Viceroy Maldives, Shaviyani Atoll, Maldives
A constellation of islands lay in the shimmering waters of the Indian Ocean, where the last true vision of paradise can be found. Less than an hour’s flight from Malé, up to The Maldives‘ uncharted northern edge, beckons an island of singular beauty. Over 17 acres of palm-edged, pristine sand stands Viceroy Maldives, where 61 villas encircle a lagoon of startling blue. Here, seclusion and rejuvenation are realized within a world of total luxury.
A true haven for the discerning adventurer, Viceroy Maldives provides innovative levels of seclusion and luxury set within a spectacular locale. The resort leaves no detail unanswered; with Viceroy’s unparalleled service complementing Yabu Pushelberg’s perfectly designed elemental interiors and carefully crafted lounge areas. Five dining venues, including the alluring, Middle Eastern-inspired décor of the central Treehouse restaurant, offer everything from casual beachside cuisine, Pan Asian and European fare to intimate fine dining experience with a wine cellar and a private chef‘s table.
The award-winning interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg created the interiors of Viceroy Maldives by drawing inspiration from the islands’ natural beauty and culture, utilizing only the necessary elements in order to avoid competition with the unsurpassed location. Using naturally rustic materials and patterns in a modern way allows the resort to exude sophistication without feeling ostentatious.
From the moment guests arrive on property by seaplane and are transported to their villas by golf cart, they will feel an ultimate sense of calm. Whether lounging in an oversized daybed overlooking the lagoon, socializing beachside at the resort‘s infinity pool, or relaxing with children in the playful Kids‘ Zone, Viceroy Maldives exceeds the expectations of even the most discerning guest.
The Maldives resort of Vagaru is not just a haven for relaxation; the island provides a wealth of activities from the expansive water sports centre to world-class diving, snorkelling or deep sea fishing excursions. Guests can enjoy the ocean’s wildlife from the resort‘s house reef or on the open sea while young explorers investigate their very own Kids’ Zone.
Location and Transfers
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. Access to Vagaru is easily accommodated via seaplane, less than an hour‘s flight from the main island of Malé.
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.
Beach Villas – 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 ensuite 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 Villas – 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 the Deluxe Beach Villas have floor to ceiling windows, soaring ceilings that rise above the master bedroom, spacious living room and ensuite 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 the master bedroom is a second bedroom with two twin beds and an attached bathroom, ideal for families and couples alike
Water Villas – live suspended over the lagoon in a spacious Water Villa, each positioned a considerable distance from neighbours. 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 Villas – 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, savouring the sweeping views. The generous spaces in the two-storey 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 sqm 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 games 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 savouring the singular views of sunrise and sunset over the lagoon and the Indian Ocean
Vista – from sunrise through to the day’s end, guests can soak up the view of the pool and lagoon while enjoying a relaxed dining experience. Every day begins with an abundance of choices for breakfast, providing guests with both Western and Asian selections. For dinner, flavours of the East and West are prepared and presented in a contemporary style, whilst preserving the authentic flavours of each origin
Cerchio & AOC – poised above Vista, the signature restaurant, Cerchio, is ideal for those looking for a quiet evening to celebrate a special occasion or a romantic candle-lit dinner. Food prepared is a modern interpretation of fine Italian cuisine inspired by preservation of the authentic flavours of home style cooking, enhanced by a fine selection of Italian and international wines
At the Wine Cellar, AOC, guests can find a wide spectrum of wines to accommodate taste, price, and occasion
Anguru – for those who can’t bear to leave the water’s edge, the Pool Bar & Grill provides ample choice for daytime dining. Private cabanas are at guests’ disposal and can be reserved fully stocked with a pre-set selection of beverages, a perfect way to spend the day lounging and overlooking the lagoon. As the sun sets, the freshest seafood and fine cuts are prepared to guests’ tastes straight from the outdoor grill
Treehouse – The Treehouse lures guests with its exotic flavours of the Middle East and features a selection of hot or cold mezzes from the region. The Treehouse has an ideal location at the island’s southernmost tip; generous cushions and loungers are artfully placed to allow guests to choose an intimate or livelier setting
In-Villa Dining – at any hour of the day or night, a selection of small plates, snacks and entrees can be brought to the villa’s deck or living area. Special menus can also be planned for intimate dinner served in the celebrated Viceroy style, on the guest’s deck, on the beach, or on a deserted island in the Indian Ocean
Vai – the Resort’s Spa Café will offer an organic and fresh approach to spa cuisine. Accommodating guests who have chosen to indulge in the holistic, regenerating benefits of the extensive spa therapies, Vai focuses on healthy cuisine, providing optimal nutrition incorporating flavours of the sub-continent and the west. Fresh juices plus the home-grown wheatgrass juice station ensure that spa guests start the day in a cleansing and detoxifying way
Facilities and Activities
Yoga is available
Dive & Water Sports Centre – SCUBA Diving, snorkelling (House-Reef just offshore), windsurfing, waterskiing, kayaking, catamaran sailing, wakeboarding and deep sea fishing are offered
Generation V – children’s programme, welcomes children aged 4 to 12 years