The Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. Commenting on this landmark accolade, general manager of The Nautilus, Mohamed Ashraf, said: “We are immensely grateful and proud to be recognised not only as the best resort in the Indian Ocean, but also amongst the top three best resorts in the world. I would like to express my gratitude to all voters, our guests and to our highly committed team as without them we would not be celebrating this amazing achievement. Thank you all!”
Enjoying a remote setting in the stunning UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of the Baa Atoll, The Nautilus is one of the smallest island resorts in the Maldives, a tropical haven of just 26 exceptionally spacious Houses and Residences, each with its own temperature-controlled freshwater infinity pool and extensive private decks, and attended by a dedicated House Master offering full butler services. The Nautilus epitomises spacious seclusion and sublime service, with consciously minimal interaction from the moment guests step off the plane at Velana International Airport and into the care of island’s exclusive, ultra-smooth and queue-free VIP arrival and transfer service. The only Relais & Châteaux member resort in the Maldives, is the realisation of a vision of life unbound, a place of liberation and unscripted luxury, where guests are free to do – and be – as they please. Casting off the anchor of inflexibility and rejecting the tyranny of timetables, The Nautilus liberates guests to enjoy a private island experience beyond the humdrum clockwatching constraints of opening hours and menus.
Make a sublime return to normality amidst tourmaline-blue Indian Ocean waters: The Nautilus’ unique reopening offer will secure the yearning to indulge. Enjoy precious moments with loved ones from September 1st to December 26th 2020 and receive an exceptional one-off discount of 35% off the total price of the stay. The Nautilus is offering a special offer for return seaplane transfers exclusively available with this offer.
Guests who stay 7 or more nights will receive a private dinner personally curated by our chef at their desired venue within island. Returning guests staying more than 7 nights are entitled for the private dinner (mentioned above) and a 60 minute massage per person one time during their stay. These offers are combinable with the 35% discount and seaplane discount offer.
All offers mentioned are applicable to flexible booking terms and cancellation policies. If a guest (or guests) are unable to travel due to a travel restriction (such as border closed) from their country, their transit country, or unable to enter Maldives due to travel restrictions from the Maldives, we will waive off last minute cancellation or no-show charges.
The already thorough cleaning and hygiene protocols at The Nautilus have been further reinforced in line with public health guidelines issued by the WHO and local government authorities, and the team have been fully trained and informed of the new procedures.