W Retreat & Spa - Maldives

It starts with the name. W...for warm, wonderful, witty. W for welcome. W Retreat & Spa - Maldives is a private island and luxury playground, where style flirts with soul in a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons, and breathtaking reefs.

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GEO Information

Opulent Balinese decor welcomes visitors to this 407-sqm, two-bedroom beachfront villa furnished with two king beds, two twin beds, dining area, living area, library, local artifacts and outdoor patio with private pool, jacuzzi and ocean views. Luxurious appointments include marble bath with separate shower, while deluxe amenities include butler service, complimentary Internet access and Grand Club privileges.

~ Patio
~ Separate sitting area
~ Separate work area
~ Butler service
~ Stereo system
~High-speed Internet access
~ In-room safe
~ Kitchenette
~ Cable/satellite TV channels
~ DVD and CD player
~ 24-hour concierge

  • Introduction

    • Swimming Pool
    • Wedding Facilities
    • Concierge Services
    • Wi-Fi connection in public areas
    • Gift Shops


    This modern bistro serves up fresh-baked treats, gourmet pizzas and uses the freshest ingredients to add that special pizzazz. Choose from an extensive menu of fine wine by the glass or order a bottle of your favourite vintage. Can't finish the bottle? No worries, the resort's Wine Safe will keep it fresh. Step into this casual and elegant indoor/outdoor space to dine under the clear blue skies, or opt for a spot under the shade of the roof. Slip into a semi-private dining niche to dine on culinary delights and sip away the night.


    This signature seafood restaurant serves fresh-caught fish from nearby reefs as well as the finest and freshest imports from around the world. Lounge and nibble on mouth-watering sushi and sashimi, or head to the over-water tables for two to enjoy endless views. Simplicity is the key ingredient in FISH's succulent dishes. Enjoy seafood perfectly prepared with an Asian touch. Explore the extensive selection of wine and champagne by the glass or bottle, or indulge in creative and refreshing cocktails - both alcoholic and virgin. Breathe in the evening island air and the unobstructed views of the tranquil ocean. Set off the coastline, FISH is a lovely spot to watch the sunset. Dine with loved ones- where privacy, seclusion and flirtatious banter are the norm.


    Head to FIRE, where gourmet delights are served in rustic and natural surroundings with the moon overhead and sand beneath your feet. Choose your grill: charcoal, tandoor-cooked nan bread, Mongolian barbecue, open spit-roasted whole suckling pig or lamb and grilled marinated meat and seafood. Or opt for the a' la carte menu sharing items like succulent whole fish, mezzeh and meat dishes. This outdoor jungle barbecue has got something for everyone with an international cuisine selection. FIRE is an open-air dining area caressed by the gentle winds of the Indian Ocean. Kick off those shoes: bare feet are encouraged and casual is cool.


    Part swim-up pool bar with specialty cocktails, part poolside lounge gone gourmet, WET will wet your appetite with light courses served virtually anywhere. Chill in the resort's lounge with a slice of gourmet pizza. Have a creative salad on the sundeck by the pool, or repose with a cocktail in the Living Room - WET serves up light meals and delicious drinks at all of these places. Take pleasure in sublime sundaes, ice creams and other sweet treats on a hot day.


    Stop in at SIP lounge for a pre-dinner drink located at the southwest end of the island. Lounge on shaded day beds while sipping a glass of champagne, shucking a fresh oyster or enjoying your favorite caviar. Breathtaking sunset views are offered while you watch yoga silhouettes against a fiery sky.

    15 BELOW

    Set underground, 15 BELOW is the resort's chill out night club. Stake out a lounge booth with cozy divans and perfect views of the action. For tasty drinks by the bottle or shaker, slide up to the oval-shaped bar that stocks more than 70 brands of vodka and a mind-bending range of spirits. Savour light bites and enjoy prime peeps of the dance floor where beautiful people and projected images move to the DJ's trance grooves.

    In-Villa Dining

    Just because you're staying in doesn't mean you can't taste life to the fullest. Let Atoll Paradise book an In-Room Dining experience that will deliver signature chef specialties right to your door - 24/7.

  • Sports & Leisure

    Water babies and sun worshippers read on. A multitude of recreational activities are available in this resort. Take your pick of an extensive water sports list (both motorised and non-motorised). Energise with slower options such as yoga, meditation, and stretching with patient teachers who can adapt to you. Get that heart rate up at the gym or beach volleyball court to keep you in shape, moving, breathing and less guilty about last night's dessert. For the curious go-getter: head out on a number of journeys offered to see more of what the Maldives has to offer.

