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10:36 AM 7th November 2019

Marriott Maldives Luxury Opens

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa has officially opened on the island of Vagaru, Shaviyani Atoll, featuring 60 expansive beach and overwater villas all with private pools.

Headed up by food and wine expert, General Manager Marc Gussing, the resort has one of the most impressive culinary offerings in the Maldives.

There are five restaurants with one in a treetop setting and one overwater, and top chefs from some of the world’s most celebrated restaurants including Nobu.

The villas start at an enormous 234sqm and the resort places a strong emphasis on privacy with private decks and pools designed so they can’t be seen from the outside.

There are four ultra-expansive villa types, all with private pools. The two-bedroom, three-bathroom Duplex Beach Pool Villas sleep up to five guests and have upstairs living areas and direct beach access ideal for families, whilst the Duplex Overwater Pool Villas with upstairs living areas have unsurpassed views of the Laccadive Sea. Beautiful One-bedroom Beach Pool Villas and sunrise and sunset Overwater Pool Villas are also available.

Situated in the untouched Northern atoll of Shaviyani, the resort is a 55-minute seaplane flight to the north of Male. The island’s surrounding natural reef benefits from the island being far from Male and civilisation and is teeming with sea life. An on-site marine biologist ensures the pristine reef remains untouched and in perfect health whilst overseeing aquatic expeditions including diving and snorkelling.

The adults-only infinity swimming pool on the tip of the island is ideal for adults looking for some peace and relaxation. Meanwhile a chic adults-only club house with cigar room, shisha room, a billiards table and more is available to guests over the age of 18.

Nightly rates at JW Marriott Maldives start from USD $886 (£717 approx.) in an Overwater Sunrise Pool Villa based on double-occupancy on B&B basis. For more information or to book visit Marriott.com or call +960 300 6966.