Long noted for its beauty among the locals, the small private island of Naladhu invites you to unwind in blissful seclusion.
Take up residence in one of 20 timelessly elegant houses, each a spacious sanctuary with private swimming pool, surrounded by the most serene sapphire seas. A stay like no other, guests can revel in elegance and comfort.
From bespoke culinary experiences to blissful beach days, water sports to spa indulgences, an array of experiences means this special place holds a unique story waiting to be written by each of our guests.
Naladhu Private Island Maldives was named the best resort in the Indian Ocean three years in a row and in the top 10 Best Resorts in the World by Condé Nast Traveler 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards.
Your tropical hideaway.
A place where nature and seclusion combine, our exclusive private sanctuary in South Male Atoll allows you to hide away in one of our 20 private houses surrounded by the most serene sapphire seas. An island resort in the Maldives like no other.
TWO BEDROOM BEACH POOL RESIDENCE
Gifted with both sunset and sunrise views, the luxurious family beach escape is your ocean and beach front hideaway at a private island in the Maldives.
A fabulous fusion of space and opulence, this vast space guarantees both privacy and quality time with loved ones, a master bedroom and ensuite are found on the top floor and a twin bedroom with bathroom on the ground floor.
Whatever the time of day, as you step out onto the white sands, your own private beach is the place to while away your days. The softest, purest sands are yours to be cherished each day of your stay. Whether in your cabana or your ocean-facing swing, you can enjoy your private paradise any way you choose.
Whatever your heart desires, your Kuwaanu can prepare or arrange for you, with a full kitchen and spacious living and dining room for fun-filled family gatherings.
BEACH HOUSE WITH POOL
A haven for beach lovers, immersed in island hues, your beach house brings the tropical beauty of the island to your doorstep with its own private garden and infinity pool to cool off in after spending the day on the beach.
Your Kuwaanu will ensure you have all your needs met, including indulgences such as your personalised wine selection and private al fresco dining under the pristine palms at your beach villa in the Maldives.
OCEAN HOUSE WITH POOL AND PRIVATE BEACH CABANA
Your spectacular sunrise ocean-facing Maldives villa with pool is your serene space to spend slow days bathed in the island’s sun-kissed panoramas, immersed in shades of blue as far as the eye can see.
Dining in takes on a new feel as you indulge on your private deck, complete with a swing – the ideal spot for lazy lounge days.
Your dreamy infinity pool offers the picture-perfect backdrop will ensure you don’t miss a moment with panoramic views stretching for miles and when you’re ready to feel the sand between your toes, your private beach cabana is waiting on the edge of the lagoon.
Romantic dining in Maldives.
Turning gastronomic experiences into forever memories of romantic dining in the Maldives. The endless possibilities of curated dining will make sure each day is etched deep in your heart.
Candlelit dinner on the beach with the soundtrack of the ocean waves against the shore, bespoke banquets on your veranda or world-class dining at The Living Room restaurant with a pairing of your favourite grape from its glass-walled wine cellar, are just some of the culinary creations we have in store.
The Living Room
There are no limits such as time or taste at The Living Room, where every guest feels at home. Overlooking the lagoon, the guest is king at this fine-dining luxury restaurant, where no request is too big or too small.
With no timetables and no menu, you can find your freedom with our chefs alongside you to guide and inspire, whatever your desire, morning, noon or night.
You can discover the perfect pairing with our sommelier to walk you through the wide array of vintages of the world’s wine from the glass-walled cellar which takes centre stage.
Imagine nothing but the sounds of the ocean as you and your loved one sail away to dine on your own desert island, or the sound of silence as you nestle beneath the shelter of a lush secluded coconut grove.
The island and its surrounds offer a rich array of unique natural hideaways where a private chef, Kawaanu and sommelier work together to design the ultimate intimate dining experience.
