LUX* South Ari Atoll

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.


Temptation Pool Water Villa

Designed for couples with unparalleled sunrise views over the Indian Ocean, the Temptation Pool Water Villa features 220 square meters of pure romance. A dedicated living space is framed by floor to ceiling windows infusing the villa with natural light. Outside, a spacious wooden deck terrace boasts a dining area and a cabana overlooking nothing less than a 14 meter infinity pool. Inside, sheer curtains adjacent to the marble-white Jacuzzi glass room freshen up the bedroom’s modern look surrounding a round shape master bed.

Beach Pavilion

Take in all the sights, sounds and colours of authentic island living in the leisurely comfort of your Beach Pavilion. Sunlight filters through lofty thatched roofs, while the luxurious bathroom offers a private garden with a refreshing outdoor shower. The Beach Pavilions are also ideal for families with a baby or child.

Beach Villa

Light sand and ochre tones reflect the beautiful island setting beyond the terrace, while subtle décor echoes the ebb and flow of the ocean. All guestrooms enjoy en suite outdoor bathrooms where the open sky, bright hibiscus and beautiful banana trees provide privacy in a natural setting. Each Beach Villa has ample room for two adults and one teenager or child.

Romantic Pool Water Villa

Suspended on stilts over water and boasting over 110 square meters, our unique Romantic Pool Water Villas offer the ultimate in comfort and tranquil privacy. Beautifully crafted, the interior design combines contemporary aesthetics with traditional cabana architecture. Each villa features a stylish bedroom complete with LUX* signature ‘Sleep Tight’ bed, and a bright sunlit bathroom and separate double rain-showers. Experience state-of-the-art amenities including a 48 inch curved television or 110 inch projector screen with Home Theatre system. Guests can also enjoy their own luxurious terrace with private swimming pool, a cosy, shaded love-nest overlooking ocean and direct access to the turquoise lagoon.

Family Lagoon Pavilion

Wake up to the sounds of waves, sights of blues and white sandy beaches in the comfort of your own Family Lagoon Pavilions. Located adjacent to the lagoon with a common entrance area, enjoy private family bonding time on your terrace while kids run around the open space bathroom. Ideal for families with babies or children.

Beach Pool Villa

Enjoy sensational views over the lagoon from your spacious, west-facing Beach Pool Villa. Light sandy tones bring the natural beauty of island living inside, while a private terrace unfolds into a luxurious living space outdoors. All guestrooms offer en suite bathrooms that open onto a private garden, along with a shower and separate bath. Relax in the privacy of your secluded garden with its sunken plunge pool, wooden deck, sun loungers and invigorating outdoor shower.

Water Villa

The luxurious Water Villas are suspended on stilts over the water, offering incredible views of the Indian Ocean and direct access to the lagoon. With a spacious bedroom and king sized bed plus sofa bed, an over sized bathroom with a large bath tub and separate shower, plus a day bed and sun beds on the sun deck, the Water Villas make for the perfect romantic Maldives getaway.

LUX* Villa

Featuring unparalleled views over the lagoon and island surrounds, the LUX* Villa is the ultimate in luxury island living. Sink into your infinity plunge pool that merges with the lagoon or watch the kaleidoscope of sea life swim beneath your feet through the glass floor in the living room. The villa features a master bedroom suite with handcrafted LUX* Sleep Tight bed and a spacious living room with direct access to the deck.


Our dive center provides full training and PADI certification for all levels while the resort water sports center will have you snorkeling around remote sandbanks or trying any of their thrilling water sports. Kite surfing, windsurfing, wake boarding, flyboarding and hoverboarding will satisfy the thirst of any action-seeker. Add to the mix a huge choice of land-based activities including tennis, volleyball, beach yoga and cycling – fans of an active holiday have more than enough to keep them happy.


Experience the unique underwater world of the maldives, ffering some of the world's best dive sites and colourful reefs boasting an abundance of marine life.

The five-star padi diving centre and our dedicated professional team are on hand to ensure the ultimate dive experience for pros and novices alike.

