JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa

Sh. Vagaru Island, Shaviyani Atoll
192 km from Velana International Airport, Malé
50 minutes by seaplane


Swimming Pool
Scuba Diving
Private Pool Villas
Multi-Bedroom Villas
Children's Facilities
Jacuzzi Villas
Ayurvedic Treatments
Baby Sitting

Nurturing enriching experiences that are authentic, inspiring and comfortable, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa offers unrivaled luxury in the stunning Indian Ocean. This 5-star luxury beach resort in the Maldives (formerly known as Viceroy Maldives) is an ideal destination for guests seeking to be fully present, nourished and reconnected.

Luxuriate in 60 villas featuring private pool, lush bedding, and lavish space. Delight your palate with stylish gastronomies from around the world with their five trendy restaurants, and sip artfully concocted cocktails overwater in one of the three bars. Indulge and invigorate at Spa by JW while kids explore the island life at FAMILY by JW Kids Club. Bask in a wide-array of water sports activities and discover the rich reef houses of the Laccadive sea – all making your Maldives experience richer.

Room Categories

Land Room
131 sq feet

Nestled between lush gardens and the soft sand of the island's edge lay the Duplex Beach Villas, with private pools and incredible views beyond the windows of the soaring interiors. Each of the Duplex Beach Villas sleeps up to 6 guests and have floor to ceiling windows, soaring ceilings that rise above the master bedroom, spacious living room and en-suite bathroom with its own outdoor shower nestled in a private garden. 

The villa has a second floor loft, where the daybed provides additional space for lounging or just soaking in the panoramic views. Adjoining to the master bedroom is a second bedroom with two twin beds and an attached bathroom, ideal for families and couples alike. Duplex 2 Bedroom Beach Villa can accommodate up to 6 people.

Over Water Villa
148 sq feet

Perched atop the lagoon, enjoy the bright spaciousness and privacy of the Duplex Water Villas. From the deck, dip into the private pool or just relax, savoring the sweeping views. The generous spaces in the two-story Duplex Water Villas allow for personalized living, and feature a second-floor loft with convertible furnishings that provide a relaxing spot on a lazy afternoon to enjoy the beauty of the sun setting into the Indian Ocean.

Land Room
248 sq feet

The Beach Pool Villa Sunset offers the ultimate in space and privacy offering the captivating Maldivian sunset view. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, each villa has its own pool and private beach access leading to the crystal waters of the blue lagoon.

Land Room
248 sq feet

Beach Pool Villa sunrise offer the ultimate in privacy and luxury with captivating view of Maldivian sunrise. Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, each villa has its own pool and private beach access leading to the crystal waters of the blue lagoon.

Over Water Villa
234 sq feet

Overwater Pool Villas embrace the crystal blue waters and serenity of the Maldives in the modern design. Sliding doors from the bedroom open out onto the private decks creating an indoor/outdoor flow. All villas are fully equipped with modern days services.

Over Water Villa
234 sq feet

Surrounded by the extraordinary natural beauty of the Indian Ocean, our Overwater Pool Villas welcomes guests to a luxury oasis in Shaviyani Atoll thoughtfully designed to nourish one’s soul throughout the stay and beyond.



Each of the seven over-water treatment villas are designed with private changing areas, steam showers, fully adjustable treatment tables with majestic deck views; perfect for sharing indulgent relaxation time with a friend, loved one or simply by yourself. Embracing the power and presence of water, one of the spa villas features a beautiful Jacuzzi tub, which is the perfect way to begin or end your spa journey. For a more intimate and private haven, the exclusive Couple's Suite contains a wet chamber complete with Vichy shower, Jacuzzi tub, a plunge pool and living area to unwind and relax pre and post treatments. 