Intimate dining, reinented.vImagine the smell of the barbecue grilling your favourite dishes on the beach while you walk bare foot in the sand for candle-lit al fresco dining, or enjoying the cosy surrounds of our house as your Kawaanu serves your special request as you lounge in your robe and slippers while the gentle ocean breeze blows in.
Without even stepping away from your luxurious surrounds, our in-house dining curates coveted gastronomic experiences inspired by the Maldives and beyond. Using one of the many exquisite settings in and around your house, our team is always ready to design an unforgettable private dining experience in the Maldives.
Whether on your terrace or in your sala, the destination is up to you while you leave the finer details to us to transform your house into the restaurant of your dreams.
Put on your finest dress and your favourite music as you add some glitz and glamour to your evening and prepare to create your very own restaurant experience. Maybe start the evening with a sundowner and canapes as the skies transform at dusk before the delectable offerings from The Living Room are brought to your door.
Order according to your every whim and pair your meal with the perfect grape from the cellar’s vast collection, or let the chefs inspire you as you embark on your culinary journey.
Cooking classes: the beginning of your culinary adventure
Delve deeper into the wonderful world of the culinary arts under the wing of our expert chefs. Excite your senses as you dice, pound and stir with soups, curries and sweets which span the two cultures of Thailand and the Maldives.
A voyage of discovery, you will learn the secrets behind these time-old recipes and the fusion of flavours which characterise Maldivian and Thai cuisines as you soak up the aroma of lemongrass, coconut and lime.
Using traditional methods and modern technology, our culinary guides will help inspire your inner chef whether you are an accomplished cook or novice, and even teach you how to lay the perfect table ready to dazzle your loved ones.
YOUR PERSONAL ISLAND RETREAT
Reconnect to yourself and nature in your Maldivian spa paradise. Wellbeing is at the heart of the Naladhu philosophy. At our island sanctuary, you can find the time and space to unwind and relax, heal and rejuvenate, supported by our team of therapists to guide you on your way.
Whether in your house or at our healing retreat, your Naladhu experience aims to enhance your wellbeing from the inside out. Alone or with your love in our private treatment room for one or two people, enjoy the ultimate spa resort sanctuary in the Maldives to elevate body, mind and soul.
NALADHU SIGNATURE MASSAGE (90 minutes)
Cultivate grounding and stillness through this powerful relaxation therapy using a blend of Eastern and Western techniques to activate the body’s natural energy channels. While the muscles are stimulated and eased, the mind can let go, allowing you to flow into a blissful state of serenity.
WELLNESS AT NALADHU
Wellness at Naladhu Private Island Maldives: helping you feel better from the inside out. Embark on a journey of wellbeing during your stay at Naladhu where our team will ensure you will leave feeling rejuvenated and revived.
Wake up to a soothing yoga session on the beach or step up the pace as you sweat it out with one of our in-house trainers as you choose from a range of bespoke classes and treatments tailored to your needs at this wellness resort in the Maldives.
Whether you’re looking for an immersive, more intensive schedule of wellbeing or simply a little pampering or activity to add to your stay, we are here to help you plan your wellbeing expedition.
Complete packages include nutrition guidance with our on-site experts as well as bespoke exercise programmes to help you begin or simply accelerate your healthy regime.
Nurturing the mind, body and soul, a range of complementary Ayurveda treatments and therapies are available to enhance your experience through this ancient Indian practice which draws on traditional wisdom and natural healing
Blissful Maldives beach weddings.
At Naladhu, curate your dream wedding in the serenity and seclusion of this tropical haven where your island idyll comes to life. The island’s picturesque hideaways offer an array of locations to choose from for your dream day.
Overlook the island’s lagoon or take shelter under the intimate coconut grove while we add the Maldivian touches to ensure a wedding you’ll never forget. The resort can be your personal playground as you and your loved ones take over the 20 houses and celebrate this momentous occasion, making indelible memories.
The evening and days ahead are yours to celebrate as you wish, enjoying the great outdoors as the backdrop to your romantic Maldivian rendezvous.
