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LUX* South Ari Atoll

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

I'm not quite sure where to start with this amazing resort. I think it's has to be the staff, they are fabulous!!! I almost don't want to mention anyone specifically as to take away from all those I don't mention as everyone we met along the way went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. I will...

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Singapore
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Maldives vacation always conjures up splendor in paradise...that moment in pure bliss. And what better resort to fulfill that life's highlight ? Lux* South Ari Atoll of course. My recent stay, though a short 2 nights, is enough to convince this resort is amazing ! and should be on anyone's list if they want luxury and great service. Like to...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have never done a trip advisor report before, but our wonderful experience at the LUX MALDIVES, leaves us no choice. From the moment of arrival off the seaplane we were greeted by a line up off staff who waved us off the plane, including the general manager, with a genuine welcome. It just got better and better from that...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Mrs. Crisp, Great to know your trip in the Indian Ocean has drawn to a perfect end with us. Thank you for sharing the experience and we are very pleased to learn you will be back for another relaxing retreat. Hope to hear from you soon and look forward to welcoming you again ! Warm regards, Glenn Daniels General...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thank you Glenn and team at LUX* South Ari Atoll for the most amazing and memorable week in the Maldives. Having stayed in many different resorts in the Maldives, yours has to be the best by far, offering a truly different holiday experience. From the moment you arrive at the beautiful LUX* lounge waiting for your seaplane departure, everything is...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Ross Thank you for taking the time to post such informative feedback. Your obvious passion for the team and resort is well received and we will be sharing this with them all as nothing excites them more than to hear the impact they make on your experience. We are very lucky to have such a team so thank you...

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Your first glimpse of the island from your seaplane transfer will amaze you (have your cameras ready) and it just gets better from there. From the moment we arrived to the warm greeting on the arrival jetty by the LUX reception staff to the check-in and ride to our villa, my wife and I felt like VIPs. The staff are...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to post the review and share the experience with others. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the time on the island and the service provided by our team members. Your comments on the area where certainly needs improvement are also noted. As a team, we will work together and make sure...

South Ari Atoll
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful holiday and experience. The resort, the facilities and the service were all perfect. A trip we will remember all our lives. Thank you to all the staff at the resort for making it so special.

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Dodo86, Thank you for the lovely note ! We look forward to hearing from you soon and hope to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Best regards, Glenn Daniels General Manager

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed for 13 nights and did not want to leave! This is our fourth LUX stay (Mauritius Belle Mar, Le Morne, Reunion St Giles). We loved every minute - it is a completely different experience from the other properties, but I would say the service and offerings are on par with the Mauritius properties - unparalleled excellence. It seems...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear ah2010, Great to hear from you again, so is Maki and all the team members whose names you have mentioned. Truly appreciated the time you had spent on writing the review to share the experience with others as it is very reassuring to know our team had made your holiday memorable and your birthday celebration special. I am proud...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first visit to the lux and I can say this is one of the best resorts I have ever stayed in . From the moment you arrive to the moment you leave you are treated to first class service. The staff and Managers are all in tune with each other making sure the guest comes first ,...

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Very excited to know you are planning to return as you enjoyed much the time on the island ! Thank you for sharing the review online and giving your recommendations to others. Shankar, the team and I are looking forward to hearing from you to share your next holiday plan with us. See you soon ! Warm regards,...

Scotland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our third trip to Lux South Ari Atoll, but the first time we are writing a review of the island. We first visited in 2013 and thought we had discovered paradise. Since then, the island has undergone renovations of accommodation and public areas and these renovations are fabulous. We had previously stayed in a Water Villa and Beach...

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 weeks all inclusive with a 2.5yr old and a 0.5 yr old in Beach Villa 240. From the moment you enter the exclusive Lux seaplane lounge on Male to when your seaplane touches down and is welcomed by a parade of waving staff on the jetty, you know that Lux is a place where the guests come first....

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LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX* South Ari Atoll, responded to this review

Dear Ben, Thank you for choosing our resort to celebrate your family holiday. We are happy that you enjoyed every moment on the island, and since the team had looked after you well, you are planning to come back next year which we are very excited about ! We appreciate your comments especially about the culinary experience. Please let us...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dreamy atolls of tropical islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are a kaleidoscope of colours and earthly pleasures. Get away from it all at LUX* South Ari Atoll (formerly LUX* Maldives), the only settlement on the postcard-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu. Fuss free and laid-back, the resort surprises with pop-up cinema screenings right on the beach, impromptu musical performances and strolls along secret pathways through the lush tropical gardens. Just steps from the thatch-roofed suites and ocean-perched villas, the island's unspoilt beaches are yours to claim. A prime spot for snorkelling and whale-shark spotting, the resort's unblemished lagoon is a diver's dreamworld. Back on land, island street food and fine dining await in the tempting restaurants and bars. In the shade of coconut palms, lounge by the two turquoise pools, luxuriate in the ocean-view spa and surrender to the charms of this castaway idyll. ... more   less 

Additional Information about LUX* South Ari Atoll

Address: (Formerly Diva Maldives)
Region: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > Southern Ari Atoll > Dhidhoofinolhu Island
Price Range: $500 - $2,206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — LUX* South Ari Atoll 5*
Number of rooms: 193
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Also Known As:
Lux* Maldives Hotel South Ari Atoll
Diva Maldives Hotel
Diva Maldives South Ari Atoll
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