Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

    Few experiences could be more soothing than the Sacred Water Ritual at the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru. The three-hour massage takes place in one of the resort’s four above-water treatment pavilions, so while a therapist uses a coconut-milk massage powder to work out the kinks in your body, you can watch clown fish and Oriental sweetlips swim under the pavilion’s glass floor. This treatment is one of several paths to relaxation at the Four Seasons, which opened in 2006 on a remote northeastern island of the Maldives. At the Four Seasons’ Ayurvedic Retreat, set within the spa complex, the resort offers more active means of improving your disposition—and your doshas, the energies that, according to the ancient Hindu philosophy of ayurveda, control the body and mind. The resort’s resident ayurvedic physician oversees the program and advises guests on ways they can employ ayurvedic practices—such as massages, yoga, herbal scrubs, oil baths, and breathing techniques—to improve their physical and psychological health. Accommodations The resort has 60 beach suites and 42 over-water villas. Rates From $700 for a beach bungalow with a pool to $1,200 for the Sunset Water Villa with a pool.

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