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LUX South Ari Atoll

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Dreamy atolls of tropical islands scattered across the Indian Ocean, the Maldives are a kaleidoscope of colours and earthly pleasures. Get away from it all at LUX* South Ari Atoll (formerly LUX* Maldives), the only settlement on the postcard-perfect island of Dhidhoofinolhu. Fuss free and laid-back, the resort surprises with pop-up cinema screenings right on the beach, impromptu musical performances and strolls along secret pathways through the lush tropical gardens. Just steps from the thatch-roofed suites and ocean-perched villas, the island's unspoilt beaches are yours to claim. A prime spot for snorkelling and whale-shark spotting, the resort's unblemished lagoon is a diver's dreamworld. Back on land, island street food and fine dining await in the tempting restaurants and bars. In the shade of coconut palms, lounge by the two turquoise pools, luxuriate in the ocean-view spa and surrender to the charms of this castaway idyll.
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We visited Lux South Ari Atol on our Honeymoon for six nights following a week in Dubai. From the moment we entered the Male Airport lobby we were meet by the cheerful hotel staff. They assisted us with our baggage organised our sea plane transfer and guided us to the hotel's
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Response from LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX South Ari Atoll
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Andrew, Thank you for choosing our island to be one of the destinations for your honeymoon, and I am really glad to hear that we did not disappoint you in any way as you had a wonderful celebration. On behalf of the team of LUX* South Ari Atoll, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you once again on your recent marriage, and wish you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year 2019 full of joys, blessings and prosperity. Please keep in contact if there is anything we could assist with your holiday plan in the future. We look forward to hearing from you again and hope to welcome you back to our resort or any of our other sister properties around the world. Warmest regards, Jonas Amstad General Manager
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Holiday was excellent from start to finish. Beautiful island, amazing food and wonderful staff. Being a larger island, there was a good choice of activities, bars and restaurants, all offering a good choice of excellent food, wine and cocktails. We stayed in a romantic water
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Response from LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX South Ari Atoll
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Belinda, First off, please let me use this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year. May you have a blessed year full of joys and great health ! Thank you very much for writing the review online. The team and I are happy to hear from you again and to know you are still thinking about every moment on the island. We hope you will get in touch again very soon to share your next holiday plan with us, LUX* South Ari Atoll team is very much looking forward you helping you celebrate another tropical island holiday in the Maldives. Best wishes from Jayantha, Charm, Arul, Munnim and Musthafa, Jonas Amstad General Manager
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Maldives had been on our to-do list forever! And the wait finally ended in Dec2018. Where to stay is the biggest call one would take when planning a trip to the Maldives, as the entire holiday is dependent on it. Lux was somewhat of an obvious choice for us as it was highly
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With one exception (see below) Lux South Ari is one of the finest resorts we have ever visited. You are greeted by the warm staff upon disembarking the Trans Maldivian Airways float plane trip from Malé, a brief 30 minute flight. We were promptly shown to our villa, #110, a
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Response from LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX South Ari Atoll
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your holiday experience with other travelers on the last day of your vacation. It is reassuring to learn your overall experience was enjoyable, and your recommendations and feedback have certainly provide a lot of helpful information to the travelers who might be our potential guests. Though you had a good time, your comments on the meal plans have been noted. As we review our packages regularly, your feedback is definitely valuable to push for improving our offers in the future. On behalf of LUX* South Ari Atoll team, I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year and to thank you once again for choosing our island to celebrate your holiday among so many resorts in the country. If you ever plan to return to the Maldives for vacation, we hope we will be given another honor to help you celebrate it ! Have a pleasant and safe journey back home ! Best wishes, Jonas Amstad General Manager
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We checked in at Lux this december in a ocean villa but changed for a romatic ocean villa because we wanted a pool on the teracce. Our new villa was great, not as large as the villas in Contance Halaveli but still large enough for 2 adults and a 10 year old. We rented bicycles
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Response from LSA_GM, General Manager at LUX South Ari Atoll
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Nic, Thank you very much for the constructive feedback. Your comments have been well noted, and we will use them to push for improvements and offers. I am really glad to hear that you will be coming back again to celebrate the family time on our island. On behalf of every team member at LUX* South Ari Atoll, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a Happy New Year, a year filled with blessings, joys and prosperity. Looking forward to hearing from you again. Warm regards, Jonas Amstad General Manager
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Hi, we chose a newer villa, The Romantic Villa with pool on the terrace. I believe they have older villas on the other side of the island without terrace pool with sunset view. Don´t know what numbers have sunset view tho.
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Is there a Dr based onsite?
I believe so.
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Is the island very busy/crowded for New Year
Is the island very busy/crowded for New Year
No not really, we stayed over christmas and it was full. Breakfast a bit crowded after 9.30. we always got sunbeds, you have 3 or 4 lunch choices so its not crowded and we booked all 7 dinners at arrival so that was no problem either.
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"Romantic water villa 140-149."
"Choose a newer ocean villa, eg - romantic or xx with pool"
"Romantic villas are the best"
"Romantic Water Pool Villa: listening to waves, taking a pre-breakfast dip in private pool or snorkeling from terrace is amazing."
"We stayed in Beach Pavilion room. Ask for side that gets the breeze as one side was very hot."
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PRICE RANGE
US$440 - US$2,074 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
lux* maldives hotel south ari atolldiva maldives hoteldiva maldives south ari atoll
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Diva Maldives
LOCATION
MaldivesAlifu AtollSouthern Ari AtollDhidhoofinolhu Island
NUMBER OF ROOMS
193
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