W Retreat Spa & Maldives

Resort Description


W Retreat & Spa - Maldives is the first Retreat in the W Hotels Brand. W Hotels is a global lifestyle brand with 22 properties, with 20 in the pipeline over the next 3 years. The fastest growing luxury brand hotel brand in the world, W Hotels offers a unique mix of innovative design, comfort, and cultural influences from fashion to music to art and everything in between. Parent company Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. continues to aggressively grow its global footprint with a record number of new hotels projected by 2010.
The stylish group of ultra-chic hotels W's new premier resort is set on the exclusive and very exotic
island of Fesdu. With its contemporary and cutting edge approach focused on a lifestyle-oriented
concept, this resort is in perfect harmony with the island. Traditional Maldivian exteriors conceal
contemporary interiors with sweeping arcs of gleaming white sand and calm turquoise waters.
Whatever you want, Whenever you want it is the philosophy of W hotels throughout the world; and
in conjunction with the famously charming service of the Maldives, this is a winning combination.
Seventy eight individual Retreats are available in five categories: Twenty eight land based, spectacular
Beach Oasis including three Twin Beach Oasis; 26 spacious, overwater Ocean Oasis and 21 Ocean
Oasis Lagoon View retreats; 3 Seascape Escapes, our junior suites and one WOW villa, the 2-
bedroom Ocean Haven.


Location

Fesdu Island, North Ari Atoll, Republic of Maldives. Just a short, scenic 25-minute seaplane ride from the Male, the nation's capital and location of the International Airport.


Lounge

Your journey begins while you wait for your plane to depart from the Male International Airport. Curl up in our comfy chairs at the W Lounge and relax while listening to our W soundtrack. Feeling thirsty? Take a sip of our tempting libation station. Want a snack? Try our selection of fruit or light gourmet bites. We will keep you comfortable until you board the seaplane. Enjoy and see you soon!


Retreats


BEACH OASIS

Only steps from the beach the outdoor and indoor mingle in designer simplicity. It is 1882m of absolute beachfront luxury. You could stay indoors forever, with the 42' Plasma TV, BOSE Sound system, W signature bed, wine fridge, mini bar and munchie box! But outside the private plunge pool and 2nd story lounge beckon. And there's - a double daybed, fridge, and a BBQ deck from which to enjoy the breeze from the Indian Ocean.

TWIN BEACH OASIS

With the same set up as the Beach Oasis but with a 2 twin setup with possibility for inter-connecting rooms to offer privacy for friends and family.


OCEAN OASIS /OCEAN OASIS LAGOON VIEW

An overwater retreat perched above a spectacular lagoon and house reef. Spy on the island's marine life from the privacy of your infinite plunge pool (13.22m), from the sundeck or through the glass bottom floor. The Ocean Oasis indulges the senses with ingenious quirks of design. Find a 42' Plasma TV, BOSE® entertainment system or chill out on the daybed and enjoy a BBQ with a glass of your favorite wine cooled to perfection in your private wine fridge. Pure decadence!


SEASCAPE ESCAPE

For a serious WOW-factor, try the 322m2 Seascape Escape. You can entertain in the indoor /outdoor lounge area, complete with BBQ and BOSE® entertainment system or just wallow in your very own private, oversized infinity plunge pool (24 SQM) to the sounds of serenity. A sundeck with ocean views invites you to lie and ponder over the meaning of life as you sip champagne from your private collection in the wine fridge. Perhaps the separate chic refreshment center in the retreat calls, or a favorite movie on your 50' Plasma TV. Decisions, decisions...


OCEAN HAVEN

Conceived as the ultimate getaway and total lifestyle chill-out escape, this 492SQM two bedroom retreat is what dreams are made of. You set the pace of this experience, inviting your coolest friends to join you at sunset in the overwater infinity pool. Cocktails are waiting on your bar in the indoor lounge, but you decide to listen to the Indian Ocean softly lapping the edge of the lagoon for a bit longer. Steaks are sizzling on the BBQ Grill so you leave the pool (78 2 m) to uncork a bottle of that special vintage stored in your wine fridge. Your guests turn the beat up on the BOSE® sound system and you celebrate loving life to the extreme.

RETREAT FOOD & BEVERAGE OPTIONS


KITCHEN

Outlet Type: All Day Dining Bistro Location; Next to Welcome
Operation Hours: Seven days a week 07.00-22.30 Breakfast: Semi Buffet 07.00-11.00 Lunch: A la carte 12.00-16.00 Dinner: A la carte 19.00-22.30 All day dining : A la carte 11.00-22.30 Seating Capacity: Indoor 68 / Outdoor 20

CONCEPT:

This all day dining restaurant is about ambience, simplicity and soul-satisfying food. A rustic dining experience with a twist. Kitchen's interior design exudes casual elegance, clean lines and a modern interpretation of Bistro dining.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Live cooking stations.

