About the hotel

Immerse yourself in Lux* South Ari Atol in paired-back island style and experience an island escape like no other. Discover 193 private villas, dotted at the water's edge along two miles of powder fine beaches and perched on stilts above the clear lagoon. On land or above water, sunset facing or sunrise, these super spacious rooms and suites bring an entirely original vibe of coastal, beach house chic to the Maldives. Swim with whale sharks, relax by two infinity pools, unwind at the LUX* Me spa by day, and lounge under a blanket of stars at night. Light, fresh and ever so irresistible, LUX* restaurants propose everything that's extraordinary about luxury island dining. Enjoy the very best dishes, flavours and textures that the island's many cultures and influences have to offer.Expect island-roasted coffee in Café LUX*, impromptu screenings at cinema paradiso and the chance to hang your hopes on the magical tree of wishes.

  • Private lounge at Male International Airport seaplane terminal
  • Dedicated Wellness Concierge
  • Lounge, suspended over the water in nets crafted from Catamaran nets

At a glance
Relaxing Scenic Beachfront Near Attractions Included Activities
Family Friendly


With complimentary internet access available throughout the resort you can always stay connected whether you are lounging beachside or relaxing in your own private villa. All villas include:

  • Lavishly furnished terrace for lounging in the sun
  • Luxurious king-sized beds
  • Individual air conditioning and ceiling fans
  • Spacious bathroom with separate shower and separate toilets
  • Bathrobe and slippers
  • Full length mirror
  • Satellite television
  • Minibar (refreshed daily)
  • Telephone with IDD
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shaver sockets
  • Private sunbeds

Temptation Pool Water Villa

Wonder at the myriad of life swimming beneath your spacious over-water villa through the glass-floored living room. Spread out with room to spare in your private 14-metre-long infinity pool as you watch the sun set in glorious fashion. Dine in a sumptuous deck terrace dining area overlooking the Indian Ocean before taking a dip in the turquoise waters straight from your very own deck.

  • Jacuzzi
  • Dressing room
  • Uniquely round master bed
  • 48" curved Television with satellite and home theatre system
  • Wall to floor windows in your dedicated living space with unparalleled views
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults

Beach Pavilion

Stay directly on the beach in a beach pavilion that seems made for you. With lofty thatched roof ceilings and a private garden, your pavilion gives you time to relax in your own private setting. Wash away the day in your refreshing outdoor shower and put your feet up with treats from the mini bar on your private terrace.

  • Connecting rooms possible
  • King-sized and twin beds
  • Ideal for families with a baby or child
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 1 child

Beach Villa

Find peace among colours inspired by the corals of South Ari Atoll's reefs and the added luxury of an ensuite outdoor bathroom surrounded by open sky, charming hibiscus and beautiful banana trees which provide a natural privacy.

  • Dressing room
  • Magnificent sea view
  • Direct access to the beach and lagoon
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children

Beach Pool Villa

Step straight from shower to garden with an en-suite that opens up right in to your own private garden. Gaze at sensational views across the lagoon as you watch the sun set from your private terrace or take a wander along the calming beachfront with direct access.

  • Private plunge pool

  • Garden

  • Direct access to the beach

  • Stunning sunsets

  • Bathtub

  • Dressing room

  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 1 child

Water Villa

The ultimate in calming décor, Water villas channel white on white designs with added splashes of aqua blue to reflect the calming surrounding ocean. Suspended on stilts above the water, these villas offer incredible views of the Indian Ocean. Sit under the stars on your private sun deck for a perfectly romantic setting.

  • Direct access to the lagoon
  • Dressing room
  • Maximum occupancy: 3 adults or 2 adults + 2 children

Romantic Pool Water Villa

Spend some quality time together in a villa built for romance and watch the sun come up from your own secluded pool. Bathe in the luxury of separate double rain showers as they shower you with sweet fragrances and rest in comfort with a LUX* signature 'Sleep Tight' bed. Just some of the little luxuries added on top of this include:

  • Dressing room
  • Cosy, shaded love-nest overlooking the ocean
  • Sunrise views from the pool
  • Bright sunlit bathroom
  • 110 inch projector screen with Home Theatre system
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults

Lux* Villa

Take the luxury of your own private villa to the next level with a Lux* Villa encompasing the ultimate in island living. Walk on water with the glass floor as your gaze upon the kaleidoscope of life swimming beneath your feet. Float away in your personal plunge pool that merges pool with lagoon for feeling of complete endless luxury.

  • Private pool
  • LUX* Sleep Tight bed
  • Spacious living room with direct access to the deck
  • Extensive outdoor terrace and lounge area
  • Bathtub
  • Dressing room
  • Lounge
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults or 2 adult + 1 child

Family Lagoon Pavilion

Spend some quality family time together in a paradise made for you. Revell in spacious rooms and open space bathrooms and catch up under the stars on your own private terrace overlooking the blue lagoon. Soak in a luxurious separate bathtub as you wash away sea and sand and plan your next heavenly day in paradise.

  • Twin Beds
  • Possibility of connecting rooms
  • Bathtub
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults + 2 children or 4 adults + 2 children


  • General dress codes: No uncovered swimming attire during the day and smart casual is required in the evening.


