Last Updated on June 17, 2022
The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is a true Maldivian getaway where you feel like you’re on an exotic island in the middle of the ocean, with all of the luxury and fine dining you could ever want. The large island provides for a beautiful setting with extensive gardens, privacy, and stunning turquoise waters on all sides. Staying at the Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru is perfect for those looking to experience the true Maldives, a fantastic luxury resort, and looking to get away from the world.
We spent 3 days at the Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru and are sure that if you love beautiful white sand beaches, large luxury villas, and unique culinary experiences, that you will have an amazing time at this Maldives resort. Our stay allowed us to put together this Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru review to help you decide if this is the right resort for your trip to the Maldives.
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Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru Location
The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is located on a private island in the Baa Atoll, which is part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru is approximately 75 miles (120 km) northwest of Male. Everyone arriving in the Maldives will initially fly into Male International Airport and from there, you will then take a 45-minute airplane transfer to the resort.
If you’re visiting the Maldives for the first time, you might find that the whole arrival process can be quite intimidating. It can be a bit chaotic, but it always seems to work. It can also be a stressful experience if your incoming flight is delayed, but in reality it will all work out and there’s nothing to worry about. Check out our Maldives for First-Timers Guide that we put together so that you can learn all of the in’s and out’s of how traveling to the Maldives and the private islands works.
The primary way to reach the Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru is by seaplane, this is part of the true Maldives experience, similar to nearly all other Maldives resorts. The cost of the seaplane transfer is $985 USD per person for roundtrip airfare. For additional charges, you can opt to fly in the more exclusive Four Seasons Flying Triggerfish seaplane, which seats just 8 passengers; compared to the standard seaplane arrival on Trans Maldivian Airways with 14 passengers.
If you would like to visit the other Four Seasons Maldives Resort at Kuda Huraa, the Four Seasons team can arrange a transfer between the two resorts for you.
Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru Arrival
Once you pass through Maldivian Customs & Immigration, pick up your luggage and head outside the airport. You will be met by a crowd of representatives from different hotels, all waving their resort’s sign in the air. Look for the friendly Four Seasons representative, or if you’re not able to find them you can ask a representative from a different hotel to help you find them. The Four Seasons representative will take you through all the steps to get on your Trans Maldivian Airways flight.
Once aboard your Trans Maldivian Airways flight to the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, there’s nothing to do except sit back and enjoy some of the best seaplane views in the world. You’ll fly over countless atolls with their turquoise waters, as well as other resorts with beautiful overwater villas. Flying on Trans Maldivian Airways is one of the best parts of getting to a Maldivian resort.
The Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru has its own seaplane platform floating nearby the island. After about 45 minutes of flying time, as you descend toward the island, you’ll get some more amazing views of the beautiful waters here and the reefs and islands that surround the Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru. The seaplane will land near the floating seaplane platform where you will then transfer to a boat that will take you the short ride to shore.
As the boat pulls up to the dock, be prepared for a warm and friendly welcome to the Maldives from the Four Seasons staff. You’ll be greeted and welcomed, and then will make the short walk to the reception area, where you will receive a refreshing towelette and welcome drink to start your vacation.
As we arrived during COVID-19 times, safety precautions were taken. All staff are wearing masks throughout the resort but guests are not required to wear masks.
Check-in was completed quickly, and the layout of the resort, dining options, and other amenities were all explained to us. We were then escorted to our villa via golfcart, with our luggage.
Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru Rooms
Being located on such a large island, the rooms and villas at the Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru are spread out and offer lots of privacy. There are a number of types of rooms available to match your wants and needs during your trip.
One of our favorite aspects of the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru are the bikes that everyone is assigned when they arrive at the resort. Each individual will have a bike parked outside their villa when they arrive with their initials placed on the front of the bike, and a small tag on the back of the bike with your villa number. You can use these bikes to bike all over the island, from the jungle trails to the overwater walkways.
The sprawling island has a large number of Beach Villas available, each with a very large walled private garden area with complete privacy, a private pool and outdoor sundeck, and direct access to the beach and ocean. The Beach Villas also feature large open-air living and dining rooms, plus a large indoor bedroom and bathroom.
