LUX* South Ari Atoll

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

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LUX* South Ari Atoll

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Aerial view
Body treatments, beach massages, body scrubs, facials, 4 treatment rooms
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, free WiFi
7 restaurants, breakfast, lunch, dinner served; international cuisine

Overview of LUX* South Ari Atoll



Property highlights

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Gym
  • Child-friendly activities
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
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Business center
Feel at home
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Temptation Pool Villa

  • 220 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Romantic Pool Water Villa

  • 110 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Water Villa

  • 98 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Beach Pool Villa

  • 116 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Beach Pavilion

  • 60 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

LUX* Villa

  • 360 sq m
  • Sea view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Beach Villa

  • 95 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Villa, 1 King Bed (Romantic Beach Pool)

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed

Family Room (Lagoon Pavilion)

  • 130 sq m
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Family Room, 2 Bedrooms

  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds

About this area

Getting around

  • Velana Intl. Airport (MLE) - 64.4 miles/103.6 km


  • Mixe
  • The Island Kitchen
  • East Restaurant
  • Allegria
  • East Market

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.


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

Snorkeling excursions

Land activities

Fitness facilities




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


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

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
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 193 units


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer to the property via aeroplane and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • 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
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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.
  • This property is accessible only by seaplane transfer from Velana International Airport (MLE). The flight is 25-35 minutes in duration. Guests must contact the property with their international flight details at least 4 days before their expected arrival date so that the property can pre-book seaplane transfers (surcharge). Any flight booking made within 3 days before arrival is subject to availability.
  • Guests will have access to the seaplane lounge at Velana Airport while they wait for their flight to the property. Seaplane transfers are provided by a third party and transfers in connection with all international flights will be arranged by them. Every effort will be made to transfer guests to the resort within 2 hours of their arrival at the lounge. Seaplane operating hours between the resort and the airport are available from 6 AM to 4 PM (during daylight hours only).
  • Seaplane baggage allowance is 44 pounds (20 kilograms) for checked bags, and 11 pounds (5 kilograms) for carry-on bags, per person. Fees of USD 5 per kilogram apply for excess baggage, excluding taxes.

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


  • Pets not allowed


  • 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

Traveling with children

  • Playground

What to do

  • Tennis
  • Beach yoga
  • Fitness classes
  • Volleyball
  • Ecotours
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Pool table
  • Fishing
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby

Working away

  • Business center


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


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


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

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


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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.


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.

Awards and affiliations

Eco-Certified Property
This property participates in EarthCheck, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 6.00 per person, per night
  • Aeroplane transfer per adult: USD 488 (return)
  • Aeroplane transfer per child: USD 244 (return), from 2 to 11 years old

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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.


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

Does LUX* South Ari Atoll offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, LUX* South Ari Atoll does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at LUX* South Ari Atoll?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at LUX* South Ari Atoll?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at LUX* South Ari Atoll?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in are available.
What is there to do at LUX* South Ari Atoll and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, sailing, and water skiing and improve your game at the onsite tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics, ecotours, and volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the spa tub. LUX* South Ari Atoll also has 2 bars, a sauna, and a steam room, as well as an arcade, a picnic area, and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near LUX* South Ari Atoll?
Yes, there are 7 onsite restaurants, featuring alfresco dining, international cuisine, and ocean views.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Lux South ari atoll exceeded my expectations in every way. We initially booked because we knew it was near an area where whale sharks are frequently encountered and we wanted an overwater villa with an infinity pool. We booked through where I have gold status- we received an upgraded villa (from romance to temptation villa) and 20% off of spa services. We also received several branded gifts from the hotel- a caftan, hat, fan, bracelet. The attention to detail was phenomenal- staff knew our itinerary (moving on to a dive liveaboard after the hotel, time and location we needed to be to meet the boat, etc). We were given a concierge at check in which allowed us to communicate via WhatsApp with her the length of the stay. The room: We arrived early (before check in) and our room wasn’t ready yet, so we were assigned a room that we could stay in while waiting for ours to be cleaned. This was on the main island and we thought it was nice overall- it had a very cute private outdoor shower and tub and the decor was nice. When we were brought to our new room, the temptation villa, it was completely unbelievable. There was a sitting area with a cut out in the floor where we could watch the fish swim under the villa. We had the all inclusive package - so the mini bar was included which consisted of various juices and sodas, a bottle of gin and vodka, a bottle of red and white wine, and snacks. The bathroom was MUCH upgraded from the other standard room.