Discover a more intense experience of nature at this remote island resort in the pristine Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. Flanked by flawless white beaches and a two-kilometre lagoon, the island’s 44-acre jungle interior hides vast accommodation compounds and four isolated restaurants, inviting a real sense of discovery. Snorkel with turtles and rays on the kaleidoscopic house reef or join pioneering research projects in the Marine Discovery Centre, including coral reefscaping and the country’s only full-time manta ray project. Immerse in the healing heart of the Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat, with all-inclusive 7, 14 and 21 day programmes supported by two ayurvedic physicians and ayurvedic cuisine.
Distance from Airport (INIA):
Transfer type: 30 minutes from airport by seaplane
Number of rooms:101 Rooms
TOTAL AREA 137SQM SQM, 26 UNITS & SWIMMING POOL
A turquoise gate with traditional Maldivian-style coral walls leads into the private compound of the spacious Beach Villa which comprises a sleeping pavilion, indoor living area, dressing area and luxuriously-appointed bathroom with outdoor shower. The highlight of the Beach Villa is a 12-metre lap pool coupled with an adjacent sandy-floored outdoor living and dining pavilion. A mezzanine-level private loft complete with day bed is perfect for admiring sea views. A traditional Maldivian swing, poolside day beds and direct yet shielded beach access enhances the extensive outdoor living space.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Café Landaa has three thatched pavilions separated by reflecting ponds. The vast breakfast buffet includes Asian, continental and international buffet selections with Ayurvedic-labelling, dosha-specific teas and Ayurvedic tonics. Lunch and dinner feature Indian and Asian specialties; a separate Teppanyaki counter in a water garden setting opens for dinner only.
Adjacent to the main jetty and spectacularly perched over water, Al Barakat features Moroccan and Lebanese cuisine. Perfect for pre-or post-dinner drinks, the ground floor Shisha Bar offers magnificent views of the sunset and abundant marine life of the adjacent coral reef. A stairway leads to two rooftop dining terraces with cosy niches decked with colourful cushions. Lebanese mezze, grills, Moroccan couscous platters and stews are served under a canopy of stars. After dessert, guests can move down to the bar to enjoy Arabic tea, Turkish coffee and Shisha pipes.
Located on the western tip of the island overlooking the 2km lagoon, Blu embraces the essence of the Maldives as the place where the ocean meets the sky. Serving contemporary Italian cuisine, Blu consists of a dining pavilion and a bar separated by a shallow pond. The restaurant offers a light buffet selection and an à la carte menu for breakfast, light antipasti, pizza and pasta for lunch, home-made gelati at the poolside nearby and elegant Italian dining in the evening. The wine list includes a fine selection of Italian wines. The adjacent Blu Bar is open all day, serving tropical cocktails in a relaxed, sandy floored setting.
Located adjacent to the seawater pool and overlooking the eastern coast of the island, Fuego Grill is open for dinner only, serving fresh catch of the day as well as a selection of organic and prime cuts, salads, sandwiches and Asian dishes from an open kitchen pavilion. Teak tables and chairs are set in the sand facing the sea.
Standing uncovered in the sea, with steps down into the lagoon, Seabar draws guests nightly from 5 pm till midnight with an easy, breezy vibe and blissfully secluded feel. Watch the lemon sharks and reef fish below, laze on cushions with signature frozen margaritas and snack on tapas-style platters and light bites. Different DJs keep the lounge abuzz from 9pm.
Five Degrees North is the Resort’s casual bar named after the island’s geographical location 5 degrees north of the Equator. It is located on the first floor of the Reception building amidst the tops of the coconut trees, and has commanding views over the entire island. It features a bar counter fashioned from a local dhoni and has a library, pool table and selection of board games.
Breakfast, lunch, dinner or between-meal snacks are served in each villa's dining area, overlooking the lagoon. The menu is available 24 hours and can cater to any request, including sunrise Champagne breakfasts, romantic beach and sandbank dinners, Robinson Crusoe picnics and private parties of any size.
Perched over the lagoon by the main jetty, Al Barakat's Shisha Bar is open to the sea, with curtained sofas and ornate lanterns – an atmospheric setting for pre-dinner drinks or Turkish coffee and shisha pipes.
Enjoy panoramic views of the Indian Ocean from the Poolside Bar. Wine, cocktails and refreshing tropical drinks are served throughout the day, as well as salads and light fare.
Landaa’s Marine Discovery Centre (MDC) is an interactive research and education centre designed to guide guests and locals alike through the underwater world of the Maldives and the Resort’s efforts to conserve it. The Water Sports Centre offers a wide range of group and individual activities. Non-motorised activities are complimentary and include kayaking, snorkelling, windsurfing, single sail and catamaran sailing. Additional motorised activities such as water-skiing, parasailing, kite surfing, banana-boating and fun tubes is available at a charge. There’s also a Health Club, floodlit tennis court, Young Adults’ Club, Kids Club, table football, table tennis, Recreation Centre and four swimming pools at the resort.
SPA AND AYURVEDIC RETREAT
10 VAST OPEN-AIR TREATMENT PAVILIONS
DAILY, 10:00 - 21:00
The 2.5 acre Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat stretches from the heart of the island to the middle of the lagoon. Two Ayurvedic Physicians, an Acupuncturist, resident yogi and highly specialised team of therapists offer authentic healing and education from ten land and sea-based treatment pavilions and a yoga deck. All-inclusive 7-, 14- and 21-day Ayurvedic Immersions, intensive Panchakarma detoxification and individual ayurvedic therapies are complemented by a full spa menu.