With a new year normally comes a renewed urge to travel and explore destinations that offer experiences to make memories that last a lifetime. JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, located in the Shaviyani Atoll, offers all that is needed and more to ensure a holiday like no other, where guests are inspired to be fully present, whether alone, with a significant other, or with family. With so much to offer, here are four reasons why the multi-generational resort must be added to your 2023 travel bucket list:
- Idyllic luxury living that keeps you close to nature
The 60 Overwater and Beach Pool Villas at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa were carefully designed with inspiration from Maldivian nature, incorporating colours and materials that highlight the island. Guests are made to feel at home in the comfort of their Villas, with the two-bedroom Duplex Beach Pool Villa offering all the space one can require and is the ideal option for families or couples who wish to have the extra room.
Designed bright and airy inside, guests can relax in the upstairs lounge or have a dip in the private pool on the villa’s outdoor deck, surrounded by lush greenery. Ensuring that one can truly connect with nature, the villas are built just a few steps away from the beach, allowing for a time of bliss as they bask under the sun to the gentle sound of the waves.
- From treetop dining to traditional dinners with your feet in the sand
Dining options is one of the most important aspects of a vacation, and JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa ensures that one is never bored with the array of culinary offerings at the Island. Boasting eight dining destinations – five restaurants, three bars, and a wine room – each outlet serves an outstanding selection of cuisines from all over the world. The resort’s highly skilled chefs present guests with dishes of local Maldivian flavours to Japanese, Thai, and Italian favourites.
For those who wish to truly connect with Maldivian culture, the resort offers guests a journey back in time with the private ‘Malafaaiy Dinner’, a traditional Maldivian feast deeply rooted within the country’s history. The special dinner is served to the table by a group of locals, along with traditional drumming and singing, and stems from fishermen’s wives who would cook and pack dishes in a conventional large wooden round box for their husbands to take on the boat.
- World-class treatments at an award-winning overwater spa
Spa by JW is the resort’s award-winning tropical sanctuary where one can balance body and mind in the seclusion of the heavenly retreat. Luxury and indulgence blend seamlessly at the spa, where guests can unwind with a range of therapies inspired by some of the world’s most ancient practices to ensure well-being in mind, body, and spirit.
Each bespoke experience at the Spa is tailor-made accordingly, whether energizing or reviving, beautifying, or indulging. Some of the key treatments at Spa by JW include body scrubs, body wraps, facials, and signature massages delivered by expert therapists at one of six treatment rooms, or for a lavish experience, the Deluxe Treatment Suite with a steam room, ice room, and plunge pool. In addition to luxe treatment facilities, Spa by JW also has an overwater gym and open-air yoga pavilion where guests can participate in sunrise or sunset guided meditation sessions with the resort’s wellness instructor.
- Thrilling Activities in Paradise
Adventure lovers can explore a diverse range of activities at the Dive & Water Sports Centre with water sports such as jet-skiing, paddleboarding, kite-surfing and more. Those wishing to explore the underwater world can get up close to natural wonders whilst diving or snorkelling and be mesmerized by the sight of colourful corals and different marine animals.
Those into sports can reveal their competitive streak at the resort’s recently unveiled new sporting facilities, created to encourage togetherness and to form new connections. Overlooking the crystal-clear lagoon, guests both young and old can feel a rush of adrenaline as they test their sporting abilities on the new football pitch, or at the volleyball and badminton court. Whatever their age or level, all the courts are fully equipped for serious and friendly matches, training sessions and for those looking to try their hand at a new sport.
For further information and reservations, please visit: www.jwmarriottmaldives.com/