“Next level” is the best way to describe LUX* North Male Atoll, opening 1 February 2019.
This new resort presents a disruption to the Maldivian mould with this 67 over-sized double-storey, penthouse residences each with private pool, which demonstrates fresh forward-thinking design for the Indian Ocean. By blending super-yacht panache with a South Beach pulse, these standalone stays upstage the traditionally thatched villa vibe. Discerning travellers seeking a smooth transition to holiday mode, have enriching adventures ahead, along with pure peace and pampering so they can reset, recharge and recalibrate — uninterrupted.
Villas with a view
Each of the residences sits right on the beach or over the water with living areas that are at least 350 sqm. These breezy, spacious villas host a choice of spaces in which to eat, drink, relax — from the rooftop relaxing areas to the sun terraces — treating guests to continuous pastel panoramas of the Indian Ocean. The oversized bathrooms with bath and couples rain shower are supplemented with an outdoor shower. Throughout your stay, rest assured that your butler-style villa host will give you all the assistance — or privacy — needed and will never be short of ideas to make each moment on the island extra special.
In the mood to mingle? Venture out to charismatic social spaces to relax among other cosmopolitan guests. Serving original dishes and drinks in unusual, uplifting environments, Barium is the secluded private dining room with a wow-inducing underwater fish tank. Join other guests in eclectic wine tastings, communal chef tables or let us arrange a private dinner for you and your friends. INTI restaurant features a prepared-in-front-of-you sushi bar. Chef Gaston, the Maldives’ only Peruvian chef, prepares smoked guacamole, ceviche and aged meats introducing guests to this exotic and exciting cuisine laced with tastes from Peru, Argentina, Japan, Ecuador and Mexico. Expect pisco sours and a dazzling range of sake. Travel the globe at GLOW, as we showcase the best of European classics, Italian and Spanish delicacies through to South East Asian specialities. Here, our celebrated Beach Rouge has a pool-club feel, combining strong contemporary lines, world-class cuisine, a wood-fired pizza oven and Josper charcoal grill as well as awe-ensuring views over the infinity pool — all soundtracked by a live DJ.
This over-the-lagoon world of wellbeing is no ordinary spa. Dolphins have inspired their signature water therapy wellness treatment, which helps connect you with nature in the deepest sense. The water offers extra buoyancy and support, while conscious breathing soothes the nervous system, followed by a flow yoga or aqua stretch session. The therapeutic treatments include Shiatsu-style pressure-point massage, balancing aromatherapy scalp and foot massage, body scrubs and bathing rituals.
Not many islands are blessed with such a spectacular reef, metres from the beach, entertaining you with tropical fish, stingrays and the occasional pods of dolphins. For the more adventurous, there’s a world-class PADI dive centre and access to the Maldives’ most famous shipwrecks and caves. Luxury yachts are available for charter as well as jet-skis, semi-submarine, flyboarding, SUP sessions and kayaking tours.
For bookings visit www.luxresorts.com