Naladhu – a luxury island for yourself

Naladhu – Imagine your own private island nestled on the edge of a stunning lagoon, in one of the world’s most celebrated tropical havens, ringed by coral gardens and vibrant marine life, where the stunning turquoise hues of the Indian Ocean are complemented by the exotic scent of palm trees.  Welcome to Naladhu, Maldives.

Celebrities, sports stars and Fortune 500 Listers have called it their home away from home and both corporate and celebratory groups are buying the island resort out for exclusive use in an increasing trend for those opting for private island breakaways.

According to Naladhu Director of Sales & Marketing, Narelle McDougall, the resort is a popular incentive reward destination and corporate retreat, but she is quick to add that more and more common interest groups are following suit.  “We are seeing an increase in common interest group travel, such as family celebrations, to the Maldives and buyout enquiries for special occasions.”

The resort is a luxurious boutique hideaway in the South Male Atoll, a mere 35 minute speedboat journey from the island nation’s international airport, or a scenic 5 minutes by private chartered seaplane.

Naladhu means ‘pretty island’, and each of the nineteen secluded houses incorporates timeless design, idyllic views and an unmatched feeling of home.

 With a choice of two house types, each 300 square meters in size, the Beach House or Ocean House provides its own distinct vantage point on the island, while offering identical amenities and luxurious comforts.  Generous living, dining and bedroom spaces, a private swimming pool, landscaped garden and vast sundeck make for an exotic experience within the privacy of each enclosure.

 To further enhance the experience, all houses are indulged by discreet yet attentive personal House Masters, 24 hours a day to ensure that guests’ every desire is not only met, but also anticipated.

Accommodating up to 38 guests, the resort is the perfect destination for small groups in need of privacy and seclusion in luxurious surroundings.  McDougall says that, as a predominantly leisure destination, corporate retreats tend to opt for outdoors settings such as a barefoot meeting in the sand.  “Many retreats take the form of team-building exercises with activities under, on and alongside the turquoise Indian Ocean, including kayak races across the lagoon, cooking challenges or even surfing contests.  All retreats are tailor made to suit a group’s specific needs, such as spa journeys for a ‘Girls Weekend’ group, or CEO adrenaline junkies diving some of the world’s most treasured reefs.”

 A dedicated event coordinator service encompasses all of the client’s accommodation, activity programme and food and beverage requirements.  Guests are met by resort representatives at Male International Airport and escorted to the island by luxury speedboat.

Event setups and programmes are tailor made to suit ideals and specific needs, and Naladhu’s personalised ‘Intimate Dining Affairs’ experiences ensure unique occasions in dreamy locations, from an isolated sandbank in the Indian Ocean to a coconut grove – anywhere of the group’s choosing.

McDougall concludes that Naladhu’s tropical setting, exclusive nature and intimate atmosphere coupled with personalised service make it the ideal choice for high-end corporate retreats and special family occasions alike.  “Sometimes reserving your private place in luxury isn’t enough; sometimes you just need a luxury island all for yourself.”

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