The second Maldives getaway from the LUX* group, this resort in the Olhahali Atoll has turned the typical Maldivian trope on its head. Forget wood and thatch, instead there are space age-style, white pod villas. By Singaporean design house Miaja, each of the 67 double-storey residences features hand-polished wood, indoor/outdoor spaces, and white and neon-pink interiors. They have been imagined as South Beach superyachts and will be crowned by spacious Sky Lounges. These ultra-modern ‘penthouse paradises’ aim to elevate the archipelago experience.
Just a short transfer by luxury speedboat from Male, relaxation is immediate. Five-star service and amenities mean nothing is out of the question and the Maldivian welcome is second to none. Start by discovering your amazing holiday villa and, if you can bear to leave it, explore all the resort has to offer.
Indulge your senses in one of the four restaurants. There is international cuisine at GLOW, Japanese-Peruvian fusion at INTI and the marine world of Barium and its bespoke menus as you watch the fish swim by. For a more alfresco experience, join the beach crowd and international DJs at Beach Rouge where you can dine with your feet in the sand. There’s also Café LUX* and the low-key Glow Bar for drinks through the day and evening. Keep the kids busy in the day at in the children’s club while you enjoy the art studio, water sports or a private superyacht trip into the sunset.