Four Seasons Private Island opens in Voavah, “the world’s first exclusive-use UNESCO hideaway” in the Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives.

The atoll is made up of 75 islands spread across 1,200km and has the world’s largest population of manta rays and a rich coral reef system.

The seven-bedroom private island-resort is the fourth property by Four Seasons in the region.

The hospitality brand has one resort each on the Maldivian islands of Kuda Huraa, Landaa Giraavaru and Male’ Atoll.

Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah stretches across five acres. Its seven bedrooms are built on the beach and over the lagoon on sturdy stilts.

The island has a two-storey beach house, a PADI 5-star dive centre, pools, a spa, a white powder beach, a vibrant reef, and extreme water sports.

The beach house features an open-air living room, dining room, pool deck, library, kitchen, gym, and a loft lounge. Since the island and the property is exclusive to you, you can help the chefs in the kitchen or choose to be pampered throughout the stay. 

Ocean of Consciousness Spa holds yoga and meditation classes in addition to relaxing treatments.

A 19-metre yacht (capacity for 22 people) is available on hire for cruising around the islands.

A 30-minute ferry from Voavah is Hanifaru Bay, a manta feeding ground. The marine biodiversity surrounding Voavah also includes large mangroves, great frigatebird, sea turtles, and hawksbill turtles.