Marriott International has announced plans to launch its JW Marriott brand in Maldives with the opening of JW Marriott Maldives Resort and Spa in November 2018
The 61-villa property will be headed up by renowned General Manager Marc Gussing and will bring fierce competition to the Maldives, with highlights including a private pool with every villa, a treetop restaurant, an and expansive wine cellar.
The resort, located on the island of Vagaru in the northern Shaviyani atoll, will be accessible by a scenic 55-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport.
Guests will have a choice between five villa categories ranging from 234 sqm to 638 sqm, all of which come with private pools and spacious wooden decks.
There will be 29 secluded one- and two-bedroom beach villas nestled amongst the island’s lush greenery, each with its own private beach area. For guests who like to fall asleep to the sound of the ocean there will be 32 villas standing majestically on stilts over the glistening Laccadive Sea and one spectacular four-bedroom Royal Water Villa that will come complete with nanny’s quarters.
A serene Spa by JW will provide guests with the chance to fully re-charge and relax on their holiday. Six treatments rooms, one Royal Treatment Suite, a gym, yoga pavilion and beauty salon will ensure guests return to the UK feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Additionally, the resort will offer The Pier, an ever-changing pop-up dining concept open at differing times throughout the year, the Curry Pit which will offer spices of the Indian Ocean and will only be open on chosen evenings subject to reservations, 24-hour in-villa dining and private dining in select locations.
The property will be surrounded by calm, crystal clear waters and a house reef teeming with sea life.
The water sports and dive centre with an on-site Marine Biologist will offer deep sea fishing, sailing excursions, para-sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, line-fishing, kite surfing, diving and more.
Marriott already runs three resorts in the Maldives, including The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa, and W Maldives. The company is also gearing up to open The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort and a Ritz Carlton branded property in 2019.