The Nautilus Maldives

Newly opened in February 2019, The Nautilus is a highly personalised, immensely private resort of 26 beach and ocean houses. The resort has a long list of accolades, amongst them including being ranked as the Top 3 Resorts in the World and winning the 1st place in The Indian Ocean Top's Resorts in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2020.

Resort Highlights

  • Newly opened in February 2019 and recognised as the Top 3 Resorts in the World by Conde Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award 2020

  • A highly personalised, immensely private luxury resort with only 26 houses and residences, offering unrivalled space and privacy

  • An airport butler will guide you through a seamless clearance and luxurious transfer journey from the moment you disembark from your flight

  • Relish in the ‘Anytime, Anywhere’ gastronomic all-day breakfast and unlimited dining at islandwide restaurants

  • Experience the Nautilus Hospitality from your private butlers that is all about attentiveness, genuine care and professionalism

  • Boasting some of the Maldives’ best childcare and teenagers facilities, the resort has a plethora of activities to engage the whole family

  • Located close to the world-renowned Hanifaru Bay, you may witness the famed manta rays and whale sharks right before your eyes

Here are a few reasons why The Nautilus has been awarded amongst the best resorts in the world:

1. The Nautilus hospitality

The Nautilus hospitality is all about attentiveness, genuine care and professionalism. Private butlers (House Masters) place meticulous attention to understand your needs and preferences. Above all, the service is highly discreet and personalised to its maximum, as you would expect from an ultra-luxury resort.

2. The Comforts of Home

With only 26 Houses and Residences, The Nautilus offers you immensely private accommodations to relax with loved ones.

Each a personal suite-style sanctum with its own separate living room, expansive outdoor decking areas and private freshwater infinity pools with infinite views of the surrounding Baa Atoll, allowing you to experience A World Of Your Own Making.

3. Liberate Your Palate

Turn your every epicurean whim into a reality with dining at The Nautilus and experience sensational unscripted dining. Where menus are merely suggestions and you are encouraged to veer off-script. Allow their chef to curate a dish based on the flavours and preferences you highlight and be amazed by their award-winning culinary masterpieces.

4. The Unexpected is What’s Expected

The Nautilus delights in offering totally tailored experiences for every single guest we welcome on to the island. Whether you decide you fancy a massage and breakfast at 3am, or want to create an unforgettable experience by booking out the entire island for yourself, they delight in catering to your every whim and desire.

Located in Baa Atoll and in the middle of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, The Nautilus encompasses 242 x 249 metres of natural beauty, merely 30 minutes from Velana International Airport, Malé, via seaplane.

Exclusive CIP Arrival Service

All guests at The Nautilus will get an exclusive and fuss-free VIP transfer to the resort. Upon disembarkation, guests will be picked up and individually escorted to the exclusive CIP lounge. Guests can delight in no waiting time, as all matters regarding immigration, baggage and customs will be handled on your behalf - guests can take delight in a seamless transfer journey to the resort.

Your transfer journey will be onboard a luxurious purple private seaplane. With comfortable leather seats, air conditioned, and an expansive deck, you'll be treated to a private and comfortable transfer than the traditional Maldivian seaplanes. Else, board a 20-minute domestic flight from Malé to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport and take a 20-minute speedboat to their shores.

Inspired by the enduring form of the nautilus shell, each house and residence at The Nautilus is a distinct and sophisticated escape. Curved lines and spiralled elements echo throughout each space. The resort is located in a tiny island with only 26 villas, allowing you to feel like you have the whole island to yourself.

Families at The Nautilus

At The Nautilus, the holistic well-being of guests who are staying as a family is vital, and the team carefully curates an underpinning architecture for multi-generational family guests where seeming contrasting activities can coexist in harmony. Plenty of thoughtful In-house amenities are provided to cater to young guests such as toys, bathrobes, baby strollers and children's menus at restaurants.

