As the sun glistens on the turquoise water, the corals beneath gleam fervently. The marine life beckons in the distance, the Manta Rays calling upon the visitors to swim with them. Whilst you sit a few yards away, in your private ocean house, watching the mesmerizing scene unfold – courtesy of The Nautilus. Whether you are in search of solitude, a beautiful honeymoon experience, or are an adventurer at heart craving for water sports, The Nautilus attends to your needs in luxurious fashion. 

Location

Why choose The Nautilus over other resorts in the Maldives? What makes this resort special?

Located in the UNESCO biosphere reserve of the Baa atoll, The Nautilus is the perfect getaway spot for those in search of peace, comfort, and luxury. Inspired by the Nautilus shell, the resort emits a homely vibe, giving you the privacy you need, alongside numerous amenities. Merely a few yards away from the shore, the ocean exhibits a breathtaking coral reef system, whilst with the Hanifaru Bay nearby, you can swim with manta rays during season. Such a prime location ensures you enjoy the best of both worlds – relaxation and recreation.

Key Facts

  • the resort is located 85 miles northwest of Velana International Airport
  • only accessible by seaplane and completed with a 10-minute journey on a 55-foot luxury yacht to the island
  • a Nautilus staff member meets guests at the airport providing VIP treatment

What is special?

  • enjoy the astonishing adventure of arriving by seaplane, soaring over deep azure waters and crystalline lagoons 
  • ditch the flip flops on arrival and embrace the comfort and elegance of barefoot luxury in a paradisiacal bohemian hideaway
  • grab your flippers and dive into the colorful world that resides beneath Hanifaru Bay’s surface – spotting tropical fish, sea creatures and perhaps even whale sharks zipping around the pristine house reef

What do the guests say?

  • guests love that the resort is far enough to feel remote and isolated, yet not a daunting long-haul journey
  • The Nautilus Maldives hails at the top of guests lists for tropical paradise getaways
  • guests love how close the house reef is and all the marine life they are able to see there

Accommodation

What are the private quarter options? Will I have a butler on call during my stay?

With its artistic bohemian interior, and the choice between one to three-bedroom houses, retreats, residences, and a mansion, The Nautilus aims to provide a truly personalized experience to its guests. Hosting 26 beach and ocean houses, each of these includes a living room separate from the bedrooms, a freshwater pool, and a butler to tend to your every need. Visiting with family? No need to fear cramped bathrooms or sharing sleeping areas – there is enough space for all. 

Key Facts

  • the resort is comprised of 26 beach and ocean houses, half of them being overwater
  • each stay includes daily complimentary light bites at Naiboli Pool Bar 
  • luggage unpacking and packing services are available to guests 

What is special?

  • relish at the majestic oceanic views beneath your feet as you peer through the glass flooring and watch exotic fish scuttle by 
  • feel the warm water envelop you like a cocoon as you sink into a lavish soaking tub with panoramic views of the ocean
  • have every detail sorted, your mini bar personalized and every request met ahead of your arrival by your own personal House Captain (butler)

What do the guests say?

  • the no clocks, no schedules, no opening or closing times mantra is most appealing to guests who want to escape the business of everyday life and simply relax 
  • guests love the incredible attention to detail, yet relaxed and informal vibe of The Nautilus 
  • the carefree atmosphere makes guests feel right at home

Pools & Spa

How can I best relax during my time at The Nautilus?

A visit to the Maldives calls for some me time, and the Solasta Spa at The Nautilus prides itself in just this. Offering bespoke wellness programs, Solasta – meaning bright and radiant – reaffirms the meaning of its name. Opt for a gentle massage with top quality organic products by Maison Caulieres and Omorovicza, or choose the sauna or open-air bath instead. With two over-water relaxation lounges and three glass-bottomed pavilions, The Nautilus pampers you as per your heart’s desire. 

Key Facts

  • an extensive menu of facials, Ayurvedic mud scrubs and massages is available
  • treatments can be mixed and matched in accordance to guests’ moods
  • in-room and after-hours spa treatments can be arranged at an additional cost

What is special?

  • if beautification services are not your kind of thing, a Yoga session courtesy of Solasta Spa, or a dip in the infinity pool are guaranteed to lift your spirits
  • restore your skin’s radiance with holistic treatments as you are pampered in a glass-bottomed treatment hut, watching tropical fish buzz about below
  • seek blissful solace after an unforgettable treatment in one of the relaxation lounges or the steam bath

What do the guests say?

  • having the option to customize and create a spa treatment according to their mood is a big plus for spa-goers
  • guests love noshing on gourmet canapés poolside at the Naiboli Pool Bar
  • the spa is one area guests encourage people not to skip during their stay

Culinary

What are the dining options at The Nautilus? How many restaurants are available to choose from?

Offering a culinary experience unlike no other, The Nautilus follows unscripted dining. Understanding that guests arrive to let go of their routines, the resort does not assign another schedule to them. You can eat whatever you want, at any time you desire. With three locations offering an exquisitely different culinary experience, guests have the option of deciding between a mixture of Arabic and Mediterranean foods at Zeytoun, the taste of Latin-America and Japanese cuisine at Ocaso, to all-day dining at Thyme and complimentary gourmet canapés from Naiboli. 

Key Facts

  • the resort offers three on-site restaurants and two bars
  • there are no opening or closing times and no dress codes
  • guests are treated to a complimentary bottle of champagne on arrival

What is special?

  • from midnight munchies to scrumptious eats at sunrise, your cravings will be satiated no matter the time of day
  • swoon to the acoustic sounds of a live band while you dance and dine the evening away under a star-lit sky
  • let the party come to you on your private sundeck where a live cooking station with your own private chef can be arranged

What do the guests say?

  • wine tasting sessions on a sandbank is one of guests favorite culinary activities
  • guests love having the freedom to dine whenever, wherever and whatever they like
  • honeymooners suggest the private dining option for an unforgettable romantic evening

Activities

What type of activities awaits me at The Nautilus? Are there any family-friendly activities?

If you love adventure and the ocean, The Nautilus brings them together with its luxurious private seaplane tour. As you board the 15-passenger plane, you can take a quick detour for snorkeling, or simply bask in the sights. If you love fishing, ditch the plane for a private luxury boat and go big-game fishing. Or if you want a romantic getaway instead, The Nautilus takes you to a secluded sandbank on the Baa Atoll, where you enjoy a movie under the moonlight with your special someone. Hosting some activity for the likes of everyone, from the manta ray dance at Hanifaru Bay, to going for aquatic recreational excursions, the activities on offer at The Nautilus are too good to be missed.

Key Facts

  • a gym with treadmills, free weights and kettlebells is available for guests to use at their leisure
  • the onsite dive center offers excursions to dozens of different sites
  • the Young Wonderers Kids’ Club offers activities such as yoga, kayaking and coconut painting

What is special?

  • paddle your way over sparkling waters in mesmerizing shades of blue as you watch life unfold beneath you from your glass-bottom kayak
  • start your morning with mindful meditation or sunrise yoga on the overwater yoga pavilion
  • cozy up for a private screening on a secluded sandbank under a glittering blanket of stars

What do the guests say?

  • diving after dark with the resident marine biologist is a favorite activity for guests
  • guests love being able to challenge themselves with complimentary aerial yoga classes
  • the attentiveness of personal butlers and their ability to curate experiences beyond guests wildest dreams is something travelers say they will never forget