‘Hack Your 21st Century Digitised Body’ at Vakkaru Maldives with renowned fitness expert Yasmin Karachiwala

Vakkaru Maldives has announced plans to host a fitness retreat with world-renowned fitness expert Yasmin Karachiwala.

Awarded “Best Fitness Instructor” by Vogue, Yasmin and her team have curated a bespoke programme to rev up your daily routine. With over 26 years in the industry and the pioneer of Pilates in India, Yasmin is also India’s first “Balanced Body Master Pilates” instructor and “Fletcher Pilates” instructor. With numerous awards and accolades including best-selling author to her name, her elite client list reads like the cover of a fashion magazine, literally. India’s A-lister’s from Katrina Kaif to Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt to Kareena Kapoor and more train with Yasmin to sculpt, tone and look their ultimate best for one of the world’s largest film industry, Bollywood.

Harnessing all her knowledge and experience, Yasmin invites guests to her “Hack Your 21st Century Digitised Body” at Vakkaru Maldives from August 9 to 13.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be bringing my brand of fitness to the Maldives for the first time. I am looking forward to ‘Hack Your 21st Century Digitised Body’ as I have created a holistic experience where guests will be able to take away a little bit of everything. My personal goal is to increase your knowledge on Pilates and to beat the common misconception that you need equipment to work out. I want you to know that you can work out anytime, anywhere,” Yasmin was quoted in a statement, as saying.

“I will also be joining forces with the culinary team at Vakkaru Maldives to curate my ultimate breakfast table every morning, spend an afternoon sharing my hacks on the best travel-friendly snacks and smoothie concoctions as meal replacements and share some of my well-kept secret recipes for desserts. At my masterclass, I want you to understand that the food you eat must not be a tedious diet that you have picked out of a magazine, but a variable routine that you look forward to each morning.”

To “Hack Your 21st Century Digitised Body” at Vakkaru Maldives with Yasmin Karachiwala, guests can book an all-inclusive-retreat or a class-by-class session. The programme includes:

  • August 9: Mat pilates at Main Pool Side Deck | Leg, butt and abs at Vakku Beach
  • August 10: Beach cardio with Tone-Y bands at Isoletta Beach | Pilates with props at gym
  • August 11: 20-20-20 Pilates at Lagoon Bar | Beach Tabata at Vakku Beach
  • August 12: Beach boot camp at Isoletta Beach | Circuit pilates at Merana Spa’s Wellness Area
  • August 13: Beach circuit at Isoletta Beach

Yasmin Karachiwala’s five-day “Hack Your 21st Century Digitised Body” is priced at USD 7,954 for stays in a Beach Pool Villa or USD 6,024 for an Over Water Villa. Each package comes with:

  • Five nights stay in the chosen villa category
  • Half board meal plan ie (daily breakfast and dinner)
  • Return transfers either via seaplane or domestic flight (subject to international arrival time, weather and availability)
  • A 60-minute body massage at Merana Spa
  • Access to Yasmin Karachiwala’s “Hack Your 21st Century Digitised Body” programme
  • All applicable taxes

This 2019, complementing Vakkaru’s island offerings will be a collection of curated, ultra-immersive and cherish-able guest experiences in collaboration with luxury guest experiences specialist, The Magnolia Creative Collaborations. From culinary greats to wellness mentors, from scent experts to fitness guru’s, from luxurious fashion collaborations to exquisite artisanal pop-ups, Vakkaru Maldives will be inspiring guests to create timeless memories, effortlessly.

From October 21 to 25, Vakkaru Maldives will open its shores to Alistair Birt, Head Pastry Chef of Harrods London for an extraordinary experience with Chocolate.

“Nestled within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa atoll in the Maldives, Vakkaru Maldives is the perfect setting to bask in the ultimate luxury of ‘time’ and ‘space’ where guests are invited to relax, reflect and refocus. We recognise that our guests are on a lifelong, personal and emotional quest towards a fulfilling health and wellness goal and we are dedicated to ensuring they have access to the best,” General Manager Nicholas Mason said.

Located in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa atoll and accessible by a 25-minute seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport, Vakkaru is a secluded tropical island resort blessed with timeless ocean views, white sandy beaches and nurtured by nature. The resort offers guests a holistic approach to unassuming luxury and unforgettable experiences. Drawing on the rich traditions of the locale, design elements are focused on traditional Maldivian style and fused with the finest natural elements. The result is the creation of amazing spaces for guests to connect with each other and the environment around them.

Whether travelling on a romantic break or with family and friends, the resort offers a superlative choice of accommodation types, including family rooms. Each of the 125 beach and overwater villas and suites have a natural aesthetic and sense of privacy.

An indulgent selection of dining choices await guests in four restaurants and two bars, with several ingredients hand-picked from the island’s very own organic farm. The beachfront Amaany restaurant specialises in international cuisine, and serves breakfast and dinner. Isoletta overlooks the garden and specialises in Italian cuisine, while Vakku is a beach restaurant that specialises in international cuisine and serves dinner. Overlooking the garden, Onu specialises in Asian cuisine and serves dinner.

Extensive Parrot Fish Club facilities offer tailored activities for children aged between three and 12 years. Indoor play and activity areas have been designed to capture the imagination, and the outdoor exploration space features a children’s pool.

For reservations and general information, please visit vakkarumaldives.com or contact reservations@vakkarumaldives.com.

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