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Located within the heart of the prestigious Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this ultra-luxurious private island hideaway is surrounded by pristine white sandy beaches and vibrant coral reefs, treasures of nature that we passionately commit to preserving.
Boasting a select 26 boho-chic island houses and residences, The Nautilus is the exclusive Maldives resort offering a unique private island experience without requiring an entire island buyout. Your intimate island sanctuary redefines bespoke luxury, providing unmatched space and privacy, personalized home comforts, and a dedicated butler service. Savour exquisite fine dining whenever and wherever you please while indulging in free-spirited experiences tailored to your every desire.
At The Nautilus, diverse activities are at your fingertips, custom-tailored to your preferences. Each day presents new opportunities for relaxation, with daily complimentary scheduled yoga, fitness, and meditation sessions awaiting your participation.
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Location & Getting There
You can reach The Nautilus in 30 minutes from Velana International Airport using our seaplane, shared seaplane, or a 20-minute domestic flight from Male to Dharavandhoo domestic airport, followed by a 20-minute yacht ride.
If you're arriving on a private jet, you will be offered landing services at the local domestic airport, Mafaaru, and a direct 2.5-hour transfer on a luxury yacht, Nautilus One.
Steps from azure seas, these bohemian suite-style sanctuaries each come with private butler service. Whole-island bookings offer the ultimate in exclusivity.
Houses with Private Pool: Eight stylish stilted houses rise above the lagoon. Each one includes an oval bedroom, a spacious living room with a glass floor panel, a generous sundeck with stairs leading to the warm blue sea, a private temperature-controlled infinity pool with horizon views, and a glass-walled bathroom offering panoramic vistas of the Baa Atoll, complemented by Penhaligon's bath amenities.
Beach Houses with Private Pool: Nine elegant beach houses grace our shores, mere steps from the ocean and house reef. These spacious, well-appointed houses feature oval bedrooms and expansive living rooms that open onto wide private sundecks overlooking the beach, with private temperature-controlled pools and manicured gardens. An outdoor shower connects to the bathroom, which boasts Penhaligon's bath amenities.
Ocean Residence with Private Pool: Two exquisite ocean residences offer bohemian bliss above the lagoon. These custom-furnished and richly decorated retreats feature a spacious living room with a glass-floor panel, a separate bedroom, and an adjoining dining room with a powder room and wet bar. The living spaces open to an expansive sundeck, complete with a private temperature-controlled infinity pool and direct access to the ocean via stairs. Enjoy the expansive glass-walled bathroom with Penhaligon's bath amenities.
Beach Residence with Private Pool: Three stylish beachfront residences offer chic and elegant sanctuaries. The ground floor boasts spacious living and dining rooms with an adjoining wet bar and powder room leading to an expansive deck and a private infinity pool. The bathroom is generously appointed with Penhaligon's bath amenities. Upstairs, a sun-drenched king bedroom provides stunning beach and ocean views, and a terrace with a spiral staircase connects to the deck below.
Two-Bedroom Beach Residence with Private Pool: These duplex residences provide indulgent privacy and escape, with a spacious bedroom on the ground floor and a master bedroom upstairs. They offer panoramic views in every room and are chic and cosy with bespoke furnishings and curated objets d’art. Enjoy the expansive bathrooms with Penhaligon's bath amenities. Each residence features a private sundeck and an azure infinity pool on the white, powder-fine sands.
The Nautilus Retreat with Private Pool: This two-bedroom overwater residence features a curved sundeck and infinity pool for a quintessential Maldivian experience. Both bedrooms offer sea views and en-suite bathrooms with Penhaligon's or Hermés bath amenities. It's a family sanctuary for creating lifelong memories.
The Nautilus Mansion with Private Pool: The owner's ultimate beach home, The Nautilus Mansion, offers three bedrooms and a unique stay opportunity. It's a beachfront retreat with custom furnishings, embodying the island's bohemian spirit. Sunlit and breezy, it promises serenity, privacy, and ultimate freedom.
Enjoy various activities at The Nautilus, including water sports like sea bobs and paddleboarding, personalized sandbank picnics, and sunset fishing. Dive into the underwater world with Bubble Blowers or try a quick PADI Discover Scuba Diving course.
Challenge yourself with a SUP Lagoon Race or participate in marine conservation through our Coral Adoption Aqua Nautica program. Explore local culture with the Local Island Experience and witness marine mammals on a Dolphin Cruise. Go fishing with a Fishing Expedition or play sports at The Arena.
For racquet enthusiasts, there's the Padel Tennis Court. Join a cooking class with the Nautilus Chef, or learn mixology in the Mocktail Class.
The Nautilus offers a luxurious and safe family resort experience with activities for all ages. From Young Wonderers for kids to enriching teen programs, The Nautilus encourages curiosity about the unique island surroundings with bespoke family offerings.
Welcome to your exclusive Maldives Island retreat, where tailored luxury reaches unprecedented heights. Here, you'll find unparalleled space and seclusion, personalized amenities akin to home, the attentive services of a dedicated butler, the opportunity to savour exquisite fine dining whenever and wherever you desire, and a selection of free-spirited experiences crafted to cater to your every desire. Step into a realm of your creation.
We won't take you to the usual tourist traps, instead we'll introduce you to people that show you the true side of a country. With our contacts in each destination, we can arrange for you to meet locals away from the crowds and ensure an authentic experience.
You can rely on our extensive first-hand knowledge and years of experience in the country you’re visiting. We use only the best expert guides, and provide insider tips on the local customs, and everything from vibrant festivals to hidden Himalayan monasteries
Your vacation will be as unique as you are. By getting to know you and what makes you tick, we fuse our wealth of expertise and a deep understanding of our destinations to create unique day by day itineraries that are built around you.