Seclusion, Privacy, and Luxury: Viceroy Maldives Resort on Vagaru Island

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This resort’s site gives you a picture of where you’re headed right away: “A true haven for the discerning adventurer, Viceroy Maldives provides innovative levels of seclusion and luxury set within a spectacular locale … Shaviyani Atoll, 192 km (129 miles) 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.” If that sounds good to you, the reality of this Viceroy Maldives will no doubt be even better. Blending seclusion with comfort is their aim, with 61 villas that claim to be the most spacious accommodations in all of the Maldives — with unique curved rooflines modeled after the Maldivian “dhoni,” native fishing boats.

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In a beach villa, the door to your private garden opens directly from the tub area of the en-suite bathroom. In this private garden is an outdoor shower, as well as the sundeck to catch some rays after a quick cooling plunge. Water villas are just that: suspended over the lagoon, with tiered decks from which diving is easy. Hungry? A variety of gourmet treats awaits in three separate dining venues — or have meals catered to your villa, available 24 hours a day. Need to do some laps? The resort’s infinity pool lets you get a good workout, and a cooling beverage afterward, at the Anguru Bar. And don’t forget a pampering massage or spa treatment, once more in an overwater setting. Truth to tell, however, the entire resort is a pampering experience — designed that way by Viceroy to cater to you in every detail.

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