LUX South Ari Atoll Resort Maldives

LUX South Ari Atoll Resort Maldives stands out with its exquisite clear waters and abundance of marine life, creating the ultimate luxurious retreat experience. Here, beach villas and overwater suites provide cozy spaces that feel like their own little paradise.

Visitors to LUX Me Spa and on-site marine biologist’s center can relax by two turquoise pools, enjoy luxurious spa services and gain insight into aquatic species native to this region.


At LUX South Ari Atoll Resort Maldives, your dreams of an idyllic desert island paradise come to life. On Dhidhoofinolhu Island lies 193 villas that adorn two miles of powder-fine beaches as well as perched above a sparkling lagoon – beach or overwater, sunset facing or sunrise facing, you will experience unique beach house chic vibes in each spacious villa that make up this tropical resort destination.

LUX Resort stands out as an impressive Maldives resort, boasting an extensive array of options. Beyond its variety of rooms – which range from thatched roof beach bungalows to villas perched above warm waters – LUX offers eight restaurants and five bars, such as East Market (an upmarket take on bustling local night markets) and Umami for fine dining featuring sushi, teppanyaki and robata counters; additionally there’s even a wine boutique and spa with aromatherapy to sound healing sessions as well as menu items marked “Keen on Green”, denoting vegan or vegetarian offerings on menus.

The resort is very family-oriented; children can play in the PLAY kids club while Teddy Tennis lessons and Studio 17 provide entertainment for teens. There’s something to suit every member of the family at this resort; snorkelling safaris led by marine biologists and jet ski rides across calm lagoon waters will allow visitors to race across and land on an isolated sandbank for lunch – perfect ways to discover why Maldives waters teem with life and color; not to mention one of its most remarkable landmarks – whale sharks!


At this resort, there are 8 restaurants and 5 bars offering a delicious array of culinary experiences. At Senses you can sample boat fresh seafood while East Market features fiery South-East Asian street food flavours in street food style settings; Japanese cuisine can be found with separate sushi and robata counters at Umami; while wood-fire pizzas can be found at Allegria.

Experience LUX* like never before with island-roasted coffee in Cafe LUX*, spontaneous cinema screenings at Beachfront Cinema Paradiso, and our magical Tree of Wishes – these surprises all make up a truly authentic island living experience, ideal for couples and families alike!

Discover a luxurious Robinson Crusoe adventure, complete with the ocean and beach close by, or venture underwater for an underwater tour featuring tropical fish and manta rays in the crystal clear waters surrounding the resort. Afterward, rejuvenate by visiting LUX* Me spa which features a wellness concierge as well as indulgent yet stimulating treatments – ideal for relaxation.

At PLAY, the hotel offers more than just adults-only luxury! Children aged 3-12 can explore all of the fun and excitement of island living under the supervision of top childcare professionals – watersports, yoga, treasure hunts and Teddy Tennis lessons are just a few activities designed to keep active youngsters occupied! Additionally, one of only few hotels in Maldives that offers whale shark snorkeling tours year-round; truly spectacular experience that shouldn’t be missed!


LUX South Ari Atoll Resort Maldives features several pools to choose from, some located directly on the beach while others over water. The beach pool provides stunning sunset views while providing an ideal place to unwind with drinks and snacks from its large pool bar. In addition, an infinity pool located on the western side of the island provides adults with relaxing sun loungers amidst beautiful surroundings; and for added pampering visit LUX Me Spa; with both garden-fronted treatment rooms as well as overwater treatment areas it ranks highly as one of Maldives’ premier spas!

Beach villas feature private pools with breathtaking ocean views, making them the most affordable accommodation option available. Overwater villas can also be more costly but they boast larger decks and private swimming pools; one luxurious option being the LUX Me Suite which boasts almost double the space as other water villas as well as its signature infinity pool – a must for travelers seeking to experience Maldives at its fullest!

This hotel focuses on adding an air of magic to your holiday. Their staff can assist with everything from restaurant recommendations and finding an ideal tour package with Pickyourtrail to relaxing treatments such as full body massages, reiki sessions and facials at LUX Me Spa; there is also a fully equipped gym and tennis courts available if you prefer physical activities; they even have special programs for children including treasure hunts, art classes and snorkelling lessons plus Teddy Tennis classes!


Maldives is famous for its insanely clear water, abundant marine life and ultra-luxury resorts – among them being LUX South Ari Atoll on Dhidhoofinolhu island and reached by short seaplane ride from Male International Airport. Here, visitors can indulge in beach and water activities as well as enjoying its famous spa with overwater rooms known as villas featuring huge decks for direct ocean access as well as individual infinity pools – these villas also boast massive decks on which sit giant decks for direct ocean access as well as private infinity pools – plus four overwater treatment rooms offer direct ocean access with direct ocean access as well as private pools to relax before or post treatments LUX* Me Spa provides treatments on both beaches as well as big relaxation areas with lots of little pools you can use before or post treatments or buy products designed in-house and purchased here as well.

As well as diving or lounging by the pool, visitors to this hotel can stay active with trips to its on-site gym (which features a yoga pavilion), beach volleyball or tennis courts and gym, beach volleyball (complete with yoga pavilion) or volleyball courts; kite surfing trips; manta ray and whale shark adventures and kite surfing trips can also be arranged through this hotel; plus there’s often a visiting DJ performing at Beach Rouge; an idyllic setting perfect for dancing under the stars among swaying palm trees! And you can even visit Ici ice cream cart that roams this island; indulge your favorite flavor while watching this ocean phenomenon!

There’s plenty to eat at the hotel, with six restaurants and five bars. Dinner should be enjoyed at one of Senses for boat-fresh seafood or East Market for fiery South-East Asian flavors; breakfast is provided by MIXE or East Market with buffet and a la carte offerings respectively; in addition, each LUX* hotel boasts their own coffee roastery where beans are freshly roasted on site!


Experience Robinson Crusoe fantasies without leaving ultra-luxury behind, with eco-friendly activities and beachside spa services at LUX South Ari Atoll Resort Maldives’ floating breakfasts to cycling and beach yoga: there are so many ways to unwind at one of the largest islands in Maldives! There are eight restaurants and five bars; look for “Keen on Green” items on menus to identify vegan and vegetarian offerings!

Guests of LUX* Me Spa can relax and rejuvenate at its beachside facility, featuring treatment rooms on both sand and four over water. Products used at the spa are developed and branded by LUX*, for an added luxurious experience. There are also small pools to lounge around in, sauna and steam rooms as well as a store that sells some products to take home with you.

Watersports enthusiasts will not find a more diverse array of activities at any other Maldivian resort than at Amirantes Maldives – from snorkeling and scuba diving, windsurfing, hover-boarding and jet-surfing, windsurfing and hover-boarding, hover-boarding to windsurfing! Landlubbers can enjoy tennis, golf, beach volleyball and relaxing yoga on the sand as well as modern gym and fitness studio facilities.

Cooking classes with the resident chef, visiting Hurawalhi Island’s coral sand beach, and going on a photo safari aboard a traditional dhoni to search for whale sharks and manta rays are just a few activities that guests can indulge in during their stay at this resort. For those seeking something even more intimate, the resort also provides private dining experiences as well as special romantic occasions – something not available elsewhere!

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