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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

5.0 Excellent 1874 Reviews
Honeymoon
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is very great resort, ppl.waves.foods are so nice and pretty, we don’t wanna go back … hope to come here ASAP, and also Emma is perfect, help us a lot , we will visit here again for sure. Thank you

Barefoot luxury at its finest!
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment you step foot on the island you feel like you are home. You can tell that the staff genuinely enjoy working there, the food is beautiful (and well priced compared to other islands) and the lead in room category; which I was in; was well appointed and spacious. They live and breathe sustainable living which for me was what drew me to their Resort.

Heaven
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is simply amazing! The scenery is to die for, the food is extraordinary and the service is that if what a King would receive.. My wife and I traveled here from Florida and it was worth every minute of our 26 hour trip here.

Excellent resort!!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s beyond words to describe how great is six senses Laamu. Their service, their staffs are just excellent! Six Senses Laamu think about everything they could to make their guest feel comfortable throughout their stay. The smile from everyone that we met during our stay just made our day!! We felt that we were back to the nature. No shoes was needed, bicycle was our transport through our stay. So love the idea!! We would love to come back again and have a longer stay!! Highly recommend the resort to anyone who plan to go Maldives!!

Paradise
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For our honeymoon, we knew we had wanted to stay in an overwater villa in the Maldives. We had so many options to choose from and it got a bit overwhelming so I leveraged our American Express Travel concierge service (I HIGHLY recommend this to any AmEx users out there) who narrowed down a few options for us to choose from based on our requirements and preferences.

From the moment we read through the reviews and researched Six Senses Laamu, we knew that this was the place we wanted to go - and it did NOT disappoint. As soon as we arrived, we met our GEM (Guest Experience Manager) who gave us a quick tour and allowed us some time to settle in. Ali (our GEM) was attentive, professional and always there when we needed anything! He was the best!

We stayed in an overwater Villa with pool located in Jetty B. It was honestly something out of a magazine. The villa was air conditioned inside and always kept pristine (housekeeping stopped by twice a day to restock towels, waters, clean, etc). Outside, you were just steps away from the ocean to be able to snorkel right off your deck. We saw so many turtles, different types of fish, rays, squids and more! The resort also provides in villa dining for breakfast which we took advantage of almost everyday! :)

And speaking of the food, it was incredible. Everything was made with the highest quality and was absolutely delicious. They were attentive to any allergies or dietary restrictions (we didn't have any but they made sure to ask) and did not disappoint. We dined at all of the restaurants except Altitude and they were all exceptional - however, our favorite was Leaf! I would also highly recommend splurging on the Lobster BBQ option on your stay. The 5 course meal was one of the best we've had!

We also did the Sunset fishing one night which was a lot of fun! We never fished without a reel before (we were line fishing by hand!) and got a few fish. With the fish that we were able to keep, they kept it for us and cooked us a delicious lunch the next day with it!

Lastly, we took advantage of the Spa and signed up for a couples massage which was perfect. After our massage, we relaxed while they made fresh juices for us as we took in the sights of the ocean and nearby huts.

If you are looking for a relaxing trip with the best amenities, service and memorable experience, I would highly recommend Six Senses Laamu for your stay. You will NOT regret it!!!