Six Senses Laamu – Maldives

Jul 21, 2016 | Destinations

Six Senses Laamu is the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean. Just an inter-island flight south from Malé International Airport and a short speedboat ride brings you to a place of unique, untouched and simple beauty. 97 water and beachfront villas are constructed of sustainable materials and spread around the palm-fringed island paradise. Take a stroll on the Maldives’ largest overwater amenities facility, which includes two restaurants, a wine cellar, the resort’s signature bar, the dive center, an ice-cream parlor and retail gallery.

Concept

Barefoot serenity! White sand, turquoise water, untouched beaches and lush vegetation. The resort offers an individual and natural style along with a wonderful sense of privacy.

Villa accommodations provide an environmentally sustainable yet well-appointed interior design with spectacular water views. Every little detail has been carefully considered and designed with a minimalistic touch.

Accomodations

Six Senses Laamu has 97 beachfront and water villas, carefully designed to complement the outstanding natural beauty of the island. They offer privacy, coziness and luxury. True to the Six Senses’ philosophy of being in harmony with the environment, the villas are crafted from local and sustainable materials.

Villa features

  • King/twin sized bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Bose entertainment system
  • All villas offer full sea view
  • Hair dryer
  • Non-allergenic pillows
  • In-Villa safe
  • Lighted make-up/shaving mirror
  • Multi-line telephone with voicemail
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • 37-inch flat-panel TV with satellite channels
  • Minibar and fresh beverage facilities
  • IDD telephone and WiFi
  • Outdoor bathroom and rain shower

Lagoon Beach Villa (7) / 220 sq.m.
Also available with pool (3) / 238 sq.m.

  • Private access to the beach
  • Private garden with relaxing daybeds
  • Panoramic upper dining deck at treetop level and viewing platform
  • Lagoon Beach Villas face towards the turquoise lagoon of the island

Ocean Beach Villa (8) / 220 sq.m.
Also available with pool (3) / 238 sq.m.

  • Private access to the beach
  • Private garden with relaxing daybeds
  • Panoramic upper dining deck at treetop level and viewing platform
  • Ocean Beach Villas face toward the ocean with uninterruptedviews to the horizon

Lagoon Water Villa (20) / 108 sq.m.

  • Sunken ocean view all-glass bathtub
  • Private water garden
  • Outdoor relaxing platform with daybeds, sun lounges and over-water netting
  • Aquarium dining deck with all-glass table
  • Panoramic upper dining deck and viewing platform with day beds
  • Lagoon Water Villas face towards the turquoise lagoon of the island and are located in close proximity to the main island

Ocean Water Villa (20) / 108 sq.m.
Also available with pool (4)

  • Sunken ocean view all-glass bathtub
  • Private water garden
  • Outdoor relaxing platform with daybeds, sun lounges and over-water netting
  • Aquarium dining deck with all-glass table
  • Panoramic upper dining deck and viewing platform with day beds
  • Ocean Water Villas face toward the ocean with uninterrupted views and are located further away from the main island

Laamu Water Villa (16) / 108 sq.m.
Also available with pool (10) / 126 sq.m.

  • Sunken ocean view all-glass bathtub
  • Private water garden
  • Outdoor relaxing platform with daybeds, sun lounges and over-water netting
  • Aquarium dining deck with all-glass table
  • Panoramic upper dining deck and viewing platform with day beds
  • Laamu Water Villas face toward the main ocean with complete uninterrupted views and are located towards the end of the jetties, furthest away from the main island

Family Villa with Pool (4) / 253 sq.m.

  • Private access to the beach
  • Private garden with daybeds
  • Panoramic upper dining deck at treetop level and viewing platform
  • Two fully furnished bedrooms with individual shower areas
  • Day Lounge on top of the Living Room
  • Private Pool
  • Face towards the turquoise lagoon of the island

Two-Bedroom Lagoon Beach Villa with Pool (1) / 285 sq.m.

  • Private access to the beach
  • Private garden with relaxing daybeds
  • Panoramic upper dining deck at treetop level and viewing platform
  • Two fully furnished bedrooms with individual shower areas
  • Private pool
  • Villa faces towards the turquoise lagoon of the island

Two-Bedroom Ocean Beach Villa with Pool (1) / 730 sq.m.

  • Private access to the beach
  • Private garden with relaxing daybeds
  • Panoramic upper dining deck at treetop level and viewing platform
  • Two fully furnished bedrooms with individual shower areas
  • Private pool
  • Villa faces towards the turquoise lagoon of the island

*Additional benefits and amenities apply for these categories – Laamu Water Villa, Laamu Water Villa with Pool, Family Villa with Pool, Two-Bedroom Lagoon Beach Villa with Pool, Two Bedroom Ocean Beach Villa with Pool:

  • Bottle of Prosecco upon arrival
  • iPod in Villa
  • Welcome amenity and selection of in villa snacks offered
  • Nespresso machine
  • Personalized bicycle tags
  • Breakfast complimentary through In Villa Dining

