From the air, the islands that make up the Maldives’ South Male Atoll look like a handful of emeralds scattered across the shimmering surface of the turquoise sea. However, this dazzling first impression is only improved upon at ground level- and it is on one of these idyllic islands that Naladhu Resort is located. Combining five star luxury with a dizzying array of activities and facilities, Naladhu encourages its guests to create for themselves the perfect Maldivian experience- whether that be one of pure relaxation, or of non-stop adventure and discovery. From sunset cruises on the resort’s private yacht, to rejuvenating yoga sessions and culturally inspired cooking classes, Naladhu offers a mosaic of timeless moments that will stay with those that visit the resort long after they return home.
- Celebrate a special occasion with champagne and canapés aboard the resort’s luxury yacht
- Snorkel with the Maldives’ famous manta rays on a trip to an underwater cleaning station
- Indulge in a signature treatment at the Ocean Retreat Spa
- Learn from the resort’s Master Sommelier how to select the perfect wine
LocationSOUTH MALÉ ATOLL, Maldives
How to get there
Fly to Malé airport, a journey time of approximately 10 hours and 20 minutes on a direct flight from London Heathrow airport. To reach the resort transfer a further 35 minutes by speedboat.
Best time to go
The Maldives is undoubtedly a year-round destination, with temperatures both on land and underwater remaining relatively constant at all times. However, May to November can be wet due to the monsoon, and these months therefore constitute the low season. Between December and April, the weather is reliably hot and dry; in addition, this season also offers the best underwater visibility for snorkelling and diving.
Naladhu’s dedication to creating an atmosphere of unparalleled luxury is evident from the moment guests arrive, when they are assigned their own personal House Master to act as an exclusive concierge, butler and assistant for the duration of their stay. This attention-to-detail is mirrored in all aspects of the resort, from its complimentary amenities to its cuisine.
Best Room/Top Tips
The Ocean Houses offer the most privacy, and the incredible experience of being lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves breaking upon the shore. However, the Beach Houses provide direct access to the beach, and may be better for those travelling with small children as a result.
- Relaxation area
- Luxury yacht available for charter
- PADI Dive Centre
- Watersports equipment
- Choice of restaurants
- Sunset cruises
- Cooking School
- Access to facilities on Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli
The Living Room
Overlooking the lagoon, The Living Room serves as the resort’s elegant all-day beachfront dining venue. The restaurant’s menu features an exquisite array of seasonal cuisine, whilst its impressive wine cellar offers rare and esteemed vintages from all over the world. At Naladhu, in-room and private destination dining are also available upon request, enabling guests to make the very most of the resort’s spectacular location.
Each of Naladhu’s twenty villas and houses incorporates timeless design, idyllic views, and the feeling of having found a home away from home. All rooms provide the services of a House Master, as well as the latest modern amenities- including wifi, a Bose home theatre system, an i-Pod dock and an LCD satellite television.
Ocean Pool Villa
Offering spectacular ocean views and an uninterrupted sense of privacy, these generous 300 square metre villas are situated just steps away from the beach and the lagoon beyond. Each one has its own beach cabana and hardwood deck complete with sun loungers; as well as a private steam room and swimming pool. Inside, a spacious master bedroom is complemented by a private wine cellar and a gourmet mini bar.
Ocean House With Pool
Boasting many of the same luxury amenities as the Ocean Pool Villa, these beautiful houses are designed to provide accommodation for two adults and one child. In addition to a private beach cabana and a 35 square metre infinity pool, each Ocean House features a separate bathing pavilion complete a with waterfall shower and private steam room.
Beach House With Pool
Identical in most respects to the Ocean Houses, the Beach Houses open onto a large garden that leads in turn to a tranquil beach on the lagoon side of the island. Each one is surrounded by lush tropical vegetation, providing an atmosphere of serenity and seclusion.
Two Bedroom Pool Residence
Designed to accommodate three adults and three children, this opulent residence covers 600 square metres of space and boasts magnificent views of the ocean. Outside, a sun deck complete with a dining pavilion and private sala edges an expansive 95 square metre swimming pool. Inside, a full butler’s kitchen and well-stocked pantry service an elegant indoor dining and living room, a master suite and a spacious twin bedroom. This accommodation option is perfect for larger families and groups, and offers the very best of Naladhu luxury living.
- Sunset cruises
- Scuba diving
- Cooking classes
- Local excursions
Children are more than welcome at Naladhu, where guests under the age of six may dine for free as long as they are accompanied by their parents.