Luxebook September 2023

This would be one of the most recurring images of anyone’s happy place or the picture of paradise that anyone could conjure up, only this time, it is the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. A 45-minute seaplane ride away from Male, at Maldives’ first UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, spread over 44 acres, the island of Landaa Giravaaru has bright blue skies, shades of aquamarine, teal and blue waters, pristine white sands interspersed with the brightest corals, and other sea treasures hidden underneath the calm waters of the atoll. With thila and channel diving, underwater coral gardens, warm waters and great visibility all year round, Maldives is one of the best diving destinations. Located in the central western part of the Maldives, the Baa Atoll is an extremely ecosensitive region, with over 30 unspoilt coral gardens,and one of the largest populations of whale sharks and manta rays in Hanifaru Bay. The resort’s marine biology and conservation centre at the Four Seasons Maldives has consistently been lauded for its conservation efforts, from conserving turtles, an activity that guests can donate for, to coral restoration, to regular observation of larger marine creatures. If you’re a conservation enthusiast, a day spent shadowing the marine biologists on an excursion is a new kind of adventure, with rewards such as spotting rare species of pilot whales or mantas. The surfing patch around the island is good enough for world-class competitions, A bit of everything amongst the corals Swimming amidst the sharks inside the protected area of the unexplored Baa Atoll Maldives Sand Bank at Landaa Giraavaru DEEP DIVE 30|LUXEBOOK|SEPTEMBER 2023 SEPTEMBER 2023 |LUXEBOOK|31

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