LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives

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Overview


A sprawling archipelago of almost 1,200 islands scattered across the Indian Ocean provides the backdrop for LUX* Maldives.  Just 25 minutes from Mal by seaplane, with the entire island of Dhidhoofinolhu in South Ari Atoll to itself, LUX* Maldives offers an authentic sense of unspoiled island living.  Follow pathways through tropical gardens, fragrant island flowers and coconut trees.  Enjoy an impromptu cinema screening on the beach complete with fresh popcorn and comfortable seating.  Take some time out at the LUX* Me Spa & Fitness Centre, where tailor-made treatments and training regimes will keep your body, mind and spirit in harmony with the island.  Try something from every menu at the seven restaurants and taste genuine local cuisine at the authentic Island Kitchen.  Then enjoy a fresh island cocktail at one of six lively bars.  Visit the world-class PADI dive centre or go snorkelling amongst colourful corals and vibrant sea life, followed by a dip in one of two swimming pools.  LUX* Maldives presents a kaleidoscope of colours, flavours, nature and activities that never fail to delight both above the waterline and below.


Light sand and ochre tones reflect the beautiful island setting beyond the terrace, while subtle décor echoes the ebb and flow of the ocean. All guestrooms enjoy en-suite outdoor bathrooms where the open sky, bright hibiscus and beautiful banana trees provide privacy in a natural setting. Each Beach Villa, measuring 95 square metres, has ample room for two adults and one teenager or child.
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Sitting-area
The west-facing Beach Pool Villas, measuring a spacious 116 square metres, offer sensational views of the lagoon and glorious sunsets. The rooms, with their luxurious en-suite bathrooms, are pure elegance and the extensive use of local wood for the floors and fittings, as well as the Pierre Frey fabrics from Paris, give added warmth. The décor is subtle and elegant, with sand and ochre colours that echo the beautiful sandy beach just outside. The individual terrace is more like an extended living space with its wooden decking and a settee for reading, lounging or simply gazing at the lagoon. There is also a table, large enough for meals or for use as a writing desk. Each villa has a private garden on its far side, featuring a sunken swimming pool with a wooden deck surround, two sunloungers and an outdoor shower. There is plenty of room for a cot and there is an overall feeling of spaciousness and a sense of being part of nature.
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Sitting-area
Private Pool
LUX* Maldives Presidential Villa, measuring an incredible 288 square metres, is the height of luxury in these exceptionally beautiful settings. Located on the sunset side of the island, the Presidential Villa is ideal for family or friends wanting that extra bit of space and luxury. Attention to detail is clear as soon as one steps into the villa, a refinement which contributes to a distinctive elegance in this grandiose setting. The glass floor in the centre of the lounge area is like a life size aquarium, providing a fantastic marine show an exceptional viewpoint for your guests. The stage is set – the fantastic aquatic ballet can begin: at your feet there are thousands of multi-coloured fish such as yellow back fusiliers, sergeant major damselfish and other exotic species. This is natural beauty at its best – reflected in the fabrics and their regular pattern, just as the waves, as well as the turquoise blue and orange hues. Relax in the lounge and admire the aquatic show or enjoy the serenity and luxury of the sumptuous terrace; a splendid combination of luxury wood decking and chequered granite slabs laid on the water. The infinity plunge pool merges with the lagoon and ocean – absolutely stunning! The Presidential Villa comprises one master bedroom, one guest bedroom, lounge, pantry room, and deck with infinity plunge pool featuring panoramic views of the lagoon and outer lying islands. This is a great choice for that special occasion.
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Butler
Plunge Pool
Lounge
Private Sundeck with stairs to Lagoon
The Prestige Water Villas, measuring 98 square metres, built on stilts are spread along the west coast of the island, all in total communion with the ocean and its magical sunset panorama. The gentle breeze softly moves the canopy bed veils and each room offers a breathtaking uninterrupted view of the lagoon. The lagoon is a dominant feature even in the shower which offers a splendid view over the water. The bath opens directly onto the terrace and lower down, onto the lagoon, inviting you to escape. Recline on the main terrace and let your mind wander, sail far-off seas, meet the legendary pirates and mermaids.
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Private Sundeck with stairs to Lagoon
A sprawling Badamier tree here, a palm tree there, discreetly offering their soothing shade – the Beach Pavilions, measuring 65 square metres, offer a unique proximity with nature. Everything has been carefully planned for the living spaces to smoothly blend with the site. This delicate fusion is well illustrated by the bathroom, a private garden, brightly coloured bougainvillea shrubs, a garden where mineral and vegetal subtly intertwine. The outdoor shower then becomes an intense moment of freshness and delight, a dreamy bathing experience, authentic well-being in communion with nature. Inter-Connecting rooms are also available.
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Interconnecting Room
With fabulous sunset views, a sprawling Badamier tree here, a palm tree there, discreetly offering their soothing shade – the Sunset Junior Suites, measuring 70 square metres, offer a unique proximity with nature. Everything has been carefully planned for the living spaces to smoothly blend with the site. This delicate fusion is well illustrated by the bathroom, a private garden, brightly coloured bougainvillea shrubs, a garden where mineral and vegetal subtly intertwine. The outdoor shower then becomes an intense moment of freshness and delight, a dreamy bathing experience, authentic well-being in communion with nature.
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Sitting-area
SIGNATURE POOL WATER VILLA – ADULT ONLY 110m²
Suspended on stilts over water and boasting over 110 square meters, our unique Signature Pool Water Villas offer the ultimate in comfort and tranquil privacy. Beautifully crafted, the interior combines contemporary aesthetics with traditional cabana architecture. Each villa features a stylish bedroom complete with LUX* signature ‘Sleep Tight’ bed, and a bright sunlit bathroom offering panoramic views and separate double rain-showers. Experience state-of-the-art amenities including a 48 inch curved television or 110 inch projector screen with Home Theatre system. Guests can also enjoy their own luxurious terrace with private plunge pool, outdoor shower, a cosy, shaded love-nest overlooking the beauty of the Indian Ocean and direct access to the turquoise lagoon. You can see from the style and design, we are very in keeping with our Lighter.
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Outdoor shower
Private balcony or terrace
Private plunge pool
WIFI

