Six Senses Laamu

Maldives Promotion House – A Six Senses host greets every Laamu bound guest on arrival at the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. A domestic flight takes you to Kadhdhoo Airport, 45 minutes south in unspoiled Laamu Atoll where a speed boat awaits for the 25-minute jaunt over calm indigo waters to Olhuveli Island, home of Six Senses Laamu. A bit of a hassle, but completely worth it.

Laamu offers accommodations built of weathered woods and nestled among shoreline mangroves or perched above the Indian Ocean. Six Senses Laamu’s 97 expansive one and two bedroom villas make minimal impact on the pristine environment while maximizing every possible pleasure. Lush forest surrounds these stylish villas in the utmost romantic privacy.

At Laamu you never need be bored, because even in the unlikely scenario where you want to stay connected to the outside world, you can browse their seaside library with international newspapers, engrossing beach reads, movies and tunes plus complimentary computers with high speed internet.

Laamu’s sublime setting distracts from the burn in the waterfront gym with Techno-gym cardio machines and sea facing Kinesis personal fitness equipment. On the upstairs deck, the sound of waves equally inspires restorative meditation and invigorating yoga, available by scheduled classes or private appointment with in house experts.

Wander through flourishing gardens and across the gently swaying bridge to reach Laamu’s signature restaurant, Leaf, perched to appreciate the organic aromas and oceanic panorama. European chefs work closely with Maldivian fishermen and farmers to source local ingredients picked or caught just hours before creative transformation into inventive Mediterranean dishes like tomato gazpacho with cucumber jelly and seared rainbow runner with parmesan gnocchi, piquillos and provençal sauce. Dine among friends or make new ones at the Chilli Table, set among the dozen varieties thriving in our chilli patch.

Ice is an al fresco ice cream parlour. With forty plus ever-changing flavours on a tropical isle might encourage some to stick with sorbet. For them Laamu makes enticing licks like mango jasmine and pink guava. Everyone else can indulge daily and nightly too in more decadent homemade ice creams including banana dark chocolate, green apple and salty caramel. Top that freshly made waffle cone with gooey chocolate sauce, sliced nuts or colourful candies. Crave more sweet treats? Enter the chilled Chocolate Studio where the pastry chef infuses chocolate truffles with cinnamon, green tea, lavender and mint mojito.

Did you know…

  • Laamu is the one place where you can shower in open-air bamboo encircled privacy then climb to the treetop deck for a uniquely Maldivian panorama of emerald jungle to sapphire seascape and unobstructed equatorial sunset.
  • Younger guests have their own place to play with native touches like Maldivian hammocks over the sand.
  • Dining at Laamu is also a dazzling experience. Chances are, you will want to try all of their outlets before you leave.
  • The Altitude, rising 6.4 metres above the Indian Ocean, is one-of-a-kind sunlit, spun glass wine tower that holds 400 Old and New world vintages, half of which are organic. Many are otherwise unavailable in the Maldives.
  • Further into Laamu’s lagoon where Napoleon wrasse and parrotfish swim along a spectrum of thriving coral is Deck-A-Dence. The six glass aquarium tables above the sea are boasted as the only spot in the Maldives to dine on a zero carbon menu. While stars illuminate the scene from above and waves lap soothingly underneath, feast on inventive, entirely local fare like grilled reef fish over a fire of coconut shells with Maldivian spices, coriander and lime, a memorable meal as groundbreaking as it is gourmet.
  • Spot dolphins while cruising the open sea, or head underwater to snorkel day and night among staghorn and mushroom corals with Laamu’s resident marine biologist who knows where green turtles and eagle rays roam along Laamu’s teeming house reef.


A little extra…

  • You can shop for chic, ethically sourced souvenirs in the adjacent Six Senses Gallery. You can also get their famed organic cotton bedding there.
  • Island boutique is also a good place to shop for a special memento of your stay.
  • If you are more of an athlete and if you enjoy riding with the waves then ride the Maldives’ famous Yin Yang wave, an eight-foot break just off Laamu’s palm fringed shore.
  • Laamu’s surf coach helps first timers stand up on paddleboards then conquer the beginner wave also in their midst.
  • You should try Kite surfing from a nearby sandbank, after a romantic breakfast or before a private dinner picnic on its intimate shores.
  • You can also several other water sports including windsurfing, canoeing, catamaran sailing, wakeboarding and water skiing.
  • In Laamu’s accommodations design details that evoke the golden age of exploration conceal modern technologies like flat screen swivel televisions and Bose entertainment systems with fully loaded iPods plus docking stations.
  • All guestrooms inside and out can access Laamu’s complimentary high speed wireless internet.

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