LUX* South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas

7 nights Holiday from
Price Incl. Flights | Bed & Breakfast
Property Highlights
  • One of the biggest resort islands in the Maldives 
  • Crowned the most eco-friendly luxury resort in the Maldives 2019 
  • Unique spot for whale shark watching all year round
Special Offers
  • 25% Discounted Rates
  • Overview
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For a stay that’s full of surprises, you simply can’t go wrong with LUX South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas. Tucked away on a secluded jungle-clad island in the South Ari Atoll, the largest resort island in the Maldives, it’s the perfect place to escape from the everyday. Where else can you settle in with a movie night under the stars and swim alongside whale sharks all year round? Skirted by four kilometres of powdery beaches, fragrant tropical gardens and infinity pools seemingly overflowing into the ocean, you’ll find a collection of villas perched on stilts above the lagoon or nestled within the palms. Some come with private infinity pools and Jacuzzi whirlpools for that extra special treat. 

Why we love it 

LUX South Ari Atoll Resort & Villas is committed to sustainability and prides itself in being one of the very first resorts to use SolarSea technology – a collection of floating solar panels on the sea can power all of the resort’s villas during peak sunlight hours.

SEASON / PERIODPRICES (from) - Per Person
January 2022 £3339
February 2022 £3339
March 2022 £2969
April 2022 £2509
May 2022 £2279
June 2022 £2299
July 2022 £2299
August 2022 £2299
September 2022 £2299
October 2022 £3039
November 2022 £3039
December 2022 £3069
January 2023 £3629

Special Offers

25% Discounted Rates
TRAVEL FROM 01/Mar/2021 - 22/Dec/2022 BOOK BY 30/06/2022
Enjoy super savings of up to 25% off on all room categories (exceptions apply; please contact your travel consultant to learn more) on bed & breakfast basis.

Room Types

Beach Pavilion
If you daydream of living in a chic beach hut on a tropical island with all the comforts of home, this is it. You can't be closer to the beach even if you tried. This thatched-roof beach pavilion with direct beach and ocean access is as chic as can be. There's the possibility of having interconnected rooms, making this a suitable fit for families with little travellers in tow or friends who like to go on double-dates.
Beach Villa
Picture this: Living in a chic thatched-roof bungalow on the prettiest beach imaginable. Chilling in your bathtub in a tropical indoor-outdoor bathroom. Reading a book on your terrace facing the ocean. Sounds like heaven to us!
Beach Pool Villa
A chic beach villa with direct access to the prettiest beach with sunbeds. Amenities perfectly attuned to the traveler looking to unwind. The dreamiest tropical indoor-outdoor bathroom with a spacious standalone bathtub. The private pool and outdoor shower on the backside of the villa. Welcome to your home in the Maldives.
Family Lagoon Pavilion
With direct beach and ocean access, the Family Lagoon Pavilion is a perfect choice for families with a tribe of little travellers in tow who want nothing more than to build sandcastles or explore the island. This villa is one unit with one entrance leading to two separate entrances for two seaparte rooms with individual, private terraces facing the beach- great for families with teens who want some privacy as well.
Water Villa
Feeling like you have a home away from home is the best feeling. LUX* Water Villa is that home, but on stilts (and with the Indian Ocean as your swimming pool!). Located on the sunset side of the island the villa features a private sun terrace with gorgeous views and catamaran net over the lagoon to laze in.
Romantic Pool Water Villa
A favorite among couples. Cozy, light and chic, this villa on stilts is a dream come true. It comes with a pool (as if the Indian Ocean wasn't enough already), a deck for lazing in the sun, a hanging bird's nest swing, a flight of steps to the lagoon, and all the imaginable comforts. Did someone say drop-down projector in bed?
Temptation Pool Water Villa 110 square meters of pure romance
Couples, say hello to this gorgeous three Temptation Pool Water Villa designed just for you. Slip into your robes and make the most of your days (and nights) in the Maldives. The hardest decision you'll have to make is 14-meter private infinity pool, jacuzzi, or infinite lagoon? Good thing you can have it all.
LUX* Villa Perfect hideaway for travellers seeking simple-yet-stylish luxury.
LUX* villa comes with a butler, private buggy service, premium bicycles and a selection of wine and spirits. The villa is located at the tip of the jetty, which means unobstructed views, secluded relaxation and a front-row seat overlooking the sunsets from your own infinity pool. Thatched roofs, white-washed wood, floor-to-ceiling glass panes, and see-through glass floors create a stylish seaside heaven. The round bathtub in the spacious bathroom is a signature must-try!