  • Modern breakfast buffet with open kitchen

  • Fresh home-baked delicacies

  • Lounge seating

  • Semi private dining nooks

  • Extensive wine menu

  • Wine Safe

  • Pizza oven

ENTERTAINMENT:

Contemporary W soundtrack


FIRE

Outlet Type: Al Fresco BBQ Restaurant Location: South west coast of the island Operation Hours: As advised 07.00-22.30 Dinner only: Choice of 4 a la carte

BBQ styles:
  • Mongolian BBQ

  • CharGrill

  • Tandoor Oven

  • Rotisserie
    19.00-23.00

Seating Capacity: Indoor/Outdoor - 40


CONCEPT:

The BBQ section features spit-roasted lamb or suckling pig, a Mongolian BBQ station where guests choose their preferred ingredients and an open fire BBQ grill featuring a selection of quality meats and fresh local seafood. The open Tandoor oven cooks to perfection Naan bread, marinated chicken, fish or seafood accompanied by a variety of curry dishes and traditional condiments. An a la carte menu consisting of dishes to share such as mezzeh, whole fish and meat specialties is also available. Fire offers a large selection of beer and premium.
SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • All outdoor dining under palm trees and sand beneath
    your seat

  • BBQ section with alternative cooking methods

  • Dramatic lighting by fire pit and cauldrons

  • A la carte menu with items to share

ENTERTAINMENT:
  • Traditional Maldivian drums, "Boduberu" performed by
    local talent

  • Live acoustic music

  • Pre-recorded beats

FISH

Outlet Type: Signature Seafood Restaurant Location; South west coast of the island Operation Hours: Seven days a week Dinner only: A La Carte 18.00 - 23.00 Seating Capacity: Indoor 32/Outdoor - 60

CONCEPT:

Offering breathtaking ocean views and an unforgettable epicurean experience Fish is the signature restaurant of the W Maldives. The Chef's creativity is unleashed when fresh caught fish and a wide selection of seafood are transformed into delicacies flirting with Asian sensibilities.

MENU CONCEPT:

FISH features the local fishermen's catch of the day as well as freshly imported seafood. The preparation of each dish is faithful to its origins but infused with subtle Asian flavours. FISH also offers a selection of fresh sushi and sashimi guaranteed to delight even the most discerning palates. The restaurant's wine cellar boasts a selection of premium wines from around the world. Wine and champagne by the glass are available as well as creative cocktails.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Overwater restaurant with undisturbed ocean views

  • Shaded daybeds to lounge in for pre dinner drinks

  • Open kitchen

  • Overwater seating for romantic dining

  • Catch of the day specials

  • Extensive wine menu

  • Wine Safe

ENTERTAINMENT:
Chill music to set the mood

WET

CONCEPT:

Part swim-up pool bar with specialty cocktails, part poolside lounge gone gourmet, WET will whet your appetite with light main courses, wood-fired pizzas, delicious burgers and Asian dishes. Even while in the Living Room, the Library or in game room you can enjoy a drink or bite from WET.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Large bar with swim up bar seating

  • Covered and sundeck seating area

  • Library, game room, SWEAT gym - directly above

SIP

CONCEPT:

Watching the beautiful moments of sunset with
breezes off the Indian Ocean while feeling the mood with
clear chill out sounds. That must be the reason behind
choosing a glass of champagne, shucking a fresh oyster or
enjoying your favourite caviar today and slipping into yet
another WOW moment.


SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Lounge over the house reef with undisturbed
    ocean and sunset views

  • FISH, near by restaurant for dinner

  • Lounge area with large divan sofas

  • Extensive cocktail and wine menu

  • Live DJ Performance 6 days a week

15BELOW

CONCEPT:

This is the place to let your guard down on the
island. Set underground, 15BELOW boasts its own DJ. You
can dance the night away or choose to lie on divans while
you keep an eye on the action. The bar stocks more than
95 varieties of vodka, a mind-bending range of spirits and
whips up creative cocktails for those who like mixes.


SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Oval shaped bar counter in the center of the room

  • Lounge booths with divan sofas

  • Live DJ performances

  • Most creative selection of cocktails with the largest> vodka collection in the Maldives

AWAY®Spa

The spa at the W Retreat & Spa - Maldives, is a call back to nature in an exquisite setting. A
destination in its own right, the AWAY® Spa is a temple for the body to restore and heal, with
the philosophy that true beauty begins with a state of mind.
Within the treatment rooms of the AWAY® Spa, you're instantly whisked to a new level of
relaxation. Using exceptional lines of products, our remedies are uniquely designed to rejuvenate the
soul and leave you feeling completely cared for. So, why not get away? The indoor and outdoor
treatment areas allow for total privacy and complete renewal. You will feel a connection with the
island and benefit from the revitalizing presence of the sea and sun as you enjoy a massage, body
wrap, or facial under the Dhow-inspired sunshade.
Experience expert application methods and customized ingredients while ambient ocean sounds
nourish your soul. Scattered scents ease you into complete relaxation. All treatments include an
aromatic steam bath, a tropical rain shower and/or a fragrant bath and a refreshing body moisturizing
treatment. And while you're with us, sip soothing herbal teas, tonics or delight in a select menu of
culinary delights.
Complement all traditional spa and beauty treatments with a thermal steam bath. Be transformed by
the detoxifying effects of AWAY's scented steam area. During a steam session, toxins are eliminated
and sinuses are cleared. Fully experience the calming and invigorating effects by following the
experience with a cool shower. Prolong the pleasure with a rest on your extra large outdoor day bed
or at the over-water bath.


