A Private Island in the Maldives

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

When people find out I have a travel blog, the first question everyone asks is “Where’s your favorite place you’ve ever been?

I definitely have a few favorites. Switzerland, Banff, and Sydney come to mind.

MY OTHER RECIPES

But hands down… Naladhu Private Island in the Maldives is my favorite place I have ever been.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

It’s easy to see why Naladhu Private Island was voted the #1 Best Resort in the World in Condé Nast’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards. From the second we arrived, every detail, every moment, every view was straight out of a fairytale.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

This small, quiet resort is pure luxury — the perfect, private escape for couples and honeymoons.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

On this magical, tropical island surrounded by endless turquoise waters, all the rooms are large private villas with a huge balcony and your very own private infinity pool facing the ocean.

Scroll down for more pictures of the incredible villas!

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

I’ve never seen water this beautiful in my entire life. I’ve never seen that shade of blue anywhere else in my entire life! The name is a perfect fit — “Naladhu” means “Beautiful Island” in Maldivian.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

If you’re looking for a special honeymoon, babymoon, anniversary trip, or couple’s getaway, this one is worth saving your money for. It’s worth the long flight. There’s no where else like it on earth.  After my very first day here, I was already looking at my calendar to see when I could come back.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

This is another tiny, uninhabited island that you can swim or kayak to for a romantic picnic or quiet lounging on the beach.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

Each villa also comes with its own lounge bed right on the beach stocked with towels, bottled water, and even a basin of water for rinsing the sand off your feet.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

From the beach, follow this lush, tropical pathway…

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

To your very own private villa.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

The villas are so cozy. It doesn’t feel like a cold, generic hotel room.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

The furniture and decorations made us feel like we could actually live here. Like we were right at home.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

There’s even a tiny box with sample pillows so you can choose your perfect pillow for your new home.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

You guys. I am DYING over this bathroom!!!! Easily the most amazing bathroom I’ve ever seen.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

To the left is this beautiful outdoor shower. I never want to shower anywhere else!!

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

To the right is your giant, private infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

You can have breakfast on your private balcony every morning.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

Or just lounge on the deck and watch the waves.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

Truly paradise.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

This was seriously my favorite part of the room!!! A giant outdoor swinging bed!! I wanted to sleep out here one night!

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

This is the view from the deck. I seriously never wanted to leave!

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

You can even get a massage right on your own balcony, with the sounds of the ocean as your “spa music”.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

Naladhu Private Island is just a short 30 minute boat right away from Male airport. After over 24 hours of travel to reach Male from the United States, you’ll be glad you only have a short 30 minute ride (on your own private yacht with Wi-Fi, I might add) to finally get to your new home in the Maldives. But Naladhu still far away enough from Male to make you feel completely isolated and private — you’re not going to hear or see the planes going in and out of the airport overhead.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

Breakfast is served 24 hours a day at Naladhu. If you love to sleep in, or you’re recovering from jetlag after a long flight, you don’t have to worry about getting up before you’re ready so you don’t miss breakfast. Seriously love this!

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

You can have breakfast on the beach or in your private villa. Have you ever seen golden kiwis before?? They were amazing!

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

One of our favorite restaurants was Origami, the Japanese restaurant on the neighboring island of Veli. You can walk there via a pier that connects the two islands. The sushi and salmon were amazing!

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

Another one of our favorites was The Living Room for romantic beachfront dining, just steps from our villa.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

Naladhu Private Island truly felt like our very own private island in the Maldives. We hardly saw a single other person while we were there. If you’ve ever thought about the Maldives or are looking for a special occasion trip… put this at the top of your list.

Pure luxury on your own private island in the Maldives at Naladhu Private Island... Dream honeymoon!!

Until next time… xoxo