The definition of contemporary luxury, W Retreat & Spa encompasses sophisticated modern design inspired by the stunning surrounding Indian Ocean, pure white sands and luscious green flora. Fesdu island is home to the only underground nightclub in the Maldives, 15 Below, which boasts international DJs, a relaxed island vibe and 95 varieties of vodka. The island has a choice of chilled, modern bars and eateries serving delicious cocktails with a fresh island twist, along with the finest soul-satisfying food, straight from the Indian Ocean.
Situated on the pristine Fesdu island in the middle of the North Ari Atoll, to the west of the Maldivian capital Malé, the resort is located in the middle of the seemingly endless Indian Ocean, just a 25 minute sea plane trip from Malé airport.
Each of the 78 luxurious guestrooms at W Retreat & Spa boast direct beach or lagoon access, a private plunge pool, outdoor rainforest shower and a wine fridge. Choose from the two storey beachfront ‘beach oasis’ villas, complete with second floor open air decks, ‘ocean oasis’ villas built on stilts standing over the turquoise water each with a private ocean front terrace and infinity pool, or our favourite, the stunning ocean haven villas which even have glass floors looking down into the sea below.
Why We like it
Just a short distance away from Fesdu is Gaathafushi, the retreat’s own private secluded island. We love the overnight ‘Robin Crusoe’ experience – dropped off on the island you’re left with a phone and then deserted in what is truly a slice of paradise, where a bed nestled under a thatched roof and a delicious candlelit dinner for two (or more) awaits. And that’s if you’re not making cocktails with your own shaker set back in your beautiful room.