The most popular amenities:
Beach (first line)
Family rooms
Free Wi-Fi
Airport Shuttle

Whether seeking a peaceful hideaway or active adventure, the picture-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu is home to LUX* South Ari Atoll, a luxury resort where your fantasy of a laid-back, desert island paradise is about to come true.

Here, you’ll discover 187 private villas, dotted at the water’s edge along 4 kilometers of powder fine beaches and perched on stilts above a crystal lagoon. Luxury accommodation is housed in pavilions, villas and over water villas, including 62 with private pools.

On land or above water, sunset facing or sunrise, these super spacious pavilions and villas bring an entirely original vibe of coastal, beach house chic to the Maldives.

LUX* wouldn’t be LUX* without a few surprises. Expect island-roasted coffee in Café LUX*, impromptu screenings at cinema paradiso and the chance to hang your hopes on our magical tree of wishes.

A large number of villas
36 Beach Pavilions (60 sq.m)

Interconnected villa on the beach with individual outdoor terrace.

6 Family Lagoon Pavilions (130 sq.m)

Two bedroom villa on the beach with a common entrance and a separate terrace.

45 Beach Villas (95 sq.m)

Villas offering a magnificent sea view and a direct access to the beach and lagoon.

12 Beach Pool Villas (116 sq.m)

Villas with a private plunge pool, garden and direct access to the beach, on the sunset side of the island.

38 Water Villas (98 sq.m)

Over-water villas offering perfect privacy and direct access to the lagoon.

46 Romantic Pool Water Villas (110 sq.m)

Luxurious over-water villas with a private plunge pool offering sunrise views and direct lagoon access.

3 Temptation Pool Water Villas (220 sq.m)

Luxurious, spacious over-water villas with a 14 meters long private pool offering bedroom, separate living room with glass floor, Jacuzzi, sunrise views and direct lagoon access.

1 LUX* Villa (360 sq.m)

Magnificent luxury villa with a panoramic sunset view at the jetty’s end. Glass floored living and dining room, extensive outdoor terrace and lounge area with infinity pool.

Various bars and restaurants

Oriental flavors with an Indian Ocean touch.

Seats: 60


Inventive international cuisine.

Seats: 120


Tastes of modern Japanese dining.

Seats: 40

East Market

A culinary tour of the South East Asia.

Seats: 130

East Bar

Over-water bar.

Seats: 50

Lagoon Bar

Relaxed bar on the beach.

Seats: 70


Cucina Italiana (Italian cuisine).

Seats: 60

Beach Rouge

Beach Club.

Seats: 60


Poolside drinks and seafood bistro.

Seats: 40

Café LUX*

Enjoy our signature coffees roasted in house.

Find a lot of interesting things for yourself
  • 15 exclusive spa villas including 4 water treatment villas
  • Common relaxation area with sauna and hammam bath
  • Plunge pools
  • Showers and changing rooms with separate sauna and steam bath for ladies
  • 1 beauty room
  • 1 spa boutique
  • Pedicure/ Manicure facilities
  • Yoga Grove
Fitness Center

In LUX* Me Fitness Center high quality modern equipment, body building, stretching, progressive and adapted exercises.


With a 5-Star PADI dive centre, the resort’s limpid waters are a diver’s nirvana but there’s an equal abundance of snorkelling and opportunities to visit the resident whale sharks.

Water Sports
  • Snorkeling
  • Canoe
  • Pedal boats
  • Kayaks
  • Snorkeling trips to the house reef
  • Windsurfing
  • Waterskiing
  • Jet-skiing
  • Kite surfing
  • Catamaran trips
  • Whale shark safaris
  • Fly-boarding
  • Glass bottom boat excursions
  • Private trips with speedboat or dhoni
  • Morning and sunset fishing
Land Sports
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis (2 courts)
  • Billiard
  • Table football
  • Bicycles
Conference Facilities

1 Conference Room with complimentary flip chart, DVD player, video projector, wall screen, microphone and Wi-Fi.


Daily programs are displayed for adults and children. Guests are entertained by local artists and themed evenings.

Kids Club

At our Kids’ Club we have a whole range of activities dedicated to children.


Here in LUX* South Ari Atoll we organize symbolic wedding and renewal of vows ceremonies that you will remember all your life.