Every activity is designed so that no matter the age, everyone can enjoy their experiences in harmony. As parents indulge in an intimate private dining journey of gastronomic wonder, little islanders can cozy down the beach or watch a move, under the watchful eye of their expert team. Else, choose for an activity that engages the whole family, such as a sandbank picnic or take up a new water sport.

The Young Wonderers is a playful hub within the centre of the island, offering a rich collection of activities that provides truly unique moments, underpinned with quality education to help young guests - activities such as jewellery making, treasure hunts and story telling engages young guests and leave them with new passions.. A plethora of mature activities are also available to guests above the age of 11. Your personal House Master will gladly and actively create a programme for your children ahead of your stay, taking in consideration of your children's preferences and learning outcomes.


Offering an exclusive 26 ultra-private beach and overwater houses, each feels like a world itself with spacious bedrooms, en-suites bathroom and outdoor showers, separate living room, wide sundeck and a private pool. Steps from azure seas, these bohemian, suite-style sanctuaries each come with private butler service, available on hand 24/7 for your every need.

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Ocean Houses with Private Pool

Embrace overwater life in your very own Maldives ocean villa in the middle of a turquoise lagoon. At 282 sqm, there are eight of such chic, stilted Ocean Houses located over the lagoon.

With abundant space, light and privacy, the expansive living room is well-equipped for the ultimate overwater living experience, and also features a glass window in the floor to see fish gliding by below.

Revel in the intimate seclusion of your private bedroom that overlooks the panoramic horizon.

The light-filled bathroom provides you plenty of space with two separate vanities and a standalone tub that overlooks the magnificent ocean. Exclusive Penhaligon's bath amenities complete this luxury experience.

Step outside to your a private sundeck with steps that lead you down to the lagoon, while your own private temperature-controlled infinity pool blends with the ocean’s blues.

Ocean Residences with Private Pool

Poised over the lagoon, there are only two of such refined Ocean Residences with Private Pool. At 453 sqm, Ocean Residences are custom-furnished and richly decorated for pure bohemian bliss.

This refined Maldives ocean villa features a spacious living room with glass-floor panel to gaze at the marine life below. It has an additional dining room with an adjoining powder room, wet bar, and is custom-furnished and richly decorated to create a precious cocoon for the ultimate overwater living experience.

Adjoining the living room is a separate bedroom with a comfortable king-sized bed - wake up every morning with the gentle sea breeze and endless horizon views from the comfort of your own bed.

The adjoining bathroom features double vanities and a freestanding bathtub that overlooks the endless horizon of the Maldivian sea.

Step outside to your a private sundeck with steps that lead you down to the lagoon, while your own private temperature-controlled infinity pool blends with the ocean’s blues.

Beach Houses with Private Pool

Lined on the silvery shores of Baa Atoll are nine of such 309 sqm, elegant beach houses. Each spacious and elegant house is right on the beach, just steps from the ocean and house reef.

With abundant space, light and privacy, the expansive living room is well-equipped for the ultimate beach living experience.

Adjoining the living room is an oval bedroom with a comfortable king-sized bed - wake up every morning with the gentle sea breeze and endless horizon views from the comfort of your own bed.

A glass-walled, light-filled, air-conditioned en-suite bathroom provides garden courtyard views, with a deep ceramic free-standing tub, an indoor walk-in rain shower and matching granite vanities. An outdoor garden shower lets you bathe under tropical skies.

Step outside in your private sundeck, sheltered by manicured gardens, overlooking the beach. Your sundeck extends to your own private temperature-controlled pool, where a covered Maldivian-style swing invites a lazy day in the shade.

Beach Residences with Pool

An elegant mansion by the sea, these two-storey 415sqm beach residences are a sanctuary of effortless chic for the ultimate beachfront living. Every beach residence features curved walls and living spaces that recall the organic form of the nautilus shell, with hand-picked décor infusing each space with new bohemian charm.

On the ground floor, an elaborately furnished living area that allows panoramic views streams in. Al-fresco dining, relaxing on the swing bed or luxuriate in your pool - at your every whim.

