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Great ambiance and very friendly hotel staff. Food was good and transportation to and from the restaurants was timely. Overall good trip.

This resort is absolutely unbelievable!! From the instant I made the reservations, this resort went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing vacation. Within hours of booking our trip I received contact from the hotel staff wanting our airline reservations so they could make our seaplane accommodations. And when we got to MALE, everything went exactly as they said! Every single person was so personable, friendly and accommodating! The resort was breathtaking! The food was fantastic! This was our first time to the Maldives and to a LUX resort but I promise you this will not be our last! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

We didn’t plan on using to have pork meal plan but we were convinced in the waiting room that we should get it because it entrée and a salad with cost over $100. The trick is to spend $90 per person takes a lot of food from the menu. We only paid about $45 per person for an entrée and a salad

South Ari Atoll Dhidhoofinolhu Island

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa
  • Fitness center

LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is within the area of Dhidhoofinolhu Marina and Dhigurah Beach. This 193-room, 5-star resort has conveniences like a full-service spa, free in-room WiFi, and a gym.


Dining

There are ample dining options with 7 onsite restaurants, including MIXE, which specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and East Market and East Bar with its ocean views. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Rooms

All of LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas's 193 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, ceiling fans, and safes. TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones are also standard.


Property features

Renovated in 2016, LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas offers a full-service spa, a gym, and a sauna. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with securing valuables, dry cleaning/laundry, and concierge services. Other amenities at this beach resort include free WiFi in public areas, a spa tub, and a business center.

Room options

Family Room, 2 Bedrooms

1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 6

Beach Pool Villa

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Beach Pavilion

1 King Bed | Sleeps 3

Water Villa

1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

Everyone (6)
5
Everyone

By on Jul 19, 2021

5
Everyone

By on Dec 5, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 26, 2021

Thank you for staying at LUX* South Ari Atoll.

4
Everyone

By on Dec 2, 2020

Review comment responded on Jan 26, 2021

Thank you for staying at LUX* South Ari Atoll.

4
Everyone

Great ambiance and very friendly hotel staff. Food was good and transportation to and from the restaurants was timely. Overall good trip.

By on Jun 18, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 4, 2018

Thank you for the review. Happy to know you had a great time and hope there will be another opportunity to welcome you again. Best regards from the LUX* South Ari Atoll Management Team

5

unbelievable!!!

Everyone

This resort is absolutely unbelievable!! From the instant I made the reservations, this resort went above and beyond to make sure we had an amazing vacation. Within hours of booking our trip I received contact from the hotel staff wanting our airline reservations so they could make our seaplane accommodations. And when we got to MALE, everything went exactly as they said! Every single person was so personable, friendly and accommodating! The resort was breathtaking! The food was fantastic! This was our first time to the Maldives and to a LUX resort but I promise you this will not be our last! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

By , from New York, NY on Mar 2, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 4, 2018

Dear Rachel, Thank you for giving your recommendations to other travelers by sharing your own experience at LUX*. Please let us know if you ever plan to return to the Maldives as we hope you will consider to stay with us again. Our team will certainly make sure you have another good time. Best regards from LUX* South Ari Atoll Management Team

4

beware the 1/2 board meal plan

Everyone

We didn’t plan on using to have pork meal plan but we were convinced in the waiting room that we should get it because it entrée and a salad with cost over $100. The trick is to spend $90 per person takes a lot of food from the menu. We only paid about $45 per person for an entrée and a salad

By on Nov 27, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 4, 2018

Thank you for sharing the feedback and experience with other travelers. Looking forward to welcoming you back ! Best regards from the LUX* South Ari Atoll Management Team

LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

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