W Retreat Maldives Resort & Spa

  • Ultra Luxury
  • 5 star
  • 78 villas
  • Seaplane
  • 25 min
  • 72km
  • North Ari Atoll
  • Fesdu
  • Cast away in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, W Maldives lies delicately in the pristine beauty of Fesdu Island. With perfect weather and endless sunshine, W Maldives is an idyllic water sports playground. Beneath the surface manta rays mingle with sea turtles and starfish pose for pictures.


Get away from reality. W Retreat & Spa – Maldives is a tropical playground in the Indian Ocean that’s perfect for relaxing, playing, and recharging for your next adventure. Connect with inner peace and go along with the pace of island life. Succumb to an inviting concept of dazzling blue waters, spectacular reefs and pristine sands infused with style and soul – you’re no longer part of the everyday.


Experience one of the 78 Retreats, either on the beachside or overwater which gives you access to endless Indian Ocean views.
Sample creative cuisine in three unique dining experiences, two lounge concepts and the only underground nightclub in the Maldives that elevates glamorous and fun. FIRE, the Retreat’s outdoor jungle Mongolian style barbeque restaurant, offers a serene, romantic and casual mood for beachfront dining. Watch the sun go down with signature cocktails at SIP. Head to FISH, the specialty restaurant for freshly caught seafood prepared with an Asian flair. Swim up to WET, the Retreat’s pool bar and order signature cocktails. Hang out to KITCHEN, the unique and modern reinvention of the bistro, with soul-satisfying food. Finally step into the spotlight at 15BELOW and sip on one of the 90 varieties of vodka while listening to the beats of our resident DJ.


For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Maldives Islands, W Retreat & Spa Maldives is the perfect choice. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

W Retreat & Spa Maldives offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like room service, shared lounge/TV area, currency exchange, tours, nightclub.
Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include mini bar, seating area, coffee/tea maker, balcony/terrace, separate shower and tub, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as fitness center, water sports (motorized), spa, water sports (non-motorized), garden. With an ideal location and facilities to match, W Retreat & Spa Maldives hits the spot in many ways.

Villa Type of W Retreat Maldives Resort & Spa

Wonderful Beach Oasis

Wonderful Beach Oasis

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Bask in the designer simplicity of this bi-level beach villa in Maldives. A spacious outdoor lower deck (118 square meters) covers all the custom amenities of absolute tropical luxury, starting with a... read more

Fabulous Lagoon Oasis

Fabulous Lagoon Oasis

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Lounge, gaze, and sigh in contentment – do this all day in this over-water one-bedroom lagoon villa Maldives overlooking the breathtaking turquoise lagoon, where you can also take the plunge with di... read more

Wow Ocean Escape

Wow Ocean Escape

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Unwind to the ultimate degree in this two-bedroom junior suite that stretches over water, a private playground of serenity and never-ending ocean views. These luxury water villas in Maldives will neve... read more

Extreme Wow Ocean Haven

Extreme Wow Ocean Haven

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Live the tropical dream in this everything-you-want two bedroom ocean villa in Maldives extending over our beautiful lagoon, where the gently lapping Indian Ocean sets a relaxing rhythm for lounging a... read more


Food lovers will indulge in a culinary experience at FISH, the newly restyled overwater signature seafood restaurant in Maldives seting the trend of what’s new and next in the gourmet scene. Featuring “Ocean to table” cuisine concept with a strong focus on the freshness of local ingredients from the sea, this specialty venue is a must for a unforgettable outdoor romance dinner. With breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, every table is the best seat in the house to taste fish from the surrounding reefs or international selections transformed into delicacies flirting with Asian sensibilities.
Pair your epicurean adventure perfectly with the largest selection of wine by the glass in the entire Maldives archipelago.
Cuisine: Seafood
Setting: Indoor/Outdoor Seating
Atmosphere: Overwater with Ocean Views
Serving Style: A la Carte
Dress Code: Casual
Smoking Permitted: Yes


Get close to nature and go barefoot at our tables nestled among palm trees under the stars – FIRE is where free spirits can indulge in casual outdoor dining in Maldives, feasting on barbeque and reconnecting with nature.
Dig into spit-roasted lamb or suckling pig at the barbeque, or create an original dish from your favourite ingredients at the Mongolian barbeque station. An open-fire grill features a selection of quality meats and fresh local seafood to pleasure your palate. An open tandoor oven presents naan bread, marinated chicken, fish or seafood accompanied by a variety of curry dishes and traditional condiments.
Cuisine: Barbeque
Setting: Outside Seating
Atmosphere: Fireside
Serving Style: A la Carte
Dress Code: Casual
Smoking Permitted: Yes (in designated areas)


W Retreat & Spa - Maldives welcomes new Executive Chef Paul John Lewis,
Chef Paul joins the team at the retreat straight from Vietnam. He has previously worked at Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran, Crown Towers Australia & Renaissance Malaysia.
In his spare time Chef Paul enjoys fishing, fitness and travelling around the globe.


