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VARU by Atmosphere

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On the beach, white sand, snorkelling, windsurfing
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of VARU by Atmosphere

VARU by Atmosphere

5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • All-inclusive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
Madivaru, Madivaru, North Male Atoll

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationParadise Island Beach6 min drive
  • Popular LocationGili Lankanfushi Beach6 min drive
  • AirportMale (MLE-Velana Intl.)23 min drive
  • Popular LocationMaldives Islamic Centre31 min drive

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About this area

Madivaru

Located in Madivaru, VARU by Atmosphere is on the beach. Maldives Islamic Centre is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Paradise Island Beach and Hulhumale Beach.

What's nearby

  • Angsana Beach - 4 min drive
  • Bandos Beach - 4 min drive
  • Paradise Island Beach - 6 min drive
  • Gili Lankanfushi Beach - 6 min drive
  • Maldives Islamic Centre - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Male (MLE-Velana Intl.) - 23 min drive

Restaurants

  • Lime & Chili — 1 min walk
  • NU — 1 min walk

About this property

VARU by Atmosphere

5-star beach property with a full-service spa
Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at VARU by Atmosphere's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 4 restaurants. All 108 rooms feature comforts such as Tempur-Pedic beds and Egyptian cotton sheets, while conveniences include sitting areas and electric kettles. In-room free WiFi and free minibar items are standard, as are LED TVs with cable channels.
VARU by Atmosphere offers 108 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with free minibar items and a safe. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. Tempur-Pedic beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. 41-inch LED televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a rainfall showerhead, bathrobes, slippers and bidets.

This Madivaru property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include an iron/ironing board.

Recreational amenities at the property include an outdoor tennis court, an outdoor pool and a 24-hour fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

ELENA Spa by Atmosphere has 6 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

All-inclusive details

This property is all-inclusive. On-site food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

Buffet and à la carte meals, snacks and beverages included
In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Water activities

Kayaking
Rowing/canoeing
Snorkelling excursions

Land activities

Tennis
Volleyball
Tennis racquets
Children's club

Lessons/classes/games

Aerobics
Bartending
Water fitness
Yoga

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Free 24-hour return airport shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily
  • Buffet meals, snacks and beverages included
  • 4 restaurants
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness centre
  • Aerobics classes
  • Billiards/pool table
  • Boat tours
  • Canoeing
  • Evening entertainment
  • Fishing
  • Table football
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Motor-boating
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Parasailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Windsurfing
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Children's games
  • Children's toys
  • Free children's club
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • Newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Turndown service
  • Water sports equipment

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Japanese
  • Russian

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Spa

  • 6 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body treatments
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Well-lit path to entrance

More

  • Couples dining
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Romance packages available

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Premium bedding
  • Tempur-Pedic bed

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Entertainment

  • 41-inch LED TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Outdoor space

  • Deck or patio

More

  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Guests must arrange return transfers from the property to Male International Airport via speedboat. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 7 days before their expected departure.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Union Pay and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Guests must transfer via boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
A fee for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 24 December
A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
A car is not required for transport to and from this property

Property is also known as

VARU by Atmosphere Madivaru
VARU by Atmosphere All-inclusive property
VARU by Atmosphere A Premium All Inclusive Resort
VARU by Atmosphere All-inclusive property Madivaru

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 44 out of 51 reviews
5 - Excellent 86%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 51 reviews
4 - Good 6%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 51 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 51 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 51 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.9/5

Amenities

4.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
I booked this resort for my 30th birthday, traveling from the US. We stayed 6 days. The resort itself was very clean and beautiful as it is a very new property. Many members of the staff were friendly and helpful, such as the staff who operate the boat excursions. The speciality restaurants were very good although we were only permitted to dine at two under the unlimited plan. The other food was good to be primarily a buffet, but the options became repetitive. For the negative, few US citizens were guests at this resort, and I honestly felt we received subpar treatment several times compared to guests from other countries. My husband and I were very polite to the staff and never complained, but had several negative interactions that I can attribute to no reason other than our nationality. Upon arrival, we did not receive a “welcome drink” although others did. We received a tour of the resort with another couple who spoke Spanish, and the entire tour was in Spanish so we did not understand it. I submitted a vacation planner in advance and received none of the services or reservations I requested, including a dinner reservation for my birthday. I noted the day of my birthday in the planner, but it was not acknowledged in anyway by the staff. I received no special dinner reservation. At meals, I typically requested Prosecco or wine and while others seated around us received multiple refills throughout their meal. I sat for over 45 minutes in the bar without receiving service.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I loved everything about this hotel. Staff is so accommodation, special and nice. Thank you to all staff from restaurants and scuba staff. They went above and beyond.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
My teen daughter and I stayed at Varu for a week. This was our biannual girls trip and it exceeded our expectations twofold. 1. Kudos to the staff because they are the rockstars of the island. To describe them as kind and friendly is an understatement. From the moment we meet them at the airport until the moment they helped us check our bags during departure was a five star experience. Staff went above and beyond to make our stay special. 2. Lime and Chili buffet offered quite a variety during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Loved the variety of fresh fruit during breakfast! We had the opportunity to visit the speciality restaurants. I highly recommend Kaage for a taste of the Maldives! Loved the design of the restaurant. It's a homey vibe. All the chefs accommodated my food allergies and every course at Nu, Charcoal, and Kaage was exceptional. Overall, the island, the staff, the food and the room was everything you imagine and more. I highly recommend Varu to anyone seeking a standout experience.
Stayed 6 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Varu exceeded my expectation, Staff are all professional and friendly. Facility was so wonderful, well maintained and very clean. The food was so amazing!! We had a perfect and very memorable vacation. Definitely will come back. Highly recommended!!
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The most incredible vacation ever. The resort is stunning in every way. The bungalows are spotless and the staff are so wonderfully friendly. I stayed here solo and was made so very welcome. Will definitely be making this an annual vacation.
Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2021