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"A Timeless Moment in the Maldives"

  • The Houses design
  • "Feeling-At-Home" concept
  • House master service
  • Complete seclusion
  • Very Romantic

The Island & the Concept

Naladhu Maldives is a Small Luxury Boutique Hotel located at 35 mns by speedboat from Male airport. The Resort can also be reached by private seaplane after a 5 mns flight.
Nestled on a beautiful and tiny Island measuring only 123 meters wide by 180 meters long, Naladhu is one of the best retreat for couples in Maldives.

Discreet, elegant and extremely private, Naladhu main aim is to answer to the highest expectations for intimacy.
A dedicated and discrete Butler is on call 24h/24h for any wish, the Spa and Yoga team will come to your House to pamper you, the Chef will execute any of your dream meal at the Living-Room restaurant or in your house.

The Resort has definitely mastered the Art of "Feeling-Like-Home" by creating a complete set of private and tailored services only and last but not least...a unique concept of Villas:

The resort accommodates 19 Houses, facing the lagoon or the Ocean. Remarkably intimate and romantic, they are all hidden in a superbly kept vegetation with sandy paths and a lot of tropical flowers.
Each Villa, called "House" is set up, built and decorated to absolutely look and feel like your own House, inside and outside.

Naladhu Houses are in our top 5 favourites Villas in Maldives.
We love them for various reasons : First for their unique and complete at-home feeling.
Second for their design and decoration, harmonious blend of colonial style and modernity influenced by various countries such as Sri Lanka, India, Morocco and of course Maldives. Delicate (real) antique furniture's and art objects come to complete this perfect set.

Among many other private services Naladhu offers a series of day Spa retreats to be enjoyed in the privacy of your own Beach or Ocean House for a tailored spa experience and a exclusive choice of private dining options.

Naladhu Maldives lifestyle is one of the few of its kind in Maldives. Recreating a Home-Like-Feeling atmosphere is often the ultimate achievement for Boutique Hotels.
The concept, challenging and exigent, requires a lot of creativity, attention to details as well as a constant -but very discrete- care. Reaching all expectations on this matter, Naladhu has definitely achieved this Dream.

Naladhu Maldives was chosen to be featured in the new Edition of Dreaming of Maldives, the Photography Book.

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  • Naladhu Maldives...
    The Island in Brief
  • 19 Villas called "Houses".
    Category 5***** Ultra
  • Island Size : Width - 123m / Length- 180m
  • Distance from airport : 21km /
  • Transfers : By Speedboat 35 mns - By Seaplane 10 mns
  • Diving : Very Good
  • Snorkeling: None at proximity. Necessary to swim 15/20 mns to reach the closest spot.
  • Lagoon : Very Good
Where is
Naladhu Maldives ?

South KAAFU Atoll (South Male)

Coordinates :

Latitude: 3.971904 Longitude: 73.506296

Naladhu Maldives
Our Favourite Moments and Places...


Have a Diner on a Private Sailing Dhoni

This is one of the most magic time ever...Leave before Sunset, have a glass of Champagne. Let the dusk take over and dine under the stars in the middle of the Ocean.

A massage for 2 on your House deck

Have you ever dreamt to have a massage directly at home ? Well, you can live this moment by asking for a massage directly on your terrace. The all atmosphere and set-up are just perfect for this very private relaxation...

Eat at the Thai Restaurant

Anantara is renowned to have the best Thai Restaurant in Maldives. The beautifully decorated restaurant (in the pure Thai tradition!) is located in the middle of nowhere....right in the lagoon between the 3 resorts of Anantara and is linked by 2 long bridges and/or a by private boat.

The list can apply to many themes and ideas.
The Houses themselves are an ideal place to live great private moments !
We must admit that most of them are pure bliss due to this very real Home-like-feeling and variety of exclusive choices.

Your imagination and the team will do the rest.