Dining

Six Senses Laamu’s dining alternatives have been designed to take the best advantage of the island’s idyllic beauty with panoramic views and spectacular sunrises and sunsets. The over-water amenities facility of Six Senses Laamu is the largest in the Maldives, offering many options. In addition, organic meals served around the organic garden on the island.
Longitude

This open air, two-story overwater dining venue begins each day with a bountiful breakfast. Dinner is an a-la-carte international menu of fresh catch, grilled meats, pastas and Asian flavors. Twice a week, the resort’s chefs create a unique buffet experience for guests, with local and fresh ingredients. Each Tuesday is a seafood buffet and an Asian buffet is featured on Fridays.
LEAF

Perched above the organic garden, talented chefs work with local ingredients sourced from Maldivian fishermen and farmers to create innovative dishes. The restaurant features an ever-changing Mediterranean menu for dinner.
Sip Sip

Sip Sip with its sunken bar and adjacent poolside seating, emerges from the swimming pool and offers a great casual all day dining alternative. Homemade pizzas, crisp salads, juicy burgers, a variety of pasta and locally inspired desserts. It is the perfect place to spend the day and enjoy refreshing mocktails or a fresh juice or to simply relax on a sun lounger and watch the sun set over the island of the Laamu atoll while enjoying a cocktail or a glass of wine.
Chill Bar

Built over the water and on several levels, Chill Bar presents a resident DJ to set the mood every evening while mixologists prepare cocktails with the freshest ingredients. A Vietnamese menu is available throughout the day, along with the light beach classics. Every evening the resident DJ sets the ambient atmosphere by creating musical memories.
Deck-a-Dence

Six glass-bottom tables are set right above the waves where guests will experience a locally inspired zero-carbon dinner.
Altitude Wine Cellar

Rising 6.4 metres above the Indian Ocean, this one-of-a-kind sunlit, spun glass wine tower holds more than 420 old world and new world vintages. The Deli stocks imported European charcuterie and cheeses as perfect accompaniments.
Ice

Forty-two unique and locally inspired ice cream and sorbet flavors are on offer. In the chocolate studio, many varieties of homemade chocolates are available.
Zen

Twelve guests are invited nightly to the upper deck of the unique overwater area for authentic Japanese cuisine including the finest sushi and sashimi.
Chilli Table

Enjoy a five-course chilli-based menu in the heart of the organic garden, surrounded by twelve chilli trees collected from around the world!

Alternatively, for anyone who wishes to remain in the privacy of their delightful villa, a variety of Mediterranean, Asian and local dishes is available from the in-villa-dining menu.

SIX SENSES Spa

Six Senses Spa offers nine private treatment nests, either with an ocean view or tucked away in the lush nature that surrounds them. Awaken the senses with locally inspired and Ayurvedic treatments, massages, yoga and fitness classes or workshops. Highly skilled Six Senses Spa therapists use a synergy of natural products to provide a comprehensive range of award-winning signature procedures and journeys, plus rejuvenation and wellness specialties of the region. Visiting practitioners offer guests lifestyle consultations and specialized holistic sessions.

Leisure activities

  • Explore the underwater world and enjoy the clear waters by diving or snorkeling. Water sports include kayaking, catamaran sailing, windsurfing and stand up paddling.
  • Surf’s up! May to September is the time for the best waves. The YinYang Surf Break, the most famous break in Maldives, is only a few meters away from the resort. Daily
  • boat trips are organized during this season.
  • Early morning fishing, sunset fishing or big game fishing! Whatever the catch, talented chefs will prepare it to order!
  • Guests can embark on a true Robinson Crusoe adventure to their own island for a day and enjoy a picnic on a deserted beach.

Unique experiences

The resort also offers unique experiences such as private dining or cocktails on the sandbank, sunken table or candlelit dinners on the beach.

  • Be inspired with an early morning breakfast as the sun rises, an evening cocktail watching the sunset or a barbeque dinner surrounded by the Indian Ocean, all on the privacy of the resort’s sandbank.
  • Twice each week, a lobster and seafood barbeque is presented on LEAF beach.
  • Comfortable seating is made of sand and a table is placed in a specially formed opening in the sand for a unique sunken dining experience.
  • Private dining on the beach, just for two, creates a romantic candlelight experience.
  • A sunset cruise embarks daily in search of dolphins, while guests enjoy a refreshing drink and canapés on board.
  • At the wine cellar, wine tastings, wine dinners and wine pairings can be arranged. During a five-course menu prepared by the resort’s chefs, sommeliers select matching wines from around the world to accompany the dinner. Sommeliers can even suggest the best wines to pair with chocolate, cheese or canapés. Based on guest preferences, sommeliers will prepare a wine tasting of global vintages.

Facilities

  • The Den, a complimentary club for younger guests from 3 to 11 years old, also offers babysitting service with a charge.
  • Cinema Under the Stars is movies in the open-air with popcorn and refreshments.
  • The Library offers access to the Internet along with a comprehensive reading list and the latest in music and movies – to watch and listen anywhere, anytime on handheld individual units.
  • Well-stocked medical clinic with a doctor on call 24 hours.
  • Six Senses Gallery presents a range of signature items for carrying beautiful memories home.

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