A Bright New Star Is Born

20 Sep 22

Aerial of Nova Maldives, small natural island with greenery and expansive lagoon

A small all-natural island shines as a bright new star in the heart of Maldives’ renowned South Ari Atoll. Nova stands for a modern all-inclusive community concept, a laidback destination with a soul that sparks joy, is designed for millennial travellers and welcomes real connections. A place where you can escape the world and delve into countless adventures. Nova’s doors are now open and welcoming guests from all over the world!


1. There are holidays, and then there are Good Soul Days

Nova is perfect for you if you are looking for a place to rest, relax and form bonds to last a lifetime. Located only 25 minutes away from Velana International Airport by seaplane, the island is designed for genuine connection with a modern all-inclusive community concept. At Nova, we believe in a greater calling than simply being a lifestyle holiday destination; here is where you can live in the moment, do as much or as little as you like, and immerse yourself in the spirit of Maldives.


2. The Island Soul

The world-famous South Ari Atoll is one of the biggest atolls in the Maldives. It is known for its spectacular diving sites and as a scuba diver’s ultimate playground, with regular sightings of whale sharks, manta rays, shark points and some impressive shipwrecks. Situated in the centre of the atoll, Nova is home to an incredible house reef brimming with magnificent marine life. You are bound to encounter the magnificent manta rays and whale sharks as well as a plethora of colourful fish, eagle rays and various types of sharks here. The underwater world near SAMPA (South Ari Marne Protected Areas) is a slice of paradise for water lovers, avid divers and snorkelers, delivering a treat for the soul. While there are only a few destinations worldwide where whale shark sightings are guaranteed all year round, at Nova, we welcome you to a once-in-a-lifetime experience of gliding alongside the gentle giants any time of the year.


3. Your Soul Place

Our remote island is perfect for the ultimate stay, with 76 spacious over-water and beach villas designed to make a lasting impression. Whether you are travelling with your significant other, with loved ones, friends or family, or by yourself in search of adventure, each villa is designed with utmost care in contemporary minimalist design to ensure a blissful stay. With private terraces and pared-back interiors awash with custom-made furniture, the natural materials used to build every element of the villa harmonise perfectly with the lush tropical surroundings. The seamless view of the Indian Ocean welcomes you to complete relaxation as you take the day at your own pace. A place where you can stay as connected as you wish, or disconnect entirely and let go of all your worries.


4. Feed Your Soul

At Soul Kitchen, the all-day dining buffet venue, we bring you the freshest flavours from around the world. Or, if you are craving the most delicious and succulent grilled local fish, seafood or meat dishes, our Grill House, Flames, is the go-to place. Nova’s signature à la carte restaurant, Mizu, also promises an unforgettable experience, with an overwater Teppanyaki and live cooking stations paired with a unique menu featuring tropical delicacies and seared ocean delights. Whatever your heart desires, we are ready to not only deliver but make it right – a love song to your soul.


5. Into the Groove

Bringing together a fluid range of experiences for our community, this is a place to form genuine connections and moments to cherish for a lifetime. With an island soul always brimming with activities, whether pool parties at Solis Pool Bar, or evening gatherings for communal snacks, DJs, and party nights at the main bar, Wink, there is not a dull moment at Nova. While you experience the connection and community of Maldives together, each moment is precious and entertaining.


6. Rejuvenate Your Soul

Pamper your body, mind and soul at Eskape Spa, nested over-water with breathtaking views of the lagoon. With our spa team, you are in good hands as they take you through a holistic wellness journey to reconnect and awaken your senses. Here is a place to awaken your senses, featuring four blissful treatment rooms with an indulging choice of organic oils, a Thai Sala, and a yoga pavilion. From holistic spa rituals using luxurious organic products to tailor-made wellness programs to enhance your body and soul’s wellbeing, each moment will restore your mind, relax your spirit and rejuvenate your soul.


7. Playful Spirit

With the impeccable blues surrounding the small island, our water sports and dive centre ‘Aquaholics’ boasts a world-class PADI aqua team and a resident Marine Biologist, all equipped to provide you with a wide range of water activities. There are over 40 dive sites around the island, all reachable from a 30-minute boat ride, where you can have an experience of a lifetime. For more exciting ventures, you can take to the waters on a jet ski, go parasailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, or enjoy the various fun rides. From kayaks, SUP, kites and windsurfing to Topcat sailing, each moment will deliver you a rush of adrenaline. Aside from overwater adventures, you can also engage in community activities like beach volleyball, tennis, football, or work out at the state-of-the-art fitness centre. There is enough for the love of a physical soul too.


8. Nova Cares

Environment protection and sustainability are at the heart of our island’s soul, and we invite you to support and protect nature initiatives. Aside from using organic and biodegradable materials to save the islands’ sensitive reef structures and nature, our fundamental values also include being responsible and minimising the carbon footprint by reducing the island’s waste and energy consumption. While all water waste and glasses are recycled, all food waste is composted, and items are responsibly packaged. Furthermore, we encourage using the Nova mobile app and interactive systems to save energy by radically reducing the printed collaterals on the island. Our mission is to leave the environment in a better state than how we found it.


9. Nova Nation

At Nova, we believe in being part of the community, rooted in Maldivian history and culture, creatively indulging in promoting local art forms and experiences for you. From experiencing regular cultural interactions, including performances of authentic Maldivian artists and savouring Maldivian food, we invite you to experience the Maldivan culture first-hand. Take part in a food tasting and cooking class, learn from local artisans and manufacturers, or simply enrich your soul by visiting the nearby cultural heritage village to immerse yourself in traditional island life.


We are not only geared up to bring playful and curious experiences into your everyday lives but also to deliver a human connection that touches your soul. Be it lounging on the beach, partaking in fun activities, or indulging in some downtime at the spa, here is a place where you decide what makes your soul happy. From the moment you step on the sand till you leave our soulful island, the only feeling you experience is bliss.


10. Direct booking perks

We have put together some fantastic Maldives resort offers for your vacation at Nova, where you can enjoy discounted rates and exciting additional inclusions. With your booking on nova-maldives.com, you receive a host of perks that include exciting discounts on room rates and a multitude of complimentary benefits.


Peek into the world of brighter possibilities, elevated encounters, and good soul days. Check out nova-maldives.com/offers or contact [email protected] to begin planning your soulful stay.

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