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
We travelled with our 3 & 7 years old children to this private getaway. Our villa was very spacious with a private pool over looking the ocean with a private butler at our disposal. We opted for a Half Board plan which included our sumptuous breakfast on the white sandy beach which we could select from the ala carte menu and usually dinner which again we could order in our villa or eat at their restaurant, which again was from an ala carte menu. They also had an option where we could use their sister hotels Anantara Dhigu & Veli in their restaurants to use our meal allowance but we prefer to stay in our resort as it was much private and relaxed.
They arranged island getaways for us with snorkeling which was the highlight of our trip as my elder daughter did the dive for the first time and loved the experience.
Their staff was superb including the Resort Manager (Thomas), House Master (Amin) and Restaurant Attendee (Murphy) who went out of their way to ensure we had an enjoyable and a truly memorable stay.
We will definitely go back again to this paradise island.
Naladhu was exactly what we were looking for in a beach resort. The ocean view villa was stunning with the sound of the ocean lulling us to sleep each night. The villa pool was also spacious and a perfect temperature.
We chose Naladhu for the proximaty to Male for an easy connection as well as the connected sister resorts, adding plenty of restaurants and activities for our family. But, Naladhu provided a quiet luxury that we loved and we found ourselves venturing off far less than we expected.
Some of our favorite aspects of Naladhu were the amazing breakfasts each morning at The Living Room, enjoying our private beach bure and kayaking to the picnic island for snorkeling.
Most importantly it was the service that set this resort apart. From Hasaim, our great house master to the wonderful servers in the Living Room and all of the other island helpers, every interaction was positive and unobtrusive. We would not hesitate to recommend Naladhu and honestly would have a difficult time choosing another Maldives location for a return visit.
I went with my husband to celebrate our 9th anniversary at Naladhu, we took ocean view villa, it was outstanding,the service was amazing thanks to our room master ( Hassan )who has taken very good care of us..
The Naladhu team did not just meet our expectations about having quiet and peaceful holidays.... as there are just 20 villas on the island, you feel like owning your private paradise... we had one of the ocean pool villas, which was in perfect shape and we enyojed sunbathing with a perfect ocean view and sound a lot.
As a Naladhu guest You can also visit the two other islands Dighu and Veli, which are just two minutes away - by dhoni. There are so many nice and romantic places, great food and drinks - hard to decide where to go first...
A further great experience is the whole day breakfast - you can have breakfast once a day - whenever you want to - which ment for us having a nice full breakfast at noon ( or even later 😁) when we came back from diving or Spa treatments - just wonderful!
The staff is friendly and courteous 24/7 - they made our stay one of the best we ever had!!!
On our last evening we were invited to a sunset cruise - we expected a tiny boat and as we arrived at the jetty a 50 feet sunseeker yacht awaited us for a trip - we were speechless!!!
Many thanks to Thomas and his team, whi made our stay the best vacation ever!! We‘ll vome again for sure!!!
Was an amazing experience with my wife and our little kid! The room was really nice and very clean, all staff was very polite and friendly ! Would defenetly visit nalhadu again in the future! Hopefully soon