Absolutely blown away by this island. Just the best holiday ever. Everything was perfect. The staff were always so friendly and polite, food was just amazing and the location was perfect. Cannot fault it in any way.Darran from Guildford, checked in Mon 05 Jun 2023
There’s a bright new star resort in the Maldives, one that’s like no other. A modern All-Inclusive Community Concept, a laidback place with soul that sparks joy and is designed with the millennial traveller in mind. Somewhere to feel your very best — and most taken care of. Here, you can do as much or as little as you like — whatever is good for the soul. Go diving, hit the gym or sit under the palm tree and luxuriate in something simple and real. Feel happy to be here. Happy in the moment.
Smart, playful, rooted and responsible, Nova Maldives embodies the very essence of the Pulse Hotels & Resorts brand, infusing genuine hospitality with a human touch and innovative solutions that make use of the latest technology — not to mention a playful spirit.
Land and ocean villas with private terraces and seemingly endless Indian Ocean views, natural splendour and much more abound. Awash in custom-made furniture, neutral whites, natural light and warm materials, the pared-back and minimalist interiors deliver a truly relaxing atmosphere. There’s a real sense of being a million miles from your everyday life but somehow cosy in a familiar luxury with all the things you need to stay connected. We’re talking king-size beds, rainfall showers, Apple TV, high-speed internet, and plastic-free, refillable luxury organic bath amenities.
For those seeking the added luxury of a private pool, choose to stay at the Beach Villa with Private Pool, an oasis of comfort with direct access to the shoreline, or the Water Villa with Private Pool, a refuge of tranquillity over the azure lagoon. For larger groups, the Two-Bedroom Beach Residence with Private Pool is the ideal home-away-from-home with two suites, just steps away from the pristine beach.
Nova is your soul place — a laidback, progressive, inclusive community formed by millennials, couples, honeymooners and groups of friends. With a variety of soulful activities and experiences to choose from, this is the perfect place to sink in, unwind, and nurture real connections with your loved ones.
Nourish the soul with good food and good company in our vibrant dining areas, pool and communal spaces that will feed your connections and laughter. Around every corner, you’ll find spots to kick back and socialise or retreat and take a moment to reconnect.
• Soul kitchen - Main Restaurant — Savour the freshest flavours from around the world in a light, bright, relaxed all-day dining setting. Select the dishes you want from the mouthwatering buffet, take a seat and feast on the cuisine and breathtaking views across the Indian Ocean.
• Flames - Specialty Grill — Our stylish grill restaurant is the go-to place for the most delicious grilled local fish, seafood and meat dishes.
• Mizu - Overwater Teppanyaki Restaurant — Perched on stilts over the water, Mizu offers you a unique Teppanyaki experience. With a signature menu and live cooking stations, you’ll be treated to fresh tropical flavours and seared ocean delights whilst taking in incredible views of the endless shades of blue of the horizon and beyond.
• Wink - Main Bar — Stop by Wink for a selection of fine beer, wine, handcrafted cocktails and the most delicious crispy pizza and fresh snacks. Enjoy the live music and tropical tunes as you laze the afternoon away, or step it up on the dance floor in the evenings to the funky beats of the DJ.
• Solis - Pool Bar — Treat yourself to freshly squeezed juices, exhilarating cocktails and detox drinks, or simply relax and unwind at this laid-back tropical spot.
Head to the incredible Nova house reef and see why South Ari Atoll is a renowned location for snorkelling and diving with countless whale sharks, mantas, shark points and shipwrecks all near our island home. The southern tip of Ari Atoll is renowned as the Whale Shark Point, where you can swim alongside them at any time of the year. Just a few minutes away from Nova, this location welcomes you to witness the ocean’s majestic beings in their natural habitat. There is no doubt that this is one of the most beautiful settings in the world. What are you waiting for? Make the most of every moment.
South Ari Atoll is the only spot where whale sharks can be found throughout the year. It is home to renowned dive sites such as Kuda Rah Thila, Broken Rock, Manta Point and Maamigili Beru. Explore 30+ dive sites that are within a 40-minute speedboat ride and enjoy the chance to see whale sharks, manta rays, turtles, eagle rays, nurse sharks, soft corals and large schools of colourful reef fish with the experienced diving and marine team at Aquaholics.
Set your spirit free on an adrenaline-fuelled outing with a variety of higher-octane motorised water activities to punctuate your days with a bit of extra excitement.
At Nova, it’s all about taking the time to do what makes your soul happy. Live in the moment, truly, as you plan each day as it comes. Maybe you’ll want to explore the dazzling rainbow world of coral and sea life, play beach volleyball, or immerse yourself in the local art and culture. There’s so much more to choose from, all designed to nurture your interests, spark your creativity and feed your soul.
Feel pampered and nourish your spirit with our special holistic and local spa rituals using luxurious organic products. You’re in good hands with our Eskape Spa team, who enhance the body and soul’s well-being and restore moments of mindfulness.
Game, set and match!
Team up, get kitted out and make the most of our on-site activities such as football, beach volleyball and indoor games that will see you score plenty of new friendships as well as points.
We are deeply rooted and truly belong to the Maldives. Join us in celebrating our rich Maldivian heritage through our weekly Holhuashi event, where local storytelling will captivate your spirit as you learn about the local traditions and lifestyle. From diving into the flavours of the authentic Maldivian cuisine to exploring bits and pieces of the local language Dhivehi to encounters with local community and interactions.
Our state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor fitness facilities are open 24/7 and will help you to push the limits during group classes or individual workouts.
The hub (Reception)
There’s more to this place than just checking in and checking out. The Community Hub is a happening place to meet and mingle and is open 24/7.
Location & Access
Nova is located in the South Ari Atoll. Nova’s airport team will greet you on arrival and escort you to the seaplane terminal for a 25-minute scenic seaplane flight to Nova.