The Nautilus


From £6200 per person in low season
From £9100 per person in high season

based on 7 nights

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* 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.

Price includes:

  • International economy flights and taxes subject to availability

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Daily Breakfast

for 7 nights, based on 2 guests sharing a Beach House on a bed and breakfast basis, including return domestic flights and boat transfers

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At a Glance

  • Just 26 houses and residences makes The Nautilus one of the most exclusive properties in the Maldives 

  • Nautilus guests receive a unique welcome, being met off their international flight directly at the aircraft before being taken to a private lounge to complete the formalities.

  • Located in the Baa Atoll, The Nautilus is in the ideal spot for spotting Manta Rays

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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.

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One of the most exclusive resorts in the Maldives, The Nautilus is an amalgamation of the very best hospitality experiences available in the world today. With just 26 residences, The Nautilus team are able to craft an unforgettable Maldivian experience.

Located in the BAA Atoll, The Nautilus was originally built as a private residence for the owner to retire to. However, a desire to create some of the very best luxury experiences in the world led to the island becoming an incredibly select destination for those who truly want to retire from the wider world and focus on the incredibly beautiful surroundings.

The Nautilus experience begins on arrival in Male, with a dedicated arrivals lounge to relax in while the arrival formalities are completed. Then it is time to board the seaplane that whisks you to your private island paradise.

With just 26 residences, The Nautilus team will be able to cater to every whim. With no set meal times and no agenda, the island offers true flexibility to it's guests, providing as much, or as little as they desire.

The Baa atoll is a protected, world renowned biosphere, The Nautilus is the perfect place to fully appreciate the rich marine life, and, at the right time of year the area is home to some of the largest collections of Manta Rays in the world. A truly once in a lifetime experience; until you decide to go back...

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All Nautilius houses and residences enjoy an excellent range of facilities including a large freshwater pool, expansive sun-deck with luxurious sun loungers. Amenities include complimentary wi-fi, daily water and soft drinks, a personalised mini bar, and of course a full butler service.

Beach House

The one-bedroom Beach Houses at the Nautilus cover 309sqm, and feature a separate living and sleeping area. Located right on the beach, they command beautiful views of the Indian Ocean.


Ocean House

The one-bedroom Ocean Houses span 280sqm, and provide some of the most spacious over-water accommodation in the Maldives. With just eight of these houses perched over the Indian Ocean, they offer a level of privacy rarely seen in the Indian Ocean. 

Ocean Residence

Spanning an enormous 453sqm, the Ocean Residences at The Nautilus are a true stand out accommodation - redefining what is possible for over water living in the Maldives.

The spacious sundeck spills out into your private infinity pool, while a curved wooden staircase sweeps down into the Indian Ocean below.

Beach Residence

At 415sqm, the Beach Residences offer sublime comfort for people looking for something even more special.


Two Bedroom Beach Residence

The Two Bedroom Beach Residences offer a perfect solution for a larger group or family - comprising of two large en-suite bedrooms, and a spacious lounge spilling out on to the deck and private pool with the white sands and warm Indian Ocean beyond.

Nautilus Retreat

A two-bedroom over-water residence with curved walls and rooms interlinked along with a large sundeck area and private pool. Located at the far end of the overwater jetty the Nautilus Retreat stunning ocean views and beautiful sunsets.

The Nautilus Mansion

The private residence of the island owner, the Nautilus mansion is available on select dates throughout the year, and represents the pinnacle of luxury available today. The Mansion offers three bedrooms spread over two-storeys totalling an enormous 922sqm. For a larger family or group that requires the utmost in privacy and effortless luxury, The Nautilus Mansion is an incredible, rare option.


Families are welcomed at The Nautilus, and younger guests can experience complimentary daily activities are organised for the 'Young Wanderers'. babysitting can be arranged for younger children so parents can enjoy some quality time together. 

Location & directions


Located in the Baa Atoll, The Nautilus is a tiny private island 126km north west of Malé, accessible by a 35 minute seaplane flight.

How to get there

10 hour 30 minute direct flight to Malé International Airport, followed by a 35 minute seaplane flight to the island. The Nautilus can also be reached by 15-minute domestic flight from Malé to Dharavandhoo followed by a 15-minute speedboat transfer.

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