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5.0 of 5 Resort   |   (Formerly Diva Maldives)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Richmond, SW London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Coventry.West Midlands. UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Paris, France
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

LUX Maldives was everything we had hoped it would be and more. I did a lot of research beforehand as I wanted to pick the right resort for us. I picked LUX mostly based on amazing reviews and the fact that the level of service just sounded above the rest. Sure, there are many gorgeous islands in the Maldives but... More

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

Dear Sanni-Mari, Greetings from the sunny tropics ! Thank you for taking the time to share your remarkable vacation experience with the world. It was a great honour to have you here and to be chosen as the destination of celebrating the birthday of your husband. Every team member on the island was happy to learn that you both had... More

Bangkok, Thailand
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at Male, the capital of Maldives, and were transferred to the Lux lounge at the seaplane seaport for a bit of a wait. The lounge was comfortable and within a couple hours we were on our way by seaplane to the resort. After a short 25 minute flight we arrived, were greeted by the Lux staff, including the... More

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

Dear Jim, It is good to hear from you again ! I would like to thank you for giving LUX* Maldives the chance to be the place where you chose to celebrate the birthday of your wife, and we are delighted that you both had a good time as you wished for. I believe there are many of our guests... More

Dubai, UAE
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Me and my young family spent a week here in March 2014, it was one of the best holidays we have had. From the moment we set foot on the island to the last few steps on the resort, the experience was 10 out of 10. If I had to pick holes it would be the service levels of some... More

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

We are delighted to hear from you and thank you for sharing your holiday experience from March 2014. We are always delighted to see past guests happy and delighted to share their experiences and note it as one of the best holidays you ever had. You had mentioned our service and culinary journey, we are extremely proud to let you... 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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