JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
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JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

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JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa offers unrivaled luxury in the stunning Indian Ocean. This 5-star luxury beach resort in the Maldives is an ideal destination for guests seeking to be fully present, nourished and reconnected. Luxuriate in our 60 villas featuring private pool, lush bedding, and lavish space. Delight your palate with stylish gastronomies from around the world with our five trendy restaurants, and sip artfully concocted cocktails overwater in one of our three bars. Indulge and invigorate at Spa by JW while kids explore the island life at Family by JW Kid's Club. Bask in a wide-array of water sports activities and discover the rich reef houses of the Laccadive sea – all making your Maldives experience richer.
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Infinity pool
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Personal trainer
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
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Complimentary welcome drink
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Outdoor dining area
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Fishing
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Van'gaaru Island, 40880
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Ifuru Domestic Airport
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Hanimaadhoo Airport
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huka wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore16 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent 6 amazing days at JW Marriott Maldives for our wedding anniversary. Upon check in, our room was upgraded from Sunrise Overwater Villas to Sunset Overwater Villas. The sunset every evening from the private pool deck was breathtaking. The luxurious villa was cozy with a very comfortable and spacious bed, high ceilings, huge bathroom, wide private pool deck with sun loungers and sitting area. Housekeeping was always quick yet meticulous and there was always sufficient bottled water provided in the room.

Our butler, Jeff was very friendly, easy going and approachable. He was extremely prompt and helpful at all times. We forgot to pack swimwear and the resort shop wasn't opened yet. He swiftly arranged for it to be purchased from Male and sent over. He felt like a friend which we have known for some time although we only just met. Thank you for everything Jeff! (:

Breakfast was always a spread. We enjoyed the egg station, crab soup, salmon bagel, fresh fruits and juices and variety of pastries. We were grateful for the really attentive staff at the restaurants and poolside, especially Siraf, Luciana, Viciana and Mallata. We had the best seafood pizza by the Horizon Pool, thank you Dan Dan for the recommendation.

Everyone around the island never failed to greet us with a smile. We enjoyed the fitness classes by Diana and yoga classes by Vishnu. The staff at the Dive & Water Sports Center were very professional in assisting us with the stand up paddle board and pedal boat. The white sand and blue waters around the island was paradise. We even spotted baby sharks and small rays near the shores. It's always difficult to decide whether to spend our time at the beach, infinity pools or in our villa.

Transfer arrangement from the airport via seaplane was also very smooth. We were greeted by the very welcoming staff (sorry we didn't catch his name) once we stepped out of the arrival gate. He was also the same staff who came to pick us up when we returned to Male for our departure. Although our seaplane arrived slightly later, he was calm and smiley, reassuring us that everything will be fine.

We were initially concerned that the place might be still very new and there were also not much reviews or information available. Nazira from reservations was very detailed and prompt in answering our enquires from the point of booking to arranging our seaplane transfer. Thank you Marc and the entire team at JW Marriott Maldives for exceeding our expectations!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from jwmmaldives, General Manager at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
Responded 7 Jan 2020
Dear hukaaaaa, Warm greetings from JW Marriott Maldives. I trust that the final leg home went well and seamlessly. Thank you for sharing your feedback and taking the time in providing your extensive comments. I am delighted that you thoroughly enjoyed the facilities and property. With particular mention of Jeff, as new friend, I touched that you felt that you arrived as guests, departed as friends and will return as family. Will also share your recognition of the many other associates, Siraf, Luciana, Viciana, Mallata, Dan Dan, Diana, Vishnu and as well with the Best Team, our Airport associates and Nazira. . It is with pleasure that we look forward to welcoming back. Please drop me a line directly as it will be my pleasure to assist and facilitate your next reservation. Warm regards, Marc
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Kenneth wrote a review Jan 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Best choice for honeymoon couples. Absolutely stunning place, amazing views, good snorkelling, beautiful new resort. We met a couple on our last day that went to Maldives 5 times, and told us JW definitely had the best facilities.

Their service was amazing, our butler was very cute and thoughtful, even arranged a special bath and light dessert for my wife and I after dinner in our room.

They time their house keeping well, as if they know when we are out for our meals and use the opportunity to clean up or turn down our rooms, our villas were always clean and neat! We love it!

Shout out to our 5 star extra thoughtful butler Mr Arey! He was very conscientious and remembered all our bookings and reservations and made sure our itinerary ran smoothly.

