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The world is in a strange place. For many, the current situation still feels surreal but one thing is clear, we are living in challenging and unprecedented times. The uncertainty can be uncomfortable and raises a plethora of questions relating to all aspects of life as we know it. If you are an avid traveller, or if this year was meant to be your year of adventure, some of those questions might centre on what the future of travel holds. Unfortunately, we don’t have all the answers just yet, but one thing we do know is that once the travel restrictions are lifted, we can offer you the ultimate place to satisfy your wanderlust.
Just for a moment, break away from reality and imagine a holiday destination so utterly beautiful that it takes your breath away, not just once, but every day you are able to embrace its magic. A destination where luxury suite-inspired houses dissolve into powder-fine beaches and cerulean waters which dazzle in every hue of blue and are home to mesmerising marine life such as baby sharks and turtles. One that has been designed to ensure you can revel in your holiday without a care in the world. Here, you can eat breakfast for dinner, sip maybe finest cocktails? in bed and engage in unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experiences (gourmet meals on a deserted island perhaps?) far away from everyone but your loved ones.
What if we told you that such a place exists?
In the heart of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, surrounded by Indian Ocean waters that shimmer in every shade of blue, is such a place; one of the finest five-star hotels in the Maldives, The Nautilus Maldives. At this luxury refuge, you can live out your dream holiday in paradise, free from the constraints of time. Secluded, private and with strict safety and hygiene measures in place, it’s also sure to be one of the safest places to visit when people can travel once more.
Have we piqued your interest? Then here are seven reasons to visit The Nautilus Maldives post-COVID-19 travel restrictions:
There are many exceptional tropical destinations in the world, there’s no denying that. But few are quite as magnificent as the enigmatic and unusual country of the Maldives. Made up of over 1,200 islands, strewn across the vivid turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean like a broken necklace of jewels, the Maldives offers discerning jet setters the ultimate place to break away from the limitations of daily life, especially after lockdowns, quarantines and restrictions.
Apart from the destination’s unparalleled natural beauty, it’s unique one-island-one-resort concept makes it a truly stunning post-COVID-19 option. On the destination’s fabled resort islands, there are no tourist attractions, no queues and no crowds, and secluded accommodation options allow for minimal contact with other travellers.
The Nautilus, specifically, offers guests the ability to keep their distance from others, with individual and immensely private houses and residences which are famously spacious. This magnificent Maldives beach resort fans out across one of the destination’s most enchanting and unspoiled private islands, where decadent indulgences, tropical wonders and memorable experiences are simply part and parcel of a stay here — all of which can be enjoyed in total seclusion. Hours spent swimming with turtles, languid walks along powder-fine sands and midnight dips enjoyed under endless skies, all without the need to interact with other guests; The Nautilus Maldives, a sensational hideaway where your post-COVID-19 island holiday dreams can be woven into reality.
Guests that choose The Nautilus for their holidays are not ordinary travellers. They are free-spirited jet setters, discerning epicures and wild-hearted revellers. Those with a penchant for the sublime. That’s why, when you stay at The Nautilus, your VIP treatment starts from the minute you arrive at Velana International Airport, as a standard practice.
The moment you disembark from the plane’s stairs to the minute your seaplane leaves, you will be well looked after by the CIP personnel at the airport. What’s more, as you relax in comfort at the CIP lounge, all customs, immigration and luggage processes will be handled for you, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
The CIP arrival is unparalleled but it also ensures that our guests aren’t required to stand in long lines or have unnecessary contact with other travellers. In fact, it enables you to bypass the main terminal all together — less contact with others means less risk while travelling.
Amongst the idyllic palm trees and shimmering ocean, The Nautilus offers guests the ultimate home away from home. This luxury bohemian hideaway offers a reprieve from the normal and mundane — a holiday here means no set routines, no ‘have tos’ and certainly no time restrictions. It’s a place of freedom, where you can pick and choose exactly how you would like to live out each day while keeping your distance from other guests and limiting your interactions with staff members.
In-line with the idea of unbridled, private holiday bliss, the restaurants at The Nautilus don’t open or close at any set time, there are no dress codes, no rush hours, no crowded spaces, no buffets and no limits. Eat breakfast for dinner (or anytime, anywhere on the island at no additional charge), nibble on delicious complimentary snacks while you embrace the views from the pool or choose from the huge array of gastronomic offerings at one of the three restaurants in your own time, at your own pace, away from other guests.
If you’re a true bon vivant then you can also embrace the resort’s unique concept of ‘Unscripted Dining’; bespoke off-the-menu dining on your terms, tailored to your preferences. Dine in the privacy of your island accommodation or opt for an unforgettable destination dining experience — the choices for memorable moments, spent away from others with only your loved ones, are practically endless.
