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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 1683 Reviews
Perfection in paradise
Reviewed 2 days ago

We just returned from four nights here to celebrate my fortieth birthday - it was an amazing, special experience. We travelled with our two little girls, 4 and 7, and we always worry how ‘luxury resorts’ will handle them, but Six Senses managed to make every moment special for them. Little things made such an impact- the GM Martine greeted us off the boat and asked my 4 year old the name of her deer toy (Melissa) then the next day we had a personalised blanket and bed for Melissa in our room. The head of kids club, Lala, also met us off the boat to give the kids special ‘kids club passports’ and get them excited about the activities. The marine biology staff spent lots of patient time teaching the kids about fish and turtles and nature. Our GEM (Guest Experience Maker), Arif, anticipated our every need and made every day special. Getting around the resort on bikes was a lot of fun. Our room, the Family Beach Villa, was huge with a huge outdoor area and pool.

The resort always felt very quiet and peaceful, as the guests spread out across the different restaurants or spent time in their villas. But there was a huge range of activities available.

Snorkelling on the house reef (jumping off from the Chill bar!) we saw two turtles, a shark, and a lot of beautiful colourful fish.

Food and drinks were all great quality. Everything was expensive, in US dollars and plus lots of taxes, but I think that is par for the course in this type of remote island.

This was our second visit to the Maldives, and there are a lot more resorts now that makes it so hard to choose, but if you like the ‘luxury barefoot’ style this is the place for you.

Sixth senses Llmau
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely fabulous from start to finish . Beautiful island , villas , food , experiences . Wonderful staff and excellent service. Going back as soon as we can ! I think the website doesn’t do it justice .
Thank you Sixth Senses Llmau x

Heaven on Earth
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had an amazing week at beautiful Six Senses Laamu. The staff is wonderful and very kind. The villa is outstanding. Food and drinks are high class. Surroundings are breathtaking. Snorkeling is great.... We’ll be back ♥️

Maldives GEM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Six sense laamu

What a gem... my family and I just experienced an incredible
Holiday at six sense laamu - maldives.

After an extremely busy year we needed a place to just unwind and relax entirely - warm air, warm blue ocean ... this is what we found and experienced at Six Sense Laamu.. starting the
Moment we got on the boat to the resort and were asked to remove our shoes which
We didn’t put back on until the day we left.. “no shoes no news” 10 days barefoot fantastic.

Our over water villas were superb and the thing Six Sense get right is the extreme simplicity with great sophistication and style. The choice of being able
To spend days on the deck of villa or going to the beach is a real treat.
Coupled with amazing sightings while Snorkeling off villa - rays, greenback turtles and reef sharks was amazing not mention more sighting off the house reef.

Drinks, food all top notch

This is our 3rd stay at Six Sense resorts in 12 months and we are loyal supporters of the
Brand - knowing what you getting is very important on these special holidays. Previous resorts have been Ya Noa Thailand, Kapalanka Turkey and now Laamu.

Family holidays like these are priceless ... and worth the travel time and effort.

If only 2 negatives:
We would have loved some creative, elaborate gin and tonics like those served at Ya Nao Thailand - if they were available we weren’t advised
Pity Six Sense don’t acknowledge or have a loyalty program for patrons loyal to the brand

The most incredible time of my life!!!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my husband chose to spend our honeymoon at Six Senses Laamu and it was the best decision of our lives. We had the most amazing time. The whole resort is a pure perfection. Our villa was magic! We don't have anything to complain about, because it is indeed a paradise in the ocean. When we thought ˜just" the facilities and structure of the resort would be our heaven, we were welcome by our amazing GEM Nadja! The best one in the Island for sure! He took care of us like have known us forever! With all the care and affection. Another person we loved to meet and we need to point out is Risa, the manager of Sip Sip (the Pool Bar) and the Leaf (the most amazing organic restaurant). Very attentive and simpathic!! We loved the whole experience, people and place. It was magic and I cannot wait to come back as soon as possible!! As it is not enough we had free ice-cream! How it could be better? If you are having second thoughts of staying at this resort, don't think twice! Book it now! :)