• W Retreat Resorts in Maldives
  • W Retreat Resorts in Maldives
  • W Retreat Resorts in Maldives
  • W Retreat Resorts in Maldives
  • W Retreat Resorts in Maldives


W Retreat and Spa is the ultimate Maldivian private island escape. It is an idyllic retreat for those wanting a water sports playground in the Maldives. With the classic W Whatever Whenever philosophy, guests will feel pampered in lavish style. The resort itself is modern and sleek in design, taking advantage of the outstanding natural beauty of the island.

Resort Information:
Location: North Ari Atoll
Transfer: 25 minute Seaplane Flight



My husband and I had always planned on taking our honeymoon in the Maldives, but never realised how amazing it would actually be. With so many beautiful islands and resorts to choose from, researching the best place to stay looked to be very time consuming. Instead, we asked Jodie from Extraordinary Escapes, and it made the planning the honeymoon pain free, and exciting. Jodie got us an amazing deal, and the best bungalow on the Island (well at least in my opinion). By far, it was our best holiday yet, and I look forward to our next trip with her.

Sally Tobin, Sydney Australia

The diving was excellent. The house reef was fantastic snorkelling, even better than most dive sites elsewhere in the world.
As for the resort, it couldn't have been any better. From the day we arrived to the day we left we were treated like royalty.  
We would highly recommend the beach villa!!! It was awesome. It wasn't better or worse than the ocean villa, just different. Splitting the time between them was a good choice.
Thanks very much for all of your help.

Jon and Nikki

Thank you for getting in touch with us. We had an incredible time. The island was amazing, and it was perfectly suited to us.
I think a big part of that was Jodie helping us pick the right place for us. It wasn't too quiet, it had good food, a few activities to keep us interested, and the accommodation was suited to the style we like.
Fantastic honeymoon, couldn't have asked for more.
Thank you Extraordinary Escapes!

Rhamya and Russell, Sydney, Australia.

Thank you again for all for the help in setting up the trip.
We are just back now and all I can say is WOW. We had such a fantastic time. We loved the hotel, the services, everything. It all went like clockwork and the weather was even perfect.
Thanks again. I can't wait to go back.

Douglas and Nicole Murray, Hong Kong


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Extraordinary Escapes Sums it Up: Ultimate luxury, stunningly perfect island, vibrant atmosphere, modern villas all with private plunge pools, ideal for couples prohibiting children under the age of 12 years, sunsets at Sip Bar with cocktails and resident DJ, gourmet dining, amazing house reef and marine life, beautiful over-water spa, water-sports playground.

Extraordinary Escapes' Favourite feature: The W 'Sweet Spots' are little stands dotted around the island, stocked full of complimentary ice-creams, soft drinks, water and sunscreen to name a few W essentials. Unique to the W and what the W is all about. Wanting for nothing, indulging in everything!

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The W Retreat and Spa is located in the Ari Atoll, an Atoll renowned for its incredible marine life and stunning natural beauty. The W island is picture perfect with an electric turquoise lagoon and indulgently white sand beaches. It has an absolutely amazing house reef that runs for a couple of kilometres wrapping itself around the island.

The W's philosophy is Whatever, Whenever which literally means that their staff are there to take care of anything that guests want, whenever, and they will do whatever it takes to create the ultimate guest experience. The main resort pool is cool, dark and inviting. It has a swim up bar which fits with the W's 'Whatever Whenever' philosophy of complete indulgence. The W also has their own compilation of music playing in the background as you walk down the jetties and the main areas of the resort enhancing the lively atmosphere and energy of the W.

The W villas are called 'Oases', 'Escapes' and 'Havens' which are very appropriate names. They are modern and sleek in design with stunning private pools. The Oases are very island chic and are circular in shape, with flowing white curtains and everything you could possibly imagine you could want in a villa.

With three completely unique restaurants, an over-water sunset bar with its very own cocktail 'Mixologist' making any drink imaginable, the W's very own private island for a unique romantic dining experience and a water sports centre with literally everything, the W has earned its reputation as the Maldives private island playground. Still, if total relaxation is what you are looking for, the 'Whatever Whenever' philosophy caters for this also. Look no further than the Away Spa, set over water with a beautiful relaxation area. You will be 'W'anting for nothing more.