    DOWN UNDER (Scuba Diving)

    World-class dive sites wait just beneath the waves. Swim with hammerhead sharks, gentle manta rays or seek out the whale shark - the world's largest fish. Explore the world beneath the waves at DOWN UNDER. The PADI Dive Center is fully equipped with latest state-of-the-art equipment; Nitrox compressors, top-quality Scubapro diving gear, dolphin re-breathers, underwater scooters, high-end underwater photo & video equipment rental.

    Dive trips to near by world-class spots, including Maaya Thila, Fish Head, Panettone, and Broken Rock, plus the resort's own Fesdu house wreck, are done on the super comfy W dive limousine with après-dive facilities and sundeck.

    The Dive Center also includes a Marine Biology Station that provides guest educational programs, presentations, guided trips and more.

    WAVE Water Sports Center

    Water Sports in the Maldives are amongst the best in the world. Get geared up to explore the endless turquoise waters or prefer to live like James Bond? Try the SeaBob – the over and under water rocket, straight from “Die Another Day”!

    Complimentary Activities:
    ~ Molokini “transparent glass” canoes
    ~ Snorkel equipment (Mask, Fins and Snorkel)
    ~ Hobie pedal kayaks
    ~ Windsurf boards & sails
    ~ Kite rig

    Chargeable Activities:
    ~ Parasailing
    ~ SeaBob
    ~ Kitesurfing
    ~ Catamaran sailing
    ~ Windsurfing
    ~ Watersking
    ~ Wakeboarding
    ~ Monoskiing


    Excursions offered by the energetic team at W Retreat include:

    ~ ESCAPE, luxurious two mast Sailing Yacht
    ~ Gaathafushi, the W Maldives' own private island
    ~ Big Game Fishing on Castaway
    ~ Traditional Maldivian Night Fishing
    ~ Guided Snorkel Tours
    ~ Romantic DHO sailing (traditional Maldivian Dhoni/boat)
    ~ Private Speed boat hire


    Each Retreat has its own private plunge pool. For those who need more space to swim or want to do active laps, the 210 sqm resort infinity edge pool has a depth of 1.5m. Complimentary towels are available from the towel hut or Sweet Spots.

    SWEAT Fitness Center

    Get pumped in the resort's state-of-the-art, fully-equipped SWEAT® Fitness Center - buff that body as you check out the scene overlooking the beautiful blue expanses of the Indian Ocean. Fitness lovers and gym buffs will love the comprehensive array of Technogym cardio, strength and free-weights.

    You can also make an appointment with a personal trainer. The W Retreat ENERGY Team offers kickboxing, karate techniques, aqua aerobics, circuit training, yoga at sunset and more…


    Come play at ENERGY – the resort's activities area. It offers pool games, volleyball, billiards, card games, and more. The team will lead guests in tournaments or even one-on-one; an engaging distraction with beautiful lagoon views.


    This comprehensive library features the latest and the most loved DVDs. If you are craving to see a favorite movie, just let the fabulous Whatever/Whenever talents know and it will be delivered to your doorstep before you can say "Action"!

    Whatever/Whenever Services & Facilities

    A luxury speedboat ride to a private beach with a sunset dinner for two? An elegant commitment ceremony on your very own island? Lessons in Dhivehi? The Whatever/Whenever team will deliver whatever you want, whenever you want it!

    ~ 24-hour In-retreat Dining
    ~ Complimentary Oceanside yoga
    ~ Pool toys
    ~ iPod® accessories
    ~ International electrical outlet adaptors

    Resort Facilities & Services

    ~ WET® Outdoor Infinity Pool
    ~ W Lounge
    ~ W Living Room
    ~ WORDS library
    ~ SWEAT® Fitness Center
    ~ Wi-Fi and High Speed Internet Access in All Retreats Complimentary
    ~ Cellular Telephone Rental
    ~ W Hotels The Store
    ~ Hair and Nail Salon
    ~ 24-Hour Concierge Service
    ~ 24-Hour Welcome Desk
    ~ 24-Hour Self-Service Sweet Spots
    ~ Express Check-in/Out
    ~ Whatever/Whenever® Service
    ~ Personalized Wake-up Service
    ~ Dry Cleaning Service
    ~ Bellmen/Porters
    ~ Laundry/Valet Service
    ~ Non-Smoking Facilities

  • Away Spa

    The AWAY Spa is a call back to nature in an exquisite setting. Pamper yourself in lavish surroundings. Indulge in ultimate relaxation at this over-water spa with indoor and outdoor rooms. You will find total privacy and complete renewal. Dedicate some time to your well-being and comfort with a natural healing therapy performed in one of 4 luxurious treatment villas.

