Lux* South Ari Atoll
2 nights
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Lux* South Ari Atoll

No. 6 of Top Family Hotels in Maldives
South Atoll, Dhidhoofinolhu, Alif Dhaal Atoll, 20033, Maldives
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Located in Dhidhoofinolhu Island, LUX* South Ari Atoll is minutes from Dhidhoofinolhu Marina and close to Dhigurah Beach. This luxury resort is within the region of Vakarufalhi Island Beach and Maafushivaru Island Jetty.Show More
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a modern living room with a large curved couch and a glass sculpture in the middle at Lux* South Ari Atoll
a large , open room with a high ceiling and dining tables , chairs , and other furniture at Lux* South Ari Atoll
an aerial view of a tropical beach resort with a large pool surrounded by palm trees , and a clear blue ocean in the background at Lux* South Ari Atoll
a beautiful outdoor setting with a wooden deck overlooking the ocean , featuring a lounge chair , a couch , and an umbrella at Lux* South Ari Atoll
a breathtaking aerial view of a tropical island with a jet ski in the center and clear blue water surrounding it at Lux* South Ari Atoll
4.8/5Amazing·Cleanliness: 4.8
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Amenities
Sunbathing AreaOutdoor Swimming PoolExclusive Beach AreaDivingSnorkelingSaunaSpaMassage RoomFitness RoomBar
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Landmarks: LUX South Ari Atoll
(1050 ft)
Landmarks: Euro-Divers LUX South Ari Atoll
(1800 ft)
Landmarks: Dhigurah
(2.9 miles)
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Beach Pool Villa
5

Beach Pool Villa

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
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2N Beach Pavilion+1N Water Villa
4

2N Beach Pavilion+1N Water Villa

1 Queen bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Sea View
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2N Beach Pavilion + 1N Romantic Water Villa
6

2N Beach Pavilion + 1N Romantic Water Villa

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Sea View
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Romantic Beach Pool Villa
4

Romantic Beach Pool Villa

1 King bed
Has window
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Refrigerator
Private Toilet
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Beach Pavilion
8

Beach Pavilion

1 Double bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
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2N Beach Villa + 1N Water Villa
7

2N Beach Villa + 1N Water Villa

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Sea View
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Family Lagoon Pavilion
5

Family Lagoon Pavilion

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
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Temptation Pool Water Villa
8

Temptation Pool Water Villa

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Refrigerator
Minibar
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Water Villa
4

Water Villa

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
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3N Beach Pool Villa+2N Romantic Pool Water Villa
4

3N Beach Pool Villa+2N Romantic Pool Water Villa

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Sea View
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2N Beach Pool Villa+2N Water Villa
4

2N Beach Pool Villa+2N Water Villa

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Sea View
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3N Beach Pool Villa+2N Water Villa
4

3N Beach Pool Villa+2N Water Villa

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Sea View
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LUX Villa
9

LUX Villa

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
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2N Beach Pool Villa+2N Romantic Pool Water Villa
5

2N Beach Pool Villa+2N Romantic Pool Water Villa

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Sea View
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Two-Bedroom Family Beach Pavilions
5

Two-Bedroom Family Beach Pavilions

120m² | Floor: 1
Has window
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Refrigerator
Minibar
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Beach Villa
10

Beach Villa

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
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2N BP+ 2N WV
4

2N BP+ 2N WV

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Sea View
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2N BP + 2N RWV
4

2N BP + 2N RWV

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Sea View
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2N BV + 2N RWV
7

2N BV + 2N RWV

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Sea View
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3N BV + 2N WV
9

3N BV + 2N WV

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Sea View
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3N BP + 2N RWV
4

3N BP + 2N RWV

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Sea View
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3N BV + 2N RWV
8

3N BV + 2N RWV

2 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Sea View
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2N BV + 2N WV
6

2N BV + 2N WV

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Sea View
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2N Beach Villa + 1N Romantic Water Villa
4

2N Beach Villa + 1N Romantic Water Villa

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Sea View
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Romantic Pool Water Villa
8

Romantic Pool Water Villa

1 Double bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Air Conditioning
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
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3N BP+ 2N WV
4

3N BP+ 2N WV

1 King bed
Has window
Free Wi-Fi
Non-smoking
Private Bath
Bathtub
Refrigerator
Private Toilet
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Guest Reviews(77)

