Slated to open in February 2019, discover a Maldivian resort of dreams at the impressive LUX* North Male. Described as “next level” luxury, the new resort aims to bring a new standard of opulence to the Maldivian mould with 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. Available within easy reach of Male via speedboat or seaplane, enriching adventures await at the soon-t0-be opened resort 

Decadent Design
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 the resort.

Locatedon Olhahali, a six-hectare island fringed by white-sandy beaches, the 67 double-storey residences each feature a private pool and endless opulence. With a nautical design and penthouse style, the new villas will offer a sleek alternative to the traditional thatched villas associated with the Indian Ocean. 

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 meanwhile, are supplemented with an outdoor shower. Don’t even think about lifting a finger – the butler-style villa host will give you all the assistance — or privacy — needed, as well as plenty of ideas to fill your time. 

On the menu, chefs have mastered balancing salty, sour, sweet, bitter and umami flavours, 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 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.

Spa Sanctuary
This over-the-lagoon world of wellbeing is no ordinary spa. Here, the two-hour treatments for twosomes include body scrubs, massages and aromatherapy bathing rituals, ensuring you never miss a moment together. Feel stress and tension melt away with a Watsu session — Zen Shiatsu in the water reaches the parts that other therapies can’t.

Ample Activities 
Not many islands are blessed with such a spectacular reef, metres from the beach – where tropical fish, stingrays and the occasional pods of dolphins can be seen (or swum with). For the more adventurous, there’s a worldclass 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.

Take to the water and embark upon a luxury yacht escapade, or try your hand at water sports for an adrenaline-filled experience. No matter your preference, there’s something for everyone at this incredible luxury resort. 

Opening February 2019. To find out more and make a booking, please click here.