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Immersed in the raw beauty of Baa Atoll at 5°15’44.4”N 73°09’18.6”E, in the middle of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and renowned Hanifaru Bay, a hub for manta rays and whale sharks, The Nautilus encompasses 242 x 249 metres of natural beauty.
Upon arrival at Velana International Airport, you are picked up directly from your aircraft and individually escorted to the exclusive CIP lounge (Maamehi Executive Lounge), regardless of the house category booked. No queuing is required as all matters regarding immigration, baggage and customs will be handled on your behalf.
The Nautilus is just 30 minutes from Velana International Airport via The Nautilus' seaplane, shared seaplane, or, a 20 minute domestic flight from Male to Dharavandhoo domestic airport followed by a 20 minute yacht ride.
For guests arriving via personally chartered private jets, landing services are available at local domestic airport, Mafaaru, followed by a direct 2.5 hour transfer via our luxury yacht, Nautilus One.
The Nautilus has gained phenomenal international recognition within just one year, most notably within Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2020 as the ‘Best Resort in the Indian Ocean’ and being recognised among the top 3 ‘Best Resorts in the World’. The Nautilus is also within Condé Nast Traveller’s highly prestigious ‘The Gold List’ 2021 as well as Tatler’s renowned Travel Awards 2021 as ‘Best Private Island Retreat’. Most recently, The Nautilus Maldives was named by Condé Nast Traveller’s 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards as one of the top resorts in the Indian Ocean and has also been recognised by TripAdvisor as one of the top 10% of hotels worldwide in the 2023 Travelers’ Choice Awards.
Comforts of Home
The Nautilus offers 26 ultra-private beach and overwater houses, each a world unto itself with spacious bedrooms including en-suite bathrooms and outdoor showers, a separate living room, a wide sundeck and a private temperature controlled infinity pool. Steps from azure seas, these bohemian, suite-style sanctuaries each come with private butler service. Whole-island bookings offer the ultimate in exclusivity.
Unscripted dining – anywhere, anytime. The Nautilus’ three restaurants and two bars revel in the spontaneous, crafting bespoke culinary journeys tailored to each taste. Explore Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine at Zeytoun; Latin- American and Japanese delights grilled to perfection at Ocaso; international choices at Thyme; free-flow gourmet canapés from Naiboli poolside bar. Private in-residence or around-the-island dining, no opening hours, no constraints. Just a shared passion for extraordinary gastronomy.
Free Spirited Experiences
The Nautilus offers a vast selection of activities that can be tailored to your every whim. Dine anywhere, anytime. Take to the seas in a luxury yacht for an impromptu adventure. Dive into turquoise waters, immersed in the liberating embrace of the Baa Atoll, or host a private soirée in your own beach house, complete with loved ones, live music and seafood grilled to perfection. Or make the most of a private cinema screening on a distant sandbank under starry skies. These shared, intimate moments are the ones you’ll remember forever.
The overwater Solasta Spa has three glass-floored private treatment pavilions where tailored wellness programmes and daily rituals are supported by the natural and organic product lines of Maison Caulières and Omorovicza. Each day is another opportunity to breathe, with daily complimentary scheduled yoga, fitness and meditation sessions.
The modern and fully equipped gym Fitsphere is open to guests with 24 hours access and The Arena, the multi- purpose sports court is the venue for futsal, badminton, tennis or volleyball games.
Providing the ultimate luxury resort experience for families, the Maldives is a wonderful & safe environment for you and your loved ones no matter what age your children are. That’s why we provide a plethora of activities upon the island from Young Wonderers for our young guests, to richly educational activities for teens. Encouraging relentless curiosity for our unique island surroundings, The Nautilus delights in offering bespoke family offerings to engage everyone.