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Viceroy Maldives Resort

Shaviyani Atoll, Maldives

A true haven for the discerning adventurer, Viceroy Maldives is located in the Shaviyani Atoll on the privately owned island of Vagaru, just a 45 - 50 minute sea plane ride from Male. Viceroy has spectacular accommodation for families and couples.

At a Glance

  • Suspended in the trees is the Treehouse restaurant - a perfect spot for a sundowner

  • The Deluxe Beach Villa is the perfect home for a family to stay in during their vacation with two bedrooms

  • Relax unwind and enjoy the over-water spa

  • A great diving spot for novice and experienced divers

  • Take a private boat trip on the islands Dhoni

Beach, Family

Insider's View

For any fitness fanatics, make sure you pack your trainers and head to the overwater gym - a pretty spectacular location for a workout!

Clare Monro

Insider's View

Make sure you try Viceroy's signature iced coffee - a Vagaruccino!

Alice Moseley

Insider's View

For a perfect sun downer, head to the Tree House for a 'Kumquat Mojito' and delicious Arabic mezze dishes to nibble on.

Alice Moseley

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Viceroy Maldives Resort

Description

On the privately owned Vagaru Island lies Viceroy Maldives, one of the newest additions to the Shaviyani Atoll spread across 17 acres of pristine, palm- tree covered land encircling a turquoise blue lagoon.

The island provides innovative levels of seclusion and luxury set within a spectacular locale with fantastic accommodation for families in two bedroom beach villas and couples over the water.

The resort is comprised of 61 Villas with 32 over the water and 29 on the beach. Each Villa is designed with the intent to have maximum privacy, either on the lagoon or on the beach by providing ample distance between each of the villas to maintain intimacy and space for the guests. The resort's 61 villas resemble the hull of an inverted Maldivian "dhoni" (a traditional fishing boat) and occupy the vast areas on the beach and lagoon.

With five dining venues to choose from, every taste is catered for by cuisines from all corners of the world. For those who are looking for something more original and exotic the Tree House restaurant is the perfect location for sun downers and Middle Eastern inspired dishes.

Suspended over the Indian Ocean stands the luxurious spa villas, offering a comprehensive menu of treatments. The yoga pavilion is perfectly placed to greet the sun at the beginning of the day and end of its journey through the Maldivian sky.

Accommodation

The resort is comprised 61 Dhoni inspired villas, all with over sized plunge pools. 32 of these villas are overwater, and the remainder having direct access to the beach. Each villa is designed with the intent to have maximum privacy, either on the lagoon or on the beach. The villas are incredibly spacious, some of the largest in the Maldives. All villas include: private sundecks with ocean views, bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, chaise longues on decking, coffee machine, minibar, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, 24hr laundry services, 24hr in villa dining, twice daily housekeeping, wifi, mac mini, phone, bellman/porter services.

Beach Villa

Cloistered on the water's edge, the Beach Villas offer generous living spaces surrounded by a lush screen of greenery. Past the shower and the tub in the bedroom's spacious en-suite bathroom, discover a door that opens out to the villa's private garden. The intimate garden area holds an outdoor shower and oversized plunge pool on the sundeck, leading directly onto the soft sand of the beach or up to the open spaces of the living area.

Deluxe Beach Villa

Nestled between lush gardens and the soft sand of the island's edge lay the Deluxe Beach Villas, with private plunge pools and incredible views beyond the windows of the soaring interiors. Each of our Deluxe Beach Villa have floor to ceiling windows, soaring ceilings that rise above the master bedroom, spacious living room and en-suite bathroom with its own outdoor shower nestled in a private garden. The villa has a second floor loft, where the daybed provides additional space for lounging or just soaking in the panoramic views. Adjoining to the master bedroom is a second bedroom with two twin beds and an attached bathroom, ideal for families and couples alike.

Water Villa

Live suspended over the lagoon in a spacious Water Villa, each positioned a considerable distance from neighbors. Overlooking the soothing lagoon views, the villas are expansive and full of light while retaining an intimate feel. From the tiered deck, choose to relax in the private plunge pool or dive off into the lagoon’s seductive blue waters.

Deluxe Water Villa

Perched atop the lagoon, enjoy the bright spaciousness and privacy of the Deluxe Water Villas. From the deck, dip into the private plunge pool or just relax, savoring the sweeping views. The generous spaces in the two-story Deluxe Water Villas allow for personalized living, and feature a second-floor loft with convertible furnishings that provide a relaxing spot on a lazy afternoon to enjoy the beauty of the sun setting into the Indian Ocean.

Royal Villa

For guests seeking the very best that the Maldives has to offer, the Viceroy's three bedroom Royal Villa is the only option, the largest of its kind in the Maldives—where absolute privacy combines with the ultimate in spaciousness and amenities. The generous living room overlooks the lagoon through floor-to-ceiling windows, and the split-level deck holds a 60 square meter plunge pool just steps from the water. The Villa's living area is designed for entertaining, with the dining room and fully stocked bar connecting the media lounge and a game room with a champion-sized pool table. Guests in the lower level's two bedrooms can easily dip in the lagoon or the private plunge Jacuzzi off their individual decks, each furnished with sun loungers and an outdoor shower. Designed for unparalleled seclusion and luxury, the master suite is designed for privacy and savoring the singular views of sunrise and sunset over the lagoon and the Indian Ocean.

