The Maldivian hotel and resort industry took a new direction following the Covid-19 pandemic, as the Maldives became a hotspot for relaxing and enjoying nature following the stressful period of the world going into lockdown. While the country was already known for its white sandy beaches and relaxing atmosphere, post-Covid resorts seem to truly embrace the concept of getting in touch with nature and living in the moment.
The newest addition to the Maldives' collection of beautiful resorts is known as 'Nova Maldives’, a resort that is truly on brand with being in touch with oneself and nature. While it may appear to be a brand new resort to many, those familiar with Vakarufalhi will recognize Nova as a rebranding by the Pulse Hotels & Resorts - which also operates Kandima Maldives as well as The Nautilus Maldives under their umbrella.
Nova Maldives is located only 25 minutes from Velana International Airport by a short sea-plane ride. The resort benefits greatly from its location in South Ari Atoll, which is well-known for its dive sites and the possibility of encountering whale sharks and manta rays; making this resort a hotspot for anyone looking to discover the marine beauty that the Maldives has to offer.
In addition to scuba diving and snorkelling, the resort offers boat cruises with the option of choosing your destination, a coral frame sponsorship program that allows you to plant your coral in the Nova garden and receive online updates from the aquaholics team, and the usual wide range of watersports activities available in the Maldives.
Even if you are not a fan of the sea and prefer to relax, Nova Maldives provides a laid-back resort atmosphere that anyone can enjoy. The villas are perfectly curated to hit the sweet spot for vacationers with custom-made furniture and minimalist interiors that complement the spectacular views and provide a sense of luxury while remaining connected to the cosy feeling of home.
With 76 land and ocean villas, this all-inclusive resort caters to visitors who come alone, with family, or with friends.
Nova Maldives also provides a wide range of food and beverages, as well as lively dining areas, a pool, and communal spaces that make you feel connected and joyful. The resort has five different restaurants/bars, including an all-day soul kitchen serving all the best delicacies from around the world, a grill house offering the most locally famous seafood varieties, an overwater teppanyaki restaurant for those who want to dine with a breathtaking view as well as the main bar and pool bar stocked with a selection of fine beer, wines, and cocktails.
With this selection, Nova has it all, whether you want to have a relaxing meal by the ocean or dance the day away to tropical music and drinks.