VARU by Atmosphere

Maldives, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Imagine this - waking up in a private piece of paradise in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by palm trees and soft white sand. You don't need to imagine that when you're at VARU. But it's not just about spending your days relaxing in the warm sun by the pool or on the beach, you can spend your days trying out the action-filled water sports, and with unlimited snorkelling you can take a dive and see the wonderful sea life as many times as you like. All of that is topped off with a choice of restaurants, a luxury spa, and that's before you step into your own private villa, complete with your own pool.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • No Smoking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Internet Access
  • Close to Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Snorkelling
  • Windsurfing

Where is it

Situated in North Male Atoll. Speedboat transfer time from Male International airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

138 Villas and Suites, all with private terrace, TV, bathrobes and slippers, beach bag, mini-bar and wine fridge (replenished twice daily), and tea and coffee making facilities. Beach Villas are 800 sq ft and are located overlooking the beach, with an open-air bathroom and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

All Inclusive of: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Premium brands of spirits, beer, cocktails and wines at Bay Rouge, Lime & Chili and three speciality restaurants: Charcoal, Nü and Kaagé. In-villa mini-bar stocked with beer, soft beverages, and a selection of snacks as well as an exclusive wine chiller – replenished twice daily. Gala dinners every Friday at Lime & Chilli with food, cocktails and beverages, and live entertainment. Themed brunches and live cooking stations. Full access to the Sports and Recreation Centre. Unlimited snorkelling excursions. Complimentary excursion and sunset fishing trip (once per stay, for stays of four or more nights only, terms and conditions apply). One complimentary 45-minute spa treatment (applicable for adults over the age of 15 years only, only valid on stays of four or more nights).

Beach Villas with Pool are 960 sq ft and are on the beachfront, with a private pool on the verandah, an open-air bathroom and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Family Villas are 1860 sq ft and are on the beachfront, with open-air bathroom and 2 king-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Family Villas with Pool are as above, but with private pool on the verandah, with 2 king-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Water Villas are 1000 sq ft and are located on the water with steps down into the lagoon, with a glass-enclosed rain shower and bathtub with views of the lagoon, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Water Villas with Pool are as above, but have a 10 square metre private pool on the deck, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Water Suite with Pool is 1665 sq ft and is located on the water at the end of a wooden jetty with uninterrupted sunset views, with steps down into the lagoon, private pool on the deck, glass-encolsed rain shower and bathtub with views of the lagoon, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Majlis Suite is 3540 sq ft and is located on the beach front with a private terrace opening out to the beach, 45-metre private plunge pool, a separate living and dining room and mini-library, two bathrooms, and 2 king-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

LIME & CHILI (open for buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner), NÜ (over-water à la carte Mediterranean seafood, open for lunch on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Dinner every day except Wednesday), CHARCOAL (à la carte beach grill, open for dinner), KAAGÉ (open for lunch and dinner), BAY ROUGE (pool-side lunch served every Tuesday and Saturday. Snacks every day from 4.00pm-6.00pm), ELENA over-water spa* with sauna and aromatherapy bath. Mini-gym. Snorkelling*, windsurfing*, kayaking* and catamaran sailing*. Motorised water sports*. PADI certified scuba diving*. Tennis court, beach volleyball, table tennis (floodlighting*), billiards. DJ music. Maldivian cultural show.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Aug 4, 2021 512haythamb

Delicious seafood in the island Enjoyed the visit and the staff is friendly and helpful This is the best food in varu atmosphere resort I highly recommend to try it Everything was outstanding Thanks for the good service
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Aug 4, 2021 drush427

Charcoal at the Varu by Atmosphere resort was our favorite restaurant of the trip. The food was excellent. Brianca was extremely friendly and inviting. The service was exceptional. Portions were generous.
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Aug 4, 2021 EssamElnagar14

I really enjoyed my lunch there. It was the first time to try the Maldivian local cuisine and it was amazing. I was hospitalized by Rakish who introduced the plates in a significant way! Thanks for the amazing stuff! Essam
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Aug 4, 2021 drhakanaslan Bali, Indonesia

Varu was built in 2019. Everything is new and free. There are not many insects but we saw a shark under our villa(they don’t bite). Thank you Rakesh chef Rajesh! Amazing food and best service at Nu Restaurant.
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Aug 4, 2021 madut2014

My husband and I went to VARU to celebrate our 2 year anniversary. The food is great, staff is super friendly, and the view AMAZING! Limon was our room attendant and he is the best, very caring and talented. We definitely recommend the resort!