The Nautilus is situated on an island paradise at the heart of the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives. But the privilege of experiencing this special world also comes with important responsibilities. The hotel is deeply conscious of its duty to protect Baa Atoll’s unique ecosystem, Marine conservation initiatives at The Nautilus Maldives is carried by our resident marine biologist.
The house’s marine biologist briefs guests about the importance of coral conservation and best practice for swimming with marine animals. Before departing on excursions, visitors are invited to contribute to the Maldives’ Manta Trust, which, since its founding in 2005, has grown to be one of the world’s largest and most-established manta conservation groups.
The hotel also plays an active part in the management, restoration, and replanting of the atoll’s reefs. Guests are invited to engage personally in its vital work—for a small amount, they can sponsor a coral section and follow its development through regular pictures taken on the marine biologist’s monitoring visits.