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For an island holiday without the throngs of tourists but plenty of sun, sand, surf and nature, visit the Four Seasons Private Island Maldives at Voavah, Baa Atoll. It’s a private white beach island and the world’s first exclusive-use hideaway in a Unesco World Biosphere Reserve. Life in the five-acre island offer castaway-style isolation with luxury – the island is home to only seven rooms (a threebedroom villa, a two-bedroom villa and two mezzanine suites), a Beach House with common dining and living spaces, dive school and a 62-foot (18.9m) yacht.
Guests can use the yacht to explore the Biosphere Reserve’s crystal waters and coral reefs and indulge in other experiences like diving with whale sharks, snorkelling with manta rays, swimming with turtles, fishing or visiting local islands. There’s also a spa that offers yoga, meditation and pranayama classes, beauty treatments and a Rossano Ferretti hair consultant on call. Visit fourseasons.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.