Travel today

    Updated on 07/07/2022

    As the world reopens, travel is getting a little easier. The secret to a seamless trip is extra planning. Be sure to check your country's regulations. Here's the status of our destinations:



    Great news! Mauritius is fully open! We compiled the most frequently asked questions below. We also invite you to consult the official Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority website for the latest updates and more detailed information: https://mauritiusnow.com

    La Reunion

    Social distancing is recommended but is no longer mandatory. Masks are not required indoors and outdoors, including in transportation (even if it is still recommended). To visit Reunion Island, it is compulsory for unvaccinated people to present a Covid-19 test (PCR test less than 72 hours or Antigen test less than 48 hours). Vaccinated travellers do not need to present any test upon departure. Since 14 May, ‘reasonable excuses’ are not required for unvaccinated travellers (however a negative Covid test is still compulsory).


    Over in China, the doors to our resorts and retreats are open to domestic travellers only, as borders remain closed for now. A health QR code is required upon check-in. Local travellers from high and middle-risk areas should check in with their regional's regulations.


    The Maldives' one island=one resort has made it an alluring destination since day 1.

    You are no longer required to present a PCR negative test result upon arrival to the Maldives. This applies to both vaccinated and non-vaccinated travellers. Wearing a face mask is no longer mandatory, except at health facilities.

    You must fill out an online Traveller Health Declaration (https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/) within 48h of your departure to and from the Maldives.

    If you are coming from another resort, island or boat, you are no longer required to do a PCR test prior to your arrival at LUX* South Ari Atoll.

    As part of the Collective Care Program, all Team Members maintain protective measures, and public facilities are sanitized frequently to keep you, our Team Members, and our communities safe.

    COVID-19 insurance: The Maldives offers a COVID-19 insurance which travellers can purchase prior to their arrival. It covers medical expenses, isolation and transportation costs.

    Package: https://myallied.mv/type/inbound-allied/new
    FAQs: https://allied.mv/insurance-plan/allied-inbound


  1. What is the protocol to travel to Mauritius?

    From the 1st of July 2022, all travellers (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) can travel freely to Mauritius. There is no need to present a PCR test at embarkation, and no PCR test will be carried out upon arrival.

  2. I want to travel to Mauritius. Which of your resorts can I stay in?

    You can stay at LUX* Grand Baie, LUX* Grand Gaube, LUX* Le Morne, SALT of Palmar, and Tamassa Bel Ombre. Note that SALT of Palmar is adults-only.

  3. Are the hotel staff vaccinated?

    All of our Team Members and their immediate families have been vaccinated. We also take daily temperature checks of all Team Members, as well as all precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  4. Do I have to wear a mask?

    As from the 1st July 2022, you are no longer required to wear a mask except in certain public areas including airports, public transport, and hospitals.

  5. How do I get from the airport to the hotel?

    After going through baggage claim, you can reach your hotel by organised transfer, taxi, rental car, or any other means of transportation. Just be sure to disinfect your hands, wear a mask and roll down the windows!

  6. My home country requires a PCR test before boarding my return flight.
    Will that be readily available?

    Yes. The test can be conducted at the resort and be collected by the private clinic at your expense. Just get in touch with us at Reception so we can schedule it for you.


    These are the measures we take in our resorts to keep you, our Team Members, and our communities safe.

    • All Team Members maintain protective measures
    • Physical distancing protocol using signage and markings throughout the properties
    • Hand-sanitising stations throughout the properties
    • Increased cleaning and disinfection cycles to ensure optimal hygiene standards
    • Daily temperature checks for everyone accessing the hotels at all entry/exit points
    • A trained Covid-19 Officer responsible for ensuring compliance with each property's new operational regulations and procedures
    • Doctor on call 24/7 and resident nurse available in all properties


    • Minibars will remain empty with a wide selection of items available upon request

    Public Areas and Facilities

    • Hand-sanitising stations throughout all public areas
    • Frequent sanitisation of high-touch points areas using fogging equipment, electrostatic sprayers and wipes
    • Regular sanitisation of high-touch areas (changing rooms, door handles, mirrors, hooks etc)

    Public Bathrooms

    • Non-contact single-use tissue dispenser

    Pool and Beach Facilities

    • Re-arrangement of sunbeds to comply with physical distancing requirements
    • Cleaning and sanitisation of sunbeds after each use with a "Cleaned and Sanitised" sign after sanitisation is completed
    • Frequent sanitisation of outdoor showers

    Restaurants & Bars

    • Menus are presented either via iPads which are sanitised after each use and/or QR codes so guests can access our menus on their own devices
    • Buffet area or live cooking stations shielded with glass protection screens
    • Table arrangements adjusted to allow for physical distancing in all restaurants and bars
    • Sanitisation of tables will be carried out after each guest. Outlets are sanitised after each service


    • Treatment rooms sanitised thoroughly between treatments
    • In changing rooms, clean towels are arranged in individual lockers. Lockers and showers are sanitised after every use
    • Seating and loungers are rearranged to enable physical distancing

    Fitness and Wellness

    • Advance booking for selected time slots required
    • Thorough cleaning and sanitisation of all gym equipment in between time blocks
    • Private fitness and wellness sessions indoors will be replaced by outdoor wellness classes(maximum 6 persons per class)


    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for Mauritius and Reunion

    Cancellation Policy

    No penalty until 7 days prior to arrival, with a full refund of prepaid amounts, as from 01.01.2022.

