LUX* South Ari Atoll

LUX* South Ari Atoll

"Push the boundaries of activity or addictive stillness"

A short seaplane journey from Malé is all that is needed to have you skimming a crystalline lagoon and touching down onto the coral-fringed shores of the large island of Dhidhoofinolhu. Space allows for choice. You can walk, cycle or hail a golf cart to enjoy your favourite haunts on this long slice of Maldivian paradise. None of this scale, however, detracts from the feel of splendid seclusion, natural beauty and intimate quietude.

Location:25 min seaplane journey from airport during daylight hours. 20 min scheduled domestic flight + 10 min speedboat, option also available late evening.
Perfect for:Activities.
Why we love it:Plenty of opportunity to explore and be active, with the freedom for ultimate relaxation.


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Stylishly simple rooms, suites and villas are scattered over the lagoon, along the powdery beach sands or under evocative, tall palms. Privacy and isolated serenity characterise all the modern accommodations. Their light filled interiors are brightly furnished, comfortably laden with amenities and tuned in perfectly to the nightly soundtrack of the sea that quickly induces a refreshing slumber.

Size also allows for an endless selection of sporting activities: yoga, volleyball, water-skiing, windsurfing, snorkelling and a PADI diving centre so guests can dive in a protected area that is home to rare whale sharks. There’s also a host of daytime excursions to other islands. If so much activity means too much exertion there are two stunning infinity pools for those who plan on more sedate pursuits. Add a sanctuary with a heated pool, sauna and hammam and indulgence seekers can choose to spa themselves into tropical oblivion.

The unexpected thrill of this island is the vast array of restaurants and bars. Seven restaurants offer exceptional island dining minus heavy, overly indulgent extras. The locations, of course, take best advantage of every gorgeous view on the island. For instance, Umami, lantern-lit and perched on stilts above the water, offers delicate Japanese dishes whilst Senses serves an eclectic fusion of Indian Ocean tastes in a relaxed and informal ambience. The six bars are havens where you can drop anchor to while away sunsets and star-filled evenings.


193 private villas, dotted at the water’s edge along two miles of powder fine beaches and perched on stilts above a crystal lagoon. On land or above water, sunset facing or sunrise, these super spacious rooms and suites bring an entirely original vibe of coastal, beach house chic to the Maldives.

On Island

  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Cycling
  • Yoga


  • Whale shark experience
  • Fishing
  • Jet skiing
  • Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Windsurfing
  • Waters skiing
  • Hover-boarding
  • Kite surfing
  • Stand up paddle boarding

Light, fresh and ever so irresistible, LUX* restaurants offer everything that’s exceptional about luxury island dining, with none of the heavy, overly indulgent extras. Enjoy the very best dishes, flavours and textures that the island’s many cultures and influences have to offer at any one of our authentic dining environments.

Restaurants include: Mixe, Senses Restaurant, Senses Bar and Lounge, East Market, East Bar, Allegria Restaurant, Lagoon Bar, Umami, Veli Bar, Café Lux*, Beach Rouge.

  • Kid’s Club
  • Teen Club
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • In room dining
  • Water sports equipment
  • Laundry
Stay Longer Special Offer

Stay from 4 nights to 6 nights and get 20% discount.
Stay from 7 nights to 10 nights and get 25% discount.
Stay from 11 nights to 20 nights and get 30% discount.
Stay a minimum of 21 nights or more and get 35% discount.

Available for all Room Types.
Applicable on bed and breakfast only.

Honeymoon and Wedding Anniversary Special Offer

60% discount for the second person per night OR 30% discount per villa per night – Discount applicable on Bed & Breakfast basis only.

ADDED VALUE- One fruit platter and one bottle of sparkling wine from our private reserve, and one free 30 minute couple massage.

Available for all Room Types.
Applicable on Bed & Breakfast only.
Wedding certificate must shown.
Wedding anniversary as from 5 years of wedding and then every 5 years.


*Conditions apply. Please contact us for further details.