Get away from the crowds at ultra-lux Naladhu Maldives, with only 19 houses at full-capacity, introducing a new- age concept to the old-age tradition of excellent service and style in the Maldives.
On a tranquil atoll surrounded by a coral lagoon- Naladhu, Maldivian for "beautiful island", offers seclusion and serenity. Set on Velighandu Huraa island, Naladhu is conveniently located from Hulhule Airport. The 13-kilometre ride to Naladhu takes approximately half an hour by speedboat. But with every comfort available, you'll feel at home even before you reach your Naladhu house.
Met at the airport by your personal Villa Master, in addition to your ATOLL PARADISE meet and greet host, to bring you to your private luxury boat and make certain that your holiday begins as soon as you come into his care. And while the secluded beauty of this coral-fringed island, set in its own emerald lagoon, is the main attraction- the journey to Naladhu is a thrilling one. Pass through the azure waters of the Indian Ocean sparkling in contrast to the warm, powder-fine white sandbanks and spot uninhabited/local islands along the way. On arrival to this tiny, desert island you will notice greens palm trees waving in the centre of the island in a tropical coconut grove.
The perfect vacation begins with the perfect setting on a private tropical island.
Guests stay in ultra elegant "houses" instead of rooms or bungalows, with a level of service that is elevated to a new standard - houses come with their own personal Villa Masters who are on-call 24/7 to assist guests in any way imaginable and to organize everything your heart desires.
Naladhu is more than a resort: it is custom-made to be as personalized as a favourite vacation home by the sea. It is a place where everything is as it should be; where everything is familiar not because you've been here before, but because it is just as you'd imagined it to be. A collage of sand, sun, spice and spectacular service to savour. Come with Atoll Paradise and create your own timeless moment.
The Living Room
Mingle with Naladhu residents while basking in the gentle Maldivian island breeze. The Living Room is of chic design and offers a cosy al fresco dining experience overlooking the splendid lagoon. Dinners centre on a table d'hote concept featuring the chef's daily selection of inventive Asian and Western cuisines using the freshest market ingredients. A highlight of The Living Room is its featured wine cellar, perfect for informal wine tastings
Satisfy your tastes with a carefully selected menu designed by none other than you. Dine at home- on your terrace, under the stars or the sun. Enjoy a villa barbecue, complete with your own chef and House Master at service. Or, for true romantics, surprise your loved one and organise a champagne breakfast to start the day in splendid fashion. Chefs also offer a variety of set dinners for every hunger including Thai, Indian, Maldivian and Western.
Intimate Dining Affairs
Romance abounds on Naladhu and its spectacular surrounds. Being a bit romantic themselves, the chefs have designed a range of truly unique dining opportunities called â€˜Intimate Dining Affairs', in which they bring their favourite menus to the destination of your choice around the island. Complete with candles, tablecloths and all the little touches of perfection, our â€˜Intimate Dining Affairs' offer some of Naladhu's most precious timeless moments for you both to cherish.Escape to a nearby island for a private beach dinner. Feast on board an elegant dhoni, the traditional Maldivian sailboat or the luxury sailing yacht, as you sail into the sunset. The chefs and staff can cater for private parties, pre-dinner cocktails or afternoon tea in the comfort of your pavilion. For the health conscious, guests can consult with the chef to discuss individual dietary requirements, spa menus or other special meal requests.The following destinations are just a suggestion of the many settings available for your very own intimate affair: Picnic or candlelit dinner on the powder-white beaches of Naladhu Lagoon sunset on the Living Room pool deck Private island hideaway at nearby Guli Fushi Private beach cabana dining Dinner aboard the Riyaa, the dhoni, for a sail across the lagoon. Coconut Grove by firelight Wave breakers private dining deck Dinner aboard the luxury motor yacht, Naladhu Raane
Health and Fitness
For those who want to keep up their fitness regimen, the island's fitness centre is stocked with treadmills, stationary bikes, weight machines, free weights and other fitness equipment to help you work up a sweat. If you're a first-timer looking to explore weight or cardio training, the resort can even arrange one-on-one personal training sessions with the island's trainer, who will set you on your own personally tailored path to fitness. Even long-time fitness enthusiasts will benefit from the trainer's expertise â€“ after even a short weekend holiday, you may emerge having elevated your exercise regimen to another level.
Embark on a journey to physical and mental balance through yoga, Pilates or meditation. Instructors can help you elevate your state of mind through individual guided yoga or meditation sessions or organised group classes. Naladhu is also the perfect place to discover the benefits of Pilates, the world-famous discipline designed to provide greater flexibility, stability and balance.
