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15 Days Ayurvedic Yoga Immersion in Maldives

  • Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, Republic of Maldives

Overview

Ayurveda Luxury Yoga Retreat in Maldives

Ayurveda - the Indian "science of life" - is one of the worlds most comprehensive approaches to healthy living. It works by bringing balance to our vital energies - or doshas - through an individually tailored combination of treatments and exercise, as well as diet and lifestyle modifications. With a focus on treating illness, preventing disease and enhancing physical, mental and spiritual well-being, Ayurveda teaches us to live with insight and balance. It focuses on the three main aspects of health: diet, exercise and sleep.

Highlights

  • Three private yoga classes
  • Round-trip seaplane transfers
  • Seven spa treatments (75 to 150 minutes daily)
  • Initial consultation and six meetings with Ayurvedic physicians
  • Elakkizhi and navarakkizhi (herbal bundles) preparation classes
  • Dosha-specific cookery class
  • Herbal medicines and tonics
  • 14 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 14 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be accommodated in a room with either one king bed or two twin beds.

Features

  • 1 full bathroom, plus outdoor garden shower
  • Accommodations for non-smokers are available on request
  • CD & DVD player
  • Fax machine on request
  • Hair dryer
  • Hypoallergenic pillows in request
  • In-room safe
  • Iron & ironing board on request
  • Multi-line telephone(s) with voicemail
  • Refrigerated private bar
  • Satellite television
  • Surrounding garden and ocean
  • Tea/coffee maker
  • Twice-daily housekeeping service
  • Wheelchair-accessible rooms
  • Wired or wireless internet access

Far flung and unspoiled, many of the islands of the Maldives are accessible only by seaplane or boat. After landing at Mal International Airport (MLE), your journey to Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru continues with a 30 to 45-minute seaplane flight, giving you a spectacular view of the crystalline waters and remote islands.

Distances

  • Mal, - 30 minutes by seaplane
  • Mal International Airport (MLE) - 45 minutes by seaplane
Activities
  • Activities
  • Diving
  • Massage
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Spa
General
  • General
  • Bar
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lobby
  • Poolside Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
Services
  • Services
  • Child care
  • Free! WiFi
  • Library nearby
  • Medical assistance
  • Wireless internet

Savour the tastes of Asia, sample Lebanese and Moroccan fare in a rooftop setting, dine on Italian as lagoon and ocean views stretch into the distance or enjoy the days catch or organic meats poolside. One small island rarely brings so much of the world to your plate.

Al Barakat

Al Barakat serves authentic Arabian cuisine. The restaurant is built over water, off the main jetty. A shisha bar is located on the ground level. The main dining area on the rooftop features comfortable low seating. Al Barakat offers Lebanese mezze, grill items and North African specialties. The shisha bar serves Arabian coffee and features authentic shisha water pipes.

Caf Landaa

Overlooking the swimming pool and beach, the three thatched-roofed pavilions of Caf Landaa are separated by reflecting ponds. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, our chefs create exquisite delights with Eastern and Western influences. Asian and regional specialties from the tandoor and curry kitchen; in the evening, teppanyaki is served at a dedicated counter in a dramatic water garden adjacent to the restaurant.

Indochine night Mondays

Immerse yourself in this contemporary tribute to South East Asian street food, a modern mlange of Vietnamese, Thai, Balinese and Chinese specialties. Visit the floating market, marvel at the live tempura and dragon roll counters, and dine on comfort food that includes seafood chowder with Thai young galangal and Vietnamese pho.

Bollywood night Wednesdays

Inspired by the verve and vibrancy of Indias flamboyant film industry, Caf Landaas Bollywood Dreams presents a full-bodied culinary performance. The evening features live tandoor, pulao and bhaji stations, as well as lashes of Indian pop, a dash of Bhangra and a special booty-shaking performance by Landaas very own Bombay Boys.

Fishermans night Fridays

Trawl the expanded sushi counter, drop anchor at the ceviche station, and haul in plate after plate of Rock Point oysters and spider crabs, black mussel and blanche beer cocotte, miso cod and grouper gravlax.

Fuego Grill

Located adjacent to the seawater pool and overlooking the eastern coast of the island, Fuego Grill is open for dinner. The restaurant offers fresh catch of the day as well as a wide selection of organic and prime cut meats, salads, sandwiches and Asian dishes from an open kitchen pavilion. Teak tables and chairs are set in the sand facing the sea.

Blu

Contemporary Italian fare is served at lunch and dinner; homemade gelati are served poolside throughout the day.

Lobster night Tuesdays

Every Tuesday night, delight in the fresh, intense flavours of Sardinian-inspired specialties. Featuring the King of the Crustaceans, the five-course menu is complemented by a selection of Italian and Sardinian wines.

Guests can cruise between Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa and Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru aboard the luxury catamaran Four Seasons Explorer, which departs from Kuda Huraa on Mondays and Landaa Giraavaru on Thursdays. Transfer fees are included in cruise rates.

Ayurveda - the Indian science of life - is one of the worlds most comprehensive approaches to healthy living. It works by bringing balance to our vital energies - or doshas - through an individually tailored combination of treatments, exercise, diet and lifestyle modifications. With a focus on treating illness, preventing disease and enhancing physical, mental and spiritual well-being, Ayurveda teaches us to live with insight and balance.

