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LUX* South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island

5-star5 stars
South Ari AtollDhidhoofinolhu IslandMaldives

Dhidhoofinolhu Island beachfront resort with 8 restaurants, spa
  • Free WiFi
Awesome vibe
Fantastic service
Great pool
Value for money
Best value for money
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LUX* South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island

from $779
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  • Lux *Villa
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  • Romantic Pool Water Villa
  • Romantic Pool Water Villa
  • Villa (Temptation Pool Water)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 193 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details. Guests must arrange transfers (surcharge) from Male International Airport to the property, which is 25 minutes away via seaplane. To guarantee transfers, guests must contact the property with their flight details at least 72 hours before their expected arrival. Please contact the hotel office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Daily transfer service is offered by Trans Maldivian Airways between 6 AM and 4 PM. For guests arriving or departing outside of these hours, Flyme (Domestic flight and Speedboat transfer) will be arranged.

Luggage in excess of 20 kg/person may incur a fee, payable to the seaplane company during flight check-in. Guests must pay the seaplane fee at checkout.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • If you require a visa to enter the country, your property may be able to help with the supporting documents needed to obtain one *

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Children's club *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • All-inclusive rates available
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 8 restaurants
  • 6 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • On private beach
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa tub
  • Beach towels
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Library

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LED TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at LUX* South Ari Atoll are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).
Activities and facilities/equipment
Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling excursions

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis

  • Pilates
  • Yoga

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included
  • Miniature golf
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Scuba-diving lessons
  • Tennis lessons
  • Premium food items
  • Premium and/or non-domestic beverages
  • Room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Childcare
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities
  • Gratuities
  • Taxes


LUX Me Spa has 15 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna and Turkish bath/hammam.


MIXE - This beachfront buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

East Market and East Bar - Overlooking the ocean, this buffet restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Allegria - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Senses - This beachfront restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Umami - Overlooking the ocean, this diner specializes in Japanese cuisine and serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

LUX* South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island’s small print

Also known as

  • LUX Hotel Maldives
  • LUX Maldives
  • Maldives LUX
  • LUX South Ari Atoll Hotel
  • LUX South Ari Atoll


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 reach out to the property via 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.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Transfers via floatplane are required and must be arranged at least 72 hours before travel by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • Tourism fee: USD 6 per person, per night
  • Floatplane transfer per adult: USD 449 (roundtrip)
  • Transfer service fee per child: USD 225 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 35 per person (approximately)

Children's club access is available for an extra charge

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around LUX* South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island


  • Dhidhoofinolhu Marina - 0 min walk

Getting around

  • Male (MLE-Male Intl.) - 64.4 miles/103.6 km

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.8 From 59 reviews

LUX* South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island
Once-you-go-Lux*-you-aint-going-back hotel!
Lux* certainly lived up to its name. Luxurious, Oh Yeah!! Lets start from the beginning; as you drag your tired feet with your heavy bags through the airport, you will be greeted by a smiling Lux* rep waiting for you at the booth in the airport. Their smile took away a little bit of your tiredness away. Thts the last time you will see ur luggage, till u get to ur room. :) you will be waiting at Lux* lounge waiting for the seaplane. With complimentary coffee, pastries, macaroons n tidbits. You felt that your holiday has begun. Reaching Lux* after a quick 20mins seaplane ride, you will be greeted by Lux* amazing n cheerful staff and manager. This is where your holiday really start! Check in was so quick you feel lost as you will be surrounded by beautiful reception area facing the clear waters of Indian ocean. We stayed in the water villa ( A MUST) . I kid you not, we saw baby black tip shark, baby manta, fishes that look like nemo swimming outside our room. (I tried swimming with them, but they swam away)The 6 days stay in Lux* was incredible. Everyday, they have activities planned for us. Some are complimentary! Snorkelling and diving there was one of the best we had. Crystal clear waters and fantastic reefs. Paddle boats, jet skis, hover boarding. Just a few to name. Food could be a tat better. 5 star, definitely, wide variety, but a little pricey. Bfast spread could be better too. Our enormous villa is kept clean always. Already miss Lux*. So what r u guys waiting for!!!
A Traveler, us5 night family trip
LUX* South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island
air conditioning and in villa dining
for me everything was great but there is somethings you might consider. 1- Air conditioning system isn't that good cuz every time you go out to your pool it will be turned off automatically and the room will become warm so you sould make sure to close the balcony door right away 2-whenever you order from in villa dining for any thing you even water it will take between 25 - 45 minutes other than that everything was beautiful
Nasser, us3 night romance trip
LUX* South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island
Wonderful stay
Expensive but service was great the entire trip from the moment we arrived until the time we left.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
LUX* South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island
Romantic Pool Water Villa - ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC
Fairly big island, lots of stuff to see, lots of ways to relax. The pool villas are gorgeous, staff very helpful, taking care of everything you need. The chefs were extremely considerate with dietary needs (gluten-free meals) and provided personal care. We couldn't have asked for more, had a great time throughout the stay.
A Traveler, il5 night trip
LUX* South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island
Wonderful Vacations
Wonderful and very relaxing place they will treat your as a family. From arrival time til the last seconds of your departure they will assist you. Thank you Marion and Vera for all the support
Ordaliza, ph4 night family trip

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LUX* South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island

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