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LUX* South Ari Atoll

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Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went as a group of four (two couples), we had the most amazing time. The hotel is above and beyond any of your expectations. It was a holiday of a lifetime that we will never forget. From the amazing food, to swimming with whale sharks and turtles to the feeling of pure relaxation this holiday will stay with us... More 

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

Dear Ms. Tanner, Happy to know you enjoyed every moment on the island and in the sea; most importantly, on behalf of the team, I would like to say congratulations to you both ! Please let us know if there is anything we could assist in the future, I hope we will hear from you again shortly about your wedding... More 

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The standards of excellence reached by the LUX staff on a daily basis is without comparison. The food, drink, accommodation, facilities and the natural environment are all amazing and will guarantee you a holiday of a lifetime!

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

Dear Neil, Truly appreciated your lovely message ! I am glad you enjoyed the stay and had a great time on the island. I hope that we will hear from you soon and look forward to helping you celebrate another special moment in life ! Warm regards from the tropics, Glenn Daniels General Manager More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow, wow, wow, this is Heaven on earth. Absolutely Everything and I mean Everything has been thought of. Casual dress required, no dressing up - unless you want to, but no-one else will. Shoes not really required, everyone is either bare footed or flip flops. Sand floors everywhere. Beach villas are fantastic, everyone of them is just a few yards... More 

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

Dear Jenny, Thank you very much for the kind words. Great to know you are having a great time and I hope you enjoy the fullest of your last two days on the island as the weather has been beautiful. Should there be anything our team could assist, please contact anyone of us. Have a wonderful day ! Warm regards,... More 

Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked the LUX for 12 nights for our Honeymoon. We had been recommended the Maldives by a friend and we found LUX through the British Airways website. From the minute we landed to the minute we left we were made to feel so welcome. We stayed in the Romantic Villas and they were heavenly, every day they were cleaned... More 

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

Dear Anna, Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor and giving your feedback through our online survey. Great to know you enjoyed your honeymoon at LUX* and our team has helped you celebrate it. I am also pleased to learn that you got to know a bit of how people live and work on the island. It is not... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Lux South Ari Atoll. The staff is excessively competent and they do their utmost to make your holiday unforgettable. I stayed in a Beach Pavilion which has a direct access to a private beach. The room was spacious and modern. The cleaning of the room was great and they were attentive to the smallest... More 

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

Dear Mr. Defalque, Great to hear you enjoyed the stay especially the diving experience at the South Ari Atoll. We are happy to know you will be coming back and please keep in touch and let us know how we could assist with your next visit. Warm regards, Glenn Daniels General Manager More 

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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow.... we stayed here for 7 nights and what an amazing experience. We went for our 20th wedding anniversary. Stayed in a beach pavilion. It had plenty of space was spotless and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Everyone on this island is welcoming and friendly. Would definitely recommend all inclusive as there are several al a carte... More 

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

Dear Kerry, Thank you for writing the review and giving the opportunity to our team to help you celebrate the 20th anniversary. Your kinds words will be shared with Kessi, Shafi, Shammon and everyone on the island, and we look forward to hearing from you soon and hope to see you shortly for another holiday celebration. Yes, you are right... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancé and I had the pleasure of staying here for two weeks in November of this year. It was our second trip to the Maldives having stayed on a different island on our previous trip (Kuredu). The LUX resort is an amazing, beautiful island with amazing food and wonderful staff. We stayed in a beach pavilion and I think... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most phenomenal resort.The staff,the accommodation,the food.Total perfection. We stayed in a newly refurbished water villa which was faultless.We stayed full board (strongly recommended)as the costs of meals are very very expensive. Sea plane transfer was special and swimming with a Whale Shark was a real highlight. Special mention to Maki,Rachel,Husen,Riley and Emen who made the whole experience very special.Only... More 

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

Dear Tettenha11, Thank you for the kind words to Maki, Rachael, Husen, Riley and Emen. We are happy that you had a good time and looking forward to seeing you again to celebrate another holiday at LUX* South Ari Atoll ! Warm regards, Glenn Daniels General Manager More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the paradise. The best place, very good accomodation, very good food, lovely sea, clear water, white sandy beach. Clear and confortable rooms, bungalows... I want to go back...NOW.... We had been there ( 2 years ago) our wedding...everything was perfect, thank you so much again for the lovely staff...I got new friends from there. LOVE YOU so much.

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

Dear Krisztina, Thank you for writing. Happy to know you are planning to return ! Please let us know how we could assist your island holiday as our team has always been ready to be at your service. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Warm regards, Glenn Daniels General Manager More 

Athens, Greece
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26 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a tremendous place to be, the hotel has a fresh, simple posh style, the sea, the colour of palm trees and the spa are amazing in their embrace and offer a good relaxation. I had a beach villa, the room is quiet spacious although not luxurious for my taste (e.g. not really something you can find in the... More 

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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: Dhidhoofinolhu, South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Maldives (Formerly Diva Maldives)
Region: Maldives > Alifu Atoll > Southern Ari Atoll > Dhidhoofinolhu Island
Price Range: RM1,996 - RM6,876 (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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Lux* Maldives Hotel South Ari Atoll
Diva Maldives Hotel
Diva Maldives South Ari Atoll
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“Water bungalow's are positioned quite a way from the main areas, so requires a fair amount of walking. Beach Villas are wonderful. But”
 of 5 bubbles Jennytyke, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Romantic Villas are lovely and very secluded which we enjoyed.”
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“- Book restaurant the day before to ensure reservation - The Veli bar is open from 10:30-5, handy if you want an early or late lunch”
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“This is the paradise, so does not important where is your room in this island :)”
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