Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sensual green in the Maldives

Six Senses Laamu, a new luxury green resort in the Maldives, is now open for business. It’s the only resort on the virtually uncharted Laamu Atoll, on the island of Olhuveli, deep in the Indian Ocean. True to its philosophy of environmental protection, Six Senses created the resort using local, sustainable materials and made only the lightest of footprints on the outstanding natural beauty of the island.

The resort’s 97 chic villas have been designed to complement nature, sitting back on the beach amid lush tropical vegetation or over the clear, blue and deep lagoon. Each allows utter privacy along with luxurious creature comforts and acres of airy, open space. Leaf, the organic restaurant, is perched high above an organic garden, and serves food picked and caught only hours before. A spa offers treatments using local Maldivian ingredients, with treatment rooms set among the trees and a yoga pavilion and kinisis gym looking out to the sea.

Sonu Shivdasani, chairman and CEO of Six Senses commented: “This first Six Senses property in the Maldives has all the ingredients to make it a hugely popular destination. With its remote (but accessible) location, its pristine reef, its yinyang surfing wave, its contemporary design features and focus on nightlife, it will set a new standard for Six Senses Resorts.”

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