Six Senses Laamu is preparing for Aqua Season 2016, from May 1 to October 31, with a series of aqua, wellness and culinary events. These include the celebration of International Surfing Day, Global Wellness Day, World Turtle Day and others. With the turtle-nesting season starting in March, the resort also looks forward to welcoming this year’s hatchlings at the start of Aqua Season.
Surfing Season and International Surfing Day – Surfing season starts in April and lasts until early November. The Yin Yang, one of Maldives most famous surf breaks, is just a few minutes away from the resort and offers fantastic waves for experienced surfers. For those eager to learn, surf instructors offer lessons on one of the smaller breaks. On June 20, International Surfing Day is a celebration of surfers around the world to commemorate the oceans for providing this unique natural environment experience. Together with resort’s partner Ocean Dimensions, a day full of surfing will be organized for guests, hosts and the local school and surfing club students.
The Manta Trust – The Manta Trust is once again on site this year offering unique “Diving with Mantas” experiences along with Ocean Dimensions. Being fortunate to have a year round active manta ray cleaning station just a few minutes away from the resort, dives are offered daily and experienced divers are encouraged to join the team and learn more about photographing and photo-identifying manta rays. The Manta Trust team also offers guests weekly presentations on the conservation and behavior of manta rays and, for younger guests, offers educational activities at The Den.
A Spa Chef – Samantha Gowing is an accomplished chef and nutritionist and generally known as Australia’s Spa chef. She will be visiting Six Senses Laamu from May 2 to 9, offering workshops on Food Healing and Spa Food in Six Senses Spa, along with a wellness dinner at LEAF on May 5. She is an avid surfer and diver, so when not cooking, guests may be able to ride a few waves with her and find out more about her exciting wellness and culinary experiences.
Turtle Nesting and Hatching Season – While diving, snorkeling or simply sitting on the deck, guests can frequently see Green and Hawksbill turtles on the reefs surrounding the resort. Between March and July, the female Green turtles return to the beaches on which they were born, to lay their eggs. Following an incubation time of 50 to 70 days, little hatchlings use a carbuncle (temporary egg tooth) to help break open the shell. After hatching, the young turtles may take three to seven days to dig their way to the surface. To witness this little life marvel is a magical experience and one that the resort is exceptionally excited to share with guests each year. World Turtle Day takes place on May 23 and special events and talks will be organized for this day.
Celebrity Chefs – The resort is very excited to welcome two Danish Michelin-stared chefs this Aqua Season who are both offering exclusive signature culinary experiences. Geranium’s Chef Rasmus Kofoed will be back to Six Senses Laamu in March offering four signature dinners in LEAF on March 24, 26, 30 and April 2. Jesper Koch, from the famous Restaurant Koch, will be offering four signature dinners at LEAF on July 21, 23, 24 and 25. In addition to these two Danish personalities, the resort welcomes the return of UK Celebrity Chef Anton Manganaro. Chef Anton will be offering two signature dinners at LEAF on August 10 and 11 and an exclusive barbecue on the beach on August 13.
Harvest Week – September is traditionally the month of Europe’s grape harvest. Chef Martin, the resort’s executive chef, and Karim, the head sommelier, have put together a series of organic and biodynamic wine dinners between September 12 and 18. The experience begins with cocktails including ingredients from the resort’s organic garden, and then guests will join a shared table to enjoy a menu based on organic and local ingredients. The dinners will follow four themes based on the climate types and how they influence wine: Cool Climate wines and their method of harvest, Continental Climate and its influence in the vineyard, Mediterranean Climate and its link to food and Warm Climate and the struggle to keep the balance intact.
Visiting Practitioners at the Six Senses Spa – Dr. Gopal, a visiting Ayurvedic and naturopathic doctor who specializes in Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion, Indian head massage and naturopathy, will be back at Six Senses Spa from May 1 to 31 and from August 16 to September 30. Jill Banwell and Claude Simard return to Six Senses Spa from July 1 to August 14, offering crystal healing and deep tissue massages respectively, among other treatments. From October 15 to September 30, Sommai, a passionate holistic therapist specializing in Tibetan Singing Bowls, acupuncture and tai chi will also be available at Six Senses Spa.
Global Wellness Day – The resort is excited to join this global movement every year on June 13, being true to one of its core values, “Pioneering Wellness”. On this day the wellness and fitness experts at Six Senses Spa will be offering complimentary classes, which include aerial yoga, fitness sessions, island running and much more.
International Day of Yoga – On June 21, all guests are invited to Six Senses Spa to enjoy a series of complimentary yoga classes throughout the day. These include aerial yoga, hatha yoga, yoga nidra, pranayama and more.
Conservation Photography – Joanna Lentini is welcomed to Six Senses Laamu this Aqua Season. Joanna, an accomplished photographer who is passionate about the natural world both above and below the surface will be visiting Six Senses Laamu from May 20 to 30. With a focus on conservation photography and the ‘Blue Economy’, Joanna will be offering guests insights and talks on sustainability and marine conservation topics.
Resident DJs – Starting March 7 to June 3, the resort is excited to have Sven van Hees on the decks of Chill Bar. His music is described as “a timeless soundtrack to an endless summer”. His chill out tunes create a true relaxing tropical island ambiance to blend with the Maldivian sunsets. Matthieu B will be taking over the turntables next and will be presenting from June 5 to August 31. His Maldivian inspired mellow tunes are known for creating unique emotions and magical sunset musical journeys. From September 1 to November 26, Mathieu Modeste, known as Matmac, will be the resident DJ at Chill Bar. Matmac uses his travel experiences to some the world’s finest beaches and most stunning sunsets as inspiration for his music.
This Aqua Season, Six senses Laamu has the summer offer package available for guests. The package includes, among others, one complimentary night for every three nights booked, with half board meal plan included.