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2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Escape to W Maldives, a luxury 5-star private island resort setting the stage to fuel guests’ lust for life. Check into one of the 77 private escapes – each with its own infinity pool, where innovative design magnifies spectacular surroundings. In this paradise, infinite days welcome a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking reefs. Flirt with adventure over the water with adrenaline filled water sports or go DOWN UNDER with a PADI diving professional and discover the best dive spots in the Maldives. Unwind at the pampering AWAY® Spa. Go gourmet at our six restaurants and bars. Explore the world beneath the waves at DOWN UNDER. W ignites an obsessive desire to soak it in, live it up and hit repeat Whatever/Whenever ®.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Canoeing
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness classes
Personal trainer
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Diving
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shops
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Fireplace
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
iPod docking station
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Languages Spoken
English, Russian, Spanish, Arabic and 5 more
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Fesdu Island, 09110
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Male Intl Airport82 kmSee all flights
Villa Intl Airport60 kmSee all flights
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tjdonlin wrote a review Yesterday
Chicago, Illinois
This is a nice resort. Rooms great. Staff friendly. Beautiful surroundings. However a couple things bothered me. Upon checkout my bill had a $90 overweight charge for our luggage. First of all our luggage was NOT overweight. We made sure of that before we left and we made sure of that when we checked into the seaplane counter. Secondly, $90 is 40 pounds overweight. When I said "My luggage wasn't overweight." They said "ok" immediately. It was WAY too easy to get the charge removed. I can't prove it but I doubt very much the seaplane sent W this charge. I think they add it to checkout invoices to see if people catch it. Why do I think this? The rooms are supplied with bottles of W water. These are free. They must have some sort of filtration system or something. The water is fine. However at lunch and dinner they do not offer free W water. If you want water you have to buy Evian water at $12/bottle. The bottles arrive capped but the cap is NOT sealed on the bottle. The cap has been removed then put back on the bottle. Take a look at the glass bottle of Evian. The bottles are so worn out from going through multiple cleaning process' it is truly insulting. The bottles look 50 years old. I had said nothing to my wife when we received the first bottle and after taking her first sip she said 'This isn't Evian water. I know Evian water. This tastes like the water in the room" Personally my taste buds couldn't tell. But I'm they guy who can't taste spoiled milk much to my kids amusement. If I'm going to be charged $12 for a bottle of Evian it should at least be Evian. Who benefits from this? Only the GM. His monthly margins are a little bit better. It's not the staff who benefits. I will say that filling up old Evian bottles with W water and throwing luggage charges on an invoice does send a message to the staff that it's ok to steal from the guests. Nothing was stolen from us, but management is sending a very dangerous message to the staff. This place is expensive. Very expensive. I should not leave feeling I was taken advantage of and disappointed. I'm not saying not to go here. I'm saying watch your tab.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Paul L wrote a review 25 Jul
Without a doubt one of the best if not the best W property in the portfolio. Despite not being the first time staying at the property, the service and experience were truly amazing. A few things to highlight...i) the in house reef which if you go at 6:30/7:00 am is incredible with a wide variety of active marine life, ii) restaurants, in particular FISH and SIP. On this occasion the hotel put on an amazing dinner for Eid celebrations. iii) AWAY spa, a great place to go and relax and switch off. iv) activities; plenty of excursions on offer including the sunset cruise which was great fun. Overall an incredible property and many thanks to Idu and all his team (too many individual names to mention) for a fantastic stay!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Room Tip: Lagoon side for over-water villas
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Ana Clara wrote a review 18 Jul
Tigre, Argentina
Amazing hotel, people, service, and place. Everything was perfect at the W, we can say only good and positives things about the hotel and service. If we ever go back to Maldives, definitely will choose again the W. If you need to disconnect and relax, this island is the perfect idea. Highly recommend the W Hotel and thank you very much for all the people who works there!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Idu Ribeiro, General Manager at W Maldives
Responded 1 week ago
Dear anaclara89, Thank you very much for taking time to share a review of your perfect stay at W Maldives. We are absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. The team and I enjoyed taking care of you as much as you enjoyed staying with us. Your comments give us motivation to keep going and continue to do better. I cannot wait to pass on your amazing feedback to the rest of the team. Thank you for recommending us. It would definitely be our pleasure to welcome you back in the future! Thank you!