Step into the spotlight in the Maldives’ only underground nightclub. Electrify the evening and groove to global rhythms from our resident DJ’s turntable, or watch the action unfold from comfy divans with something from our signature cocktail list in hand. With more than 90 varieties of vodka at the bar and an extraordinary selection of spirits, the pulsating spectrum of electrifying energy of our night club in Maldives keeps the scene surging into the night.
Setting: Nightclub
Atmosphere: Dancing
Dress Code: Casual beachwear
Smoking Permitted: Yes (in designated areas)
Opening hours: 09:30 PM - 01:00 AM on Friday & Saturday


Our Senior Mixologist, Priyantha, was born in Sri Lanka, where he first started his career in a 5-star hotel as bar supervisor. He later worked for hotels and resorts in the Seychelles, Hong Kong, the Maldives and joined the W Retreat & Spa Maldives' team in April 2006, during the pre-opening of the Retreat.
Priyantha shares his knowlege and experience with our team of Mixologists at W Retreat & Spa - Maldives.
W Maldives' Signature Cocktails
SIP: "Melon Bristo Margarita", a mix of water melon, blueberry, mint and tequila.
WET Bar: "Naranjita Margarita", a tropical and original Margarita to enjoy a day by the pool.
15BELOW: "Kiwi Spring", an energizing drink to end the night dancing 15 steps below the island.
Insider Tip from Priyantha
"Have a cocktail at SIP for sunset, this is the best location to end another stunning day in the Maldives".


Mix it up. Hang out. Let your hair down. Our sunset lounge on the southwest end of the island is pulsating outdoor bar in Maldives that completes any fabulous day with a breathtaking sunset view, breezes off the Indian Ocean and a soothing rhythm of the lapping waves. All of this paired with freshly prepared oysters, sushi, caviar and an extensive wine and champagne list. You wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.
Mingle in the golden sunshine under blue skies or start your night on the right note with chilled beats and a spectacular starlit sky, as signature cocktails by our mixologists turns anytime you’re here into a celebration of vibrant fun over water.
Cuisine: Cocktails & Snacks
Setting: Indoor/Outdoor Seating
Atmosphere: Ocean & Sunset Views
Dress Code: Casual
Smoking Permitted: No


Discover an around-the-clock culinary experience created with soul-satisfying food and complemented by ambiance and simplicity at KITCHEN, our all day dining restaurant in Maldives, a unique and modern reinvention of the bistro.
Get ready for surprising, one-of-a-kind twists on simple dishes you know and love, as only served in our KITCHEN, while open cooking stations lets you keep an eye on all the action. Casual elegance, clean lines and unforgettable sunset views takes dining to a whole new radiant level, or cozy up in a semi-private niche. A wine safe keeps your favourite vintages fresh.
Cuisine: Eclectic
Atmosphere: All Day Dining
Setting: Bistro
Serving Style: Breakfast Semi-Buffet, Lunch, Dinner À la Carte
Dress Code: Casual
Smoking Permitted: Yes (in designated smoking area)


Glide up to our part pool bar at WET® pool, part poolside gourmet lounge where you can mix it up with our signature cocktails, light main courses, wood-fired pizzas, delicious burgers, bountiful salads, delectable Asian cuisine and sweet treats – without leaving the cool of the water. There are no other bars in Maldives you would rather be!
Bask in the glow of special fibre optic illumination that dazzles the poolside area in a vibrant display of lights – that starry sky above will seem even closer than ever!
Cuisine: Light Fare
Setting: Poolside
Atmosphere: Cocktail/Snacks
Dress Code: Casual
Smoking Permitted: Yes (in designated areas)


The ultimate romantic dinner just got hotter. You choose the venue, we'll do the rest!
Dine on our pristine coral terrace to the sounds of the Indian Ocean lapping on the shore around you or stay home and we'll bring your choice of menu to you and serve you in the comfort of your retreat.
In-retreat BBQ or candle light dinner, your dinner set up at the outdoor Retreat.
Rates start at US$380++
Private dinner on Coral Terrace, a round terrace on the beach protruding into the ocean, where you can witness our breathtaking sunsets.
Rates start at US$480++
Private dinner on Fire Beach, surrounded by fire torches.
Rates start at US$480++
Romantic dinner on W's own private island, "Gaathaafushi". Our private island is located 5 minutes away by speed boat.
Rates start at US$800++
Dinner on W luxurious yacht, "Escape". This is the absolute jetsetter experience!
Rental fee for three hours US$800++


Steal away to Gaathafushi, our private island in Maldives, and dream up adventures of your own.
Just a stone's away throw from Fesdu island is Gaathafushi. This Fushi, a small island in old Dhivehi, is totally intact and wild - a tropical fantasy and the Retreat's own secluded island used for private rental by couples and groups.
W Maldives guests have their own tropical playground when reserving Gaathafushi. The island is yours, for the day or for an overnight ‘Robinson Crusoe’ experience.
Indulge in exquisite serenity while exploring the surrounding silent lagoon or hang out on the signature W Bed under a thatched roof. Unwind like never before while your own private chef sets up a special candle light BBQ as the sun dips over the horizon. Wake up as the sun rises and sample Chef Paul's innovative breakfast cuisine.


