With three distinct resort experiences – two private islands and a luxury live aboard catamaran – Four Seasons makes it easier for guests to discover more of the Maldives.
Start at Kuda Huraa in North Malé Atoll, just a 30-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport, before embarking on a marine odyssey aboard Four Seasons Explorer, 11-cabin, 3-deck luxury catamaran. Disembark at Landaa Giraavaru in the pristine Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve before taking a scenic seaplane flight back to the airport. Be inspired by this sample itinerary and see some of the highlights that Four Seasons in the Maldives has to offer.
Kuda Huraa is a private coral island with verdant gardens and exceptional surf. Palm trees fringe the large lagoon, the island breezes carry the fragrance of bougainvillea, frangipani and hibiscus, and multihued coral reefs dot the crystal water. A half-hour speedboat ride from Malé, discover an enchanting garden island complete with Island Spa sea sanctuary, Tropic surf coaches and guides, and waves that host the annual Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy.
Each one of Kuda Huraa’s 96 thatched beach and water accommodations were constructed by local craftsmen using indigenous materials and techniques to reflect a true sense of the Maldives. Beach Bungalows and Family Beach Bungalows have their own plunge pool in a private garden surround. Water Villas, some with plunge pools, entice with large sundecks and steps down into the lagoon, while the one- and two-bedroom Water Suites have a sexy glass-walled pool and additional indoor and outdoor space for the ultimate in lagoon living
Immerse yourself in the pristine tropical beauty of this remote island hideaway at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. Experience the natural world in a luxurious resort setting. Combining innovation, wellness and conservation, Landaa Giraavaru is a 44 acre, 103 villa wonderland in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve – a 30-minute seaplane flight from Malé.
Landaa Giraavaru’s vast natural wilderness incorporates 103 thatched bungalows and villas of contemporary Maldivian design. Hidden behind traditional turquoise gates, all land-based accommodations have their own beach access, pool and lush genuinely private gardens. Beach Villas and Family Beach Villas also have a 12-metre lap pool, sand-floor living area with sofas and toes-in-the-sand dining, and sea-gazing loft. Perched on stilts over the tranquil lagoon, the Water Villas – some with pools – offer panoramic Indian Ocean views through floor to ceiling windows, spacious sundecks, outdoor showers, and nets for over-water lazing. Land & Ocean Villas link land-based living quarters and over-water bedrooms across a vast pool deck, while the uber-luxe Three-bedroom Landaa Estate has its own 80-metre beach and 2,000 square feet of al fresco living space.
ARRIVAL AT OUR KUDA HURAA RESORT Arrive at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa by speedboat from Malé Internatioal Airport. Relax on the beach or visit the turtle pools at the Marine Discovery Centre. Start your evening with sundowners at Sunset Lounge, then savor a fine Indian meal at Baraabaru. Retreat to your villa for a Bath Ritual poured by the Resort’s Bath Butler.
MORNING Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Café Huraa. Head to the PADI 5-Star IDC Centre to take a beginners’ scuba diving course or join a diving excursion. AFTERNOON Savour an authentic Italian lunch at the Reef Club. Sail across the lagoon to the Island Spa for an all-natural, over-water treatment. EVENING Embark on a sunset dolphin cruise surrounded by hundreds of spinner dolphins. For dinner, schedule a private barbecue on the beach.
MORNING Set out on a one-hour kayaking excursion as the sun rises over Kuda Huraa. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, ordered through In-Bungalow Dining, on your private deck. Join the Surf School for a class in the lagoon or an excursion to nearby breaks. AFTERNOON Have your lunch by the Resort’s infinity pool, then follow it up with a few cocktails at the swim-up bar. Visit the Water Sports Centre to arrange paragliding, jet-skiing and wakeboarding. Embark on a Shark Safari to snorkel with blacktip and whitetip reef sharks. EVENING Enjoy a light bite on your deck. Sail across the lagoon to the Night Spa for a lunar ritual on a private, starlit beach.
MORNING Greet the morning at our Sunrise yoga class at the Island Spa. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at Café Huraa. AFTERNOON Board Four Seasons Explorer, moored within Kuda Huraa’s lagoon. Enjoy lunch on board and settle into your cabin or suite. EVENING Meet the crew and your fellow passengers over cocktails before sitting down to a sumptuous welcome dinner.
MORNING Start the day with an optional sunrise dive. Enjoy a fresh breakfast on board. Choose a morning two-tank dive to explore a vibrant thila and an overhang of soft corals, or enjoy waterskiing and windsurfing around the boat. AFTERNOON After lunch, join the pelagic on a channel dive, or embark on a guided snorkel with the resident marine biologist. EVENING Back on board, sip cocktails on the upper deck before dining al fresco. Review video highlights of the day with after-dinner drinks in the lounge.
MORNING Relax over a leisurely al fresco breakfast. Embark on a snorkeling expedition with the marine biologist. Soak up some rays on the top sundeck, or visit a local village community. AFTERNOON After lunch, set anchor at a virgin island and explore to your heart’s content. End the afternoon with a relaxing massage on the beach. EVENING Enjoy cocktails on board before savoring a barbecue dinner on a deserted island.
MORNING Start the day with an optional sunrise dive. Enjoy a fresh breakfast on board Four Seasons Explorer. AFTERNOON Disembark Four Seasons Explorer at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, in the Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Lunch at Blu, the Resort’s the contemporary Italian eatery. Relax on the pristine white-sand beach, walk the Blu sandbank, take your first dip in the 2-kilometre (1.2-mile) lagoon, or snorkel in the kaleidoscopic Coral Gardens. EVENING Head to Seabar, perched over the lagoon, for sundowners and lemon-shark spotting. Dine on Lebanese mezze and Moroccan specialties under the stars at Al Barakat.
MORNING Breakfast at Café Landaa, where you will find a unique ayurvedic food-labeling system, an Ayurvedic Tea & Tonic Corner, egg and crêpe stations and Asian specialties. Take a manta ray safari (available June to December), or join a dive or snorkel excursion to explore the mesmerizing Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. AFTERNOON Savor a leisurely in-villa lunch by your own pool. Spend the afternoon in the Marine Discovery Centre – transplanting a coral frame, feeding the clownfish, learning about the rescued turtles or mapping the movements of Olivia, the Resort’s satellite-tagged turtle. EVENING Embark on a sunset fishing adventure before enjoying your catch at Fuego Grill.
MORNING Enjoy early-morning sun salutations with the Resort’s yogi. Breakfast at Blu (we recommend the popular eggs Benedict). Head to the Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat for a traditional therapy or a chakra blessing. AFTERNOON Stop for an authentic Asian lunch at Café Landaa. Head to Blu beach for water sports, including Seabobs, jet skis and kite-surfing. EVENING Embark on one final awe-inspiring adventure: a private barbecue dinner on a sandbank in the middle of nowhere.
MORNING On your last day, savor a leisurely breakfast in your villa. Enjoy one last swim in the Coral Gardens. If you are on a daytime flight, a 30- to 45-minute seaplane transfer will take you to Malé International Airport. If you are on an evening flight, a 30- to 45-minute seaplane transfer will take you to Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, where you can use the changing and shower facilities to freshen up. After dinner, depart for Malé International Airport by speedboat.