4.8/5
Amazing
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  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Amenities4.8
  • Location4.8
  • Service4.8
Guest User
March 19, 2023
The interior of the water house is very good, luxurious and unique, it is worth living in. But when swimming in the sea from the stairs in the house, all you see is a large metal support frame of the water house, which feels like being next to an abandoned building. The view of the sea is beautiful and beautiful. The agreed Chinese service did not respond on WeChat for a long time, so I went to an Asian restaurant that was not open that night for dinner. After a heavy rain, I went to an international restaurant to have dinner. Because we were going to visit other islands, we made an appointment for a speedboat to pick us up at 6:00 pm. Before boarding, four or five hotel staff came to see us off. When we sat firmly on the boat, we found that a row of people on the shore had been waving goodbye to our drifting speedboat for a long time, and our hearts filled with the feeling of waving goodbye to our family.
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Clorinda92
February 29, 2024
This was our first time in Maldives and I read many reviews before choosing this resort. Everything has been perfect and amazing, we got lucky with the weather, but do not trust the forecast online, it was completely inaccurate for the whole week and in the end it was sunny. I booked this trip so much in advance, and organised most of things myself. If I knew that Elena would be there to help us out and we could have booked everything on the first day, I wouldn't have wasted all this time. Keep in mind that is better to book things in advance especially where to eat and what time for dinner because it gets fully booked quiet quickly. From the airport in Male to the resort was very easy and straight forward, when we arrived somebody took care of us and showed us the way, we felt very well treated and it was impossible to get lost. The seaplane is 35 minutes journey from Male. Island: In this island it's impossible to get bored, we did not use all the activities because we were busy snorkeling and finding wild life. But literally I would have liked to stay much longer, one week was not enough for me. It was very surprising for us to see there was not many people around and we often had the beach to ourselves and it was very relaxing. Using the bicycle to get around the island was the best part of the day! The water was crystal clear, some bits better than others, the side of the sandbank was very transparent and turquoise. So beautiful and unreal, in other parts of the island, you might find some coral bits on the sand, so better wear some reef shoes. And a lot of patches of algaes. But this did not bother us much, because we were staying at the romantic water villas side. Room: I wish I knew this before: Beach towels, flip flops and beach bag will be provided! Also sunscreen is provided at the pools. Also many other ameneties such as very good hairdryer and body lotion, pack only swimwear, clothes and a pair of sandals is enough really! I wake up quiet quickly from noises and yes the watervilla at night is a bit noisy in terms of waves, at the beginning I was thinking constantly somebody was jumping into our pool and it was scary, plus the buggies travelling on the dock all the time it was very noisy but I knew this before and they moved us on the second day to one of the last water villas on the map and then it was perfect for me to relax and sleep. We were in room 102. If you don't want this problem ask to have a room from 110 to 101. (the buggy traffic is more frequent during the day, so if you want to have a nap forget about it). We had a whatsapp group with Elena and we were updated about everything every single day, this was very handful and we knew our schedule without thinking about it or if we needed to reschedule things we could have done that too. A side note for the minibar I would have liked some sweet snacks instead of some instant ramen and crisps that we barely eat :( I was sick most of the stay, and they have a doctor in t
Eric O
February 28, 2024
The whole island is beautiful and all the staff is very friendly, always smiling and happy to say hi and go out of their way to make sure we were happy. This was our second time here and as we were sitting in the airport to leave we were talking about our next one. So many islands and resorts in the Maldives but we wouldn’t want to go anywhere else. I wish we could name all the staff that helped make our trip so memorable but that would be dozens of people. Our guest relations host Elena and our butler Ahmed were the two we dealt with the most, happy to help us with anything we needed and going above and beyond to make sure we did not need anything else. Cant wait to see these two and everyone else for third trip here which will hopefully be sooner than later!
Jet12101504434
February 14, 2024
The Lux experience is second to none, pure paradise. All staff throughout resort were brilliant. The choice of food was outstanding. Special thanks to Chefs Barun and Zanthill who made us a special meal. Zahir our attentive waiter and Rimmee front of house who called us by our first names. Kayla looked after our every need. Everyone at all the restaurants, bars, housekeepers, gardeners and island transport were fantastic a big thank you to everyone for making our stay do special.
Ajay S
February 7, 2024
We had a lovely holiday in the middle of January. The whole experience was luxurious, right from the welcoming booth at Male airport, through the seaplane ride, arrival at the resort and then the blissful stay for the next few days. We stayed at one of the “Romantic Pool Water Villa” which has a private pool, and steps leading down into the shallow coral sea right next to it. Ms. Ria was our hostess, and she did a wonderful job of orienting us to the resort right on arrival. Mr. Muaz was our housekeeping support - he was cheerful, knowledgeable and super helpful. I exchanged notes with him on Dhivehi (Maldivian language) music. I played one such song on mouthorgan (harmonica). The link to the video is included. We also commend Shawkat who drove us around in the battery cart. Countless other staff members (whose names I’m afraid I did not note down), including chefs, bartenders, restaurant managers were very professional and courteous. The South Ari Atoll is a long, narrow island of around 2km length. You can walk and cycle around the whole island, and the various restaurants, bars, and activity areas (such as watersports) are nicely spread across. You go through lush greenery – a combination of coconut palms; a variety of orchids grafted on them; and a lot of lovely tropical flora. We saw wonderful sunrises right from our villa, and wonderful sunsets from the Senses Bar. We made it a point to cover all the restaurants and lounges for different meals. The buffet spreads for breakfast and dinner were all very impressive. We had a 2 hour Dolphin-watching cruise on a motorboat. Sadly we didn’t see any dolphins (they can be quite elusive), but we saw some Manta Rays and baby sharks. My wife coined a parody of a famous Marathi song, saying “Disalach nahi disala, mala baghun panyat ghusala” – meaning: “Didn’t see the hero – he dived into the water on seeing me”. The original goes somewhat like “Finally I see my hero; he smiled on seeing me”. The cruise was anyway a nice adventure, with the boat pitching and rolling quite heavily, and we struggling to maintain our foothold on the upper deck. This was like a second honeymoon for us, 35 years after our first Hopefully we will visit again some day.
