The Nautilus is your luxury bohemian hideaway in the Maldives. A highly personalised, immensely private ultra-luxury island resort with just 26 beach and ocean houses and residences, where every experience is tailored to you. Where nothing is fixed and anything is possible. Where you are free to set your own beat; free to do – and to be – as you please
Conceptualised by a Maldivian hospitality icon and visionary entrepreneur who was instrumental in creating many awardwinning resorts, The Nautilus is the result of his lifetime’s worth of expertise and represents what ultra-luxury should be – not just in the Maldives, but worldwide. The legacy of this visionary entrepreneurship is now carried forward by the next generation of the family. A celebration of the individual spirit, The Nautilus offers liberation and freedom unconditional.
Space to share, to meet, where guests are encouraged to be themselves and shape their own personal journey. Above all, The Nautilus champions it’s guests to reflect and celebrate with the people they’re with, in any way they choose. Because in the end, it’s these simple, elemental pleasures – that ability to simply be – that form the greatest luxury of all. 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. 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’.