This is one of the most gay-friendly luxury resort in the Maldives. For a honeymoon or a romantic holiday in a stylish and contemporary setting, here are 10 reasons to choose the W Retreat & Spa Maldives.
The W lounge in Male airport
The journey begins upon arrival at the Male International Airport, the capital of Maldives. You will be welcomed by the W team and led into the W private lounge. There, you will do your check-in, relax and refresh after your long flight, grab some food and drinks before boarding the seaplane that will take you in less than 30 minutes to the resort. The W team is already waiting for you there with a welcome glass of champagne!
The W Experience
Don’t say "lobby" but "welcome", don’t say "buggy" or "gym" but "shuttle" and "fit". The W has its own vocabulary, Right down to the last detail of the smallest toiletries in your room. The symbol of the brand, the iconic giant W awaits you on the jetty where the seaplanes dock, but also on the beach and even 15 meters deep in the ocean, opposite the FISH restaurant.
The Ocean to Table menu
FISH restaurant is the seafood restaurant at the W Retreat & Spa. The signature menu is called "Ocean to Table". It’s a 100% seafood 3-courses menu with oysters, sushi, jumbo prawns, grilled lobster, crab and fish in Maldivian spices. While you enjoy your meal on the terrace above the lagoon, listen to what’s happening under you, in the water...
The AWAY spa
This spa is an outdoor spa, where the four beautiful treatment rooms are protected by a roof inspired by the sails of traditional Maldivian boats. Each treatment room features an outdoor terrace with jacuzzi. Massages, facials, anti-aging treatments, waxing or after-sun, enjoy fifty+ treatment from the menu of this unique spa.
Breakfast, with feet in the water
It may be even cooler than a dinner on the beach with yourfeet in the sand: enjoy breakfast with your feet in the water at KITCHEN restaurant. Refresh your feet and enjoy the most beautiful breakfast buffet with fruits, local and Asian dishes, custom omelets, breads, pastries and sweets.
Sailing at sunset
The W Retreat & Spa Maldives owns several boats including the ESCAPE, a luxury yacht that can be set for a 2-hour sunset cruise. In the blazing colors of the setting sun, with a glass of champagne and some canapés, watch the horizon and don’t miss the dolphins.
Get Wed Your Way
If this is your gay honeymoon, don’t hesitate: the W Retreat & Spa Maldives welcomes all newlyweds with champagne and lots of sweet touches (4 nights stay minimum, wedding certificate no older than 6 months). And if you want an unforgettable souvenir of your stay, why not say YES to your husband again? Even though they are symbolic in this Muslim country, the hotel offers incredibly romantic wedding ceremonies.
The W is proud to have one of the #BestHouseReef of the Maldives ! Simply put on a mask and snorkel and you will understand why. What you will see under water, just a few meters from the beach, is absolutely breathtaking. Coral bouquets, multitudes of colored fishes that come say hello and, if you're lucky, turtles, eagle rays, (harmless) reef sharks... It’s pure magic!
The end of day cocktails
At sunset, let yourself go at the SIP, the outdoor cocktail bar of the W Retreat & Spa. From the terrace, you will enjoy the sight of the ocean, with the soft sound of waves and light sea breezes that cool the atmosphere of the end of day. The resident DJ plays every night and accompanies nightfall. What will you have, raspberry Mojito or sparkling wine?
Last, but not least, the Sweet Spots
They are scattered around the island, and you cannot miss them. The Sweet Spots are Temptation at its best: they are stocked full of water, soft drinks and… ice cream! Will you resist?