For those seeking excellence and privacy, the luxury resort Naladhu Private Island Maldives is nestled on the small island, Veligandu Huraa, in the South Malé Atoll.
The holiday island offers a home-from-home atmosphere, underpinned by a sense of seclusion created by the private and tailored services. There are 19 houses and one residence, facing the lagoon or the ocean, and each pays homage to a blend of colonial-style interiors, inspired by Indian, Sri Lankan and, of course, Maldivian cultures. Each villa is hidden away among pristine vegetation entwined with sandy paths.
Exclusivity is at the heart of Naladhu Private Island Maldives with three villa and house types — the beach house, ocean house and ocean pool villa. Each offers a pool with a distinct vantage point of the island, with luxurious amenities and comforts as a standard.
The interiors are characterised by elegant hardwood furnishings, classic design and natural tones. Guests can bask under the sun on loungers set on a spacious deck extending out over the Indian Ocean. The white sandy beach and turquoise lagoon are just steps away, made even more tempting by individual beach cabanas.
Following a wellness session in the personal steam room, visitors can refresh themselves under the waterfall shower, dip into their very own pool decked out in aqua-coloured tiles, or indulge in a soak in the separate sunken tub. For the ultimate in luxury spa experiences, the exclusive Ocean Retreat features a treatment room complete with a sauna, private pool, tropical rain shower and an ocean-facing relaxation deck. An oasis looking out onto rolling surf, a collection of revitalising half-day spa journeys feature on the specially-curated wellness and beauty menu.
When it comes to fine cuisine, Naladhu guests can enjoy excellent cuisine choices and fine wines while soaking up the cool ocean breezes. Overlooking the lagoon, The Living Room is an elegant beachfront diner in which a glass-walled wine cellar, stocked with some of the most esteemed (and a few of the most rare) vintages in the world, proudly takes centre stage.
The glass-walled wine cellar, stocked with some of the finest vintages in the world, at the heart of The Living Room
Need to know
• 6 beach pool houses
• 12 ocean pool houses
• 2-bedroom pool residence
• 1 ocean pool villa
• The Living Room restaurant
• Ocean Retreat spa
• Watersports and fishing
• Cooking school