Experience the charm of a Maldivian island village surrounded by crystal waters at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa.
A half-hour speedboat ride from Malé, discover an enchanting garden island complete with Island Spa sea sanctuary, the highest level of accommodation and service anywhere, and great waves all around (with coaches and guides available). Its sister property, Landaa Giraavaru, lies to the north: a 44-acre wonderland in the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The luxury catamaran, Four Seasons Explorer connects the two via 3-, 4- and 7-night cruises, plus private leisure, surf and manta ray charters.
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Far flung and unspoiled, many of the islands of the Maldives are only accessible by seaplane or boat. After landing at Malé International Airport (MLE), your journey to Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa continues with a 25-minute speedboat ride, allowing you to fully experience the pristine beauty of the turquoise waters and gloriously open horizon.
Malé International Airport is served by a number of international and charter airlines, including Aeroflot, Air India, Bangkok Airways, British Airways, Emirates Air, Malaysian Airlines, Meridiana Fly, Singapore Airlines, Sri Lankan Airlines, Transaero Airlines and Qatar Airways.
All visitors to the Maldives must possess a valid passport and return air ticket. A complimentary 30-day tourist visa will be issued upon arrival.
Each one of Kuda Huraa’s 96 thatched beach and water accommodations were constructed by local craftsmen using indigenous materials and techniques to reflect a true sense of the Maldives. Beach Bungalows and Family Beach Bungalows have their own plunge pool in a private garden surround. Water Villas, some with plunge pools, entice with large sundecks and steps down into the lagoon, while the one- and two-bedroom Water Suites have a sexy glass-walled pool and additional indoor and outdoor space for the ultimate in lagoon living.
Rich with outdoor and underwater activities, traditional culture, and unforgettable spa and dining experiences, the Maldives makes it easy to enjoy the good life. The Indian Ocean nation is largely unspoilt – just 200 of its 1,190 islets are inhabited – so it’s also the perfect place to disconnect and enjoy a world of green palms, white sand and crystal-clear water.
Some of the best waves in the world can be found just minutes away from Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa. In fact, the Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy is held here annually. The Resort’s surf school, run exclusively for Four Seasons by Tropicsurf, offers certified courses for beginners, a variety of clinics, and escorted excursions for more experienced surfers. During these jaunts, staff members will reveal secret spots where it will just be you, your board and the waves amid the cloudless sky and deep blue sea.
The infinity-edge freshwater swimming pool and half-metre children’s pool ensure that the whole family can easily cool off.
Marine Discovery Center
Learn to appreciate to majesty of the coral reefs and, if you like, participate in some of the Resort’s many conservation projects.
One of the world’s premiere diving destinations, the Maldives’ 90,000 square kilometres of warm water promises exceptional visibility and a truly unique diving experience.
Hit the gym and meet your fitness goals around the clock with floor-to-ceiling windows, full-length mirrors, surround-sound music system, fitness equipment and the latest cardiovascular machines.
Private Island Spa
Many spas describe themselves as “secluded,” but how many are set on their own island? At the Island Spa, an entire island is dedicated to pampering the body and nurturing the spirit. Spa Manager Sanju Upadhyay recommends booking the Night Spa, a specially designed nocturnal treatment that combines the magic of a Maldives evening with therapeutic techniques. After sailing across the Resort’s lagoon, you’ll arrive at an open-air pavilion on the Spa’s private beach. Indulge in one of four lunar rituals, each carefully designed to pair with one of the moon’s four main phases. This memorable experience is available to one person or couple each night.
The waters around Kuda Huraa are home to hundreds of dolphins—so go exploring. Following an informative talk by an on-staff marine biologist, you’ll board a speedboat and head out into the sunset, enjoying a two-hour ride as schools of dolphins jump and play around you.
Fun with Flavors
Thanks to its wide variety of cultural influences, the Maldives boasts a unique and tantalizing culinary tradition that borrows from India and the Middle East as well as indigenous cuisine. During a lively cooking class at Baraabaru, Resort chefs will bring to life the culinary heritage of the region, perform live demonstrations—and serve a delicious lunch.
Savour fine Indian cuisine, celebrate the tastes of contemporary Italy or feast on Asian delicacies – all complemented by a cellar of handpicked fine wines. Magnificent natural settings befit the inspiring menus: Relax at a table in the sand, settle into an oceanfront pavilion, swim up to the poolside bar, or perch above the lagoon on a torch-lit terrace.
Arrive by boat and stay a good long while at The Island Spa, a true retreat for relaxation and reconnection. You may have already gone swimming, surfing or diving – now it’s time to take things deeper.
Refresh, rebalance and rejuvenate with wellbeing classes and pioneering OSEA treatments that draw on the healing properties of the ocean – from sea oxygen and sea salt to wild-harvested seaweed and nutrient-rich sea algae.
Restore your primal connection to the ocean through naturally radiant skin, a strong vital body and a clear calm mind. As their therapists bring you back to health, reconnect with the essence of your true self.
Services and Amenities
BED & BATH
• Choice of down or hypo-allergenic pillows and duvet on request
• 42-inch plasma TV with satellite channels
• AV system with DVD player and MP3 cable
• L’Occitane bathroom amenities
• Outdoor shower
COMPLIMENTARY ROOM FEATURES
• Twice-daily housekeeping with evening turndown
• Daily fresh fruit, Kuda Spring drinking water, coffee and tea
• Beach essentials for children aged 12 and under
COMPLIMENTARY RESORT FEATURES
• 24-hour gym and fitness centre
• Interactive and educational Marine Discovery Centre with turtle rearing programme
• Snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing and catamaran sailing
• Sunrise Yoga and Golden Yoga
• Orientation dive (45 minutes)
• Kids Club
• Standard Wi-Fi is complimentary• Interactive & educational Marine Discovery Centre