The Nautilus Maldives recognised in Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award 2023 for unparalleled luxury and hospitality excellence

Condé Nast Traveler has announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with The Nautilus Maldives recognised as top 2 Best Resort in the Indian Ocean. Located in the heart of the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that is home to the world renowned Hanifaru Bay, the natural island is enveloped by white sandy beaches and vibrant coral reefs – natural treasures they are committed to conserving.

The ultra-luxury private island hideaway is home to only 26 island houses and residences which are designed with an eco-conscious vision and an organic, bohemian flavour. The Nautilus is the only Maldives resort that offers a unique private island experience – without the need for an exclusive buyout. The intimate island sanctuary takes bespoke luxury to a new level, boasting unrivalled space and utter privacy; personalised home comforts and a dedicated butler service; and exquisite fine dining anytime, anywhere.

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In this paradise where time stands still, the guest experience is one of liberation at every turn. From private picnics on castaway sandbanks and tailor-made treatments at their overwater spa, to spectacular underwater adventures and enriching and fun-filled children’s programmes, The Nautilus offers endless possibilities of free-spirited experiences tailored to your every whim. On their shores, guests are invited to write their own narrative in a space of their own, to embrace the freedom to create cherished moments and embark on a journey of discovery and wonder.

More than 520,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted responses rating their travel experiences across  the  globe  to offer a comprehensive  look at  the places  they  eagerly anticipate revisiting. The Readers’ Choice Awards, with their unparalleled legacy as the travel industry’s longest-running and most prestigious accolades, remain the ultimate symbol and acknowledgment of excellence within the travel sector. The full list of winners can be found here.

Althaf Mohamed Ali, Chief Operating Officer, Pulse Hotels & Resorts says: ‘I am delighted that The Nautilus has been named as the top 2 resort in the Indian Ocean, it reflects our team’s dedication to offering unmatched ultra-luxury, completely bespoke and unforgettable experiences. We’re committed to creating meaningful moments for all our guests, and this recognition motivates us to keep improving our hospitality in paradise’.

The 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards are published on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at and celebrated in the November issue.

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