Six Senses Laamu
Maldives, Indian Ocean
About Six Senses Laamu
Dolphins swim and spin all along the seashell dappled shores of Six Senses Laamu, the only resort in Laamu Atoll, just five degrees north of the Equator. Snorkel in Laamu’s coral rich house reef among Oriental Sweetlips, parrotfish and even green turtles. Surf Yin Yang, one of the Maldives’ most famous waves, that breaks just offshore.
At six waterside and overwater lounges and restaurants, our resident mixologist whips up bespoke concoctions while chefs from East and West prepare wholesome recipes made with herbs, vegetables and fruits grown in the island’s organic garden. Take relaxing refuge in your unvarnished chic beachfront or overwater villa built of sustainable materials and spread generously around our palm fringed paradise found 45 minutes south by scheduled flight from Male International Airport.
Built of weathered woods and nestled among shoreline mangroves or perched above the Indian Ocean, Six Senses Laamu’s 97 expansive one and two bedroom villas make minimal impact on the pristine environment while maximizing every possible pleasure and a mix of Water villas and Beach villas.
Design details that evoke the golden age of exploration conceal modern technologies like flat screen swivel televisions and Bose entertainment systems with fully loaded iPods plus docking stations while all guestrooms inside and out can access Laamu’s complimentary high speed wireless internet.
Sea breezes drift among the rustic woods under high palm roofs at Laamu’s six bars and restaurants, most set over water. Edible memories at each are enhanced by exquisite tropical vistas, from pulsating equatorial sunrises above translucent turquoise waters to romantic rose coloured sunsets into the inky evening sea.
Ride the Maldives’ famous Yin Yang wave an eight-foot break just off Laamu’s palm fringed shore and Laamu’s surf coach helps first timers stand up on paddleboards then conquer the beginner wave also in our midst. Kite surf from a nearby sandbank, after a romantic breakfast or before a private dinner picnic on its intimate shores.
Windsurf, canoe, catamaran sail, wakeboard and water ski, spot dolphins while cruising the open sea, or head underwater to snorkel day and night among staghorn and mushroom corals with Laamu’s resident marine biologist who knows where green turtles and eagle rays roam along Laamu’s teeming house reef.
Browse our seaside library with international newspapers, engrossing beach reads, movies and tunes plus complimentary computers with high speed internet. Shop for chic, ethically sourced souvenirs in the adjacent Six Senses Gallery including our favourite organic cotton bedding. Laamu’s sublime setting distracts from the burn in the waterfront gym with Techno-gym cardio machines and sea facing Kinesis personal fitness equipment. On the upstairs deck, the sound of waves equally inspires restorative meditation and invigorating yoga, available by scheduled classes or private appointment with in house experts. Younger guests have their own place to play with native touches like Maldivian hammocks over the sand. Pass under a canopy of tangled branches to recline under the stars at the Jungle Cinema with warm popcorn and chilled Champagne.
Six Senses Spa
Five treatment rooms and four stunning nests line the beach front at Six Senses Spa, each one a dramatic tangle of sustainable branches. Set among Laamu’s abundant vegetation overlooking the Indian Ocean, these airy, private cocoons provide naturally restorative environments where fresh products, many grown on Laamu, enrich every therapeutic treatment delivered by our talented, highly trained Indonesian and Thai therapists. Stand outs on the spa menu include the coconut oil, ginger, clove and nutmeg of Laamu Bliss and Kurumbaa Kaashi Coconut Rub with its organic honey and papaya wrap. Visiting experts in healing traditions from acupuncture to shiatsu round out the comprehensive wellness menu while rejuvenating facilities include herbal steam rooms, outdoor experience showers, a sea facing fitness centre with upstairs yoga and meditation pavilion, fresh juice bar and our spa shop stocked with Six Senses Spa products to go.
The Kids Den
Hidden in the jungles yet on a shaded beach – Younger guests have their own place to play with native touches like Maldivian hammocks over the sand. Pass under a canopy of tangled branches to recline under the stars at the Jungle Cinema and play and read with the kid loving staff at The Den and make new friends from all over the world.