Mixe Savour the essence of authentic island living at MIXE
With tables set out on the beach under thatched roofs and slow turning ceiling fans, guests can sink their feet into the warm sand below while tucking into mouth-watering 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. In the evening, enjoy genuine island entertainment performed by talented local performers.
Senses Bar & Lounge
Senses Bar and Lounge offers a selection of cocktails, rums, liqueurs, beers and spirits, as well as a refreshing selection of Sri Lankan teas in the afternoon. It also offers light Indian Ocean lunches in the shade, or by the pool if you don't feel like visiting one of our more formal restaurants. Relish a light snack in the evening while swaying gently in a giant hammock.
Senses Restaurant
Inspired by Middle Eastern and Indian Ocean cuisine, Senses never fails to delight with its tempting menu of tagines, tandoori prawns and unique tropical sorbets. Tastebuds tingling yet? Enjoy a light lunch of fresh salads, grills and local seafood, then take a seat at the water’s edge overlooking the infinity pool for an exquisite à la carte dinner under the stars.
East Market Enjoy an exciting culinary journey with heart-stopping Indian Ocean views.
The interactive stalls in this over-the-water Asian-market-inspired restaurant make it as fun to admire the action as it is to try authentic tastes from Thailand, China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines. A parade of meats, vegetables and seasonings urges you to have noodle dishes or stir-fries whipped up in woks. A pushcart displays a perfect Peking duck. In the mood for a classic European start to your day? Follow the scent of baking to croissants, baguettes, pastries and seeded loaves, fresh from that glass-fronted oven. Rustic baskets spill over with fruit and vegetables, next to sacks of intriguing spices, while skilled chefs stand by to make your culinary cravings come alive in front of you.
East Bar Relax in the swinging double seats and loungers-for-two on catamaran nets floating above turquoise waters!
Sunset cocktail or low-key nightcap? This laid-back above-the-water bar doesn’t just invite you to relax with exactly the chilled drink you wanted – there is much more to do. Spend an evening socialising at this picturesque perch , and stray from the deck that overlooks the island and the ocean to find the biggest surprise that awaits… Seek out the secret under-the-sea-themed musical space where you may be tempted to take your drinks and start dancing.
Allegria Restaurant Escape to the Mediterranean embrace of Allegria, on the deck or right the beach
Quality Italian ingredients, and authentic southern European recipes, all created with expertise in an open kitchen that invites guests to spy our skilled chefs creating pastas, pizzas, gnocchi and just-caught seafood. There’s also an à la carte menu which promises to wow to Italophiles and epicureans alike. Exclusive arrangements can also be made for small parties to dine privately and indulge in a range of cheeses complemented by our Scrucap wines and an exceptional selection of Italian, French and New World labels too.
Lagoon Bar Unwind to an island soundtrack and reggae vibes!
Right by the beach, with a front-row view of the sunrise, this sociable enclave is situated near the reception, right by the watersports centre.
Perch on benches at the cobalt-blue sushi bar and watch the masters crafting just-caught seafood into world-class sashimi, nigiri and maki. At a wood-smoky robata grill, see them barbecue Kobe beef or Australian lamb, just how the pickiest epicureans like it, right here in this elegant space. More visual thrills await thanks to the head chef’s entertaining teppanyaki skills. Drink connoisseurs have 30 sakés and nine fine Japanese whiskies with which to toast this remarkable dining experience.
Cafe Lux* Excellent coffee is a must, not a luxury
Café LUX* offer the guests the finest barista-made coffee, day or night. The specialist baristas keep up with all the latest trends and techniques – including Cold Press, Pour Overs and Nitro coffee. Bespoke ‘pod’ machines and a variety of Café LUX* blends allow guests to enjoy an aromatic cup in their room, and even at home.
Veli Bar
Here, near the crystal-clear swimming pool that extends out to sea, with shimmering views of the lagoon on three sides, pause at the Veli Pool Bar next to the water, and enjoy a refreshing drink as you soak up those incredible watery views.
Beach Rouge
Pick at delicious fresh pizzas straight from the wood-fired in the ultimate relaxed setting, right on the soft-sand beach – crisp, thin crusts, topped with the freshest ingredients, baked to perfection… And your feet in the sand, eyes on the lagoon view and the breeze in your hair. That’s a recipe for good times.