Newly opened in February 2019, The Nautilus is a highly personalised, immensely private resort of 26 beach and ocean houses. It is also recognised amongst the Top 3 Resorts in the World, as well as the Best Resort within Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2020.
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 Freedom to simply be
A celebration of the individual spirit, The Nautilus offers liberation. Freedom unconditional. Space to share, to meet, to be yourself and shape your own personal journey. And, most of all, to celebrate the people you’re with, in any way you choose.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
The luxurious purple private seaplane has a very comfortable leather seats, air conditioned, more spacious than the Trans Maldivian Airways planes. Else, board a 20-minute domestic flight from Malé to Dharavandhoo Domestic Airport, then 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.
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.
Ocean Houses with Private Pool
At 282sqm, there are eight of such chic, stilted Ocean Houses located over the lagoon.
The spacious, round bedroom comes with enough wardrobe space to gladden every guest’s heart, and your very own wine chiller with a selection of wines and champagnes
With an abundant space and privacy the bedroom is connected directly to the living room which features a glass window in the floor to see fish gliding by below.
The airy and spacious bathroom provides you plenty of space with two separate vanities.
A sundeck reaches out to the horizon, with steps that lead you down to the lagoon, while your own private 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.
Each Maldives Beach Villa features an oval bedroom and adjoining living room that opens up to a wide private sundeck, sheltered by manicured gardens, overlooking the beach. Your sundeck extends to your own private pool, where a covered Maldivian-style swing invites a lazy day in the shade.
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.
Ocean Residences with Private Pool
Poised over the lagoon, there are only two of such Ocean Residences with Private Pool. At 453 sqm, Ocean Residences are custom-furnished and richly decorated.
This refined Maldives ocean villa features a spacious living room with glass-floor panel and separate bedroom, all custom-furnished and richly decorated to create a precious cocoon.
It has an additional dining room with adjoining powder room and wet bar, and doors that open up to an expansive sundeck with a private infinity pool and steps descending into the ocean.
The dining room is adjoined by a powder room and wet bar, with doors that open up to an expansive sundeck with a private infinity pool and stairs into the ocean below.
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.
Positioned over the lagoon with rich sunset views. Experience signature dining in Maldives 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.
Enjoy all day dining in a beach house ambience. 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.
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 Wine Cellar offers an unparalleled experience for wine connoisseurs showcasing more than 200 labels of finest wines from France and beyond.
Naiboli Poolside Bar
Enjoy a great conversation, a perfectly mixed drink, delicious tapas plates served at the 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. The perfect setting to enjoy live music while indulging on their daily complimentary sundowners.
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.
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.
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.
Hanifaru Bay is 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.
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.
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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