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Six Senses Laamu

Laamu, Maldives

Six Senses Laamu is the only resort on the virtually uncharted Laamu atoll in the Maldives, deep in the Indian Ocean. The island is of outstanding natural beauty, powder white sand, lush tropical vegetation and crystal clear waters.

At a Glance

  • Every villa has a GEM, or Guest Experience Maker, meaning that Laamu has very high levels of service

  • Every villa has its own bicycles to make getting around the island easier - and much more fun

  • Under the Stars is perfect for watching a film beneath the stars, with showings on Wednesdays and Sundays, and private showings available the rest of the week

  • The island has a new swimming pool and an additional restaurant called Sip Sip serving light lunches and bar snacks.

  • The treatment rooms, or nests, at the Six Senses spa are really original in design

  • Six Senses Laamu is one of the best places in the Maldives for surfing, which is complimentary unless guests require a lesson

  • There is a live DJ playing six nights a week in the bar

Diving, Honeymoon, Sailing & surfing, Beach

Insider's View

Be sure to pre book your tables at Leaf and Zen for dinner before you arrive as they are very popular!

Alice Moseley

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The glass bottomed baths in the water villas are fabulous - as long as no one is snorkeling below you!

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Make sure you're in the bar for a sundowner in time to catch the dolphins as they swim and spin along Laamu's shores!

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The new Laamu water villas with pool are spectacular. Pay a small supplement to be guaranteed a sunset facing villa and enjoy watching the sun set whilst lying in your private pool.

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Enjoy a massage in the uniquely designed Birds Nest to really feel at one with nature'

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The ice cream shop is amazing! With over 60 different flavors, you'll never have to try the same one... You can even try Watermelon and Feta Cheese!

Clare Monro

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Go on the Dolphin Cruise and enjoy the champagne and canapés whilst watching the sunset.

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Visit the amazing over water chocolate shop!

Juliet Morris

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Stay on Jetty A and enjoy the most amazing snorkeling straight from your villa!

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Walk the rope bridge through the tropical trees to Leaf restaurant, perched above the organic garden. The chefs here work with the freshest of ingredients to create the most amazing inventive dishes.

Alice Moseley

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Enjoy a light lunch at Sip Sip, the island's new restaurant, or even try a home made pizza from their own pizza oven.

Alice Moseley

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Description

Six Senses Laamu's villas are eco-friendly, yet luxurious in every way and sit on the beach or over the turquoise water of the lagoon. The bars and restaurants offer the best organic, fresh food, locally grown and caught, cocktails inspired by original ‘tropical’ recipes, over 400 wines kept in a climatically controlled towering glass wine ‘cellar’ and fun: live music, visiting DJs, mixologists, chefs and winemakers. Service is second to none, with Six Senses GEMs (Guest Experience Makers) overseeing every need from arrival to departure.

Villas are carefully designed to complement the outstanding natural beauty of the island, they offer utter privacy, comfort and luxury. True to its philosophy of environmental protection, the villas are made from local and sustainable materials along with every possible thought for the comfort of our guests.

Six Senses Laamu’s restaurants and bars have been designed to take maximum advantage of the island's idyllic beauty with panoramic views and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Most are over the water making Laamu’s restaurant and bar scene the largest of its kind in the Maldives.

Sitting on the beach, the Six Senses Spa offers five secluded treatment rooms plus two single and two double treatment nests within the island’s natural vegetation. Highly skilled Six Senses Spa therapists use fresh natural products to provide a comprehensive range of award-winning signature treatments plus rejuvenation specialties of the region. Visiting practitioners offer guests lifestyle consultations and specialized holistic treatments, some of which include acupuncture, cranial sacral therapy, reflexology, acupressure, Reiki and shiatsu.

Accommodation

Six Senses Laamu has 97 Beach Villas, Two Bedroom Beach Villas with pool and Water Villas. Carefully designed to complement the outstanding natural beauty of the island, they offer utter privacy, comfort and luxury. True to its philosophy of environmental protection, the villas are made from local and sustainable materials along with every possible thought for the comfort of guests. All villas include: King or Twin bed as preferred, air-conditioning, Bose entertainment system, flat screen TV, minibar, phone, wifi, outdoor bathroom, hairdryer, safe, iPod docking station, tea and coffee facilities.

Lagoon Water Villa

Features include: sunken ocean view all glass bathtub, private water garden, over water relaxing platform with daybeds, aquarium dining with glass table. Lagoon view, situated away from island.

Lagoon Beach Villa

Features include: private access to the beach, private garden with daybeds, upper deck dining table at treetop level with viewing platform, views to the lagoon.

Ocean Beach Villa

Features include: private access to the beach, private garden with daybeds, upper deck dining table at treetop level with viewing platform, views to the ocean.

Ocean Water Villa

Features include: sunken ocean view all glass bathtub, private water garden, over water relaxing platform with daybeds, aquarium dining with glass table. Ocean view, situated further away from island.

Laamu Water Villa

Features include: sunken ocean view all glass bathtub, private water garden, over water relaxing platform with daybeds, aquarium dining with glass table. Lagoon view, situated furthest out away from main island. Laamu Water Villas also benefit from Champagne upon arrival, breakfast served in villa at no extra cost and hammocks on large deck to enjoy spectacular views.

Lagoon Beach Villa with Pool

Features include: private access to the beach, private garden with daybeds, upper deck dining table at treetop level with viewing platform, views to the lagoon. Champagne upon arrival, two bedrooms with private shower rooms and private pool.

