LUX’s extraordinary new Maldives offering

Wayfarer x LUX* Retreats promotion

by James Wilkinson

The scale of the LUX* Beach Retreat and the LUX* Overwater Retreat villas at LUX* North Male Atoll is extraordinary. Built on three stories, these penthouse-style villas inspired in design by James Bond, present nearly 1000 square-metres of play area and offer an experience of luxury that is unparalleled in the Maldives.

This unique configuration of the LUX* Retreats, which can accommodate up to 8 guests, appeals to families and friends travelling together. The extremely private villas with their 24-hour butler service, in-villa spa treatments, unlimited laundry service and a fitness area, sauna and hammam, present the ideal spot for a celebration or a gathering.

What sets these retreats apart is their immense rooftop overlooking a private infinity pool below. A first for the Maldives, residents of the LUX* Overwater Retreat (997 sqm including 389 sqm of indoor open space living) can even dock their private yacht at their villa, while guests staying in the expansive LUX* Beach Retreat can enjoy their own stretch of beach.

The tastefully-decorated villas open onto an expanse of terrace bordering a large infinity pool and gazebo, ideal for a dinner outdoors. The jewel in the crown is the rooftop, which provides ample space for yoga, barbecues, movie-screenings, intimate, candlelit dinners with a shisha, cocktails at sunset and spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.

The pioneering LUX* Resorts & Hotels team brings us its second property in the Maldives, on the island of Olhahali, a six-hectare island fringed by a house reef steps of the beach. LUX* North Male Atoll is only a short transfer from Male by speedboat or a 15-minute flight by seaplane.

“We are delighted to unveil the LUX* Retreats. It’s a room category of its own. We are happy to be able to offer a new take on luxury from the carefully designed spaces and architecture to the overall service and surprises offered to guests by our lovely team members, each and everyone going out of their way to ensure the unique LUX* experience. The LUX* Retreats are truly incomparable to anything you’ve previously seen in the Maldives and they mark yet another milestone on our mission to disrupt the Maldivian mould” says John Rogers, General Manager of LUX* North Male’ Atoll.

The 3-bedroom LUX* Beach Retreat is priced from $11,347 (USD) per night B&B and the LUX* Overwater Retreat is priced from $10,496 (USD) per night B&B, subject to availability. Please contact for further information, offers and bookings or visit