This ultra-modern all-pool-villa retreat brings a new level of Miami cool to the Maldives.
When a resort’s design brief is ‘somewhere James Bond would choose for his holidays’, you know it’s going to have style and substance in spades. That’s exactly what you get at LUX* North Malé Atoll, where 007-inspired features include a secret aquarium chamber for private dining, playful penthouse roof terraces and overwater villas in the style of super yachts. Think less North Malé Atoll, more Miami South Beach.
Every sleek white villa makes a statement, with its own pink-rimmed infinity pool and roof terrace for stargazing, sunrise yoga or movies under the stars. As well as the classic couples’ rooms – where you can enjoy your sky deck surrounded by coconut palms in a Beach Villa or swim to the house reef from the Prestige Water Villa – there’s a great choice of two- and three-bedroom villas, ideal for multi-generational family holidays. Treat the family to their own stretch of private beach at the LUX* Beach Retreat, or go all-out over water with the prime position LUX* Overwater Retreat.
GLOW is the island’s main restaurant, where you can tuck into global favourites as you gaze out at the lagoon. Dinner at INTI is a must: this unique restaurant fuses Peruvian and Japanese flavours to create mouth-wateringly good sushi and ceviche. And for private dining it doesn’t get better than Barium – a secret chamber with an underwater aquarium, serving up tailor-made menus exclusively for you and your guests.
A remote spot at the top of the North Malé Atoll
Good to know
Minimum stay: 4 nights 24 Dec-05 Jan.
67 two- and three-storey pool villas
• Set sail on a catamaran for a sandbank picnic* • Explore the house reef and local diving caves* • Take a cooking class and learn to recreate the resort’s signature dishes*.
3 restaurants, private dining restaurant, 2 bars, ice-cream parlour
Breakfast at GLOW.
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at GLOW.
*Denotes local charge