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LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

 Ari Atoll
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Our Opinion
LUX* South Ari Atoll has been through a number of incarnations: formerly LUX* Maldives, Diva Maldives, before that White Sands, and some of us remember the humble Ari Beach. It is now a modern, stylish, hip and trendy resort offering bright and airy villas, a wide range of high quality dining options, plenty of activities and thoughtful touches synonymous with the excellent Mauritian LUX* brand.


It's an unusual island shape - a strip of land 1800m long but only 100m wide - which means that there is plenty of space for facilities, without the resort feeling in any way cramped or over-developed, and it's an enjoyable bike ride from one end to the other. There are relaxed pools and bars, a well-equipped and extended gym, a top class spa, and excellent kids and teens clubs.

On top of the normal meal plans, LUX* offers one of the better All Inclusive deals for this class of resort in the Maldives. Menus in all the five bars and eight restaurants are clearly marked with which drinks and dishes are available as part of your meal plan, and which come at an additional cost. Foodies will be delighted with the variety on offer. We were most impressed with the Asian street food inspired East Market and the brilliant Teppanyaki table at Umami, but service and dining is consistently good throughout the resort, with a notably welcome range of plant-based dishes on menus.

The only real criticism we can really level is that the snorkelling directly off the beach is not that great. However, frequent and flexible Dhoni trips can take you to the best spots, so unless you 'must' have a house reef yards from the shoreline then LUX* pretty much ticks all the boxes...

All Inclusive
Barefoot
Beach
Bikes
Dining Options
Diving
Domestic Flight
Family Friendly
Family Rooms
Kids Club
Natural Beauty
Overwater Villas
Rooms With Pools
Seaplane Transfer
How Our Clients Rate LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas
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Special Offers
    2025 45% Hello 2025 Offer
    2024-25 45% Hello 2024 Offer
    2024-25 45% Fabulous Offer 7.0
    2024-25 35% Fabulous Offer 7.0 (Festive)
    2024-25 30% Long Stay Offer
    2024-25 25% Early Bird Offer
    2024-25 15% Festive Offer
    2024-25 Honeymoon & Anniversary Benefits
    Summary
    From 1 May - 31 July 2024, product enhancement work will be done on all Water Villas and the LUX* Villa.

    The island of Dhidhoofinolhu is one of the biggest in the Maldives, only a short 25 minute seaplane flight away from the capital Male. The island boasts four kilometres of silvery white beaches stretching out to the sparkling turquoise waters of the natural lagoon.

    The resort's extensive facilities include a 5-Star PADI Dive Centre, two tennis courts, a Technogym Fitness Centre, two swimming pools and the LUX* Me Spa. The kids' and teens' clubs offer many activities and games to entertain younger guests.

    Dining and refreshments are provided by the island's eight restaurants and five bars, including a Japanese restaurant and an in-house café LUX* Café providing signature coffees.

    Sample Packages
    LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas
    HELLO 2024 Offer

    45% Discount

    Excellent Location
    In South Ari Atoll

    Room Type:
    Beach Pavillion
    Meal Plan:
    Bed & Breakfast
    Nights:
    7
    Transfers:
    Seaplane
    Flights:
    Qatar Airways
    Travel:
    from: 01/08/2024
         to: 30/09/2024
    Book By:
    31/05/2024
    From per person
    Subject to availability
    LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas
    Great dining options

    Superb for families

    Other Meal Plans Available
    Quoted prices include stated offers and discounts, are indicative and can fluctuate. Please contact us for latest prices.