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Naladhu is a small luxury Boutique Hotel located at 35 mns by speedboat from Male airport. Nestled on a beautiful and tiny Island measuring only 123 meters wide by 180 meters long, Naladhu is one of the best secluded retreat for couples in Maldives. With only 19 Houses and 1 Villa, the Resort has definitely mastered the Art of "Feeling-Like-Home".

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Naladhu Private Island A Paradise for Water Villa Lovers
South Male Atoll

Maldives Dreamy resort

The Resort at a Glance

Nestled on a beautiful and tiny Island measuring only 123 meters wide by 180 meters long, Naladhu Maldives is one of the best Retreat for a couple looking for a very Romantic hideaway in Maldives. The Home-Like-Feeling atmosphere wished by the Resort requires a lot of creativity, attention to details as well as a constant and very discrete care. Reaching all expectations and beyond, Naladhu has definitely achieved this Dream.

Naladhu Maldives Water Villas The Retreats
Naladhu Maldives Bars
Naladhu Maldives lagoon view from the bathroom
Naladhu Maldives over-water retreat infinity pool
Naladhu Maldives Aerial view
Wedding Vows
Holistic Retreat
Ultra Romantic

The Dream

# Houses design # "Feeling-At-Home" concept # House Master service # Complete seclusion # Very Romantic

Naladhu Private Island Maldives Overview

The Island at a Glance

Category 5***** Ultra | Number of Villas 20 Houses | Location South Male Atoll | Island Size Width - 123m / Length - 180m | Transfer 35 mns by speedboat or 10mns by seaplane | Airport distance 21km (13 miles) | Diving Very Good | Snorkeling None at proximity. Necessary to swim 15/20 mns to reach the closest spot. | Lagoon Very Good

Resort Concept & Highlights

Naladhu Maldives by Anantara 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 10 mns flight. Nestled on a beautiful and tiny Island measuring only 123 meters wide by 180 meters long, Naladhu is one of the best secluded retreat for couples in Maldives. With only 19 Houses and 1 Villa, it is one of the smallest resorts of the archipelago and a unique small island, perfectly made to remain hidden. However, if you look for more excitement and activities you will be able to go and enjoy its close-by sister island resorts, located at a very short pontoon boat ride.

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: Naladhu Maldives accommodates 19 Houses and 1 Residence, 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 and we love them for various reasons :
First for their unique and complete at-home feeling. Second, for their design and decoration. An harmonious blend of colonial style and modernity influenced by various countries such as Sri Lanka, India, Morocco and of course the Maldives. Real antique furniture's and art objects come to complete this perfect set.

Among many private services and activities Naladhu offers a series of Spa retreats and treatments to be enjoyed in the privacy of your own House or in one of its dedicated Ocean Retreat, for a tailored spa experience as well a very exclusive choice of private dining options.

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.

Elegant and extremely private, Naladhu main aim is to answer to the highest expectations for intimacy. A dedicated and discrete House Master 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.

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 such 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, our Favourite Moments and Places

Naladhu Maldives concept is truly private. From there, you can just imagine your own favourite moment. The Houses themselves are an ideal place to start. It's your home, your Dream so anything is possible ! This very real Home-like-feeling and variety of exclusive choices make it a pure Bliss. Let your imagination go and the team will do the rest.

Naladhu Maldives best Moment and Place A massage on your House deck

A massage 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 on your private terrace. The all atmosphere and set-up are just perfect for this very private relaxation...

Naladhu Maldives best Moment and Place Breakfast on the beach

Have a Breakfast at the beach

A simple yet great way to start the day. Naladhu Maldives has a small restaurant indoor and the beach, the Living Room, which offers the possibility to have your very own table alone, on the beach. No music, no noise, no people around... just the tranquility of the Maldives lagoon waves licking the island shores and a table full of delicious food.

Naladhu Maldives best Moment and Place Baan Huraa Thai Restaurant

Eat at the Baan Huraa Thai Restaurant

Anantara is renowned for having the finest Thai Restaurant in Maldives. The beautifully decorated restaurant (in the pure Thai tradition) is located in the middle of "nowhere", right in the lagoon, linked by 2 long bridges and can be also accessed by private boat.

