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LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Beautifully situated on Dhidhoofinolhu island in the South Ari Atoll, encircled by crystal clear waters famed for excellent diving, the stunning LUX* South Ari Atoll promises a true insight into luxury island life. This family friendly and naturally beautiful resort creates an unforgettable playground for both adults and little ones, and at 2km long and 200m wide, is one of the largest islands in the Maldives. It takes approximately one hour to walk around the island, making it the ideal option for those who need more space to explore!


LUX* South Ari Atoll


Beach Pavilions are superb for families with their island chic décor and internal doors that interconnect two pavilions. For families looking for a bit more space, the Family Lagoon Villas are perfect with two spacious bedrooms, sleeping up to six people. For couples, we love the Romantic Pool Water Villas. These luxurious overwater villas have direct lagoon access and a private plunge pool, making an ideal spot to watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean. For the ultimate in indulgence, opt for the Temptation Pool Water Villa which has the added benefit of a 14 metre private pool, separate living room with glass floor and a Jacuzzi!

Play & Pamper  

Children from 3 - 11 will love the magical adventure-land of PLAY, offering a wealth of activities ranging from treasure hunts and beach games to arts and crafts. Studio 17 is the cool hang-out for 12 - 17 year olds, where trained LUX* supervisors ensure that teens make the most out of their stay by engaging them in various activities, from language classes and cookery lessons to beach sports and island adventures.

Water babies will be spoilt for choice with the plethora of watersports available at LUX* South Ari Atoll. Dive into the hidden underwater world, or stay on the surface to experience everything from windsurfing to banana boat rides, water-skiing to jet-skiing – thrill seekers will be in their element! If you prefer to keep your feet on dry land, explore the island by bike or enjoy a game of beach volleyball or tennis on one of the resort’s floodlit courts. And if the weather takes a turn for the worse, head to the indoor game centre for a table football challenge.

For those with something more relaxing in mind, the LUX* Me spa has 15 spa villas including four water treatment villas, alongside plunge pools, a sauna and steam bath.

Why LUX*?  

Impromptu, surprising and pop-up are what LUX* like to be! An ice cream cart here and an unexpected prize in a bottle there is the norm at LUX* so keep a look out. Prepare to be surprised with their Reasons to go to LUX* Resorts & Hotels.


You can’t go on holiday without Ice Cream! Ici is their very own ice cream brand and is a fat free treat without the guilty feeling. Choose from flavours like bubblegum, crema with crunchy hazelnut and Sicilian Pistachio. All served from a retro styled mobile carts.


An integrated philosophy of well-being. Hosting outdoor classes, yoga, pilates, meditation classes and nutrition advice all tailored to your goals to make you feel fitter than ever.

Message in a bottle

Keeping things fun and spontaneous, LUX have hidden bottles in the beach or secret gardens for you to find. Discover the bottle and find out what unexpected treat you have won. It would be a candle-lit dinner at the water’s edge, a spa treatment or a diving lesson!

Tree of Wishes

Every LUX* Resort & Hotel has a tree of wishes. Tie your personalised unique ribbon around one of the enchanting branches and make a wish. Whilst they cant guarantee your wish will come true, they can promise that once a year one tag will be selected and the lucky person will win a free LUX* holiday.

Café LUX*

Believing great coffee is a must and not a luxury, LUX* has created Café LUX* located at the heart of all hotels. Enjoy organically blended coffee, roasted on-site in a unique setting.

Phone Home

You will find a vintage red telephone box where you can make as many international calls as you like free of charge. The only condition – Please do not call the office!

Cinema Paradiso

Beanbags? Check. Fresh popcorn? You bet. Ice cream? Naturally. Our al fresco cinemas show blockbusters, family classics and much more - all under the stars, and completely on the house.


A wandering bar – You have to hunt it down! An ideal spot for socialising and packed full of tasty tapas style snacks and changing cocktails by the expert mixologist. You wont find it in the same bar twice!


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