With interiors by French designer, Isabelle Miaja, this luxury resort in the Maldives is inspired by the glamour of boat life, the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean and the adventures of James Bond.
A short transfer from Male by private speedboat, this intimate resort is situated on Olhahali – a six-hectare island fringed by white-sandy beaches.
“When I was thinking of the design concept for the resort, I asked myself: if James Bond wished to escape to a luxury retreat after his adventures, what would it look like?,” explains Isabelle. “I like the idea of James Bond escaping to a private island by speedboat, surrounded by crystal clear water.”
The resort offers 67 modern, oversized penthouse residences, sitting right on the beach or over the water, each with its own private rooftop relaxing area. The architecture and interior design of the over-water villas blends super-yacht panache with a South Beach pulse, with a consistent colour scheme of white and fuchsia throughout.
“I chose fuchsia because of its playfulness,” says Isabelle. “It’s a colour that for me; relates to the tropics, summer, heat, sexiness, being daring! It’s a colour I associate with being timelessly stylish, and the art deco areas of South Beach, Miami.”
All rooms come equipped with the latest in technology and connectivity, yet there is still a focus on the simplicity and comfort synonymous with relaxed Maldivian island life.