The Maldives

LUX South Ari Atoll

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Discover - LUX South Ari Atoll

Far from the bustle of modern life, this romantic getaway sits among frangipani and hibiscus, surrounded by coral sands and the crystal-clear lagoon of one of the Maldives' most inviting islands. This slice of paradise is just 25 minutes from Male by seaplane and offers its guests a lighter and brighter holiday experience. Muslim travellers can embrace the beauty, friendliness and warmth of this tropical island as well as enjoy the exclusive suites and villas specially designed for relax. They can also take advantage of the innovative array of restaurants as well as the award-winning spa, a sanctuary for guests’ health and wellbeing. Ideal for an unforgettable Muslim family stay or a romantic getaway, this luxurious resort will leave no one indifferent.

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Halal friendly features

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Alcohol Free Room

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Female Spa Facilities

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Halal Dining Available

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No Casino

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No Nightclub

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Private Swimming Pool

What makes it special

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Beachfront

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Family Friendly

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Perfect for Honeymooners

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Private Swimming Pools

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Great for Snorkelling

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  • Where: South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island, Maldives
  • Check In: 3pm
  • Check Out: 11am
  • Distance from airport: 102 kms
  • Transfer time from airport: 25 minutes
  • Official star rating: Five star
  • Local taxes: Included in our rates
  • Accessible Rooms: Subject to availability
  • WiFi: Complimentary for in-house guests
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Highlights

Family Lagoon Pavilion
Approximate room size : 130 sqm
Maximum occupancy : 4 adults and 2 children
 
Wake up to the sounds of waves, sights of blues and white sandy beaches in the comfort of your own Family Lagoon Pavilions. Located adjacent to the lagoon with a common entrance area, enjoy private family bonding time on your terrace while kids run around the open space bathroom. Ideal for Muslim families with babies or children.
 
Lux Villa
Approximate room size : 360 sqm
Maximum occupancy : 2 adults and 1 child
 
Featuring unparalleled views over the lagoon and island surrounds, the LUX* Villa is the ultimate in luxury island living. Sink into your infinity plunge pool that merges with the lagoon or watch the kaleidoscope of sea-life swim beneath your feet through the glass floor in the living room. The villa features a master bedroom suite with handcrafted LUX* Sleep Tight bed and a spacious living room with direct access to the deck.
 
Beach Villa
Approximate room size : 95 sqm
Maximum occupancy : 2 adults and 2 children
 
Light sand and ochre tones reflect the beautiful island setting beyond the terrace, while subtle décor echoes the ebb and flow of the ocean. All guestrooms enjoy en suite outdoor bathtub where the open sky, bright hibiscus and beautiful banana trees provide privacy in a natural setting. Each Beach Villa has ample room for 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 Teens or 2 Children or 1 Infant.
 
Temptation Pool Water Villa
Approximate room size : 220 sqm
Maximum occupancy : 3 adults
 
Designed for Muslim couples with unparalleled sunrise views over the Indian Ocean, the Temptation Pool Water Villa features 220 square meters of pure romance. A dedicated living space is framed by floor to ceiling windows infusing the villa with natural light. Outside, a spacious wooden deck terrace boasts a dining area and a cabana overlooking nothing less than a 14 meter infinity pool. Inside, sheer curtains adjacent to the marble-white Jacuzzi glass room freshen up the bedroom’s modern look surrounding a round shape master bed.
 
Beach Pavilion
Approximate room size : 60 sqm
Maximum occupancy : 2 adults and 1 child
 
Take in all the sights, sounds and colours of authentic island living in the leisurely comfort of your Beach Pavilion. Sunlight filters through lofty thatched roofs, while the luxurious bathroom offers a private garden with a refreshing outdoor shower. The Beach Pavilions are also ideal for families with a baby or child.
 
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Mixe
 
Savour the essence of authentic island living at MIXE. With tables set out on the beach under thatched roofs and slow turning ceiling fans, guests can sink their feet into the warm sand below while tucking into mouth-watering fresh buffets for breakfast and dinner. Live cooking stations offer everything from wood-fired pizzas and grills to stir-fries with a tempting island twist. In the evening, enjoy genuine island entertainment performed by talented local performers. Open from 7am to 10.30am / 7pm to 10pm.
 
Senses Bar and Lounge
 
Senses Bar and Lounge offers a refreshing selection of Sri Lankan teas in the afternoon. It also offers light Indian Ocean lunches in the shade, or by the pool if you don't feel like visiting one of our more formal restaurants. Relish a light snack in the evening while swaying gently in a giant hammock. Open from 10:30 am to 5 pm / High Tea 5 pm to 7 pm.
 
East Market
 
The interactive stalls in our over-the-water Asian-market-inspired restaurant make it as fun to admire the action as it is to try authentic tastes from Thailand, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines. Dim sum steam in bamboo mushiki. A parade of meats, vegetables and seasonings urges you to have noodle dishes or stir-fries whipped up in woks. A pushcart displays a perfect Peking duck. At East Market breakfast and dinner isn’t just about grazing from the live cooking stations – our terraces promise heart-stopping Indian Ocean views. In the mood for a classic European start to your day? Follow the scent of baking to croissants, baguettes, pastries and seeded loaves, fresh from that glass-fronted oven. Rustic baskets spill over with fruit and vegetables, next to sacks of intriguing spices, while skilled chefs stand by to make your culinary cravings come alive in front of you. Open from 7am to 10:30am / 7pm to 10pm.
 
Allegria Restaurant
 
Escape to the Mediterranean embrace of Allegria, here on our deck or right the beach. Quality Italian ingredients, and authentic southern European recipes, all created with expertise in an open kitchen that invites guests to spy our skilled chefs creating pastas, pizzas, gnocchi and just-caught seafood. There’s also an à la carte menu which promises to wow to Italophiles and epicureans alike. Exclusive arrangements can also be made for small parties to dine privately and indulge in a range of cheeses complemented by our Scrucap wines and an exceptional selection of Italian, French and New World labels too. Open from 6.30 pm to 10pm.
 
Resort Features
 
Babysitting service
5-Star PADI dive centre
LUX* Me spa
Two infinity pools
Floodlit tennis courts
Technogym fitness centre
Watersports
Excursions
Yoga