Spying on the abundant marine life surrounding the resort through a glass-bottomed bath tub on a private villa
Savoring fresh local cuisine on a communal table next to the resort’s organic garden
Candlelit barbecues for two on the beach, prepared by a personal chef
Being a short boat ride away from some of the world’s top snorkeling and diving sites
What To Know
The resort is about 45 minutes away from Malé International Airport, reachable via a seaplane and then a speedboat
Child-friendly property providing baby cots, babysitting services, and a kid’s club with indoor and outdoor activities
Bicycles available to get around and explore the surroundings
Late check out until 6 p.m. is available for an additional fee
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Barefoot luxury on a secluded Maldives islet, with sustainably built on-land and overwater villas and locally sourced dining
Most of the resort’s 97 wooden villas were built directly above the water, perched either on the Indian Ocean or on a shallow lagoon that surrounds part of the islet. Guest quarters strike the right balance between rusticity and sophistication: ensconced in thatched roofs and reclaimed woods are luxuries like glass-bottomed bathtubs, elevated terraces displaying 360 degree views of the tropical surroundings, plus private gardens strewn with daybeds and in some cases infinity pools. Families should opt for an on-land Beach Villa, which offers direct beach access and big sandy gardens that make for great playgrounds. Common areas include vast, sinuously shaped pools edging Sip Sip restaurant, which doles out casual classics like pizzas, burgers, and salads as well as cocktails served on sunken decks with pillowed sofas. There’s also an overwater sushi counter, an airy all-day restaurant serving international food, and a tucked-away spot offering Maldivian specialties culled from the on-site organic garden and other local farms. Ice cream lovers flock to Ice & Chocolate Studio to try some of the parlor’s 48 unique flavors—wasabi and sour cream cones, anyone? Six Senses properties are known for their top-notch spas, and this one doesn’t disappoint. Set right on the beach, it features sculptural treatment “nests,” were skilled therapists use natural lotions and oils.
In the Area
Six Senses is the only resort on the islet of Laamu, part of the Indian Ocean’s Maldives archipelago. There’s plenty to do right in and around Laamu, including snorkeling, surfing world-class breaks, water skiing, and catamaran sailing, during which it’s not uncommon to encounter dolphins. Island hopping is also an option. At nearby Hithadhoo, for example, guests can get a glimpse of the Maldivian way of life by visiting local homes, grocery stores, and old mosques. There's even a lake right in the heart of the island surrounded by untamed nature.