Four Seasons Maldives Hotels & Private Island

The Four Seasons Maldives properties offer the highest level of Luxury, it’s time to begin plotting your winter and spring escapes!  Consisting of two hotel properties, which I love and if you need an exclusive Private Island amid the indigo seas, the Four Seasons also has a scrumptious private island home. A heavenly hideaway, a sublime sanctuary offering the utmost in privacy and iconic Four Seasons pampering at the world’s first exclusive-use UNESCO hideaway, Voavah. A seven-bedroom private island Maldives home, the sojourn includes a 62-foot luxury yacht: Voavah Summer and a marine territory that’s utterly your own! Voavah, private island is a welcome addition to the two luxurious Four Seasons Resorts in the Maldives.

Our mantra on the art of the opening act, your arrival sets the stage: with a personal VIP Seaplane, alighting on the pristine pure white sand, your private beach! Tip toe over the scuttling white shelled hermit crabs and the delicious dilemma develops, what shall you do first: laps in the pool, a discovery afternoon of diving or casting, or snooze until sunset? Decisions, decisions!

Sneak peek: accommodating up to 22 guests in seven bedrooms, with its own chefs, staff, private spa, and a 65-foot-long PADIequipped motor yacht with a dedicated dive master. This extraordinary five-acre, island paradise is your private playground – retreat or indulge in the total privacy as a castaway!

Explore the outstanding wonders of the sea with incomparable diving – an overflowing menu of possibilities including snorkeling with manta rays, scuba diving, fishing, paddle boarding, hunting for brilliant turtles and afternoon dolphin safaris on your private motor yacht. As the day ebbs, prepare for a shimmering canvas of five-star sunsets or stargazing under a midnight blue sky illuminated with a necklace of sparkling stars. Nighttime skyglow is magical in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Maldives hover just above the equator.

Privacy is everything at Voavah. Let us whisk you away on arrival in Malé with CIP services for immigration clearing and access to a VIP seaplane for the 40-minute onward flight to Voavah.  Privacy and protection certain due to Voavah’s 24-hour on-site security, night-vision cameras, CCTV and regular patrols, guests can indulge and begin checking off the long list of pleasurable activities from the moment they arrive. Voavah’s single entry point means no one arrives without staff knowledge. Medical Services – All of the guests have access to a 24-hour doctor on call, as well as access to Landaa Clinic (20 minutes away).

This incredible location in the remote Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve, Voavah offers the freedom of a castaway in a luxurious setting, a private paradise. A blissful over-water spa, the yacht Summer, a staff of more than 20, including a team or personal butlers and an epicurean chef. Three stunning villas accommodate the guests. Cleverly configured to host extended family and friends or your fashionable entourage in a three-bedroom beach front villa, a two-bedroom over-water bungalow and a crucial beach house containing a suite and a bunk room for up to four children, perfect for the nanny.

Just steps from the powder sands, the Three-Bedroom Beach Villa at Voavah is a sight to behold. With a massive sunbathing pool, al fresco living room and master bedroom with ocean views on three sides, the vast beach-chic interiors ooze effortless style and an undeniable at-home vibe. The master bedroom has an attached study/children’s room, while the two additional bedrooms are each housed in their own separate pavilion.
Divide your time around the two-story Beach House and the broad expanse of sugar white sand, gin clear seas and the rich reef teeming with marine life, the ultimate castaway lifestyle! The Beach House living room merges outside with inside, a library and loft lounge, a dining room, gourmet kitchen, an expansive pool deck, and a rock star gym. The  seven bedrooms span three separate venues over the lagoon, on the beach, or in the Mezzanine Suites. The most elevated position on the island, the two Mezzanine Suites at Voavah overlook the vast beach, turquoise lagoon and Biosphere Reserve beyond. Located at either end of the Beach House upper floor, each suite’s ocean-view outdoor sea-view shower and panoramic balcony deliver the height of residential chic. The Mezzanine Suites flank the Loft Lounge, a lovely in-the-eaves chill zone complete with comfy seating, pool table and views that stretch forever. Just off the Lounge, the Bunk Room has beds for up to four children, creating a great kids’ floor for larger groups.

