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LUX* Maldives

Location Distance from Airport Transfer Type No. of Rooms
South Ari Atoll 140km. from Malé International Airport 25 mins. from Airport by Seaplane 196 Rooms

As the only settlement on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu in South Ari Atoll, this luxury resort in Maldives offers real insight into unspoiled island living. A spontaneous atmosphere provides delights at every turn, with anything from impromptu cinema screenings on the beach to pop-up musical performances. The lagoon is ideal for snorkeling and whale shark spotting, while two pools and a spa at this idyllic Maldives resort offer a welcome break from the beach. Follow secret pathways through tropical gardens and taste authentic island cuisine at our numerous restaurants. Wherever you venture at this luxury resort in Maldives, expect to be pleasantly surprised.

ACCOMMODATION

Whether suspended over the water or scattered along the beach, every room, suite and villa at LUX* Maldives is designed to make the most of its enchanting island surrounds.

Light, breezy and ever so spacious with splashes of bright island color, each room has a sophisticated sense of simplicity with sweeping views over the sparkling lagoon and beach.

Beach Pavilion (65m²)

Take in all the sights, sounds and colors of authentic island living in the leisurely comfort of your Beach Pavilion. Sunlight filters through lofty thatched roofs, while the luxurious bathroom offers a private garden with a refreshing outdoor shower. The Beach Pavilions are also ideal for families with a baby or child.

Sunset Junior Suite (70m²)

Shaded by sprawling Badamier trees and palms, each spacious suite faces the sunset and enjoys breath-taking views over the ocean. The simple, minimalist design is accented with warm wood and splashes of red and orange inspired by the reef.

Water Villas (71m²)

Our spectacular Water Villas are suspended on stilts over the water and offer incredible views of the Indian Ocean with direct access to the beach. Fall asleep to the gentle sound of the ocean, and then sink into a generously sized bathtub with sweeping views out the large bay windows.

Prestige Water Villas (98m²)

Step out onto your private terrace and gaze at the turquoise waters drifting below your lofty villa on stilts. Inside, the tranquil décor is inspired by the soothing blues and light sandy tones of the ocean, while an exceptionally comfortable bed awaits you in the bedroom.

Family Water Villas (129m²)

These spacious two-bedroom Villas are perched atop the water on stilts and provide the perfect secluded spot for families to spend an unforgettable holiday. Look out over the lagoon from your private terrace and plan another action-packed day together on the island.

Beach Villas (95m²)

Light sand and ochre tones reflect the beautiful island setting beyond the terrace, while subtle décor echoes the ebb and flow of the ocean. All guestrooms enjoy en suite outdoor bathrooms where the open sky, bright hibiscus and beautiful banana trees provide privacy in a natural setting. Each Beach Villa has ample room for two adults and one teenager or child.

Beach Pool Villas (116m²)

Enjoy sensational views over the lagoon from your spacious, west-facing Beach Pool Villa. Native wood accents and light sandy tones bring the natural beauty of island living inside, while a private terrace unfolds into a luxurious living space outdoors. All guestrooms offer en suite bathrooms that open onto a private garden, along with a shower and separate bath. Relax in the privacy of your secluded garden with its sunken swimming pool, wooden deck, sun loungers and invigorating outdoor shower.

LUX* Villa (360m²)

Featuring unparalleled views over the lagoon and island surrounds, the LUX* Villa is the ultimate in luxury island living. Sink into your infinity plunge pool that merges with the lagoon or watch the kaleidoscope of sea life swim beneath your feet through the glass floor in the living room. With a master bedroom suite and guest bedroom both featuring handcrafted LUX* Sleep Tight beds and direct access to the deck, the LUX* Villa is ideal for a party of four. Make the most of your stay with a 24-hour personal butler to cater to all your needs.

ACTIVITIES

It's no secret that the Maldives is one of the most sought-after diving destinations in the world and while there is most certainly plenty to do and see underwater, there's also a whole lot going on back on dry land.

Diving:
For those wanting to explore the depths of the ocean, LUX* offers access to some of the nation's most beautiful dive sites, where scuba enthusiasts can see an abundance of parrot fish, butterfly fish, sting rays, manta rays, tuna and barracuda, not to mention impressive yet gentle whale sharks. You might even encounter an elusive hawksbill, dolphin or green turtle.

Dive sites include Maamagili, suitable for beginners and those who have never dived before, Aa Thila for the more experienced, and Thinfushi Beru Tila for advanced divers. Our dive centre offers 37 incredible dive sites, two wreck sites and night diving, all within a short boat ride offshore.

