“Helena x Thebetterplaces träumte von Ihrem Honeymoon auf den Malediven, wir durften diesen Traum umsetzen. Eine wunderschöne Lovestory für die Ewigkeit entstand.
Vakkaru Maldives is a new luxury hotel in the Baa Atoll, which was opened in December 2017. So what does Vakkaru mean? Here a small side information. As the Island used to be a coconut plantation, they called the hotel after the timber of the coconut: Vakkaru. The hotel has the perfect combination of new technologies and the authentic island feeling. It’s an absolute fantastic place to spend your honeymoon.
LET´S GET STARTED
After arriving at Malé International Airport (the capital of the Maldives), we were picked up by the Vakkaru staff and were brought to the waterplane, which flew us 30 minutes to the Island of Vakkaru. Entering the small plane, we noticed that our captains fly barefoot. Yes, our honeymoon on the Maldives began.
After a beautiful flight over Maldives islands, we landed at Vakkaru, where the General Manager, the Marketing and Communication Manager Maria and our personal butler Sam waited for us with traditional music and refreshing towels. What a welcome!
There was no checking in at the reception because each butler takes care of everything and escort their clients to a golf cart to bring them directly to their villas. What a service! I only realized they had a proper reception at the end of our stay. Our butler Sam was the BEST! He organized everything perfectly for us, also champagne as a welcome in our room.
OUR HOME FOR NINE DAYS
I am still dreaming about this place. We stayed in an “Over Water Villa” at the end of the pier, since as honeymooners, we wanted to have full privacy. And the villa was perfect! Decorated in a very stylish, modern, but still cozy way with earthy and sandy colors with a view on the wide ocean. The whole villa was operated by an iPad: the lights, the air-condition and even the curtains opened with only one swipe. But don’t worry, for all of you, who don’t like using iPads or modern technology, you can also do everything manually. The house, which looked like a wooden hut on the sea, was more equipped with technology then my flat in Munich.