Say ‘I do’ overlooking the sparkling turquoise lagoon on this secluded stretch of powdery beach as we transform it into your private wedding wonderland. An aisle of torches leads to an elegant archway of fronds from the island’s palms, a nod to the magnificence of nature on your island paradise.
You and your loved ones will revel in the romance as you enjoy sunset canapes and Champagne before enjoying a lavish feast together under the stars in your al fresco celebrations. Capacity: up to 60 guests
The Coconut Grove
A petal-strewn path will guide your way up a palm-fringed aisle as you and your loved ones enter the ancient coconut grove at the heart of our beautiful island.
The haunting sounds of the traditional Maldivian bodu beru drums will accompany this magical occasion on this island made for marriage, where just you and your loved ones unite in celebration of love. Capacity: up to 50 guests
Enjoy the thrill of making your first catch as you try your hand at traditional Maldivian line-fishing. Out at sea on your dhoni you’ll learn techniques including jigging, popping, trolling or casting as you wait to reel in your catch.
Our guides will help you as you take on this challenging art, a mix of strength and patience, mental and physical endurance, in the battle to catch some of the local delicacies including sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi or giant trevally.
Opt for a truly remarkable experience and join our experienced team on an adventure with nurse sharks. Swim along with these majestic creatures for one of the most memorable experiences of your life.
Surfing in Maldives: be at one with the waves
Wake up, wax up and ride the waves on your doorstep. One of the world’s most coveted surf spots, Naladhu Private Island Maldives is a veritable paradise for surfers of all levels, novice to pro. From peeling, playful rights to down-the-line left barrels, the water awaits, with a variety of waves on our doorstep and beyond.
For a truly decadent experience, you can charter the Nirvana Luxury Yacht for a fabulous all-day adventure where you’ll get lost at sea for all the right reasons. Lessons with our accomplished surfing team are available for all levels whether you are looking to take on your first wave or build the courage to step
Experiences at Naladhu Maldives Private Island Resort.
Awaken the inner adventurer with experiences that defy nature. See the beauty of the Indian Ocean in an entirely new light at our Maldives private island resort. Experiences that the island offers include coral adoption, wine tasting, spa treatments and ocean voyages.
GULHIFUSHI: YOUR PRIVATE PARADISE FOR THE DAY
Discover your own deserted island in the middle of our lagoon as you sail off on your pontoon for a taste of blissful isolation. Let us take you to the heavenly island of Gulhifushi where you can create your secluded private paradise while your Kuwaanu takes care of your every wish.
From a lavish dining menu to a selection of outdoor adventures, relaxation and romance, this tropical private island experience in the Maldives will be one of your most cherished memories.
Your enchanting day will begin as you step ashore to the pristine white sands of Gulhifushi, surrounded by azure blues as far as the eye can see, greeted with a grand breakfast spread fit for royalty.
You will be able to learn about the wonders of the underwater world with our marine biologist who will take you to explore the vibrant coral gardens on a private snorkelling tour where you can witness the thriving marine life around the lagoon.
When you return to shore, you will be greeted by the enticing smells of your lunch being cooked on the open fire. With delicacies from land and sea including melt-in-the-mouth Wagyu beef and lobster, you will be spoilt with a magnificent spread, accompanied by cooling chilled Champagne.
Gulhifushi invites guest to relax and escape and with a healing massage using a blend of exotic herbs and floral fusions, you will feel you have floated into a heavenly reverie.
Continuing this day of decadent dining, your afternoon will see you spoilt with a spread of delicious goodies for a lavish afternoon tea. A sumptuous selection of delights including sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and cakes, served on a table carved of sand, will capture the essence of this beautiful culinary tradition.
Into The Deep Blue: Your Chance To Encounter Some Of The Most Magical Creatures Of The Underwater World. Take on an ocean adventure to discover the abundant underwater world of the Maldives with half and full-day diving safaris into the deep.