Stepping into the bedroom, you have a seating area near the large glass sliding doors that can open directly onto your private pool. The room has plenty of storage space, a small desk area, mini bar, and vaulted ceiling. Behind the bed is the bathroom area which is also surprisingly large. There are dual vanities, a separate room for the rainfall shower as well as the toilet, and a door that opens to your outdoor garden shower, which is completely private.
From your Beach Villa you can walk down a short private pathway to reach your own slice of heaven. At the beach you will have your own lounge chairs assigned to your villa, as well as beach towels ready to be used.
Heading out to the Water Villas along the overwater pathway is a magical experience. The Water Villas are stunning, and as you make your way along the walkway be sure to look down as you will see tropical fish, manta rays, and reef sharks swim by. We also saw an octopus just outside our villa. During our stay at the Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru, we stayed in a stunning Water Villa with Pool.
Stepping into the Water Villa, you will be immediately impressed by the grandeur of the space, the bright design, and wall to wall windows facing the stunning turquoise water. The living room area of the Water Villa features a large seating area, unique minibar with high-end Nespresso machine, small table for dining, and large television. Stepping into the bedroom area, you will find another large screen television, and one of the most comfortable beds you can imagine.
To access the bathroom, you walk through the large closet and storage area to first find your private outdoor shower. The bathroom area also has direct access to the back deck, and includes a freestanding tub, dual vanities, and large rainfall shower. The toilet room also has a special small area of glass on the floor to watch the fish swim by.
If you weren’t already impressed by this Water Villa, stepping outside will surely impress! Half of the outdoor deck is covered, and features a large outdoor dining and seating area that leads to an overwater net located at the edge of the deck. Above this area is an open-air loft lounge that you can also relax and spend time in, accessed by a spiral staircase.
Further along the deck, you cannot ignore the huge infinity pool that extends out over the water with impressive views. On your expansive deck you will also find lounge chairs and a partially covered day bed.
The Water Villas at the Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru are truly impressive in design, size, and features and they are some of the best villas we have stayed at altogether. The villas are perfectly maintained, and every small detail has been considered from wireless phone chargers located on each side of the bed to a Bluetooth speaker in your living room.
Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru Amenities
When you go to any resort in the Maldives it’s important to consider all of the amenities available on the island because you don’t have the option of heading somewhere else if you’re bored. The Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru has a of activities and adventures to keep you entertained over its large 44-acre exotic jungle paradise.
The Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru has four separate pools available for use. They flagship main infinity pool is the only Olympic-sized pool in the Maldives, perfect for swimming some morning laps, or relaxing by in the afternoon. Right next to it they offer a Seawater Pool. Near the lagoon and Water Villas you will find the Blu Pool. Lastly the Kids Club has its own pool.
The resort also has a fitness center which is available 24/7 and located in the center of the island. We also saw many people out jogging on the beach and along the jungle pathways in the morning.
One of the great things that the Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru includes is complimentary snorkel equipment, kayak, windsurfing, and catamaran sailing equipment. You can pick up the gear and equipment from the Water Sports Center near Blu.
Additional Available Amenities
As mentioned above, there’s both a dive center and water sports center on the island. You can arrange a multitude of different dives and dive certifications. The water sports center also rents jet skis, windsurfing boards, or you can arrange a boat trip for sightseeing, snorkeling, water-skiing, and more.
In the center of the island you will find AyurMa, the Fours Seasons Spa. This spa is unique in that it encompasses the four pillars of Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Wellness and Planetary Wellbeing into treatments on offer, and has an incredible team of Ayurvedic Doctors, Naturopaths and Yoga Therapists on hand to truly reset your awareness, and prepare you for harmony and happiness.
