JW Marriott debuts in Maldives with a new resort which offers spacious overwater villas and enough relaxation to last you for long
November 13, 2019: Luxury hotel brand, JW Marriott, has opened JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa on Vagaru island, Shaviyani atoll in the Maldives, debuting the brand in the area. The new resort is located just 55 minutes via seaplane from the capital of Male, Maldives.
The new JW Marriott hotel features 60 villas, starting at approximately 2,520 sq. feet, which include private pools and wooden sunbathing decks. Duplex Overwater Pool Villas and single-story Overwater Pool Villas are set on stilts overlooking the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, with a choice of sunrise or sunset views. Beach Pool Villas and Duplex Beach Pool Villa come with direct access to the pristine white sandy beaches of the private island.
The resort draws inspiration from the natural surroundings and local Maldivian culture, incorporating colors and materials that highlight the island. Thatched roofs on villas are reminiscent of inverted dhoni boats, the traditional Maldivian wooden fishing vessels, and slanted roof tips recall white herons dipping their heads into the water.
The resort offers an array of fitness and spa amenities. The resort’s overwater gym, open-air pavilion, daily workout classes, yoga sessions and easy movement and breathing exercises will provide guests with numerous opportunities to relax and reconnect with their surroundings. The signature Spa by JW is a sanctuary for indulging in head-to-toe pampering and luxurious treatments.
The JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa offers five restaurants, featuring a remarkable array of fine-dining choices; from classic Maldivian seafood to exotic Thai cuisine on a treetop restaurant, wood-fired brick oven pizzas and Japanese teppanyaki, along with a chef's garden to supply the resort with daily fresh produce. Three full-service bars will serve up old and new world wines with over 300 labels to choose from, fine Japanese sake and handcrafted cocktails with over 98 different types of rum available. Guests can also enjoy 24-hour in-villa dining services.
To entertain children, Little Griffins, a Family by JW kids club, features a 43 foot-long pirate ship, kids sleeping area, a servery, games and educational activities. Adults, on the other hand, can enjoy an adults-only infinity pool, as well as a clubhouse complete with a cigar room, shisha room and billiards table.
The private island where the JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa sits holds a stunning natural reef just meters from the shore teeming with sea life for guests to take in. An on-site marine biologist oversees the health of the reef along with organizing diving and snorkeling excursions and other water sports.