PRIVATE LUXURY | 102 BEACH AND WATER VILLAS
Welcome to Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa – Just a short scenic sea-plane ride from Malé International Airport, you will discover a paradise hideaway where luxurious seclusion meets wild natural beauty. This verdant, beach-fringed coral island offers sophisticated Barefoot pleasures on land and water too – from genuine ayurvedic therapies in the spa to splashing, sailing or diving in the jewel-like Indian Ocean and the Maldives’ most pristine lagoon.
“…Landaa Giraavaru is, as you would expect from the Four Seasons, a masterclass in exhorbitantly tasteful excellence. Food and cabins … are, needless to say, so faultless you’ll want to cry when it’s time to leave.” The Independent on Sunday, April 20, 2008
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa offers 102 luxuriously appointed thatched roof beach and water villas – with features such as private plunge pools and spacious areas for outdoor living – includes also two unsurpassed in luxury land and ocean villas. Enjoy exclusive Four Seasons amenities in an amazing tropical setting featuring private gardens and verandas gazing over tranquil vistas of the crystal clear lagoon.
Sunrise / Sunset Water Villa with Pool
Located along a double-loaded jetty off the north-western end of the island, these villas are perfectly positioned for viewing the morning sunrise / evening sunset. Due to the unique nature of Water Bungalows, only children 11 years of age and above are welcome.
Sunrise / Sunset Water Villa
Located along a double-loaded jetty off the northwestern end of the island, these Water Villas are also perfectly positioned for viewing the sunrise / sunset from an elevated loft in total privacy. Due to the unique nature of Water Bungalows, only children 11 years of age and above are welcome.
Beach Villa with Pool
Beach Villas are located on the south 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 your lap pool.
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.
Two-Bedroom Koimala Land and Ocean Villa
Uniquely designed Koimala Land and Ocean Villas 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.
Due to the unique nature of Koimala Land and Ocean Villas, only children 11 years of age and above are welcome.
Two-Bedroom Royal Beach Villa
The Two-Bedroom Royal Beach Villa is located on the western end of the island overlooking a 2 kilometres (1.2 miles) stretch 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 garden features.
Sunrise / Sunset Two-Bedroom Water Villa
The Sunrise or Sunset two-bedroom villas are located at the north-western corner of the island, at the end of the Water Villa jetty. They command stunning views of the sunrise / sunset across wide ocean vistas. A spacious deck features plunge pool and direct access to the beach and lagoon too.
Due to the unique nature of Water Bungalows, only children 11 years of age and above are welcome.
IN ROOM SERVICES AND AMENITIES
- Hypo-allergenic pillows on request
- Iron and ironing board on request
- Lighted make-up/shaving mirror
- Multi-line telephone(s) with voicemail
- Refrigerated private bar
- Satellite television
- Tea/coffee maker
- Twice-daily housekeeping service
- Wired or wireless Internet access
FOUR SEASONS EXPLORER
Enhance your resort stay with a cruise on the Four Seasons Explorer, a private three-deck, 11-cabin catamaran that takes guests island-hopping, stargazing and diving in Four Seasons style. The Four Seasons Maldivian resort at Kuda Huraa also makes an exciting complement to your experience on Landaa Giravaaru and your Four Seasons Explorer cruise.
The Four Seasons Explorer offers a unique cruise experience for those who enjoy their privacy and are seeking a holiday that takes them beyond the normal beach escape. The elegant Explorer Suite on this three-deck catamaran features expansive panoramic windows to take advantage of the spectacular scenery.
All State Rooms are bright and airy, with large port windows.
Four Seasons makes no additional charge for children less than 12 years of age occupying the same guest room as parents or guardians (space permitting). Age limits for children occupying parents’ or guardians’ guest rooms at no additional charge may vary at some properties.
Early arrivals and late departures
If your arrival is early in the day and you prefer immediate access to your room, it is recommend reserving for the prior night to guarantee immediate access. Similarly, for late departures, reserving an additional night will guarantee access until you leave the Resort. If you choose not to reserve an extra day, the resort will be glad to store your bags and make their fitness facilities available for you to freshen up.
Families and special needs
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru welcomes families, with childproofed rooms available upon request. The resort recommends early notification of any special needs to make the best arrangements. Accommodations for non-smokers are available on request, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.
Located at the western end of the island overlooking a 2-kilometre (1.2-mile) 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 will watch the sun sink below the horizon.
The restaurant serves à la carte breakfast, light antipasti, pizza and pasta at lunch and fine Italian cuisine in the evening. The restaurant seats 40 indoors – 42 at the bar and 12 on the beach.
Specialties: Contemporary Italian fare is served at lunch and dinner; homemade ice cream gelati are served poolside throughout the day. A children’s menu is also available.
