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Six Senses Laamu has 97 Beach Villas, Two-Bedroom Beach Villa with pool and Water Villas. Carefully designed to complement the outstanding natural beauty of the island, they offer utter privacy, comfort and luxury. True to its philosophy of environmental protection, the villas are made from local and sustainable materials along with every possible thought for the comfort of the guests.
Dramatic sunken bar and poolside dining
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.
A place for sweet moments
An al fresco ice cream parlour with forty-plus ever-changing flavours. Enter the chilled Chocolate Studio where chocolate truffles are with cinnamon, green tea, lavender and mint mojito.
Magic mix of a cocktail with sunset
Chill Lounge and Bar is built over the water and on several levels, where local fresh ingredients come into their own and the drinks taste as they were originally intended.
International overwater restaurant
This open air, two storey dining space begins each day with a bountiful breakfast. Dinner is a la carte international menu of fresh catch, grilled meats, pastas and Asian flavours.
Unique overwater dining area
Twelve guests are invited nightly to the upper deck of our unique overwater area. Zen offers a modern twist on a traditional Kaiseki menu, including the finest sushi and sashimi.
Originally from France, the mother land of some of the finest wines in the world Karim is anward-winning Wine Director with 10 years of experience in wine and restaurant management, and over 20 years in food and beverage industry. From the start of his career he set the bar high, working as an apprentice in the Lasserre 2* Michelin restaurant in Paris and has evolved to a 3* Michelin Star Sommelier. His passion for the finest wines and the finest cuisines along with his curious spirit have traveled him around the globe not only for employment but also for the discovery of the contemporary trends. Karim is a certified Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers. He excels in food and wine pairing and his profound knowledge of Old World and New World wines will take you on a magical journey to the world's finest vineyards.
Chef Martin personally oversees all the dining operations of the resort plus ensuring the quality of produce grown in the organic garden.
Before joining Six Senses Laamu he spent nine years in Turks and Caicos managing culinary teams at five-star resorts such as Parrot Cay by COMO and Grace Bay Club. Prior to that, Martin was executive chef at the renowned The Penthouse in London and Soho House in New York City. He embraces international cuisine and has particular expertise with French, Asian and Mediterranean food.
Six Senses Laamu’s signature restaurant
Perched above the organic garden, dine privately or at the communal Chili Table. Our chefs work with Maldivian fishermen and farmers to source local ingredients for our inventive dishes.
Explore the neighboring islands
Discover the Laamu Atoll by meeting the locals and discovering secluded islands.
Meet and eat with the locals from the neighboring islands. Explore unhabited islands, go island hopping and relax on secluded sand banks.
Explore Hithadhoo Island
Island hopping on local Islands is also an excursion option. During the visit on Hithadhoo, local island just near Six Senses Laamu, you can have walk around the streets and get a glimpse of the Maldivian way of life. A visit inside a local home can also be arranged. The usual stops are the local school, community office, the old mosque, a few local grocery stores and for the more adventurous, a visit to a lake right in the heart of the island surrounded by wild nature.
Barbecue dinner on the Sandbank
Another treat for two! This trip offers you the taste of a delicious barbecue dinner on our sandbank, the smell of a fresh breeze, the sound of waves and seabirds and the romantic atmosphere created by flickering candles underneath the tropical evening sky.
Full-day Island Hopping
An excursion for those who would like to experience a taste of much that the Maldives has to offer. During this trip you will have the opportunity to see two different islands and snorkel at one of the most beautiful reefs in the atoll.
On one island, you can gain an impression of the Maldivian Islanders’ culture and everyday lives; see the mosque, school and boat-building areas, amongst others, and chat to some of the locals. The second and uninhabited island is there for your leisure. Enjoy great snorkelling and a delicious picnic lunch – a true Robinson Crusoe experience
Private picnic on a desert island
We will take you to your very own unpopulated island, where you can soak up the sun or relax in the shade of a palm tree. The turquoise-coloured waters are all yours as well, so that you can enjoy swimming and, if you bring along your snorkeling equipment, take time to explore the fascinating underwater world. Feast upon a delicious picnic lunch including a bottle of wine. Sun, sea, food and wine – the perfect ingredients for a romantic day away.
Wide range of activities to suit every interest
The most famous wave in the atoll – the Ying Yang – breaks just offshore and is a surfer’s dream.
