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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 07/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Diving
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Aerobics
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Nightclub / DJ
Kids club
Airport transportation
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Salon
24-hour security
Concierge
Gift shop
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
VIP room facilities
Laptop safe
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Ocean view
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
French, Arabic, Chinese, Filipino and 2 more
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Art T wrote a review 13 May
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Excellent, magnificent and many many other great words about Dinning! With all the respect to other services, from my point of view, this is the strongest point of LUX. Very good water sport activities with Dhaai water sports. Very kind and helpful staff at all levels. Well done! Thank you very much!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Dear Art, Thank you very much for the feedback and your compliments to Dhaai and our Food & Beverage and Culinary team. It is wonderful to hear that you had a great time, and I hope the team will have the pleasure to welcome you again for many more holiday celebrations in the future. With the best regards from the Maldives, Patrice Aira General Manager
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Hannah W wrote a review 13 May
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I chose to celebrate my 30th birthday at Lux, somewhere I had wanted to visit for 4 -5 years. I went with two girlfriends so not your typical romantic getaway. It was everything I dreamed of and more. Absolute paradise. The service is the best I have experienced and the food in all locations is top quality. The experience from beginning to end was flawless and I only wish that we had longer there because for 5 days, we still get to do everything we wanted to do. I would go back to Lux in a heart beat if money wasn't an issue. To all the staff, thank you so much for making my birthday such a memorable one. I cannot wait to come back. Thank you for being one of the best holidays I could have ever have dreamed of.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: Romantic Villa over the water was very private - although watch out for drones. Would have loved...
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Dear Hannah, Thank you for the lovely message. I am really glad to hear that your experience at LUX* South Ari Atoll was a dream come true and the team did not disappoint you in any way. Maldives is certainly not just for the romantic getaway. There are so many activities and fun to be explored, and from you own experience, it proves. It is really reassuring to learn you had a great time with friends ! Once again, thank you for choosing our island to be the destination for your birthday celebration. I look forward to hearing from you again to share your next Maldives holiday plan with us. With the best regards, Patrice Aira General Manager
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JG wrote a review 11 May
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Never imagined anything like this existed on this earth. Packed with activities, but also many options to relax and get privacy. Great food. Would change nothing. There is no need to review the beaches, water, and ocean life. There is nothing else like it.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: All is good. Sunset beach villa is my fav.
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Thank you for the great note on your stay at LUX* South Ari Atoll ! It is lovely to hear that you had a great time, and we look forward to welcoming you back to celebrate another holiday, and many more to come in the future ! Best regards, Patrice Aira General Manager
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sousou2212 wrote a review 10 May
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That was one of the best family trip I’ve made The staff is so much kind Everything is just perfect so that the guests feel they are home We didn’t get bored at any time - so much activities to do Diving was amazing We saw the whale shark and turtles and mantas 😊lucky It was a real paradise island
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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It is, indeed, an unforgettable experience to encounter these amazing creatures under the sea. I am really glad to hear that yo did and enjoyed it ! Thank you for sharing the feedback on your stay with the world. I am sure that LUX* South Ari Atoll team will have the opportunity to see you again on the island and help you celebrate another island holiday in the paradise. Best regards, Patrice Aira General Manager
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Neha wrote a review 10 May
Cape Town3 contributions
We had the best time at LUX* South Ari Atoll! From start to finish our time on the island was well planned. The villa we stayed in was spacious and clean with a lovely pool and view of the ocean. The food was delicious and we enjoyed afternoons at Lagoon Bar and sunset at Beach Rouge and Senses. Highly recommend the Spa as well. The team at LUX is incredible and made our stay so very special - thanks to Chako, Sangeeth, Abhi, Alauddin, Showkat, Mufeezal, Chef Allan, the lovely team at Lagoon Bar and the crew that took us snorkeling and diving. Thank you all for making our stay so special, we hope to be back again soon. Take care!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Neha, We are looking forward to your return as well ! Thank you for the review and the message to the team. It is really reassuring to know you have enjoyed a great time as the team has made sure you were taken good care of. Please let us know when you would be planning to come back, Chako, Sangeeth, Abhi, Alaussin, Sowkat, Mofizul , Allan and every team member on the island will create another great experience for you during your next visit on our little piece of paradise. Best regards, Patrice Aira General Manager
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PRICE RANGE
US$314 - US$949 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lux* maldives hotel south ari atoll, diva maldives hotel, diva maldives south ari atoll
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Diva Maldives
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollDhidhoofinolhu Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
193
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Frequently Asked Questions about LUX South Ari Atoll
What are some of the property amenities at LUX South Ari Atoll?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at LUX South Ari Atoll?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at LUX South Ari Atoll?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to LUX South Ari Atoll?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hermit's, Green Park Cafe, and Absolute Thai.
Are there opportunities to exercise at LUX South Ari Atoll?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does LUX South Ari Atoll have an airport shuttle?
Yes, LUX South Ari Atoll offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at LUX South Ari Atoll?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at LUX South Ari Atoll?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including French, German, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Filipino.
Does LUX South Ari Atoll have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is LUX South Ari Atoll accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.