Childcare

Children are welcome to come and stay at Viceroy Maldives Resort. The resort has a children's program called Generation V where they can have fun and at the same time have an educational experience by learning about the Maldivian culture and history. Respecting the environment will be the main focus in all supervised activities, such as kite making/flying, shell painting, and safe snorkeling.

Open 7 days a week from 9:00 am to 12 Noon and 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Babysitting services available upon request, 24 hour prior notice is required. The club is open for children from the age of 4 - 18.

Facilities

Caught in the embrace of the Indian Ocean, the five distinct dining venues capture the essence of Europe, the “Spice Trade Routes” from Asia to Middle East. Guests can select casual or elegant dining options, choosing from menus that please every palate. Additionally, the resort offers 24-hour

In-Villa Dining service.

Vista

For dinner, flavors of the East and West are prepared and presented in a contemporary style, whilst preserving the authentic flavors of each origin.

Treehouse

The Treehouse lures guests with its exotic flavors of the Middle East and features a selection of hot or cold mezzes from the region.

Anguru

Anguru will offer the finest selection of guests' favorite lunch items, ranging from organic salads, grilled fish, gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas, along with a subtle influence from the east, offering favorite wok dishes such as Nasi Goreng, wok-fried lobster noodles, and glass noodle Thai salad.

Cerchio & AOC

Cerchio, is ideal for those looking for a quiet evening to celebrate a special occasion or a romantic candle-lit dinner. At the Wine Cellar, AOC, guests can find a wide spectrum of wines to accommodate taste, price, and occasion.

Vista

For dinner, flavors of the East and West are prepared and presented in a contemporary style, whilst preserving the authentic flavors of each origin.

Treehouse

The Treehouse lures guests with its exotic flavors of the Middle East and features a selection of hot or cold mezzes from the region.

Cerchio

Anguru will offer the finest selection of guests' favorite lunch items, ranging from organic salads, grilled fish cooked to guests' liking, gourmet burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas, along with a subtle influence from the east, offering favorite wok dishes such as Nasi Goreng, wok-fried lobster noodles, and glass noodle Thai salad.

Cerchio and AOC

Cerchio, is ideal for those looking for a quiet evening to celebrate a special occasion or a romantic candle-lit dinner. At the Wine Cellar, AOC, guests can find a wide spectrum of wines to accommodate taste, price, and occasion.

Activities

The island has their own diving center operated by Best Dives Maldives which can offer courses for beginners and those certified divers who want to explore the underwater world. The Shaviyani Attoll is relatively undiscovered making it home to a rich marine life. A range of water sports, both motorized and non-motorized, are available at the resort. Guests can arrange fishing trips out in the deep sea, at sunset, or out at a deserted island. Embrace the adrenaline rush of windsurfing, waterskiing, kayaking, catamaran sailing, wake boarding and deep sea fishing at the Viceroy Maldives.

Spa

Step into a sanctuary balanced between the sounds of the sea and the horizon's edge. In the over-water Spa Villas, guests can choose from curated program options that embrace services such as, specialized massage techniques, yoga practices and dietary guidance. Viceroy Signature Journeys, a carefully chosen series of Ayurvedic, regional and traditional treatments, gently guide the guest from simple relaxation to a state of complete renewal. The spa's aim is for guests to reclaim an inner harmony through holistic therapies harnessed from the sun, the ocean and native culture.

Guests can stretch, revitalize and energize in our extensive fitness pavilion with the latest in cardio and strength equipment. For those who prefer introspective exercise, we provide an array of yoga lessons daily, with both private and group instruction available. Every morning, early risers are invited to join our complimentary yoga class where they can start the day by greeting the sunrise.

Location & Directions

Shaviyani Atoll, Maldives

Viceroy Maldives is located in Shaviyani Atoll, 192 km from the capital island of Malé and the International Airport. On the Maldives' uncharted northern edge, the resort is located on the private island of Vagaru, over 17 acres of palm trees and pristine sand encircling a blue lagoon. Easily accommodated via seaplane taxi, less than an hour's flight from the main island of Malé.

When to go

The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.

February to April is the hottest period and resorts are almost all operating at capacity during this period. Mid-December to early January comes at even more of a premium due to Christmas and New Year and prices are even higher. Easter and the Italian vacation week in August also attract peak prices at most resorts.

Storms are more likely from May to November, though it’s still warm, skies can be cloudy and the humidity is higher. This is the low season, with fewer people and lower prices, with the exception of August.

Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of any atoll from May to November and from the eastern side of any atoll December to April.

The surfing season runs from March to October, which is when resorts are cheapest.

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