Make Your Landaa Surfing Easy
Located in the Northern Baa Atoll – a natural wilderness that is the Maldives' only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is an enchanting hideaway just a 30-minute seaplane ride from Kuda Huraa or Malé. Exotic jungle greenery is flanked by immaculate white beaches. One of the Maldives’ largest natural lagoons, with its surrounding waters offers exceptional opportunities for whale shark or manta ray watching.
The Maldives is world-renowned for its crystal clear, turquoise waters. True to form, Landaa Giraavaru’s 'Blu Beach' will leave you lost for words. Here, you’ll be surrounded by only the calming blue hues of the ocean and dazzling white sand while lounging the afternoon away with a good book.
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is the perfect addition to a surfing holiday at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa. A stay between these two Four Seasons resorts is seamlessly paired by a short 35-minute seaplane ride. A split stay here is perfect for surfers with a non-surfing partner. Enjoy a few days scoring epic waves from the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa, followed by a stay at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru for swimming with manta rays, immersing in the healing heart of The Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat and Yoga Therapy Centre, experiencing the world’s first underwater excursion in a DeepFlight submarine or joining pioneering marine research projects at the Marine Discovery Centre
Landaa Giraavaru Waves
Under the right conditions, a secret world-class reef break can fire off un-ridden just 45 minutes from the resort. Are you in a position to drop everything and travel at short notice? Ideally, we hope that you could. Surf a perfect right-hander, that some claim as the best wave in the country. The wave can barrel perfectly down a shallow reef, before backing off into more of a playful cutback section, with a secondary speedy section further down he inside. Other waves exist, but this is our favourite!
Empty Line Ups
While scoring an empty lineup has become increasingly difficult, when the conditions are right, surfing from Landaa Giraavaru could mean an abundance of lined up, empty perfection. Explore the wider atolls, including surfing at the impressive surf reef of Lhaviyani or hop on board Four Seasons Flying Triggerfish for a surfari you won’t forget.
If you’re able to travel on a whim, line up your stay with a good swell. Speak with one of our luxury travel designers and we will set up an alert for you, and contact you when we see an epic swell on the horizon. Then all there is left to do is relax and have one of our private surf guides show you the hidden gems on offer here.
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru Resort
Immerse yourself in the pristine tropical beauty of this remote island hideaway. Experience the natural world in a luxurious resort setting. With 103 spacious luxury villas spread across a remote jungle wilderness in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru combines impeccable service, five-star facilities and world-class cuisine with a sense of primal discovery.
At Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, you’ll find more than just 5-star comfort and attention to detail. Not only is the service unparalleled, but you’ll always be surrounded by smiling faces. Here, you’ll be treated like family and will experience the Maldives in a very special, unique and authentic way.
Ultimate Relaxation in the Maldives
There’s no better place to spend the day swimming, and we bet you’ve never seen water so blue. Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is surrounded by towering palm trees and snow white sand, making the Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru the perfect location to unwind. Here, you’ll find all of your worries drop away, allowing you to slip into the calmness that emanates from the island oasis that surrounds you.
Landaa Giraavaru Wellness
Surrounded by gentle wind chimes and healing aromas, treat yourself to the ultimate health and wellness experience. At Landaa Giraavaru, the Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat combines medically accredited therapies with ancient holistic practice. With spa villas located in both the heart of the island and the middle of the lagoon. The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat is first to introduce AntiGravity yoga, a Yoga Energy Trail, and Panchakarma to the Maldives. We are also the world’s first Resort to offer Yoga Therapy Courses: personalised condition-targeting programs devised in conjunction with S-VYASA, the world’s first "university for yoga" and pioneer of yoga therapy through scientific research. Guests can also experience classic Hatha, powerful Ashtanga and dance-like Vinyasa during private tailored sessions; blissful evening Yoga Nidra and Aqua Yoga.
Dining at Landaa Giraavaru
From classic Italian cuisine to mouthwatering delicacies from Lebanon, Morocco, and Armenia, you’ll find the cuisine to be both inspiring and enticing. With four exciting restaurants on offer, dining is an experience in itself and the perfect ending to a day well spent. If you’re looking for something lighter, the Al Barakat shisha bar serves incredible small bites, Arabian coffee, and authentic shisha water pipes. The Resort’s four restaurants all present Ayurvedic options.
Whether it’s a sunset on a secluded sandbank or dinner afloat a romantic, candlelit platform in the sparkling lagoon, a Night Spa ritual in the heart of the jungle or an underwater ‘flight’ in a DeepFlight submarine, anything is possible. Allow Landaa Giraavaru to create your perfect holiday memories.
Rooms at Landaa Giraavaru
All land-based accommodations have ocean access, pool and lush private gardens. Beach Villas and Family Beach Villas also have beach access and a 12-metre lap pool, sand-floor living area with sofas, toes-in-the-sand dining, and sea-gazing loft. Perched on stilts over the tranquil lagoon, the newly reimagined all-pool water villas create vastly extended indoor-outdoor hideaways that bring the ocean closer at all times.
Only steps from the sand, the beach accommodations at Landaa Giraavaru are both spacious and undeniably gorgeous. Designed by Sri Lankan architect, Murad Ismail, Landaa Giraavaru’s villas showcase a simple, contemporary blend of ancient, Maldivian building techniques and Sri Lankan influence. The airy, modern design is complimented seamlessly by traditional coral walls and lush tropical gardens.
