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W Retreat & Spa Maldives Resort



Our Verdict

A lavish luxury playground where the gentle waves of an azure lagoon lap the powdery white sand shore. Stunning coral reefs surround the island, teeming with tropical fish. Scuba dive in crystal clear waters, shoot across the lagoon on a jet ski, indulge yourself at the AWAY Spa, feast on gourmet cuisine at any one of six dining venues or dance the night away at 15 BELOW underground nightclub. Ask the friendly Talent team for anything you want. No request is too much, the Whatever/Whenever crew is on hand to cater to every wish. However you want to spend your sunny days at W Retreat and Spa, Silver Sands Travel has your Maldives holiday package covered.

The cool, contemporary villas are ideal for relaxing in, perhaps read a book by your private plunge pool or have a soak in the oversized bathtub surrounded by softly glowing lights. The AWAY Spa has one of the best sea views on the island, and that’s saying something. Pamper yourself with an extravagant Chocolate Bath or massage ritual, and relax in a state of sheer bliss.


Silver Sand Bespoke Packages

Share with us your dream holiday, and we will make it a reality. Silver Sands Travel is in a unique position to offer you great holiday packages that includes several exciting over and under water adventures that Maldives is famous for.



Category Rating

Dining and Wining
Spa and Relaxation

Quick Facts

Star Rating: 5 Star
Location: Fesdu, North Ari Atoll
Distance from Airport: 80 km
Type of Transfer: 25 mins. by Seaplane
Island Size:
Number of rooms: 78 rooms
Types of Meal Plan: Breakfast , Half board and Full Board
Kids Club: No
Water Villas: Yes
Coral Reef: Yes
Ideal for Honeymoon and Diving - Adult only resort

Resort Details

A Whatever/Whenever Experience

Welcome a private island and luxury playground in a wonderland of white sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking reefs.

Pamper yourself with lavish Maldivian living. Unwind at the innovative AWAY® Spa. Go gourmet at our six eateries. Explore the world beneath the waves at DOWN UNDER. Experience something out of the ordinary. Our Whatever/Whenever® team will deliver.

Seventy eight individual Retreats are available in five categories: 28 land based, spectacular Beach Oasis including three Twin Beach Oasis; 26 spacious, overwater Ocean Oasis and 21 Ocean Oasis Lagoon View retreats; 3 Seascape Escapes, our junior suites and one Extreme- WOW villa, the 2-bedroom Ocean Haven. The Retreats are a perfect blend of W’s innovative architectural design and contemporary living esthetics with island village simplicity. Each features an extensive state of the art BOSE sound system, 42’’ plasma screen TV, CD/DVD, spacious indoor and outdoor living areas,plunge pools, barbecues for private dining, outdoor tropical showers and day beds for lolling in the lap of luxury. Smooth, stylish interior design and all the modern gadgetry one could possibly need are an integral part of the appeal. 

There is an eclectic mix of 6 bars and restaurants at the W Maldives. KITCHEN, the all-day dining bistro, and FIRE, where you have your choice of 4 different barbeques, provide menus for everyone’s palate. Swim up to the pool bar WET and order a light lunch. For a chill sunset, enjoy a cocktail and nibbles at SIP. Next door is FISH – the signature seafood restaurant set over the water and under the star; a beautiful great way to soak in the atmosphere and perhaps see a shooting star. 15 BELOW, the place to see and be seen, is the only true nightclub in the Maldives, with its own resident DJ and set underground.

W Retreat & Spa – Maldives is the first Retreat in the W Hotels Brand. W Hotels is a global lifestyle brand with 41 properties, with 18 in the pipeline over the next 2 years. The fastest growing luxury brand hotel brand in the world, W Hotels offers a unique mix of innovative design, comfort, and cultural influences from fashion to music to art and everything in between. Parent company Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. continues to aggressively grow its global footprint with over 1000 hotels and growing.

WHATEVER/WHENEVER® Anything. Just ask. From special moments to everyday occurrences, we’ll make sure each experience you have with us is memorable with our Whatever/Whenever® service. 

Whatever you want. Whenever you want it.

Discover an around-the-clock culinary experience created with soul-satisfying food and complemented by ambiance and simplicity at KITCHEN, our all day dining restaurant in Maldives, a unique and modern reinvention of the bistro.

