Hotels in Maldives that help people celebrate life with a different kind
of luxury – hospitality that is Lighter, Brighter.

A must-visit, the Maldives owes its exceptional natural beauty to its rarified topography: 99 percent water with the remainder being a garland of 1,200 sugar-white sand islets forming ring-shaped atolls—the tippy-top of submerged, now extinct volcanoes. The gloriously sunny destination draws travellers seeking to live their ultimate Crusoe Esque fantasy: days are spent lazing on the postcard-perfect beaches of these remote islands, swimming in the bluest, warmest water, but above all, basking in the luxury offered by resorts in the Maldives.

The Maldives has a pleasant equatorial climate with two seasons: a dry season from November to April, with May to October witnessing the momentary rain shower followed by sunshine. Temperatures range from 23°C to 31°C. The capital is Malé, a 10 sq km island. Travellers land on Hulhule Island, a few kilometers from the capital before boarding seaplanes or speedboat transfers to their respective private-island resort.

Travellers step onto the sandy shores leaving all worries behind, and find themselves being drawn into a seemingly parallel universe of overwater villas and hues of blue, and where nothing is too much trouble. Days are punctuated with niche experiences such as swimming alongside whale sharks and jet skiing to a desert sandbank for a picnic or wedding. Without an ounce of doubt, Maldives resorts raise luxury travel to another level, one that has remained unsurpassed.

LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

This beautiful Maldives luxury resort, located on South Ari Atoll in a Marine Protected Area, a mere 20-minute plane ride from the airport of Male, offers one of the most unique stays in the Maldives. 

Our numerous restaurants and bars serve delectable food, making for a first-class all inclusive offer. And if you want to be en tête-à-tête on a sandbank or have breakfast served on a floating tray in your pool, just ask. 

More than a luxurious stay in the Maldives, we want our guests to experience the Maldivian dream to the fullest. Head up to your beautiful Water Villas, perched over the Maldivian lagoon, or in your authentic and charming Beach Pavilion, and wake up to  the sound of waves, surrounded by breathtaking views. 

Every room, suite and villa has its own delightful features: spacious bedrooms, luxurious bathrooms, exquisite sun deck… Enjoy your private tropical garden, facing the white sandy beach, or the intimacy of your private pool overlooking the lagoon.

With 50 dives sites nearby, you can snorkel and dive to your heart’s content among the rainbow fish and shark whales. Getting around the island is easy - and fun: bicycle through the tropical vegetation or take the shuttle that runs on solar energy. We’re big on sustainability too - you can even adopt a coral and participate in the preservation of this beautiful ecosystem.  It’s no wonder LUX* South Ari Atoll is a favourite resort in the Maldives. 

Looking for some romance? LUX* South Ari Atoll is one of the best places for a romantic holiday. The “Romantic’’ and ‘’Temptation’’ water villas have been specially created for couples. 

Floating breakfast in the pool? Midnight baths in the sea? Private dinner on the beach? A dream, isn’t it? 

If you’re thinking of renewing your vows or getting married, you’re in the right place. And you certainly can rely on our expert team, to take care of every little single detail! 

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Our countless activities

You will never get bored at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas, with the numerous activities available on the island and our signature experiences. We have crafted some Collectable Experiences that will spark your wanderlust and create memories to last a lifetime. Each experience is tailored to meet the needs and wants of travellers. Families and kids will love all the watersports: paddleboarding, jet skiing, parasailing, flyboarding, line fishing on a traditional boat... 

Honeymooners and lovers can enjoy a castaway beach picnic with delicious local treats, or sail away at sunset on a catamaran. Wellness addicts can enjoy ample ‘’me time’’ at LUX* Me Spa or join a morning yoga session on the beach. And if you are more the sun-bed type, there are plenty of incredible spots waiting for you, where you can simply enjoy your free time and alternate between the swimming pool and dive in the sea. The possibilities are amazing, so are your holidays. 

