Experience the riches of the Maldives in luxurious style. Set sail on a dhoni, dive untouched reefs, swim with whale sharks, explore deserted islands. Immerse yourself in cultural sensations both on our island and further ashore.
Spend an afternoon living out your desert island daydreams with our island picnic excursion. A tiny uninhabited island offshore is your playground for the day. Frolic in pristine waters, explore stunning reefs and enjoy a specially prepared picnic on white sands.
Drift across the Indian Ocean in a traditional Maldivian dhoni. Island hop to explore local life and acquire souvenirs along the way. The pinnacle of romance, cruise into the sunset aboard a dhoni – the defining Maldivian experience. Relax on the deck, sipping Champagne and gazing at endless ocean.
Cruise alongside majestic dolphins as they leap into the mist-filled air. At Naladhu, we are lucky enough to have a large pod of spinner dolphins – the most acrobatic variety – living right on our doorstep. Watch the dolphins play in their natural environment from the comfort of our luxury dhoni.
Set off for a sporting adventure aboard one of our big-game fishing boats Island Lure, Fishermen’s Tales or Fish Finder. Go to battle with a magnificent sailfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi or giant trevally. With the help of our expert guides – and a little luck – the bounty of the Indian Ocean can be yours.
Set off on a catamaran sailing adventure on a K1 Top Cat, with or without your own skipper. Or try the Bravo Mini Cat – Hobie’s latest addition to sailing simplicity. With its unmatched combination of comfort, ease of use and stability, the Bravo is ideal for both new sailors and experienced deckhands alike.
Admire stunning sea fans, colourful coral, schools of fusiliers, sea turtles, and even the occasional reef shark or spotted eagle ray. Dive local reefs or venture further ashore with half- and full-day safaris by speedboat with valet service. Feel confident with Aquafanatics’ PADI 5-star dive facilities and fully qualified instructors.
Your window on the world below. Explore the turquoise lagoon and the colourful reef life surrounding Naladhu. Or join our daily boat trips to differing reefs all within 15 minutes of the island. With the Maldives’ unique ecosystem, get acquainted with some of the most celebrated marine life on the planet.
Whale Shark Snorkelling
Cruise to meet with passing whale sharks and swim alongside their gargantuan figures, getting up close and personal with a living wonder. The whale sharks play year-round near Ari Atoll, and come very close to the surface. In season, prepare for chance encounters with dolphins, mantas, turtles and more.
From August to December, seize the opportunity to snorkel with the majestic gentle giants of the ocean – manta rays. Watch the graceful mantas dance just beneath the surface of the Maldivian waters, putting on a show unlike any other on Earth.
Set sail in search of the surf and ride the ultimate wave. Partnering with Tropicsurf, we accommodate all ability levels, from those looking to take their first tentative steps to dedicated pros in search of the biggest, hollowest waves around. The surf season runs May to September.
With the first PADI freediving centre in the Maldives, experience for yourself the addictive art of the deep blue. Indulge in the freeing experience of diving to depths you never imagined simply by holding your breath. Learn the physics of freediving and practise breath hold, static and dynamic apnea techniques before venturing deeper and further.
Stand-up paddleboarding is a perfect way to explore our calm lagoon. Everyone can enjoy the world’s fastest growing water sport. No experience is required, and this easy workout is great for improving balance, endurance and core strength. Plus, the views of marine life and golden sunsets are amazing as you stand over the water and explore.
Find tranquillity from the sunny skies above. Float away and over the crystal-clear lagoon and its colourful reef life below. Make a splash without even getting wet, with take off and landing done on the boat.
A private guided adventure. Climb atop one of our Yamaha WaveRunners and speed through the open ocean with your guide. You, along with your partner, will man one jet ski, while the other will be ridden by your guide. Explore the local area in a thrilling but safe experience. (If you prefer, have the guide control the jet ski while you ride as a passenger and enjoy the scenery and adrenaline rush.)
Spice Spoons Cooking Classes
Begin your class with a refreshing coconut picked by our Coconut Guru before your eyes. Cook your favourite Maldivian or Thai dish in a step-by-step tutorial adjusted to your preferences and skills. Savour your creations for lunch and enjoy the option of adding garnishing and table set-up classes. Leave with wonderful memories and impressive new skills to entertain family and friends back home.
Anantara delights in connecting you with the people and places that make each destination special. The bustling island city of Malé is the heartbeat of the nation.
Be greeted with distinctive architecture, local markets, tranquil mosques and the regal presidential palace. Immerse yourself in the country’s rich heritage at the National Museum, and taste authentic Maldivian delicacies where the locals go to savour them.
Traditional Sunset Fishing
Learn the time-honoured tradition of Maldivian handline fishing. Head out on our dhoni, the Riyaa, at sunset following the birds to the nearest school of tuna, snapper or grouper. Reel in your catch and present it to the chef to be cooked and enjoyed in triumph.
Tea Time at Local Island
Visit the nearby settlements of Maafushi and Guraidoo on a guided tour of island rhythms. Chat with the elders, enjoy tea and local delicacies, and peruse the traditional handcrafted souvenirs on display.
Volleyball & Badminton
Make the most of the soft white sands and choose from your favourite beach games. Head over on the pontoon to our sister resort at Dhigu for a spur-of-the-moment game of volleyball or badminton, or join in the weekly staff matches.
Step into the air-conditioned comfort of our fitness centre, and rejuvenate your body on a choice of equipment. Exercise alone or with a personal trainer. Enjoy views of the ocean as you run, step or lift in an invigorating workout session to your chosen soundtrack.
Take a break from the waters on our well-maintained tennis courts at sister island Anantara Veli, which are floodlit for cooler, nighttime play. For those looking to perfect their swing and step up their game, book a one-on-one with our resident tennis pro. Rackets and balls are provided.