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Six Senses Laamu

 Laamu Atoll
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Aerial View
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The Flying Turtle
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Main Pool
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Spa Treatment Room
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Sunset from Chill Bar
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The Den Kids Club
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Organic Gardens
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Sunset Dhoni Sailing
Our Opinion

Six Senses was the first resort to open in Laamu in 2011 and the atoll remains largely undeveloped, a far cry from the now bustling hubbub around Male. Trading travelling distance for remoteness used to mean a domestic flight and speedboat to the island, which deterred many travellers, but now a scheduled, air-conditioned seaplane service has turned a weakness into a strength.

Marteyne van Well has been running Laamu for more than a decade with high staff retention rates and that consistency manifests in extremely well-drilled service, as well as a noticeable spirit of community between team members that rubs off on guests. Only a few island resorts manage to achieve a genuinely connate hospitality that blends the luxurious and familial. It requires everyone to be rowing in the same direction and Six Senses Laamu has it in spades.

Some people are tiring of the ‘Robinson Crusoe’ / ‘Swiss Family Robinson’ style but not us. We relish the extensive use of natural materials and driftwood inspired themes. The over water villas are largely unchanged since opening (some pools have been added) but they are still beautifully designed and superb places to spend time, from the spacious decks all the way up to the ‘crows nest’ balcony. Some minor details are showing some age, such as electrical switches, etc. but we love all the Six Senses interior touches and the careful concealment of the modern tech. Beach villas are also largely unchanged, although some of the multi-room villas have been significantly upgraded and feature various sprawling configurations, suitable for a wide range of families and friends.

Longitude is still one of our favourite ‘main restaurants’ for both breakfast and dinners, with its extensive combination of buffet and live cooking stations, and what seems like endless variety. Sip Sip beach bar is a lovely spot for lunch with a varied menu and super pizzas. Leaf, the tree top fine dining restaurant (clearly inspired by Soneva’s ‘Fresh In The Garden’) was tip top, and the addition of a Sake bar and Teppanyaki tables to the Zen Asian restaurant offer more variety and it’s all delicious.

Chill Bar is the heart of the over water complex and a superb location both during the day or for pre or post dinner drinks, with occasional low-key entertainment, and a ‘No Rush Hour’ b-o-g-o-f between 10-11pm (ask us for an Angelfish cocktail voucher when you book!). The Sip Sip pool bar is an excellent daytime spot, and has a large sunset-facing beach area. We also enjoyed a brilliant blind wine tasting challenge in the Altitude wine cellar, expertly guided by sommelier Akul.

Facilities are extensive, with a dedicated surf team complementing the usual water sports, an open-air cinema, The Den kids club, Library, boutique, ice cream parlour, chocolatier and clinic. The excellent gym and yoga deck offer glorious views while you work off the calories. You can even join the staff on the back-of-house astro football pitch if that’s your thing. Transport around the island is by push bike, sporting your initials carved into a souvenir plaque that you can take with you when you leave. As you would expect with Six Senses, there’s a great spa with a wide variety of wellness treatments, a lovely reception and fabulous ‘nest’ outdoor treatment rooms overlooking the lagoon.

The Earth Lab showcases a number of sustainability projects, and we highly recommend a back of house tour, that your GEM (Guest Experience Manager) can arrange for you. The jewel in the crown, however, is The Shell, a purpose built facility that houses the pre-eminent marine biology centre in the Maldives and includes absorbing educational and interactive experiences for all ages. It also conducts critical marine conservation research and work and is a testament to Six Senses' commitment to preserving the local environment.

Scuba divers love Laamu, since the lack of resorts mean that you almost always have the dive spots to yourself. The snorkelling experience was a very pleasant surprise, since we’ve been a bit dismissive of Laamu’s reef in the past. Colourful corals have recovered really well and are home to bountiful marine life. Plenty of sharks, rays and turtles to spot and variety is on offer by swimming to nearby thilas or in the sea grass fields where triggers, turtles and rays feed. We even had a lagoon coral garden outside our villa (#44) teeming with fish, like our own private aquarium.

Six Senses Laamu has a deep ethos of care for its team, its local community and its natural environment, as much as for its paying guests. It’s a special resort, an island with so much to offer that you just don’t want to leave, but when you do you’ll feel a little more educated as well as serene and refreshed.

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Dining Options
Family Friendly
Family Rooms
Fine Dining
House Reef
Kids Club
Natural Beauty
No News No Shoes
Overwater Villas
Rooms With Pools
Seaplane Transfer
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Special Offers
    2024 35% Winter in Laamu Offer
    2024 35% Summer in Laamu Offer
    2024 30% Winter in Laamu Offer
    2024 30% Low Season Extended Stay Offer
    2024 25% Shoulder Season Extended Stay Offer
    2024 25% High Season Extended Stay Offer
    Honeymoon & Anniversary Benefits
    Six Senses Laamu is the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean. Just a 70 minute air-conditioned seaplane flight south from Malé International Airport brings you to a place of unique, untouched and simple beauty. 97 water and beachfront villas are constructed of sustainable materials and spread around the palm-fringed island paradise. Take a stroll on the Maldives’ largest overwater amenities facility, which includes two restaurants, a wine cellar, the resort’s signature bar, the dive center, an ice-cream parlour and retail boutique.

    Leisure Activities
    • Explore the underwater world and enjoy the clear waters by diving or snorkelling. Water sports include kayaking, catamaran sailing, windsurfing and stand up paddling
    • Surf’s up! May to September is the time for the best waves. The YinYang Surf Break, the most famous break in Maldives, is only a few meters away from the resort. Daily boat trips are organized during this season
    • Early morning fishing, sunset fishing or big game fishing! Whatever the catch, talented chefs will prepare it to order!
    • Guests can embark on a true Robinson Crusoe adventure to their own island for a day and enjoy a picnic on a deserted beach

    • The Den, a complimentary club for younger guests from 3 to 11 years old, also offers babysitting service with a charge
    • Cinema Under the Stars is movies in the open-air with popcorn and refreshments.
    • The Library offers access to the Internet along with a comprehensive reading list and the latest in music and movies - to watch and listen anywhere, anytime on handheld individual units
    • Well-stocked medical clinic with a doctor on call 24 hours
    • Six Senses Boutique presents a range of signature items for carrying beautiful memories home

    Six Senses Spa
    The spa offers nine private treatment nests, either with an ocean view or tucked away in the lush nature that surrounds them. Awaken the senses with locally inspired and Ayurvedic treatments, massages, yoga and fitness classes or workshops. Highly skilled Six Senses Spa therapists use a synergy of natural products to provide a comprehensive range of award-winning signature procedures and journeys, plus rejuvenation and wellness specialties of the region. Visiting practitioners offer guests lifestyle consultations and using the results of a non-invasive health screening, our experts crafts a specialized holistic wellness program for each individual.
    Sample Packages
    Six Senses Laamu
    Laamu Atoll
    Six Senses Laamu
    30% Extended Stay Offer
    Free Half Board
    [min 4 nts]
    Room Type:
    Lagoon Water Villa
    Meal Plan:
    Half Board (free upgrade from BB)
    British Airways
    from: 01/05/2024
         to: 30/09/2024
    Book By:
    From per person
    Subject to availability
    Six Senses Laamu
    Rustic 5-Star Luxury
    Superb Eco Credentials!

    Family Accommodation
    Quoted prices include stated offers and discounts, are indicative and can fluctuate. Please contact us for latest prices.