What we love
An outstanding hotel that exceeds all expectations. Not only does it deliver exceptional service, it works harmoniously with its natural surroundings to create a simply breath-taking environment in which to holiday. A truly magical and romantic island get-away - the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru could easily be compared to the Garden of Eden.
Setting the scene
The Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru on the Baa Atoll is a rare find indeed, perfectly set amongst the picturesque sapphire seas and coral reefs of the Indian Ocean.Surrounded by endless sandy white beaches and exotic lush greenery, this first-class resort effortlessly manages to combine luxury living without losing sight of the natural harmony on the island.
Dense jungle paths wind their way between the thatched bungalows and villas throughout the island, inviting a real sense of discovery.
The traditionally crafted thatched bungalows and villas are perfectly placed along the beaches and lagoons with privacy in mind.
The one and two bedroom elevated water villas all have panoramic views across the ocean and capture either the stunning sunrise or sunset - several also have their own pool.
The tranquil one and two bedroom beach bungalows and villas are just a few steps from the warm sandy beaches and tropical gardens, some also with the option of a pool.
For the absolute hide-away retreat, the three bedroom two-storey Landaa Estate cannot be bettered.
Perfectly designed to accommodate up to six adults and five children, it also boasts its own private beach, two swimming pools and the ultimate in al-fresco living and dining - you won't want to ever leave!
Your palate will be revived, with the sensational choice of food available at the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru. Start your day at Cafe Landaa, with its Eastern meets Western vibe, and pick from a fresh and varied buffet breakfast. The live cooking stations also cater for lunch and dinner and are able to create just about anything you require! Experience authentic Arabian mezze and grill cuisine at the Al Barakat Restaurant - an exotic style restaurant, set over the water with mind-blowing views. The atmospheric Shisha Bar on the lower level creates sensual surroundings in which to enjoy pre-dinner drinks, Turkish coffee and have a smoke on the shisha pipes!
Fuego Grill offers relaxed dining out under the stars alfresco style, providing a selection of super fresh seafood and Asian dishes, all served barefoot on the beach. With mesmerizing views overlooking the sea, Blu serves a mix of contemporary Italian cuisine. Open all throughout the day, a firm favourite with guests is the a'la carte breakfast overlooking the lagoon. When relaxing by the pool on those lazy days, the Poolside Bar is available to take care of all of your snack and light refreshments needs. For laidback chic, the Seabar is located on a deck with views over the lagoon. In the evenings, you may be lucky enough to encounter lemon sharks flitting about in the waters below you as dine - truly magical!
During your stay at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, you must take full advantage of the exceptional PADI Five-Star IDC diving facilities. Experience the mysteries of the deep by swimming with the mantas and whale sharks, or explore lost shipwrecks at the infamous Shipyard site.
Other water-based activities available include parasailing, banana boating, kayaking, dolphin cruises, sunset fishing and an amazing private island excursions.
There are two beautiful pools to choose from; a twenty-metre seawater pool and the 50-metre (164-foot) infinity pool - the only Olympic-sized pool in the Maldives. For the fitness enthusiast, there is a fully equipped state-of-the-art gym including free weights, yoga classes, steam room and sauna.
After an action packed day, why not walk through the jungle trail to the Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat for some relaxing me-time. With a strong emphasis on natural healing, the beauty of the surrounding environment only adds to this calming sanctuary. Indulge yourself with one of the many treatments available, all of which include a complimentary thirty-minute consultation with one of the physicians.
When the glorious sun sets and the waves gentle lap on the shore, why not take a gentle cruise to a secluded sandbank, for your very own private dining experience. Pure heaven!
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru have a fantastic fully supervised kids club available for children aged between four and twelve (under threes are also welcome if accompanied by a parent or guardian). The Kuda Velaa (meaning 'little turtle') Club will keep the kids entertained for hours with outdoor sports and swimming, art and craft activities and beach games. There is even the opportunity to visit the Marine Centre and feed the fish and join the lizard safari!
After landing at Malé's Velana International Airport, your journey continues to Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru with a 30 to 45 minute seaplane flight. This gives you time to take in the spectacular views over the secluded islands and crystal clear waters.
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