As one of the most southern watersport centers in the Maldives we offer a wide range of activities to suit every interest and level of experience.
Being the only resort in this atoll our surfers have the break to themselves most of the time. The best time for the wave is from April to October when wind and waves are up, with the biggest swells likely to occur in June to September. Already, from the resort, you can see the impressive white spray of the most famous break in the atoll - the Yin Yang - which breaks on the outer reef of the local island Hithadhoo. We can take you there on morning and afternoon trips. There are a couple more fun waves around for both left and right-handers further north in the Atoll.
Wakeboarding or Water Skiing.
If you are looking for power and speed why not try wakeboarding or waterskiing! We explain the first steps to you on the beach and off we go - it is really easy and fun. A big lagoon nearby keeps the noise away from the resort and has calm conditions throughout the year.
Our crystal blue lagoon looks inviting and provides the perfect environment for windsurfing, suiting both the beginner and intermediate. If you are a windsurfer already the equipment is free of charge.
For those in search of a more relaxing activity our catamarans provide a refreshing change. Our captain will take you on ½ day excursions to a local island, snorkelling, looking for dolphins or towards the sunset. If you are a sailor already you can take the catamaran out on your own after we have checked your sailing license and skills.
Unforgetable diving experience
Discover pristine hard coral gardens with a variety of fish life that will truly overwhelm.
Our professional multilingual dive team provides lessons and diving information, ensuring that your holiday experience is a special one!
Diving with Ocean Dimensions
Laamu Atoll is a diver’s paradise. The crystal clear water surrounding the atoll offers excellent visibility, making the atoll one of the unique and unspoiled diving destinations in the Maldives. The presence of rare species as well as commonly found marine life are another major reason for the popularity of Laamu Atoll as a diving destination. You may come across numerous recognized diving sites in Maldives but Reef Dives, Kandus and Thilas are the most important among all.
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Early Morning Dive
For the early bird who is curious about what happens on the reef at sunrise and who wants to know which is the first fish to wake up we offer early morning dives on a regular basis. We leave before the sun comes up and are back in time for breakfast and to join the morning dive.
Fullday Dive Excursion
Enjoy a beautiful day on our comfortable dive boat when we take you to some of our dive sites a bit further afield. Full Day Dive Excursion is served with lunch and guests have the preference to select from the set menus.
Life on the reef changes at night, some fish are actually sleeping and others come out to hunt. Don’t miss out on this exciting experience and join us for our weekly night dive either on the house reef or on the boat.
Our massages offer truly individual journeys during which you will discover the power of a healing touch from skilled therapists and attain the quintessential body and mind balance.
A Maldivian-inspired massage using coconut oil is followed by the application of a warm wrap made of ginger, cloves and nutmeg, and a relaxing head massage. A cucumber conditioner is then applied to cool and refresh the skin making it feel smooth and hydrated.
This deeply relaxing treatment combines a full body massage with rejuvenating foot acupressure. Select from our Six Senses Signature Massage list.
Aromatherapy Ayurveda-Abhyang Fusion
Calming, detoxifying and rejuvenating, this full body Ayurveda Aromatherapy treatment expertly merges Ayurveda, Aromatherapy, marma massage, reflexology, remedial techniques, lymphatic drainage and chakra balancing. Using rich aromatic blends, this treatment is recommended for detoxification, better sleep, strengthening of muscles and joints, reducing the signs of cellulite or as a jet lag relief.
Glowing skin is an outward reflection of your inner health and to help you achieve this, our facials do more than just treat the surface.
Ayurveda Aromatherapy-Mukha Chikitsa
Purify, hydrate and nourish the skin with this holistic facial treatment, which uses a blend of rare ingredients such as Mogra, Saffron and Rose with anti-ageing and relaxing properties enjoyed by the nobility of ancient India and Persia. An aromatic hand and arm ritual is followed by a complete facial cleanse and exfoliation. The treatment includes a hydrating oil mask, together with a deep facial marma massage to rejuvenate on a physical, mental and emotional level.
Signature Laamu Facial
Improve skin suppleness and promote hydration with this healing and nourishing facial, using fresh local ingredients applied with gentle and skillful strokes.
