FrontRunners: Private Paradise

  • Photo by Ken Seet
    Landaa Estate Photo by Ken Seet
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From private-island villas to overwater bungalows, the Maldives offers no shortage of over-the-top accommodations. But the Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru’s new Landaa Estate (www.fourseasons.com) tops them all. Opened in October, the 9,052-square-foot villa—the largest in the Maldives—is set amid sprawling gardens that lead to two oceanfront swimming pools and a 262-foot-long private white-sand beach. Each of the three bedrooms in the thatch-roofed villa offers unobstructed views of the sea and opens to expansive outdoor living spaces. Days can be spent snorkeling among the marine-life-rich lagoons of the Maldives’ Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve, while nights call for astronomic encounters in the estate’s stargazing lounge. Priced from $15,000 per night, the Landaa Estate comes with a dedicated staff that includes a butler.

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