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JW Marriott Maldives Resort

Updated: Feb 4, 2022

Located 192km north of Male Airport, JW Marriott Maldives Resort is located within the secluded and untouched Shaviyani Atoll. It is a tropical island oasis that meets crystal blue waters and is surrounded by undisturbed natural beauty and marine life.

Located a 55-minute seaplane flight to the north of Male, the crescent-shaped Island offers an unrivalled luxury in the stunning environment; its bright, modern villas are some of the largest in the archipelago.

In addition, this resort places a strong emphasis on privacy. Private decks and pools are designed so they can't be seen from outside the villas and in-villa dining will be on offer for couples or families looking for meals in a private setting.

Thakaru Service

At JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, they place an importance on personalised service for its resort guest. The helpful Thakuru team will assist guests in arranging a personalised itinerary and also readily recommend customised recreational activities on the island such as spa & wellness activities, private dining arrangements, and dolphin cruise to name a few.



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.

Beach Pool Villa

The Beach Pool Villa Sunset offers the ultimate in space and privacy offering the captivating Maldivian sunset view. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, the entire villa is very private and surrounded by lush greenery to shield prying eyes. Each villa has its own pool and private beach access leading to the crystal waters of the blue lagoon.

Inside, the décor is light, airy and comes with plenty of living spaces for entertainment. Furniture and finishes are made of woods and organic materials, with colour accents in the fabrics referencing the turquoise blue waters and pink-violet tones of the tropical flowers that adorn the islands. The high floor-to-ceiling windows allows the soft sea breeze rushing through the leaves, alongside the abundant natural light.

The marble-adorned and luxurious bathroom includes a bathtub that faces the lush greenery comes with a separate shower and a double vanity.

With a dedicated outdoor space, you’ll get your own private access to the beach - only a few meters away and sun loungers are placed strategically for sunshine and shade between the sparkling waters of the lagoon and the hideaway retreat.


Overwater Villa with Pool

The spacious 234 sqm one bedroom Overwater Pool Villa set on stilts overlooking the clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, embraces the serenity of the Maldives, comes with a choice of sunrise or sunset views.

Sliding doors from the bedroom open out onto the private decks creating an indoor/outdoor flow. Delight in floor-to-ceiling windows that deliver abundant natural light and sunrise or sunset views, with plenty of living spaces within for entertainment.

Indulge in the magnificent ocean views from your marble-adorned and luxurious bathroom, which includes a bathtub, separate shower and a double vanity.

A dedicated outdoor space with with a wooden sunbathing deck, private pool and direct access to the lagoon allows you to bask in the sun while taking in the panaronamic views of the Maldavian sea in complete privacy.


Duplex Overwater Villa with Pool

The Duplex water pool villa has two floors, divided into upper and lower floors, providing couples with a spacious master bedroom and an additional area of an upstairs lounge offering unsurpassed views of the Laccadive Sea.

This unique split-level duplex is designed to cater to multigenerational families, featuring separate lounges, bedrooms and bathrooms to accommodate larger groups.

Sliding doors from the bedroom open out onto the private decks creating an indoor/outdoor flow. Delight in floor-to-ceiling windows that deliver abundant natural light and sunrise or sunset views, with plenty of living spaces within for entertainment.



The JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa will feature 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.


Enjoy the stunning views of the Indian Ocean at this relaxed all-day dining restaurant, offering authentic local and international flavors.

Start your day in the Maldives with a delectable breakfast buffet, complete with live cooking stations. This vibrant restaurant offers delectable all-day dining, including an enticing à la carte menu for lunch and dinner.

Conveniently located in the heart of Aailaa, the Wine Room is its own oenology of both new and old-world wines featuring 1620 bottles and 320 labels from across the globe. 



Situated on the southern tip of the island, this restaurant offers panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy exquisite views of the Indian Ocean while being immersed in truly authentic Thai cuisines at Kaashi.



This al-fresco restaurant is located right by the pool - savor the delicious and distinctive flavors of freshly prepared Italian cuisine, such as risotto, pasta and wood-fired pizzas, along with refreshing beverages.



Featuring the drama and flair with a teppanyaki grill. Hashi is certain to ignite the taste buds and excitement of all diners. Enjoy Japanese-inspired cocktails, Japanese whiskey, sake, tea or our extensive wine selection.


Wabi Sabi

Situated over the water, offering an extensive view of the Maldivian Sea, Wabi Sabi offers Japanese-inspired and signature smoked cocktails. An extensive wine list and Japanese sakes, teas and whiskies are available.


Rum Bann

Positioned next to Kaashi in a unique treetop location, Rum Baan is a rustic yet elegant Bar that allows you to sip on their signature Thai-inspired rum cocktails and selection of 98 signature rums carefully selected from all corners of the globe.



Enjoy a refreshing tropical drink in the swing bar seats of Horizon, located right next to the Horizon Pool. With unsurpassed views over the Laccadive Sea, this is the place to be to soak in a majestic Maldivian sunset and to enjoy local entertainment at night.


Spa and Wellness

Welcome to Spa by JW, an experience that favors simplicity over complexity, clarity over mystery.

Spa by JW features six couple's treatment rooms and one deluxe treatment suite with a wide selection of treatments that are tailored to your exact needs and focused on delivering four distinctive benefits — Calm, Indulge, Invigorate and Renew.

Their deluxe treatment suite is tastefully designed and instills a feeling of tranquility and peace. The suite features a plunge pool, steam room, ice room and sauna. Ideal for couples or groups to unwind and reconnect. Begin your journey with your desired results in mind. Whether you’re fatigued from a long journey or simply desire a well-deserved retreat, Spa by JW will provide a personalized spa experience that is as effortless as it is rewarding.



Dive & Water Sports Centre

The private island where the all new JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa sits holds a natural reef just metres from the shore, teeming with sea life for guests to take in. Explore the local marine life with their dive center team. An on-site marine biologist oversees the health of the reef along with organising diving and snorkelling excursions. Water sports equipment is also available for hire including jetski, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, banana boat, kite-surfing and lots more.

FAMiLY by JW - Little Griffins

For families travelling with children, Little Griffins, 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.


Lounge 18

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.


Covid-19 Response:

For more information on JW Marriott Maldives' response to Covid-19, please click here.


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