Star Rating: *****
Above or below the waterline, the Maldives presents a kaleidoscope of colours, flavours, nature and activities that never fails to delight. And LUX* Maldives is no exception.
As the only settlement on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu in South Ari Atoll, this luxury resort in Maldives offers real insight into unspoiled island living. A spontaneous atmosphere provides delights at every turn, with anything from impromptu cinema screenings on the beach to pop-up musical performances.
Whether you're a stroller, a sunbather, a sandcastle builder or all three, you'll find one of the world's most beautiful beaches right here at LUX* Maldives. With al fresco bars and other pop-up activities, our beach isn't just for sun worshippers… Don't forget your bucket and spade!
The lagoon is ideal for snorkelling and whale shark spotting, while two pools and a spa at this idyllic Maldives resort offer a welcome break from the beach. Follow secret pathways through tropical gardens and taste authentic island cuisine at their numerous restaurants. Wherever you venture at this luxury resort in Maldives, expect to be pleasantly surprised.
- Seven sublime restaurants
- Six bars
- LUX* Me Spa Room with heated pool, sauna and hammam
- Two infinity pools • Snorkelling and PADI diving centre
- Trips in traditional Maldivian boats
- Gateway to diving in the archipelago’s largest Marine Protected Area - home to rare whale sharks
- Marine Biology Centre assisting in the conservation of whale sharks in the South Ari Atoll waters.
Restaurants & Bars
-Senses - Oriental flavours with an Indian Ocean touch • The Island Kitchen - Inventive international cuisine • Umami - Tastes of modern Japanese dining • East - A culinary tour of South-East Asia • The Lagoon Bar - Relaxed beach bar • Allegria - Italian cuisine • The Island Bar - Barefoot Champagne bar • Veli - Poolside drinks and seafood bistro
Two infinity-edged freshwater pools, by Senses restaurant and bar at the western end of the island, and by Veli bar and restaurant, close to the PLAY kids' club.
Spa & Wellness
Cocooned amongst lush vegetation at the heart of the island, the LUX* Me Spa has 11 garden and four overwater treatment rooms and offers a wide range of nurturing spa treatments and pampering beauty therapies.
Supervised at all times by qualified, caring staff, PLAY offers dedicated indoor and outdoor space for children aged 3-12yrs, with a large, shaded and enclosed outdoor playground, a customised kids’ buffet and lunch area, soft play room, TV and movie room, and a siesta lounge. Independent teens can also hang out at STUDIO, with PlayStation and Wii consoles and games, table tennis, table football and a pool table.
One of the Maldives' largest natural islands, with 4km of pristine white sand beach encircling its lush green interior.
Located in one of the Maldives’ largest designated Marine Protected Areas, home to rare Whale Sharks, LUX* Maldives is a diver’s dream, with a comprehensive and professional watersports and dive centre offering tuition to even the youngest and most inexperienced guests, and guided excursions to some of the world’s finest dive sites. The island has its own Marine Biology Centre.
Whether suspended over the water or scattered along the beach, every room, suite and villa at LUX* Maldives is designed to make the most of its enchanting island surrounds. Light, breezy and ever so spacious with splashes of bright island colour, each room has a sophisticated sense of simplicity with sweeping views over the sparkling lagoon and beach.
Take in all the sights, sounds and colours of authentic island living in the leisurely comfort of your Beach Pavilion. Sunlight filters through lofty thatched roofs, while the luxurious bathroom offers a private garden with a refreshing outdoor shower. The Beach Pavilions are also ideal for families with a baby or child.
Sunset Junior Suite
Shaded by sprawling Badamier trees and palms, each spacious suite faces the sunset and enjoys breath-taking views over the ocean. The simple, minimalist design is accented with warm wood and splashes of red and orange inspired by the reef.
The spectacular Water Villas are suspended on stilts over the water and offer incredible views of the Indian Ocean with direct access to the lagoon. Fall asleep to the gentle sound of the ocean, and then sink into a generously sized bathtub with sweeping views out the large bay windows.
Family Water Villa
These spacious two-bedroom Villas are perched atop the water on stilts and provide the perfect secluded spot for families to spend an unforgettable holiday. Look out over the lagoon from your private terrace and plan another action-packed day together on the island.
Light sand and ochre tones reflect the beautiful island setting beyond the terrace, while subtle décor echoes the ebb and flow of the ocean. All guest rooms enjoy en suite outdoor bathrooms where the open sky, bright hibiscus and beautiful banana trees provide privacy in a natural setting. Each Beach Villa has ample room for two adults and one teenager or child.
Beach Pool Villa
Enjoy sensational views over the lagoon from your 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 living space outdoors. All guest rooms offer en suite bathrooms that open onto a private garden, along with a shower and separate bath. Relax in the privacy of your secluded garden with its sunken swimming pool, wooden deck, sun loungers and invigorating outdoor shower.
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