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LUX* South Ari Atoll

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Dhidhoofinolhu, South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Maldives (Formerly Diva Maldives)
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Oklahoma City
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were lucky enough to get upgraded to one of the newer honeymoon villas earlier this year and it was AMAZING. The Maldives are like paradise on earth. Our room was beautiful and our room service guy was Shareef and he was awesome. Beautiful towel art every night and a wonderful bubble bath prepared when we got home one evening.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have you ever been in paradise? well, Lux South Ari Beach Atoll is a paradise on earth. everything is perfect here, one of the best places i have ever been in my life. i strongly suggest this place - they are refurnishing and they will re-open in september - particularly from january to march it is the place to be.... More 

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2 Thank Francesco Guido M
LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Francesco Guido M Thank you for sharing your experience with us all while staying at LUX* South Aril Atoll. I was very happy to read that we made such a strong impression on you as there is no greater pleasure for us than having happy guests go home rested, relaxed and talking about next time. We look forward to... More 

Alderley Edge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Restful Active Choices Peace Good company Great food The best service levels Friendly Clean Happy children Happy adults New experiences Secure Idyllic Words to describe our stay. You won't be disappointed if your looking for luxury, rest for some of the family and activities to fill every day for others. Bike riding to breakfast and dinner, wonderful choice of food,... More 

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

Dear Emma O Thank you Emma for the great choice of words to describe your stay with us and we are very happy to see that you were able to achieve both adult time and family time. This is certainly one of the advantages of staying at LUX* South Ari Atoll as the size of the island and the development... More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do Brasil para as Maldivas é cansativo mas vale muito a pena, ao chegar em Male a capital das Maldivas uma equipe do hotel te aguarda para direciona-lo para um lounge do hotel a espera do hidroavião, mais 30 minutos de voo chegamos. Passei 10 dias e posso garantir que é uma experiencia unica, o Hotel, atendimento, acomodações, mar, piscinas,... More 

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

Dear Marcelo C Thank you for taking the time to not only share your experience but the 22 hours to get here from Brazil. We certainly understand the distance that many of our guests travel to come and experience an amazing destination such as the `Maldives so we want to make sure your stay is everything you needed it to... More 

Mysuru (Mysore), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful rooms which open to the white sand beach. Just awesome! The whole island is elegantly decorated and each everything looks pleasing. If you are an Indian, the food is very much pricey once you start converting to INR. Check out the food rates and how to reach the place before you book (i.e. if you have any budget limitations)

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1 Thank syed f
LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear syed f Fantastic to hear you enjoyed your stay and thank you for sharing your experience. I agree that the food in the Maldives is more expensive as we do have to import everything but as many of our guests have found the the AI option is a very cost effective way especially if you are a bit of... More 

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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lush Green White Taupe Turquoise Crystal Blue Calm Blue Wave Breaker Deep Blue That the sequence of blue shades of your first glimpse to the direction of the horizon. Your feet will be pinned for longer seconds beneath the fine and fluffy sand along the beach

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

Dear Sharon C Thank you for sharing in a manner which quite elegantly explains the look and feel of LUX South Ari Atoll. Very happy to see you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back some day. Warm regards Glenn Daniels General Manager More 

Michigan
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a overwater pool suite back in February. The setting is incredible and the staff was friendly. The hotel is, overall, poorly managed and, although the food variety is decent, the food quality is nothing more than ordinary. When I vacation to tropical settings, I look forward to a week of fresh fish and other seafood as well... More 

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

Dear Sandykid Thank you for taking the time to share with us your experience both in terms of what you enjoyed and also some areas that perhaps we can improve on. I have noted your comments in regards to your frustrations with reservations and we will review this to better improve this service. We do pride ourselves in regular contact... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a pristine pool overwater bungalow. The resort and their staff are absolutely amazing. We can't wait to come back. We enjoyed all of the water excursions. The food was top notch, and the staff were some of the best we have ever met. Being that we both are in the hospitality industry, we see many resorts &... More 

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

Dear PJBailey8 There is no greater comment to hear for a GM than the staff are amazing and I am very happy to read this and that your honeymoon was a great success. We are very proud of the team we have here and I know they get a great deal of satisfaction receiving feedback like this. Thank you for... More 

london
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 10 days over christmas before moving on to Conrad for the rest of our annual year end Maldives holiday (30 mins boat ride). We stayed as a family of four with two children 5 and 9 and in our next villa was our friends again a family of four. We all had a great time and... More 

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

Dear Altanmeh Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. It was great to see that overall you did enjoy your stay with us and that our "reasons to go" with the message in the bottle and Cafe Lux provided that point of difference. I have noted your comments in regards to the water sports and Lagoon Bar... More 

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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed in Lux Maldives actually 2 years ago. I have to highlight the great experiences over there. Water villa is extremely nice, and a lot of activities. Great to go with kids even just a couple. i tool half meal plan including breakfast and dinner, few restaurants you can pick up for breakfast and dinner. I did a nice... More 

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

Dear TT0419 It is time to come back given you have been away for 2 years. I note your comments on the spa and we are very excited to reopen the new LUX Me Spa which will offer a number of new treatments and experiences but with the same friendly and professional service. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Babysitting
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: Dhidhoofinolhu, South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Maldives (Formerly Diva Maldives)
Location: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > Southern Ari Atoll > Dhidhoofinolhu Island
Price Range: $355 - $1,799 (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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