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b2flyer23 wrote a review 13 Jul
Thomasville, North Carolina
Where to begin? This hotel is so beautiful in every way. Beautiful white sand beaches with mature palm trees. Beautiful blue water beaches. We loved be able to walk around the whole island along the white sand beaches with our feet in the calm, beautiful water. The rooms were well thought out and just as nice as the island. I'm not sure there is a room without a spectacular view. We stayed in an overwater villa and it had breathtaking views. Next time I think we will try one of the beach villas. They looked super private and right on the beach. The reef alone is worth a trip to the W Maldives. Not at any second in the many hours we spent in the water was there not beauful fish. We saw multiple sea turtles, sharks, and tons of colorful reef fish. We spent so much time snorkeling and enjoyed every second of it. The staff were all extremely friendly and always had had a smile and ready to help. The GM was always round and checking in on guest and he really took pride in his resort and it shows! Everyone was helpful and very responsive. I loved the Whatsapp option of communicating with the resort staff, it made everything that much easier. I can't wait until I return to the W Maldives.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make sure to snorkel their incredible reef.
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Brandon H, Thank you very much for taking time to share a review of your beautiful stay at W Maldives. We are absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience with us. We take great pride of the beauty of our island and the service of our Talents. The team and I enjoyed taking care of you as much as you enjoyed staying with us. Your comments give us motivation to keep going and continue to do better. I cannot wait to pass on your amazing feedback to the rest of the team. Thank you for recommending us. It would definitely be our pleasure to welcome you back in the future! Thank you!
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Dathar wrote a review Jun 2021
Chicago, Illinois
Highly highly recommend W Maldives to anyone who would like to have a good time. My wife and I are introverts and low key, however, the staff at the W were amazing. From Ibrahim at housekeeping to the housekeeping manager and Farooq (chef at the Kitchen restaurant), everyone was great! The Chef would welcome us daily and bring out some special items as compliments—- one day he brought us fresh mangoes and mango juice, another day they made delicious banana coconut sorbet pancakes…. Really, the service is absolutely fantastic. This is also reflected from the moment you land, welcomed by the Male Airport W team, taken to the lounge, made to relax, escorted to the sea plane… and once you get off the seaplane, you are met by the entire managing staff at the W, waiting for you as you exit the seaplane! And you get a quick brief tour or the island and you go to your room—- no need to check-in as it’s done at Male —while awaiting the seaplane! The resort is kept extremely clean and the fishes, corals, reefs, amazing! We saw great fishes, sting rays, turtle—- all directly on the island! And when it was time to depart, the W staff at Male escort you to the checkin counters and wait with you in line until you get your boarding passes—thanks Ahmed! Overall, please do not listen to the negative review some have left as it may have been a specific situation they went through and does not reflect the true nature of the staff, resort, or service. You will truly enjoy every moment.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Dathar, Thank you very much for taking time to share a review of your fantastic stay at W Maldives. We are absolutely delighted to read that you enjoyed your experience with us specially the service of our talents. The team and I enjoyed taking care of you as much as you enjoyed staying with us. Your comments give us motivation to keep going and continue to do better. I cannot wait to pass on your amazing feedback to Ibrahim, Faruk, Ahmed and the rest of the team. Thank you for recommending us. It would definitely be our pleasure to welcome you back in the future! Thank you!
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PRICE RANGE
US$948 - US$2 770 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
w retreat & spa maldives hotel north ari atoll, w retreat and spa maldives, w retreat hotel maldives, w retreat resort maldives, w hotel maldives
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollNorth Ari AtollFesdhoo Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
77
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Frequently Asked Questions about W Maldives
What are some of the property amenities at W Maldives?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at W Maldives?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at W Maldives?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at W Maldives?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does W Maldives have an airport shuttle?
Yes, W Maldives offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is W Maldives located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.05 km away from the centre of Fesdhoo Island.
Are any cleaning services offered at W Maldives?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at W Maldives?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Hindi, and Arabic.
Does W Maldives have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is W Maldives accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.