VENUE - South Ari Atoll

DEPARTURE TIME - 07:45 - 12:30 / 14:15 - 16:30 / 17:30 - 19:30

WHAT TO WEAR - Swimwear

TARIFF (USD) & AGE GROUP - Bubble maker $95++ (minimum age 8) - Discover scuba diving (introduction dive) $140++ (minimum age 10) - Scuba diver $300++ (minimum age 10) - Open water course $500++ (minimum age 10) - Advanced open water course $384++ (minimum age 12) - Enriched air diver (nitrox diver) $225++ - Free diver $213++ - One dive $100++ (for certified divers)

WHAT TO BRING - Suncream & camera

WHERE TO MEET - Diving Center

DAYS OF ACTIVITY - Available every day


The ultimate water sport for the adrenaline junkie: challenge

Yourself and master your balance to perform a full 360° mini-flight around the lagoon!

VENUE - Lagoon

DEPARTURE TIME - Day time / Subject to weather conditions

WHAT TO WEAR - Swimwear (Life jacket and helmet will be provided)

TARIFF (USD) & AGE GROUP - Beginner: 30 mins / $140++ Professional: 20 mins / $130++ Age: 18 years and above

WHAT TO BRING - Suncream & camera

WHERE TO MEET - Watersports centre

DAYS OF ACTIVITY - Available every day


Paddle the calm turquoise waters and experience the thriving nature of the lagoon at its best, while benefitting from a total body workout at the same time! Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

VENUE - Lagoon

DEPARTURE TIME - Daytime / Subject to tides

WHAT TO WEAR - Swimwear

TARIFF (USD) & AGE GROUP - 60mins / $20 ++ All ages

WHAT TO BRING - Suncream & camera

WHERE TO MEET - Watersports Centre

DAYS OF ACTIVITY - Available every day


Facing the turquoise blue sea, discover your body, relax your mind, and find your inner self with our talented and inspirational yoga instructors.

VENUE - Yoga Grove

DEPARTURE TIME - 08:00 - 09:00 / 16:00 - 17:00

WHAT TO WEAR - Comfortable fitness gear

TARIFF (USD) & AGE GROUP - Complimentary Age: 5 years and above - PERSONALIZED YOGA SESSION 45 mins / $45++ 60 mins / $60++ (prices are subject of 10% service charge, 12% GST)

WHERE TO MEET - Yoga Grove

DAYS OF ACTIVITY - 6 days a week



Then, slicing through the surf on a jet ski is a must offering an adrenaline pumping and exhilarating experience not to be missed.

VENUE - Lagoon


WHAT TO WEAR - Swimwear (Life jacket will be provided)

TARIFF (USD) & AGE GROUP - Adventure Tour: 30 mins / $140++; 60 mins / $230++ - Jetski Excursion: 90 mins / $260++ - Rental: 15 mins/$60++ ;30 mins/$105++ Age: 18 years and above; under 18's must be accompanied by an adult

WHAT TO BRING - Suncream & camera

WHERE TO MEET - Watersports Centre

DAYS OF ACTIVITY - Available every day


Discover magnificent marine life and underwater scenes as you swim amongst colourful reef fish in this natural aquarium paradise.

The sheltered lagoon provides unbeatable viewings of stingrays, coral fish, baby black-tip reef sharks and the occasional manta ray.

VENUE - House Reef

DEPARTURE TIME - Mon. Wed, Fri, Sun 14:30 - 15:30 & 16:00 - 17:00 Tue. Thu. Sat. 09:30 - 10:30 & 11:00 - 12:00

WHAT TO WEAR - Swimwear (snorkels, masks and fins are provided)

TARIFF (USD) & AGE GROUP - House Reef: Free / Complimentary Safari: 180 mins / $55++ Whale Shark Searching: 180 mins $80++ All ages welcome

WHAT TO BRING - Suncream & camera

WHERE TO MEET - Resort Lobby / Watersports Centre

DAYS OF ACTIVITY - Available every day


Harness the power of the wind and experience one of the most thrilling sports on the planet.

Enjoy the speed of windsurfing, the tricks of wakeboarding, the smooth carving waves of surfers and the incredible jumps that will make you fly; all combined in this adrenaline-fuelled challenge. Suitable for all levels.

