At a Glance
- Perfect blend of eco-chic barefoot design with a snazzy luxurious twist
- Superb range of restaurants and bars
- Located in a remote atoll, so you really feel away from it all
- Welcomes families and couples, and great for honeymoons too
- Superb diving and snorkelling
Put simply, you there are few resorts in the Maldives that quite equal the magic that Six Senses Laamu has to offer. It seems to get it so right; that blend of Robinson Crusoe desert-island perfection, understated design, yet utterly luxurious in its execution. It’s located in the south of the Maldives, far away from the increasing collection of resorts that are opening up around Male. It does mean taking a 35-minute domestic flight when you arrive in Male, followed by a short speedboat transfer, but you are fully rewarded by travelling a little more. The waters of the turquoise lagoon laps softly against the golden beaches, this is the Maldives that you always dreamed about. There are 97 villas here, offering both over-water villas on stilts and a collection of villas on the beach. Some of the villas come with their own pools, and families can be catered for in two-bedroom villas. There are three restaurants and two bars, and even an ice-cream studio to cool you down after an ad-hoc snooze on your hammock. The Spa is superb, and the island offers excellent diving, surfing, wake-boarding, water-skiing and windsurfing. The snorkelling along the house-reef is simply superb. You might get from reading our description that we rather like this resort, in fact, it’s secretly our absolute favourite.
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Six Senses used to be part of the Soneva group, and their flagship property was Soneva Fushi, the first barefoot luxury resort in the Maldives that has always wowed guests with it ability to be laid-back, yet utterly luxurious at the same time. The design means that you feel like you are on a desert-island, and not in a hotel room that could be anywhere. The location is its great plus-point. You do need to take a domestic flight, but you escape the ever-growing touristy area around Male.