Stays at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa
Giraavaru should probably come with a government health warning,
as I doubt any guest ever wants to leave!
And the luxury resort will soon make leaving
even harder, as its reimagined all-pool water
villas will open on 1 November 2019.
The new villas will feature twice as much living
space outside than in to create vastly extended indoor-outdoor
hideaways that bring the ocean closer at all times.
extension brings the total outdoor area to 182 square metres
(1,960 square feet), split into multiple, dedicated zones:
sun-drenched decks, shaded social spots and dining areas,
over-water hammocks, day bed and an al fresco shower.
A new shaded oceanside living and dining
pavilion with swing couch flanks the 12-metre (40 foot) pool,
which extends into the lagoon for uninterrupted Indian Ocean
Pale wooden indoor floors mimic the external
sun-bleached decks for a seamless inside-out connection, which
combines with the elevated second floor lounge for a sense of
space that extends both horizontally and vertically.
Inside, suspended feature walls,
floor-to-ceiling windows and a contemporary design with light
colours and dark blue accents imbue the 90 square metre (970
square foot) space with a sophisticated serenity.
Reconfigured bathrooms include sea-view bathtubs
and direct deck access, while new overwater hammocks and steps
directly into the blue ensure maximum connection to the sea.
Commenting on the new Water Villas, General
Manager and Regional Vice President, Armando Kraenzlin, said, “In an
ever-crowded world, luxury is increasingly sought in a sense of
space and an ability to enjoy an unrestricted connection with the
natural world. Our new Water Villas not only offer twice more
space outside than in with pools that make you feel as though you
are swimming out into the ocean but also extend upwards into a
sea-view loft and downwards via steps into the ocean for an
enhanced sense of space and connection in all directions.”
Declared the Maldives’ first UNESCO Biosphere
Reserve in 2011, the Baa Atoll ecosystem is renowned as one of the
most beautiful in the country, home to the world’s largest known
population of manta rays, scores of whale sharks, towering thilas,
exhilarating kandus, and stunning coral gardens.
In addition, the waters directly around Landaa
Giraavaru are home to one of the world’s largest and most
successful coral propagation projects. With its 4,000th coral
frame planted in May 2019, the Reefscapers project has been
working to support the existing reef since before the Resort
opened, and is now even putting robots and artificial intelligence
to work placing the Resort’s Marine Savers team at the pioneering
forefront of global coral reef restoration.
Turtles, baby sharks, mantas and even dolphins
visit the Resort’s lagoon while the coral frames attract an
ever-expanding abundance of exotic flora and fauna to within a
close snorkel of each Water Villa deck.