Naladhu Maldives in Video HD

Naladhu Maldives in Video HD

Naladhu Maldives aerial View of the Resort

Naladhu Maldives | Aerial Map of the Island, The Houses and main spots from a bird Eye View

Naladhu Maldives Resort Map. Find my Ideal Villa

Naladhu resort map with Houses names and location around the island

Naladhu Maldives The Villas, called "Houses"

The island has 1 category of accommodation. Each House has the same size and style with 1 main difference : The Beach Houses are located on the lagoon side and the Ocean Houses on the reef side.
Which one to choose ? If both Houses offer total privacy, the Ocean Houses have a fantastic situation with 100% open views on the Ocean. This unique location right on the reef guarantee a total seclusion. There...nothing can be between you and the blue.
Note: Surrounded by a tropical garden, the Beach Houses are very secluded too, but as a consequence the protective vegetation disallow 100% open views to the sea. Please have a look at the aerial photo here to visualize the Houses.

Naladhu Maldives. The Houses Naladhu - The Houses. view on the Bedroom. Outside the bathroom and the private pool.

19 Houses with Plunge-Pool

6 Beach Houses on the Lagoon Side : Surrounded by lush tropical vegetation to provide total privacy, each Beach House opens into a rear garden that leads to the beach side of the Island.

13 Ocean Houses on the Ocean Side : Located on the Sunrise side, on the reef, with delightful and endless views on the blue Ocean.

Great Size Plunge-Pool | Terrace with a Maldivian Swing and Painting set | Open Canopy | House Master | Pillow Menu | Fully air-conditioned |
Ceiling fans | Outside Bathroom | WiFi | IDD telephone | 1 iPod Dock and 1 fully loaded iPod | Bose home theatre system | LCD satellite TV | Surround sound system music player |
Private in-room DVD | DVD selection | Espresso machine | Mini bar | Personal safes | Hairdryers | Golfing umbrellas | Torches | Mosquito repellents | Bath-robes | Slippers | Complimentary toiletries by L'Occitane.

The Island can be entirely rented for groups for a CEO incentive or a week-end.

Naladhu is very couple / honeymoon orientated.

Naladhu Maldives - The HousesVilla - Room Type / Description / Bedding & Maximum Capacity
Naladhu Houses - The Plunge-Pool

The Ocean Houses: 300 m2
The Ocean Houses have glass panel doors, a spacious bedroom with Custom-designed Beds, a dressing room, an open-air bath, steam room and garden rain shower. They also all have a 8 X 4m private plunge pool with a hardwood deck and dining sala, all set in luscious tropical garden facing the Ocean. Inside, you will find a book and DVD library, a fridge filled with delicacies, a personalized wine-cellar, a Bar, designer fittings and unlimited luxuries and accessories.
Bedding & Capacity: 1 KING Size Bed/ 2 Adults

See Ocean Houses Floor plan

Naladhu Houses - Beach House, Exterior view

The Beach Houses: 300 m2
The Beach Houses offer the same amenities as the Ocean Houses with extra space in front of the veranda and a sandy path to the beach.
Bedding & Capacity: 1 KING Size Bed/ 2 Adults

See Beach Houses Floor plan

Naladhu Maldives Restaurants & Bars

Naladhu offers a wide range of dining options. You can dine on your House deck, at the intimate Living-Room restaurant, have a private Diner on a secluded desert Island, just imagine and the team will do it. If you feel to leave your island for while, you can also take a free boat ride and enjoy the restaurants and cafes located on the sister island resorts Veli and Dhigu. From Grill to Maldivian restaurants, from Japanese to the best Thai of Maldives, Naladhu offers everything you can think of.

Naladhu The Living-Room Restaurant

The Living-Room
The Living-Room is a logical continuity of Naladhu Home-Like-Feeling. Extremely intimate, small and delicately decorated, the restaurant offers fine wines, excellent cuisine choices and face the beach. The Living-Room has also a wine cellar with some of the most esteemed vintage wines.
Open all day.

