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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
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Guest reviews

4.7 out of 5 Exceptional
191 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
All-inclusive
Air conditioning
Spa
Restaurant
Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationBunbaru Public Beach1 min drive
Popular LocationHimendhoo Thila2 min drive

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About this area

Dhidhoofinolhu Island

LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is located in Dhidhoofinolhu Island. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Bunbaru Public Beach and Himendhoo Thila. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as parasailing.
Visit our Dhidhoofinolhu Island travel guide
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Bunbaru Public Beach - 1 min drive
  • Himendhoo Thila - 2 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • MIXE – Beachfront buffet restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
  • East Market and East Bar – Ocean-view buffet restaurant with a bar offering Asian cuisine. Serves breakfast and dinner daily. Reservations required.
  • Allegria – Ocean-view restaurant with a bar offering Italian cuisine. Serves dinner daily. Reservations required.
  • Senses – Beachfront restaurant. Serves dinner daily. Reservations required.

About this property

LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

5-star beach resort with a full-service spa
Guests of this beach resort will appreciate convenient on-site amenities such as a spa tub and a steam room. All 193 rooms feature thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars and premium bedding.
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas offers 193 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. Satellite televisions are provided.

Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and a ceiling fan. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the resort include a spa tub and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

LUX* Me Spa has 4 treatment rooms.

The spa is open daily.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas 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

In-room minibar (some restrictions)

Water activities

Kayaking
Snorkelling
Snorkelling excursions

Land activities

Fitness facilities
Tennis

Lessons/classes/games

Pilates
Yoga

Entertainment

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

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

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
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

Internet

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

Parking and public transport

  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

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

Things to do

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

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Outdoors

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

Spa

  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Massage - on the beach
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Spa open daily

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility

More

  • Beach towels
  • Renovated entire property – August 2016
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Entertainment

  • Satellite channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Minibar

More

  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2:00 PM and midnight
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

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

Special check-in instructions

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
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport (MLE) to the property, which is 25 minutes away via seaplane. Daily seaplane transfer service is offered by Trans Maldivian Airways between 6 AM and 4 PM (subject to availability).
Daily domestic flight service offered by Flyme (with speedboat transfers included) is available from Male International Airport to Villa International Airport Maamigili (VAM). Flights take approximately 20 minutes, and the speedboat ride is 15 minutes. Speedboat operating hours from Male are 10 AM-11 PM, and operating hours from Maamigili are 6 AM-6 PM. The fee is USD 390 per adult/teen and USD 195 per child age 2-11. Guests booked on Flyme flights do not have access to the LUX* lounge at the seaplane terminal. <br />Flyme domestic flights from VAM to MLE start at 6 AM, and the last flight from MLE to VAM arrives at 11 PM.
Baggage allowances for both seaplane and FLYME domestic flights is 44 pounds (20 kilograms) for checked bags, and 11 pounds (5 kilograms) for carry on bags, per person. Fees of USD 5 plus tax per kilogram apply for excess baggage.
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.
To guarantee transfers from Male International Airport, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 72 hours before their expected arrival.
Customers will be requested by the property to provide documentation of a complete a health declaration (screening for COVID-19) issued 72 hours prior to check-in.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
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

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.
Guests must transfer via airplane and boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
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
Lux Ari Atoll & Dhidhoofinolhu
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas Resort
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas Dhidhoofinolhu Island

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas and receive a full refund?
Yes, LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas?
As of 23 Oct 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas on 7 Nov 2020 start from Rs15,698, 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.
Is LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
What time is check-in at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Does LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A roundtrip fee applies.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas?
Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.
Where is LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas located?
Situated in Dhidhoofinolhu Island, this luxury resort is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Bunbaru Public Beach and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Himendhoo Thila.
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4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Amenities

4.7/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Therapeutic
Amazing service, unpretentious comfort
Stayed 9 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Cristal water
Ver good. The water is cristal clear. Not far by seaplane. Food is very delicous.
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Brilliant service! Great choice of restaurants and food exceptional!
Stayed 7 nights in Jan 2020

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with partner
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They gave us both food poisoning totally ruined our 3 day get away. We spent the whole 2nd and 3rd day vomiting and diarrhea. The management said they would investigate and get back to us but did nothing!? Completely Horrible!!!
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

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