Beach, Lagoon, Diving, 5 star Padi dive center, more than 55 spots for diving, Water sport, kite surfing, fly-boarding, Hover-boarding, Jet-Surfboard, Kayak, Stand-up paddling, Catamaran excursions, Dhoni excursions, Sunset excursions, fishing, visit local islands, private sandbank picknic, private beach BBQ, private events, resident DJ, Beach Club, personalized incentives and events, pedal boat, Jet-ski, Water Ski, biggest variety of Water sport activities in the Maldives, Snorkel equipment, Gala Dinner, cocktail parties, team building activities, team events, LUX* ME Spa, Massage, beauty treatments, Yoga, Meditation, Reasons to go LUX*, Cafe LUX*, Message in a bottle, phone home, tread lightly, ICI Ice cream, Veggy heaven, VIP welcome, etc.
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 center, the resort's limpid waters are a diver's nirvana but there's an equal abundance of snorkeling and opportunities to visit the resident whale sharks. LUX* South Ari Atoll also offers two infinity pools, floodlit tennis courts and a Technogym fitness center 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.
LUX* Resorts & Hotels is a leading group of hotels which strongly believes in sustainable tourism development. LUX* has embarked in a journey towards a carbon clean future through its project "Tread Lightly", which is the offsetting of 100% of the carbon emissions emitted during guests stay.
LUX* is working in collaboration with Ecosur Afrique, a market leading provider of environmental sustainability solutions through a more transparent way.
The carbon offsetting contribution will be used to support various offsetting projects in developing countries within the regions where LUX* is operating.
LUX* is also working on reducing the amount of carbon emission year on year through implementation of various strategies and projects such as the implementation of a Sustainability Committee across the group to co-ordinate all environmental and energy saving related activities including Energy Management Systems (EMS), Carbon Management Strategies and Laundry Reduction, amongst others.
Through "Tread Lightly", LUX* intends to further invest in technologies towards reduction of carbon emissions for a clean future. We invite you to join us in this great initiative.
"Although individual decisions may seem small in the face of global threats and trends, when billions of people join forces in common purpose, we can make a tremendous difference."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
Together, Let's 'Tread Lightly'
An initiative by LUX* RESORTS & HOTELS
Details / Other Expenses
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||Windows Do Open
||2335 sq. feet
||Holds 80 people
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||10.00 AM - 12.00 AM
2 outdoor infinity pools available, open every day from 08.00 AM - 22.00 PM
Policies / Expenses
90-61 days prior to arrival - 30% cancellation fee
60-46 days prior to arrival - 50% cancellation fee
45-0 days prior to arrival - 100% cancellation fee
No-Show - 100% of the total stay
Unexpected departure - 100% of the total stay
|Typical Group Deposit:
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|GST: Goods and Services Tax:
12.00 GST % (Included)
6.00 Per Night (per person/night)
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Amenities / Features
Sorry, pets are not allowed.
Airport & Shuttle Information
Velana International Airport (MLE), approximate distance to LUX* South Ari Atoll 104 km.
Our LUX* Representatives will welcome you upon arrival by holding a LUX* name board. You will be escorted to the Seaplane counter where we will assist you for the check-in, and will guide you to the LUX* South Ari Atoll Lounge where you can get some rest and refresh before boarding the seaplane flight. The seaplane flight will reach LUX* South Ari Atoll within approximately 25 minutes. We also have our counter number 10 at the terminal in case you require further assistance.
Kindly note that the luggage weight quota for Seaplane flight is 20 kg and 05 kg for hand luggage per adult. The excess luggage weight per additional kilo is USD 5 + applicable tax.
Local Shuttle Info: 25 min seaplane journey from airport during daylight hours
20 min scheduled domestic flight + 10 min speedboat, option also available late evening
Light, fresh and ever so irresistible, LUX* restaurants offer everything that's exceptional about luxury island dining, with none of the heavy, overly indulgent extras. Enjoy the very best dishes, flavors and textures that the island's many cultures and influences have to offer at any one of our authentic dining environments.
2 buffet restaurants available for Breakfast (MIXE and East Market) Breakfast is included in the rates quoted.
Internet / WiFI
Enjoy free WiFi throughout your stay at any part of the island