Postcard perfect, the hyper modern beach villas on LUX* South Ari Atoll use soft nautical tones to create overwater sanctuaries complete with glass floors, generous outdoor terraces and soothing tropical aromas. At Umami, freshly caught and prepared sushi, teppanyaki and robata is served alongside the largest selection of sake and Japanese whiskey in the Maldives. Like the chic version of a bustling night market, East Market has interactive stalls that serve exotic flavours from Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines. The resorts fashionable beach club, Beach Rouge, brings in top international talent to perform on an overwater DJ booth and and outdoor dance floor. All day and night, guests can dance above the lapping waves with chilled cocktails and seafood bites like ceviche, grilled fish and carpaccio. Be it a private trips to deserted islands or just a quiet afternoon kayaking across the lagoon, there are a number of ways to stay active and entertained on the island. Guests can hit the fitness centre or bicycle around on the white sandy lane that runs the entire length of the island. Inspirational learning opportunities include photography workshops, a studio for creating recycled art or enjoying a good book in the Wanderlust library. A family friendly resort, children can experience fun, daily activities and several mini expeditions around the island. For teens, Studio 17 organizes geo-tagged treasure hunts, boot camps and wellness classes. The resorts spa has over a dozen treatment villas, a common relaxation area and special aroma therapy essential oils created just for LUX*. The spa uses Zhengliao treatments and traditional Chinese medicine to help guests tap into their innate healing abilities. Fresh, bright and luxurious, unexpected design elements bring a modern twist to Maldivian style on the extraordinarily fashionable island of LUX* South Ari Atoll.