The Nautilus

The Nautilus

Immerse yourself in a quintessential tropical island escape at The Nautilus Maldives. Reached by seaplane, this private island paradise diverges from the norm. Liberating guests from the typical rules and restrictions of other five-star properties, this chic bohemian sanctuary does things a little differently.


An idyllic retreat for food enthusiasts, under the guidance of Executive Chef Jeremy Metz, the island's menus are a feast of global flavours. There is a smorgasbord of delicious dishes to try, from beachside breakfasts at Thyme to Mediterranean-inspired Zeytoun to a fresh fusion of Japanese and Latin American delights at Ocaso. Guests can also dine in line with ancient Ayurvedic principles at Ananda. Each dish utilises the freshest seasonal produce and is tailored to the three doshas of Ayurveda: Vata, Pitta and Kapha

Breaking away from conventional dress codes and fixed restaurant opening times, patrons at this unique Maldives beach resort can dine around the clock in any setting. Whatever your cravings, The Nautilus team and your private butler are available night and day to help create bespoke culinary journeys.

Whether snorkelling amidst the vibrant house reef, spotting whale sharks or diving alongside majestic manta rays at the famous Hanifaru Bay, visitors at The Nautilus are strategically situated to savour the Maldives' stunning Baa Atoll. A UNESCO biosphere reserve thanks to sleek glass-bottomed treatment rooms, guests can also admire the resident marine life while enjoying a relaxing massage in the Solasta Spa.

Tailor made in every detail, visitors to this luxury Maldives beach resort can spend idyllic days big game fishing on a private yacht or admire these breathtaking atolls from another perspective with a personal seaplane excursion. As the night draws in, The Nautilus continues to thrill with its thoughtful adventures. From moonlit scuba diving sessions to a mixology masterclass on the beach, the fun continues well past sundown.

Visitors to this lavish haven can unwind in complete seclusion within opulent ocean houses. Featuring charming thatched roofs and awe-inspiring views of the Indian Ocean, these inviting personal sanctums embody the essence of private island luxury. Each of the 26 houses comes equipped with a sparkling private pool, ensuring uninterrupted quality time with your closest companions. To add to your deluxe getaway, each of the beach houses comes with a personal butler service to help plan thrilling excursions, make suggestions for delicious snacks or organise a romantic surprise.

Part of a larger group? The luxurious The Nautilus mansion accommodates up to six explorers. Occupying an enviable plot on the beach, this lavish abode has a separate living room and a private pool. Alternatively, the heavenly The Nautilus Retreat awaits. A two-bedroom overwater villa boasting a private infinity pool and captivating glass floor panels this is one unforgettable abode.

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before you go

Everything you need to know before planning your dream trip

The Essentials
Seaplane transfers are 30 minutes from Malé International Airport / 26 Villas / 4 Restaurants & Bars / Ayurveda Cuisine / Private Dining / Spa / Snorkelling / Private Yacht Cruises / Cinema Under The Stars
When to travel
December to April is the high season as the weather is hot, there’s less rainfall and it is the best time to scuba-dive. It is wetter and windier May to October.
How to get there
British Airways flies direct from Heathrow in under 10½ hours. Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, Oman Air and SriLankan Airlines also operate from various UK airports with many offering stop-overs in the Arabian Gulf so why not break the journey?

Our Destination Specialists


our destination specialist

Nina Lloyd Specialist area: Caribbean, Indian Ocean, Cruise & Europe 25 years in travel industry
Jo Abbott Specialist area: USA & Caribbean 28 years in travel industry
Zoe Dodd Specialist area: USA, Canada & Europe 20 years in travel industry

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We are passionate about travel and that passion drives our desire to ensure you have your perfect holiday every time. Our promise to you is your best ever tailor-made holiday

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Opening Hours
  • Monday - Friday- 9am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday - 9:30am - 1pm
  • Sunday- Closed

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