W Retreat and Spa | North Ari Atoll | Maldives

W Retreat & Spa – Maldives

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  • Location : North Ari Atoll-Fesdu Island
  • Distance from airport: 11 km
  • Seaplane Transfer: 25 minutes
  • No of rooms : 78

Castaway in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, W Retreat & Spa – Maldives lies delicately in the pristine beauty of Fesdu Island. With perfect weather and endless sunshine, W Maldives is an idyllic retreat and water sports playground. Beneath the surface manta rays mingle with sea turtles and starfish pose for perfect pictures.

Tucked away in the Maldivian atolls, W Retreat & Spa – Maldives is on Fesdu Island located in the middle of the North Ari Atoll, to the west of Malé, the capital of Maldives.

Standard Amenities for All Room Classes
  • DVD & CD Player
  • DVD/CD Library
  • 42″ Plasma TVs
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • In-room Safe
  • Smoke Detectors
  • 24-Hour In-retreat Dining
  • Individual BBQ Stations
  • Tea/Coffee Maker (On Request)
  • Wine Fridge
  • Munchie Box
  • Mini-bar
  • Outdoor Rainforest Shower
  • Make-up/Shaving Mirror
  • Full Height Mirror
  • Dual Vanity Basins
  • Hairdryer
  • Custom-made Furnishings
  • Private Plunge Pools
  • Shallow Pool
  • Lounge Area
  • Direct Lagoon Access
  • Sun Lounges
  • Individual Climate Control
  • Outdoor Daybeds with Shade Curtains

In room Facilities (By Room Category)

Beach Oasis
Ocean Oasis
  • 2 Mini-bars
  • Beachfront
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Two Daybeds
  • BBQ Station
  • Custom-made Lounging Furniture
  • Private Over-water Plunge Pool
  • Sundeck
  • State-of-the-art Sound System
  • Signature W King Bed
  • Shower with Glass Floor
  • Lounge with Glass Floor
Seascape Escape
Ocean Haven
  • Master and Junior Suite
  • Huge Sundeck
  • Two Bedroom Over-water Villa
  • 50″ Plasma TV
  • BOSE® Hi-Fi
  • Powder Room
  • Two Bathrooms
  • Refreshment Centre
  • Indoor/Outdoor Lounge
  • Lounge with Glass Floor
  • 32″ LCD Screen
  • BBQ Station
  • Panoramic Views of the Indian Ocean
  • 50″ Plasma TVs
  • Daybed
  • Wraparound Sundeck
  • Two Bathrooms
  • BOSE® Hi-Fi
  • Lounge with Glass Floor
  • Lounging Couch
  • Lounge Chairs
  • Kitchenette
  • Oversized Infinity-edge Plunge Pool
  • Powder Room
  • Two 32″ LCD TVs


WAVE water sports facility will outfit you. Unwind at Away® Spa. Go DOWN UNDER and get geared up with the latest diving equipment, then go on a reef or wreck tour. Get physical at Sweat® Fitness Centre or simply take in the tropical paradise where every effort has been made to preserve the natural beauty, marine life and delicate ecosystem.

Down Under (Diving)
Dive Sites
Maaya Thila, Fish Head, Panettone, and Broken Rock, plus breathtaking house reefs & the resorts own Fesdu house wreck.

Fully equipped with latest state-of-the-art equipment; Nitrox compressors, top-quality Scubapro diving gear, dolphin re-breathers, underwater scooters, high-end underwater photo & video equipment rental.

Open Water, Advanced Open Water, PADI rescue, Dive Master, Asst. Instructor. Specialty courses: wreck, shark, nitrox, manta ray awareness, underwater photography and DPV.

Our W dive limousine is super comfy with après-dive facilities and sundeck.

Your safety is paramount. A professionally staffed medical center with decompression chamber is 10 minutes away.

Who’s in the know? The W Marine Biology Station provides guest educational programs, presentations, guided trips and more.

