Naladhu Private Island Maldives Opens With New Look

Naladhu Private Island in the Maldives has reopened its doors with a new look after a complete redesign by New York-based designer Yuji Yamazaki. The public areas and all 20 Houses at the resort were refurbished during a six-month closure. Among the updates, the resort’s top suite, the Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence, now has a 68-foot private beach. Additionally, the island’s restaurant, bar, wine cellar and gym have been transformed and the new Coconut Grove offers a secluded area for private experiences such as cinema under the stars or private yoga and fitness classes.

Each of the resort’s two categories of Houses offers 3,230 square feet of living space. The Beach House with Pool has direct access to the white sands and lagoon, while the Ocean House with Pool and Private Beach Cabana has a large terrace, besides a cabana, where guests can relax on their oversized day bed attended by their butler, known as a Kuwaanu, who is available 24 hours a day.

The Two Bedroom Beach Pool Residence, spanning 6,458 square feet, benefits from both sunrise and sunset views, with its pool and large deck facing the ocean, along with loungers, al fresco dining area and swing. Its new private beach, also with a beach cabana, offers direct access to the lagoon. 

Dining is completely bespoke with guests curating a daily menu and choosing their favorite dishes and locations around the clock. Popular dining spots include The Living Room with views over the lagoon, a Champagne floating breakfast in the pool and midnight snacks on the beach.

Naladhu Private Island Maldives

Educating guests about the locale and ecosystem of the Maldives is top priority. The resort has introduced new experiences, including a snorkeling trail with in-house marine biologist and sustainability manager, Emilia Fulgido, to observe some of the 2,000 species of tropical fish and corals and to understand more about the resort’s reef restoration program. Guests can go for guided walks on the island or participate in a coral adoption program and learn more about coral planting, fish identification and marine life alongside the recycling of micro-plastics.

The resort also has a new spa treatment area with a double treatment room with a private bathing and changing area. A naturopath and nutritional therapist is in residence and guests can arrange a consultation to focus on their nutrition to help overcome specific issues including stress, sleep, digestion, immunity, weight management, hormones, skin and blood sugar balance. A new health program, RESET, focuses on the crucial role the gut plays in health and overall wellbeing. The five- or seven-night personalized program combines detoxifying treatments such as colon hydrotherapy, IV therapy, yoga and core exercises.

Located on the edge of a lagoon in the South Malé Atoll, Naladhu Private Island is 30 minutes by luxury speedboat from Velana International Airport in Malé.

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