Let’s face it, W Hotels aren’t exactly the places for families looking for a quiet getaway. At the core of the group’s business lies slick beats that fuel a party through the night, along with outlandish props and contrasting over-the-top furniture that frame unforgettable memories. At the remote W Maldives, a dreamy 78-room resort on the tropical Fesdu island in the North Ari Atoll, guests are spoiled by swim-out snorkeling in pristine reefs, pampered with spa treatments in ocean villas, and treated to luxurious suites and villas that include everything from private plunge pools to wraparound sun decks. Plus, the Maldives underground nightclub comes to life at night, where guests can party to their hearts’ content below the island surface.
Sounds like a perfect place to hold an extravagant party? It probably is. For those wanting to go all out, W Maldives has introduced an Extreme Island Takeover package (from US$4 million, S$5.51 million for four nights), where you and your group of friends get to truly live and celebrate without a care in the world. Room keys? Forget about taking them with you, you’re the only ones on the island. Head out to enjoy all watersports activities, stay in for unlimited spa sessions, or have the best of both worlds. You’ll also get to enjoy a free flow of food and house beverages across all six dining venues.
If that’s not enough, a short boat ride away from the main resort lands you on Gaathafushi island, a tiny tear drop-shaped expanse of white sand and tropical palms surrounded by untouched coral reefs. There’s little more here at W Maldives’ exclusive patch of paradise than a thatched-roof hut and sun-drenched beach — but that’s the beauty of it. Here, you can sip cocktails on sunset retreats, wine and dine under the stars at a romantic dinner cooked by a private chef, or stay overnight and wake to a gourmet breakfast on the beach. If you’re looking to hold an island wedding, Gaathafushi most definitely does the trick.
Getting ‘stranded’ on Gaathafushi isn’t the only exclusive experience W Maldives offers. Windsurfing lessons, guided snorkeling and diving outings, parasailing, deep-ocean fishing trips, and catamaran cruises — all private, of course — are available by the hour, while those wishing to strike out further into the Indian Ocean can book an overnight adventure on one of the resort’s two modern three-sail Escape yachts. Bound for a southern part of the untouched Ari Atoll, where majestic whale sharks and elusive hammerhead sharks are among the local inhabitants, the yachts feature two posh cabins that include a plush king-size bed, a flat-screen television and DVD player connected to Bose speakers, and an ensuite bathroom outfitted with stylish Duravit and Axor fixtures.
North Ari Atoll, 09110
Tel: +960 666 2222