Six Senses Laamu
AddressOlhuveli Island OlhuveliSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
Six Senses Laamu is an amazing place, combining thoughtful luxury, rustic simplicity, outstanding culinary options and plenty of activities. The island truly feels like it’s in the middle of nowhere: an hour’s flight south of Male followed by a 15-minute speedboat ride to the island may add a significant amount of time to your journey, but it’s certainly worth it.
The first impression of the island is created by the giant wooden over-water structure where you dock; here you'll find the reception, several dining and drinking options, a library and even an ice cream parlour and chocolate bar, where delicious free treats are given to guests all day long.
The island itself, beyond the over-water reception area, is ringed by a gorgeous white beach and boasts a gorgeous cyan-blue lagoon where dolphins swim in great numbers all year round. The 97 villas are all either right on the beach or over water, and they’re something truly special, made from ecologically sourced wood and evoking a grand, classic style with plenty of hidden luxuries such as iPod docks and Bose entertainment systems. The water villas are particularly impressive with over-water hammocks, all-glass bathtubs and their own treetop decks, while the beach villas are ringed with trees and feel wonderfully private, but still offer direct beach access with your own loungers and expansive outdoor bathrooms.
Elsewhere on the island, there’s a brand new pool, several superb restaurants (we particularly love Leaf, which overlooks the beach from the treetops and which you cross a wooden bridge to reach, though sushi at Longditude is also absolutely superb), a yoga and meditation centre, gym, outdoor cinema, wine cellar, gorgeous spa and full diving school and water-sports centre. There’s also fantastically well-trained staff whose efficiency and problem-solving abilities are second to none in an industry where customer service can still be very hit and miss, even at the top end of the market. If you can afford it, this resort is a great choice for intelligent luxury and indulgent pampering.
Our independent authors have visited Six Senses Laamu and selected this as one of our recommended accommodation in Laamu.
Description provided by property
Six Senses Laamu is an eco-friendly luxury resort surrounded by clear turquoise water and white sandy beaches. Its wooden bungalows come with an iPod dock, 37-inch flat-screen TV and Bose entertainment system.
Beautifully designed, air-conditioned villas feature an outdoor bathroom with rainshower where guests can shower under the stars. Private day beds and sunloungers lets guests enjoy the Maldivian sun from the comfort of the villas.
Located on Olhuveli Island, Six Senses Laamu is a 15-minute boat ride from Kadhuhoo Airport. From there, it is a 40-minute flight to Male International Airport.
Six Senses Spa features stylish private treatment rooms, Ayurvedic therapies and relaxing body massage. The resort also provides a modern gym, yoga pavilions and an on-site diving centre.
LEAF serves modern Mediterranean dishes prepared with fresh organic ingredients, while premium wine and cheese can be enjoyed at Altitude Wine Cellar.
Other dining options include international cuisine at Longitude, pizza at Es'sense, desserts at Ice and drinks at Chai and Chill.
Please note that guests must advise arrival and departure flight details at the time of booking, at least 7 days prior to arrival.
The resort will arrange for a roundtrip 50-minute domestic flight from Malé International Airport to Kadhdhoo Airport, followed by a 20-minute speedboat ride to Olhuveli Island. All additional costs are to be paid directly to the hotel.
Rates are as follows for the transfer:
From 1 November 2014 Domestic transfers are subject to 10% service charges and 12% GST Guest 11 years and below: USD 355
All air services are provided by the Island Aviation domestic airline. The above prices and terms & conditions are subject to change without notice. Only USD is accepted for payment.
Please present the same credit card used to guarantee your booking when checking in / making payment at the hotel.
If you are making payment using another cardholder's credit card, kindly provide the following to the hotel prior to your arrival:
1) Authorization letter with cardholder's signature
2) Copy of the cardholder's card (front and back of card with cardholder's signature)
Please note that hotel may contact the cardholder for verification purposes.
Please note that the property has a mandatory Gala Dinner on 24th December and 31st December, 2015. All charges are to be paid at the property directly. Rates are as follows:
24th December: Adult : USD 350 plus 10% service charges & 12% GST Children: 6- 11 years: USD 250 plus 10% service charges & 12 GST
31st December: Adult : USD 460 plus 10% service charges & 12% GST Children: 6- 11 years: USD 360 plus 10% service charges & 12 GST
Services & facilities
- Bicycle rental
- Non-smoking rooms
- Tour desk
- VIP room facilities
- 24-hour front desk
- Room service
- Snack bar
- Restaurant (buffet)
- Restaurant (à la carte)
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency exchange
- Free WiFi