• Four Seasons Island Explorer Resorts in Maldives
  • Four Seasons Island Explorer Resorts in Maldives
  • Four Seasons Island Explorer Resorts in Maldives
  • Four Seasons Island Explorer Resorts in Maldives
  • Four Seasons Island Explorer Resorts in Maldives

EXTRAORDINARY ESCAPES SNAPSHOT

The Four Seasons Explorer is a magnificent, stylish 39-metre (129-foot) catamaran, with 11 cabins and three decks. It offers the ultimate Maldives adventure in true Four Seasons style. The boat is unbelievably impressive and guests are pampered in every way. The Four Seasons Explorer sails between the two Four Seasons Maldives Resorts and is the perfect way to see everything that the Maldives has to offer in absolute luxury.
Resort Information:
Location: Three day cruise: North Male Atoll to Baa Atoll, Four Day Cruise: Baa Atoll to North Male Atoll. Seven day cruise: Complete circuit from North Male Atoll to Baa Atoll and back.
Transfer: 25 minute speedboat to Four Seasons Kuda Huraa for the three and seven night cruises and a 35 to 45 minute seaplane flight to Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru for the four night cruises.

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EXTRAORDINARY ESCAPES CLIENTS SAY

Our booking experience: Booking with Extraordinary Escapes was just that, extraordinary! From the first contact till the day we departed nothing was left unattended to. We especially appreciated that the proposed itinerary was within our budget without comprising one single item that we were looking for, the knowledge of Jodie and her team which gave us confidence, that all our questions were answered promptly and honestly, suggestions made about options once we had selected our preferred resort, the best room available at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa where we stayed overnight before boarding the Four Seasons Explorer - we felt like we had won the lottery.

There is no doubt that by specialising, Extraordinary Escapes have created a winning position from which their clients are the winners.

Well Done team and thank you!

Our Four Seasons Experience: We initially choose the Maldives for our 25th wedding anniversary for the diving - we would go back for the diving certainly but the friendliness of the people and the beauty of the environment - this is what stays with you. We stayed at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa the first night, then spent 3 days on the Four Seasons Explorer - the only way to go for a dive live aboard and then 7 days at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru.

Everything from the second we landed in Male till we departed Male was perfect, we indeed felt that we were the most important guests of Four Seasons (and believe me we weren't) - they say it's the little things that count and so it was on this trip. I have recounted four of our most memorable below.

1. When we arrived at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru our rooms were not ready so we were allocated beautiful bungalows with Private pools until they were - all of the luggage was moved and unpacked for us while we lazed around the pool (or went diving which we did) - we thought these we pretty awesome but the over the water bungalows were amazing.

2. Every guest has a bicycle - my darling husband unfortunately rode his off the jetty coming from bungalows (because he was trying to transport his underwater camera (a rather large beast) in the little front carry basket - within seconds there were two groundsman with a ladder to pull him the camera and bike from the water - they just appeared from nowhere - no damage done and a new bike was waiting when we returned from diving - thereafter a motorised buggy arrived every morning to collect the camera and gear and take it to the dive shop (we rode the bikes).

3. There are around two staff for every guest and without you knowing it you are assigned a staff member to look after your every need (it seemed you only had to think it and there it was) -

4. But the icing on the cake was our "bath butler" - on our last day the young man who made sure our Room was tidied every day stopped us as we headed off diving - he exclaimed that he was disappointed that he had not been able to do anything special for us during our stay and that he wished to do so that night - he asked if we would not return to our villa until around 9 pm. We took the dive staff to dinner that evening and returned around 9.30 to find a trail of flowers leading to the bathroom - Gentle candlelight cast a romantic glow - we had no idea what he had done we only knew it had a water theme (because we were divers). The bath was full of warm rose scented water with bubbles - the water gentle running (you have to see these baths to believe them - and on a tray were champagne, skewers of the biggest tastiest strawberries complete with dipping chocolate and pistachios, body creams and salts, rose oil - And a note from our bath butler - and all this because he wanted to do something nice - I cried it was so lovely.

Other things to note, every single picture of the Maldives in any brochure is true to colour - it is just glorious, the sunsets breathtaking, how proud the Four Seasons staff are to be working for the group.