A dining area on the side, with an adjoining wet bar and powder room further complement the living experience, with bespoke furnishings and curate objets d'art creating a chic and cosy ambience.

Upstairs, a sun-drenched king bedroom, with a cosy balcony presides over glorious beach and ocean views. From there, a spiral staircase will lead you directly to the deck downstairs.

The light-filled, en-suite bathroom has a walk-in rain shower, double vanities and free-standing tub that overlooks the white sandy beaches and azure blue ocean. Outside, an outdoor shower provides easy access after a day of relishing in the pool or under the sun.

Step outside into your expansive deck with daybeds, al-fresco dining and seating areas, and a luxurious private temperature controlled infinity pool that face the vast open sea and sandy-white beach.

Two Bedroom Beach Residence with Pool

For guest travelling with a bigger party, the duplex residence Two Bedroom Beach Residence with Pool at 610 sqm provides the ultimate indulgent privacy and escape for family and friends.

In addition to the facilities that are similar to the Beach Houses, the Two Bedroom Beach Residences features 2 extensive bedroom - one on the ground floor and above, a spacious master bedroom that overlooks the majestic beach and ocean views.

The Nautilus Retreat with Pool

Sprawling on stilts over the lagoon, this 542sqm, two-bedroom Maldives private pool villa is a private haven of refined bohemian lifestyle and a destination of true retreat with simply extraordinary sunset views.

Impeccably furnished with custom made furnishings, the expansive living area offers plenty of space for your relaxation and entertainment needs, complemented by the lively sunlight and gentle sea breeze. Adjoining the living room is a communal dining area with a kitchen, dining table for 7 guests, and a powder room.

Two bedrooms radiate out from the central living and dining rooms, each with its en-suite bathroom and own brilliant view of the sea.

Both en-suite bathrooms comes with a freestanding tub, allowing you to marvel at the horizon views while you luxuriate in a relaxing soak. The expansive, light-filled bathroom also features double vanities and a separate shower.

With its iconic wide, curved sundeck and sleek temperature-controlled infinity pool, the sweeping sundeck faces the endless horizon and features an al-fresco dining area, daybeds and bed swing guests can get to fully live out the quintessential Maldivian dream with your family and loved ones.

The Nautilus Mansion with Pool

The Nautilus Mansion was designed by the owner as his ultimate beach home, located in a secluded and special spot on the island. Sprawling over 922 sqm, this exclusive mansion is available for once-in-a-lifetime stays, offering the ultimate once-in-lifetime vacation home for any family or multi-generational travellers.

This three bedroom castle-on-the-sand comes with custom furnishings created from hand-selected materials; objets d’art and décor that embody the island’s pure bohemian spirit. Its sunlit, breeze-cooled spaces promise serenity and privacy – absolute freedom.


Unscripted dining – anywhere, anytime. The Nautilus delights in veering off script, crafting bespoke culinary journeys designed just for you. The Nautilus’ three restaurants and two bars revel in the spontaneous, crafting bespoke culinary journeys tailored to each taste.

Over here, there are no opening or closing times; no dress codes. Come as you are, enjoy great company and indulge in a shared passion for extraordinary cuisine.

Zeytoun Restaurant

Positioned over the lagoon with rich sunset views, Zeytoun is the resort's signature restaurant that showcases Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavours in an inspiring setting. Experience signature dining that showcases lesser-known spices and flavours from incredible indigenous cuisines.

Savour Mediterranean Middle Eastern flavours – pure olive oils from the Aegean, freshly baked crusty breads and aromatic Turkish teas. All exquisitely crafted and served in refined comfort.

The lounge on the upper deck is perfect for intimate pre-dinner rendezvous, made complete by the biggest collection of Gin & Whisky in Maldives. Adding allure are captivating views of the Maldivian horizon to pair with your gastronomic dining experience.

Thyme Restaurant

Enjoy all day dining in a beach house ambience at the Thyme restaurant. This all-day dining venue wraps you in a welcoming beach-house ambience with a bounty of gourmet flavours that bring happiness with every bite.

