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A luxury resort in the Maldives made for peaceful off-the-grid retreats

Whether seeking a peaceful hideaway or active adventure, the picture-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu is home to LUX* South Ari Atoll, a luxury resort where your fantasy of a laid-back, desert island paradise is about to come true. 

Here, 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 eight 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.

Why LUX* South Ari Atoll ?

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I DO!

Beach weddings are all about getting away from it all. Boho brides rejoice: with…

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LUX* ME SPA AT LUX* SOUTH ARI ATOLL AWARDED BEST LUXURY ISLAND RESORT SPA IN THE MALDIVES IN THE 2018 LUXURY SPA AWARDS

LUX* Me Spa at LUX* South Ari Atoll has just been awarded the coveted Luxury Spa…

ACTIVE HOLIDAYS

At LUX* South Ari Atoll we are proud to present arguably the largest choice of w…

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ALL-INCLUSIVE THRILLS

Yes, we know. Holidays can be nerve-racking. Which fabulous sea-view restaurant …

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IN THE SWIM

Delightfully warm and clear, the waters surrounding LUX* South Ari Atoll are a d…

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BEACH ROUGE

We are proud to present Beach Rouge - the only fully fledged beach club in the Maldives. Daytime chilled tunes accompany light bites and cool drinks entici…

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FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

Here at LUX* we understand that resort living in the Maldives can be an insular …

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WHALE SHARK EXPERIENCE

Board our traditional dhoni complete with resident marine biologist and excursio…

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FUN FILLED FAMILY STAYS

At LUX* South Ari Atoll, child-friendly stays come with irresistible perks: expect sparkling lagoons, all-inclusive offers and an indulgent tropical spa. W…

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AN ISLAND BUILT FOR TWO

The clink of champagne glasses as you while away a lazy afternoon in your suspen…

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DJ HEAVEN

As the sun sets over the turquoise waters and the bright blue sky turns to shades of dazzling pinks and purples - the evening is almost upon us and all pat…

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FLUORESCENT NIGHT DIVING

It’s a given that snorkelling and diving amongst coral reefs and a multitude of …

From the eyes of our guests

Candid story telling from the lenses of our guests.
Discover how our guests celebrate LUX*.

Special offers at LUX* South Ari Atoll

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ALL-INCLUSIVE OFFER
IN MAURITIUS AND MALDIVES

Enjoy a stress-free holiday with the best value for money.

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LUX* COMBO OFFER IN
MAURITIUS, REUNION ISLAND, MALDIVES & TURKEY

Experience more of our resorts for less. Up to 30% off!

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HONEYMOON OFFER
IN MAURITIUS AND MALDIVES

A naturally perfect honeymoon setting with a lighter, brighter touch! 60% off for the 2nd person!

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STAY LONGER OFFER

Make your tropical escape last even longer. Up to 35% off!

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KIDS STAY FREE OFFER
IN MAURITIUS, MALDIVES AND
REUNION ISLAND

We treat kids like stars!
Up to 2 kids free of charge!

What do they say about us ?

  • 5
  • Trip Type: Everyone

The staff at the resort is excellent. Their service is excellent. They all are so so kind, nice and helpful. The beach and water is beautiful here. The food was great. I have nothing negative to say about the staff or the resort. I will recommend this resort to my family and friends.


  • 5
  • Trip Type: Everyone

EVERY employee went above and beyond our expectation! The dive shop was on point, one of the best we have dove with. The food is just WOW out of this world. Last but not least the LUX ME Spa was absolutely outstanding service, we spent half of our trip there haha. Everyone was so kind, we will definitely go back to LUX South Ari Atoll. Miss you all already! Thank you for an unforgettable Honeymoon.


  • 5
  • Trip Type: Everyone

Beautiful resort, clean room, great service, amazing food!! Seriously, best place I have ever stayed at.


"Exceptional"

  • 5

"Exceptional"

  • 5

Good: they have the best breakfast, very friendly staf, and the facilities are great. you will not get boring theee. Beautiful island and resort. perfect !

"Exceptional"

  • 5

Good: The check in experience. Private lounge upon arrival at the Sea Plane Terminal. Great kids club. Good food. Teppanyaki chef was great! Great place for diving. Bad: Issues booking in at the restaurants, particularly at the Italian which is always full. Couple of issues booking in at Beach Rouge restaurant as well only to arrive and there be hardly anyone there. Check out wasnt great. Had to leave the resort earlier than expected only to be left at Mal many hours before we were able to check in. Would have been nice to have access to the LUX lounge whilst waiting.

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