Just in time for the fall chill, Naladhu Private Island Maldives has announced they will be reopening this November. After a six-month closure for extensive renovations of their entire property, the luxury island resort will be introducing a total redesign of many of their offerings, including onsite accommodations and amenities, with the introduction of new wellness-focused spaces for guests.
The new look, provided by New York Architect Yuji Yamazaki, features a wealth of design elements that help put a unique spin on “colonial Southeast Asian style,” such as a lighter color palette and custom-built furniture designs. There is also a careful focus placed on many “reflective” areas that can be found scattered throughout the resort, where Yamazaki has carefully designed locations to allow residents moments of reflection.
Serenity, Privacy, and Sustainability
Tranquil moments and privacy are at the heart of the island experience. With just 20 accommodations across the entire island, residents looking to completely escape need only return to their living space and be surrounded by rich tropical vegetations, including a garden filled with a specific, indigenous Maldivian flower, unique to each “house.” New housing options also allow residents to pick between a variety of exclusive amenities, such as lagoon access, a private beach and even a personal food and drink cabana.
An expansion of the “no menu, dine anywhere” concept will also be featured in the reopening. While there is a formal sit down restaurant known simply as the “Living Room,” guests will be able to enjoy “champagne floating breakfasts” in the pool, dinner on the beach or even brunch in the lagoon.
The resorts renewed focus on wellness will also see the unveiling of a dedicated spa area, featuring a double treatment room, with resident naturopath and nutritional therapist for custom treatments.
In addition to the renovations, however, the resort will also be teaming up with Partley Air to reduce the marine plastic pollution and recycle plastic waste. In line with this partnership, all single-use plastic have been banned on the island, and an in-house marine biologist has been added to the island staff, providing education and guided walks to guests.
Furthering their commitment to giving back, the resort also donated all its pre-renovation furniture to the Maldives’s only mental health hospital.