Nautilus Maldives is soon due to open. Its sister resort Milaidhoo is already getting wonderful reviews amongst seasoned travellers to the Maldives. Can its younger sister match it?
The Nautilus Maldives is a new resort in the luxury segment and will open its doors in January.
It is located on a small and beautiful island in the UNESCO Biosphere Baa atoll, and can be reached by a 40-minute scenic flight by seaplane from Velana International Airport. If you know the atoll well, it is located between Reethi Beach and Milaidhoo.
The resort consist of 26 beach and water villas, it has 3 restaurants, 2 bars and an overwater spa. Take a look at the resort map below.
Even the entry level villas are huge (280 sqm.) they all have a private pool, and the interior of all the villas are really beautifully designed. The beach villas have uninterrupted view of the wonderful beach and lagoon. We will now take a look at the different villa categories which you can choose from. First we will start off with the beach houses in increasing size/ price, followed by the ocean houses.
It is worth to mention that I do not have any photos of the one-bedroom ocean residences, the blog will be updated if I get them.
One bedroom Beach House (280 sqm)
One-bedroom Beach Residence (400 sqm)
Two-bedroom Beach Residence (545 sqm)
The Nautilus Retreat (Three-bedroom)
One-bedroom Ocean House (252 sqm)
Two-bedroom Ocean Residence (472 sqm)
I guess you are curious about the floorplans as well.. Here they are!
As already mentioned, there are 3 restaurants and 2 bars, so there should be enough options for a longer stay. Breakfast can be taken anytime, anywhere. Lets take a look at the dining outlets on the island:
Thyme – Main Restaurant
Ocaso – The Grill
Zaytoun – Fine Dining Restaurant
For anyone like me, spending a lot of time underwater; there is also a housereef. The photos are taken at the house reef dive sites. The coral reefs in the Maldives was hit by the global bleaching event in 2016 (The El Nino), but the fish life is still excellent. The corals have luckily started to grow back.
It will be very interesting to see how Nautilus will perform in the toughest luxury market in the world. However, like Milaidhoo; I believe it will do it very well. To be honest, I do think it can match its already popular sister. It should have some time to settle, but I am certainly looking forward to reading reviews from visitors as soon as it opens.
I really hope to be there one day.. What can I say, it does look great.
Finally, here is the new video of Milaidhoo. It is very nicely done!!