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LUX* South Ari Atoll

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White sand, beach towels, beach massages, waterskiing
White sand, beach towels, beach massages, waterskiing
White sand, beach towels, beach massages, waterskiing
Outdoor pool

Overview of LUX* South Ari Atoll

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LUX* South Ari Atoll

5.0 star property

9.4/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island

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    About this area

    Dhidhoofinolhu Island

    LUX* South Ari Atoll is located in Dhidhoofinolhu Island. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as parasailing.

    About this property

    LUX* South Ari Atoll

    5-star luxury resort
    Consider a stay at LUX* South Ari Atoll and take advantage of a terrace, a cafe and a garden. With a white sand beach, beachfront dining and beach massages, this resort is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to a massage, a body treatment or a body scrub at LUX* Me Spa, the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 7 on-site restaurants, which feature international cuisine and al fresco dining. The gym offers yoga classes and aerobics classes; other things to do include beach yoga, ecotours and rowing/canoeing. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a playground and a library.
    You'll also find perks such as:
    • Tennis courts, express check-out and express check-in
    • Concierge services, a front desk safe and free newspapers
    • Coffee/tea in the lobby, smoke-free property and barbecues
    • Guest reviews say great things about the pool and helpful staff
    Room features
    All 193 rooms offer comforts, such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to perks, such as air conditioning and dressing gowns.
    Other conveniences in all rooms include:
    • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hairdryers
    • TVs with satellite channels
    • Ceiling fans, daily housekeeping and phones

    All-inclusive details

    All-inclusive room rates at LUX* South Ari Atoll are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

    Food and beverages

    Buffet and à la carte meals, snacks and beverages included
    In-room minibar (some restrictions)

    Water activities

    Snorkelling excursions

    Land activities

    Fitness facilities




    On-site entertainment and activities
    Access to on-site nightclubs
    On-site live performances
    Theme parties

    Awards and affiliations

    Green/Sustainable Property
    This property participates in EarthCheck, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.


    Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

    Cleaning and safety practices

    Enhanced cleanliness measures

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property
    High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
    Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


    Contactless social distancing
    Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
    Social distancing measures in place

    Safety measures

    Personal protective equipment worn by staff
    Temperature checks given to staff
    Temperature checks available for guests
    Hand sanitiser provided
    This information is provided by our partners.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Food and drink

    • 7 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
    • 2 bars/lounges
    • 24-hour room service
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Restaurants on site

    • MIXE
    • East Market and East Bar
    • Allegria
    • Senses
    • Umami

    Things to do

    • Aerobics classes
    • Beach yoga
    • Canoeing
    • Ecotours
    • Fishing
    • Fitness centre
    • Full-service spa
    • Kayaking
    • Motor-boating
    • Motorised watercraft
    • Playground
    • Sailing
    • Sauna
    • Hot tub
    • Steam room
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Waterskiing
    • Windsurfing
    • Yoga classes

    Family friendly

    • Laundry facilities
    • Playground
    • Snack bar/deli


    • Free newspapers in reception
    • Front-desk safe
    • Library

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Turndown service

    Business services

    • Business centre


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Pool sunloungers
    • Terrace


    • 4 treatment rooms
    • Body scrubs
    • Body treatments
    • Facials
    • Manicures and pedicures
    • Massage - on the beach
    • Massage/treatment rooms
    • Spa open daily


    • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
    • This property does not have any lifts
    • Bathroom emergency pull cord
    • Grab bar near toilet
    • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)


    • Beach towels
    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Bed sheets
    • Ceiling fan
    • Premium bedding


    • Dressing gowns
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Private bathroom
    • Towels


    • Satellite channels
    • TV

    Food and drink

    • Minibar


    • Phone
    • Safe
    • Slippers
    • Turndown service

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    Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
    Express check-in available
    Minimum check-in age - 18


    Check-out before 11:00 AM
    Express check-out available

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests must transfer to the property via Airplane and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
    Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
    This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
    To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
    For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
    The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.
    This property is accessible only by seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport (MLE). The flight is 25-35 minutes in duration. Guests must contact the property with their international flight details at least 4 days before their expected arrival date so that the property can pre-book seaplane transfers (surcharge). Any flight booking made within 3 days before arrival is subject to availability.
    Guests will have access to the seaplane lounge at Velana Airport while they wait for their flight to the property. Seaplane transfers are provided by a third party and transfers in connection with all international flights will be arranged by them. Every effort will be made to transfer guests to the resort within 2 hours of their arrival at the lounge. Seaplane operating hours between the resort and the airport are available from 6 AM to 4 PM (during daylight hours only).
    Seaplane baggage allowance is 44 pounds (20 kilograms) for checked bags, and 11 pounds (5 kilograms) for carry-on bags, per person. Fees of USD 5 per kilogram apply for excess baggage, excluding taxes.

