Landaa Giraavaru is a sophisticated tropical resort that leads the way in sustainable luxury living. Turtle conservation and Manta ray research programmes thrive alongside fine dining and the highest levels of service on this alluring tropical island in the Indian Ocean.
Address: Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, Maldives.
Style & character
The wide palm-lined boulevard that leads to the hotel’s reception conveys a sense of established tropical grandeur. The resort’s 106 villas are well spaced around the island and have been designed in a local style using thatched palm roofs, recycled coral cladding and open-air living rooms based on traditional ‘bales’. The land-based villas feel the most authentic and private with their pool gardens surrounded by mature tropical planting and secluded walkways leading to the beach.
Service & facilities
The Four Seasons team, led by general manager Armando Kraenzlin, provides pitch-perfect service. The resort discreetly offers a full range of well-managed facilities including a three-acre Ayurveda Wellness spa, tennis court, water-sports and an inspiring Marine Discovery Centre.
The standard Beach Villas are capacious, with a 1,500 sq ft surface area that extends to a garden shower and sand floor surround. Views are provided via a raised open-air loft room and natural shade from the villa’s own palm tree. The bedrooms are simply decorated with elegant local artefacts and muted tropical colours that blend well with the jungle greenery.
Food & drink
Four restaurants and four lounge bars dotted around the island offer guests a wide choice of destination dining. Star turn is the Al Barakat overwater restaurant, decorated with hundreds of Arabian lanterns and serving spicy Lebanese mezze, North african grills and top-notch rose wine.
Located adjacent to the seawater pool and overlooking the eastern coast of the island, Fuego Grill is open for dinner. The restaurant offers fresh catch of the day as well as a wide selection of organic and prime cut meats, salads, sandwiches and Asian dishes from an open kitchen pavilion. Teak tables and chairs are set in the sand facing the sea.
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