Revel in a refreshing dip in our iconic WET® pool, amid beautifully landscaped surroundings and an infinity edge overlooking and at one with the Indian Ocean. Lounge on the sunbeds and bask in the golden Maldivian sunshine, or stop by the WET® Bar for a moonlight martini.
Opening Hours: 24 hours daily (Unattended between 10.00 PM and 07.00 AM) | WET Virtual Tour
Pool Size: 210 sqm / Depth: 1.5 m


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.
FIT Fitness Center
Work out overlooking the Indian Ocean with an energizing array of cardiovascular equipment, weight machines, dumbbells and other body conditioning tools any time you like, with 24/7 access with your key card.
Watch your favorite films or discover a cinematic delight you’ve never seen before – our comprehensive library features the latest and greatest DVDs. Just ask our Whatever/Whenever® team and they’ll make movie magic happen for you.
Do it all in our spacious multi-purpose area, where the action never ends. Try aqua aerobics, FIT circuit training, pool games, beach games, billiards, table soccer, table tennis , and more, and play to your heart’s content. You might get distracted by the beautiful lagoon views!


Get your heart pumping with our dynamic range of water adventure and sea sport equipment in one of the best spots in the world to get wet and wild – thrills and spills are guaranteed!
If you are interested in snorkelling in Maldives, this is the place to be!

WAVE Activities
Windsurf boards & sails (Free activity only for the experienced. Fee applies for competency check)
Kite surf (Free activity only for the experienced. Fee applies for competency check)
ESCAPE two mast luxury sailing yacht
Gaathafushi W Maldives’ own private island
Big Game Fishing on Castaway
Jet Ski
Traditional Maldivian Night Fishing
Guided Snorkel Tours
Romantic DHO sailing (traditional Maldivian Dhoni/boat)
Catamaran sailing
Private Speed boat hire
Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Monoski
Free Activities
Molokini “transparent glass” canoes
Snorkel equipment (Mask, Fins and Snorkel)
Hobie pedal kayaks
Paddle Board


As a prominent diving resort Maldives has to offer, W Retreat & Spa - Maldives provides the perfect space to satiate your deepest innermost diving cravings.
Diving Sites
Explore some of the world’s best dive sites right on our doorstep.
Maaya Thila, Fishhead, Malhoss Thila, Himendhoo Thila - to name just a few.
Breathtaking house reef and our own Fesdu shipwreck.
Get into gear with our full range of the latest state-of-the-art water sports equipment.
Bauer B-trox Nitrox and silent high pressure compressors.
Latest top quality Scubapro diving gear.
Cool underwater scooters and top quality underwater photo equipment.
Get certified with a full range of PADI courses.
Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Divemaster.
Specialty courses such as wreck, shark, nitrox, manta ray awareness, underwater photography, DPV (diver propulsion vehicle).
DOWN UNDER Signature Programs
Star in your own aquatic adventure in a W underwater video.
See the Fesdu and Halaveli wrecks up close and personal on a W Explorer two tank wreck dive.
Turn up the excitement on “Whale Shark Quest,” an overnight trip on our two-mast luxury yacht ESCAPE to Whale Shark Point, south of Ari Atoll, where the world’s largest fish reside.
Up the thrills on “Hammerhead Heaven,” an overnight trip on ESCAPE to the world-famous Hammerhead Shark Point, where you can swim with these larger-than-life creatures.
Customized Dive Boats
Take your expedition wherever you like on the super comfy (W)UNDER dive limousine, fully outfitted with fun ‘après dive’ facilities. (W)UNDER includes:
Full valet service.
Post dive dry relaxation area.
Dive into your adventure and leave the logistics to us – we provide the best equipment and the best training.Quality safety equipment, DAN first aid kits, DAN twin cylinder oxygen kits.
Quality safety equipment, DAN first aid kits, DAN twin cylinder oxygen kits.
Mobile communications on all boats.
All staff trained as emergency first responders.
Professionally staffed medical centre with decompression chamber reached within 45 minutes.
Eco Diving
Check out stunning marine life at W Marine biology station.
Immerse yourself in guest educational programs, presentations, guided trips, and much more.
Embark on sea watching adventures with our resident W marine biologist.


Sail away on ESCAPE, our two mast luxury yacht in Maldives decked out for island-hopping fun.
With ESCAPE, discover secret and secluded places while cruising for a romantic sunset experience. For all the adventurous ESCAPE play’s host to an overnight stay with two fully equipped cabin, hang out on the infinite sun deck while savouring our chef’s creative cuisine aboard.


Turn off the world and emerge rejuvenated, revitalized and back in the game at the exclusive W Maldives resort. Let's face it, your skin needs some love, and true relaxation is more than skin deep. From full body time-outs to sensational massage, facial and hair treatments that will surprise your spirit, we'll whisk you AWAY from it all whenever you need it.
Slip into your private spa sanctuary at the resort, located away from it all and melt your stress away as our therapist customizes a treatment and massage to suit your body’s needs. Each treatment room comes with an outdoor veranda that has a bathtub, rain shower and lounge bed with an unobstructed view of the reefs and horizon.