What's better than a luxury Maldives resort with postcard-perfect scenery, first-class facilities, endless alfresco adventures and a firm focus on protecting the local marine life? Two of them, of course! Luckily, a duo of dreamy Four Seasons Resorts is yours to choose from, promising double the delights and a tough decision on your hands. If you're torn between the two, how about a stay at each for a truly magical Maldivian adventure?
Four Reasons to Choose Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
1. A world-class wellness concept
Although simply setting foot in the Maldives is enough to induce a state of total tranquillity, the sense of calm that envelops this luxury resort is something altogether more special. The spa's innovative new wellness concept AyurMa invites you to look differently at health, harmony and happiness, encouraging a love for both yourself and the planet. A multi-award-winning team of Ayurvedic doctors, naturopaths, yogis and massage therapists are on hand to provide an utterly unique and all-encompassing wellness experience, based on four distinct pillars:
Ayurveda - A 5,000-year-old wellness that strives to achieve equilibrium and harmonise internal energies with the elements of the outside world, whether through herbal remedies, lifestyle or wellness rituals.
Yoga Therapy - Facilitated by the world's first 'University for Yoga', the condition-targeting Yoga Therapy courses address specific ailments from a medical perspective to reveal the true healing potential of this ancient art.
Wellness - Feeling good both inside and out is the first step to caring for others and the wider world. With this in mind, the spa offers a lengthy menu of alignment rituals, massages, facials, scrubs and beauty treatments.
Planetary Wellbeing - Drawing on the deep roots of Naturopathy - the concept that nature is healing - you can embrace complimentary consultations, pioneering experiences, and inspiring activities that promote a greater understanding of the natural world and your role within it.
2. Unmatchable marine education and experiences
Led by a team of passionate marine biologists, wildlife lovers of all ages will enjoy learning about the underwater world of the Maldives at the Marine Discovery Centre, which celebrates the resort's location amid a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Attend fascinating talks led by the experts, participate in the building of coral reefs in the crystal-clear lagoon, or even help release rehabilitated turtles back to the ocean, if the time of year allows. There's also the magical 'manta-on-call' service, meaning should manta rays be sighted in nearby waters, you'll head straight out by speedboat together to witness them for yourselves!
3. Shiny new Water Villas
Introduced in 2020, the stunning new overwater villas offer a seamless indoor-outdoor hideaway that brings the bright blue of the Baa Atoll even closer. Inside, expect a cool, contemporary design with light, bright colours and deep blue accents, as well as fabulous floor-to-ceiling windows for yet more magical views. If that wasn't impressive enough, the alfresco space is three times larger than the already super spacious indoor living area, encouraging you to spend every second you can in the great outdoors. There's an overwater hammock, sleek swing couch, shaded sun pavilion, sea-view bathroom with direct lagoon access, and an utterly inspiring and extra-long infinity pool. Offering something to suit all guests, the overwater accommodation includes One Bedroom Water Villas, Family Water Villas, Two-Bedroom Water Suites and Three-Bedrooms.
4. Sundowners to-die-for
While the resort offers a wealth of exceptional eateries, you'll probably find yourself frequently heading to Blu Beach Club, an uber-chic all-day hangout right on the sand, flaunting expansive alfresco decks, a cool constellation pool, treetop dining experience and plush private cabanas. While a great place to grab beachfront breakfasts, day-long drinks, lunchtime pizza and elegant dinners, Blu promises a sundowner experience that's hard to beat! Sip carefully crafted cocktails, an ice-cold beer or freshly blended smoothie and prepare to be awe-struck by the views of the sun sinking behind the Baa Atoll.
Four Reasons to Choose Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa
1. Fun for all the family
While the Maldives may be synonymous with uninterrupted romance, this astounding atoll shouldn't be limited to adults only, and this tropical hideaway is simply fantastic for a luxury family holiday. Offering a programme of activities that are enjoyable, educational and endlessly enriching, the Kuda Mas ("small fish") Club is designed to keep little guests not only occupied but inspired. One day they might be learning about Maldivian history through interactive games, the next they could be helping to restore local coral reefs, and the next perhaps they're enjoying palm leaf crafts. Beyond the club, the whole tribe can make memories together to cherish, whether on a dolphin cruise, kayak adventure, or simply unwinding beside the family-friendly pool.
2. Supreme surfing
For seriously top-notch surfing, head to Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, home to its very own Surf School, run by world-renowned company TropicSurf. Whether you're a first timer on the waves or a surfing expert, the incredible instructors will be sure to create the perfect experience for you. After collecting the very best surf boards and equipment at the laid-back Surf Shack, families can enjoy a course together on the pristine lagoon, while six adrenaline-pumping, quality breaks are just a quick boat ride away - with April to October the best time for experienced surfers to visit for the best swells.
3. The unique night spa experience
While the sunshine is splendid, there is something seriously serene about the stillness of night-time. That's where the Night Spa ritual comes in; a soul-soothing wellness ceremony that is performed beneath the stars on a peaceful, private beach. Your treatment begins with a gentle skin brushing and warming wrap of Bacchus flowers, followed by an ultra-relaxing Gigartina Beauty Bath, luxurious lava shell massage and nourishing hair treatment. You will be left in a state of pure relaxation and harmony, attune only to the sound of the ocean and your own body.
4. Culinary delights
From inspiring Indian flavours, to authentic Italian dishes, to the freshest local seafood, expect a global culinary voyage during your stay at this luxury Maldives resort. Baraabaru is an award-winning eatery that showcases the traditional architectural style of Kerala, serving up simply sensational (both in taste and look) Indian menus that celebrate thali-style dining, bold flavours and fresh local produce. If simply eating the delicious dishes isn't enough, you can embark on a half-day cookery class with one of the restaurant's chefs, learning how to blend spices, bake bread and create authentic Indian cookery, before feasting on your home-style meal! Overlooking the lagoon, The Reef Club is all about Italian cookery, from fabulous fresh pasta to perfect pizzas straight from the wood-fired oven. Each Wednesday at Reef Club is Arragosta Night, a celebration of the sea that offers a sumptuous seafood selection and out-of-this-world oven roasted lobster, as well as a decadent dessert buffet.