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
My husband and I spent a week here at Six Senses Laamu in June. It was our first trip to the Maldives and I am so happy we chose this resort. Our 8 nights at the resort could not have been more perfect.
We had an overwater villa on Jetty B. The location was absolutely perfect. I definitely think the overwater villas are far nicer however if you have a young family a beach villa would be better.
I spent hours every day watching the turtles in our lagoon. The seem to wake up at 13:55 every day!!! So relaxing.
Everything about the resort was brilliant. The GM and managers take great care of the resort and are very friendly with their guests. All the staff are fabulous - especially CJ and Jerry!! Our housekeepers were the best I've had in a hotel in a long time. It's a very hard job and they were brilliant!
We booked the sunset dolphin cruise and were so lucky to see spinner dolphins. Such a fabulous sight. The cruise was really fun!
Don't hesitate to book Six Senses Laamu. You won't be disappointed!
Six Senses Laamu is one of the most amazing places to experience. The location, attention to detail, fine dining & service are incredible! There are many amazing activities to choose from & spa treatments are out of this world.
For sure Six senses Maldives is one of good resort in Maldives... they using lots of natural materials which prefect match with the environment... only problem is : the japanese restaurant , sunset chair ...some area’s lighting is so bad ... all the ceiling lights directly focusing spot to your face ... very uncomfortable and serious destroyed the ambiance.
The food there genuinely is so so ... only one restaurant ok but the ambiance there is so so...