Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru has been included as one of the world’s premier centers of wellness China’s top spa publication.

The 11th annual SpaChina Awards announced at an Award Ceremony Gala Dinner on September 14, 2020, saw more than 330 distinguished Spa industry leaders gather to celebrate the world’s best brands, treatments, products, and properties. 

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru received the top accolade: Global Wellness Resort of the Year, at the ceremony.

Landaa Giraavaru’s Regional Vice President and General Manager Armando Kraenzlin said that “If recent months have shown us anything, it’s the importance of a multi-faceted approach to wellbeing,"

"We’re incredibly grateful to SpaChina for acknowledging the importance we place on physical, mental, emotional and planetary wellbeing; our committed team of physicians, naturopaths, yoga therapists, chefs, and marine biologists; and our setting of luxury, sophistication, and exclusivity: something that our Chinese guests truly appreciate. We look forward to welcoming them back when they can travel once again.”

The resort in a statement hailed the important achievement during a year of unprecedented challenges.

Secluded on its own island in the Maldives’ only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Baa Atoll, Landaa Giraavaru is a world away from stress and uncertainty.

Stretching from the island’s jungled heart into its crystal-clear lagoon, The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat focuses on natural health and healing, from medical-grade Panchakarma to innovative additions such as Aqua Float and AntiGravity yoga; personalized yoga therapy courses, and the science-meets-nature benefits of Verjù body contouring and facials developed with facialist to the stars Teresa Tarmey.

Yoga sessions at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru.

The spa experience extends to the entire resort via complimentary Ayurvedic consultations, Ayurvedic labeling on all restaurant menus, and the meandering Yoga Energy Trail.

Landaa Giraavaru is also partnered with EarthCheck and the NOW Force for Good Alliance, using their stringent sustainable development goals and environmental standards to ensure accountability in their sustainability and conservation efforts.

“Our Chinese guests particularly enjoy the heightened level of service that they receive from Four Seasons, our toning and relaxing deep tissue massages, and our jungle-setting Night Spa experience,” concludes Dr. Shylesh Subramanya, Director of Landaa’s Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat. “Overall, however, I think it’s the way that wellbeing naturally flows through every part of our Resort that appeals so much: there are very few places where equal consideration is given to both sustainability and splendor and I think that’s something we do really well.”

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