Real reviews by feefo

Feedback for LUX* South Ari Atoll has been compiled from 2 customer reviews
DateScoreCustomer Comment
01-Jun-2015 5 ++ good
03-May-2015 5 ++ Excellent island with great attentive staff.

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Activities & Facilities


Baby Sitting
Beauty Salon
Boutique/Shop
Gym
Internet Access
Kids Club
Laundry Service
Spa
Teen Club
Weddings

Senses Bar & Lounge

Senses Bar & Lounge offers a selection of cocktails, rums, liqueurs, beers and spirits, as well as a refreshing selection of Sri Lankan teas in the afternoon. It also offers light Indian Ocean lunches in the shade or by the pool if you don't feel like visiting one of the more formal restaurants.Enjoy a light snack in the evening while swaying gently in a giant hammock or challenge someone to a friendly game of billiards as the sun sets over the ocean. Available for LUX* Maldives All Inclusive option.

East Bar

The East Bar offers fresh fruit cocktails and unforgettable local evening entertainment. Available for LUX* Maldives All Inclusive option.

Veli Pool Bar

Located near the crystal clear swimming pool that extends out to sea, with shimmering views of the lagoon on three sides, Veli Pool Bar offers a casual menu of tasty pizzas, sandwiches and spring rolls, as well as Mediterranean-style tapas, mezze and antipasti. Available for LUX* Maldives All Inclusive option.

The Island Bar

Watch the sun set over the shimmering water as your sip on a delicious island cocktail or aperitif and tasty canap's at The Island Bar. Go for a stroll along the beach or simply soak up the laid-back ambience on the wooden deck as you wind down another amazing day on the island. Available for LUX* Maldives All Inclusive option.

Lagoon Bar

On the beach, facing the sunrise, close to the lobby and the boat house, this is your regular laid-back watering hole. Enjoy island music and reggae favourites while sharing your experiences from the last dive or your exciting water sports session. Available for LUX* Maldives All Inclusive option.

Cafe LUX*

Nothing beats a really great cup of coffee.That's why at LUX* Maldives you can enjoy delicious Island Blend of certified green organic beans. Roasted on the island and prepared for you with passion by trained baristas, every cup of coffee served at the stylish Cafe LUX* is one to savour. Available for LUX* Maldives All Inclusive option.

Lux* Me Spa & Fitness Centre

At LUX* Me Spa, it's all about you. Create your own integrated spa and fitness experience from the indulgent 'Me Time' Spa Menu or allow the skilful spa concierge and therapists to tailor-make an experience just for you. From luxurious facials, massages and scrubs to invigorating yoga classes and a broad array of dynamic and fun exercise programmes, the LUX* Me Spa & Fitness programmes have been designed to keep your body beautifully beach ready and in harmony with your idyllic island surrounds.

LUX* Maldives All Inclusive package inclusion:

Dining

(as per the hotel schedule): Eat in any of our restaurants as per below:

- Breakfast: at Island Kitchen, East restaurant.
- Lunch: up to 3 restaurants Senses, Veli, Island Kitchen, Lagoon Bar and 'The Beach'(Pizzeria)
- Dinner: up to 5 restaurants: A la carte at Senses and Allegria/ speciality menu at Umami / Buffet at Island Kitchen and East.

Afternoon tea time:

Served every afternoon at The Bar from 3.30 p.m to 5.30p.m. - Not available at Cafe LUX*.

Drinks

(in all restaurants and bars):
- A selection of beverages (soft drinks, tea, coffee, beers, wines, juices, mineral water, cocktails and liquors) as per the scheduled opening hours of the restaurants and bars. Each restaurant and bar has the All Inclusive beverage menus available, with full details of all choices included.
- Tea and coffee facilities in room.

