Maldives: On The Ground

Insider Tour Maldives: On The Ground

A surreal island oasis surrounded by lush wildlife and shimmering coral reefs, W Retreat & Spa – Maldives on Fesdu Island is the ultimate off-the-grid escape. Indulge in creative dining, nail your asana on the beach, and get up close and personal with the breathtaking house reefs. Or even opt for total seclusion and make Gaathafushi Island all yours for the night. Insider Chunky Mathew shows us W’s exclusive destinations around the island.




An around-the-clock culinary experience created with soul-satisfying food, complemented by ambiance and simplicity. KITCHEN is a modern and unique reinvention of the bistro, featuring eclectic cuisine a casual setting.





Ocean-to-table cuisine in a breathtaking overwater setting. FISH features fresh seafood delicacies accented by Asian sensibilities. Pair your meal with a glass of wine from our in-house selection – the largest selection of wine by the glass in the entire Maldives archipelago.





The dining destination for free spirits who choose to indulge under the stars. Spit-roasted lamb, suckling pig, Mongolian barbecue, freshly baked naan, and other Tandoori delicacies are on the menu at FIRE.





A poolside gourmet lounge offering signature cocktails, light main courses, pizzas, burgers, and more is great for a refreshing cocktail and a light bite after your mid-afternoon swim.





Let your hair down and close out the day while overlooking the Indian Ocean at a beautiful ocean bar. Cocktails, an extensive list of wines and champagnes, caviar, and sushi are an incredible way to finish the day.





Get a completely electric experience amplified by the sweet sounds from W resident DJs at the Maldives’ only underground nightclub. Enjoy one of the ninety varieties of vodka we have on hand, or opt for one of our signature cocktails.




Go on a dive and explore some of the world’s best dive sites, like Maaya Thila, Fishhead, Malhoss Thila, Himendhoo Thila, and others.





Go on an adventure. Parasail, take a glass bottom boat, or go fishing. Or, Charter Princess 42 for an experience like no other.



House Reef


Swim with whale sharks for an adventure to remember. Our resident marine biologist will take you on a tour of the awe-inspiring Maldivian reefs.





A fitness center, library, and an activities room all-in-one. Work out overlooking the Indian Ocean, watch a film you’ve never seen before, or play table tennis with your friends.




Turn off the world, and emerge rejuvenated, revitalized, and back in the game. Massages, Ayurvedic treatments, facials, and more – because true relaxation is more than skin deep.



WET Pool


Beautifully landscaped surroundings and an infinity edge pool make for a refreshing dip at WET. Bask in the sunshine, or stop by the WET Bar for a martini – the day is yours.