Six Senses Signature Facial - Nourishing
Beneficial for dry or maturing skin, this facial moisturizes and improves
skin tone and elasticity.
Our Ayurvedic treatments are the perfect introduction to this ancient science of life, while helping reduce stress levels, improve sleep, delay the signs of ageing and relieve other ailments.
A nurturing back treatment in which warm medicated oils are pooled on the lower back, Kati-Vasti promotes muscle and ligament strength to support the spine. Relieving lower backache and spinal conditions, it lubricates joints and is ideal for sports injuries and overall health.
This popular Ayurveda body massage reduces the signs of aging, relieves fatigue, induces sleep, and strengthens the skin and the immune system.
Promoting digestion, healthier skin, firmer muscle tone, increased circulation and a breakdown of cellulite, this treatment combines a full body massage with the use of medicinal powders to energize the body.
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Combining some of the best holistic treatments, with the healing benefits of the surrounding environment plus the expert knowledge of our spa team, our wellness programs will set you on a path towards a healthier lifestyle.
If you wish to experience a new form of body and mind exercise, this is the right program for you. Private sessions of hatha yoga focus on gentle moves with a minimum and effortless flow between each pose. This, combined with guided meditation and breathing exercise, will help regulate the pace of breath, relax and maintain the steadiness of the body, leading to clearer mind and better coordination during yoga practice. Signature massages and energy treatments complement your daily schedule and enhance the results.
Stress release, improved flexibility plus a stronger and more powerful body are additional benefits you can expect to achieve from this program.
Available from 4 to 10 nights depending on your preferences, needs and duration of stay.
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This program is suitable for more experienced yoga practitioners and draws upon hatha yoga cleansing techniques including sat kriya (movement and breath exercise) to cleanse the internal organs and achieve harmony between the major pranic flows. Aspects of hatha yoga postures known as asanas and more advanced practices of pranayama and meditation are incorporated along with detox treatments to offer a profound experience. Each element of this program is introduced and based on a personalized assessment and guest’s condition.
Available from 4 to 10 nights depending on your preferences, needs and duration of stay.
This hottest trend in the world of yoga brings together stretching, breathing and meditation with gymnastics and aerial arts. A hammock, made of a soft and supple parachute-silk fabric, is suspended from the ceiling and used to support the body weight during a sequence of postures.
Aerial yoga shares the mind-body connection principles of the traditional yoga practice, while the weightlessness helps remove compression from the spine and opens up joints, leading to stress and tension release. Additional benefits include muscle strengthening and lengthening, low impact cardiovascular conditioning, increased mobility, deeper body awareness and self-esteem. In addition, it adds an entirely new dimension to each individual’s yoga practice and stimulates the release of happy hormones.
Meet some of the best experts in alternative medicine, offering physical and spiritual therapies to help you address health concerns, achieve a better state of mind and enjoy a more fulfilling life.
Vladimir, Yoga Instructor
Vladimir combines yoga with Buddhist meditation practices thus creating a greater love for oneself, others and the nature that surrounds us. He has a holistic approach to yoga which he considers a spiritual and therapeutic science of the body, mind and spirit. Vladimir has received intensive yoga training in India and Buddhist meditation in Thailand, which allows him to adapt the Yoga practice to any individual whether he/she is beginner, experienced or suffering some medical condition.
Hazaerul Hazza, Fitness Trainer
With an extensive experience as a fitness instructor and a personal trainer, Hazza designs tailored programs for guests and provide expert guidance in achieving personal fitness goals.
He is passionate about well-being as a lifestyle. He specializes in training guests for physical and overall fitness conditioning in order to enhance fitness essentials, including strength, endurance and flexibility and consequently lead them to optimal health and wellness.
Dr. Gopal Govindasamy, Visiting Practitioner
Dr. Gopal is a passionate Naturophatic doctor specializing in ayurveda, natural medicine, therapeutic yoga and wellness. His in depth Ayurvedic body-type consultations will establish the ideal program to achieve your optimal health.
Six Senses Laamu has become the first resort in the Maldives to establish and implement a Code of Conduct for dolphin watching in order to protect the local spinner and bottlenose dolphins, and to ensure the future sustainability of their populations. Pioneering its successful application this code has been implemented by resident biologist, Rachel Lambert.
