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LUX* South Ari Atoll

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White sand, beach towels, beach massages, waterskiing
White sand, beach towels, beach massages, waterskiing
White sand, beach towels, beach massages, waterskiing
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Overview of LUX* South Ari Atoll

VIP Access

LUX* South Ari Atoll

5.0 star property

4.7/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island

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    VIP Access
    Curated for quality and service, VIP Access stays consistently receive our highest guest ratings.
    • Expect exceptional service
    • Extra savings and perks for Rewards members

    Room options

    About this area

    Dhidhoofinolhu Island

    LUX* South Ari Atoll is located in Dhidhoofinolhu Island. Take the opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as parasailing.

    About this property

    LUX* South Ari Atoll

    5-star luxury resort, rejuvenated in 2016
    Consider a stay at LUX* South Ari Atoll and take advantage of a terrace, a coffee shop/cafe and a garden. With a white sand beach, beachfront dining and beach massages, this resort is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to a body scrub, a facial or a manicure/pedicure at LUX* Me Spa, the on-site spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 7 on-site restaurants, which feature international cuisine and al fresco dining. The gym offers aerobics classes and yoga classes; other things to do include beach yoga, kayaking and waterskiing. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a playground and a library.
    You'll also find perks such as:
    • Tennis courts, smoke-free property and massage treatment rooms
    • A front desk safe, concierge services and barbecues
    • Express check-in, a 24-hour front desk and express check-out
    • Guest reviews say great things about the pool and helpful staff
    Room features
    All 193 rooms offer comforts, such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to perks, such as air conditioning and dressing gowns.
    Other conveniences in all rooms include:
    • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hairdryers
    • TVs with satellite channels
    • Ceiling fans, daily housekeeping and phones

    All-inclusive details

    All-inclusive room rates at LUX* South Ari Atoll are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

    Food and beverages

    Buffet and à la carte meals, snacks and beverages included
    In-room minibar (some restrictions)

    Water activities

    Snorkelling excursions

    Land activities

    Fitness facilities




    On-site entertainment and activities
    Access to on-site nightclubs
    On-site live performances
    Theme parties


    Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

    Cleaning and safety practices

    Enhanced cleanliness measures

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property
    High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
    Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


    Contactless social distancing
    Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
    Social distancing measures in place

    Safety measures

    Personal protective equipment worn by staff
    Temperature checks given to staff
    Temperature checks available for guests
    Hand sanitiser provided
    This information is provided by our partners.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Food and drink

    • 7 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
    • 2 bars/lounges
    • 24-hour room service
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Restaurants on site

    • MIXE
    • East Market and East Bar
    • Allegria
    • Senses
    • Umami

    Things to do

    • Aerobics classes
    • Beach yoga
    • Canoeing
    • Ecotours
    • Fishing
    • Fitness centre
    • Full-service spa
    • Kayaking
    • Motor-boating
    • Motorised watercraft
    • Playground
    • Sailing
    • Sauna
    • Hot tub
    • Steam room
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Waterskiing
    • Windsurfing
    • Yoga classes

    Family friendly

    • Laundry facilities
    • Playground
    • Snack bar/deli


    • Free newspapers in reception
    • Front-desk safe
    • Library

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Turndown service

    Business services

    • Business centre


    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Garden
    • Picnic area
    • Pool sunloungers
    • Terrace


    • 4 treatment rooms
    • Body scrubs
    • Body treatments
    • Facials
    • Manicures and pedicures
    • Massage - on the beach
    • Massage/treatment rooms
    • Spa open daily


    • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
    • This property does not have any lifts
    • Bathroom emergency pull cord
    • Grab bar near toilet
    • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


    • Beach towels
    • Renovated entire property – August 2016
    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Bed sheets
    • Ceiling fan
    • Premium bedding


    • Dressing gowns
    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Private bathroom
    • Towels


    • Satellite channels
    • TV

    Food and drink

    • Minibar


    • Phone
    • Safe
    • Slippers
    • Turndown service

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    Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
    Express check-in
    Minimum check-in age - 18


    Check-out before 11:00 AM
    Express checkout

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests must transfer via airplane and boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
    Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
    This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
    To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
    For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
    Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport (MLE) to the property, which is 25 minutes away via seaplane. Daily seaplane transfer service is offered by Trans Maldivian Airways between 6 AM and 4 PM (subject to availability).
    Baggage allowances for both seaplane and FLYME domestic flights is 44 pounds (20 kilograms) for checked bags, and 11 pounds (5 kilograms) for carry on bags, per person. Fees of USD 5 plus tax per kilogram apply for excess baggage.
    The credit card used to book the reservation must be presented by the cardholder at check-in along with matching photo identification. Any other arrangements must be coordinated with the property prior to arrival.
    To guarantee transfers from Male International Airport, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 72 hours before their expected arrival.
    Daily domestic flight service offered by Flyme (with speedboat transfers included) is available from Male International Airport to Villa International Airport Maamigili (VAM). Flights take approximately 20 minutes, and the speedboat ride is 15 minutes. Speedboat operating hours from Male are 10 AM-11 PM, and operating hours from Maamigili are 6 AM-6 PM. The fee is USD 470 per adult/teen and USD 235 per child age 2-11. Guests booked on Flyme flights do not have access to the LUX lounge at the seaplane terminal. Flyme domestic flights from VAM to MLE start at 6 AM, and the last flight from MLE to VAM arrives at 11 PM.

