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Curious to learn more about your soulful retreat? We’ve lined up the most popular questions we get asked…

Where is Nova located?

Nova is located in South Ari Atoll, just a 25-minute scenic seaplane ride from Velana International Airport.

Is South Ari Atoll good for snorkelling?

South Ari Atoll is renowned for its underwater beauty and has some of the best locations for diving and snorkelling in the Maldives. With over 30+ manta points, whale shark points, shipwrecks and dive locations within a close 40-minute range from the island, Nova is a unique spot for those looking for the ultimate marine adventure.

How do I get to Nova?

Via a 25 minute seaplane ride, offering breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean's mesmerizing reefs and lagoons. The seaplane departure time cut off is 16.00, which means that you must arrive from your international flight at least an hour before.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Nova?

Check-in and check-out at Nova are available at any time, and The Hub, our dedicated reception, is open 24/7 to assist you.

What is the vibe like at Nova, and what kind of guests do you expect?

Nova is all about a fun, progressive, inclusive community formed by couples and groups of friends. Animators create a happening and communal atmosphere through activities and many live entertainment sessions.

How many villas does Nova have?

76 land and ocean view villas with private terraces, cosy furnishings and all the amenities you would require.

What types of accommodation are available at Nova?

There are multiple room types to choose from, including inter-connecting Beach Villas for families or groups of friends travelling together.

What are the types of activities available in Nova?

From relaxing spa treatments to high tempo diving adventures, Nova offers a variety of activities for you to select from.

Are spa facilities available at Nova?

Yes, spa facilities are available at Nova. We have Eskape Spa, which includes three treatment rooms, a Thai Sala, a relaxation room, and a yoga pavilion. Our spa offers a range of wellness experiences meticulously designed to reconnect and awaken your senses, providing you with a world of relaxation and rejuvenation.

What opportunities are there for sport and recreation?

Nova features a fantastic gym and outdoor training area, group fitness classes, and our spa focuses on treatments based on organic products.

Does Nova have a pool?

Yes, Nova features villas with private pools, providing our guests with the ultimate luxury and privacy. Additionally, we have the Solis pool, a serene and inviting spot designed for relaxation and enjoyment, where you can savour a delightful range of cocktails, tropical drinks, or freshly squeezed juices.

Which local and authentic experiences does Nova offer?

The cultural heritage village on Dangethi Island near Nova is the perfect place for local culture immersion and cultural interactions.

What are the meal plans options available at Nova?

A base meal plan of Full-Board plus which offers great value for money and a fantastic All-Inclusive option – based on healthy and sustainable food offering
A modern All-Inclusive Community Concept = a modern, value/experience for money, no fuss, no worry, “soft luxury” island destination that is specifically designed around the needs of the millennial traveller.

How can you book your stay in Nova?

You can book your stay at Nova by contacting us directly on [email protected]

Is Nova All Inclusive?

Yes, we offer two meal plans for you to choose from, one of which is an All Inclusive plan. You can check out the plans to select the perfect one for your soulful stay.

What is included in the Nova All Inclusive package?

What is included in the Nova All Inclusive package?
Nova’s All Inclusive plan comes with many perks. It includes breakfast, lunch and dinner at our main restaurant, Soul Kitchen, for the entirety of your stay, and even a three-course dinner at our speciality grill house Flame, plus a 20% discount on dinner at our à la carte restaurant Mizu. Additionally, you can join the communal brunch and community gathering tea party at our main bar, Wink, and enjoy unlimited daily beverages. The All Inclusive perks also include complimentary minibar access and daily restocking of the in-Villa tea and coffee facilities. You can also enjoy the complimentary rental of snorkelling equipment, standard kayaks, and paddleboards and join the group classes at our state-of-the-art fitness centre Burn.

How much does a Maldives All Inclusive trip cost?

The cost of your All Inclusive trip depends on what you’re looking for. Choose from our wide range of villas and select the length of your good soul days to find out exactly what your trip will cost.

What makes an Inclusive holiday package worth it?

By choosing the All Inclusive package, you will be able to relax and enjoy all of the facilities around our island without having to worry about additional bills or planning, and get an excellent value for money. Let us take care of everything for you, while you spend your days relaxing, rejuvenating and making soulful memories.

What are the different meal plans offered at Nova?

At Nova, we have two meal plans prepped and ready for you. While our Full Board Plus offers many perks for dining and beverages, our All Inclusive plan includes many other perks to take your vacation to new heights. Read more about the Nova meal plans to choose the best one for you.

Does Nova have a restaurant on site?

Yes, Nova boasts a variety of dining options right on site. We have Soul Kitchen, an all-day dining venue perfect for socialising and reconnecting. Flames is our grill house, offering delicious grilled specialities. For a unique dining experience, visit Mizu, our overwater teppanyaki restaurant. With Wink, our main bar, and Solis, our pool bar, no matter where you turn, there's a place at Nova Maldives to kick back, or retreat and take a moment for yourself.

What are the dive sites close to Nova?

Nova offers diverse dive sites nearby, including vibrant pinnacles, shipwrecks, and the stunning house reef. Dive sites include Reethi Thila, Broken Rock, Kuda Rah Thila, Noo Giri, Thinfushi Ethere Thila, Kudhi Maa Wreck, and Madivaru Rangali - Manta Point.

Can special events be hosted at Nova?

Yes, Nova is the perfect venue for your special events, including weddings and renewal of vows. Our dedicated team will curate every detail, offering impressive packages designed to bring your Maldives wedding dream to life. For bespoke events, personalised arrangements can be made upon request.

Can business events be hosted at Nova?

Yes, Nova is fully equipped to host business events. Our dedicated venue, Co-create, is specifically designed to accommodate a variety of occasions, from corporate retreats to professional conferences.