Marriott International is extremely thrilled to have launched its JW Marriott brand in the Maldives. The opening of JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa marks the luxury brand's foray into the island paradise destination in the heart of Indian Ocean.

For those who are wondering, the new luxury private island resort sits on Vagaru island, Shaviyani atoll in the Maldives - a mere 55 minutes away from Male, Maldives via seaplane.

Regardless of the type of accommodation option you are keen on, the newly opened JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa aims to please. The gorgeous new resort houses 60 roomy villas that come with wooden sunbathing decks and private pools; stunning overwater pool villas that offer either sunset or sunrise views; and beach pool villas that offer direct beach access.

To make the most out of your stay at the JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, definitely take the opportunity to participate in snorkeling and diving excursions orgaized by the on-site marine biologist while you are at it. According to Marriott, the private island where the new resort sits on holds a phenomenal natural reef teeming with sea life mere meters fom the shore! Of course, the on-site marine biologist is the one in charge of overseeing the reef's health as well.

Without a doubt, the JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa wants to help guests unwind and rejuvenate their body, mind and soul. The resort offers a wide assortment of dedicated fitness and spa amenities, complete with a daily schedule comprising engaging, mindfulness-focused activities. Its overwater gym is sure to make your workout session that much more enjoyable, while the hotel brand's signature Spa by JW is available to guests looking to indulge in luxurious, pampering treatments.

The JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa also features five restaurants and three full-service bars. 24-hour in-villa dining services are available, too.

While many travelers think of the Maldives as a luxury romantic getaway destination for couples, JW Marriott wants to make it clear it has accommodation options and facilities that cater to families traveling with kids, too.

For instance, its split-level duplex beach pool villa offers separate bedrooms, bathrooms and lounges. Little Griffins, a Family by JW kids club, promises to keep the little ones entertained. That's not all, the resort also offers an adults-only infinity pool area, a clubhouse complete with billiards table, a cigar room and shisha room for guests aged 18 and older.

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