Being whisked away in the dawn of the morning by Maldivian Air Taxi overlooking the majesty of the great Atolls is one that will widen your eyes and pave a peaceful smile on your face. A promising luxury experience awaited my arrival at the W Retreat and Spa Maldives but not before a young woman part of the W Hotel team requested to take my photo for their guest book. The seaplane ride is about thirty minutes over the spectacular Indian Ocean and resorts views.
Arriving at the W pier to greet my arrival was the Director of Operations, General Manager and Welcome Manager carrying a fragrant chilled towel and refreshing welcome beverage. Needless to say, the welcome was warm and wonderful.
I was taken to my secluded piece of tropical luxury in a Bi-Level Beach Oasis featuring a starry by night plunge pool, a gorgeous lazy swing to take in the breathtaking views on the upper suite and dipping my feet into the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean footsteps from my villa. The decor was uplifting by signature W beats, luxurious-chic pushing the boundaries of the chic design. As a pleasant surprise the photograph taken earlier was beautifully placed in a frame along with my bedside table and immediately I felt at home but more exquisitely. Thank you, W!
When it comes to living life ‘well’ no one does it more in style than W Hotels. The W Retreat and Spa Maldives is an exceptional addition to a well-known lifestyle hotel brand with a très très chic approach on a playful side. The music is sexy, the staff is vibrant and energetic. The atmosphere itself is upbeat yet playfully relaxing.
Dining & Lounge
The resort runs three main vibrant concept dining options – Kitchen, an all-day dining with Bistro setting of eclectic cuisine, Fire, a casual foot-in-the-sand under the stars with palate-pleasing barbecues and Fish, a tasteful over-water style seafood experience. Two chill-out lounge bars – Wet, a swim-up pool bar and SIP a sexy cocktail heaven of signature cocktails and chill out beats. The hot scene comes alive by night with the trendy ’15Below’ nightclub – exactly 15 steps underground.
The crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean surround the island boasting some of the best dive spots of any resort and to my delight was right within footsteps of my private beachfront villa. Depths of beautiful reef fishes seemed to create a tranquil whirlpool surrounding me as I drifted afar.
My senses came alive at the AWAY spa offering treatments that revitalize, rejuvenate and relax. I felt utterly carefree and at peace enjoying a massage after a full day in the sun. The location is pure bliss and crafted to put one’s troubles far at away.
This is definitely a property of choice and one I visited many times simply because I love it. It’s a great place to go with friends and in romance.
Congratulations to the W Retreat & Spa Maldives for an exception journey.