Our Top Reasons For Visiting Six Senses Laamu
Escape to the Maldives for a holiday of a lifetime at Six Senses Laamu Hotel & Resort, the only luxury island in the Laamu Atoll. A 10.5 hour international flight, followed by a scenic 1-hour flight on their very own new seaplane, The Flying Turtle, is all it takes to get to paradise. The moment you set foot on this magical island, you will automatically feel a sense of tranquillity, luxury, and pure bliss.
About the resort
As Laamu is the only luxury island in the Laamu Atoll, there are no other properties overlooking the resort, giving you total privacy, and not to mention the marine life is therefore some of the best. It is made up of 97 villas and bungalows in total with three overwater jetty’s (some with private pools) and beach accommodation. All of these have a Robinson Crusoe rustic style with bright hues throughout. Every guest has a guest experience manager to look after every detail of their stay, making it smooth from the moment you arrive to the moment you leave (reluctantly). This resort prides itself on their passion for eco-friendliness, which is found across the island, including in all restaurants and their SHELL (Sea Hub of Environmental Learning in Laamu) where guests can learn about the marine conservation efforts on the island. Although you can walk around quite quickly, a personalised bike ride is guests preferred way to get around and explore.
Room types at Six Senses Laamu
Strung along the powder-soft beaches and hovering over the crystal-clear blue waters are 97 villas. Ocean Beach Villas and Lagoon Beach Villas each have their own sun loungers topped with plump cushions and are perfectly positioned for whatever time of the day. These villas all have quick and direct access to the beach and a treetop deck where you can watch the incredible sunsets Laamu have to offer. The Ocean and Lagoon Water Villas sit on weathered timber jetties in the azure lagoon with breathtaking views all around.
You can play hide and seek with the fish as you laze in your glass bathtub, or drift away in the hammock strung over the water. The seriously comfy day beds are custom-made for indulgent day-long relaxing. Some of the villas also feature an irresistible infinity-edge pool!
Things to do in Laamu
You will be spoilt for choice in Laamu with an endless list of things to do for everyone. The house reef is easily accessible from the poolside Sip Sip bar area, with amazing snorkelling opportunities for those of all abilities. Their diving is world class with plenty of opportunities to see marine life like mantas, green turtles and whale sharks.
As well as this, Laamu are renowned for their surfing facilities, with the world-famous wave Yin Yang being visible from the resort and others are only a short boat ride away. The surf season is from April until October although there can be some waves in March and November.
If you would prefer non-motorised water sports, why not opt for windsurfing, kayaking or sailing on a catamaran. You can also enjoy a romantic sunset cruise to spot dolphins or a deep-sea fishing trip. Escape to a private island for the day where a luxury packed lunch and snorkelling gear will be left for you to enjoy as well as walkie talkies so you can be picked up whenever you wish.
Families at Six Senses Laamu
There are plenty of activities for children if you’re considering a Maldives family holiday at Laamu including:
- Cinema Under The Stars: Enjoy your favourite movies on the sand, under the clear starry night sky.
- Treasure Hunts: Kids will have great fun searching for prizes in the resort’s arranged treasure hunts.
- Cycling: Guests are provided with bicycles for exploring the island. Great for soaking in the views!
- Water Activities: Enjoy guided snorkelling, swimming, canoeing & more!
- Dolphin Cruise: Take a relaxed, yet exciting sunset cruise to see the island’s playful dolphins.
- Dance Classes: Take part in various dance classes with something to suit most ages.
- The Den kids club for ages 3-12
- Junior marine biology program: Good for the Earth and kids
Dining at Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu boasts three different restaurants for guests to choose from, all with an eco-friendly twist. Longitude is the main restaurant at Laamu which is all overwater and serves breakfast and dinner. They are most famous for the different shaped pancakes they make and the dolphin channel lying in front where you can sip on a cocktail while spotting some dolphins. Leaf is another restaurant that is accessed via a rope and is perched above the organic garden and its menu is built around the fresh produce grown. This is an adult-only restaurant which is perfect for those wanting a special date night. You can also enjoy a taste of Japan with a live cooking station in Zen restaurant with fish sourced from local fisherman. Fussy eaters are no problem at Six Senses Laamu with its kids’ menu. Plus, children 5 and under can eat free. Guests can also chill out in their two bars: Sip Sip which is located by the pool with a pizza oven, burgers and other lunch items, or Chill Bar where the island party is every night with a DJ and cocktails. Fancy a special treat? Visit their ice cream and chocolate rooms and you won’t be disappointed.
Spa at Six Senses Laamu
Whether already on a wellness journey, looking to dip a toe in or start from scratch with advice and assistance on all holistic therapies, sleep, physical and mental wellbeing… this is a sanctuary for you. Located directly on the beach, Laamu’s spa is perfect for those wanting to relax even further. It boasts nine treatment nests, with an ocean view or within a leafy foliage. You can expect local and Ayurvedic techniques as well as a nail bar, steam room, juice bar, and rooftop yoga studio.