LUX* North Male Atoll Maldives: a new perspective on luxury

LUX* North Male Atoll Maldives: a new perspective on luxury



“Next level” is the best way to describe LUX* North Male Atoll, opening February 1, 2019. This new resort presents a disruption to the Maldivian mould with these over -sized, penthouse residences, which demonstrate fresh forward-thinking design for the Indian Ocean. By blending super-yacht panache with a South Beach pulse, these standalone stays upstage the traditional 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. A

short transfer from Male by luxury speedboat or scenic seaplane, as remote as this desert -island resort may feel, it is easily accessible, yet far from any other islands.


Singaporean design house Miaja specialises in styling unique properties to reflect the beauty and charm of their surroundings. Inspired by the curves, lines and the impeccable finish of a luxury boat and its sails, it has taken years to painstakingly perfect this resort on Olhahali, a six -hectare island fringed by white-sandy beaches. Welcome to a new level of living thanks to these 67 double -storey residences each featuring a private pool.


“We are so excited to be opening a truly different resort which dares to get away from what we call the

‘sea of sameness’ with a thoroughly original approach to a luxury Maldivian holiday. As well as offering

a fresh alternative to the Indian Ocean’s traditional thatched villas thanks to our penthouses and nautical design, there are lots of impressive new services and surprises — all part of our intention to create an exceptional Maldives experience for those wanting uncompromising personal service and

first-class facilities as well as unexpected touches and a lighthearted atmosphere. Guests spending

their precious time away with us can rest assured that the team at LUX* North Male Atoll will make every moment matter” shares Dominik Ruhl, Chief Operating Officer of The Lux Collective


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. Hide away entirely with intimate barbecue dinners in the privacy of your own penthouse villa, stargaze using a telescope and have your personal villa host explain the Maldivian skies or simply summon the bartender to shake up your favourite cocktail right on your roof terrace. 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. Indulge a passion in painting or sketching, or simply switch off and savour the serenity.


In the mood to mingle? Venture out to charismatic social spaces to relax among other cosmopolitan guests. We’ve mastered balancing salty, sour, sweet, bitter and umami flavours in all that we do, serving our 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 is the Peruvian-Japanese

restaurant with 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. Soak up that sunshine on loungers by day, make a splash with a jump in that pool, sip cocktails at the bar and enjoy a nightcap at the rooftop shisha bar.


This over-the-lagoon world of wellbeing is no ordinary spa. Dolphins could be said to be the inspiration for this water therapy which helps connect you with nature in the deepest sense. Like the guests of LUX* North Male Atoll, graceful spinner, bottlenose, spotted and striped dolphins are among the species that choose the waters of the Maldives to retreat to for the highest quality of life.  The perfect conditions for celebrating life, take full advantage of North Malé’s glorious weather and geography just as those joy- inducing dolphins do. Here, the body and mind can’t help but feel instantly relaxed and immediately rejuvenated thanks to the paradise environment but also thanks to the healing power of touch, water therapy, and breath work. Techniques for conscious breathing soothe the nervous system and help you unwind followed by a flow yoga or aqua stretch session. By supporting your body in the water, the buoyancy allows your limbs and muscles to move in ways that aren’t usually achievable, effortlessly easing all stiffness and tension. Surrender to the freedom that the water allows as you are gently aligned and your joints and vertebrae gradually, liberated from the restrictions of gravity. Slowly you are swirled into a series of waves — think of dolphins, dancing — and this promotes the lengthening of the spine and with Shiatsu-style pressure-point massage and a therapeutic mobilisation of the joints. This therapeutic water therapy is unrivalled in realigning the body. Choose from a balancing aromatherapy scalp or grounding foot massage to conclude this treatment which heals mind, body and soul, promoting profound relaxation, peace and joy.


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. Spend time with our resident marine biologist to understand our coral restoration projects or discover turtles, spotted eagle rays, bannerfish and reef sharks who are all visitors to the house reef.


Luxury yachts are available for charter and we tailor-make activities for guests of all fitness and experience levels. The expert watersports team can arrange jet-skis, semi-submarine or flyboarding adventures or host SUP sessions and kayaking tours. If an excursion to a nearby sandbank on a nimble speedboat is not enough, charter a private yacht, which can be docked right at your water villa’s terrace.


There are always so many Reasons to Go LUX*. We promise hospitality that is lighter, brighter in soul, style and service. John Rogers, General Manager of LUX* North Male Atoll declares, “We have carefully created a team that is dedicated to providing genuine, meaningful experiences and making each moment matter. I am proud and excited to help LUX* nurture a unique new destination in the Maldives. Our journey is about to begin, and we are looking forward to making LUX* North Malé Atoll stand out on the map by creating a world-class resort which takes innovative luxury hotel experiences to the next level.” At LUX*, every moment matters: we create simple, fresh, sensory experiences to indulge guests throughout their stay in stylish surroundings and with imaginative attention to detail, which alchemises the ordinary into the extraordinary.


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