Every note left for you is hand written and personalised, the sand bank dinner was out of this world - it would take pages to describe it, the diving was awesome. Oh and leaving the best till last being escorted right to the departure gate on leaving meant no hassle with luggage. The Four Seasons service lasted till the very end.

Sandra Birkensleigh, Brisbane, Australia

RESORT INFORMATION

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Extraordinary Escapes Sums it Up:
Completely unique luxury boat experience. Discover more of the Maldives. For adventure lovers and marine and water sports enthusiasts. Offers exploration in a social environment. A true Maldivian experience.


extraordinary escapes says

The Four Seasons Explorer sails between the two Four Seasons Maldives Resorts offering three, four and seven night cruises as well as private charters. It is the perfect way to see everything that the Maldives has to offer in absolute luxury.

With a 25 person crew for a maximum of 22 guests, the Four Seasons Explorer is designed to create an unforgettable experience for every guest on board. Choose to combine the Explorer stay with a stay at one or both of the Four Seasons Resorts for the ultimate experience.

The Explorer offers a unique opportunity to explore the stunning archipelago of the Maldives in complete luxury. The Explorer is suited to people after a true Maldivian experience filled with adventure, sports and exploration, all with a fantastic social environment.

With every Maldivian Atoll being very different, the Explorer will take you to completely secluded diving and snorkeling spots in the North Male, Baa, Raa and Ari Atolls. These Atolls offer some of the best marine experiences both diving and snorkeling in the Maldives. Explore deserted islands, laze on perfect beaches, visit remote local Maldivian communities, relax with alfresco massages and dine on a sandbank with meals prepared BBQ style by the Head Chef.

Extraordinary Escapes' Favourite feature: For those after a more adventurous holiday, the option of combining a stay at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa followed by the cruise on the Explorer and then a stay at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is an absolutely perfect way to explore the Maldives.

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Must Do: The Explorer Suite located on Level 2 at the front of the boat is an amazing room with windows running the full length of the front of the suite and a private sundeck looking out over the front of the boat. It is incredibly impressive.

The Explorer is a majestic luxury catamaran that is large enough to offer privacy when wanted but not too large to lose the intimate atmosphere and impeccable service offered by the Four Seasons.

Facilities include:
  • Dining room
  • Bar and lounge area
  • Alfresco dining deck with bar
  • Sundeck with massage area and on board Spa Therapist
  • Padi Dive Centre with Dive and water sports deck
  • Dive dhoni Azekara 2 ' length: 17.3 meters (57 feet); width: 5.4 meters (17.8 feet); capacity: 14 divers and 3 crew members
The Explorer Suite is a stunning room that is oversized and luxurious. The State Rooms are beautifully decorated and are very spacious with modern amenities that you just don't expect to have on a boat, such as a full bathtub!

State Room: 20 sqm

10 State Rooms on-board State Rooms are bright and airy and include the luxury and style you expect from Four Seasons Explorer. Bathed in natural light from large port windows, State Rooms boast contemporary teak furnishings and Indian fabrics in calming tones. All cabins are air-conditioned and have one king bed or two twin beds, with an ensuite bathroom that features a bathtub/shower. Curl up on your sofa, select something from the refrigerated private bar or enjoy a movie on the flat screen LCD TV, all in the comfort of your State Room. State Rooms provide picturesque views from large port windows.
The Room Features:
Plasma/LCD screen television
CD player, Connection for MP3 players, DVD player, iPod docking station
King Bed with down pillows and duvets
Complimentary wireless Internet access
Twice-daily housekeeping service with evening ice delivery
Cotton bathrobes and Make-up mirror, Silk-padded hangers, Slippers, Hair dryer, In-room safe
Refrigerated private bar

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The Four Seasons matches your desire for adventure with a dining plan that is a culinary adventure. With a team of Chefs on board, they to take you on a global food journey preparing cuisines from all over the world. The Four Seasons also continue your adventure by offering meals in remote locations such as a gourmet lunch picnic on deserted islands or a Beach BBQ prepared on a sandbank.

Aboard Four Seasons Explorer, each day begins with an array of buffet and ' la carte breakfast choices. Lunch and dinner menus change daily, themed on regional creations from India, the Maldives, Asia, Europe and the Americas ' always with fresh ingredients, gourmet flourishes and complemented by a surprisingly extensive wine list. Dine in the air-conditioned dining room or its al fresco area.