    Exception: No penalty until 14 days prior to arrival for the stay period 23.12.22 – 06.01.23 for Mauritian properties & 23.12.22 – 02.01.23 for Reunion Island properties, with prepaid amounts fully refunded.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    Should a guest not wish to cancel the booking, the guest is welcome to postpone their stay up to 7 days prior to arrival for stay dates until 31 October 2023. Exception: Until 14 days prior to arrival for the stay period 23.12.22 - 06.01.23

    The then applicable pricing and conditions, combinable with any active offers at the time of rebooking, will apply for the new stay dates.

    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for the Maldives

    Cancellation Policy

    All reservations for arrivals until 22 December 2022 will not be subject to any cancellation charges until 14 days prior to arrival and any prepared amounts will be entitled for new travel date changes.

    For all reservations for arrivals from 23 December 2022 to 10 January 2023 cancellations up to 40 days prior to arrival will be free of charge and any prepared amounts will be entitled for new travel date changes.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    For postponed stays with original arrival dates between now and 22 December 2022, no rebooking charges will apply, and the new stay dates will be confirmed at the same originally booked rate for new stay dates up to and inclusive of 22 December 2022.

    For new stay dates from 23 December 2022 onwards, these stays will be confirmed at the rate applicable.

    Our Cancellation and Rebooking Policy for China

    Cancellation Policy

    No penalty until 7 days prior to arrival, with a full refund of prepaid amounts.

    Postponed Stays Policy

    Should a guest not wish to cancel the booking, the guest is welcome to postpone their stay up to 7 days prior to arrival for stay dates until 31 October 2023.

    The then applicable pricing and conditions, combinable with any active offers at the time of rebooking, will apply for the new stay dates.

    All of the above may be subject to change.


Holidays to Maldives – Hotels, Flights, and Packages

Maldives - once experienced, never forgotten.

Iconic, luxurious and utterly fabulous - no other place in the world defines the ultimate beach holiday quite like the Maldives.

With 1,192 coral islands set like precious gems across a chain of 26 atolls, this is a destination unique in all the world and a must for lovers of laid back island life and those seeking precious time together.

As compelling on (and under) the water as it is on dry land, the Maldives beckons first timers with a myriad of possibilities and keeps them coming back for more. Just ask those who return year on year and they’ll tell you the pace of life and tangible benefits to mind, body and soul are deeply addictive. From days spent relishing doing absolutely nothing to adrenaline fuelled water-sports and arguably the best diving on the planet - this is a place to do as much or as little as you like. Days can be spent long and languid, or ram-packed with your favourite sports and activities – plus unforgettable once-in-a-lifetime experiences unique to the Maldives.

Maldives Holidays

Maldives Holidays at LUX* South Ari Atoll

It comes as no surprise then that this has long been the destination of choice for discerning honeymooners, those celebrating landmark anniversaries or couples seeking much needed time together as arguably no other place on earth defines romance quite like the Maldives. It’s perhaps surprising to some though that it is also affords fantastic opportunities for family holidays with a safe environment for youngsters to explore, play and be at one with nature. This truly is a place to celebrate life with those nearest and dearest to you, and the warm hospitality of its people will have you wondering why you didn’t come sooner.

LUX* has completely redefined the Maldives with a fresh new take on island living with two completely distinct private island resorts. LUX* South Ari Atoll is set on the picture-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu - and brings an entirely original vibe of coastal, beach house chic, house party atmosphere and more than a few surprises up its sleeve. This expansive island never feels claustrophobic and accommodations are spacious, private and complemented by one of the largest food and beverage line-ups in the Maldives. 

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Flights to Maldives

We’ve taken the hassle out of planning your dream holiday in the Maldives and you can now book your flights and hotel right here on the LUX* website.

Partnering with all your favourite airlines, we have great deals on economy flights to the Maldives to once-in-a-lifetime luxury holidays in First and Business class cabins - we’ve got the right flight at the right price.

LUX* works closely with a wide choice of airlines ensuring there’s an airport and flight time to suit you, wherever you are in the world. We’re proud to partner Aeroflot, Maldivian, Air India, Meridiana Fly, Austrian, Mega Maldives Airlines, Air China, Air Asia, Neos, Oman Air, Bangkok Airways, Qatar Airways, British Airways, Sichuan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines, China Eastern, SriLankan Airlines, China Southern, Condor, Silk Air, Edleweiss, Tiger Air, Emirates, Transaero Airlines, Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines, Fly Dubai, Korean Air and Lufthansa.

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Book Direct with LUX*

The Maldives should be on everyone’s must-visit list and there’s never been a better time to book direct with LUX*.

Our website has everything you need to make your visit to the Maldives a reality and if you book directly with us you’re assured of the best rate and our very best service, guaranteed.

What’s more, you’re assured our Best Rate Guarantee on your stay with exclusive special offers and our all-inclusive packages from romantic escapes and a honeymoon unlike any other to family vacations designed to bring your together in the spirit of celebrating life.

From the moment you book to the second you depart, your stay with us is our priority. When you book directly on the LUX* Resorts & Hotels website, you’ll be guaranteed the following:

  • The lowest possible rate for your stay
  • Flexible cancellation terms and conditions
  • Access to our dedicated reservations teams worldwide
  • Assistance planning your itinerary, restaurant and spa reservations, activities and excursions
  • Access to our very best service and benefits throughout your stay

Got any questions? Our live chat operators are on hand to assist you. They’ll help you choose the right resort for you and guide you through the steps to making your dream holiday a reality. Each is a member of the LUX* family and knows both resorts inside and out meaning you’ll get the very best advice tailored just for you.

Simply put - LUX* delivers on its promise to redefine the Maldives, so click the ‘Flights and Hotels’ tab at the bottom of the screen and let’s start planning this together!

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