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Escape to W 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, a wonderland of white-sand beaches, turquoise lagoons and breathtaking reefs. From the moment you step onto this heart shaped island playground, welcoming infinite days amplified by the only music curator in the Maldives, playful guestrooms and innovative cocktails and cuisine creating a cutting edge lifestyle experience. Cast away yet connected. Natural yet designed. Secluded yet welcoming. Unwind at the pampering AWAY® Spa. Explore the world beneath the waves at DOWN UNDER and glide with reef sharks in the best house reef of the Maldives.W ignites an obsessive desire to soak it in, live it up and hit repeat. Whatever/Whenever ®.

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.

Iconic Design

Let It Glow

W Maldives 'Let it Glow' theme is inspired by the glow in the dark jellyfish and luminous plankton that can be spotted in the shores of the private island resort.

Fabulous Overwater Oasis - Deck

Private Island Getaway

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

Gaathafushi Desert Island 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.

Gaathafushi W's Private Island


Relax on ESCAPE, our two-mast 80-foot sailing yacht with two luxury cabins, lounge and stunning deck.

W Private Yacht

Sail off into the sunset on the most romantic nautical getaway or go on a private overnight cruise on ESCAPE.

Silhouette of a sailboat on the water at sunset.

Detox Retox and Repeat

Escape to the W Maldives for a Detox Retox and Repeat Experience. Energize yourself with sunrise yoga at our private island, boxing on the beach with our W fitness coach, followed by our HEAT WAVE Pool Party.

Fuel Yourself

Enjoy an indulging spa experience at our AWAY Spa or join our ENERGY team for sunset boxing classes at Fire Beach.

Let the ENERGY team at Fire Beach fuel your body with some sunset boxing.

Taste Paradise at W Maldives' Restaurants

Abandon the expected and sample creative dining W Maldives’ three vibrant restaurants and two bar concepts. Beautifully dispersed amongst the island, our restaurants and lounges ensure to inject the pulsating beauty of the Maldives in every dining experience.

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Commitment to Clean

As we welcome you back to our hotels around the world, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Click to see updates and learn more about what to expect at our hotel.


Find your surge of ENERGY on the first floor above WET®Bar - a fitness center, library and activities room to keep you buzzing all the time.



Work out overlooking the Indian Ocean with an energizing array of cardiovascular equipment, weight machines, dumbbells, and other body conditioning tools.


Do it all with W Maldives’ ENERGY Team. Try sunrise or sunset yoga, aqua aerobics, FIT circuit training, pool games, beach games, billiards, table soccer, table tennis, and more, and play to your heart’s content. But make sure you won’t get distracted by the beautiful lagoon views.

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.

We’re always here for you. Anything. Just ask!

A luxury speedboat ride to a private beach with a sunset dinner for two? An elegant commitment ceremony on your very own island? Lessons in Dhivehi? Our Whatever/Whenever® team will deliver whatever you want, whenever you want it.

  • 24-hour In-Oasis Dining
  • Complimentary Oceanside yoga
  • iPod® accessories
  • International electrical outlet adaptors
  • Pool toys
  • Restaurants, Bars and Cafes

W Maldives participates in a variety of sustainability initiatives and environmental practices.

Energy & Water Conservation:
  • High-efficiency lighting in guest rooms
  • High-efficiency lighting in public areas
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Water conserving fixtures
  • Smart irrigation practices
  • Regular preventive maintenance


Waste Minimization & Environmentally Responsible Purchasing:
  • Recycling
  • Dumpster monitoring
  • Organic waste composting
  • Elimination of styrofoam packaging
  • Environmentally preferred suppliers
  • Environmentally preferred products
  • Amenity management
  • Alternatives to plastic bottled water
  • Sustainable food and beverage options


Enhanced Indoor Environmental Quality:
  • Green Housekeeping
  • Integrated pest management practices
  • Low-emitting materials, such as paints, flooring and furniture


Raising Awareness:
  • Property-level Green Council
  • Sustainable Meetings Practices
  • Carbon-offset program
  • Alternative transportation options, such as preferred parking for eco-friendly cars and shuttle services


Please note that some of the sustainability initiatives listed may be in process of being implemented and may not be available in some areas of the facility.

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Get in the Know Before Traveling to The Maldives

Find travel information around the Maldives – from its visa requirements, customs, currency, climate and language.

Kids Policy

W Maldives is pleased to announce that children of all ages are welcome in all rooms and suites. Mandatory Kids disclaimer is required for stay in overwater rooms and suites. The safety and welfare of our guests is very important to us. All guests must follow all W Maldives rules and policies governing the safe and proper use of facilities. Children of any age should be kept close and may not be unsupervised.


Extra Person

Extra Bed/Rollaway Bed

  • Adult (above 12yrs old) - USD 440 per person, per night
  • Children (3-12 yrs old) - USD 220 per person, per night

Baby Crib:

  • Children (0-2.99 yrs old) - Free of charge

Extra Bed and crib are subject to availability and may not fit in some room types. Bedding policy strictly apply for Kids sharing the same room with parents. Mandatory Kids disclaimer is required for bookings in overwater room



A free 30-day visa is issued on arrival for all nationalities. Guests must present a valid passport, a ticket to continue the journey out of Maldives and the W Maldives confirmation of reservation.


Retreat Electrical Information

240 volts, using a 3-pin (UK) plug. Step down transformers available on request.