    Experience expert application methods and customized ingredients, while ambient ocean sounds nourish your soul. Scattered scents ease you into complete relaxation. All treatments include an aromatic steam bath, a tropical rain shower, and/or a fragrant bath and a refreshing body moisturizing treatment. And while you're there, sip soothing herbal teas, tonics, or delight in a select menu of culinary delights.

    Have a massage, wrap, or facial under the Dhow-inspired sunshade. Repose on the sundeck with aphrodisiac nectar or blissful chocolate cookies. Stretch to the panoramic horizon with twice-daily yoga sessions in the pavilion. Relax on the wraparound sundeck with over-water bathing, outdoor rainforest shower and expansive day bed for sun-soaking, lounging and treatments.

    The spa utilizes Ayurvedic SUNDÃRI skin care products including the powerful regenerative properties of plants, herbs, roots and essential oils and floral extracts to improve the complexion and appearance of your skin. For facials, enjoy the application of [Comfort Zone] products, recently awarded "Best Spa Cosmetic Product" at the European Spa Exhibition in Monaco. [Comfort Zone] products offer safe and effective solutions to skin concerns based on phytotherapy, aromatherapy and advanced chemistry.

    We highly recommend that you contact our Atoll Paradise Travel Consultants to pre-book an appointment at the spa, as space is limited especially during the high season.

    Signature Treatment

    Drift Away - the Spa's signature massage combines acupressure and mesmeric strokes. Fluid movements over the body to the healing sounds of waves and crystal vibrations. Uplifting scents of citrus, oregano, anise, and basil essential oils blend to enhance clarity and positivity. Perfect harmony and total rejuvenation. An out-of-body voyage setting the mind adrift.

    Creative Expression

    A highlight you should experience. Unique painting sessions as a means of relaxation and creative accomplishment. A great way to explore and express yourself. De-stress and let your creative spirit fly. Paint with no concern for beauty or judgments. Express your power and emotions through brushstrokes. Let out your inner Picasso.


    Who's tying the knot? Escape with W Hotels' WOW VOWS. The perfect place for your wedding commitment ceremony, rehearsal dinner, wedding reception and that last big hurrah. Create nuptial moments you'll never forget with the assistance of Blu Maldives to help you plan every detail.



    Honeymooners gain complimentary access to your own Honeymoon Concierge, who will help research and plan the honeymoon of your dreams. Let one of Blu Maldives's Travel Consultants help you to explore the numerous venues for planning a surprise honeymoon dinner for your new spouse: beach backdrop, sunset yacht, uninhabited island, or secluded sandbank.



    All around the island, love is in the air. The majority of guests are couples, who can be seen walking hand in hand on the beach at sunset. The resort's adult wonderland atmosphere is a fun place for couples who like the look of a hot, modernistic retreat. You won't see many children with the resorts restriction on children under 13, but couples may enjoy the peacefulness this brings. Couples can delight in each other uninterrupted and appreciate the sheer beauty and calm of the resort. Or maybe you would like to design a special occasion to acknowledge your relationship in a symbolic wedding ceremony. Celebrate your love: be it an anniversary, birthday, first date anniversary, engagement or any reason to connect with your loved one in this romantic location. Blu Maldives's Travel Consultants are waiting to assist you in making your romantic idea come to life.



    Please note that W Maldives has a restriction on children under the age of 13 to maintain an adult and peaceful atmosphere. Blu Maldives can suggest many other resorts that are specialised for families with younger children. Please speak to one of our Travel Consultants for advice on child-friendly resorts.


    Sports and Leisure

    Water babies and sun worshippers read on. A multitude of recreational activities are available in this resort. Take your pick of an extensive water sports list (both motorised and non-motorised). Energise with slower options such as yoga, meditation, and stretching with patient teachers who can adapt to you. Get that heart rate up at the gym or beach volleyball court to keep you in shape, moving, breathing and less guilty about last night's dessert. For the curious go-getter: head out on a number of journeys offered to see more of what the Maldives has to offer.


    Features & Services

    Whether you're looking for a glamorous wedding dinner, a chic commitment ceremony, a reception soire'e, an intimate rehearsal dinner, or a private night that celebrates just the two of you, we'll make it an experience of a lifetime. Create a wedding party to be fondly remembered with creative cuisines developed by award-winning chefs. You'll find everything you need to make your event unforgettable.


    Special Events

    Say goodbye to single-hood in style! Blu Maldives can design an engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, and bachelor or bachelorette party beyond your wildest imagination.