Two diving sessions are hosted daily, with at least one trained monitor for every four divers. The dive centre also has a Euro Divers five-star PADI certification for complete peace of mind. Courses include Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver (leading to PADI Scuba Diver certification), and an Open Water Diver Course. The latter lasts five to six days and leads to an internationally-recognised PADI scuba diving certificate and a card that entitles you to rent equipment and dive anywhere in the world to a depth of 18m during the day. NITROX diving courses are also available.

Swimming Pool:
For those who'd like to enjoy a more casual swim, LUX* Maldives has two spacious swimming pools located on the sunset side of the island.

Water Sports:
Make the most of your LUX* island getaway with complimentary reef snorkeling, kayaking and pedal boats. There's also a wide range of water sports available at the boathouse, such as windsurfing, rubber ring and banana rides, water-skiing, wake-boarding and jet-skiing for an additional fee. Or explore further afield with a private catamaran trip and picnic parties to neighboring islets.

Land-Based Activities:
Take a break from the ocean with a game of beach table tennis, volleyball and tennis on floodlit courts. Visit LUX* Me fitness to enjoy a tailor-made training session complete with beach yoga, cycle around the lush island setting or challenge someone to a game of billiards and table soccer at our indoor games centre.

In the evening, head out to Music, our lively island nightclub, where an eclectic mix of rock, salsa and techno mixed by our in-house DJ will have you dancing until the sun comes up.

FACILITIES

Families - PLAY and Studio 17:
Island resort holidays aren't just for grownups anymore.
At LUX* Maldives, we've made sure there's always something for the whole family to enjoy.
PLAY offers children between the ages of 3 and 12 an opportunity to explore the many wonders and delights of island living. Supervised by a highly trained and enthusiastic team, kids are exposed to the nature and culture of the island's incredible surrounds, as well as a range of high-energy sports and outdoor activities. From art classes and treasure hunts to engaging and educational Teddy Tennis lessons, PLAY is everything your kids could hope for on an island vacation.

Studio 17 is our complimentary teens' club, where guests between 12 and 17 can get together, explore the island or just hang out. Run by trained and enthusiastic LUX* supervisors, teens can make the most of their island holiday with loads of activities including local dance and language classes, beach sports activities and exciting adventure trips around the island.

Both PLAY and Studio 17 are open every day from 9am to 10pm, with meal options available.

LUX*Me Spa and Fitness:
LUX*Me is a unique concept which combines fitness, spa, nutrition, yoga, retreats and experiences into one venue. Our concept is to allow guests to create their own integrated spa, fitness and lifestyle experience with the help of our LUX*Me experts. Our unique 'Me Time' Menu is designed to tailor-make an experience just for you. From luxurious facials, massages and scrubs to invigorating yoga classes and a broad array of dynamic and fun exercise programs, LUX* Me is all about you. Specialized programs such as our retreats or flexible Vitalité experience allow you to participate in a way to maximize well being and vitality. Contact us to book your own LUX*Me expert to help program a truly personalized experience.

SPA PRIVE:
We all love the luxury of a spa. But sometimes you just want to be pampered in privacy.

We understand our guests' needs. That's why the LUX* Me Spa has put together a number of handy DIY spa package for you to enjoy all on your own. You are presented with all the products you need for a complete pamper session, plus a few pointers on how best to apply them. Of course, if you decide you might like one of our highly trained therapists to assist you after all, they'll be more than happy to oblige.

DINING

Light, fresh and ever so irresistible, LUX* restaurants offer everything that's exceptional about luxury island dining, with none of the heavy, overly indulgent extras. Enjoy the very best dishes, flavors and textures that the island's many cultures and influences have to offer at any one of our authentic dining environments.

The Island Kitchen (7am to 10.30am / 7pm to 10pm):
Savour the essence of authentic island living at The Island Kitchen. With tables set out on the beach under thatched roofs and slow turning ceiling fans, guests can sink their feet into the warm sand below while tucking into mouth-watering buffets for breakfast and dinner. Live cooking stations offer everything from wood-fired pizzas and grills to stir-fries with a tempting island twist. In the evening, enjoy genuine island entertainment performed by talented local performers.

Senses (7pm to 10pm):
Inspired by North African, Lebanese, Indian and Indian Ocean cuisine, Senses never fails to delights with its tempting menu of tagines, tandoori prawns and unique tropical sorbets. Enjoy a light lunch of fresh salads, grills and local seafood, then take a seat at the water's edge overlooking the infinity pool for an exquisite à la carte dinner under the stars.

