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Lux South Ari Atoll


  • 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.

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 - what's included

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

Added value

Early booking discount

Save up to 20% discount on the hotel price for stays between 4 - 6 nights, stay between 7 - 10 nights and receive 25%, for stays between 11 - 20 nights and receive 30% discount or stay a minimum of 21 nights and receive 35% discount for holidays between 01 November 2017 - 05 January 2018.

Save up to 30% discount on the hotel price for stays between 11 - 20 nights for holidays between 01 November 2018 - 05 January 2019.

Teen offer

Teen prices available - please contact our Travel Experts for details.

Long stay offer

Save up to 20% when staying 4-6 nights, 25% on 7-10 nights and 30% on 11-20 nights on the hotel price for holidays between 05 January 2017 - 05 January 2019 (selected travel dates, please call our Travel Experts for further details).

Honeymoon Offer

Save up to 70% on the accommodation price for the bride or up to 35% on the accommodation price in villas, receive a bottle of wine, fruit basket, one gala dinner for two, one T-shirt, one pareo, one honeymoon cake, one starlight cruise, one romantic flower bed decoration, one cocktail making class and one romantic bath ceremony. For stays over 10 nights couples also receive one 45 minutes massage per stay. Please note a wedding certificate must not exceed 9 months from date of issue at time of travel, for holidays between 01 January 2017 - 05 January 2018.

Honeymoon and Anniversary offer

Save up to 30% discount on the accommodation price, on arrival receive one fruit platter, one bottle of sparkling wine (from hotel's private reserve "Popcap"), one free 30 minutes couples message per stay to be taken in the spa between 10 am - 4pm (appointment required) for holidays between 01 January - 31 October 2018 booked by 06 January 2017.

Please note that not all offers are combinable.


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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The overall experience was very good and that of an upscale resort. We were in room 229. The room and bathroom were spacious and the bedding plush. The beach access was a covered patio with...
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The villas are setting of this beautiful island, maybe one of the most beautiful spots in the Maldive, where you can explore the beautiful surrounding and enjoyed the atmosphere. We loved this...
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