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Must Do: The W's Beach Oasis are the best beach villas in the Maldives! If you are a water lover, the Ocean Oasis are a dream come true.

The W Retreat has Beach Oasis and Ocean Oasis villas. The upper category of rooms are called the Seascape Escapes and the Ocean Haven and these rooms are absolutely a dream come true. All of the W Villas are modern and circular in shape, with white flowing curtains and all of the modern amenities you could dream of including a Bose surround sound system with an Ipod docking station.

One of the most beautiful features of these villas are the gorgeous day beds on the villa deck that are shaded by a canopy of sheer flowing fabric draped over the wooden circular frame. These daybeds are the perfect place to have lunch or laze the afternoon away. The private plunge pools are designed with the same cool, dark colours that attract you to the main pool.

The W Beach Oasis is magnificent and is the only two storey beach villa in the Maldives. The bedroom is located downstairs with the perfect amount of vegetation to provide you with ultimate privacy. A staircase wraps around the side of the Oasis taking you upstairs to the stunning open air relaxation area with expansive views out to the Lagoon and a fantastic daybed style swing to enjoy. There is even a BBQ there if you would like a chef to come to your villa and cook you a private dinner.

The Ocean Oasis is equally magnificent with a glass-bottom floor in the living area. The villa deck is large and spacious and the day-bed on the villa deck is the perfect feature for these over water villas. There is nothing better than relaxing on the day bed taking in the views out to the lagoon. Some Ocean Oasis villas have views of the sunset so ask your Extraordinary Escapes Consultant for further advice if you prefer a sunset view.

Beach Oasis: 188 sqm

Escape to 188 square meters of tropical indulgence. Soak up the Maldivian rays on the sundeck or step out onto your private sweep of white sandy beach. Stretch out on the circular daybed that cantilevers over the private plunge pool. Step inside. The transition to your urban oasis is seamless. Dream in the king-sized signature W bed. Bathe under the stars or the clear blue sky in the open-roofed bath area with standalone bathtub and rainforest shower. Who wants to play? A 42-inch Plasma TV, BOSE® Sound system provides the entertainment. Head upstairs to the private viewing deck with thatched roof and enjoy unobstructed beach and ocean views. Relax in your custom-made double daybed. Fire up the grill for some savory delights. Then, kick back with a glass from the wine fridge. If you are coming to the Maldives with company, ask for a connecting Beach Oasis with 1 king-sized signature W bed and 1 twin-sized signature W bed, separated by lockable doors. Keep the company together!

The Room Features:
• Beachfront
• Two Daybeds
• Private Plunge Pool with Sun Lounges
• Outdoor Daybeds with Shade Curtains
• 42-inch Plasma TVs with DVD Player, CD Player, Ipod docking station
• DVD/CD Library via Whatever/Whenever®
• W Signature Bed with 350 Thread Count Sheets, Down Pillows, Hypoallergenic Pillows
• Hairdryer, Outdoor Rainforest Shower, Bliss® Bath Amenities, Make-up/Shaving Mirror, Dual Vanity Basins, Individual Climate Control, Tea/Coffee Maker (On Request), Individual BBQ Stations, 24-Hour In-retreat Dining, Mini-bar, Wine Fridge, Munchie Box, In-room Safe, Personalized Wake-up Service
• Wi-Fi and High Speed Internet Access in All Retreats (Complimentary)
• Some of the amenities above may not be available in all rooms. Fees on certain amenities/services may apply.

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Must Do: Book a romantic dinner at sunset on the W's own picture perfect private island.

The W has three restaurants providing guests with a gourmet experience. Kitchen the main restaurant is set back from the water's edge in the shade of the palm trees with a long water feature lining the edge. It even has some tables in the water feature so that you can dine with your feet and ankles in the water. On your first breakfast at Kitchen, you are invited to select one of their individually designed coffee mugs for your use every morning of your stay. It is a really lovely touch.

Fire is an extraordinary restaurant set on the beach with an enormous fire pit in the centre and tables dotted around. There is a team of chefs just waiting to prepare anything you like, anyway you like. Fish is located on stilts in the lagoon and with their speciality being freshly caught seafood.

