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LUX* South Ari Atoll

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Reviewed today NEW

Our family of 2 adults and 2 young children stayed in a beach villa. The villa was clean, modern and very functional. We stayed on the beach side of the island which ensured we had a wonderful breeze of an afternoon which was fantastic. We purchased the 'all inclusive' package and the food at all the restaurants was excellent. I...

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South Ari Atoll
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This is a fantastic hotel with excellent facilities and service. The recent refurbishment has significantly improved the resort which was good previously. This was our second visit and we will be back again.

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Many visits to Maldives before, but 1st time at Lux. Arrival was very pleasant with the staff and GM welcoming everyone. Island is larger than most in Maldives which allows for you to "spread out" and enjoy peace and solitude if that's what your looking for. Stayed in indulgence pool suite, which was magnificently appointedand expansive. Way too large for...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My husband and I stayed at LUX Maldives for our honeymoon in February 2017 and were very pleased with our experience. The beach is beautiful and perfect for snorkeling and diving. The sand is white and soft and the water is 30C warm! We took our PADI diving license and wind surfing lessons at the hotel's sports center and the...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was my second time at lux* and they still continue to blow me out of the water. They have provided two of the most amazing holidays of my life!!! The water sports are insanely fun, the room was outstanding quality and most importantly the food was the best i've ever eaten!!! I happily gained a couple of kilos as...

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New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I have spent my life in the hospitality industry and I am confident to say that Lux* south ari atoll is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable hotel experiences I have ever had. Their new facilities are exquisite, the island is exceptionally well groomed while still maintaining its natural island beauty, but most of all the staff at Lux*...

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london
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Well I had looked at all the reviews for LUX and just could not believe that it would be THAT great!!!!! BUT IT WAS!!! From the moment we arrived and the sea plane landed and we were greeted so well till the moment we left it was faultless!!!! Special thanks to Kristina in guest relations for letting us go in...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Have enjoyed a fantastic honeymoon this week at Lux South Ari Atoll. My wife and I stayed in one of the romantic pool water villa (room 135), perfect located at the east point of the island with a breathtaking views of the atoll, reef, crystal clear water and sunrise every morning. Special thanx to Mustafa who turned the villa into...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very friendly and helpful General Manager Mr. Mamoun, will definitely recommend Lux * for a however is considering Maldives! They offer a lot of complimentary stuff for the honeymoon package such as Massage for the couple Floating breakfast Snorkelling trips Sunset cruise Kayaking Photo session And many other Apart from the various restaurant in the resort which are delicious! Lux...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The resort is an amazing place I couldn't believe my eyes as soon as I saw it! The staff are so kind, friendly and really welcoming. They really make the place what it is.The food is top of the range and plenty of new things to try. The activities are non stop and there is so much to do,but if...

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
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  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $323 - $1,570 (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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NDSey, 1 week ago | Read review
“If you don't mind the walk or bike (for a rental fee) to the water bungalow, well worth the upgrade.”
Kozmikk, 1 week ago | Read review
“Because our daughter is learning to swim, we liked bungalow on the lagoon side, which has more shallow beach than the deeper sea side.”
Jari122015, 1 week ago | Read review
“preferred the beach villa reef side as could have a walk along the sand and dip in the water.”
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