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“Week in Paradise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of LUX* Maldives

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LUX* Maldives
5.0 of 5 Resort   |   Dhidhoofinolhu, South Ari Atoll, Republic of Maldives (Formerly Diva Maldives)   |  
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“Week in Paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We are on our last night at the Lux, what a wonderful experience it has been, this is the place to totally relax and switch off from the rat race. The Island Kitchen and East Resteraunts are both excellent. Highly recommend Senses for wonderful Indian cuisine. The staff here are unbelievable, making every customer feel extremely special. The Spa is just heaven,I had two massages and a facial with Yami who is the most beautiful person I have ever met, please ask for her, she is superb and makes you feel unbelievably special. We are very sad to be leaving, but will definitely return .....can't wait !!!

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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GMLUX, General Manager at LUX* Maldives, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thank you for staying at LUX* Maldives, and it is great to know you wish to return.

I was delighted to know you had taken a good rest and enjoyed your days spent on the island. Yami has been very excited to see her name highlighted in your review, and I am sure your recommendation will keep her busy for quite some time.

Once again, I am appreciated your good words to the resort and the team. We cannot wait to see you soon again !

With the warmest regards,

Dominik
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Toulouse, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The first thing I must say is congratulations to all the staff at the resort especially Mohamed Ali Mamoun , resort manager, for making our holiday so special.
from greeting the arrival of our seaplane, creating spectacular bedroom decorations, excellent restaurants, the smiles and I havent even started on the snorkelling safari or the outing to swim with the whalesharks.WOW.we were busy in a very chilled and relaxed and chic environment.
My husband and I are looking forward to our next visit.
thankyou to you all

Room Tip: Sunset side beach villa , better than water villa , amazing bathroom and views.room 346 fantastic si...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMLUX, General Manager at LUX* Maldives, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
It was great to hear that you are planning to be back again. Thank you for choosing LUX* to be the destination in the Maldives for your vacation. I was glad to know that Mamoun had met you and looked after you well on the island. Please do keep in touch with us for any inquiries in the future as we would like to ensure your return visit is as perfect as the recent one.

Best regards from Mamoun and the LUX* Team,

Dominik
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South Ari Atoll
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Fantastic hotel on every level. Lux have really thought hard about the finer
detail.
Perfect for the Honeymooner, and the family.
Amazing Water villas, and beach Villas!
If you want aboslute 5 star, This hotel is for you.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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GMLUX, General Manager at LUX* Maldives, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thank you for the brief note with great supports! It was very good to learn you had spent a great time with us. Should you plan to visit LUX* Maldives again, please contact us prior to your arrival as we would like to make sure your vacation begins smoothly and ends faultlessly.

With the best regards,

Dominik
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South Ari Atoll
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

If your debating whether this is the right holiday for you then stop!
This is the right one. With something for everyone you can't go wrong. The service was as it's highest quality and everyone was friendly and approachable.
If your someone that likes to take part in daily activities or someone who wants to just soak up the sun in pure tranquility then this is it!
From diving to spa treatments and world class ice cream.
I recommend the use of the spa, all staff were professional and friendly. I recommend a treatment on your back as when you look down you can see the sea! Lots of beautiful fishes to look at when your relaxing.
The Lux is one of the biggest islands in the Maldives and from one end to the other walking would take you around 25-30
Minutes slow walk. There is always a buggy around to take you anywhere you want to go.
I recommend the Japanese restaurant. The Tepenyaki was amazing. The food quality was fantastic! Again brilliant service and tasty food!
There is a great singer in the evening. Lots of couples loved to dance whilst lots of other enjoyed great conversation and getting to know other holiday makers or honeymoon couples.

So go enjoy the Lux Maldives like I did. You won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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GMLUX, General Manager at LUX* Maldives, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thank you very much for strongly recommending a LUX* Maldives holiday experience to the travelers around the world. I am glad to know your time spent on the island was delightful, and the services provided by our team had achieved your expectation in all aspects. As your feedback is valuable to us, we will keep up the good work and make sure all the LUX* guests have a great holiday experience as yours.

