This month, LUX* Resorts & Hotels will launch a new Little LUX* Life programme for guests aged 6 – 14 and their parents, spanning the brand’s Indian Ocean properties: LUX* North Malé Atoll, LUX* South Ari Atoll, LUX* Grand Gaube and LUX* Belle Mare. The fun-filled programmes operated through the PLAY kids club and STUDIO 17 teen club will offer a range of unique and educational activities for children and teenagers alike, with experiences tailored to the creative spirit, the dare devil, the natural inquisitor and the rising sports star.
A Little Creative at LUX* North Malé Atoll, Maldives
At LUX* Resorts’ newest property, LUX* North Malé Atoll in the Maldives, families will stay in the newly opened LUX* Beach Retreat, complete with 24-hour butler service, immense rooftop, infinity pool and private stretch of beach. The five-night A Little Creative programme includes an art class for families at STUDIO 17 or a family photography workshop around the island with the snap-happy experts at the resort’s Photo Fanatics studio to learn how to capture the glistening hues of blue ocean and the sandy white beaches. Subsequent days will see children immerse themselves in creative activities like coconut boat making classes whilst older children and teens can take part in a DJ spinning classes with local musicians. Families can wind down at the end of the day with an under the stars cinema experience on the roof of their very own villa.
To book: A Little Creative at LUX* North Malé Atoll starts from £10,415 for a family of six including five nights in the LUX* Beach Retreat on a half board basis, an art class or family photography workshop and a family cinema under the stars experience. PLAY Kids Club and STUDIO 17 activities complimentary.
A Little Adventurous at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas, Maldives
The five-night A Little Adventurous package at LUX* South Ari Atoll will offer daring children and their families the chance to explore a kaleidoscopic Maldivian water world, including an introduction to diving lesson in the open water for older children; or lagoon snorkelling for those still learning to swim. The experience will also take families on a whale shark safari to spot the magnificent creatures up close. Back at the resort, families will enjoy a Master Chef cooking class, before returning to their Family Lagoon Pavilion, set directly on the beach with two bedrooms interconnected with separate entrances and terraces, offering privacy to parents and children alike.
To book: A Little Adventurous at LUX* South Ari Atoll starts from £5,340 for a family of four including five nights in a Family Lagoon Pavilion on a half board basis, one diving lesson, a whale shark discovery safari and family cooking class.
A Little Curious at LUX* Belle Mare, Mauritius
For the culturally curious child eager to explore the world, A Little Curious at LUX* Belle Mare introduces families to the traditional Mauritian way of life. The five-night experience will offer children three private Creole language lessons throughout their stay; a dance class where all members of the family will learn how to move to Mauritian Sega music; and a family cooking class to learn recipes using traditional Mauritian flavours and ingredients. Back at the hotel, children are invited to take part in an Indian and Creole fashion show, whilst parents relax at the LUX* Me Spa or continue their adventures with a leg-burning hike or cycle tour around the island.
To book: A Little Curious at LUX* Belle Mare starts from £3,950 for a family of four including five nights’ accommodation in a Junior Suite on a full board basis, three private Creole lessons, one family dance class and one family cooking class. PLAY Kids Club activities complimentary.
A Little Sporty at LUX* Grand Gaube, Mauritius
A Little Sporty at LUX* Grand Gaube will be sure to entertain the most active of children. Including five nights’ accommodation in LUX* Villa complete with a private swimming pool, the programme offers children daily tennis lessons at The Tennis Academy as well as the chance to perfect their swing with a family golf lesson at the nearby Mont Choisy Golf Club. The programme also offers children the chance to take part in the weekly Beach Olympics, to compete in variety of land and water-based competitions such as Pedalo races, tug of war, and beach volleyball. To calm little minds in the evening before bed, an introduction to yoga is available for parents and children at the LUX* ME spa. Through the Teen Concierge service at LUX* Grand Gaube, all members of the family are catered for, with a team of local teens guiding older children to the hippest experiences on the island.
To book: A Little Sporty at LUX* Grand Gaube starts from £2,592 for a family of four including five nights’ accommodation on a full board basis, daily tennis lessons at The Tennis Academy and one family golf lesson. PLAY Kids Club activities complimentary.