LUX* South Ari Atoll


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Experience the ultimate in Maldives luxury at LUX* South Ari Atoll – relax on spotless white-sand beaches and dine around the world in 8 first-class restaurants.

When it comes to luxurious Maldives escapes, the LUX* South Ari Atoll will deliver everything you’re dreaming of, and more. This 5-star resort is located on one of the largest islands in the Maldives, and is packed to the gills with top-notch facilities whether you fancy a fly-and-flop experience or it’ll be all systems go. Unfurled around the island you’ll find 4 kilometres/2.4 miles of pure white-sand beaches, and surrounding it, a magnificent lagoon filled with a legion of characterful fish. What’s more, you’ll be greeted with a smile everywhere you go – the warmest of welcomes means you’ll instantly feel at home from the minute you arrive.

Start your day on a zen note with a guided meditation or take part in a yoga class. Of course, there are plenty of high-octane ways to entertain yourself, including flyboarding and hoverboarding for the more adventurous. There’s lots of land-based fun to be had, too, including tennis, volleyball, and table tennis. Don’t miss out on a visit to the award-winning LUX* ME spa, a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation, with plunge pools, a sauna, and a hammam. It boasts a holistic approach to treatments, and therapists will personalise your experience using exclusive LUX* ME products.

At this resort you’ll discover eight outstanding restaurants, each with a different story to tell. MIXE, the main restaurant, is set on a sandy beach, and serves up a variety of cuisines and dishes to satisfy your cravings. Senses offers Indian fusion specials. For Italian favourites, Allegria serves homemade pastas and wood-fired pizzas, while East Market draws on the many culinary influences of South East Asia. The overwater East Bar combines delicious cocktails with captivating lagoon vistas, UMAMI is the place for delicious Japanese fare, and Beach Rouge excels in fresh grilled seafood. Finally, Café LUX* brews the perfect cup of coffee, while Veli Bar will mix you a cooling cocktail by the pool.

All Inclusive inclusions:
- Breakfast at MIXE and East Market
- Lunch at Senses, Veli Pool Bar, Beach Rouge and Lagoon Bar
- Dinner at MIXE, East Market, Beach Rouge and Senses
- 40% discount for dining at UMAMI and Allegria
- A wide range of selected drinks including beers, wines, cocktails and Champagne by the glass.
- Minibar refilled daily with selected wine, beer, vodka, gin, water, soft drinks, juices and snacks.

Please note: Guests staying in a LUX* Villa or Temptation Pool Water Villa on Half Board, Full Board or All Inclusive can dine at Allegria or UMAMI without supplement one time during a 7-night stay.

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Top spot in the Maldives for whale shark watching all year round

Luxurious 5-star resort with stand-out service

4 km / 2.4 mile of ivory sand beaches

Spectacular lagoon with vibrant house reef

Wide variety of water sports & activities

Superb line-up of restaurants & bars

Upgrade to half board, full board or all-inclusive


  • 1 night

  • Asia . Maldives . South Ari Atoll

  • International flights not included

  • Bed and Breakfast

From £208 per person per night

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm

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Holiday details


The accommodation at LUX* South Ari Atoll is a sumptuous blend of style meets substance. The light and airy interiors feature splashes of colour, and serene, white-washed walls for a laidback vibe you’ll love. There’s a wide range of villas and pavilions to choose from – if you’re after more space, consider the Beach Villas, just steps from the spotless white-sand beach. Comfort comes as standard in all villas, with cosy King beds, robes and slippers, air conditioning and fans to keep you cool, and the LUX* collection of bathroom goodies. The latest technology is also a priority, with complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs to keep up with your favourite show.


  • 8 restaurants
  • 5 bars
  • 2 swimming pools
  • LUX* ME Spa
  • Sauna
  • Gym
  • Tennis court
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Hairdresser/barber
  • Boutique
  • 24-hour room service
  • Water sports
  • Laundry service
  • Live entertainment
  • Free Wi-Fi

Holiday location

Map of LUX South Ari Atoll Maldives

Local Area

The elegant LUX* South Ari Atoll resort is located on the enchanting island of Dhidhoofinolhu in the very south of the Maldives’ South Ari Atoll. The resort is just a 25-minute scenic seaplane transfer from Malé (Velana) International Airport, or a 20-minute domestic flight plus a 10-minute speedboat journey, if you prefer to arrive by sea. Either way, you’ll get a glimpse of your new home-from-home, surrounded by the bluest water you’ve ever seen. The resort’s focus on sustainability is top priority, with the likes of solar panels, a water plant and a vegetable garden ensuring they help make a difference and lower its impact on the beautiful natural surroundings.

For diving and snorkelling enthusiasts, this part of the world is an absolute dream. The island – and the South Ari Atoll in general – is the ideal spot for seeing whale sharks, and you can even spy manta rays, coral fish, and baby sharks by snorkelling around the vivid house reef. The professional team at the resort’s 5-star PADI diving centre caters to both beginners and experts, so whatever your level, you’ll have the best dive possible. There are around 50 dive sites close by brimming with wildlife, so keep an eye out for sea turtles, moray eels and dolphins. You can even help the resident marine biologist gather data on endangered species.

Above the water, there’s an exciting line-up of activities to get stuck into, such as kayaking, pedal-boating, and windsurfing. Fancy getting a great workout in while soaking up the sublime backdrop? Give stand-up paddleboarding a go. The guest services team can arrange a tailor-made excursion for you, such as a luxurious sailing cruise on a catamaran, a dolphin cruise to see these majestic creatures frolicking in their natural habitat, or a sunset sailing experience, where you can toast the peachy skies with a glass of fizz. For fishing fans, you can join the “catch and cook” excursion, where you can catch your own dinner and prepare it in true Maldivian style.

Please note

  • The price is per person per night based on a minimum of 7 nights stay with return transfers included


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