Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru launches “Baa Football Challenge”

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru launches a community football tournament titled “Baa Football Challenge.” It is the country’s biggest resort-organised football event, initiated and sponsored by Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru, with Tourism Minister Ali Waheed presiding over the opening ceremony.

“There’s no doubt about it: football brings people together. So what better way to strengthen the bond between the 13 islands of the Maldives’ only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve than with the launch of a new football tournament?” reads a statement by the resort. 

The tournament will take place in Eydhafushi Island, Baa Atoll’s capital, between 1-20 July 2019, with one game to be played each day. It is open to all ages with each team required to have a minimum of three players under 21 years old. Aside from receiving the Baa Football Challenge Trophy – and bragging rights for a year! – the winning team will have the opportunity to choose the location to defend their title in 2020.

Commenting on the launch of the new tournament, Armando Kraenzlin, Regional Vice President and general manager of Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru said. “As inhabitants and residents of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, we share an incredible setting and story, each bringing our unique island culture to the mix. For this – and so many other reasons – the Football Challenge is about exploring and expanding our sense of community, something that we all benefit from.”

Home to the luxury Four Seasons resort since 2004, Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru is a scenic 35-minute seaplane journey away from Velana International Airport, offering 103 thatched beach and water villas and one which is leading the way in sustainable luxury living. For more information, visit

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