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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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Villa Intl Airport5 mi
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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 departure, Wonderfull villa
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Response from LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX South Ari Atoll
Responded 3 days ago
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. We very much look forward to helping you celebrate the family holiday in the Maldives soon ! Warm regards, Jonas Amstad General Manager
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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 sand.

Compliments to Mr. Eaman fo
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Response from LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX South Ari Atoll
Responded 2 days ago
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 regards to you on behalf of Eaman and the entire team of LUX* South Ari Atoll, we wish you a very happy festive season and a prosperous new year full of blessings and good health. Best regards, Jonas Amstad General Manager
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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 want, waking up in the morning,
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Response from LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX South Ari Atoll
Responded 2 days ago
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 activities from time to time during the stay. I am really glad that you had a good time and appreciated the villa on the beach. Your positive feedback means a lot to us. I am sure with your recommendations to other travelers, there will be many travelers considering to choose LUX* South Ari Atoll to celebrate their holidays in the future. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to having another opportunity to welcome you again. Warm regards, Jonas Amstad General Manager
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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 reviews we came across and this is not le
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Response from LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX South Ari Atoll
Responded 6 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 are very happy to hear from you and trilled to know their names were highlighted in your review. Once again, we thank you for choosing LUX* to be the place to celebrate your family time. On behalf of the team, I would like to use this opportunity to wish you a wonderful festive holiday and a very Happy New Year ! Looking forward to seeing you in 2019. Best regards, Jonas Amstad General Manager
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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 a snack was exactly what we needed after a long
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Response from LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX South Ari Atoll
Responded 5 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 well prepared before they arrive. We are glad that you had a wonderful time but certainly note the area where you have pointed out for improvements, as the guest feedback is the only way to push for bettering our services, we look forward to welcoming you back and having you share more of your experience with the team to make LUX* the best destination for the holiday celebrations in the Maldives ! Warm regards, Jonas Amstad General Manager
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Are all water villas with private pool? or only some have pool and some dont?
Not all villas have a private pool.
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Is the all inclusive package worth booking or are there too many restrictions on restaurants, menu and beverage choices
Definitely go for the all inclusive package best option by far
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Does anyone know what the plug situation is? European, American, uk type? Much appreciated
I am here also at the moment in a romantic pool villa
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Does anyone know what the plug situation is? European, American, uk type? Much appreciated
They had a universal plug situation. Everything I had was an American plug in and they all worked
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I would like to know the difference between the full board package and the all inclusive one. And in the a la carte restaurants do i pay anything extra or i am able to order anything in the full board do i pay extra for soft drinks and water?
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"The over water villas were stunning"
"If love snorkeling and more quiet area, choose Romantic Pool Water Villa"
"Romantic Pool Water Villas are best for seclusion and couples"
"Beach pavilions and villas come with private beach area, so they are ideal if you favor staying at the beach over staying at the pool."
"Sunrise side has a much prettier beach - and much calmer waters but very hot for sunbathing as windless."
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PRICE RANGE
$465 - $2,259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lux* maldives hotel south ari atolldiva maldives hoteldiva maldives south ari atoll
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Diva Maldives
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollDhidhoofinolhu Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
193
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