LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas, Maldives

LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas, Maldives

LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas, Maldives is a luxury Maldives resort located on the picture-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu. Whether you want lazy days on the beach or fun-filled watersport activities, this impressive resort has something for everyone.

Chic Waterfront Villas

LUX* boasts 193 private villas nestled on the water's edge. Light and spacious, these idyllic dwellings feature floor-to-ceiling windows with stunning views of the sparkling sea. Spacious wooden decks have a dining area for al fresco eating, and many also feature their own private pool and Jacuzzi. Sophisticated and stylish, these villas are ideal for couples or families who want to enjoy barefoot luxury and tranquility.

A Gastronomic Delight

Dining at LUX* offers guests a choice of many world cuisines. Mixe has outside tables under a thatched roof where breakfast and dinner are served from live cooking stations. Expect pizzas cooked in wood-fired ovens, tasty grills and delicious stir fries. Senses Bar and Lounge serves a wide selection of drinks, Sri Lankan tea and light lunches. Alternatively, the Lagoon Bar is a laid-back beach bar next to the watersports centre. Head to Umani for tasty Japanese food or try a range of Italian cuisine and freshly-caught seafood at Allegria, where small parties can also book private wine and cheese tasting sessions.

Spoil Yourself and Make a Splash

The resort’s on-site spa offers Zhengliao Chinese medicine treatments and relaxing Balinese massages, and personal trainers at the fitness centre can tailor a wellness program to suit your individual needs. If you want to try scuba diving, there’s a PADI dive centre offering experiences for all levels of ability. There’s also a variety of watersports available, including hover boarding, paddle boarding, snorkeling, jet skiing, fishing, kite surfing and topcat sailing. Guests can also hop aboard a luxury catamaran cruise to see dolphins, explore the oceans and watch sunsets.

Children's Club Spa Beach Gym Private Beach Scuba Diving Watersports Fitness Centre Scuba-Diving

before you go

Everything you need to know before planning your dream trip

The Essentials
Seaplane transfers are 25 minutes from Malé Airport / 193 Pavilions & Villas / 7 Restaurants & 5 Bars / Spa / Fitness Centre / Diving Centre / Water Sports / Kid’s Club for 3-11 years & Teens Club for 12-17 years
When to travel
December to April is the high season as the weather is hot, there’s less rainfall and it is the best time to scuba-dive. It is wetter and windier May to October.
How to get there
British Airways flies direct from Heathrow in under 10½ hours. Emirates, Qatar, Etihad, Oman Air and SriLankan Airlines also operate from various UK airport with many offering stop-overs so why not break the journey and enjoy the stimulating contrast between the two destinations?

Our Destination Specialists


our destination specialist

Jessica Jones Specialist area: Caribbean & Indian Ocean 26 years in travel industry
Paul Jones Specialist area: Asia & Indo-China 26 years in travel industry
Julie Crump Specialist area: Africa 37 years in travel industry

Have you ever wondered about the team behind your holiday? Our expert team are always on hand and invite you to give them a call to discuss your perfect holiday with Azure.

We are passionate about travel and that passion drives our desire to ensure you have your perfect holiday every time. Our promise to you is your best ever tailor-made holiday

01244 322770
Opening Hours
  • Monday - Friday- 9am - 5:30pm
  • Saturday - 9:30am - 1pm
  • Sunday- Closed

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