Elegant, private houses fronting the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean are surrounded by the beautiful white sand of a perfect beach. Naladhu is a tropical island with lush green coconut groves amongst which are the 19 houses.
Naladhu comprises a collection of luxuriously appointed Houses, brimming with Sri Lankan influences, all with their own infinity pools, spacious decks and dining sala’s so you need not ever leave your House if you want to holiday in private. All the house come with a house master who is like a personal assistant, seeing to all requirements as needed. The Naladhu experience is defined by indulgence. A pillow menu with a choice of options. Champagne, gourmet snacks and floral baths. A video library with all the favourites and a fully stocked gourmet minibar.
Guests have the choice of where to be pampered; the comfort of their spacious bedroom, the sun-bleached deck as twilight falls, under the shade of a towering palm on the beach, or embark on a spa journey to the luxurious spas of the sister islands of Anantara Dhigu and Veli.
Sharing the facilities of nearby Anantara, guests of Naladhu have access to a wide range of restaurants, a PADI 5* Dive Centre, Tennis and an excellent water sports centre.
Each of the 19 private houses at Naladhu incorporates timeless design with the most perfect views. All houses have a spacious bedroom, a dressing room, an open-air bath, steam room and garden rain shower. They also all have a private plunge pool with a hardwood deck and dining sala, all set in lucious tropical garden.
There are no specific child care facilities at Naladhu but children are most welcome and food and meal times can easily be tailored to suit the younger guests. The resort also offers a baby sitting service for those that require it.
With endless dining options and a wide range of cuisines, guests can tailor every meal to suit individual tastes. There is a fabulous Spa, a PADI dive centre, water sports centre and wine cellar.
Naladhu offers a range of activities including scuba diving, fishing, sailing, snorkelling on the nearby house reef and other watersport adventures and excursions to explore the beauty of the Maldives, both under and on the water.
Guests can also arrange to sail in a traditional Maldivian dhoni alongside a pod of skipping dolphins or kayaking around the lagoon.
Deep-sea fishing off the surrounding islands.
Personalised menu’s available, High Tea, Sunset & pre-dinner cocktails, Private House Dining, Intimate dining affairs, Dine around options at neighbouring Anantara, In-room spa services, Personalised House Master valet service, on call 24 hours a day.
When to travel
The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet southwestern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and heat. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C.
February to April is the hottest period and resorts are almost all operating at capacity during this period. Mid-December to early January comes at even more of a premium due to Christmas and New Year and prices are even higher. Easter and the Italian holiday week in August also attract peak prices at most resorts.
Storms are more likely from May to November, though it’s still warm, skies can be cloudy and the humidity is higher. This is the low season, with fewer people and lower prices, with the exception of August.
Diving is good year-round, although a basic rule is that life on the reef is more varied and visibility better on the western side of any atoll from May to November and from the eastern side of any atoll December to April.
The surfing season runs from March to October, which is when resorts are cheapest.
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Location and directions
South Male Atoll, Maldives
Naladhu is set on the island of Velighandu Huraa amidst the cluster of beautiful island gems of the South Male Atoll.
How to get there
10.5-hour direct flight to Male International Airport and then a 30-minute speedboat transfer to Naladhu.