With entry in weekly “W snap shot competition.”, Star in and/or make your own underwater movie, Overnight trip on our own two-mast sailing ship to world-famous Hammerhead Shark Point, With silent dolphin re-breather to get just that little bit closer to the action. Discover diving with this certificate program. Explore with a Marine Biologist as your guide. A two tank wreck dive, at Fesdu and Halaveli wrecks.

Recreational Activities

W Hotels The Store
Find local crafts, fab jewelry, designer beach needs and more at W – The Store.

Get geared up to explore the endless turquoise with kite surfing, water skiing, windsurfing, canoes, big game fishing, hand-line fishing, snorkeling, catamaran sailing or wake & knee boarding.

Hit Energy, our recreation center, for aqua aerobics, circuit training, pool games, beach games, billiards, table soccer, table tennis, and our weekly darts tournament.

Get pumped with extensive state-of-the-art Technogym cardio, strength and free-weight exercise facilities overlooking the beautiful blue expanses of the Indian Ocean.

Indulge in ultimate relaxation at the over-water Away® Spa. 66 square meters of indoor and outdoor treatment areas allow for total privacy and complete renewal. Dedicate some time to your well-being and comfort with a natural healing therapy performed in one of 4 luxurious treatment villas. Have a massage, wrap, or facial under the Dhow-inspired sunshade. Repose on the sun deck with an aphrodisiac nectar or blissful chocolate cookies. Stretch to the panoramic horizon with twice-daily yoga sessions in the pavilion. Relax on the wraparound sun deck with over-water bathing, outdoor rain forest shower and expansive day bed for sun-soaking, lounging and treatments.

The art and science of aromatherapy mingles with the latest advances in chemistry to produce our skin-care products, which are made in small batches on a frequent basis to ensure freshness, efficacy, and potency.

Stretch to the clear blue skies and breathe in the fresh sea air. Yoga is practiced on the floating teak-lined platform surrounded by spectacular sea views. Popular Pavilion pastimes include painting, contemplation and revitalization.

Get all wrapped up in our delightfully intense super-spa experience. A series of experiences build on each other to reduce stress, heal the body, boost spirits and refresh your outlook, leaving you energized, balanced and harmonious.

Who feels artistic? Explore and express yourself with painting sessions. Each brush stroke brings with it intellectual, creative and spiritual development.

Ayurvedic SUNDÃRI skin care products utilize the powerful regenerative properties of plants, herbs, roots and essential oils and floral extracts to improve the complexion and appearance of your skin.

Awarded “Best Spa Cosmetic Product” recently at the European Spa Exhibition in Monaco, [Comfort Zone] products offer safe and effective solutions to skin concerns based on phytotherapy, aromatherapy and advanced chemistry.
SUNDÃRI and [COMFORT ZONE] cosmetics and skin care products. Our wraps and scrubs are designed to increase metabolism, detoxification, remineralization and hydration, stimulating your body’s systems. Enhance your experience with an après treatment steam, shower, bath or massage. Melt tired muscles with an over-water massage. Each of our massage techniques has its own virtue, its own response to your body’s needs and to your state of mind. Let yourself be soothed, nurtured and healed. Allow balance to be restored. Optimize your skin’s natural beauty with a perfectly personalized facial. Our signature Away/Harmony Facial goes beyond simple cleansing with pure precious essential oils, immense oxygenation and 40 minutes of facial acupressure and massage.
Whatever/Whenever Service

A luxury speedboat ride to a private beach with a sunset dinner for two? An elegant commitment ceremony on your very own island? Lessons in Diving? Our Whatever/Whenever team will deliver whatever you want, whenever you want it.


Fulfill your epicurean desires at FIRE, the outdoor jungle barbeque with a serene, romantic and casual mood. Watch the sun go down at cocktail hour in SIP before going local – FISH features wild-caught fresh seafood prepared with an Asian flair. Swim up to the pool bar, for creative cocktails. Or head to KITCHEN – a modern interpretation of Bistro fare. Afterwards, hang out at the unique 15 Below bar spinning the latest vibes.

