Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts Map a New Island

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa is proud to announce that Hura Fundhu (translation: island of many coconut trees) now presents exotic spa and beauty treatments on the first island spa of its kind in the world.  Not only is this an amazing spa facility, but also the most recent island addition to the Republic’s 1,190 pristine islands of which only 200 are inhabited.
Guests at Kuda Huraa begin their serene journey to The Island Spa the moment they step aboard the Resort’s spa dhoni (traditional Maldivian wooden boat) bound for Hura Fundhu.  The gentle rocking of the boat, as it cruises across turquoise waters, soothes anxious spa enthusiast’s spirits as warm balmy breezes softly caress their body.  The open-air facility features dramatic oceanic blue tones that imbue the reception area and beauty salon with a sense of peace and harmony. Five spacious, free-standing spa pavilions boast romantic couple massage beds with viewing ports into crystal-clear waters.
Guests walk along a wooden deck edged by thick rope rails to the lounge pavilion where there is an impressive expanse of white cloth tent rising 7 meters/23 feet overhead (tent measures: 60 square meters/644 square feet) anchored by billowing curtains. A stone reception desk awaits guests. A circular seating area in the center of the tent gains your attention with large, comfortable cushions and octagonal wooden tables painted pink. Additional couches piled high with throw pillows are located along the walls. Enticing scents of sandalwood waft through the air from aromatic burners resting on tall stone columns. Warm herbal teas and juices are served.
Beneath the billows of the reception area, guests can select from Ayurvedic, Maldivian, Thai and Indonesian Body Elixirs, Skin Scrubs, Massages, Body Wraps and Salon Treatments. Innovative treatments play tribute to the nutrient-rich ocean celebrating the restorative power of marine elements. Aromatic blends of oils further enhance the therapeutic effect on the mind and body.
Ideally positioned between East and West, The Island Spa features rejuvenating applications from neighbouring lands presented by multi-cultural staff experienced and knowledgeable in the native healing arts of their homelands. Managed by Luisa Anderson, an Australian by birth, this facility is home to a melting pot of talented therapists from the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bali and the Philippines.
Ideally positioned between East and West, The Island Spa features rejuvenating applications from neighbouring lands presented by multi-cultural staff experienced and knowledgeable in the native healing arts of their homelands. Managed by Luisa Anderson, an Australian by birth, this facility is home to a melting pot of talented therapists from the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bali and the Philippines.
One exits the reception area and follows a sandy path to reach each free-standing spa pavilion. All spa pavilions include separate bathing and treatment pavilions; each are topped by natural, grass-thatched roofs and feature warm-hued wood floorboards.  Enclosed by rough, cream-colored plaster walls, guests enjoy the optimum privacy in this spacious setting. 
Upon entering one finds the bathing pavilion to the left, which includes a wood-clad dressing/changing area, steam shower and enclosed wc and sink.  Beyond is a private garden courtyard with open-air shower.  To the right is the treatment pavilion that contains two wooden massage tables, two deep sinks, sliding wooden doors along the side walls and two sliding glass doors that open directly to the sea thus allowing for a complete panoramic view of the turquoise water. Built into the floor decking is a rectangular viewing port for guests to gaze into the mesmerising ocean through the face cradle of the massage bed.
Three of the spa pavilions also feature oversized bathtubs, perfect for two. Located in the bathing pavilion, these large bathtubs are ideal for pampering soaks that sooth and relax the body and calm the mind.  These units measure 50 square meters/537 square feet.
Pavilion Three features a special overhead Vichy shower fixture designed for couples. This treatment called a Maldivian Monsoon Ritual features an over-the-body shower bar with seven showerheads positioned above the massage beds. Couples lie face down as pulsating water streams forth simulating the relaxing sensation of raindrops caressing the body.  The therapist can control the temperature and direction of the water streams.
Hinke Zieck, interior designer said, “Design influences from India and Morocco prevail while nautical details such as thick roping and wooden floor decking complement the heavy, textured walls and soothing color palettes of the island: sand, turquoise blue and cream.  Subtle design accents on doorways, walls, furniture and accessories add an authentic Arabic flavor and feature prominently throughout. 
Fish motifs on lamps, and heavy roping wrapped around table legs and aromatic oil burners enhance the island experience. Thatched roof pavilions, impressive tent awning and sheer curtains add an air of sensuality and romance to the calming retreat.”
Indian, Thai and Indonesian spa treatments showcase indigenous offerings born in the regions from which they arose. A variety of selections are featured that appeal to couples, active sports-minded travelers and spiritually-enlightened spa goers. Divers seeking to unwind and relax after a fun-filled day of exploring the underwater world of the Maldives will enjoy the chance to experience an Aroma Energising Massage complemented by healing essential oils infused with restorative botanicals.  Body rituals, massages, skin scrubs, body wraps, facials and salon beauty treatments are presented.
á India - a celebration of Ayurvedic healing. Based on 5,000-year-old healing science principals, special herbs and rich warm oils are blended for therapeutic treatments to help release energy and restore vitality. Shiro Dhara, Taila Sek and Facial Lepa are featured. á Thailand - dating back some 2500 years, this is an extraordinary method of aligning the energies of the body, and originates from the time of the Buddha. It is a unique and powerful system of massage, which combines rhythmic massage, acu-pressure, assisted yoga stretching exercises, gentle twisting, energy work and meditation. This work creates a powerful release of stress and tension, an increase in vitality and well-being. Guests dress in the traditional Siam pant and top (traditional white cotton attire); no oil is applied. á Indonesia - traditional healing treatments utilise exotic herbs, aromatic spices and soothing oils in time-tested applications. Skin rolling, accupressure, long strokes, thumb circles and reflex massage are featured.
Great effort has been placed on locating talented, multi-cultural staff experienced and knowledgeable in the native healing arts of their homelands.
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