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LUX* South Ari Atoll


Optional all in
Good for Couples
Child Friendly
Teenager Friendly
Family Suites
Hotel Villas
Private Pools
Swim Up Rooms

  • Set on a private island
  • Surrounded by beaches and world-class diving
  • Stunning water villas with pools
  • Enjoy beach dining at The Island Kitchen
  • Evening entertainment and nightclub


LUX* South Ari Atoll is the only settlement on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu and offers the unique concept of 'one island - one resort', ideal for those seeking privacy. Surrounded by pristine beaches and the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean and boasting a world class PADI diving centre, LUX* South Ari Atoll is a paradise for all watersport enthusiasts and is a well known hotspot for whale shark spotting. If, however, all you wish to do is relax, LUX* South Ari Atoll features a luxurious spa with an array of treatments. The island oozes a spontaneous atmosphere so be prepared for anything from impromptu cinema screenings on the beach to pop-up musical performances.

Information: A range of hotel child prices applies to ages 0-5, 6-11 & 12-17 years. Sovereign does not accept children under the age of 13 in the water villa or over water categories.


Optional All Inclusive includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner in any restaurant as per their opening schedule (excluding Umami). Afternoon tea served every afternoon at The Bar. A wide selection of drinksin all restaurants and bars. Minibar replenished daily. Ice-cream bar between midday - 17:00. Yoga and stretching classes, sauna and steam room. Selected watersports. Unlimited access to the gym, floodlit tennis courts, table tennis and beach volley.

Added value

Early Booking Discount

Save up to 20% on the hotel price when staying in a Water Villa, Romantic Pool Water Villa or a Temptation Pool Water Villa and save up to 10% on the hotel price when staying in a Beach Pavilion, Beach Villa or Beach Pool Villa between 15 April 2018 - 05 January 2019 booked by 31 August 2018.

This offer cannot be combined with the Room Discount.

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners save up to 30% on the hotel price, receive a complimentary fruit platter, a bottle of sparkling wine and one free 30-minute couples message per stay (appointment required) for holidays between 01 January 2018  - 05 January 2019.

Please note that not all offers are combinable.

Room Discount

Save up to 35% on the hotel price for stays of 21 nights or more, up to 30% for stays of 11-20 nights, up to 25% for stays of 7-10 nights and up to 20% for stays of 4-6 nights. This offer is based on selected dates between 06 January 2018  - 05 January 2019 (please call our Trusted Advisers for further details).


Bars & Restaurants

Beach Rouge

12:00 - 17:00

18:30 - 22:00

Set on the sandy beach with beautiful views of the ocean, Beach Rouge offers a choice of dishes including freshly made pizzas from a wood-fired oven.

East Market Restaurant

Opening Times:
07:00 - 10:30
19:00 - 22:00

Included With:
Half Board, All Inclusive, Bed & Breakfast

Dress Code:
Beach cover ups must be worn during the day. In the evening, the dress code is smart casual.

Decorated in a nautical style and suspended above the water, East serves a colourful menu in the style of the cuisine of Thailand, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Veli Pool Bar

11:00 - 17:00

Enjoy a refreshing drink at this bar located near the swimming pool.

Senses Restaurant

Opening Times:
19:00 - 22:00

Included With:
Half Board, All Inclusive

Dress Code:
The dress code is smart casual.

Enjoy Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean inspired cuisine, overlooking the waters edge.

Umami Restaurant

Opening Times:
19:00 - 22:00

Dress Code:
Beach cover ups must be worn during the day. In the evening, the dress code is smart casual.

Perched on stilts over the water, Umami features a Japanese-style teppanyaki table with chefs entertaining guests with their culinary skills.

Mixe Restaurant

Opening Times:
07:00 - 10:30
19:00 - 22:00

Included With:
All Inclusive

Dress Code:
Beach cover ups must be worn during the day. In the evening, the dress code is smart casual.

Set on the beach under thatched roofs, this restaurant offers a mouth-watering buffet with live cooking stations and genuine island entertainment.

Allegria Restaurant

Opening Times:
19:00 - 22:00

Included With:
Half Board, All Inclusive

Dress Code:
Beach cover ups must be worn during the day. In the evening, the dress code is smart casual.

A vibrant restaurant located on the beach serving traditional Italian cuisine.

Beach & Pools


The soft golden sand of this stunning beach is backed by lush palm trees and shaded sun-loungers. 

For Families

Kids' club

LUX* South Ari Atoll prides itself on being family friendly. There is both a Kids' and Teen's Clubs, with daily programmes of supervised activities including tennis, scuba lessons and banana boat rides. 

Spa & Wellness

Lux* Me Spa and Fitness

This Spa offers a personalised treatment using the exclusive range of LUX* Me products to give a relaxing and rejunenating result. Try the essential oil fuelled Shirley Page Absolute relaxing massage, or explore the traditional and authentic Zhengliao Chinese medicine treatment.

Take the complementary Body Balance Analysis, and the fitness professionals at the centre will create a custom exercise plan just for you.

Additionally, there are Yoga & Stretching classes, a Sauna, Steam Room and Plunge Pool.

Activities & Entertainment

Daytime activities

There are designated facilities for tennis and volleyball, as well as a variety of tabletop sports including billiards and table football. Explore the island with a scenic cycle route, or relax on the beach with a tranquil yoga session. 

One of the quirkier activities is searching for one of the famous LUX Message in a Bottle installations. Should guests be lucky enough to spot one, then they could be on their way to a romantic meal for two, a free cocktail or something else entirely.


What better way to explore the Maldivian ocean than to grab a snorkel and swim through the stunning coral reefs, and discover stingrays and reef sharks. You are also welcome to use a kayak or pedal boat free of charge. 

Alternatively, for a local fee, you could try windsurfing, water-skiing or jet-skiing, or even ride in an exhilarating banana boat or rubber ring whilst being pulled along by a speedboat. 

About the location
Made up of more than 1,000 islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, the Maldives is the quintessential get-away-from-it-all destination. It's a one-hotel-per-island affair, with properties ranging from luxe hideaways with stylish restaurants and bars, to rustic-chic retreats that draw on traditional Maldivian design. 

The islands come with a natural colour scheme of green, white and blue - green for the glossy palms, white for the sugary sands, and blue for the photo-perfect lagoons that surround them. Beneath the waters things are just as spectacular, with colourful coral reefs and exotic sea life just a short swim from the beach. The Maldives is also home to some of the best scuba sites in the world, and hotels can arrange boat trips for keen divers.

Being surrounded by the sea means that fish (tuna in particular) is a key focus in Maldivian cuisine. Coconut is also used liberally - mixed into creamy curry sauces, sprinkled on top of salads and used in rich desserts. You'll also find plenty of dishes inspired by Sri Lankan and Indian cuisine.
Transfer time
25 minutes by seaplane from Male airport
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Tripadvisor review Oct 15 2018
My husband and I found this place on trip advisor when searching for over water bungalows. I had no idea how INCREDIBLE it would be. If you look at the pictures it is EXACTLY as it shows. Sugar sand...
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