The Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is situated just 30 minutes north of Male and reached by sea plane. Flying over the sandy islands of the Maldives, the myriad of azure shades is an arresting sight to behold.
Arriving at the resort, we were delighted to find that the staff at Landaa Giraavaru already know our names, and they greet us with the same warmth we have experienced throughout our trip. They are even aware of our preference for chilled Sauvignon Blanc!
The resort occupies the entire 44 acres of the island, and gently slopes into a stunning two metre lagoon, achingly beautiful even by Maldivian standards.
Its understated level of luxury encourages us to kick off our shoes and tune into the natural beauty of our surroundings.
Entry to each residential villa is through a turquoise gate where coral walls and lush vegetation achieve maximum privacy. Each bungalow and villa features a private plunge pool, day bed and decked living and dining pavilions. The 102 thatched beach and water bungalows and villas are truly extravagant with their abundance of personal indoor and outdoor living space.
For those seeking a truly unique experience, the Four Seasons have introduced a first for the Maldives; a new Villa concept of ‘Land and Ocean' Villas. Combining the attraction of land based accommodation and private water frontage with the appeal of sleeping over the water; it's truly the very best of both worlds.
In true Four Seasons style, every conceivable need and want was satisfied. They have perfected the art of friendliness combined with professionalism. From the moment we arrived to the moment the staff waved good bye, the Four Seasons Maldives Land - Sea experience was unforgettable.