VENUE - Lagoon

DEPARTURE TIME - Day time / Subject to weather conditions

WHAT TO WEAR - Swimwear

TARIFF (USD) & AGE GROUP - Lesson 60 mins/ $90 ++ - Equipment rental available for professionals 60 mins / $50++ Age: 12 years and above

WHAT TO BRING - Suncream & camera

WHERE TO MEET - Watersports Centre

DAYS OF ACTIVITY - Available every day


Take to the waves for waterskiing or wakeboarding, and experience the perfect playground of the still turquoise lagoon as your backdrop.

Carve through the waves and jump in head first to improve your skills in style!

VENUE - Lagoon


WHAT TO WEAR - Swimwear

TARIFF (USD) & AGE GROUP - 30 mins/ $80++ Pro ride 10 mins / $ 38++ Age: 5 years and above

WHAT TO BRING - Suncream & camera

WHERE TO MEET - Watersports Centre

DAYS OF ACTIVITY - Available every day


Fly with the wind, connect with nature and skim across the warm waters of the lagoon.

Available for everyone from beginners to the experienced pros.

VENUE - Lagoon

DEPARTURE TIME - Day time / subject to weather conditions

WHAT TO WEAR - Swimwear

TARIFF (USD) & AGE GROUP - Lesson 60 mins/ $55++ - Equipment rental available for professionals 60 mins/ $35++; 1 day / $ 99++ Age: 5 years and above

WHAT TO BRING - Suncream & camera

WHERE TO MEET - Watersports Centre

DAYS OF ACTIVITY - Available every day


Catch and cook!

What better way to discover the joys of fishing than out on the stunning waters of the maldives. Take in the breathtaking sunrise or sunset, and cook up your fresh haul at the end of the day.

VENUE - South Ari Atoll

DEPARTURE TIME - Morning Bottom Line: 07:00 - 09:00 - Sunset: 17:30 - 19:30

WHAT TO WEAR - Shorts & T-shirt

TARIFF (USD) & AGE GROUP - Morning Bottom Line Fishing: 120 mins / $65++ - Sunset Fishing: 120 mins / $85++ - Private Casting/Trolling: 2 hours / $460++ 3 hours / $660++ 4 hours / $860++

WHAT TO BRING - Suncream & camera

WHERE TO MEET - Resort Lobby / Watersports Centre

DAYS OF ACTIVITY - Available every day


Enjoy the speed of the wind and let the sail take you in a unique top cat catamaran sailing experience.

VENUE - Lagoon

DEPARTURE TIME - Daytime / subject to tides

WHAT TO WEAR - Swimwear

TARIFF (USD) & AGE GROUP - K3 Rental : $45++ K 1 Rental: $50++ Basic Lesson 60 mins / $ 65++ Age: all ages welcome, minimum 2 persons per catamaran

WHAT TO BRING - Suncrean & camera

WHERE TO MEET - Watersports Centre

DAYS OF ACTIVITY - Available every day


The best way to enjoy a luxury sailing cruise with your loved ones and family out at sea. Speak to our guest services department who will be delighted to create a tailor-made excursion especially for you.

VENUE - South Ari Atoll

DEPARTURE TIME - Dolphin Cruise: 07:00 - 09:30 - Snorkelling Safari: 10:30 - 13:30 - Sunset Sailing: 16:00 - 18:30

WHAT TO WEAR - Swimwear / shorts & T-shirts

TARIFF (USD) & AGE GROUP - Dolphin Cruise: $100++ Snorkelling Safari: $150++ Sunset Sailing: $150++ Age: all ages welcome

WHAT TO BRING - Suncream & camera

WHERE TO MEET - Resort Lobby

DAYS OF ACTIVITY - Available every day


At LUX* Resorts and Hotels we have created a sanctuary for your health and wellbeing. LUX* Me is all about a personalised approach to your wellbeing, whether it be spa, fitness, yoga, meditation, nutrition or a unique combination tailored especially to your needs.


An authentic treatment exclusive to LUX*, Chinese therapists will evaluate your needs and treat your individual aches and pains for the ultimate healing spa treatment.


