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Six Senses Laamu Launches Aqua Season 2018 with a Host of Visiting Experts - Six Senses Laamu

Six Senses Laamu Launches Aqua Season 2018 with a Host of Visiting Experts

LAAMU, Maldives – June 15, 2018 – Aqua Season 2018 at Six Senses Laamu will be extra special this year with the visits of outstanding personalities and experts. From May onwards to October 31 is Aqua Season as the resort celebrates by increasing the number of water-related experiences offered. A few of the highlights include surf season, turtle nesting and hatching and other remarkable marine events.

This year the special waves started coming in as early as April. Instructors at Tropic Surf that manages surfing at Six Senses Laamu reveal that the waves will be off the hook from May until September. Already the famous Yin Yang and other four-wave breaks around the resort are getting serious attention from professional surfers including the World Surf League champions and other big wave pros who are scheduled to visit. The adventure will be extra colorful with events to celebrate the International Surfing Day. The celebrations will be attended by guests, hosts and members of local Hithadhoo Island surf club.

To cater to the increasing number of athletes planning to visit the resort during the Aqua Season, Six Senses Laamu Spa will offer special sports therapies by renowned experts of the field. Visiting practitioner Richie Inskip, with more than 15 years of experience in various clinical sports massage and remedial soft tissue therapy, will be at the spa from June 1 to July 31. Richie is among the seven master instructors in Europe who offer Stickmobility classes, a revolutionary new training system that benefits everyone through a progressive approach to fitness, mobility and muscle activation regardless of age or level of performance. In addition to massage therapies he will offer various yoga classes to the guests.

This August, visiting practitioner Napath Theechanthuek from Thailand will return to Six Senses Laamu. Khun Napath offers a mix of therapeutic and relaxing massage specializing in pain relief. The next visiting practitioner in Aqua Season will be Ryko Kalinko, famous for utilizing natural healing methods including ayurvedic, Taoist, Kahuna, Maori, Australian Indigenous, Hermetic and Kabbalistic traditions. The master healer will be consulting at Six Senses Spa Laamu from October 1 to November 30.

Aqua Season will welcome the guest’s favorite celebrity Master Chef from Denmark, Jesper Koch, who returns to Six Senses Laamu to offer extraordinary culinary experiences for the guests. From October 14 to 19 Jesper will prepare three exclusive dinners and one beach barbecue that follows the healthy, balanced and authentic philosophy of Eat With Six Senses.

Another star returning in October to the Laamu sky will be the visiting resident astronomer Dr. Parag Mahajni. With his presentations and sky observation sessions, Dr. Parag is once again set to make guests
star struck.

In addition to the outstanding humans visiting the Six Senses Laamu beaches, several endangered Green and Hawksbill turtles are also going to use the south west corner of the island as their nesting ground. These turtles are returning to nest in the same spot they were born at years ago. According to the Resident Turtle Marine Biologist from Olive Ridley Project, the island has already experienced six turtlenesting this season and it will continue until the end of July. Each of these nests will contain 50 to 125 eggs and hatchings will start from June through September. Guests can sign up to witness this magical event where small hatchlings make their way to the sea then return to the very same beach to lay their eggs once they reach sexual maturity. The team of marine biologists at the resort has identified more than 350 turtles around the island, the second largest turtle population ever recorded anywhere in the Maldives.

Another extraordinary marine event to occur during Aqua Season is the manta ray courtship behavior which is usually observed during May to July and October to November every year. Divers who join with the Manta Trust researchers based at Six Senses Laamu are in for a treat, witnessing one of the rare marine events of the world. Just in time for the courtship season the famous Manta Ray Doctor, Dr. Mark Deakos will visit Laamu in October and will be joined by guest veterinarian Dr. Ray Rochester. Dr. Mark will conduct information sessions for any manta ray enthusiast in the island.

In addition to these highly anticipated visits, during Aqua Season 2018 Six Senses Laamu is gearing up to colorfully celebrate a number of international days including, International Day of Yoga, World Tourism Day and World Food Day.

To learn more about Six Senses experiences and enticing offers please visit website www.sixsenses.com. To stay up to date with the latest news, events and visiting wellness experts follow Six Senses Laamu on social media or drop an email to reservations-laamu@sixsenses.com.

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Surfing at Yin Yang, this world famous wave break is minutes away from Six Senses Laamu.
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Little turtle hatchlings making their way to the sea, every year several guests visit Six Senses Laamu to witness this fascinating event.
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About Six Senses Laamu
Six Senses Laamu is the only resort in the Laamu Atoll, deep in the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a beautiful coral house reef. Most of the villas and facilities are built overwater, however beach villas and on-land dining is an option. All villas offer a sense of privacy and seclusion, with an amazing view to the Ocean and Maldivian nature.

Six Senses Laamu offers a wide range of dining options, with cuisines from around the world, an ice cream parlor, an overwater wine cellar and a signature Chill bar. Many activities, excursions and options are available for everyone to enjoy, both over water and underwater, in addition to the Six Senses Spa.

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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates 16 hotels and resorts and 31 spas in 21 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. The portfolio will triple over the next five years with resort, hotel and spa openings underway in Austria, Bhutan, Brazil, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, St. Kitts and Nevis, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.

Six Senses properties share a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design, infused with a touch of quirkiness. Whether an exquisite island resort, mountain retreat or urban hotel, the enduring purpose is to help people reconnect with themselves, others and the world around them.

Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists in all resorts as well as at 16 additional standalone spas. The high-tech and high-touch approach guides guests on their personal path to well-being, taking them as deep as they want to go.

Evason follows the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and the community. Its two unique resorts provide a strong value focus, while offering a vast array of personal guest experiences that the whole family will love.

For further information, please contact:

Ali Rifhaan
Marketing Communications Officer                   
Six Senses Laamu
T +960 6800 800
M +960 791 6897
E rifhaan.ali@sixsenses.com

Benjawan Sudhikam (Ms.)
Director of Public Relations
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas                         
T +66 2 631 9781
M +66 8 181 38234
E ben@sixsenses.com

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