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Naladhu, Maldives

Translated directly as Beautiful Island, Naladhu captures the easy-going epitome of castaway shores. A smidge of sand and style adrift in the South Male Atoll, with only a handful of villas you are expected to share your slice of paradise with very few. With your very own house master to orchestrate tailor made adventures and experiences on these idyllic shores, Naladhu is sure to capture your heart.

Ideal for Couples and Families

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Island Paradise

Ultimate Luxury

Children's Facilities

Close proximity to surrounding surf breaks

Spa and Recreation Facilities


South Male Atoll, Maldives, Asia


Wayfarers Atlas can make your journey to Naladhu as seamless as possible.

AIRPORT – Male, Velana International Airport

TRANSFER – Upon arrival at Velana International Airport a representative will be waiting to guide you through customs and to the Anantara lounge space. A speedboat is waiting to whisk you away on a 35-minute journey, from jade green seas and to the palm fringed shore of Naladhu.



WEATHER – November to April – Dry Season

SURF SEASON – April to October


Lazing in hammocks, salt water on the skin, and the murmur of moving sand beneath your feet – these are sensations Naladhu can evoke with its long summer vibes. Temperatures on Naladhu sit pretty between 23-32 degrees Celsius, ensuring days are bright and nights filled with warm milky stars. During the months of April to October there is more chance of rain, often brief and breath-taking you can be sure that wet season won’t spoil your day.

“A breath-taking beach fantasy – single sets of footprints in the sand, a private butler, and secluded beach homes hanging like ripe fruit over the blue lagoon”


Family-Friendly Resort

Family Residence Available

Popular Honeymoon Spot

Sister Resorts Close by

Intimate Vibes

Sublime Spa Experience

Restaurant and Wine Cellar


Library and guest internet facilities

Laundry and pressing service

Excursions and water sports

24-hour room service


No direct access to waves – Boat transfers to surrounding breaks with the closest only 5 minutes away.


Complimentary WIFI



Naladhu is all about experiential dining; whether in the class and comfort of your own lavish villa, perched on the sands still warm from the day, or in some secret spot where the candlelight flickers and a private chef sizzles something special close by.

Those seeking restaurant style dining are sure to be wooed by The Living Room. Perfect plates pair with wonderous wines from the well-stocked glass walled wine cellar that forms a centre piece in the restaurant. Low-key vibe invites ocean breezes to meander through the open-air pavilion in an elegant beachfront scene.


The lush main pool site is drenched in blues and greens – making an idyllic spot for sunshine afternoon swims and moonlit dips. Flanked by lush vegetation and far from prying eyes, you will feel as though you have stumbled upon your own secret lagoon. Being only a few steps from the sea also means you can dive from one shade of blue straight into another.


The aptly named Ocean Retreat Spa takes gentleness to a whole new level. Expert therapists float around, delivering healing massages, exotic body wraps, and beautiful polishes to surf weary bodies. The intimate spa spot weaves together the calming colours of the changing ocean, complemented by polished wood and rich swirled creams. As Naladhu is such an intimate island, you can even book your own private therapist to tailor make a wellness package just for you.


As a secret slip of an island, families looking for treasured memories are certainly welcome on Naladhu. The island itself offers no dedicated childcare facilities or clubs, but babysitting service is available upon request.


With just 20 homes hidden on the jewelled island of Naladhu, you can be sure that each and every villa has been built with love. The symbiosis of elegant timeless design meets barefoot beach beauty, boasting homes that come pools, multiple rooms, and all overlooking the expanse of shimmering ocean.


Luxury abounds at the Ocean Pool Villas. Facing the water, with a private pool for plunging and magical Maldivian touches – you can enter an oasis of natural tones. Cloud-like beds, waterfall showers, private steam rooms, and your own gourmet mini bar and personal wine cellar set just the right mood for a five-star stay. Your own private pavilion offers a divine spot for star-gazing late into the night.



Rise and fall each day with the suns rays glittering atop the ocean at this sublime space for guests looking to be enchanted. Your own hardwood deck is the perfect place to rest and play, and a personal beach cabana offers a secret sanctuary right on the sands. Steam rooms, waterfalls, and a 35sqm infinity pool come draped in the sweet scent of frangipani, and blazing bright bougainvillea provides plenty of shade. With a feather soft mattress, outdoor bath, and personal butler to plump your pillows and make life a dream – this is exotic living at its best.


For those Wayfarers seeking ample space both indoors and out, the Naladhu Beach House with Pool is a vision of latticed whites, romantic rafters, elegant rugs and luscious lagoon views. Sitting right on the pink sand shore, you can climb out of the sea and quickly be right at home. An extravagant sundeck and dining sala invite intimate al-fresco hours that blend seamlessly from sunrise to starlight. Plunge into the perfect privacy of your own infinity pool or sprawl out with a book from your private library. Take a dip in the outdoor sunken tub before emerging to rest easy in a serene oasis adorned with scented candles and pillow menus. In-keeping with the theme of a personal paradise – your own house master butler service ensures your customized wine cellar and gourmet pantry is well and truly stocked. Surrounded by verdant gardens and your own shimmering pond, pool, and ocean outside your door – this contemporary oasis is 300 sqm of sheer delight.


Your very own luxury property perched on a prime piece of real estate in the splendor of the Maldives – the two-bed residence is millionaire magic. An al-fresco terrace, 95 sqm pool, dining pavilion and sala, full kitchen, indoor lounge and upstairs bedrooms makes this mini mansion ideal for those who want plenty of space to stretch out and soak up paradise. Indulge in your own slice of private beach, take your private kayak out for a paddle, and let the house master orchestrate those fine-tuned details to ensure your stay on Naladhu is exceptional in every sense.


