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  • 10% discount is applied
  • VIP welcome on arrival from the airplane and private fast-track immigration and customs from the comfort of the VIP lounge
  • Welcome amenities inclusive of champagne and gourmet platter
  • Daily breakfast “anywhere anytime”
  • Deli-style bites at the pool bar till sunset
  • Daily sunset cocktails
  • Complimentary stay and meals for two children below 12 years
    (children eat from our kids’ menu)
  • Early check-in & late check-out subject to availability

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Destination|Experience|Lifestyle, 16.Jan.2022

World’s best hotels in the Maldives

The world’s best hotels, islands and destination spas – among other hospitality categories – are rated every year by the people whose voices matter most. You, the valued guests.

Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards 2022 has just opened its voting platform, and discerning travellers the world over are invited to participate in this exclusive survey. What’s more, US-based participants stand a chance of winning a dream holiday for two worth $15,000 – just by casting their vote.

The Nautilus has enjoyed a number of international accolades in just three years, including Best Resort in the Indian Ocean in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 and Best Private Island Retreat in Tatler’s Travel Awards 2021. But we are never content to rest on our laurels – always striving for better, more beautiful, more meaningful experiences for our guests and their loved ones. This is why your feedback is so valued. And of course, we’d love you to vote for The Nautilus in this online poll! All you have to do is head over to the World’s Best Awards voting platform, and follow the steps from there.

In the meantime, read on for why we believe The Nautilus is a worthy candidate.

1. Just you and the ocean blue

The Nautilus’s castaway location in the middle of the Indian Ocean means that you’re miles away from the busy bustle of modern life, separated from the pressures of society by an endless blue horizon. Immersed in unspoilt nature, your every sense is soothed and revived, with soft sands under your feet; the hush of gentle waves on the shore; the blues, greens and sunset pinks of nature’s daily displays; the warmth of the sun and the cool of the sea breeze. As one of the Maldives’ most intimate private islands, with only 26 guest lodgings lining our shores, the only crowds you’ll encounter are the schools of tropical fish that shimmer in the blue below.

2. The comforts of home infused with bohemian whimsy

Each of our beach houses and villas serves as a personal – and personalised – sanctum. Considered architecture and interior design take their cue from the nautilus shell and bohemian whimsy, each room gorgeously furnished with luxurious fittings, sophisticated décor and hand-picked, artisan fabrics and objets d’art. With a private infinity pool and expansive sun deck, and your abode tailored to your particular preferences, this is home away from home in the most idyllic sense: every morning, as you sip your coffee just the way you like it, you are greeted by a spectacular sea view that is far from everyday.

3. Time stands still

The maxim that guides life on the island is ‘time stands still’; it imbues every detail of our resort and style of service. Because we believe that freedom from the constraints of time – from its schedules and pressures – is one of life’s rarest luxuries.

There are no clocks, no set itineraries, no opening or closing hours. Just the freedom to do, and be, as you please. The shifting tides, the sun’s slow movement through the sky, and the natural rhythms of your body, are the only gentle prompts throughout the day – whether inspiring you to an indulgent midnight feast, a dive at dawn or a lazy afternoon nap.

4. Unscripted, free-spirited, tailor-made

Our free-spirited approach inspires our style of dining, excursions and Maldives experiences: Unhurried; unlimited by set menus, set hours and dress codes; and personalised to your every taste. Enjoy your favourite flavours in our world-class restaurants, intimate dining in the privacy of your island home or on a far-flung sandbank, open-air beach cinemas with your family, romantic yacht trips with bubbly on board, impromptu underwater adventures that showcase the magic of the Baa Atoll, or a day spent luxuriating in our overwater spa. And ensuring the ultimate in bespoke treatment, each house is assigned a personal House Master, a dedicated butler who prepares your lodging according to your likes and dislikes, dreams up experiences that you might like, and shifts with your daily whims. Available day and night, they delight in making your holiday wishes materialise.

5. Conscious luxury is at our heart

As we are nestled in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, sustainability and conservation are absolutely paramount. From committing to coral reef rehabilitation, to using ocean-friendly cleaning products and sustainable and reclaimed building materials; from adopting systems that conserve both energy and water, to empowering and supporting local talent, we’ve adopted a holistic approach to sustainability that considers environmental, social and economic factors.

Get in touch with us again to return to a world of your own making, by contacting And vote now at the World’s Best Awards platform.