LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

Dhidhoofinolhu , , Dhidhoofinolhu, South Ari Atoll (Show on Map)
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Summary of reviewsLUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is a paradise-like location that offers exceptional facilities and services. The resort is located on a large island with spacious and beautiful beaches, surrounded by pristine and turquoise waters, perfect for whale shark spotting. Guests have praised the resort's breakfast and dinner options with fresh and high-quality products, varied options and well-catered food allergies. The accommodations are faultless with exceptional facilities and modern, well-decorated rooms, including water villas with private pools. The resort is clean and well-maintained with friendly and hospitable staff who go above and beyond to ensure guests are comfortable and happy. The resort is perfect for families with children and honeymooners looking for an unforgettable experience. Overall, LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is a luxurious destination that offers a high-end experience without the pretension.
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What is between the hotel and the beach?
Nothing. The beach is directly accessible from the hotel
Is this a private beach? Yes
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Room Types
Beach Pavilion The Beach Pavilion of 60m² has direct beach and ocean access. It has individual, private terraces facing the beach. It features AC and fans, fully-stocked minibar, coffee machine, Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water and all the technology (Wifi, television, phone...)

Beach Villa The Beach Villa of 95m² has a direct access to a secluded beach with sunbeds. It features sea views from your terrace and has a tropical indoor-outdoor bathroom with a stand-alone tub. It comes with furnishes terrace facing the beach, reading nook, AC and fans, fully-stocked minibar, coffee machine, Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water and all the technology (Wifi, television, phone...)

Romantic Pool Water Villa A favorite among couples. Cozy, light and chic, this villa of 110m² is located on the sunrise side of the island. The Romantic Water villa comes with a cozy sun terrace with an infinity plunge pool, sunbed and direct lagoon access and a drop-down projector so you can have your own cinema in bed. The villa features AC and fans, fully-stocked minibar, coffee machine, Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water and all the technology (Wifi, television, phone...)

Water Villa The Water villa of 98m² comes with an outdoor deck with sunbeds and a staircase leading to the ocean. It is located on the sunset side of the island and has a Catamaran net over the lagoon to laze in, glass floor window. The villa features AC and fans, fully-stocked minibar, coffee machine, Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water and all the technology (Wifi, television, phone...)

Temptation Pool Water Villa A favorite among couples. Cozy, light and chic, this villa of 220m² comes with an outdoor deck with a private infinity pool, direct lagoon access, separate living room area, a jacuzzi. The villa features AC and fans, fully-stocked minibar, coffee machine, Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water and all the technology (Wifi, television, phone...)

Beach Pool Villa The Beach Pool Villa of 116m² is located on the sunset side of the island and comes with a private pool and outdoor shower on the backside of the villa. It has a tropical indoor-outdoor bathroom with a spacious standalone bathtub. The villa features a furnished terrace facing the beach, Direct access to a secluded beach with sunbeds, AC and fans, fully-stocked minibar, coffee machine, Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water and all the technology (Wifi, television, phone...)

LUX* Villa The villa is located at the tip of the jetty and a front-row seat overlooking the sunsets from your own infinity pool. The Lux* Villa with 360m² comes with a private infinity pool, sun terrace and deck, living room with a glass floor, dining room and bar, Staircase leading to the ocean, bathroom with a round bathtub. The villa comes with a butler, private buggy service, bicycles and a selection of win. Air conditioing, fans, fully-stocked minibar, coffee machine, sparkling water, Wi-Fi, television and phone are provided

Family Lagoon Pavilion This villa is one unit with one entrance leading to two separate entrances, perfect for families with kids or teens who want some privacy as well. The 130m² size villa has the beach chic design, Direct beach and ocean access, Individual, private terraces facing the beach. It features Furnished terrace facing the beach, Indoor-outdoor tropical bathroom, AC & fans, a fully-stocked minibar, coffee machine, Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water and all the technology (Wifi, television, phone...)

Family Room The 120m² two interconnected bungalows are a suitable fit for families with little travellers in tow or friends who like to go on double-dates. The separate entrances give a little more privacy. It comes with two furnished individual private terraces on the beach, two bathrooms with a shower and bathtub, It features AC & fans, a fully-stocked minibar, coffee machine, Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water and all the technology (Wifi, television, phone...)

Quadruple Room The spacious air-conditioned quadruple room offers a minibar, a tea and coffee maker and a wardrobe. The unit offers 1 bed.

Guest Reviews
9.3
Excellent
Location
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is located on a large island with spacious and beautiful beaches offering excellent view points. The hotel is situated in a perfect location, close to all the restaurants and bars with stunning sea views. The island is surrounded by pristine and turquoise waters, perfect for whale shark spotting. The hotel's water villas are located in a stunning setting, immersed in greenery and overlooking the white sandy beach and crystal-clear ocean. The island is considered one of the best in the Maldives and is just a half an hour seaplane flight from Male. With a 1,500-meter double-sided beach strip, entering the sea from anywhere is possible. While some guests found their rooms far from everything, the overall review of the location was positive with many guests describing it as a paradise-like location and a dream come true.

