LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

South Ari Atoll, Maldives

Bask in the glow of the Maldivian sun and soak up the sights, smells and sounds of our island paradise. Awarded the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Award, the resort showcases a playful, fun, and modern vibe.
Claim a healthier lifestyle with vegetarian and vegan options across our restaurants and bars! You will be spoilt for choice at Umami with Yaki Udon noodles, Yasai Maki roll and vegan Japanese coffee jelly. Or the black truffle & porcini pizza, vegan Vietnamese bean curd at Veli Bar. Enjoy guilt-free meals with a selection of sustainable delicacies brimming with organic goodness. If you’re a committed vegan, ask our chefs – the delicacies that can be made completely vegan are also highlighted in the menus.


Dhidhoofinolhu Island – 25 minute-seaplane ride from Male.


  • 2 infinity pools
  • 8 restaurants, 5 bars, Café LUX*
  • LUX* ME Spa, LUX* ME fitness, PLAY – kids club, Cinema Paradiso, Water Sports, Dive Centre, Conference, Library, Boutique, Babysitting, Wi-Fi, Butler.

4 kms of beaches around the resort. Beautiful gardens throughout the island.
This is a one island, one resort with great privacy for guests, offering land/beach villas, overwater villas and overwater villas with pool. Amazing PLAY kids club revolving around activities involving kids to learn about gardening, “grain to bread” activity where they mill the grains into flour to make their own bread, kids yoga sessions, educational activities.


193 villas with beach, pool or sea views. Beach Villas, Romantic Pool Water Villas, Water Villas, Beach Pavilions, Beach Pool Villas, two-bedroom Family Beach Pavilions, Family Lagoon Pavilions, Temptation Pool Water Villas, 1 LUX* Villa.


The main restaurant is “East Market” is a culinary tour of South Asia. “Mixe” serves inventive international cuisine. “Umami” is packed with modern Japanese flavours. “Allegria” is an Italian love story. “Senses” explores Oriental flavours.

“East Bar” is the overwater bar. “Beach Rouge” has an irresistible vibe. “Senses Bar and Lounge” offers lunch and bar services. “Veli Pool Bar” is a seafood paradise. “Lagoon Bar” by the beach. “Cafe LUX*” is open 24/7, while “ICI” – homemade goodness with sugar free ice creams.

We have 35% of the selection on all of our menus in our 8 restaurants featuring vegetarian/vegan food.
All vegan and vegetarian dishes are clearly identified on the a la carte menus as well as on the buffet for all meal periods, including room service.

Special features

LUX* Collectable Experiences, cooking classes, symbolic wedding, renewal of vows, customised dining experiences, PCR testing, in-villa dining, on-site clinic and more.


From banning the use of any single use plastics, growing organic produce to operating one of the largest open water solar platforms in the Maldives, we take sustainability seriously.

Keen on Green – vegetarian and vegan dishes

Foodies looking for culinary diversity have always been spoilt for choice at LUX* Resort & Hotels. With the debut of The Lux Collective’s Keen on Green concept, the healthy and mindful foodie can enjoy a range of locally sourced, healthy, green and delicious dishes incorporated into the a la carte menus of every restaurant. Without the hassle of boarding a plane, the culinary journey at LUX* South Ari Atoll will take guests all around the world.

All Keen on Green dishes feature a calorie count, highlighted by a Keen on Green logo. A set of strict guidelines and standards are drawn up to prioritise healthier cooking methods. Certain ingredients are banned such as Monosodium Glutamate (MSG), refined oils and non-sustainable ingredients. Deep-frying and saturated oil used in food preparation will be reduced to the minimum, or replaced by healthier fats, such as extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil or hemp oil. These ingredient-driven dishes require creativity in modern cooking.

Keen on Green is not just a mouth-watering selection, but a vital initiative for the wellbeing of our planet.

Vegan friendly
Raw food diet available
Gluten free diet available
Lactose free diet available
Breakfast available, Half board available, Full board available
Biological care products
Allergy friendly rooms
Accessible for disabled people
Internet connection available
Family friendly
Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Tai Chi / Qigong, Painting, Cooking courses, Cycling, Water sports
Spoken language(s): English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Number of rooms: 193

Price per room from: 342 US$

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LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

South Ari Atoll

Phone: +960 6680901

Special offers

LUX* South Ari Atoll, Maldives, Maldives, Maldives

Fabulous Offer

  • Get a 45% discount on room rates per night on bed & breakfast.
  • Free meal plan upgrade from Half Board Basis to Special Full Board basis.
  • Special All Inclusive Package supplement
  • Access to our spacious private lounge at seaplane
  • Terminal, inclusive variety of beverages and snacks.
  • Complimentary beach service at Beach Rouge and Senses.
  • LUX* ME product discovery and DIY Facial workshop.
  • Coral planting session with Marine Biologist.

Event dates:

06.05.24 - 26.12.24

Hotel details
Price from: $280.00
Accommodation in entry category for 2 adults on Bed & Breakfast Basis included Green Tax
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