The dive team, operated by Best Dives Maldives, welcomes you to world-class diving in the Maldives. The advantage of diving in the Shaviyani Atoll is that its relatively unknown and the sites remain virgin (to most extent) by tourists due to the remoteness of the resort. Whether you are an experienced diver or are deciding if this is a sport that you want to venture into, you could go on your first underwater discovery. The world beneath will dazzle you with its marine life and it would be unfortunate if you left without seeing the diversity and richness of its marine life.

water sports

A range of water sports, both motorised and non-motorised sports are available. Guests can arrange fishing trips out in the deep sea, at sunset or out at a deserted island, or embrace the adrenaline rush of windsurfing, waterskiing, kayaking, catamaran sailing, wake boarding and deep sea fishing.

The Watersports center is open daily from 8:30am to 7:00pm and the use of non-motorized equipment is free of charge Water Sports Centre is operated by Best Dives Maldives.


Surround yourself in blue. Every day resort makes a morning and an afternoon excursion by Dhoni. You will be assisted by a professional Guides. Guests can arrange for deep sea fishing trips, a sunset cruise or a day trip to a deserted island. 

A short boat ride will take you to a local village, where the fishermen have been residing for generations. Discover the Maldivian culture from up close, while strolling through the narrow streets or purchasing souvenirs from resident craftsmen.

sports and recreation

Activities include diving, massage, water sports (non-motorized), fitness center, outdoor pool, steamroom, kids club, pool (kids), water sports (motorized).


sports and recreation

An island perched on the edge of the Indian Ocean offers luxury on the very edge of civilization. True love deserves a setting of unparalleled splendor, a place where memories will be truly unforgettable. Proposals, celebration dinners, wedding blessings, honeymoons and the renewals of vows will become events that are as one-of-a-kind as the couples themselves. The resort's renowned distinctive service and dedicated staff will assist you in creating the wondrous event you’ve been dreaming of.

Wining and Dining

  • Horizon

    Enjoy a refreshing tropical drink in the swing bar seats of Horizon. With unsurpassed views over the Laccadive Sea, this is the place to soak in a majestic Maldivian sunset and enjoy live entertainment at night.

  • Rum Baan

    Positioned next to Kaashi in a unique treetop location, Rum Baan features 98 signature rums carefully selected from all corners of the globe.

  • Wabi Sabi

    Situated over the water, Wabi Sabi offers Japanese-inspired and signature smoked cocktails. An extensive wine list and Japanese sakes, teas and whiskies are available.

  • Wine Room

    Conveniently located in the heart of Aailaa, our all-day-dining restaurant, the Wine Room boasts both new- and old-world wines, featuring 1,620 bottles and 320 labels from across the globe.

  • Shio

    Enjoy an elegant fine-dining experience at our signature grill restaurant in the Maldives, featuring a wide variety of the finest meats and fresh seafood. Accentuate your meal with a side dish and a glass of wine from our extensive menu.

  • Hashi

    Treat yourself to a selection of traditional Japanese specialties, including sake, as you witness our talented teppanyaki chefs showcase their skills in the Maldives. The Hashi restaurant features classic Japanese décor amid an overwater location.

  • Fiamma

    Savor the delicious and distinctive flavors of freshly prepared Italian cuisine at our al fresco restaurant next to the pool. Relish popular Italian dishes, such as risotto, pasta and wood-fired pizzas, along with refreshing beverages.


    Enjoy a unique dining experience at our Thai restaurant, set in a stunning treetop location. Take in a cool breeze and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean while relaxing with freshly prepared Thai cuisine and rum cocktails. Open for lunch daily.


    This vibrant restaurant offers delectable all-day dining, including an enticing à la carte menu for lunch and dinner. You can also greet the day in the Maldives with our sumptuous breakfast buffet, complete with live cooking stations.

    Enjoy the stunning views of the Indian Ocean at relaxed all-day dining restaurant, offering authentic local and international flavors. Start your day with a delicious breakfast or join us for an a la carte lunch and dinner with dishes that are fondly crafted by the chefs and created with flavors of the world.

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