Naladhu Baan Huraa. Thai Restaurant

Baan Huraa. Thai
Located in the middle of the lagoon Baan Huraa is known to be the best THAI restaurant in Maldives. Unique in many ways (tasty and beautifully designed), Baan Huraa can not be missed if you like thai food.
Open for lunch and dinner
See Baan Huraa Menus (PDF)

Terrazzo Restaurant

Terrazzo. Italian
Located on Dhigu Island. Terrazzo is an intimate ITALIAN restaurant. Located on the top of Fuddan, it has a high perspective views on the blue ocean. Terrazzo serves rustic Italian favourites like wood-fire pizzas, homemade pastas, seafood and signature Dishes.
Open for dinner
See Terrazzo Menu (PDF)

Fuddan Restaurant

Fuddan. Grill
The restaurant is a must to enjoy the view on the endless lagoon and have a gourmet meal from the rich A-La-Carte menu: Grilled fresh seafood, excellent meat, Maldivian seafood and much more. We also enjoyed seeing the Chefs cooking, grilling and firing it all in the open kitchen!
Open for lunch and dinner
See Fuddan Menus (PDF)

Geckos Japanese Restaurant

Geckos. Japanese
Located on Veli Island. This restaurant is set in a very creative way with intimate alcoves or outdoor or seating on the beach.
A casual chic dining in a great atmosphere for Japanese cuisine amateur.

Open for lunch and dinner
See Geckos Menu

Maldivian Restaurant 73 degrees Naladhu Maldives

73 Degrees. Maldivian
Located in Veli. If you like to change, have your breakfast or dine in this Maldivian style thatched roof pavilion facing the lagoon of Veli. Perfect for a Seafood buffet at night.

Open for breakfast and dinner
Buffet only

Naladhu Dining on The Beach Other Dining Options

In-House Dining. The chefs of the Living Room cater any wish right in your room, at any time of the day or night. The menus have almost no limits, can be from any World Cuisine and get created according to your mood. The Chef will of course be at disposal to discuss about your favourite recipe or idea. Dining can be arranged anywhere you wish. In-House options also include barbecue on your terrace, complete with a chef and waiter

Naladhu Intimate affair : a dreamy Concept to enjoy Signature dishes anywhere we want : around the island, on a private small hideaway island or anywhere you like. Naladhu Intimate Affair can be organized for private moments and groups.
See Naladhu Intimate Affair Menu(PDF)

Naladhu Maldives The Spa

At Naladhu you will have the possibility to choose for a Massage treatment or a yoga session directly at home. You can choose a time and your personal therapist will custom-design a treatment package based on your desired goals. Massages are done by your own private pool. If you feel to leave your island for while, just ask your butler to arrange a Spa treatment at the beautiful over water Anantara Spa located on Dhigu Island. A boat will wait for you to bring you there...

Anantara Spa - Naladhu MaldivesThe Spa at Anantara. Aerial View

The Anantara Spa has nine sumptuous spa suites, each perched over the lagoon on Dhigufinolhu.
At arrival, before your treatment, you will relax and chill under the umbrellas of the beautiful over water terrace.
The spa menu features holistic therapies designed to enrich and detoxify. Yoga is available for beginners an experts, and mastered by professional instructors. Sessions are proposed at the Spa or on the Beach by groups or private.

All Anantara Spa's are rooted in Thailand, the essence of The Anantara philosophy.
The spa Menu is in perfect harmony between the Company local traditions (Thailand) and local inspirations with techniques and products from Maldives.
Anantara Spa at Dhigu uses natural remedies for health and beauty: Coconut’s generous healing benefits is widely used in the making of the spa products. Anantara The Spa does not only offer Thai and Maldivian therapies but also uses a range of eclectic worldly therapies to create advanced holistic health.
The therapists are trained to the highest industry standards, ensuring not just a relaxing moment but also holistic health and Balance.
See Anantara Dhigu Spa Menu(PDF)

Naladhu Maldives Leisure & Sports

There is no watersport center at Naladhu but your butler can organize to have some material at Naladhu for you to have fun. Otherwise all guests are welcome at Anantara Dhigu to enjoy plenty of sports and activities. Anantara Dhigu is one of the Best Maldives Resorts for Watersports and has it all : a magnificent and vast blue lagoon, a complete range of activities plus top quality material.
Note : The resort location and Dhigu surfing center both offer the rare opportunity to ride on some of the best spots of South Male Atoll meanwhile enjoying some luxury holidays.

