The Maldives: serene, green, lush, breathtaking. It’s one of the world’s most sought vacation destinations, with a variety of natural wonders to enjoy. From over-the-water bungalows and jungle hikes to canoeing, surfing, and other marine activities, those with a love for the outdoors will find their heaven in the Maldives. And The Four Seasons has four unique, incredible destinations for visitors to choose from in the island nation.
Four Seasons Kuda Huraa
The first stop on our Maldives Four Seasons tour is Kuda Huraa. The resort’s website describes, “Gently rising from a sheet of turquoise, at Kuda Huraa it’s hard to tell where ocean ends and sky begins. As captivating beneath the waves as above them, we embrace our stunning surroundings, to bring you closer to the sea and its secrets. Discover the welcoming embrace of a lagoon, flower gardens, a private spa island and spacious new Beach Pavilion hideaways in a charming village setting, awarded a Five-Star rating by Forbes in 2020.”
With a number of suites, pavilions and villas to choose from, you can indulge your desire to nestle among the foliage or frolic among the waves. Amenities offered include a surfing tour with local experts, a private oceanfront dinner, a Night Spa with candlelit service, and a daytime Island Spa to nourish your skin and soul at once.
Kuda Huraa is the quintessential Maldives vacation; sun, surf, and sand with a delicate, modern twist on the classic island flair.
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
The Next Four Seasons on our tour is the Landaa Giraavaru. Situated on the Baa Atoll among a natural UNESCO biosphere, Landaa Giraavaru is one of the world’s most natural yet amenity rich destinations. The resort’s website describes it; “Welcome to one of the world’s most beautiful islands: a natural UNESCO Biosphere Reserve wilderness where iridescent blues, jungle greens and dazzling whites meet innovation, conservation and wellness. Soar through the skies in our Flying Triggerfish seaplane, rehabilitate sea turtles in our Marine Discovery Centre, unwind at Blu Beach Club, or experience world-class wellness at AyurMa.”
Like Kuda Huraa, this location offers a variety of suites, villas and pavilions, and the Maldives’ famed over-the-water bungalows. If you want to explore while on vacation, the Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru has its own dedicated DHC-6-300 Twin Otter seaplane, and a program for guests to swim with the majestic manta rays. Ride hydrofoils or indulge in some beachside yoga for the ultimate in relaxation.
The resort rests upon the four pillars of Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Wellness, and Planetary Wellbeing and has a trained and qualified on-site staff to help you along your wellness journey.
Four Seasons Explorer
The next stop on the tour is less of a stop and more of a waypoint. The Four Seasons Explorer option is for intrepid guests who want to do more than relax by a private pool and hear the waves roll into shore. This vacation is on the go, on a beautiful yacht. The vacation website explains, “Join us for our new Summer of Mantas cruises from July 1 to October 31, 2021, aboard Four Seasons Explorer alongside experts from The Manta Trust. Journey through the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, following the world’s largest known population of oceanic ballerinas – and their whale shark friends – around the plankton-rich waters of Rasdhoo, South and North Ari Atolls. Dive and snorkel along remote reefs, savour sandbank barbecues and indulge in spa treatments on uninhabited islands. Then retire to the sleek, spacious en-suite cabins of our private, three-deck catamaran as you prepare for a new day of Maldivian magic.”
Most trips run three to seven days and offer activities that include swimming with the manta rays and whale sharks, exploring coral reefs and shipwrecks as well as appreciating the rich and abundant shore life.
Four Seasons Private Island Maldives Voavah, Baa Atoll
Voavah is another of those truly classic Maldives vacation experiences, with the kind of luxury only a Four Seasons resort can offer. The Voavah website shares, “Imagine retreating to a remote, natural wilderness where no one is watching and anything is possible. On Voavah, exotic jungle greenery is flanked by immaculate, white beaches and crystal-clear water – and it’s all here for you. Our seven-bedroom, private-island Maldives resort is the world’s first exclusive-use UNESCO hideaway. Let it be your place to retreat, explore, connect or celebrate however you’d like. Go ahead, pinch yourself – this isn’t a dream. This is paradise.”
What makes Voavah unique is that you can rent the entire 7-bedroom island resort, all for yourself. With your own staff to see to your needs for everything from food and fun to wellness, it’s the perfect place to enjoy being far from everything but luxury.
The island can accommodate up to 20 people and offers a number of room options including child-friendly ones for the family vacationers. Get extreme with some local adrenaline chasing over or under the water, or spend some time kicking back in the spa or wellness activities.
The Four Seasons has found a way to take the Maldives – as remote as they are – and make them filled with the kind of luxury you expect in the heart of the world’s finest cities. But at the same time, you’re far enough removed from the rush of modern life to feel truly relaxed and invigorated at the same time. If you need a getaway and have been dreaming of paradise, any of the Four Seasons Maldives resort options will be the perfect match for you. Visit the website to plan and book your stay.