LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Sophisticated, vibrant resort

One of the larger resorts in Maldives, LUX* South Ari Atoll comprises 193 beach villas and overwater suites strung along two miles of white sandy beach. It’s a vibrant resort with plenty of atmosphere and a good choice for families and honeymooners alike.  


Superb resort with a wonderful array of activities  

There’s a huge mix of land and water-based activities with plenty to keep all ages happy. Scuba divers can explore the incredibly rich waters, with manta rays and whale sharks regularly spotted. There’s no house reef but there are daily snorkelling outings and some great sites close by. Adrenaline seekers can try kite surfing, jet skis or even hoverboarding. There are deep sea fishing expeditions and although fly fishing is not offered it is possible to arrange a boat and there are some flats to explore. See our blog for more information.

There’s plenty to keep younger children busy with a thriving kids club and a fabulous ice cream parlour. The spa offers an extensive range of treatments and there’s a gym, yoga pavilion and tennis courts for those wanting to keep active. The array of eight restaurants and five bars offers plenty to suit all tastes, from sophisticated dining to a lively music scene. There are even impromptu cinema screenings at the open-air Cinema Paradiso. The whole place has a village-like feel with various areas offering a different ambiance. It’s an easy stroll from one end of the island to the other but guests can hire bicycles or make use of the regular buggy shuttle service.

Chic, elegant accommodation  

There is a tremendous range of accommodation, both overwater and on the beautiful white sandy beach. The thatched overwater villas are airy spaces with whitewashed walls and make for the ultimate in laid back living. Some come with infinity pools, and they all have expansive outside decks with steps leading straight into the ocean. The chic beach villas sit amid tropical foliage and enjoy lovely views with direct access to the sandy beach and sea beyond. Beautifully furnished and with inside and outside showers these are perfect to kick off your shoes and revel in the wonderful setting.

Within easy reach of Malé    

Conveniently situated on South Ari Atoll, LUX* is a quick 30-minute hop by seaplane from Malé. Arriving direct to the resort dock it’s only a minute or so from plane to reception and onward to all on offer at this heavenly resort. 

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