Located in the North Ari Atoll, the luxurious W Retreat & Spa Maldives is just a 25 minute seaplane transfer from Male and is the original chill-out destination. A sophisticated luxury playground, W Retreat & Spa Maldives offers exclusivity, escape, and indulgence in a pristine seaside sanctuary. Guests may choose from the overwater Ocean Oasis or Beach Oasis with upstairs lounge. The villas are a perfect blend of W’s forward-thinking design and contemporary living esthetics combined with island life simplicity.
Credited with having the best home reef in the Maldives, each of the Ocean Oasis villas feature glass floors offering an insider’s view to a world of sea turtles, manta rays and colourful reef fish. The DOWN UNDER dive centre has everything from PADI beginner’s course to overnight trips to one of the Maldives’ most incredible dive sites, Hammerhead Heaven. Furthermore guests can indulge their inner water-baby with kite surfing, water skiing, windsurfing, and wakeboarding.
ESCAPE, the W Retreat’s luxury two cabin yacht, is a traditional two masts Gullet which has been stylishly refurbished to reflect the laid-back vibe of W. For private hire, ESCAPE is a chance a drift away in the turquoise world of coral reefs, deserted islands and pristine dive sites. For those looking for the ultimate Robinson Crusoe experience, take the 10-minute boat trip to uninhabited Gaathafushi Island, W’s own secluded island available for private rental.