Meals are all-inclusive ' with the exception of alcoholic beverages ' and vary between buffet and table service, shared in the company of other passengers. For those who fish, the chef is pleased to discuss preparation ideas for your catch of the day. Live out your Robinson Crusoe fantasy over a sumptuous meal prepared on one of the Maldives' remote, white-sand beaches. Sit down to an intimate feast in the company of the Explorer's captain.

Four Seasons Explorer's indoor bar features comfy sofas adjacent to a relaxing lounge area. A second bar seats you outdoors on the sheltered lower sundeck. The indoor lounge is ideal for relaxing after dinner ' to swap stories, review the day's underwater highlights captured by the resident videographer or curl up with a book, magazine, DVD, music or board game from the Library. Drinks and refreshments are available throughout the day.

Must Do: The Four Seasons matches your desire for adventure with a dining plan that is a culinary adventure. With a team of Chefs on board, they to take you on a global food journey preparing cuisines from all over the world.The Four Seasons also continue your adventure by offering meals in remote locations such as a gourmet lunch picnic on deserted islands or a Beach BBQ prepared on a sandbank.

Activities

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Must Do: Aside from diving and snorkelling, take advantage of the remote locations that the Four Seasons Explorer takes you to and indulge in a deserted island picninc exploring an untouched Maldivan Island. Also another must do, is a local island tour. The Explorer can access local islands that are not regularly visited by tourists, offering a truly authentic insight into local island life in the Maldives.

The Four Seasons Explorer is an adventure lover's paradise. For divers, guests are offered three dives every day at different dive locations, with the option of more dives if desired.

The Four Seasons Explorer is not just for divers, offering snorkelling excursions to untouched reefs guided by the resident marine biologist, local island tours, all the water sports that you can imagine and of course even an on-board Spa.

Imagine afternoons spent fishing, snorkelling, exploring untouched local islands, or just relaxing on a deserted beach under a coconut palm reading your book.

Scuba Diving on the Explorer
Four Seasons Explorer gives divers access to a wide variety of secluded hot spots, including exciting channel dives with sharks and rays, vibrant thilas, cleaning stations, wrecks, and coral overhangs.

Divers can usually expect two dives in the morning and one in the afternoon, with the option of additional sunrise, night and wreck excursions. From May to November, the currents move large quantities of plankton through the atolls, attracting manta rays and whale sharks to the eastern side of the country. From December to April, the wind reverses, resulting in 30 to 40 meters (100 to 130 feet) of incredible visibility and consistent, near-perfect conditions.

Dive itineraries adapt to currents and conditions, seasonal marine visitors and the diving requirements of those on board. Every cruise aboard Four Seasons Explorer is unique.

Leisure Activities
From water sports and island excursions to relaxing spa treatments, the cruises feature something for everyone. Activities offered include:
  • Snorkeling: During daily snorkeling excursions, guests can venture out with our marine biologist, take the plunge off the back of the vessel or snorkel off the beach at any of our numerous island stop offs.
  • Water sports: Take to the waves with waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, fun tubes and kayaking.
  • Fishing: Venture out by dhoni for some bottom-line fishing, fish from the back of Four Seasons Explorer each night or indulge in hand line fishing off the vessel at sunset.
  • Excursions: Savor gourmet Four Seasons cuisine on uninhabited islands, embark on an adventure with our marine biologist, cast yourself away on a secluded sandbank or visit remote villages for cultural experiences and souvenir shopping ' even enjoy a game of football or rugby on a sandy beach.

SPA

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Must Do: Having a private Spa tent set up on your own sandbank is what dreams are made of. Definitely try a relaxing massage with natural coconut oil. After an active day exploring the Maldives it is a great way to unwind.

The Four Seasons Explorer even has a resident Spa Therapist and a dedicated Spa area located on the upper deck. Experience an afternoon massage, with the cooling sea breezes relaxing you.

Four Seasons Explorer's resident spa therapist offers natural therapies inspired by Asia's ancient healing principles. Retreat to the private treatment area on the upper deck ' curtained for privacy yet open to the refreshing sea air ' or indulge in a massage at one of the secluded beaches visited during the cruise.