Landaa Giraavaru’s vast natural wilderness incorporates 102 thatched bungalows and villas of contemporary Maldivian design. Modern conveniences include wireless high‐speed internet, 42‐inch plasma TV, audiovisual system with DVD player and MP3 cable, and espresso machine.
Blu Restaurant and Blu Bar (Italian). On Landaa’s western tip, overlooking the lagoon, Blu serves contemporary Italian cuisine for lunch and dinner. White interiors contrast with the blues of the surrounding sky, ocean and lagoon. A ‘sunset’ swimming pool separates the restaurant and sand‐floor bar (open all day).
Al Barakat (Lebanese and Moroccan). Named after North African scholar who made Baa Atoll his home in the 12th century. Perched over the lagoon by the main jetty, it serves Lebanese and Moroccan mezzés, grills and stews for dinner on two rooftop terraces under a canopy of stars. The ground floor 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.
Café Landaa (Indian, Asian and International). Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner within three thatched pavilions separated by reflecting ponds. The vast breakfast buffet includes Asian, continental and international selections with ayurvedic‐labelling and dosha‐specific teas and tonics. Lunch and dinner feature Indian and Asian specialties; a separate Teppanyaki counter opens for dinner only.
Fuego Grill. A simple, torch‐lit evening venue with teak tables and chairs set in the sand overlooking the sea. Fuego serves fresh catch of the day alongside a selection of prime cuts and salads.
Seabar. 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. Five Degrees North’s casual bar setting includes a pool table and bar counter fashioned from a dhoni.
In‐Villa Dining. Available 24 hours, for any request, from a sunrise champagne breakfast to a candlelit sandbank dinner, beach dinner, ‘floating’ platform dinner or Robinson Crusoe picnic.
Stretching from the heart of the island to the middle of the lagoon, the Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat pulsates with life and wisdom, purity and health. With a strong emphasis on natural healing, the 2.5 ace complex draws its strength from the surrounding landscape, the integrity of ila’s ‘beyond organic’products and the intrinsic spirituality of its therapists, Ayurvedic Physicians and yogi. 10 vast open‐air treatment pavilion – including tree dedicated to ayurveda – nestle in their own lush tropical gardens or on stilts over the turquoise lagoon.
With thila and channel diving, vibrant coral gardens, abundant fish life, great visibility and warm waters year‐round, the Maldives is one of the world’s top diving destinations. Landaa Giraavaru’s isolated location in the remote Baa Atoll UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve places guests in close proximity to many virgin dive sites, including over 30 unspoilt coral gardens. It is also just a short boat ride from renowned manta ray and whale shark hotspots like Hanifaru Bay, Bathalaa island and Veyofushi Reef (June to Dec).