A complete and totally relaxing treatment using pure organic essential oils. The treatment lures the guest into a deep sense of total relaxation using head massage, pressure points to rebalance the energy meridians, and deep tissue drainage massage techniques. The effect of the highest quality organic essential oils balances the nervous system and restores total calm.


An exclusive treatment designed by the guru of organic essential oils that will relax and rejuvenate. Using a combination of slow and rhythmic movements, we’ll balance your body¹s energy meridians.


The Balinese have a natural talent for massage; their techniques combine slow pressure movements with stretching.


Yoga and meditation plays an integral role of a healthy and balanced lifestyle, and forms an integral component of LUX*Me. Available in group classes, or as part of our personalised experience, you can learn how to use yoga to improve your wellbeing and flexibility. When we are born our bodies are flexible and elastic. As we age our bodies become stiff and rigid. A key to healthy aging is to remain flexible and agile with regular yoga. Experience meditation and yoga in our introductory sessions that will get you started and fill your soul with positive energy.


We asked our essential oils Guru to create a facial tailored to your individual needs. With a combination of premium quality organic essential oils and our own LUX* products, it¹s a must-have treatment.


Designed especially for men using knowledge of specialised male grooming, our facials use techniques developed by Shirley Page in combination with LUX*Me Men’s facial product range to cleanse, exfoliate and revitalise the skin. Try the express facial or turn it into a complete experience combining the treatment with a relaxing head and scalp massage.


At LUX* Me, our spa provides more than just pampering and offers a holistic, integrated approach to all our treatments. Our holistic therapists will personalise your treatment of choice using our exclusive range of LUX* ME products from our body or facial range.


In conjunction with leading fitness group, SP&Co based in London, our trainers all work with functional fitness methods to optimise your own personal strengths and weaknesses. Take our complimentary Body Balance Analysis within the first few days of your stay and our fitness professionals will personally create a tailored programme just for you. We will pass on any specific requirements to our spa and wellness teams who will ensure your personal requirements are always addressed whether experiencing a spa treatment or yoga session.


If you are interested in your health and wellbeing, LUX* has created a range of healthy menu choices offering delicious, natural and healthy food options. Each outlet offers its own wholesome vegetarian menus including a good range of vegan options. Our philosophy, when it comes to healthy food is that it must taste great. Otherwise why bother? So we apply a set of healthy food preparation guidelines to traditional favourites and new chef creations resulting in nutritious and healthy options. Restaurant and buffet menus follow our healthy principles such as; use of high quality virgin, cold pressed olive oil; baked, not fried; low dairy or fermented dairy products ; VEGAN options, natural sweeteners only; sea and mineral salt instead of refined salt; unrefined whole grains and flour; fresh and local vegetables.


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, flavours and textures that the island's many cultures and influences have to offer at any one of our authentic dining environments.


7am to 10.30am / 7pm to 10pm

Savour the essence of authentic island living at MIXE. With tables set out on the beach under thatched roofs and slow turning ceiling fans, guests can sink their feet into the warm sand below while tucking into mouth-watering fresh buffets for breakfast and dinner. Live cooking stations offer everything from wood-fired pizzas and grills to stir-fries with a tempting island twist. In the evening, enjoy genuine island entertainment performed by talented local performers.


6.30 pm to 10pm

Inspired by Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean cuisine, Senses never fails to delights with its tempting menu of tagines, tandoori prawns and unique tropical sorbets. Tastebuds tingling yet? Enjoy a light lunch of fresh salads, grills and local seafood, then take a seat at the water’s edge overlooking the infinity pool for an exquisite à la carte dinner under the stars.


10:30 am to 5 pm / High Tea 5 pm to 7 pm

Senses Bar and Lounge offers a selection of cocktails, rums, liqueurs, beers and spirits, as well as a refreshing selection of Sri Lankan teas in the afternoon. It also offers light Indian Ocean lunches in the shade, or by the pool if you don't feel like visiting one of our more formal restaurants. Relish a light snack in the evening while swaying gently in a giant hammock.