Breakfast
The breakfast at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is highly praised by guests in their reviews. Many have noted the use of fresh products and high-quality standards, resulting in exceptional and tasty food. The breakfast buffet presents a great variety of delicious options for vegans and those with food allergies. Guests loved the mix of dishes at the east/west restaurant and the unique concept of the floating breakfast at the pool villa. The resort also offers ample options for entertainment like biking and walking around the island. The breakfast service is diverse and satisfies every taste with their multiple restaurants. Overall, guests were impressed with the copious and varied breakfast service, making it a great package with the all-inclusive offer and some even described it as "amazing" or "fantastic".

Dinner
The dinner experience at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is exceptional with guests praising the fresh and high-quality products, varied options and well-catered food allergies. They particularly enjoyed the themed food nights, including the Maldivian night at Mixe. Guests raved about the restaurants with Allegria being a special highlight and signature dishes like Lobster Risotto and Crab Linguini standing out. There were many options to choose from and guests appreciated the good choice of restaurants. The beaches and sunset views provided a beautiful backdrop for the theme nights at Beach Rouge and Senses restaurants. Some guests compared the Michelin level restaurants to the overpriced drinks and food. While some mentioned that the service during peak hours could be inadequate, the majority praised the quality of the food and the variety of options available.

Rooms
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is a faultless resort with exceptional facilities and modern, well-decorated rooms. The water villas with private pools are exceptional and offer beautiful spaces with incredible views. The Lux Villa is a private and comfortable accommodation with butler service and a dedicated concierge. The beach villas are spacious, clean and well-designed, while the water villas provide fantastic and private spaces. Despite a few guests mentioning that some of the villas are a bit tired, the majority of the rooms are modern, clean and extremely comfortable. The resort offers a variety of room options, from the garden villa to the ocean pool villa, each offering a unique and stunning view. Some guests suggest choosing the beach villa for a relaxing evening on the loungers or the water villa for a romantic experience with a private pool. Overall, guests adore the accommodations with many describing them as beautiful, elegant and dreamy.

Cleanliness
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is a modern and clean resort with well-decorated and kept villas. The pristine beaches are perfect for a relaxing vacation. The housekeeping staff ensures that the villas are spotless and the rooms are cleaned with great thoroughness twice a day. Guests are impressed with the friendly staff who keep the place really clean. Some rooms are considered to be the cleanest on the Maldives. However, some guests have reported a few maintenance issues such as uneven and dangerously loose decking boards around the villa pool and broken toilet seats. Despite this, the majority of the guests highly praise the cleanliness of the resort and the quality of service provided by the staff. The cleanliness and comfort of the resort make it a great choice for a relaxing vacation.

Staff
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas boasts of an amazing staff who are professional, hospitable and friendly. From the personal guide and helper to the marine biologist on site, the accommodating and organizing service team and the outstanding and caring staff, no guest is left unattended. The employees of the resort are all very friendly and kind. Every staff member encountered, from the front end staff, restaurant staff, housekeeping, watersports and diving staff, went above and beyond to ensure guests were comfortable and happy. Special mentions go to staff like Aileen, Rita, Inthi and chef Pong, who made guests feel welcome and went the extra mile. The GM, Naser and Rachel, the host, also deserve praise for their excellent service. While most staff are friendly, some are not as welcoming as others, especially water equipment staff and security staff who have been noted as unfriendly and rude. Overall, the hotel has a great atmosphere and facilities with the exceptional staff making the experience even better.

Wi-Fi
Guests have reported mixed experiences with the wifi at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas. While the availability of wifi is widespread throughout the property, some have noted poor signal and slow speed. Despite this, there have been positive comments about the strength and good quality of the wifi in some areas. One guest suggested purchasing a SIM card at the airport as a backup option. Communication with staff via WhatsApp was also noted as a good way to stay connected. Overall, while there are areas that could be improved with the wifi, the majority of guests found it usable and sufficient for their needs.

Pool
If you're looking for a sophisticated and peaceful atmosphere for your vacation, LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is the perfect destination for you. One of the main highlights of the hotel is its many beaches and pools, including a spacious outdoor pool, an infinity pool and even an adult-only pool. The pool and villa areas are well-maintained and clean, as confirmed by many guests. The resort's lagoon is also a great addition, as it provides a calm swimming experience right outside your room. Aside from the pools, the hotel offers fantastic bars and restaurants, including themed nights and DJ entertainment. While there might be some slow service concerns and upcoming maintenance on the pool, there's never a dull moment given the hotel's vast amount of activities and facilities. If you're lucky enough to stay in the water villas, you'll love your private pool, although it might not be heated. The resort is also perfect for families with plenty of activities for children to enjoy. With all of these amenities and the luxurious atmosphere of the resort, LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is the ultimate vacation spot for anyone seeking a high-end experience without the pretension.