And his buddy Ahmed who took over his duties as Arey fell ill on of the days during our stay. He was also very good took time to explain culture of Maldives and we appreciate that.

We had a good experience in the restaurants there too. The Italian food - especially the carbonara and the pizza - was very good. We had a really fun server there, can’t remember his name but he was a funny young guy who would joke around and recommend good dishes to us.

Breakfast was a treat as well. Beautiful place overlooking the water, one of the classiest buffet lines we’ve seen, great variety and many choices - from fresh juices to smoothies, a variety of cuisines and cereals.

We didn’t get full or half board, which we regretted because the food was definitely pricey. It’s inevitable I suppose, being stuck on a resort island without a convenience store or any other outlet we could get food.

But I think the servers made up for the prices hahaha
Shoutout to Nassim and Annel who were very attentive during our dining and made it memorable with their recommendation and service.

Aso shoutout to the dive team, it was our first time and Kathy was very calm, friendly and professional. Although I had some trouble equalising, and therefore had to forgo the dive, my wife had an incredible time and managed to see different rays and even a turtle on her first time. They even managed to find her earring backing that she lost on the boat and returned it even though we didn’t ask for it.

And finally the spa was definitely something both my wife and I loved. It was probably one of the best spa experiences we’ve ever had, and she has been to quite a few around the world. This is definitely one of the best if not the best.
The view from our personal massage room was amazing basically having a room on TOP of the ocean while you have your spa.
The staff there are very experienced and very professional, from the front desk to the masseuse. I had a very bad neck and back problem that I couldn’t get rid of for a couple of weeks, the Indonesian lady that was treating me was very experienced and she even explained what was wrong and how to take care of the back and neck etc. And the following day the pain was gone!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MarcGussing, General Manager at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
Responded 26 Jan 2020
Dear Kenck9, Warm greetings from JW Marriott Maldives. I trust that your journey home was comfortable and seamless. We are delighted that you enjoyed the resort, facilities, cleanliness, Spa by JW, culinary and imbibe offerings, both front and back of house services and our 3rd party dive/water centre operator throughout your stay. A special thank you in recognising Arey and Ahmed attentiveness, interaction and seamless facilitation (Arey is fully recovered and feeling fighting fit), as well as Anel and Nassim for your dining pleasures. I will also take the liberty in sharing with Supa your kind words, your Balinese therapist that spa. Again, thank you for your most generous praise. It is with pleasure that we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Warm regards, Marc
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Mohammed A wrote a review Nov 2020
Kuwait City, Kuwait7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The amazing journey started before we have reached where I have had several private requests to the team which were graciously made.

Once we arrived we were greeted like royalty through a traditional maldivian welcome act and we were introduced to our amazing Takuru: Hayu whom throughout the stay became a very close shadower whom fullfils any and all of our requests. We were pleasantly surprised that in our stay, we were able to forget that we are in covid19 times thanks to the ability to socially distance with ease at the property.

We then were taken to our sunset villa where we were amazed by how well designed the room was including the light pastel colors and the availability of all needed items in the room. The bed as it turns out was heavenly and the team made sure that pillows are in line with my preference as feather. The hotel also managed the room cleaning and the turn down service in a friction free way while being outside the room.

As for the food and beverage, all restaurants and food were top notch, I remember to this day how good the pizza was in the pool side restaurant and how the catch of the day (sweet lips fish) at Shio restaurant tasted.

We also did a photoshoot with the talented photographer Sharuf where we got amazing photos to keep our times there in our memories.

Saima also made a very heavenly massage for my wife which she still reminisce.

Our final eve was a birthday dinner by the beach fully orchestrated and flawlessly executed by Hayu where we saw a Maldivian act and ate Maldivian cuisine with lots of rich tastes and amazing cooking.

We really enjoyed the beaches, the water, and the vibe which was very peaceful yet beautiful thanks to the amazing place but also the amazing team managing the property.

Thank you JW Marriott Maldives for an amazing break and top notch service.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marc Gussing, General Manager at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
Responded 8 Nov 2020
Dear m_almusalam, Warm greetings from JW Marriott Maldives. I trust that your onward journey was comfortable and seamless, and again congratulations on your wedding and choosing to celebrate this most special of occasions with us. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your comments and praise of the resort, facilities and food and beverage offerings. More importantly your appreciation and recognition of Hayu, Khun Saima and Sharoof will shared with each of them. Please do reach out directly when next considering returning to the Maldives so that I may assist with your travel arrangements. Best regards, Marc
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Mystic Wanderers wrote a review Sept 2022
Mumbai, India32 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A much needed family break after our previous few plans to Maldives kept getting cancelled due to COVID restrictions and unplanned exigencies at work place.

