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Booking Details

Package Includes

All prices include return transfers and personal service

Hotel overview

LUX* South Ari Atoll Maldives is located on one of the biggest islands in the Maldives- the picturesque Dhidhoofinolhu Island. There is a Marine Biologist Center dedicated to research and conservation of whale sharks in South Ari waters. There is also a PADI diving center and a full range of water sports, a luxurious LUX*Me spa, two swimming pools, a wide range of restaurants and always impeccable service.

Fashionable accommodation:

  • 193 private villas located at the very edge of the ocean along six kilometers of clean sandy beaches and on stilts above the lagoon
  • Spacious interiors with authentic elements
  • Ultra-modern equipment
  • All the necessary amenities
  • Beautiful views

Exquisite cuisine

The resort boasts with eight restaurants and five bars. It is exquisite, stylish and always delicious here!

  • East Market is an exquisite look at the local night market and authentic tastes of Thai cuisine.
  • Umami offers unusual dishes of Japanese cuisine as well as the largest selection of sake and Japanese whiskey in the Maldives.
  • Allegria Restaurant is a Mediterranean cuisine with Italian delicacies, fresh notes of European recipes and French accents.
  • Senses Restaurant - spicy dishes of the Middle East and the countries of the Indian Ocean and a fascinating menu of tagines, tandoori prawns and tropical sorbets. Enjoy a light lunch of fresh salads, local seafood and beautiful views.
  • Senses Bar and Lounge offers a selection of cocktails, rums, liquors, beers and alcoholic drinks as well as refreshing Sri Lankan teas in the afternoon. You will appreciate light lunches and snacks in the evening swaying in a giant hammock.
  • With tables on the beach under thatched roofs and slowly rotating fans, MIXE will delight you with exquisite snacks of international cuisine. You can find everything from pizza and wood-fired grill to the island-style roast. And in the evenings, you can enjoy authentic island rhythms performed by talented local artists.
  • Beach Rouge is a trendy beach club with light snacks, designer cocktails and colorful shows.
  • East Bar. A terrace with swings and sun loungers for two on catamaran nets floating over turquoise waters is the perfect place for an atmospheric date!
  • Veli Bar is cozily located by the pool and is a perfect place for sunset gatherings with loved ones.
  • Lagoon Bar. Right by the beach, with the best view of the sunrise, this noisy bar is located right by the water sports center. Relax under reggae, share the impressions from your last dive or have a cool cocktail with new acquaintances!
  • Cafe LUX* - the best in-house roasted coffee in the Maldives!

Absolute relaxation in the spa and quality wellness

LUX*Me is an individual approach to your well-being, whether it's spa, fitness, yoga, meditation, nutrition or a unique program specially designed for you. Secrets of Chinese medicine, healing Thai massage, facial and body care programs - there is everything for your complete reboot!

Diving and water activities

Explore the ocean, diving headlong into it! The resort offers many opportunities to enjoy the colors of the aquatic world:

  • Diving and snorkeling
  • Water skiing
  • Paddle boarding
  • Kitesurfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Fishing
  • Catamaran cruises

Beautiful territory:

  • Two swimming pools
  • Nightclub
  • Conference hall
  • Library
  • Photo salon
  • Souvenir shops

Fun activities for little guests

PLAY offers children aged from 3 to 12 years old the opportunity to explore the many wonders and delights of life on the island. Under the guidance of a highly qualified team, children learn about the nature and culture of the incredible surroundings of the island, as well as a wide range of sports and leisure activities. PLAY is all that your children can wish for during their island holiday.

Studio 17 is a free teenage club where guests aged from 12 to 17 years old can get together, explore the island or just hang out. Dance and language lessons, beach sports and exciting adventure trips around the island will appeal to everyone!

Both clubs are open every day from 9:00 to 19:00 and provide balanced dining.

Organization of unforgettable celebrations

LUX* Resorts & Hotels offers a special type of wedding on a tropical island. The resort follows the principle of only one celebration per day, abandoning the practice of organizing several ceremonies at once. After all, here everybody is convinced: The Maldives is the ideal place for romantic vow renewals and symbolic ceremonies.

How to get there: just 25 minutes of picturesque seaplane flight from the capital Male - and you are in a tropical paradise!

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Ground Services

Room type

Number of Bedrooms

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

Select available accommodation and meal options

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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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