Senses Bar and Lounge (9:30 am to 11 pm, lunch served between 12:30 pm and 5 pm):
Senses Bar and Lounge offers a selection of cocktails, rums, liqueurs, beers and spirits, as well as a refreshing selection of Sri Lankan teas in the afternoon. It also offers light Indian Ocean lunches in the shade or by the pool if you don't feel like visiting one of our more formal restaurants. Enjoy a light snack in the evening while swaying gently in a giant hammock or challenge someone to a friendly game of billiards as the sun sets over the ocean.

East Restaurant and Bar (7am to 10:30am / 7pm to 10pm):
Suspended above the water, East inspires with its incredible view out over the lagoon. Rustic decks and old ship's rigging's add to the nautical theme, while bright cushions and light fabrics provide a lively island feel. The menu features the best of Cambodian, Indonesian, Thai, Sri Lankan, Hong Kong and Chinese-style buffets.

East Bar (4pm to midnight):
The adjacent East Bar offers fresh fruit cocktails and unforgettable local evening entertainment.

Allegria Restaurant and Bar (7pm to 10 pm /6 pm to 11pm):
Vibrant Italian flair blends with the lively island ambiance at Allegria. Located right on the beach, this open kitchen allows guests to watch our skilled chefs at work as they create pizzas, pastas and gnocchi dishes. For a more intimate atmosphere, Allegria's wine cellar can be booked for private dinners. Exclusive arrangements can also be made for small parties to dine in the cellar and indulge in a range cheeses complemented by our exceptional selection of French and New World wines.

Umami (7pm to 10pm):
Perched on stilts over the water, Umami features a Japanese-style teppanyaki table where our chefs entertain guests with their culinary skills. Sit under beautiful silk paper lanterns surrounded by wooden latticework while you enjoy the simple yet delicate flavors of Kobe beef sushi rolls served with scallops or fresh seaweed and squid salad.

The restaurant is open evenings only, and tables should be reserved in advance.

The Beach (12pm to 6pm):
The best pizza we can make, in the most relaxing setting, right on the beach. Crisp, thin crusts, topped with the freshest ingredients, baked to perfection and enjoyed with the feet in the sand, the eyes on the lagoon and the breeze in your hair. Heaven.

Veli Pool Bar & Lunch (8:30am to 6pm; light lunches served from 12:30):
Located near the crystal clear swimming pool that extends out to sea, with shimmering views of the lagoon on three sides, Veli Pool Bar offers a casual menu of tasty pizzas, sandwiches and spring rolls, as well as Mediterranean-style tapas, mezze and antipasti.

The Island Bar (12.00pm to 4pm for lunch, open for drinks until 2am):
Watch the sun set over the shimmering water as your sip on a delicious island cocktail or aperitif and tasty canapés at The Island Bar. Go for a stroll along the beach or simply soak up the laid-back ambiance on the wooden deck as you wind down another amazing day on the island.

Lagoon Bar (10:30am to 5pm):
On the beach, facing the sunrise, close to the lobby and the boat house, this is your regular laid-back watering hole. Enjoy island music and reggae favorites while sharing your experiences from the last dive or your exciting water sports session.

Café LUX* (6am to 6pm):
Nothing beats a really great cup of coffee. That's why at LUX* we only serve our very own delicious Island Blend of certified green organic beans. Roasted on the island and prepared for you with passion by our trained baristas, every cup of coffee served at our stylish Café LUX* is one to savour.

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Last 5 reviews
5
2012-09-20
byMichael030860, Doncaster, United Kingdom

Lux - urious !

24th Aug - 4th Sept
Family holiday with 3 children (Emma 18, Abigail 15, Lucy 9).
Unbelievable location.
Outstanding staff.
Fabulous food.
I have been to the Maldives before, so I already knew...
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5
2012-09-18
byNattyp15, Woking, United Kingdom

Paradise found!

We had a fantastic family holiday at Lux* staying for the last 2 weeks of August with 2 children (ages 12 & 9) in 2 interconnecting beach pavilions on the sunrise side of the island. After reading...
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5
2012-09-15
bySueLuker, Ascot, United Kingdom

My 'Shangri La' in the Indian Ocean!

... we swapped the BA 777 experience for the Maldivian 'de Haviland Twin Otter' Air Taxi ... the most memorable way to begin a week on Lux* Maldives ... A group of well traveled airline employee...
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5
2012-09-09
byAustrianVisitor, London

Excellent Staff and a fabulous setting

We had a great time staying in one of the water villas for 11 nights.
The team members made us feel at home. Specially our room boy Ablo showed his artistic talent making figures and hearts out of...
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5
2012-09-09
byPaula W, London, England, United Kingdom

Fantastic Family Holiday

Stayed at Lux with husband and 3 year old daughter at end of July/start of August for 16 nights. Fantastic stay from beginning to end. The staff consistently went that extra mile and were so...
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