Ideally located on the very exotic island of Fesdu in the North Ari Atoll and surrounded by the best-known dive sites in the Maldives, the luxury playground is just a 25-minute seaplane ride from Male, the nation’s capital and location of Ibrahim Naseer International Airport (MLE).
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"memorable stay in W maldives"
arriving male by SQ from Singapore very late, then 1.5 hour speed boat. we got to the hotel around 1.30 am. exhausted, greeted by several nice staffs. by buggy we were escorted by very nicebutler directly to our fabulous lagoon oasis villa.. without fuzzy muzzy check in procedure, amazing clean room with spectacular view. as this is my second time visit in Maldives, and my first time in W , I found the hotel is definitely clean, modern, chic with the ambience of luxury. The Restaurants. FISH, I tried the lobster grill in Fish, nice restaurant, very nice service of the staff, the manager... booked us nice cabana table... the food was great.the next evening, we ordered crab with XO sauce which was super delicious!.. couldn't find else where.. super nice.. they even gave me the recipe... nice hospitality from the staff there.. they really want to know how we felt about the dinner... The small bar next to Fish is a cozy bar with a very welcome staff... the dee jay Ivan was super nice when we ask him to play '90s songs... well, he didnt have many 90s songs,... but he managed entertaining us the next evening by burning some mix 90s song!!!... on the day we left he sent 2 cd full of 90' songs to our room.. How nice!!! The Kitchen,... for breakfast every morning... need some more option on the menu... but one night we met one of the cheff, Herry,.. he offer us a special menu for us for supper, the Pork Belly... and it was supperrbbb!!! the activity,.. we rent 1 hour private dream speed boat ... a nice trip... and the 1.5hour sunset cruice is a must do... amazing sunset... We have to skip the scheduled local island trip... because of the heavily stormy rain which hasnt stopped from the night before.. the next schedule was gonna be the day we leave.. which we wont have time to join... but the W staff arrange us a private local island trip on the day before.. so glad!! before,.. my impression was a small resort as it is in the smaller island comparing my first visit in the other resort in dhigu maldives last year, which has more option of restaurant, but W has personal touch of the staff kindness and that make our stay memorable. they even sent me a bottle of champagne after i complained about the sound of the speed boat i heard in the morning. Thank you Rafael, Ali, Ivanand my butler ( forgot his name )and alll the staffs for making our stay unforgettable.. will be back for sure..
"Commercialised but good snorkeling"
My husband and I went to W Maldives for our minimoon. We stayed in a water villa facing the lagoon and was able to snorkel right from our villa. W Maldives was a fantastic resort, but we found the service lacking - maybe because we experienced exceptional service at Lux Maldives which we stayed at right before travelling to W Maldives. Some of the service staff we've met at the restaurants were not helpful, and there was even once a member of the staff leaned against our table and started chit-chatting with another staff right in front of us. For two days in a row at breakfast, the soy milk bottle was wrongly placed in the container which was labelled "full cream milk". On one day when we went earlier for breakfast (7.45 am), we found that the food was cold and had to ask for the food to be heated up. We later realised that the kitchen staff had forgotten to switch on the heater for the food. We also met an unfriendly lady working at the dive centre. She was the only person with a foul attitude which we encountered during our stay in Maldives (both at Lux and W). However, we did have the good fortune to meet Hassan Xahir (boat captain) who made our stay at W truly memorable. When he saw that we had a lot of gadgets (gopro & drone) he offered to help us take photos while we snorkel! Because of him, we have many nice videos and photos - the best souvenir. His hospitality also made us feel very welcomed during our stay at W. THANK YOU HASSAN! Despite the lacking service, we would recommend W Maldives for its amazing reef. While snorkeling, we saw many colourful fishes, sea turtles and even sharks!
"W Maldives - A MUST GO!"
The W Maldives has been an exceptional experience! Anton Birnbaum and his team have been able to combine very high quality of venue, food choices with outstanding individual service. Whatever, Whenever might be a buzz-word slogan... the team on Fesdu-Island made it reality - independently if a request was placed 3 months before arrival via e-mail, or an immediate need.
Excellent rooms with every modern amenity and great sound system! Perfect small private pool but I preferred to step off the decking area and swim in the sea, with the stunning marine fish of beautiful colours. There is also a main pool by reception too, near the restaurants. In room dining is as good as it gets. Lovely beaches and the spa treatments are good too. Lovely setting. We stayed for 10 nights and that's about the limit. You really do unwind here but more than 10 nights and I probably was on the border of boredom.... moving towards irritation having exhausted all possible things to do. No doubt we will go back as its total tranquility, but maybe stay for 7 nights, having done it all before.
"Amazing Honeymoon in Paradise and Best House Reef in Maldives"
It was so difficult to leave our Maldives home! There were tears in my eyes as the seaplane took off! We enjoyed our 5 nights stay in this luxury playground created by W. Maldives has so many choices but we are glad we chose the W. The staff were amazing and made us feel like we were part of the family. We were greeted by W talent everyday with the warmest welcome to make us feel right at home. The rooms were amazing and we were happy to stay indoors during the rainy days even though many activities were organised for guest during rainy days We love snorkelling and the house reef is the best you can have. Resident Sea turtles and abundance of fish and sharks, baby and momma sharks. Make sure you get the Fabulous Lagoon View Overwater Villa! The food was amazing here. We enjoyed every meal. And Fire & Fish is a must visit. The seafood bbq night was amazing! Lobster paradise! Special shout out to our new friend and W Insider Chunky Mathews! and our buddy W F&B Insider Honda, who came to greet us every night during dinner! Thank you for the lovely surprises and we miss you guys so much and we will be back! Keep in touch!
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Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM