Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
A sophisticated retreat surrounded by a pristine lagoon - the 18 acre coral island that houses the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru embodies the natural romance of the Maldives perfectly, boasting luxurious accommodation and a fine selection of recreations and spa treatments to create a memorable Indian Ocean experience.
Located on the beautiful island of Landaa Giraavaru in Baa Atoll, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is reached by a short, scenic 30 minutes hop by seaplane from Male' International Airport.
Discover a paradise hideaway where luxurious seclusion meets wild natural beauty - a remote natural wilderness that invites discovery. Exotic jungle greenery is flanked by immaculate white beaches and one of the Maldives' largest natural lagoons, while the surrounding waters - some of the richest in the Maldives - offer exceptional opportunities for diving, water sports and conservation.
With 102 spacious villas spread across a remote jungle wilderness in the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru combines impeccable service, five-star facilities and world-class cuisine with a real sense of discovery.
This verdant, beach-fringed coral island offers sophisticated pleasures on land and water - from genuine Ayurvedic therapies in the spa to splashing, sailing or diving in the jewel-like Indian Ocean and the Maldives' most pristine lagoon.
Immerse yourself in the pristine natural beauty of this remote island hideaway at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru.
Named after Abu Al Barakat Yusuf Al Barbari, a North African scholar who made Baa Atoll his home in the 12th century, Al Barakat serves authentic Arabian cuisine, including Lebanese mezze, grill items and North African specialties. The restaurant is built over water, off the main jetty. The main dining area on the rooftop features comfortable low seating.
Overlooking the swimming pool and beach, the three thatch-roofed pavilions of Cafe Landaa are separated by reflecting ponds. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, the chefs create exquisite delights with eastern and western influences. Specialties are Asian and regional specialties from the tandoor and curry kitchen; in the evening, sushi and teppanyaki are served at dedicated counters in a dramatic water garden adjacent to the restaurant.
Located adjacent to the seawater pool and overlooking the eastern coast of the island, Fuego Grill is open for dinner. The restaurant offers fresh catch of the day as well as a wide selection of organic and prime cut meats, salads, sandwiches and Asian dishes from an open kitchen pavilion. Teak tables and chairs are set in the sand facing the sea.
Located at the western end of the island overlooking a 2 kilometer lagoon, Blu embraces the essence of the Maldives as the place where the ocean meets the sky. From the restaurant pavilion on one side or the Blu Bar pavilion on the other, you can watch the sun sink below the horizon. The restaurant serves Ã la carte breakfast, light antipasti, pizza and pasta at lunch and fine Italian cuisine in the evening. Homemade gelati are served poolside throughout the day. A children's menu is also available.
Take the short seawalk to one of the most relaxed decks in the Maldives. At Seabar, you'll laze on comfortable cushions as you sip the resort's signature frozen margaritas and snack on tapas-style share plates and light bites â€“ all while admiring the lemon sharks and reef fish in the turquoise waters below.
In the casual sand-floor setting of Blu Bar, enjoy exotic juices, tropical cocktails or a refreshing young coconut. As the sun sets, an aperitif or glass of sparkling Prosecco is the perfect prelude to an Italian dinner next door at Blu.
Perched over the lagoon by the main jetty, Al Barakat's Shisha Bar is open to the sea, with curtained sofas and ornate lanterns â€“ an atmospheric setting for pre-dinner drinks or Turkish coffee and shisha pipes.
Enjoy panoramic views of the Indian Ocean from the Poolside Bar. Wine cocktails and refreshing tropical drinks are served throughout the day, as well as salads and light fare.
Five Degrees North
The Resort's main bar is named for the island's location, which lies five degrees north of the equator. Its nautically inspired decor features a dhoni (traditional boat) as the counter, with a library, pool table and selection of board games for entertainment. Maldivian sae bon (afternoon tea) is served, and the bar has an extensive drinks selection.
Located next to the seawater pool overlooking Kudarikilu Kandu (the channel), Barbecue Giraavaru offers fresh catch of the day as well as a wide selection of meats, salads and side dishes. Opens for dinner only.
In-Villa Dining at Four Seasons is a fine-dining experience within the comfort and convenience of your bungalow or villa. Choose from an extensive menu throughout the day, featuring western and Asian favourites. Breakfast includes an inspired selection of nutritionally balanced, healthy items including freshly squeezed juices, granola and egg white omelettes. Also available are set Japanese breakfasts. Lunch and dinner present home-style classics, curries and a vegetarian selection. For afternoon tea, enjoy traditional tea-time favourites or a Maldivian version with a unique twist. Satisfy your midnight cravings with a light salad, sandwich or pasta dish. An extensive selection of wines and other alcoholic beverages complements your In-Villa Dining. In addition to a children's menu, the resort also offers a complimentary infants' menu for children age three or under who have been introduced to solid food. Special arrangements can be made for romantic beach and sandbank dinners, Robinson Crusoe picnics and private parties of any size.
Laze by your choice of three swimming pools at the Resort. The spectacular 50 meter Olympic-size main pool cantilevers over the lagoon on the north shore of the island, providing a view of unsurpassed natural beauty. Unwind with a drink from the swim-up bar, lounge on the sundeck or in your private gazebo or enjoy a game of chess at the oversized chessboard.
A 20 meter seawater pool "floats" near the main pool, overlooking the stunning 2 kilometer lagoon. Nestled in the western end of the island, it is the perfect spot to share views of a romantic sunset.
Kids will love the free-flow children's pool adjacent to the main pool. A guardian must accompany them if they are under five years of age.
Water Sports Center
Complimentary snorkels, masks, fins, equipment for non-motorized water sports, such as sailboats and catamarans, and state-of-the-art windsurfing equipment are available at the Water Sports Center. Motorized water sports equipment is available for rental.
Cruise by dhoni to a nearby coral reef and explore the underwater world with the resident marine biologist. On the way back, enjoy tea and snacks at sea while engaging in discussions about the sites with the marine expert. The excursion takes about two hours.
Discover scuba diving
Experience the thrill of diving, under the close supervision of a certified PADI instructor. This two-hour course consists of a theory briefing and a controlled ocean dive of up to 12 meters (39 feet). Participants in this course must be over 10 years of age.
Marine Life presentation
The reef of the Maldivian archipelago represents one of the richest marine ecosystems on earth. If you are interested in learning more about the area's underwater life, the Resort invites you to a "Marine Life" presentation by its resident marine biologist. The presentation takes place five evenings a week in the Five Degrees North bar and lounge. The next afternoon, enjoy a snorkeling excursion with the marine biologist â€“ a unique way to discover the underwater world of the Maldives.
Dolphin talk and dolphin-watching cruise
There are hundreds of dolphins in the waters near Landaa Giraavaru. Join the resort's marine biologist for a short briefing on this fascinating marine animal, then hop on board a dhoni and watch schools of dolphins swim around you. The excursion takes about 1.5 hours.
A line and some bait are all you need to participate in the sunset fishing experience. Catch one if you can, and the resort's chef will be delighted to prepare it to your liking. The excursion takes about two hours by dhoni.
Lunch on a sandbank! A speedboat takes you across the atoll on a snorkelling and picnic excursion. Enjoy the beauty of a white strip of beach in the middle of the ocean, snorkel the wonderful waters amongst brilliantly coloured corals and fish, or simply relax under the shade of your tent while your picnic is prepared. This excursion takes three hours by speedboat.
Take a break from aquatic activities to practise your tennis skills or take lessons from the on-site tennis pro. The Resort's outdoor tennis court is lit for night play, and complimentary tennis racquets and balls are available.
A leisurely jog around the island at dawn or dusk is one of the best ways to enjoy the refreshing island air and keep fit. Jogging maps are available.
The Health Club at Landaa Giraavaru is a unique mind-and-body experience designed to provide physical challenges and mental relaxation. Maintain your regimen in a state-of-the-art fitness facility featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, full-length mirrors, surround-sound audio system and advanced cardio fitness equipment with individual flat screen televisions. The rustic Maldivian charm of the setting magically stimulates and helps you unwind, resulting in an ultimate wellness experience.
The Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat, a resort in itself, provides a comprehensive approach to physical, spiritual and mental well-being, with a special emphasis on yoga and ayurveda. Secluded open-air treatment areas make the lush tropical setting an integral part of the relaxation and treatment process.
Situated within the spa complex, the Ayurvedic Retreat, a first for Four Seasons, is designed to stimulate its guests into thinking about, experimenting with, and understanding the fundamental philosophical approach to Ayurveda. The Resort has worked closely with experts from nearby Kerala, India, to ensure this ancient science of life has been successfully transported to the Maldives. The experienced therapists and Ayurvedic physicians are highly trained professionals, including diet, body type, patient approach and the practice of yoga and meditation.
The Ayurvedic Retreat has three individual treatment pavilions designed to take guests on a journey through the physical, nutritional and emotional benefits of the Ayurvedic system. In each treatment pavilion, furnished with wooden Ayurvedic tables, traditional herbal bathtubs, steam benches and an area for mud treatments, guests are treated to physical and spiritual rejuvenation.
Besides introducing the myriad possibilities Ayurveda offers, guests will also learn to integrate some of the processes into their daily lives. At the herbal center, fragrant gardens are planted with medicinal herbs, trees and flowers. Here, guests can learn about the various oils and herbal concoctions used in the Ayurvedic process. The Resort's resident Ayurvedic physician is available to advise on healthier lifestyle options and to design dosha-specific meal plans in cooperation with the Resort's Ayurvedic chef, for guests who wish to experience this ancient science throughout the duration of their stay.
Another specialty is the panchakarma procedure, a series of five therapies that comprises Ayurveda's primary purification and detoxification treatment. Due to the complexity of these treatments and the associated detoxification diet that is essential to its success, the procedure is offered as a 14-day package only.
