In February 2019; on a perfect sunny Sunday afternoon
The Nautilus welcomed its first guests, ushering in a new world of luxury in the Baa Atoll. The entire team were out to welcome the first guests with champagne, bodu beru drumming and a ribbon cutting ceremony, with the highlight being the 'first steps' on the island by our guests.
Celebrations continued on to the evening with sunset cocktails and the first-ever 'Nautilus Rising' ritual as the distinctive nautilus shell in the pool gradually lights up, giving the impression of rising out of the water.
The Nautilus – a privately-owned island in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve – opened in February 2019 with the serious ambition of being noted as one of the leading luxury resorts in the world. It was created for the new generation of luxury travellers who expect transformative experiences and activities that they can share with those who matter the most to them.