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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 1476 Reviews
PERFECT HOLIDAY
Reviewed 23 hours ago

Great resort, accomodated all our needs, active, perfect surf , diving, gym and total relaxation. So much variety of food to choose from, All restraunts are superb, great variety for breakfast. Could not fault the staff. Tropisurf guides were top class , safety first and great company. Nice snorkeling at villas and in front of main resort.Great dreamy stay, thanks guys

Feel like home
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is my 3rd time here. Very warm welcome with the best service and hospitality. Arif(my GEMS) can arrange everything for me perfectly every single time. All staff is nice and friendly. Spa is amazing. The food is great. Can't wait to go back again.

Beautiful Resort, super Nice Staff And amazing Food!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly one of The best hotels I‘ve ever been to. No complains! I recommend the pool Villa, it’s just amazing to watch The Sun set while swimming and after that go to an amazing Dinner in one of The Restaurants! Will definitley come back :)

We loved it so much we decided to stay 4 more nights
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to 4 other six senses resorts we had high expectations and we loved six senses laamu so much that after a week there we decided to stay additional 4 nights.End of May/june is supposed to be low seasosn but we were very lucky with weather, there were tropical downpours for quite a few nights but only 2 out of 12 days we saw rain during a day. It was very windy though which was actually good as it didnt feel too hot and humid. Our overwater villa was beautiful in shabby chic way. We coud see mantas and turtles from our deck( especially early morning and evening) . We were on jetty ! And apperantly turtles love to feed on seagrass.
Our daughter loved kids club. lala was very sweet and always came up with various activities for kids.
The marine biologists are knowledgable and always happy answer any questions.
We had signature spa massage wich was ok, relaxing more than deep tissue. Richie the physio is very good and professional, he rescued me from a very bad migrene attach. Highly recommended!
Pack mosquito repellant and we got bitten quite a bit.
Japanese restaurant was fantastic.
All staff was generally very kind and friendly.
4-5pm happy hour at pool bar was lovely.
The only issue is the transfer from Male. It is a domestic flight not seaplane so so we ended up waiting about 5 hours in male on return and it pretty much takes the wmost of the day to get to resort from Male airport. The internal flight is about an hour. And then about 20 min speedboat. Also the hotel does not have a luxurious waiting lounge in Male like other resorts we had stayed before. You can wait in domestic airline lounge wichh is ok not great( quite good foot massage at spa section though:)
42 ice free ice cream flavours was a lovely touch our daughter loved. Abi there was very nice as well!
Overall we had fantastic time and cant wait to refurn!

perfect honeymoon
Reviewed 1 week ago

everything is simply fantastic, perfect and excellent ... extraordinary staff...the heavenly place...delicious food, wonderful over water, full of every comfort...everyone should stay there at least once in their life