Luxury! This word screams a perfect place to relax on exclusive private islands with exotic and premium facilities. Located in the Indian Ocean’s turquoise waters, Varu by Atmosphere reflects elegance and comfort. Away from tourist crowds’ cacophony, the 5-star resort offers an authentic Maldivian luxury hospitality experience.
From a tranquil spa experience to specialty fine- dining, this resort is perfect for a romantic getaway with your partner,. This exquisite tropical getaway with a philosophy of unique and personalized experiences is also one of the best options for adventure- seekers.
Varu by Atmosphere: A beach paradise
Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts’ newest luxury property, Varu in the local Dhivehi dialect, means strength, resilience, and life in abundance. Intricate and sophisticated décor, rooms with contemporary architecture with a tropical setting offer an authentic Maldivian experience. Varu by Atmosphere offers a fancy stay across 108 villas & suites in 8 categories.
All beach-front villas and suites feature a direct view of white sandy beaches and five categories. Each accommodation has a traditional Maldivian interior of wood and stone, open-air washrooms, and a private wooden deck with sun loungers. However, the beach & family beach villa with a pool comes with a private plunge pool.
The ultra-luxury Maljis suite is a ground + 1 accommodation with a private pool in the courtyard. It also has a private veranda overlooking the lagoon. This suite also has a wooden swing along with a dining room and an adjoining mini-library.
The resort’s water villas and suites are spread across three separate jetties around the South-Western side of the Island. Every water villa has a private wooden deck with sunbeds overlooking the ocean.
Perched on stilts, these villas offer infinity pools and a wooden staircase leading into the lagoon. They also have an in-villa minibar stocked with snacks, alcohol, chocolates, etc. With wooden pale blue interiors, the water suite comes with unique amenities like an infinity pool. It also has a glass-enclosed rain shower, and a wine refrigerator.
A gourmet dining experience
Varu by Atmosphere’s gastronomical experience takes you on a mouth-watering culinary journey through Europe, Asia, and the Maldives. From a buffet to a live-kitchen and beach-front dining, this luxury resort has it all. The exquisite dishes are specially curated to cater to the taste buds of every guest. The finest gourmet creations are prepared across different restaurants with picture-perfect settings for every mood.
Lime and Chili
The all-day dining restaurant serves a wide range of hot/cold breakfast buffets with a touch of local flavors. With an option for open-air seating, Lime and Chili also offer salad and grill bars, choicest seafood, and desserts.
NU means blue in Dhivehi, the local language. It is an over-water fine-dining seafood restaurant. With a stunning view of the lagoons, seafood at NU is prepared with the freshest local catch. It also has a sunset rooftop bar, and guests can also feast on a three-course Italian, Mediterranean or French cuisine. Some of the recommended dishes are- Lagoon crab risotto, Bouillabaisse, etc.
Varu’s pool bar offers a specially curated menu of wine, beer, spirits, cocktails, mocktails, and coffee, and tea selection. Guests can also order from a menu of bar snacks. If you want to go with something simple and classic, Long Island iced tea and Blue Frog is your option.
Designed in a traditional wooden tone, Kaage serves a flavor-packed Maldivian cuisine influenced by India, Arabia, Africa, and the east. Chefs at this fine-dine restaurant craft unique dishes with local farm ingredients such as coconuts, yams, mangoes, fresh fish, and seafood. Every dish is whipped with a twist blended with local flavors.
The beach-front restaurant offers an a la carte menu with live-grill stations dishing out aromatic kebabs, steak, ribs, etc. With a well-planned menu, some of the most popular items are Kebab platters, Sirloin steak, Filet Mignon. Other popular dishes include Bourbon baby back ribs, Cinnamon apple strudel, and stewed apricot crème Brulee.
Each villa with a beach-front has a different cost owing to the superiority of the accommodation.
Tariff: USD 617 (INR 45,587) – USD 1,174 (INR 86,742) per night
There is a different rate slab for every category of overwater villas.
Tariff: USD 660 (INR 48,765) – USD 888 (INR 65,611) per night
Inclusions: Complimentary roundtrip speedboat transfers, All major meals (Lime & Chili), Unlimited alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages, In-villa mini bar
Experiences: Sunset fishing & Excursion (4N stay), Snorkelling, Kayaking, Stand-up paddleboard
Best time to visit Varu by Atmosphere
The Maldives has all-year-round tropical weather. Temperatures are moderately high, but the weather conditions are mostly pleasant. This provides a complete freeway to anyone who wants to visit the Maldives anytime during the year.
A myriad of Memorable experiences
Varu by Atmosphere pampers its guests with a myriad of memorable experiences. A few of them are sunset fishing, excursions, scuba diving, spa treatments, and much more. It is one of the most kid-friendly resorts with many activities to keep them engaged and entertained.
The snorkeling and diving excursions will take you on a journey in the underwater world of coral reefs. Touted as an aquatic paradise, Maldives offers you sightings of Manta-Ray, sea turtle, colorful corals, moray eels, whale sharks, etc.
Another activity is a spa treatment at the Elena Spa. Nature-inspired massage treatments to focus on rejuvenating the mind, body, and soul. Some of the treatments are- Water The Harmony, Fire The Energy, Wood The Essence, etc. The wellness complex also offers a fully equipped gym, salon, and boutique.
There are many other activities, such as aqua yoga, pilates, lawn tennis, beach volleyball, to channelize the sportsperson in you.
How to reach
The nearest is the capital city of Male. Located in the North-West of Maldives, the resort can be reached by a 40-minute speedboat ride from Male International airport. Current package at Varu by Atmosphere, The Varu Plan includes a complimentary roundtrip speedboat transfer for all guests.
Note: The resort adheres to all safety & health protocols mandated by the World Health Organization and CDC to ensure a COVID-19 free stay.
Curated by Ruchit Rastogi