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  • Star Rating:5* Deluxe
  • No. of Rooms: 26 rooms
  • Transfer mode:Seaplane / Domestic


A tantalising slice of freedom in the Maldives’ stunning Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, The Nautilus Maldives 5 star resort offers life unbound. Every visitor to our shores discovers life’s rarest treasures. Gifts that money cannot buy – time, freedom, refuge.

This collection of 26 immensely private beach and ocean houses exists beyond the bounds of time. Our private Villas in the Maldives is a place where nothing is fixed, and anything is possible. Where you are free to set your own beat. Free to do – and to be – as you please.

All the restrictions usually associated with a luxury resort in the Maldives, such as set times, rigid menus and services assigned to specific areas, are not applicable at The Nautilus.

Ocean house with private pool

Ocean House with Private Pool

Embrace overwater life in your very own Maldives ocean villa in the middle of a turquoise lagoon. Here, in our ocean house Maldives, you exist free of time, with only sunset and dawn to mark the passing of days.

A sundeck reaches out to the horizon, with steps that lead you down to the lagoon, while your own private infinity pool blends with the ocean’s blues.

Revel in the intimate seclusion of a one-bedroom suite for two. Or connect with your clan in a residence of abundant space and privacy at our overwater villa in Maldives.

Beach House with Private Pool

Nine elegant Maldives Beach Houses line our silvery shores, each just a few steps from the sea. Each Maldives Beach Villa features an oval bedroom and adjoining living room that opens up to a wide private sundeck, sheltered by manicured gardens, overlooking the beach.

Your sundeck extends to your own private pool, where a covered Maldivian-style swing invites a lazy day in the shade. A glass-walled, light-filled, air-conditioned en-suite bathroom provides garden courtyard views, with a deep ceramic free-standing tub, an indoor walk-in rain shower and matching granite vanities. An outdoor garden shower lets you bathe under tropical skies.

Beach house with private pool
Beach residence with private pool

Beach residence with Private Pool

Elegant mansions by the sea, our two-storey beach residence in Maldives are sanctuaries of effortless chic. Each of our beach residence in Maldives features curved walls and living spaces that recall the organic form of the nautilus shell, with hand-picked décor infusing each space with new bohemian charm.

Living and dining rooms on the ground floor open to an expansive deck and a sparkling private pool. Upstairs, a sun-drenched king bedroom with breathtaking beach and ocean views, and a balcony with a spiral staircase that leads to the deck downstairs. The light-filled, en-suite bathroom has a walk-in rain shower and free-standing tub with superb ocean views. These distinctive features place Nautilus among the top honeymoon hotel in Maldives.

Ocean Residence with Private Pool

A 453sqm residence of bohemian bliss on stilts over the lagoon. This refined Maldives ocean villa features a spacious living room and separate bedroom, all custom-furnished and richly decorated to create a precious cocoon. It has an additional dining room with adjoining powder room and wet bar, and doors that open up to an expansive sundeck with a private infinity pool and steps descending into the ocean.

Relish on the personalized services provided at the five-star hotel in Maldives.

Ocean residence with private pool
Two bedroom beach residence

Two-Bedroom Beach Residence with Private Pool

As a best Maldives island resort, The Nautilus features two exquisite two-bedroom Beach Residences that are the perfect private beach home for family or friends. With one bedroom and living areas downstairs – including living room, dining room and powder room, and a spacious master bedroom upstairs, it ensures indulgent privacy and escape.

Bespoke furnishings and curated objets d’art create a chic and cozy ambience, while panoramic ocean views stream into every room. A private sundeck and azure pool sprawl out from each residence across white, powder-fine sands, the perfect touch at this five-star hotel in the Maldives.

The Nautilus Retreat with Private Pool

Two-Bedroom / Overwater

This 542sqm, two-bedroom Maldives private pool villa is a haven of refined bohemian lifestyle and a destination of true retreat at our Hanifaru Bay resort. Sprawling on stilts over the lagoon, with simply extraordinary sunset views, its wide, curved sundeck and sleek infinity pool lets you live the quintessential Maldivian dream.

Two bedrooms radiate out from the central living and dining rooms, each with their own brilliant view of the sea and en-suite bathroom. A sanctuary for family reconnection, where long-lasting memories are made at the best hotel in Maldives.

The Nautilus Retreat
Nautilus mansion

The Nautilus Mansion

Three Bedroom / Beach

Designed as the ultimate beach home, our signature three-bedroom house occupies an enviable location on the beach. Objets d’art and décor celebrate the new bohemian spirit of a private island. Serenity, privacy – absolute freedom.

