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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 21/12/06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/12/06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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 South Ari Atoll (formerly LUX Maldives), the only settlement on the postcard-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu. Fuss free and laid-back, the resort surprises with pop-up cinema screenings 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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Kids club
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
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Room types
Ocean view
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic, Chinese and 3 more
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Popular mentions
Tschangeuh N wrote a review Yesterday
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Ahmed , Is The Type Of Tour Advisor You Need Around You On Every Trip . As Much As We Sent Him Around Under Hard Rainy Conditions, He Will Go And Always Had A Smile On His Face . I Can’t Wait To Be Back With Your Amazing Hospitality Calm , Amazing , Some One You Can Count On
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
lucy n wrote a review Yesterday
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I was accompanied by 20 of my friends and family to celebrate my 50th Birthday from May 5th to May 9th 2022. From the moment I stepped onto the resort grounds I could tell this was going to be the trip of a lifetime and it was. I stayed in the Lux Villa and was assigned my personal Butler Ahmed who made sure that all my needs were met. I have run short of words to describe Ahmed. He took care of everyone in my group. Helped to plan all activities. Accompanied us on excursions, photographed us whenever we needed him to, prepared a beautiful sunset bath in the Lux Villa after my massage at Lux me Spa, Set up the Birthday dinner in the Villa, arranged for sandwiches and drinks for the Sandbank picnic at Lucy’s Island(wink), was always on time to pick us up from the room in his buggy. All I had to do was mention a wish and Ahmed found a way to make it come true. I enjoyed the parties at Beach rouge. Breakfast at Mixe was my favorite time of the day lol. The entire staff was very friendly and kind. I had tears when it was time to leave but Ahmed again arranged the band to perform Maldivian music as we walked to our seaplane. Lux South Ari Atoll thank you very much for this one in a lifetime experience. I plan to return in the near future with my family and Ahmed I thank you so much for the person that you are. Super cool guy and I can’t wait to see you again real soon
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Warren M wrote a review Yesterday
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Just back from an amazing holiday. From the accommodation, staff, amenities, everything was perfect. Food is an important part of our holidays, and I don’t think we will ever better the standard of food we had here, every meal was real quality and the taste and flavours amazing. All staff were amazingly polite and helpful, but a special mention to Sham our Housekeeper who was brilliant, and an extra special mention to Rita our guest arrival person. On unpacking we realised my partners Hair Straighteners hadn’t been packed, and in that heat, believe me she needs them!! Rita arranged for someone to buy some for us on the mainland and got them delivered to us the next day.
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Date of stay: May 2022
Violet T wrote a review 14 May
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I had a beautiful experience at this resort. I enjoyed every day and especially the friendly staffs. Ahmed was particularly attentive and catered to everyone in a group of 20 women who were there to celebrate a birthday! Ahmed was so patient and was available anytime we needed him without any hesitation. He enhanced our experience by taking us to all the picturesque places, recommended what restaurants to try, and accompanied us to excursions! I will recommend staying at this resort and will definitely go back there again
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Katarina Sturanovic wrote a review 14 May
Reston, Virginia1 contribution
From day 1 and all the way to the last day my experience at this resort was just amazing. 20 woman gathered together to celebrate at this resort and every single room and person was taken care of to the maximum. I can’t thank enough to everyone but one person who stood out to all of us was Ahmed the butler. Ahmed was up 24/7 and he made sure we had everything we needed. He took us to places where we can take pictures, he recommended places for us where to eat he even set up a beautiful bath in the room after the massage. I have never met someone so kind and helpful in my life. I will go back to Maldives and Lux resort with my family next year. Ahmed be ready for us. Thank you Lux family you really made us feel like home.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Frequently Asked Questions about LUX* South Ari Atoll
What are some of the property amenities at LUX* South Ari Atoll?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at LUX* South Ari Atoll?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at LUX* South Ari Atoll?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to LUX* South Ari Atoll?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hermit's, Green Park Cafe, and Allegria.
Are there opportunities to exercise at LUX* South Ari Atoll?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does LUX* South Ari Atoll have airport transportation?
Yes, LUX* South Ari Atoll offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at LUX* South Ari Atoll?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Filipino.
Does LUX* South Ari Atoll have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is LUX* South Ari Atoll accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.