Why you'll love it here...

  • One of the Maldives’ biggest resorts with plenty of activities
  • Head to Blu Bar for a weekly DJ night and dancing
  • Enjoy breakfast in the Asian Market with its own tea corner
  • Take excursions to see the famed whale sharks that reside in nearby waters

Some 4km of unspoilt beaches ring this delightfully expansive island, which charms its visitors with a combination of exceptional natural beauty, fine-dining and superlative scuba diving.

This is the place for a real getaway.

LUX* South Ari Atoll was designed with a desire to preserve the natural environment and is a successful marriage of contemporary style with traditional Maldivian tones. This island jewel is home to some of the finest diving imaginable and offers guests a range of deluxe accommodation along 4 kilometres of white sandy beaches.

All accommodation is either located on the stunning beach, of which there is 4 kilometres, or perched over the sparkling lagoon. With eight restaurants, five bars & Café LUX*, guests are spoilt for choice and can enjoy a wealth of island-inspired & international cuisine. Why not enjoy a tailor-made spa treatment at the LUX* Me Spa, or simply relax by one of the two pools whilst enjoying a homemade ICI ice cream.

If activity is more your thing, watersports are plentiful and in a prime location for whale sharks, rays and other marine life, snorkelling, whale shark safaris and diving are not to be missed. Above the waterline and below, LUX* South Ari Atoll will always delight.


  • All-Inclusive
  • Dive Centre
  • Gym / Fitness Centre
  • House Reef
  • Motorised Watersports
  • Spa / Wellness
  • Tennis

Best For

  • Honeymoon
  • Family
  • Kids (4-12)
  • Teens (13+)

Transfer Options

  • Seaplane
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Combining authentic island living with the ultimate in luxury, the resort’s 193 pavilions and villas feature understated décor with neutral tones, plush furnishings and stunning Indian Ocean views from their private terrace or balcony.  

Beach Pavilion

Beach Pavilion

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 1 Child

Alongside a luxurious bedroom and bathroom, the thatched Beach Pavilion offers a private garden with direct access to the beach, complete with an impressive outdoor shower.
Beach Villa

Beach Villa

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 2 Children

A private outdoor bathtub is surrounded by banana trees and overlooks the ocean. Inside, the spacious bedroom is joined by an elegant en suite bathroom.
Beach Pool Villa

Beach Pool Villa

Sleeps: 2 Adults , 1 Child

Offering the same glorious facilities as the Beach Villa, this beautiful accommodation also features a sundeck with sunken plunge pool and luxurious loungers.
Family Lagoon Pavilion

Family Lagoon Pavilion

Sleeps: 4 Adults , 2 Children

Designed with families in mind, this spacious pavilion overlooks the tranquil lagoon, featuring two comfortable bedrooms.
Water Villa

Water Villa

Sleeps: 3 Adults

Suspended above the crystalline Indian Ocean, the Water Villa comprises a king-size bedroom, huge bathroom and sun deck with oversized sun beds. Enjoy direct access to the lagoon.
Romantic Pool Water Villa

Romantic Pool Water Villa

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Luxurious and incredibly romantic, this aptly-named villa sits directly over the lagoon. A LUX* Signature ‘Sleep Tight’ bed, Home Theatre system, private pool on a secluded terrace, and a cosy ‘love-nest’ overlooking the turquoise ocean. 
Temptation Pool Water Villa

Temptation Pool Water Villa

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Floor-to-ceiling windows light up the Temptation Pool Water Villa. Designed for couples, the accommodation includes an al fresco dining area, plush cabana, private infinity pool and luxurious round master-bed.

Home to eight distinctive eateries, LUX* South Ari Atoll guarantees an exciting and varied gastronomic adventure.

MIXE gives a true taste of island living, offering tables on the sand and a menu of locally-sourced produce, alongside live performers in the evening. East Market resembles an authentic Asian market, serving incredible dishes from Thailand, China, the Philippines, Vietnam and Taiwan, while Senses Restaurant overlooks the infinity pool, offering a fresh menu of Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean cuisine. Enjoy flavoursome Mediterranean cuisine in Allegria, dramatic and delicious teppanyaki at Umami, or a mouth-watering wood-fired pizza at Beach Rouge.

Café LUX* serves excellent coffee all day long; Senses Bar and Lounge offers light lunches and exotic cocktails; the atmospheric East Bar sits above the lagoon; Veli Bar lies right next to the impressive swimming pool; while the laid-back Lagoon Bar is located right next to the watersports centre

Truly embracing its Indian Ocean location, the resort offers a selection of adrenalin-pumping watersports from its own fully-equipped centre – including windsurfing, wakeboarding, kite surfing, hoverboarding and flyboarding. The designated PADI dive centre provides full training, allowing you to discover the incredible marine life beneath the ocean’s surface.

On land, tennis, cycling and volleyball are yours to enjoy, while yoga from the beach-facing Yoga Grove ensures that you unwind, relax and connect with your surroundings. Continuing this feeling of calm, the LUX* Me Spa offers a menu of rejuvenating treatments in a tranquil over-water pavilion.

Not forgetting the little guests, the resort houses PLAY, a club for children aged three to 12 years, allowing them to discover the nature and culture of this enchanting island, while making new friends. Activities include treasure hunts, locally-inspired art workshops, sports classes and more! For those aged between 12 and 17 years old, Studio 17 also offers a great programme of enriching experiences – including language classes, beach sports and even (fully supervised) excursions around the island.

LUX* South Ari Atoll features two stunning infinity pools, an over-water spa, a fully-equipped fitness centre and a yoga grove overlooking the Indian Ocean. A kids’ club, teen club and babysitting services are available for treasured younger guests, while eight restaurants and six bars ensure that you will never be stuck for choice when it comes to dining and entertainment.

For an active escape, tennis courts, a watersports centre and PADI dive centre are yours to enjoy. Meanwhile, the knowledgeable concierge service can recommend and arrange an array of incredible island excursions and activities. Allowing you to remain connected to the world outside of this Maldivian paradise, complimentary Wifi is offered throughout the resort.



All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist

LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

All of our holidays are tailor-made to your requirements by an expert Travel Specialist
The Inspiring Travel Team
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