Fresh-baked treats, gourmet pizzas and the freshest ingredients dished up with a hint of modern. Sip fine wine by the glass – The menu is extensive. Or order a bottle of your favorite vintage. Can’t finish the bottle? No worries, There’s a Wine Safe to keep it fresh.

A modern interpretation of the bistro, step into this casual and elegant indoor/outdoor space to dine under the clear blue skies, or opt for a spot under the shade of the roof. Who wants privacy? Slip into a semi-private dining niche to dine on delights and sip great vintages.

Chill in the lounge seating with a slice of gourmet pizza, have a creative salad at a table on the sundeck by the pool, or repose with a cocktail in the Living Room – “Wet” serves up light meals and delicious drinks at all of these spaces. Cozy up for sublime sundaes, ice creams and other sweet treats.

What’s the catch of the day? The signature seafood restaurant serves fresh-caught fish from nearby reefs as well as the finest and freshest imports from around the world. Lounge and nibble on sushi or head to the over-water tables for two for endless views.

Simplicity is the key ingredient in FISH’s succulent dishes. Enjoy fresh-caught fish, perfectly prepared with a flirt of an Asian touch. Or opt for mouth-watering sushi and sashimi. Explore the extensive selection of wine and champagne by the glass or bottle, or indulge in creative and refreshing cocktails – both alcoholic and virgin. Who feels like an aperitif? Stop in at nearby lounge SIP for a pre-dinner drink.

Breathe in the island air and the unobstructed views of the tranquil ocean. Set off the coastline, FISH is the ideal spot to watch the sun set. Lounge on shaded day beds, sip Veuve Cliquot between bites of fine caviar. Dine at the over-water tables for two, where privacy, seclusion and flirtatious banter are the norm.

Get into the mood and chill out to the rhythms and beats mixed by world-famous DJs on the scene.

15 Below
Stake out a lounge booth with cozy divans and perfect views of the action. Or slide up to the oval-shaped bar for drinks by the bottle or shaker. Lounge on a divan, savor light bites and enjoy prime peeps of the dance floor where beautiful people and projected images move to the DJ’s trance grooves.

Care for a cocktail? More than 30 brands of vodka and a wide range of sprits and fruit juices mix and mingle into deliciousness. What’s your vintage? Browse through the extensive list of wine by the glass to find your favorite. Smoking Permitted in designated areas.

Ocean view atmosphere with indoor/outdoor seating. Opening hours 05:00 PM to 12:00 AM.

FIREWhere can you dine under the stars? Head to FIRE, where gourmet delights are served in rustic and natural surroundings with the moon overhead and sand beneath your feet. Choose your grill: charcoal, tandoor oven, Mongolian BBQ, open spit-roaster – this outdoor jungle barbecue’s got them all. Pop off your Pradas, bare feet are encouraged and casual is cool.

Primal meets epicurean with spit-roasted whole suckling pig or lamb and BBQ-grilled marinated meat and seafood. Spice it up with Tandoor-cooked nan bread, chicken, fish or seafood accompanied by a variety of curries. Who’s feeling creative? Mix and match ingredients at the Mongolian BBQ where you choose your fave ingredients. Or opt for the à la carte sharing items like succulent whole fish, mezzeh and meat dishes.

White sand at your feet, a splash of stars above, tables nestled next to palm trees, FIRE is open-air dining caressed by the gentle winds of the Indian Ocean. What’s hot? A large torch takes center stage while smaller torches are scattered like stars to provide a fiery glow.

Chill to live acoustic music or thrill to a boduberu performance. Sip an exotic cocktail. Lose yourself. Smoking Permitted in designated areas.

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5 comments on “W Retreat and Spa | North Ari Atoll | Maldives
  1. A resort equipped with all facilities to attract visitors to this place. It is a good resort if visiting the Maldives.

  2. v3 says:

    beautifull.. wanna go there someday… thanks for share..

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  4. The sand and the infinity pool looks so inviting.

  5. The place is really beautiful; the services offered are very nice. Keep on posting (informative post)…