Nestled in a turquoise lagoon in North Ari Atoll, W Retreat & Spa Maldives is 25 minutes away from the main airport island by seaplane. The island resort is known for it’s casual approach to holiday-makers. Their policy is; Whatever, Whenever. Now that’s a neat deal for a holiday!
The island resort has one of the best house reefs in the Maldives. The reef is a colorful garden of corals, with a rich ecosystem of marine life that blew my mind away. Turtles broke up through the sparkling, clear waters and eagle rays swam past like birds in flight. I’d highly recommend snorkeling and diving enthusiasts to keep W Retreat & Spa Maldives on their traveling bucket list.
You can choose from four accommodation choices at W Retreat & Spa Maldives. The Wonderful Beach Oasis sits on the beachfront. The bi-level bungalow is designed in a modern and simplistic style, and houses it’s private pool. Verdant green trees hug it from all sides. It’s barefoot luxury at it’s best.
The three other accommodation choices are all over the water. They sit on stilts over the lagoon out in the open. The Fabulous Ocean Oasis is perfect for a couple who want absolute seclusion, with nothing but the ocean as far as the eye can see.
The Spectacular Ocean Oasis has its own plunge pool out on the deck, where the absolute peace of nature envelops you. The Wow Ocean Escape is the ultimate luxury choice at W Retreat & Spa Maldives. The name says it all; you will go wow when you see it. It’s a two bedroom suite stretching over the sparkling water, housing it’s private infinity plunge pool. Barbecues can be arranged out on deck followed by a lazy night of sipping vintage beverages under the twinkling stars.
Apart from the incredible accommodation options and house reef, W Retreat & Spa Maldives is alluring also for its private picnic island nearby. It’s called Gaathafushi and whenever you’re up to whatever, just hit up the management and they’ll take you there. You could have grilled seafood on the sandy beach, or have a fabulous picnic alone with your better half. It’s an amazing getaway experience that’s immensely satisfying.
Connoisseurs will find W’s specialty seafood restaurant, ‘Fish’, and barbecue joint ‘Fire’ delivers exquisite tastes. The ‘Kitchen’, meanwhile, has no shortage of variety. In fact, you might get to taste some of the local flavors prepared with a twist. At ‘Wet’ bar, there’s a pool you can chill by with a cocktail in your hand.
The nightlife at the island resort is quite exciting. The ‘Sip’ bar has world-class mixologists whipping up really cool cocktails, while the modern and energizing music thumps out around you and over the serene ocean all around. W Retreat & Spa Maldives is a must-visit to anyone visiting the Maldives. It’s a balanced mixture of serenity and adventure with relaxation guaranteed.