For those who want to just sit back and relax, or perhaps mingle with other residents to share your Naldahu experiences, a beachfront swimming pool is also available to enjoyâ€¦
Kayak to a nearby desert island. Water ski over a placid emerald lagoon. Try your hand at wakeboarding or surfing on the Indian Ocean. All in a day's adventure at Naladhu!
Complimentary canoes are provided for you to enjoy the beautiful, calm lagoon fronting the island. For those feeling a bit more adventurous, have a go at windsurfing. Lessons are available to enable you to enjoy the wind and sea in a new and challenging way.
Surfers will discover that these sparkling islands offer ideal surfing conditions. With a handful of some of the best surfing destinations in the Maldives only a quick launch ride from Naladhu, you'll never have a better opportunity to try this exhilarating sport. Surfing programs and packages are available for experienced and novices alike, managed by Tropicsurf. Equipment can be hired direct from the resort for your convenience.
Recreational Activities and Excursions
At Naladhu, the day is your canvas. Whether you are seeking non-stop action or simply to kick back and relax, it's all possible hereâ€¦ Dive into the deep blue sea, snorkel the reefs only metres below for a mind-blowing introduction to the heart of the Maldives best kept treasures. Or, if you'd prefer to stick to the surface, enjoy an afternoon of windsurfing, kayaking, deep-sea fishing or sailing to deserted islands organised for you by your Villas Master through the nearby Anantara sister resort.
Some of Naladhu's best views are found underwater and are just waiting to be explored. The on-site PADI Dive Centre offers a full range of courses for the first-timer to fanatic to help you discover one of the world's premier diving destinations. With classes ranging from scuba discovery to advanced open-water, wreck diving and even rescue dives, Naladhu residents, from first-timer to fanatic, are sure to find an adventure suited to their abilities. Every day, the centre offers up to four dives at a variety of locations â€“ in fact, within a half-hour radius of the island, there are no less than 20 world-class dives to enjoy.
Join for an afternoon or morning on one of Naldhu's deep-sea fishing excursions. You'll first cruise past smaller atolls until you reach open ocean, where Sailfish, Marlin and Wahoo thrive. An elegant launch is outfitted with advanced equipment for the expedition, which is able to handle the weight of the bigger game you'll be catching. Perhaps you'd like a champagne toast or an assortment of evening canapes in between the action. Your House Master and chef can arrange your outing however you please.
Why not try your hand at some â€˜local' style fishing for a more laid back experience. Set sail on an elegant dhoni and sail across the lagoon on a Private Sunset Fishing expedition. You'll be back just in time for dinner ready for the chef to cook you up your very own catch of the day!
For those preferring something a little more laid back, a variety of snorkeling excursions are on offer to neighboring reefs, manta ray â€œcleaning stationsâ€ and Naladhu's very own nearby house reef teeming with underwater beauty. Embark on an adventure via catamaran, dhoni or Naladhu launch to locations near and far afield. Given the beauty of the Maldives, the journey is unforgettable in itself.
Island Picnic - Spend an afternoon as an explorer (with a few more luxuries) and live out your fantasy island daydreams. A tiny uninhabited island offshore in Anantara's lagoon is your playground for the day. Frolic in pristine waters, explore stunning reefs and enjoy a specially prepared picnic on white sands without a soul in sight.
Male' Excursions - There is more to the bustling Maldivian capital than just the airport. Male' offers distinctive architecture, local markets, tranquil mosques and the regal presidential palace. Immerse yourself in the local culture at the National Museum and partake in some of the country's authentic local delicacies. Shop the way the locals do to bring back some bargain souvenirs for friends and family.
Sunset Cruise - Cruise the tranquil turquoise lagoon aboard a dhoni and let the champagne in your glass take on the tints of the setting sun. Cherish an unforgettable, enchanting evening in paradise. Picture perfect for newlyweds.
Seaplane Experience - For a true adrenalin rush and the ultimate view, nothing beats a seaplane adventure. Soar over this resplendent island paradise on a photo flight and touchdown to discover some truly off-the-beaten-path destinations.
Naladhu's own fleet of luxury launches, catamarans and sailing yachts plus a luxurious dhoni are available for charter, fishing trips and island-hopping adventures all around the South Male Atoll. The experienced (or adventurous) can harness the power of the winds and hone their knot-tying skills in the calm waters of the Indian Ocean, or more relaxed residents can simply unwind on deck with champagne or a cocktail (and awe-inspiring tropical views) while experienced local skippers do all the work. Cruise at your whim and picnic on a completely deserted island. Return just in time to enjoy the perfect Naladhu sunset from your private pool.
