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5.0 of 5 Resort   |   (Formerly Diva Maldives)
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Viljoenskroon, Free State, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hi Mohamed, well what can we say. There is too much because it was a life experience to be with Lux during our holiday in the Maldives. There is truly no complain that we can think of during our stay. The only problem that we experienced was that time was very short, days became seconds and it was gone in... More

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Darwin, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's so hard to choose a resort when travelling to the Maldives as they all look rather fabulous with their crystal clear water, marine wildlife, and gorgeous beaches. For our 3rd trip to this glorious part of the world, I researched extensively to find a place that ticked all the boxes for us. This time we were travelling with our... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I could make this the shortest review in the world and just say - Perfect. Gorgeous beaches, nice and shallow for the kids, unbelievable diving, heaps of restaurants, stunning rooms, lovely pools, serene setting, we just loved this place. Now that we've given you the good news, here is the bad. The whole island is this resort, so there is... More

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Pinner, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 3 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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