Villa Nautica (Ex Paradise Island)

K. Lankanafinolhu, North Malé Atoll
10 km from Velana International Airport, Malé
20 minutes by speedboat
Special Offer
EARLY BIRD OFFER SUMMER (EB15) from 2025-05-01 to 2025-10-31


Swimming Pool
Scuba Diving
Private Pool Villas
Children's Facilities
Jacuzzi Villas
Ayurvedic Treatments
Disabled Access
Baby Sitting
Business Facilities

Villa Nautica celebrates the glitz and glamour of yacht-life and is always ‘en vogue’. Surrounded by sparkling lagoons and idyllic beaches, it is an island like no other: a hive of activity, a place to be seen. Complemented by exceptional scuba diving and other water sports, the resort embraces the seafarer lifestyle with a glamorous twist.

Room Categories

Land Room
54 sq feet

Each one-bedroom Beach Villa has an open-air shower, uninterrupted views of the blue lagoon, and direct access to our island’s sugar-white sand beaches. Surrounded by the dappled shade of tropical greenery, your villa is a tranquil retreat where you can relax and truly unwind.

Over Water Villa
77 sq feet

Discover endless encounters with the natural underwater world as you take the plunge into the lagoon from your private overwater sanctuary. This spacious haven features luxurious details, ample space and a warm ambiance. Relax into island life as you sunbathe above crystalline waters and dine al fresco with an ocean breeze and the ultimate azure lagoon views. Whether you are a serenity seeker or an adventure; Paradise Water Villa’s offer the ultimate nautical experience.

Land Room
150 sq feet

Escape to a Deluxe Beach Pool Villa, bordering the east side of the island and just moments away from the Araamu Spa. Surrounded by the scent of tropical flowers, the open-air shower brings the beauty of the outdoors in, while the private pool is the perfect place to steal a few precious moments during the golden hour.

Land Room
140 sq feet

Escape to your exquisite Sunset Beach Pool Villa offering panoramic views of the ocean and a mesmerizing setting to watch the sunset. Sink your toes into soft white sand, explore the beauty of turquoise waters just steps from your thatched villa and relax into a carefree island lifestyle. Soak up the sunshine from your Beach Cabana or take a dip in your private pool secluded by lush palms. An open-air shower, sundeck and luxurious design details create the ultimate living space for your Maldives getaway.

Over Water Villa
86 sq feet

Water Villas with Whirlpools are positioned on the east side of the island – one of the best places to experience the world-famous Maldivian sunrises. Designed with indulgence in mind, each one features a spacious living area, private sundeck and access to the sparkling aquamarine waters below.

Land Room
150 sq feet

Discover your private Ocean Beach Pool Villa positioned on the pearl white sand and offering uninterrupted Indian Ocean views. Inspired by the ocean and curated with a contemporary nautical design, the spacious 150sqm setting blends classic interiors with marine colors to create the ultimate in luxurious indoor-outdoor living. Wake up and feel the soft sand beneath your feet or dive into the turquoise lagoon teaming with marine life, just steps from your villa. Your private beach oasis invites you to restore balance, be inspired and reconnect with nature.

Land Room
108 sq feet

Each Two-bedroom Family Beach Villa is a secluded hideaway. A large open-air shower, interconnecting rooms that looks out onto the turquoise lagoon, and a private terrace come together to create a space for couples or multigenerational families in search of the ultimate in laid-back luxury.

Over Water Villa
255 sq feet

A sunrise-facing bedroom featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, a private pool and whirlpool, and the azure lagoon stretching out before you in every direction create a tropical haven. These luxuriously spacious and beautifully furnished overwater bungalows are an idyllic setting for a romantic honeymoon in the Maldives. And, given their ample space, these villas are often the favourite choice for families, who love the option of adding up to two generous sofa beds for a fantastic holiday with children.

Over Water Villa
391 sq feet

With two spacious bedrooms, a private plunge pool and a large sunrise-facing sundeck, our Two-bedroom Ocean Suites are the biggest water bungalows on the island. Perfect for families, they have direct access to the crystal-clear lagoon below and offer panoramic views of the horizon.



