The Maldives is an archipelago of about 1200 islands lost in the middle of the Indian Ocean. This Sultanate for a thousand years became a British protectorate at the end of the 19th century. Gaining its independence in the 1960s saw the renaissance of an Islamic republic and the birth of tourism, the greatest source of income in this micro-state.
Its constantly warm climate, idyllic setting and the wealth of its marine fauna make this small country a privileged destination for tourists the world over.
At the crossroads of Indian, Arab and British cultures, the archipelago has made island-hotels its specialty. Each of its most beautiful islands contains one and only one hotel, and the promise of beaches surrounded by coconut palms and a warm, crystalline sea.
An Eden like island for luxury loving Robinson Crusoes
It was onOlhuveli Island, in the heart of the Laamu atoll, one of the most distant from the Maldivian capital of Malé that the Six Senses hotel group chose to establish a resort. Faithful to the philosophy of the group, this luxury hotel combines like no other, eco-responsibility, luxury and harmony with nature.
In this Eden like environment, where the beauty of the white sand rivals the magnificence of the blue sea, 97 spacious and luxurious villas blend perfectly into the landscape. Decorated with traditional materials in a typical Maldivian style, the rooms are the epitome of tropical elegance, offering guests a peaceful and comfortable setting.
The innovative and pure design consists of materials that respect the environment, including wood, bamboo and linen, all united for the serenity of the guests. And for total immersion into tropical life, the bathrooms is outdoors, and the high tech equipment is present but very discreet.
In this haven of peace for luxury loving Robinson Crusoes, guests have the choice of the peace and quiet of the villas surrounded by lush vegetation with direct access to the sea, or the spacious water villason stilts surrounded by bamboo, with nothing to disturb the serene atmosphere.
In the common areas and the restaurants, the wood, dried palm leaves, large spaces and an uninterrupted view of the magnificent landscape, create the same atmosphere of harmony with nature and the same timeless charm.
Overlooking the organic garden on one side and the sea on the other, the Leaf restaurant serves a delicious international and Asian cuisine created, like the rest of the hotel, in symbiosis with the environment. Chef Nicolas Loubser, with 20 years of experience in some of the world’s finest restaurants, works with local fishermen and farmers in order to offer guests the freshest possible products.
After a long hard day of total relaxation, alternating between napping in the sun and diving into the turquoise waters, the spa is the place to gofor an invigorating massage in one of the 4 pavilions on the beach, or to meditate during a yoga class. And when the sun sets over the Indian Ocean, it’s time to head for the restaurant and enjoy a dinner with one’s feet in the water and one’s head in the clouds.
A team of multi-lingual divers propose a stunning night dive along the coral reef.
5 stars / Member - Six Senses Hotels Resorts & Spas / Laamuatoll / Private island paradise / Luxury / Traditional / Harmony with nature / 2 restaurants with international and Asiancuisine / Dinner at transparent tables above the water / 2 Bars / Spa with 4 pavilions on the beach / Yoga pavilion / Outdoor / Fitness center / Water sports / Children’s club / Wine cellar / Personal butler / Organic garden
All year round
Double room from 580 €
Malé International Airport
Six Senses Laamu
Laamu Atoll 20015
Approximately 12 hours
+ 3 hours in summer / + 4 hours in winter
Equatorial climate with maritime influences
Two annual monsoon periods : in summer (May to November), with very heavy rain and in winter (November to March) with less rain but often accompanied by violent wind
Temperature between 26 and 34°C all year round
Average water temperature is 28°C
Passport valid six months after return date
30 day visa delivered on site free of charge
No vaccinations required
The rufiyaa (MVR)
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