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‘Diving, Varied Dining’

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. The natural lagoon that surrounds the island is home to exotic sea life and corals whilst just a short boat trip will take you to whale shark hotspots and wrecks – a PADI dive centre is based at the resort. Beach and overwater pavilions, suites and villas have high ceilings, polished wooden floors and optional private pools. With seven restaurants there is plenty of dining variety; there are also meal plans from breakfast only right up to all inclusive – choose what’s best for you.

In Our Opinion

‘Sunrise and sunset views are simply sensational here and they can be enjoyed from so many places around the island including most accommodations’

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  • Air conditioning/ceiling fans
  • LUX* bathroom amenities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Full length mirror
  • Television/DVD
  • Telephone with IDD
  • Minibar
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi access

Beach Pavillion

The Beach Pavilion features thatched roofs and a bathroom with a private outdoor garden area. The Pavilion also includes a furnished terrace and direct beach access.


  • 65sqm
  • One king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 child
  • Bathroom with tub
  • Private outdoor garden with shower
  • Furnished terrace
  • Connecting rooms
  • Direct beach access
  • Beach view

Beach Villa

The Beach Villa comprises of a bedroom and an ensuite-outdoor bathroom and features direct beach access.


  • 95sqm
  • One king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
  • En-suite-open air bathroom with tub, outdoor shower & twin vanities
  • Furnished terrace
  • Direct beach access
  • Sea/garden views

Water Villa (formerly Prestige Water Villa)

Suspended over the lagoon with direct steps into the lagoon this villa has panoramic ocean views.


  • 98sqm
  • One king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 3 persons
  • Sitting area with sofa bed
  • Outdoor deck
  • Ocean views

Family Lagoon Pavilion

These pavilions feature two bedrooms, an open-space bathroom and living area. The private terrace overlooks lagoon views.


  • One bedroom with king size bed
  • Second bedroom with twin beds
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults + 2 teens/2 children
  • Open-space bathroom
  • Living area
  • Private terrace
  • Lagoon view

  • Air conditioning/ceiling fans
  • LUX* bathroom amenities
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Full length mirror
  • Television/DVD
  • Telephone with IDD
  • Minibar
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • iPod dock
  • Wi-Fi access

Beach Villa with Pool

Enjoy views of the lagoon from the west-facing Beach Villa with Pool. These villas feature a sunken private-pool and expansive outdoor spaces with sun loungers.


  • 116sqm
  • One king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults and 1 infant
  • Open air en-suite bathroom with circular bathtub, outdoor shower & twin vanities
  • Sunken private swimming pool
  • Furnished terrace
  • Sun loungers
  • Lagoon view

Romantic Pool Water Villa (formerly Signature Pool Water Villa)

These overwater villas offer a LUX* Sleep Tight bed, a 48-inch curved TV or 110-inch projector screen with home theatre system. Outside is a terrace with private swimming pool, shower and shaded love-nest overlooking the ocean.


  • 110sqm
  • One bedroom with Sleep Tight king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults and a baby (under 3)
  • Bathroom with separate double rain-showers
  • Living area
  • 48-inch curved TV or 110-inch projector screen/home theatre system
  • Outdoor terrace
  • Private pool minimum 14m
  • Ocean view

Temptation Pool Water Villa

Offering sunrise views over the Indian Ocean and a living space framed by floor-to-ceiling windows, this modern villa is filled with light.


  • 220sqm
  • One bedroom with circular master bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 persons
  • Living area
  • Outdoor dining terrace
  • Private pool minimum 14m
  • Indian ocean view

LUX* Villa (formerly Presidential Villa)

The LUX* Villa has a private infinity pool which merges with the lagoon and glass floored areas of the living room to allow direct fish-watching beneath.


  • 360sqm
  • One bedroom with king-size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 adults plus 1 teen/child
  • Bathroom with bathtub & shower
  • Private infinity pool which merges with lagoon
  • Glass floored living room
  • Furnished terrace
  • Kitchenette
  • Views of the lagoon

You can choose to take an All Inclusive package at this resort; you can also opt for the LUX* It Up as detailed below.

