Aqua Season at Six Senses Laamu brings together a raft of water-focused activities which incorporate the surfing season’s International Surfing Day on 20 June, Turtle Nesting and Hatching Season from May through October, Maldivian by the Sea – which showcases local cuisine in July at Longitude restaurant, and Jaafai Dinners hosted at local islands.
To celebrate the season, Six Senses Laamu offers a selection of complimentary benefits and savings. These include No Rush Hours with a resident DJ, savings at the Six Senses Spa, free Cinema on the Beach plus ice-cream on the house!
International Surfing Day – At Six Senses Laamu and in partnership with Ocean Dimensions (www.oceandimensions.com) we arrange a reef and beach cleaning detail, a surf competition with children of Mamendhoo school, followed by the screening of surf documentaries and presentations on surf culture. The day ends with a delicious Lobster Barbecue. The day’s events are complimentary, with the evening barbecue commencing at 7pm. and costing US$150 per person, plus taxes.
Surfing Season is from April through October, and with Six Senses Laamu being the only resort in this southern atoll, our surfers have the break to themselves most of the time. From the resort, you can see the impressive white spray of the most famous break in the atoll – the Yin Yang – an eight-foot right hander which breaks on the outer reef of the local island, Hithadhoo. Daily morning and afternoon boat trips are organized to Yin Yang from the resort from now until October, with single surf passes available for US$69 per person, plus taxes.
Turtle Nesting and Hatching Season – From May to October, Olhuveli Island is a nesting ground for both Green and Hawksbill turtles. Guests who would like to join her are most welcome to watch the hatchlings run to the sea. The whole nesting and hatching procedure is carefully monitored to protect the females and the new youngsters.
Jaafai Experience – Originally Jaafai meant feast for the Kings. Listen to local stories about the past as well as learn about ingredients the Maldivians use in their kitchen. During your visit to the local island, you will also be accompanied by the sounds of Boduberu, the local drums and music. The all-inclusive price is US$220 per person, plus taxes, and departure from the resort is at 7pm.
Maldivian by the Sea – In July, Chef Nicholas Loubser and his brigade bring Maldivian flavours to the menu of Longitude, our overwater restaurant where you can tantalize your palate with the freshest and most delicious dishes.
Other Activities and Benefits: From now until October, many Aqua Season activities are complimentary or have significant savings.
- No Rush Hoursare each evening between 6-7pm and 9:30-10:30pm at Chill bar, with resident DJ Garry Tee, our Sydney and Kuala Lumpur DJ who has created unique musical experience for events, clubs and restaurant audiences. Garry has been nominated for Best Music/Sound at ‘A The 6th Boh Cameronian Awards’ in 2008 for his collaboration with Lena Ang’s butoh dance performance called PINK.
- Ice Cream: Enjoy delicious homemade ice cream from the Ice and Chocolate Studio, with our compliments. Savour more than forty flavours of ice cream and sorbets with a variety of toppings and sauces.
Six Senses Spa: Book a Six Senses Spa massage within 48-hours after arrival at the resort and enjoy an introductory 50% savings for a second person’s treatment; a perfect treat for your partner.
- Beach Cinema: A dream or reality? Should you like a little action or a classic movie, enjoy an unusual open-air cinema experience that takes place beneath a canopy of stars on the white sandy beach. The cinema bar is open during the film for those wishing to treat themselves with a glass of Champagne!