The Nautilus Maldives

What if a holiday in the Maldives could be done differently? Meaningfully? The Nautilus was created to answer that question.  A bohemian hideaway set in the otherworldly beauty of Baa Atoll, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, The Nautilus is an immensely private resort of only 26 beach and ocean houses, where every detail, from what’s in the minibar to bathroom toiletries, is tailored to the guest, who should feel as if staying on their own private island.

The vision of one man, a Maldivian entrepreneur with over 30 years in hospitality, The Nautilus is his ultimate project, created to express his personal vision of the best that can be – not just in the Maldives, but worldwide.

His vision? The Nautilus is a celebration of the individual spirit, offering liberation; freedom unconditional; space to share, to meet, to be yourself and shape your own personal journey. And, most of all, to celebrate the people you’re with, in any way you choose.  Because in the end, it’s these simple, elemental pleasures – that ability to simply be – that form the greatest luxury of all.

Houses and residences offer all the comforts of home and a space to call your own – each a personal sanctum with its own separate living room and private pool, hand-picked materials, and custom-designed furnishings infused with a bohemian whimsy that invites you into the barefoot life. Your personal butler takes care of all cares.

Here, time has no meaning.  The three restaurants and two bars (not to mention 24-hour room service and destination dining) welcome you to a world of unscripted dining; of free-spirited culinary journeys guided by your tastes.  Eat when you’re hungry, have breakfast for dinner, drink Champagne in bed. This is a world where a menu is just an inspiration and meals are designed for you, whenever you want them, anywhere you please.  No set opening times, no fixed breakfast hours, no dress codes. Come as you are, enjoy great company and indulge in a shared passion for extraordinary cuisine.

The Nautilus is a world of elemental freedoms, a million miles from the nearest care. Picnics by the pool, a vintage brut on the beach, dinner for two as you sail through the moonlight.  Enjoy the freedom of discovery: go sky-gazing and catch a falling star; explore underwater kingdoms shimmering just offshore; walk along the beach at night and see the waters glow phosphorescent. Discover beauty here, deep in nature. The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve lies just outside your door – a kaleidoscopic wonderland of incredible marine life. Snorkel the rich house reef at the edge of the lagoon, or immerse yourself in the world-renowned Hanifaru Bay and swim amongst whale sharks and whirling manta rays.

Accommodation General
The comforts of home and a space to call your own. Here each house is a personal sanctum with its own separate living room, private pool, and personal butler. Each infuses the comforts of home with a bohemian whimsy that invites you into the barefoot life. Hand-picked materials and custom-designed furnishings ensure every abode is a cozy work of art. The smooth surface of pale granite in the bathroom. Hand-knotted macramé chandeliers. A curved wall of windows that opens up to the sea, so that every morning begins with a view of the Baa Atoll.

Enjoy the privacy and space of your separate living room and bedroom. Retreat to your private deck and curl up on your poolside swing. Drift for hours in your own turquoise pool. Open up your floor-to-ceiling doors and let the ocean breeze flow through your living room. Your connection to the world outside: a private butler service, dedicated to ensuring every element of your house is tailored to you. A place to mix and mingle, to spend quality time together in perfect privacy.

In each house:
All houses have separate living room and bedroom (suite); large freshwater outdoor swimming pool and private deck with sun loungers, dining table and swinging chair; full butler service. Plus: free Wi-Fi, tea/coffee machine, complimentary daily water and soft drinks, complimentary bottle of champagne on arrival, complimentary daily fruit, evening gourmet turn down, mini bar, wine fridge, two flat screen satellite TVs, on-demand movies, spacious air-conditioned bathroom, designer bathroom toiletries, luxurious free standing bathtub, separate walk-in shower; air conditioning and ceiling fan.


  • The Nautilus Maldives as a destination in its own right
  • Distinction: the Nautilus Maldives is distinctly different from other resorts
  • Luxury paragon: new bohemian luxury
  • Sense of exclusivity without being pretentious
  • Dr Maniku story: his vision / four decades of hospitality in the Maldives: this is the pinnacle of hospitality, his ultimate achievement; his dream of what luxury can be.
  • Spa, health, wellness propositions
  • Memorable activities that can be shared
  • Pure luxuriousness of offering
  • Romantic activities, honeymoon and anniversary packages
  • Exclusive events and activities, designer & brand name associations
  • Personalisation and customisation of every aspect of the stay
  • All-suite resort
  • Boutique sensibilities
  • Genuine butler service / truly personalized service
  • Transformative experiences
  • Bohemian chic style / barefoot luxury
  • Good reef, great beaches
  • Natural island with lush, indigenous tropical vegetation
  • All villas have large private pool
  • Privacy
  • In the UNESCO world biosphere, close to Hanifaru Bay
  • Outstanding gourmet destination

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