    Access methods

    Staffed front desk


    Pets not allowed

    Children and extra beds

    Children are welcome
    Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

    Payment types at the property

    Important information


    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

    • Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
    The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
    This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
    Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit
    Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
    Drones and aerial surveillance devices are not permitted at this property.

    We should mention

    This property does not have any lifts
    If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one. To learn more, you can contact the property using the contact details included on your booking confirmation. The property may charge for this assistance, even if you end up cancelling your reservation. All arrangements are solely between the property and yourself.
    Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

    Property is also known as

    LUX South Ari Atoll Hotel
    LUX South Ari Atoll
    LUX South Ari Atoll Resort Dhidhoofinolhu Island
    LUX South Ari Atoll Dhidhoofinolhu Island
    LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort
    LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort Villas
    LUX* South Ari Atoll Dhidhoofinolhu Island
    LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort Dhidhoofinolhu Island

    Frequently asked questions

    Is LUX* South Ari Atoll pet-friendly?

    No, pets are not allowed at this property.

    How much does it cost to stay at 南阿里環礁麗世?

    As of 1 Oct 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at 南阿里環礁麗世 on 2 Oct 2022 start from HK$3,456.26, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

    What time is check-in at LUX* South Ari Atoll?

    Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.

    What time is check-out at LUX* South Ari Atoll?

    Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

    Are there all-inclusive benefits at LUX* South Ari Atoll?

    Some rate plans available at this property are all-inclusive.

    Where is LUX* South Ari Atoll located?

    Situated in Dhidhoofinolhu Island, this luxury resort is close to Dhidhoofinolhu Marina. Area attractions also include Dhigurah Beach and Vakarufalhi Island Beach.

    Can I cancel my reservation for free at LUX* South Ari Atoll and receive a full refund?

    Yes, LUX* South Ari Atoll offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to LUX* South Ari Atoll cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

    Overall score and ratings



    Rating 5 - Excellent. 205 out of 258 reviews
    5 - Excellent 79%
    Rating 4 - Good. 41 out of 258 reviews
    4 - Good 16%
    Rating 3 - Okay. 9 out of 258 reviews
    3 - Okay 3%
    Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 258 reviews
    2 - Poor 0%
    Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 258 reviews
    1 - Terrible 1%




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    5/5 Excellent

    Kimnova, Houston
    Travelled with family and small children
    Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    The whole property was stunning! Food was amazing and high quality. Babysitting/daycare was the best part of the resort. They were able to take care of my child while my husband and I were about to relax and enjoy the beaches. The staff there went above and beyond. I just wished I stayed longer! Will def be back.
    Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2022

    5/5 Excellent

    Travelled with partner
    Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    Everything was to like!
    Stayed 7 nights in Aug 2022

    5/5 Excellent

    Aditya Mosale Venkatesha
    Travelled with partner
    Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    Everything was perfect. Attention to details and thinking about what makes our stay great was just amazing. Food was fantastic and delicious. There was a lot of variety,which was great. Overall, it was absolutely perfect
    Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

    5/5 Excellent

    Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
    Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

    5/5 Excellent

    Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2022

    5/5 Excellent

    Travelled with partner
    Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    10 out of 10. Excellent service, excellent staff, excellent food, excellent rooms and island. I would highly recommend.
    Stayed 5 nights in Jun 2022

    5/5 Excellent

    Travelled with partner
    Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
    Great place to stay. All the staff were super helpful and very friendly. Made our stay very pleasant and memorable. There was some confusion regarding rooms initially due to some overbooking, but they quickly sorted that out and gave us a free upgrade to their best villa - temptation pool villa since it was my birthday which was a very nice gesture. Good amount of water activities at this location. I would highly recommend anyone to stay at this place.
    Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022

    5/5 Excellent

    Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    Stayed 4 nights in May 2022

    5/5 Excellent

    Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2022

    5/5 Excellent

    Travelled with partner
    Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
    I loved this place! The details were impeccable. The property is beautifully designed and has something for everyone. The only thing I will say is that the wait staff is not overly attentive to assisting with drink/food orders - especially while on beach, which could have been better. Otherwise, A
    Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022