Get ready for surprising, one-of-a-kind twists on simple dishes you know and love, as only served in our KITCHEN, while open cooking stations lets you keep an eye on all the action. Casual elegance, clean lines and unforgettable sunset views takes dining to a whole new radiant level, or cozy up in a semi-private niche. A wine safe keeps your favourite vintages fresh.

  • Cuisine: Eclectic
  • Atmosphere: All Day Dining
  • Setting: Bistro
  • Serving Style: Breakfast Semi-Buffet, Lunch, Dinner À la Carte
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Smoking Permitted: Yes (in designated smoking area)

Opening hours: 07:00 AM - 11:00 AM; 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM; 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM daily |
Schedule varies weekly.

Food lovers will indulge in a culinary experience at FISH, the newly restyled overwater signature seafood restaurant in Maldives seting the trend of what’s new and next in the gourmet scene. Featuring “Ocean to table” cuisine concept with a strong focus on the freshness of local ingredients from the sea, this specialty venue is a must for a unforgettable outdoor romance dinner. With breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, every table is the best seat in the house to taste fish from the surrounding reefs or international selections transformed into delicacies flirting with Asian sensibilities.

Pair your epicurean adventure perfectly with the largest selection of wine by the glass in the entire Maldives archipelago.

  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Setting: Indoor/Outdoor Seating
  • Atmosphere: Overwater with Ocean Views
  • Serving Style: A la Carte
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Smoking Permitted: Yes

Get close to nature and go barefoot at our tables nestled among palm trees under the stars – FIRE is where free spirits can indulge in casual outdoor dining in Maldives, feasting onbarbeque and reconnecting with nature.

Dig into spit-roasted lamb or suckling pig at the barbeque, or create an original dish from your favourite ingredients at the Mongolian barbeque station. An open-fire grill features a selection of quality meats and fresh local seafood to pleasure your palate. An open tandoor oven presents naan bread, marinated chicken, fish or seafood accompanied by  a variety of curry dishes and traditional condiments.

  • Cuisine: Barbeque
  • Setting: Outside Seating
  • Atmosphere: Fireside
  • Serving Style: A la Carte
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Smoking Permitted: Yes (in designated areas)

Opening hours: 07:00 PM - 11:00 PM (availability of beachside tables are subject to weather conditions)
Schedule varies weekly.

Glide up to our part pool bar at WET® pool, part poolside gourmet lounge where you can mix it up with our signature cocktails, light main courses, wood-fired pizzas, delicious burgers, bountiful salads, delectable Asian cuisine and sweet treats – without leaving the cool of the water. There are no other bars in Maldives you would rather be!

Bask in the glow of special fibre optic illumination that dazzles the poolside area in a vibrant display of lights – that starry sky above will seem even closer than ever!

  • Cuisine: Light Fare
  • Setting: Poolside
  • Atmosphere: Cocktail/Snacks
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Smoking Permitted: Yes (in designated areas)

Opening hours: Daily 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM 

Villas / Room Categories

Wonderful Beach Oasis (118 sqm) from $780

Bask in the designer simplicity of this bi-level beach villa in Maldives. A spacious outdoor lower deck (118 square meters) covers all the custom amenities of absolute tropical luxury, starting with a plunge pool and a circular daybed, nestled within absolute privacy. Dipping in the crystal clear Indian Ocean or running your toes through pristine white sands is just moments away from your doorstep.

  • Stay indoors forever with the 42” plasma TV, BOSE® sound system
  • Complimentary High Speed Internet Access
  • King-sized signature W bed
  • Wine fridge and delightful Munchie Box
  • Bathe under blue skies or bright stars in the open roof bath area with standalone bathtub
  • Rainforest shower and Bliss® Spa bath amenities
  • Upstairs, a swing daybed
  • Fridge and BBQ area beckon in hideaway living space
  • Complete with unobstructed sweeping views of the coast and soothing sea breezes

Keep everyone together with interconnecting twin rooms.

Spectacular Ocean Oasis (146 sqm) from $889

Spy on the island’s marine life in this over-water one-bedroom Maldives ocean villa perched above a transparent lagoon – do it all from the privacy of your plunge pool, your sundeck, or through the glass bottom floor.

Outside, dip into the private plunge pool or hang out on the deck, where you can soak up the sun on the circular daybed or draw the curtains for a nap in the shade. Fire up the grill for barbeque bites or cool down with a fine vintage from the wine fridge.

