Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is a
vibrant garden island with all the charm and intimacy
of a traditional Maldivian village, just 25 minutes
from the airport. Adopt an entire ocean lifestyle at the
Resort’s ‘Tropicsurf’ Surf School. Sail by dhoni to The
Island Spa – the only spa in the Maldives on its own
private isle. Retreat to traditional land and sea-based
accommodations interspersed with fragrant borders of
bougainvillea, frangipani and hibiscus flowers. As the
setting sun paints the endless sky, the Sunset Lounge
and Turtle Beach epitomises the Resort’s laid-back
and sociable vibe.
LOCATION: The Republic of Maldives is a cluster of atolls in the
Indian Ocean, southwest of Sri Lanka. The island of
Kuda Huraa is in the North Malé Atoll of the
Maldives. The Resort is 25 minutes by speedboat or
12 miles/ 20 km from the Malé Airport (on the island
CLIMATE: The year is divided into two periods, iruvai, the dry
season, which runs from December to March, and
hulhangu, the wetter period which runs from May to
November. Transitional periods in mid-April and late
November are typically very calm with exceptional
clear water. The average maximum temperature is
remarkably consistent throughout the year at 86°F/
ACCOMMODATION: The 96 traditionally crafted accommodations are furnished in ‘modern tropical’ style in keeping with the relaxed feel of the island. Lush garden foliage and curved stone walls offer maximum privacy.
Beach Pavilion with Pool
(25 units, Interior: 45m², Exterior: 62m²)
The entry level of accommodation is the Beach Pavilion with Pool. It comprises a bedroom, an indoor bath and a Maldivian open-air shower set in the exotic confines of its own walled garden. The Beach Pavilions are slightly set back from the beach for additional privacy yet offer easy access to it.
Beach Bungalow with Pool
(27 units, Interior: 63m², Exterior: 82m²)
Just steps from the beach, each Beach Bungalow with Pool comprises a private sanctuary set within a garden of mature palms and tropical flowers. The larger-sized bedroom and living and bathroom pavilion with open-air shower courtyard lead to an extensive outdoor area with infinity plunge pool and gazebo. The surrounding foliage provides seclusion whilst retaining direct beach access.
Family Beach Bungalow with Pool
(5 units, Interior: 75m², Exterior: 82m²)
Just steps from the beach, Family Beach Bungalows with Pool have an adjoining study room with a sofa bed with pullout under-bed, desk, wardrobe and TV. With direct access to the dressing area and bathroom, it is ideal for families with younger children.
Royal Beach Villa
(1 unit, Interior: 197m², Exterior: 256 m²)
The epitome of gracious, beachside comfort, the two-bedroom Royal Beach Villa features a well-appointed living room positioned between two bedrooms. Adjacent to each bedroom is a separate dressing area and spacious outdoor garden shower. The indoor living and dining area opens onto an enormous outdoor space with private sundeck, infinity-edged pool and gazebo. The surrounding tropical garden is furnished with a shaded daybed and undholi (wooden swing). The Royal Beach Villa also has its own private stretch of beach with sun loungers and an additional private gazebo, ideal for breakfast, sunset cocktails or a romantic dinner.
(24 units, Interior: 61m², Exterior: 39m²)
Dipping their feet into crystal waters, each Water Bungalow has an entrance lobby and a spacious bedroom with unbroken sea views. The dressing room leads to an enlarged bath overlooking the lagoon and an outdoor courtyard with a Maldivian open-air shower. Outside, a private sundeck has steps that lead into the turquoise lagoon and a sea level fresh water shower.
Water Bungalow with Pool
(8 units, Interior: 61m², Exterior: 39m²)
In addition to the above facilities, four of the Water
Bungalows have a 12m² private plunge pool.
One-bedroom Water Suite
(4 units, Interior: 91m², Exterior: 55m²)
These expansive, luxurious bungalows have extensive outdoor living space as well as beautifully appointed interiors with wrap-around views of the sea visible through floor to ceiling windows. In addition to the main bedroom and bathroom with open-air shower courtyard, a separate living room with a sofa and adjoining shower room offers flexibility for families.
