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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 193 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 eight eateries and five 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 MIXE 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 ?

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Beach weddings are all about getting away from it all. Boho brides rejoice: with a stretch of desert beach to call your own and ceremonies steeped in islan…

ACTIVE HOLIDAYS

At LUX* South Ari Atoll we are proud to present arguably the largest choice of w…

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ALL-INCLUSIVE THRILLS

Yes, we know. Holidays can be nerve-racking. Which fabulous sea-view restaurant …

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IN THE SWIM

Delightfully warm and clear, the waters surrounding LUX* South Ari Atoll are a d…

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BEACH ROUGE

We are proud to present Beach Rouge - the only fully fledged beach club in the Maldives. Daytime chilled tunes accompany light bites and cool drinks entici…

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FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

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

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WHALE SHARK EXPERIENCE

Board our traditional dhoni complete with resident marine biologist and excursio…

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FUN FILLED FAMILY STAYS

At LUX* South Ari Atoll, child-friendly stays come with irresistible perks: expect sparkling lagoons, all-inclusive offers and an indulgent tropical spa. W…

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AN ISLAND BUILT FOR TWO

The clink of champagne glasses as you while away a lazy afternoon in your suspen…

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DJ HEAVEN

As the sun sets over the turquoise waters and the bright blue sky turns to shades of dazzling pinks and purples - the evening is almost upon us and all pat…

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FLUORESCENT NIGHT DIVING

It’s a given that snorkelling and diving amongst coral reefs and a multitude of …

From the eyes of our guests

Candid story telling from the lenses of our guests.
Discover how our guests celebrate LUX*.

Special offers at LUX* South Ari Atoll

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FABULOUS OFFER
LUX* SOUTH ARI ATOLL

Book by 31.08.18 and get an additional 10% to 20% special discount!

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ALL-INCLUSIVE OFFER
IN MAURITIUS AND MALDIVES

Enjoy a stress-free holiday with the best value for money.

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LUX* COMBO OFFER IN
MAURITIUS, REUNION ISLAND, MALDIVES & TURKEY

Experience more of our resorts for less. Up to 30% off!

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HONEYMOON OFFER
IN MAURITIUS AND MALDIVES

A naturally perfect honeymoon setting with a lighter, brighter touch! 60% off for the 2nd person!

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STAY LONGER OFFER

Make your tropical escape last even longer. Up to 35% off!

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KIDS STAY FREE OFFER
IN MAURITIUS, MALDIVES AND
REUNION ISLAND

We treat kids like stars!
Up to 2 kids free of charge!

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THE UNDERWATER FESTIVAL 2018

Returns to LUX* South Ari Atoll from the 16th – 22nd of September

What do they say about us ?

"I felt extremely at ease thanks to the wonderful staff and their exceptional service."

  • 5

Good: The resort manager Mr Mamoun was exceedingly kind and made me feel at ease.

"An absolute wonder in Paradise!!"

  • 5

"Exceptional"

  • 5

Good: What an amazing place! The location, the nature, the beaches are beautiful, the accomodation is perfect. Pure harmony! We stayed in a Beach Villa with two little children, and just loved it, it's so comfortable, spacious and gorgeous. I loved the different spots on the island all with different styles, atmosphere. The interior and exterior are so amazing! There is a wide range of restaurants and bars with different tastes like italian, indian, oriental etc. Huge choice of food! The food is outstanding! The children menu is 5* as well, fresh, tasty food, just exactly what children like. Service is perfect too, you get everything just to feel perfect and comfy. I highly reccomend this resort to everyone who prefers stylish, pieceful and perfect vacation, especially with children or baby. Very family-friendly place! My children (5 and 1 years old) just adored it! I also liked that wherever we went to (any pool, beach, bar, restaurant), it was never crowded, never noisy even it is a children-friendly resort, but so tranquil, so pieceful, the guests of the whole island scatter so well. Everything was perfection, above 5* but not ostentatious...very cool and laid back stylishness though. Lux is far beyond all expectations! Really worth its price, definitely will return, can't wait :) Bad: We loved everything, cannot say any bad :)

  • 5
  • Trip Type: Everyone

Beyond Amazing. I don't usually take the time to write a review but my stay at Lux was beyond my expectations and we couldn't be happier with celebrating our Honeymoon there. I can confirm the island and resort is as gorgeous as shown in the pictures. Below are things that were not clearly advertised yet much appreciated with the attention to details in a good way: 1) Early check in and late check out. Staff is very understanding and accommodating in light of our international flights. 2) AMAZING WIFI!!! No delay whatsoever. Speed as fast as back home in Seattle. Didn't expect this. Wife was happy to snapchat away with ease. 3) Placement of usb outlet by nightstands was very thoughtful. 4) Food was TOP NOTCH. I didn't expect the variety of food to be this delicious. Very clear the chefs are of high caliber. 5) Bottled fresh water filled daily in your villa. No charge. My closing remarks pertain to the professionalism and care of Lux's staff with special kudos to managers Nima and Daisy. As in life, things never go according to plan and because of a miscommunication, our special dinner on the beach didn't take place as scheduled. Daisy and Nima, both managers who learned of the issue the first time, instead of passing the buck, they took charge in remedying my concerns and went above and beyond to ensure issue was addressed. I couldn't be more happier with their special care and time. THANK YOU Lux for the amazing honeymoon you helped us to achieve!!

  • 5
  • Trip Type: Everyone

My wife and I had a wonderful time. We will never forget everything in this resort and emerald Maldives.

"Beyond satisfied in every way!"

  • 5
  • Trip Type: Everyone

The resort is gorgeous with attention to detail in every way. The staff is excellent as is the food. Things are very pricey such as the spa and ala carte items. I would highly suggest an all-inclusive option. I cannot say enough good about our stay -! We traveled from the U.S. and it was worth every single hour and dollar!

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