We experienced a session with an Ayurvedic Doctor where we learned about the different doshas, unique mind- body types under Ayurveda, and how best to live your life, specific to your mind-body type. This dosha consultation with an Ayurvedic Doctor is offered complimentary to all guests, and is highly worth it. We also experienced a wonderful couples massage in one of the resorts signature spa treatment rooms, and had a fun time trying out acro-yoga for the first time. The AyurMa Spa is one of the highlights of the resort as they offer so much more than your typical resort spa, with an added emphasis on achieving personal happiness, health, and wellbeing.
Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru Dining
At Maldives resorts, dining is important because, you can’t just leave the resort to head out for dinner if you don’t like what is on offer. The Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru has distinct dining options for a unique culinary experience during your stay. Given the nature of dining in the Maldives, the Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru also offers a few different meal plan packages to best suite your needs.
Meal Plan Options
Finding out the meal plan options before making your booking is important when choosing the right Maldives resort for you. At the Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru the entry room rate package for all room types is a Bed and Breakfast, so that you have the daily breakfast buffet at Café Landaa included.
Dining for other meals is on an a la carte basis at any of the below restaurants.
Café Landaa Restaurant
The Café Landaa Restaurant is the primary dining place on the island, and is located in the central hub of the island along with the large swimming pools and reception area. The restaurant is all open-air and features buffet style dining for breakfast and dinner.
For breakfast, the Café Landaa Restaurant buffet is extensive. There is a large selection of freshly baked breads and pastries, and a nearby assortment of meats and cheese as well as a salad bar. They also have plenty of Asian and regional specialties, both hot and cold dishes, and well as Western options. If you would like an omelet or eggs, they have a station where you can have anything that you would like freshly prepared.
For dinner, Café Landaa also offers a large buffet experience, again specializing in Asian and regional dishes. Throughout the day, the restaurant is open for a la carte dining for lunch or a light snack.
Blu Beach Club
The Blu Beach Club is located on the beach, right next to the overwater walkway that leads to the Water Villas. The Blu Beach Club is open all day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The Beach Club serves up Italian specialties throughout the day, but also serves many other delicious options. For breakfast we tried the delicious Maldivian breakfast option, as well as the freshly prepared waffles. All meals are a la carte.
Al Barakat Restaurant
Dining at the Al Barakat Restaurant is more of a full immersive experience than just a meal. Located over the water near the Welcome Jetty, the design of Al Barakat instantly transports you to Arabia. The restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining on its rooftop terrace with dishes inspired by Lebanon, Morocco, and Armenia. The design of the restaurant is beautiful, with excellent attention to detail.
To start, be sure to try one of the hummus options, and the freshly prepared tabbouleh, among other excellent mezze options. The signature dish of the restaurant, which proved popular with many other guests as well, is the Phoenician Feast for Two. The meal features a selection of grilled beef, chicken, prawns, and lamb kebabs that are presented on hanging skewers. These are accompanied by a selection of delicious sauces, as well as sides of your choice such Saffron Rice, Grilled Vegetables, and more.
Fuego Grill Restaurant
The Fuego Grill is perfect for a casual evening with a toes-in-the-sand experience at the waters edge, and beautiful hanging lights and live music to fulfill the full experience. The specialties of the restaurant are grilled meats and seafood and fresh salads, all Asian inspired. To start, the Tuna Crudo Sampler is delicious with a mix of tuna carpaccio, tuna tataki, tuna poke, and tuna tartare. Any of the grilled meats and seafood for entrees are excellent choices.
Other Dining Options
The Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru also has a number of bars to entice you with hand-crafted cocktails and light bites. The Seabar is located on an overwater platform in the ocean for a unique experience. Other options include Blu Bar, the Shisha Bar at Al Barakat, and the Poolside Bar.
Of course, you can also order room-service anytime of the day or night and enjoy a great meal on your terrace, or even have breakfast in bed.
Read More: Review of the Four Seasons Maldives Kuda Huraa
Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru Review Conclusion
Staying at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is like no other! The large tropical island has so much to be discovered and experienced and the Four Seasons staff will be sure to make your stay unforgettable. We highly recommend at stay at the Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru for anyone that enjoys the finer things in life, and appreciates the high-end design, service, and culinary experiences on offer at this magnificent resort.
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