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Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

  • Baa Atoll, Republic of Maldives

    November 2006

    Armando Kraenzlin
Physical Features

Total Number of Villas: 103

Design Aesthetic:

  • Native Maldivian style, with steep thatched roofs and traditional coral walls
  • Beach villas feature a blend of traditional forms and contemporary style with abundant outdoor living space surrounded by lush indigenous foliage
  • Water villas have mezzanine-level lofts accessed by spiral staircase for ocean views
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  • MICD Associates (guest rooms and public areas)
  • One Degree North Landscape Architects

Interior Designer(s): Design Basis Pte. Ltd. (guest rooms and public areas)

History: On the site of a former coconut plantation, with original vegetation preserved

Location: On the remote northern Baa Atoll


Wellness Philosophy

A ground-breaking and timely exploration of connection, collaboration and hope that inspires guests to “love the Earth as they love themselves.” AyurMa (which means “Mother of Life” in Sanskrit) celebrates Nature as the source of all wellbeing. Drawing from the four pillars of Planetary Wellbeing, Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy and Wellness, AyurMa’s expert team of Ayurvedic Doctors, Naturopaths and Yoga Therapists create bespoke therapeutic programs and invite guests to cultivate care for themselves, others, the oceans and the entire planet.

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Design Aesthetic

  • Indian-influenced design embraces natural environment through open-air garden pavilions with wooden-floor decking, screen panels made of funa tree branches, Indian brass bowls and saucers for spa ingredients
  • Overwater treatment pavilions with tropical breezes and ocean views

Interior Designer: Avalon Collective


Planetary Wellbeing - AyurMa’s Planetary Wellbeing experiences further explore the joys of connection and underpin a new way of being for the whole Resort. Drawing on a deep sense of oneness, they are epitomised by Rahumathuge Vaguthu: a daily Earth Blessing ritual that unites guests and staff in celebration of the island’s natural beauty. AyurMa’s founding principle of Planetary Wellbeing extends far beyond the Spa’s tranquil surroundings. Part of an island-wide initiative that has long been woven into every aspect of Landaa life – from community outreach projects to country-leading conservation and regeneration – it encapsulates the Resort’s vision for a sustainable future. Aware of its responsibility as an industry leader, Landaa partnered with EarthCheck and the NOW Force for Good Alliance in early 2020 to ensure accountability across all operations. 

Ayurveda - Ayurveda offers guests the benefits of a 5,000-year-old “instruction manual” for natural living based on diet, herbal remedies and lifestyle modifications, through bespoke treatments, targeted solutions, and extended programs such as Panchakarma.

Yoga Therapy - AyurMa centres on bespoke Yoga Therapy Courses, devised with S-VYASA, global pioneer of yoga therapy through scientific research. The latest Immunity Builder module joins Stress Management, Spinal Care, Thyroid Health and more. Other yoga options include AntiGravity, Aqua Float and a Yoga Energy Trail.

Wellness - AyurMa’s Wellness experiences encourage deep mindful care of ourselves: the first step to helping us take care of others and the wider world. Therapies include Alignment Rituals and Gifts of Connection plus high tech science-meets-healing treatments including Teresa Tarmey Facials and TDA Face and Body Therapies.

Signature Treatments

  • Ayurvedic Treatment Programs
  • AyurMa Immersion Programs including a full-board rejuvenation and detoxification program starting from 7-night package onwards
  • Om Supti Night Spa Ritual 
  • Acupuncture and Physiotherapy Solutions
  • 3-5 Day Yoga Therapy
  • Innovative Yoga (AntiGravity Yoga, Aqua Float Yoga, Aqua Yoga and Yoga Energy Trail)
  • Alignment Rituals


  • Kaumara Ritual for Teens
  • Earth Explorers Ritual for Kids

Special Features

  • Ayurvedic Retreat with Vedic Wisdom Centre and herbal garden offering one- to four-week programs, plus 7-night, 14-night and 21-night immersions, and individual treatments
  • AyurMa is complemented by a Rossano Ferretti Hairspa, Teresa Tarmay facials and nail salon offering expert beauty and personal care services

