Edging the azure waters of Shaviyani Atoll, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is a sanctuary of scenic luxury. Find your respite in stylish overwater villas and beach villas with plush bedding, private pools and decks with stunning views of the shimmering Indian Ocean. Delight your palate with distinctive Japanese, Italian and global cuisine, along with treetop dining and buffet breakfasts at our diverse dining destinations. Discover a wide variety of activities, including snorkelling, scuba diving, jet-skiing and sailing. Children can also enjoy their own adventures in the Maldives at our Little Griffins kids’ club. Refresh in the sparkling waters of our pool or get in an exhilarating workout at our modern fitness centre. Punctuate a memorable day in Shaviyani Atoll with a rejuvenating beauty, massage or wellness therapy at our luxury spa. Discover the warm and inviting hospitality that awaits you at the JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, situated on a private island in Shaviyani Atoll.
Vagaru Island Funadhoo Maldives 02031 Maldives
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It was a great experience at the hotel. The food veg meals by Sampat was a delight, by Bir Yadav making us feel at ease by bothering so much for our needs was exceptional, pics taken by Ita, or our butler Raisal mending to us was truly one can ask for. The double height water villa is a worth to stay in for sure, a must stay. Only some suggestions are that why charge for life jacket per day when snorkelling gear is free, I mean who runs away with that. And why not change the complimentary wine to Whiskey when you celebrate your special days, if we don't drink wine. Actually will request for smaller complimentary cake, one can't finish. Also a put off was though reimbursed that when dinner included in package, they will charge for full food again if you order after 11 pm. No where it is mentioned 9.15 pm is your last order is a definite no. No where it happens that as they also change the island time 1 hr before, so 9.15 pm means 8.15 pm( cannot stuff my self at this time bro) I haven't heard self island time change for own convience) Apart from these tit bits it is a very welcoming hotel though snorkelling house reef is just about ok.
I highly recommend the JW Marriott Maldives! If you want an exotic destination with amazing scenery, turquoise clear water, amazing coral reefs, excellent food and superb customer service where literally anything is possible, this is an excellent choice! The JW Marriott Maldives was amazing! From the moment we stepped off the sea plane we received a warm welcome parade suited for kings and queens. You are assigned a personal bultler who caters to your every need day or night. He literally gave us his phone number and we communicated via WhatsApp at any time when we needed anything. He made reservations for us, picked us up in a golf cart whenever we needed a ride, arranged our special private dinner, arranged our Covid tests so that we could have them as late as possible before we flew to Dubai, worked out special arrangements with the spa, arranged yoga classes, and just about anything we wanted with a smile! There are a total of 60 villas in the island, 31 overwater bungalows and 29 beach villas. The property is so spread out though that even though it’s a small island, almost every day you feel like you were the only ones there at the restaurant, at the beach, or at the pool. It was our 26th wedding anniversary and they made sure that they made it very special for us. One of the best vacations I have ever had! Special kudos to our butler Fubu, our yogi Vishnu who helped us be “zen” and the executive chef Bir Yadav. Every meal was amazing and he is so friendly, gets to know you and works around any dietary needs or special requests!
We visited this property for a 10 year anniversary trip (delayed from 2020 due to Covid) and (by the time we were happy to travel) to celebrate turning 40. This stay was at the tail end of of a nearly month long trip in which we basically spared no expense. If you care to read no more, simply know the following: (1) As a Marriott Titanium and lifetime Platinum this was both the best Marriott property we have ever visited. (2) This was outright the best vacation experience we've ever booked or been treated to. (3) Our expectations were exceeded at every turn. The quality of the food and drink (especially at the fine dining restaurant where we ate every dinner, sitting at the kitchen table for 3 nights) is exceptional. The main beachfont bar with rope swings is a beautiful place to unwind and watch a sunset. The rooms (ours an overwater villa upgraded to sunset view) lack for nothing and the care taken during housekeeping services was on par with the best I've experienced. We were spoiled with welcome amenities, daily treats, hand written notes of appreciation, and a gift on our last day (a nice bottle of Champagne that we actually couldn't in good conscience open after living so large during our 5 day/4 night stay). I won't mention specific names (which some make it a point to in a review) because I am sure that many who were so integral to our stay went unseen - but it is apparent that the management, the head chef & team, bartenders, waitstaff, housekeeping, groundskeepers all do exceptional work. Our excursions (night snorkeling and a snorkel daytrip were unique and a reasonable value). Floating above an underwater cliff a couple hundred meters from shore is an experience and moment that makes you appreciate the uniqueness and special opportunity that it is to stay in a place like this. We actually decided to end our trip in the Maldives somewhat reluctantly (given that we were relatively nearby). As it stands now, we will make every reasonable effort to come back. Although we paid cash for our stay (rather than using points), we did watch a number of YouTube videos when deciding where to stay. In the Marriott portfolio, the St. Regis and newly opened Ritz-Carlton seem to have a lot of hype surrounding them. I am sure they are exceptional properties, but I would require a lot of convincing to not simply return to this JW Marriott on my next stay. This stay was an indulgence for sure (especially given that our original plans for this final leg of our trip were to visit Cambodia where a high school friend worked at the US Department of State). However, our stay was worth every penny. At risk of sounding a little bit classist/snobbish (which I assure you I am not), I would advise other travelers would be to take a trip here when you're able to absorb the cost comfortably. When deciding where to stay we inevitably came across some YouTube point bloggers who "strategized" about things such as eating heavily during a late breakfast at some properties to save money (especially when your elite status may afford you a complimentary breakfast). Had we taken this trip in this mindset (and requiring some penny pinching as may have been our case several years ago) I think we would have added some mental stress to the trip and likely missed out on some of the magic of being here. I am glad we waited to make this trip. Lastly, there is not an ATM on site (something I didn't give much thought ahead of time). However, we asked our butler to add an additional charge to our final bill (designating the money for staff gratuities).