Surrounded by a crystal clear lagoon, on an island verdant with tropical greenery and boasting space and variety not often found in the Maldives.
This is the place for a real getaway.
LUX* South Ari Atoll was designed with a desire to preserve the natural environment and is a successful marriage of contemporary style with traditional Maldivian tones. This island jewel is home to some of the finest diving imaginable and offers guests a range of deluxe accommodation along 4 kilometres of white sandy beaches.
All accommodation is either located on the stunning beach, of which there is 4 kilometres, or perched over the sparkling lagoon. With eight restaurants, five bars & Café LUX*, guests are spoilt for choice and can enjoy a wealth of island-inspired & international cuisine. Why not enjoy a tailor-made spa treatment at the LUX* Me Spa, or simply relax by one of the two pools whilst enjoying a homemade ICI ice cream.
If activity is more your thing, watersports are plentiful and in a prime location for whale sharks, rays and other marine life, snorkelling, whale shark safaris and diving are not to be missed. Above the waterline and below, LUX* South Ari Atoll will always delight.
Combining authentic island living with the ultimate in luxury, the resort’s 193 pavilions and villas feature understated décor with neutral tones, plush furnishings and stunning Indian Ocean views from their private terrace or balcony.
Restaurants & Bars
Home to eight distinctive eateries, LUX* South Ari Atoll guarantees an exciting and varied gastronomic adventure.
MIXE gives a true taste of island living, offering tables on the sand and a menu of locally-sourced produce, alongside live performers in the evening. East Market resembles an authentic Asian market, serving incredible dishes from Thailand, China, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan, while Senses Restaurant overlooks the infinity pool, offering a fresh menu of Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean cuisine. Enjoy flavoursome Mediterranean cuisine in Allegria, dramatic and delicious teppanyaki at Umami, or a mouth-watering wood-fired pizza at Beach Rouge.
Café LUX* serves excellent coffee all day long; Senses Bar and Lounge offers light lunches and exotic cocktails; the atmospheric East Bar sits above the lagoon; Veli Bar lies right next to the impressive swimming pool; while the laid-back Lagoon Bar is located right next to the watersports centre
Activities & Entertainment
Truly embracing its Indian Ocean location, the resort offers a selection of adrenalin-pumping watersports from its own fully-equipped centre – including windsurfing, wakeboarding, kite surfing, hoverboarding and flyboarding. The designated PADI dive centre provides full training, allowing you to discover the incredible marine life beneath the ocean’s surface.
On land, tennis, cycling and volleyball are yours to enjoy, while yoga from the beach-facing Yoga Grove ensures that you unwind, relax and connect with your surroundings. Continuing this feeling of calm, the LUX* Me Spa offers a menu of rejuvenating treatments in a tranquil over-water pavilion.
Not forgetting the little guests, the resort houses PLAY, a club for children aged three to 12 years, allowing them to discover the nature and culture of this enchanting island, while making new friends. Activities include treasure hunts, locally-inspired art workshops, sports classes and more! For those aged between 12 and 17 years old, Studio 17 also offers a great programme of enriching experiences – including language classes, beach sports and even (fully supervised) excursions around the island.
LUX* South Ari Atoll features two stunning infinity pools, an over-water spa, a fully-equipped fitness centre and a yoga grove overlooking the Indian Ocean. A kids’ club, teen club and babysitting services are available for treasured younger guests, while eight restaurants and six bars ensure that you will never be stuck for choice when it comes to dining and entertainment.
For an active escape, tennis courts, a watersports centre and PADI dive centre are yours to enjoy. Meanwhile, the knowledgeable concierge service can recommend and arrange an array of incredible island excursions and activities. Allowing you to remain connected to the world outside of this Maldivian paradise, complimentary Wifi is offered throughout the resort.
South Ari Atoll, 25 minutes seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport.
1/12 - Swinging Chair at LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean
2/12 - The Beach at LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean
3/12 - East Bar at LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean
4/12 - Beach Rouge at LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean
5/12 - Allagria at LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean
6/12 - Temptation Pool Water Villa at LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean
7/12 - Pool Water Villa at LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean
8/12 - Beach Rouge at LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean
9/12 - Lobby at LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean
10/12 - Family Lagoon Villa at LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean
11/12 - Beach Rouge at LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean
12/12 - Beach pool villa at LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean
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