Excellent 8.8
Based on 130 reviews

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About LUX* South Ari Atoll


Set on the tranquil island of Dhidhoofinolhu, LUX* South Ari Atoll offers one of Maldive’s most romantic resort destinations. With its location near Mamigili, you are close to the marine wildlife protected area where whale sharks can be spotted all year round. A 25-minute seaplane ride transports guests to the island, surrounded by some of the world’s finest diving sites. Guests can also choose from a numerous selection of exciting water sports, including kite surfing, which is available only on certain islands of the Maldives. LUX* South Ari Atoll is also among the first supporters of the FenMaaDhiguRan Conservation Project and allows guests to participate in voluntary activities that helps protect the country's diverse marine life. Each of the spacious guest villas are equipped with superior amenities ensuring a comfortable stay. The seven restaurants serve a variety of exquisite international cuisines, while there are six bars offering refreshing cocktails along with some Mediterranean snacks. With its romantic setting and one of a kind experience with marine wildlife, LUX* South Ari Atoll is a popular choice for couples traveling to the Maldives.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • airport transfer
  • shuttle service
  • bicycle rental

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • sauna
  • spa
  • massage
  • steamroom

Swimming & soaking

  • hot tub
  • swimming pool [outdoor]
  • swimming pool [indoor]

Water sports

  • private beach
  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)

Land sports

  • tennis courts

For kids

  • kids club
  • swimming pool [kids]

Food & beverage

  • 24-hour room service
  • room service
  • restaurant(s)
  • coffee shop
  • poolside bar
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service
  • dry cleaning

Guest services

  • babysitting
  • tours
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • garden
  • nightclub
  • salon
  • shops
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • meeting facilities
  • business center
  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
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Honeymoon amenities:
Celebrate the most important day of your life at LUX* Maldives, renowned for being the most romantic destination in the Maldives. Honeymooners will receive the following benefits during their stay:

- One t-shirt
- One pareo
- A fruit platter
- One bottle of sparkling wine during the stay
- One honeymoon cake
- One starlight cruise
- One romantic flower bed decoration
- One cocktail making class
- One romantic bath ceremony
- For stays of more than 10 nights get one free massage of 45 minutes per adult per stay.

The honeymoon offer requires that the travel dates be within 9 months of the wedding date. A mandatory copy of the wedding certificate must be sent to the property for verification.

The property offers a variety of gifts which come with different terms and conditions when reservation is made for the honeymoon offer. Please contact the property directly for further information.

Child and extra bed policy
Infant 0-2 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 3-11 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Guests over 11 years old are considered as adults.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance to Airport: 04.0 km
Number of Bars: 6
Number of Restaurants: 7
Number of Rooms : 193
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Important notice

Type of Transfer:

Season 1
From 1 September 2015 to 31 October 2016

Type of Transfer: Seaplane
Adult (12 and up) : $480
Child (1-11 years old) : $240
Infant (Below 1 year (s) old) : Complimentary

Type of Transfer: Domestic Flight & Speedboat
Adult (12 and up) : $353
Child (2-11 years old) : $177
Infant (Below 2 year (s) old) : Complimentary

***Please note that to be able to get to the resort on the same day, guests must arrive on international flight before 15:00hrs (Seaplane), 22:00hrs (Domestic Flight & Speedboat)Transfer rates subject to change without prior notice.

Maldives booking and transfer info (FAQ)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Maldives!
The property will be closed for renovations from June 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016.
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 9.3
  • Facilities 9.3
  • Location 9.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 9.1
  • Service 9.4
  • Value for Money 8.0
  • Food/Dining 8.1

Ravneet K.
United States
June 06, 2016
Pure Paradise in the Maldives
My husband and I had the best time staying at this resort in April. The service is impeccable and all the amenities top notch. Swimming with whale sharks and sea turtles is an added bonus to staying in this region of the Maldives as well. Will definitely return!

Wiss C.
May 22, 2016
It's a amazing place and nice view.
Will recommend this hotel.

Kristin M.
New Zealand
May 20, 2016
Great resort
Amazing staff

Yee T.
Hong Kong
May 19, 2016
Superb hospitality and fabulous staff service
Best resort manager Mamoun delighted us always to make sure we are happy about every arrangement. Staff are extremely nice and helpful. Our housekeeper Mucho was very hardworking and never let us down.

Veronika V.
March 08, 2016
Beach, food and the hotel design
The stay was very relaxing and great. Enjoyed our stay with our baby very much!

Mohammad A.
February 08, 2016
Memorable honeymoon
Me and my wife enjiyed each and every moment we spent at lux. We enjoyed cycling, water sports, and the co-ordination of staffs..
In one word it was "great"

fuchun Y.
October 29, 2015
Love here, real Maldives style vaction
Great for snorkling or diving, everyone so nice, Clean white sand beach!
We love here, this is the place for real Maldives vaction, We go out snorkling 3 times a day, have lots fun.... all the staff are so nice.... Will go back again!

Jason M.
September 17, 2015
Most romantic stay of our life!
Romantic, Service, Amenities
The service was above and beyond. We were truly in paradise. Incredible food, amazing people, and very personalized experience. We were delightfully surprised and it made our honeymoon incredible.

Mat M.
July 19, 2015
Fantastic! Would definitely stay again.
Staff, cleanliness and facilities
Fantastic! Would definitely stay again.

Julie Y.
June 26, 2015
Perfect Getaway
Scenery, Peaceful, Friendly
5 stars***** experience overall!!! Definitely will go back again. [Waiting Lounge] upon arrival, we were being greeted by friendly Lux* staff who assisted us with our luggages to proceed to check in at Trans Maldivian Airline (Seaplane). We arrived Male at 11am and our seaplane ride departing at 1.30pm, hence we were being seated at their very comfortable VIP Lounge. [Seaplane Ride] i was 24th weeks pregnant during the trip, take off and landing were smooth, seaplane cabin was hot but bearable as only 30 mins from Male Airport-Lux* Maldives, noise is tolerable too. [Reception] we were assigned to a private receptionist who see thru our check in. hassle free. [Room] we stayed at beach pavilion with direct beach access. [Beach] clean with ample space of privacy [Travelling Around The Island] you can go by foot around the island, rent a bicycle or just hit a free buggy ride around the island. [Food & Beverages] food quality was good with varieties that satisfied Asian & Western [Water Sports/Activities] they have various kind of water activities and shore activities such as night movie screening by the beach, DJ sunset, volleyball.


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