We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

LUX* South Ari Atoll

Travelers' Choice award winner
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
LUX* South Ari Atoll
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

2,713 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,881: English reviews
Start your review of LUX* South Ari Atoll
 Click to rate
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We have never done a trip advisor report before, but our wonderful experience at the LUX MALDIVES, leaves us no choice. From the moment of arrival off the seaplane we were greeted by a line up off staff who waved us off the plane, including the general manager, with a genuine welcome. It just got better and better from that...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank pscrisp
LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Crisp, Great to know your trip in the Indian Ocean has drawn to a perfect end with us. Thank you for sharing the experience and we are very pleased to learn you will be back for another relaxing retreat. Hope to hear from you soon and look forward to welcoming you again ! Warm regards, Glenn Daniels General...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Thank you Glenn and team at LUX* South Ari Atoll for the most amazing and memorable week in the Maldives. Having stayed in many different resorts in the Maldives, yours has to be the best by far, offering a truly different holiday experience. From the moment you arrive at the beautiful LUX* lounge waiting for your seaplane departure, everything is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ross T
LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Ross Thank you for taking the time to post such informative feedback. Your obvious passion for the team and resort is well received and we will be sharing this with them all as nothing excites them more than to hear the impact they make on your experience. We are very lucky to have such a team so thank you...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Your first glimpse of the island from your seaplane transfer will amaze you (have your cameras ready) and it just gets better from there. From the moment we arrived to the warm greeting on the arrival jetty by the LUX reception staff to the check-in and ride to our villa, my wife and I felt like VIPs. The staff are...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Andrew G
LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to post the review and share the experience with others. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the time on the island and the service provided by our team members. Your comments on the area where certainly needs improvement are also noted. As a team, we will work together and make sure...

South Ari Atoll
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful holiday and experience. The resort, the facilities and the service were all perfect. A trip we will remember all our lives. Thank you to all the staff at the resort for making it so special.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dodo86
LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Dodo86, Thank you for the lovely note ! We look forward to hearing from you soon and hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Best regards, Glenn Daniels General Manager

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for 13 nights and did not want to leave! This is our fourth LUX stay (Mauritius Belle Mar, Le Morne, Reunion St Giles). We loved every minute - it is a completely different experience from the other properties, but I would say the service and offerings are on par with the Mauritius properties - unparalleled excellence. It seems...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank ah2010
LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear ah2010, Great to hear from you again, so is Maki and all the team members whose names you have mentioned. Truly appreciated the time you had spent on writing the review to share the experience with others as it is very reassuring to know our team had made your holiday memorable and your birthday celebration special. I am proud...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to the lux and I can say this is one of the best resorts I have ever stayed in . From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave you are treated to first class service. The staff and Managers are all in tune with each other making sure the guest comes first ,...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Paul S
LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Very excited to know you are planning to return as you enjoyed much the time on the island ! Thank you for sharing the review online and giving your recommendations to others. Shankar, the team and I are looking forward to hearing from you to share your next holiday plan with us. See you soon ! Warm regards,...

Scotland
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was our third trip to Lux South Ari Atoll, but the first time we are writing a review of the island. We first visited in 2013 and thought we had discovered paradise. Since then, the island has undergone renovations of accommodation and public areas and these renovations are fabulous. We had previously stayed in a Water Villa and Beach...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Glayva67
London
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stayed 2 weeks all inclusive with a 2.5yr old and a 0.5 yr old in Beach Villa 240. From the moment you enter the exclusive Lux seaplane lounge on Male to when your seaplane touches down and is welcomed by a parade of waving staff on the jetty, you know that Lux is a place where the guests come first....

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Ben S
LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Ben, Thank you for choosing our resort to celebrate your family holiday. We are happy that you enjoyed every moment on the island, and since the team had looked after you well, you are planning to come back next year which we are very excited about ! We appreciate your comments especially about the culinary experience. Please let us...

Cavite City, Philippines
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have nothing bad to say. Lux is so excellent, they're almost flawless. We stayed here for 3 days and they really did not disappoint from arrival to departure. They treated us VIP's. Aside from the beautiful beach, another thing you'll love are the staffs. They will be the reason why you wanna go back to Lux!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank junicahija
LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Junica, Thank you for the message and letting us know you had a great time. Hope you will be back again soon and stay a bit longer next time. Warm regards, Glenn Daniels General Manager

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Maldives is a beautiful place and a bucket list tick, theres no denying that. I'm sure most of the 200+ resorts throughout the Maldives are amazing, however theres no substitute for staff. The staff at LUX* South Ari Atoll go above and beyond, their friendliness, helpfulness and their various skills put the icing on the cake. There is no...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
1Thank 666lukec33
LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Luke, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on TripAdvisor. We are happy to hear from you again and to know you had a great week on the island. Hope you will be back soon for another holiday as the team is looking forward to welcoming you ! Warm regards, Glenn Daniels General Manager

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

3,920 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (3622)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (575)
Viewed
View from Room (165)
Viewed
Dining (247)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (538)
Viewed
Room/Suite (454)
Viewed
Bathroom (51)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (14)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (4)
Viewed
0:48
Videos (8)
Viewed
Other (1566)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (298)
Viewed
View from Room (28)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (60)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (41)
Viewed
Dining (20)
Viewed
Room/Suite (28)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Other (114)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Dhidhoofinolhu Island
10.3 mi away
Vilamendhoo Island Resort & Spa
5.6 mi away
Vakarufalhi Island Resort
Vakarufalhi Island Resort
#1 of 1 in Vakarufalhi Island
840 reviews
22.9 mi away
Diamonds Thudufushi
Diamonds Thudufushi
#1 of 1 in Thudufushi Island
722 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
22.0 mi away
Filitheyo Island Resort
Filitheyo Island Resort
#1 of 1 in Filitheyo Island
1,001 reviews
11.6 mi away
Mirihi Island Resort
Mirihi Island Resort
#1 of 1 in Mirihi
862 reviews
11.5 mi away
Lily Beach Resort & Spa
Lily Beach Resort & Spa
#1 of 1 in Huvahandhoo Island
1,844 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: (Formerly Diva Maldives)
Location: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > Southern Ari Atoll > Dhidhoofinolhu Island
Price Range: $336 - $1,576 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — LUX* South Ari Atoll 5*
Number of rooms: 193
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Agoda and Jetsetter so you can book your LUX* South Ari Atoll reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Lux* Maldives Hotel South Ari Atoll
Diva Maldives Hotel
Diva Maldives South Ari Atoll
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travelers have asked, with answers from LUX* South Ari Atoll staff and other travelers.
348 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (348)

Questions? Get answers from LUX* South Ari Atoll staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Over water villas with pool”
 of 5 bubbles pscrisp, yesterday | Read review
“Northwest facing water villa's are best for sunset. Southeast facing water villas and water villas with pool are best for sunrise.”
 of 5 bubbles andrewg667, 3 days ago | Read review
“All have good points. Examine a map before you choose, or ask for guidance from the hotel because the island is large and spread out.”
 of 5 bubbles ah2010, 4 days ago | Read review
“Sunset rooms are the best”
 of 5 bubbles paulsC1905US, 5 days ago | Read review
“Beach villas for young families”
 of 5 bubbles bensT7746HQ, 1 week ago | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question