VARU by Atmosphere


North Male Atoll

  • Due to Open 17th October 2019

  • Location: North Male Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean

  • Transfer: Speedboat 40 minutes

  • Category: 5 star


Our Opinion

We are really excited about VARU!

Newly built for opening in October 2019, the highly anticipated resort is naturally Maldivian, suitably luxurious and contemporary too. Varu is all about delivering a high quality all inclusive plan with genuinely excellent service.

Atmosphere are so good at what they do, we really love their portfolio of properties throughout the Maldives as do our guests. The resort’s top drawer 5 star all-inclusive platform ‘The Varu Plan’ delivers a superb variety of premium food and beverage options, so it will leave you feeling thoroughly spoilt.

At Invite to Paradise we have spent years sending our guests to Atmosphere resorts and have built up a fantastic level of trust with the all inclusive operators. Interest in the resort is really strong and we anticipate it being very popular with our guests.



VARU by Atmosphere is a tropical island resort in the Maldives ideally positioned in a naturally stunning lagoon on the North-West side of the North Male Atoll. The resort is easily reached by a 40 minute speedboat transfer from Malé International Airport. This convenient location minimises your travelling time and maximises your time spent enjoying your holiday at the resort.

In local Maldivian language (Dhivehi) the word Varu has a meaning of strength, resilience and life in abundance.

VARU is ideal for guests who are looking for a truly Maldivian experience that has a contemporary twist. Traditional Maldivian culture has inspired some of the resort’s features and this authentic feeling is complimented with elements of more modern chic tropical styles. The overall design provides a feel-good vibe throughout and promises to leave guests feeling inspired, relaxed and rejuvenated.

We are delighted about the resort’s location on this famous lagoon, as the island’s coral reef is home to a massive variety of marine life making it an exciting place for snorkelling and diving for those who wish to explore the famed underwater world of the Maldives.

Rather excitingly there is a spot nearby to the island that is known to be home to Manta Rays, the iconic queens of the Indian Ocean. Guests can visit this spot by taking a complimentary boat trip provided by the resort on a daily basis (weather permitting).



The resort is home to 108 villas over 8 different categories.

Each villa is a luxurious, spacious and private haven, ideal for an exotic escape to paradise. Built to a high quality specification, Varu’s villas feature a variety of luxurious touches ranging from captivating views, private swimming pools, lofty ceilings and gorgeous Maldivian inspired interiors that deliver a fresh take on comfort and desirable living where authentic meets contemporary.


Beach Villas


The 39 dreamy Beach Villas at VARU are spread across 5 categories and all are located directly along the island’s idillic palm tree fringed beaches, so from your room you can step straight out on to powder soft white sands that the Maldives is so famous for. All the Beach Villas have all the amenities you would expect from a leading resort and also come with wonderful open-air bathrooms and relaxing Maldivian inspired interiors. The ocean views are sublime and an extra special feature is that some of them come with a private 10m2 infinity pool on the deck! Staying in one of the Beach Villas means that not only do you have direct access to the beach and its refreshing clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean, but you also have the convenience of being close to the island resorts’ facilities and amenities.

  • Beach Villa: 10 units - 75m2

Beach Villa + 10m2 Pool: 15 units - 90m2

  • Family Villa: 03 units - 175m2
Family Villa + 10m2 Pool: 08 units - 175m2

  • Majlis Suite + 45m2 Pool: : 03 units - 330m2

Water Villas


Located off the South-Western side of the island, the 69 Instagram-worthy Water Villas are perched directly above the brightly coloured turquoise lagoon across 3 separate wooden jetties. If you want to experience waking up to mind-blowing ocean views straight from your room then this should be your accommodation of choice.

The outdoor decks provide an important space to relax on your sun loungers, but also afford you unrivalled direct access to the under water world below. For an extra splash of luxury VARU also features Water Villas that come equipped with private 10m2 infinity pools. A great option for an extra special Maldives vacation.

  • Water Villa: 29 units - 95m2

  • Water Villa: + 10m2 Pool: 39 units - 95m2

  • Water Suite + 15m2 Pool: 01 unit - 155m2


‘The Varu Plan’

VARU by Atmosphere operates a 5 star premium all-inclusive holiday plan for all guests

This particularly stress free all inclusive concept is brought to the island by the renowned Indian Ocean brand Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts. The local company have become famous for their superb all-encompassing and uncomplicated all inclusive resort plans and wonderful service that have consistently produced high customer satisfaction and many return guests.

So if you’re looking for a stress free Maldives holiday or honeymoon experience that will leave you wanting for nothing and delivers superb value for money, then look no further than VARU.

The all inclusive plan features:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at superb restaurants

  • Premium brands of spirits, beers and wines (including a huge selection of premium wines and bubbles)

  • Unlimited cocktails and mocktails

  • In villa mini bar with beer, wines, soft drinks and snacks replenished twice a day

  • Complimentary selection of non‐motorized water sports (windsurf board & sail, catamaran, canoe, stand‐up paddle board)

  • Complimentary snorkelling equipment and two boat trip excursions per day

  • Discounts on diving

  • Additional dining experiences

  • A complimentary excursion

  • Spa treatments (minimum 4 night stay required)

  • (conditions and eligibility criteria apply to different features depending on the number of nights you stay)

Please contact us for full details on ‘The Varu Plan’

There are 4 impressive restaurants and 2 bars to be enjoyed at this resort


  • Lime & Chili all-day dining
 for breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Kaagé progressive Maldivian fine-dining experience

  • Nü Over-water à la carte Mediterranean seafood dining experience & sunset rooftop bar

  • Charcoal – à la carte Beach Grill dining experience


  • Bay Rouge Main Pool Bar

  • Over-Water Bar

Resort Features & Facilities

  • The Varu Plan: a premium all-inclusive holiday plan

  • Large snorkelling lagoon

  • Manta Ray point nearby to Varu (reached by a short complimentary boat ride)

  • Snorkelling boat trips running daily

  • Main Resort Swimming Pool

  • ELENA Spa & Wellness Centre

  • Gym

  • Salon

  • Dive School

  • Water Sports Centre

  • Recreation & Entertainment Centre

  • Kids Club & Kids Activities

  • Excursions

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Invite to Paradise

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