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Wed, 30 June 2021

Naladhu Private Island Resort in Maldives Closes for Renovation

(30 June 2021) Naladhu Private Island resort in Maldives has closed for a complete renovation and is due to reopen in November.

The resort will undergo a total redesign with all the public areas and accommodation included in the renovation and the resorts top suite, the Two-Bedroom Pool Residence, will reopen with its own 20-metre private beach.

The island is located on the edge of a pristine lagoon in the South Mal Atoll, just 30 minutes by luxury speedboat from Mals international airport.

The 20-key resort is being redesigned by New York based designer Yuji Yamazaki, with new sleeker furniture throughout and a lighter colour palette creating a modern colonial South East Asian look.

Ocean House with Pool and Private Cabana at Naladhu Private Island Maldives. Click to enlarge.

Yamazaki has focussed on maximising the number of spots around the houses where guests can have a moment of pause, ranging from ocean-side seating for breakfast to pre-dinner cocktails on the chaise longue overlooking the pool.

The restaurant, bar, wine cellar and gym are among the public areas receiving a complete new look.

The resort will also introduce some new experiences, including a snorkeling tour with the in-house marine biologist to see some of the 2,000 species of tropical fish and sea mammals and to understand more about the coral conservation programme.

The jewel in the resorts crown is the 600 sqm Two Bedroom Pool Residence. Sleeping up to six guests, the Residence benefits from both sunrise and sunset views, with its pool and large deck facing the ocean, along with loungers, al fresco dining area and a swing, and its new private beach offering direct access to the lagoon.

The resort will be expanding their no-menu dine anywhere concept, enabling guests to choose their favourite dishes and dining spots round the clock - whether its in The Living Room with views over the lagoon, a Champagne floating breakfast in the pool, or moonlight midnight snacks on the beach.

As part of the sustainability programme, Naladhu has started working with Parley Air to reduce marine plastic pollution and recycle plastic waste and all single use plastic has been banned on the island. In addition, all the resorts old furniture has been donated to Maldives only hospital for mental health.

Naladhu Private Island will be renewing its focus on wellness with a new dedicated spa treatment area including a double treatment room and bathing and changing area and the introduction of a resident Naturopath and Nutritional Therapist.

Guests will be offered the opportunity to focus on their nutrition to help overcome stress, sleep issues and unhealthy eating patterns as well helping with immunity, digestion, weight management, hormones, skin and blood sugar balance.

Giles Selves, Naladhu Private Islands General Manager, said, This substantial investment will ensure that Naladhu Private Island continues to be one of the most exclusive private islands in the Maldives. The resort already has a significant number of repeat guests, and I have no doubt the new-look Naladhu will entice many new travellers to experience the privacy, seclusion and bespoke personalised service that its renowned for.

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