Everything you need to know about
W Retreat & Spa Maldives
"Whatever, Wherever, Whenever"
- Cutting-Edge Design
- Exquisite Service
- Fun & Stylish
- Underground Night-Club
- The Table
The Island & the Concept
W Retreat & Spa Maldives is a small private Resort located in North Ari Atoll on the exclusive island of Fesdu at 25 minutes by seaplane from Male Airport.
Elegant and ultra-chic, the island is one of the most glamorous Resort of Maldives, where the "Whatever/ Wherever / Whenever" Concept of W Hotels seems to have no limit.
Alike all W Hotels around the world, W Maldives has a ultra stylish atmosphere with a contemporary and cutting-edge style, focused on lifestyle and design.
The resort defines itself has "A LUXURY PLAYGROUND" with a true "Wow Effect" at arrival.
The island environment is perfect and offers the dream assets : an ideal lagoon for water sports on one side and on the other a superb snorkeling reef, located at a short distance only from the beach.
The Resort is set in an abundant but carefully maintained vegetation with sumptuous villas ( in the top most beautiful ones in Maldives in our opinion ) based in front of the beach or over water, an excellent privacy, out of the ordinary restaurants and bars, superb decoration, a chic and trendy atmosphere, and finally a very appreciated perfect service.
In all ways, W Retreat & Spa Maldives keeps high her Wow standards and seduces at first glance by its architecture and its atmosphere.
Sophisticated and glamorous, the Resort guarantees, for fans, a dream holiday ...
W Maldives was chosen to be featured in the latest Edition of Dreaming of Maldives, the Photography Book.
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- W Maldives...The Island in Brief
- 78 Retreats.
Category 5***** Ultra
- Island Size : Width - 300m / Length - 300m.
- Distance from airport : 72km (45 miles).
- Transfers : By Seaplane 25 mns.
- Diving : Excellent.
- Snorkeling: Very Good. At close reach.
- Lagoon : Very Good.
W Maldives ?
ALIFU ALIFU Atoll (North Ari)
Latitude: 4.007253 Longitude: 72.810688
Our Favourite Moments and Places...
A secluded tiny island just for you
Just a stone’s throw from Fesdu is Gaathafushi. The spot, is totally intact and wild – a tropical fantasy and The Retreat’s own secluded island used for private rental by couples and groups.
Sail on a luxury Sailing Yacht
Sail and explore the Maldives on board of ESCAPE, a luxury 25 metre dual cabin two mast sailing yacht.
Listen to Music at Sunset / DJ's Events
Watching the beautiful moments of sunset with breezes off the Indian Ocean while feeling the mood with clear chill out sounds at SIP.
Dine & Enjoy
One of the best culinary experience we've had in Maldives. Choose between FIRE or FISH-or both if you're a Gourmet gastronome.
The Island in Detail
W Maldives, The Retreats
W Maldives is a fine blend of top luxury and local Traditions, both mixed with taste and elegance. The island offers 78 spacious private Retreats in 5 categories, all with plunge pools and perfectly integrated in the environment, with all modern features and amazing design. Decorated with elegant furnishings, all Retreats have a warm atmosphere due to the use of soft colours and precious clear woods.
They are all equipped with high quality audiovisual equipment (discreetly set up).
W Maldives Retreats are among the most beautiful Villas in the Maldives.
78 Retreats. 5 categories
- 28 land based Beach Oasis with Plunge-Pool
- 25 over water Ocean Oasis/
Ocean view with Plunge-Pool
- 21 over water Ocean Oasis /
Lagoon view with Plunge Pool
- 3 Seascape Escapes with Plunge Pool
- 1 Ocean Haven with Plunge-Pool
ALL VILLAS HAVE
Custom made furnishings | Private plunge Pools | Dual Vanity Basins | Outdoor showers | Sun lounges | Individual BOSE sound systems | Direct beach or lagoon access | 42-inch plasma TV |
CD/DVD players | Mini bar & wine fridge | Munchie Box | Coffee & tea making facilities | Telephone | Complimentary internet access | Air conditioning | Bath robes | Hair dryers | Iron & ironing boards |
Safe and 24 in-retreat dining.
