Liberate body and mind at the Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat; go underground – and underwater – with our dive team; or embark on a Tropicana Yacht Adventure… whatever you do, enjoy the freedom of choice this festive season!


Bliss out and feel the love with the underwater world, subaquatic rainbow gardens and psychedelic sea creatures …  The UNESCO protected waters around Maintown are a kaleidoscopic haven of vibrant thilas and ancient reefs. Our exceptional dive team will help you navigate the beautiful waters in style – whether you’re 8 or 80. And if you’re new to the sport, our lagoon-based beginners classes and access to PADI’s home study course could see you venturing out as a qualified diver in as little as two days…



Baa Atoll’s manta season might end in November, but there are still mantas to be seen in Raa Atoll: 45-minutes by
speedboat. Raa Atoll Safaris are run on request and last 3-4 hours in total. Trips are dependent on the tides and sighting reports from our friends in Raa… While we can’t guarantee sightings (mantas are wild creatures, after all) we do everything we can to maximise the chances – and very little beats the exhilaration of an oceanic safari in search of these incredible creatures! Will you be the one to spot an elusive black shadow or emerging wingtip at the water’s surface…? Please speak to our Recreation Team if you are interested in joining a Raa Atoll Manta Safari this festive season.



Board your own private yacht and cruise into the UNESCO wilderness for an afternoon of tropical adventure that’s yours to tailor to the last detail…. Cruise in search of dolphins; enjoy a private turtle, reef, or manta snorkel; or head out for a spot of fishing. Then disembark at a deserted picnic island where we’ll have a beautiful BBQ waiting. Time the trip to suit your schedule (min. 4 hours), depending on how many activities you want to experience while marooned in the Maldives… Recommended departure times 10am and 2pm.



Our in-house pro, Yunus, is a very talented guy…With a career best All Indian Men’s Tennis Ranking of 45th, plus countless tournament singles and doubles tournament wins under his belt, he boosts his enviable skills on the court with leadership roles in coaching tennis for youth and young adults. From training drills, game strategy and conditioning to a personalised vacation-long programme, don’t miss this chance to learn top tips from a true pro – both on and off the court. Contact Recreation to discuss your needs.



We are delighted to announce that our very own Dr Shylesh Subramanya has been promoted to Director of our Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat. As compassionate as he is intuitive, Dr Shylesh positively changes the energy of the island with his very presence, not to mention his holistic approach to health, happiness and the healing arts. An invaluable figurehead of The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat since 2011, we look forward to a new era of success with him at its helm!

As ever the Landaa Spa Angels are waiting to share their incredible skills and gifts this festive season. New options include: vastly improved manicures and pedicures; revitalising TDA lip, nail and hand treatments; Celluma Light Therapies (Anti-Ageing or Acne); Dhanyamla Dhara herbal decoctions to ease aches and inflammation; plus all sorts of smile-inducing retail treats such as our new exclusive candles, teas, diffusers and incense sticks to fill your home with calming energy. We offer a complimentary 30-minute Dosha determining consultation to all guests and pride ourselves on creating tailored treatment, wellness and yoga programmes (often a combination of all) to address your individual needs. We look forward to welcoming you!



Following on from the success of our TDA facials, we are delighted to announce our new TDA lip, nail and hand treatments. TDA treatments use a a computer-guided applicator to deliver micro-nutrients of oxygen and anti-ageing serums to the cell cores at supersonic speed. TDA Facials are known as ‘the non-invasive face-lift’ – and our new treatments are just as effective: great for boosting strength, raising elasticity, improving cuticles and reducing wrinkles. Tighten, nourish and revitalise cells in as little as three treatments with no needles, no pain, and no risk. Ask at The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat for details.



Lasting 75 minutes each and suitable for men and women, our new manicures and pedicures use the latest podiatry tools to reveal nails that shine with health, while elevating hands and feet to the next level of smoothness!

We’ll gently scrub, buff, shape, nourish, mask and massage you for exceptional mani-pedi results. Nails can be left natural or finished with polish of your choice. Think your hands and feet are beyond help? Go on – challenge us to bring out the beauty within.



We’re having great results with this new treatment that uses high intensity non-invasive LEDs, set to a specific wavelength, to activate a natural biostimulatory result within cells, improving skin tone, texture and clarity. We offer an Anti-ageing Treatment, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines; and an Acne Treatment, to eliminate acne-causing bacteria, clearing and preventing breakouts. Each treatment is performed lying down beneath the innovative Celluma device and includes a relaxing hand or foot massage. You can even purchase the Celluma device to continue your treatment programme at home!



Each of our gorgeous garden-setting Ayurvedic treatment rooms now have two stone bath tubs… perfect for shared experiences, including the brand new Dhanyamla Dhara! Used to enhance the benefit of your Ayurvedic massage, this 30-minute treatment involves having a healing herbal decoction poured uniformly over your body to nurture the nervous system, relieve aches and inflammation, and reduce fluid retention. It’s just one of many authentic Ayurvedic experiences that can be found in the beautiful garden sanctuary of The Spa & Ayurvedic Retreat.


January 5-14, 2018

If you’re staying with us into January, be sure to book a private Transformational Breath® or Myofascial Release session with Angelica Alexander, one of the gurus from our 2017-18 Visiting Masters Programme. Transformational Breath® is a gentle technique that helps improve energy, immune response, and our ability to deal with stress. Myofascial Release helps restore fluidity, flexibility and strength by combining gentle compression and elongation techniques with breathing, energy work, acupressure and more. Join one of Angelika’s group workshops or embark on a private journey and discover new ways to improve your physical and emotional wellbeing.



Ideal for relieving age-related aches and pains, AntiGravity® Yoga uses hammocks, slightly suspended above the ground, to master poses that defy gravity. It also helps fast-track flexibility and balance, is masses of fun and will leave you feeling two inches taller! For yoga like you’ve never experienced it before, book one of our daily group classes or ask at The Spa about private sessions.



With sleep-related disorders reaching epidemic proportions, our Night Spa ritual calms the nervous system, relaxes the spine and reduces the body’s stress levels – paving the way for restful sleep and peaceful dreaming. Delicately designed to lull body and mind into a deeply meditative state, it is performed in a private jungle clearing at night, where an outdoor bath and swinging bed set the scene for a mesmerising journey to Dreamland. Available to just one individual or couple per night. Book early to avoid disappointment.






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