We don’t believe in the concept of one-size-fits-all holidays; unique guests deserve highly personalised and perfectly curated holidays. That’s why each House or Residence at The Nautilus comes with the services of a dedicated House Master or butler.
What’s more, your House Master serves as your main point of contact, which further helps to limit unnecessary engagement with other staff members. Your House Master will personally ensure that your stay is everything you could dream of and more and will be responsible for arranging everything from in-room dining and excursions to catering for personal preferences.
Thanks to its location on a private island, accessible by special transfer only, the resort has strict control of who is able to come and go. This magical idyll, inspired by the spirals and infinite possibilities of the nautilus shell itself, has limited accommodation, a mere 26 houses and residences.
Designed to be wonderfully sequestered, each house offers uninhibited views of either the gorgeous tropical gardens or azure reef-protected lagoon and its own, private temperature-controlled swimming pool, a spacious living area and ample space both indoors and outdoors, giving you more than enough space to live out your island days in style and at a distance from other travellers.
Even the smallest houses boast 282 metres squared of space, with separate living rooms that open onto wide sundecks, spacious bedrooms and expansive en-suite bathrooms. The bigger houses and residences have all of these features as well as extra, separate dining areas, a mere stone’s throw from the glittering waters of the Indian Ocean. One thing is for sure at this gorgeous holiday sanctuary, you are sure to have all the space you could need.
A holiday at The Nautilus is meant to feel like you are spending time on your own private island. With no constraints and its masterfully created houses and residences, it’s delightfully easy to imagine the island exists as a tranquil oasis for just you and your loved ones. Even excursions are tailor-made and exclusive; it is the novel experiences like navigating the Topaz-blue waters on a luxury yacht, watching dolphins and enjoying delicious treats with your loved ones, that transform into memories that last a lifetime.
The Nautilus doesn’t believe in combined or group activities, where the preferences or actions of others might impact the quality of your memorable moments in paradise. The ‘free-spirited experiences’ offered at this haven center on private excursions and activities, where you can make the most of the quality time spent with your loved ones.
The Nautilus isn’t there to dictate or inhibit your holiday in any way; it strives to offer you liberation at every turn. That’s why unparalleled, private and ‘transformative’ offerings also exist here. These offerings are absolutely bucket list-worthy; revel in a
private boho-luxe sandbank BBQ dinner followed by an under-the-stars cinema experience, indulge in a unique boating experience with aboard Champagne breakfast, immerse yourself in a swimming excursion alongside manta rays at Hanifaru Bay located in the heart of the Maldives UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, relish a big-game fishing experience on an opulent fishing boat or enjoy a specially curated full- or half-day excursion by yacht or private seaplane. Anything is possible at The Nautilus.
Does the thought of living out your barefoot island dreams in utter seclusion sound like your idea of perfection? Or perhaps you have a special occasion coming up or would simply like to ensure that your family is as safe as possible while on holiday in uncertain times? Then we have something truly extraordinary for you; you can book out this entire boho-luxe resort exclusively for you and your loved ones. The incredible island buyout option allows you to embrace moments in paradise in the most intimate and secluded way possible, with the entire island at your command.
Book The Nautilus for a small, intimate wedding, an opulent gathering, an unforgettable anniversary or a multi-generational family reunion in the most magnificent of settings. Amongst the swaying palm trees and incredible, flawless beaches, you can take pleasure in extraordinary moments in complete and discreet privacy and in the ultimate expression of liberation.
If this appeals to you, then you will be thrilled to hear The Nautilus is running a special buyout promotion until 22 December 2020. There are two options available as part of this promotion, you can either book out the entire island (all 26 of the houses and residences) or enjoy a private buyout of only 14 houses. Whichever you select, you can be sure that this ultra – luxury beach resort will be entirely private for your group (even if you book the latter option).
With this unrivalled offer expiring close to the end of the year, it makes the next few months, arguably, the best time to travel to the Maldives.
One of the best ways to get through a tough time is to ensure there’s something incredible to look forward to when it’s all over; the light at the end of the tunnel. Once the travel restrictions are lifted, could you imagine a more perfect (and safe) place to escape to than The Nautilus after a few trying months? Neither can we.
If you would like more information, please take a look at our FAQs . To book your stay (we have very flexible cancellation terms) or if you have any other queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via email [email protected] or via our hotline +960 7309818. A once-in-a-lifetime stay at The Nautilus is sure to be nothing short of sublime