Discover a more intense experience of nature at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, in the remote Baa Atoll. Fringed by one of the Maldives' most spectacular turquoise lagoons and surrounded by powder-soft, white sand beaches, this 18-hectar private island is home to some of the richest waters in the country. Snorkel in the resort's pristine two kilometre lagoon and enjoy breathtaking encounters with turtles, dolphins, eagle rays, manta rays and juvenile lemon-sharks - a sight normally reserved for divers only. Spend your days in the lush surroundings of the multi-award winning Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat, diving in the aquarium-like waters or enjoying specialities such as teppanyaki, Lebanese mezze and tandoori.
The multi-award winning Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat offers in-depth, life changing Ayurvedic programmes that range from seven to 28 days spent in a lush 2.5-acre setting that spans from the sea to the heart of the island. The retreat's resident Ayurvedic physician, yogi and Ayurvedic chef guide seekers of vibrant health and wellness towards balance and bliss through consultations and spa treatments integrated with yoga and Ayurvedic cuisine meal plans. The Resort's Marine Research Centre runs pioneering conservation projects on whale sharks, fish breeding, coral reefscaping and supports the only full-time manta ray research project in the Maldives. You will have the chance to go on an experience you will never forget, as you dive in and watch these graceful animals glide through the water. Children will enjoy learning about the fragile yet breathtaking ecosystem of the Maldives with resident marine biologists, alongside a multitude of activities at the kids' club. Teenagers won't feel left out either, as they get to hang out at Majaa Maizan to watch a movie, play computer games or have a game of pool.
Crafted in contemporary Maldivian style, all 102 villas blend beautifully with their Indian Ocean setting. They include 29 Beach Bungalows with private plunge pools and 38 Sunrise or Sunset Water Villas (some with private plunge pools). All are beautifully finished, private and luxurious, with sundecks, spacious bathrooms, outdoor Maldivian showers and facilities including a plasma TV, DVD player and high-speed internet access. If you are looking for a truly special retreat, consider booking one of the 30 Beach Villas - located on the south side of the island. With direct access to the beach and lagoon, a 12-metre lap pool, and a loft level offering unspoilt views of the surrounding azure waters, these Villas are not to be missed. As Landaa Giraavaru is a perfect family choice, there are also five Two-Bedroom Villas offering plenty of space for everyone.