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LUX South Ari Atoll



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Luxury Holidays At LUX South Ari Atoll

Laid-back and luxurious in equal measure, LUX* South Ari Atoll is a true tropical paradise, surrounded by terrifically turquoise waters filled with spectacular marine life. Spacious and private villas are dotted along the white-sand beach or suspended above the water, while no less than eight eateries – serving everything from fine dining sushi to cuisine inspired by an authentic Asian market - ensure you’re never stuck for choice on your luxury Maldives holiday. Unwind in the LUX* Me Spa, sip cocktails in the fashionable Beach Rouge beach club, or take to the water onboard the traditional dhoni boat in search of whale sharks with a resident marine biologist. Truly a resort for everyone, couples will love the aptly named Romantic Pool Villas, while the kids’ facilities offer immersive, educational experiences from tots to teens. 

  • Type: Luxury Hotel
  • Summary: A laid-back and luxurious private island resort
  • Feature: A five-star PADI dive centre and resident marine biologist
  • Rooms: 193 villas
  • Nearest airport: Male International Airport
Temptation Villa
Location and transfer

Approximately a 25-minute seaplane flight from Velana International Airport.


Whether on the beach or suspended above the water, the luxurious private villas and pavilions channel the laid-back yet chic Maldivian way of life. All benefit from furnished terraces, mini bars, premium tea and coffee facilities, slippers, bathrobes and LUX* bathroom amenities. Many also feature private swimming pools.

   Beach Pavilion:expand_more
  • Rooms: 36
  • Size: 60m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: Authentic yet luxurious, this spacious pavilion boasts a double bedroom and luxurious bathroom with a private garden and refreshing outdoor shower.
   Beach Villa:expand_more
  • Size: 95m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: With a plush king bedroom and en suite bathroom, this charming villa also flaunts an outdoor bathroom area, shaded by banana trees. A terrace boasts beautiful island views.
   Water Villa:expand_more
  • Rooms: 38
  • Size: 98m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: Suspended on stilts above the turquoise lagoon, this stunning villa comprises a king bedroom, oversized bathroom, plenty of living space and a sun deck with comfortable day beds.
   Beach Pool Villa:expand_more
  • Rooms: 12
  • Size: 116m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: This villa’s private terrace boasts a sunken plunge pool and invigorating indoor shower. Inside, enjoy a king bedroom, oversized bathroom with private garden, and large living area.
   Romantic Pool Water Villa :expand_more
  • Rooms: 46
  • Size: 110m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: Suspended on stilts above the crystalline lagoon, this villa has been designed with romance in mind. Beautifully crafted, the interior design combines contemporary aesthetics with traditional cabana architecture. It comprises a king bedroom, sunlit bathroom, home theatre system, and terrace with private swimming pool.
   Family Lagoon Pavilion:expand_more
  • Rooms: 12
  • Size: 130m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: Ideal for families with babies or children, the Family Lagoon Pavilions are set next to the lagoon with a shared entrance area. Inside, there is plenty of light-filled living space, comfortable bedrooms and en suite bathrooms. A private terrace promises hours of family fun.
   Temptation Pool Water Villa:expand_more
  • Rooms: 3
  • Size: 220m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: Secluded and spacious, this flawless villa boasts a huge living room with floor-to-ceiling windows, en suite king bedroom, and wooden deck terrace with a dining area, cabana and infinity swimming pool.
   LUX* Villa :expand_more
  • Rooms: 1
  • Size: 360m²
  • Room View: Indian Ocean views
  • Facilities: Offering the ultimate in luxury living, this expansive villa flaunts an infinity plunge pool that merges into the enchanting lagoon, as well as a glass-floored living room that showcases the area’s magical marine life. Other highlights include a master bedroom, oversized bathroom and alfresco dining area.
   Two bedroom Family Beach Pavilion:expand_more
  • Rooms: 6
  • Size: 120 Metre Sq
  • Room View: Beach View
  • Facilities: Authentic yet luxurious, this spacious pavilion boasts 2 bedrooms and luxurious bathroom with a private terrace

Eight restaurants and five bars offer a wealth of choice when it comes to dining - from ultra-modern Japanese dining to authentic Italian cuisine to a pop up surf and turf shack. In-villa dining can also be enjoyed 24 hours a day.

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For your luxury family holiday to the Maldives, this is the perfect choice. PLAY is a club for children aged 3 to 12 years, in which an enthusiastic team invites little ones to experience the best of the Maldives through a range of educational, cultural and outdoor activities – from locally-inspired art classes to island treasure hunts. Not forgetting teens, Studio 17 is the perfect hangout for guests aged 12-17, where more immersive activities include local dance and language classes, beach sports and excursions around the island.

Luxury Beach

This tropical island boasts four kilometres of some of the best beaches in the Maldives, characterised by powdered sand and overlooking the clear, fish-filled lagoon. Of course, you can unwind on a lounger enjoying your stunning surroundings or make the most of the huge choice of watersports. These include flyboarding, hoverboarding, water skiing, kayaking and more, while yoga atop the sand is also a great way to embrace the beach.

Scuba Diving

The resort is home to its very own five-star PADI dive centre, offering bespoke diving programmes for all ages and abilities, led by experienced, friendly and qualified instructors. Explore the warm, clear waters and come up close to a wealth of wondrous marine wildlife – including tropical fish, whale sharks, turtles, dolphins, manta rays and much more!

Spa Holidays

Located in the centre of the island, the LUX* Me Spa is a sanctuary of serenity in which a personalised approach to your wellbeing awaits. As well as an extensive menu of treatments and therapies using Mamma Aroma products made using local ingredients, you can also look forward to mindfulness workshops, meditation, nutrition plans and fitness offerings in conjunction with London-based brand SP&Co.

Wildlife Encounters

As well as the marine life spotted while snorkelling or diving, you can board the traditional dhoni boat alongside the resident marine biologist and head out across the water in search of the largest fish on earth, the whale shark. Learn more about this fascinating species and with a resident population of them, you’re likely to spot them no matter the time of year!


Talk to our Indian Ocean & Arabian Gulf experts

Our dedicated Indian Ocean & Arabian Gulf experts are ready to help you design your luxury holiday to LUX South Ari Atoll. Furthermore, we have many Luxury Travel Specialists who've personally visited LUX South Ari Atoll and can offer you their first-hand knowledge and experience.

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