anthonydZ8936FL
January 29, 2024
We chose Lux South Ari Atoll to celebrate our Silver Wedding Anniversary. After an initial disappointing start due to the weather Lux* turned out to be an excellent choice. (We had torrential rain on our first day and a half). We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Lux* to friends or rebook ourselves: What was Good: First & foremost - Customer Service - they have it spot-on. The Lux* seaplane departure lounge was very pleasant & the overall transfer was well organised. The arrival briefing was informative and efficient, we were personally escorted to our villa which was close enough to one of the many restaurants and bars that we didn’t need to hire bikes. Accommodation - our villa was always very spacious, immaculately clean and tidy (thanks to Muaz! Who did such a splendid job looking after us). Staff - every member of staff we encountered (there are lots!) we found to be helpful and always pleasant with it. We would like to give extra special thanks to the following who always went the extra mile for us and made our stay that bit special: Muaz (so cheerful and friendly and a hard-worker) Zuman (our attentive waiter at East Market) Mohamed, Faiinan and Muaaviz (also East Market restaurant), Alauddin from East Bar. Shawkat (buggy transport) Kayla (reception), Huzam and Saeed from Beach Rouge restaurant. Shahumsn from Senses Bar. Therapist Nana from Lux Spa Food/Restaurants- we were AI and the service, the quality of the food and the restaurant decor were all excellent, especially at East Market and Senses where we had most of our meals. Beaches - as good as any we’ve seen and very shallow sea due to the reef. This is a relatively big island for the Maldives, so there are many places to find a quiet spot on the beach. Room for improvement: We had to wait for about 3 hours for our seaplane transfer which was a little frustrating - you just want to get there - though the Lux* lounge makes the wait very comfortable. Outside, the villa decking (we had the romantic pool water villa) and the villa facias at the back are due for a refurb or at least some maintenance - this didn’t in any way spoil our enjoyment of the villa but I know from other reviews people have remarked on this too. Water villa noise - if you’re unlucky enough to get some stormy weather - the noise of the water slopping around underneath the villa can be quite loud at night - it kept us awake a few times, but again not really a spoiler for us. You can book other accommodation types if you’re concerned about it. The supplement charge of 30% for AI guests for special dining we felt wasn’t really worth it for us as the standard restaurant offerings were so good. (Though we didn’t try the Italian or Japanese options) In summary, an excellent choice, highly recommended.
825alexandrac
January 15, 2024
Like many others, we are repeat visitors to Lux because we love everything about “our happy place”. The rooms are bright and comfortable, with all the toiletries/amenities you could wish for. (Including beach bag and flip flops) The beaches are picture perfect and the team who look after them and the gardens do a fabulous job. The spa is a wonderful treat. The food and drink is of a fantastic standard… whatever you could wish for is available at one of the many restaurants and if you can’t find what you want ask one of the amazing chefs and they will happily oblige. They seem to thrive on making you happy! But without a doubt the best thing about Lux is the team who work there. They are amazing! And they succeed in their aim to make your stay perfect… nothing is too much trouble! Special thanks to our friends, Sangeth, Masud, Jester, Subbunhi, Senthil, Sumeet, Zahir, Zaheer, Reema (sorry about the spelling!) Praveen, Vijay, Anfal, Shawkat, Nanoo,… sorry to those I missed…. But Everybody is amazing! We miss you already……we can’t wait to book visit number 6!
Guest User
April 16, 2024
We had a wonderful stay in Lux South Ari Atoll for our wonderful honeymoon. A special thanks to Zahir and selwa who were our favourite !!! Thank you both for your empathy. Smile and Great service 💞. We definitely looking forward to come back 😊😊
Guest User
April 13, 2024
Had an amazing holiday. The food is certainly the best we have had anywhere in the Maldives and there is plenty of choice. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and will always give a friendly greeting. The romantic water villa was superb, especially being able to cool off in the pool. I was disappointed that there wasn’t a light shining into the sea at night so we could watch the fish from the deck. I noticed some villas had a light but when I asked the pool maintenance guy, he confirmed there wasn’t one. The sun shade over the deck was rolled away when we first arrived and I had to get a staff member to assemble it. The points it was attached to seemed to be broken but they managed to assemble it as best they could. However, it hung low and because of this my husband scraped his head a number of times when getting into the pool. We were in room 129 which is the sunrise side and our friends and children were in a water villa on the other side of the island. Their rooms had glass in the floor of their accommodation and were able to see fish from inside and was lit up at night. Be aware that if you are a family group on separate sides of the island, it is some distance to meet up. There are free buggies that shuttle you around but these were often full. We decided to pay to hire bikes at $5 per bike per day or an e-bike at $50 per day plus tax. I have a health condition where I found I needed the e-bike as I was exhausted from using a normal one. This looked more like a mini motorbike and it was quite powerful. I found it to be far too powerful and it was a little scary when driving it over the boardwalk where there was water on each side, especially at night. I’m not sure what other alternatives there were for people who are disabled. There were life vests in the room which I thought were to be for guest use to snorkel. There was no information to say otherwise. When I tried the life vests on the buckles on both were broken. I informed our guest relations of this and was told they were for emergency use only. If that was the case then they should be inspected regularly for damage. They were both replaced with brand new ones the next day. You need to book the a la carte restaurants as soon as you arrive as they book up quickly as do trips. My final point was a huge disappointment to myself. We had booked the searching for whale shark and turtle trip where you could also snorkel. Our group was 6 people and we were assured it would be a maximum of 8 people. We got to the water sports centre and checked in at 8.45am and were sent to reception to get a life vest. They sent us back to the water sports centre to get a life vest and were told we’d get one when we headed out. As the trip was called to go to the boat, we picked up a life jacket from their stores and headed to the pontoon. However, a lot of people were getting onto a small boat and when we explained that we’d booked and been told it was a maximum of 8 peopl

