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5.0 of 5 Resort   |   (Formerly Diva Maldives)
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Pinner, UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just got back from a fantastic week at the LUX Maldives that lived up to all our expectations. We were personally met at Male Airport for the transfer to the seaplane, and able to use the air-conditioned Lux Lounge. We appreciated the cold towels, buffet selection, and iced tea. At the hotel we were warmly greeted by Mr Mamoun,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm just checking out now. It's been extremely emotional to leave today. To get to the point, this is very high five star luxury in the Maldives, which is hard to pull off in such a location. They do this by the little things. It's my third time to the Maldives and whilst it's true, unlike Bandos, the isn't a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We are coming to the end of our stay at Lux Maldives but we wanted to capture our thoughts which will hopefully will be useful to others. Following a little confusion at check in things have been absolutely perfect. The room (villa 322 on the sunset side) is spacious and adjacent to a stunning bit of beach and clear blue... More

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LUX_GM, General Manager at LUX* Maldives, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback online while you are still on the property. It is always wonderful to have our guests enjoy every moment as we know our team appreciates all the kind words towards their hard work. Thank you again for choosing LUX* Maldives to be the place for your holiday. Should there be anything we could do... More

Richmond, SW London
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

beautiful resort and facilities, friendly helpful staff, everything was perfect for me and my teenage sons. we came over just for 3 nights from UK - it was well worth it! diving centre superb and very professional

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LUX_GM, General Manager at LUX* Maldives, responded to this review

I am very glad to know that the family had plenty of fun as LUX* Maldives is truly a unique and wonderful destination to explore. We are sure that you discovered many beautiful moments on our island and we here should you require some assistance to book another return for your vacation. Our team and I are very much looking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Maldives for the first time in July this year and stayed at the Lux on a recommendation from our travel agent. What can I say other than it was fantastic. Not only is the Maldives spectacular but from the time we approached the resort to the time we left we experienced the very best of service and... More

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LUX_GM, General Manager at LUX* Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Gavin, Thank you for the review and recommendations. We are all very happy to know you had a great time and will be back soon. Please do feel free to be in contact with us should there be anything we could arrange for you prior to your next holiday, as our team will always be here to assist and... More

Coventry.West Midlands. UK
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I visited the lux for our honeymoon! The Maldives was out final destination after getting married in Italy and then going to Dubai for out first honeymoon location. Arrived at Lux to a lovely greeting from staff waving to us on the seaplane - greeted by Victoria to go through arrival details etc! Also met by Shaun... More

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LUX_GM, General Manager at LUX* Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Mike, Thank you for sharing your constructive feedback with me as well as posting the review online. The weather was certainly a little special during the last few nights prior to your departure, however it was reassuring to know that overall you had a great time on the island. Nature has a wonderful way to show the beauty of... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had an excellent holiday 7 night stay here - highly recommend although 10 nights would have been even better! The resort is BEAUTIFUL and the staff were EXCEPTIONAL - really friendly & helpful. We had a beach villa on the east side which was gorgeous (and less windy) Restaurants did their best to cater for vegetarian - had the... More

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LUX_GM, General Manager at LUX* Maldives, responded to this review

Your title of your review “Food for the Soul - Total Chill Out” is great and we had the pleasure to share your kind words with the team that made it possible. Please do come back again and join our whale shark safari with our on-site marine biologist, Francesca. There is still much more on the island for everyone in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We chose the Lux Maldives resort for our honeymoon based on numerous positive Tripadvisor reviews, as well as other research. It wasn't the cheapest resort in the Maldives but certainly proved to be one of the best. Having never been to the Maldives before, and having only seen it on films, in books, articles, the web, etc. The resort lived... More

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Oman
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing more can be said that hasn't been said. My wife and I stopped at Lux Maldives for two weeks with my daughter with us for the first week in a separate beach villa at the end of July, beginning of August. Although out of season, my wife and I actually enjoy the short tropical storms as it cools and... More

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LUX_GM, General Manager at LUX* Maldives, responded to this review

It is always exciting to receive a wonderful review and your praises to our team members is really appreciated as that is the most valuable gift for everyone of us who is working in the hospitality industry. Thank you ! I hope one day soon you will be returning for another vacation on our island, and I assure our team... More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the most wonderful honeymoon in July 2014. The weather was perfect even though monsoon season we had only two or three days of rain (which was only for an hour or two) out of 12 days. The island and hotel was the most beautiful and our beach villa was extremely spacious, clean and gorgeous with an amazing girl... More

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LUX_GM, General Manager at LUX* Maldives, responded to this review

Dear Imogen, Congratulations on starting your new life chapter by choosing LUX* Maldives to be the destination of this wonderful celebration. We are very glad to know about your experience on our island so does our team. We hope to hear from you soon regarding your plan of coming back to the Maldives. I am sure you will have another... More

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Address: (Formerly Diva Maldives)
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Location: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > Southern Ari Atoll > Dhidhoofinolhu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — LUX* Maldives 5*
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Also Known As:
Lux* Maldives Hotel South Ari Atoll
Diva Maldives Hotel
Diva Maldives South Ari Atoll

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A luxury resort in Maldives, with 4 km of beaches, charming water villas and a world-class diving centre Above or below the waterline, the Maldives presents a kaleidoscope of colours, flavours, nature and activities that never fails to delight. And LUX* Maldives is no exception. As the only settlement on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu in South Ari Atoll, this luxury resort in Maldives offers real insight into unspoiled island living. A spontaneous atmosphere provides delights at every turn, with anything from impromptu cinema screenings on the beach to pop-up musical performances. The lagoon is ideal for snorkelling and whale shark spotting, while two pools and a spa at this idyllic Maldives resort offer a welcome break from the beach. Follow secret pathways through tropical gardens and taste authentic island cuisine at our numerous restaurants. Wherever you venture at this luxury resort in Maldives, expect to be pleasantly surprised. ... more   less 
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