The Nautilus Maldives welcomed its first guests on 3rd February 2019. The entire staff welcomed the first guests with champagne, bodu beru and ribbon cutting ceremony. The Major highlight being the ‘first steps’ on the island by guests. Celebrations continued on to the evening with sunset cocktails and the first ever ‘Nautilus Rising’ ceremony as the distinctive nautilus shell in the pool gradually comes alight, giving the appearance of rising out of the water.
The Nautilus Maldives is a bohemian hideaway located in Baa Atoll with only 26 beach and ocean houses on a tiny coral reef-encircled island. It is a UNESCO biosphere reserve.
The vision of The Nautilus is to join the select group of private islands recognized as the best in the world. With its modern bohemian style, and concept of absolute freedom for its guests, who enjoy no rules, no dress codes, no set restaurant hours and no fixed menu choices. Its driving philosophy is to make guests feel not only completely at home, but also as if time itself no longer exists. As a result, a stay at The Nautilus is noticeably different from anywhere else.
The services and activities follow the lead of the natural rhythms of nature and desires of the guest. Guests can look forward to trips to world-renowned Hanifaru Bay to swim amongst manta rays, diving on iridescent coral reefs, exploring remote sandbanks and deserted islands or just cruising the ocean on a custom-built yacht.
The Nautilus Maldives is built by a Maldivian entrepreneur. The Ultimate project to express his personal vision of the best that luxury can be, not just in the Maldives but worldwide. With its philosophy “a world of your own making”, this is a celebration of the individual spirit, liberation and freedom unconditional. A place where guests are encouraged to be themselves and shape their own personal journey. Most of all, to celebrate the people they’re with, in any way they choose. Because in the end, it’s these simple, elemental pleasures that form the greatest luxury of all.