LUX* South Ari Atoll

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White sand, beach towels, beach massages, water skiing
White sand, beach towels, beach massages, water skiing
White sand, beach towels, beach massages, water skiing
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LUX* South Ari Atoll

5.0 star property
Dhidhoofinolhu Island beach resort with 7 restaurants and spa

9.4/10 Exceptional

245 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
The price is CA $441
Price available on 06/26/2022
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South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 7 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Full-service spa
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Beach towels
  • Spa tub
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Business center
  • Terrace
For families
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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About this property

LUX* South Ari Atoll

Enjoy your visit to Dhidhoofinolhu Island with a stay at LUX* South Ari Atoll. You can visit the spa to be pampered with beachside massages, facials, or mani/pedis, and MIXE, one of 7 restaurants, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights at this luxurious resort include 2 bars/lounges, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Fellow travelers love the pool and helpful staff.

All-inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at LUX* South Ari Atoll are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

Buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
In-room minibar (some restrictions)

Water activities

Kayaking
Snorkeling
Snorkeling excursions

Land activities

Fitness facilities
Tennis

Lessons/classes/games

Pilates
Yoga

Entertainment

Onsite entertainment and activities
Access to onsite nightclubs
Onsite live performances
Theme parties

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
At check-in, guests must provide a negative COVID-19 test result
Guests providing a negative COVID-19 test result must have been tested no more than 72 hours prior to check-in
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 193 units

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions
  • At check-in, guests must provide a negative COVID-19 test result

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via airplane and boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • At check-in, guests must provide a negative COVID-19 test result
  • Guests providing a negative COVID-19 test result must have been tested no more than 72 hours prior to check-in
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport (MLE) to the property, which is 25 minutes away via seaplane. Daily seaplane transfer service is offered by Trans Maldivian Airways between 6 AM and 4 PM (subject to availability).
  • Baggage allowances for both seaplane and FLYME domestic flights is 44 pounds (20 kilograms) for checked bags, and 11 pounds (5 kilograms) for carry on bags, per person. Fees of USD 5 plus tax per kilogram apply for excess baggage.
  • The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.
  • To guarantee transfers from Male International Airport, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 72 hours before their expected arrival.
  • Daily domestic flight service offered by Flyme (with speedboat transfers included) is available from Male International Airport to Villa International Airport Maamigili (VAM). Flights take approximately 20 minutes, and the speedboat ride is 15 minutes. Speedboat operating hours from Male are 10 AM-11 PM, and operating hours from Maamigili are 6 AM-6 PM. The fee is USD 470 per adult/teen and USD 235 per child age 2-11. Guests booked on Flyme flights do not have access to the LUX lounge at the seaplane terminal. Flyme domestic flights from VAM to MLE start at 6 AM, and the last flight from MLE to VAM arrives at 11 PM.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 7 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Taking the kids

  • Playground

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Beach yoga
  • Fitness classes
  • Volleyball
  • Ecotours
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Fishing
  • Parasailing nearby

Working away

  • Business center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers

Facilities

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages spoken

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

All-inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at LUX* South Ari Atoll are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

Buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
In-room minibar (some restrictions)

Water activities

Kayaking
Snorkeling
Snorkeling excursions

Land activities

Fitness facilities
Tennis

Lessons/classes/games

Pilates
Yoga

Entertainment

Onsite entertainment and activities
Access to onsite nightclubs
Onsite live performances
Theme parties

Spa

LUX* Me Spa has 4 treatment rooms. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include facials, body scrubs, and body treatments.

The spa is open daily.

Dining

MIXE - This beachfront buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
East Market and East Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this buffet restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Allegria - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Senses - This beachfront restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.
Umami - Overlooking the ocean, this diner specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in is available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

At check-in, guests must provide a negative COVID-19 test result.

Guests providing a negative COVID-19 test result must have been tested no more than 72 hours prior to check-in.

Policies

Some rooms at this property are not suitable for children. Please add child ages in the search parameters to display available rooms.

If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can reach out to the property via the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Drones and aerial surveillance devices are not permitted at this property.

Also known as

LUX South Ari Atoll Resort Dhidhoofinolhu Island
LUX Hotel Maldives
LUX South Ari Atoll Dhidhoofinolhu Island
Maldives LUX
LUX South Ari Atoll Hotel
LUX South Ari Atoll
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort Villas
LUX* South Ari Atoll Dhidhoofinolhu Island
LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort Dhidhoofinolhu Island

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

9.4

Exceptional

9.6/10

Cleanliness

9.5/10

Staff & service

9.1/10

Amenities

9.5/10

Property conditions & facilities

9.8/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

HENG BENG, 5-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Julian, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Julian, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

4-night family trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Yean Ling Stephanie, 5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Mohammad Imon, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I think I almost cried while checking out of this place. Truly, one of the most beautiful locations with 5 star service. The only regret I have is not booking more nights here. The location is stunning, the most beautiful blue waters I’ve ever seen. Every single item of food we had was outstanding!!! Do the all inclusive package, it is SUPER worth it. The island is a dream location, but the staff are what make this place so great. Inthi, Mohammed, Aladdin, our driver from Bangladesh whose name I can’t remember, just to name a few… of the people who made our stay so special. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Cannot wait to be back!!!!
Laura, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Not cheap, but it was worth the price.
Edward, 6-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Amazing experience & excellent food !
Amazing facility, excellent cleanliness, tasty food & friendly co-operative staff, but a bit of mismanagement in lunch & dinner Table reservations. Staying in Water-Villas is one of it’s own kind of experience. Cleanliness is excellent, but price-tag for everything is over the roof. You can get similar service @ half the prices in many parts of the world. Secondly, after paying so much, you are expected to wait indefinitely for lunch, as the management does not reserve tables during lunch time & the popular restaurants don’t have enough tables to accommodate all. The good part is at least you can reserve a table for Dinner. The view around the resort is breathtaking !
Near Beach Rouge Bar
In front of the Beach Villa
Infinity Pool near Veli Bar
Walkway to East Market Restaurant
Anuradha, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Elisabeth, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review