Included in the All Inclusive Package:

Food & Beverage
• Breakfast at MIXE and East Market
• Lunch at Senses Lounge and Bar, Veli Bar, Lagoon Bar and Beach Rouge
• Dinner in up to 4 restaurants including a la carte at Senses and Allegria buffet at MIXE and East Market
• Afternoon high tea served at Senses Lounge and Bar 15:00 - 17:00
• Soft drinks, tea, coffee, beer, wine, juices, mineral water, cocktails and liquors are available at all restaurants and bars
• Tea & coffee facilities in each room
• Mini bar which includes: water, soft drinks and beers (replenished once per day)

• Yoga & stretching classes, access to sauna, steam room plunge pool and spa garden
• Daily use of snorkelling equipment, kayas, pedal boats and scheduled snorkelling trips on the house reef
• Access to the gym, floodlit tennis courts, table tennis, bocce balls and beach volleyball
• Live music
• Weekly Maldivian cultural performance

• Free Wi-Fi connection in the resort
• Beach service
• Poolside service – available at the Lagoon Bar and Senses beach only

• All Inclusive begins upon arrival and finishes at departure time from hotel for individual guests
• The remaining duration of stay must be on the same meal plan basis
• No compensation in cash or kind will be offered for non-consumed items
• Families or friends travelling as a group or party must be booked under the same package conditions
• All drink and food items are for personal consumption only and must be ordered one at a time. Any drink or food item offered to a non-resident or visitor will be charged at list prices

Not Included
• Unami Restaurant
• Items not included in the menus in the restaurants, bars and minibars
• In villa dining
• Tennis balls
• Cigars / cigarettes / shisha
• Telephone calls, fax, laptop rental and postal services
• Laundry
• Items from the boutiques
• Bicycle rentals
• Private lessons, such as: tennis, sailing, kite-surfing fitness
• Treatments at the spa
• Scuba diving
• Deep sea fishing
• Excursions
• Special evenings, events and dinners

Lux* It Up Package
Food & Beverage
• One beach dinner at Allegria Beach or Senses Beach with a chef’s signature dish per adult per stay. (Drinks are included)
• One beach breakfast per adult, per stay
• One bottle of LUX* Maldives’ Pop Cap upon arrival per room, per stay
• One wine tasting session per adult, per stay

• One 60 minute relaxing massage per adult, per stay
• One 60 minute yoga lesson per adult, per stay
• One 60 minute fitness lesson per adult, per stay
• 15 minute jet ski session, or banana boat ride
• One 30 minute Balinese massage per adult, per stay

• Unlimited free bicycle rental for entire stay
• One spa technique lesson per adult, per stay
• One cooking class per adult, per stay
• One 3 hour session of babysitting per stay

• One sunset cruise per stay
• One sunset fishing per adult, per stay
• One whale shark safari per adult, per stay
• One visit of a typical Maldivian Island per adult, per stay

• All items are for personal use and cannot be offered to any other person than the paying client of this package
• No compensation in cash, or kind, will be offered for non-consumed items
• Not applicable for guests under the age of 18

An island unlike any other, LUX* South Ari Atoll is the only settlement in the stunning atoll of Dhidhoofinolhu. The captivating scenery certainly lends itself to romance and lovers will find their natural habitat here.

