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LUX* South Ari Atoll *****

South Atoll | Dhidhoofinolhu | Maldives |

Ranking #3 in the Top Luxury Hotels in the Maldives

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice 2018

Ranking #29 in the Top Resorts – Indian Ocean category

Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Award
From 420€/room


  • Very flexible Covid specific cancellation conditions
  • The lowest prices guaranteed
  • Organic solar products and a Samsonite gift delivered to your home (value: 125 €)
  • One free lunch child meal per stay
  • Complimentary breakfast for children up to 12 years old


  • The club-children dedicated to 3-11 years
  • The PADI Dive Center 5-star
  • The fitness, the tennis and the spa


Little Guest is pleased to announce the launch of an offer not to be missed! For any reservation made between January 7th 2021 and February 28th 2021 for a stay between January 10th 2021 and May 31th 2021, you will enjoy a 50% discount on the price of your room on a Bed & Breakfast formula.



The unique 5-star LUX* South Ari Atoll is located on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu in the Maldives.

Imagine a painting mixing the dark waters of the open sea, the turquoise waters of a lagoon, the white of a beach of fine sand and the bright green of vegetation…That is the first vision that you will have when approaching the atoll from the sky.

It takes 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé Velana International Airport.


LUX* South Ari Atoll is a family vacation paradise. Lovers of sports and idleness will find real happiness.

Upon your arrival, a gourmet welcome is reserved for you : a fruit juice is offered to children and a fruit platter and a bottle of sparkling wine are available in the room.

The hotel consists of:

  • 8 restaurants
  • 4 bars
  • 1 coffee shop
  • 1 kids club
  • 1 teen club
  • 2 infinity pools
  • 1 spa
  • 1 fitness centre
  • 1 diving centre
  • 2 tennis courts

The pier, dotted with pavilions and villas on stilts, is a real invitation to dive into the clear waters of the lagoon. On the beach, a curved coconut tree embellished with a solid rope has been turned into a natural swing for the delight of children and lovers of unusual photography.

Saying ‘Yes’ in such a heavenly setting as the Maldives is already an experience in itself, but LUX* South Ari Atoll works to make the most beautiful day of your life even more extraordinary. Add a local note to your ceremony through traditional poetic rituals, such as mixing two types of sands in a vase, a symbol of previously separate lives becoming a common existence. You can also entrust your wishes to the ocean, in the hollow of a coconut, or plant a palm tree that will grow in the image of your love for your dearest.

Before you leave, do not forget to stop at the Wish Tree. You can hang a small piece of wood adorned with your details and a wish. Each year, a wish is taken from the tree and its owner is offered a free stay at LUX* South Ari Atoll!


The resort’s pavilions, suites and villas combine comfort and space, while offering guests unique views of the natural beauty of the atoll.

The Beach Pavilions, with an area of ​​60 sqm, have their own individual terrace and offer the possibility of connecting 2 rooms. Two adults can stay with 1 teenager, 1 child or 1 baby.

The Beach Villas are more spacious with their 95 sqm, allowing 3 adults, 2 adults and 2 teenagers or 2 adults and 2 children to stay.

For more privacy, the Overwater Villas (98 sqm) offer breathtaking views and direct access to the lagoon. They welcome 3 adults, 2 adults and 1 teenager or 2 adults and 1 child.

The Romantic Villas (110 sqm) will delight lovebirds. On stilts and with private pools, these splendid villas are reserved for 2 adults and offer, every morning, a wonderful view of the sunrise.

Beach Villas with Private Pool (116 sqm – 1248 sqft) offer their guests a garden and direct access to the beach. They are oriented towards the setting sun in order to be able to benefit from this fabulous spectacle. The hotel also has 3 Tempting on Stilts villas (220 sqm – 2368 sqft). Reserved for 2 adults, these luxurious villas have a 14-metre private swimming pool, hot tub and are facing east, allowing you to admire the sunrise every morning. Unmistakable strength: the living room with a glass floor, offering a view of aquatic life.

Finally, the ultimate experience of space and luxury, the unique LUX* Villa, with an area of ​​360 sqm. Featuring an infinity pool, the villa offers unparalleled comfort. The Villa is composed of 1 bedroom and a living room with a transparent floor. The panoramic view at the end of the jetty is worth the detour. Four people can live there: 2 adults and 2 teenagers or 2 adults and 2 children.



Café LUX* and its unique flavours, roasted on-site, are waiting for you every day for a gourmet break.

At cocktail hour, delicious cocktails can be enjoyed by the sea at Lagoon Bar or on stilts at East Bar.

LUX* South Ari Atoll is the only hotel in the Maldives to offer such a wide variety of culinary delights, through its 7 restaurants! At Senses, oriental and local flavours mix. The Mixe offers international cuisine in which each guest will find happiness. Head to Japan with Umami and its fine and contemporary dishes. The East Market takes you on a trip to Southeast Asia, while the Allegria takes you straight to Italy. The Beach Rouge offers dinner facing the sea in a beach club atmosphere. Located right next to the pool, the Veli is a bar/bistro offering a variety of seafood of exceptional quality.

