The Maldives — a chain of islands in the Indian Ocean — are about as close to paradise as you can get. Stunning blue water gently laps against pristine white-sand beaches, all set against a backdrop of lush, green tropical foliage. The islands’ near-perfect climate rarely dips below 80 degrees and is full of sunshine throughout the year.
This unspoiled beauty makes the Maldives a popular destination for honeymooners and other romantic escapes, and Inspirato’s resort partner in the Maldives certainly makes for a dreamy experience. At Six Senses Laamu, Inspirato Members stay in beautiful over-the-water villas with expansive outdoor space and 360-degree views of the immaculate surroundings.
Inspirato Members Mike and Brigitte recently traveled to the Maldives to experience what Mike called the most beautiful place on Earth – and the island’s naturally romantic atmosphere was perfect for a special surprise he was planning.
I have visited 66 countries and counting. There is no place on Earth I have personally found to be more beautiful. And, I have never experienced better resort design, resort functioning, dining experiences, or service than that provided by Six Senses Laamu. I only hope we get to go back.Mike C.Inspirato Member
Mike and Brigitte spent five nights at Six Senses Laamu, which, like other Six Senses resorts, emphasizes environmentally responsible concepts. “Inspirato has chosen the perfect partner in visiting the Maldives,” Mike wrote. “The Six Senses group, as we have come to learn, is a very unique 5-star resort company focusing on unique locations, guest wellness, fitness and health, and sustainable practices at all their properties.”
Six Senses’ isolated location means that most visitors won’t leave the grounds during their stay, but that’s part of the appeal. On-site amenities include water sports, restaurants and dining options, and a soothing spa, the signature amenity of the Six Senses brand. Mike and Brigitte made full use of all of the above; however, their itinerary culminated in one very important moment.
“We took advantage of spa treatments, SCUBA, and dining on our own private island — where I popped the question and she said, “Yes!” Mike wrote.
Mike also shared some helpful tips for other members considering a vacation in the Maldives. Given the islands’ remote location, getting there can be a bit complicated, but Mike insists that the end result more than makes up for the journey.
“In considering travel here from the USA, just keep in mind — it’s a long way, but well worth it. Our trip itinerary was:
- 4 flights: LAX to NRT (Japan); NRT to SIN (Singapore); SIN to MLE — all on Singapore Airlines (very nice way to fly); then a short 1 hour hop from MLE (Male, Maldives) to KDO (Kadhdhoo, Maldives), the closest Atoll airport to the resort
- 30 min speed boat ride from KDO to the resort itself”
Many friends and family have told us the Maldives is their most desirable bucket list resort destination. We can confirm: it should be #1.Mike C.Inspirato Member
Inspirato Members have more than 175 vacation destinations to choose from around the world. From incredible, once-in-a-lifetime places like the Maldives to perennially beloved vacation destinations like Tuscany and Mexico, the Inspirato Collection includes something for every traveler. Learn more about how club members experience the world with Inspirato, whether they’re celebrating milestones like an engagement or simply getting away with their family.