An Ocean Office, fitness overhaul, Vacay PA and the world’s best Zoom backdrop: Vakkaru Maldives’ Work Well package takes care of mind, body, soul and business

Just because the office is out of bounds doesn’t mean you have to work from home. Offering the service of a dedicated Vacay PA; a bespoke fitness and nutritional programme; tailored recreational activities; and an Ocean Office set-up that provides what might be the world’s most envy-inducing Zoom call backdrop, Vakkaru Maldives resort’s Work Well package is custom-made for remote workers who during this strange time want to better their business, mind, body and soul in a setting that is nothing short of remarkable.

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Available to guests who book a stay at Vakkaru Maldives for 21 days or longer, each Work Well residency includes a complimentary upgrade to a bigger villa that will include a specially decorated study equipped with a printer and office supplies, but every new arrival can also expect special benefits that are adapted entirely to their needs.

Committed to setting new standards of considerate service and care in the Maldives through its industry-leading hospitality concept Vakkare, Vakkaru Maldives is dedicated to promoting wellbeing in all its forms, and so a complimentary, bespoke fitness programme will be developed for every Work Well guest. Devised in collaboration with the resort’s wellness team, a unique fitness programme will offer up to one hour of complimentary personal training, meditation or yoga per day, alongside frequent (and free) tennis-coaching sessions by world-class coaches from Tipsarevic Luxury Tennis on the resort’s palm-fringed, cobalt-blue tennis courts. Whether to shift excess COVID kilos, gain mental clarity, limber up or simply achieve the perfect serve, every Work Well arrival will be supported in achieving their own personal wellbeing and exercise goal when not getting down to business.

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To make maintaining such virtuous habits as easy as can be during working hours, a Brain and Body Fuel pick-me-up will be provided to each Work Well guest every afternoon: again complimentary, this special delivery will be a constantly changing rotation of delicious, natural and healthy snacks and drinks. They might include mini fruit kebabs; oatmeal and peanut butter cookies; homemade granola; or vegan smoothies made with berries, banana, coconut milk and honey. For those days dominated by looming deadlines, Vakkaru’s chefs can promptly prepare more substantial, reviving and off-menu room-service dishes perfect for fuss-free deskside dining.

For more practical considerations, guests can call on their personal Vacay PA to help with day-to-day tasks. Also trained to provide traditional butler services, they will be happy to print work documents, confirm flight arrangements, manage schedules, and assist with the organisation of meetings. Should Work Well guests decide a change of scene might be in order, their Vacay PAs can also move their workplace from their private study to a tranquil Ocean Office, a WiFi-accessible outdoor outpost where the brilliant blues of the Indian Ocean provide the most uplifting backdrop and gently lapping waves serve as background music. For those who don’t mind irritating their colleagues back home, the setting provides a Zoom backdrop that is sure to draw awe-struck responses. For meetings, workshops and brainstorming sessions held on the private island itself, colleagues and groups who book the Work Well offering in unison can convene at their own Beach Boardroom, a barefoot meeting quarter pitched in Vakkaru’s white-sand beaches. It gives new meaning to the concept of blue-sky thinking.

After another productive day of work and with their fitness and nutritional needs sated, Work Well guests will also find all manner of ways to roam and relax – and will even be able to add a few new hobbies, accolades and achievements to their lockdown LinkedIn profile.

Vakkaru Maldives stands in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that is home to mesmerising sea life, and the resort’s dive centre Splash offers diving courses with PADI-certified instructors for all levels. An array of cooking classes, including a farm-to-table immersion held in the resort’s peaceful organic garden, will also be on offer. To keep families entertained, Vacay PAs can arrange dolphin- and manta ray-watching cruises; family film nights complete with popcorn and homemade ice cream; and fun family sports days.

All those activities and amenities combined should ensure every Work Well guest’s job-satisfaction results reach stellar levels. All of the benefits of the Work Well package are available on a complimentary basis for bookings lasting 21 days or longer, and the service can currently be combined with Vakkaru Maldives’ Escape Awaits reopening offer which for a limited time provides a 40% discount on accommodation alongside complimentary return transfers, daily breakfast and dinner, a complimentary spa treatment at overwater Merana Spa, and a range of other extras. Work Well rates start from $18,000 (£13,959) for 21 nights or from $25,000 (£19,388) for a month-long stay for two adults.

The Nautilus Maldives Workation Package

We can’t help swooning over this gorgeous location and the idea of a paradise office sounds even better as we go into the Autumn months. We can but dream!

Work from paradise from 7 nights until whenever you decide to leave with The Nautilus Maldives exclusive workation package. 

With prices starting at £18165.11* /(23,250 USD) for 7 nights in a Beach House you can enjoy…e you can enjoy…

  • Workation sandbank experience – work for a few hours upon our secluded sandbank with your own personal desk, a shaded sun canopy and portable high speed wi-fi 
  • An extensive and holistic education programme in conjunction with The Nautilus’ Young Wonderers club if guest’s are staying with their children
  • The Nautilus’ renowned ‘Cinema Under the Stars’ experience with a BBQ dinner
  • A Solasta Spa journey of the guest’s choice 
  • A guided house reef snorkelling tour
  • A private aerial yoga session with our resident yogi
  • A private sunset dolphin cruise upon one of The Nautilus’ luxury yachts, including wine tasting and portable high speed wi-Fi onboard 
  • Meals served to your house, if you wish, without any additional charges
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Standard Luxury office amenities within your beach house include:

  • A desk with view of Ocean
  • Comfortable working chair
  • Dedicated high speed internet connection
  • Dedicated personal assistant
  • Dedicated IDD phone
  • Fax Machine
  • Scanner
  • Wireless printer
  • Full computer setup
  • Portable projector & screen
  • Personalised office stationary
  • Continuous refreshments throughout the day
  • Daily yoga session at the comfort of your Beach House

Standard Island Inclusions:

  • Daily breakfast: an ‘anywhere anytime’ gastronomic all-day experience once per guest per day
  • Up to two children (under 12 years) may stay and eat all meals from our childrens’ menu with compliments when accompanied by paying adults
  • Champagne and tailor-made gourmet welcome platter upon arrival
  • Early check-in and late check-out subject to availability
  • Daily sunset cocktails at the Naiboli Pool Bar
  • Daily deli-style snacks at The Nautilus’ Naiboli Pool Bar until sunset
  • A selection of three non-alcoholic drinks, premium tea and coffee in your private House or Residence
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the island
  • Personal House Master (full butler service)
  • Still and sparkling house water in The Nautilus’ Houses and in the restaurants during meal times on complimentary basis
  • Complimentary daily scheduled yoga, fitness and meditation classes
  • Complimentary access to all non-motorised water sport activities
  • Complimentary snorkelling equipment for use during the stay
  • Complimentary laundry for a maximum of four items per day (excluding dry cleaning services)
  • VIP welcome at the airport: you’ll be greeted by our team and will be driven by limousine to the comfort of The Nautilus’ private VIP lounge. Immigration and other processes will be taken care on your behalf whilst you relax. From the lounge, you’ll be ushered onto a seaplane for a seamless transfer to The Nautilus. Unless you have booked our personal Nautilus seaplane, you will travel in the standard seaplane which can make stops at other resorts en route

*as of 21st September exchange rates