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Package Includes

All prices include return transfers and personal service
-20% by 30JUN
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Hotel overview


The island of Dhidhoofinolhu is one of the biggest in the Maldives, only a short 25 minutes seaplane flight away from the capital Male, and featuring four kilometres of silvery white beaches stretching out to the sparkling turquoise waters of the natural lagoon. The clear waters of the ocean are home to an infinite variety of species, multi-coloured coral fishes and other marine fauna.

Here on the island, LUX* South Ari Atoll has opened a Marine Biology Centre, dedicated to researching the presence and conservation of whale sharks in the South Ari Atoll waters. Inland, the island is a haven of lush, green foliage and heady-scented, vividly coloured flowers. The world class PADI diving centre and full range of water-sport activities is an attraction for many, but for those who prefer rest to recreation there is the luxurious LUX* Me spa, two swimming pools and an extensive choice of restaurants and bars.

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Number of Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom: sleeping area is separated from living area with a door

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Additional information

Check-in: 14h - Check-out: 11h // Early Check-in: 100% room rate - Late Check-out: until 6pm 50% room rate, after 6pm 100% room rate (upon availability and must be arranged during the stay) / details in contract

Extra Bed Adult: Applicable in Beach Villa and Water Villa only (size of the extra bed: 192cm x 91 cm - day bed)
1. Applicable only in Beach Pavilion and Beach Villa - Separate room in the same or lower category than parents

TMA(25 mins Seaplane flight to resort - may include 1 stop on route)
First departure from resort: 06:00 Last departure from resort: between 15:00 and 17:00
First departure from airport: 06:00 Last departure from airport: between 16:00 and 17:00
Transfers times are subject to change during the year, may be affected by adverse weather conditions and flights only operate during daylight hours. Luggage allowance per person is 20kgs plus 5 kgs hand luggage

FLYME(20 mins Domestic Flight to nearby airport + 10 mins Speedboat transfer)
Transfers times are subject to change during the year. The flights operate between Male Domestic Airport and Maamigili Domestic Airport close to resort.
FlyMe flights operate daytime and night time to a seasonal schedule. Luggage allowance per person is 20kgs plus 5 kgs hand luggage.

Transfers Terms and Conditions

  • Seaplane transfers are available during daylight hours only. 
  • Guests arriving at Male airport after 3:15pm are recommended to book a domestic flight in advance (depends on resort policy) or an overnight accommodation close by the airport to be transferred to the resort the following morning.
  • Guests departing Male on an international flight prior to 09:00hrs will be transferred late on the previous afternoon. Accommodation can be booked in Male at an additional cost.
  • International departure flights should be scheduled after 9:00 am. Departing guests will be transferred to the airport at least 3 hours prior to scheduled international flight departure with last seaplane departure from the island at 3:00pm.
  • Seaplane transfers are managed by a third party company thus it will be subject to availability and may be cancelled due to weather conditions or maintenance needs. In this case, guests may be transferred via Domestic flight (if route exists per each hotel) or guests will need to book an overnight stay in Male at guest’ additional expense.
  • In extraordinary circumstances, luggage may be transported by a later flight (policies & procedures as per TMA regulations). Resort does not take any liability for delaying the guest luggage due to these reasons. 
  • If a guest misses their transfer due to International flight being delayed etc. Guest may opt to pay the supplement for changing the transfer mode (ex: from domestic to seaplane, etc) and this is Subject to availability.
  • Neither WIOTTO nor our Destination Management partner nor resorts are held responsible for any delays or cancellations due to the local seaplane carrier or weather conditions.
  • Baggage allowance is 20kg suitcase and 5kg hand luggage. Excess baggage is chargeable at $5.00 per kg, payable at the airport.
  • International flights must be provided at least 7 days prior to arrival.
  • On departure, schedule of seaplane transfers will be communicated to the guest a night prior to departure from the resort. 
  • Seaplane may stop in 1 or 2 destinations where the time of journey may be extended and guest will be advised prior to take off on flight.
  • 100% cancellation will be applicable in case of no show or cancellation as per cancellation policy.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice in accordance with any increases in fuel prices and taxes

Meal plans

• Breakfast to include Buffet Breakfast in the main restaurant.
• Half Board to include Buffet Breakfast in the main restaurant and Dinner in the selected restaurants. (all drinks excluded).
• Full Board to include Buffet Breakfast in the main restaurant, Lunch and Dinner in the selected restaurants (all drinks excluded).
• All Inclusive to include Buffet Breakfast in the main restaurant, Lunch and Dinner in the selected restaurants and all drinks as per hotel selection (Including Mini Bar as per hotel selection
• Meal plans supplements for Bed & Breakfast (if available), Half Board (if available), Full Board (if available), All Inclusive (if available) are applicable per person and per night. Meal Plans supplements for Christmas and New Year’s Eve are applicable per person per stay.
• LUX Hospitality Ltd reserves the right to charge guests directly at the Hotel, higher than contracted prices, for all and any meal supplements where no written agreement / arrangement has been made prior to the guests’ arrival in the Hotel.
• The whole duration of a stay must be on the same meal plan basis.

Payments Terms
• A full pre–payment is required for all room and meal bookings as follows and according to seasonality: Low season ("LOW"), Shoulders season ("SHOULDER-LOW" & "SHOULDER"), High seasons ("HIGH"): 26 days prior to arrival
• If last minute booking is made a credit card guarantee will be required at the time of reservation.


Bookings eligible to the Honeymoon/Pacs or Same Sex Couples/Wedding Anniversary Special Offer

1. Upon arrival (per room per stay): One Fruit platter and One bottle of sparkling wine from our private reserve "Popcap".
2. During the stay (per room per stay): One free couple massage (30mn) – to be taken at the Spa between 10AM and 12PM (appointment compulsory).
3. During the stay (per room per stay): One sunset cruise.
4. During the stay (per room per stay): Capture each moment in paradise with "Photo Fanatics" (one printed A5 photo offered).

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