Significant changes to travel have been afoot in the UK over recent times, with the much-maligned traffic light system being replaced by a category of low-risk travel destinations which will sit alongside the red list. One destination that is now open to Brits is the Maldives, and in this travel feature, we’re looking at what one of its shining lights, The Nautilus, has in store for guests.
As the UK moves into the next phase of the roadmap out of lockdown, Maldives is officially green-lit again under the traffic light system for travel. In what will come as excellent news for British travellers, The Nautilus, which is one of the Maldives most spectacular offerings and takes the form of an extraordinary boho-chic ultra-luxury island resort, is waiting to welcome back Brits with open arms.
What’s more, a vacation here will mean that you’ll be relaxing and unwinding in somewhere that is not only super-safe, it’s also one of the most private places you can head to right now.
Whether guests are looking to make a sublime return to normality by experiencing adrenaline-fueled adventures with their significant other or dipping their feet in the world of ‘travel and work’ as workation warriors, The Nautilus is able to create the ultimate setting for the unscripted lifestyle to cater to every whim. The resort’s independent spirit, complete seclusion, authentic ‘come-as-you-are feel, and when-you-want-it policy are hallmarks defining The Nautilus’ philosophy.
With travel seemingly returning to some semblance of normality, The Nautilus is an ideal destination to spend time with someone special. Romantic getaways are taken to new heights on this tranquil island, with breakfast in bed, dazzling blue-white landscapes, and personalised couples’ spa treatments providing a cinematic setting for your love story.
You can spend the day on the shore or hop onto a seaplane ride to a sandbank for a barbecue supper, followed by a screening of your favourite film under the glimmering night sky. If guests are staying for longer than seven nights, the ‘Moments of Togetherness’ program will give couples the chance to enjoy a guided house reef snorkelling tour, a personalised yoga session and a bespoke cocktail experience on your private deck.
The Nautilus isn’t just for lovers and romantics; it’s suitable for all generations, and particularly extended family clans that are brilliantly catered for here. Even the youngsters are catered for with Young Wonderers. On this, little ones can dress up as pirates, take part in underwater treasure hunts and play beach games while young teen options include burning off energy via SUP lagoon races and a Discover Diving course, with a tailored program of events and activities put together by a dedicated HouseMaster.
The free-spirited feel of the island allows children to interact with the world around them in new ways – whether it’s an interactive marine biology class, an adventure along a nature trail or learning a few phrases in the Maldivian language, Dhivehi. Houses come with every bit of kit, from high-chairs to baby strollers, while the unscripted dining concept applies to all ages and means there’s no need to worry about finding options for the fussiest eaters.
At The Nautilus, every moment holds the potential to become a once-in-a-lifetime memory; family activities range from a cooking class on a sandbank, seeing manta rays in their natural habitat, and a boat trip to spot dolphins playing in the surf.
Booking a stay at The Nautilus
BooBook the seven-night family package for a relaxing stay, with mini-spa treatments available for children and a few hours of nightly babysitting to ensure the adults get some time to themselves. And perhaps the most special and long-lasting memento is one you leave behind; with a seven-night stay, guests will be allowed to adopt and name a section of coral in the house reef.
For more information on The Nautilus, please visit www.thenautilusmaldives.com.
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