LUX* Resort, South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Located on Dhidhoofinolhu Island in the South Ari Atoll and set in lush tropical gardens, this lagoon-side resort’s 193 villas are split between beach and water villas.

A huge selection of dining options, activities and proximity to some truly spectacular diving make this family-friendly resort a great option for the Maldives.

A hot sport for Whale Sharks!

LUX* Resort, South Ari Atoll, Maldives

When not in the water, relax with one of the many spa treatments or have a workout in the gym while the kids are away exploring with one of the two children’s clubs.  The Ari Atoll offers fantastic diving with stunning reefs and marine life, there are even two wreck sites all within a short boat ride of the resort.

The atoll where LUX* South Ari Atoll Maldives is located is famous for its marine diversity and especially for its whale-sharks. Which divers can find here all year round. This luxurious Resort is the ideal base to dive its 50 dive sites, some of the most fabulous and famous dive sites in the world. One of the most famous must be Kuda Rah Thila, the first nationally protected site in the Maldives and Maamigili Outside as whale shark magnet.

Most dive sites are from 5 minutes to less than an hour from the Resort. The boat journey makes diving trips even more enjoyable. Divers set out in dhonis, a traditional Maldivian boat, and an experience in itself. They offer here also special excursions like whale sharks safari’s, manta searching, double wreck morning dives and magical discovery full day trips. Scuba diving in Maldives at its best!



  • Swimming Pool
  • Spa
  • 10 Restaurants and Bars
  • Gym
  • Watersports
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Kids Club


You may be the sun-bed type. Or you may be more of the active type. Either way, LUX* South Ari Atoll hits a sweet spot. We have a slew of watersports—jet skis, paddle-boards, hoverboards, flyboards, wakeboards, water-skis, knee-boards, windsurfs, kite surfs, sailboats, banana boats, inflatable banana boats and other tubes, but also fishing, parasailing, catamaran outings… And that’s just at sea! On land, go for a morning jog around the island (1.8 km for those counting), take your yoga practice to new heights, play beach volleyball or tennis, or hit the gym if you’re feeling up to it.


This is the place where you realise food is a culinary journey. Our eight restaurants and five bars take you to Japan at Umami, the Mediterranean at Beach Rouge, Italy at Allegria, the Middle-East and the Indian Ocean at Senses, throughout Asia at East Market, and on a trip around the globe at MIXE… Ingredients sourced from near and far blend with cosmopolitan style for a restaurant scene that will satisfy even the pickiest eaters. Plant-based food lovers can even pick from a vegetarian menu at each restaurant. You’ll feel welcomed. And very full.

Imagine this. You’re on holiday. It’s becoming hard to keep track! You want to relax, not keep having to sign a tab. This is where the All-Inclusive comes in handy. Six restaurants and five bars (if you were to spend seven days here, you could dine at someplace different each day). 30% off the chic Japanese restaurant, Umami, as well as Italian restaurant, Allegria. An impressive selection of drinks: 80 wines and 50 cocktails. A serve-yourself minibar. As-much-as-you-can-eat ice cream during afternoon tea. Time spent with loved ones is precious. Make the most of it!


A remote island is a perfect place for the little ones to live our their Crusoe fantasy—only better. That is, with ice cream the moment they step onto shore but also a booklet containing clues for a treasure hunt. The youngest guests will turn into adventurers as they set out to look for a slew of ‘checkpoints’ where they will receive a stamp. Once all eight stamps have been collected, there’s a little surprise. When they aren’t busy having fun in the sun, they can hang out at the kids club, PLAY where more fun awaits.


What does All-inclusive include?

All Inclusive option: includes breakfast at MIXE and East Market, lunch at Senses Bar, Veli Pool Bar and Beach Rouge. Dinner is available at Allegria (from 2021 Allegria is not included in the All Inclusive but you will receieve a 30% discount on the food menu), Beach Rouge or MIXE and East Market. Afternoon tea at Senses Bar. ICI ice creams. A collection of wines from the old and new world, plus cocktails and mocktails and a selection of soft drinks, tea, coffee (including Café LUX* home-roasted coffee), beers, juices, mineral water, and a choice of spirits and liquors), as per the scheduled opening hours of the restaurants and bars. Mini-bar with water, juices, soft drinks and beer (replenished once a day). Beach and poolside service at Lagoon Bar and Senses. Yoga & stretching classes, access to the sauna, steam room, plunge pool and spa garden. Daily use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks, pedal boats and scheduled snorkelling trips on house reef (dependent on weather and tides). Unlimited access to the gym, floodlit tennis courts (rackets provided – tennis balls with a fee), table tennis, bocce balls, beach volleyball. Live music, Maldivian dance shows.

Breakfast Buffet breakfast can be taken in MIXE or East Market.

Half board Buffet breakfast can be taken in MIXE or East Market. Dinner in a choice of 4 restaurants including MIXE, Beach Rouge, Allegria and East Market.

Full board Buffet breakfast can be taken in MIXE or East Market. Lunch can be talem om Senses, Veli Pool ar or Beach Rouge. Dinner in a choice of 4 restaurants including MIXE, Beach Rouge, Allegria and East Market.

All-inclusive Includes meals as above. Unlimited beverages served in all bars and restaurants, plus the Mini Bar (selected items only). – Unlimited access to the gym, tennis courts, table tennis, and beach volleyball. – Daily use of snorkelling equipment, kayaks, pedal boats, and snorkeling trips.