LUX* South Ari Atoll is the only resort on the unspoiled Dhidhoofinolhu Island in the Maldives. This beautiful island surrounded by a crystal-clear lagoon offers families a spontaneous atmosphere with impromptu cinema screenings on the beach.   The resort located in the South Ari Atoll combines secret pathways, tropical gardens and traditional Maldivian service to ensure guests needs are constantly met. This resort is one of the few within The Maldives that offers an All Inclusive option.

Holiday resort information

Room Types

Choose from a marvellous collection of beach villas, bested on the powdery white sand amidst the tropical foliage, or enjoy intimate living in a water villa, boasting of panoramic Ocean views.
  • Beach Pavilion

    The newly renovated Beach Pavilion exudes with fresh interiors, with thatched roofs, opulent bathroom and a private garden with outdoor shower. The bedroom features modern fixtures with a cozy living area and desk space.
  • Beach Villas

    Colourful hibiscus and beautiful banana tress envelope the garden of the Beach Villa, where you will find an outdoor en-suite bathroom to enjoy bathing in the fresh air with views of the clear blue sky. The Beach Villa is decorated in warm, traditional colours of the Maldives, echoing the beautiful Indian Ocean and beach. The Beach Villa is perfect for families, with an ample room that is suitable for 2 adults and 1 child or teenager.
  • Beach Pool Villas

    Experience the luxury of spacious accommodation, with an impressive 116-meter square foot of space, with a secluded garden furnished with a sunken swimming pool, wooden deck, sun loungers and outdoor shower. All guests’ rooms within the Beach Pool Villa have an en-suite bathroom that leads out to the private garden. The Beach Pool Villa is a perfect choice for families or a group of friends to recline and enjoy the Maldives in solitude.
  • Water Villa

    The super lavish Water villa offers the most incredible views of the Ocean, whether you’re in the bathtub or relaxing on the spacious sun deck. Each Villa compromises of a king bed, sofa bed, over sized bathroom with large tub and sun beds on the outdoor deck area.
  • LUX* Villa

    The LUX Villa offers the finest accommodation for a remarkable Maldives holiday, designed for privacy and fun. The 360-meter square foot of space oozes style and charisma, interior furnishings echo traditional Maldivian heritage with a modern twist of contemporary artwork with every attention taken into little details. The impressive spacious living area includes a glass panel floor, where you can find colourful fishes swimming in the Ocean from under your feet. The LUX Villa is designed for all the family, with a master bedroom and guest room that can sleep up to 4 people.
  • Romantic Pool Villa

    Designed for couples in love, the Romantic Pool Villa measures over 110 sqm and features a stylish bedroom with LUX* Signature ‘Sleep Tight’ bed and a sunlit bathroom with separate double rain showers. In villa technology includes a 48-inch curved TV or a 110-inch projector screen with Home Theater system. The private outdoor terrace area boasts of a terrace with private swimming pool, outdoor shower and a swinging love nest cabana that overlooks the crystal clear lagoon.
  • Temptation Pool Water Villa

    Measuring 220 sqm the Temptation Pool water Villa features a dedicated living space, with floor-to-ceiling windows that let the vibrant sunshine through and the fresh white interiors with pops of colour. The sun deck boasts of a dining area, cabana and a 14-meter infinity pool with outstanding views of the Ocean.
  • Family Lagoon Pavilion

    Enjoy island living with all the family in this well-appointed villa where you can wake up to the sound of the waves and enjoy views of the white beach.


The Maldives is the most sought after diving destination in the world, Lux* South Ari Atoll offers 37 incredible dive sites, two wreck sites and night diving, all within a short boat ride offshore.

The entire family will enjoy the calm lagoon, perfect for snorkelling and if you’ve had enough of the ocean, enjoy either of the resorts two infinity pools.

The spectacular LUX* Me Spa Room is the perfect location to relax and unwind after a fun day of exploring the island.
Lux* South Ari Atoll offers guests the incredible experience to see rare whale sharks with its very own boathouse offering trips in traditional Maldivian boats to the archipelago’s largest Marine Protected Area.


Tasty cuisine is paramount at Lux* South Ari Atoll; enjoy the very best dishes with divine textures and flavours, taking those taste buds on a discovery of traditional Maldivian cuisine and ingredients.
  • The Island Kitchen

    This buffed style restaurant offers breakfast and lunch with live cooking stations, from wood-fired pizzas and grills, to stir-fries with a tropical twist. The Island Kitchen brings in the ambience of the beach, with white powdery sands under the thatched dome roof with gently flowing air fans to keep you cool.
  • Senses

    Delicacies at Senses include cuisines from India, North Africa, Lebanon and the Indian Ocean, enjoy fresh salads, grills, seafood and tropical sorbets to really taste the wonders of the world. Sit outside and take in the impressive views of the infinity pool and sky, allowing guests to marvel at the charming night sky where the starts come out to play.
  • Senses Bar and Lounge

    Cocktails, liquors, rum, spirits and beers can all be enjoyed at Senses Bar and Lounge, for a refreshing appetizer, why not try a selection of Sri Lankan tea which has been carefully picked for your indulgence.
  • Allegria Restaurant and Bar

    Enjoy the blend of Italian and Maldivian delicacies at Allegria Restaurant and bar, pizzas, pastas and gnocchi dishes can all be endeavored while looking out onto the soft beautiful sand and glistening Indian Ocean. For a special treat Allegria’s wine cellar can be privately booked for small parties to dine in the cellar while sampling New World wines.
  • The Beach

    For the best views on the island, opt to casually dine on the beach where waiters can bring you wood-fired oven pizzas with the freshest ingredients, made just the way you like it.
  • Veli Pool Bar and Lunch

    Laze by the pool where you can treat yourself to casual lunch with a menu ranging from pizzas, sandwiches, spring rolls, as well as Mediterranean-style tapas, mezze and antipasti.
  • The island Bar

    A laid-back ambience can be found at The Island Bar where the shimmering Ocean becomes your soothing background while you enjoy a selection of cocktails, aperitif and canapés accompanied by great conversations with friends, family and loved ones.
  • Lagoon Bar

    The Lagoon Bar faces the sunset and is situated close to the lobby and boathouse on the beach. Reggae music and the Island’s favourite mixes make this lively hub a great place to share experiences and dance moves!
  • Café LUX

    At Café LUX, you will be treated to coffee that has been developed with a recipe of passion and determination to change the idea of a standard hotel coffee. Kick back on a cozy sofa with your feet in the sand and a good book for a relaxing coffee break.
  • Beach Rogue

    Beach Rogue is open from September 2016 and serves a selection of wood fired pizzas with fresh ingredients and succulent flavours.
  • Umami

    Open from 7pm until 10pm, Umami boasts of world-class sashimi, nigiri and maki. Enjoy smoky meats and grilled seafood while enjoying exquisite Ocean views. Umami houses 30 sakes and nine fine Japenese whiskies.


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