Situated in Baa Atoll, the only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve at the Maldives – Landaa Giravaru is a well-secured 44-acre island wilderness that connects the sea and land, wellness and innovation, and culture and conservation. Rooted in the warmth of its comforting surrounding, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giravaru is a property that fosters a connection to, and gratitude for, the natural world.
While the sun, sand, and striking views of the sea come complementary, this resort in the Maldives is also home to a few impressive extras. It’s here that you’ll find the most widespread marine conservation centre and the world’s first hotel offering accredited yoga therapy programs along with the DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S – the lead of submarine technology. With a compact room enough for two (other than a pilot), this is considered a contender for one of the most dreamy and romantic underwater experiences on the island. If you can find an escape from the private pools and magnificent ocean hues, head for experiencing bespoke tours of otherwise unreachable locations to meet and learn from local artisans and artists, one-of-a-kind journeys, and distinct ways to view the world’s greatest wonders. This list of offerings of experiences continues to widen as Four Seasons Landaa Giravaru works closely with partners to plan and curate authentic voyages for the world’s most adventurous travelers.
In terms of the property highlights, the 102 thatched villas stand amidst the palm trees, while on other hand, villas on stilts are positioned over the lagoon’s turquoise waters. Furthermore, the journey to Landaa Giravaru is just as enchanting as the place itself as you fly in the open skies on a 35-minute seaplane ride that starts from the international airport at Male. All the villas and rooms are equipped with all things a guest would want. From DVD players to internet access, satellite TV to private plunge pools to unwind, there’s something for everyone. Additionally, the island features an Olympic-size pool with a sundeck and swim-up bar as well as a seawater pool and kids’ pool too. The property also boasts a state-of-the-art gym, a spa in the middle of the island, and a floodlit tennis court where you can head in the morning or evening to rejuvenate with some Indian Ayurveda treatment or yoga. Those familiar with yoga practices are certain to be spoiled for choice with ashtanga vinyasa, anti-gravity, hatha, and evening nidra. Guests can enjoy their spa treatment in one of the tropical settings – the alfresco Ayurveda located in the medicinal garden or the overwater glass-floor villas. With special emphasis on natural healing, Four Seasons’ services include panchakarma therapies, chakra massages, and multiday Ayurvedic wellness retreats.
If you are someone who’s a complete thrill-seeker, a variety of water-sports are on offer at Landaa Giravaru, along with dolphin-watching, fishing, and picnic facilities on sandbanks. Others, who wish to discover the sea and coral reef surrounding it, can take complete advantage of the property’s in-house PADI center. Here, you even have a chance to learn about the aquatic life and get up personally and close with resident sea turtles and visit the indoor aquarium.
After touring around on the island, indulge in an exclusive supper in style, as there’s an array of choices, with Arabian, Italian, or Japanese cuisine or offer. Blu is known for serving poolside Mediterranean delicacies by day and Southern Italian delights by night. Chef Ciro D’Amico’s recommendations consist of Fedelini Pasta Vongole, Chilli and Clams in a White Wine Parsley Sauce. Café Landaa, occupying three open-air, thatched-roof pavilions, serves up Asian cuisine ranging from Southeast specialties like Five-Spice Wagyu Strip Lion to Indian favorites like Tandoori Lamb Chops to Japanese joys like Teppanyaki and Sushi. At Fuego Grill, aesthetic sea views and flame-grilled bites come standard. Dip your toes in the water or end your evening with a sundowner date, a glass of wine, and a lighter-than-air souffle will accompany you at Fuego!
It’s only at Four Seasons Landaa Giravaru that you can wander through the resort’s expansive surroundings, enjoy sweeping views of the pristine clear seas, and witness the sparkly night sky. This one-of-kind “dream-like” experience is anything but special and unusual.