Children under the age of 13 are not accepted at the Resort.
There are no babysitting services or Kid’s Club available at the Resort W Retreat & Spa – Maldives .
|W MaldivesThe Villas or Retreats - Room Type / Description / Bedding & Maximum Capacity|
Beach Oasis with Plunge-Pool. Size : 188 m2 (118 sq lower deck + 70 sq upper deck)
Twin Beach Oasis:
Ocean Oasis. Size : 146 m2
Ocean Oasis Lagoon View
Seascape Escape. Size : 323 m2
Ocean Haven. Size : 492 m2
W Maldives, Restaurants & Bars
W Maldives features a fine selection of Dining with an eclectic mix of 6 bars and restaurants offering one one of the best Cuisine in the Maldives. Ice cream lovers will undoubtedly appreciate the six locations scattered around the island called "Sweet Points" to taste ice cream and sodas for free. Pleasure for the eye and taste buds guaranteed.
Kitchen is a bistro style bar restaurant for a breakfast snack or a traditional meal.
The menu is rich in choice ranging from pizza to more elaborate dishes including excellent Indian curry.
Perfect for a gourmet at any hour. Possibility to eat outside or inside.
Open all Day.
Fire is unique in the Maldives for its wide and almost complete choice of Grills and Barbecues. Entirely dedicated to this type of cuisine, Fire offers 4 different charcoal cooking, Tandoori oven, BBQ and a Mongolian Rotissoir. A Chef is at disposal for any custom-made culinary creation.
Dinners outdoors only.
Come Barefoot !
Open only for Dinners
Located near the pool in the middle of the vegetation, WET is a cool Lounge snack bar lounge ideal to relax.
Snacks, pizzas and cocktails are available all day.
Ideal for a snack or a house-made ice cream.
Open all day
One of the best Lounge bar in the Maldives.
This is the place to be for a Sunset and a drink.
According to the evening, Lounge music or the beach waves will contribute to create a great atmosphere to chill out.
A Resident DJ plays on the deck for the pleasure of Music lovers.
Open from 05.00 pm until 12.00 am
Under the stars, W Maldives signature seafood restaurant
is set over the water with a menu entirely based on seafood .
A beautiful way to soak in the atmosphere, taste local fishes and perhaps see a shooting star.
Possibility to eat outside or inside.
Open only for Dinners
W Maldives also offers multiple options for dinners, lunches, receptions
or other special moments
for 2 or more, with custom made menus and anywhere you want.
Deserted island, beach,
jetty, villa ...
It's just up to you
W Retreat & Spa has a unique place in the World, called the “15below”, a nightclub with a very evocative name , since it is located at 15 feet underground, just beneath the beach.
The 15below is a true nightclub and an architectural feat.
The place is magical : sophisticated ambience and cozy, private alcoves with beds and lounge overlooking the dance floor, Electro music, blue phosphorescent cocktail bar, neon lights, everything is just perfect.
The 15 Below receives DJs from around the world and has an extraordinary collection of vodkas, unique to the Maldives, with more than 95 names including the only Vintage Vodka in the world.
Spectacular and exhilarating.
Open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 09.30 pm to 02.00 am
W Maldives, The Spa Away
The Spa looks like a Dhow, the traditional Maldivian boat and features elegant forms dotted with vibrant sails
The Spa team uses only exceptional lines of products.
All treatments include an aromatic steam bath, a tropical rain shower and/or a fragrant bath and a refreshing body moisturizing treatment.
The indoor and outdoor treatment areas allow for total privacy and complete renewal.
The Spa also propose some special natural soothing and tonic drinks as well as select menus of culinary delights.
See W Maldives Away Spa Menu (PDF)
W Maldives Leisure & Sports
Surrounded by white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, breathtaking reefs and a full range of water sports at WAVE, the Water sport center, W Retreat & Spa Maldives offers a lot of excitement.
