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    Around the Resort

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    Beach Pool Villa

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    East Bar and Restaurant

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    Ocean View Bathroom

  • Pool

    Pool

  • Pool
  • Poolside Dining

    Poolside Dining

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    Presidential Water Villa

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    Prestige Water Villa

  • Restaurant

    Restaurant

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    Signature Pool Villa

  • Spa

    Spa

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    Sunset

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    Villa Bathroom

  • Water Villas

    Water Villas

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A slice of paradise in the Maldives, LUX* South Ari Atoll envelops you in a warm embrace from the moment of arrival.

Far from the bustle of modern life, this romantic getaway sits among frangipani and hibiscus, surrounded by coral sands and the crystal-clear lagoon of one of the Maldives' most inviting islands.

For those seeking the ultimate in honeymoon destinations, this exclusive beach resort in Maldives transforms romance into reality. The Infinity Spa offers a welcome sanctuary and for the whole family, water sports invite days of endless pleasure.

South Ari Atoll Room Types


Temptation Pool Water Villa (20 Units)

Designed for couples with unparalleled sunrise views over the Indian Ocean, the Temptation Pool Water Villa features 220 square meters of pure romance. A dedicated living space 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 nothing less than a 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 shape master bed.

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Beach Pavilion (36 Units)

Take in all the sights, sounds and colours of authentic island living in the leisurely comfort of your Beach Pavilion. Sunlight filters through lofty thatched roofs, while the luxurious bathroom offers a private garden with a refreshing outdoor shower.

The Beach Pavilions are also ideal for families with a baby or child.

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Romantic Pool Water Villa

Suspended on stilts over water and boasting over 110 square meters, our unique Romantic Pool Water Villas 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. Experience state-of-the-art amenities including a 48 inch curved television or 110 inch projector screen with Home Theatre system. Guests can also enjoy their own luxurious terrace with private swimming pool, a cosy, shaded love-nest overlooking ocean and direct access to the turquoise lagoon.

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Beach Villas (45 Units)

Light sand and ochre tones reflect the beautiful island setting beyond the terrace, while subtle décor echoes the ebb and flow of the ocean. All guestrooms enjoy en suite outdoor bathrooms where the open sky, bright hibiscus and beautiful banana trees provide privacy in a natural setting.

Each Beach Villa has ample room for two adults and one teenager or child.

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Beach Pool Villas (12 Units)

Enjoy sensational views over the lagoon from your spacious, west-facing Beach Pool Villa. Native wood accents and light sandy tones bring the natural beauty of island living inside, while a private terrace unfolds into a luxurious living space outdoors.

All guestrooms offer en suite bathrooms that open onto a private garden, along with a shower and separate bath. Relax in the privacy of your secluded garden with its sunken swimming pool, wooden deck, sun loungers and invigorating outdoor shower.

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Water Villas (38 Units)

The luxurious Prestige Water Villas are suspended on stilts over the water, offering incredible views of the Indian Ocean and direct access to the lagoon.

With a spacious bedroom and king sized bed plus sofa bed, an oversized bathroom with a large bath tub and separate shower, plus a day bed and sun beds on the sun deck, the Prestige Water Villas make for the perfect romantic Maldives getaway.

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LUX* Villa

Featuring unparalleled views over the lagoon and island surrounds, the LUX* Villa is the ultimate in luxury island living. Sink into your infinity plunge pool that merges with the lagoon or watch the kaleidoscope of sea life swim beneath your feet through the glass floor in the living room.

With a master bedroom suite and guest bedroom both featuring handcrafted LUX* Sleep Tight beds and direct access to the deck, the LUX* Villa is ideal for a party of four or an active family seeking ultimate privacy and comfort.

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South Ari Atoll Facilities


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The Island Kitchen

Savour the essence of authentic island living at The Island Kitchen. 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.

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Senses

Inspired by North African, Lebanese, Indian and Indian Ocean cuisine, Senses never fails to delights 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.

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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. It also offers light Indian Ocean lunches in the shade or by the pool if you don't feel like visiting one of our more formal restaurants.

Enjoy a light snack in the evening while swaying gently in a giant hammock or challenge someone to a friendly game of billiards as the sun sets over the ocean.

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Allegria Restaurant And Bar

Vibrant Italian flair blends with the lively island ambience at Allegria. Located right on the beach, this open kitchen allows guests to watch our skilled chefs at work as they create pizzas, pastas 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 cheeses complemented by our exceptional selection of French and New World wines.

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The Beach

Straight from our wood-fired oven, enjoy our delicious fresh pizzas in the ultimate relaxed setting, right on the beach. Think crisp, thin crusts, topped with the freshest ingredients, baked to perfection and enjoyed with feet in the sand, eyes on the lagoon view and the breeze in your hair. Heaven.

