LUX South Ari Atoll

ALL-INCLUSIVE
ISLAND TYPE RESORT ISLAND
RESORT STAR FIVE STAR
HOTEL BRAND LUX
OPENING DATE 2008
BEACH SCORE 5/MAX 5
HOUSE REEF 1/MAX 5
MASK AND FINS FREE NO
LOCATION SOUTH ARI ATOLL
TO MALE AIRPORT 104km
TRANSPORTATION SEAPLANE
TRAFFIC TIME 25min
ISLAND SIZE GIANT
AREA 148416㎡
NUMBER OF ROOMS 187
ROOM DENSITY 1.3/1000㎡
WiFi FREE
SMALLEST BEACH VILLA 60㎡
BEACH VILLA WITH POOL FEW
SMALLEST WATER VILLA 98㎡
WATER VILLA WITH POOL MOST
FAMILY SUITE NO
PRIVATE ISLAND NO
PRIVATE YACHT NO
BOTTLED WATER IN THE ROOM CHARGE
BUFFET YES
SPECIAL RESTAURANT ITALIAN, JAPANESE, INTERNATIONAL, ASIAN, MIDDLE EASTERN
WINE CELLAR YES
SPA SELF OPERATED
DIVING Euro-Divers
WATER SPORT MOTORIZED, NON-MOTORIZED
LAND SPORT GYM, INFINITY SWIMMING POOL, TENNIS, BICYCLE
FOR THE KIDS KIDS CLUB, KIDS POOL, BABYSITTING SERVICE
WEDDING NO
MEDICAL SERVICE DOCTOR
ALL-INCLUSIVE YES
CONFERENCE SERVICE NO

LUX SOUTH ARI ATOLL LOCATION

LUX SOUTH ARI ATOLL MAP

LUX South Ari Atoll Map

BEACH 5/5, SNORKELING 1/5, TRAILING BEACH

LUX SOUTH ARI ATOLL

★★★★★

FAMILY TRIP, NUMEROUS ACTIVITIES

9.4

LUX South Ari Atoll

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LUX SOUTH ARI ATOLL

LUX South Ari Atoll opened in 2008, belong to LUX hotel brand, around the island 3090m, is a giant resort island in the Maldives. Beach score 5/Max 5, 100% round the island, average width 15m, with a trailing beach. Snorkeling 1/Max 5, House reef 0% round the island.

LUX South Ari Atoll is a five-star resort, total number of rooms 187, room density 1.3/1000m². LUX South Ari Atoll operates 6 restaurants and 3 bars. The spa is self-operated. The diving center is operated by Euro-Divers.

This long island is one of the bigger resorts in Maldives, but manages to feel intimate and easily manageable on foot through good design. It boasts beautiful beaches that wrap around the entire island, a stellar house reef with passing whale sharks, and impressive architecture that combines fashionable minimalism with island chic.

ROOMS

1# Beach Pavilion 60m², 36 rooms MAP
2# Family Lagoon Pavilion 130m², 6 rooms MAP
3# Beach Villa 95m², 45 rooms MAP
4# Beach Pool Villa 116m², 12 rooms MAP
5# Water Villa 98m², 38 rooms MAP
6# Romantic Pool Water Villa 110m², 46 rooms MAP
7# Temptation Pool Water Villa 220m², 3 rooms MAP

Rooms range from the thatched-roof beach pavilions – a good size at 65 sq metres – and go up to the giant 360-sq-metre LUX* villa. There’s a large set of water villas off each side of the island; they’re quite some distance from the island itself, which can either make you feel like you have a long walk to the main restaurant, or that you’re lucky to enjoy some seclusion. While only half of the water villas have plunge pools, you’ll find them at all the cheaper beach pool villas, making these rooms good value for money.

RESTAURANTS AND BARS

1# MAIN RESTAURANT: MIXE INTERNATIONAL BUFFET
2# SPECIAL RESTAURANT: SENSES MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT
3# SPECIAL RESTAURANT: UMAMI JAPANESE RESTAURANT
4# SPECIAL RESTAURANT: EAST MARKET ASIAN RESTAURANT
5# SPECIAL RESTAURANT: ALLEGRIA ITALIAN RESTAURANT
6# SPECIAL RESTAURANT: BEACH ROUGE LIGHT MEAL
7# BAR AND WINE CELLAR: 3 bars and 1 WINE CELLAR

ACTIVITIES

SPA: Thalgo Spa/NO PRICE LIST.
DIVING: Euro-Divers/NO PRICE LIST.
WATER SPORT: MOTORIZED & NON-MOTORIZED/NO PRICE LIST.
SNORKELING: 1/MAX 5.
LAND SPORT: GYM, INFINITY SWIMMING POOL, TENNIS, BICYCLE.
EXCURSION: NO PRICE LIST.

There’s no snorkelling to be had from the shore but you can take one of the free boat trips (which depart every afternoon) to the reef edge. The island has always been popular with divers, especially for the whale sharks that cruise the outer edge of the atoll here from May to November, and for the mantas on the west side of the atoll from December to May. Many guests are here to enjoy the high standard of dive sites paired with good accommodation and high-quality dining.