7am to 10:30am / 7pm to 10pm

The interactive stalls in our over-the-water Asian-market-inspired restaurant make it as fun to admire the action as it is to try authentic tastes from Thailand, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines. Dim sum steam in bamboo mushiki. A parade of meats, vegetables and seasonings urges you to have noodle dishes or stir-fries whipped up in woks. A pushcart displays a perfect Peking duck. At East Market breakfast and dinner isn’t just about grazing from the live cooking stations – our terraces promise heart-stopping Indian Ocean views. In the mood for a classic European start to your day? Follow the scent of baking to croissants, baguettes, pastries and seeded loaves, fresh from that glass-fronted oven. Rustic baskets spill over with fruit and vegetables, next to sacks of intriguing spices, while skilled chefs stand by to make your culinary cravings come alive in front of you.


5pm to midnight

A deck with swinging double seats and loungers-for-two on catamaran nets floating above turquoise waters – this hip little hangout is an atmospheric rendezvous. Sunset cocktail or low-key nightcap? Our above-the-water bar doesn’t just invite you to relax with exactly the chilled drink you wanted – we insist. Spend an evening socialising at this picturesque perch (we say ‘on the island twice), and we suggest you stray from the deck that overlooks our island and the ocean to find the biggest surprise that awaits… Seek out the secret under-the-sea-themed musical space where you may be tempted to take your drinks and start dancing. Can’t see it? Or hear it? All we’re saying is this: it might be where you least expect it...


6.30 pm to 10pm

Escape to the Mediterranean embrace of Allegria, here on our deck or right the beach. Quality Italian ingredients, and authentic southern European recipes, all created with expertise in an open kitchen that invites guests to spy our skilled chefs creating pastas, pizzas, gnocchi and just-caught seafood. There’s also an à la carte menu which promises to wow to Italophiles and epicureans alike. Exclusive arrangements can also be made for small parties to dine privately and indulge in a range of cheeses complemented by our Scrucap wines and an exceptional selection of Italian, French and New World labels too.


10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Right by the beach, with a front-row view of the sunrise, this sociable enclave is situated near our reception, right by the watersports centre. Unwind to an island soundtrack and reggae vibes, while sharing your experiences from the last dive or your exciting watersports session. No wonder you tell us this is one of your favourite laid-back watering holes in the world.


7pm to 10pm

It’s not just about full flavours in a chic, contemporary setting – UMAMI is as dedicated to drama as it is delicious dinners. A bright-red coral reef artwork covers one wall, competing with the theatrics of the knife-wielding, grill-tickling chefs. Perch on benches at the cobalt-blue sushi bar and watch our masters crafting just-caught seafood into world-class sashimi, nigiri and maki. At a wood-smoky robata grill, see us barbecue Kobe beef or Australian lamb, just how the pickiest epicureans like it, right here in this elegant space. More visual thrills await thanks to the head chef’s entertaining teppanyaki skills. Drink connoisseurs have 30 sakés and nine fine Japanese whiskies with which to toast this remarkable dining experience.


11:00 am to 5:00pm

Here, near the crystal-clear swimming pool that extends out to sea, with shimmering views of the lagoon on three sides, pause at the Veli Pool Bar next to the water, and enjoy a refreshing drink as you soak up those incredible watery views.


Lunch a la carte : 12:00 pm to 5:00pm

Dinner a la carte 6:30 pm to 10:00pm

You’ve heard the album, now enjoy the ambience as you eat, drink and make merry. Pick at delicious fresh pizzas straight from our wood-fired in the ultimate relaxed setting, right on the soft-sand beach – crisp, thin crusts, topped with the freshest ingredients, baked to perfection… And your feet in the sand, eyes on the lagoon view and the breeze in your hair. That’s a recipe for good times.


6am to 6pm

Excellent coffee is a must, not a luxury; that’s why you’ll find a Café LUX* at the heart of LUX* South Ari Atoll. Café LUX* has revolutionised the world of hotel coffee, and our commitment remains clear: to offer our guests the finest barista-made coffee, day or night. Great coffee begins with freshly ground beans, so we roast our own in our on-site roasting rooms, which can be explored on our aromatic behind-the-scenes tour. Our specialist baristas keep up with all the latest trends and techniques – including Cold Press, Pour Overs and Nitro coffee. Bespoke ‘pod’ machines and a variety of Café LUX* blends allow guests to enjoy an aromatic cup in their room, and even at home.

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