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Unveiling Six Reasons to Celebrate the Six-Year Milestone at Vakkaru Maldives

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As Vakkaru Maldives marks its 6th anniversary this December, the resort commemorates a journey filled with extraordinary achievements and memorable experiences.

Since opening its doors on 17 December 2017, Vakkaru Maldives has emerged as a world-renowned leading private island sanctuary, offering unparalleled luxury levels of service, and creating cherished memories for a growing community of loyal guests. Here are six reasons to return or to visit Vakkaru Maldives for the first time!

1. Luxury Redefined with New Three- & Four-Bedroom Beach Pool Residence

This accommodation can be adapted to guests’ preferences, making it an ideal choice for families or groups seeking an elevated beach getaway. The main residence has a large 42-sqm swimming pool and a spacious terrace with an outdoor gazebo overlooking the Indian Ocean. The third and fourth bedrooms have their own Beach Villa with Plunge Pool connected to the main residence, with its 12-sqm whirlpool.

2. Enhanced Two Bedroom Beach Residences and Villas.

The two-bedroom Residences now boast a newly built indoor living lounge for additional relaxation space. At the same time, the Beach Pool Villas have been upgraded with larger swimming pools for an even more luxurious swim experience.

3. Multiple Wins at World Travel Awards 2023

Endorsing Vakkaru’s positioning as a leading luxury resort, for the fourth consecutive year, Vakkaru has been recognized with multiple awards at the prestigious World Travel Awards 2023. These include:

● World’s Leading Luxury Honeymoon Resort 2023

● Indian Ocean’s Leading Hotel Suite 2023

● Indian Ocean’s Leading Resort 2023

● Maldives’ Leading Hotel Suite 2023

4. On Resort Photo Studio

The newly constructed photo studio by Yash Lightroom offers guests unique opportunities to plan personalized, professional photoshoots, for those cherished memories.

5. New Marine Experiences

The resort has introduced an array of new marine experiences led by our new marine biologist, Lydia Glinski. The programmes are designed for young explorers and adults including “Be A Marine Biologist for a Day,” dedicated PADI speciality diving courses and a Coral Adoption programme.

6. Key Appointments in Sales & Marketing Team

Vakkaru Maldives announced two key appointments to its Sales & Marketing team, Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing, Sian Thomas, with over two decades of experience and having previously served as the Director of Sales & Marketing, in leading Luxury Resorts in the Maldives and Dubai.

Afaag Ibrahim, a Maldivian with a great reputation and exceptional leadership skills, joined as Director of Sales.

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You & Me Maldives: Creating Memories for Five Years!

Just 5 years ago, You & Me by the Cocoon Collection celebrated it's grand opening.

The five-star private resort celebrated its grand opening back in 2019, marking the start of a new era for the Cocoon Collection. In addition to You & Me Maldives, the Cocoon Collection features two additional resorts in the Maldives – Cocoon Maldives and Joy Island. Moreover, the brand also features properties in Zanzibar as well as Sri Lanka.

About You & Me Maldives

You & Me Maldives is easily reachable through a scenic 45-minute seaplane ride, or a 20-minute speedboat ride from Ifuru domestic airport. This adults-only island features some of the most scenic beaches as well as romantic villas, making it perfect for every occasion. You & Me Maldives is the ideal resort for honeymoons, anniversaries, or a spot to say ‘I do’. As an adults-only island, the resort is not only enjoyed by couples, but it has also become a favourite spot for solo travellers as well.

Villa Categories in You & Me Maldives

You & Me Maldives features a total of 109 rooms, with 99 of them being overwater villas. The Villas are split into seven different categories, offering something for everyone to enjoy. You & Me brings a rustic feel to its villas with handmade wood furnishing!

  • Manta Villa – The Manta Villa has a lagoon view, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful sunrises of the Maldives. In addition to a polished wooden floor and a king-sized bed, the Manta Villa also has a seaside deck with the most breathtaking view.
  • The Dolphin Villa – This villa also brings travellers a lagoon view facing the beautiful sunsets. Here, guests can sit on the seaside deck and enjoy the most mesmerising sunsets they have ever seen!
  • Dolphin Pool with Villa – This rustic water villa is another category where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets. This villa category is perfect if you love the ocean but also want to enjoy the luxury of having a private infinity pool!
  • Beach Suite with Pool – This villa category takes you back to the beach, and a beautiful sunrise view. The spacious room with a rustic feel is the perfect villa to enjoy the white sandy beaches of the Maldives. The villa category also features a private pool with a day bed!
  • Aqua Suite with Slide – This is one of the ideal water villas, perfect for a romantic or adventurous getaway. In addition to a couple’s bathtub, the villa also features newly installed waterslides. This new addition allows you to slide right into the crystal-clear waters from your villa!
  • Aqua Suite with Pool – This villa category is perfect for a luxurious getaway. Featuring a private infinity pool that gives you direct access to the ocean, the Aqua Suite with Pool also faces the sunset view.
  • You & Me Suite – This is the largest suite in the resort, giving you full privacy and luxury. The suite features a master bedroom, a bathroom with a couple’s bathtub and a separate shower. Guests also get a huge living space with a pool table, a recreation room with a private gym and massage beds.

Underwater Dining at H2O Restaurant

One of the unique features of You & Me Maldives is its beautiful underwater restaurant. A first of its kind, the underwater restaurant offers you a 360-degree view, allowing you to take in the mesmerising underwater world of the Maldives. Here, guests are offered a unique Michelin-star dining experience. In addition to the opportunity to dine at this beautiful restaurant, guests can also host their special ceremonies here. There is no better way to take your Maldives trip to the next level. Say ‘I Do’ at an underwater restaurant, with beautiful corals and fishes surrounding you.

Dining Outlets

You & Me Maldives offers guests six different dining outlets. At this resort, there is no lack of options.

  • H2O by Andrea Berton – H2O is the perfect place for celebrations. In addition to a unique dining experience, it’s also the perfect photo spot!
  • The Sand – This is the main restaurant of the resort. Here, guests can enjoy live cooking stations catering to international meals.
  • Green Carpet – If you’re looking for an Urban-chic dining outlet, Green Carpet is the perfect spot. The restaurant is located by the pool, allowing you to get your favourite pool snacks and drinks without wandering off too far.
  • Rising Sun – Craving Japanese food? The Rising Sun restaurant at You & Me Maldives brings you the most mouth-watering Asian flavours.
  • La Pasta – La Pasta is the perfect communical beachside restaurant to fulfil your Italian cravings. Pasta and freshly made pizza on the beach? there is nothing quite like it!
  • Cheers Bar – located near the main pool, Cheers Bar brings you a variety of cocktails, mocktails and more! This is also the perfect place to enjoy live music and entertainment every single night.

Picture Perfect with IM Studio

When you’re at such a beautiful location, it’s absolutely criminal to not get the picture-perfect shots. Whether you’re looking to book a wedding photo-shoot, or even a few clicks at H2O underwater restaurant IM Studio has got your back. Although the latest iPhone might be able to capture your Instagram reels, there is nothing like booking a session with a professional photographer.

If you’re at You & Me Maldives, you can locate IM Studio right on the property. Here, you can customise your photoshoot, or even book through their DMs and plan your photoshoot in advance. In addition to capturing the perfect shots, IM Studio also helps you create the perfect reels and videos – making memories for a lifetime!

You & Me Maldives is the perfect place to rekindle your romance, or find your soulmate. As they say, love is in the air! Book your stay at You & Me and enjoy the Villas, Spa, Dining outlets, the photo studio and so much more.

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