Set within its own herb garden, lulled by gentle breezes and healing aromas, the Ayurvedic Retreat is an enclave of ancient knowledge and infinite well-being. Meet with our expert physicians to gain an understanding of your unique body-mind constitution; invest in single treatments or life-changing programs, including our intensive Panchakarma detoxification; visit the Ayurvedic Pharmacy and learn how to make fresh poultices from hand-picked herbs. Above all, discover 5,000 years of wisdom distilled into one deeply restorative practice.

Ayurveda largely focuses on prevention, meaning one doesn't have to be ill to benefit from a consultation with one of our Ayurvedic physicians. Although some Ayurvedic treatments may be taken without prior consultation, we highly recommend that Spa guests avail themselves of the complimentary 30-minute consultation we offer to all resort guests. Our physicians will consider the unique needs of the individual to recommend treatments, oils, herbs, food and activities based on individual dosha types. In addition, dosha-specific food labelling is available on all restaurant menus and throughout the breakfast buffet. Guests booking Ayurvedic Immersions will experience regular consultations throughout their program.

  • 14 nights accommodation in a Beach Bungalow with Pool
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner, excluding beverages)
  • Daily morning yoga and evening meditation
  • Dosha-specific cookery class
  • Elakkizhi and navarakkizhi (herbal bundles) preparation classes
  • Herbal medicines and tonics
  • Initial consultation and six meetings with ayurvedic physicians
  • Kurta set and yoga mat
  • Luxurious villa accommodations
  • Round-trip airport transfers for two guests by seaplane between the airport and Landaa Giraavaru
  • Seven spa treatments (75 to 150 minutes daily)
  • Three private yoga classes
  • Private seaplane transfer
For information about the booking conditions, please send Four Seasons Resort Maldives an inquiry.
  • Review by Nick
    10 out of 10

    "Absolutely the beat resort I've ever been to in the world. Amazing location, amazing accommodation, amazing amenities but above all, the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa has the most amazing service I've ever has the privilege of experiencing. The staff was uncanny in predicting my family's needs and wants, especially Su at the front desk and Osama attending to all our F&B needs. If you're looking to be pampered head to toe for 5 glorious days, this is exactly the place for you."

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  • Review by Karin from United Arab Emirates
    10 out of 10

    "It was our first visit to a four seasons resort and I can only speak in superlatives. The resort is beautiful and perfectly integrated in the nature of the Maldives. The total experience is great. The staff, the food, the trips and the bungalows... everything is there to make your stay perfect. We especially enjoyed the spa on the private island and the turtle snorkeling trip. The resort has something for everyone, not only the couples destination but teenagers and young adults stay entertained in a stylish way. We are definitely going back."

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  • Review by Pete from Melbourne, Australia
    9 out of 10

    "We stayed at both the Four Season hotels in Maldives and both are very good but Landaa takes the cake for us. The service is excellent. The food is amazing and the scenery is just stunning. We stayed here for the Easter period with our 4 year old daughter and the effort the Kids club staff went to was above and beyond. They put on a Easter Sunday party on the beach with the Easter bunny arriving by boat and then taking the kids for an Easter egg hunt and lunch. Also on the weekend they had a dress up disco night for the kids which were just awesome. Apart from the kids being taken care of there is plenty of activities for the adults. Diving, boating, jet skis etc or just lazing about with those magic views. Thanks Four Seasons again for great service delivery and a great place to holiday. See you again next year!!!. "

    March 2014. Trip Advisor website, edited

  • Review by a traveler from Istanbul, Turkey
    9 out of 10

    " Planning a honeymoon is hard, and the destination possibilities are quite endless. We definitely made the right choice by picking FS Landaa Giraavaru for ours! From our arrival to the open air, dreamy lobby, to our sad departure from this heaven, everything was beyond perfect. We stayed at a Sunrise Water Bungalow. These bungalows are fairy spatious, and gorgeous all around. The best thing is-they are private, and from what we notice, the overall accomodations on the island are pvery private; perfect for when you want that secluded moment with your significant other! When you want to be out and about, there are a couple of dining and bar options. You don't want to miss the gorgeous sunset from either the Seabar or Blu Bar-and try a few of the signature cocktails while you are there! We loved Blu's a la carte dining option too. We only got to try two of the buffets (Indochine and Fisherman's Night) simply because there are just too many different dining options aside from these buffets. I especially recommend Fisherman's Night. As expected from any Four Seasons Resort or Hotel, our stay was very personalized. Almost all of the staff know your name and make the best effort to make you feel like you were the only people on this big island--which we did! You will most surely get pampered! If you would like to feel more pampered, try the Spa (hint hint: The spa pavillions are built on water, gorgeous!). It is one of the best, if not the best luxury spas I have been to around the world. Though, if you are fair skinned and likely to get sunburnt in all shades of red despite the sunscreen like I do, don't forget to book your appointment (I highly encourage you to try a couple of different treatments here, you won't regret it) in the first few days of your arrival because you will not want to cancel any of these heavenly treatments for this reason (they do have an amazing cooling wrap for sunburn though)! Also, the spa is very popular so try to book ahead and do try the new night spa. We couldn't try it this time, but hopefully we will when we go back (which we plan to for sure!) Lastly, if you are there in the right season--don't miss seeing the Mantas who like to hang around in the island's vicinity! "

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