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LUX* South Ari Atoll

A luxury resort in the Maldives made for peaceful off-the-grid retreats
Dreamy atolls of tropical islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are a kaleidoscope of colours and earthly pleasures. Get away from it all at LUX* South Ari Atoll, the only settlement on the postcard-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu.

Fuss free and laid-back, the resort surprises with pop-up cinema screenings right on the beach, impromptu musical performances and strolls along secret pathways through the lush tropical gardens. Just steps from the thatch-roofed suites and ocean-perched villas, the island’s unspoilt beaches are yours to claim.

A prime spot for snorkelling and whale-shark spotting, the resort’s unblemished lagoon is a diver’s dreamworld. Back on land, island street food and fine dining await in the tempting restaurants and bars. In the shade of coconut palms, lounge by the two turquoise pools, luxuriate in the ocean-view spa and surrender to the charms of this castaway idyll.

Why LUX* South Ari Atoll

• One island, one resort concept
• One of the biggest islands in the Maldives
• Unique spot for whale shark watching all year round
• Only 25 minutes seaplane flight from Male
• Flyme: Offering night and day transfers to neighbouring Maamigili airport and speed boat transfer
• Private lounge at Male International Airport seaplane terminal
• 4 kilometers of beach around the resort
• Extensive lagoon with an array of multi-coloured 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, villas and over water villas, including 33 with private plunge pools
• Most suites and villas offer indoor and outdoor showers
• 24h in-villa dining (charges apply)
• LUX* Me Spa with 11 garden and 4 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
 

Rooms

193 Pavilions, Suites and Villas

• 36 Beach Pavillions (65 m²)
Comfortable room with an outdoor terrace
and direct access to the beach
(inter-connecting Beach Pavillions )

• 12 Junior Suite (70 m²)
Spacious suite on the sunset side
of the island

• 45 Beach Villas (95 m²)
Villas offering a magnificent sea view and a
direct access to the beach and lagoon

• 12 Beach Pool Villas (116 m²)
Villas with private pool and garden, right on
the beach

• 38 Prestige Water Villas (98 m²)
Luxurious over-water villas offering perfect
privacy and direct access to the sea

• 26 Signature Water Villas (98 m²)
Luxurious over-water villas offering sunrise
views, privacy and direct lagoon access

• 20 Signature Pool Water Villas (110 m²)
Luxurious over-water villas with a private
plunge pool offering sunrise views, privacy
and direct lagoon access

• 1 Presidential Villa (360 m²)
Magnificent 2 bedroom villa with a
panoramic view at the jetty’s end. Glass
floored living room and private infinity pool

Note:
Check in: 2pm
Check out: 11am

Room Sharing Policy

Beach Pavilion
2 adults + 1 teen or 1 child or 1 baby

Junior Suite
2 adults + 1 teen or 1 child or 1 baby

Beach Villa
• 3 adults
• 2 adults + 1 teen
• 2 adults + 2 children or 1 baby

Prestige Water Villa
• 3 adults
• 2 adults + 1 teen or 1 child

Beach Pool Villa
2 adults + 1 baby

Signature Water Villa
2 adults

Signature Pool Water Villa
2 adults

Presidential Villa
• 4 adults
• 2 adults + 2 teens or 2 children

Note
Baby: under 3 years old
Child: 3 to 11 years old
Teen: 12 to 17 years old

Each Room Has

Air conditioning and ceiling fans, bathroom with bathtub, separate shower and separate toilet, satellite television and DVD player, telephone with international direct dialling, minibar, safe, hairdryer and shaver sockets, 220-240v electric sockets, private sunbed and Wi-Fi internet access.

All Inclusive Concept

Upgrade your half board to all inclusive when you book and you won't have to worry about the cost of any of those extra food and beverage treats.

Weddings & Honeymoons

Our LUX* wedding experts will invite you to choose from a variety of spectacular sun, sea and sand settings, taking special advantage of some of the quieter spots to stage a truly intimate and personal ceremony. We are committed to the principle of Helping People Celebrate Life. What better promise to make when helping you plan what is surely the most important day of your lives?

Wedding Ceremonies
  •     Renewal of Vows. 
  •     Island Dream Wedding

Restaurants & Bars

Senses
Oriental flavors with an Indian Ocean touch
60 seats

The Kitchen
Inventive international cuisine
120 seats

Umami
Tastes of modern Japanese dining
25 seats

East
A culinary tour of the South East Asia
100 seats

The Lagoon Bar
Relaxed bar on the beach
70 seats

Allegria
Cucina Italiana (Italian cuisine)
60 seats

The Island Bar
Barefoot Champagne bar
60 seats

Veli
Poolside drinks and seafood bistro
40 seats

Café LUX*
Enjoy our signature coffees roasted in house.

The Beach - Pizzeria on the beach
20 seats

Dress code: We might have done away with all the overly fancy fuss and frills of regular luxury resorts, but at LUX* we’ve still got a great sense of style. So although there’s no particular dress code during the day, we do ask you not to wear uncovered swimming attire in the restaurant during breakfast time. Evening wear is smart casual after 6pm. And gentlemen, no flip-flops or shorts in the restaurants and bars during dinner time please; long trousers are required in our a la carte restaurants.
Opening and closing hours are subject to change without prior notice

Entertainment

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

Musik: Tropical disco club

Conference Facilities

1 Conference Room
  • Complimentary: flip chart, DVD player, video projector, wall screen, microphone, Wi-Fi

LUX*ME Wellbeing

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 both with 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 Centre
High quality modern equipment, body building, stretching, progressive and adapted exercises

Water Sports:
  • Complimentary: snorkeling equipment, canoe, pedal boats, kayaks, snorkeling trips on the house reef
  • For a fee: diving, windsurfing, fun tube rides, waterskiing, jet-skiing, kite surfing, catamaran trips, whale shark safaris, flyboarding, glass bottom boat or dhoni, morning and sunset sunset fishing.
Land Sports:
  • Complimentary: Table tennis, tennis* (2 courts), billiard, table football
  • For a fee: bicycles

Play & Studio 17

PLAY
(9am to 7pm)
Lunch is served between 12pm and 1pm.
  • Activities: a whole range of activities adapted to particular age groups
STUDIO 17
(10am to 7pm)
  • Activities: a whole range of activities and group games

Other Services

(Charges may apply)
  • 24h In Villa Dining
  • Free high speed internet connection in all rooms and public areas
  • Excursions (island tours and trips by speed boat or dhoni, champagne sunset cruise, private trips to deserted islands)
  • On-site doctor
  • Laundry service
  • Baby sitting service (on request)
  • Wedding and renewal of vows ceremonies
  • Private dinning
  • Hotel boutique

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