SERVICE

FOR THE KIDS
AIRPORT TRANSFER (YES)
ALL-INCLUSIVE
WEDDING SERVICE (NO)
MEDICAL SERVICE (DOCTOR)
CONFERENCE SERVICE (NO)

LUX SOUTH ARI ATOLL ROOMS

ALL CHILDREN ARE WELCOME. VIEW EXTRA BED POLICY.
ALL ROOMS: FREE WIFI, NO FREE BOTTLED WATER.

1#

Beach Pavilion

60m², 36 rooms

2#

Family Lagoon Pavilion

130m², 6 rooms

3#

Beach Villa

95m², 45 rooms

4#

Beach Pool Villa

116m², 12 rooms

5#

Water Villa

98m², 38 rooms

6#

Romantic Pool Water Villa

110m², 46 rooms

7#

Temptation Pool Water Villa

220m², 3 rooms

FLAGSHIP ROOMS

Lux Villa

360m², only 1 room

LUX SOUTH ARI ATOLL RESTAURANTS

1 BUFFET, 5 SPECIAL RESTAURANTS (À LA CARTE).

1# MIXE

INTERNATIONAL BUFFET

Savour the essence of authentic island living at MIXE. With tables set out on the beach under thatched roofs and slow turning ceiling fans, guests can sink their feet into the warm sand below while tucking into mouth-watering fresh buffets for breakfast and dinner. Live cooking stations offer everything from wood-fired pizzas and grills to stir-fries with a tempting island twist. In the evening, enjoy genuine island entertainment performed by talented local performers.

2# SENSES

MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT

Inspired by Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean cuisine, Senses never fails to delights with its tempting menu of tagines, tandoori prawns and unique tropical sorbets. Tastebuds tingling yet? Enjoy a light lunch of fresh salads, grills and local seafood, then take a seat at the water’s edge overlooking the infinity pool for an exquisite à la carte dinner under the stars.

3# UMAMI

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

It’s not just about full flavours in a chic, contemporary setting – UMAMI is as dedicated to drama as it is delicious dinners. A bright-red coral reef artwork covers one wall, competing with the theatrics of the knife-wielding, grill-tickling chefs. Perch on benches at the cobalt-blue sushi bar and watch our masters crafting just-caught seafood into world-class sashimi, nigiri and maki.

4# EAST MARKET

ASIAN RESTAURANT

The interactive stalls in our over-the-water Asian-market-inspired restaurant make it as fun to admire the action as it is to try authentic tastes from Thailand, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines. Dim sum steam in bamboo mushiki. A parade of meats, vegetables and seasonings urges you to have noodle dishes or stir-fries whipped up in woks. A pushcart displays a perfect Peking duck. At East Market breakfast and dinner isn’t just about grazing from the live cooking stations – our terraces promise heart-stopping Indian Ocean views.

5# ALLEGRIA

ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Escape to the Mediterranean embrace of Allegria, here on our deck or right the beach. Quality Italian ingredients, and authentic southern European recipes, all created with expertise in an open kitchen that invites guests to spy our skilled chefs creating pastas, pizzas, gnocchi and just-caught seafood.

6# BEACH ROUGE

LIGHT MEAL

You’ve heard the album, now enjoy the ambience as you eat, drink and make merry. Pick at delicious fresh pizzas straight from our wood-fired in the ultimate relaxed setting, right on the soft-sand beach – crisp, thin crusts, topped with the freshest ingredients, baked to perfection… And your feet in the sand, eyes on the lagoon view and the breeze in your hair. That’s a recipe for good times.

LUX SOUTH ARI ATOLL SERVICE

FOR THE KIDS

FAMILY TRIP

PLAY offers children between the ages of 3 and 12 an opportunity to explore the many wonders and delights of island living. Supervised by a highly trained and enthusiastic team, kids are exposed to the nature and culture of the island’s incredible surrounds, as well as a range of high-energy sports and outdoor activities. From art classes and treasure hunts to engaging and educational Teddy Tennis lessons, PLAY is everything your kids could hope for on an island vacation.

ALL-INCLUSIVE

  • Breakfast: at MIXE
  • Lunch: Senses Lounge & Bar, Veli, Lagoon Bar and Beach Rouge
  • Dinner: A la carte at Senses and Allegria; buffet at MIXE and East Market
  • Drinks: All-Inclusive beverages menu available, as per openingh of restaurants and bars
  • Tea: afternoon tea served at Senses Lounge and Bar from 4 pm to 6 pm; tea/coffee facilities available in room
  • Yoga & Stretching classes, access to our Sauna, Steam Room, Plunge Pool, and Spa Garden (adults only)
  • Daily use of snorkelling equipment, kayaks, pedal boat and scheduled snorkelling trips on house reef as per weather and tide conditions

For more information, please visit LUX South Ari Atoll official website.

DISCUSSIONS

SIMILAR ISLANDS

PERFECT BEACH: 100% ROUND THE ISLAND AND THE SAND IS FINE.
TRAILING BEACH: SLENDER SANDBAR STRETCHES OUT OF THE ISLAND.
FAMILY TRIP: FAMILY SUITE, KIDS CLUB, CHILDREN MENU (OPTIONAL).
NUMEROUS ACTIVITIES: RICH IN WATER AND LAND  ACTIVITIES.
MARINE BIOLOGY LABORATORY: MARINE BIOLOGISTS ARE RESIDENT.
RESTAURANT: ONE OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS IN THE MALDIVES.
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