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W Retreat and Spa

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W Retreat and Spa

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Get away from reality. W Retreat & Spa – Maldives is a tropical playground in the Indian Ocean that's perfect for relaxing, playing, and recharging for your next adventure. Connect with inner peace and go along with the pace of island life. Succumb to an inviting concept of dazzling blue waters, spectacular reefs and pristine sands infused with style and soul – you're no longer part of the everyday.

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Start each day inspired by a breathtaking sunrise, and bask in its glow of uplifting energy.


Pamper yourself with lavish Maldivian living. Unwind at the innovative AWAY® Spa. Go gourmet at our six eateries. Explore the world beneath the waves at Down Under. Experience something out of the ordinary. Our Whatever/Whenever® team will deliver.

Seventy eight individual Retreats are available. 28 land based, Beach Oasis including three twin Beach Oasis; 25 spacious, overwater Ocean Oasis and 21 Ocean Oasis Lagoon View retreats; 3 Seascape Escapes, our junior suites and one ExtremeWOW villa, the 2-bedroom Ocean Haven.

Whatever/Whenever® Service: Anything. Just ask. From special moments to everyday occurrences, we'll make sure each experience you have with us is memorable with our Whatever/Whenever® service. Whatever you want. Whenever you want it.

The Retreats are a perfect blend of W's innovative architectural design and contemporary living aesthetics with the island village simplicity. Each features an extensive state of the art BOSE sound system, 42" plasma screen TV, CD/DVD, spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, plunge pools, barbecues for private dining, outdoor tropical showers and day beds for lolling in the lap of luxury. Smooth, stylish interior design and all the modern gadgetry one could possibly need are an integral part of the appeal.

There is an electric mix of 6 bars and restaurants at W Maldives. Kitchen, the all day dining bistro, and Fire, where you have a choice of 4 different barbeques, provide menus for everyone's palate. Swim up to the pool bar Wet and order a light lunch. For a chilled sunset, enjoy a cocktail and nibbles at Sip. Next door is Fish - the signature seafood restaurant set over the water and under the star; a beautiful great way to soak in the atmosphere and perhaps see a shooting star. There is even a dining option on your own secluded island, Gaathafushi. 15Below, the place to see and be seen, is the only true nightclub in the Maldives, with its own resident DJ and set underground.

Flirt with the adventure over the water with our adrenaline filled water sports or go underneath with Down Under, our PADI certified team of dive masters, and discover some of the best dive spots in the Maldives all within close proximity.

Alternatively, decelerate. Research escapism and discover true pampering at the AWAY® Spa.Reminiscent of a dhow, a traditional Maldivian boat sporting elegant forms and vibrant sails, the spa embarks you on a journey of transformation. A massage, body wrap, sunburn soother, perhaps immersions in tropical therapies or individual cleansing steam baths, the world is your oyster as you indulge.

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Review date:   November 18, 2017 2:01PM
Review:   Awesome place, w Maldives is a best place to come for your honeymoon. If badget permits pls try once W Maldives; you will get the unforgettable wow experience here. The blue sea, serene water, sun set, snorkelling, scubadiving and underwater life will mesmeris you. The staff is here very attentive, humble and prompt.
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Review date:   August 29, 2017 4:31PM
Review:   I choose to stay at the W Maldives because it is ranked one of the top SPG properties in the world and is the hotel you see all over the SPG flyers. However, after spending a week at W Maldives I was completely disappointed with my stay. The hotel needs a lot of work to meet top notch hotels in the Maldives. I would not recommend it to anyone who asked where to stay in the Maldives. It started off badly when we arrive for our seaplane from Mali to the island, we were told the seaplane which we booked in advance wouldn't be able to bring my luggage with us and it would have to come on the next flight. I wasn't just angry I was at a whole other level, I wanted to get to my room put on my bikini and sunscreen and lay by the water but no I would have to wait 4 hours for my luggage. They apologized for the inconvenience and I asked since I would have to wait could we be offered lunch at a restaurant while we wait. Oh no no they couldn't do such a thing, it wasn't there fault our luggage couldn't fly with us. I am SPG Platinum, 75+ nights a year and they completely dismissed that and didn't care. I love W Hotels don't get me wrong, I have been to W Bali (LOVE LOVE LOVE) W Hong Kong, W Londo, W Verbier, W Guanzho, W Amsterdam.... but this one, which is supposed to be one of their best, I was completely disappointed. One thing which I was very frustrated by was when I went to the sunset bar to have overly priced drinks that don't look anything like what you see on Instagram, the staff who weren't working were playing in the water in front of us. I understand they live on the island, and they have off hours but other hotels like the Park Hyatt Maldives allow their staff to play in the water early morning as to not affect the guest. I couldn't get over this because I wanted to take gorgeous sunset pictures like most other guests at the bar and had the staff playing football in the water in front of me. I went to the Gym one morning, as I try to stay in shape on vacation, get this the staff has the right to use the gym. So mid morning when I went to workout, the staff was using the machines so I couldn't use them. What hotel have you been to that allows the staff to use the same areas as the guest to work out, who are spending thousands to be there? The breakfast was ok but really nothing special. If you have ever been to W Bali this hotel doesn't even come close in terms of a breakfast layout. W Bali is the best of the best, service is top notch, food is out of this world. W Maldives fell short on everything, services was none existent and it bothered me how they never picked up dishes or checked if you needed coffee, we would have to wave them down staff member should we need anything or just do it ourselves as they stood around and chatted. I will say when we arrived the chef was brand new and had just arrived that day, he spoke with us on numerous occasions about changes he was making so it may be different now. Another dangerous and major issue is the staff driving the carts, they have NO consideration for the guest. I understand they use the carts to deliver food to the rooms, drive guest to their room or change laundry in the room, but they have no consideration for guest walking on the walk way. I was almost thrown into the water by the cart zooming by. Staff really needs to be trained. Also, we put our dishes outside after dinner and they stayed outside for 2 full days until we brought it to someones attention. Unlike other Maldives hotels like the Park Hyatt or Sheraton, the W Maldives really needs to up its standards.
Author:   Jenn Horning
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Review date:   September 16, 2017 6:53AM
Review:   It's great resort cozy quite excellent services.
Author:   Abdulmajeed Al-Abdulkareem
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Review date:   October 3, 2017 3:29PM
Review:   Heaven on Earth one of the best places ever!
Author:   Mindy Dosanjh
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Review date:   July 4, 2017 3:11PM
Review:   Like no other place. Service service service. Everybody here trying to make you smile be happy and serve you the way you want. I was there and every employee helped me with an outstanding grade of hospitality. Food overthere is 5 star. Restaurant Fire has one of the best stakes i've ever tried. Breakfast at Kitchen has it own way yo treat you. Starti g from pastry to juices. The juices chef was eager to create different kind of mixed juices to my taste. Mahmoud was willing to serve dishes out of the menu for us, and he was creative in completing the table with full lunch meal. Tomas, Chunk, Mahmoud, Maryam, Faisal, and all staff thank you very much.
Author:   Abdulelah M
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