Naladhu Private Island, the luxury island resort in the Maldives, is due to relaunch in November with a new look and feel, following a complete renovation during a six-month closure.
It is undergoing a total redesign with the public areas and accommodation being renovated and the resort’s top suite, the Two Bedroom Pool Residence, reopening with its own 20-metre private beach.
Located on the edge of a lagoon in the South Malé Atoll, the resort is 30 minutes by speedboat from Velana International Airport in Malé.
Home to 20 ‘Houses’, Naladhu offers privacy and seclusion for guests. The resort is being redesigned by New York-based designer Yuji Yamazaki, with sleeker furniture throughout and a lighter colour palette creating a modern colonial South East Asian style.
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’s two categories of houses, each with 300 sq m of living space, are surrounded by tropical vegetation. The Beach House with Pool has direct access to the white sands and lagoon, whilst the Ocean House with Pool and Private Beach Cabana has a large terrace with ocean view, in addition to its own cabana.
Each House will be named after an indigenous Maldivian flower or plant found on the island.
The jewel in the resort’s crown is the 600 sq m Two Bedroom Pool Residence. Sleeping up to six guests, this space guarantees both privacy and quality time with loved ones. The Residence benefits from both sunrise and sunset views, with its pool and large deck facing the ocean, and its private beach offering direct access to the lagoon.
As part of the sustainability program, Naladhu has started working with Parley Air to reduce marine plastic pollution and recycle plastic waste, plus all single use plastic has been banned on the island.