Four Seasons To Open Open Private Maldives Island Resort Late 2016
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has announced the opening of Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa Atoll, the 1st private island in the company's portfolio and the world's only exclusive-use UNESCO site located in a World Biosphere Reserve.
Opening in late 2016, the secluded 5 acre island’s 7 bedroom Beach House, Dive Centre, Spa and Yacht can be booked under Four Seasons “Entirely yours" concept and can accommodate up to 22 guests on an exclusive basis.
"Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah will redefine exclusive luxury, opening as a tropical haven for those who seek an unprecedented experience of private luxury alongside Four Seasons legendary service," said Mike Crawford, President, Asia Pacific. "As the latest addition to our Extraordinary Experiences collection, the island speaks to the company's commitment to perfecting the guest experience and our ability to re-imagine the limits of luxury travel in creative and innovative ways. It's just one of the many ways we're constantly evolving our offerings to deliver the kind of memorable, fully-customised and exclusive experiences our guests want and value."
The island offers year-round manta ray sightings, snorkelling, swimming with neighbourhood turtles, fishing for dinner, visits to local islands, surfing and kids' activities that focus on the surrounding UNESCO territory, guided by a team that has already spent a decade protecting it. Four Seasons says they developed Voavah in close coordination with local environmental consultancies to ensure proper maintenance of the balance between man and nature, culture and conservation – in keeping with the prerequisites of the Atoll's UNESCO Biosphere designation.
The Beach House offers an open-air living room, dining room, kitchen, pool deck, gym, library and loft lounge, while the 7 bedrooms span 3 separate locations: on the beach, over the lagoon or elevated Mezzanine Suites.
The island is accessible via a 40 min. seaplane transfer from Malé International Airport, or a 20 min. speedboat ride from Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah will be the 4th addition to the company's Maldives collection, including Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, and Four Seasons Explorer.