The Spa Complex
Located in the heart of the island and stretching down to sea, the spa complex occupies an elevated 1 hectare site, with 10 individual thatched treatment pavilions â€“ four over water, three in a lush garden setting and three in the Ayurvedic Retreat. Set over crystal waters, each water pavilion has an attached steam room and deep bath that overlooks the ocean, while each garden treatment villa has a steam room and outdoor shower. Guests aged 16 and above are welcome to enjoy spa treatments.
Numerous pathways throughout the beautiful surrounding gardens allow for leisurely walks pre- and post-treatment. The spa also incorporates a beauty salon, juice bar, beachfront resting pavilion and retail area.
Yoga at the Resort is a magical experience. The resident Yogi guides beginners and experienced followers through inspiring morning meditation and evening enlightenment sessions from a pavilion that â€œfloatsâ€ on the sea. Private sessions are available, and the Yogi welcomes all guests for discussions on this ancient spiritual practice.
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Rooms & Suites
Sleep in air-conditioned comfort in teak-furnished sleeping villas or enjoy the fresh sea breezes in your open-air bale (traditional thatched hut). The villas at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru feature private plunge pools and generous outdoor living spaces with views across the tranquil lagoon.
Although the traditional Maldivian method of building walls from coral is now outlawed, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru received special permission to use recycled coral to replicate the lost art in each of the luxurious villas.
Two-Bedroom Royal Beach Villa
The two-bedroom Royal Beach Villa, located on the western end of the island, overlooks 2 kilometers of glistening turquoise lagoon. This one-of-a-kind villa comprises master, living/dining and guest pavilions, linked by outdoor teak verandas dotted with water features. Nestled in the vast 890 sqm outdoor space is a 30 meter lap pool with
Two-Bedroom Land and Ocean Suite
The uniquely designed Two-Bedroom Land and Ocean Suites are built over land and water on the north-eastern shore of the island. A land pavilion houses the living area. From a wooden walkway, past a plunge pool, the sleeping pavilion "floats" on water. The foliage-filled 400 sqm outdoor garden features an 11 meter pool with built-in seating,
Sunset Two-Bedroom Water Suite
These two-bedroom suites are located at the northwestern corner of the island, at the end of the Water Villa jetty. They command stunning views of Indian Ocean sunsets. A spacious deck features plunge pool and direct access to the beach and lagoon. The 890 sqm outdoor area features a deck with sun lounges, a dining table that seats six
Sunrise Two-Bedroom Water Suite
These two-bedroom suites are located at the northwestern corner of the island, at the end of the Water Villa jetty. They command stunning views of the sunrise. A spacious deck features plunge pool and direct access to the beach and lagoon. The 890 sqm outdoor area features a deck with sun lounges, a dining table that seats six and access
Two-Bedroom Family Beach Bungalow with Pool
The Two-Bedroom Family Beach Bungalows with Pool come with lots of beachfront and fresh seaside-chic interiors. They feature an additional twin-bedded room linked by a short corridor to the master bedroom. A separate bathroom and outdoor shower make them especially suitable for families with older children and teenagers.
Family Beach Villa with Pool
Just steps from the crystal lagoon, the Family Beach Villa with Pool features a 12 meter lap pool, sand-floor living room and spacious study with sofabed â€“ ideal for families with small children travelling to the Maldives.
Sunset Water Villa with Pool
Located along a wooden jetty off the northwestern end of the island, these villas are perfectly positioned for viewing the magnificent Indian Ocean sunsets. They feature a 67 sqm deck overlooking the pool, with access by spiral staircase to a furnished sea-gazing loft. The air-conditioned living/dining area is glass-fronted and features
Sunrise Water Villa with Pool
Located along a wooden jetty off the northwestern end of the island, these villas are perfectly positioned for viewing a colorful sunrise above the turquoise waters. They feature a 67 sqm deck overlooking the pool, with access by spiral staircase to a furnished sea-gazing loft. The air-conditioned living/dining area is glass-fronted and features
Sunset Water Villa
Located along a wooden jetty off the northwestern end of the island, Water Villas are perfectly positioned for viewing Maldivian sunsets from an elevated loft. They feature a 53 sqm deck with access by spiral staircase to the furnished sea-gazing loft. The living/dining area is glass-fronted and features comfortable sofas. A bedroom, adjacent
Sunrise Water Villa
Located along a wooden jetty off the northwestern end of the island, Water Villas are perfectly positioned for viewing sunrises over the Indian Ocean from an elevated loft. They feature a 53 sqm deck with access by spiral staircase to the furnished sea-gazing loft. The living/dining area is glass-fronted and features comfortable sofas.
Beach Villa with Pool
Beach Villas are located on the southern side of the island with direct access to the beach and lagoon. View sapphire waters from the loft of the sand-floor living/dining gazebo, or enjoy an aquatic workout in the lap pool. The 260 sqm outdoor area features a 12 meter lap pool surrounded by a deck with daybeds and a traditional Maldivian
Beach Bungalow with Pool
Beach Bungalows with Pool feature a spacious, foliage-filled garden overlooking the lagoon. With separate living and sleeping pavilions, they provide privacy in a natural setting. The 91 sqm garden features a private plunge pool. An open-air bale (traditional thatched hut) serves as the living and dining area. It features comfortable sofas