Honeymoon/Anniversary Offer – Complimentary

• Receive 70% discount for the second person or 35% discount per villa per night - discount available on bed & breakfast only
• One fruit platter on arrival
• One bottle of sparkling wine
• One free 30 min couple massage per stay to be taken at the spa between 10:00 - 16:00 with appointment


• Non-combinable with any other special offer/promotion except with 'Pool Water Villa Special Offer'
• Applicable to all room or villa types
• Applicable on Bed & Breakfast only//Half Board, Full Board and All Inclusive supplements remain applicable and payable in full by the Tour Operator
• Added values cannot be exchanged, refunded or offered to any other person
• Wedding/Civil Partnership must be within 12 months of arrival
• Proof of marriage to be presented on arrival
• Discount does not apply to extras such as transfers and meal plans
• Applicable anniversary are 5 and every 5 years after
• Valid from 5 January 2018 - 5 January 2019

Pool Water Villa Special Offer
• One Fruit platter upon arrival
• One Sunset Cruise (per adult per stay)
• One Floating Breakfast: a floating tray with light breakfast served in the private pool of the villa (per adult per stay)

• Valid only in Romantic Pool Water Villa or Temptation Pool Water Villa
• This offer is non-combinable with any other special offer / promotion except ‘Stay Longer Special Offer’ & ‘Honeymoon/PACS Same Sex Couple/Wedding Anniversary Special Offer’ & ‘LUX* Combo Special Offer’
• Added values cannot be exchanged, refunded or offered to any other person
• Applicable for the single basis
• Valid from 5 January 2018 - 5 January 2019

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
• Tropical beach setup
• Coconut drink
• Bridal bouquet
• Buttonhole for groom
• Tradional bodu beru performance
• Ceremonial wedding certificate
• Sparkling wine and cake, or selection of tropical fruit
• Palm tree planting ceremony
• Wedding photoshoot – 40 photos
• Decorated buggy
• Sunset cruise with sparkling wine and canapes
• Dinner at your chosen location
• Flowers in villa
• Romantic bed decoration
• In villa breakfast
• 30 minute couple’s Balinese massage

Price guideline US$3300

Renewal of Vows Package
• Tropical beach setup
• Coconut drink
• Bridal bouquet
• Buttonhole for the groom
• Traditional bodu beru performance
• Ceremonial wedding certificate
• Sparkling wine with wedding cake
• Palm tree planting celebration
• Flowers in villa
• Romantic bed decoration

Price guideline US$ 1280

It is not possible to have a legally recognised wedding in the Maldives; this ceremony is for effect only. Guests may choose to have this ceremony after a legal UK ceremony. Valid from 5 January 2018 - 5 January 2019.


• Two spacious swimming pools
• Beach club
• Bicycles
• 4km of beach
• LUX* Me fitness centre

Land Sports

• Table tennis
• Billiards
• Table football

Water Sports

• Snorkelling
• Canoeing
• Pedal boats
• Kayaking
• Snorkelling
• Wind-surfing
• Fun tube rides
• Water-skiing
• Jet-skiing
• Kite surfing
• Catamaran
• Flyboarding


• Whale shark safaris
• Fly boarding
• Private speedboat or dhoni trips
• Sunrise / sunset fishing


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.

Amongst the azure waters, one can see an abundance of sea life, including parrot fish, sting rays, manta rays, barracuda and the incredible whale sharks.
There are two wreck sites in the region within a short boat ride and night diving is also available.

PADI courses:
• Euro Divers five-star PADI certification
• Discover scuba diving
• Scuba diver
• Open water diver
• Nitrox

Spa & Wellbeing

The LUX* Spa & Wellbeing centre operates a holistic approach to treatments and therapies, offering a bespoke service for each guest. There is a range of exclusive treatments created by Shirley Page, plus Balinese massages; these are supported by an extensive range of LUX* Me products and excellent leisure facilities

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


• Laundry service
• Hotel boutique
• Free internet connection in public areas
• Private lounge at Malé International Airport

Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change

Bed and breakfast

• Half Board
• Full Board
• All-inclusive – please refer to our All-inclusive section for full details



Set out under thatched roofs, Mixe offers a buffet breakfast and dinner. By night the restaurant transforms into a hub of entertainment where local performers entertain. Open 07:00 – 10:30 and 19:00 – 22:00. Seats 120.


Inspired by Middle Eastern, Indian and local cuisine, Senses allows you to indulge in a selection of unique sea fish dishes and grills overlooking the resort’s infinity pool. Open 18:30 – 22:00. Seats 60.

