The Nautilus was created to express the best that luxury can be – not just in the Maldives, but worldwide. With its philosophy “a world of your own making”, this is a celebration of the individual spirit, liberation and unconditional freedom. A place where guests are encouraged to be themselves and shape their own personal journey – most of all, to celebrate the people they are with.
Howard Spa Consulting was contacted during the stages of design refinement and the formation of the operating concept. Neil Howard enhanced what was already an outstanding design concept; and Beverley Casely-Hayford of Howard Spa Consulting created the spa concept; job descriptions; organised the training programme; performed on-site staff training; created the bespoke SOP Manual; sourced spa brands; developed treatment programmes; and assisted with equipment selection.
Opened in 2019, set on stilts over a beautiful lagoon, the spa’s over-water treatment pavilion suites all have glass floors, a steam-sauna and private changing room, while treatments use an alchemy of thoughtfully-sourced, effective, sustainable products including local coconut oils, fruits and plants. Therapeutic pre- and post-treatment bathing experiences take place on the pavilion’s outdoor decks under azure skies and above turquoise waters.
The Spa welcomes guests 24-hours a day. Guests are encouraged to arrive for a treatment when they wish and stay for as long as they need, with the standout treatment being an immersive, bespoke spa sequence designed for each guest by the spa specialist lasting as long as wished. For the unsure spa-goer, a selection of three-hour spa journeys, each designed for effectiveness at particular times of the day is a perfect starting point. These are ‘Dawn of the Senses’ for early morning energising; ‘Your Song’ for an afternoon refresh; and ‘Quiet Calm’ for evening relaxation.