The sentiments expressed by travelers and the travel industry in 2022 are different this summer with escapism becoming an integral criterion for many, especially after the past two years of pandemic. But it’s really more than that. It’s about travel opening our hearts and minds to spend quality time with loved ones. The Nautilus, perhaps one of the most bespoke and exclusive private island resorts in the Maldives, has curated a special holistic family escape program this summer season, for its guests to create memories and nurture unbreakable bonds with those who mean the most.
This new offering will bring family clans together to explore a world without the constraints of time or rigid schedules to unite with their loved ones in any way they choose, to celebrate the individual spirit, unconditional freedom, and the ability to simply be — with the main connection to the world outside: a private butler service, dedicated to ensuring every element is tailored to one’s liking.
The resort’s personalized family experience will begin with an unparalleled spa session (in total privacy) at The Nautilus’ Solasta Spa, which stands out for its ability to create the most innovative, refined, and customizable treatments, yoga and meditation sessions that will immerse guests in infinite states of rejuvenation. Guided by knowledgeable therapists, guests can enjoy a gentle blend of spiritual, physical, and fun exercises, depending on one’s lifestyle, personality, and energy level.
The Nautilus’s young guests will have a plethora of tailor-made activities that are holistic in nature yet rich in educational intention. At Young Wonderers, 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 House Master. 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.
Other activities to enjoy together as a family will include a number of recreational and culinary experiences from Maldivian and Southeast Asian cooking classes and competition between family members that are guided by a personal chef to a fun-filled day on the sandbank with a selection of water sports, from jet skiing to taking a snorkeling experience to the next level with a Seabob to private luxury sunset cruises to explore the Indian ocean aboard the extraordinary Nautilus One.
I also wanted to share with you some other exciting news as The Nautilus is proud to announce its partnership with Virtuoso, the leading global network specializing in luxury and experiential travel. The resort underwent a rigorous vetting process to join Virtuoso’s collection. This alignment will present The Nautilus with great opportunities to reach out to prospective guests and build direct relationships with the leading leisure travel agencies in North and Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.