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  • Daily breakfast “anywhere anytime”
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Destination|Experience|Lifestyle, 03.Feb.2022

A private island experience

The Nautilus Maldives offers a true private island experience – whether you’re looking for a tropical hideaway for two, or a luxuruious escape with extended family and friends.

Our private island style of hospitality is woven into our very DNA and, as such, is realised in every detail of our accommodation, dining experiences and signature excursions. Keep reading to discover how we can help you retreat from the rest of the world, and to see which booking option best suits you.

A private retreat for two

The Nautilus’s private island experience is at the heart of the islands’ concept, and is the only Maldives resort designed to offer this privilege to every guest on the island. This means that – while an island buy-out is perfect for one of your milestone celebrations – a more intimate holiday escape to one house or residence still enjoys the luxuries of privacy and exclusivity, of an island experience all to yourself. You can expect to lounge, dine, soak up sun or sea, or cool down in a gorgeous infinity pool – in total, utter seclusion. We create this atmosphere in a number of practical ways:

1. Boutique accommodation

Our island paradise is home to just 26 immensely private beach and ocean houses and residences: at its busiest, The Nautilus remains a quiet and intimate retreat where you’ll feel like you’re the only visitors to our shores. Each lodging is exceptionally spacious, boasting sea views unspoilt by crowds or houses, perfectly screened off from the outside world. A generous sun deck with private infinity pool envelops you within a reality of your own making – where you are free to do whatever you please. Interiors are furnished with all the comforts of home and styled with our signature bohemian whimsy, offering a dreamy haven of relaxation. Should you wish, you need never set foot out of the door.

2. Fine dining ~ in your own space, to your own tastes

The beauty of our unscripted dining concept means that you can enjoy your favourite flavours anytime – and anywhere. Our unrestricted, off-script take on menus mean that hyper-personalisation and ultimate personalisation come naturally. And this sets the stage for a whole new level of gastronomic delight: imagine spoiling yourselves with culinary masterpieces from our fine dining restaurant, Zeytoun, but in the seclusion of your chosen location. Whether its lobster you’re craving, or whether a hearty club sandwich is more to your taste, we’ll create a table for two in your own piece of paradise – in your home, on a remote sandbank, on board a luxury yacht, or in any secret space you can imagine.

3. Exclusive adventures and experiences

Every experience at The Nautilus can be relished in total privacy. A simple dip in the sea is literally steps away from your sun deck, and our spa’s blissful treatments can be performed in the heavenly solitude of your island home – to ensure the utmost relaxation. Should you wish to venture out of your cocoon and into the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Hanifaru Bay, you could revel in a guided snorkelling adventure through an underwater world populated only by spectacular sea life.

4. Personal, dedicated, discreet service

The Nautilus’s bespoke approach to your getaway emanates from our hosting style: we’ve done away with the set schedules, fixed menus and limited opening hours typical at luxury resorts. We delight in making your unique holiday dreams happen, in catering to your specific preferences, and this vision is made practical with The Nautilus’s House Master service. Each house or residence is assigned a House Master dedicated to you and your loved ones alone, offering full butler services and conveniences all day and all night. They act as the vital connection to your every wish, making you feel like you’re the only ones on the island, available to answer your needs as much – or as little – as you desire.


An island buy-out and ultra-luxurious hideout for your exclusive bash

Of course, sometimes a special occasion calls for something really grand where you can congregate with extended family and friends. Beach weddings, an extended stay for a family reunion, a long-term relaxation getaway, milestone birthdays or even corporate retreats are usually best suited to our buy-out package, where the entire island is yours alone, at your sole command, literally. Besides offering gorgeous accommodation to house your select company, The Nautilus also excels at planning events, feasts, activities and outings tailored to the group as well as individuals. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is a must for life’s most meaningful moments. Find out more about this incredible offering by browsing our buy-out brochure.

To begin creating a world of your own making – a world away from the crowds – get in touch with us at