Two-Bedroom Lagoon Beach Villa with Pool

A two bedroom beach villa with pool hidden between the lush tropical vegetation facing the lagoon is ideal for large families or couples traveling together. It comprises two separate and independent bedrooms with a private outdoor bathroom and a very spacious common living and dining room area located in between. This family hideaway features a private pool and private access to the beach, which is only a few meters away. Sun loungers are placed strategically for sunshine and shade around the pool. Feel the soft sea breeze rushing through the leaves while bathing in the open-air branch-encircled shower or in the outdoor bathtub; or you can just relax in the private garden area. For a unique panoramic view of the Maldivian nature, sapphire seascape and for catching an unforgettable colorful sunset, you can just climb on the treetop deck which features a comfortable seating and dining area, suitable for spending some quality time together.

Two-Bedroom Ocean Beach Villa with Pool

The Two-Bedroom Beach Villa with Pool is hidden between the lush tropical vegetation facing the ocean and is ideal for large families or for families traveling together. It comprises two beach villas, each with its own spacious bedroom and outdoor bathroom, in between which there is a common room with a dining and living area. This family hideaway features a 10 meter private pool and private access to the beach, which is only a few meters away. Sun loungers are placed strategically for sunshine and shade around the pool. Feel the soft sea breeze rushing through the leaves while bathing in the open-air branch-encircled shower or in the outdoor bathtub; or you can just relax in the private garden area. For a unique panoramic view of the Maldivian nature, sapphire seascape and for catching an unforgettable equatorial sunset, you can just climb on the very spacious treetop deck which features a comfortable seating and dining area, suitable for spending some quality time together.

Family Villa with Pool

The Family Beach Villas with Pool are hidden between the lush tropical vegetation facing the sea and are ideal for families traveling with children. It comprises a beach villa with the addition of a study which can accommodate up to two children and has an adjoining bathroom. This family hideaway features a private pool and private access to the beach, which is only a few meters away. Sun loungers are placed strategically for sunshine and shade by the pool. The master bedroom is only a few steps away from the children’s room and it has complete view of the swimming pool. Feel the soft sea breeze rushing through the leaves while bathing in the open-air branch-encircled shower or in the outdoor bathtub; or you can just relax in the private garden area. For a unique panoramic view of the Maldivian nature, sapphire seascape and for catching an unforgettable colorful sunset, you can just climb on the treetop deck which features a comfortable seating and dining area, suitable for spending some quality time together.

Childcare

Six Senses Laamu have a children's club called The Den, which is professionally managed with a wide range of activities and games. Babysitting services are on request. Around the resort and in the villa: children toys, baby chairs at restaurant, baby cots, family activities, hammocks are available on request.

Children have a choice of outdoor and indoor games. If they are able to swim well, and with the permission of the parents, they can go snorkeling to see the wide variety of sea creatures in the island's house reef.

The Den Children's Club activities

•Outdoor games – ball games, Frisbees, swings, climbing ropes, monkey bar

•Indoor games – puzzles, blocks, cars, darts, board games

•Movies

•Beach play, Treasure hunting, Plants & Animals, Ping Pong,

•Cookies, cup cake and pizza making

•Art and craft – paper bead jewelry, coconut shell turtles, wind chimes, zoo animals, sail boats, hand-print craft, painting, drawing, dancing, playing music

•Snorkelling and Swimming (with parents permission)

Babysitting

1. USD 15 +++ per hour, per single child.

2. USD 25 +++ per hour, for two children.

3. USD 15 +++ per hour, for each additional child.

Facilities

Six Senses Laamu’s restaurants and bars have been designed to take maximum advantage of the islands idyllic beauty with panoramic views and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. Most are over the water making Laamu’s restaurant and bar scene the largest of its kind in the Maldives.

LEAF Restaurant is perched high above the resort’s Organic garden. It serves contemporary Mediterranean food using the freshest possible ingredients, picked and caught only hours before it is served.

Zen Restaurant offers a modern twist on a traditional Kaiseki menu, including the finest sushi and sashimi.

Longitude is the international over water restaurant with a la carte menu offering salads, fresh fish and pasta as well as a large selection of Asian dishes and daily changing menu from the Executive Chef.

Altitude is a 6.4 meter tower of spun glass, rising high out of the sea – a wine ‘cellar’ as never before seen. As well as 400 different labels it has an all important tasting table and Deli.

Ice is for those sweet moments, crepes, chocolate and more than 40 flavors of homemade ice cream and sorbets with a huge variety of toppings and sauces.

Chill Lounge & Bar is built over the water and on several levels with a world class cocktail list.

Activities

Activities which you can partake in during your stay at Six Senses Laamu include swimming, surfing, diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, canoeing, catamaran sailing, wakeboarding, water skiing, island excursions, picnics, fishing.

Services

Dive center, water sports center, library, Under the Stars Cinema, medical clinic, Six Senses Gallery, fully equipped gym

Location & Directions

Laamu, Maldives

Six Senses Laamu sits on the Laamu Atoll to the south of the Maldives archipelago. It is the only resort on the virtually uncharted Laamu atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean.

When to go

The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.

February to April is the hottest period and resorts are almost all operating at capacity during this period. Mid-December to early January comes at even more of a premium due to Christmas and New Year and prices are even higher. Easter and the Italian vacation week in August also attract peak prices at most resorts.

Storms are more likely from May to November, though it’s still warm, skies can be cloudy and the humidity is higher. This is the low season, with fewer people and lower prices, with the exception of August.

Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of any atoll from May to November and from the eastern side of any atoll December to April.

The surfing season runs from March to October, which is when resorts are cheapest.

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