The Maldives offers the world’s best when it comes to escaping the rush and overwhelm of modern life. Gorgeous, immersive natural scenery; laidback luxury and indulgent experiences conspire to offer a retreat not just from physical hurry, but also from mental stresses.
In its endeavour to create an environment of escape from the worries of the world, The Nautilus has curated a special MindCation package of handpicked experiences and activities to help guests unwind their minds.
Read on to discover what this brand-new package entails.
1. Unplugged liberation
The Nautilus encourages a tech-free getaway: an escape to a sanctuary of digital detox and mental respite as it easily overwhelms our senses, making mental noise and demanding too much attention – at the cost of the things that truly matter despite making our lives easier in many ways.
Upon arrival, guests are encouraged to lock away all digital devices for the duration of their stay. It gives guests’ permission to switch off in every sense, disconnect from the endless distractions of the screen and reconnect with yourself, your loved ones and the beauty of nature. In-room TVs are replaced by top-quality speakers to play relaxing music or, for those interested in Hindu and Buddhist deep meditation, dhyana podcasts.
2. A wide range of spa treatments
Nothing says “blissful switch-off” like a luxury spa located in the most exquisite of surroundings, and its overwater Solasta Spa provides an array of indulgent massages, facials and pampering treatments to usher in a rejuvenating sense of wellbeing. In addition, the spa has on offer a programme of natural health practices, warm Arnica baths and Tibetan singing sound baths, and movement and mindfulness activities and workshops. Guests interested in Eastern religious practices – including Buddhist, Hindu and Taoist rituals – have a variety of experiences to choose from, such as shiatsu, reiki, Chi Nei Tsang and Shirodhara.
3. Free-spirited experiences and natural energy
Immersion in nature’s bounty and beauty is one of the best gifts the luxury island resort has to give. Far from the relentless demands of the clock, allow the natural rhythms of the sea and sun to guide the natural rhythms of your body and mind, awakening you to the present moment, the sublime wonder of creation, and a reinvigorated enthusiasm for life.
Away from screens and surface-level distractions, guests are invited to dive deeper and adventure wider within the crystal-clear, tourmaline waters of the Baa Atoll home – a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Whether it’s scuba diving at sunrise; snorkelling during perfect tidal conditions at Hanifaru Bay – to witness the gentle manta ray giants; or traditional fishing at sunset, learning local Maldivian methods that exist in harmony with the sea; there is a deep blue encounter waiting for every kind of mood and personality.
4. Moments for creative expression
Getting creative is another inspirational way of reconnecting with self and detoxing the mind. At The Nautilus, all are passionate about the arts and individual expression: as such, the “art of bohemia” is one of the guiding visions for its style of hospitality, and it encompasses even the immersive experiences offered to guests.
A vast array of interactive classes is available to those wishing to explore their creative side, from drawing and music lessons to the arts of macramé and landscaping. Two of the favourites are traditional Boduberu drumming sessions – sure to help you let go and join in with the intoxicating rhythms – and the multisensory cooking workshops that focus on smelling, touching and feeling – while you discover kitchen tips and special
5. Healthy, restorative cuisine
In partnership with the award-winning destination retreat Ananda in the Himalayas, guests are invited to taste Ananda’s concoctions of signature healthy dishes that incorporate Ayurvedic principles and prioritise natural foods like whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, avoiding artificial additives. A special menu has been designed for this purpose; based on the six primary tastes of sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent; and incorporating the three revitalising macronutrients of protein, fat and carbohydrates.
Furthermore, the Nautilus has been ranked in the Top 20 Resorts in The Indian Ocean by the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2022.
General Manager at The Nautilus, Andre Miethig said: “We are humbled and honoured by the international recognition The Nautilus has received since the very first days of operation. It truly is a team effort – and we are grateful to every member of the team who does their utmost to create an ultra-luxe getaway experience for our valued guests.”
For more information on the MindCation package get in touch with the resort at firstname.lastname@example.org to start unwinding into a world of your own making.
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