SAMPLE OF SOME OF OUR SIGNATURE TREATMENTS:
Drift Away -80 min

Our signature massage, combining acupressure and mesmeric strokes. Fluid movements over the
body to the healing sounds of waves and crystal vibrations. Uplifting scents of citrus, oregano, anise
and basil essential oils blend to enhance clarity and positvity. Perfect harmony and total rejuvenation.
An out-of-body voyage setting the mind adrift.


Jet Away facial - 25 min

Time zone tuning to fight off fatigue and stress with chamomile, lavender and rosewood extracts. An
aromatic express facial including cleansing, exfoliation and a rebalancing mask for instant glow and
freshness.


CREATIVE EXPRESSION

A highlight you should experience. Unique painting sessions as a means of relaxation and creative
accomplishment. A great way to explore and express yourself. De-stress and let your creative spirit
fly. Paint with no concern for beauty or judgments. Express your power and emotions through
brushstrokes. Let out your inner Picasso.


DOWN UNDER

THE SITES

Some of world's best dive sites right on our doorstep.

  • Maaya Thila, Fishhead, Malhoss Thila, Himendhoo Thila, to name just a few

  • Breathtaking house reef & own Fesdu house wreck

EQUIPMENT

Fully equipped with latest state of the art equipment.


  • Bauer B-trox Nitrox compressor, the best and first of it's kind in the Maldives

  • Latest top quality Scubapro diving gear; dolphin re-breathers

  • Cool underwater scooters; top quality underwater photo equipment rental

COURSES

Full range of PADI courses.


  • Open Water; Advanced Open Water; Rescue Diver, Divemaster.

  • Specialty courses such as wreck, shark, nitrox, manta ray awareness,

  • underwater photography, DPV (diver propulsion vehicle)

SIGNATURE PROGRAMS

DOWN UNDER Signature programs.


  • "I went under with DOWN UNDER" certificate (Discover Scuba Diving)

  • W underwater video; star in your own underwater movie

  • Wrexplorer two tank wreck dive, at Fesdu & Halaveli wrecks

  • Stealth diver; with the silent dolphin re-breather to get just that little bit closer

  • to the action

  • Hammerhead heaven, overnight trip on our own two mast luxury yacht

  • "ESCAPE" to world famous Hammerhead Shark Point

BOATS

  • Customized dive boat

  • (W)UNDER dive limousine, super comfy with 'apre's dive' facilities

  • Sundeck

  • Post dive dry relax area

SAFETY

Specialized dive medical centre.
Professional staffed centre with decompression chamber within 10 minutes from the island


ECO DIVING

  • W Marine biology station.

  • Guest educational programs, presentations, guided trips, etc.

  • Sea watching adventures with the W resident marine biologist.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

  • English, Dutch, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, German, Dhivehi, Ukrainian.

WAVE

Water sports in the Maldives are among the best in the world. W Retreat & Spa - Maldives offers a
choice of aquatic thrills and spills!


FREE ACTIVITES:
  • Molokini "transparent glass" canoes

  • Snorkel equipment (Mask, Fins and
    Snorkel)

  • Hobie pedal kayaks

  • Windsurf boards & sails

  • Kite rig (only for the experienced &>
    after check fly)

WAVE ACTIVITIES:
  • Private Speed boat hire

  • Watersking, Wakeboarding, Monosk

  • PARASAILING

  • SeaBob

  • ESCAPE, our two mast luxury Sailing
    Yacht

  • Gaathafushi, the W Maldives' own
    private island

  • Game Fishing

  • Traditional Maldivian Night Fishing

  • FISHING ON CASTAWAY

  • Guided Snorkel Tours

  • Kitesurfing

  • Romantic dhoni sails

  • Catamaran sailing

  • Windsurfing

  • And more...

 

ENERGY

If you're bursting for some action head for ENERGY. Try aqua aerobics, SWEAT circuit training, pool
games, beach games, billiards, table soccer, table tennis, and feel the buzz.


POOLS

Each retreat has its own private, freshwater plunge pool. The Resort pool is a 210SQM infinity edge
pool (1.5m depth) and complimentary towels are available from the towel hut or Sweet Spots.

SWEAT

When you need to get physical SWEAT® is the place to do it at. Our fitness center SWEAT® is
available to you 24 hrs a day and has state of the art equipment to keep you fit throughout your
experience.

WORDS

Our comprehensive library features the latest and the most loved DVDs. If you are craving to see a
favorite movie, just let our fabulous WHATEVER/WHENEVER® talents know and it will be delivered
to your doorstep before you can say "Action"!

W THE STORE

Our W The Store offers Local arts & crafts, designer jewelry, clothing, beach needs, toiletries, fashion
& accessories.