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Jumeirah Hotels opens a new resort in Maldives

Dubai-based Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts has announced the opening of a new resort in Maldives in partnership with a member of Dubai Holding.

Location and Design

Jumeirah Maldives is tucked away in the crystalline turquoise waters of the North Malé Atoll, easily accessible by speedboat or seaplane from Malé Airport.

The all-villa resort’s panoramic architecture and calming interiors are the work of sophisticated Singaporean design studio, Miaja, who have created an elegant contemporary ethos in harmony with the natural environment, echoing modern Mediterranean chic – a design that sets it apart from the rest.

José Silva, Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group, said:

The Maldives is a much-loved getaway for travellers from around the world and Jumeirah Maldives is a destination that delivers on our brand promise of Stay Different™. The resort offers unparalleled hospitality with a genuine flair that exceeds guest expectations, while pushing the limits of design, culinary and service expertise. A truly breath-taking addition to the brand’s portfolio, Jumeirah Group’s new home in the Maldives guarantees an immaculate guest experience right from the very moment they set foot in our new contemporary resort.


The resort, the erstwhile LUX North Malé Atoll, features 67 beach and over-water villas in one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations, all assuring stunning panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. The company states that the villas, which start at 171 square metres, are among the most spacious in the North Malé Atoll. Each villa features a private infinity pool and large roof-top terrace with a dedicated dining area for guests to take in the sensational views while indulging in delicious culinary dishes or relaxing with a picture-perfect movie-under-the-stars experience. The three-bedroom villas also boast their own gym.

Villa Interior

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The interiors of the villas are beautiful. This is how the Jumeirah Group states the interior of the villas:

Bathed in natural light with oversized windows framing the verdant flora and palm fringed beaches or the dramatic sweeping ocean views, guests are harmoniously connected to the natural environment, creating a calming and positive vibe. Textured walls, local artworks and handcrafts combined with Jumeirah Group’s signature luxury amenities and bedding, create a sense of purity and simplicity amid organic surroundings.


The Jumeirah Group has infused the island experience with exquisite Mediterranean and Nikkei flavours, with two of their award-winning signature restaurants, Shimmers and Kayto, for a truly memorable stay.

Delivering the ultimate in casual alfresco dining, Shimmers features Chef Roberto Rispoli’s exquisite cuisine set against a backdrop of amazing sunrises, breath-taking ocean views and chilled vibes thanks to a resident DJ and regular live music performances. Kayto captivates guests over dinner with an impressive open kitchen that will draw the diner’s eye to the team’s culinary mastery.


The resort is home to Talise Spa, which consists of 6 overwater treatment rooms. The spa offers unfettered access to wellness and relaxation with a range of therapeutic and re-energising treatments. Additionally, there are daily yoga classes available.

Guests can also enjoy an array of activities from water sports, beach volleyball, billiards and tennis at the resort’s phenomenal court location, or perhaps partake in enriching experiences from underwater photography, planting coconut trees and making coconut oil. A highlight for any guest stay is the unique submarine tour transporting them through the vibrant marine habitat. For the most memorable experience, try a night voyage to experience the rarely-seen underwater world after sunset.

There’s also a splash waterpark and indoor play area for kids. The outdoor cinema screens family favourites beachside as well as blockbusters more suitable for older audiences. As with all of the famous Maldives hotels, there is a dedicated team of guest butlers who work round the clock curating exemplary hospitality services: from reservations to check-in, dining and spa bookings.

Meanwhile, recently, Marriott opened two new properties in the Maldives, The Ritz-Carlton Maldives Fari Islands and Le Méridien Maldives Resort and Spag.

Featured image by Jumeirah Group

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