What if this were the opening chapter of the best part of your life 💖? 📸 @ dotorii1652 (via IG)
A rare encounter with a Bowmouth Guitarfish during a Four Seasons Explorer scuba diving cruise. A solitary species, it uses camouflage when swimming to adapt their colour to the surrounding environment. These animals also present a row of large spines over their eyes, nape and pectoral fins which have a defensive function. Listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN Red List, little is known about the biology and population status of this species. Curious and curiouser? Here's how to encounter the most mysterious marine life in Maldives
Manta rays have migrated for a few months but will be back soon to Baa Atoll. Are you ready to 'manta' in 2019? 📸 @s.hilbourne @scubography
How would you like your breakfast served...in bed or in pool? Choice is all yours 📸 Sukaina Rajabali Food Photography
Dispelling the January blues 💖 📸 @ jinikim85 (via IG)
New year, new Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts: our sister property Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens is to open soon! On the sophisticated Athens Riviera, Astir Palace Hotel offers a laid-back seaside escape just 30 minutes from Athens city centre. Be among the first to experience the first Four Seasons in Greece!
“And the winner is...” 🏆 These are 2018’s most liked Instagram posts. Which one is your favourite? Give 📸 @ mgtenazas, alexpreview, thetravelpro, jeremyaustiin, missangievilla & sheenawanders (via IG) a round of applause 👏👏 and continue sharing your #fsmaldives moments to be in with a chance to be featured on our social media channels!
Sea turtles remain under threat in the world’s oceans and are officially listed as threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Five of the seven species of sea turtles can be found in the Maldives, with one of the most common being the Green Turtle often sighted living on the reef.
Yesterday marked the graduation ceremony of 48 apprentices from Four Seasons Resorts Maldives Apprenticeship Class of 2018 – taking the total number of graduates to date over the magic ‘500 milestone’ to 536! The graduation took place in Malé in the presence of Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim. In addition, to celebrating the achievements of the Class of 2018 – the event also marked the inauguration of 70 new apprentices into the Class of 2019, marking yet another record-breaking intake for the programme. Congratulations are in order to past, present and future graduates and apprentices!
Since 1998 Four Seasons has enlisted the help of Marine Savers to help ailing coral reefs and generate new ones. The resulting coral propagation project has grown to become one of the most successful of its kind in the world; having transplanted over 60,000 fragments of coral between 2005 and 2009 alone, it is hoped that the project’s ground-breaking clone selection research will one day lay the foundation for the worldwide use of coral frames to help protect reefs against global warming. All guests - even the little ones! - can participate in the building of coral reefs at our Resorts.
There are few places on earth with a level of service so revered as that found at Kuda Huraa: it’s a culture of teamwork, caring and belonging, strengthened by a core of more than 30 members of staff who have been with the property for 20 years or longer. These are the stories of some of our Kuda Heroes http://bit.ly/2JlyfxM
Our marine biologists in action on their coral propagation project which has grown to become one of the most successful of its kind in the world. Having transplanted over 60,000 fragments of coral between 2005 and 2009 alone, we hope that the project’s ground-breaking clone selection research will one day lay the foundation for the worldwide use of coral frames to help protect reefs against global warming.