Doesn’t Your Very Own Tropical Island Sound like a Dream Right Now?
Welcome to Four Seasons Maldives Private Island at Voavah
By Monte Mathews
From the moment your seaplane touches down, you sense it. You are in another world. You have arrived at Voavah, in the Baa Atoll, the Maldives’ first UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
Pool at Voavah. Credit Four Seasons
And Voavah is Four Season’s first private island and the world’s first exclusive-use UNESCO hideaway. This five-acre retreat takes but one reservation at a time. With seven bedrooms in two villas and a separate beach house, your kingdom awaits. Perhaps you will bring your whole family or a circle of friends for an unforgettable reunion. And whatever your heart desires, Four Seasons Maldives will take over and make it happen. An island team of 25 people are hand-selected to staff your private resort, organize every activity and create memorable meals served in this amazing setting.
Voavah with Yacht. Credit Four Seasons
Let’s explore what awaits. Your private island comes with a private yacht. The 62–foot fully crewed ‘Summer’ is at your complete disposal. Just offshore is one of the largest coral reefs in the Indian Ocean. Do some underwater sightseeing to spot reef animals including soft corals, fish, marine turtles, whale sharks. Overhead, seabirds soar. Sail to Hanifaru Bay, where some of the largest known numbers of manta rays gather. As many as 100 of the graceful rays come to feed when the tide pushes plankton into the bay. Snorkel from your yacht just beyond Voavah’s own reef. ‘Summer’ is yours from sunrise to sunset. You can even use it to whisk you away to Four Seasons Maldives Resort at Landaa Giraavaru in 20 minutes flat. But why? When there’s so much more ashore on Voavah.
Underwater at Voavah. Credit Four Seasons
Designed exclusively for Voavah, the Ocean of Consciousness Overwater spa awaits.
Their treatments, including sound therapy, are on offer. Yoga instruction, meditation, Ayurveda, an Acupuncturist–even a hairstylist– can be summoned whenever you wish. Or choose from a variety of watersports activities with the island’s own water toys—hydrofoils, X-jet blades, kitesurfing, jet skis, and Seabobs. Make your visit to Voavah a true learning experience. On-staff Marine Biologists are there to teach you and your guests about Voavah’s marine environment. And they will gladly accompany you and your guests on snorkels and dives.
Beach Dining at Voavah. Credit: Four Seasons
Finally, there are the extraordinary culinary offerings for you to choose from. The Four Seasons Culinary Team will create menus for your selection. Be it a sandbank dinner, beach picnic, cocktails on the yacht, special occasions–everything is done with the highest standards guests have come to expect at every Four Seasons Resort around the world. Voavah just happens to be the one that belongs completely to you.
Voavah with Seaplane Credit: Four Seasons
Voavah is a seaplane flight from Malé airport. Four Seasons own 8-seater “Triggerfish” or a standard 15-seater will whisk you to the island in just 35 minutes. And Male’s Velana International Airport on Hulhule Island welcomes private jets. For all the information you need go to https://www.fourseasons.com/maldivesvoavah/