With three distinct ‘Resort’ experiences – two private islands and a luxury liveaboard – Four Seasons makes it easier for guests to discover more of the Maldives.
Four Seasons manages two resorts in the Maldives - one in the island of Kuda Huraa and the other in the island of Landaa Giraavaru.
They also operate a luxury catamaran, Four Seasons Explorer - the smallest floating Four Seasons resort in the world with ten Staterooms and one Suite that sails the pristine waters of the Maldives.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT MALDIVES AT KUDA HURAA
A colourful garden ‘village’ bathed by crystal waters just 25 minutes from the airport of Male. Engage in exhilarating activities from surfing to shark safaris, dolphin-watching to diving. Sail by dhoni to The Island Spa. Retreat to beach accommodations surrounded by tropical blooms or water bungalows with mesmerizing ocean views.
The architectural design centres on giving the entire Resort the feeling of a Maldivian village. Ninety six traditionally styled land and sea-based accommodations flank the island. Architectural detailing is inspired by Maldivian forms and draws on the traditions of generations of craftsmen.
The Resort offers: Beach Pavilions that have a spacious garden and plunge pool; Beach Bungalows set within lush tropical gardens with plunge pool and gazebo; Water Bungalows stilted over the lagoon with private outside deck with steps leading to the lagoon; Water Bungalows with Pool positioned directly over the water with wide-reaching lagoon views; Family Beach Bungalows with Pool; One-bedroom Water Suites that offer wrap-around sea views; Two-bedroom Water Suites; and a Two-bedroom Royal Beach Villa that has its own stretch of beach with sun loungers and a gazebo.
Options for dining include four restaurants, with a variety of Western, Asian, Maldivian, Italian and Indian Cousine; two bars; beach dining and in-bungalow dining.
The Island Spa – the only spa in the Maldives located on its own private isle – is just a minute’s sail by dhoni across Kuda Huraa’s lagoon. Lush gardens lead to seven over-water treatment pavilions featuring massage tables with sea-viewing portals, separate bathing area and private garden courtyard with open air shower. Menu highlights include: multi-day spa programmes that focus on detoxification, rejuvenation and romantic pampering; artfully tailored rituals to rejuvenate and restore; and five specialty facials; intuitive, healing massages that draw on ancient techniques.
The Island Spa includes an ornately carved sea-facing Yoga pavilion, where the Resort’s Yogi guides beginners and experienced followers alike through early morning ‘Sun Salutations’, evening ‘Sunset Meditations’, awareness talks and private tuition.
Guests can adopt an entire ocean lifestyle at the Resort’s Surf School, with courses from six years old and above. The Resort also operates its own PADI 5-Star IDC Centre with air and nitrox diving. A multilingual team offers courses for all abilities and daily dive trips.
Complimentary activities include kayaking, snorkelling, windsurfing, single sail and catamaran sailing, along with water-skiing, parasailing, banana-boating and fun tube rides.
A free-form, freshwater infinity pool incorporates a swim-up bar. Next to the pool is a separate children’s pool and a row of mini thatched pavilions for shade and seating.
The Kuda Mas Kids Club offers a complimentary daily programme of sports, crafts and games for 4 to 12 year olds. Activities include junior yoga and spa sessions, snorkelling with a Marine Biologist, cooking classes, kite-making and palm-leaf folding.
The Gym, in a large, ground floor flooded with natural light, features state-of-the-art machinery, ocean views across the treetops and separate male/female changing rooms.
Nature walks, marine lectures, windsurfing, waterskiing (skis for six years and above), fishing, guided reef snorkelling, kayaking, cooking classes, table tennis and excursions are amongst the family activities offered by the Resort.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT MALDIVES AT LANDAA GIRAAVARU
A natural 44-acre wilderness in the secluded Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, a scenic seaplane ride from Malé. Snorkel with turtles, dolphins, and lemon sharks in the two kilometre lagoon.
The vast natural wilderness incorporates 102 vast accommodation compounds, on the beach, over the water or hidden down dense jungle paths, all of contemporary Maldivian design. Beach Bungalows that have a spacious garden with plunge pool; Beach Villas with 12m-lap pool, extensive private garden and outdoor, sand-floor living pavilion; Family Beach Villas with Pool; Water Villas and Water Villas with Pool that are stilted over the lagoon with decked outdoor living space and sea-gazing loft; Two-Bedroom Family Beach Bungalows with Pool; Two-bedroom Water Suites; Two-bedroom Land and Ocean Suites; and a Two-bedroom Royal Beach Villa.
Dining options include four restaurants offering Italian, Lebanese, Moroccan, Indian, Asian and International cuisine; four bars; in-villa and specialty dining.
With thila and channel diving, vibrant coral gardens, abundant fish life, great visibility and warm waters year-round, the Maldives is one of the world’s top diving destinations.
The Resort counts with a 50m-infinity pool with swim-up bar and sundeck; a 20m ‘floating’ seawater pool; Blu sunset pool and kids pool.
Complimentary non-motorised activities include catamaran sailing, single sails, windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling. Motorised activities such as Seabobs (jet-driven water rockets), waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakesurfing, jet-skiing, fun tubes, plus kite surfing, sailing and windsurfing lessons are available at a fee.
The Kuda Velaa (‘Little Turtle’) Kids Club has its own pool and garden with play equipment and wooden pirate adventure ship.
Way off the usual tourist route, excursions to islands like Kudarikilu and Dharavandhoo offer a glimpse into the cultural heart of the Maldives.
WELCOME ONBOARD FOUR SEASONS EXPLORER
Four Seasons Explorer is the world’s most intimate Four Seasons resort. Sailing between Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru, the 39m (128ft) three-deck luxury liveaboard takes a maximum of 22 guests on a marine odyssey into the undiscovered Maldives.
Onboard accommodation is spacious, bright and airy with large windows featuring10 Staterooms and one Explorer Suite.
An extensive dive deck, two sun decks, restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, two bars, lounge and library, onboard spa therapist and extensive castaway programme ensure contemporary cruising in comfort and style.
Four Seasons Explorer offers scuba divers effortless access to a large range of exceptional dive sites. All-inclusive 3-, 4- and 7-night itineraries feature a minimum of three dives a day in some of the Maldives’ most sought after locations.
But that’s not all ... guests can: snorkel, water-ski, fish, kayak and sail in virtually untouched waters.
Embark on daily snorkelling excursions or snorkel off the beach at any of the numerous island stop-offs along the way.
Take to the waves with waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, fun tubes and kayaking.
Venture out for a spot of bottom line fishing twice a week or fish off the back of the vessel each night.
Charter Four Seasons Explorer for a private cruise of three or more nights … or combine a few days onboard with a stay at Kuda Huraa and/or Landaa Giraavaru.