LUX* Maldives South Ari Atoll
A luxury resort in the Maldives made for peaceful off-the-grid retreats
Dreamy atolls of tropical islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are a kaleidoscope of colours and earthly pleasures. Get away from it all at LUX* Maldives, the only settlement on the postcard-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu.
Fuss free and laid-back, the resort surprises with pop-up film shows right on the beach, impromptu musical performances and strolls along secret pathways through the lush tropical gardens. Just steps from the thatch-roofed suites and ocean-perched villas, the island"s unspoilt beaches are yours to claim.
A prime spot for snorkelling and whale-shark spotting, the resort"s unblemished lagoon is a diver"s dreamworld. Back on land, island street food and fine dining await in the tempting restaurants and bars. In the shade of coconut palms, lounge by the two turquoise pools, luxuriate in the ocean-view spa and surrender to the charms of this castaway idyll.
LUX* South Ari Atoll "“ is located on one of the biggest islands (Dhidhoofinolhu) with 4 KM of pristine white sandy beaches facing the clear lagoon. Learn more about our resort in Maldives.
Whether suspended over the water or scattered along the beach, every room, suite and villa at LUX* Maldives is designed to make the most of its enchanting island surrounds.
Light, breezy and ever so spacious with splashes of bright island colour, each room has a sophisticated sense of simplicity with sweeping views over the sparkling lagoon and beach.
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 offer ... read more
Sunset Junior Suite
Shaded by sprawling Badamier trees and palms, each spacious suite faces the sunset and enjoys breath-taking views over the ocean. The simple, minimalist design is accented with warm wood and splashes ... read more
Prestige Water Villa
The luxurious Prestige 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 with a king bed plus ... read more
Family Lagoon Pavilions
Our spectacular Water Villas are suspended on stilts over the water and offer incredible views of the Indian Ocean with direct access to the lagoon. Fall asleep to the gentle sound of the ocean, and t ... read more
Beach Pool Villa
Enjoy sensational views over the lagoon from your spacious, west-facing Beach Pool Villa. Native wood accents and light sandy tones bring the natural beauty of island living inside, while a private te ... read more
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 b ... read more
Presidential Water 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 ... read more
Romantic Signature Pool Water Villa
These spacious two-bedroom Villas are perched atop the water on stilts and provide the perfect secluded spot for families to spend an unforgettable holiday. Look out over the lagoon from your private ... read more
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 c ... read more
Inspired by North African, Lebanese, Indian and Indian Ocean cuisine, Senses never fails to delights with its tempting menu of tagines, tandoori prawns and unique tropical sorbets. 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 Ã la carte dinner under the stars.
Senses Bar & Lounge
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. Enjoy a light snack in the evening while swaying gently in a giant hammock or challenge someone to a friendly game of billiards as the sun sets over the ocean.
East Restaurant & Bar
Suspended above the water, East inspires with its incredible view out over the lagoon. Rustic decks and old ship's riggings add to the nautical theme, while bright cushions and light fabrics provide a lively island feel. The menu features the best of Cambodian, Indonesian, Thai, Sri Lankan, Hong Kong and Chinese-style buffets.
The adjacent East Bar offers fresh fruit cocktails and unforgettable local evening entertainment.
Allegria Restaurant & Bar
Vibrant Italian flair blends with the lively island ambience at Allegria. Located right on the beach, this open kitchen allows guests to watch our skilled chefs at work as they create pizzas, pastas and gnocchi dishes. For a more intimate atmosphere, Allegria's wine cellar can be booked for private dinners. Exclusive arrangements can also be made for small parties to dine in the cellar and indulge in a range cheeses complemented by our exceptional selection of French and New World wines.
Perched on stilts over the water, Umami features a Japanese-style teppanyaki table where our chefs entertain guests with their culinary skills. Sit under beautiful silk paper lanterns surrounded by wooden latticework while you enjoy the simple yet delicate flavours of Kobe beef sushi rolls served with scallops or fresh seaweed and squid salad.
The restaurant is open evenings only, and tables should be reserved in advance.
Veli Pool Bar & Lunch
Located near the crystal clear swimming pool that extends out to sea, with shimmering views of the lagoon on three sides, Veli Pool Bar offers a casual menu of tasty pizzas, sandwiches and spring rolls, as well as Mediterranean-style tapas, mezze and antipasti.
On the beach, facing the sunrise, close to the lobby and the boat house, this is your regular laid-back watering hole. Enjoy island music and reggae favourites while sharing your experiences from the last dive or your exciting water sports session.
Nothing beats a really great cup of coffee. That's why at LUX* we only serve our very own delicious Island Blend of certified green organic beans. Roasted on the island and prepared for you with passion by our trained baristas, every cup of coffee served at our stylish Café LUX* is one to savour.
LUX Spa and Fitness
LUX* Me is a unique concept which combines fitness, spa, nutrition, yoga, retreats and experiences into one venue. Our concept is to allow guests to create their own integrated spa, fitness and lifestyle experience with the help of our LUX* Me experts. Our unique 'Me Time' Menu is designed to tailor-make an experience just for you. From luxurious facials, massages and scrubs to invigorating yoga classes and a broad array of dynamic and fun exercise programmes, LUX* Me is all about you. Specialised programs such as our retreats or flexible Vitalité experience allow you to participate in a way to maximize wellbeing and vitality. Contact us to book your own LUX* Me expert to help program a truly personalized experience.