A voyage of the senses starts at Araamu Spa, a tropical garden sanctuary where time doesn’t move from hour to hour but mood to moment. Surrounded by the lush greenery of a private spa pavilion, find your zen while the restorative power of the island and sounds of exotic birds allow you to fully experience physical, mental and spiritual rejuvenation.

Your lifestyle, mood and needs are the key to crafting a customized spa experience. Indulge in progressive health and wellness concepts including classic body and face treatments, ancient Ayurvedic healing therapies as well as beauty care. Reconnect with nature in our tropical garden sanctuary while we ensure pampered pleasure with each spa visit.


Not far off the island is Manta Point, a world-famous dive site where mantas are found regularly alongside turtles, giant Napoleon wrasse and abundant fish life. Just a short boat ride away is the famous Victory Wreck, as well as marine-protected areas such as Banana Reef and Paradise Rock. Experience gentle drift dives, exhilarating channel dives, colourful thila dives (submerged coral platforms) and others close by.

water sports

With tropical temperatures and turquoise lagoons that stretch for mile upon mile inevery direction, the Maldives has become world-renowned for its water sports. Tryyour hand at surfing, parasailing, or stand-up paddleboarding. Or discover vibrantrainbow-coloured reefs teeming with fascinating marine life beneath our azurewaters.


The island tours, excursions and activities have been designed to help you make the most of your vacation in the Maldives. Embark on a big game fishing adventure, experience the magic of snorkelling around nearby reefs at sunrise, or spend the golden hour watching wild dolphins play in the waves on a traditional dhoni.

Speedboat tours
Explore the nearby atolls, and enjoy a spot of snorkelling, with one of our exhilarating speedboat tours. Our team will take you to deserted private islands, hidden sandy coves, and beautiful blue lagoons filled with colourful sea creatures.

Whale submarine
Board our whale submarine and embark on an immersive, underwater tour of the Indian Ocean. This state-of-the-art passenger submarine will take you on an unforgettable journey around Villa Nautica's nearby reefs where you'll see tropical marine life and majestic coral.

Big game fishing
Discover more about the traditional methods used by Maldivian fishermen with a big game fishing adventure. All our equipment is specially designed to catch large fish, and anything you do catch can be barbecued or grilled by our chefs when you arrive back onshore.

Blue Escape
Experience the magic of a tropical Maldivian sunset with our dolphin safari. Choose between a high-powered speedboat or a traditional dhoni and keep your eye out for groups of dolphins playing in the surf.

Sunrise fishing
Board a dhoni or one of our high-powered speedboats at sunrise and try your hand at sea fishing. Our team will take you to some of the best local reefs and will teach you how to fish like the locals with a traditional line and weights. Anything you catch can be taken back to shore and barbecued or grilled by our chefs.

Sunset fishing
Try your hand at catching your own supper with our sunset fishing trip. Choose between a dhoni or one of our speedboats and let our team transport you to one of the nearby reefs for an evening of sea-fishing, the traditional way. Anything you catch can be taken back to shore and barbecued or grilled by our chefs.

Head to nearby coral reefs, tranquil lagoons, and snorkelling hotspots and encounter endless tropical marine life. Our team knows all the best places to see dolphins, turtles, and stingrays, and all snorkelling equipment is provided.

Exotic Insula
Escape to a nearby sandbank and embark on the ultimate desert island castaway experience. Arrive on white sandy shores, spend time snorkelling in the shallows, and enjoy a barbecue lunch before heading back to Villa Nautica.

With our semi-submarines, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Above deck, soak up the beautiful views of the surrounding beaches and palm trees. Head below and you’ll discover tropical fish, colourful corals, and graceful sea turtles.

sports and recreation

The island's sports facilities are here for those looking to keep their feet firmly on dry land. Villa Nautica’s land sports include everything from basketball and volleyball on the beach to floodlit tennis for cooler evenings, plus a state-of-the-art fitness centre.

