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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


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Intimate private island hideaway with 19 villas featuring infinity pools, open-air bathrooms and butler service

The Look

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

Naladhu Private Island Maldives
Veligandhu Huraa
Naladhu, 00000 Maldives


5.0 Excellent 562 Reviews
Fabulous! We will be back!
Reviewed 2 days ago

Outstanding service (special thanks to Aslam!) from everyone at Naladhu, who went out of their way to ensure that our family was well taken care of. Exquisitely decorated and expansive 2-bedroom residence with every detail put into place for our comfort and enjoyment! The food at the Living Room restaurant was excellent! We tried the other restaurants at the Neighbour Ing resorts but the Living Room was by far, the best.

Astoundingly beautiful and peaceful surroundings. We took a boat out with their experienced guide and crew and got to swim with dolphins on the day before we left! And a fabulous cake and decorations for our teen daughter’s birthday to top everything off!
A fantastic stay! We could not have asked for more.

Naladhu - a romantic haven
Reviewed 1 week ago

Naladhu is a tiny quiet island which, in our experience, is unique in that it offers such tranquility and is staffed by such caring and attentive people who quickly feel like friends.

You only occasionally come across other guests and rarely children - all of which enhances the sense of seclusion.

No multiple choice of restaurants on this little island, just a table on the sand and a chef catering for every desire.

Literally heaven on earth!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my girlfriend had seen Naladhu on a friend's Instagram so after a bit of deliberation we decided to book the ocean pool house.

It looked amazing and prior to arriving our excitement levels were through the roof but we couldn't fathom how insanely perfect Naladhu would be.

The amazement started once we got off the plane at Malé airport. We'd booked the speedboat transfer & speedboating through clear turquoise waters was unreal. When we arrived at Naladhu. We were greeted by Bibin, Aslan & the team with a welcome fit for Royals. Flower petals were thrown at our feet as we were led down to our villa.

We stayed at the ocean pool house, which was nothing short of perfect. The outdoor shower is devine. Waking up to the the sun setting over the Indian Ocean is a visual that will never leave my mind. We saw a pod of dolphins from our pool house, just casually swimming by.

Pictures can't describe how stunning this place is. You can totally see why this Nhaladhu is one of the world's best resorts. The staff were always on hand to help but weren't at all intrusive.

I have to give a special mention to Aslan, he was absolutely amazing. Nothing was too much for him, it was like he read our mind. He knew what we wanted before we even knew we wanted it. He went above and beyond for us, l can't thank him enough.

We can't wait to go back.

A little bit like heaven
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are loyal repeaters to Naladhu and we come back the next years.
From the beginning to the end Naladhu is only perfect. You can never ever have more privacy than on Naladhu. We have to thank all the staff who provided us the last 14 days. Thanks to Thomas, Bibin, Hassan, Afrah, Shalim , Ashish, Murphey, Soobah, and our friends from Origami (For us a fantastic Japanese Place)

Reviewed 1 month ago

Above any expectation. Most beautiful house, very quiet, clean, private, hight services...Very profesional, especially our house master, Aslam, who was our angel for this holliday.
Totally recomand it, we can't wait to come here again.