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LUX* South Ari Atoll’s philosophy is one without pretentiousness and their concept is like no other in the Maldives. By creating light-hearted yet exhilarating experiences guests can choose to relax with freshly island roasted coffee in LUX* Café, indulge in ice cream from the retro parlour, discover a secret open bar, dine alfresco at the pop-up island kitchen or catch a beachside film screening. This really is an island of discovery and new experiences.

The island of Dhiddhoofinolhu is one of the biggest in the Maldives, just a 25-minute seaplane from Male, and enjoys 4 kilometres of white sand beach and sparkling lagoon waters. LUX* South Ari Atoll provides an atmosphere of simple, relaxed and welcoming luxury with a wide range of accommodations. Numerous activities can be found within the resort, including snorkelling with Whale Sharks, sunrise dolphin spotting cruises, barefoot beach volleyball games and complete relaxation in the resort’s Me Spa. 

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7nts from £1,235 per person, Low Season, accommodation only

Key Features

  • 8 Restaurants
  • 6 Bars, lounges and a nightclub
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Infinity Spa
  • PLAY - Kids' Club
  • Studio 17 - Teens' Club
  • Beach Volleyball, badminton, snorkelling, pedal boats and kayaking are complimentary
  • 5 Star PADI dive centre
  • Catamaran excursion, Windsurfing, Rubber ring rides, Banana rides, Water skiing, Wakeboarding and Jet skiing at a charge
  • Tennis Courts
  • Table Tennis & Billiard Table
  • Bicycles for a fee
  • Infirmary with a resident doctor
  • Internet lounge

Rooms

  • Beach Pavilions
      • The 36 Beach Pavilions are situated on the east of the island and are located in sets of two rooms with sloping roofs.
      • Each room has a bedroom, a bathroom and a terrace with an outdoor shower. Bathrooms have a bath and separate shower and toilet.
      • 60 sqm
      • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults & 1 teenager/child
  • Beach Villas
      • The 45 Beach Villas offer stunning sea views and direct access to the beach and lagoon.
      • All guestrooms enjoy an en suite outdoor bathtub where the open sky, bright hibiscus and beautiful banana trees provide privacy in a natural setting.
      • 95 sqm
      • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults & 2 teenagers/children. 
  • Water Villas
      • The 38 Water Villas are suspended on stilts over the water and offer incredible views of the Indian Ocean and also offer direct access to the tranquil lagoon.
      • The spacious bedroom has a king-size bed as well as a sofa bed and the oversized bathroom has a large bathtub and separate shower.
      • Outside is a sundeck on which there is a day bed and sunbeds.
      • 98 sqm
      • Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults & 1 child. 
  • Family Lagoon Pavilions
      • The 6 Family Lagoon Pavilions are the perfect choice for families seeking extra space in which to enjoy family bonding time. 
      • Located adjacent to the lagoon they feature two bedrooms with a common entrance and a separate terrace.
      • 130 sqm
      • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 4 children or 4 adults & 2 children. 
  • Beach Pool Villas
      • These 12  villas are located on the sunset side of the island and have stunning views of the lagoon.
      • The bedroom has an en-suite bathroom that opens onto a private garden with a separate bath.
      • Outside there is a wooden deck with a sunken plunge pool, wooden deck and sun loungers.
      • 116 sqm
      • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults & 1 child. 
  • Romantic Beach Pool Villa
      • New for 2023
      • Size - 136m2
      • Direct access to the beach and lagoon
      • Infinity Private Pool
      • Tropical Indoor-Outdoor bathroom
      • Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children
      • Includes a private experience - Relaxing bikini lunch served in the pool , a dedicated in-villa mixology experience also an exclusive cinema screening on the beach
  • Romantic Pool Water Villas
      • The 46 Romantic Pool Villas are suspended on stilts over the water and offer the ultimate in comfort and tranquil privacy.
      • Beautifully crafted, the interior design combines contemporary aesthetics with traditional cabana architecture.
      • Each villa features a stylish bedroom complete with LUX* signature ‘Sleep Tight’ bed, and a bright sunlit bathroom and separate double rain-showers.
      • State-of-the-art amenities include a 48-inch curved television or 110-inch projector screen with a Home Theatre system.
      • Guests can also enjoy their own luxurious terrace with a private swimming pool, a cosy, shaded love-nest overlooking the ocean and direct access to the turquoise lagoon.
      • 110 sqm
      • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults. 
  • Temptation Pool Water Villas
      • The 3 Temptation Pool Water Villas have been specifically created for couples and offer unparalleled sunrise views over the Indian Ocean.
      • There is a dedicated living space that is framed by floor to ceiling windows infusing the villa with natural light.
      • Outside, a spacious wooden deck terrace boasts a dining area and a cabana overlooking the 14-meter infinity pool.
      • Inside, sheer curtains adjacent to the marble-white Jacuzzi glass room freshen up the bedroom’s modern look surrounding a round shaped master bed.
      • 220 sqm
      • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults. 
  • LUX* Villa
      • This magnificent villa is situated at the end of the jetty and has panoramic sunset views across the lagoon and to the surrounding islands.
      • The Villa features a glass-floored living and dining room with direct access to the extensive outdoor terrace complete with an infinity pool.
      • 360 sqm
      • Maximum occupancy 2 adults & 1 child. 

