LUX* South Ari Atoll (formerly LUX* Maldives)

Leading offer based on:

  • 7 Nights
  • Beach Pavillion
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Flights Included
  • Stay Between 01 Sep - 31 Oct 18

Note: Transfers are not included

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Second offer based on:

  • 7 Nights
  • Beach Pavillion
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Flights Included
  • Stay Between 10 Jan - 15 Mar 2019

Note: Transfers are not included

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LUX* South Ari Atoll (formerly LUX* Maldives)

LUX* South Ari Atoll (formerly LUX* Maldives)Enjoys A Private, Tropical Location That Is Remarkable Both For Its Beauty And For Its Proximity To Rare And Spectacular Marine Life

The island of Dhidhoofinolhu is one of the biggest in the Maldives, only a short 25 minutes seaplane flight away from the capital Male, and featuring four kilometres of silvery white beaches stretching out to the sparkling turquoise waters of the natural lagoon. The clear waters of the ocean are home to an infinite variety of species, multi-coloured coral fishes and other marine fauna. Here on the island, LUX* Island Resorts has opened a Marine Biology Centre, dedicated to researching the presence and conservation of whale sharks in the South Ari Atoll waters.

Inland, the island is a haven of lush, green foliage and heady-scented, vividly coloured flowers. The world class PADI diving centre and full range of water-sport activities is an attraction for many, but for those who prefer rest to recreation there is the luxurious LUX* Me spa, two swimming pools and an extensive choice of restaurants and bars.

Unique selling points

  • One island one resort concept
  • One of the biggest islands of the Maldives
  • Unique spot for whale sharks watching all year round
  • Only 25 minutes flight from Male
  • Private lounge at Male International Airport
  • 4 kilometers of beach around the resort
  • Extensive lagoon with an array of multi-colored fish
  • 2 swimming pools, both on the sunset side of the island
  • An extensive choice of 7 restaurants and 6 bars
  • World-class PADI diving centre and water sports
  • Luxury accommodation is housed in suites and villas, 13 of which have private swimming pools
  • Most suites and villas offer indoor and outdoor showers
  • 24h room service (charges apply)
  • LUX* Me with 15 garden and over-water treatment villas
  • Extensive child and teen facilities, including kids club
  • Symbolic wedding and renewal of vows ceremonies
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the resort


193 Pavilions, Suites and Villas

  • 36 Beach Pavilions: Comfortable room with an outdoor terrace and direct access to the beach
  • 12 Sunset Junior Suites: Spacious suite on the sunset side of the island
  • 45 Beach Villas: Villa offering a magnificent sea view and a direct access to the beach and lagoon
  • 46 Water Villas: Over-water villa offering perfect privacy and direct access to the sea
  • 38 Prestige Water Villas: Luxurious over-water villa offering perfect privacy and direct access to the sea
  • 12 Beach Pool Villas: Villa with private pool and garden, right on the beach
  • 3 Family Water Villas: Spacious 2 bedroom over-water villas with direct access to the sea
  • 1 Diva Villa: Magnificent 2 bedroom villa with a panoramic view at the jetty’s end

Restaurants & Bars

  • Senses: - Oriental flavors with an Indian Ocean touch
  • The Island Kitchen: - Inventive international cuisine
  • Umami: - Tastes of modern Japanese dining
  • East: - A culinary tour of the South East Asia
  • The Lagoon Bar: - Relaxed bar on the beach
  • Allegria: - Cucina Italiana (Italian cuisine)
  • The Island Bar: - Barefoot Champagne bar
  • Veli: - Poolside drinks and seafood bistro

Sports & Leisure

LUX* Me Spa

  • 15 exclusive spa villas including 4 water treatment villas
  • Common relaxation area with 1 steam room and 1 sauna
  • 2 plunge pools
  • 2 private relaxation areas for ladies and gentlemen with both 1 sauna
  • 1 steam room
  • 1 ice room and 1 plunge pool
  • Showers and changing rooms
  • 1 beauty room
  • 1 spa boutique

LUX* Me Fitness Center

  • High quality modern equipment, body building, stretching, progressive and adapted exercises

Water Sports

  • Complimentary: snorkeling equipment, pedal boats, kayaks, snorkeling trips on house reef
  • For a fee: diving, windsurfing, fun tube rides, waterskiing, jet-skiing, kite surfing, catamaran trips, whale shark safaris, private trips with speedboat or dhoni, morning and sunset fishing

Land Sports

  • Complimentary: Table tennis, tennis* (2 courts), billiard, table football, video-game machines
  • For a fee: bicycles


  • Daily programs are displayed for adults and children. Guests are entertained every evening by local artists and themed evenings.

Other Services

  • 24h room service
  • Guest Relations desk
  • Excursions (island tours and trips by speed boat or dhoni, champagne sunset cruise, private trips to deserted islands)
  • Computer lounge with internet access
  • Infirmary
  • Laundry service
  • Baby sitting service (on request)
  • Wedding and renewal of vows ceremonies
  • Private dinning
  • Beach and pool service
  • Beach towels
  • Hotel boutique


The information about the hotel mentioned in this page is subject to change. For up-to-date information of the hotel, please call us on Free Phone.

Additional Prices

For alternative dates and additional prices please call our specialists on:
0203 519 2630 or Enquire