Naladhu Private Island Maldives
What We Love
- Gracious service, courtesy of the top-notch butlers
- Lots of on-site activities
- Stunning villas with private pools
- Guests have access to facilities at neighboring resorts
What To Know
- Guests arrive via a 35-minute speedboat ride
- Guests can participate in reef creation and contribute to the ongoing conservation effort by adopting a coral frame
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Room Service
In the Maldives’ South Malé atoll, Naladhu Maldives achieves a level of intimacy that’s remarkable even by the castaway isles’ standards. In fact, most guests stay ensconced in their stylish villas — and it’s easy to understand why. The 19 “houses” epitomize tropical elegance, with loft ceilings, woven cane beds and a cosmopolitan collection of objets d’art, including Moroccan screens and Sri Lankan fabrics.
Bed and Bath
All 19 houses are identical in size and decor; the ones on Naladhu’s rocky ocean side are slightly elevated. These Ocean Houses offer extra privacy away from the busy lagoon, private palapas on the beach (a two-minute walk away) and, of course, the romantic soundtrack of waves crashing on the shore. Bedroom walls open out to private infinity pools and decks with swinging daybeds and easels, if you’re in the mood to capture the spectacular ocean blues on canvas. The island fantasy open-air bathrooms overlook the ocean and have outdoor garden showers, steam rooms and soaking tubs that seem to connect to the pool (the two are actually separated by a plexiglass screen).
Butlers (or VGCs: very good chaps) are more than happy to bring you breakfast (and lunch and dinner, for that matter) in bed or arrange spa treatments on your patio. For couples who do eventually venture out, there are plenty of on-site activities, from yoga lessons and Thai cooking classes to long, authentically Maldivian meals in the lagoonside Living Room. And should you still need more to do, the resort is connected via walkway or boat to Anantara’s other properties, Dhigu and Veli. While Naladhu guests have access to all three properties, the resort itself is for the exclusive use of its privacy-loving residents.
How to Get There
Visiting the Maldives for the first time we were unsure where to stay for our honeymoon among the five star hotels but Naladhu exceeded our expectations!! We stayed 12 nights and were blown away by the accommodations, food, beaches, spa and service in general. It was the most relaxing, peaceful and romantic vacation we have ever been on and just enough time to enjoy everything Naladhu, Dhigu and Veli had to offer.
Thomas was so welcoming and took the time to make us feel like we were the only ones there. Our house master Ameen was the nicest gentleman and there for us with whatever we needed! Our stay was in the ocean house which was beyond perfect and spacious with an outdoor bathroom and shower, an enclosed shower which doubled as a steam room, large soaking tub connected to a gorgeous infinity pool that went out to the ocean. This house was so perfect because you had the ocean waves in the back round which were so serene as you dined al fresco, relaxed on the swinging bed or even from the bedroom to put you to sleep. The pristine beach was only a short walk from our house having the best of both worlds. On beach days we would kayak over to the sister island of Dhigu to explore as well as visit the beautiful Anantara spa where the services where incredible! There was a boat that would take you over to the sister islands as well. We loved that we could explore the Dhigu and Veli islands then come back to our private oasis.
The restaurants were all beyond delicious and service was top notch! Each chef was able to accommodate me despite my allergies. We especially loved The Living Room on Naladhu, Jorno is a spectacular chef and made us feel very special the entire trip. The Living Room manager and all staff were amazing with a special thank you to Murphy who took care of us each day and made us feel like royalty. They served us the most delicious breakfast every morning and romantic dinners on the beach at night. We also really enjoyed Baan Huraa, the Thai restaurant located between Naladhu and the sister island Veli..we ate here 5 of the 12 nights! It was definitely one of our favorites and the chef was amazing as well as each dish she prepared especially for us. The service was also outstanding, we loved watching the sting rays and sharks swim by as we ate. The seafood restaurant Sea, Fire, Salt was sooo delicious as well as the Italian restaurant Terrazzo.. Shaad and Totto took very good care of us and made each meal so memorable. The chef at both restaurants also came out to discuss my allergies and go over what could be made special which was so amazing as I'm used to not having many options.
This was THE most amazing vacation ever and so happy we choose Naladhu for our romantic honeymoon getaway. It was so amazing meeting the local maldivians and staff from different countries to get to know their culture. We came as guests and left as friends and we will definitely be back soon! Thank You again for your hospitality:)
Steven & Alanna
A warm welcome at Malé airport - smooth transfer by spotlessly clean speedboat - private butler but not intrusive - totally peaceful location - excellent service - great and spacious houses - fantastic team - beautiful location - a true paradise!
We had the pleasure of staying on Naladhu for 9 nights and honestly: it was to short. No other place can calm you down and gives you the feeling of peace and happiness like Naladhu. The staff is very friendly and professional and make you feel like a king and queen. Special thanks to all of them, including Thomas and Bibin. The house (they don’t call them villas) are simply breathtaking with lots of space in and outside including the pool and Sala. Outside shower is a waterfall and inside shower includes a steambath. The towels and linen as well the bed are made out of super quality.
We HAD to leave but we will be back soon and next time will stay longer, for sure.
We spent a frutiful vacation with our kids (3&1yeas old) and their grandparents in Bech house villa and ocean house villa for 6 nights thanks to not only resort's facilities but also its staff's flexible cares. We could access to private beach only 30 seconds from our room and jump into villa's pool anytime. The variety of menus in the dining (the Lliving room) and room service are affuluent and flexibility of available time encouraged us to recommend all families with young children like us. Although we accessed to Anantara Dhigu and it was also good, Naladhu's private and relaxed atmosphere was special.
Our second visit to this wonderful resort and again were were not disappointed. From the Airport to the island we had the extra treat of being transferred in the Sunseeker. On arrival we were met by Thomas, Bibin (Lovely to see again) and the rest of the staff.
The service is exceptional and the food is what you would expect from such a lovely resort. Couldn't get the villa that we originally wanted but within a few days, Bibin managed to get us transferred.
The optionality of walking or a very short boat trip to the other islands for food, drink etc is an added bonus.
Can't wait to go again and meet up with some friends faces.
Paul & Tara