Dolphin watching is a positive activity as it allows guests to see these highly intelligent and charismatic animals in their natural environment. The code of conduct for dolphin watching rounds out the Six Senses Sustainability Policy for Six Senses Laamu: “To improve the ecological footprint of biodiversity conservation, preservation and restoration within the resort as well as nearby surrounding areas.”
We continuously monitor our performance and sustainable activities against the target and goals set by Green Globe Benchmarks, which are adjusted, amended and acted upon wherever appropriate. We continue to submit performance data on an annual basis to Green Globe, through our Carbon Calculator.
To support our environmental and social sustainability activities we have developed policies and procedures in line with the Green Globe 21 standards. These policies and procedures are renewed at least annually to ensure that we are always current in our approaches.
At Six Senses we believe in living in harmony with nature and not manipulating it. Because the island flora and fauna and the biologically diverse reef communities have survived for millions of years without human assistance and they are poorly understood, we suspect that non-interference is the best approach. Accordingly, we have adopted several good practices for the health of the island and reef.
During Six Senses Laamu’s construction, buildings were designed to minimise the damage to the island and lagoon.
Branches were cut in a controlled way, old plant matter is left to decompose, and only fallen flowers are used for decoration.
We have taken aboard a horticulturalist to enhance the green footprint of the resort by addressing our waste management system, the garden productivity and other issues.
A resident Marine Biologist is employed to inform guests and hosts about the coral reef ecosystem and about responsible behaviour in the reef environment. Other scientists are contracted to quantitatively monitor the reef and advise management when needed.
We endeavour to keep our reefs healthy by:
Informing all visitors about responsible snorkelling and diving behaviour;
Installing mooring buoys for boats to avoid anchor damage;
Not carrying out any destructive night-fishing activities for guest amusement;
Not engaging in coral transplantation or propagation projects of dubious value;
Discouraging both guests and hosts from feeding wildlife and fish;
Encouraging guests to leave all debris, shells, coral pieces and sand on the beach or in the reef;
Not selling any shells, coral or other animal products in our gift shop
Waste, garbage, trash, rubbish, whatever you like to call it, is a huge source and cause of environmental degradation – either through litter ille¬gally dumped/dropped, which washes up on beaches all over the world and which we see lying around, or that which is legally disposed of in landfill sites, often in pristine areas, destroying them forever. Waste disposal, litter and debris on beaches and adequate recycling facilities are major concerns in the Maldives. The country currently lacks the facilities to separate, collect and recycle or reuse materials generated by households and businesses. Most resources and items that could be recycled or composted are at present treated as waste and transported from resorts and local islands to landfill. As the country develops it seems inevitable that more consumer goods will become available, consumption will increase and so will the amount of material that will need to be recycled, reused or disposed.
Producing energy usually creates pollution and is the biggest cause of global warming. At Six Senses Laamu we have taken several steps to reduce our energy usage and to use renewable energy.
Until more renewable energy options become practical, the electricity used at Six Senses Laamu will continue to be produced with diesel generators. Reducing the power demand, however, is something we are continuously working on. Examples of this effort are displayed in our production of hot water and freshwater, two energy-intense processes.
Thousands of litres of water need to be heated each day for different uses at the resort. Now that a heat recovery (cogeneration) system is installed in the generators, heat is prevented from escaping and being wasted during power generation. Instead it heats the cooling agent of the generator, gets passed on to a heat exchanger attached to the generator’s radiator and is transferred to the cold freshwater from the desalination plant via stainless steel plates. In this way, 30 °C water is heated to 50 °C, and a lot of electrical power is saved through this heat recovery.
Our freshwater production works through reverse-osmosis desalination, whereby pressurised seawater is filtered via a semi-permeable membrane – an energy-intense operation. To reduce this energy consumption, an innovative energy recovery system (ERI) is installed in our desalination plant; it uses the brine’s energy to pressurise seawater to the same pressure as the brine. This installation makes the desalination process much more efficient.
Passive Villa Cooling:
From early stages in the design, consideration of energy conservation was taken. All villas have been designed to take advantage of passive cooling and overhanging roofs creates shade for the windows, thus reducing the need for air-conditioning. We have also tried to create as many areas utilizing natural ventilation as choice of cooling, thus reducing energy consumption. Where air-conditioning is required we only use low energy consuming units.