Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru has topped the hotly contested “Best Beach Resort” category in the GQ Russia Travel Awards 2021 – Russia’s leading awards for excellence in the luxury travel sector.

Running since 2018, the GQ Russia Travel Awards recognise the world’s most coveted hotels, destinations and travel companies as voted by GQ’s readership. Paying tribute to GQ’s belief in travel as an indispensable part of life, the 2021 awards – announced at an event in Moscow on October 12, 2021 – reflect the magazine’s reputation as the ultimate connoisseur of luxury and hedonistic lifestyles.

Located in the Maldives’ pristine Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Landaa Giraavaru is a favourite among Russian visitors for its meandering white sand beaches, warm lagoon waters, large fleet of yachts, expansive interior (navigable by bicycle), and chic day-to-night Blu Beach Club, with private cabanas and fibre-optic lit pool. Newly renovated accommodations include all-pool water villas with second-floor loft-style lounges.

But it’s the Resort’s commitment to innovation across all areas of operation that truly sets it apart. The latest water sports include Hydrofoils, Jetblades, SEABOBs and kite-surfs. Marine conservation activities see guests planting their own reef, rehabilitating injured sea turtles and undertaking manta ray research. And AyurMa – the evolution of 15 years of wellness innovation – offers bespoke therapeutic programs by experts in Ayurveda, naturopahy and yoga therapy, plus Alignment Rituals, AntiGravity yoga and the first Resort clinic of world-renowned facialist Teresa Tarmey.

“It goes without saying how special it feels to be recognised by readers of GQ Russia in this way, this year of all years,” comments Regional Vice President and General Manager Armando Kraenzlin. “Our Russian guests appreciate the lengths we go to stay on top of our game, and the innovations we continually introduce for the benefit of our guests and the wider environment. Awards like this are a great motivator for the whole team: we’re already working on some exciting innovations for 2022 so look forward to sharing more about those soon.”

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