Fly “far away from the madding crowds…”, to Naladhu, your private island escape in the Maldives
You’re invited: Come, join us and let’s get lost on one of the smallest tropical islands of the Maldives for your annual well-earned bonus of surf, sun and secluded fun.
So, once you have made the decision to escape to the far-off Maldivian Archipelago in the Indian Ocean, then grab your map! Honeymooners, nature lovers, families and couples can temporarily escape to this remote unspoiled and pristine destination on the equator.
Translated, Maldives means “Garland of Islands”. This string of coral islands lies southwest of Sri Lanka in the Indian Ocean.
Choose a speck of tropical emerald green among the selection of 90 islands, atolls, reefs and lagoons in the turquoise ocean. Let me make a suggestion: Pinpoint Naladhu, just south of Male.
Among these coral islands lies the exclusive private island resort Naladhu, “Beautiful island”, a miniature refuge with open panoramic lagoon views. Here on this small secluded retreat in South Male you can live comfortably unseen and totally private like a castaway (but in luxury!)
Yeah, fine, but how to get there? Fly to Velana International airport at Male, the jostling, yet smallest capital in the world. A multitude of global airlines can safely get you there. Airport ‘meet-and-greet’ by the Naladhu team will be arranged for you. From Male, the transfer to Naladhu , your selected hide-away resort takes only 35 min by private speedboat.
On arrival at Naladhu, a welcome ceremony by the management awaits visitors. Naladhu hosts an efficient and dedicated staff under the House Master, as well as a caring, friendly and honest room-boy who takes care of in-house necessities.
Serenity and seclusion, style and quality, are guaranteed. Just imagine! No noise, no haste, no club chatter or office stress! Visitors will receive a mobile phone to call the House Master for breakfast or dinner, taxi boat service, appointments and/or other necessities.
Guests are accommodated in 20 ultra elegant and spacious beachfront or ocean facing luxury villas in classical colonial design. Here a visitor can expect complete privacy and seclusion, excellent service and style amongst the lush tropical vegetation. Luxury indoor and outdoor living spaces extend to nature where each villa has its own swimming pool, sundeck with swing chairs and small garden.
Expect magnificent unobstructed lagoon and ocean views and spectacular romantic sunsets. Then lift your glass to celebrate LIFE!
Each house is named after a Maldivian flower or plant and comes complete with a small manicured garden. Maldivian rattan and cane furniture and exotic marine life prints give each house its characteristic island ambiance. A video library, a gourmet mini bar, and a LCD TV can be expected.
Facilities on Naladhu include one restaurant, a cooking school, pool and gym. However, this secluded multi-awarded paradise island lies in the proximity of two other resorts, Antantara Veli and Antantara Dhigu. Access to one is by a walkway and the other by dhoni sailing boat. Sharing facilities with the other nearby Antantara visitors, Naladhu guests have access to a wide range of restaurants, a dive and watersports centre, the luxurious Sundari spa, Indian yoga and Ayurvedic treatments, a large swimming pool, as well as a hair and beauty salon.
The surrounding atolls offer idyllic opportunities for scuba divers, water sports enthusiasts, sun worshippers, snorkelers, thrill-seekers, ocean lovers or lagoon paddlers.
Nearby local activities include cooking and Islamic cultural art, making coconut cream products or creating other island crafts.
Fine dining at a variety of island restaurants includes mouth-watering smoked fish with coconut, tuna curry and a selection of Maldivian salads and cuisine
Island hopping can easily be arranged. Boats to the two nearby sister islands, Veli and Dighu are freely available. Male visits can be arranged for shopping and cultural expeditions. Once you need a change of scenery from Luxury and Leisure, treat yourself on Culture and Cuisine, Handcrafting and Heritage.
Also available in this exclusive escape is your choice of water sport activity: fish-picnic cruising, canoeing, water scooting, parasailing, windsurfing and island hopping. A 1000 species of coral life can be explored on the reefs of which Banana Reef is the most spectacular. What more could a ‘castaway’ desire?
Come, leave only footprints on crystalline white sand. But take away magnificent memories to last forever!
When to go? Summertime from May- October is exotically warm and popular, November-March are milder summer months, less crowded and with lower prices. It all depends on your preference.
Pack your snorkel and suntan lotion today to experience the magical feeling of pure unadulterated isolation!