  • Get in and stay connected with the 42” plasma TV, BOSE® sound system
  • complimentary High Speed Internet Access, even though you’re miles from everywhere.
  • A glass floor in the air-conditioned bathroom creates the effect of being part of the ocean when you shower – Bliss® Spa bath amenities sweeten the fun.
  • Flip a switch so underwater lights illuminate the aqua landscape beneath the living room’s glass floors – watch what comes alive at night. Another great after-dark scene: the king-sized signature W bed, where sweet dreams happen.

Fabolous Lagoon Oasis (146 sqm) from $1700

Lounge, gaze, and sigh in contentment – do this all day in this over-water one-bedroom lagoon villa Maldives overlooking the breathtaking turquoise lagoon, where you can also take the plunge with direct access from your deck. Swim, snorkel or drift along – take your pick.

On the privacy of the sundeck, kick back in the plunge pool or recline on the circular daybed – bask in sunshine or draw the curtains to snooze in the shade. Live the island life with snacks on the barbeque and delight in your favourite vintage perfectly chilled in the wine fridge.

  • Stay close to the marine life when glass panels in the floor indoors reveal beautiful ever-changing aqua scenes.
  • A whole new world reveals itself after dark when you flip a switch to illuminate the underwater nightlife.
  • Mix it up with the 42” plasma TV, BOSE®sound system
  • Complimentary High Speed Internet Access.
  • A glass floor in the air-conditioned bathroom makes showering a surreal experience 
  • Bliss® Spa bath amenities complete the fun
  • Reenergize in the king-sized signature W bed so you can do it all again the next day.

Wow Ocean Escape 2 Bedroom (323 sqm) from $3500

Unwind to the ultimate degree in this two-bedroom junior suite that stretches over water, a private playground of serenity and never-ending ocean views. These luxury water villas in Maldives will never let you run out of room to wander, lounge, revel and relax with a super-spacious sundeck, where an oversized infinity plunge pool and sophisticated design elements surprise in style at every turn. Spend all day swimming or snorkelling in the gorgeous lagoon with direct access just down the steps from your deck. 

  • Catch your breath with a siesta on the daybed, also a perfect spot for stargazing all night long
  • Grill up a feast on the barbeque, and indulge on the freshest catch of the day with a fine vintage from the wine fridge while kicking back at the indoor/outdoor living space with comfy couches and a dining area.
  • A refreshment centre, powder room and glass floor complete the vibrant setting.
  • Drift away to dreamland in the master suite’s king-sized signature W bed with spectacular views of the horizon
  • A 50” plasma TV in the sitting area.
  • In the junior suite with its own bathroom and entertainment area with 43” LCD TV, snuggle up in twin signature W beds.

Extreme Wow Ocean Haven - 2 Bedroom (492 sqm) from $6800

Live the tropical dream in this everything-you-want two bedroom ocean villa in Maldives extending over our beautiful lagoon, where the gently lapping Indian Ocean sets a relaxing rhythm for lounging and hanging out.

Kick back under the cool collection of vibrant, innovative and eclectic custom furnishing and amenities we’ve curated under the rustic thatched roof, amplified by original and bright design elements.

  • In the sprawling master suite, panoramic views of the ocean create a breathtaking backdrop for chilling out in the sitting area
  • Slumber in the king-sized signature W bed under the cathedral ceiling.
  • An oversized circular bathtub means unlimited fun with Bliss® Spa bath amenities.
  • The seascape setting continues to unfurl in the junior suite with twin signature W beds and a private bathroom. Each suite has a 42” plasma TV.
  • Cosy up in the lounging couch and enjoy the 50” plasma TV and BOSE® Hi-Fi set
  • A kitchenette has your favourite snacks and drinks within reach and a powder room makes freshening up convenient.
  • The glass floor keeps stunning underwater views just a peek away.
  • Step out through sliding floor-to-ceiling window for golden sunshine and soothing sea breezes – the indoor/outdoor lounge turns entertaining up a notch with lounging chairs and a bar.
  • Slip into the oversized infinity edge plunge pool with bubbling Jacuzzi seats
  • Find a spot for basking on the wraparound sundeck – the daybed is perfect for stealing forty winks.
  • Go off the edge – literally – with direct access to the lagoon, for whenever you feel like a dip.

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