Mini-bar:

Water, juices & soft drinks, beers (replenished once/day)

Service

(as per the hotel schedule):
Beach service - poolside service

Wellness

(as per hotel schedule):
Yoga & stretching classes, access to the sauna, steam room, plunge pool and spa garden (reservation mandatory subject to availability at the Spa - adults only).

Water sports

(as per hotel schedule):
Daily use of snorkeling equipment, kayaks, pedal boat and scheduled snorkeling trips on house reef as per weather and tide conditions.

Land activities

(as per hotel schedule):
Unlimited access to the gym, floodlit tennis courts (rackets provided - tennis balls with a fee), table tennis, bocce balls, beach-volley.

Entertainment:

Live music, Maldivian dance shows, Free Wi-Fi connection.

NOT INCLUDED:


- Items not included in the applicable menus in the restaurants, bars and minibar.
- Room service
- LUX* Scenes: Fresh Fruit Juice Station, ICI Station, Cafe LUX* as from 10:30am - as per hotel selection: subject to modification.
- Tennis balls (with a fee).
- Cigars/Cigarettes/Shisha.
- Telephone calls, fax, laptop rental and postal services.
- Laundry & dry cleaning.
- Items from the hotel's boutique.
- Bicycles rental.
- Private lessons (tennis, sailing, kite surf, fitness, etc).
- Treatments at the spa, hairdresser and beautician.
- Scuba diving.
- Deep sea fishing.
- Excursions.
- Special evenings, events and dinners.

LUX* IT UP Package includes:

Choice of 2 LUX* Indian Ocean adventures:
- Unlimited free bicycle rental for the entire stay per adult
- One Spa technique lesson per adult per stay
- One 30 minute Balinese massage per adult per stay
- One cooking class with our chef per adult per stay
- One Wine Tasting Session per adult per stay
- One session of 3 hours of babysitting per stay
- 15 minute jet ski session or banana boat ride per adult per stay
- One visit of a typical Maldivian Island per adult per stay

LUX ME WELLNESS

- One 60 minute relaxing massage per adult per stay
- One 60 minute Yoga lesson per adult per stay
- One 60 minute fitness lesson per adult per stay

EXCURSIONS

- One sunset cruise or starlight cruise per adult per stay
- One sunset fishing per adult per stay
- One whale shark safari per adult per stay

THE GOURMET TOUR

- One beach Dinner (Allegria Beach or Senses Beach) with Chefs Signature Dish per adult per stay (drinks excluded)
- One beach breakfast per adult per stay
- One bottle of our private reserve Pop Cap upon arrival per room per stay

The Island Kitchen

Savour the essence of authentic island living at The Island Kitchen.With tables set out on the beach under thatched roofs and slow turning ceiling fans, guests can sink their feet into the warm sand below while tucking into mouth-watering buffets for breakfast and dinner. Live cooking stations offer everything from wood-fired pizzas and grills to stir-fries with a tempting island twist. In the evening, enjoy genuine island entertainment performed by talented local performers.

Senses

Inspired by North African, Lebanese, Indian and Indian Ocean cuisine, Senses at LUX* Malives never fails to delight with its tempting menu of tagines, tandoori prawns and unique tropical sorbets. Enjoy a light lunch of fresh salads, grills and local seafood, and then take a seat at the water's edge overlooking the infinity pool for an exquisite la carte dinner under the stars.

East Restaurant & Bar

Suspended above the water, East inspires with its incredible view out over the lagoon. Rustic decks and old ship's riggings add to the nautical theme, while bright cushions and light fabrics provide a lively island feel. The menu features the best of Cambodian, Indonesian, Thai, Sri Lankan, Hong Kong and Chinese-style buffets.

Allegria Restaurant & Bar

Vibrant Italian flair blends with the lively island ambience at Allegria. Located right on the beach, this open kitchen allows guests to watch skilled chefs at work as they create pizzas, pastas and gnocchi dishes. For a more intimate atmosphere, Allegria's wine cellar at LUX* Maldives can be booked for private dinners. Exclusive arrangements can also be made for small parties to dine in the cellar and indulge in a range cheeses complemented by the exceptional selection of French and New World wines.

Umami

Perched on stilts over the water, Umami features a Japanese-style teppanyaki table where chefs entertain guests with their culinary skills. Sit under beautiful silk paper lanterns surrounded by wooden lattice work while you enjoy the simple yet delicate flavours of Kobe beef sushi rolls served with scallops or fresh seaweed and squid salad. The restaurant is open evenings only, and tables should be reserved in advance.

The Beach

Enjoy the best pizza in the most relaxing setting, right on the beach. Crisp, thin crusts, topped with the freshest ingredients, baked to perfection and enjoyed with the feet in the sand, the eyes on the lagoon and the breeze in your hair. Pure heaven!

In-Villa Service

The convenient 24-hour in-villa service ensures that you can enjoy all the delights the island has to offer without leaving the comfort of your room.


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