Health & Spa
As the perfect Naladhu day winds down or as the perfect beginning, nothing beats unwinding in the privacy of your house with your choice of in-room spa therapies designed to pamper your body and restore your soul. An international team of expertly trained therapists are skilled in providing services that draw from the timeless wisdom of the ages and the best of contemporary holistic practices. Allow them to personalise the right treatment just for you. Inspired by the rich natural traditions of the islands and surrounding ocean, a range of luxurious spa therapies are available to relax the mind and spirit. Four-hand massage, herbal steam and al fresco flora baths are just a few of the available options. You'll discover and design the rest.
Choose where you want to get pampered: The comfort of your spacious bedroom; your sun-bleached deck as twilight falls; in the warmth of the sand on the beach at sunset. At Naladhu, relaxation is never more than a few steps away.
The exquisiteness of the island warrants a special occasion. Blu Maldives can help fiance's plan that meaningful event. Let us know your vision of what your wedding entails and we can assist in making your wedding dream a reality. Gulhi Fushi is a natural uninhabited island that caters to weddings. It is located between Anantara and Naladhu resort making for hassle-free co-ordination of events. Couples can exchange vows on their hidden isle and even arrange for the reception dinner to include a deluxe barbecue on your secluded beach. Newlyweds can choose to prolong the occasion by spending the night under the pavilion which has sleeping facilities as well as a shower and toilet. Connect with your partner on a rustic island, where you can let time pass by slowly in order to appreciate this most significant occasion.
Please note: Wedding are symbolic in nature. Wedding and ceremonial arrangements can only be finalised after a minimum stay of two days at the resort to ensure sufficient time for preparation.
Children under 12 years of age are restricted due to the exclusive and sophisticated atmosphere that Naladhu offers. Also, houses are not child-safe with the inclusion of a large outdoor pool. Blu Maldives can suggest many other resorts that are specialised for families with younger children that may be better suited to your needs. Please ask one of our expert staff to recommend an appropriate destination for young families.
Couples will enjoy this island to the maximum. With an eye for details and delivering special touches, it is ideal for any special occasion such as a marriage, honeymoon, renewal of vows, anniversary, engagement or birthday. Or it makes a wonderful "just because" present between lovers and a magnificent place to rekindle a romance. Imagine the specialness of a ceremony on a close, uninhabited island with rustic facilities that allow the bride and groom to fall asleep in each others arms right on their private wedding island. This is the romantic island getaway you've dreamt of.
Sports & Activities
Naladhu guests can have as passive or active of a vacation as they would like. The excellent gym facility and personal fitness trainer can arrange for a workout like no other according to your likes and abilities. If yoga is your way to reconnect mind, body and soul - a yoga guru can give you lessons under your own padded deck pavilion. Sister resort Anantara offers Naladhu guests the same pulse quickening activities as its own guests. An immense range of water sports and land activities are available including excursions to see more of what the Maldives has to offer.
At Naladhu you don't go to the spa, the spa comes to you. A professional spa consultant will meet with you to design a treatment based on your individual needs. Indulge in spa services tailored for a truly personalized experience and in the most comfortable of settings at your own private house. Trained therapists offer a variety of services such as massage, body therapies and beauty treatments without the awkwardness of having other guests see you in your robe and face pack. Please note that guests have the option of taking a trip to neighbouring Anantara resort if they would enjoy an on-site spa experience from this spa recognized for its superb quality of Thai trained therapists, treatments and products.
Awards and Recognition
Only opening its doors in March 2007, Naladhu has already been spotted by experts in the travel and tourism industry. Conde' Naste Traveler just added Naladhu to its 2007 Hot List special issue of the world's best new hotels and resorts. "Naladhu represents the Maldives most convenient exclusive destination yet," declares Conde' Nast Traveler in the special issue. We are sure the best is yet to come.
Rooms & Suites
Beach House with Pool
Capture your own stretch of pristine white beach and revel in 300 square meters of exquisite space and comfort. With identical facilities in both Ocean Houses with Pool and the Beach Houses with Pool, your only decision is which of the perfect settings you prefer. Beach House with Pool opens into a rear garden that leads to a tranquil beach
Ocean House with Pool
Providing totally unobstructed views of the jewel-blue waters and rolling waves of the Indian Ocean, the Ocean House with Pool is the ultimate choice for privacy. With a hardwood deck stretching out over the ocean, you will be lulled into total serenity by the waves breaking. Each Ocean House with Pool has the additional pleasure of a private
Ocean Pool Villa
Hideaway in an ocean facing sanctuary that offers incredible privacy, a generous 300 square metres of charming space, and a House Master on hand 24 hours a day to take care of every need. Watch the waves roll in as you bask under the sun on loungers that are set on a spacious hardwood deck extending out over the Indian Ocean. A white