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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 8 restaurants and 5 bars
• World-class PADI diving centre and water sports
• Luxury accommodation is housed in suites, villas and over water villas with 62 private plunge pools
• Most suites and villas offer indoor and outdoor showers
• 24h in-villa dining (charges apply)
• LUX* Me Spa with 15 exclusive spa vllas including 4 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 Pavillions (60 m²)
Comfortable room with an outdoor terrace
and direct access to the beach
(inter-connecting Beach Pavillions )

• 6 Family Lagoon Pavilions ( 130 m²)
Two bedroom villa on the beach with a common
entrance and a separate terrace

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

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

• 1 LUX* Villa (360 m²)
Magnificent luxury villa with a panoramic
sunset view at the jetty's end. Glass floored
living and dining room, extensive outdoor 
terrace and lounge area with infinity pool. 

Check in: 2pm
Check out: 11am

Room Sharing Policy

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

Family Lagoon Pavilion 
2 adults + 2 teens or 2 children 
4 adults + 2 teens or 2 children 

Beach Villa
• 3 adults
• 2 adults + 2 teens or 2 children

Water Villa
• 3 adults
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Beach Pool Villa
2 adults + 1 teen or 1 child or 1baby

Romantic Pool Water Villa
2 adults only 

Temptation Pool Water Villa
2 adults only 

Signature Pool Water Villa
2 adults

LUX* Villa
• 2 adults
• 2 adults + 1 teen or 1 child

Baby: under 2 years old
Child: 2 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

Oriental flavors with an Indian Ocean touch
60 seats

Inventive international cuisine
120 seats

Tastes of modern Japanese dining
40 seats

East Market
A culinary tour of the South East Asia
130 seats

The Lagoon Bar
Relaxed bar on the beach
70 seats

Cucina Italiana (Italian cuisine)
60 seats

Veli Bar
Poolside drinks and seafood bistro
40 seats

Café LUX*
Enjoy our signature coffees roasted in house.

Beach Rouge
Beach Club
60 seats

East Bar 
Over-water bar
50 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


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
  • Yoga Grove
  • Pedicure/Manicure facilities
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

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