The south Malé atoll in the Maldives consists of several islands, each one more idyllic than the other. Very popular with tourists throughout the world, this atoll attracts a great many lovers of the sea who want to take advantage of the fantastic diving sites as well as the diversity of aquatic activities offered by the atoll’s island-hotels. Diving is especially recommended in this region since the ocean depths are rich in multi-colored tropical fish, manta rays, turtles, and for those fortunate enough to come across them, dolphins.
The south Malé atoll is also renowned as an excellent surfing spot, thanks to the east winds that are fairly strong at times, which is not the case for all of the Maldives atolls. Kite surfing, a sport in which the surfer is pulled by a boat, and thanks to parachute sail, is lifted above the ocean for a few seconds, has grown in popularity with many tourists in search of new and powerful sensations. And it’s in this region that the Anantara hotel group decided to open some of its most luxurious hotels.
Located on the island of Velinhandu Huraa, in the southern Malé atoll, the hotel Naladhu offers exceptional comfort. No less than 19 private houses are available to guests looking for a calm and intimate retreat. The owners wanted guests to feel that they were in their second home, but one in a much more exotic environment. There are two categories of houses, the Beach House and the Ocean Villa. They are identical in terms of comfort, decoration and equipment. They all have luxurious bathrooms with outdoor showers, L’Occitane en Provence bathtubs and bathroom products, warmly decorated rooms, a living room area and a large terrace with chaise lounges for gentle afternoon naps. In addition, each house has its own private butler. The Beach Houses face the sea and look out onto the lagoon with direct access to the beach. The Ocean villas overlook the turquoise blue Indian Ocean, with a breathtaking view over the horizon.
The fully equipped fitness center has qualified trainers who offer guests pure moments of relaxation thanks to the wide range of available treatments. More romantic guests can even take advantage of the horizon, the hotel’s yacht, for a day’s cruise or a candlelight dinner. Meals can be taken in the houses or in the center of the hotel, in the Living Room restaurant. Guests can also choose the varied number of hotel complex restaurants on the neighboring islands, the Anantara Dhigu and Veli.
Naladhu in Maldivian means, “pretty island”, and it certainly merits its name. The Maldivian designer, Mohammed Shafia designed the villas of this extraordinary site.
Five stars / Member Small Luxury Hotels of the World / Luxury / Pristine beaches / Villas / Restaurant / International cuisine / Private beach dining / Spa / Fitness club / Yoga & meditation classes / Cooking classes / Wine tasting / Butler service / Private yacht cruises / Catamaran / Water sports / Adventurous excursions / Babysitting service / Wine cellar
Open all year
19 pavilions with private pool
Double occupancy from 1,000 euros
Male Airport (MLE) - Male
P.O. Box 2014
South Male Atoll
Approximately 12 hours
+ 3 hours in summer / + 4 hours in winter
Equatorial climate with maritime influences
Two annual monsoon periods : in summer (May to November), with very heavy rain and in winter (November to March) with less rain but often accompanied by violent wind
Temperature between 26 and 34°C all year round
Average water temperature is 28°C
Passport valid six months after return date
30 day visa delivered on site free of charge
No vaccinations required
The rufiyaa (MVR)
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White sand, turquoise water, eternal sunshine, palm trees and a seemingly endless horizon are the ingredients common to all hotels in the Maldives, offering visitors a sneak preview of a veritable heaven on earth, especially popular with couples, whether they are on their honeymoon or not.
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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).