Wild At Heart
Prepare to be wowed by the natural charms of Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
The seaplane that whisks you to the virgin sands of Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru delivers some stunning views as it flies over atolls, but the sight that greets you on arrival will truly take the breath away. A natural 44-acre wilderness with a two-kilometre-long lagoon in the far-flung Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, this is paradise found.
At one with nature
Here you can stay in an expansive abode on the beach, over a pristine lagoon, or hidden away down a path lined with thick jungle. Thatch-roof beach bungalows and villas, with plunge or lap pools in wonderfully secluded gardens, come with special touches: a traditional Maldivian swing in the garden of the Beach Bungalow; a sea-gazing loft at the top of a spiral staircase in the Beach Villa. Water Vilas (with or without pools) are on stilts above the lagoon, their outdoor living areas offering the perfect vantage point from which to drink-in endless ocean views. Catering to larger families are the Two-Bedroom Beach Bungalows, Water Suites, and Land and Ocean Suites (the land-based element of the suite housing a kitchenette, living/dining pavilion and library, while the ocean-based side – the two are linked by a huge wooden walkway which encompasses a pool – features two ensuite bedrooms and alfresco showers). Then there’s The Royal Beach Villa, which has a ‘floating’ dining table in its garden, alongside a 20-metre lap pool, and the huge Three-Bedroom Landaa Estate – the ultimate beachside residence. Spread over two storeys, it comes with a private 80-metre beach, two pools, and a lounge made just for stargazing.
The resort’s multi-award-winning Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat juts out into the lagoon, where some of the ten treatment rooms are on stilts. The holistic nature of the retreat sees complimentary Ayurvedic consultations offered to all guests to ensure treatments are personalised.
Yogis can really indulge here – the retreat boasts AntiGravity® Yoga, a suspended ‘flying’ practice, and the Yoga Energy Trail. It comprises 15 stations – positioned at the resort’s most visually arresting spots – at which to strike designated poses.
Dine in style
Flavours from across the globe run through the menus at the restaurants here. An aside-the-sea shisha bar and twin rooftop terraces open to the stars beckon diners to enjoy the Lebanese grills and Moroccan mezzes at Al Barakat, while the lagoon-facing Blu Restaurant serves up Italian fare and Café Landaa pitches perfectly prepared Asian and Indian staples. Aligned to the resort’s dedication to wellbeing, all restaurants also offer Ayurvedic options.
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