    Access methods

    Staffed front desk


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome
    Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

    Payment types at the property

    Important information


    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
    • Floatplane transfer per adult: USD 488 (roundtrip)
    • Floatplane transfer per child: USD 244 (roundtrip), from 2 to 11 years old

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
    Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
    Drones and aerial surveillance devices are not permitted at this property.

    We should mention

    This property does not have any lifts
    If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can contact the property using the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.
    Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

    Property is also known as

    LUX South Ari Atoll Resort Dhidhoofinolhu Island
    LUX Hotel Maldives
    LUX South Ari Atoll Dhidhoofinolhu Island
    Maldives LUX
    LUX South Ari Atoll Hotel
    LUX South Ari Atoll
    LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort
    LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort Villas
    LUX* South Ari Atoll Dhidhoofinolhu Island
    LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort Dhidhoofinolhu Island

    Frequently asked questions

    Is LUX* South Ari Atoll pet-friendly?

    No, pets are not allowed at this property.

    How much does it cost to stay at ?

    As of 2 Feb 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at on 3 Feb 2023 start from ₹45,484.76, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

    What time is check-in at LUX* South Ari Atoll?

    Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.

    What time is check-out at LUX* South Ari Atoll?

    Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

    Are there all-inclusive benefits at LUX* South Ari Atoll?

    Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.

    Where is LUX* South Ari Atoll located?

    Situated in Dhidhoofinolhu Island, this luxury resort is close to Dhidhoofinolhu Marina. Area attractions also include Dhigurah Beach and Vakarufalhi Island Beach.

    Can I cancel my reservation for free at LUX* South Ari Atoll and receive a full refund?

    Yes, LUX* South Ari Atoll offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to LUX* South Ari Atoll cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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    10/10 Excellent

    Van Hoang

    Travelled with group
    Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    Beautiful resort would come back again
    Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022

    10/10 Excellent


    Travelled with partner
    Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    Amazing luxurious place! Best trip. The food is amazing. The staff is incredible. Gorgeous nature and water. I do think that rooms can use some upgrading but other than that it’s the most amazing resort!
    Stayed 9 nights in Nov 2022

    10/10 Excellent


    Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
    Above and beyond
    My stay was the most spectacular, Food, Scenery, Cleanliness, Hospitality, and staff were well above and beyond. From the dock greeting with warm welcomes and best wishes, EVERY SINGLE PERSON on staff made me feel at home as well as VIP. I wish I could give an 8-star review but 5 is the limit. Great amenities or if you just want a lazy day it works out great as well, I think I found a new happy place.
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    Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

    10/10 Excellent


    Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    My wife and I needed a well deserved holiday and Lux South Ari Atoll did not disappoint. From the time we arrived until the moment we left it felt like paradise. The weather was perfect even though we went off season. The staff was gracious, courteous and helpful. The food at each establishment was good; some better than others depending on your preference. Our villa was amazing. It was a birthday and wedding anniversary week and they completely were attentive to each occasion. I left with no regrets.
    Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2022

    10/10 Excellent

    Kimnova, Houston

    Travelled with family and small children
    Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    The whole property was stunning! Food was amazing and high quality. Babysitting/daycare was the best part of the resort. They were able to take care of my child while my husband and I were about to relax and enjoy the beaches. The staff there went above and beyond. I just wished I stayed longer! Will def be back.
    Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2022

    10/10 Excellent


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    Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2022

    10/10 Excellent

    Verified traveller

    Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
    Was amazing, but be prepared to spend
    Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2022

    10/10 Excellent


    Travelled with partner
    Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    Everything was to like!
    Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2022

    10/10 Excellent

    Aditya Mosale Venkatesha

    Travelled with partner
    Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    Everything was perfect. Attention to details and thinking about what makes our stay great was just amazing. Food was fantastic and delicious. There was a lot of variety,which was great. Overall, it was absolutely perfect
    Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

    10/10 Excellent


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    Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022