Hop aboard the speedboat for the start of your underwater voyage, with experiences as remote as they are beautiful. Qualified divers can find a wealth of sites to uncover with around 35 sites near to Anantara Dhigu alone in this year-round destination offering temperate waters and excellent visibility.
Beginners can also get a taste for the deep blue with a Discover Scuba Diving introductory dive or take on the PADI certification course.
This teardrop-shaped reef is one of the most thrilling dive spots in the South Male Atoll. Famous for its abundant sea-life including dogtooth tuna and barracuda, ‘Jack’s Corner’ has a cave at 23 metres with soft coral and dense schools of bigeye trevally and snapper.
KUDA GIRI WRECK
An exciting reef for beginners or wreck-lovers, Kuda Giri Wreck is full of holes and overhangs which have become home to a rich array of marine life. Located west of Dhigufinolhu, the steel wreck boasts residents including ghost pipefish, leaf fish and nudibranch, hiding in the well-preserved structure’s many hideaways.
Boasting turtles, grey reef sharks and eagle rays, Guraidhoo Corner is a unique spot for spotting a rich array of the region’s marine life. Whether an outgoing or ingoing current, Guraidhoo promises to never disappoint.
This sandy enclave is a favourite for spotting mantas between July and September, gathering around the undulating sandy bottom when outgoing currents are most frequent. The sandy terrain means visibility is around 15 metres due to the outgoing currents but its unique bathymetry makes it a spot not to be missed.
Famous for its population of sharks, Miyaru Faru, located at the southern end of Fushidhiggaru Falhu, is home to the likes of white-tip and grey reef sharks, eagle rays and giant Napoleon fish, found around the verdant overhangs at 17 metres.
Dive deeper and you’ll discover the leopard sharks which can be seen laying on the sandy bed, making it easy for divers to savour the magnificence of these graceful species.
CORAL ADOPTION PROGRAMME
Fall in love with the coral world beneath the waves – and claim a piece of the Maldives for yourself. The world of coral reefs in Maldives teems with brilliant and rare fish and marine species. For all of its beauty and apparent resilience, coral is a sensitive organism, vulnerable to slight changes in environmental conditions.
Take part in the Coral Adoption Programme by transplanting live corals, with the help of our resident Marine Biologist, into the shallow waters of the lagoon. Return year-after-year to watch them prosper. Help our underwater world bloom.
YOGA AND MEDITATION
Gain physical poise and mental peace with one-on-one guidance at our yoga retreat in Maldives. More than simply physical exercise, yoga helps unite mind and body and has the power to heal from the inside out.
Our instructors are on-hand to support you whether you are a total beginner or more proficient practitioner, to explore the practice which both relaxes and rejuvenates physical and mental wellbeing.
Aiding mobility, easing stress and enabling you to turn away from the world and tune into yourself, the sessions will guide you through gentle physical postures with a focus on breath and mindfulness, as well as taking you through a guided meditation, ideal for those looking to delve deeper into this powerful practice.
Cooking flavourful creations over water or overlooking the lagoon. Begin your cooking class in Maldives with a refreshing coconut picked by our Coconut Guru before your eyes.
Take a tour of the chef’s fragrant herb garden in the heart of the island. Then cook your favourite Maldivian or Thai dish in a step-by-step tutorial adjusted to your preferences and skills.
Savour your creations for lunch and enjoy the option of adding garnishing and table set-up classes. Leave with wonderful memories and impressive new skills to entertain family and friends back home.
Explore the beauty that surrounds with your own Maldives luxury cruise. The lure of the Indian Ocean is a calling not to be missed during your stay in this island sanctuary and one of the best ways to explore the archipelago is aboard your own private yacht to witness the wonders of nature amidst the finest of luxury.
Your cruise aboard Nirvana will indeed be as its name suggests, divine. Gliding across the plethora of blues you will stop and explore deserted islands, swim in crystal-clear lagoons and discover the secrets of the region’s thriving underwater world on snorkelling and diving adventures around its untouched reefs.