Anantara Maldives lagoon. Paradise for watersportsAnantara Maldives lagoon. Paradise for watersports
  • Activities with Extras
  • Private boats rental
  • Watersports
  • Guided Snorkel tours
  • Cooking lessons
  • Catamaran Sailing
  • Trawling and big game fishing
  • Private diners
  • Yoga Classes
  • And more…
  • Free Activities
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Library
  • Tennis court
  • Badminton
  • Tennis table
Naladhu Maldives Diving and snorkeling

According to your mood, you can have a private Diving lesson from Naladhu or go to the main Diving Center located at Dhigu.
The Diving center offers beginner’s discovery courses to more advanced Nitrox, deep water and rescue dives and a complete range of programs to suit everyone.

Where to dive and snorkel at Anantara Maldives | aerial view of the snorkeling and close Diving spots around Naladhu, Dhigu and Veli

The resort does not have a close-by house reef ( this is usually the case for Islands having very wide lagoon as such).
Advanced swimmers and snorkelers will have to swim 15-20 minutes to reach the closest spot.
But if you prefer not to swim, an excursion is organised to bring you to a further spot, located outside the reef at a close range. Please check on the right picture for a better look and understanding of the area:


The Anantara Dive Centre AQUAFANATICS offers two boat dives a day to over 20 nearby reefs. In addition, the Centre runs full and half-day “safari dives” to reefs and sites further offshore.
The Center offers beginner’s discovery courses to more advanced Nitrox, deep water and rescue dives and has a range of programs to suit everyone.
Full and Half-Day Diving Safaris are organized in South, North Male and Felidhu Atoll to discover the most exciting spots available in the area.
Before diving : Orientation Dives
All divers at the Anantara Dive Centre require an orientation dive, unless you have logged a dive within the last three months in the Maldives.
The orientation dive consists of a dive on the nearby house reef or another local dive site, with an instructor who will get you to demonstrate basic diving skills. After completion, you’re ready to move on to more advanced dives or courses, depending on your level and certifications.

  • Private Courses
  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving course
  • Full Range of PADI Courses. Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver and Dive master courses
  • AQUAFANATICS “dive & revive” service
  • Bubblemaker course (8-9 Years old)
  • Discover Scuba Diving, Junior Scuba Diver and Junior Open Water Diver courses for children aged 10 and above.
  • Specialty courses such as Nitrox, wreck, digital underwater photography and many more

Dive center is fully equipped with latest state of the art equipment, including:

  • Bauer Verticus soundproofed compressors and NRC Nitrox System
  • Scubapro diving gear including Mk 25 with S600 regulators, plus T-Force and T-Black BCDs
  • MB Sub lamps
  • Top quality underwater digital cameras
  • Customized fast fibre glass dive boats
  • AQUAFANATICS “dive valet” equipment service
  • Toilet and shower on all hard diving boats
  • Sun deck for post-dive relaxing and sunning
  • All Dive Center staff is first aid trained. Surface marker buoys are carried by all dive leaders and used on every dive. Nitrox 32% is available at no extra cost.
  • Onboard there are :
  • DAN Twin Cylinder Oxygen kit
  • DAN First Aid kit
  • GPS, mobile phone and radio
  • In addition, DAN Maldives dive accident short term insurance is available for divers
SPOKEN LANGUAGES at Diving center:

English, German, Spanish

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The main diving spots of South Male Atoll are easily reachable from the island.
Among them, you will discover some of the best

Embudu Express, Guraidhoo Corner, Kandooma Thila, The Kuda Giri wreck, Manta name a few.

  • AQUAFANATICS dive center work in conjunction with UK Marine Conservation Society and the Marine Research Centre of the Maldives to participate in Fish watch Maldives survey dives. Any guest can join this survey.
  • Sea exploration with the Resident Marine Biologist, Educational programs, presentations, guided trips, etc....
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