the Indian Ocean is main bonus point. From water sports to exotic cuisines and spa treatments, the Viceroy Resort reserves the right to completely rejuvenate you, and leave deep footmarks in your memory, regarding the time spent here on the Vagaru group of islands.
Location: The Viceroy Maldives Resort is situated on the Vagaru Island, which forms the Maldives as a nation, which is entirely based within the Indian Ocean. With the waters varying from dark blue or a lighter shade of aquatic blue, the edges of the island barricaded by a stream of palm trees, nature’s best gifts are put together in an ideal setting for the resort. The convenience of being able to shuffle from mainland Male within a little over an hour, as well as enjoying the privacy of a remote island, there is nothing which could ever be a hindrance or inconvenience for guests here. For accommodation, there are 61 different villas with each one having its own set of amenities, to ensure that luxury is never compromised upon.
Accommodation: There are a total of 5 categories of accommodation available for book from: beach villa, deluxe beach villa, water villa, deluxe water villa, and the royal villa. Very much the Maldives flavored set up, each of the villas have been designed keeping in mind the shape of a ‘Dhoni’, which is a traditional boat used in these areas. All of them have a common set of amenities which include a private swimming pool, sundeck, chaise lounge chairs, spacious bathroom, outdoor and indoor showers, Mac mini PC, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini bar, coffee machine, 24-hour laundry service, and in-room dining arrangements.
The Beach Villa includes a secluded location on around the edges of the sea, and offers a private garden amongst other things. Just like the other villas, it enjoys privacy, but also the unique experience of a plunge pool, and an external shower area amongst others. It’s also known for the views of greenery around.
The Deluxe Beach Villa has all the benefits of a general beach villa, but carries with the additional benefit of having direct access to the beach area, as well as the vast expanse of greenery around. Apart from the private garden, there is the floor to ceiling windows, which further allows nature to be direct view of guests. For accommodation, there is the twin sharing bedroom alongside the master suite, which makes it ideal for couples and small families.
The Water villa is all about being in the water, as the villa is suspended for the lagoon below. Even though there is considerable privacy due to its distance with any other villa, it places the whole arrangement right in the middle of the water body, giving views which are unparalleled truly. Natural lighting is never really a problem.
The Deluxe Water Villa is rather similar to the general category; instead this one has an additional floor, where one can set up modular furniture and chairs to get the best of the oceanic and water lagoon views. This space could be an ideal zone for photography for some nature photography as well.
The Royal Villa is the premium of all accommodation arrangements at the resort, which offers a 3-bedroom setup and other amenities like floor to ceiling glass windows, a 60 square meter plunge pool, a media lounge, fully fledged bar, and a champion category pool table area. The ones staying at the lower level of this villa, could also gain a direct and private access to the lagoon area for some scuba diving.
Dining: Mainly targeted at the most discerning of diners for the resort, there are 7 different options to choose from based on the ambience in each of these outlets.
Vista is the premier place for enjoying a thoroughly loaded breakfast, which would offer a variety of Eastern and Western cuisine based selections. There is also the option of selecting from the healthy section which offers low fat food like yogurts, fresh fruits, apart from some tradionaly complaint options.
Cerchio is the place to be indulging in Italian delicacies, in a rather intimate setup. One can enjoy the candle lit dinner amidst privacy and an apt ambience. This outlet also boasts of a huge selection of Italian and International wines.
AOC is the specialist zone for wine connoisseurs and enthusiasts alike, where every occasion and theme has an accompanying wine. From the vineyards of France to those of Italy, the variety is extensive for selection. The added advantage is the option of either having a private session of 2 or 3 people, or a group event for around 14 people at the same time. This would appeal to families, couples, and even friends’ groups as well.
Treehouse is the outlet capturing the flavors and theme of the Middle East at best. Set within the lap of nature, one can soak in the nature outside, while tasting the finest selection of Arabian dishes, along with smoking seeshas or enjoying post dinner drinks. The low laying seating arrangement with plush cushion takes one into a phase of Middle Eastern royalty.
Anguru is the pool bar and grill, and the ideal zone for those who have weakness for seafood. Apart from the wide menu of beverages, the selection of seafood is extensive too which also brings in the specialties of each region including the grill areas. From lunch and dinner in the general area to the private cabanas, the guests have some options for the ambience as well.
Vai is the place which caters to guests who have refreshed themselves at the resort’s spa. Fresh juices like the local specialty of fresh made wheatgrass juice is ideal for being an accompaniment to the refreshing and healing experience at the spa. Also a host of fresh fruits are on offers, which help the detoxifying experience of various therapies.
In Villa dining, is when one wouldn’t prefer to go in any of the restaurants and bars. Available 24-hours a day, one can enjoy special menus within the privacy of their villas, and could even setup the ambience as per a chosen theme.
The Spa experience: When one leads a life in the hustle and bustle of industrial cities, detoxifying and emerging refreshed and healed becomes a top priority. From the spa boutique which offers products from Ila and Valmont, essential oils, yoga specific clothing, music, gift items, and even books, one can opt for the Yoga sessions from fully trained personnel at the resort, or perhaps sweat it out in the modern fitness center which has equipment for strength and cardio enhancement. The facilities available to spa guests would include the spa villas which private changing areas, steam showers, and also hydraulic treatment areas. The couples suite is a more private setting with the Vichy shower, plunge pool for 2 people, along with the nail and hair styling suite.
Recreation activities: Apart from what has been stated above, one can enjoy a host of other activities on offer. They would include scuba diving, wake boarding, wind surfing, catamaran sailing, fishing trips, and kayaking. For those families who have kids within the age group of 12-14, they can utilize the services of the Generation V kids’ zone, where entertainment and education take place hand in hand. One could even take up exotic hobbies like shell painting, kite making and flying, and supervised snorkeling.
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