The Voavah Vibe is all about satisfying and spoiling the guests, providing the ultimate in bespoke experiences. Last minute plea for sundowners as an exceptional sunset signals the closure of another perfect day, the chef will oblige! Kiddos dying for a pizza class, yes, of course! Sunrise on the sandbar, consider it done! Heard your friends are dining at Blu at Landaa Giraavaru, it’s a 25-minute cruise to the Four Seasons resort under a black sky twinkling with diamonds.

Expanding horizons, The Oceans of Consciousness Spa offers bespoke over-water spa therapies and rituals; yoga, meditation and pranayama classes; high-end beauty treatments; and Rossano Ferretti hair consultant on call. Private and perched over the glistening lagoon, the Spa offers bespoke treatments by ila inspired by the five pathways to consciousness: Truth, Wise Choices, Love, Peace and Compassion. Sink into your inner bliss with tailored treatments attributed to a specific pathway.

Devote delightful days discovering the undisturbed UNESCO paradise, Voavah Summer will introduce you to snorkeling or diving with whale sharks, year around manta rays; surfing on unknown breaks, casting for a sea banquet, exploring local islands, basking in sensational sunsets on the Baa Atoll, pleasurable moments are never-ending.

Gather your entourage and we will help plan your Exclusive Escape!

Mustique Color Me Indigo

One of our long-time clients who frequently has 25 + projects brewing in her tea cup needed an indigo sea break. We suggested a spring fling Villa escape to the beautiful island of Mustique. Working with our cracker jack Villa team, a plethora of villas were offered, this is one area which offers rental flexibility. Every villa isn’t a strict week to week rental, some owners are flexible and let you stay 8 or 9 days rather than say 10 or 14 days. A roster of 104 privately owned stylish Villas, are available, from contemporary to traditional, to totally unconventional, most are quite glamorous.

Fly to St. Lucia or Barbados and take a charter flight to Mustique. When you arrive to St. Lucia, the Villa team is there to facilitate your transfer to the plane for your quick hop to Mustique. The Villa team knew my client had a late arrival from Miami, they held the transfer for her; they understood she was arriving with more bags than allowed and a basket of stress!

White glove service from our initial interaction, expect the best!

Mustique Private Villa

From the moment the wheels touch down, the tensions of everyday life wash away. Mustique is merely 3 miles long by 1.5 miles wide, this Caribbean jewel is ringed by pristine white sandy beaches and swaying palm fronds. A gentle rolling interior consists of verdant foliage dotting the valleys, gentle hills and flats.  

You won’t be distracted by off-putting street signs, litter or blinking traffic lights, go with the flow, there are also no tourist throngs.  Very few cars, transport is primarily by mule (ATV golf cart hybrid). Barefoot luxury, no paparazzi if that is a concern. You may remember that the defiant Princess Margaret holed up here quite often. Mick is still sighted.

Relish the natural beauty, the lack of background noise, unless you consider crashing surf, noise. There is a wealth of beaches, explore an area every day, by mule (cart) or have your butler drop you off. There are very few cars on the island.

Tennis, check; horseback riding, check; snorkeling, check; deep-sea fishing for dinner, check; windsurfing, scuba, kayaks, check. Day trip to Tobago Kays to snorkel with hawksbill turtles on a shallow reef, shopping, of course and great dining.

Mustique, steeped in history and surrounded by intrigue, lies in the stream of islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines just a hundred miles west of Barbados. Year around warm weather ensures a perfect stay any month of the year. There are no rules on Mustique, no protocols or expectations. Guests can simply do as they wish.

A few photos of the extraordinary collection of Villas –

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Top ten list from our Villa Broker

Favorite picnic spots:  Pasture Bay 

Favorite beach:  Gelliceaux Bay – you either have to find the path to walk down, swim or walk at low tide around from lagoon, or go by boat.

Favorite sunset:  Toss-up between Lisa’s “The View” in the local village or Firefly 

Favorite Hike:  Rutland Bay figure 8 

Best for wave jumping:  Macaroni Beach 

Best for calm water:  The Cotton House 

Best place to stargaze:  Rutland Hill 

Most picturesque beach:  Black Sand Beach 

Gather your finest friends, summon the travel tribe, discover the perfect possibility. Tempting?