The Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru is located just a short, scenic seaplane ride from Male Airport - an ultimate paradise in the Indian Ocean offering five star luxury accommodation and an innovative choice of activities for recreating, escapism and conservation.
Accommodation is in 103 spacious beach and water villas, all furnished in a contemporary Maldivian style and featuring spacious outdoor living areas while some also boast private plunge pools. All land-based options hidden behind gates with private gardens, sand-floor living areas and direct access to the beach. Water villas offer panoramic sea views through floor-to-ceiling windows, with spacious sundecks, outdoor showers, over-water hammocks and steps leading down into the lagoon. Large two and three bedroom villas are suitable for small groups and families, most located either on the beach or over the lagoon while the Land and Ocean Suites offering the best of both worlds, with land-based living areas connected to over-water bedrooms by a pool area.
The resort offers a choice of three wonderful restaurants. Blu is at the western end of the island overlooking the lagoon and serves a la carte breakfast, light antipasti, pizza and pasta at lunch with fine Italian cuisine in the evening. Built over the water off the main jetty is Al Barakat Restaurant, serving authentic Arabian cuisine in a rooftop dining area with specialities such as Lebanese mezze, North African dishes and Arabian coffee. Cafe Landaa occupies three thatched-roof pavilions overlooking the swimming pool and beach, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner menus which are a fusion of east meets west. Fuego Grill is a beach restaurant which is open for dinner, serving fresh catch of the day as well as grilled meats. There are four bars on Landaa Giraavaru which allow guests to relax with a drink by the pool, on the beach or on an overwater deck, while a shisha bar is found on the lower level of Al Barakat Restaurant.
There are plenty of activities on offer at the resort, with facilities including a dive centre whose team of multilingual dive instructors offer courses for beginners and advanced divers. The water sports centre has complimentary snorkels, masks, fins for guests to explore the house reef, plus non-motorised watersports such as sailboats, catamarans and windsurfing equipment. Motorised watersports are available at an additional charge, or guests can choose to embark on a cruise or sunset fishing trip where the chef will even prepare your catch! Back on dry land, there is a state-of-the-art fitness centre, floodlit tennis court and four swimming pools including the only Olympic-size pool in the Maldives, a seawater pool and a free-form children's pool. The resort has recently launched submarine excursions, allowing up to two guests to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience to discover the marine life at a depth of up to 120 feet.
Landaa Giraavaru provides a wonderful base for families with young children or teenagers - children stay free in their parents' room, with the resort offering a range of amenities for youngsters including child-size bathrobes and special toiletries. The Kuda Vella Club is on hand to keep children entertained with games, educational activities and beach fun, while For teenage guests, the Majaa Maizan is the young adults centre and a great place for 13 to 18 year olds to play pool, table tennis, table football, access the Internet or watch a movie on the plasma screen TV. Babysitting services are available at an additional cost.
Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru is home to a Marine Discovery Centre, where a team of marine biologists teach guests about the underwater world of Baa Atoll’s UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Guests can encounter a variety of marine creatures, participate in conservation projects and take advantage of the ‘Manta-on-call’ service which lets them know when manta rays are spotted near the resort. Children can take part in a range of activities including helping marine biologists transplant coral frames, visiting the Fish Lab, learning to snorkel, and interacting with sea cucumbers, starfish and crustaceans.
The Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat is an award-winning facility which promises total relaxation, offering a range of bespoke treatments and wellness experiences in ten open-air pavilions, three of which are dedicated to ayurveda. Complimentary yoga classes are held on an over-water yoga deck, in a jungle pavilion or by an oceanfront swimming pool.
Why not combine your stay with an island hopping cruise aboard the Four Seasons Explorer - a private 3 deck, 11 cabin catamaran just waiting to take you to visit other islands and wonderful diving?
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Children: Children are welcome but water villas are not recommended for children under 8 years old. There is a fantastic children's club and an activity centre for teenagers. Babysitting services are available. .
Airport Transfer: Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru is accessible by a seaplane transfers of approximately 30 minutes.
Meal Arrangements: Guests can stay on a bed and breakfast, half board or full board basis. The half board and full board packages allow guests to dine in any of the resort's restaurants.
Facilities: 4 swimming pools, sauna, spa, fitness facilities, Kids for all Seasons programme, windsurfing, water toys and equipment, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing and deep sea fishing. complimentary Marine Discovery Centre, non-motorised watersports, snorkelling equipment to discover the wonderful house reef, gym and tennis.
Services: Business equipment, laptops, in room wireless Internet access, 24 hour in room dining and laundry service.
All bungalows, villas and suites feature a Smart TV with satellite channels, an AV system with DVD player and MP3 cable and complimentary Wi-Fi. There is a twice-daily housekeeping service with evening turndown and a range of drinks and snacks provided on a daily basis including fresh fruit, water, tea and coffee.
