Lavish accommodation, sustainable living, serene snorkelling… and surfing too. Boasting an enviable location in a virtually unexplored atoll, the Six Senses Laamu manages to feel like the ultimate in indulgence whilst remaining dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of its remote location.
The sophisticated yet simple eco-friendly villas are located either on the beachfront or over the water. There are quirky touches, such as the sunken glass bathtub in the Lagoon Water Villa. Dining options range from catch-of-the-day to Japanese fusion, and an ice cream and chocolate studio (yes really!). Close by are the pampering spa and jumping off points for snorkelling, diving, water sports, and the many other exciting and indulgent activities on offer. It’s the definition of Maldives indulgence.
Getting to the Six Senses on Olhuveli Island takes a little extra travel time, but it's worth it. A 35-minute flight from Male to Laamu’s Kadhdhoo Airport, followed by a 15-minute zip by speedboat to the resort.
Rustic luxury beach & over-water villas
Your own Guest Experience Manager
The Den children’s club
Snorkelling, diving & island hopping
We are so glad we picked the Six Senses Laamu for our honeymoon - it was incredible. A special thank you to our Guest Experience Manager.
Discover what to expect from staying at Six Senses Laamu
If the Six Senses itself isn’t relaxing enough, retire to one of the spa’s nine uniquely designed treatment ‘nests’ dotted on the beach or hidden in the jungle. This is no run of the mill massage, with unique signature treatments based around Ayurvedic traditions, the freshest local ingredients, and the waves gently lapping against the shore as your soothing soundtrack.
Six Senses are justifiably proud of their eco-credentials, and have designed a number of complimentary tours to reflect this. A fascinating couple of hours will get you behind the scenes at the organic gardens and into the ‘Heart of House’ to see the resort’s environmental processes first hand. Evening presentations by the resident marine biologists are great for improving your knowledge of marine life and conservation.
Enjoy classic Maldives excursions one at a time, or combine several with Six Senses style. ‘Reconnect with Nature’ combines guided snorkelling with a marine biologist, a workshop involving a conservation task (such as identifying turtles with the Olive Ridley Foundation), a boat trip to see the local dolphins, and a dinner of sustainably-caught fish. Surf’s up from April to October, with surf lessons in the lagoon and trips to catch the waves of the famous Yin Yang break.
Six Senses believe that their responsibilities go far beyond Olhuveli Island. Efforts to eliminate the use of plastic range from working with their suppliers to reduce packaging, to making their own artisan chocolate, providing water filters for the surrounding communities, and supporting projects employing local tailors to produce reusable cotton bags. The resort's marine biologists have come together with the Manta Trust, the Blue Marine Foundation, and the Olive Ridley Project to form the MUI (the Maldives Underwater Initiative) working to find solutions to marine conservation issues.