Popular Facilities

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The Arena

Try your hand at futsal, badminton, tennis or volleyball on our multi-purpose sports court. Compete against your loved ones, or our team would be delighted to have you join them in a match. We can also set up beach volleyball and beach futsal for you. Let the games begin!
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Staying fit is important wherever you are in the world. The wide range of Maldives wellness retreats and gym facilities offered by The Nautilus enables you to stay healthy and fit during your vacation. The modern and fully equipped gym is open to guests with 24 hours access

Restaurants and Bars

  • ZeytounOur signature fine-dining restaurant showcases Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavours – pure olive oils from the Aegean, freshly baked crusty breads, aromatic Turkish teas. All exquisitely crafted and served in refined comfort. The lounge on the upper-deck is perfect for an intimate pre-dinner rendezvous.
  • OcasoYour al fresco grill on pristine sands, enjoy 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.
  • NaiboliThe ultimate poolside lounge: bask in the supreme comfort of loungers and cabanas – the ultimate seaside retreat with the refined ambience of a living room. Complimentary gourmet canapés are available throughout the day.
  • ThymeThis beachfront all-day dining venue wraps you in a welcoming beach-house ambience with a bounty of gourmet flavours from global delicacies.

Expert Review

Have their own seaplane platform. If rough sea then use the amilla platform and transfer from there to resort.

Have their own seaplane – currently under maintenance

Small island 250×250 m round island

3 restaurants – international, Mediterranean, Maldivian, Asian/teppanyyaki

⁃ thyme under construction

⁃ Naiboli bar : complimentary drinks/ entertainment like live band – also bring different bands

⁃ Ocaso : Japanese/ Asia cuisine

The house master gets in touch with the guests 1 week prior to arrival depending o get to know their preferences – pool in the villas can be temperature adjusted as per guest liking

2 complimentary sparkling water / 3 complimentary soft drinks and fruit basket everyday

Welcomed with mini foods ( cute / creative)

Glass floor in the room

Very green island

Restaurants open for anytime to eat. Not a specific schedule for breakfast, lunch dinner

Main restaurant under maintenance

3 spa treatment rooms

Different types of yoga available – everyday 8 am for public and private yoga sessions available too

Spa beds in all residences – can be extended to beach and ocean houses

Spa is open 24 hours in the spa room or in the Villa

9 beach house

Ocean house

3 beach residence – entry level ( separate living room/ bedroom) kids friendly

Ocean residence

32bedroom residences

The nautilus Mansion 3 bedroom (2 upstairs and 1 down / 2 swings / hammock / two dinning areas / outdoor shower rain to wash of sand without having to go inside Villa

The villas are inspired by the nautilus shell – boho theme

The furniture in rooms are a custom made and designs and color themes are decorated by a local

Difference in ocean /beach house and Ocean/beach residence is that residences are bigger 2 floors / 2 bedrooms / bigger pools / a bar area / ceiling has a nautilus shell shape

Villas can have kids friendly set up with baby chairs and bed and play area

All villas have swings and pools with temperature controlled

Have a kids club – FOC for 3-12 / baby sitting at the villas

The higher the category the bigger the pool and better amenities such as toiletries etc.

Good marine life around the lagoon – different fishes and colors

Also had a house reef

Complimentary snorkelling equipment and non-motorized water sports

Can do floating breakfast

26 villas in total

All additional activities as per guest timing – Private excursions / anytime food have to communicate with house masters

Can choose cooking style at oceana restaurant

Waiters remembered our type of water

Flexible cancellation / refund / date change policy for covid

Service – everyone remembers our names / greets when ever they see us / waiters remember the type of water we first ordered and asked to reheat the tea

Beach erosions on spa side villas until Villa 106 from spa jetty / nicer beach from 105 and again 101 the erosion starts ( here sand pump is there to correct the beach when guest there they’ll remove)

Beautiful lagoon even if raining still can swim

103 is beach residence

Beach villas/residences front not so private due to less vegetation

Beach area in front of pool bar is nicer sand is softer but the lagoon rougher




Where is The Nautilus Maldives located?

Thiladhoo Island, Baa atoll, Maldives

How long does the transfer take?

‐Transfer Time: 35 Minutes from Male Airport by Seaplane

Transfer Time: 20 Minutes plane from Male to Baa Daravandhoo Airport & 20 Minute Speed Boat to Nautilus

Do you have any medical facilities available on the island?

We have a well-equipped first aid clinic as well as an experienced resident paramedic who is on call 24 hours a day. The nearest regional hospital is also a mere 20 minutes away by speed boat.