Beach Bungalow with Pool: These bungalows overlook the lagoon with an air-conditioned sleeping pavilion, a private plunge pool and an open-air pavilion for living and dining with sofas and daybed. The sleeping pavilion has a king size or twin beds, while the large bathroom has a deep bathtub, family indoor rain shower and outdoor Maldivian shower. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults + 1 child. (75sqm)
Beach Villa with Pool: These villas are located on the south of the island with direct access to the beach and lagoon. The villas feature an air-conditioned sleeping pavilion, a 12m. lap pool, a furnished deck and an open-air living/dining pavilion with sofas and a daybed with ocean views. The sleeping pavilion has a king size or twin beds, while the bathroom has a deep tub, family indoor rain shower and outdoor Maldivian shower. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults + 1 child. (137sqm)
Sunrise or Sunset Water Villa: These villas are located on the jetty at the northwestern end of the island, facing either the sunrise or sunset. Villas feature an air-conditioned bedroom, a glass-fronted living/dining area, and a large private deck with over-water hammock, steps into the lagoon and a spiral staircase leading to a furnished sea-gazing loft. The glass-fronted bedroom offers spectacular views from the king size or twin beds, with a separate dressing area and large bathroom with deep tub and family size indoor rain-shower. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults + 1 child. (86sqm)
Sunrise or Sunset Water Villa With Pool: These villas are similar to the Sunrise or Sunset Water Villas with the addition of a plunge pool on the private deck. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults + 1 child. (86sqm)
Family Beach Villa with Pool: These villas are located steps from the water on the south side of the island, featuring an air-conditioned sleeping pavilion, an adjoining study with twin beds, a 12m. lap pool, a furnished deck and an open-air living/dining pavilion with sofas and a daybed with ocean views. The sleeping pavilion has a king size bed, while the bathroom has a deep tub, family indoor rain shower and outdoor Maldivian shower. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 3 children or 3 adults + 1 child. (164sqm)
Two Bedroom Family Beach Bungalow: Located on the north of the island, these bungalows are spacious and private with accommodation in two air-conditioned bedrooms which are linked by a short corridor. The master bedroom has a king size bed while the second bedroom has twin beds, each with a full en suite bathroom and outdoor shower. Outside there is a large pool, furnished deck and open-air living/dining pavilion, all with views over the gardens and ocean. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 3 children or 4 adults. (182sqm)
Sunrise or Sunset Two Bedroom Water Suite: These suites are located on the jetty at the northwestern end of the island, facing either the sunrise or sunset. Suites have two air-conditioned bedrooms which are joined by a glass-fronted living/dining area, leading out onto a large private deck with swimming pool, over-water hammock, steps into the lagoon and and a spiral staircase leading to a furnished sea-gazing loft. One of the glass-fronted bedrooms has a king size bed while the other has twin beds, each with a full en suite bathroom and outdoor shower. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 3 adults + 1 child. (182sqm)
Two Bedroom Land and Ocean Suite: These unique two bedroom suites are built over land and water on the northeastern shore of the island. A land-based pavilion houses the living area with comfortable sofas and loungers, connecting to a full kitchen. Glass doors lead out from the living area onto a furnished deck where there are over-water hammocks and a swimming pool, connecting to two over-water bedrooms. One of the air-conditioned bedrooms has a king size bed while the other has twin beds, both with a separate dressing area, en suite bathroom and outdoor shower. Beyond the bedrooms is an open-air pavilion with views of the lagoon and direct access to the water. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 4 children or 6 adults. (280sqm)
Two Bedroom Royal Beach Villa: These two bedroom villas are located on the western end of the island, featuring a 20m. lap poolwith "floating" dining room and a beachside pavilion. In the centre of the villa is a large open-air living/dining pavilion with loungers and sofas, as well as a spacious indoor dining area, full kitchen, full bathroom and a maid's room located off the living area. There are two air-conditioned bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with twin beds, both with a living area, full en suite bathroom, private courtyard and outdoor shower. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 4 children or 6 adults. (310sqm)
Three Bedroom Landaa Estate: This truly luxurious beachfront villa occupies a two-storey building overlooking a private 80m stretch of beach, two swimming pools, a stargazing lounge and vast indoor and outdoor spaces. At the heart of the villa is an open-air living/dining pavilion with loungers and sofas which looks out over the beachfront 25m. lap pool, as well as a full kitchen and maid's room. There are three air-conditioned bedrooms - the master bedroom has a king sized bed, separate dressing area, full bathroom, outdoor shower and glass doors leading out onto the beachfront terrace; a twin bedroom has a full bathroom, outdoor shower and glass doors leading out onto the beachfront terrace; and a third bedroom is located on the upper floor of the villa and has a king sized bed, full bathroom and views over the beach. A comfortable seating area and plunge pool are found on the upper floor, with water from the pool cascading down via a dramatic wall of water into the main pool below. Dedicated staff are on hand 24 hours per day. Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 4 children or 6 adults. (800sqm)