There is only one word to describe our stay at Six Senses Laamu: Heaven. If you are traveling to the Maldives, you would do yourself a great disservice by not considering this resort for your stay. Every minute of our stay was well-thought-out and incredibly guest-oriented, down to the fresh lemonade and refreshing towels that awaited us as we stepped onto our ferry to the resort. Sato, our GEM (Guest Experience Manager) helped us coordinate all the details of our stay, from dinner reservations to massages. One of my favorite things about the hotel was the encouragement to be barefoot - we did not wear shoes at all the entire vacation. We took them off before stepping onto the island, and didn't put them back on until we'd left. It seems simple and maybe even strange, but being barefoot really allows your sense of total relaxation to set in.
Our over water villa was everything we could've hoped for, and more. An upgrade to the over water villa was one of the gifts on our honeymoon registry and we are so grateful that it was fulfilled! We were envious of the pool villas, but in retrospect, it was nice looking but we didn't need it. Each over water villa has two sets of steps to enter the lagoon directly, so why not take advantage of the crystal clear warm water, teeming with species of tropical fish? You can get in a pool anywhere.
Dining at the resort was spectacular. The breakfast buffet was plentiful and filling (and comes with complimentary champagne!). I especially loved the emphasis on healthy, fresh foods. Seven months later, I'm still trying to figure out how they got their egg whites so fluffy, and can't stop thinking about the Maldivian fish curry. I would go back just for the French toast. Purchasing the all-inclusive package was the best thing we could've done - we highly recommend doing so if you are at all budget-minded like we are. It'll take the thought out of your dining choices. Sato made sure we had dinner reservations each evening, so that we were able to sample all of the island's culinary offerings. Interestingly, a large portion of the food served is grown onsite, in the island's organic garden.
I could go on and on forever about how life-changing this stay was. Just go.