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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Barefoot luxury on a secluded Maldives islet, with sustainably built on-land and overwater villas and locally sourced dining

The Lowdown

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

Six Senses Laamu
Olhuveli Island
Olhuveli, 08290 Maldives

Reviews

Heaven on Earth
RasmusGP

OMG, all in all - this is the most amazing place on Earth. Food is better then great, villa’s are the best ever tryed - staff is proffesional and more a delight... this is a must try ????????

Travel to Lamuu, take a bike ride - and enjoy heaven on Earth ????

Perfect place to celebrate honeymoon
Ton-bry

We stayed in a beautiful overwater sunset villa just feet away from beautiful reef The service at Six Senses is beyond the expectation. We never had to lift a luggage and the staff expertly anticipated any needs we had. Every guest is assigned a Guest Experience Maker (GEM) to ensure a uniquely tailored stay. Our GEM, Ravah know what we need we don’t need to ask anything he will arrange we need ,dinner booking as well Perfect place to celebrate honeymoon we will com back next year and we want Ravaah to be our gem, hotel is not very crowded,

Perfect ????
lucy9London

We’ve just spent 7nights here and very sad to be leaving. We stayed in a water villa on jetty B on a half board basis, which was perfect for us. We got to swim and see turtles right off our jetty. The house reef is also excellent lots of fish and colourful coral.
Our gem Abdulla was very friendly and helpful booking our dinners before our arrival meaning we got to eat at all of the restaurants as they soon get booked up. He checked in with us twice a day to see if we needed anything and to let us know of anything going on for that day.
This is our 2nd visit to the Maldives this year, and I will defo come back! Hopefully to this resort. The food in this hotel is exceptional, be sure not to miss the Asian street market dinner! You must come here and see it for yourself! Perfect 5star resort with excellent service throughout! Thank you six senses Laamu I will never forget this trip x