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At Constance Halaveli Maldives, guests can relax and enjoy in a private garden with sun terrace and plunge pool. In the evening, choose to dine under the stars with an al fresco dining area. Spacious and elegantly adorned Family Beach Villas are perfect for large families or group of friends.
Naladhu Resortoffers intimate dining experiences to its guests. Chefs can provide some of their favorite dishes - complete with candles, tablecloths, silver and all those other little touches of perfection - to the destination of your choice around the island.
Kandolhu Islandmeasures just 200 meters by 150 meters, and has wide sandy beaches surrounding the emerald green ocean. The island is also home to one of the most pristine, colorful, and lively reefs in the Maldives. Offering just 30 villas in 5 different styles, both over the water and on the beach, Kandalhu Island resort is perfect for couples wanting some alone time in paradise.
We've got a First at Naladhu Maldives' new Two Bedroom Pool Residence. Naladhu, meaning "beautiful island," is home to an exclusive collection of nineteen Houses, each named after a Maldivian plant. The new Two Bedroom Pool Residence has been crowned Finifenma, meaning Rose, and its poetic location allows residents to experience the ultimate in get-away-from-it-all retreats at Naladhu Maldives.
An impressive wood-carved gate marks the entrance to the new residence.
The ocean-facing residence measures 600 square meters, wrapping around an al fresco dining terrace leading to a 95 square meter pool, edged by a sun deck with a dining pavilion and sala at each end.
A butler's kitchen and well stocked pantry have been designed for seamless entertaining in an elegant indoor dining and living room, which flows onto the outdoor deck and pool.
Upstairs, the master suite unravels across a generous king bedroom, lounge space and daybed balcony overlooking the azure ocean, while floor-to-ceiling wardrobes in his and hers dressing rooms.
The adjoining bathroom has a rain shower and indulgent bathtub accompanied by an awe-inspiring lagoon view.
Downstairs the twin bedroom is ideal for children and leads to a dressing room and spacious bathroom, featuring a bathtub as well as indoor and outdoor showers.
Stays can also be enhanced by a Wave Break Dinner.
Why limit yourself to one Four Seasons resort in the Maldives when you can avail yourself of three?
The Four Seasons Explorer connects guests with the Four Seasons Resort at Kuda Huraa and the Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru with seamless Four Seasons service on this live-aboard three-deck catamaran. Each cruise itinerary includes visits to numerous sites, pre-selected for their unique diving, snorkeling, surfing, or on-shore recreation potential.
Along the journey, guests can dive in secluded, virgin sites – snorkel or play in turquoise waters teeming with neon-colored marine life; enjoy amazing lunch breaks or dinner celebrations on private, white-sand beaches; relax like Robinson Crusoe in the shade of a coconut palm; or indulge in an on- or off-board massage – daily, if you wish. On board, on land or in the water, Four Seasons Explorer offers a wealth of leisure activities, all supported by their signature service.
Four Seasons Explorer offers three, four, or seven night cruises.
Six Senses Laamuwants the earth to have as good an experience at their resort as the guests do. The luxury resort is committed to reducing its ecological and carbon footprint.
Here's a few of the green initiatives at the resort:
- All villas have been designed to take advantage of passive cooling and overhanging roofs creates shade for the windows, thus reducing the need for air-conditioning. Where air-conditioning is required, only low energy units are used.
- Freshwater production works through reverse-osmosis desalination, whereby pressurised seawater is filtered via a semi-permeable membrane – an energy-intense operation. To reduce this energy consumption, an innovative energy recovery system (ERI) uses the brine’s energy to pressurise seawater to the same pressure as the brine. This installation makes the desalination process much more efficient.
- Suppliers are asked to reduce packaging when delivering supplies.
- Printing paper is eco-labelled or recycled and the reverse side of printed paper is used for notes.
- Guests are given re-usable glass water bottles rather than disposable plastic bottles.
- A recycling corner where waste is separated into paper, plastic, metal, glass, organic waste, and toxic waste. A compactor reduces the space required to store the waste before it is sent for recycling and proper handling.
- A composting site takes food waste from the kitchen and restaurants composts it with garden waste. The composting soil generated from this activity is reused in our landscape and gardening.
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QUESTION: What romantic resort in the Maldives can accommodate a family of three?
Experience the charm of a Maldivian island village surrounded by crystal waters at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa. Just a half-hour speedboat ride from Male, discover an enchanting garden island where everything is close at hand. Find your perfect wave with the Surf School, sail to the mesmerizing Island Spa or embark on thrilling shark snorkel safaris and dolphin cruises. Explore the Maldives further by visiting the island of Landaa Giraavaru in the unspoiled Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, home to exotic marine life and remarkable diving opportunities. An island spa offers soothing Asian secrets. Sunrise, sunshine and sunset paint the endless sky
For Your Family's Needs, We Recommend:
Families can be accommodated in a two-bedroom suite or in adjacent bungalows. (Due to their unique location and nature, Water Bungalows are not recommended for children under eight years of age.) Daybeds and cribs are available in some accommodations upon request.
Get Away, Get More Package-Use your USD 100 Resort credit to sample world-class cuisine in the restaurants, indulge in a soothing spa treatment, and more. This package includes daily breakfast for two, USD 100 Resort credit per stay, and luxurious villa accommodations.
Summer Family Escapes-Experience the Maldives family vacation of a lifetime. From May 11 to September 30, 2014, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is offering a package created especially for families. This package includes 50% off a second guest room, daily buffet breakfast for two adults per room, Shark Snorkel Safari, and luxurious accommodations.
All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.