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LUX* South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island

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South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island, Maldives

Luxury resort in Dhidhoofinolhu Island with 7 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges
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From 4,122 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Tasty breakfast
Great room
Beautiful beach
Fairly good value for money

LUX* South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island

from $251
  • Room (Beach Pavilion)
  • Villa (Beach Pool Villa)
  • Villa (Beach Villa)
  • Villa (LUX )
  • Villa (Romantic Pool Water)
  • Villa (Temptation Water Villa)
  • Villa (Water)

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


  • Dhidhoofinolhu Marina nearby
  • Dhigurah Beach in the area
  • Vakarufalhi Island Beach in the area
  • Ari Atoll in the region
  • Maafushivaru Island Jetty in the region
  • Maafushivaru Island Beach in the region
  • Dhangethi Beach in the region
  • Ranveli Beach in the region

Getting around

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

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 193 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-in/out
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. 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

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

  • 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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

Payment types at the property

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 7 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Parasailing nearby
Working away
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

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
  • Surcharge for 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


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. Open daily.

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

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

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


On Site

  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Tennis on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Parasailing nearby

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

Also known as

  • LUX South Ari Atoll Resort Dhidhoofinolhu Island
  • LUX Hotel Maldives
  • LUX South Ari Atoll Dhidhoofinolhu Island
  • 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.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Reservations are required for massage services 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:

  • Floatplane transfer per adult: USD 395 (roundtrip)
  • Floatplane transfer per child: USD 198 (roundtrip), (from 2 to 11 years old)

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

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 72 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Beautiful Paradise, Fantastic Island
Fantastic experience every step of the way. The service is great, and you have a beautiful island with few tourists. LUX* goes above and beyond with their food selections, beautiful beachfront dining/lounging, and plenty of places to have drinks. My wife and I enjoyed watching the world cup with some of the other guests, taking daily snorkeling trips to the house reef, and reading under palm trees every day. I already want to go back. Book this with confidence.. you'll enjoy the place. Just note that this is most suitable for couples, not singles, and most of the guests tend to keep to themselves, so it's not a "social" atmosphere, as much as a luxurious escape with at a resort that pays attention to all the details.
Justin, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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!!!
us5 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful Stay in Paradise!
Ryan, ie3 night family trip
Very Good 8.0
It’s not possible to buy any snacks When it rains, there is nothing to do Shark and turtle excursions-water activity expensive and disappointing
David, ilFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
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.
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LUX* South Ari Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu Island

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