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LUX South Ari Atoll

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Pool & Beach (1775)
Room & Suite (1124)
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 10/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Kids club
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Private balcony
Room service
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
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Room types
Ocean view
Family rooms
Good to know
Great View
Languages Spoken
French, Arabic, Chinese, Filipino and 2 more
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Viviane P wrote a review Yesterday
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Since our arrival we feel welcomed by everyone, everyone without exception !!! In particular our concierge Rita who supported us all the time, and Jinah our valet, with care and zeal with us !!! We sincerely appreciate all your affection !!!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Ben Robinzon wrote a review Sep 19
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Lux is an amazing place for your vacation. Inthi escorted us from the minute we got of the plane and into the room. Explained patiently regarding the facilities on the island and there's a lot, basically answered all our questions. The all staff is very nice and welcoming. Perfect place...
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Patrice Aira, General Manager at LUX South Ari Atoll
Responded 2 days ago
Thank you so much for choosing LUX* South Ari to celebrate your honeymoon and thrilled you had an amazing time! Inthi and the Team look forward to welcoming you back on your first wedding anniversary! Best regards, Patrice
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Shay wrote a review Sep 19
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Me and my wife have stayed at Lux for 10 amazing days. We thought its to much for a small island but we're just waiting to come back. 6 restaurants, Endless sunset's White sandy beaches, The stuff, The room (and we have been at 2 of them) Everything was perfect!!! Thank you for unforgettable experience🙏😊
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Patrice Aira, General Manager at LUX South Ari Atoll
Responded 2 days ago
This is what a holiday is for, "An Amazing Experience" - Thank you so much for your praises and can't wait to welcome you both back soon! Best regards, Patrice
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Eliran H wrote a review Sep 19
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The best vacation I ever had!!! And I’ve been in a lots of beautiful hotels and resorts. And this one I don’t forget!!! Everything was so perfect!! Thanks to our guy inthi that take care of us ❤️ Hope to visit soon
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Patrice Aira, General Manager at LUX South Ari Atoll
Responded 2 days ago
Inthi and the Team are thrilled that you had the best time ever and can't wait for you to return! Best regards, Patrice
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Monika T wrote a review Sep 17
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I had read some bad reviews for this place by other solo travelers saying that they were not treated as well as other guests but I was hoping that it was just a fluke. Seeing how active Lux is on this site to responding to the reviews you’d think they would have talked to their employees already about this issue. Unfortunately nothing had changed by the time I went as a solo traveler. My issues with this resort were: 1. The hostess who was assigned to me, whose only job is to make your reservations for you, screwed up my birthday dinner reservations. I asked to go to Allegria for my birthday dinner, a restaurant that is not included in the all inclusive plan, but I was willing to pay for to have a nice birthday dinner. Unfortunately she made the date of my reservation the day before my bday but I couldn’t cancel it or else I would have no where to eat dinner as all restaurants require prior reservations. Might have been for the best though since the service at Allegria was the worst of any of the restaurants I went to on the island. They seated me in a room separate from everybody else on the other side of the restaurant. Maybe they thought I would be embarrassed about dining alone which is not the case. So the staff pretty much ignored me most of the night since I was in a room so far from everybody else. 2. The hotel will nickel and dime you. Even if you get the all inclusive plan like I did, not all restaurants are included in this plan. Then even when you go to a restaurant that’s included in the plan, not all the menu items are included in all inclusive. Then if the restaurant is included in the plan, it’s only all inclusive on all nights. 3. I mentioned it was my birthday several times and they did nothing for it. I’ve seen other people post pictures of birthday messages on their bed. I paid a quarter of the price to go to Dominican for my bday a few years ago and they were thoughtful enough to bake me a cake for the occasion. 4. I also asked for late check out and they said that it would be $200. I’ve read other reviews that said they got their late checkout for free but I guess that only applies to certain guest. I also asked if I could use their airport lounge while I waited for my flight, they said it would cost me $40. For the 5k that I already spent at his hotel you would think waiting in their lounge would at least be complimentary. 5. I had called the morning of my last day due to brown water coming out of my sink. 4 hours later and they never came. Goes to show how they stop caring about you once they know you are leaving. 6. Lastly, their patio furniture, for my room at least, was starting to look very worn down/stained and could use some updating. For the good, other than Allegria and my hostess, the service was phenomenal. The food was very good at all the restaurants and there were a large variety of restaurants to choose from. The island was also absolutely beautiful. The staff rakes up all the seaweed from the beach every morning. The water was clear and shallow for a good distance which was perfect for non-swimmers like me. While I did not do most of the activities they did have many activities every day to keep people occupied. I honestly don’t know if I would choose to come here again unless I came with someone else so that I would get treated the same way as other guests.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
$314 - $949 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about LUX South Ari Atoll
What are some of the property amenities at LUX South Ari Atoll?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at LUX South Ari Atoll?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at LUX South Ari Atoll?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to LUX South Ari Atoll?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hermit's, Green Park Cafe, and Absolute Thai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at LUX South Ari Atoll?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does LUX South Ari Atoll have an airport shuttle?
Yes, LUX South Ari Atoll offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at LUX South Ari Atoll?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at LUX South Ari Atoll?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Filipino.
Does LUX South Ari Atoll have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is LUX South Ari Atoll accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.