A spectacular extension brings the total outdoor area to 182 square metres (1,960 square feet), split 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 views.
From three-bedroom estates to over water suites, Landaa Giraavaru has luxury options ideal for getaways with family or friends. While lounging in your Three-Bedroom Landaa Estate with a private white-sand beach, two pools, and Stargazing Lounge, you may find there’s really no reason to leave the villa. Why not experience the new show-stopping Two and Three-bedroom Water Suites where the lines between ocean and sky are beautifully blurred? And if you can’t decide whether to stay on the beach or over the water, there’s an option for that too: the stunning three-bedroom Land and Ocean Suite.
Families at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru
Landaa Giraavaru boasts plenty of family-friendly appeal – from Two Bedroom Oceanfront Bungalows and Family Beach Villas to pioneering kids activities, lagoon diving courses, interactive experiences and thoughtful amenities. Kids love the Passport to Adventure program; an innovative programme comprising up to eight daily activities alongside a ‘Passport’ of puzzles and challenges. From Coral Reef Building to Snorkel Adventures to Dosha Discovery, Yogaflex to Lizard Safaris and more.
Here, children will not only have the opportunity to learn, but will also leave with valuable experiences that they will carry with them for a lifetime to come. From snorkeling with exotic local fish, to spending time with the resident marine biologists, Landaa Giraavaru provides a unique opportunity for growth and learning unlike anywhere else.
Yes - FLY! Landaa Giraavaru is home to the first ever DeepFlight Super Falcon 3S three-person submarine. Immerse yourself in the Maldives’ only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and experience a 360-degree view of one of the richest ecosystems on Earth. You’ll be among the first in the world to be acquainted with the subaquatic life of the Baa Atoll. This new technology made its global premiere exclusively at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, and is both environmentally friendly and educational.
Regardless of the ages of your family, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is a perfect home base. The Kuda Velaa ("little turtle") Kids Club makes sure all little islanders are entertained during their stay, with exciting games, cultural craft-making, educational activities and beach fun.
Manta On Call Program
Four Season Landaa Giraavaru’s 'Manta on Call' program is unlike anything else, a magical underwater adventure up close and personal to these gentle giants of the sea. You’ll be given a phone by the resort’s reception, which will ring whenever Manta’s have been spotted in the nearby vicinity. You will then have just enough time to zip over to the jetty and be swiftly whisked away by speedboat for the experience of a lifetime. Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is home to the only full-time Manta Trust program in the Maldives.
You simply MUST swim with the manta rays. It’s nearly as good as getting barrelled! Exclusive to Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, home to the Maldivian Manta Ray Project, your thrilling day of adventure begins when you hop aboard a dhoni with some of the world’s leading experts on manta rays. Swim with countless mantas just inches from your nose. Visit this underwater world with the ocean’s most majestic of creatures.
Choose from 4 different restaurants, various theme nights and special dining experiences at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru. One small island rarely brings so much to the world to your plate. Sample Lebanese, Moroccan and Armenian fare in a rooftop setting at Al Barakat, enjoy the day’s catch at Fuego Grill or go on a culinary journey through Asia at Café Landaa. A Tropicsurf favourite is Blu. Located at the western end of the island overlooking a 2-kilometre lagoon, this Italian restaurant embraces the essence of the Maldives like nowhere else.
Named “Most Meaningful Experience” by the Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2020, the Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat offers the very best in natural well-being: from Ayurvedic programs to Yoga Therapy Centre courses. A truly holistic haven, the Vedic traditions of Ayurveda and Yoga sit blissfully at ease alongside rejuvenating massages, Chakra blessings, Tantric traditions and pioneering non-invasive beauty therapies.
Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru’s uber-luxe Three-bedroom Landaa Estate has its own 80-metre beach and 2,000 square feet of al fresco living space. Combined with the choice of a luxury yacht or a seaplane surfari on the new Four Seasons Flying Triggerfish seaplane, this location has firmed as a favourite for VIPs who seek empty lineups combined with first class resort amenities.
Tropicsurf’s objective is to identify optimum conditions, and guide you into an amazing break that you can enjoy in solitude. Guests can liaise with our team to target an optimum swell at short notice. Alternatively when northern swell arrives we can transfer Four Seasons Kuda Huraa room reservations to Landaa Giraavaru. Keeping a flexible approach like this means that staying at Kuda Huraa can effectively be like staying at two resorts in two wave zones - and doubling your chances for amazing surf!
Prime time here is June to September – but only because that’s when the biggest swells normally arrive. April, May and October are also possible. We cannot guarantee an empty line-up, because occasionally travelling surfers aboard surfari boats could have the same notion if they see promising swell charts. But it’s a long way for them to deviate so generally surfers rarely visit these parts. Tropicsurf guides are not on property full-time. Instead they transfer from Kuda Huraa on demand
Tropicsurf has a complete quiver of cutting edge eco-friendly boards at the Kuda Huraa Surf Shack, board of choice are easily transferred to Landaa Giraavaru. Avoid the hassle of travelling with your board by contacting Tropicsurf in advance of your stay to reserve choice of board; shortboard, fish, hybrid, or longboard. Stand Up Paddleboards are also available from the Tropicsurf Centre.
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
Baa Atoll, Maldives