LUX* South Ari Atoll
Maldives, Indian Ocean
This stunning resort gives a true insight into island living. As well as being exceedingly laid back, there’s a spontaneous atmosphere with open air cinema on the beach, pop-up musical performances and much more. If you’re a water sport enthusiast you’re in for a treat, the diving here is spectacular, with plenty of underwater sites to explore for beginners to advanced divers. There’s also land sports aplenty, two pools (both fully serviced by poolside bars), two miles of sandy beach and the LUX* Me Spa, an oasis within an oasis. The kids, meanwhile, can engage in a variety of activities at PLAY, including decadent cake decorating and art classes. There are plenty of eateries to choose from: at the core of the island, MIXE offers everything from wood-fired pizzas to grills & stir fries, with a tempting island twist; for Italian cuisine, there is Allegria or head to East Market for Asian-inspired dishes.
- Bicycle Rental
- Scuba Diving
- Babysitting service
- Kids Club
- Fitness Centre/Gym
- Internet Access
Where is itOn the island of Dhidhoofinolhu in the South Ari Atoll. Transfer time from Malé International Airport: 25 minutes by seaplane (remember to pack light for the seaplane transfer as luggage allowance is 20kg plus 5kg hand luggage, per person).
All-Inclusive option: includes buffet breakfast: at MIXE and East Market. Lunch: à la carte at Senses Restaurant, Veli Bar, Lagoon Bar and Beach Rouge. Dinner: à la carte at Senses Restaurant and Beach Rouge/buffet at MIXE and East Market. Umami and Allegria are open for dinner only. These restaurants are excluded from the All Inclusive Package but are accessible with 30% discount. For guests staying in LUX* Villa and/or Temptation Pool Water Villa, one dinner at Umami and one dinner at Allergia are included per 7-night stay period. A wide selection of beverages (soft drinks, tea/coffee, beers, wines, sparkling wine, juices, water, cocktails and liquors) as per the scheduled opening hours of the restaurants and bars.
Please note: All-Inclusive is available from your time of arrival until your time of departure. Each restaurant and bar has the 'All-Inclusive' drinks menus available, with full details of all choices included. Some items may incur a supplement. Special evenings, events and dinners are not included. Reservations are mandatory at the spa and its facilities are subject to availability, for adults only.
Beach Villas with outdoor bathrooms, 1 king-size bed, a sofa bed and single rollaway bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 1 teen.
Beach Pool Villas have a private pool and a terrace which unfolds into a luxurious living space, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 teen or 1 child or 1 infant.
Family Lagoon Pavilions are next to the lagoon, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children/teens/infants or 2 adults and 4 teens/children/infants.
Water Villas are located directly over the lagoon on the far sunset side of the island and offer optimal privacy & seclusion, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 teen or 1 child.
Romantic Pool Water Villas have a private plunge pool and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.
Temptation Pool Water Villas are ideal for couples, with a dedicated living space, spacious wooden deck with dining area and cabana, a 14-metre infinity pool, a glass Jacuzzi room and a circular king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.
Lux* Villa feature unparalleled views over the lagoon with an infinity plunge pool, spacious living area with glass floor and direct access to the deck, a master bedroom suite and handcrafted LUX* Sleep Tight bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.
8 restaurants; MIXE (feet-in-the-sand international buffet, open for breakfast and dinner), Allegria Restaurant (Mediterranean cuisine, open for dinner), Senses Restaurant (Middle Eastern and Indian ocean cuisine, open for lunch and dinner), East Market (over-the-water Asian market-inspired restaurant, open for European breakfasts and authentic Asian dinners), Umami (Japanese fusion, open for dinner), Beach Rouge (beach club and restaurant, open for all day dining), Cafe LUX* (freshly ground coffee served all day), Veli Pool Bar (all-day poolside drinks, open for lunch), Lagoon Bar (sociable beach bar, open for lunch), Senses Bar and Lounge (cocktails, drinks, teas, light lunches and evening snacks), East Bar (hip over-the-water hangout, open in the evenings). Ice cream once a day from the ICI tricycle.
Daily programme for adults and children including performances by local artists and themed evenings. Cinema Paradiso - open air movies on the beach.
2 swimming pools. Spa*. Fitness centre. Complimentary snorkeling equipment, canoe, pedal boats, kayaks,snorkeling trips to the house reef. Water sports* including diving, tube rides, waterskiing, kite surfing, fishing, flyboarding and windsurfing. Whale shark safaris*. Access to volleyball court and tennis courts with complimentary rackets and balls (upon availability). Bicycles*. Beach yoga. PLAY kids club (3–11 years), Teens programme.
Babysitting* (on request). Laundry service*. 24-hour room service*. Complimentary WiFi in public areas.
4 nights from the 31st December.
* Denotes local charge.