Six Senses Laamu
What We Love
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Room Service
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.
How to Get There
If you are considering a honeymoon, babymoon, or any kind of moon you will not be disappointed. From the very moment we were greated by our GEM, Abdullah,we knew this was going to be special. Our over the water Villa came complete with bikes and personalised plates (island style), scuba gear, the best outdoor bathroom I have ever seen, and of course a show of dolphins and turtles from our very own deck each day. We went sailing, snorting, kyaking ... You can do as little, or as least as you like. The staff served up a delicious breakfast every morning, and our dinners at the various restaurants were exquisite. Our favourite though was the lobster BBQ on the beach - such a special time and thanks to Abdullah for ensuring it!
Amazing room with great facilities, very friendly, Feels home, Great experience. I really hope i get the chance to this resort again. Foods and drinks are delicious, This place is really great, good facilities for couples and families with children, we really had a great time.
This is a very long winded review to basically convey our feeling that Six Senses Laamu is the e place to go if you are planning a honeymoon in the Maldives!
From the moment we stepped foot on the island until the moment we left we received the best service and created the most amazing memories for our honeymoon. We knew that this would be the trip of a lifetime, but the staff at Six Senses honestly went above and beyond to make our experience truly memorable.
Our GEM (Guest Experience Maker and essentially personal vacation assistant), Najah, was supremely amazing. He was friendly, helpful, and incredibly attentive to our preferences. He booked an amazing (surprise) massage and several great dinners for us when we just simply didn’t feel like making any decisions. And he was always readily available for any questions or concerns we might have. We could not have asked for more personalized service than what Najah and his team provided us!
We also had wonderful experiences with the diving team, spa staff, and restaurant/bartenders. Please forgive any spelling inaccuracies when it comes to names...
Patti gave us three incredible dive trips and Hassan lead us through an awesome first experience at night diving! We also had the pleasure of talking to one of the staff marine
biologists (her name escapes me, but specializing in reef ecology), who was incredibly knowledgeable and very interesting to talk with after our dive.
Kaycee took excellent care of us both times we visited the spa. She was a truly gifted massage therapist and gave us such warm and friendly customer service. The setting of the spa with the warm breeze blowing and the herbal tea and fresh juices served to you in loungers overlooking the water after your treatment.. truly breathtaking.
Lilu was our favorite bartender. He was so educated and informative about the makings of all of the drinks and the sources of all the produce and other food ingredients on the island. We learned so much from him about how Six Senses makes the eating and drinking experience so unique!
We stayed in one of the overwater bungalows (no pool... we felt it unnecessary and weren’t disappointed) and the accommodations were above and beyond our expectations: comfortable, clean and, of course, stunningly beautiful. We were able to snorkel the house reef right off of our back deck and saw sting rays, multiple sharks, turtles, and a huge variety of fish. We also loved the bikes provided to cruise around the island. The sustainability profile of the resort is the subject of another post entirely!
To touch on the food offerings briefly.. we live in Portland, OR which has quite an array of exceptional dining choices. Still we were blown away by the breakfast buffet (I’ve never seen such a comprehensive multi-cultural buffet offered for breakfast) as well as the quality of the food served at the various restaurants, especially for dinner. We certainly felt like we got our money’s worth when it came to food and drink throughout the week.
We could not have had a better time during our stay at Six Senses. Our only regret was not staying longer! We hope to plan a return visit for an anniversary one of these years!!
When you travel over 30 hours to get somewhere, it better be great. And this place is great. So much we came here in 2017 and came back this year.
We considered other resorts but chose to come back to Six Senses Laamu because there is nothing to improve or that we would want to change.
Great vibe to the resort. It is respectful to the environment and to locals. In turn they offer great scenery and diving. Service is always perfect, people are professional, discreet and effective.
Restaurant options and food quality is impressive.
Diving is impressive: VIP service and close by dive sites. Rays, sharks, and so many fishes. The atoll is isolated with only one resort so there are plenty of interesting sites and coral is beautiful.
Travel light. No need for shoes or warm clothes.
Jetty A if you like snorkeling. Jetty C if you like to look at surfers.
We went to six senses quite a while ago (a few years ago) and since then we have gone to many other hotels and holidays, nothing beats six senses. Best service ever with astonishing rooms and fabulous food.
It is very kid friendly and the bikes are an amazing idea. Six senses is absolutely fabulous and we highly recommend!