Cruise into the golden hour, sit back and sip Champagne. The chef will surprise you with a hamper full of delights for your sandbank soiree, or perhaps you’ll choose the marine-inspired canapés for your sunset romance.
The yacht is available for day or overnight cruises, where you and your loved one can spend the evening observing the awe of the region by night.
Lay back and watch in wonder at the starlit-sky from the gentle lull of the yacht’s deck and the soothing sounds of the ocean waves, from where the world feels a million miles away.
Take romance to a whole new level with intimate dining. A deserted stretch of beach lit by flame torches. Design the most intimate of dining moments in the Maldives for you and your loved one overlooking the magnificent Indian Ocean.
Indulge in a private island picnic, a candlelit dinner in the midst of a coconut grove, or a cosy evening spent in a beachside cabana. Feast on the freshest of seafood, or let your chef whip up an original menu based on your dietary preferences.
Go to battle with a sailfish, mahi mahi or giant tuna with a fishing tour. Enjoy the thrill of making your first catch as you try your hand at either traditional Maldivian line-fishing or classic reel fishing.
Out at sea your captain will teach you techniques including jigging, popping, trolling or casting as you wait to reel in your catch.
Our guides will help you as you take on this challenging art, a mix of strength and patience, mental and physical endurance, in the battle to catch some of the local delicacies including sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi or giant trevally, which if you’re lucky, will be cooked up later for dinner.
Coral reefs protect the pristine beaches at Anantara Dhigu, Anantara Veli and Naladhu Maldives, and guard the islands’ crystal-clear lagoon. They also support an astounding array of tropical fish, crustaceans and bizarre-looking molluscs.
However, for all of its beauty and apparent resilience, coral is a sensitive organism, vulnerable to extreme weather and sudden environmental changes. In our commitment to protect the environment, Anantara initiated the Coral Adoption Programme.
We invite our guests to participate in this long-term project, by planting coral in our reef nursery and following its growth with photo updates or return visits.
Swim, snorkel or kayak above reefs that shelter large-mouthed groupers, brightly coloured parrotfish and the occasional moray eel.
Watch closely for the unmistakable shape of the spotted eagle ray or try to spot a giant clam, the world’s largest bivalve. Count the anemones, starfish and sea urchins. Look for butterflyfish nibbling on coral. Follow a school of damselfish across the reef.
In 1998, more than 90 percent of shallow coral reefs in the Maldives died when El Niño raised sea temperatures by 4°C. The coral has regenerated significantly since suffering from the bleaching event; however future temperature fluctuations threaten its survival.
Anantara’s coral reef adoption programme launched in 2010 to accelerate regeneration and strengthen our surrounding reef ecosystem. In the years since, the project has continued to evolve and expand, while always allowing guests to leave a positive mark on the reefs by sharing in our efforts.
Your very own private island escape
Your own private island is no longer just a dream as you and your loved ones take up residence in paradise. With 20 private houses to choose from and staff on hand to bring to life your every wish, this heavenly retreat can be all yours for a unique adventure you’ll never forget.
A place where nature and seclusion fuse perfectly together, at Naladhu Private Island, you can leave the worries of the world behind as you escape to your personal island paradise.
Our private sanctuary in South Male Atoll allows you and your loved ones to create an exclusive escape on our palm fringed island surrounded by spectacular sapphire ocean.
Up to 50 guests can join you on your tropical escapades which begins as you are whisked away to the ocean on a gentle cruise by speedboat before arriving on your new desert island. Beyond its luxury and seclusion, this idyllic tropical enclave transports guests to another world.
Your stay will be like no other, as you revel in the elegant comfort of our 20 beach and ocean houses, where memories are made. From bespoke culinary experiences to blissful beach days, this special place holds a unique story waiting to be written by each of the island’s visitors.
Each dining experience will be catered to your wishes, from ocean-view dining on your terrace to decadent in-room experiences or romantic meals on the beach or at sea. Making every meal memorable, the choice is always yours