W Retreat And Spa Maldives


Ever since Starwood Hotels created the ‘W Hotels' brand in 1998, the name has been synonymous with style, elegance, and trendiness. The W Retreat and Spa Maldives fits perfectly into that ethos as one of the finest and most modern luxury resorts in the Maldives. With 78 rooms, 49 of which are water villas, the private-island complex has a huge array of dining and activity possibilities for a hotel this size.

The resort is extremely popular with honeymoon couples who appreciate a newer sense of style and all the fine amenities available in each villa. The water villas are huge, each coming with its own plunge pool on the sundeck, plus custom furniture to help lounge in sheer comfort. There's a wide range of water sports and activities available, plus 6 different restaurants and lounges, but with rooms this amazing and luxurious it might be hard to leave them, so it's fortunate that in-villa dining is always available.


The W Retreat And Spa Maldives is located on Fesdu Island in North Ari Atoll, 57 kilometers southwest of the Malé International Airport.


45 Ocean Oasis Villas

  • Area: 1,572 sq ft (146 m²)
  • One bedroom with kingsize bed
  • 42” Plasmas TV, DVD/CD player and BOSE® soundsystem

4 Ocean Haven Villas

  • Area: 5,296 sq ft (492 m²)
  • Kitchenette
  • Two bathrooms
  • Oversized infinity-edge plunge pool
  • Panoramic views of the Indian Ocean
  • 50″ plasma TV
  • Lounging couch
  • Two 32″ LCD TVs
  • Powder room
  • Lounge with glass floor
  • Wraparound sun deck

29 Island villas and suites

Special features in all rooms

  • Wi-Fi: Available
  • Room service: 24 hours
  • Individual BBQ stations
  • Tea/coffee maker (On Request)
  • Wine fridge
  • Munchie box
  • Mini-bar
  • Full height mirror
  • Shallow pool lounge area
  • Private plunge pool
  • Custom-made furnishings
  • Direct lagoon access
  • Sun lounges
  • Individual climate control
  • In-room safe
  • Outdoor daybeds with shade curtains


  • Low season online specials from US$1,300 per night
  • High season online specials from US$1,333 per night

*Sea-plane return transfer from Malé Airport: US$505 per adult

Restaurants and bars

  • Sip
  • 15 Below
  • Fire
  • Kitchen
  • Wet
  • Fish

Resort features

  • Reef or wreck scuba trips
  • Snorkeling
  • Underwater video course
  • Kite surfing
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • 100% Transparent Kayaks
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Wake & knee boarding
  • Aqua aerobics
  • Circuit training
  • Billiards
  • Technogym® State-of-the-art workout facilities
  • Yoga
  • Oil painting
  • Wedding facilities and planning


The AWAY Spa is a full-service 5-sta spa featuring four private overwater treatment rooms.

Nearby activities

  • Big game and hand-line fishing
  • Reef scooter trips with Marine Biologist
  • Overnight sailing/scuba trip to Hammerhead Shark Point

What the reviews say

Reviews of the W Retreat And Spa Maldives could not be more positive as nearly every previous guest gushes endlessly about the entire experience. The location, the villas, the service, and the food all get extremely high marks from nearly every reviewer.

The one negative that a few point out is the price, but that is going to happen at a deluxe 5-star resort like this. Those who appreciate the W Hotel Group's sense of style and luxury should love this place, provided they can afford it.

Getting there

To reach the W Retreat and Spa you'll first fly to Malé International Airport. From there you'll be greeted by resort staff and helped aboard a sea plane for the 25-minute flight to Fesdu Island and the hotel itself.

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