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Veli Pool Bar & Lunch

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.

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The Island Bar

Watch the sun set over the shimmering water as your sip on a delicious island cocktail or aperitif and tasty canapés at The Island Bar. Go for a stroll along the beach or simply soak up the laid-back ambience on the wooden deck as you wind down after experiencing another amazing day on the island.

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Lagoon Bar

On the beach, facing the sunrise, and situated close to the lobby and Boat House, this is one of the favourite laid-back watering holes. Enjoy island music and reggae favourites while sharing your experiences from the last dive or your exciting water sports session.

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Café LUX*

Excellent coffee is a must, not a luxury; that’s why you’ll find a Café LUX* at the heart of all our resorts and hotels. Café LUX* has revolutionised the world of hotel coffee, and our commitment remains clear: to offer our guests the finest barista-made coffee, day or night.

Great coffee begins with freshly ground beans, so we roast our own in our on-site roasting rooms, which can be explored on our aromatic behind-the-scenes tour. Our specialist baristas keep up with all the latest trends and techniques – including Cold Press, Pour Overs and Nitro coffee.

Bespoke ‘pod’ machines and a variety of Café LUX* blends allow guests to enjoy an aromatic cup in their room, and even at home.

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Sport & Leisure at South Ari Atoll

It's no secret that the Maldives is one of the most sought-after diving destinations in the world and while there is most certainly plenty to do and see underwater, there's also a whole lot going on back on dry land.

Water Sports

Make the most of your LUX* island getaway with complimentary reef snorkelling, kayaking and pedal boats. There's also a wide range of water sports available at the boathouse, such as windsurfing, rubber ring and banana rides, Flyboarding, water-skiing, wakeboarding and jet-skiing for an additional fee. Or explore further afield with a private catamaran trip and picnic parties to neighboring islets.

Diving

For those wanting to explore the depths of the ocean, LUX* offers access to some of the nation's most beautiful dive sites, where scuba enthusiasts can see an abundance of parrotfish, butterfly fish, sting rays, manta rays, tuna and barracuda, not to mention impressive yet gentle whale sharks. You might even encounter an elusive hawksbill, dolphin or green turtle.

Dive sites include Maamagili, suitable for beginners and those who have never dived before, Aa Thila for the more experienced, and Thinfushi Beru Tila for advanced divers. Our dive centre offers 37 incredible dive sites, two wreck sites and night diving, all within a short boat ride offshore.

Two diving sessions are hosted daily, with at least one trained monitor for every four divers. The dive centre also has a Euro Divers five-star PADI certification for complete peace of mind. Courses include Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver (leading to PADI Scuba Diver certification), and an Open Water Diver Course. The latter lasts five to six days and leads to an internationally-recognised PADI scuba diving certificate and a card that entitles you to rent equipment and dive anywhere in the world to a depth of 18m during the day. NITROX diving courses are also available.

Swimming Pool

For those who'd like to enjoy a more casual swim, LUX* South Ari Atoll has two spacious swimming pools located on the sunset side of the island.

Land-Based Activities

Take a break from the ocean with a game of beach table tennis, volleyball and tennis on floodlit courts. Visit LUX* Me fitness  to enjoy a tailor-made training session complete with beach yoga, cycle around the lush island setting or challenge someone to a game of billiards and table soccer at our indoor games centre.

In the evening, head out to Musik, our lively island nightclub, where an eclectic mix of rock, salsa and techno mixed by our in-house DJ will have you dancing until the sun comes up.

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South Ari Atoll Spa

At LUX* Me, our spa provides more than just pampering and offers a holistic, integrated approach to all our treatments. Our holistic therapists will personalise your treatment of choice using our exclusive range of LUX* ME products from our body or facial range.

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South Ari Atoll Kids Club

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.

Studio 17 is our complimentary teens' club, where guests between 12 and 17 can get together, explore the island or just hang out. Run by trained and enthusiastic LUX* supervisors, teens can make the most of their island holiday with loads of activities including local dance and language classes, beach sports activities and exciting adventure trips around the island.

Both PLAY and Studio 17 are open every day from 9am to 7pm, with meal options available.

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South Ari Atoll Similar Resorts


At a glance

  • Only resort located on the tropical, secluded island of Dhidhoofinolhu
  • One of the biggest resort islands with LUX* South Ari Atoll offering over 190 accommodation options
  • 4km of beach around the resort stretching out to the sparkling turquoise waters of the natural lagoon
  • 2 swimming pools, both on the sunset side of the island
  • Extensive choice of dining options with 7 restaurants and 6 bars

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