Experience a soulful island destination at the new Nova Maldives, where you can live in the moment while making marvellous memories.

Experience ‘good soul-days’ at the newly opened all-natural island resort of Nova Maldives, located in the Indian Ocean islands’ renowned South Ari Atoll, just a 25-minute scenic seaplane transfer from the Maldives’ Velana International Airport. 

This latest addition to the Pulse Hotels and Resorts Group portfolio boasts 76 stunning villas offering guests a laid-back island destination that sparks joy. 

More than simply a lifestyle holiday destination, Nova provides a place where guests can live in the moment, make memories, and fully immerse themselves in the heart of the resort’s modern
all-inclusive community concept and the vibrant Nova community.

In light of the opening, Nova Maldives is offering a selection of rewards to choose from, including exclusive discounts, a complimentary spa session, discounts on food at the à la carte restaurants, a complimentary dolphin quest, a daily group Sunrise Yoga class and much more.*

Playful Soul

Water lovers will be spoilt for choice with the extensive range of thrilling water sport activities on offer, a chance to explore the secrets of the underwater world, and the beauty of the marine life surrounding Nova’s private island. 

The South Ari Atoll is known for its spectacular diving sites, and within a 30-minute boat ride there are 40-plus such sites around the island. 

Guests can dive and snorkel with the world-class PADI Aquaholics team and the resident marine biologist, who will guide them to and through the dramatic underwater topography of overhangs and canyons. 

Expect to see manta rays, eagle rays, reef sharks, blueline snappers and a plethora of colourful fish! 

The nearby SAMPA (South Ari Marine Protected Area) is renowned for its whale sharks – the gentle giants of the ocean – and is the only place in the world where it is possible to dive and snorkel with them all year round – a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

Additional water-based activities include glass-bottom kayaking, sailing, jet skiing, kitesurfing, SUP (stand-up paddle-boarding), and sunset fishing.

Rejuvenating your soul

Perched overwater, against a dream-like backdrop of an azure blue lagoon, Eskape Spa at Nova provides guests with the chance to fully rejuvenate, reset and restore. 

A range of holistic spa treatments using organic products aim to stimulate the mind, body and soul. 

The three treatment rooms, traditional Thai Sala, yoga pavilion and relaxation areas take guests on a journey through a world of wellness experiences that have been curated to awaken and reconnect the senses. 

From treatments for expectant mothers to complete head-to-toe reset therapies on the beach, and from romantic couple massages to massage lessons for couples, there is an opportunity for everyone to restore the mind and body and rejuvenate their souls at Nova.

Immerse your soul

Guests can immerse themselves in the local culture through cultural interactions with locals or contemporary creative Maldivian arts via the KULA Art Initiative, of which Nova is a proud supporter. 

KULA means ‘colours’ in Dhivehi, and the initiative supports contemporary creative arts in the Maldives. It aims to open up horizons for the local art community, providing opportunities for artists to present their work, including local crafts, fashion, photography, videography, and music.

Island soul

Nova has 76 spacious beach and water villas with private terraces, Jacuzzis, private pools, and endless Indian Ocean views. 

With custom-made furniture, neutral whites, warm materials and natural light, the pared-back minimalist interiors deliver a truly relaxing ambience for guests. 

Each room also offers state-of-the-art tech, including Apple TV with streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Prime) and high-speed Wi-Fi.

Nourish the soul

Nourish the soul with exquisite food and great company at one of Nova’s five bars and restaurants. Discover the flavours of traditional Maldivian cuisine and the freshest tastes from around the world at the all-day dining Soul Kitchen, or the sizzle of the grill at Flames, where taste buds are treated to the smoky, sweet and savoury flavours of freshly grilled fish, seafood and meat. 

Throughout the day, sip on delicious cocktails, a perfectly blended tropical drink, or a choice of freshly squeezed juice at the Solis pool bar – the place to be for pool parties! 

Sample a mouthwatering signature menu of fresh ocean delights, including lobster, scallops and salmon as well as sushi, Sashimi and Wagyu beef at Nova’s overwater teppanyaki restaurant Mizu, which is set against a backdrop of the Indian Ocean. 

For a more informal get-together or a fast meal (vegan options available), Wink provides guests with good soul food and music. 

With fun activities and party nights, Wink is a wonderful place to unwind with a handcrafted cocktail or two.

Soul to Soul

Dreams of getting married on powder-soft white sands with sparkling crystalline seas and gently swaying palm trees can become reality at Nova. The resort offers a selection of curated packages to choose from where everything is organised by a dedicated wedding coordinator. 

* T&Cs apply