No 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. This prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from W Maldives property, as well as any launched from private property outside of the resort area boundaries. Please contact our WELCOME team if you have any questions regarding the operation of such devices within W Maldives’ area boundary. We, therefore, kindly request you to refrain from flying drones anywhere on the island.


The following items are prohibited in the Maldives and will be retained at the customs service upon arrival: Religious materials offensive to Islam, idols (for worship), pornographic material, narcotics and psychotropic substances, arms, alcohol and spirits, pork and its by-products, dogs and dangerous animals.


For all purchases and activities in the resort, a 10% service charge is applied as well as a Goods & Services Tax (GST) of 12% and subject to change without prior notification. There is an additional Green Tax of US$6.00 per person per night.


Dhivehi is the official language of the Maldives but English is spoken by all talents at W Maldives.


All prices quoted and all transactions are in United States Dollars (US$/USD) at W Maldives. Please note that the resort is not able to accept US$ notes from the 1990’s nor any note that is damaged (torn, dirty, pen marks), also note that the resort does not accept any Traveller's cheques. This is due to the rules that the resort faces with the Maldivian banks.


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 (south-west from April to October and north-east from December to March) there are seldom more than a few days of rain at a time.

Time Zone

W Maldives is in the same time zone as Male’, which is GMT +5 hours.

Travel Information

Traveling To The Maldives

Find travel information around the Maldives, like the unique transportation to and from the resort.

Find out about unique transportation options to and from W Maldives.

Welcome to the Maldives – the land of golden sunshine, pristine sands and azure waters. W Maldives has put together some information as a travel guide for your journey to the Maldives. Dive right into our resort’s guide before you travel to the Maldives and find tips to maximize every moment of your stay in paradise.


W Lounge

Dive into your W Maldives getaway the moment we meet you at Velana International Airport. Our Welcome Agents will assist you with check-in for your Maldives seaplane transfer and transport you to our very own W Lounge at the seaplane terminal. Freshen up after your flight to the Maldives, sit back and listen to what’s new/next from a selection of our W DJ’s soundtracks or let us prepare coffee and snacks for you whilst you await your flight to W Maldives.


Seaplane Transfers

Mandatory return seaplane transfer charges are not included in the rate and will be charged at the fee of USD 505 per adult and USD 235 per child between 3-11 years old. Rate is per person and valid for a combined seaplane transfer from and to Male International Airport. Rate is inclusive of 12% GST. For more information, please contact the resort at reservations.wmaldives@whotels.com.


Overnight Stay In Male'

Special rates available at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa. Ideal resort for travelers requiring an overnight accommodation in Male' before flying out to W Maldives the next day or for late departing flight. Contact our reservations team at reservations.wmaldives@whotels.com

Maximize your time over the Indian Ocean and arrive at W Maldives on a private speedboat. Spanning across 90 mins as the wind breezes through your hair and the sheer excitement of going further into the sunset with your loved one pulses through.

Duration: 90 minutes
Boat trips are subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled
USD 1400 ++ (up to 4 pax, additional guest at 350++)

Explore the spectacular Indian Ocean aboard the stunning 25-meter 2 cabin sailing yacht, Escape, where you create your own adventure under the stars with an overnight experience before docking at W Maldives. Flirt with adventure over the water and discover the best house reef in the Maldives.

Duration: 5 hours
Coffee, tea water and soft drinks available onboard
Additional food and beverage service available with additional charge
Boat trips are subject to weather conditions and may be cancelled
Bookings must be made at least 5 days in advance and subject to availability
USD 3800 ++ (up to 4 pax)

Offers and Packages

ocean escape


Available: March 8, 2021March 8, 2022

Treat yourself to a glam suite island life. Offer inclusive of seaplane transfer, spa credit, daily dinner, and more!



Available: January 8, 2022April 30, 2022

Enjoy up to 10% off on your full-board or all-inclusive escape package.



Available: January 18, 2022April 30, 2022

Book minimum of 4 nights and enjoy free meal upgrade to half-board.

Our Location

Getting Here

W Maldives

Fesdu Island,North Ari Atoll Maldives 09110

Tel: +960 666-2222
Distance from Property: 57 Miles
Phone Number: +960 331-536
Alternate Airport Transportation

Mandatory Seaplane Transfer

Property Details



Private Spaces Designated in Spa and Wellness Areas

Fitness Center

Outdoor Pool

Hot Tub

Beach Access

24 Hour Room Service

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service


Business Center



Watercraft Rental

Gift Shop

Dry Cleaning Service


Room Service

Wake up Calls

Service Request

Check-in: 2:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Smoke Free Property

Pet Policy

Pets Not Allowed

Policies and Payments

Accepts: Credit Cards


Concierge desk service

Currency Exchange

Languages spoken by staff:
English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Hindi

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms,common areas,or special services relating to a specific disability,please call +960 666-2222

Accessible Hotel Features

Accessible on-site parking

Property has elevators

Self Operating lift or a sloped entry in hotel swimming pools

Service Animals are Welcome

Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs

Van Accessible on-site parking

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool

Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

On-Site Restaurants are Accessible

Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor

arrival Jetty

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Adjustable HIght Hand-Held Shower Wand

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Bathtub Seat

Close Caption TV

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Electronic Room Key

Flashing Door Knockers

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

Hearing Accessible Rooms and/or Kits

Lever Handles on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Deadbolts on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electricat Outlets

Lowered Night Guards on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

Secondary Locks on Room Windows

TTY/TTD Compatible

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors