LUX* South Ari Atoll

Laidback island luxury

A whole island, bordered by pristine white sand and allowing spectacular ocean views into the horizon; LUX* South Ari Atoll offers unspoiled island living. From its authentic thatched-roof beach pavilions to the luxurious privacy of its water villas, there's an authentic feel blended seamlessly with contemporary style and modern convenience. Restaurants and bars offer dining experiences under the stars, on the sand, over the water, and even served to your villa; spa treatments treat you to moments of calm; and diving and snorkelling fill you with wonder. Families will enjoy the kids' and teens clubs, and for couples there are plenty of opportunities for cherished time together. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

€2,699 per person
Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 4167 Reviews
Maldives, Indian Ocean

Hotel highlights

  • Spacious and stylish island accommodation
  • Superb dining on the beach, over the water and under the stars

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 193 rooms

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • H&J Recommended
  • Iconic
  • Luxury Collection
  • Private island

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Half Board

For Families

  • Babysitting
  • Family Rooms
  • Kid's Club
  • Teen's Club

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

LUX* South Ari Atoll

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport
4167 Reviews 97% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 3778
  • Very Good 302
  • Average 58
  • Poor 23
  • Terrible 6

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Sep 17, 2019

The best Honeymoon EVER

We traveled to LUX in May 2017 on our Honeymoon Everything was 5 star service from arriving at male airport and taken to the LUX lounge to arriving in paradise with a friendly welcome from the staff on the jetty - lovely. We had 4 nights in a beach Villa and 4 Nights in a water Villa - both equally as nice as each other, our room was kept wonderfully clean morning and night. We was all inclusive - The food and drink is excellent some of the best food i have ever had with a big choice of restaurants and bars to dine in. The staff are wonderful and make this island so special , they went out of there way to make sure we had the most amazing time - which we did and already counting down the days ( 3 years ) till we return :-)
Sep 16, 2019

Wonderful place!

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Was in LUX* in february, and my vacation was fantastic! Thank you very much for an unforgettable vacation to all the staff of this resort. Personnel was very helpful and friendly, stayed in the Romantic Pool Villa, and it was amazing, nice style, very clean and comfortable, and especially i love private pool there(under the stars and with ocean view 😍✨, best choice for couples) From the bars I mostly liked the Lagoon in the daytime and in the evening East. Restaurants Allegria and Beach Rouge exceeded all expectations! I highly recommend this place not only for couples but also for families.
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LUX* South Ari Atoll

Facilities

Dive Centre

The island's PADI Dive Centre is where you can start your journey to the beautiful underwater depths of the Indian Ocean. With classes, trips, courses and certification offered for beginners through to experienced divers, there are too many reasons not to enjoy yourself. There are a multitude of dive sites nearby including two ship wrecks to explore, and you can even partake in a night dive for something altogether more unique. Restrictions: Subject to additional charges. Terms and conditions apply.

LUX*Me Spa and Fitness

At LUX*, the spa and fitness experience is based on a concept of individual tailor-made moments which combine to make you look and feel your very best. There are 15 spa villas with four over-the-water for exceptionally relaxing treatments; and facilities also include a steam room and sauna, beauty room, private relaxation areas, and two plunge pools. The fitness centre meanwhile offers state-of-the-art equipment, and a range of classes including yoga to take part in.

Land Activities

There are tennis courts on the island to enjoy a game on, and you'll also be able to rent a bike and have a tropical cycle. Other activities include beach yoga and volleyball, and you can also rack up a game of billiards or play table football at the indoor games centre.

Two Swimming Pools

The island's two swimming pools are located on the sunset side of the island so you can end your day in the water with spectacular sights every day.

Water Sports

Compliments of LUX*, you'll be able to enjoy snorkelling equipment and trips to explore the island's gorgeous house reef, and there are also kayaks, padal boarding and pedal boats for serene moments on the water. For an extra fee, there is: windsurfing, tube rides, jet skiing, kite surfing, catamaran trips, whale shark safaris, waterskiing, private boat trips, top cat sailing,and sea fishing.

LUX* South Ari Atoll

Room Types

Beach Pavilion

With thatched roofs and a luxurious bathroom, the Beach Pavilion offers the perfect chance to taste island life at its best. Ideal for small families, they are available in interconnecting pairs and come with king-sized or twin beds, minibars, and direct access to the beach from an outdoor terrace.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Beach Villa

The Beach Villa reflects in its design the subtle tones and laidback lifestyle of the island, with an outdoor bathroom shaded by a walled private garden, and a king-sized bed with seating areas leading through to a spacious furnished terrace with outstanding views of the sea and direct access down to the sand and waters beyond.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Beach Pool Villa

These are the largest of the beach villas; offering you a luxurious private garden with a sunken pool and sun loungers for the utmost relaxation and calm. Located right on the beach, you'll benefit from direct access to the sand and water whenever you want, and inside they are stylish and ambient with soothing colour palettes and a king-sized bed, as well as a full bathroom, minibar, and more.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Water Villa

Suspended on stilts over the water, these water villas offer direct access to the lagoon and fantastic views of the Indian Ocean. Each water villa will have a day day bed and sun beds on the sun deck. Perfect for a romantic getaway.

Temptation Pool Water Villa

The temptation pool villas feature 220 square meters of pure romance. With a 14 meter infinity pool and spacious wooden deck terrace with a cabana overlook the ocean. Inside, the bedrooms modern look surrounds a round shape master bed.

Romantic Pool Water Villa

Enjoy a private swimming pool on your water villa deck, an outdoor shower and a cosylove nest overlooking the ocean. Each romantic pool water villa offers a LUX* signature 'Sleep Tight' bed and a 110 inch projector screen with a home theatre system.

LUX* Villa

The LUX* villa is the ultimate luxury island living. Take a dip in your infinity plunge pool, or gaze upon the magnificent sea life beneath your feet through the glass floor in the living room.

LUX* South Ari Atoll

Food & Drink

Senses Bar and Lounge

Quench your thirst and hunger in the laid back setting of this bar and lounge, with light lunches featuring fresh local seafood, and tropical drinks including cocktails and Sri Lankan tea. In the evening, sit back and relax with a drink or two while observing the moonlit sea. Dress code: Swimwear should be covered inside bars and restaurants during the day.

The Lagoon Bar

Settle into the laid back island lifestyle with a drink at this bar, sipping on cocktails while you look over the ocean, and unwind to an island soundtrack and reggae.

East Bar

Fresh and fruity cocktails and other favourite drinks are served here at the East Bar, with local entertainment as the perfect accompaniment to your evening. Dress code: Smart casual Breakfast: 07:00am to 10:30am Dinner: 19:00pm to 22:00pm

MIXE

A relaxed and informal island dining spot set on the warm sandy beach; you'll find extensive breakfast buffets and an array of dinner choices which come alive with live cooking stations including wood-fired pizzas and grills. Dress code: Swimwear requested to be covered at breakfast. Island Chic for dinner: smart shorts and flip flops are suitable. Breakfast: 07:00am to 10:00am Dinner: 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Senses Restaurant

Authentic cuisine inspired by the traditions of the Middle East and the Indian Ocean. A wonderful setting for an evening of a la carte delights under the stars. Dress code: Island Chic: Smart shorts and flip flops are acceptable.

Allegria Restaurant

This Italian restaurant is located right on the beach and features a wine cellar which you can hire out for private dining. Watch the chefs prepare your favourite Mediterranean dishes in the open-kitchen and choose something special from the wine list to accompany your delicious meal. Dress code: Island Chic: smart shorts and flip flops accepted.

Beach Rouge

Pick a delicious fresh pizza from Beach Rouge. With your feet in the sand, and stunning views of the lagoon, it has the the perfect relaxed setting. Lunch: 12:00pm to 17:00pm Dinner: 18:30pm to 22:00pm

Umami

Umami is set on stilts over the lagoon and offers classic Japanese dining with teppanyaki show cooking that adds a unique flair to evening dining. Restrictions: Reservations required Dress code: Island Chic: smart shorts and flip flops accepted.

East Market

This Asian market inspired restaurant and its interactive stalls, are based over-the-water.Offering breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean and authentic tastes from Thailand, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines. Dress code: Please avoid uncovered swimwear during breakfast, for dinner smart shorts and flip flops accepted.

Veli Bar

Situated by the pool, this is the place to go for drinks with shimmering views of the lagoon. Dress code: Swimwear must be covered for lunch.

Café LUX*

Using certified organic coffee beans roasted directly on the island, Cafe LUX* offers the finest barista-made coffee. You're sure to be overjoyed to get your regular caffeine fix here.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

FOOD: Breakfast in MIXE daily.

Half Board

FOOD: Breakfast in MIXE; dinner in East, MIXE, Senses or Allegria.

Full Board

FOOD: Breakfast atMIXE; lunch in Senses Bar & Lounge, Veli, MIXE orLagoon Bar; dinner in East, MIXE, Senses or Allegria.

All Inclusive

FOOD: Buffet breakfast at MIXE. Enjoy lunch at Senses Lounge & Bar, Veli, Lagoon Bar and Beach Rouge. A la carte dinner at Senses and Allegeria, or buffet at MIXE and East Market. DRINK: Afternoon tea, soft drinks, tea, coffee, house beer, house wine, juice, mineral water, selected cocktails and spirits (in all bars and restaurants from all inclusive menus). ACTIVITIES: Yoga & stretching classes, and unlimited access to the gym centre. Water sports include snorkelling equipment, kayaks, pedal boat and scheduled snorkelling trips on house reef. Land activities include unlimited access to gym, floodlit tennis courts (rackets provided), table tennis, beach volleyball. All as per the hotel schedule and weather permitting. Live evening entertainment. Free Wi-Fi.

LUX* South Ari Atoll

Family Friendly Facilities

PLAY Kids' Club

The island's kids' club offers a range of supervised activities and adventures throughout the day for your children aged 3 to 12, and includes sports, arts and crafts, treasure hunts and more. There is even a special midday meal.

Studio 17 Teens' Club

For teens aged 12 to 17 on the island there are exciting and sociable tailored activities and group games including sports, dance and language lessons, and island trips to enjoy compliments of LUX*.

LUX* South Ari Atoll

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 35% when you stay longer

Save up to 35% on your accommodation when you stay longer.

  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Discount will vary depending on stay duration.
  • Minimum 4 night stay required.
  • Not combinable with any other offer.

Honeymoon offer

Honeymoon & Anniversary Offer

Celebrate your honeymoon or anniversary andsave up to 35% on your accommodation.

  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Not combinable with any other offer.
  • A wedding/civil partnership certificate must be provided at time of check-in and must not exceed 12 months from the issue at time of travel.
  • Wedding anniversary as from 5 years, and then every 5 years following (5,10,15,20..)

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