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Lux South Ari Atoll

An island paradise resort where you can experience the Maldives to its fullest


The Maldives is one of those places that continue to pop up on travellers’ bucket lists. And for a very good reason. If you’ve fantasized about living a lavish Robinson Crusoe life on a faraway tropical island, you’re in the right place. At LUX* South Ari Atoll, you will ride your bicycle along the jetty, swim alongside whale sharks, hang out in your bungalow on stilts, dine at any of the eight restaurants, dance the night away, partake in marine conservation…
Whatever it is you love, you’ll find it here at LUX* South Ari Atoll.

We are lucky to be located in a Marine Protected Area, where the absurdly beautiful natural surroundings, including 50 dive sites, are brimming with wildlife—rays, sea turtles, thousands of species of reef fish, dolphins and the notorious whale shark. Get up-close and personal with these giant, plankton-eating, polka-dot creatures.
Our Marine Biologist will take you on a tour to meet Fernando, the gentle giant, and his friends. Bring your camera to help us collect data on this endangered species. Climb aboard a traditional wooden Dhoni to scuba-dive or snorkel alongside manta rays, inside caves, shipwrecks. Feeling daring? Book a night dive!

It’s hard to believe but our tiny sugar-white sand island offers plenty of secluded spots for a meal to remember. Start the day off with a floating breakfast in your swimming pool before jetting off to a sandbank for a picnic. Can’t get enough of the Indian Ocean? Have dinner with your toes in the water or in the sand.
Feeling like something more botanical? We’ll set up a private dinner in our Herb Garden. The sunset, candlelights and a starry night sky set the mood,
while beautifully-crafted dishes by our chefs make for the kinds of meals you won’t forget.

A trip is certainly a bonding moment, and our resort is one of the chicest places you can stay with your better half. Our Romantic and Temptation over-water villas
have been purposely designed for two. Floating breakfasts in your swimming pool? Midnight dips in the sea? Dinner on a sandbank? Sounds dreamy, right?
If you’re thinking of renewing your vows or getting married, you’re in the right place. 

You may be the sun-bed type. Or you may be more of the active type. Either way, LUX* South Ari Atoll hits a sweet spot. We have a slew of watersports—jet skis, paddle-boards, hoverboards, flyboards, wakeboards, water-skis, knee-boards, windsurfs, kite surfs, sailboats, banana boats, inflatable banana boats and other tubes,
but also fishing, parasailing, catamaran outings… And that’s just at sea! On land, go for a morning jog around the island (1.8 km for those counting), take your yoga practice to new heights, play beach volleyball or tennis, or hit the gym if you’re feeling up to it.

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