Thanks to my better half who manages all our travel planning, we were able to get a jackpot deal at JW Marriott.

Was a 1 week trip to Vagaru island JW Marriott. Flight from Mumbai to Male' was peaceful and we were received by their staff at airport and then taken to the lounge with food and drinks for waiting for the seaplane. In an hour, we were in the seaplane. People were very friendly and helpful and Must say that the style quotient of Maldivians is also high.

We were received by the full staff of JW Maldives at the Vagaru island. The resort manager(Mohit), their head chef (Bir Yadav ), our Thakuru (Ruslan) many other staff welcomed us at entry. The whole thing was extremely personalized which is very impressive and extra care was taken to know more about our needs and expectations.

Our butler Ruslan took us around the property and guided us to our room. We stayed 4 nights in over water villa and 3 nights in beach villa. Me being more a beach person, the whole experience was superbly surreal.

The place seemed right out of a painting. Water was super clear and sunny days made the whole experience right out of a travel magazine.

Our son spent a lot of time at the kids club which was very friendly and staff took very good care of all the kids.

House keeping staff also timed the cleaning to perfection ensuring that the room was cleaned when we were not at the room. There was no need to remind anyone about the cleaning.

We spent a lot of time doing water activities like snorkelling and pedal boats, lot of activites to do.

The restaurant had extremely friendly staff thank you Sokhirai, Bir (head chef) and others for the personalized service.

The bar at the beach was also a very well located and had a nice Jamaican vibe.

Rooms at JW are one of the largest in Maldives and warm hospitality of the staff and an awesome kids club at the property were highlights of our trip. There was also a musical performance everynight at the main restaurant. JW is a small property and beach is a little rocky but these issues were not really relevant for us.

Overall one of the best vacations we have ever had.

PP ratings

Overall experience - 5/5
Room 5/5
Food 4/5
Service 5/5
Value for money 4.5/5
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Marc Gussing, General Manager at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
Responded 5 Sept 2022
Dear back2thefuture, Warm greetings from JW Marriott Maldives. Thank you for taking the time to share your recent stay and experiences whilst with us. Your recognition of so many associates by name, across multiple departments, is very much appreciated. The entire team takes great pride in both our service culture and delivery. Please do drop a line when you next pencil in a possible return so that we may assist. Warm regards, Marc
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Abhimanyu tripathi wrote a review Nov 2020
Ahmedabad, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We travelled to Maldives amidst a time when travel is not as easy how it previously was. Things have changed quite a bit but JW Staff did not once make us feel that we were there during a pandemic by ensuring highest level of hygiene and safety.

Maldives was always on the bucket list for its breathtaking views seen in pictures and it’s even better in reality. It was one of the most relaxed vacations we took after a long time. The tranquility brings the mind to peace.

Our holiday was made so much better by the service provided to us by all the staff members. It’s not at all easy to smile all day and treat your guests with the best service when you’re staying so far away from home during an ongoing pandemic.

Some worthy mentions:

1. Fubu: He was our Thakuru for the stay and was extremely helpful and one call away for all our needs from booking our water sports, lunches/dinners etc.

2. Chef Pawan: Our family being vegetarian, he ensured each and every meal we had were made according to our choices. The dinner, him and his team arranged at Hashi was an highlight of the trip. Kudos for the special arrangements for breakfast.

3. Husniya, Nazim: truly appreciate the quick and warm service provided during most of our meals.

Annelia, Gigi, Dhananjay and Ankit: very courteous staff served at the speciality restaurants.