Two-bedroom Water Suite
(2 units, Interior: 173 m², Exterior: 99 m²)
The Two-bedroom Water Bungalow consists of a king and a twin-bedded room each with separate dressing areas, bathrooms and outdoor showers. A shared living and dining area overlooks the extensive private sundeck, from which steps lead to a lower platform with sea access and feature shower. The suite also features a 16.65m² private plunge pool.
& AMENITIES: All bungalows are equipped with high-speed internet access, digital telephone lines, 32 to 42 inch plasma TV, DVD entertainment system and iHome units featuring a docking and charging outlet for iPhone & iPod, with an alarm clock and radio. Deluxe bathroom amenities include thick, absorbent towels, make-up/shaving mirror, hair dryer, pure cotton robes and slippers, and superior quality bath toiletries. In-room safes provide secure storage for personal valuables. Crisp 100% cotton bed sheets, air conditioning, overhead fans and refreshments from the private bar add to the feeling of cool comfort in every bungalow. Nespresso coffee machines and tea-making facilities are also provided on a complimentary basis.
RESTAURANTS: Café Huraa
Café Huraa serves Western and Asian cuisine under two al fresco pavilions adjacent to the swimming pool. For breakfast, guests can look forward to an extensive buffet of Asian and Continental specialities, exotic fruits, freshly baked breads and pastries. Dinner embraces Asian fare with an emphasis on regional specialities. The popular theme nights offer tantalising specialities. The restaurant has a cellar that boasts an exclusive selection of the finest handpicked wines.
The stunning Baraabaru restaurant, which serves Indian cuisine is fashioned with an outdoor deck providing an exquisite dining experience perched over water. There is also an exclusive private dining pavilion for special occasions. The restaurant’s interior is an opulent combination of bright colours and spectacular lightings. Adding to the ambience is a Tandoor Bar where one can view the chefs in action. Open for dinner only, Baraabaru focuses on made-to-order home-style Indian cuisine, with highlights including Jain, Sattvic and organic specialties.
Reef Club serves classic Italian cuisine. The restaurant is located away from the buzz of the main restaurant area, at the southern end of the island, with excellent sunset views. Dining is available outdoors on a wooden deck or under a thatched roof pavilion. A couple of tables are situated directly in the sand beside the adults-only Serenity Pool. At lunchtime, the emphasis is on seafood and salads, pastas and pizzas for light, casual dining in the sun.
Located adjacent to the main pool, Kandu Grill is open for dinner, serving barbecued Maldivian reef fish, Indian Ocean lobster, local tuna as well as prime steaks, salads and sides from an open kitchen pavilion.
Located next to the lobby, the Sunset Lounge provides the perfect start to the evening, serving an extensive selection of cocktails against the backdrop of a stunning Maldivian sunset. This open-sided pavilion overlooks the jetty, offering great views of the Island Spa and access to Turtle Beach. Music enhances the relaxed, informal atmosphere while a billiard table and board games provide entertainment.
Beach & Pool Bar
The ‘swim-up’ Pool Bar serves a wide range of
cocktails, juices and snacks throughout the day. Our
beachside pool setting offers an exceptional lounging
experience with excellent service and attention to
detail. Several gazebos around the pool provide shade
by day and romantic dining venues by night.
IN-BUNGALOW SERVICE: Breakfast, lunch, dinner or between-meal snacks are
served in each bungalow’s dining area. The menu is
available 24 hours and can cater to any request,
including sunrise Champagne breakfasts, romantic
beach dinners, Robinson Crusoe picnics and private
parties of any size.
Maldives is known internationally as one of the
world’s best dive destinations. A large number of
excellent dive sites are located within minutes of the resort.
The Resort operates its own 5-star PADI
Green Star & IDC Dive Centre with air and nitrox
diving. A multi-lingual team offers courses for all
abilities (including ‘Bubblemaker’ and PADI Seal
Team courses for children) and daily dive trips.
The resort is within five to 30 minutes of 30 excellent dive
sites, accessed via a traditional (customised) dhoni.
Highlights include the renowned manta ray cleaning
station at Sunlight Point (sightings from May to
November) and the exciting 110-metre long cargo
freighter wreck, just 45 minutes away.