All-Inclusive option available on request! (gourmet minibar included)



  • Baby-club
  • Kids-club
  • Teens activities
  • Sports activities
  • Kid's excursions
  • Crafts
  • Games and books
  • Connecting rooms
  • Babysitting
  • Kid's menu
  • Allergen-free menu
  • Welcome gift
  • Emergency baby bottle
  • Bottle warmers
  • Baby phone
  • Baby cosmetics
  • Baby bath
  • Baby cribs
  • Stroller
  • Baby chair
  • Emergency pacifier
  • Shuttle with baby seat
  • Potty
  • Kid's shop
  • Lifeguard
  • Nearby Hospital
  • Nearby doctor



To accommodate families in the best conditions and ensure a carefree stay, LUX* South Ari Atoll offers many facilities.

At the PLAY area, you will find strollers, diapers of any size, beach toys, toilet seats, changing mats and baby monitors. You can also ask in your room: bottle sterilizers, baby baths, baby bottles, bottle warmers, travel cots and high chairs.

Particularly valuable, the hotel has thought of its little guests who like to have fun in the water. For their comfort, waterproof diapers are available.

The PLAY area is dedicated to children from 3 to 11 years old. Access is free and the kids-club is open every day from 9 am till 7 pm. Under the supervision of professional and dynamic animators, your little darlings will be able to try out activities as varied as kids yoga, treasure hunts or even the preparation of pizzas! The PLAY Club has its own pool, the Splash Pool for splashing and splashing at leisure.

For ages 12 to 17, STUDIO 17 is a must. In a chill & relax area, complete with ping-pong tables and board games, teens can take care of each other, or participate in activities organized by the animators, such as a frisbee contest or platinum sessions like real DJs. Access is also free (open every day from 9 am till 7 pm).

In case of any problems, no worries, a doctor is present on site.


Each day is punctuated by different activities to occupy young and old. Themed evenings are also organized.

The hotel provides guests with free masks and snorkels, paddle boats and kayaks. How to speak about the Maldives without mentioning the richness of its aquatic fauna and flora? A real paradise for divers, the hotel has a PADI diving centre 5 stars to practice or learn this fabulous discipline. With snorkelling, you can observe a multitude of colourful fish. The waters of the Maldives are particularly frequented by whale sharks. In any season, you may have the chance to swim alongside these majestic creatures.

Excursions in dhoni (large traditional pirogue boat) are also organized to meet whale sharks. Accompanied by a marine biologist, you will learn more about the biggest fish in the world and leave with souvenir photos of this adventure.

Thrill-seekers will not be left behind since they will be able to try flyboarding. Equipped with a kind of backpack from which spring powerful jets of water, fly above the ocean.

Water skiing, jet skis and catamarans are also on the programme.

If you wish, you can also visit Malé, one of the smallest capitals in the world, to immerse yourself in the local culture.


Mens sana in corpore sano! Holidays are made to heal your body and mind, far from the hassle of everyday life. Go for a fitness session at the state-of-the-art fitness centre, and then let your muscles and mind relax at the LUX* Me spa.

Dad and Mom will also be able to embark on a game of wild tennis on one of the two courts of the resort … Who will be the champion?

At night, the Beach Rouge creates a real lounge atmosphere, facing the lagoon, and offers live music, as well as Shisha nights.

When was your last romantic tête-à-tête? Take the time to meet at a private candlelit dinner, with your feet in the sand. Do not worry about anything, the children are already sleeping under the careful supervision of the babysitter. The hotel offers a high-quality babysitting service upon reservation.





  • 24/24 check-in
  • All-inclusive
  • Animator speaking English
  • Bar
  • Beach
  • Beauty salon
  • Boutique
  • Concierge
  • Hairdresser
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi


  • Conference room
  • Fitness room
  • Hammam
  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa


  • Animations
  • Cooking lessons for children
  • Kite surf
  • Paddle
  • Scuba diving
  • Sport activities
  • Surf
  • Tennis
  • Yoga


  • Rate: €25/hour


  • Check-in: From 2 pm
  • Check-out: Until 11 am

Closing dates

  • Open all year long

Kids club

  • Age: From 3 to 11 years old
  • Opening hours: Everyday from 9 am to 7 pm


  • Half Board 
    • Breakfast : MIXE, EAST Market
    • Dinner : MIXE, Allegria, EAST Market, Beach Rouge
  • Full Board 
    • Breakfast : MIXE, EAST Market
    • Lunch : Senses, Veli Pool Bar, Beach Rouge
    • Dinner : MIXE, Allegria, EAST Market, Beach Rouge
  • All-Inclusive 
    • Breakfast : MIXE, EAST Market
    • Lunch : Senses, Veli Pool Bar, Beach Rouge
    • Dinner : MIXE, Allegria, EAST Market, Beach Rouge

Teens club

  • Age: From 12 to 17 years old
  • Opening hours: Everyday from 9 am to 7 pm


  • Rate: From $395$/way

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