This is probably still the most James Bond-esque of all the Maldivian resorts with high-end luxury, unbelievable service, exquisite food and a very sexy spa.

If Reethi Rah is the Bentley and Rolls Royce of the Maldives, then W Retreat is definitely the Aston Martin. With their “Whatever/Wherever” concept, you can be sure your every whim will be taken care of.


  • North Ari Atoll


  • Beach Oasis
  • Ocean Oasis
  • Ocean Oasis Lagoon View
  • Seascape Escape
  • Ocean Haven


  • KITCHEN – Step up to our Kitchen table and taste “at-home” dining with a twist. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served.
  • FIRE – Savour flavors on the wild side as al fresco jungle meets beach barbeque.
  • FISH – Delight in the freshest catch in the signature seafood restaurant set above the Indian Ocean and under a never ending sky of twinkling stars.

Lounge bars

  • WET® – Swim up to the pool bar and cool off with refreshing drinks during your dip.
  • SIP – Quench your thirsts with magical libations concocted by our mixologists to the tune of intoxicating sunsets and chilled beats.


  • FIFTEENBELOW – Light up the island night at the only underground club in the Maldives, where THE resident DJ energizes the scene with scene-setting rhythms and grooves. Drink. Dance. Lounge. And do it all over again.

Private dining

Choose the venue and the resort will do the rest. Dine on pristine coral terrace to the sounds of the Indian Ocean lapping on the shore around you or stay home and we’ll bring your choice of menu to you and serve you in the comfort of your retreat.


Room amenities

  • 42” plasma TV
  • BOSE® sound system
  • complimentary High Speed Internet Access
  • king-sized signature W bed
  • wine fridge
  • delightful Munchie Box
  • open roof bath area with standalone bathtub
  • rainforest shower
  • Bliss® Spa bath amenities.
  • double daybed
  • fridge

Guest services

  • Safe Deposit Boxes
  • Beach Access
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Luggage Storage
  • Smoking and Non-Smoking Facilities
  • Bellmen/Porters
  • Laundry Service
  • Security
  • 24-Hour Self-Service Complimentary Sweet Spots
  • 24-Hour Concierge Service
  • Multilingual Staff (English, German, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French, Hungarian, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Indonesian, Filipino, Japanese, Arabic, Malaysian, Sri Lankan, Indian)
  • Service 24-Hour Welcome Desk

Activities & Entertainment

  • ENERGY Find your surge of ENERGY on the first floor above WET® – a fitness center, library and activities room to keep you buzzing all the time.
  • AWAY® Spa
  • DOWN UNDER® (Diving Center)
  • WAVE® Watersports Activities
  • WET® Outdoor Infinity Pool
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Billiards Table
  • Yoga Classes
  • W Lounge at Male’ Ibrahim Nasir International Airport

Touring / Exploring

Take a trip to W’s own private sandbank of an island, Gaathafushi, for a day of being Robinson Crusoe or why not take a trip on their yacht, “Escape”. Diving trips are plentiful of course!

Map and travel information

Flight information

Direct flights from the UK in approximately 12 hours 30 minutes.


On arrival you will be whisked to W’s private lounge at the seaplane terminal before boarding your spectacular scenic flight to W Retreat.

Call us

Speak to our team:

+44 1491 575 987


Monday – Friday: 9am – 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am – 4:30pm

1 Market Place Mews,
Henley-on-Thames, OXON RG9 2AH