LUX* Resorts recognised for sustainable tourism initiatives

LUX* Resorts and Hotels has been recognised for its initiatives in sustainable tourism.

The Award for Sustainable Tourism was presented to the Mauritius-based hotel group at the International Conference on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism, held from May 23-24 by Mauritius tourism ministry.

LUX* was awarded for its voluntary commitment to invest in sustainable tourism projects, with flagship initiatives such as Tread Lightly by LUX* and Ray of Light by LUX* where it goes beyond legal compliance to protect the environment and uplift host communities.

The hotel chain was also recognised for its leadership in sustainable development with international certifications such as Travelife and Green Globe.

LUX* is a member of GRI Gold Community, which is shaping the standards of sustainability and integrated reporting, and is also the first hotel group to be listed on SEM Sustainability Index. The hotel group supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on all fronts by working with experts, consultants as well as local NGOs.

LUX* runs the LUX* South Ari Atoll resort in the Maldives.

Cutting-edge designer villas and world-class dining can be found only a 30-minute seaplane flight away from the main Velana International Airport, making LUX* South Ari Atoll one of the most exciting resorts in the Maldives.

With 187 private villas dotted at the water’s edge along four kilometres of powder fine beach or perched on stilts above a crystal clear lagoon, these spacious pavilions and villas bring an entirely original vibe of coastal, beach house chic to the Maldives.

Excellent eating and drinking is always a cut above the rest at LUX*, and at LUX* South Ari Atoll, there is authentic South East Asian street food in the Maldives’ only over-the-water gourmet night market and world-class Chinese cuisine at East, along with the Japanese restaurant Umami, which offers live teppanyaki and dazzling selection of sakés.

While the resort has a PADI-certified dive centre, two infinity pools, a floodlit tennis court, a fitness centre and a renowned spa which hosts a wellness concierge and a menu of indulgent treatments, what sets the property apart from its neighbours are surprises, or better known as #ReasonstogoLUX. Designed to create lasting memories for guests, these ‘reasons’ can range from island-roasted coffee in Café LUX* to impromptu movie screenings at cinema paradise and the chance to hang your wishes on the Tree of Wishes.

LUX* has recently announced the opening of its second resort in the Maldives early next year.

Named LUX* North Male Atoll and located on the six hectare picnic island of Olhahali, the new resort features contemporary architecture that is unique for the Indian Ocean, including private terraces, rooftop lounges, outdoor decks, private gardens and 13m private pools.

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