Set over Baa Atoll, one of Maldive's most ecologically rich areas, Landaa Giraavaru is an ample sized island blessed with pristine white sand and gorgeous marine elements. Eco happy troopers will be very at home here cycling around the island and planting coral bells around the lagoon in an effort to replenish the damaged reef.
The Four Seasons Spa is one part rustic Ayurvedic retreat and one part luxurious over-water treatment suites. We highly recommend its 4 hands Ayurvedic massage which is pretty much the ultimate delivery of sensuous pleasure permitted by law. Guests can also learn the benefits of an Ayurvedic diet while trying their hand at cooking themselves a dosha enhancing meal under the supervision of both chef and guru. For a spot of gastronomic indulgence head to Al Barakat, a stunning and opulent Middle Eastern saloon effusing the dreamy decadence of Arabian Nights.
Staff exercise extreme care for guests' comfort with a highly commendable level of anticipation but in a few rare cases, a tad over, like removing perfectly fine fruits in the villa without replacing them. Nonetheless, this is still an island where wishes are treated as commands, in true 4 Seasons style.
The villas were raised along rather sharp modern lines with a hint of Mediterranean influences. At press time there are plans to redesign the water villas which are in truth somewhat underwhelming. The beach villas, decked with a lovely long pool, are perfectly sumptuous havens to retreat into.