Where is Naladhu ?

Atoll : South Kaafu (South Male)

Coordinates - Latitude : 3.971904 Longitude : 73.506296


Naladhu The Villas and Houses

While most Maldives Island resorts offer rooms, Naladhu provides a villa concept that feels more like an island house.
Decorated in a colonial style, all Houses offer a Plunge-Pool and absolute privacy with their own garden and private decks along the ocean front.

The 19 Villas and Houses have the same size and style, with 1 main distinctive difference : the Beach Houses are located on the lagoon side and the Ocean Houses as well as the two-bedroom Residence on the reef side. A dedicated and discrete House Master service is on call 24h/24h.

Which Villa / House should you choose at Naladhu ?

First and foremost, all Houses offer a complete 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. 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 Naladhu Maldives aerial photo to visualize the Houses.

Families and friends can now enjoy 600m2 of pure luxury with the recently added and very stylish Two-Bedroom Residence, standing right in front of the Ocean.

Naladhu Maldives proposes 19 colonial Houses facing the lagoon or the Ocean and 1 contemporary Residence.

Beach Side

  • 6 Beach Houses with Pool

Ocean Side

  • 1 Ocean Pool Villas
  • 12 Ocean Houses with Pool
  • 1 Two-Bedroom Pool Residence

The Beach Houses With Pool. 300 m2

Naladhu Maldives Beach House With Pool

Each Beach House is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation to provide total privacy and opens into a rear garden that leads directly to the beach side of the Island. Very spacious, the beautifully decorated bedroom and bathroom are totally open on the outside with glass panel doors. The bedroom fitted with a King-size custom-designed Bed and antique furniture's opens on a big open-air bathroom with garden rain shower and a 8 X 4m private plunge pool. Behind the the bedroom, you will find an elegant dressing-room, designer fittings and unlimited luxuries and accessories, a personalized wine-cellar, a fridge filled with delicacies and a Bar. The outside terrace offers a private dining sala and a relaxing area with a swinging sofa.

Bedding and Capacity : 1 King Size Bed + Lounge bed. Up to 3 persons

The Ocean Pool Villas. 300 m2

Naladhu Maldives Ocean Pool Villa

Located on the Sunrise side, on the reef, the Ocean Houses with Pool are also featured with open-air baths and bedroom. Due to their location, they provide delightful and endless views on the blue Ocean. On the inside, they offer the same design and amenities as the Beach Houses and have, as an additional pleasure, a private cabana located on the beach at a few-step from the house, a bedroom that opens up to ocean and a private kayak.

Bedding and Capacity : 1 King Size Bed or Twin Beds. Up to 2 persons.

The Ocean Houses With Pool. 300 m2

Naladhu Maldives Ocean House With Pool

The Ocean Houses With Pool are designed and located the same way as the Ocean Pool Villas. They also feature a separate private cabana for direct beach and lagoon access.

Bedding and Capacity : 1 King Size Bed or Twin Beds. Up to 2 persons.

The Two-Bedroom Pool Residence. 600 m2

Naladhu Maldives Two-Bedroom Pool Residence

Located at one the extremity of Naladhu's shores with open Ocean views, the Two-Bedroom Pool Residence consists of 2 Villas linked by a very large wooden deck and a 20 x 5 m infinity pool. The main Villa suite has 2 floors, with at the first level, the Master bedroom, its en-suite bathroom, a dressing-room and daybed balcony overlooking the ocean and downstairs a very spacious Living & Dining area equipped with all modern audio-visual equipment
The second Villa offers another bedroom, ideal for children or friends and the same comfort and amenities as the Master suite.

On the outside, the al fresco dining terrace leads to a sun deck with a charming dining pavilion and sala at each end. a full butler’s kitchen and well stocked pantry nestle behind an elegant indoor dining and living room.

Bedding and Capacity : 1 King Size Bed + 2 Double Beds + 1 Lounge Bed. Up to 4 persons + 1 Child.

