LUX* North Male Atoll – In the middle of April 2018, LUX* Resorts & Hotels will reveal the transformation of the six hectare picnic island of Olhahali, Maldives into the destination’s most innovative resort.
A short transfer from Male by luxury speedboat, the intimate LUX* North Male Atoll resort disrupts the Maldivian mould by replacing traditional thatched villas with over-sized, penthouse residences.
A visual feast of nautical forms and tones, the resort is elegantly styled by Singapore design group Miaja in a scheme that blends super yacht panache with a vibrant South Beach pulse. Each of the 60 double storey residences sits either on the beach or over water whose guests will benefit from a minimum living area of 255m2.
For the first time in the Maldives, each residence is crowned with a fully-featured 120m2 reef terrace – a magnificent private deck, elevated five meters above the giant house lagoon – from which guests will be able to marvel at a unique perspective on the planet’s flattest country. Big Green Egg BBQs, a rooftop bar, cinema and SONOS, a yoga plinth, starlight Jacuzzi and outdoor games help to create the ultimate sky lounge for people who love the high life.
For the Over water Residences, the reef itself is your playground – just pick up a snorkel and go explore the crystalline sea on your doorstep. With the three-floor penthouses, families and groups have ample space to spread themselves, as well as their own spa, steam room, fitness suite and oversized outdoor pool. You’ve never stayed anywhere like this before.
Two restaurants, Beach Rouge and a Café LUX*, a bar, wine cave, LUX* Me Spa and kids club complete the offering.
The resort will feature an in-house marine center with biologists on hand to allow guests to explore the beautiful marine life of Male’ Atoll. Additionally, it will also be home to a small fleet of luxury yachts that will be used to cruise the tourists around the area.