From the moment you arrive at Six Senses Laamu, you’ll immediately regret having booked a flight home.
The only resort in the Laamu Atoll, Six Senses’ barefoot-luxury ethos is evident from the moment you step off the speedboat. There’s an island-wide ‘no shoes’ rule, which was a welcome respite for our Choo-weary soles, and as we were ushered to our villa, our host explained that the resort places a lot of significance on being kind to the island on which it has made its home. It’s a refreshing approach, and one that is all the more impressive given the standard of luxury we encounter during our stay. The resort is home to 10 different villa options, from lagoon- or beachside to overwater, and five restaurants offering a wide variety of fresh regional and international cuisine. Each room and restaurant boasts incredible, Insta-worthy views of the Indian Ocean, making it difficult to decide whether to eat in or venture out, given the beauty of both. The one location that did have us back (almost) every day of our stay was the dedicated ice cream parlour – which has over 40 flavours on offer – on the resort’s front jetty. The myth that fashion girls don’t eat was well and truly busted while we were here.
This article originally appeared in the October 2016 issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia