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LUX South Ari Atoll

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South Ari Atoll, 01060
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  • 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
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Doctors available 24/7
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.

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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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Kids club
Airport transportation
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Concierge
Currency exchange
Shops
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
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Safe
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
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Ocean view
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
French, Arabic, Chinese, Filipino and 2 more
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Adnan Shaikh wrote a review Nov 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
One of the best resorts that I have been to...superb hospitality by the staff, the room quality is of high standards, the food is awesome and the property is a bliss in itself. I have seen the colors of sea, sand and sky like never before. Special mention to our buggy driver Mr Muafizul, he was the most humble person we met there. P.S all the other buggy drivers and staff were hospitable and always greeted us. Also special thanks to Mr Adheeb who arranged the beautiful stay. Will look forward to visit the property again....
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Mr. Adnan Shaikh, Warm greetings from LUX* South Ari Atoll & Villas! Thank you for sharing your views on Tripadvisor, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us mentioning your experience related to service and facilities on the island special our team members and food quality. On behalf of Muafizul, Adheeb, and the whole LUX* family, We are truly glad you enjoyed the holidays here at our lovely resort. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kindness regards, Mohamed Mamoun Resort Manager
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Adhyas A wrote a review Nov 2020
California6 contributions3 helpful votes
We’ve had a great stay here both our trips. The staff makes you feel welcome the moment you step off the seaplane. Almost all needs are taken care of, you can splurge and enjoy. Special mention this trip Anfal and Nacer. Anfal was always ever so helpful and available to our every need and giving very helpful tips for activities etc. Sham at child care center made us feel very comfortable leaving our kids with her. Dhai at sports center taught me a few tricks during Windsurfing. Jan helped during reservations very comfortably. I think we’ll return a third time. The only thing missing is a more vibrant swimmable from resort house reef, though the big fish is ample once you take a boat.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Mr. Adhyas A, Warm greetings from LUX* South Ari Atoll! It is great to see your comments like yours shared on TripAdvisor, and most of all to have had you and the family back on the island for the 2nd time. I do look forward to welcoming you back soon for the third time. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us mentioning your experience related to service and facilities on the island special our kid club area (play) On behalf of Sham, Anfal, Nacer, Jan, and the whole LUX* family, We are truly glad you all enjoyed the holidays here at our lovely resort. Kindness regards, Mohamed Mamoun Resort Manager
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Scott T wrote a review Nov 2020
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Very warm welcoming from the resort manager Mr Mamoun High quality coffee capsules and espresso based coffee.... Most of all the service and genuine effort Aiman provided is second to none 10/10, he could work in any luxury resort in the world with ease.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Dear Mr. Scott T, Warm greetings from LUX* South Ari Atoll & Villas! Thank you for sharing your views on Tripadvisor, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us mentioning your experience related to service and facilities on the island special our coffee. On behalf of Aiman and the whole LUX* family, We are truly glad you enjoyed the holidays here at our lovely resort. We are looking forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards and best wishes, Mohamed Mamoun Resort Manager
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Mario F wrote a review Nov 2020
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Do you know those stories you heard about Maldives? Were they always reports of travelers who returned in awe of the local beauty? So, it is much more! The experience takes place in every detail planned by the Lux South team and turns into sensory experiences through a varied and excellent gastronomy, dancing in the open with sharks passing under the deck of the lounges, waking up with the sea waiting for you for a swim or a series of sports and nautical activities or simply watch the time go by without a hurry accompanied by a drink while admiring the unique blue of the Maldives sea. At Lux we have unique experiences like diving with Whale Sharks on board a typical vessel with all the attention of the Lux team doing their utmost for perfect delivery. And that phrase may sum up the search of this team: The perfect delivery! Get ready for the heat, but the apartments are equipped with powerful air conditioning, take time to enjoy all the pools, as well as walk through Lux's very well-kept gardens, in addition to crossing the sand banks on foot. Maldives is a special place in the world and everyone should know and take some of that energy forever.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 4 days ago
Dear Mr. Mario F, Thank you very much for such an amazing review on TripAdvisor. It is a great pleasure to have you stay with us at LUX*South Ari Atoll! I am delighted to know that you enjoyed every detail of your vacation special dining experience diving with Whale Sharks. Also thank you so much for choosing LUX* South Ari Atoll to be your holiday destination in the Indian Ocean. Your comments about our LUX brand for sure makes us feel very proud and we certainly recognize the depth of your compliment by recognizing us this way. On behalf of the whole LUX* family, We are truly glad you enjoyed the holidays here at our lovely resort. Best wishes and warm regards, Mohamed Mamoun Resort Manager
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nada a wrote a review Nov 2020
11 contributions3 helpful votes
Had an amazing stay at lux south it was excellent from service to food to the littlest of details.the manager Mr mamoun greeting each and every guest and welcoming everyone keeping resort to its highest standards, i have been to four seasons maldives before and believe me its the same level if not better of service good food and attentive staff and for better price! Mr nasser helping us every day with organizing and taking care of all our needs day and nights hats off.the resort layout and different setups amazed us each and every single day. Dont miss out on this resort.thank you for all the staff for making our trip memorable definitely coming again.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Dear Ms. Nada a, Warm greetings from LUX* South Ari Atoll & Villas! Thank you very much for such an amazing review on TripAdvisor. It is a great pleasure to have you and your daughter stay with us at LUX*South Ari Atoll! I am delighted to know that you enjoyed every detail of your vacation special dining experience and the excellent services from amazing team. Also thank you so much for choosing LUX* South Ari Atoll to be your holiday destination in the Indian Ocean. Your comments about our LUX brand for sure makes us feel very proud and we certainly recognize the depth of your compliment by recognizing us this way. On behalf of Nacer and the whole LUX* family, We are truly glad you enjoyed the holidays here at our lovely resort. Kindness regards, Mohamed Mamoun Resort Manager
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PRICE RANGE
$314 - $949 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lux* maldives hotel south ari atoll, diva maldives hotel, diva maldives south ari atoll
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Diva Maldives
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollDhidhoofinolhu Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
193
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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, 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.