Property Policies

Check-in and Check-out Times
Check-in: After 14:00
Check-out: Before 11:00

Front desk hours: 24/7

Child Policies
Children of all ages are welcome at this hotel.
Children between 0 and 11 years old can stay for free if no extra bed is needed.

Cribs and Extra Beds
Extra bed and crib policies may vary according to room type. Please refer to the room type details for more information.

Breakfast
TypeChinese, American, Continental
StyleBuffet
AgeFee
Adult
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Additional breakfast fees are not included in the total and need to be paid at the property.

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Property Description

  • Opened: 2008
  • Renovated: 2017
  • Number of Rooms: 181
Located in Dhidhoofinolhu Island, LUX* South Ari Atoll is minutes from Dhidhoofinolhu Marina and close to Dhigurah Beach. This luxury resort is within the region of Vakarufalhi Island Beach and Maafushivaru Island Jetty.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless internet access, concierge services, and babysitting (surcharge).

All-inclusive rates are available at this resort. Meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments are included in all-inclusive rates. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities. Enjoy international cuisine at MIXE, one of the resort's 7 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/cafe. Need to unwind? Take a break with a tasty beverage at one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out.

Make yourself at home in one of the 193 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and bidets. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and coffee/tea makers.

Services & Amenities

Outdoor Swimming Pool
Exclusive Beach Area
Spa
Fitness Room
Bar
Children's Playground
Kids' Club
2 Restaurants
Restaurant 1
Cuisine: Chinese
Restaurant 2
Cuisine: Japanese
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to stay at Lux* South Ari Atoll?

Prices at Lux* South Ari Atoll are subject to change according to dates, hotel policy, and other factors. To view prices, please search for the dates you wish to stay at the hotel.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Lux* South Ari Atoll?

The check-in time is after 14:00 and the check-out time is before 11:00.

Does Lux* South Ari Atoll provide airport transfer services?

No, the Lux* South Ari Atoll doesn't provide airport transfer services.

What amenities and services does Lux* South Ari Atoll have?

Lux* South Ari Atoll has the following amenities and services: Outdoor Swimming Pool, Sunbathing Area, Exclusive Beach Area.

Does Lux* South Ari Atoll have a swimming pool?

Yes, Lux* South Ari Atoll has a pool. Pool type: Outdoor Swimming Pool.

Does Lux* South Ari Atoll have fitness amenities?

Yes, Lux* South Ari Atoll has fitness amenities.

Does Lux* South Ari Atoll provide Wi-Fi?

Yes, the hotel provides Wi-Fi.

Does Lux* South Ari Atoll have non-smoking rooms?

Yes, Lux* South Ari Atoll has non-smoking rooms. Please view the hotel listing for details.

Does Lux* South Ari Atoll provide breakfast?

Yes, Lux* South Ari Atoll provides breakfast.

Does Lux* South Ari Atoll have a restaurant?

Yes, guests can eat at: Restaurant.