Discover an unparalleled luxury escape at The Nautilus, a private island resort in the Maldives.
Surrounded by the captivating beauty of Hanifaru Bay and the vibrant coral reefs of Baa Atoll, this ultra-luxury retreat offers bespoke holiday experiences that merge opulence with environmental consciousness. The Nautilus is not just a haven for indulgence; it is also a dedicated guardian of the marine ecosystem. With the guidance of their resident Marine Biologist, Emily Jupp, the resort has set in motion a range of conservation initiatives to preserve the pristine natural environment.
Conservation Initiatives: Safeguarding the Marine Ecosystem
The Nautilus takes its role as a steward of the Maldives’ rich biodiversity seriously. Through various initiatives, they engage their guests in preserving and protecting the marine life that thrives in these waters.
Emily Jupp leads an engaging education programme that enlightens guests about the complexities of coral reef systems and the significance of marine conservation. Through these talks, guests gain insight into reef fish species identification and understand the long-lasting impact of their conservation efforts.
Part of Emily’s work involves rehabilitating the island’s coral reef. She collects live coral fragments, which are then reattached to coral frames. This nurturing process enables coral to grow and repopulate degraded areas of the reef, fostering a healthier underwater ecosystem.
The Nautilus encourages guests to participate in coral adoption initiatives, enabling them to adopt a coral frame and witness its growth through online image updates. This unique experience allows guests to leave a positive mark on the marine environment and take home cherished memories.
Emily offers fully guided diving and snorkelling experiences, immersing guests in the wonders of the ocean. From swimming alongside majestic Manta Rays and graceful Whale Sharks to exploring diverse sea life, these guided dives create lasting memories while promoting marine awareness.
Marine-life Experience: Unravel the Aquatic World
Beyond the conservation initiatives, The Nautilus offers an array of marine-life experiences that allow guests to immerse themselves in the vibrant marine environment.
With access to over 40 dive sites managed by the AquaNautica PADI dive centre, guests can embark on exhilarating diving excursions in Baa Atoll and beyond, including private dives. Witnessing the mesmerizing underwater world becomes an effortless reality.
The Nautilus provides complimentary snorkelling equipment for guests to explore the ocean’s wonders just steps away from the Overwater House. Watch enchanting dolphins, majestic mantas, and the colourful variety of coral reefs in their natural habitat.
In compliance with the strict regulations of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, The Nautilus offers water activities that respect the delicate ecosystem. Snorkelling with a Seabob and exploring the atoll add a touch of excitement to your luxurious retreat.
Guests have the privilege of venturing into the Baa Atoll’s waters with an exclusive yacht excursion. Explore deserted islands, witness captivating sunset dolphin trips, and bask in the tranquillity of secluded sandbanks for an experience of a lifetime.
From May to December, guests are invited to encounter the awe-inspiring manta rays at Hanifaru Bay. This renowned destination hosts the world’s largest recorded population of reef mantas, a captivating spectacle worth cherishing.
Protected by the Environmental Protection Agency and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Hanifaru Bay ensures a pristine environment for guests to observe and interact with the manta rays. The careful preservation efforts, including licensed guides and bans on scuba diving and fishing, guarantee an undisturbed experience with these gentle giants.
Embrace the mystique of the ocean after dark with night diving or snorkelling tours led by experienced instructors. Guests will witness a different marine world, with nocturnal creatures like crayfish, crabs, squids, and octopuses. The bioluminescent algae add a touch of magic to this unforgettable experience.
Emily Jupp: Champion of Marine Conservation
The driving force behind The Nautilus’s conservation efforts is Emily Jupp, the resident marine biologist. With a profound love for the ocean and a commitment to marine preservation, Emily plays a pivotal role in safeguarding the Maldives’ unique ecosystems. She spearheads sustainability initiatives, leads educational talks, conducts dives, and implements coral restoration programs, all while inspiring guests to cherish and protect this extraordinary underwater world.
The Nautilus, Maldives, offers more than just an opulent escape; it is a sanctuary dedicated to the preservation of the marine ecosystem. With Emily Jupp’s guidance and a host of remarkable initiatives, guests can participate in the conservation journey while indulging in unforgettable marine life experiences. Embrace this eco-luxury haven, and make a positive impact on the world’s precious oceans, leaving a legacy of responsible tourism for generations to come.