5* All-Villa All-Inclusive Paradise Resort
Fringed by a warm turquoise lagoon with spectacular marine life, the five-star LUX* South Ari Atoll is an all-villa paradise on the picture-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu.
With pristine white beaches and world-class facilities, this upscale resort is both a romantic couple’s destination and an exciting family getaway. Unwind and absorb island life, staying in a luxury villa on the beach or in a premium over-water villa on stilts above the shimmering lagoon. Boasting infinity pools on magnificent secluded decks overlooking the Indian Ocean, the water villas offer next-level serenity.
There are 11 bars and restaurants, which guests can dine at throughout the day and night as part of the resort’s exclusive all-inclusive concept. Pick from an authentic-style Asian market, a Japanese Teppanyaki-style restaurant and the Beach Rouge beach club, which transforms into a trendy bar at night with international DJs playing a chilled soundtrack.
You will never be stuck for things to do on your luxury holiday to the Maldives, as the resort boasts a PADI dive centre, two infinity pools, a fabulous spa – complete with steam rooms, saunas, plunge pools and yoga classes, exciting watersports, tennis and volleyball courts, and scenic cycle trails.
What’s more, the kids’ and teens’ clubs ensure that younger guests are entertained and active throughout their stay – with fun and educational activities and classes. Snorkelling is also an incredible way to marvel the tropical marine life, whilst the more adventurous might like the whale shark safari.
Choose between sunset and sunrise facing villas on your luxury Maldives holiday, whether celebrating a wedding, honeymoon or just enjoying a fun-filled family holiday. LUX* South Ari Atoll is a relaxing island paradise for all.
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LUX* South Ari Atoll’s villas are magnificent, with five-star features such as spa-like open-air bathrooms, private infinity pools and direct access to the lagoon.
This 220-square-metre villa features magnificent ocean views. There is a bedroom with stylish circular bed, a living room, an open-air bathroom with a stand-alone Jacuzzi bath, and a large outdoor deck terrace with a dining area, infinity pool, daybed and swinging chair over the lagoon.
The Beach Pavilion is situated on the beach, with a bedroom, seating area and a bathroom with a stand-alone bath and outdoor shower. The villa steps right out onto the beach.
Suspended on stilts over water and boasting over 110 square-metres, these villas feature a stylish bedroom with LUX* signature ‘Sleep Tight’ bed, and a bright sunlit bathroom and separate double rain-showers. Outside, there is an infinity pool, a cosy love nest overlooking the ocean, and direct access to the lagoon below. State-of-the-art amenities include a TV and home theatre system. Ideal for families with babies or children.
These suites are located next to the lagoon, with a bedroom, seating area and an open space bathroom with stand-alone bath. Ideal for families with babies or children.
Enjoy sensational views over the lagoon from your spacious, west-facing Beach Pool Villa. There is a bedroom and living area, an en-suite bathroom that opens onto a private garden, with a sunken plunge pool, wooden deck, loungers and stand-alone bath. Out the front, step out onto the sand and relax on your loungers.
In this villa there is a bedroom and seating area, an en-suite bathroom with a stand-alone bathtub, and sun-loungers on the beach in front of the villa. Each Beach Villa has ample room for three adults or two adults and two teens/children/one infant.
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-size bed plus sofa bed, an over-sized bathroom with a large bathtub and a separate shower, plus a day bed and sun beds on the sun deck, the Water Villas make for the perfect romantic Maldives getaway.
The LUX* Villa boasts an infinity pool overlooking the lagoon, a master bedroom with handcrafted LUX* ‘Sleep Tight’ bed, a bathroom with stand-alone bath, and a spacious living and dining room with a glass floor, and direct access to the deck.
Find out what makes LUX* South Ari Atoll special. Here are some of our personal highlights.
There are numerous mouth-watering dining options at LUX* South Ari Atoll. These include a Japanese Teppanyaki-style restaurant, a relaxed beach restaurant and an Italian restaurant with an impressive wine cellar. A highlight is East Market; inspired by Asian markets, this over-water eatery is a collection of food stalls serving delicious delicacies from across East Asia.
The LUX* Me Spa is a tranquil space designed for relaxation and rejuvenation. Your wellness journey will be personalised by one of the holistic therapists, who offer treatments using Mamma Aroma products. There is also a fitness centre, as well as yoga classes, meditation classes and nutrition plans. Luxury treatments include the Shirley Page Signature Massage and the Shirley Page Signature Facial.
LUX* South Ari Atoll is an excellent choice for a luxury family holiday to the Maldives, with a children’s club for those aged 3 to 12, offering a variety of educational, cultural and outdoor activities, and a teen’s club for those up to the age of 17, where they can learn local dances and the language, play beach sport and enjoy excursions around the island.
Get up close to the region’s awesome marine life by learning to dive at the PADI dive centre. Home to some of the world’s best dive sites and colourful reefs, the experienced team at the dive centre will help both novices and professional divers. Amongst tropical fish, look out for whale sharks, turtles and dolphins.
Beach Rouge at LUX* South Ari Atoll is the most infamous beach club in the Indian Ocean. Transformed at night into the place to see-and-be-seen, the sunset sessions are run by guest DJs that are flown in from all over the world to perform their soundtracks. As a hotel guest you can party like a VIP seven days a week.