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Maldives unveils 2 resorts including Four Seasons’ first private island

Fathmath Shaahunaz
05 December 2016, MVT 10:22
A villa at Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa atoll. PHOTO/FOUR SEASONS
Fathmath Shaahunaz
05 December 2016, MVT 10:22

Two new resorts have been unveiled in Baa atoll including renowned hotel chain Four Seasons’ first private island resort developed in the island of Voavah.

According to the company, Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah was opened last Friday. It is located a 20 minute ride away from its sister resort in Landaa Giraavaru of the same atoll.

Situated in the vicinity of Baa atoll’s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the private island resort in Voavah features only seven villas and a two storey beach house accommodating maximum 22 tourists at a time. The resort also boasts other facilities such as a restaurant, swimming pool, library and gym with activities such as yoga and meditation.

Moreover, an expert from the famous Italian salon brand Rossano Ferretti is also on hand at the resort to provide hair care.

The resort also has high security with CCTV and night vision cameras set up across the island, twenty four hour security shifts and only one channel to travel in and out to the island through its reef.

The other resort unveiled in Baa atoll is Milaidhoo Island Maldives in the Biosphere Reserve opened last Tuesday. Developed by local firm Universal Resorts Maldives, Milaidhoo features 30 water villas and 20 beach villas, each with a private swimming pool.

The most prominent feature of Milaidhoo Island Resort is the references to local culture integrated into its design. One of its three restaurants is designed in the shape of three batheli (traditional sailing boat).

The Maldives unveiled a string of new resorts this year, including the recently opened Soneva Jani, St Regis Vommuli and Huravalhi Island Resort featuring the world’s largest underwater restaurant. With a few more resorts geared up for opening within this month, the government had also announced twenty new resorts to be unveiled next year.