Ship Shape
Villa Nautica has curated top-level exercise classes that are guaranteed to get you shipshape and yacht-body ready!

Hit the courts for a high-octane basketball session - the perfect way to work up an appetite ahead of lunch or simply put your skills to the test.

Our volleyball nets are positioned just a few metres from the shoreline, so you can work on your fitness while making the most of the cooling ocean breezes.

Challenge your partner to a game of tennis. Our floodlit courts allow you to play in cooler temperatures after sunset. It’s advisable to book ahead.

Fitness centre
Keep working on your strength, balance, and cardio in our state-of-the-art fitness centre. Open early until late, seven days a week.

Table tennis
Take a break from relaxing on the beach and enjoy a game of ping-pong under the shade of the palm trees.

Trade the sun and sand for a thrilling game of badminton at our resort's indoor court. Grab a racket and birdie, and enjoy exhilarating volleys with friends or family as you hone your skills in this fast-paced, energetic sport.

Step into our squash court for a vigorous workout that's both fun and challenging. Experience the adrenaline rush as you sprint, lunge, and strategize to outplay your opponent in this lively game.

8 Pool
Unwind in indoor billiards room, where your cue skills can be shown in a friendly game of 8-ball pool. Engage in lighthearted game as you sink shots and create memories to take home.

sports and recreation

The experienced team offer two packages to choose from for weddings at Villa Nautica. You can both relax knowing that every detail will be taken care of, so that you can enjoy your special day together and celebrate with family and close friends. Most of our bridal couples get married officially at home but come to the Maldives to say their vows together on the romantic shores and spend their honeymoon here. Bespoke arrangements are coordinated for larger weddings.

Wining and Dining

  • Beach Bar

    Embrace the seafarer lifestyle with us and join us for a toast to celebrate the holiday of a lifetime. The Beach Bar is the perfect meeting place for friends and family after snorkelling, diving and other exhilarating water sports.

  • Captain’s Bar

    The Captain’s Bar buzzes at sundown, when the evening’s entertainment begins. Live bands and resident DJs host regular sessions so come and join us for an energetic night on the dance floor.

  • Dhaavani Coffee Shop

    Villa Resorts has developed Press & Pot, its own ethically sourced coffee brand, in collaboration with our equally passionate Cape Town partners, Deluxe Coffeeworks. Our beans are roasted to perfection right here on the island.

  • Fukuya Teppanyaki

    Sample platters of sushi and sashimi crafted from freshly caught prawns, octopus and tuna. Try traditional udon-noodle broths alongside a choice of Japanese beers and specially selected saké, and watch our chefs cook prime cuts of meat and seafood to order on the traditional teppanyaki grill.

  • The Lagoon

    Enjoy a languid lunch in the shade, cooled by gentle sea breezes, or soak up the sun with drinks on the terrace. As the sun sets on yet another heavenly day, join us for a romantic, candlelit dinner as the twinkling lights of Villa Nautica begin to reflect on the shimmering sea. Menus change daily with a thoughtful selection of pescatarian, vegetarian and gluten-free dishes.

  • Ristorante al Tramonto

    Indulge in our signature Sandstone wines with a selection of seafood and antipasti. Choose from traditional, hand-made pizzas and classic pasta dishes, or sample Chef's grilled Black Angus beef fillet. And, naturally, you'll find plenty of authentic Italian gelato to finish.

  • Farumathi

    Boasting mesmerizing sunrises over the Indian Ocean, Farumathi restaurant presents a memorable dining experience. Situated over the lagoon, indulge in an array of delectable seafood, including the Maldivian lobster.

  • Bageecha

    Healthy buffet-style breakfasts with tropical fruits and pressed juices are the perfect start to the day. For lunch and dinner, dine on authentic Maldivian and Asian dishes alongside a wide range of continental options. Menus change daily, with a good choice of vegetarian, pescatarian and gluten-free dishes.

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