Marriott International is redefining luxury tropical getaways, with the announcement of its new private island resort, offering super-sized villas, superb dining, and exceptional service.

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is located on Vagaru island in the Shaviyani atoll and marks the debut of Marriott International’s iconic JW Marriott brand in this paradisiacal island destination.

The dreamy new resort is located just 55-minutes via seaplane from the capital of Male, making it a perfect choice for all international visitors.


The beautiful new resort

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The stunning new resort features 60 spacious villas starting at approximately 234 sq. metres, which includes private pools and wooden sunbathing decks.

Each room throughout the resort draws inspiration from the natural surroundings and local Maldivian culture, incorporating colours and materials that highlight the island destination. Thatched roofs on the villas are reminiscent of inverted dhoni boats, the traditional Maldivian wooden fishing vessels, and slanted roof tips recall white herons dipping their heads into the water.

“With a focus on holistic well-being and enriching, thoughtfully-curated experiences, this private island resort will inspire our guests to be fully present and come together with loved ones to enjoy a getaway that nourishes not only the body, but also the mind and soul.”

Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President & Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott

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Guests can escape into a world of complete wellbeing with an extensive array of dedicated fitness and spa amenities, along with a daily schedule of engaging and mindfulness-focused activities. The resort’s overwater gym, open-air pavilion, daily workout classes, yoga sessions, and easy movement and breathing exercises will provide guests with numerous opportunities to find mindful moments and reconnect with their surroundings. The Signature Spa by JW will offer a sanctuary for indulging in head-to-toe pampering and luxurious treatments.

The JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa will be a gourmand’s paradise with five restaurants, offering a remarkable array of fine-dining choices; from classic Maldivian seafood to exotic Thai cuisine on a treetop restaurant, wood-fired brick oven pizzas and Japanese teppanyaki, along with a chef’s garden to supply the resort with daily fresh produce.

Three full-service bars will serve old and new world wines with over 300 labels to choose from, fine Japanese sake and handcrafted cocktails with over 98 different types of rum available. Guests can also enjoy 24-hour in-villa dining services.

“JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa will redefine luxury travel in the Maldives.”

Rajeev Menon, President, Asia Pacific excluding Greater China, Marriott International

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For families travelling with children, Little Griffins, a Family by JW kids club, features a 13-metre long pirate ship, kids sleeping area, a servery, games and educational activities to provide little ones with hours of fun and entertainment.

Guests over 18 will be able to enjoy an adults-only infinity pool area at the tip of Vagaru island as well as a clubhouse complete with a cigar room, shisha room, and billiards table.

The private island where the all-new JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa sits holds a stunning natural reef just metres from the shore, teeming with sea life for guests to take in. An on-site marine biologist oversees the health of the reef along with organising diving and snorkelling excursions and other water sports. Mesmerising white sand beaches, stunning designs, and authentic Maldivian cultural experiences come together at the luxurious property to ensure guests get the most out of their stay.

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