Just a short speedboat ride from Malé, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is infused with Maldivian village charm and has a vibrant garden island all to itself. Guests can sail to the Resort’s Island Spa for an afternoon of natural bliss or embark on a snorkelling shark safari.
The Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa occupies twelve secluded acres of the entire island of Kuda Huraa, in the North Male Atoll. The resort has the unique ambience of a magical Maldivian village and is favoured for its legendary Four Seasons service. The property offers the ultimate tropical island experience, with secluded white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and one of the world’s leading dive locations.
All the thatched beach and over-water bungalows are beautifully appointed and the beach pavilions and bungalows have private plunge pools. The resort has four superb restaurants, a sunset lounge and a bar, as well as a huge fresh water infinity edged swimming pool, a water sports centre, fitness facilities and a health spa. There are also fantastic facilities for children with the Kuda Mas Kids' Club open daily from 8am to 6pm.
Enhance a stay with a cruise on the Four Seasons Explorer, a private three-deck, 11-cabin catamaran that takes guests island-hopping, stargazing and diving in Four Seasons style.
A dedicated surf school with professionals from Tropicsurf of Noosa, Australia offers escorted surf sessions and clinics for experienced surfers as well as lessons for beginners. Learn in the pristine lagoon with courses for guests aged six and older, or let loose on six uncrowded quality breaks within a stone’s throw. Enjoy easy take-offs and long rides in some of the world’s most consistent and warmest swells. Then head to the Surf Shack to store your board, watch the latest surf movie or just hang out. The best waves occur all year round for beginners and from April to October for experienced surfers.
Thatched beach pavilions and bungalows line the white-sand beach at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa, while water bungalows are built on stilts over the lagoon. The Royal Beach Villa offers lavish one-of-a-kind accommodation for guests. From their thatched roofs and timber latticework to the beautiful white stone walls, all the architectural details are constructed by local craftsmen using indigenous materials and techniques. All rooms, bungalows and suites include: twin or double beds as preferred, down or hypoallergenic pillows as desired, hair dryer, lighted make up or shaving mirror, internet access, satellite TV, CD and DVD player, safe, iron and ironing board, tea and coffee facilities, phone and minibar.
Children under 12 can share their parents' room at no extra charge. Kuda Mas (small fish) Club is open for children aged 4 to 12 years old. Here children will be entertained during their stay with an action-packed programme featuring a variety of beach and outdoor activities, creative crafts and games that are fun, educational and culturally enriching. All are under the supervision of a Kids' Coordinator. There are children's menus in all restaurants and a comprehensive babysitting service.
The facilities on offer at Four Seasons Resort Maldives include a fantastic Kid’s club, a stunning infinity swimming pool as well as a pool dedicated to children. There is a dive centre and water sports centre as well as a very relaxing spa.
The Water Sports Centre offers a wide range of activities to suit all age groups and interests. Kayaking, windsurfing and catamaran sailing are complimentary, motorised activities such as water skiing, parasailing banana boating and fun tubes are chargeable.
There is a PADI-licensed Dive Centre, ready to explore the area's excellent dive sites with you. There is also a dedicated surf school with professional surf instructors.
The Gym is a state-of-the-art fitness facility.
24 hour room service is on offer here as well as concierge service, laundry, babysitting and a great kid's club with trained staff.
When to travel
The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.
February to April is the hottest period and resorts are almost all operating at capacity during this period. Mid-December to early January comes at even more of a premium due to Christmas and New Year and prices are even higher. Easter and the Italian holiday week in August also attract peak prices at most resorts.
Storms are more likely from May to November, though it’s still warm, skies can be cloudy and the humidity is higher. This is the low season, with fewer people and lower prices, with the exception of August.
Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of any atoll from May to November and from the eastern side of any atoll December to April.
The surfing season runs from March to October, which is when resorts are cheapest.
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Location and directions
North Male Atoll, Maldives
Kuda Huraa Island in the North Male Atoll - just a short speed boat ride from Male International Airport and surrounded by a beautiful lagoon and stunning views. 26 natural atolls islands to the southwest of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean, make up the Republic of Maldives.
How to get there
10.5 hour flight to Male International Airport, on Hulhule Island. The Resort is a 25-minute speedboat ride from Malé International Airport. Guests are greeted by Four Seasons representatives and escorted to a waiting speedboat, which is the only way to arrive at the Resort.