From Wanderlust to Wandermust: Reconnect with the World with a trip to an Island Paradise
After a year of lockdowns and restrictions, it’s clear that travel is more than just ‘nice to have’; it’s an essential part of life for many. Now, as vacations and getaways become less of a dream and more of a possibility, travellers can finally shift from wanderlust – the longing to travel – to wandermust, the insatiable need to travel.
With guests eager to embark on new adventures and reunite with the world in the company of friends and family, island getaways have emerged as one of the most famous choices for a post-pandemic vacation. Whether travellers are seeking to explore the depths of the ocean or simply enjoy a relaxing beachside retreat, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island and Four Seasons Maldives collection offer a range of incredible curated experiences for everyone for when the time is right, and always with well-being top of mind through Four Seasons global health and safety program, Lead With Care.”
Escape to the Spectacular Seychelles
A 35-minute flight from Mahé takes guests straight to the heart of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island, where adventure and discovery await. Both the land and the sea provide explorers the opportunity to appreciate the beauty of nature and disconnect from everyday life, with world-class opportunities for fishing, diving and discovery only a stone’s throw away.
The Seychelles is globally known as a diver’s paradise. With more than 14 classified dive sites to choose from, both beginners and experienced divers visiting can discover marine life like never before with the help of the Blue Safari team, who offer information and training to help navigate the spectacular underwater world surrounding the island.
For those who prefer to relax on land, there are 14 kilometres of white sand coastline to explore with no end to the choices for the perfect beach picnic. Every twist and turn of the coastline reveals a new cove of beach to explore – from open expanses of powder soft sand to the welcome natural shade of lush coconut groves. Guests will also have the opportunity to say hello to their neighbours, who include more than 150 Aldabra giant tortoises. These friendly creatures have flourished under the care of the Seychelles Island Conservation Society team, who delight in helping guests learn more by joining them on a nature walk or tortoise feeding expedition.
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Discover the Magical Maldives
As 2021’s manta season approaches, guests at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru will once again be in prime position to swim with and study the world’s largest recorded population of manta rays, alongside the experts responsible for identifying them. New Manta Hot Dates have also been declared - these identify the best times to swim with, study and support the ocean’s gentle giants at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru up until November 2021.
The resort is also the place to experience the very best in natural well-being at AyurMa, an Ayurvedic Retreat and Yoga Therapy Centre that was named “Most Meaningful Experience” in the Condé Nast Traveller Spa Awards 2020. Expanding from Landaa’s lush jungle heart into its luminescent lagoon, the centre invites guests to embark on a journey of renewal where the Vedic traditions of Ayurveda and Yoga sit blissfully at ease alongside profoundly rejuvenating massages and non-invasive beauty therapies.
For those looking for a luxury home-away-from-home, it is reassuring to know that safety and serenity can be found in equal measure at Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa Atoll. The seven-bedroom private island offers limitless island living to just one group at a time tailored to each guest’s every need, making it the perfect spot to enjoy a memorable vacation with extended family or reconnect with friends.