Escape Artist | Maldives

Whether it’s an eco-retreat you’re after or a nomad inspired journey, our latest #SummerIssue brings you the best of bucket list destinations, but it wouldn’t be complete without an exquisite island getaway. Here’s a taste of the luxurious LUX* South Ari Atoll in the Maldives…

Recently revamped, LUX* South Ari Atoll defines beach house chic in one of the most spectacular destinations in the world. Like a postcard, this is a peaceful hideaway that offers a once-in-a-lifetime kind of escape.

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Just when you thought the Maldives couldn’t get any more appealing…

Redesigned by P49Deesign, the193 pavilions and villas stand on stilts along the waters edge for 3km. The fresh, cool palette of the suites complement the silky soft sand, crystal waters and colourful fish below. As clichéd as it sounds, there is no other way to describe it other than paradise.

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The surrounding vegetation ensures crisp, natural fragrance and an organic backdrop thanks to landscape architect Stephen Woodhams. The resort offers suites with private plunge pools, villas with infinity pools and sun decks, to accommodate both couples or groups.

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With seven restaurants and five bars on offer, one can expect a variety of cuisines, fusion feasts and of course a large and award-winning selection of wines and beverages. Special occasions can continue into the night at the private Beach Rouge beach-club.

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No island escape is complete without an emphasis on wellness. LUX* Me spa offers classic and signature treatments overlooking the lagoon or set above the crystal water seen through the glass bottomed pavilion.

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Images courtesy of LUX* South Ari Atoll


WHERE IS YOUR DREAM DESTINATION?
Tweet us @Elle_Deco to tell us where you are dreaming of going. You can also contact LUX* South Ari Atoll online to make a booking or find out more information.


WANT MORE?
You’ll  probably enjoy reading about Lonely Planets top 10 countries to visit or discover our ultimate travel tips.


The Summer Issue is all about new beginnings, rejuvenation and adventure. Consider it a celebration of both indulging in wanderlust and the sweetness of coming home. We discover the most spectacular design hotels around the world, show you a beautiful collection of outdoor furniture and décor, and tempt your tastebuds with a new indian tapas restaurant. Pick up your copy today and tell us what you think on Twitter @Elle_Deco using #SummerIssue.

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