Naladhu Private Island
South Male Atoll, Maldives
based on 7 nights inc. flights
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
International economy flights and taxes from the UK
per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing an Ocean Pool Villa, on a bed and breakfast basis, including shared speedboat transfers.
At a Glance
Easy to get to, Naladhu is just a 40 minute speedboat transfer from Male and home to just 20 villas, each with a dedicated butler, 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, accessible by a board walk to one, and a dhoni boat to another. The guests at the other two islands cannot access Naladhu.
Naladhu has all their accommodation on the beach rather than over water; colonial inspired interiors with floral prints and engraved wooden columns. The 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.
Best time to Visit
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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.
To start planning your holiday to Naladhu Private Island
The island of Naladhu is a tropical island paradise with just 20 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.
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 20 houses.
Naladhu Private Island comprises a collection of luxuriously appointed houses, brimming with colonial 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 houses come with a dedicated butler 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.
Naladhu Private Island has just 20 houses, with a choice of Ocean Pool Villa, Ocean House with Pool, Beach House with Pool or the Two Bedroom Pool Residence. Whichever villa or house you choose, you can enjoy timeless design, unforgettable views, a private pool and luxurious, state-of-the-art comforts including a home theatre system, LCD satellite TV and your very own dedicated butler to provide an around the clock butler service.
|Ocean Pool Villa||
The Ocean Pool Villas offer an expansive 300m² of space with a king-size, ocean-facing bed, outdoor bath and waterfall shower, indoor steam shower, 8x4m infinity pool, oceanfront deck with private dining sala, private wine cellar, gourmet mini bar, espresso machine and private library. The Pool Villa also offers a private cabana and private kayak to explore the lagoon waters surrounding this island paradise.
|Ocean House with Pool||
The Ocean Houses with Pool are a spacious 300m² with a king-size, ocean-facing bed, outdoor bath and waterfall shower, indoor steam shower, 8x4m infinity pool, oceanfront deck with private dining sala, private wine cellar, gourmet mini bar and espresso machine. The beach is just a short stroll away and the Houses each have their own cabana on the sands serviced by your House Master.
|Beach House with Pool||
The Beach Houses with Pool are a spacious 300m² with a king-size, ocean-facing bed, outdoor bath and waterfall shower, indoor steam shower, 8x4m infinity pool, oceanfront deck with private dining sala, private wine cellar, gourmet mini bar and espresso machine. Direct access to the beach is just a step away and the Houses each have their own private kayak to explore the lagoon waters.
|Naladhu Two Bedroom Pool Residence||
This 600m² Residence is accessed via an impressive carved gate and offers the ultimate in space and luxury with two floors of living space and an expansive al fresco dining terrace at the centre with a 20x5m swimming pool. The king-size master suite is upstairs with a dressing room, lounge area and balcony overlooking the ocean, and adjoining bathroom with rain shower and indulgent bath. Downstairs there is a twin bedroom, spacious bathroom with bathtub and both indoor and outdoor showers, butler's kitchen and a living room with spacious dining area.
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 PADI dive centre, water sports centre and wine cellar. Guests have access to the fabulous spas in both Anantara Veli and Anantara Dhigu as well as the option to have treatments in-house.
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. Naladhu's luxury motor yacht, Nivana, is available for excursions or even an overnight stay.
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.
Alice Moseley (Staff)
With only 18 villas on the island, Naladhu offers a sense of seclusion and serenity. Each villa is thoughtfully equipped with everything guests might need during their stay, from binoculars to books, sunhats and magazines. The villas have a huge sense of character exuding colonial chic, making them feel very different to any other property in the Maldives.
Susie Reynolds (Staff)
Naladhu benefits from the exclusivity of a small island along with the facilities of a much larger resort. With the ability to pop over to it’s neighbouring sister Anantara, all the activities and variety of restaurants you could ask for from a big resort are on your doorstep while you can retreat to your home on Naladhu which is exclusively for Naladhu guests. The island itself plays home to a world class dining room and wine cellar and the ‘houses’ are some of my favourite residences in the Maldives, which a very homely feel and Sri Lankan inspired decoration.
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.
How to get there
10-hour 30-minute direct flight to Malé International Airport and then a 30-minute speedboat transfer to Naladhu.
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