When it comes to finding the perfect luxury hotel, resort or island, it can be tricky to know where to start. Will it have enough activities to keep those with ants in their pants at bay? Are the rooms large enough to ensure there are no family fallings out? Can we book interconnecting suites? Can we guarantee that there will be (at least one!) adults-only area in which to totally switch off an unwind? Well, luckily, that is what we’re here for at Turquoise. We hand pick our partners around the globe and one particular close friend of ours, who consistently tick the holiday wish list boxes, is the Four Seasons family. Ensuring brilliance throughout the holiday experience, starting with five-star service and finishing with five-star service… here is our guide to why each of our favourite nine… are so utterly divine.
Boasting incredible views of Mount Otemanu from its lagoon side location, the Four Seasons Bora Bora offers one of the world’s most romantic holiday experiences. Soak up the pink Polynesian sunset from your overwater bungalow’s decadent bath tub, private deck or infinity pool, sundowner in hand. Enjoy world class menus of French, Asian and local Polynesian cuisine or join the chef and fish for your very own catch of the day dinner. Rest, relax and unwind in the cathedral-like spa with a black pearl powder massage, private yoga lesson or ayurvedic treatment. Heaven on stilts.
This Caribbean gem ticks the box for families of all shapes and sizes, looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, with plenty to see and do. The activity programmes, catering for tots to teens, change daily and offer a multitude of creative and exciting options. Learn to play tennis on one of the 10 hotel courts or book a tee time on Nevis’s finest 18-hole golf course. When evening comes, take to Mango, the hotel’s toes-in sand, West Indian inspired, beachfront restaurant.
A home from home Maldivian island hideaway in the heart of the Indian Ocean, the staff at Four Seasons Kuda Huraa are world renowned for a reason. The service is truly exceptional and you will only have to say your likes and dislikes once to any member of the team, for them to be remembered forever. For families, the kids club is small but charming and water babies will be in paradise here with surf breaks and scuba spots aplenty close by. Lovers of all things pampering will love the overwater, glass bottomed spa experience at Kuda Huraa. The spa itself is located on a neighbouring island (sand spit!), accessible only by a few minutes aboard a traditional Maldivian dhoni boat.
Attention to detail, special touches and fun ideas are what make Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru so unique. Get from A to B on personalised island bikes and don’t forget to check in with Kaku, the resident hermit crab who has his very own Facebook page! Expect notes from Kaku and personalised activity lists in your room each day. Beneath the waves, the vibrant coral gardens surrounding the island of Landaa Giraavaru make it an underwater paradise for swimmers and snorkelers.
Private pool villas, lush green gardens, an enormous spa, fitness centre, 4 restaurants and a links golf course are just some of the reasons why Four Seasons Resort Mauritius at Anahita is one of the Mauritian Grand Dames. Kids will adore the hip hang out and teens club, complete with DJ mixing deck and ‘Hobbit Village’ for them to enjoy and explore. The neighbouring island of Ile Aux Cerf is just a short complimentary boat ride away, opening up even more island exploration, with sun soaked beaches for private picnics, treetops adventures for adrenaline junkies and another stunning golf course on which to practice that swing.
Located on Petit Anse, in the south west corner of the idyllic island of Mahé, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is located on a lush and tropical hillside. The clever design of the property means that each of the enormous! private pool villas boasts a draw droppingly beautiful view of the Indian Ocean and beyond – completely hidden from any neighbours or prying eyes. Guided snorkelling and kayak tours with the hotel’s marine team allow guests to explore the azure Seychellois abyss, whilst the hilltop spa boasts one of the best post treatment, chill out area views in the world. The treatments themselves are pretty world class too!
The newest addition to the Four Seasons portfolio, Desroches Island is a coralline paradise waiting to be explored. Over 9 kilometres of sandy pathways lead you by bike or buggy from one end of the island to the other. From secluded bays and organic gardens to the islands very own giant tortoise sanctuary and Creole village, Desroches provides guests with enough to see and do to keep you as busy (or not busy) as you wish. World class big game fishing allows those of all abilities to take to the water and enjoy fresh fish on the BBQ for dinner…caught that day, caught by you! This spectacular outer island location now gives guests staying at the Four Seasons on Mahé the opportunity to enjoy a twin centre Seychellois sojourn, without leaving the comfort of the Four Seasons family.
For those seeking a stylish beach retreat within arm’s reach of central Vietnam’s rich history and culture, the Four Seasons Nam Hai ticks all the boxes. It offers the best of both worlds, a beautiful beach and luxury resort, just ten minutes from the cobbled streets and lantern lit pathways of UNESCO world heritage town, Hoi An. We love the new cooking academy, including a junior academy for kids, with its own herb and vegetable farm. The perfect place to meet the chef, hone your culinary skills, and learn how to take a slice of Vietnamese spice home with you to savour and remember.
Meandering tropical gardens, sugar white sand beaches, magnificent limestone outcrops and an abundance of wildlife surround the stunning Four Seasons Langkawi. The hotel cleverly caters for families and couples separately, with a kids club, pool and activity centre at one end and an adults-only pool and relaxation area at the other. Our favourite spot for a sundowner overlooking the majestic Malacca Straits has to be sat on the swing at Rhu Bar, followed by a ‘feet-in-the-sand’ seafood feast at the Kelapa Grill, under a starlit sky. The spa is one of the best in Asia, with treatment rooms located in enchanting settings overlooking the rainforest or the limestone cliffs which frame the resort.