‘All Inclusive Island Paradise'
Nestled on the atoll of Dhidhoofinolhu, LUX* South Ari Atoll is an island paradise complete with 4km white-gold beach, only 25 minutes away by seaplane from the capital of Malé. There are 187 villas located alongside the beach or perched on stilts over the lagoon each with an outdoor private terrace. The resort has a 5* PADI dive centre and snorkelling in the Indian Ocean is a must along with unique experiences such as viewing the resident whale sharks here. There are two infinity pools, tennis courts, a fitness centre and spa as well as a Kids’ Club to keep the young ones entertained.
On the island, there are 8 restaurants including East Market which is an Asian market-inspired venue and UMAMI which is dedicated to the theatrics of resident sushi and teppanyaki knife masters. For aperitifs or after-dinner drinks, there are five bars including Beach Rouge which has a fashionable beach club vibe.
Sustainability is incredibly important to LUX* and they won the South Asian Travel Award 2019 as the leading eco-friendly resort. Diversity is also hugely welcome here including solo travellers, families and friends celebrating various chapters in their lives, there is something for everyone. LUX* South Ari Atoll is a member of the prestigious LUX* Resorts & Hotels group, renowned for their luxury service and indulgent facilities.
In Our Opinion
‘Take a Whale Shark Search – they are a sight to behold. In the sheltered lagoon you can snorkel with coral fish, baby black tip reef sharks and sometimes Manta Ray. This is an underwater paradise’
Tables are set out under thatched roofs on the beach and live cooking stations and wood fired ovens provide the food. In the evening enjoy performances by local entertainers. Open for breakfast and lunch.
Inspired by Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean food, Senses specialises in tagines, tandoori dishes and tropical sorbets. Overlooks the infinity pool. Open for light lunch and dinner.
The place for cocktails, rums, liquers, beers and spirits as well as Sri Lankan teas in the afternoon. Open during the day. Afternoon tea from 17.00 – 19.00.
Asian-market inspired restaurant where dishes from Thailand, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines are served from interactive stalls and live cooking stations. The terrace overlooks the ocean. Breakfasts are European, fresh baguettes, pastries and croissants alongside fresh fruits. Open for breakfast and dinner.
Located on the beach and specialising in Italian fare this restaurant and bar presents live cooking stations where pizzas pastas and gnocchi are created. Wine cellar. Open for dinner.
Umami is perched on stilts over the water and is where chefs prepare Japanese-style teppanyaki dishes along with sake and Japanese whiskies. Open for dinner.
Fresh pizzas from a wood-fired oven baked to perfection. A beach club in the Maldives. Open for lunch and dinner.
Poolside venue with far reaching ocean views and refreshing drinks. Open during the day.
On the beach and perfect for the sunrise the Lagoon bar is by the water sports centre and is a laid back watering hole. Open during the day.
LUX*’s very own island coffee blend served here, derived from green organic beans roasted on the island and prepared with care and passion by its baristas. Open during the day.
East Bar is the hip place to hang out, literally! Relax in nets floating above the waters of swing on double seats on the deck. Spend the evening sipping on a chilled drink or socialising. Open in the evening until midnight.
Spa & Wellbeing
The waters around LUX* South Ari Atoll are famous for its collection of beautiful dive sites. The PADI dive centre here at the resort provides two dive sessions, hosted daily with at least one trained monitor for every four divers.
*Additional charges apply
LUX* South Ari Atoll welcomes families with children of all ages and offers the following facilities and services to ensure they have an enjoyable stay.
PLAY Kids Club
The captivating scenery of LUX* South Ari Atoll makes it the perfect location for a romantic break. The resort welcomes newly wed couples with the following:
The Maldives makes an idyllic destination for your special day, and the resort offers the following packages to help you celebrate:
‘Island Dream’ Wedding Package