Experience the true feeling of island living at Mixe. Cool off under thatched roofs with slow moving ceiling fans as you dine on the beach for the ultimate in island dining. Encounter the thrill of live cooking stations as you sample everything from wood-fired pizzas to grills and stirs fries with a tempting island twist. Feel the sand beneath your feet as you contemplate the huge variety of treats on offer at the fresh buffets displayed for breakfast and dinner. As the lights go down, talented local performers display their skills for your entertainment.

  • Open: 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM / 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Senses Restaurant

Set sail on an adventure of Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean cuisine as you sit at the water's edge. Infuse your senses with an impressive variety of temptations such as the tandoori prawns or the tropical sorbets. Lunch on local seafood and fresh salads and spend an evening dining on a sumptuous à la carte dinner under the stars.

  • Open: 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM

East Market

Indulge in the excitement of an over-the-water, Asian-market-inspired restaurant as you are showered with authentic tastes of Thailand, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines. For a lighter start to your day, allow one of the chefs to bake you fresh croissants, pastries or baguettes as you experience breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean from the dining terrace. In the evening, watch as an assortment of delights appear before your eyes. From Dim sum steam in bamboo Mushiki to the perfect Peking duck, new and exciting offerings are yours for the taking.

  • Open: 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM / 7PM - 10 PM

Allegria Restaurant

Watch skilled chefs whip up pastas, pizzas, gnocchi and freshly-caught seafood before your very eyes in Allegria's open kitchen as they combine quality Italian ingredients with authentic southern European recipes for a classical Mediterranean taste. Dine in style with a wowing à la carte menu or arrange for your own private dinner party with handpicked cheeses perfectly complimented by the resort's Scrucap wines and a dreamy selection of Italian, French and New World labels.

  • Open: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Café Lux*

Savour the taste of signature coffees roasted in house and served in style by skilled baristas for your enjoyment. Whether it is an early morning wake-me-up or a relaxed evening treat, Café Lux* offers the best coffees from freshly ground beans whilst incorporating the latest techniques and trends for your perfect cup. Want to know more? Take your own behind-the-scenes aromatic tour of the onsite roasting rooms to find out what makes Café Lux* coffee the best there is.

  • Open: 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM


As dedicated to drama as it is to dinners, Unami creates a whole new dining concept of theatrical discovery. Savour Kobe beef or Australian lamb, barbecued on a wood-smoke robata grill, watch sushi masters carve freshly caught seafood as it transforms in to world-class sashimi, nigiri and maki at the cobalt-blue sushi bar or sample up to 30 different sakés and nine fine Japanese whiskies as you gape in wonder at the sensational teppanyaki skills displayed by the head chef.

  • Open: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Senses Bar and Lounge

Sip refreshing Sri Lankan teas as you take the weight off your feet in the airy lounge area. Cool off as you tuck in to light Indian Ocean lunches in shaded spaces or while away an evening swaying gently in a giant hammock as you nibble on a selection of light snacks.

  • Open: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM / High Tea: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Lagoon Bar

Unwind to an island soundtrack and reggae vibes in the most chilled out venue at Lux* South Ari Atoll. Situated right be the water sports centre you can share your diving adventures paired with your favourite drink.

  • Open: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

East Bar

Catch up after a full day of sun, sea and sand in a bar suspended over water in swinging double seats and loungers for two on catamaran nets floating above the turquoise waters. For sunset atmosphere and picturesque views sip on your favourite tipple at East Bar. And what lies underneath? Follow the sound to a secret under-the-sea themed musical space where you can dance the night away.

  • Open: 5:00 PM - Midnight

Veli Bar

Relax poolside whilst sipping on your favourite cocktail and sampling seafood delicacies in a bistro setting with incredible watery views.

  • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Beach Rouge

Surround yuorself with the sound of the sea and perfect sand underfoot as you tempt yourself with mouth-watering wood-fired pizzas, fresh from the oven and baked to perfection. Pair this with rereshingly mixed drinks and find your own paradise.

  • Open:
  • Lunch a la carte : 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Dinner a la carte: 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM


  • 2 swimming pools
  • Spa
  • 8 restaurants
  • 5 bars
  • Floodlit tennis courts
  • Technogym fitness centre
  • Dedicated wellness concierge
  • Concierge service
  • Wedding service
  • Fully Equipped conference room
  • Yoga Grove
  • Sauna & Hammam bath
  • Evening entertainment
  • Non-motorised water sports
  • Day time activities


Stay entertained with a range of leisure activities all yours for the taking, including:

  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Flyboarding
  • Hoverboarding
  • A selection of motorised and non-motorised water sports
  • Tennis
  • Yoga 6 days a week
  • Extensive teen and child facilities including kids club
  • A huge selection of excursions and trips to the surrounding areas (charges may apply)


Say 'I do' on a secluded beach, waves lapping gently at your feet as you start the rest of your lives together against the dramatic backdrop of the South Ari Atoll. Allow your Lux* wedding expert to guide you through your magical day and take advantage of a wealth of local knowledge and skills in making your Maldivian wedding unique. Join hands amidst vintage sailing boats aged by sun and surf and take part in a ceremonial palm tree planting celebration to allow the memory of your special day to last forever.

LUX* Resorts & Hotels help you to celebrate life by delivering consistently on the promise of a different kind of luxury. At LUX* every moment is precious, so the thoughtless patterns have been banished and replaced with simple, fresh and sensory experiences. From fresh, locally roasted coffee, retro-style ice cream parlours and tailor-made health and spa sessions, each LUX* experience is designed to turn the ordinary into extraordinary.

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