Four Seasons in Maldives

J.L. Erickson Boosting its offerings in the Maldives, Four Seasons has announced its luxury resort at Kuda Huraa has reopened, featuring a traditional Maldivian village, and its Landaa Giraavaru resort in the Baa Atoll will open in November. The openings mark the return of 200 local staff who had been

By: J.L. Erickson

Boosting its offerings in the Maldives, Four Seasons has announced its luxury resort at Kuda Huraa has reopened, featuring a traditional Maldivian village, and its Landaa Giraavaru resort in the Baa Atoll will open in November.

The openings mark the return of 200 local staff who had been working at other Four Seasons properties after Kuda Huraa in the North Male Atoll was forced to close following the tsunami.

A 25-minute speedboat ride from Male, the Kuda Huraa has been extensively renovated and includes 96 beach and water bungalows constructed of timber and thatch with modern tropical furnishings.

Inspired by Maldivian architecture and culture, the resort and its bungalows feature traditional decorative lattice panels, curved roof forms and stone walls. The new beach bungalows have raised floor levels to increase the ocean views and feature individual plunge pools.

The resort also features a dedicated Surf School, the only one of its kind in the Maldives, that runs certified courses for beginners, surf clinics and escorted surf excursions for experienced surfers.

Meanwhile, set to open Nov. 1, is the 102-villa resort on Landaa Giraavaru in Baa Atoll, north of Male. Designed to embrace the region’s wilderness seclusion, each villa includes a land-based pavilion with private beach access and living and dining area. It is linked to the sea-based sleeping pavilion with bedroom, bathroom and outdoor shower by a wooden walkway that leads past a plunge pool.

A first for Four Seasons, the resort’s Ayurvedic Retreat is designed for guests to experience the holistic approach of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian “science of life.” Guests are invited to learn about medicinal herbs, trees and flowers that provide the base of oils and treatments used in the Ayurvedic process.

The resort’s Blu restaurant offers lagoon views, and the Al Barakat rooftop restaurant offers authentic Lebanese and Moroccan cuisine.

Four Seasons is offering a special “Stay Longer and Receive the Fourth Night Free” offer Sept. 15-Nov. 30 at the Kuda Huraa and from Nov. 1-30 at Landaa Giraavaru.

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