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15 fun facts we bet you didn't know about Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa

  • Travel 101
  • By Kate Goldstone
  • Published 30 August 2022
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This idyllic garden-style island resort is set on a twelve-acre private coral island, shaded by lush vegetation, and is steps from perfect white sands – need we go on?

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa private island makes for an enchanting stay if luxury is what you’re seeking, with exquisite bungalows and pavilions overlooking the twinkling Indian Ocean, plus a year-round calendar of sun, sea and surf.

This is what we do know, but what don’t we know about this spectacular resort? We’ve sourced 15 fun Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa facts sure to make you fall in love with this destination even more.

1. You’ll feel like George or Jane of the Jungle

This scenic resort stretches across an entire garden-inspired tropical island, smothered with rich green vegetation and exotic flowers. The private coral island of Kuda Huraa, in North Male Atoll, measures just 12 acres in total, offering lucky guests the ultimate tropical experience. 

2. The spa is on a separate island

The Island Spa is just a minute’s boat ride away from the main island and resort, so you’ll certainly start your pamper day in style. Meander along a wooden platform and you’ll reach the reception, a haven of peace, backed by seven treatment rooms – including overwater suites with glass bottom floors, so you can watch the exotic fish during a relaxing treatment. There is no gym here, but you can enjoy private yoga sessions in the pavilion.

Why not visit at night for some starlit magic on the new roof terrace? Perfect for a romantic couples massage. 

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3. It’s a haven for those seeking privacy…

The Sunrise Water Villa offers the ultimate in seclusion. Sleeping as many as three adults and one child (or arranged as two adults and two children), it stands proudly on stilts like a jewel jutting out of the ocean, for sheer tranquillity. The villa is located at the end of a long wooden jetty, so you’ll have no neighbours either. It even has its own private pool. Bliss.

4. … Really

You’ll be glad to know discretion is the name of the game here. To safeguard your privacy, you’re not allowed to fly a drone on the island apart from in one restricted area, whereby you must be supervised by the resort staff. This means your business is nobody’s but your own, which is great to know. 

5. Its sister resort is just as dreamy and worth a visit

The resort’s sister property is called Landaa Giraavaru, nestled amid a 440-acre UNESCO Biosphere Reserve which you can visit via the resort’s own private Four Seasons Explorer catamaran - a luxury dive boat. The resort can also organise seamless connections between Kuda Huraa and Landaa Giraavaru by seaplane, as long as you give them at least 72 hours’ notice. You can discover the wonders of the reef, feed the baby turtles, or just relax and watch as the kids enjoy themselves. 

Landaa Giraavaru

6. Kids will be entertained for hours

This resort is a fantastic pick for parents. There’s children’s entertainment on tap thanks to specially trained staff, plus a host of thrilling activities for your little ones to enjoy all hours of the day and night. Catering to everybody from tots to teens, the resort hosts a variety of explorer clubs called Globetrotters, Adventurers, Voyagers, Pioneers, and Crew, suitable for four-month-olds up to 11+ years. 

7. The Kudas Mas Club is utterly fabulous

Perfect for kids aged 4-12, the Kuda Mas Club – which translates as ‘small fish’, keeps young guests entertained for hours on end. There’s a programme of action-packed fun on tap with everything from cool beach and outdoor activities to creative crafts and games. The experience ticks all the boxes: fun, educational, and enriching.

Fun for children also includes island gardening, sandcastle building and beach games. They can discover yoga through postures, games, and songs. They’ll love coral painting and palm leaf folding, and revel in the island cooking classes and mini-spa days. Your little ones can take part in scavenger hunts and race hermit crabs as well as discover Maldivian culture and history. Last but never least, there’s turtle monitoring and coral reef building, a range of indoor games, plus puzzles and stories. 

Young boy learning about turtles

Young boy learning about turtles

8. Go on a Robinson Crusoe Adventure Day

Want to take your own private plane on a Robinson Crusoe Adventure Day? Perhaps you’d like to visit a postcard-worthy deserted island? You can experience both on a trip organised by the resort. 