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. The restaurant is built over water, off the main jetty. A Shisha [Hubbly bubbly] Bar is located on the ground level. The main dining area on the rooftop features comfortable low seating. Seats 40 indoors – 74 outdoors and 44 at the bar.
Specialities: Al Barakat offers Lebanese mezze, grill items and North African specialties. Shisha Bar serves Arabian coffee and features authentic Shisha water pipes.
Overlooking the swimming pool and beach, the three thatch-roofed pavilions of Café Landaa are separated by reflecting ponds. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, the chefs create exquisite delights with eastern and western influences. The restaurant seats 82 indoors – 8 at the sushi counter – 8 at the teppanyaki counter and 50 outdoors.
Specialties: Asian and regional specialties from the Indian mogul 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 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; seats 32 outdoors.
Specialties: Fresh seafood, prime meat cuts/dishes and salads.
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.
LOUNGES AND BARS
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 décor features a dhoni (traditional Maldivian 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 selection of beverages to choose from. Seats 56 indoors – 24 on the terrace.
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. Seats 50.
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. Seats 46.
THE SPA & AYURVEDA RETREAT
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.
The spa complex
Located in the heart of the island and stretching down to the sea, the spa complex occupies an elevated 1-hectare (2.5-acre) site, with 10 individual thatched treatment pavilions – 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 all spa facilities and 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. A resident yogi guides beginners and experienced followers through inspiring morning meditation and evening enlightenment sessions from a pavilion that “floats” on the lagoon. Private sessions are available and the yogi welcomes all guests for discussions on this ancient spiritual practice.
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.
These experienced Keralites and Sri Lankan therapists who are also ayurvedic physicians are highly trained professionals in this ancient art of ayurveda, including diet, body type, patient approach and the practice of yoga and meditation.
The Ayurveda 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 ayurveda tables, traditional herbal bathtubs, steam benches and an area for mud treatments, guests are treated to physical and spiritual rejuvenation.
Besides introducing the myriad of possibilities that ayurveda offers, guests will also learn to integrate some of the processes into their daily lives. At the herbal centre, 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. Please enquire. In-room massage and spa services are also available.
Whether your family is young, all grown up or at any stage in between, Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is a wonderful home base. The resort will go out of its way to make your youngest kids feel welcome, and the resourceful Concierge is always close at hand – to make reservations for a family dinner, offer suggestions for tomorrow’s outing or help arrange a babysitter. Children under 12 can share their parents’ room at no extra charge.
Before your stay, simply provide us [Barefoot] with the names and ages of the children in your party, so that we can be ready with all arrangements.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru offers the following kids services:
- A welcome amenity for the youngest guests
- Child-size bathrobes
- Complimentary babies’ and children’s toiletries
- Children’s menus in restaurants and through In-Room Dining
Upon request, and subject to availability:
- Items to childproof your room
- Cribs and/or rollaway bed(s), at no extra charge and subject to maximum occupancy in resort.
With 24 hours’ notice, the Concierge will arrange reliable babysitting services for children under 12 years of age. There is an hourly fee for this service and a maximum of two children per babysitter. For more information, please contact Guest Services upon arrival.
Majaa Maizan (young adults’ centre)
Guests between the ages of 13 and 18 can use Majaa Maizan, the young adults’ centre. Enjoy a game of pool, table tennis or table football. Watch a movie on the plasma screen television, use the PlayStation [Bring your favourite games] or surf the Internet. An activities guide lists exciting options to make your stay in Landaa Giraavaru even more memorable.
*Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa also offers guests a full Health Club and Fitness Centre [Gym] along with table tennis, tennis, pool, billiards and a host of activities to keep all the family busy.
WEDDING OR HONEYMOON
Your wedding or your honeymoon should be entirely your choice, therefore at Four Seasons we understand that some may not want the whole package. Do as much or as little as you choose to do, the choice id entirely yours.
Discover an idyllic land-and-sea paradise for your wedding. Elegant beach or water villas promise luxurious living in extreme privacy and with vistas made for romance. Share romantic enlightenment with ayurveda touch therapies and stimulating yoga, in gorgeous surroundings.
Four Seasons defines the essence of a superb honeymoon. As a destination for just the two of you or for your whole party, the location makes weddings and honeymoons seamless and inspiring. The resort will take care of both wedding and honeymoon, where anything and everything can be planned for, and will be too. For your first night, on offer is a retreat of peace and luxurious comforts, thereafter you can remain at the same resort or sail to another Four Seasons honeymoon setting.
Romantic activities for two
Four Seasons will be glad to arrange memorable experiences for the bridal couple, to match your preferences. Examples include:
- Champagne breakfast in the privacy of your bungalow or villa
- Romantic candlelit dinner for two, in your bungalow or villa, or on a beach or sandbank
- Relaxing massage for two
- Picnic basket for two
- Special occasion packages
- Four Seasons Explorer cruises