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Naladhu Private Island

South Male Atoll, Maldives

The island of Naladhu is a tropical island paradise with just 19 spacious beachfront and ocean facing houses. There are high levels of privacy although guests can also take advantage of the facilities on nearby Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli.

At a Glance

  • Every house at Naladhu has a house master, ensuring the levels of service are extremely high

  • The Living Room is the only restaurant on Naladhu, but guests can take advantage of the facilities on nearby Anantara Dhigu and Anantara Veli if they want a bit of variety

  • Ocean Houses do not have direct access to the beach, but do have their own cabana on the beach so that guests can make a base, Beach Houses have direct beach access

  • There are only 19 houses on Naladhu, giving the island a very exclusive feeling

  • The private pools in the houses are huge, much larger than regular plunge pools

Beach, Honeymoon, Diving, Spa & health

Insider's View

Ocean Houses are set over the reef so don't be mistaken in thinking they are water villas from which you can directly step into the sea.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Naladhu's sister and neighboring property is home to a variety of restaurants and watersports facilities.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Every villa comes with a house master who is there to make sure your stay is perfect - make use of him!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Instead of venturing to the Living Room for breakfast, enjoy it in the privacy of your private deck, a Naladhu experience not to be missed.

Alice Moseley

Insider's View

Take an early breakfast served on your dining pavilion of the Ocean Houses and watch the sunrise and check the time of the moon rise too as can be spectacular when a full moon. 

Ana Albiol

Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Naladhu Private Island


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 Private Island 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 vacation in private. All the houses 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 favorites 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 Center, Tennis and an excellent water sports center.


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 luscious tropical gardens.

Ocean pool villa

Hideaway in an ocean facing sanctuary that offers incredible privacy, a generous 300 square meters of charming space, and a House Master on hand 24 hours a day to take care of every need. Watch the waves roll in as you bask under the sun on loungers that are set on a spacious hardwood deck extending out over the Indian Ocean. A white sandy beach and turquoise lagoon are just steps away, made even more tempting by your very own beach cabana. Relax in your villa’s beautiful interior, characterized by elegant hardwood furnishings, classic design and natural tones. Refresh under the waterfall shower after a session in your personal steam room. Dip into your private 35 square meter pool that features ocean inspired aqua tiles, and indulge in a soak in the separate sunken tub. Discover a host of modern comforts and signature luxuries, including WiFi, Bose home surround theater system, LCD satellite TV, in-room iPod and CD player, private wine cellar, gourmet mini bar, espresso machine and private library.


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 center, water sports center and wine cellar.


Naladhu offers a range of activities including scuba diving, fishing, sailing, snorkeling 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. There is wonderful deep-sea fishing off the surrounding islands.

Location & 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.

When to go

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 vacation 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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