A luxury resort in the Maldives made forpeaceful off-the-grid retreats

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 193 private villas, dotted at the water’s edge along two miles of powder fine beaches and perched on stilts above a crystal lagoon. On land or above water, sunset facing or sunrise, these super spacious rooms and suites bring an entirely original vibe of coastal, beach house chic to the Maldives. 

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.

LUX* South Ari Atoll also offers two infinity pools, floodlit tennis courts and a Technogym fitness centre while the LUX* Me spa is host to a wellness concierge and a menu of indulgent and stimulating treatments.

LUX* South Ari Atoll boasts eight eateries and five bars. East Market is a sophisticated take on a bustling local night market. Umami offers fine dining from separate sushi, teppanyaki and robata counters as well as the Maldives’ largest selection of sakes and Japanese whiskeys. Allegria, Senses and MIXE stimulate international palettes and the new Beach Rouge introduces the dolce vita of a fashionable beach club to the island. 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.



LUX* South Ari Atoll

The resort’s 187 pavilions, suites and villas combine comfort and space, while offering guests unique views of the natural beauty of the atoll.

The Beach Pavilions, with an area of ​​60 sqm, have their own individual terrace and offer the possibility of connecting 2 rooms. Two adults can stay with 1 teenager, 1 child or 1 baby.

The Beach Villas are more spacious with their 95 sqm, allowing 3 adults, 2 adults and 2 teenagers or 2 adults and 2 children to stay.

For more privacy, the Overwater Villas (98 sqm) offer breathtaking views and direct access to the lagoon. They welcome 3 adults, 2 adults and 1 teenager or 2 adults and 1 child.

The Romantic Villas (110 sqm) will delight lovebirds. On stilts and with private pools, these splendid villas are reserved for 2 adults and offer, every morning, a wonderful view of the sunrise.

Beach Villas with Private Pool (116 sqm – 1248 sqft) offer their guests a garden and direct access to the beach. They are oriented towards the setting sun in order to be able to benefit from this fabulous spectacle. The hotel also has 3 Tempting on Stilts villas (220 sqm – 2368 sqft). Reserved for 2 adults, these luxurious villas have a 14-metre private swimming pool, hot tub and are facing east, allowing you to admire the sunrise every morning. Unmistakable strength: the living room with a glass floor, offering a view of aquatic life.

Finally, the ultimate experience of space and luxury, the unique LUX* Villa, with an area of ​​360 sqm. Featuring an infinity pool, the villa offers unparalleled comfort. The Villa is composed of 1 bedroom and a living room with a transparent floor. The panoramic view at the end of the jetty is worth the detour. Four people can live there: 2 adults and 2 teenagers or 2 adults and 2 children.