4. Mr. Mohit, Mr. Amit: They made sure to check on us whenever they saw us and always inquired if we needed anything.

5. Vivien: She made my Scuba dive an enthralling experience. Very knowledgeable and understanding instructor.

6. Mr Vishnu: enjoyed the wellness classes with him, kept us energised.

You visit JW first time for the views and the times after that for its service and views.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Marc Gussing, General Manager at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
Responded 23 Nov 2020
Dear atabhimanyu, Warm and sunny greetings from JW Marriott Maldives. I trust that you are now home after your long journey home. We are delighted to read that you have return home invigorated and well rested. Time is a hard come by new luxury, which allows for the ‘Whole You’ experience. Thank you for sharing your praise of the facilities, culinary offerings and destination, hygiene and best practises, though most all for your recognition of the team. Your generous mention of specific associates is genuinely appreciated and will shared with all. It is with great pleasure that we look forward to welcoming you back when your schedule allows. Please do write to me directly so that the team and I may assist. For now, please keep safe and well. Warm regards, Marc
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Alice F wrote a review Mar 2020
New York, New York, United States19 contributions2 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The unforgettable experience began when they picked me up at the airport in their Mercedes SUV and took me to the private lounge to await the seaplane ride to the property. Then I was greeted by my thakuru on the boat to the arrival dock, where I was ushered through the welcoming committee of staff, all clapping as I walked onto the island. Such a fun and memorable way to begin my vacation!

The property itself was simply breathtaking, with amazing views and sites everywhere you looked. The overwater villa enveloped me in relaxation and I took full advantage of lounging next to my plunge pool.

The restaurants were simply wonderful! Every meal was a treat! Be prepared to spend a premium on food, but if you’ve come this far, hopefully the pricing won’t come as too much of a surprise. The restaurant staff were all so lovely and accommodating. I think they may have paid special attention to me as I was there alone in a place built for couples 😊. I have an intolerance for onions and after mentioning that at my first meal, they had it noted throughout the property, so I didn’t even need to mention it again.

The general manager arranged a spa visit for me, which is an experience not to be missed! Thank you, Mohit, for encouraging me to partake of this wonderful and relaxing service!

The one negative is the lighting in the bathrooms is very low, so putting on makeup was a bit of a challenge. However, you’ll probably be there with someone who loves you and knows what you look without makeup at all, so hopefully this won’t be too much of an issue. Also, with the humidity, whatever you manage to do won’t last long anyway!

The gift shop was not yet open when I visited, so the staff went so far above and beyond to get me not only sunscreen, but also several magnets from Maldives! I collect magnets from each place I travel and was so disappointed that I wasn’t able to buy one there, so Mohit presented me with a bag of 5 of them the day after I mentioned this! Also, after I didn’t reapply the sunscreen as often as I should have and got a little burned, I was presented with camomile lotion the next day. Who knew you can use camomile lotion for sunburn?!?

On my last morning, I was presented with pancakes shaped like cute littles bears saying “We’ll miss you”. And I miss you all, too!!! I truly hope to return to this amazing property again soon!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from MarcGussing, General Manager at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
Responded 9 Mar 2020
Dear alicein1derlust, Warm greetings from JW Marriott Maldives. I trust that your journey home went well. Thank you for sharing your many experiences and areas of appreciation of the resort, team, spa and culinary offerings. We have noted regarding the lighting in the bathrooms and are reviewing to see how we may further enhance this area. Appreciating that we are a long way from home, though please do reach out directly when next considering new travel dates. Best regards, Marc
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Julie wrote a review June 2020
1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the Overwater Pool Villa for 5 days for our honeymoon and it was magical from the start. We arrived to cold refreshments and welcoming staff. It's paradise... an ultimate relaxation and service destination! Our Thakuru, Fubu, was the best - he made everyday perfect and drove us around in his Ferrari golfcart.
Everything is taken care of for you and it's so so so beautiful - this is the most colorful sea creatures I've ever seen and just outside your villa. The room was huge and clean and we loved having the outdoor pool to dip into after snorkeling after a big buffet breakfast (tons of selection and really fresh & tasty). We did scuba diving, watched a movie on the beach with grape hookah, went sunset boat fishing in the ocean and caught a red snapper and gurber for lunch the next day, did yoga by the water, had Maldivian dinner on the beach, swam in the numerous pools, created our own whiskey drinks, took a day/night photoshoot and truly enjoyed the island life. We can't wait to go back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Sunset Water Villa
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Response from MarcGussing, General Manager at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
Responded 1 July 2020
Dear juliezchoi, Warm greetings from JW Marriott Maldives. From us all, I trust that you and those closest to you are all well. Thank you for sharing you kind words of praise for the resort and services, with particular mention of Fubu. Please do reach out directly when next pencilling dates. For now, take care and stay safe. Best regards, Marc
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Shawna L wrote a review Feb 2020
Los Angeles, California1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful people. Wonderful place. The staff at this resort was exceptional. They were very attentive, but also genuinely caring and fun. Our butler Ahmed took great care of anything and everything we needed. The manager Mohit gave us special attention and it was great to get to know him.

