- Blend of sumptuousness and sustainability at this luxurious eco resort
- Dive with manta rays year-round and watch turtles nesting and hatching
- Get involved in marine conservation with ten resident marine biologists
- Support conservation and community development through ecotourism
The award-winning Six Senses Laamu is one of the Maldives’ finest properties, offering an individual and natural style, with a wonderful sense of privacy. Set against white sand, turquoise water and lush vegetation, this outstanding resort invites guests to explore the stunning reefs of Laamu, or indulge themselves at the renowned Six Senses Spa. But what sets Six Senses Laamu apart is its commitment to conservation. Nowhere else can guests enjoy such a unique, luxury experience whilst minimising their impact on the environment.
About Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu is situated on an exquisite private island in Laamu Atoll, just a short seaplane flight south from Male, and offers a sublime escape full of simple, untouched beauty. Choose between the soft breeze of an over-water villa or hide among the lush vegetation with the beachfront accommodation – all made using mostly natural materials. And with its emphasis on wellness, Six Sense Laamu’s spa provides specialised programs and rejuvenating treatments led by expert healing hands.
But it’s not just the world-class facilities and barefoot luxury that make this a little piece of paradise. What makes Six Senses Laamu extraordinary is its commitment to sustainability, community and conservation. The resort is a founding partner of the Maldives Underwater Initiative and is actively involved in the conservation of resident manta ray and turtle populations, as well as local education programs and the development of the local community. By staying here, guests can enjoy an exceptional Maldives experience that positively impacts the environment, locals, and the underwater world of Laamu, and can take home much more than just memories.
Explore the resort
Six Senses Laamu’s 97 thatched villas have been carefully designed to harmonise with the island’s natural beauty, and offer privacy and modern comfort. Villas are crafted from local and sustainable materials and feature well-appointed interiors with spectacular ocean views. Several luxurious dining options are available - including the largest over-water restaurant in the Maldives - with Mediterranean, Japanese, Maldivian and Asian cuisine made using fresh, sustainably-sourced ingredients from the resort’s Leaf Garden. Learn the chefs’ secrets with expert-led cooking classes, request a private dinner on a secluded sandbank, or indulge your sweet tooth in the chocolate studio and ice cream parlour.
If you’re looking for an exciting adventure during your stay, you can choose from kayaking, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, and even flying lessons on X-Jet Blades. Or take an island-hopping cruise to the local islands and discover authentic Maldivian culture. This resort also features a fully-equipped gym and the Six Senses Spa, offering nine private treatment cabins with ocean views or tropical surroundings. Awaken the senses with locally inspired and Ayurvedic treatments, massages, yoga and fitness classes. The highly skilled Six Senses Spa therapists use a synergy of natural products to provide a comprehensive range of award-winning signature procedures.
Diving from Six Senses Laamu
The resort’s state-of-the-art PADI 5-Star dive centre - Deep Blue Divers - combines world-class service with marine conservation. Divers enjoy a concierge-style service with small dive groups, complimentary nitrox, full rental equipment, 15-litre tanks, and diver propulsion vehicles on request. The team consists of ten multilingual instructors, divemasters and marine biologists who teach PADI courses from entry-level to divemaster in many different languages. They also offer a unique Manta Trust Specialty course and the Turtle and the Maldivian Shark and Ray course, as well as youth diving programs and the Junior Marine Biologist Program for kids.
Three single-tank dives are offered throughout the day with an additional two-tank trip departing mid-morning. In the evening, it’s time for a night or fluoro dive on the house reef or the nearby inner reefs, or for something extra special, you can try blackwater diving. Transport to dive sites is either by traditional dive dhoni or small well-equipped speedboats.
- Visit from March to July to watch turtles nesting on the beach. Or, to see the hatchlings emerge, visit around 50 to 60 days later between May and August.
- Experienced surfers will love the famous ‘Ying Yang’ wave, while beginners can try its smaller sister named ‘The Shoulder.’
- Although mantas present year-round, there are two manta mating seasons annually on Laamu Atoll - October to November and April to May.
- If you’re bringing the kids, feed their curiosity by enrolling them in the Junior Marine Biology program led by in-house marine biologists.
Six Senses Laamu is one of the leading ecotourism resorts in the Maldives, inviting guests to take a back-of-house tour to see exactly what goes on behind the scenes. They also encourage guests to get involved in their efforts with various activities and programs on offer. Six Senses’s ‘Earth Lab’ trains staff to produce more on-site, reducing the resort’s carbon footprint, and the restaurant is supplied with fresh produce from the Leaf Garden. 50% of water sales in the resort’s restaurants also go towards providing clean, safe drinking water to local communities.
The onsite dive centre received the PADI Green Star Award for its conservation efforts and sustainable dive practices within its first month of operation. It’s also a member of Green Fins and listed as 100% aware by Project Aware. With the team of ten marine biologists, their initiatives also include establishing marine reserves, coral and seagrass conservation, and education programs for guests, children, and the local community.
Diving in Laamu and Thaa Atolls
Schooling reef fishYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Manta RaysYear round
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