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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Nothing will ever compare. This place is amazing. You will not walk past anyone on the resort who will not greet you. Food, impeccable (make sure you do all inclusive it's worth it). It's clean, the staff are friendly and the food is fab. Best part, the water is amazing and the weather in Feb is awesome. Glenn the GM...

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We stayed here last week for our family holiday (kids aged 18,17,13,10). From arrival to departure there is an air of wonder about the sheer beauty and luxury of Lux and I don't feel as if we have come down off the cloud just yet. We ate and drank at most of the restaurants and bars and I have to...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Annie, Great to know you had an relaxing family holiday, and the team also managed to help you celebrate each moment on the island. Thank you for choosing LUX* to be the place where you spent time with your loved ones. Hope you will keep in touch as we look forward to welcoming everyone again in the not too...

Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Lux was an excellent experience. Very attentive to the small details. Recommend water villas for the in room experience, and the romantic pool villas for a better outdoor lagoon ocean experience. Any case, go to Beach Rouge area for good food and open beach experience with EDM music vibes all day. Thank you to Nadim in room 401 for his...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Wesley, Thank you for sharing the experience on TripAdvisor. Happy to know you have a great time and wish you a smooth and safe journey flying back home today. Should there be anything we could assist to arrange your next holiday in the Maldives, please do not hesitate to contact us anytime. Looking forward to hearing from you again...

Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can think of a lot of reasons to stay in Lux - more than the undeniably unique things listed in their website (which are all great, like Cafe Lux brewing their own coffee, Lux Me Spa treatments that are to die for, and Ici with their tempting homemade ice cream) but for us, it was the overall experience from...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Ral L, Once again, congratulations on your recent marriage ! We are happy to have the opportunity helping you celebrate this very special moment. Thank you for the lovely review and the compliments to Allan, Bon, Aysha and the team. With all the great work they have done, I am proud to be the General Manager of this resort...

Askam in Furness, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Having visited the Lux Belle Mare hotel we had high expectations of the Lux South ari atoll..... we have been unable to find fault with what is a spectacular resort. We travelled as a couple and stayed in villa 316 on the sunset side, rooms are perfect and within 5 metres of the patio doors you are on the most...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear gordelts, Thank you for spending your precious time to share the experience with others online during your holiday. I am really glad that you are enjoying every moment on the island, and the team has been taking good care of you. Please let us know if there is anything you need or what we could assist to make your...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really nothing is too much to ask if you want change room or ask a special meal, or a special trip, or anything you wish they are glad to help.you, regardig food don't worry , any meal plan you drem they have, personally I choose bed and breakfast and almost every night we ate at the japanese rest. Very good...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear bestb469, Thank you for posting the review ! Great to know you had a good time and enjoyed the cuisine on the island, especially at Umami. On behalf of Erika, Ubaid and the team, I would like to send the warmest greetings to you and hope to welcome you again very soon. Best regards, Glenn Daniels General Manager

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Went to Lux for my honeymoon and it was the best holiday experience me and my wife have ever had. Just went on a trip for our 1 year anniversary but we couldn't stop thinking about Lux! It wasn't just the beautiful location, crystal blue waters, fish swimming under the water villa and rooms that made it great, the staff...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Tejas P, It has been almost a year since your visit to the Maldives, and I am very pleased to know from your review that you still remember the names of those team members who looked after you and helped you celebrated your honeymoon on the island. I will pass your hello to the team and hope that you...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Needless to say that the Maldives are the most beautiful group of islands in the world , but the lux hotel is the most incredible . Every villa is beautifully decorated, spacious and fresh. There are 5 restaurants to choose from each differently themed from the other, and each serving exquisite food. There is a daily programme of excursions and...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Fenella, Thank you for choosing LUX* to enjoy your family time in the Maldives ! The team and I are happy to learn you had a great time, and you also encountered several the most incredible marine creatures during your stay. I truly appreciate the time you had taken to share the experience with the world. Hope you will...

london
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm sure like me you have read the list of 5* reviews on here raving about the food, the service, the location and the ambience so I probably don't need to repeat it all, but suffice to say I read pretty much every review before my holiday and had high expectations pre travel but The Lux exceeded all of them....

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear boutiquefan, We hope to welcome you again on the island as well ! Thank you for sharing your LUX* experience. The team is happy to hear that they made your family time special, and everyone had found their own way celebrating the holiday on the island. Your message to Pong, Amzad, Shahid, Veli Bar and the PLAY team will...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Chilling at Lux* lounge, enjoying our cuppa n reminiscing our past 4 days at Lux* while writing this review. Truly amazed by their attention to detail to perfect your trip. Completely spoilt for choice on F&B & its plethora of activities - there's something for everyone. One word for the whole LUX* team - service oriented. Special shoutout to Hassan...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear yong t, Your message to Hassan and Tomoko have been shared with them. We are glad you had a good time and hope you will be planning another visit back to the island. Thank you for sharing the experience with others on TripAdvisor. We looking forward to welcoming you again. Best regards, Glenn Daniels General Manager

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dreamy atolls of tropical islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are a kaleidoscope of colours and earthly pleasures. Get away from it all at LUX* South Ari Atoll (formerly LUX* Maldives), the only settlement on the postcard-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu. Fuss free and laid-back, the resort surprises with pop-up cinema screenings right on the beach, impromptu musical performances and strolls along secret pathways through the lush tropical gardens. Just steps from the thatch-roofed suites and ocean-perched villas, the island's unspoilt beaches are yours to claim. A prime spot for snorkelling and whale-shark spotting, the resort's unblemished lagoon is a diver's dreamworld. Back on land, island street food and fine dining await in the tempting restaurants and bars. In the shade of coconut palms, lounge by the two turquoise pools, luxuriate in the ocean-view spa and surrender to the charms of this castaway idyll. ... more   less 

Additional Information about LUX* South Ari Atoll

Address: (Formerly Diva Maldives)
Region: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > Southern Ari Atoll > Dhidhoofinolhu Island
Price Range: $512 - $2,173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — LUX* South Ari Atoll 5*
Number of rooms: 193
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Also Known As:
Lux* Maldives Hotel South Ari Atoll
Diva Maldives Hotel
Diva Maldives South Ari Atoll
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