9. There are pools galore

If you like to take a dip, there are a few options to choose from. The serenity pool, suitable for 16 +, is a stunning place to swim at night, enjoy a cocktail in daylight, or lounge in supreme comfort on the deck. There’s even an over-sea whirlpool plus a lunch service and drinks that run all day. The freshwater swimming pool is just as astonishing, with its infinity edge that merges effortlessly into the horizon. In fact, it’s one of the biggest in Maldives. And the children’s pool is right next to the main pool. A total of six pools awaits you. Fancy a dip? Discover our Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa offers and you could be making a splash before you know it. 

10. It’s just 25-minutes from the airport

The Kuda Huraa island lies just 12 miles from Malé International Airport, meaning it’s a quick and convenient journey to start your holiday. You’ll be picked up at the airport and escorted to your speedboat for the scenic 25-minute voyage, a fascinating luxury experience in itself. 

11. You can expect the finest dining

If you adore worldly cuisine, this is a fantastic destination. You can enjoy casual snacks and dishes by the pool at Cafe Huraa, or head to the Sunset Lounge for fabulous cocktails – but this is just the start.

To dine more formally, head for the place where modern Indian cuisine is yours, the open tandoori bar at Baraabaru, where you can also sample the gorgeous local seafood. The restaurant holds weekly special events complete with rich decor and ocean views. Plus, the chef's can even teach the kids to cook. 

The Reef Club, located on the ocean deck, is where you’ll find beautiful Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner, plus themed nights on Wednesdays. And at Kandu Grill there’s love on the menu, with romantic dining on the shore. 

12. In fact, food is available 24/7

The resort’s 24/7 in-room dining service allows hungry guests to enjoy supreme cuisine in the privacy and comfort of your own villa or bungalow. How delicious! 

13. Prepare to don your wetsuit

If you’re the adventurous type, there’s plenty of surf to explore in this beautiful corner of the world. In fact, it’s one of the most renowned spots to do so, with the likes of Mark Richards, Taylor Knoxx and Tom Curren having taken to the board to ride the breaks along Kuda Huraa’s shoreline. Let the expert Tropicsurf coaches at the resort whisk you away for a wet and wild excursion in the waters – you might even bag the annual Four Seasons Maldives Surfing Champions Trophy, if you’re lucky! 

14. You’ll have a full itinerary fit for the whole family

There’s so much to see and do for families at this world-class resort, you won’t know where to start. Four Seasons Kuda Huraa activities vary from laid-back to lively, with fun excursions including everything from beach games to water sports, fishing trips, snorkelling and scuba diving. For those serious about experiencing the deep blue, the resort has tailored programmes and specialty courses taught by some of the most experience instructors at the PADI Five-Star IDC Centre.

15. Marine life enthusiasts will be in their element

Meet the amazing Four Seasons Kuda Huraa Maldives submarine Marine Discovery Centre. It offers an interactive research and education centre to introduce guests and local school children to the things we can all do to care for and conserve local and global marine ecosystems. 

You’ll experience fascinating audio visual presentations about conservation close projects including turtles, coral reefs, sharks and dolphins. 

This is where the Resort’s Turtle and Shark Safari, Dolphin Watching and Coral Reefscaping activities kick off as well as being the HQ of the Kuda Velaa Protection Programme turtle conservation initiative. The Centre also has a dedicated children’s section featuring a thrilling submarine experience. 

We have some fantastic Maldives holiday offers available so you can experience the magic for yourself.  Whether you want to do nothing but relax in tranquil surroundings far from your everyday cares, or enjoy every activity on the menu, want to make family memories, or have the perfect honeymoon, we’re here to help.

To discover more, call us today on 0203 816 0985 or click here to submit your online enquiry. You can also look at Mauritius holiday options available, too. 

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