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Restaurants

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  • Senses

    Inspired by Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean Cuisine, Senses never fails to delight with its tempting menu of tagines, tandoori prawns and unique tropical sorbets. Enjoy a light lunch of fresh salads, grills and local seafood, then take a seat at the water’s edge overlooking the infinity pool for an exquisite à la carte dinner under the stars. 

  • Senses Bar and Lounge
    Senses Bar and Lounge offers a selection of cocktails, rums, liqueurs, beers and spirits, as well as a refreshing selection of Sri Lankan teas in the afternoon. For guests looking for a more informal lunch, it also offers light Indian Ocean lunches in the shade or by the pool. In the evenings enjoy a light snack while swaying gently in a giant hammock. 

  • MIXE

    Savour the essence of authentic island living at MIXE. With tables set out on the beach under thatched roofs and slow turning ceiling fans, guests can sink their feet into the warm sand below while tucking into mouth-watering fresh buffets for breakfast and dinner. Live cooking stations offer everything from wood-fired pizzas and grills to stir-fries with a tempting island twist. In the evening, enjoy genuine island entertainment performed by talented local performers.

  • East Market and East Bar
    Located overwater this Asian market inspired restaurant offers interactive stalls creating authentic cuisine from Thailand, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines. Dishes include Dim sum in bamboo mushiki or even a pushcart displaying a perfect Peking duck. The adjacent East Bar offers fresh fruit cocktails and unforgettable local evening entertainment.

  • Allegria
    Vibrant Italian flair blends with the lively island ambience at Allegria. Located right on the beach, this open kitchen allows guests to watch the skilled chefs at work as they create pizzas, pasta and gnocchi dishes. For a more intimate atmosphere, Allegria’s wine cellar can be booked for private dinners. Exclusive arrangements can also be made for small parties to dine in the cellar and indulge in a range of cheeses complemented by an exceptional choice of French and New World wines.

  • Umami
    Perched on stilts over the water, Umami features a Japanese-style teppanyaki table where chefs entertain guests with their culinary skills. Sit under beautiful silk paper lanterns surrounded by wooden latticework while you enjoy the simple yet delicate flavours of Kobe beef sushi rolls served with scallops or fresh seaweed and squid salad. The restaurant is open evenings only, and tables should be reserved in advance.

  • Beach Rouge
    The best pizza in the most relaxing setting - right on the beach. Crisp, thin crusts, topped with the freshest ingredients, baked to perfection and enjoyed with feet in the sand, eyes on the lagoon and the breeze in your hair.

  • Lagoon Bar

    Right by the beach, with a front-row view of the sunrise, this sociable enclave is open for light lunches and thirst-quenching cocktails.

  • Veli Pool Bar
    Located near the crystal clear swimming pool that extends out to sea, with shimmering views of the lagoon on three sides, Veli Pool Bar offers a casual menu of tasty pizzas, sandwiches and spring rolls, as well as Mediterranean-style tapas, mezze and antipasti.


