In the Maldives, we’re blessed with plenty of options when it comes to luxury island retreats. Across a series of blogs, we’ve handpicked some of our far-flung favourites so you can get a flavour of what each of these beautiful boltholes has to offer in terms of its whereabouts, food, accommodation and unique experiences. It’s the turn of heavenly island idyll Six Senses Laamu…
Location, location, location
Located in the far-flung Laamu Atoll, it’s a 50-minute domestic flight and 15-minute speedboat from Malé airport to reach Six Senses Laamu. Granted it’s not the simplest of journeys, but then all the best places are hard to reach, right? We promise it’s worth it, with gin-clear waters and palm-pocked beaches waiting for you…
Food for thought
The resort has a big focus on sustainable living and that translates to its food. Main restaurant Leaf is perched above the Laamu’s organic garden and overwater Longitude specialises in seafood that was probably caught beneath your table only hours earlier. Also, make sure you check out Ice – home to over 40 flavours of ice cream!
A good night’s sleep
Each of the 97 villas are designed to blend in harmoniously with the island’s natural beauty. Built from local materials, you can either be based on the beautiful sands, hovering over the turquoise lagoon or looking out to the glittering Indian Ocean. You can add more luxury by bagging a villa with its own private pool.
Six Senses Laamu is the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, so starry nights here are magical. Book yourself onto a private stargazing experience – you won’t regret it.
Our Turquoise tip
The best place on the island to spot sea turtles is between jetties A and B, thanks to the abundant seagrass found here they love to eat!
7 nights at Six Senses Laamu in a Lagoon Water Villa
Includes international flights and transfers
From £2,799 per person