    Spa Enthusiasts

    Health, beauty and serenity seekers will be pleased to learn that the fantastic spa uses only the best products such as [Comfort Zone] which was awarded "Best Spa Cosmetic Product" recently in Europe. The spa has a beautifully unique design with white tented domes that are fitting with the over water location. Not only will the AWAY Spa transport you to a distant land, it will take you as close as you can get to heaven on earth! Completely indulge in yoga sessions for your mind and body, beauty treatments to shine, and body treatments to relax and rejuvenate. We highly recommend that you contact our Blu Maldives Travel Consultants to pre-book an appointment at the spa, as space is limited especially during the high season.



    W's first Retreat & Spa, W Maldives, opened in September of 2006 and has already received recognition in travel and tourism for excellence in the industry. Travel and Leisure magazine presented W Maldives with the 2007 design award for Best Resort in January. Setting the New Year off on the right foot; W has high expectations for bigger and better things to come.


  • Wonderful Vacation

    We would like to thank you very much for coordinating with W and obtaining Villa 220. We would also like to thank you very much for the gifts received at the airport. We are having a great break and wonderful vacation in the W-Retreat. However, we only have a few days left and want to thank you all for arranging our holiday in the Maldives.


    High Levels of Service

    Thanks again for our good organized vacation in W Retreat & Spa in 2013. It was really fine from all points of view. The Hotel also was on the high level of services and we would like to have our next vacation in this Hotel.


Rooms & Suites

Surrounded by white-sand beaches, transparent lagoons and breathtaking reefs, W Maldives luxury villa accommodations consist of "Ocean Oasis" retreats, perched above the lagoon with glass floors for underwater voyeurism; and "Beach Oasis" retreats with unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean.

Adding opulence to style, each retreat features outdoor lounging areas with private decks for basking in the sun, endless ocean views, individual barbecue stations for private dining, circular custom-made daybeds for island lounging and outdoor tropical showers. The spacious indoor living areas represent the best in architecture, with sleek glass and modern touches.

~ Private Plunge Pool ~ Shallow Pool Lounge Area, Outdoor Daybeds with Shade Curtains, Sun Lounges ~ Direct Lagoon Access (Ocean Oasis) or Direct Beach Access (Beach Oasis) ~ Custom-made Furnishings ~ W Signature Bed, 350 Thread Count Sheets, Down Pillows or Hypoallergenic Pillows ~ Full Height Mirror ~ Outdoor Rainforest Shower, Bliss® Bath Amenities, Make-up/Shaving Mirror, Dual Vanity Basins ~ Wi-Fi and High Speed Internet Access (Complimentary) ~ 42" Plasma TVs, DVD Player, CD Player, DVD/CD Library ~ Wine Fridge, Mini-bar, Munchie Box ~ Tea/Coffee Maker (On Request) ~ Individual BBQ Stations ~ 24-Hour In-retreat Dining ~ Personalized Wake-up Service

Ocean Haven

Designed to be the ultimate getaway, the 492 sqm Ocean Haven takes relaxation - or entertaining - to the extreme. Seek solitude in pristine privacy or invite the cool crowd over for some serious entertaining - the possibilities are endless. The distinction fades between interior and exterior, with floor-to-ceiling windows that slide aside,

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Seascape Escape

Wow is the word for this 323 sqm suite. Repose in the master suite with W's signature bed. With such great views to the horizon, you may not even be tempted to turn on the 50" Plasma TV. Or chill in the junior suite with two signature W twin beds, private second bath and entertainment area with 32" LCD screen and cozy fittings. Lounge or

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Ocean Oasis Lagoon View

Lounge, gaze, and sigh in contentment – do this all day in this over-water one-bedroom retreat overlooking the breathtaking turquoise lagoon, where you can also take the plunge with direct access from your deck. Swim, snorkel or drift along – take your pick. On the privacy of the sundeck, kick back in the plunge pool or recline

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Ocean Oasis

Perched above the lagoon on stilts, the resort's Ocean Oasis occupies 156 sqm of over water elegance and is where the turquoise sea meets stylish pleasure. Stretch out on the circular daybed on your private deck to soak up some sun. Go for a dip in your private plunge pool or hop down the steps and jump into the lagoon over some of the

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Beach Oasis

Escape to 188 sqm of tropical indulgence in a bi-level beachfront property that lets indoors and outdoors mingle. Soak up the Maldivian rays on the sundeck or step out beyond your oasis to a sweep of white sandy beach. Stretch out on the circular daybed that cantilevers over the private plunge pool. Step inside. The transition to your urban

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