Rated 5 out of 5 by Philip1970 Very nice
Very nice hotel to stay!
Love to snorkeling and take photos with the sea turtles!
Will come again in April!
January 2, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wissam The resort and the island is amazing
Beautiful Clean Beach, and nice coral reefs close to the villas. The food in the restaurant was also great. The resort is pricy but we got the value for it.
February 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AECG01 Excellent amenities and great staff.
My wife and me enjoyed every single day, starting with the nice and beautiful room, followed with the great restaurants and the amazing beaches.
November 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tatar Wonderful stay
We had a wonderful time during our stay at W retreat, everything was perfect and it was my memorable trip.
February 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by relive01 This hotel has great features
W Retreat & Spa - Maldives
What a wonderfull place
December 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jochen1959 This is the place you should have spent some time
we spent a great time in the Resort and met very friendly and professionell employees
March 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by zulus service
Best as two years before we stay there,
expect for sometimes music too loud
March 1, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by tina25 great customer service
Except for a few individual staff, the overall experience was commendable.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Josiesam Love it
Nice staffs, beautiful place, great view. Highly recommended
June 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by bediig exellent
shortly everthing was perfect, ı thought ı was in haven...
January 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by scap Best starwood anywhere
like the title states...doesn't get better.
January 1, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by samerv AMAZING! Simply Amazing
If you choose to go to the Maldives don't waste your time looking where to go! W is the best of all. The talents are incredibly cool and extremely dedicated to make your stay the best ever. Being from the reservation stage with Oksana who made it so simple on us and Mia who was great in finding us the room we were looking for. To the SPA team who are one of the best, namely Raju whom my wife adored, to Ougdesh (sorry if I misspelled the name) who offered us the best Yoga to Didi and Sunita for their great welcome and service at FIRE restaurant or Rahood who astonished us with his recipes or Farooq who is the veteran of this place and pampered us with great fruits. And last, but by no means least, Mathiew (Mr. W insider) who was always present and watching carefully that we are enjoying every moment of our stay.
We simply loved you all guys and will come back again next year.
As for the facility, the rooms are WOW (specially the water villas on lagoon side), you can spend your day there relaxing, enjoying great lounge music with the superb BOSE music system.
The activities are very diversified from snorkeling, diving, sea bob, night fishing, .. you name it. The SPA is among the best I tried; choose to make a session outdoor with the beach inf front of you.
October 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by lucky2888 Outlook of the hotel
Design of the hotel is very stylish.
May 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bryan1114 Mr So
Excellent Service with polite staffs
February 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Khaled Mr. Khaled
all was excellent and perfect.
February 11, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Magicottage You Had Me at "W".
I was very excited to visit the W Maldives as I had seen architectural and interior design renderings of the resort before it opened. A trip to the Maldives 2 years ago finally provided my fiance and I an opportunity to visit, so we jumped on it. The W experience started from the seaplane terminal, where we were welcomed by very friendly and warm staff. Just the waiting room looked alot fancier than the waiting rooms of the other resorts (first score!). Arriving at the property was such a sight, as staff lined up at the pier to welcome us (they were all dressed in white, which made it look quite cool). We spent a few nights at the ocean villas and a few nights at the beach villas, which gave us a good idea of the difference in both.
The ocean villas are simply wonderful - alot of privacy as you cannot see your neighbours (and vice versa) from your outdoor deck (great for romance and dipping in the plunge pool!), the outdoor deck is great for chilling out, and the best part must be having the ocean literally at our door step. We could snorkel easily to the housereef, and there were baby sharks, lots of fish, stingrays etc. The villa had a very modern design, with some cool features (like IPod docking stations, entertainment on the TV etc). The island is a little small (you can walk around the island in 30 mins), so it was important to have good facilities and a great villa to entertain ourselves.
The Maldives is known as a romantic destination, but my fiance and I didn't really want to spend all our time gazing into each other's eyes and holing ourselves in the villa, so we spent alot of time at the bar and restaurants, chatting with the staff. The staff was very endearing (Maldivians and Sri Lankans are very charming people), very knowledgeable about their food and drinks, the Maldives etc. And we had the impression that nothing was impossible at the resort and we could have anything and everything we wanted.
We spent one afternoon diving on board their private dive ship and that was tremendously enjoyable. The diving was great, and the dive team was fantastic. We had Lavazza coffee on board, the equipment was very well maintained - all in all, a fabulous day out. We also spent time in the spa, which was very very lovely (especially the open air outdoor deck, i felt one with the world.)
The fiance's favourite part of the resort was the Vodka wall in the underground club! We've been trying to replicate the same thing at home, but it's been hard collecting the exotic vodkas!!!
November 13, 2011