Welcome to W Maldives

W Maldives: a bold and unscripted island resort

Escape to our hotel in the Maldives, a luxury 5-star private island resort setting the stage to fuel guests’ lust for life. Imagine waking up to the sound of the waves drumming against the infinity pool. Explore a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and one of the best house reefs in the Maldives. From the moment you step onto this heart-shaped island resort in the Maldives playground, infinite days are amplified by the only Music Curator in the Maldives. Playful overwater guest rooms with private pools and innovative cocktails and cuisine create a cutting-edge lifestyle experience. Castaway yet connected. Natural yet designed. Secluded yet welcoming. Unwind at the pampering AWAY Spa. Explore the world beneath the waves at DOWN UNDER AND WAVE and glide with reef sharks in the breathtaking reef. W Maldives ignites an obsessive desire to soak it in, live it up, and hit repeat. Whatever/Whenever.

Please be informed that W Maldives is set to close and undergo major renovation works from May 1, 2024. This renovation will set the luxury playground to new heights with reopening slated for Q4 2024. Stay connected with us on our website and socials for more updates.

Make Yourself At Home

Welcome to the only place in Maldives where turquoise water and pristine sand come infused with W Maldives' signature style, luxury and personality. Whether you prefer to jump in the ocean from the deck of your overwater bungalow or you like lush tropical foliage steps from the sand offered by our beach bungalows, you can live it up and soak it in from comfortable, stylish accommodations inspired by the breathtaking natural beauty of Maldives.

Contact Us

For further information and assistance feel free to connect us at reservations.wmaldives@whotels.com. We look forward to welcoming you at W Maldives, a heart-shaped luxury lifestyle resort in the Maldives surrounded by white sand beaches and turquoise water.

Offers & Packages

Amplify your escape at W Maldives through selections of exclusive deals to fuel your lust for life. Castaway yet connected. Live it up in stylish accommodation and for more information, connect with us at reservations.wmaldives@whotels.com, and remember we're here for you 24/7.

Please be informed that W Maldives is set to close and undergo major renovation works from May 1, 2024. This renovation will set the luxury playground to new heights with reopening slated for Q4 2024. Stay connected with us on our website and socials for more updates.

Tales of Two Escapes

W Maldives and W Dubai – The Palm are dedicated to their mission for sustainability. W Maldives has long practiced the usage of reusable glass bottles and refillable amenities. Additionally, they also offer sustainable experiences from FISH's ocean-to-table concept and zero-waste methods at SIP bar, to exclusive eco-chic rash guard collection with Mazu Resortwear. Similarly, W Dubai – The Palm phases out single-use plastics, introducing glass and reusable bottles with water filtration. Moreover, they host Zero Waste Dinner at Michelin-recommended Akira Back restaurant, ensuring zero waste from ingredients to menus. In collaboration with 4ocean, the two resorts further push their mission in sustainability through a series of beach and ocean clean-ups as well as raising awareness by offering the 4ocean iconic handmade recycled bracelets, where each purchase removes one pound of ocean plastic and trash—exemplifying the W Hotel's stance for a more sustainable guests experience.

W Maldives x W Dubai The Palm

Taste Paradise at W Maldives’ Dining Venues​

Abandon the expected and sample creative dining W Maldives’ four vibrant restaurants and two bars. Beautifully dispersed amongst the island, our restaurants and lounges ensure to inject the pulsating beauty of the Maldives into every dining experience.​ Our outlets' operation hours are subject to change and available on selected days of the week, kindly check with Whatever/Whenever when you're here with us.

Set the Stage for an Unscripted Escape

Steal away to our private island and dream up adventures of your own.

Gaathafushi W's Private Island

Gaathafushi Castaway Experience

Have your own secluded island for a few hours for a picnic or do a full day or overnight under the stars, for a real magical Robinson Crusoe experience.

Sunset cruise on Escape

Escape, W Private Yacht

Relax on ESCAPE, our two-mast 80-foot sailing yacht with two luxury cabins, lounge, and stunning deck. Sail off into the sunset on the most romantic nautical getaway or go on a private overnight cruise on ESCAPE.

Sunset Boxing

Fuel Yourself

The energy to look good, feel good, go longer, and stay later. Fuel your glow on overwater treatment rooms of AWAY® Spa. Get access to the latest in fitness classes, social workouts, and healthy food options guest the excitement and balance they crave to leave them feeling energized to take on their non-stop lifestyle with renewed vigor and excitement.​ Escape with your passion and your lifestyle. ​

Under the Maldivian Waters

Pulsating Underwater Adventure

Snorkel in the best spots to get up close and personal with the ever-inviting schools of colorful fish, rays, turtles, tuna. If you’re lucky, you may even encounter some reef sharks. Grab your snorkeling set and get ready to explore the best house reef of the Maldives.

Breathtaking And Magical Experiences

Have the adventure of a lifetime and swim with reef sharks and turtles just outside your retreat, an experience you will never forget. The adventures don’t stop there. Join our very own resident marine biologist as he enriches your underwater experience and discover the secrets of our Maldivian reefs. Venture into the deeper waters and explore the myriad of water activities with our diving & watersports center

Colorful Reef Fish

The rich Maldivian waters is at your doorstep at W Maldives. Grab your snorkeling gear and jump in or dive at the resort’s renowned house reef to discover schools of Angel, Parrot, Hawk, and Moorish fish. Glide along tiers of colorful corals and discover diverse eco-systems boasting coral gardens, sea fans, starfish and hermit crabs. Swim further to the edge of the reef and watch juvenile sharks, and stingrays.

Traveling to the Maldives

Get in the know before traveling to the Maldives and explore the unscripted beauty in true W style. A bold and unscripted escape awaits and feel free to connect with us at reservations.wmaldives@whotels.com if you need further information.

Whatever/Whenever® Service

We’re always here for you. Anything, just ask!​ A luxury speedboat ride to a private beach with a sunset dinner for two? Wed your way on a castaway island? Lessons in Dhivehi? Our Whatever/Whenever® team will deliver whatever you want, whenever you want it.​

Seaplane Terminal

Dive into your escape the moment we meet you at Velana International Airport. Our Airport Ambassadors will assist you with check-in for your Maldives seaplane transfer and transport you to the seaplane terminal.

Seaplane Transfers

Mandatory return seaplane transfer charges are not included in the rate and will be charged at the fee of USD 595 net per adult and USD 298 net per child between 3-11 years old. The rate is per person and valid for a combined seaplane transfer from and to Velana International Airport. For more information, don't hesitate to get in touch with the resort at reservations.wmaldives@whotels.com.​

Time Zone & Language

W Maldives is in the same time zone as Male’, which is GMT +5 hours. Dhivehi is the official language of the Maldives however English is spoken by all talents at W Maldives.


The climate is warm and tropical throughout the year with cooling sea breezes. Daily temperatures vary between 26°C / 80°F and 32°C / 90°F. Even during the "wind directions" months (southwest from April to October and northeast from December to March), there are seldom more than a few days of rain at a time.​

Drone Policy

Due to safety and privacy concerns for our guests, W Maldives prohibits the operation of unmanned aerial systems or drones, on or above the island by the general public — including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the resort area boundaries.

Please be informed that W Maldives is set to close and undergo major renovation works from May 1, 2024. This renovation will set the luxury playground to new heights with reopening slated for Q4 2024. Stay connected with us on our website and socials for more updates.


W Maldives

Fesdu Island, North Ari Atoll, Maldives, 09110

Tel: +960 666-2222


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