Beach
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas boasts of pristine beaches that offer direct access to the sea. Almost like a private beach, guests can enjoy the prevention of beach erosion while feeling the white and soft sand on their toes. The resort's beautiful beaches are perfect for lounging or engaging in fun and cute beach bars. Snorkelling and diving offer a chance to witness exotic fish and the beaches are home to lots of wildlife. Stunningly gorgeous and just 30 metres from a turquoise sea over a white coral beach, the beach at this resort is nothing short of fantastic. Guests can cycle around, walk down the beach or jump on the buggy for a fun-filled day at the insane beach. With stunning settings and beautiful sandy beaches, LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is the perfect destination for those who crave for plages, playas espectaculares and les plages de sable fin. Whether you're soaking up the sun or enjoying the tropical weather, there is never a dull moment at this resort. With its own kritvita stränder, turkost vatten och 30 graders värme, you can enjoy the vackrare in verkligheten summer that this resort offers. Whether you are looking for a short stay in a villa with a pool on the beach or a longer stay in a tentation villa, the resort is very well-maintained. After all, it's located on a большой остров with beautiful beaches that are truly amazing.

Family
Looking for a hotel that caters to both couples and families? Look no further than LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas. With a diverse range of guests, this resort is perfect for anyone travelling with children. Speaking of kids, they'll love the dedicated activity area which feels like a paradise for them. While children enjoy themselves, parents can peacefully relax knowing there's plenty of entertainment available. The resort is truly family-friendly, making it a great choice for those seeking a familial atmosphere. Whether you're travelling with your 5-year-old daughter, Salma, or coming with a large group of friends and their kids, LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is a great place for families with children.

5 Star
The LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is a brilliant resort that provides exceptional facilities and services. Guests have described their experience as the best holiday of their lives and faultless. The hotel has received high praise for handling the pandemic situation very well. From the moment guests arrive at the Male airport, they are met with perfection. The resort is highly esteemed with words such as "респектабельный," "מלון מושלם," and "hotel maravilhoso" being used to describe it. It is a surreal and absolute dream destination that is highly recommended. Guests have described it as a paradise with "Ein absoluter Traum," "Um paraíso," and "Perfeccion" being used. The hotel is perfect for a honeymoon, as described in "Luna de miel espectacular." The LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is superb and definitely worth visiting again and again.

Private Pool
The private pools at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas have left guests in awe. Words such as "romantic", "relaxing" and "stunning view" have been used to describe these amenities. Guests loved the modern and clean designs of the pool villas, as well as the sunset views provided by the beach villas. Even though some guests claimed that the water villas with private pools were not worth the price, others were thrilled with their romantic pool water villas. Overall, guests were pleased with the private pools available in different types of rooms, from garden villas to tentation villas and commented on the resort's careful maintenance.

Honeymoon
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is the perfect place for honeymooners looking for an unforgettable experience. The romantic pool villas offer a beautiful setting to celebrate love and create lasting memories. Guests cannot stop raving about their fantastic honeymoons, which were made even more special by the resort's attentive staff. The hotel goes above and beyond to make sure their honeymooners feel valued with little keepsakes and special decorations on the bed. Whether celebrating a wedding anniversary or just starting a new life together, LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is the ideal destination. Reviews from around the world, including Europe, South America and Asia, all agree that this resort can offer a spectacular honeymoon experience.

Luxury
Nestled amid lush vegetation, the LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas has become synonymous with luxury. The resort boasts modern and clean suites that are well-decorated and spacious, ensuring guests are extremely comfortable during their stay. The sophisticated and calm ambiance is perfect for those looking for a luxurious experience. Lux South and Lux Villa are the epitome of luxury. Exceptional facilities, excellent service and attention to detail are what make this resort exceptional. Guests rave about the good food, great staff and the amazing place. The resort is very fancy and the epitome of респектабельный и роскошный отель. The attentive staff goes above and beyond to ensure that jeder Wunsch wurde einem von den Augen abgelesen. For many, this resort is the perfect spot for פשוט חופשה חלומית or a luna de miel espectacular. There's no doubt that this is the melhor Resort nas Maldivas.

Romantic
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway. The resort offers luxury villas, including the Romantic Pool Villa and Lux Villa, both with private pools and breathtaking water views. Guests can enjoy a honeymoon or a romantic stay in the Romantic Water Pool Villa, which offers modern amenities and a spacious layout. The resort is an ideal location for a magical and romantic vacation, as reviewed by guests from all over the world with phrases such as "ideal place for a romantic holiday," "romantic room with private pool," "spectacular honeymoon," and "magical stay." Whether it's a private pool villa, a modern romantic water pool villa, or a spacious and luxurious room with a pool view, LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas offers the perfect setting for a romantic getaway.


Yes, LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas has pool(s) that belong to one or more of the following categories: Infinity Pool, Panoramic View Pool, Private Pool, Outdoor Pool.

Yes, a spa is available at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas.

No, LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas doesn't allow dogs.

No, parking facilities aren't available at LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas.

Yes, LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas has a gym.

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