Please keep in touch with us, the team and I are looking forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Warm regards from the Maldives,

Dominik
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We went on our honeymoon and it was amazing!! We have travelled a lot to many luxury resorts but this must be the best place we have stayed. Great food, entertainment, atmosphere and so beautiful.
We stayed for 1 week and thought it might be too long on an island in 1 resort but we were wrong, there is so much to do on the resort that we could easily have stayed for a for long and not got bored. I would highly recommend going all inclusive and the menu prices there are really high, we are glad we did. Also, as they fumigate the island everyday I found that I did not need to use any mosquito repellent, that was brilliant, I didn't see a single fly.

We did the cocktail making class which was so much fun. The guys at the bar really made our trip too, thanks so much Nick and Daniel. Amazing staff all over the resort.

We also, had a spa day which was very special and a great day.

I would definitely go back to the Maldives and will only go back to Lux.

Room Tip: I would recommend an ocean villa as you don't get any lizards and no sand in your room, with the...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMLUX, General Manager at LUX* Maldives, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
It has been half year since you returned from the Maldives. Are you planning to be back soon ?

It was very reassuring to read your review and learn you still clearly remember the honeymoon trip to our island. Thank you for supporting us by sharing your experience online. If your plan for celebrating the first anniversary at LUX* Maldives is certain, please do contact us directly as we would like to ensure your return is another perfect retreat prior to your arrival.

The entire team and I are looking forward to seeing you again!

Best regards,

Dominik
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Warm welcome, genuinely wonderful, friendly and helpful staff, idyllic setting, great range of activities. We thought we would be doing nothing all day but there was so much on offer including a local football match. Great little touches like cast away hidden bottles of treasures.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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GMLUX, General Manager at LUX* Maldives, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
I was glad to know your holiday at LUX* Maldives was fun and enjoyable. Thank you for the message to the readers on Tripadvisor as well as our team members. If your plan of returning to the Maldives is confirmed, please do visit us again. Our team and I would really like to see you again soon in the future !

Sunny and shining regards from the tropics,

Dominik
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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The Lux* Maldives is a fantastic reort with the all-inclusive package. The water villa view looks fantastic & is suitable for honeymoon goers, the staff are sociable, friendly and many activities to look out for. It was a fabulous honeymoon which I've really enjoyed last week. The cleanliness of the resort is fantastic as there are 2 rounds of room service every day- morning & night.

However, the downside is that the hot & cold water pump does not seem to be very consistent. I've set it to be 'just right' but it appears to be very hot at a specific time and then back to cold out of a sudden.

Other then that, everything else is excellent. I do hope that there are more complimentary house reef snorkeling trips available.

Room Tip: Water villas are definately a 'must choose' choice as it provides exclusivity especially if...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GMLUX, General Manager at LUX* Maldives, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
It was very pleased to receive your review on TripAdvisor. Thank you for sharing your holiday experience with everybody online.

I was glad to know your stay was enjoyable however did take note of your comment on the temperature of the water. We have now found the reason why this happened to you and have received replacements of the faulty parts and the issue has been rectified. Please accept our sincere apologies for this shortcoming. .

I would like to thank you again for taking the time to reviewing your honeymoon trip with us and other travelers online. I, as well as the LUX* team, am very much looking forward to your return for the coming future.

With the warm regards from the Maldives,

Dominik
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Address: Dhidhoofinolhu, South Ari Atoll, Republic of Maldives (Formerly Diva Maldives)
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Location: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > Southern Ari Atoll > Dhidhoofinolhu Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Dhidhoofinolhu Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — LUX* Maldives 5*
Number of rooms: 193
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
'Indian Ocean's Leading Beach Resort', 2014 World Travel Awards and 'Leading Family Resort', 2014 Maldives Travel Awards 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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Lux* Maldives Hotel South Ari Atoll
Diva Maldives Hotel
Diva Maldives South Ari Atoll

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