LUX* South Ari Atoll | Maldives | If Only

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Nestled on a beautiful island full of tropical greenery, LUX* South Ari Atoll is surrounded by a fabulous lagoon, great for swimming and snorkelling, and is located less than an hour from some of the region's most beautiful dive sites. Whether seeking a peaceful hideaway or active adventure, there's plenty to do - or not do!

Our Featured Offer

Luxury Family Retreat in the Maldives

LUX* South Ari Atoll

South Ari Atoll, Central Atolls, Maldives

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Luxury Family Retreat in the Maldives

  • Saving 25% on accommodation
  • 5 Star
  • Beach Villa
  • Bed and Breakfast

7 night stay

From £2,429 per person

At a glance

  • Luxury Hotel With Villas
  • 5 Star
  • 193 Rooms



Whether suspended over water or scattered along the beach, every room, suite and villa is designed to make the most of its enchanting island surrounds. Light and breezy and ever so spacious, with splashes of bright colour, each room has a sophisticated sense of simplicity with sweeping views over the sparkling lagoon and beach. Take in in the sights, sounds and colours of authentic island living in the leisurely comfort of a Beach Pavilion. Sunlight filters through lofty thatched rooms, while the luxurious bathroom offers a private garden with a refreshing outdoor shower.

Alternatively, enjoy sensational views over the lagoon from a spacious, west-facing Beach Pool Villa. Native wood accents and light sandy tones bring the natural beauty of island living inside, while a private terrace unfolds into a luxurious outdoor living space. Relax in the privacy of a secluded garden with sunken swimming pool, wooden deck, sun loungers and invigorating outdoor shower.

Featuring unparalleled views over the lagoon and island surrounds, the LUX* Villa is the ultimate in luxury island living. Sink into an infinity plunge pool that merges with the lagoon or watch the kaleidoscope of sea life through the glass floor in the living room.



Light, fresh and ever so irresistible, LUX* restaurants offer island dining with none of the heavy, overly indulgent extras. Savour the essence of authentic island living at The Island Kitchen. With tables set out on the beach under thatched roofs, guests can sink their feet into the warm sand while tucking into fresh buffets for breakfast and dinner. Live cooking stations offer everything from wood-fired pizzas and grills to stir-fries with a tempting island twist. Vibrant Italian flair blends with the lively island ambience at Allegria. Located on the beach, this open kitchen allows guests to watch skilled chefs create pizzas, pastas and gnocchi dishes paired with the perfect wine from the cellar.

Watch the sun set over the shimmering water while sipping on a delicious cocktail or aperitif and tasty canapés at The Island. Go for a stroll along the beach or simply soak-in the laid-back ambience on the wooden deck after experiencing another amazing day on the island.



Explore the depths of the ocean with access to some of the Maldives' most beautiful dive sites and wrecks, where scuba enthusiasts can see an abundance of tropical fish and impressive, yet gentle, whale sharks. There's also a wide range of water sports available at the boathouse, such as windsurfing, banana boat rides, water skiing, wake boarding and jet skiing. Alternatively, go on an adventure and explore the atoll on a private catamaran trip or enjoy a picnic on a neighbouring islet.

Take a break from the ocean with a game of beach table tennis, volleyball and tennis on floodlit courts. Visit LUX* Me fitness to enjoy a tailor-made training session complete with beach yoga, cycle around the lush island setting or challenge someone to a game of billiards and table football at the indoor games centre.

Spontaneity is encouraged at LUX* South Ari Atoll. Find one of the resort's messages in a bottle for an unexpected treat or watch an impromptu screening at the al fresco cinema paradiso.



LUX* Me Spa provides more than just pampering and offers a holistic, integrated approach to every treatment. The therapists personalise each treatment using an exclusive range of LUX* Me products.

Yoga and meditation form an integral component of LUX* Me. Available in group classes or as part of a personalised experience, guests can learn how to use yoga to improve their wellbeing and flexibility - filling their soul with positive energy.


Getting There

Arrival Airport

Malé International Airport


Approximately 25 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport


The Central Atolls are generally warm and pleasant all year, but boast the best weather from December to April.



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