All Villas have

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 | Wi-Fi | IDD telephone | 1 iPod Dock and 1 fully loaded iPod | Bose home surround-sound theatre system | 40” LCD satellite TV | Surround sound system music player | Private in-room DVD | Private wine cellar and gourmet | mini-bar DVD selection | Espresso machine | Mini bar | Personal safes | Hairdryers | Golfing umbrellas | Torches | Mosquito repellents | Bath-robes | Slippers | Complimentary toiletries by L'Occitane

Naladhu Maldives Child Policy

Children from all ages are welcome at the resort. However, keep in mid that Naladhu remains very couple / honeymoon orientated.

Naladhu Maldives Dining & 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, over-water at a Thai Restaurant, a BBQ on the beach, on a boat...just make wish and the team will organize it for you.

If you feel to leave the your island for while, you can also take a free pontoon boat ride and enjoy the restaurants and cafes located on Naladhu's 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.

The Living-Room

Naladhu Maldives The Living-Room

The Living-Room embodies Naladhu's Home-Like-Feeling concept. Extremely intimate, with few tables only and finely decorated, the restaurant offers fine wines, excellent cuisine choices and faces the beach. The Living-Room has also a wine cellar with some of the most esteemed vintage wines.

Open all day.

Baan Huraa. Thai

Naladhu Maldives Baan Huraa. Thai Restaurant

Baan Huraa is located in the middle of the lagoon. The overwater Thai restaurant is not only exceptionally situated but is also renown for the excellency of its table and to be the finest 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.From 01.00 pm to 03.00 pm & from 06.30 pm to 10.30 pm

In-House Dining

Naladhu Maldives In-House Dining

In-House Dining is a private service proposed by the chefs of the Living Room restaurant. Right in your room, at any time of the day or night, everything will be catered according to your wishes. 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, completed with chef and waiter service.

On Request.

Naladhu Intimate Dining Affair

Naladhu Maldives Naladhu Intimate Dining Affair

Naladhu Intimate Affair is a dreamy concept made for guests to enjoy Naladhu's 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.

On Request.

Naladhu Maldives Wellness & Spa

Naladhu is all about Privacy and Well-Being. Holistic treatments session are proposed in various ways and in several places. Massages, Yoga -including easy yoga, Ayurveda, Breathing Rituals are proposed as single treatments in your own House, at Anantara overwater Spa or during special Spa Journeys in the resort Spa Retreat.

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 or in one of the island Ocean Retreat entirely dedicated to relaxation and wellness.

If you feel to leave your island for while, just ask your butler to arrange a Spa treatment at the beautiful overwater Anantara Spa located on Dhigu Island. A boat will wait for you to bring you there

When the Art of Anantara's Spa meet Naladhu's Essence

Naladhu Maldives Anantara holistic Spa Retreat

In its quest for exclusive spa service, Anantara has recently added a beautiful retreat entirely dedicated to holistic healing traditions. Featuring just one treatment room complete with sauna, private pool, tropical rain shower, and an ocean facing relaxation deck, Ocean Retreat offers guests a uniquely luxurious hideaway in which to relax and unwind. Multiple treatments are combined over half-day journeys, as well as a la carte treatment options, allowing time to enjoy the private pool adjoining the treatment room as well as spa cuisine served on the spacious deck.

Signature treatments at Ocean Retreat include Timeless Moments with over five hours of beauty and wellness healing, Ocean Duet with over four hours of targeted energy and skin renewal, and Ocean Glow for three hours of stress release and pampering.

Naladhu Maldives Spa Treatments at a Glance


For The Body

Naladhu Maldives Spa Treatments for the Body. Hot Stones massage

Massages | Scrubs | Hot Stones | Manicure | Pedicure | Facials

For The Mind

Naladhu Maldives In-house Spa Treatments by Anantara

Yoga | Meditation | Ayurveda | Breathing Rituals

The Spa by Anantara

Naladhu Maldives The Spa by Anantara

At the Very Heart of Thai Massages

All Anantara Spa's are rooted in Thailand, the essence and origins of Anantara philosophy.

The Anantara Spa has nine sumptuous spa suites, each perched over the splendid lagoon of Naladhu sister Island, Anantara Dhigu. 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.

The spa Menu is in perfect harmony between the Company local traditions 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. The Spa does not only offer Thai and Maldivian therapies but also uses a range of eclectic worldly therapies to create advanced holistic health.
Therapists are trained to the highest industry standards, ensuring not just a relaxing moment but also holistic health.

