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Welcome to LUX* South Ari Atoll

LUX* South Ari Atoll

The only settlement on the stunning island of Dhidhoofinolhu, LUX* South Ari Atoll offers the perfect holiday getaway within the Maldives tropical atolls. The surrounding lagoon is a diver’s dream, with whale shark and manta ray spotting opportunities and there are plenty of water sports and land-based activities to choose from.

LUX* South Ari Atoll boasts a spa, fitness centre and outdoor pool, plus a games room and karaoke facilities. Free wi-fi access is available in the business centre as well as in guest rooms, and services include child care/babysitting, room service, a barber shop and gift shop. Just a 30-minute seaplane ride from Malé International Airport, LUX* South Ari Atoll is a friendly and lively resort with plenty to see and do.

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With direct access to the beach or lagoon, each of LUX* South Ari Atoll’s 5-star rooms are elegantly designed using fine wood and colours that blend beautifully with the surroundings. Spacious suites and villas are accessible by walking along the tranquil beach or using the walkway that leads over the turquoise lagoon.

All villas have a private terrace, and some also have a private swimming pool. All guest rooms are fully air-conditioned with a tastefully decorated bathroom with shower and an outdoor shower, too. Tea and coffee making facilities are standard, as are a mini bar, LCD TV screen, and safe.


Bar / Lounge, Creche / Kids Club, Fitness Centre, Restaurant(s), Spa, Swimming Pool (Outdoor)


Air Conditioning, DVD Player, In-Room Safe, Wireless Internet (complimentary)


LUX* South Ari Atoll has a large selection of bars and restaurants, making this the ideal resort for those who enjoy top-class cuisine. Ingredients are sourced locally wherever possible, with locally grown fruit, vegetables and herbs and freshly caught fish.

•Senses – Leading on to a terrace and infinity pool, Senses offers Middle Eastern flavours inspired by Indian, Lebanese and Indian Ocean cuisines. Sri Lankan teas are served during Arabic-styled afternoon tea, and the bar serves a la carte snacks in the evening.

•Noo Restaurant – This unusual shell-shaped restaurant, located in the island’s centre, features buffet-style international cuisine from live cooking stations including grill, pizza and rotisserie stations.

•Pure – The resort’s Asian-style restaurant stands over the water on stilts and is the perfect venue for evening meals. Pure features modern Japanese open cooking, where Chef prepares dishes in front of dinner guests.

•East – This stilt-borne Asian-style restaurant has a magnificent view over the lagoon; it is open for breakfast and dinner. Food inspiration comes from Cambodian, Indonesian, Sri Lankan and Thai cuisine, and Chinese-style buffets.

•Season – Season is Lux* South Ari Atoll’s beach bar and restaurant, only open during the day. The menu includes a vast selection of lunch options, from grilled lobster to sandwiches and salads, and there are snacks available between meal times.

•Allegria – With an open-kitchen concept allowing dinner guests to see kitchen staff at work, Allegria can boast of the finest traditional Italian cuisine. Specialities include the antipasti platter, spaghetti ala carbonara, and zabaglione.

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