Creating a sense of being at home, begin your day with a tailored breakfast, enjoy a luxurious lunch or choose your preferred dishes for dinner with an amazing sunset view.

Ocaso Restaurant

Ocaso is an alfresco grill located on the pristine beaches of the resort - enjoy Smoke-laden flavours, infusions from distant shores – the grill embarks on a nightly journey from Latin America to the reaches of North Asia, specialising in Japanese, Mexican and Peruvian.

As one of the best restaurants in Maldives, Ocaso lets you settle into teppanyaki by the beach, plates to savour under a moonlit sky, and revel in creations from the grill – food that pleases the soul.

The restaurant also features a wine cellar - The Wine Cellar offers an unparalleled experience for wine connoisseurs showcasing more than 200 labels of finest wines from France and beyond.

Naiboli Poolside Bar

At Naiboili Poolside Bar, enjoy a great conversation, a perfectly mixed drink, delicious tapas plates served at this ultimate poolside lounge and under the sparkle of the Maldivian sky.

This poolside bar in the Maldives lets you enjoy life’s simplest luxuries: sunset, kinship and the peace of an island sanctuary. Bask in the supreme comfort of loungers and cabanas – the ultimate seaside retreat with the refined ambience of a living room.

Complimentary gourmet canapés are available throughout the day to complement the perfect setting with live music while indulging on their daily complimentary sundowners.

Spa and Wellness

Immerse yourself in the energy of a Maldives spa at the island Solasta Spa, a natural haven of wellness surrounded by serene and sparkling seas. Solasta Spa specialises in the bespoke, designing wellness programmes and daily rituals that refresh and relax, pamper and protect.

Three glass-bottomed, over-water treatment pavilions at this hotel in Maldives await at any hour. Or bring the spa to your house with an in-room treatment. Begin or end your moment in the sauna, steam bath or open-air bath.

A fully equipped gym is open to guests with 24 hours access, and The Arena is a multi-purpose gspots court for guests of all ages to play a game of futsal, badminton, tennis or volleyball. Daily complimentary wellness activities such as yoga, fitness and meditation sessions are available to guests seeking to unwind their bodies.


The Nautilus delights in veering off-script, and in allowing guests to direct their own excursions. From impromptu adventures on crystal clear waters, to adventures underseas and soaring over atolls. Your experience is one of liberation at every turn.

Manta Ray Dance at Hannifaru Bay

Experience Hanifaru Bay manta season and commune with the majestic manta rays. You can join them in their own whirling dervish – a timeless dance they’ve performed here for ages. Just 15 minutes away by speedboat, a marine biology team will guide you to waters where these gentle giants swim in seemingly choreographed arcs, and you can join in the dance equipped with a snorkel and fins.

Water Activities

Imagine treasure hunting in the deep, drifting beside a gentle giant of the sea, or engaging in exhilarating water sports in Maldives. Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, lies just outside your door – a kaleidoscopic wonderland of incredible marine life.

Marvel at their house reef at the edge of the lagoon, or dive into the world-renowned Hanifaru Bay. With endless ways to explore Baa Atoll, your adventure of discovery can begin the moment you arrive.

Movie under the stars

Imagine being swept away to a secluded sandbank in the cradle of the glorious Baa Atoll, for a private screening where you and your loved ones are the only people in the world who’ve been invited. An impromptu private cinema can be set up, projecting any film you desire – from the latest release to a timeless classic. Snacks and beverages will be arranged by the culinary team, and the screening can be as long or brief as you desire. This is showtime on your time, and with absolutely no distractions.

Sandbank Barbecue

Escape to a far-flung sandbank for an intimate soiree. The resident chef will arrange a private barbecue dinner at this Maldives restaurant on a remote slice of sand.

As dinner is prepared, you’ll lounge on the beach under the shade of an impromptu shelter with drinks and hors d’oeuvres. At this point, it’s time to take your seat at your private table with panoramic views of turquoise waters and a glorious sunset.

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