LUX* South Ari Atoll

Welcome to LUX* South Ari Atoll

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A luxury resort in the Maldives made for peaceful off-the-grid retreats

Whether seeking a peaceful hideaway or active adventure, the picture-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu is home to LUX* South Ari Atoll, a luxury resort where your fantasy of a laid-back, desert island paradise is about to come true.

Here, you’ll discover 190 private villas, dotted at the water’s edge along two miles of powder fine beaches and perched on stilts above a crystal lagoon. On land or above water, sunset facing or sunrise, these super spacious rooms and suites bring an entirely original vibe of coastal, beach house chic to the Maldives.

With a 5-Star PADI dive centre, the resort’s limpid waters are a diver’s nirvana but there’s an equal abundance of snorkelling and opportunities to visit the resident whale sharks. LUX* South Ari Atoll also offers two infinity pools, floodlit tennis courts and a Technogym fitness centre while the LUX* Me spa, is host to a wellness concierge and a menu of indulgent and stimulating treatments.

LUX* South Ari Atoll boasts seven eateries and six bars. East Market is a sophisticated take on a bustling local night market. Umami offers fine dining from separate sushi, teppanyaki and robata counters as well as the Maldives’ largest selection of sakes and Japanese whiskeys. Allegria, Senses and Island Kitchen stimulate international palettes and the new Beach Rouge introduces the dolce vita of a fashionable beach club to the island.

LUX* wouldn’t be LUX* without a few surprises. Expect island-roasted coffee in Café LUX*, impromptu screenings at cinema paradiso and the chance to hang your hopes on our magical tree of wishes.

Why LUX* South Ari Atoll ?

Active Holidays

At LUX* South Ari Atoll we are proud to present arguably the largest choice of water-sports of any 5 star resort in the Maldives. We take our adrenaline sports seriously and were not only the first to offer Flyboarding and Hoverboarding, but we now promise to offer a new …

Food Glorious Food

Here at LUX* we understand that resort living in the Maldives can be an insular affair, and stayi…

Beach Rouge

We are proud to present Beach Rouge - the only fully fledged beach club in the Maldives. Daytime ch…

Whale Shark Experience

Board our traditional dhoni or luxury sailing catamaran complete with resident marine biologist who…


Delightfully warm and clear, the waters surrounding LUX* South Ari Atoll are a diver's dream - fr…

Adult Only Sanctuary

One area of our island has been reserved exclusively as an adult’s only sanctuary with a selection of our signature water villas and unique temptation villas all 100% guaranteed child-free. For those wishing to ‘pop the question’ we have also curated a whole host of innovat…

Underwater Festival

A wonderful opportunity to explore the beauty and diversity of the underwater world in a variety of ways – for there’s a lot going on at LUX* South Ari Atoll in terms of marine conservation projects and the protection of the eco-systems in the atoll.

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