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If you’re looking for a tropical beach holiday, there’s nothing quite like the Maldives. Even if you’ve never visited this archipelagic country before, you can likely picture it in your mind’s eye: exceptional scenery, the bluest horizons of sea-meets-sky, white sandy beaches, palm trees swaying in the gentle ocean breeze.
But beyond this idyllic background, what can you expect to do in the Maldives? What are the main attractions it holds that are unique to this piece of paradise? Well, there are many, and if you’re a first-time visitor, you might not know where to start. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite regional experiences and encounters – all of which are proudly offered by The Nautilus itself.
1. Surrender to blissful relaxation
Today more than ever, a getaway should offer true retreat – an escape from the worries of modern life and the demanding, frantic daily grind. A spirit of freedom, escape and relaxation defines the Maldives, and no more so than at The Nautilus. Everything on our island – from accommodation to dining to choice of activities – is designed to usher in this atmosphere, to encourage you to do – or be – as you please.
Of course, relaxation means different things to different people. For you, it might be lounging on your own private sun deck, with no other plan than to drink in the gorgeous seascape. Or perhaps you’d prefer an adrenaline-fuelled impromptu adventure into those very seas.
2. Feast on the finest cuisine ~ anytime, anywhere
One of the greatest pleasures of travel is tantalising the tastebuds. Food has that remarkable ability to celebrate togetherness, memorialise moments and excite all the senses. And in the Maldives, you can expect nothing less, particularly when you embark on one of many culinary journeys created at The Nautilus.
Besides our focus on exquisite gastronomy – a fusion of Maldivian, Asian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours prepared by award-winning chefs – we delight in creating truly bespoke dishes tailored to our guests’ tastes. Our anytime, anywhere dining philosophy means that you can feast or nibble whenever and wherever you feel like it: (very) late breakfasts and midnight snacks are the order of the day, and the locations are as varied as the menu. Enjoy the intimacy of your island abode – on the sun deck, in your infinity pool or even in your comfortable bed. Or opt for a more exotic location: imagine a feast aboard a luxury yacht, complete with sparkling seas – and finest champagne.
3. Dive into aquamarine adventure
The Maldives offers some of the world’s most spectacular marine life and crystalline waters, a water world of endless exploration both above and beneath the waves. Nestled in the Baa Atoll – a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve – The Nautilus is perfectly positioned to offer the best of both, in personalised ultra-luxury, where guests are encouraged to veer off-script and dive into an excursion as the moment takes them. From coral reef dives, to gentle snorkelling on our house reef, to witnessing majestic manta rays at the renowned Hanifaru Bay, to big-game fishing from a luxury boat, the options are as endless as the deep blue itself. And to experience a completely different outlook on the ocean – a magnificent aerial view of meandering atolls – consider chartering The Nautilus’s seaplane.
4. Settle in for spa days and starlit nights
The Maldives offers both adventure and leisure, with free-spirited experiences suited to all personalities, all ages and even all energy levels! You’re invited to simply shift gear as the mood takes you – and when the mood is unhurried, you can expect just as many options to unwind as those that excite.
The Nautilus’s ambience of escape invites you to lie back and let go, whether it’s into the masterful hands of a therapist at our overwater Solasta Spa, or the cosy arms of a loved one as you enjoy some movie magic. The Nautilus’s sandbank cinema experience is a guest favourite: a private screening of your film of choice, with just the stars and your favourite people to keep you company.
5. Celebrate a special event
With all these wonderful attractions, the Maldives is unrivalled as a destination for marking memorable events. We’re convinced that the truest luxuries in life are time, people and freedom, and at The Nautilus, our ultra-luxe bohemian style of hospitality perfectly facilitates celebrations of these very luxuries. Whether you’re looking for a location for a castaway wedding, a dream honeymoon, a special anniversary or a birthday bash, we have a variety of curated celebration packages to choose from. And of course, we’re always happy to conjure up a special something that’s uniquely yours.