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By Lauren Hill | February 13 2019
The ultra-exclusive private island resort, Nautilus Maldives, is now welcoming guests in for blissful stays in the Baa Atoll. The vision of a Maldivian entrepreneur, the resort was created with the philosophy of being ‘a world of your own making’ and ambitions of being ranked among the world’s most luxurious.
This resort stands out for its modern bohemian style and concept of providing absolute freedom. There are no rules, dress codes, set restaurant hours or fixed menus here. The idea is that you feel completely at home, losing track of which day it is and the time, with each day’s activities led by your desires.
Having now reached completion, the tiny coral reef-encircled island resort is home to 26 beach and ocean houses — each with spacious living areas and private pools — and a selection of inviting restaurants.
Dine at signature fine dining spot, Zaytoun, for Mediterranean and Arabic cuisine; try smoked specialties at globally inspired grill, Ocaso; tuck into casual gourmet bites at laid-back beach house, Thyme; and pair cocktails with tapas at the poolside bar, Naiboli. Breakfast can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere; canapes are served by the pool all day; and you can see the sun go down each day with a cocktail.
With its privileged position in the Unesco Biosphere Reserve, Baa Atoll, the island is a gateway to a kaleidoscope of marine life, too, with diving trips taking you to mesmerizing coral reefs and cruises on the custom-built yacht taking you to swim with manta rays at Hanifaru Bay and explore the atoll’s remote sandbanks. Back on the island, you’ll have time to unwind at the resort’s spa and take part in daily yoga, meditation and fitness classes.
The first ever guests to arrive earlier this month were welcomed with champagne, bodu beru and a ribbon cutting ceremony. Then the evening’s celebrations unfolded, marking the beginning of The Nautilus’ journey.