Turquoise’s Best Cool Islander Trendsetter
This sleek hideaway is located on the exclusive island of Fesdu, accessible by a scenic 30-minute seaplane flight from Malé, which gives a fantastic opportunity to experience a bird’s eye view of the Maldives. Awarded for its superb style and service, W Retreat & Spa – Maldives is very much in vogue. The stylish accommodation comprises 78 villa retreats, all with their own private plunge pool. Traditional Maldivian exteriors conceal chic interiors – a perfect blend of W’s innovative architectural design and modern gadgetry with island village simplicity. Your luxury setting includes: a state-of-the-art Bose sound system; plasma TV; barbecue where you can fire up some savoury delights (go fishing and grill the catch); wine fridge and in-room munchie box; extensive indoor and outdoor living space; a plunge pool; outdoor rainforest shower and a vast circular day bed – indulgent relaxation surely doesn’t come better. The split-level Beach Oasis villas are just steps from the beach, surrounded by lush island vegetation, creating privacy and tranquillity. Upstairs, there’s a cool lounge deck with thatched roof, which is perfect for sundowners and listening to your favourite tunes. Downstairs there’s a king-size W Signature bed, a semi-outdoor bathroom and a fabulous outdoor decking area with a pool (our favourite feature is the hidden pool Jacuzzi).
The striking over-water Ocean Oasis villas feature a spacious bedroom with an amazing glass-panelled floor window – equipped with underwater lights for night-time lagoon viewing. It’s hard to beat the views of the azure-blue water from your bed. There are also three stunning two bedroom over-water villas known as Seascape Escapes and one exclusive two-bedroom Ocean Haven – the ultimate getaway with panoramic views, a wraparound deck, two bathrooms and an oversized infinity-edge pool. For the ultimate W experience, head to 15 Below – the island’s trendy night-spot, where DJs mix the latest tracks with creative cocktails. The following day, have a relaxing treatment in the W’s amazing AWAY Spa, built over the water on wooden stilts.