Babysitting service available on request

The Dhoni Kids Club found over on Naladhu’s sister resort of Anantara Dhigu

Learn to surf classes perfect for little wayfarers looking to find their feet.


Baby cots available on request


Professional babysitters are trained in First Aid and CPR, with wonderful experience in safely entertaining and taking care of little ones.

Medical Facilities
Well-stocked medical clinic with a doctor on call 24 hour


Little Wayfarers are more than welcome to stay and play on the exclusive island of Naladhu. While the resort doesn’t offer any dedicated kids club, it’s an exciting choice for families who want to spend precious days together.


Lavish and spacious villas come complete with private plunge pools and allocated beach cabanas, you can mingle with neighbours if you choose or enjoy the sweet serenity of your own island oasis. Families wanting plenty of space can choose the regal residence otherwise the two-bed villas offer ample room.


While the kids club can be found over on the sister resort of Anantara Dhigu, Naladhu is a sublime escape for those wanting to fine-tune their family time. Private beach cabanas invite families to spread out and make the most of both sunshine and shade.

With an endless rota of activities to pick and choose from, you can curate memories to suit your mood. Wet and wild water sports, cultural visits to local villages, island hopping, dolphin watching, luxury yacht adventures, tennis championships and bonding deep sea fishing trips are just a few ideas as to how you can spend your days on the nimble island of Naladhu.


A resort pool shimmers in secret close to the sands. As every villa comes with its own private place to splash, parents can keep a watchful eye on their Little Wayfarers.


In-house dining is a specialty on Naladhu. From blazing barbeques on your own deck to gourmet picnic lunches on desert islands, dining with young ones is simple when meal times move at your own pace. At The Living Room Restaurant, chefs and staff are ever willing to whip up dishes to suit smaller stomachs.


Get in touch with your local Travel Doctor for up to date health information, precautions and travel advice for your destination, including information regarding clean drinking water.



Island doctor on call 24 hours



Not compulsory

For peace of mind, Wayfarers Atlas recommends travel insurance that includes medical evacuation. Let us organise this for you.


Mozzies can be found in paradise too.

Refer to the World Health Organisation or the US CDC for information on Mosquito-borne and other insect-borne diseases.


Anantara Dhigu Family Surf Trip guiding by Tropic Surf

Surfing – Tropicsurf guides, gorgeous reef breaks, and daily boat rides out beyond the blue make for an award-winning surf trip.

Personal butler service at Naladhu

Private Times – Naladhu truly is a desert island fantasy. A handful of homes, private butlers and designer dining delivers all the space in the world.

Anantara Veli Nirvana Luxury Yacht

Luxury Yacht – Ramp up your breezy billionaire lifestyle and head out on ocean bound adventures on the islands very own luxury yacht. Champagne journeys, starlit sojourns, and sweet island style make for halcyon days.

Yoga at Naladhu

Yoga and Meditation – Breathe easy on the island of Naladhu. With serene sun splashed settings and the melody of the Indian Ocean, this is the perfect spot for finding your inner calm with tailored yoga and meditation sessions.


water activities at Naladhu


Water is the elixir of life at Naladhu and you are sure to look for any excuse to plunge into the blue. Fortunately, at this five-star resort you can have your pick of toys. From windsurfing to kayaking, tearing it up on Jet Skis, taking the catamaran out for a sail or catching silvery fish for supper, its playtime around the clock at Naladhu.

diving at Naladhu


The PADI dive centre is the perfect place for delving into the underwater world. Every day you can take your pick from trips to different spots dotted around the atolls. Coral cool, sunken ships and drifting beasts – prepare to be amazed.

Naladhu's luxury yacht


Plan a holiday within a holiday and book out the islands luxury yacht for your own mini break out at sea. Be wined and dined beneath the milky way before retiring to your own elegant cabin for a sleep lulled by the arms of the Indian Ocean.

Naladhu ocean retreat treatment room


The Maldives is a dreamy place to rebalance your body, mind and soul. The Ocean Retreat Spa is far from a cliched place to heal. Personal attention, glowing packages and the lullaby of the salt whipped sea will send you back to a place of sweet serenity.

private dining at Naladhu


Romance is always in the air on Naladhu. The intimate dining affairs grant you a delectable choice of places to whisper sweet nothings into the ear of the one you love. From candlelight suppers on the sands to lagoon side dining or lunches in the privacy of the coconut grove, the world belongs to you two.



This region of the Maldives is pure saltwater magic with a variety of waves on your doorstep, from fun rights to barreling lefts all within a short boat ride of Anantara Veli.

Avid surfers will be more than impressed at the festival line-up – with big name breaks like Boatyards, Natives, Nonya’s and Riptides.

Waves are easily accessible thanks to the surf guiding and coaching service provided by Australia’s Tropicsurf. Pick from gentle waves to down the line barrels that will get the adrenaline pumping, no matter what your personal ability – you will find the wave that suits you best.

Surrounding Breaks

  • Nonyas is a 5 minute boat ride away and is a long peeling left with a mellow take off and suitable for all ability levels.
  • Boatyards which is 10 minutes away, is a hollow left and on its day can serve up some of the best waves in the Maldives.
  • Riptides is 30 minutes away and breaks in the middle of a channel. This speedy right-hander provides a long open wall and is great for short and longboarders.

For those learning to surf or beginners, Tropicsurf is on hand to help you progress, and with only eight students in a class, you will be tearing it up in no time.


Anantara Dhigu Family Surf Trip guiding by Tropic Surf
Anantara Dhigu Kids learning to surf with Tropic Surf the perfect family surf trip in the Maldives
Anantara Dhigu perfect for your next family surf trip waves from june till november


April to October


Beginner to Advanced






Reef Break

Direct access to surf break

No direct access to waves

Boat transfers to surrounding breaks

Coaching & Guiding

Equipment Rental

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