Our eight restaurants and five bars

Yes, that’s right. Eight. In other words, you can sample a different cuisine every night for eight nights. Japanese, Mediterranean, Italian, Middle-Eastern, South-east Asian… And if you’ve opted for our All Inclusive offer, you can eat at 7 of the 8! 

Plant-based eaters, we’ve got you covered too. Our talented and dedicated chefs take you to a culinary tour around the world, in beautiful settings. You will surely enjoy a cocktail at Beach Rouge in a trendy island living atmosphere, near a crystal-clear swimming pool overlooking the lagoon. A delight for the soul. 

No wonder you tell us this is one of your favourite laid-back luxury hotels in the Maldives, suitable for the whole family’s special cravings.

LUX* North Malé Atoll Resort & Villas

Set in one of the world’s rarest geographical reserves in the Maldives, LUX* North Malé Atoll Resort & Villas brings luxury and novelty to the six-hectare island of Olhahali. Disrupting the Maldivian mould, traditional thatched villas have been replaced with over-sized, penthouse residences demonstrating forward-thinking design in the Indian Ocean. 

A first for the Maldives, each residence is crowned with a full-fledged 120 sqm rooftop – a magnificent private deck elevated above the lagoon. Barbecues, private cinema viewings, sunrise yoga, starlight dinners and outdoor games – all these experiences enhance the sky lounge for discerning travellers who appreciate originality, and love to live the high life.

A quick and easy 60-minute speedboat journey or a 15-minute seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport, LUX* North Malé Atoll Resort & Villas is one of the most striking and relaxing places on the planet – whether seeking a peaceful hideaway or active adventure, your fantasy of a desert island paradise is about to come true. 

Located near the most celebrated dive sites, this premium Maldives resort offers a large choice of water sports, activities and customised excursions including sunset cruises and overnight stays onboard a luxurious 38-foot catamaran. Early morning and sunset fishing, manta ray trips, turtle quests, cruises, weddings at sea, night snorkelling, two world-class restaurants, a vibrant signature poolside beach club, a LUX* ME Spa with five exclusive overwater treatment villas… LUX* North Malé Atoll Resort & Villas invites you to experience the Maldives as never seen before.

Your Maldivian dream is about to come true: it’s time to open a bottle and toast dizzying adventures. Enjoy delicious local tapas and cocktails while watching the sunset from your private rooftop or invite your loved one for a chic and cosy diner on the beach with total privacy. 

LUX * North Male Atoll's dining experience is exquisitely sensory, from well-designed spaces to a varied and savory cuisine. An island paradise where, from the lagoon to the pool, every table has a view and you will always find a welcoming space to match your mood. Make an audacious choice with the tasting menu, or prefer a sophisticated evening, with the cuisine of award-winning chefs.

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Our LUX* Beach and LUX* Overwater Retreats

These beautifully-designed, three-storey high villas encapsulate private island living. Each comes with an Island Host, your own private butler and many, many perks. Like the rooftop where you’ll want to hang out from dawn to dusk. Or the private beach. 

Docking your yacht at your own jetty. You guessed it, if you are looking for a unique luxury escape, and a lot of one-to-one with the stunning Maldivian lagoon, our LUX* Beach and LUX* Overwater Retreats are the perfect match. 

Especially designed for travelers who like to think big - more than 970 sqm of penthouse pleasure, and have a taste for beautiful things. Private infinity pool, wide open spaces, contemporary design and your very own rooftop. This is our concept of a luxury resort in the Maldives.

Our luxurious private catamaran

Sail away, and explore the atoll and desert sandbanks onboard our uber-luxurious catamaran. Decked with three elegant cabins and a large dining area, it is perfect for an overnight stay under the stars or a cruise at sunset with friends and family. And what about a gourmet barbecue picnic on a sandbank? Yes, you could say this is an adventure of a lifetime. 

Comfortable and contemporary interiors, and a complete crew catering each and every need, this is the perfect way to cut through the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean to explore untouched islands, and its exotic marine life.

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