Offering authentic and enriching experiences, JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa offers a nature-inspired architecture and interior design concept by Isabelle Miaja and her Singapore-based team.
“JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is a design based on Nature and Fauna with a distinct emphasis on organic elements and modern lines,” explains Isabelle Miaja, Founder, Miaja Design Group. “Comfort and lightness is combined with unique experiences, in a genuine Maldivian getaway atmosphere.”
The resort’s pristine white Arrival Jetty offers visitors a glamorous welcome, with hammocks and banquettes all along the perimeter. The resort’s public areas follow suit, with a lounge-style residential environment.
There are 60 luxurious beach and overwater villas, complete with private pools and plush interiors, perfect for couples and families alike.
The architecture of the water villas is constructed in traditional thatched style, adding to the authentic Maldivian experience. Structurally, they also pay tribute to the Heron bird, an emblem of good luck for many locals. The shape and lines of the thatched roof has a tip that resembles a beak of the bird, and the composition is slightly slanted, to portray the Heron dipping its head into the water to catch fish.
Inside both the beach and water villas the décor is light and airy. Furniture and finishes are made of woods and organic materials, with colour accents in the fabrics referencing the turquoise blue waters and pink-violet tones of the tropical flowers that adorn the islands.