Famed for its lush tropical splendour, and crystal-clear waters, Vakkaru Maldives brings guests closer to tranquil underwater nature and spectacular immersive experiences. From the months of August to October, guests have the privilege to experience the magnificence of Manta Ray season when booking the Manta Ray Adventure package during their stay. Situated a short while away from the resort and amongst the many atolls in the Maldives, Baa Atoll is renowned for its exceptionally pure yet understated beauty, reflected in its status as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve because of its rare biodiversity.
With summer in full swing, Manta Rays are out to play and Splash offers the most thrilling Manta-Ray Adventure. Less than a 30-minute boat ride away from the resort lies UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Hanifaru Bay – home to the majestic manta rays. Priced at USD175 per person, Splash presents an exciting 2 ½ Hour Manta Snorkeling experience whereby the experience crew search through the blue and guide the gentle giants towards the snorkelling guests.
Hanifaru Bay has the largest known population of reef manta rays and every marine-related tour has been verified and approved by the resident Marine Biologists on each Maldivian island, ensuring that this fragile environment is protected and preserved for years to come. The Splash Dive and Water Sports Center at Vakkaru Maldives is an island adventurers dream, offering various exploratory excursions, such as local island visits and expeditions with a marine biologist, exhilarating water sport activities, and scuba diving opportunities.
Vakkaru Maldives is also proud to announce its participation in the Manta Festival scheduled for 20th to 21st September 2019, for the second year in a row. Along with various resorts, Vakkaru Maldives will fully sponsor sensational snorkelling field trips to Hanifaru Bay for local students in Baa Atoll, with aims to provide an educational experience about protected marine life in Baa Atoll.
What: Manta Snorkeling by Speedboat
Where: Hanifaru Bay Marine Protected Area, Baa Atoll, Republic of the Maldives
When: August to October
Offer: The Manta Snorkeling by Speedboat offer includes 2.5 hours of an exhilarating once-in-a-lifetime snorkeling experience with the gentle giants of the sea, Manta Rays.
*The manta season in this area is approximately June to October. However, even during this period, sightings of mantas cannot be guaranteed. The manta rays are wild animals and we are proud to operate a fully natural interaction with the manta rays where by in order to minimize our impact on their natural behaviour.
About Vakkaru Maldives
A secluded tropical island resort in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Baa Atoll, a scenic 30 minutes north of Male International Airport by seaplane, Vakkaru Maldives offers guests a holistic approach to unassuming luxury and cherishable experiences as you discover the warmth and affection of its people.
Blessed with timeless ocean views, white sandy beaches and nurtured by nature, the resort boasts an extensive selection of accommodation featuring 125 contemporary beach and over water villas and suites with Maldivian rustic charms. An indulgent dining choices from across the world are served in four restaurants, two bars and a wine cellar, specializing in global cuisine with Maldivian twist, Italian, Japanese, Southeast Asian as well as luxury beach grill.
Engaging experiences abound for everyone, every day at Vakkaru Maldives with a variety of water sports and excursions await at Splash, two tennis courts and a badminton court at the Sports Fields, recreational activities at Coconut Club, Parrotfish Club for children below 12 years of age, 24/7 overwater gymnasium with personal trainer as well as pampering head to toe treatments at Merana Spa.
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