Our overwater villa was immaculate; the view was unbelievable; and the extra touches like daily sweets, personal notes, wine, and welcome decorations were very thoughtful. The resort itself is excellent -- the restaurants had a great variety of cuisines and the dishes were phenomenal. Our only request would be to have the Thai restaurant in the treehouse open for dinner rather than closing at 4pm. That was our favorite place!

There are plenty of activities and excursions for those who need them. We took the catamaran out, which was very relaxing, and my boyfriend went kiteboarding at a nearby island. But mostly it was so nice to just relax by the pool, do some swimming and snorkeling, and unplug from the world.

The island itself is pristine. White sandy beaches, turquoise water, beautiful trees. We didn't even experience any bugs. There were fruit bats on the island...kind of a surprise to us but really cool to see up in the trees.

The only difficulty we had was in getting there. Once we flew into Male it was not a quick seaplane transfer to the resort. We had to wait 3 hours at the airport before getting on our seaplane and then there we 2 stops before us, so it was another hour in transit. But the seaplane ride does have amazing views of the islands below.

Overall it was probably the best vacation we've ever had.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The overwater villa is fun and unique. And the sunset view is worth it.
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Response from MarcGussing, General Manager at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
Responded 1 Mar 2020
Dear shawnal316, Warm greetings from JW Marriott Maldives. I trust that your journey home has been seamless. Thank you for sharing your kind words of praise for the property, the culinary and activities, though most of all for recognising Ahmed, Mohit and the team for the heart felt and genuine care. I am sorry for the extended delays in your seaplane transfer as these are usually handled within and under no more than 2 hours by the third party operator. It is with pleasure that we look forward to welcoming you back. Please reach out directly so that we assist and facilitate all arrangements. Best regards, Marc
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McKelle Holyoak wrote a review Mar 2020
12 contributions
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We recently returned from a six day visit to the JW Marriott Maldives and had an incredible experience. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to come to the Maldives.

The staff is so friendly, kind, and accommodating. They really care about you and do everything they can to make sure you have an amazing stay. My husband cut his foot on some coral and they sent us a fruit platter to our room that night and literally wrote him a card wishing him to "get well soon."

Fubu was our personal butler and he was amazing - if I came back to the hotel I would hope he would be our butler again. He went out of his way to make my birthday very special. Dubby was our butler for one day when Fubu was on his day off, and he was awesome too. We loved the waitress Husniya and the waiters at the Fiamma pool restaurant. The entire staff made me feel so celebrated on my birthday - they went out of their way throughout the entire day.

The breakfast buffet was the best breakfast buffet I've ever had! I already miss it. The fresh kiwi and mango (and all of the fruit in general) was unbelievable!

When snorkeling from the resort, we saw octopus, sharks, rays, turtles, starfish, and every type of fish you can imagine. The best snorkeling we found by far was on the sunrise overwater villa side of the island, past the row of rocks. It was incredible!!

My only complaint with our stay was that we had selected a dolphin quest excursion through the resort, and that day it was very windy. They told us that it would be cancelled if it was too windy, but it did not get cancelled. However, the boat ride was awful - extremely windy and bumpy. There were children throwing up on the boat because it was so rough. I expressed this concern to the hotel but they did not do anything to make it right. This was my only point of dissatisfaction on the trip and I would have been happier if they would have refunded or credited us for the amount we spent on this, as it was an extremely unpleasant experience.

Overall, thank you to the JW Marriott Maldives for the most amazing 30th birthday trip! This is the first time I've ever been homesick for a resort after leaving haha.

ROOMS: 5/5
RESORT: 5/5
STAFF: 5/5
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from MarcGussing, General Manager at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Dear McKelleHolyoak, Warm greeting from JW Marriott Maldives. I hope that you have returned well and settled in back home. First, I would like to apologise for the rough conditions and that you and some of the other guests were in a uncomfortable position due to the waves and tidal movement. Second, thank you for your kind words of praise for the property, facilities and services perfumed by the team with particular mention of Husniya, Dubby and specifically Fubu whom was your dedicated butler. Rest assured, when you pencil your return we will ensure that Fubu looks after you. Please do reach out directly for your next stay. Best regards, Marc
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F W wrote a review Jan 2023
Hong Kong, China15 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose JW Marriot Maldives for our honeymoon trip and the resort is excellent, offering us a sweet and memorable experience. Let me share more about the resort in the following aspects.

