W Retreat & Spa – Maldives + Gaathafushi

Maldives | Indian Ocean & Africa

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An exquisite Maldivian resort with its own private island escape

Ever dreamed of taking a holiday within a holiday? VLADI ISLAND TRAVEL is about to make your dreams come true with an inspiring vacation destination which proudly offers the best of both worlds: relaxing resort life and private island adventure. Nestled within the glittering waters of the North Ari Atoll, W Retreat & Spa -Maldives is the Maldives’ premiere adults-only luxury playground – an escape from the everyday inspired by the vibrant and playful spirit of the Indian Ocean.

Rates
For the latest special offers and most attractive room rates, please contact a member of the Vladi Island Travel Team. W Retreat & Spa – Maldives is also available on an exclusive buy-out basis, with prices including transfers to and from the resort, unlimited usage of the spa and a free-flow of food and house beverages. Contact us for a more comprehensive overview of the resort’s pricing structure. Whilst visiting W Retreat & Spa – Maldives, don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy an overnight stay for two on nearby Gaathafushi Island – W Retreat & Spa – Maldives' very own Robinson Crusoe-style desert island. It really is an unmissable experience.

Location
Both W Maldives Retreat & Spa - Maldives and Gaathafushi Island are located in the North Ari Atoll, a paradisiacal region, characterized by its crystalline waters and powder-white beaches and situated just a 25-minute seaplane flight away from Malé.

Accommodation
W Retreat & Spa – Maldives is home to 78 relaxing retreats, each offering a perfect balance of contemporary comfort and island style. All retreats come equipped with a state-of-the-art BOSE Sound System, a 42” plasma television, a private plunge pool and a roomy outdoor space with sun loungers and barbecue space. All you have to do is choose a category! For land-lovers, the Wonderful Beach Oasis retreats are the perfect choice, offering chic design and absolute privacy. The overwater retreats Spectacular Ocean Oasis and Fabulous Lagoon Oasis even allow guests to dive straight into the warm waters of the Indian Ocean from the comfort of their own terrace and offer a perfect panorama of the ocean landscape. The WOW Ocean Escapes (2 bedrooms) and the exquisite two-bedroom Extreme WOW Ocean Haven also opportunities to relax in style.

Gaathafushi
Experience a holiday within a holiday with an exclusive escape to W Retreat & Spa – Maldives´ sister island Gaathafushi. For the ultimate in exclusivity, guests are invited to explore Gaathafushi – a tropical fantasy island located just a stone’s throw from W Retreat & Spa - Maldives. Promising the perfect opportunity to get to know your inner-Robinson Crusoe, the island can be booked for both excursions, overnight stays or even romantic island wedding ceremonies – the choice is yours. And don’t worry; you won’t be left completely alone. After all – no Robinson Crusoe experience is complete without a Man Friday to set up a special sun-down BBQ and an extra-special beachside breakfast picnic. All in all, an unforgettable experience. Take your pick between overnight stays with a BBQ dinner and breakfast for two or half-day excursions.
Contact a member of the Vladi Island Team for more details.

Dining
W Retreat & Spa – Maldives boasts a pioneering “Ocean to Table” culinary experience focused on the freshness of the local catch which keeps local ingredients and sustainability in mind. Led by Director of Cuisine, Paul Lewis, the kitchen staff at W Retreat & Spa – Maldives has created an exciting menu guaranteed to impress and inspire. Choose between seafood specialties at FISH or sensational soul food in the KITCHEN bistro or savour flavours on the wild side as al fresco jungle meets beach barbeque at FIRE, the beachfront grill. For the perfect accompaniment, simply swim up to the WET pool bar, sip a cocktail at the Sunset Bar SIP or sample a sensational selection of over 90 varieties of vodka at 15BELOW – the only underground nightclub in the Maldives. Private dining is also available. Contact a member of the Vladi Islands Travel to find out more about fine dining in the comfort of your own retreat.

Activities
Discover the underwater paradise of the North Ari Atoll and the fantastic house reef with the help of the DOWN UNDER PADI-certified diving school or enjoy a high-octane adventure whilst exploring the water’s surface with W Retreat & Spa - Maldives’s action-packed watersports selection. If fast-paced, water-based fun doesn’t float your boat, the resort’s relaxation centre is sure to tickle your fancy. Designed with the elegant silhouette of the Maldivian Dhow in mind, the chic AWAY Spa invites to a journey of self-exploration and transformation. With exotic and extravagant treatments such as diamond dust scrubs, chocolate obsession wraps and piña colada body treatments, we have a sneaking suspicion that an indulgent hour or two here will leave you in seventh heaven.

Best Time to Travel
The Maldives Republic is famed for its fortuitous weather conditions and offers a warm and tropical climate all year round. Daily temperatures tend to hover between 26°C and 32°C and even during the monsoon months (April – October / December – March), there are seldom more than a few showers.

How to Get There
International guests are advised to fly into International guests fly to Malé/Hulhule. Guests will be greeted at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport by a representative of the W Retreat & Spa – Maldives and can use the exclusive W Lounge at the airport before being whisked away to their final destination via seaplane – an exhilarating 25-minute journey which promises the perfect perspective to get to know your new surroundings.

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