Travel & Living

The Nautilus Maldives: A Timeless Luxury Where Time Stands Still

In the heart of the Baa Atoll, ensconced within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, lies a paradise where luxury takes on a new dimension. The Nautilus Maldives beckons, offering not just a getaway, but an experience of a lifetime. Here, amidst pristine white beaches and the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, families are invited to create their own narrative of blissful moments and cherished memories.

The Nautilus isn't just a luxury resort; it's a sanctuary where families can reconnect and rediscover the joy of togetherness. With just 26 beach and ocean houses and residences dotting the island, intimacy and exclusivity reign supreme. Each abode is designed not just for comfort, but for the creation of precious family moments, where parents and children can revel in the beauty of life unhurried.

Inspired by the timeless form of the nautilus shell, The Nautilus's philosophy embodies the essence of freedom and longevity. The concept of anytime, anywhere, as you please allows guests to escape the confines of their daily lives and embrace a world of boundless possibilities. Unlike traditional luxury resorts, The Nautilus eschews rigid schedules and menus, offering guests unparalleled freedom to dictate their own experiences.

One of The Nautilus's defining features is its unwavering commitment to providing unparalleled space and complete privacy. Families have the opportunity to luxuriate in the freedom of an island retreat, liberated from the constraints of time or schedules. Here, each moment flows effortlessly, fostering spontaneous adventures and leisurely bonding. With the dedicated service of a House Master, families can rest assured that every need will be met with meticulous care and attention to detail. Yousra Bouchama, our House Master, epitomized this timeless ethos, ensuring our stay was nothing short of exceptional. From reaching out via email before our arrival to inquire about our preferences, whether it be for food or pillow type, she ensured our experience was tailored to our desires.

Furthermore, embracing the concept of time standing still, guests are empowered to pursue their desires at their leisure. Whether it's scheduling a spa treatment at 2 am or accessing any other facility within the resort at their convenience (excluding pool and sea activities), guests are afforded the freedom to indulge in their desires without constraint.

At The Nautilus, dining isn't just about food – it's an experience to be savored and shared. Families can indulge their culinary desires at any of the resort's three restaurants and two bars, where world-class chefs craft bespoke dining experiences tailored to each guest's palate. From intimate dinners under the stars to casual beachside picnics, every meal is a celebration of family and good taste.

While menus serve as guides for the undecided diner, The Nautilus acknowledges their potential limitations. Often rigid and inflexible, menus may prioritize the directives of chefs over the individual needs of the guests. Embracing culinary creativity, The Nautilus delights in crafting bespoke dining experiences tailored to the whims and desires of their guests. They fearlessly deviate from the norm, discarding menus altogether to create personalized interactions and delightful surprises. At their three restaurants and two bars, menus are merely suggestive, allowing guests the freedom to order any dish from any venue and enjoy it wherever they please. They meticulously record guest preferences, ensuring that every aspect of their dining experience is tailored to their tastes and desires.


The signature dining restaurant showcases flavours of the wider Mediterranean – pure olive oils from the Aegean, freshly baked crusty breads, aromatic teas. All exquisitely crafted and served in refined comfort. The lounge on the upper deck is perfect for an intimate pre-dinner rendezvous.


Smoke-laden flavours and infusions from distant shores – the grill embarks on a nightly journey from Latin America to the reaches of North Asia, specialising in Japanese, Mexican and Peruvian.


The beachfront all-day dining venue wraps you in a welcoming beach-house ambience with a bounty of gourmet flavours.


The poolside lounge with live music in the evening and happy hours is an ultimate seaside retreat.

Wellness isn't just for adults at The Nautilus – it's a family affair. The Solasta Spa offers bespoke wellness journeys and daily rituals for guests of all ages, while the Young Wonderers children's club provides holistic experiences designed to nurture young minds and bodies. From yoga and meditation to marine biology classes and underwater treasure hunts, there's something for everyone to enjoy. A separate room with a pool table and table tennis which is open around the clock along with fully equipped gym.

Exploring the sea is always an option in Maldives and with complimentary non-motorised water sports to guided house reef expeditions, it was an exhilarating experience for the entire family.

At The Nautilus, sustainability isn't just a buzzword – it's a way of life. From empowering local talent to using sustainable building materials, every aspect of the resort is designed with the environment in mind. Families can participate in conservation efforts, from adopting coral frames to exploring the island's lush greenery. And with the guidance of the resort's resident marine biologist, they can learn about the delicate balance of life beneath the waves.

Conceptualized by a Maldivian hospitality icon and carried forward by the next generation of the family, The Nautilus is more than just a resort – it's a legacy of luxury and freedom. Here, families are invited to write their own narrative, to embrace the simple pleasures of life and celebrate the bonds that unite them. Because in the end, it's these moments of togetherness that truly define the greatest luxury of all.

At The Nautilus, every moment is an opportunity for discovery and relaxation. Welcome to a world of unparalleled luxury and freedom, where your bespoke journey begins even before you arrive.