JW Marriott Maldives resort to open in November
All-new luxury resort JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa will open on the island of Vagaru, Shaviyani Atoll, on 1 November 2019.
Headed up by general manager Marc Gussing, the property will feature 60 spacious villas starting at an 234sqm, all with private pools.
Located a 55-minute seaplane flight to the north of Male, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa will place a strong emphasis on privacy. Private decks and pools are designed so they can’t be seen from outside the villas and in-villa dining will be on offer for couples or families looking for meals in a private setting.
The resort will feature one of the most impressive culinary offerings in the Maldives with five restaurants, three fully-serviced bars with 98 different types of rum, an expansive wine cellar with over 300 labels and a chef’s garden – an exceptional offering for a private island.
Guests will be able to feast on a wide range of cuisine that goes beyond classic Maldivian dishes. This includes vibrant Thai dishes in a treetop restaurant, Japanese Teppanyaki, poolside Woodfired pizzas, local Maldivian dishes and seafood in a fine-dining, overwater setting.
Meals will be complemented with a choice of sake, Japanese whisky, rum cocktails, smoked cocktails, and both new and old-world wines. There will also be a 24-hour in-villa dining service and destination dining experiences.
The ultra-expansive villas are designed to look like inverted Dhoni boats, with four categories to choose from. The Duplex Beach Pool Villas will feature two bedrooms, an upstairs lounge and direct access to the beach, while the Duplex Overwater Pool Villas offer thunsurpassed views of the Laccadive Sea and private plunge pool. One-bedroom Beach Pool Villas with direct beach access and Overwater Pool Villas with a choice of sunset or sunrise view will also be available.
Situated in the untouched Northern atoll of Shaviyani, the island’s surrounding natural reef is just metres from the shore and teeming with sea life. An on-site marine biologist will ensure the pristine reef remains untouched and in perfect health whilst overseeing aquatic expeditions including diving and snorkelling.