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Hotel overview

W Retreat & Spa is a small private resort in North Ari Atoll with the highest level of service, great infrastructure and original Maldivian beauty. It belongs to the network Marriott International. The sophisticated resort offers 78 modern villas with exceptional design and absolute convenience. Every villa has a small private pool and a sunny deck.

There are fine dining restaurants and lounge bars on the island. Upscale spa center has over-water treatment rooms of unordinary design. Fesdu lagoon is full of splendid coral reefs, which is considered to be one of the best house reefs in the Maldives. Diving and snorkeling here promise a great delight. Water sports are quite variable here. W Retreat is a great place for a romantic holiday with private dinners at the beach and yacht trips designed for two. The resort provides an exceptional offer: rest on the pristine little island nearby Fesdu. On request, your private island will become a romantic spot or a reserved party for friends. W Retreat & Spa is a luxurious Maldivian sanctuary in the heart of the Indian Ocean.

Diving

Courtesy of the fabulous beauty of the local reefs, every submersion will be spectacular. W Retreat Diving center offers the possibility to visit the most popular diving sites in the Maldives. The qualified instructors will provide safety and a full range of necessary equipment. You will have a lot of adventures swimming near the underwater caves and shipwreck, encountering manta rays, turtles, reef sharks and dolphins. You have the opportunity to meet whale sharks as well. You can get certified with a full range of PADI courses.

Snorkeling with marine biologist

Exploring the coral reef is like an intriguing journey to the unknown. Snorkeling with W Retreat marine biologist is an exciting experience. You will be able to take part in diving courses for the beginners or the experienced divers, depart on a night dive. The equipment is free of charge for all the resort guests.

Water sports center

Besides diving, W Retreat surprises with an array of water sports and entertainments offered by the WAVE center. Ride the wave and allow your adrenaline rush. For your service:

  • Parasailing
  • Seabob
  • Jetski
  • Wakeboarding
  • Water ski
  • Sailing yacht
  • Tubing
  • Windsurfing lessons

Restaurants

  • Kitchenis an international cuisine restaurant with a distinctive open terrace and a wide range of courses for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Fish is a romantic spot over water with a selection of seafood, inviting guests for lunch and dinner. It offers a generous choice of champagne and iconic cocktails.
  • Fireis an outdoor venue, offering a sophisticated dinner in atmospheric scenery decorated with tongues of flame. There is an excellent array of grilled or Tandoor-cooked meat, seafood and sophisticated chef’s signature courses.
  • Sipis a panoramic lounge on the water, located on the island southwest. Vast wine menu, oysters, sushi, sashimi and other snacks for lunch and dinner.
  • Kadais a beach cafe with delicacies menu. A bar with boat-shaped tables offers cocktails and loud parties.
  • Wetbar by the pool serves light snacks, pizza cooked on a wood fire, hamburgers, salads, Asian cuisine dishes, signature cocktails, ice-cream and much more.
  • Private dinner. W Retreat will serve an intimate romantic dinner on the beach or at your villa on request.

Away Spa

The over-water AWAY® Spa is distinguished by the original design of 4 luxurious treatment villas with an ocean view and an open terrace with over-water bathing, an outdoor rainforest shower and a day bed. Enjoy a relaxing massage, Ayurvedic procedures, wraps or facial treatments, visit a steam room, manicure or pedicure or stretch with a private yoga session in the pavilion on the open deck.

Fitness center

Modern fully-equipped Technogym is open round the clock. ENERGY fitness team offers kickboxing, karate techniques, aqua aerobics, circuit training, yoga at sunset and much more.

Excursions

Diversify your stay at W Retreat by sea journeys: hop on traditional Dhoni boat, speedboat, or a luxury yacht Escape. Try your hand on some Maldivian sunset fishing or join a big or night fishing.

Gaathafushi private island

The resort offers a unique privilege for a luxurious stay - a small pristine island for creating your paradise in tropics. Reserve an uninhabited island for a romantic overnight stay at the villa under the stars or for a private party.

Transfer: W Retreat is situated 73 km from the international airport at Male. A seaplane journey takes around 25 minutes and is offered during the daytime only from 6 am to 4 pm.

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  • 1 Bedroom: sleeping area is separated from living area with a door

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Transfers Terms and Conditions
 

  • Seaplane transfers are available during daylight hours only. 
  • Guests arriving at Male airport after 3:15pm are recommended to book a domestic flight in advance (depends on resort policy) or an overnight accommodation close by the airport to be transferred to the resort the following morning.
  • Guests departing Malé on an international flight prior to 09:00hrs will be transferred late on the previous afternoon. Accommodation can be booked in Malé at an additional cost.
  • International departure flights should be scheduled after 9:00 am. Departing guests will be transferred to the airport at least 3 hours prior to scheduled international flight departure with last seaplane departure from the island at 3:00pm.
  • Seaplane transfers are managed by a third party company thus it will be subject to availability and may be cancelled due to weather conditions or maintenance needs. In this case, guests may be transferred via Domestic flight (if route exists per each hotel) or guests will need to book an overnight stay in Male at guest’ additional expense.
  • In extraordinary circumstances, luggage may be transported by a later flight (policies & procedures as per TMA regulations). Resort does not take any liability for delaying the guest luggage due to these reasons. 
  • If a guest misses their transfer due to International flight being delayed etc. Guest may opt to pay the supplement for changing the transfer mode (ex: from domestic to seaplane, etc) and this is Subject to availability.
  • Neither WIOTTO nor our Destination Management partner nor resorts are held responsible for any delays or cancellations due to the local seaplane carrier or weather conditions.
  • Baggage allowance is 20kg suitcase and 5kg hand luggage. Excess baggage is chargeable at $5.00 per kg, payable at the airport.
  • International flights must be provided at least 7 days prior to arrival.
  • On departure, schedule of seaplane transfers will be communicated to the guest a night prior to departure from the resort. 
  • Seaplane may stop in 1 or 2 destinations where the time of journey may be extended and guest will be advised prior to take off on flight.
  • 100% cancellation will be applicable in case of no show or cancellation as per cancellation policy.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice in accordance with any increases in fuel prices and taxes
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TripAdvisor© Traveler Reviews

Paradise, beautiful - luxurious but yet chilled and not pretentious

Definitely one of the best islands we have been in Maldives. Small yet not too small. Beautiful reef and fish. Nice restaurants. Amazing overwater room with the right privacy. AND MOST THAN...
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C AlfredoRhinos Rome, Italy

Truly Paradise!

My wife and I visited the W Maldives for our Honeymoon/1yr Anniversary. We travelled from the US and our visit dates were October 11th, 2020-October 17th, 2020. I'll start off by saying that this...
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Honeymoon

Our experience is the W Maldives was an unforgettable holiday if we could rate 10000 we would the staff is amazing and the food we enjoyed it was the best honeymoon with my husband thank you so much...
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