Known for its bespoke experiences, from petal-covered walkways to private film screenings on the beach, The Nautilus Maldives is one of those highly sought-after gems of Maldivian hospitality that always leaves a mark on those who visit the beautiful Bohemian-inspired island. It also happens to be one of the world’s most romantic destinations, and for February 2023, it will be upping the love ante.
This February, the award-winning private island resort is launching its Month of Love for couples who want to say “I Do” all over again to re-ignite the spark and commemorate the love that has deepened and matured between them. Leaving no stone unturned in order to ensure a memorable Vow Renewal experience of a lifetime, The Nautilus has undoubtedly become a utopia for couples who want to celebrate their romance.
Because every couple is different, the Vow Renewal ceremonies are artfully tailored to their preferences and desires to ensure their special day is like a real-life fairytale. Imagine exchanging vows against a spectacular backdrop where the vast Indian Ocean meets the blue-hued skies with the resort’s private yacht anchored nearby to whisk a couple away into the sunset.
This special sandbank celebration setup can be simple or elaborate, from a flowered wedding arch for an intimate ceremony to a more significant affair with a Boho-styled tent, bonfire, fireworks, a bottle of Krug Champagne for toasting and the rhythmic beating of Bodu Beru drums before and after the ceremony.
The following day, the couple could start with a floating breakfast in the house pool and the day can either unfold into an adventuresome excursion or turn into a relaxing time in one’s house or at Solasta Spa.
A dedicated House Master will be available to help create the perfect itinerary during a couple’s stay so that one can cater to their lover’s every whim. One can even rent out the entire island for the ultimate alone time with loved ones. The Nautilus’s stunning surroundings also serve as an ideal canvas for a dream wedding, with a wealth of venues and experiences to choose from.
Whether marking their vow renewal or simply celebrating spending quality time together, The Nautilus abounds with specially curated experiences designed to ignite love and romance. During the Month of Love, couples can indulge in a luxurious dreamy escape in a tropical paradise, with exceptional romantic dinners curated by the world-class culinary team and pampering holistic wellness treatments at The Nautilus’s Solasta Spa.
Some of the private island resorts’ top activity picks are featured below.
Sunset Date Night on Your Private Sandbank
Couples can celebrate Valentine’s Day on their own private sandbank with a special Valentine-inspired five-course dinner, with the final course served in the comfort of their residence and a floating breakfast to look forward to the morning after in their private pool. Further inclusions are a transfer by luxury yacht, sunset cocktails, a bottle of champagne, a bouquet of roses and a solo artist performance during the evening. The experience is priced at USD2,880++ per couple.
The Romance Package
The Romance Package invites guests to indulge their Valentine with a memory that will last forever – at the beach of The Nautilus. The romance starts with a welcome bottle of champagne and bouquet of roses, followed by a five-course dinner, with a solo artist performance during the evening. Romantics can enjoy the resort’s customised turndown amenities upon returning to their house. The package is priced at USD 888++ per couple.
Romance Sizzles at Zeytoun
Zeytoun, the most romantic dinner setting at The Nautilus, turns up the romantic heat with a Valentine-themed, five-course, champagne-paired dinner designed by Executive Chef Kengo. Available only on Tuesday 14th February, romantics can linger over a five-course dinner, with sommelier-selected wine pairings also available. The Romance Sizzles dinner is priced at USD 269++ per person.
How Deep is Your Love
Flowers are lovely, but nothing surpasses the experience of the deep blue on Valentine’s Day. Guests can surprise their loved ones with The Nautilus’s PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience to explore the idyllic island coral gardens surrounding the Nautilus. The scuba couple further celebrates the dive – and their love – with their own coral planting, underwater selfies and post-dive stories. This special scuba experience is priced at USD 788++ per couple.
Red Carpet for My Valentine
The season of love invites visitors to enhance their beauty at Solasta Spa: For radiant skin – from the inside out – the TDA facial boasts the highest concentration of anti-ageing active ingredients to promote the deep regeneration of cell-damaged skin, visibly reduced wrinkles and restored youthfulness. And for red carpet-ready legs, guests can spoil themselves with a luxurious treatment created to illuminate, brighten, revive and refine the appearance of the legs while improving circulation, skin complexion, firmness and tone. Red Carpet for My Valentine is a two-hour-long treatment priced at USD 488++ per person.
This bespoke spa package includes a one-hour relaxation with rose champagne and healthy nibbles, a luxurious bath soak and a gift from The Nautilus, with the rest of the journey tailored to guests’ preferences.
Solasta Spa’s intuitive spa team meets with couples to create a personalised, immersive collection of therapies to address their needs, inviting them to bathe in the horizon, breathe in the sea breeze, bask in the stillness and lose themselves in the majesty of the Maldives. This three-hour treatment is priced at USD 988++ per couple.
Beloved Bliss is an indulgent spa treatment offered in the comfort and privacy of guests’ island homes – the perfect end to a blissful day. The package includes an Omorovicza or Maison Caulières massage, a revitalising scalp treatment and an Omorovicza Midnight Radiance Mask – a brightening, overnight facemask packed with salicylic acid and sand lily extract, with a cooling gel that melts into the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of dark spots and stubborn discolouration for an even, smooth and radiant complexion. The treatment winds down with a warm brew of chamomile tea to invite a deep slumber. This two-hour treatment is priced at USD 888++ per couple.
To begin their romantic getaway and to celebrate their love story, guests can opt for the Moments of Togetherness package starting from USD 4,288++ per night. It’s both considered and convenient, a wonderful match of ultra-luxe experiences with a carefree discovery of paradise – and their better half. Or get in touch to start creating their ultra-bespoke romantic getaway and a world of their own making via [email protected].
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