Four Seasons Voavah Maldives - The Ultimate Family Getaway
The world’s leading luxury hospitality company, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts recently opened the world’s first exclusive-use hideaway. The private getaway is located in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa Atoll was inaugurated since December 1, 2016. Voavah is capturing the attention of families and groups who are looking for a luxurious, secluded retreat in one of the world’s most pristine locations.
The private island’s facilities include a beach house with seven bedrooms - two of which are specially designed for younger guests, a Dive Centre, a 62-foot yacht to use as they please and most importantly, the legendary Four Seasons staff on hand. The beautiful island creates endless possibilities for adventure on an ideal spring getaway.
The Private Island is entirely available for exclusive use, younger guests can discover adventures every day to keep the energy high. Children can explore the island reef through personalized snorkeling or swimming classes. Becoming a member of the PADI Seal Team through specialized lagoon-based “AquaMissions” is also an option. Turtle tours, island safaris in search of baby sharks and fruit bats, crab races and marine biology excursions allow families to bond and at the same time cause more exposure to the Maldives’ vibrant ecosystem.
There are also opportunities to learn the traditional way of life in the Maldives. From learning to fish off the jetty to building jungle dens, have a taste of the rich Maldivian culture. Kids can experience the magic of crystal singing bowls in an Ocean of Consciousness Kids Ritual or even join the team on a boat to Voavah’s picnic island, Baathala, for their own exciting Maldives Crusoe adventure.
Adventures out at sea become a family experience, beginners to experienced divers can swim among manta rays in Hanifaru, one of the world’s most renowned manta ray hotspots, or explore ghostly shipwreck ruins that have created marine ecosystems over time. While parents can become nitrox-certified and gain Master Scuba Diver certification through the PADI 5-Star Dive Centre. In addition, marine biologists and Manta Trust scientists are also available to guide younger guests’ exploration of ocean life, which includes observing and interacting with resident turtles.
At any point in the holiday, guests can take advantage of the Private Island’s exclusive luxury yacht, Voavah Summer. The luxurious yacht can be used for impromptu dolphin cruises, fishing expeditions, nighttime snorkeling outings, daytime swims and overnight adventures. The selection of activities is packed with endless fun. Some of the activities include kitesurfing, Seabobs, parasailing, X-Jetblades, wakeboarding, wakeskating, kneeboarding, jet-skiing, water-skiing, kayaking, and windsurfing opportunities. Kayaks, catamarans, windsurfing boards and paddleboards are available to guests young and old.
The island also provides guests with expert child care. With services from one-hour, day-long or overnight, parents are free to explore the island and surrounding waters on their own. They can wind down with over-water spa therapies and rituals, or with yoga, meditation and pranayama (breathing) classes at the Ocean of Consciousness Spa conveniently located on the island.
Ayurvedic physicians, acupuncturists and hair consultants are available on-call to meet with guests for consultations. Only a 20-minute boat ride away, the Spa & Ayurveda Retreat at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is also available to guests. They offer chakra blessings and a jungle Night Spa.
With romantic possibilities in abundance, the grownups have the option cocktails and secluded picnic dinners are available on a private sandbank or onboard the Voavah Summer. Poolside barbeques and beach parties are available for larger groups dining together. Themed events are available upon request, including Bollywood, Lobster Celebration, Maldivian Fisherman’s Feast, and more.
With the array of activities available to the whole family combined with the unparalleled service of Four Seasons, Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa Atoll provides the ultimate private getaway for families looking to elevate their next vacation.
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