The first JW Marriott on a paradise island in the Maldives

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JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa - South Island View
JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa – South Island View

As part of its growing luxury portfolio, Marriott International has announced the opening of JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa on the island of Vagaru in Shaviyani Atoll in Q4 of this year.

From West Africa to the Maldives, Marriott International has been making waves in the global hospitality scene. With a steady rise in its footprint around the world, the hotel chain now comes to an island paradise. Created with international travellers in mind, the luxury resort will offer some of the largest entry category villas, featuring 61 beach and overwater villas, ranging from 234 square metres to 638 square metres, each with its own private pool.

Commenting on the opening, general manager of the JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, Marc Gussing said: “We’re very excited to be opening the JW Marriott’s first property here in the Maldives. We look forward to welcoming guests to the JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, delivering on our brand values and exceeding their expectations, whilst being a part of crafting lifelong unforgettable memories.”

Overwater Villa Interior

The perfect tropical vacation won’t be complete without some serious eats and drinks to satisfy one’s taste buds. So, for its restaurants and bars, the hotel promises a ‘gastronome’s dream’ with five distinct outlets, three full-service bars, an interactive wine room, in-villa and destination dining options and specialist cigar and shisha venues.

The mouth watering establishments include Furamas, providing Japanese Teppanyaki and delicacies; Lonu, offering prime meat cuts and fresh crustacean; Rum Bar & Kitchen, serving over 100 kinds of rum and refined Thai street food; Raha, providing hearty and wholesome Italian flavours with wood-fired pizzas, and finally Kaage, an all-day dining venue, serving international favourites from across the globe.

The Raha, which serves wood-fired pizzas and Italian cuisine

Relaxation on the property will come easy as the resort puts comfort and privacy on top of their checklist. Amenities on the property include a signature Spa by JW with treatments specifically designed by experts and come complete with spa products. In addition, there will be a resident Yogi and fitness instructor that will ensure a healthy state of balance for guests. And, providing something for every interest, the resort has a library for bookworms, professional diving and water sports for the adventurer, boutiques for the shopaholic and Lounge 18, for those who simply want to chill out.

The JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is a 55-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport and it will open just before the year ends.

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