The W has a very young, vibrant feel to it and has the only underground nightclub in the Maldives, enhancing the playground idea behind the W. It is there for you to visit if you like however being underground, it is tucked away, private and soundproof. Sip, the sunset bar is set over water shaded by white sails. It has comfy daybeds for you to stretch out and watch the beautiful sunsets while listening to the resident DJ paying the latest chill out music.


Going local - FISH features wild-caught fresh seafood prepared with an Asian flair. Ask the award-winning Executive Chef about the dishes at W's signature seafood restaurant. He will create the perfect tasting menu for any palate. Choose from fresh caught fish-of-the-day or the best imports from around the world. Lounge and nibble on sushi, or head to the over-water tables for two for endless views.

Set over the water and under the stars, couples can enjoy seafood dishes with Asian tendencies. The unexpected pairing of flavours will not only surprise your palate, but WOW it! Enjoy fresh caught fish perfectly prepared with an Asian touch. Or opt for mouth-watering sushi and sashimi. Explore the extensive selection of wine and champagne by the glass or bottle, or indulge in creative and refreshing cocktails - both alcoholic and virgin. Stop in at nearby lounge SIP for a pre-dinner drink.


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Must Do: Snorkel the house reef at the W in the morning as you are more likely to see the family of eagle rays before 11am. This is an amazing sight.

The W is all about activities earning its reputation as the Maldives private island playground. You can be as active as you like at the W, booking one of the many excursions on offer. Take on the Wave water sports centre for a range of thrilling activities. You won't be disappointed.

You can choose to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the island spending hours snorkelling the W's outstanding house reef that runs for a couple of kilometres. You are sure to run into the family of eagle rays that call the reef their home or a few turtles along the way, but you will have to look through the schools of hundreds of technicolour reef fish.

If 'relaxed' action is more your pace, you can occupy your time soaking up the sun on your villa deck, swimming up to Wet Bar in the main pool or relaxing the afternoon away at Away Spa.

WAVE, their water sports facility will prepare you to play. Unwind at AWAY' Spa. Go DOWN UNDER and get geared up with the latest diving equipment, then go on a reef or wreck tour. Workout at Sweat' Fitness Center or simply take in the tropical paradise where every effort has been made to preserve the natural beauty, marine life and delicate ecosystem.

Take up yoga or painting. Catch the rays on your beach or sundeck. Bask in perfect privacy, startling natural beauty and extreme exoticism.
' Reef or wreck scuba trips: Dive Sites: Maaya Thila, Fish Head, Panettone, and Broken Rock, plus breathtaking house reefs &their own Fesdu house wreck.
' Snorkelling
' Underwater video course
' Reef scooter trips with Marine Biologist
' Overnight sailing/scuba trip to Hammerhead Shark Point
' Kite surfing, Water skiing, Windsurfing, 100% Transparent Kayaks, catamaran sailing or wake & knee boarding,
' James Bond 'SeaBob' under water rockets, Parasailing,
' ESCAPE, two mast luxury Sailing Yacht
' Gaathafushi, the W Maldives' own private island
' Big game and traditional Maldivian night fishing
' ENERGY'activities area. Pool games, volleyball, billiards, card games, and more.
' SWEAT' Fitness Center. ENERGY Team offers kickboxing, karate techniques, aqua aerobics, circuit training, yoga at sunset and more.


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Must do: Try one of the W's playfully named spa therapies such as the La Pina Colada Body Treatment designed to improve skin elasticity.

The W Spa is a beautiful spa set over-water with a white sailed roof and white walls. It provides a perfect contrast to the electric blue of the lagoon. With only four treatment rooms it is essential to book ahead of time. The spa has predominately modern style treatments and each treatment villa has a stunning view out to the lagoon.

Indulge in ultimate relaxation at the over-water AWAY' Spa. 66 square meters of indoor and outdoor treatment areas allow for total privacy and complete renewal. Dedicate some time to your well-being and comfort with a natural healing therapy performed in one of 4 luxurious treatment villas.

Have a massage, wrap, or facial under the Dhow-inspired sunshade. Repose on the sundeck with an iced tea and selection of fresh fruit sorbets. Stretch to the panoramic horizon with private yoga sessions in the pavilion on the wraparound sundeck with over-water bathing, outdoor rainforest shower and expansive day bed for sun-soaking, lounging and treatments.