AyurMa Community

  • Extending heartfelt care to the world, AyurMa’s online complimentary Live Stream Yoga – accessible via: here – enables anyone across the globe to tune in for 30 minutes every day at 7:30 am (UK time) for a gently energising class set to soothing island sounds and the Maldives’ restorative beauty.
  • Private 60-minute Yoga Connection Classes are also bookable via the website daily, anywhere in the world. A great way to connect or re-connect with loved ones and friends, anyone who books a class can invite another person to join for free.
  • AyurMa’s Instagram @ayurmamaldives enables further connection to Landaa Giraavaru and its wider ethos of Planetary Wellbeing for those who have already visited the island – as well as those who might visit in the future.
  • AyurMa’s blog contains wellness articles, featured therapies, recipes and island news from AyurMa’s team of wellness experts and Visiting Masters.




Executive Chef: Jude Fernando

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Examples of Locally Sourced Ingredients:

  • Tuna – yellowfin, kawakawa, skipjack and dogtooth
  • Coconut
  • Herbs, vegetables and fruit from the Resort's garden

Restaurant: Blu

  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Signature Dish: Veal Milanese with Sicilian caponata
  • Indoor Seating: 40
  • Outdoor Seating: 40 at the bar and 12 on the beach
  • Designer: MICD Associates
  • Italian Sous Chef: Mirko Sancin

Restaurant: Al Barakat

  • Cuisine: Arabian
  • Signature Dish: Ayurvedic mezza plate
  • Indoor Seating: 40
  • Outdoor Seating: 74 outdoors and 44 at the bar
  • Designer: MICD Associates
  • Junior Sous Chef: Saudy Sayed

Restaurant: Café Landaa

  • Indoor Seating: 82 indoors, 16 at the teppanyaki counter
  • Designer: MICD Associates
  • Senior Sous Chef: Jude Fernando

Restaurant: Fuego Grill

  • Outdoor Seating: 40
  • Designer: MICD Associates
  • Senior Sous Chef: Jude Fernando

Lounge: Five Degrees North

  • Indoor Seating: 56
  • Outdoor Seating: 24
  • Designer: MICD Associates

Lounge: Poolside Bar

  • Indoor Seating: 46
  • Designer: MICD Associates


  • Number of Tennis Courts: 1
  • Tennis Lessons: For a fee
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On-site Activities:

  • Beach
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Jogging
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Water toys and equipment
  • Windsurfing

Off-site Activities:

  • Deep sea fishing
  • Fishing


  • Number of Pools: 4
    • Main Pool: 50-metre (164-foot) Olympic-size pool with swim-up bar, private gazebos
    • Seawater Pool: 20-metre (66-foot) pool "floats" near main pool, overlooking 2-kilometre (1.2-mile) lagoon
    • Children's Pool: Free-flow pool adjacent to main pool, a guardian must accompany children under five years of age

Fitness Facilities:

  • Special Features: Floor-to-ceiling glass walls with views of the island's tropical foliage
  • Sample Fitness Activities:
    • Group yoga sessions (morning sun salutations and evening meditation) held daily on the yoga platform facing the ocean
    • Private yoga sessions with resident yogi available
    • Certified fitness trainers available
For Younger Guests

Kuda Velaa ("little turtle") Kids' Club offers supervised activities indoors and out, including painting and creative crafts, hermit crab race, beach games, touch tank and dedicated yoga sessions

Majaa Maizan Young Adults' Club entertainment lounge for teenagers offers games and entertainment; plus opportunities to participate in individual and team sports

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Meeting Rooms

Total Size: 318 sq m / 3,423 sq ft

Meet and Feed Capacity: 50

Banquet Capacity: 50

Outdoor Banquet Capacity: 80

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Breakout Spaces: 1

Private Dining Room Capacity: 28

Corporate Social Responsibility

Deep commitment to environmental programmes

  • Manta Ray Project
  • Coral Propagation Project
  • Fish Breeding Programme
  • Sea Turtle Rescue

One-year apprenticeship programme provides young Maldivians with a firm platform of theoretical knowledge and practical skills to perform successfully in the country's number one industry

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Special Features

Resident marine biologists offer education programmes for guests and staff and oversee environmental programme

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