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LUX South Ari Atoll

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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

What an experience to never forget! I was in Lux* south Ari Atoll for business two weeks ago. Never experienced hospitality like this. Thanks to Dave Minten and his team who made this visit one to never forget. Each moment surprises, as form arrival to...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Mat2318
Response from LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX South Ari AtollResponded yesterday

Greetings from the Maldives ! Thank you for visiting us as Dave and I are glad to hear you had some great time although it was a very short visit. Please do contact us if our team could assist the arrangement of your family visit....More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our family of 5, booked 2 water villas, where we had private excess to the ocean. We stayed over for 4 days 3 night and we throughly enjoyed ourselves. The island os largely untouched and their beaches, pure, with clear blue water and fine white...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank Tazyjeff
Response from LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX South Ari AtollResponded today

Dear Jeff, Thank you very much for taking your family here to celebrate the holiday. I am really glad that you had a wonderful time and hope we will see everyone on the island again. I would like to take this opportunity to send the...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

From the minute we arrived with the seaplane, welcomed by the staff, we just already felt like royalty’s! Everything in the smallest detail was arranged for us! Our “room” was actually a big Beach Villa, were we slept for 7 nights! What else do you...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank petra s
Response from LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX South Ari AtollResponded today

Dear Petra, Thank you very much for the visit. Many of our guests also enjoyed the truffle workshops and the dinner in Allegria as we have been inviting experts and artists to the island regularly so our guests can always experience something new and different...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were at the island for 5 nights and this resort has been a dreamy paradise. Right from the time we arrived at the pier we were greeted with smiles and the amazing services began. This resort does a fair justice to all the beautiful...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank 88madhavi
Response from LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX South Ari AtollResponded 4 days ago

Dear Madhavi, Thank you for the review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed a great time on the island therefore I hope you will be coming back again very soon. Your message has been shared with Shappe, Suresh, Shankar, Parvesh, Moosa and Afrah. They...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrived at the airport to be greeted by a Lux member of staff and escorted to the Lux lounge where we waited for our seaplane, the opportunity to sit somewhere clean and cool where we could where we could get a lovely coffee and...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank ZenaLB35
Response from LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX South Ari AtollResponded 3 days ago

Dear Zena, Thank you for taking the time to share the experience with the world as well as providing tips to those who are planning to come to the resort for holidays. I am sure with your feedback, many of our future guests will be...More

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Vikram R
December 4, 2018|
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Response from tmwillard | Reviewed this property |
Not all villas have a private pool.
November 30, 2018|
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Response from Mark9999999999 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely go for the all inclusive package best option by far
November 17, 2018|
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I am here also at the moment in a romantic pool villa
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