W Retreat & Spa Maldives, North Ari Atoll, Maldives
W Retreat & Spa Maldives is a private island in a wonderland of white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breath-taking reefs, providing a new cutting-edge, contemporary lifestyle experience and an exclusive escape and indulgence in a pristine seaside sanctuary. Ideally located on the very exotic island of Fesdu in the North Ari Atoll and surrounded by the best-known dive sites in the Maldives, the luxury playground is just a 25-minute seaplane ride from Male, the nation’s capital and location of Ibrahim Naseer International Airport.
The new look of the Retreat evokes a sensory experience that reflects the perfect blend of W’s innovative architectural design and contemporary living esthetics, whilst the colors, materials and glowing elements convey the unique, vibrant and playful personality of the island. Borrowing from the Indian Ocean’s colorful marine life, twinkling stars and fluorescent plankton, the newly stylish yet chic restyled Retreat is set to ‘Let It Glow’.
Location and Transfers
The Resort is located on the island of Fesdu in the North Ari Atoll.
W Welcome Agents will assist you with check-in for your Maldives seaplane transfer and transport you to the W Lounge at the seaplane terminal at Male International Airport. The seaplane transfer takes between 30 and 45 minutes.
Alternatively you may reach the W Retreat & Spa by speedboat, either shared or private, which takes 2 hours or, enjoy a romantic overnight cruise with dinner aboard the W Maldives luxury private yacht
Seventy eight individual Retreats are available. 28 land based, Wonderful Beach Oasis including three twin Wonderful Beach Oasis; 25 spacious, overwater Spectacular Ocean Oasis and 21 Fabulous Lagoon Oasis retreats; 3 WOW Ocean Escapes, the junior suites and one Extreme WOW Ocean Haven, a 2-bedroom villa
Abandon the expected and sample creative dining by Paul John Lewis, Director of Culinary in the resort’s three vibrant restaurants, two lounge concepts and one underground nightclub that elevates glamorous fun.
KITCHEN – step up to the Kitchen table and taste “at-home” dining with a twist. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served
FIRE – savour flavours on the wild side as al fresco jungle meets beach barbeque
FISH – delight in the freshest catch in the signature seafood restaurant set above the Indian Ocean and under a never ending sky of twinkling stars
WET® – swim up to the pool bar and cool off with refreshing drinks during your dip
SIP – quench your thirst with magical libations concocted by mixologists to the tune of intoxicating sunsets and chilled beats
15BELOW – light up the island night at the only underground club in the Maldives, where the resident DJ energizes the scene with scene-setting rhythms and grooves. Drink. Dance. Lounge. And do it all over again
Choose the venue and let the staff do the rest – Dine on a pristine coral terrace to the sounds of the Indian Ocean lapping on the shore around you or stay home and your choice of menu will be brought to you and served in the comfort of your retreat
Facilities and Activities
Yoga is available
Outdoor Infinity Swimming Pool
ENERGY – a multipurpose area for aqua aerobics, FIT circuit training, pool games, beach games, billiards, table soccer, table tennis and more
WAVE Activities – windsurf boards & sails, kite surfing, parasailing, SeaBob, ESCAPE two mast luxury sailing yacht, big Game Fishing on Castaway, jet ski, traditional Maldivian night fishing, guided snorkel tours, romantic dhoni sailing, catamaran sailing, private speed boat hire, waterskiing, wakeboarding, monoski, molokini “transparent glass” canoes, snorkel equipment, Hobie pedal kayaks, paddle board
Gaathafushi – W Maldives’ own private island