  • Café LUX*
    Nothing beats a really great cup of coffee. That’s why at LUX* they only serve their very own delicious Island Blend of certified green organic beans. Roasted on the island and prepared for you with passion by trained baristas, every cup of coffee served at stylish Café LUX* is one to savour.

  • All-Inclusive Supplement Available

    All-Inclusive is available at a supplement and includes the following

    Dining

    • Buffet Breakfast: at MIXE and East Market.
    • Lunch: A la carte at Senses Restaurant, Bar & lounge, Veli, Lagoon Bar and Beach Rouge
    • Afternoon High Tea served at Senses Lounge and Bar from 4pm to 6pm
    • Dinner: A la carte at Senses, Beach Rouge  and Buffet at MIXE and East Market.
    • Should guests Dine at Umami they will receive a discount of 30% from the food bill. 

    Drinks

    • Available in all restaurants and bars: A wide selection of beverages (soft drinks, tea, coffee, beers, wines, juices, mineral water, cocktails and liquors) 
    • Tea and coffee facilities in room.
    • Mini-bar: Water, Juices, Soft drinks, Beers, Wines & Spirit Miniatures (replenished once/day)

    Activities

    • Wellness activities including yoga & stretching classes, access to the sauna, steam room, plunge pool and spa garden
    • Watersports including daily use of snorkelling equipment, kayaks, pedal boat and scheduled snorkelling trips  to the house reef
    • Land activities including unlimited access to the gym, floodlit tennis courts (rackets provided - tennis balls with a fee), table tennis, bocce balls, beach-volley.

    All-inclusive details are subject to change without notice.

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Junior Guests

PLAY and Studio 17

Both PLAY and Studio 17 are complimentary and open daily from 9 am to 7 pm.

PLAY offers children between the ages of 3 - 12 years an opportunity to explore the many wonders of island living. Supervised by trained team members, kids are exposed to the nature and culture of the island and a range of sports and outdoor activities.

Studio 17 is where teens between 12 - 17 years can make the most of their island holiday with many activities, including local dance and language classes, beach sports activities and adventure trips around the island.

 

Spa

Boasting one of the largest spas in the Maldives, Lux* Me Wellbeing features 15 exclusive spa villas including 4 overwater treatment villas.

 
 
 

Weddings & Honeymoons

Honeymoon guests will receive fantastic savings alongside a host of additional extras to make it a honeymoon to remember. Whilst not legally binding as a marriage, these ceremonies are a very romantic way of symbolising your love for each other in one of the most stunning locations in the world. Call our Reservations Team for more information on how to arrange these bespoke ceremonies.

 
 

Points of Interest Map

Transfer time: 25 minutes by direct seaplane. Alternative transfers by domestic flight and boat make it possible to arrive at night but take a total of approx. 45 mins.

Offers

Up to 45% Savings - The Fabulous Offer

Book before 30 June 2024 - Travel 16 May 2024 - 31 January 2025 - Receive a saving of up to 45% on room rates. All rooms EXCEPT Temptation Pool Water Villa and The Lux Villa

Advanced Purchase Offer

Book 180 days in advance of travel and receive a 25% saving on the room rate. All room types EXCEPT Lux Villa. Travel 06 January - 22 December 2024 and 06 - 31 January 2025. Offer not combinable with any other saving offer.

Long Stay Offer

Minimum stay 12 consecutive nights - Travel 06 January 2024 - 22 December 2024 and 06 - 31 January 2025. All room types EXCEPT Lux Villa. Receive a 30% saving on the room rates. Offer is not combinable with any other offer

Festive 2024 Saving Offer

Book before 31 August 2024 for travel 22 December 2024 - 05 January 2025 and receive a 15% saving on the room rates. All room types.

45% Hello Offer with Meal Upgrade

Book before 31 May 2024. Travel 01 August - 26 December 2024 and 06 - 31 January 2025. Receive a 45% saving on the room rates, PLUS if booking on HB receive a free upgrade to a special full board. All room types EXCEPT the Lux Villa

Flash Sale - Meal Plan Upgrade

For stays on Half Board. Book before 31 May 2024 - Travel 24 April - 31 July 2024 and receive a complimentary upgrade to Full Board. All room types EXCEPT Temptation Pool Water Villa and the Lux Villa. This offer can be used with other offers

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