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On Dhidhoofinolhu Island in the south of the Maldives, LUX* South Ari Atoll is the ideal spot for a scenic break in paradise. Its spacious beach villas stretch along more than three-and-a-half kilometres of white sands, while the overwater villas sit over the clear seas – perfect if you want a front-row view of the lagoon’s thriving marine life. Whatever you’re looking for out of your Maldives holiday, you’ll find it here.
LUX* South Ari Atoll is something of a foodie paradise, with over 10 places to eat and drink across the resort. Dine on Asian delights at Umami or East Market, which serve up fresh teppanyaki dishes and authentic flavours from across the continent. Or enjoy a twist on British classics with Sri Lankan high tea at Senses Lounge, which serves delicate treats from its poolside location. If you’re looking for somewhere to unwind after swimming in the sea, visit East Market’s bar, where you can lie on a comfortable catamaran net and sip delicious Maldivian cocktails.
There’s always something to do at LUX* South Ari Atoll, as the resort offers plenty of activities for all tastes and interests. Work out in the state-of-the-art Technogym, which overlooks the blue Indian Ocean. Embark on a diving trip to the Maldives’ best coral reefs. And have a relaxing massage in an overwater treatment room at the LUX* ME Spa.
Sip cocktails and dine on light Maldivian lunches at this poolside lounge, or refresh yourself with a Sri Lankan high tea during the afternoon.
Dine al fresco by the infinity pool at Sense, which serves fresh seafood dishes, salads and grills in the evenings.
Sink your feet into the sand as you watch wood-fired pizza and fresh stir-fried dishes being whipped up at live cooking stations. Come evening, talented local performers take to the stage.
This is the place to visit if you’re a fan of fine dining and show cooking – expect teppanyaki, sushi making, and barbecued meats from a wood-smoked grill.
Start your day at East Market with a delicious European breakfast of fresh pastries. Or sample delicious Asian flavours when you ordered authentic Thai, Chinese, Taiwanese and Vietnamese dishes at dinner.
Take a seat on a catamaran net above the Indian Ocean and sip sunset cocktails, or dance the night away at its secret lounge space.
Dig into juicy burgers and classic international dishes next to the watersports centre at this relaxed spot. Gentle island music will help you unwind and enjoy the view.
This eatery is ideal for lovers of rich Italian cuisine, including stone-baked pizzas, cheesy pasta dishes and grills inspired by European recipes.
Look out onto the water as you tuck into light bites, freshly made pizzas and more from the à la carte menu.
Next to the resort’s expansive main pool, Veli is the place to visit for refreshing soft drinks, cocktails, wine and beer as you soak up the sun.
Head to Café LUX* for barista-made coffee crafted from beans roasted on-site. You can tour the roasting rooms for an inside look. Plus, you’ll have a sample of Café LUX* blend in your villa’s coffee machine.
If you fancy a bite to eat in the comfort of your villa, you can order your favourite international dishes to your room 24/7.
Breakfast is served at MIXE and East restaurant, lunch at Senses, Veli Pool Bar and Beach Rouge and dinner at MIXE, Allegria, EAST Market or Beach Rouge. Afternoon tea is available at Senses Lounge and Bar between 4pm and 6pm. A selection of beverages including soft drinks, tea, coffee, beers, wines, juices, mineral water, cocktails and liquors served in restaurants and bars. Mini-bar water, juices, soft drinks and beers will be replenished once daily.
Watersports including water-skiing, glass-bottomed boat trips, snorkelling, windsurfing, kayaks, pedal boats, small catamaran and mini sailing are all included. Yoga and stretching classes are also included, as well as access to sauna, steam room and plunge pool spa garden.
All 193 of LUX* South Ari Atoll’s private villas sit on soft white sands or perch on stilts above the blue waters of the lagoon. Each residence feels chic and luxurious, decorated in white, nautical blues and soft neutrals to make you feel relaxed. Wherever you stay, you’ll have sweeping views of the Indian Ocean.
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