They tell you the Maldives is beautiful; they undersell it! In short, the W Retreat and Spa, Maldives is the ultimate Maldives experience: exactly how you imagined it – days, months, weeks, or even years before finally making your virgin trip over. As we were transferring from a sister Starwood resort, we were dropped off at Malé airport, from where we were escorted to the W Lounge while we waited for the seaplane. The W Lounge sets the scene for the real deal, with refreshing drinks, coffees, teas, small bites and music. As we waited for the seaplane to rev up, we were checked in at the lounge itself as there was time to spare.
Having seen plenty of aerial photos of the resort prior to the trip, it was clear which of the islands most resembled what was to be our home for the next few days, as we flew over several atolls in the small seaplane. Fesdu Island, an islet in the North Ari Atoll, one of the smallest in the Maldives archipelago, hosts the W Retreat and Spa, Maldives. A crescent-shaped westward protrusion as large as the island houses the rooms. Upon landing, all the seaplane passengers were personally greeted by a team of W Retreat staff. Thanks to our check-ins having already been processed at the W Lounge, we were free to enjoy the resort facilities while our room was momentarily being readied.
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