Villa: We have chosen the sunrise oversea villa. Unfortunately we didnt see the sunrise there as the sky was quite cloudy in the morning during our stay. The villa is very neat and tidy. The normal housekeeping service is twice a day. We went snorkeling from our villa and found many fish nearby, e.g. blue parrot fish, butterflyfish, moorish idol, blue surgeonfish.
Resort Environment and facility: The resort is very beautiful, tidy and comfortable. You will always find many nice angles to take a lot of nice pictures everywhere in the resort. Most importantly, not many guests were around the resort, giving us a lot of private space even in some outdoor facilities, like the Infinity pool, the beach. Every corner in the resort have their staff to take care of, e.g. even the sand on the beach, the ladder to the sea for those oversea villa. We encountered a stormy day in the resort and the sand road was flooding severely. Once the rain stopped, the staff were very busy in tidying up the road and clearing the flood.
There are also some daily excursions offered by the watersports center, which are to be charged separately from the package. Some interesting activities are dolphin quest, sunset fishing.
Ocean species: The house reef is quite well managed and we can easily find school of fish (those common species in Maldives) around the resort. We have seen the baby shark catching the small fish near the beach!
Food: We have chosen the all-inclusive package, which covers 3 courses and some common beverages. The food quality is very good and the amount is always more than expected. Better check with the staff if you dont wanna waste too much food. The resort offers a wide range of food, e.g. Japanese, Thai, Western, Indian and also some Chinese dim sum and noodle. Their dessert is very delicious too! We had a festive buffet dinner for one night and there was a live band performance as Christmas was approaching.
Transport: We went to the resort by seaplane, which took around 50 mins for a non-stop flight. The seaplane cost has been included in the package price.
Staff: Staff are very friendly in the resort. They will first offer you a very warm welcome once you arrive the resort. They provide great customer service in every detail. Last but not least, special thanks to our butler, Risal. He is very professional, helpful and responsible. Whenever we had any requests or questions during our stay, we can easily reach out to him via whatsapp and he is very responsive. He checked for our needs from time to time, and appeared around us at the right moment, and often offered us timely delivery service from/ to our villa.

Thanks again for giving us a wonderful experience for our honeymoon trip.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Handhu Rasheed, Guest Services / Front Office at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
Responded 17 Jan 2023
Dear bidow314, Warmest greetings from JW Marriott Maldives. Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience with us. I am delighted to read such an amazing review on our facilities and services. We are so proud to know you have enjoyed your Honeymoon trip to JW Marriott Maldives to the fullest. I would also like to thank you for recognizing the effort by all our associates and specifically by Risal to ensure you leave our resort with memories for life. We look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful island paradise and once the time permits and you pencil in a trip back, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly so I can assist to curate another memorable stay for you. Best Regards, Handhu
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I_loves_holidays1 asked a question Dec 2023
England, United Kingdom33 contributions37 helpful votes
What age is the kids club for?
Answer from Trareveler88
4 contributions4 helpful votes
Didn’t travel with kids. Though they have a bunch of activities for older kids as well eg pool, chess, arcade games
Answer from mr.food_mrs.travel
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates248 contributions31 helpful votes
All inclusive package includes breakfast,lunch and dinner but during the set hours. Laundry is not included.
Answer from Stephen S
Houston242 contributions119 helpful votes
$150 1/2 board plus tax/gratuity $210 full board plus… $300 all inclusive…
psam010 wrote a tip Apr 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand253 contributions103 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Overwater villas are absolutely incredible"
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Sabrina L wrote a tip Mar 2024
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates156 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bring tons of sunscreen - you’ll use more than you think."
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Alex T wrote a tip Mar 2024
2 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"People are attentive, but what they have to offer their guest is really limited. Not the working level but the management not caring. "
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Human B wrote a tip Feb 2024
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Has to be the archetypal Marriott experience. Take some food for evenings however. . "
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Richard wrote a tip Feb 2024
San Diego, California23 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just do the AI then I don’t have to worry about anything."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$1,336 - AU$3,045 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
MaldivesShaviyani AtollVagaru Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa
What are some of the property amenities at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Chinese.
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Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.