Green Oasis Unveiled: Explore JW Garden’s Sustainable Living At JW Marriott Maldives

Exquisite gastronomy amidst a serene oasis
By: Iffah Salleh
May 11, 2023

JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa proudly announces the opening of the much-anticipated JW Garden. This idyllic and captivating sanctuary seamlessly blends the marvels of green oasis with the art of gastronomy, paying homage to Alice Marriott’s deep affection for gardening. 

Mohamed Rilwan, the resort’s laundry manager, and Abdullah Ibrahim, the herb gardener, are two brilliant individuals who have been instrumental in the growth of the JW Garden. Rilwan and Abdullah’s boundless dedication has created a haven that invites you to reconnect with nature and rediscover yourself.

It offers guests a serene oasis where a rich variety of fresh herbs, vegetables, and fruits thrive, ensuring an unparalleled culinary experience. As you arrive, sip on the refreshing Basil Vagaru drink, infused with the very essence of our JW Garden. Prepare to embark on a remarkable journey that elevates your senses at this enchanting retreat.

An Idyllic Retreat

Escape to the exclusive JW Garden—an idyllic retreat where the beauty of nature intertwines with the art of gastronomy. It’s a heartfelt invitation to savor an unforgettable experience unlike any other. Spanning 3600 square feet, this remarkable sanctuary embodies its deep commitment to nature and culinary excellence.

Experience the awe-inspiring JW Garden at JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa, brought to life by the unstoppable duo: Mohamed Rilwan and Abdullah Ibrahim. 

They’ve transformed this paradise from scratch—clearing, building, and nurturing every inch. Their unwavering commitment to sustainability and serenity permeates every corner of the JW Garden.

Rilwan champions sustainability, recycling kitchen scraps into compost and using 100% organic homemade fertilizer. Their ingenious manual irrigation system conserves water while nurturing the soil.

Elevating Gastronomic Experience

Indulge in the culinary wonders inspired by the bountiful harvest of the JW Garden. The house’s talented chefs skillfully infuse an array of fresh herbs and vegetables into their creations, elevating the flavors of every dish and beverage. With each bite is an extraordinary and nourishing sensation.

The JW Garden fosters a profound connection with nature, nurturing an abundant selection of 10 herbs, 25 vegetables, and 5 fruits throughout the year. Immerse yourself in the aromatic scents of sage, coriander, and lemongrass, while relishing the delightful taste of tamarind, mango, passion fruit, red amaranth, tomato, and cabbage.


Experience the remarkable JW Garden, a celebration of nature, art, gastronomy, and sustainability, where guests can relish in the freshest produce amidst the awe-inspiring beauty of the Maldives.

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AddressVan’gaaru Island, Shaviyani Atoll 40880 Male, Maldives
Operating hours24 Hours
Contact | +960 654 6666

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