Whenever I think about traveling to the Maldives, there is usually only one image that pops up in my head is that stunningly water villas in the turquoise waters. Well, Adaaran Vadoo is just that!
Best Place to Stay in the Maldives – The island
Vadoo is located about 15 minutes by speedboat from Male airport, so it is quite close. It is a relatively small island (much smaller than Maafushi) but it is lavish with different types of flora. Walking around it could take you as little as 10-15 minutes.
Adaaran Vadoo – the House Reef
Vadoo has a gorgeous house reef! It is very shallow and, as usual, you need to be careful not to step on any corals. There are passages that you can use in order to observe the beautiful marine life, yet leave it undisturbed. We were a little stunned when one of the hosts welcomed us with “Hey, be back here at 4:00 pm, we’ll be feeding the sharks!”, and about 10 minutes later he said he was joking. Well, he wasn’t! They have a few black tip sharks there, but we were still assured that it is safe for snorkeling. They were about a meter long, so it was still a bit eerie for us.
Adaaran Vadoo – the Prices
If you’d like to stay in this absolutely stunning place, you’d have to pay around $ 500 – $ 600 per night! Indeed that price was a bit too high for us, so we only went there on a full day trip. The day trip costs about $ 100 per person with lunch included and unlimited drinks (yes, alcoholic ones too!), and I’d say it was well worth seeing it. However, if you’re willing to spend a bit more even for a couple of nights, you will immerse in luxury and you will truly see why this is the best place to stay in the Maldives.
The Swimming Pool
I think what I most enjoyed was the quiet deep blue swimming pool. This is truly the part that will convince you why this is the best place to stay in the Maldives – just look at how amazing it is!
“Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time”! One of the best things about Adaaran Vadoo is that they encourage you to travel responsibly. Please remember to take all the plastic back with you, as they don’t have good recycling facilities. In addition, try not to take sand, corals or shells with you (check out my general post on the Maldvies about this), and always use a marine-friendly sunscreen!