Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts Opens New Maldives Location
Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts has opened a new establishment in the Maldives' North-West Malé Atoll. VARU by Atmosphere is the fifth resort to be established in the Maldives by the luxury operator.
The five-star resort is comprised of 69 'Overwater Villas' extending across three teardrop-shaped footbridges, with 39 'Beach Front Villas' nestled among the greenery on the island. All villas feature traditional 'Naturally Maldivian' interior design elements and have easy access to the waters of VARU lagoon.
Located on the island is Koamas (dolphin, in the local language) Dive and Watersports Centre. Some of the best dive spots of the North Malé Atoll are located nearby, home to manta cleaning stations and shark channel dives, plus reefs with an immense variety of macro life. Most of the sites are located within marine protected areas.
During the northeast monsoon between January and April each year, manta rays are encountered on almost every dive. With strong currents brought on by the northeastern winds, grey reef sharks can be found in huge numbers at every channel entrance.
For less experienced divers, there are plenty of easier reefs and always plenty of marine fauna to enjoy, from diver friendly turtles to huge numbers of schooling fish, hunted larger predators such as jacks, bonitos, and dogtooth tuna. Stingrays, eagle rays and the nurse sharks can are commonly encountered.
back on land, the resort has specialist dining outlets include 'NÜ' - an overwater Mediterranean Seafood Restaurant, 'Charcoal' - a Beachside Grill Restaurant, and Kaagé - a progressive Maldivian restaurant serving traditional cuisine with a modern flair.
The ‘VARU Plan’ goes beyond the typical All-Inclusive concept, and includes villa accommodation, all food and beverages, special dining experiences, in-villa services, excursions, spa treatments, and more.
"On this special day, we are delighted to be opening VARU by Atmosphere”, says Venkata Giri, Chief Operating Officer of Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts, “our fifth resort since launching with Atmosphere Kanifushi Maldives in 2013. We are excited to hear feedback from our first guests and hope they love the resort as much as we do.We look forward to welcoming our UK friends to VARU by Atmosphere and hope to see you soon.'