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Travel to Malé


Lux South Ari Atoll, Maldives

30 October 2016

Words: Alexandria Gouveia / Images: Lux Resorts Group

This could well be the closest you’ll get to feeling like a celebrity – your seaplane lands and a posse of fans wait to welcome you. Well, not fans exactly, but adoring staff at the Lux South Ari Atoll in the Maldives, where everyone knows your name, likes, dislikes and dietary requirements.

Peaceful hideaway or active adventure (think jet packs, whale shark diving, snorkelling, and yoga), you’re in charge of the itinerary on this picture-perfect island where – just to hammer that home – you can even learn how to take the perfect picture in their photography studio where there are workshops to keep you occupied.

If privacy is what you’re after, you can avoid the infinity pool, seven restaurants and five bars (although we don’t recommend it as the culinary offerings are amazing), and seek solace in a spacious room while ordering food via your TV. And just when you think it couldn’t get any better, cycle five minutes across the island to find a classic red London telephone box and phone home – wherever that may be – for free.