Senses Bar & Lounge

Senses serves a variety of cocktails, rums, beers and liquors as wel as light Indian Ocean snacks by the pool. Open 10:30 – 00:00 (High Tea is served 17.00-19.00).

East Restaurant & Bar

East Restaurant and Bar serves a variety of dishes from the regions of Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and China in the form of a buffet. The bar is available for fruity cocktails and live entertainment. Open 07:00 – midnight. Seats 100.

Allegria Restaurant & Bar

Located directly on the beach and specialising in Italian fare this restaurant and bar presents live cooking stations where pizzas pastas and gnocchi are created. There is a wine cellar which may be booked for private, more intimate occasions. Open 18.30 to 22.00. Seats 60.


Umami is perched on stilts over the water where chefs prepare Japanese-style teppanyaki dishes along with sake and Japanese whiskies. Open 18.30 to 22.00.

Beach Rouge

Island paradise directly on the beach where you will find freshly prepared and cooked pizzas. The only fully fledged beach club in the Maldives. Open for a la carte lunch 12.00 to 17.00 and dinner 18.30 to 22.00. Seats 20.

Veli Bar

Poolside venue with far reaching ocean views and refreshing beverages. Open 11.00 to 17.00.

Lagoon Bar

On the sunrise side of the island directly on the beach and situated close to the lobby and boat house this is a laid-back bar where you may enjoy island music, reggae and a friendly welcome. Open 10.00 to 18.00.

Café LUX*

True to its commitment to quality you will only find 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 06.00-18.00.

Situated in the South Ari Atoll just 25 minutes by sea plane from the capital Malé, and from the airport. Flights operate during daylight hours.

Nearby Attractions
• Banana reef
• Herb gardens
• Biyadoo island
• Alimatha island
• Manta reef
• Tiny island marine conservation centre

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.

• All room types can accommodate at least one child
• The Family Lagoon Pavilion can accommodate a large family

• Lunch is served at PLAY between 12:00 – 13:00 for children ages 3 – 12
• High chairs are available
• Allegria Restaurant And Bar is available for dinner 18:00 – 23:00

Beach & Sea
• 4km of sand around the resort
• Calm waters
• White sand

• There is a doctor located on site

Kids Club
• 3 – 12
Opening times
• 09:00 – 19:00

Indoor activities include
• Coconut painting
• Calligraphy
• Bodu beru dance
• Shell necklace making
• Henna painting
• Palm weaving
• Pirate crafts
• Puppet making
• Yoga classes
• Cake decorating
• Kids disco

Outdoor activities include
• Crab racing
• Treasure hunts
• Teddy tennis
• Banana ride
• Mini Olympics
• Mixology classes
• Swimming
• Tennis
• Fish feeding
• Visit to a herb and orchid garden

Studio 17
• 12 – 17
Opening times
• 10:00 – 19:00
• Complimentary

Indoor activities include:
• Video game consoles
• Soccer table
• Darts
• Billiards
• Table tennis
• Non-alcoholic bar
• Language classes
• Local dance classes

Outdoor activities include:
• Volleyball
• Yoga
• Water sports activities
• Diving
• Excursions
• Cinema night

• A babysitting service is available on request
• One 3 hour session of babysitting per stay is available as part of the LUX* It Up package


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LUX* South Ari Atoll Offers

Complimentary Half Board!

  • Beach Villa, Half Board
  • 7 Nights
  • Depart from London Heathrow
  • Travel between 01 Jun 2019 - 25 Jul 2019
from only £2,439 per person
Based on historical data. 2 Adults sharing a room.
Other departure airports, durations and guest configurations are available when you check availability on any given date.

LUX* South Ari Atoll Offers

Complimentary Half Board!

  • Beach Villa, Half Board
  • 7 Nights
  • Depart from London Heathrow
  • Travel between 01 Jun 2019 - 25 Jul 2019
from only £2,439 per person