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LUX* South Ari Atoll

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Went to Lux for my honeymoon and it was the best holiday experience me and my wife have ever had. Just went on a trip for our 1 year anniversary but we couldn't stop thinking about Lux! It wasn't just the beautiful location, crystal blue waters, fish swimming under the water villa and rooms that made it great, the staff...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Needless to say that the Maldives are the most beautiful group of islands in the world , but the lux hotel is the most incredible . Every villa is beautifully decorated, spacious and fresh. There are 5 restaurants to choose from each differently themed from the other, and each serving exquisite food. There is a daily programme of excursions and...

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london
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm sure like me you have read the list of 5* reviews on here raving about the food, the service, the location and the ambience so I probably don't need to repeat it all, but suffice to say I read pretty much every review before my holiday and had high expectations pre travel but The Lux exceeded all of them....

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear boutiquefan, We hope to welcome you again on the island as well ! Thank you for sharing your LUX* experience. The team is happy to hear that they made your family time special, and everyone had found their own way celebrating the holiday on the island. Your message to Pong, Amzad, Shahid, Veli Bar and the PLAY team will...

Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Chilling at Lux* lounge, enjoying our cuppa n reminiscing our past 4 days at Lux* while writing this review. Truly amazed by their attention to detail to perfect your trip. Completely spoilt for choice on F&B & its plethora of activities - there's something for everyone. One word for the whole LUX* team - service oriented. Special shoutout to Hassan...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear yong t, Your message to Hassan and Tomoko have been shared with them. We are glad you had a good time and hope you will be planning another visit back to the island. Thank you for sharing the experience with others on TripAdvisor. We looking forward to welcoming you again. Best regards, Glenn Daniels General Manager

Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have just returned from 10 days at the Lux and had a fantastic holiday. We arrived in a seaplane which was a fantastic experience and were greeted on the pontoon by several members of staff. We stayed in a beach pavilion for 6 nights and 4 nights in a romantic water villa. Both rooms were beautiful however it was...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Mair2, It is lovely to hear from you again ! Thank you for taking the time to write the review and share your experience with other travelers who are planning their trips to come to the Maldives. Happy to know you loved every moment spent on the island, especially the experience at all the outlets. Hope we are going...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed for two weeks in a romantic water villa. As a same sex couple we felt every welcomed and just loved coming back to the resort to see the amazing renovation. We had last been to this resort seven years ago and loved it then. I have to say the changes to rooms and the resort...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear SJM1973, Great to have you back and pleased to learn that you love the new look and concept of the resort. We hope you will visit us again but not after so many years, and if there is anything the team and I could assist, please feel free to get in touch with us ... looking forward to hearing...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed with my friend at Lux Maldives hotel. We always check and look into the service and found it beautifully done by all staff. We experience the small offerings Like art studio, library, coffee, phone home, and ice cream. We like these as not many hotels offer such. Ur staff are always friendly and they always want to do...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Andus46, Thank you for noticing the hard work put into by our team. Happy to know we made your stay and you enjoyed the time with us. I hope you will be in touch again shortly as we look forward to another opportunity of helping you celebrate another island holiday. Warm regards, Glenn Daniels General Manager

South Ari Atoll
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic holiday from the seaplane arrival to the lovely staff send off at our departure. Staff were great especially mr momoon, tala, Hussain and all the staff at senses. Lovely food beautiful beach we would go back in a flash!

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, Thank you for the review and the feedback on the survey. As what you have mentioned, your message to Tala, Hussain, Pong and the Senses team has been shared with. They are happy that they have made your stay special, and we all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future ! Warm regards, Glenn Daniels...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Lux South Ari Atoll is a 5 star resort located in the Maldives. The selection of this resort was the promise of swimming with Whale Sharks, warm clear water and Luxurious accommodations. The Maldives might be convenient for those visiting from Europe or the Middle East, but the trip from Los Angeles is brutal. We were a group of...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Dean, Great to know you did enjoy the Maldives after traveling a long way from another side of the world. Thank you for taking the time to post the review and share the experience. As you had a good time on the island, we hope there will be another opportunity to welcome you back soon for another holiday celebration,...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a four nights five days honeymoon holiday in Lux.Its really a relaxing holiday ever.Great views of water villa and beach pavilion also great and with nice price.Every staff is very friendly and polite,they always say hi to us and help us .Also we met the resort manage Mr Mamoun,he is super nice.We have been to...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our island to celebrate your honeymoon ! Mamoun, the team and I are glad to hear from you again and know you had a good time. Hope you will be coming back again for another visit, perhaps to celebrate your first anniversary ? Xin nian kuai le ! Best regards, Glenn Daniels General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dreamy atolls of tropical islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are a kaleidoscope of colours and earthly pleasures. Get away from it all at LUX* South Ari Atoll (formerly LUX* Maldives), the only settlement on the postcard-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu. Fuss free and laid-back, the resort surprises with pop-up cinema screenings right on the beach, impromptu musical performances and strolls along secret pathways through the lush tropical gardens. Just steps from the thatch-roofed suites and ocean-perched villas, the island's unspoilt beaches are yours to claim. A prime spot for snorkelling and whale-shark spotting, the resort's unblemished lagoon is a diver's dreamworld. Back on land, island street food and fine dining await in the tempting restaurants and bars. In the shade of coconut palms, lounge by the two turquoise pools, luxuriate in the ocean-view spa and surrender to the charms of this castaway idyll. ... more   less 

Additional Information about LUX* South Ari Atoll

Address: (Formerly Diva Maldives)
Location: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > Southern Ari Atoll > Dhidhoofinolhu Island
Price Range: $397 - $1,644 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — LUX* South Ari Atoll 5*
Number of rooms: 193
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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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