Ring-shaped atolls made up of more than 1,000 coral islands, white sand beaches, crystal clear lagoons and a diverse marine life awaits in the Maldives. Known as one of the most beautiful locations in the world, the Maldives is about to step it up a notch in the world of luxury accommodations. Say goodbye to the traditional thatched roofs and hello to the new double story residences of Lux* North Male Atoll.

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The recently opened resort is elegantly styled by Singapore design group Miaja, evoking the level of class and style you would expect aboard a superyacht through its curved lines and clean finish. These hotel residences are unparalleled in their contemporary design and luxury amenities.

There are 67 double story residences sitting either on the beach or overwater and scattered across the Island of Olhahali. Each residence has been designed with a private deck (reef terrace), sitting five metres above the house lagoon.

You can choose between a one, two- or three-bedroom residence either set on the beach or over the water. The Overwater Residences are the perfect place for families or those who really love to spread out. With the reef literally on your doorstep all you have to do is grab your snorkel and explore the life below the waves. The three-floor penthouses have their own spa, steam room, fitness centre and outdoor pool. The bathrooms are a highlight with rain showers and oversized bathtub.

No detail is too small at Lux* North Male Atoll with a roof top bar, cinema, SONOS sound system, yoga, night jacuzzi and of course, all the outdoor beach holiday activities you can imagine. There are two restaurants, a wine cave and a kid’s club to make sure the adults and the kids are thoroughly entertained.

You’ll have a personal villa host who will happily explain the stars above, and if you’d rather relax on your own roof terrace instead of hitting the bar, you can simply call a bartender to whip up your favourite cocktail.

To get to this paradise in paradise, you can take a short transfer speedboat from Malé.

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