Naladhu Maldives Activities & Excursions

There is no water sport 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 resort for Water sports 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.


Free Sports & Activities

Naladhu Maldives free activities
  • Fully equipped gym
  • Library
  • Tennis court
  • Badminton
  • Tennis table

Paying Sports & Activities

Naladhu Maldives paying activities
  • Private boats rental
  • Water sports
  • Guided Snorkel tours
  • Cooking lessons
  • Catamaran Sailing
  • Trawling and big game fishing
  • Yoga Classes
  • ...and more


You can explore Naladhu Maldives surroundings in a range of excursions proposed in groups or privately.

Naladhu Maldives Diving & 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.

Snorkeling at Naladhu

Naladhu Maldives is located in a very large lagoon. Due to this situation, the island cannot benefit from any house reef. Some coral formation and a few marine life can be discovered by swimming in the lagoon, but nothing very extraordinary. The best is to go on one ( or more) of the many snorkeling trips which are organized by day and night to the best spots of South Male Atoll and the neighbouring reefs.

Snorkeling at Naladhu Maldives Snorkeling at Naladhu Maldives

Naladhu Maldives House Reef

As said, 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. If you prefer not to swim, a variety of snorkeling excursions are proposed to various snorkeling spots located in South Male Atoll, manta ray "cleaning stations" and, of course, the resort nearby reef.

Pay attention : As usual, take a moment to discuss with the Dive Center before going to explore the outside walls ! Currents can be dangerous and professional advices are gold.

Snorkeling around the Resort. Map of the resort close-by Snorkeling Sites

If you prefer not to swim, you can enjoy one of the excursions to further Atoll spots.

Please click on the right picture for a better look and understanding of Naladhu Snorkeling and Diving area

where to snorkel around Naladhu Maldives. Map of The Snorkeling Spots


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.

Naladhu Maldives DivingDiving around Naladhu Maldives

Diving around Naladhu Maldives

Naladhu Maldives is located in the east south part of South Male Atoll, thus very close to many channels exits to reach the outside walls as well as shark points such as hammer sharks to name a few. South Male Atoll is generally known for having big schools of fishes, including pelagic species, soft corals, caves and the exploration of the Kuda Giri wreck, located close to a beautiful coral pinnacle. From Naladhu you will be also able to explore one of the most wanted diving area of the Atoll : Kuda Haa Thila ( which means pinnacle in Dhivehi ) which is full of life including small species like nudibranchs, flatworms, leaf fish and frogfish. Pay attention : rich in channels, South Male Atoll diving is also known for having strong currents, notably around the overhangs.

Good-to-know Before Diving at Naladhu

Orientation Dives :

- All divers at 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.


Multilingual instructors conduct all level of PADI courses and a large variety of specialty courses :

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, 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.


The 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.


Diving spots are reached on board of Customized fast fibre glass dive boats.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.

On board of there are : AQUAFANATICS “dive valet” equipment service, Toilet and shower on all hard diving boats, Sun deck for post-dive relaxing and sunning, DAN Twin Cylinder Oxygen kit, DAN First Aid kit, GPS, mobile phone and radio. NB : In addition, DAN Maldives dive accident short term insurance is available for divers.

SPOKEN LANGUAGES at Diving center

English, German, Spanish and Dhivehi


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.

The Marine biology station proposes : Sea exploration with the Resident Marine Biologist, Educational programs, presentations, guided trips, and more...


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

Among the classical and top Diving sites of South Ari Atoll, you will find : Embudu Express, Guraidhoo Corner, Kandooma Thila, The Kuda Giri wreck, Manta Point, to name just a few.

Naladhu Maldives Resort Aerial Map

Naladhu Maldives Resort Aerial Map

Naladhu Maldives Resort Map

Naladhu Maldives Resort Map

Naladhu Maldives Photos

Naladhu Maldives - The Island and the lagoon
Naladhu Maldives - Resort Aerial View
Naladhu Maldives  - Resort Aerial View
Naladhu Maldives - Hammock on the Island beach
Naladhu Maldives - Beach House With Pool. The Bedroom
Naladhu Maldives - Intimate Dining Affair
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