Aqua Season in Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu is happy to reintroduce another Aqua Season from May 1 to October 31. Turtle nesting season has already started and we look forward to welcoming the little hatchlings to the world this Aqua Season. The series of events this year include the celebration of International Surfing Day, World Fitness Day and World Turtle Day. We will have a team of experts, which includes Celebrity Chefs, an Aquafitness specialist, resident DJs, Spa Visiting Practitioners and the Manta Trust, who will engage with our guests and hosts and help increase awareness of the importance of the conservation of marine life.
Surfing Season in Six Senses Laamu – Surfing Season lasts from April to October. “Off the hook” waters would be from May to September. The Yin Yang, one of the most famous surf breaks in Maldives, breaks on the outer reef of the local island of Hithadhoo, only a few minutes away from the resort. Trips to the Yin Yang can be organized on a daily basis and most of the time, guests can have the waves to themselves. And for those eager to learn how to surf, a smaller wave breaks just by our beach.
International Surfing Day – Every year around the summer solstice (June 21), we commemorate International Surfing Day. It is a day in celebration of surfing and a special opportunity for all to pay homage to nature for providing us with such a magical environment. Our team, together with our partner Ocean Dimensions, invites the children from the Maamendhoo local school and their Surf Club to join our surfer guests on this day. As part of the sustainable surfing concept, a representative team of Six Senses Laamu will visit their island and install segregation bins to their school and give a small presentation on the importance of recycling.
Turtle Nesting and Hatching Season – Between March and July, female Green turtles visit the beach to lay their eggs. Our Turtle Team of hosts is on call 24 hours in order to ensure that these little ones make it safely to the Ocean. We are very excited to share the experience of turtle hatching with guests that like to witness these little marvels. Special events took place on World Turtle Day on May 23.
Aquafitness – From July 9 to 19, we are happy to welcome Aquafit specialist Nancy Durrenberger back. Nancy will be conducting a series of fun and exciting water based fitness classes for guests which include aquafit, aquagym, aqua jogging and aqua power. She will also offer two sunset aqua yoga sessions during her stay.
Visiting Practitioners at the Six Senses Spa – This Aqua Season, we are happy to introduce Dr. Gopal, Jill Banwell, Claude Simard and Khun Sommai to our Six Senses Spa. All experts in their respective field, they will be offering their services to enhance our guest’s sense of wellbeing. Dr. Gopal specializes in Ayurveda, Yoga, Wellness, and is known for relieving and correcting persistent physical problems. Jill is an energy healing specialist who takes great pleasure in gently guiding people to experience a deeper, more harmonious level of life. Claude has extensive expertise in helping people to recover from different kinds of physical and emotional issues. He uses his highly developed sensitivity and intuition to enable people to access deeper levels of healing. Khun Sommai is an experienced therapist and a yoga and qi gong instructor, who also specializes in acupuncture and tai chi.
World Wellness Day – Being true to our core value “Pioneering Wellness” this year, we are participating in the global celebration of World Wellness Day on June 13. Because this day is dedicated to wellness, our Six Senses Spa experts will be offering complimentary classes throughout the day which include aerial yoga, island running, tai chi and many more.
The Manta Trust – From April through November, a team of The Manta Trust will be on site performing research and helping raise greater awareness and understanding of the importance of these majestic animals. Our guests will have the opportunity to dive with the team at “Manta point”, a manta ray cleaning station only a few minutes away from the resort. As they are conducting their research, they will show our guests how to identify manta rays and to participate in the “Manta researcher for a day” program. They will also be offering educational presentations and visit to the Den for some fun Manta educational games with our younger guests.
Celebrity Chefs – Have you ever met a surfing chef? We are very excited to welcome Chef Miki for four dinners and a chance to surf with him from July 28 to August 5. He has been cooking and managing restaurants in Japan, Maldives and Australia for more than 25 years. Apart from food, which he considers a major part of his life, he also has a big love for surfing and traveling to surf. He has surfed waves in more than 20 countries. From August 16 to 23, we will have the Manganaro – Merrett duo back on our kitchen. They will offer three signature dinners during their stay. They are no strangers to our locally grown fresh ingredients which they really enjoy cooking with.
Resident DJs – This Aqua Season, we are happy to welcome back two DJs that really know how to create a magical musical journey and make sunsets in Chill Bar unique. From May 10 to August 6, we will have Nacho Sotomayor on the decks. Nacho’s signature sounds create unique emotions and bring out the most intense feelings from every Maldivian sunset. From August 8 to November 3, we are welcoming back to Chill Bar, Dezarate who knows how to give an electrical vibe to our evenings with his Balearic sounds and soft beats.