LUX * Maldives South Ari Atoll

| South Ari Atoll, Maldives
 

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  • Overview
  • Location & Map
  • Highlights
  • Amenities
  • World's Best Awards

Overview

Whether seeking a peaceful hideaway or active adventure, the picture-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu is home to LUX* Maldives South Ari Atoll (formerly LUX Maldives), a luxury resort where your fantasy of a laid-back, desert island paradise is about to come true. There, you’ll discover 193 private villas, dotted at the water’s edge along two miles of powder fine beaches and perched on stilts above a crystal lagoon. On land or above water, sunset facing or sunrise, these super spacious rooms and suites bring an entirely original vibe of coastal, beach house chic to the Maldives.

With a 5-Star PADI dive centre, the resort's limpid waters are a diver’s nirvana but there’s an equal abundance of snorkelling and opportunities to visit the resident whale sharks. LUX* South Ari Atoll also offers two infinity pools, floodlit tennis courts and a Technogym fitness centre while the LUX* Me spa, is host to a wellness concierge and a menu of indulgent and stimulating treatments. LUX* South Ari Atoll boasts seven eateries and five bars. East Market is a sophisticated take on a bustling local night market. Umami offers fine dining from separate sushi, teppanyaki and robata counters as well as the Maldives’ largest selection of sakes and Japanese whiskeys. Allegria, Senses and MIXE stimulate international palettes and the new Beach Rouge introduces the dolce vita of a fashionable beach club to the island.

LUX* wouldn't be LUX* without a few surprises. Expect island-roasted coffee in Café LUX*, impromptu screenings at cinema paradiso and the chance to hang your hopes on our magical tree of wishes.

As the only settlement on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu in South Ari Atoll, this luxury resort in Maldives offers real insight into unspoiled island living. A spontaneous atmosphere provides delights at every turn, with anything from impromptu cinema screenings on the beach to pop-up musical performances.

Location & Map

Hotel Address:
  • LUX * Maldives South Ari Atoll
  • Dhidhoofinolhu
  • South Ari Atoll,
  • Maldives

Location Summary
The island of Dhidhoofinolhu is one of the biggest in the Maldives, only a short 25 minutes seaplane flight away from the capital Male, and featuring four kilometres of silvery white beaches stretching out to the sparkling turquoise waters of the natural lagoon. The clear waters of the ocean are home to an infinite variety of species, multi-coloured coral fishes and other marine fauna.

Directions to Hotel
25 min seaplane journey from Male airport during daylight hours.

20 min scheduled domestic flight + 10 min speedboat option also available in the late evening.

Highlights

Meeting Space
1 conference room.
Fine Dining On Site
7 exquisite restaurants and 6 lively bars.
Fitness Center
Technogym fitness center.
Child Programs
PLAY offers children between the ages of 3 and 12 an opportunity to explore the many wonders and delights of island living. Supervised by a highly trained and enthusiastic team, kids are exposed to the nature and culture of the island's incredible surrounds, as well as a range of high-energy sports and outdoor activities. From art classes and treasure hunts to engaging and educational Teddy Tennis lessons, PLAY is everything your kids could hope for on an island vacation.
Pool Outdoor
LUX* Maldives has two spacious swimming pools located on the sunset side of the island.
Spa Facility
At LUX* Me Spa, it's all about you. Create your own integrated spa and fitness experience from the indulgent 'Me Time' Spa Menu or allow the skillful spa concierge and therapists to tailor-make an experience just for you.
Tennis Courts On Site
Floodlit tennis courts.
Beach
Located on a beautiful island with 4 km of pristine white beaches facing the clear lagoon.
Boating
Private catamaran trip and picnic parties to neighboring islets.
Ecological Tourism
Unique spot for whale shark watching all year round. Extensive lagoon with an array of multi-colored fish. World-class PADI diving centre and water sports.
Scuba Diving
World-class, 5 Star PADI diving centre.
Volleyball
Beach volleyball.
Recommended Rooms
Our spectacular Water Villas are suspended on stilts over the water and offer incredible views of the Indian Ocean with direct access to the beach. Fall asleep to the gentle sound of the ocean, and then sink into a generously sized bathtub with sweeping views out the large bay windows.

Amenities

Hotel Amenities
  • - Banquets & Meetings
    - Meeting Space
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Child Programs
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
    - Tennis Courts On Site
Available Activities
  • - Beach
    - Boating
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Jet Skiing
    - Sailing
    - Scuba Diving
    - Volleyball

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LUX * Maldives South Ari Atoll
South Ari Atoll, Maldives