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LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

Effortlessly cool, the LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas, Maldives from super-chic hotel group LUX* offers an Indian Ocean experience of epic proportions. 
Every single detail has been considered to indulge guests to the max, from the plush bath robes to the floating breakfast tray in your private villa pool! 
Whether you’re lucky enough to be visiting with the kids in tow, on your honeymoon or flying solo, there’s an accommodation option to suit, with plenty of room around the resort to call your own. 
With eight restaurants and five bars there’s not just a dish for every palate, but the venues never feel busy or hurried; allowing guests to kick back, peruse the menu and relax for as long as they like. 
The two kids’ clubs are dedicated to younger kids and teens, working to immerse children in the magic of the Maldives, whether that’s through language classes, treasure hunts or local dance workshops. Adults meanwhile can take a cruise on a traditional Dhoni or head to the spa for a personalised massage treatment.
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas, Maldives is a travel experience that will embed itself on your memory with moments to cherish for a lifetime. 


There are some 193 villas and pavilions at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas, Maldives, with eight different categories to choose from depending on your requirements, either on the beach or over the water. 
All of the beach bungalows and overwater villas are thatched, with white walls and splashes of colour in true LUX* style. As standard expect: air conditioning, bath robes, mini-bar, complimentary Wifi and tea and coffee making facilities. 
The Family Lagoon Pavilion is a great option for those travelling with kids, featuring two bedrooms and direct access to the beach. While the Romantic Pool Water Villa has its own pool, bird’s nest swing and a projector for watching movies in bed! 


There’s great choice at this Maldives hotel, with an option for all-inclusive so you can truly indulge...
The eight restaurants and five bars mean you can wine and dine somewhere different every night, with flavours from across the world. Highlights include MIXE on the beach where there’s wood-fired pizzas and local performers nightly; visit the East Bar set overwater and enjoy a cocktail or two and witness the incredible Maldivian sunsets; East Market, where tasty street food dishes from across Asia are served up in an atmosphere reminiscent of a night market; Senses Bar and Lounge for a laze in a hammock with a tropical cocktail; homemade pasta and a view to die for at Allegria; and Umami for a gastronomic journey to Japan. 


Set in the Maldives’ LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas, Maldives, is on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu, just a 25 minute seaplane flight from the airport at Male.

Most flights to the Maldives stop in the Middle East on route; which is a great option if you want to twin city and sand and spend a few days on the Arabian Gulf on the way to or from the Maldives. A direct flight will take around 10 hours and the islands are GMT+5hours.

Of course the location is what entices travellers to the Maldives and at LUX* they endeavour to protect this unique environment as much as possible. One way is via the ‘world’s biggest floating solar system at sea’!

Why here?

There is 4km of beach around the resort, so wherever you choose to chill there’ll be a quiet spot. Spot tropical fish as you snorkel and swim in the crystal clear lagoon, or head to the two swimming pools, both of which are on the sunset side of the island.

The LUX* Me Spa is epic! It has four overwater treatment villas and 11 in tropical gardens. There’s a sauna, hammam, plunge pools, and both hair and beauty salons. A Yoga Grove and LUX* Me Fitness Centre are also available.  

Watersports for free include equipment for snorkelling, kayaking and pedal boats. There’s a world-class PADI dive centre, windsurfing, parasailing, SUP and kite surfing.

Younger VIPs are treated to PLAY for younger kids and Studio 17 for teens. A babysitting service is available.

Our take

The LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas, Maldives is in a Marine Protected Area and is a special spot to witness a magical natural wonder... whale sharks. The resident marine biologist can take guests on a guided dip to see these incredible giants of the sea. 
If coffee is your tipple of choice then you’ll get a barista made, island roasted, freshly ground cuppa at Cafe LUX*. 
Younger guests will feel like they’ve stepped into Treasure Island with the clues and map they’re given on arrival. Once they’ve received the eight stamps there’s a special LUX* surprise waiting for them!  

Price From: £1,829
Based on 2 Adults, 7 Nights, Accommodation only
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