In the Maldives, no one does luxurious romantic holidays better than JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa. Complete with private pool villas, unique dining offerings, indulgent experiences, and amiable hospitality amid tranquil tropical vistas–the resort awaits to help you rekindle the spark. By Team T+L
Nestled on the secluded Vagaru island in Shaviyani Atoll, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is a 55-minute seaplane flight from Malé. Each of its 60 villas comes with a private pool, beautiful wooden deck, and many other luxuries that ensure an indulgent experience. The resort features a library, two pools, a spa, and a kids club. Its culinary destinations are diverse, with five restaurants, three full-service bars, and a wine room featuring 1,620 bottles and 320 labels of new and old-world wines from across the globe.
Begin your gastronomic adventure with a hearty breakfast at Aailaa, the all-day dining restaurant. Open exclusively for lunch, the alfresco Fiamma, located on the Horizon poolside, is where you’ll find the best Italian fare. Kaashi is the resort’s treetop Thai restaurant that serves soulful food with panoramic Indian Ocean views; next door, Rum Baan adds to the experience with its range of 98 signature rums from around the globe. Situated over water, Wabi Sabi presents a choice of Japanese-inspired smoked cocktails, sake, teas, and whiskies that make for great aperitifs while you savour a surreal sunset. For dinner, grab a seat at Hashi for traditional Japanese fare, or at Shio, which serves signature meat and seafood grills in a fine-dining setting. Better still, let the chef craft a personalised menu anywhere you like on the island.
For adventurers, the resort offers daily excursions for diving, snorkelling, dolphin watching, and fishing. Jet-skis, kayaks, banana boats, paddleboards, and other water sports equipment is available. The branded FAMiLY by JW – Little Griffins Kids Club features a 43-foot-long pirate ship and offers 100 activities for the kids, for e.g. Scavenger Hunt & Treasure Opening, Family Balloon Twisting, Family Cupcake Decorating, and Pizza Making activities that keep the little ones entertained for hours. A holiday here is incomplete without spa therapy. The state-of-the-art Spa by JW features six couple’s treatment rooms and a deluxe treatment suite, with a wide range of personalised therapies.
Luxury Romance Package
Bid adieu to lockdown woes by indulging in a romantic escapade with your partner. With the Luxury Romance package, you can toast to your love amid tranquil tropical settings. The two-persons package includes a minimum of four nights’ accommodation; one-time romantic bed decoration, bath ritual, floating breakfast, three-course lunch at treetop Kaashi restaurant, three-course private dinner at Horizon deck, sundowner cocktail at Rum Baan, and 90-minutes Inner Connection spa treatment for the couple; and daily three-course dinner at Aailaa.
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