The Nautilus Maldives will open this November 2018 with the serious ambition of being noted as one of the world’s leading luxury resort.
New Opening of The Nautilus Maldives
With the launch of its website today, The Nautilus Maldives, a privately-owned island in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve, gives notice that it will be opening this November with the serious ambition of being noted as one of the leading luxury resorts in the world.
The inspiration behind this boutique 26-room island is Dr I.U Maniku, a Maldivian entrepreneur, the man behind Baros Maldives and Milaidhoo with over 30-year experience in business and resort ownership.
Originally thinking about building his dream retreat on the tiny island, The Nautilus has grown to become his personal vision of what a Maldivian Luxury Island should be.
Uniquely in the Maldives, The Nautilus experience begins on the runway at Velana International Airport, where every guest will be taken straight from the plane to a VIP terminal in the airport for a relaxed customs and immigration clearance.
From there it’s a short hop to The Nautilus own private lounge to await the 35-minute seaplane flight to Baa atoll.
The Nautilus Villas
The Nautilus offer 26 Villas only, called Houses and Residences located over water and on the beach.
The Nautilus has named its villas Houses and Residences because guests should feel the same levels of comfort and ease as when at home, along with the most spectacular features the Maldives has to offer.
Those features include private pools, ocean views from every house, soft sandy beaches encircling dense tropical greenery, and a rich coral reef just metres from the island’s shores.
Originally a deserted island “ called Thiladhoo and too small at 250m diameter for inhabitation “ the tiny island retains many of its original native plants and trees.
Each of the 26 houses is actually a Suite, with a separate living room and a bedroom.
15 one- and two-bedroom houses line the island’s beaches, hidden away among coconut trees, palms, and tropical greenery.
Eleven one- and two-bedroom houses stand on stilts over the lagoon. Natural daylight fills the rooms and interior design is tropical with a touch of boho chic whimsy.
The island style is relaxed, with the guideline given to the interior designers to make it look like it could be someone’s home, and better.
Most of the furnishings have been custom-built for The Nautilus.
The Nautilus Restaurants & Bars
Dining at The Nautilus Maldives.
The island offers 3 restaurants and one Pool Side Bar
Dining, for those wishing to follow chef’s suggestions, include intriguing infusions of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine at the over-water signature restaurant; elegant simplicity with Japanese and Latin-American creations at the grill; and global delicacies at the all-day dining restaurant.
At the three restaurants and poolside bar, guests can enjoy endless ˜fine dining, meaning the freedom to order off menu if that’s how they feel.
The Nautilus is a world where a menu is just a place to gather inspiration and meals are designed for the guest, whenever they want to eat.
No opening or closing times, no breakfast hours, no shoes, no dress codes.
Guests come as they are, enjoy great company and indulge in a shared passion for extraordinary cuisine.
The Nautilus Leisures & Activities
The Nautilus doesnt judge, doesnt impose and doesnt inhibit its guests. Instead, it removes barriers and creates incredible excursions and adventures, taking guests where they want to be when they want to be there, from midnight swims in glowing phosphorescent waters alongside a marine biologist, to exploring deserted islands on a yacht or floating in a ˜star filled pool under the milky way while the House Captain whisks up another perfect cocktail.
Incredible Excursions and endless possibilities of Activities
Guests looking for a mindful holiday are invited to join daily complimentary yoga, meditation and fitness classes.
Watersports activities such as snorkelling, kayaking in a transparent canoe, or stand-up-paddle boarding are free: guests simply decide when they want to go.
The Nautilus Diving & Snorkeling
Among the most beautiful Dive Sites in the World
Located in Baa Atoll, a UNESCO biosphere reserve
A kaleidoscopic wonderland of incredible marine life awaits discovery.
The Nautilus Maldives belongs to the few Maldives resorts located close to Hanifaru bay, world-renowned to swim with Manta Rays and whale sharks.
The island also offers a great diving on the atoll iridescent coral reefs, exploration of remote sandbanks and deserted islands picnic, luxury cruises on board of its yacht, the activities are among the many adventures guests can look forward to.
Dedicated to designing wellness programmes and daily rituals
The Nautilus sets guests on their own path to wellness, drawing on ancient wisdoms and modern innovations for a transformative journey in its four treatment rooms in the heart of the island.
The spa specialises in the bespoke, designing wellness programmes and daily rituals that refresh and relax, pamper and protect.
Guests can salute the sun at dawn, discover alternative healing, join complimentary wellness classes or craft their own path to restoration. On the quiet, unrushed shores of The Nautilus, life moves at a different pace and guests are given all the time in the world to reflect and recalibrate.
Rent The Nautilus Maldives and make it your own very Private Island
You can also rent The Nautilus Maldives and make it your own private island. The dreamy buy-out offers you a once-in-a-lifetime experience absolutely unrivalled in exclusivity for you and your favorite people. Imagine sipping on complimentary cocktails at Naiboli poolside lounge, drinking in uninterrupted horizon lines, sinking into the sounds of live music and familiar voices.
Room rates at The Nautilus Maldives start at US$1,967 for two in a Beach House with pool on bed and breakfast basis.
Bookings begin in April 2018 for the November opening.
The Nautilus Maldives. Photo Gallery
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