Swimming-Pool lovers will also appreciate the 210sqm infinity pool (1.5m depth) overlooking the sea.
- Activities with Extras:
- Romantic dhoni sails
- Private Speed boat hire
- Game Fishing
- Water skiing, Wakeboarding, Monoski
- SeaBob & Parasailing
- Traditional Maldivian Night Fishing
- Fishing on castaway
- Guided Snorkel Tours
- Catamaran sailing
- And more….
- Free Activities
- Molokini “transparent glass” canoes
- Snorkeling equipment
- Hobbie pedal kayaks
- Windsurf boards & sails + Kite rig (only for the experienced & after check fly)
- Fitness Center
- Game room, table tennis, football, billiard
- Library and Computer room
- Daily Yoga and Fitness classes
W Maldives Diving and Snorkeling
Located in Ari Atoll, Fesdu is renowned for its underwater great surroundings with some of the most famous Maldives dive sites.
Completely equipped with the latest dive gear, DOWN UNDER Diving Center offers the full range of PADI certified courses and specialty courses. W has a breathtaking house reef, its own Fesdu house wreck and its own small private island, Gaathafushi, for diving and snorkeling trips.
W Retreat & Spa Maldives has a perfect location for both swimmers and snorkelers.
The Island is surrounded by a close house reef on the West side up to the North Side with coral walls easily reachable at a few meters away.
If you like adventure, you should not miss the night snorkel around the island reef.
Snorkeling equipment is free of charge and many guided snorkeling tours are organized ( day and night).
PAY ATTENTION : As usual, take a moment to discuss with the Dive Center before going to explore the outside walls! Currents can be dangerous and professional advices are gold.
Located in the Northern part of the famous Ari Atoll, W Maldives is close to most of best diving of the area.
A unique diving spot in Fesdu is "Hoholla Faru". This spot has a number of shallow caves big enough to swim into. The ceiling and walls are very honeycombed, allowing fish to swim in and out at their leisure.
Wreck lovers will discover the Fesdu Wreck, located at a few minutes from the Resort.
PROGRAMMES SIGNATURES W / DOWN UNDER
- PADI certificates
- W underwater video
- W explorer two tank wreck dive, at Fesdu and Halaveli wrecks
- Stealth diver with the silent dolphin re-breather
- Hammerhead heaven, overnight trip on the Resort two mast luxury yacht
- “ESCAPE” to world famous Hammerhead Shark Point
The Dive center is fully equipped with latest state of the art equipment, including :
- Bauer B-trox Nitrox compressor
- Latest top quality Scubapro diving gear
- Dolphin re-breathers
- Cool underwater scooters
- Top quality underwater photo equipment rental
A Resident Marine Biologist will help you discover and understand the underwater world.
- W Marine biology station.
- Guest educational programs, presentations, guided trips, etc.
- Sea watching adventures with the W resident marine biologist.
SPOKEN LANGUAGES at Diving center:
English, Dutch, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, German, Dhivehi
DIVE BOATS & SAFETY
Specialized dive medical centre and a professional staffed centre with decompression chamber within 10 minutes from the island.
- Customized dive boat
- (W)UNDER dive limousine
- super comfy with ‘after dive’ facilities
- Post dive dry relax area
THE DIVING SPOTS :
Some of world’s best dive sites are close to the Island itself.
Among the classical and top Diving sites of North Ari Atoll, you will find : Maaya Thila, Fishhead, Malhoss Thila, Himendhoo Thila, to name just a few.
Multilingual instructors conduct all level of PADI courses, from Discover Scuba Diver up to Dive‐master and a large variety of specialty courses.
- Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Divemaster...
- Specialty courses such as wreck, shark, nitrox, Manta ray awareness
- Underwater photography
- DPV (diver propulsion vehicle)
INFORMATIONS UPDATED on JULY 03rd 2012.
We do our best to provide you with the latest information and all the above information, texts, photos and videos were written, created and appreciated according to our own experience. All Resort information presented here are subject to variations. We shall not be responsible for any modification nor alterations in any features, programs, prices or any services of any kind related to the resort.
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