Pulse Hotels and Resorts is an umbrella brand for a range of innovative and contemporary hotels and resorts that are being built upon their core philosophy of being smart, playful, rooted, and responsible. The newly opened Nova Maldives is based on a home-from-home concept, an all-natural island resort sheltering 76 sensitively designed villas, offering guests a laidback, soulful island destination.
The spacious beach and water villas have private terraces, pools, and endless Indian Ocean views. The interior design heroes the location with custom-made furniture, neutral whites, warm materials and natural light, in a pared-back and minimalist style with the focus on delivering a truly relaxing ambience for guests. With nature and wellness at its core, each room also offers state-of-the-art technology.
Perched overwater, against the picture perfect backdrop of the 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 aims 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 re-connect and awaken the senses.
Nova Maldives invites guests to ‘nourish the soul’ at one of the five bars and restaurants. Discover the flavours of traditional Maldivian cuisine and freshest tastes from all around the world at the all-day dining Soul Kitchen or the sizzle of the grill at Flames where tastebuds are treated to the smoky, sweet and savoury flavours of freshly grilled fish, seafood and meat. Sample a mouth-watering 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, set against a backdrop of the Indian Ocean. For a more informal get-together or a fast meal, Wink provides guests with good soul food and music. With fun activities and party nights, Wink is the perfect place to unwind with a handcrafted cocktail or two.
An extensive range of water sport activities are on offer, giving guests the opportunity to explore 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 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.
Guests are also invited to immerse themselves in the local culture via 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.
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