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Solo Travelling the Maldives’ South Ari Atoll

Embark on a Journey of Self-Discovery with the Solo Traveler Month at Nova Maldives:

A Sanctuary for Adventure, Creativity, and 'Good Soul Days'

Recognizing the growing trend of solo travel in the GCC, Nova Maldives is thrilled to announce its Solo Traveler Month this July. This exclusive initiative caters to the individuals seeking to explore the world on their terms, driven by a quest for personal growth, mindfulness, and genuine connections.


Throughout the month of July, guests from GCC can immerse themselves in an abundant array of engaging experiences designed to enrich their solo journey at Nova. The program is meticulously crafted, offering everything from art classes that spark creativity, to meditation and yoga sessions that bring balance to body, mind and soul, guests can dive deep into the crystal-clear waters with snorkeling and diving sessions, or explore the flavors of the island with Maldivian cooking classes, or delve into the heart of Maldivian culture with authentic experiences that connect them to the soul of the islands. Nova guests can engage their curiosity and love for nature in Nova’s flora and fauna workshops, designed to enlighten and inspire.


Althaf Mohamed Ali, Chief Operating Officer at Pulse Hotels & Resorts, commented: “Our curated experiences for solo travelers are personalized considering their individual interests. Nova has been designed for solo or group travel, and couples, seeking a unique and rejuvenating experience. Nestled on a 100% natural island, it offers the perfect blend of privacy and comfort with the option for a range of once-in-a-lifetime group activities, which bring together travelers from all over the world.”


The offerings are tailored to suit the preferences of solo travelers:


·        Active travelers: For those seeking active pursuits, join in on beachside football and volleyball games, fostering camaraderie and fun in the sun. Nova's 24/7 state-of-the-art fitness center and an array of group classes cater to all levels of fitness enthusiasts, ensuring that your wellness journey continues uninterrupted.

·        Ocean Lovers: Sunset fishing expeditions and leisurely boat cruises allow solo travelers to connect with the ocean's rhythmic beauty, fostering a profound sense of connection with nature. Travelers can embark on the pivotal journey set in a paradise where the majestic whale sharks glide through their natural habitat year-round—a spectacle exclusive to the region that symbolizes the enchanting mystery of the Maldives.

·        Water sports enthusiasts: The Solo Traveler Month at Nova is more than just a vacation; it's the island's invitation to a realm where exhilarating watersports, such as jet skiing and paddleboarding, meet the tranquility of sun-kissed beaches and azure waters, offering a balanced narrative of excitement and peace.

·        Cultural explorers: In a world where the search for mindfulness and community is paramount, Nova harnesses the transformative power of creativity to unite solo travelers. Esteemed local artists lead immersive sessions, from traditional painting to contemporary creative expressions, encouraging guests to explore their inner artists and capture the essence of the Maldives' vibrant culture. These creative endeavors serve not only as a means of self-expression but as a bridge connecting individuals from diverse backgrounds, fostering a unique community spirit among solo adventurers.

·        Wellness Seekers: The holistic journey continues at Nova's Eskape Spa, where relaxation and rejuvenation are not just promises but a profound experience. Tailored spa treatments, yoga and meditation sessions against the luscious backdrop of the lagoon epitomize Nova's dedication to well-being, offering a sanctuary where the mind, body, and soul can flourish in harmony.

·        Culinary Travelers: Culinary excellence is a cornerstone of the Nova experience, with dining options ranging from fresh and sustainably caught seafood BBQs to sunset beach dinners and authentic Maldivian cuisine, ensuring a sensory journey that complements the spiritual and adventurous endeavors of our guests. Nova's dining spaces are crafted to foster connections and create memorable moments. Soul Kitchen welcomes solo travelers to its community tables, providing a warm, inviting space to bond over meals. Mizu offers a delectable Japanese Teppanyaki experience, perfect for enjoying exquisite cuisine while forming new friendships. At Flames, Nova's Grill House, guests are invited to savour succulent premium meats, seafood, and fresh seasonal produce, all masterfully grilled to perfection.


Across all of Nova's dining venues, an extensive selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes awaits, along with a superb assortment of cocktails, catering to both alcoholic and non-alcoholic preferences. Nova's two bars, Wink and Solis, are vibrant hubs of entertainment, offering a selection of lovely cocktails to toast to the day's adventures. Whether you're watching the breathtaking sunsets or dancing under the starlit sky, these spaces offer the perfect backdrop for making lasting connections.


Nova’s Solo Traveler Month is a celebration of independence, inviting guests to embrace the freedom to forge their own path, immerse themselves in unparalleled experiences, and create enduring memories alongside fellow explorers. At Nova, the journey of solo travel transcends the physical, venturing into realms of personal growth, artistic exploration, and the creation of a vibrant, like-minded community. Join the Nova community this July for an unforgettable exploration of self, creativity, and connection.


Learn more about Nova’s Solo Traveler Month experience via the brochure here. For additional information and 45% booking discounts, head to Nova’s website. Prices start at approx. AED 1795 per pax per night on a Full Board Basis, and AED 2577 on an All-Inclusive basis inclusive of all taxes. Enjoy additional discounts and perks during your stay when booking via


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