Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has opened an exclusive-use hideaway in a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve – Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa Atoll.
Voavah is capturing the attention of families and groups looking for a luxurious, secluded haven in a pristine location. The retreat has seven bedrooms – two specially designed for younger guests – a beach house, dive centre, 18.9-metre yacht and Four Seasons’ staff on hand.
As the private island is solely available for exclusive use, younger guests can fashion adventures on a daily basis to keep the energy high. Kids can explore the island reef through personalized snorkeling or swimming classes, or become members of the PADI Seal Team through specialized lagoon-based “AquaMissions.” Turtle tours, island safaris in search of baby sharks and fruit bats, crab races and marine biology excursions allow families to deepen their exposure to the Maldives’ vibrant ecosystem.
There are also opportunities to adopt a traditional way of life, such as building jungle dens. Kids can experience the magic of crystal singing bowls in an Ocean of Consciousness Kids Ritual or even join the team on a boat to Voavah’s picnic island, Baathala, for a Maldives Crusoe adventure.
Ocean adventures can become a family experience, as beginner and experienced divers can swim among manta rays in Hanifaru, one of the world’s most renowned manta ray hotspots, or explore ghostly shipwreck ruins that dot the Indian Ocean seabed.
While parents can become nitrox-certified and gain Master Scuba Diver certification through the PADI 5-Star Dive Centre, marine biologists and Manta Trust scientists are also available to guide younger guests’ exploration of ocean life, including observing and interacting with resident turtles.