LUX* SOUTH ARI ATOLL

AN ISLAND PARADISE RESORT WHERE YOU CAN EXPERIENCE THE MALDIVES TO ITS FULLEST

LUX* SOUTH ARI ATOLL

If you’ve fantasized about living a–lavish–Robinson Crusoe life on a faraway tropical island, you’re in the right place.

At LUX* South Ari Atoll, you will ride your bicycle along the jetty, swim alongside whale sharks, hang out in your bungalow on stilts, dine at any of the great restaurants, dance the night away, partake in marine conservation. Whatever it is you love, you’ll find it at South Ari Atoll.

  • All year-round whale shark watching
  • Curated extraordinary experiences
  • Crystal sea with 4 kilometers of beach
  • Private lounge at the airport
  • Multi Awards Spa
  • A mindful and modern kids club
Five Star

LUXURY

Overview

  • SOUTH ARI ATOLL

  • 193 ROOMS

  • 25 MINUTES BY SEAPLANE

  • 08 RESTAURANTS

  • 05 BARS

  • BB, HB, FB, AI

  • 3PM CHECK-IN

  • 2PMCHECK-OUT

Facilities

  • PLAY KIDS CLUB

  • LUX* BOUTIQUE

  • DIVE CENTRE

  • TENNIS COURT

  • GYM

  • LUX* ME SPA

  • WATERSPORTS CENTRE

  • SWIMMING POOLS

  • YOGA GROVE

  • PHOTO FANATICS

Recreation

  • SCUBA DIVING

  • WATER SPORTS

  • YOGA

  • FISHING

  • SNORKELLING

Water Villas

  • 38 WATER VILLAS

  • MAX OCCUPANCY 04 GUESTS

  • 98 SQM

Useful Information

  • Sunset View

Room Facilities

  • Private sun terrace
  • Catamaran net over lagoon
  • Glass floor window
  • King-size beds
  • Bathtub
  • Shower, robes, slippers, hair dryer
  • Outdoor deck with sunbeds and a staircase leading to the ocean
  • Reading nook
  • AC, fans
  • LUX* collection of bath amenities
  • A fully-stocked minibar
  • Coffee machine
  • Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water
  • Wi-Fi
  • Television
  • Phone

Romantic Pool Water Villas

  • 46 ROMANTIC POOL WATER VILLAS

  • MAX OCCUPANCY 02 GUESTS

  • 110 SQM

Room Facilities

  • Private infinity plunge pool
  • Outdoor deck
  • Sunbed
  • Bird’s nest swing
  • Direct lagoon access
  • Drop-down projector above bed
  • Home theatre system
  • King-size beds
  • Shower, robes, slippers, hair dryer
  • AC, fans
  • LUX* collection of bath amenities
  • A fully-stocked minibar
  • Coffee machine
  • Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water
  • Wi-Fi
  • Television
  • Phone
Beach Villa The Ritz Carlton Maldives

Temptation Pool Water Villas

  • 03 TEMPTATION POOL WATER VILLAS

  • MAX OCCUPANCY 02 GUESTS

  • 220 SQM

Room Facilities

  • Private infinity pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor deck
  • Sunbed
  • Bird’s nest swing
  • Direct lagoon access
  • Separate living room area
  • Round bed
  • Bathtub
  • Shower, robes, slippers, hair dryer
  • AC, fans
  • LUX* collection of bath amenities
  • A fully-stocked minibar
  • Coffee machine
  • Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water
  • Wi-Fi
  • Television
  • Phone

LUX* Villa

  • 01 LUX* VILLA

  • MAX OCCUPANCY 03 GUESTS

  • 360 SQM

Useful Information

  • Located at the end of the jetty
  • Maximum privacy and endless views of the sea

Room Facilities

  • Butler, private buggy service and premium bicycles included
  • A selection of wine and spirits
  • Private infinity pool, deck and sun terrace
  • Living room with glass floor
  • Dining room and bar
  • Staircase leading to the ocean
  • King-size beds
  • Bathtub
  • Shower, robes, slippers, hair dryer
  • AC, fans
  • LUX* collection of bath amenities
  • A fully-stocked minibar
  • Coffee machine
  • Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water
  • Wi-Fi
  • Television
  • Phone

Beach Pavilions

  • 24 BEACH PAVILIONS

  • MAX OCCUPANCY 03 GUESTS

  • 60 SQM

Useful Information

  • Possible to interconnect two units next to each other

Room Facilities

  • Direct beach and ocean access
  • Individual private terrace facing beach
  • King-size beds
  • Bathtub
  • Shower, robes, slippers, hair dryer
  • AC, fans
  • LUX* collection of bath amenities
  • A fully-stocked minibar
  • Coffee machine
  • Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water
  • Wi-Fi
  • Television
  • Phone

Family Lagoon Pavilions

  • 06 FAMILY LAGOON PAVILIONS

  • MAX OCCUPANCY 06 GUESTS

  • 130 SQM

Useful Information

  • Sunrise/Sunset View

Room Facilities

  • Indoor-outdoor tropical bathroom
  • Individual private terrace facing beach
  • Direct beach and ocean access
  • King-size beds
  • Bathtub
  • Shower, robes, slippers, hair dryer
  • AC, fans
  • LUX* collection of bath amenities
  • A fully-stocked minibar
  • Coffee machine
  • Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water
  • Wi-Fi
  • Television
  • Phone

Beach Villas

  • 35 BEACH VILLAS

  • MAX OCCUPANCY 04 GUESTS

  • 95 SQM

Useful Information

  • Sea View

Room Facilities

  • Direct access to a secluded beach with sunbeds
  • Furnished terrace facing beach
  • Reading nook
  • Indoor-outdoor tropical bathroom
  • King-size beds
  • Bathtub
  • Shower, robes, slippers, hair dryer
  • AC, fans
  • LUX* collection of bath amenities
  • A fully-stocked minibar
  • Coffee machine
  • Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water
  • Wi-Fi
  • Television
  • Phone

Beach Pool Villas

  • 12 BEACH POOL VILLAS

  • MAX OCCUPANCY 03 GUESTS

  • 116 SQM

Useful Information

  • Sunset View

Room Facilities

  • Private pool
  • Outdoor deck
  • Furnished terrace facing beach
  • Direct access to beach
  • Outdoor shower
  • Tropical indoor-outdoor bathroom
  • Standalone bathtub
  • King-size beds
  • Shower, robes, slippers, hair dryer
  • AC, fans
  • LUX* collection of bath amenities
  • A fully-stocked minibar
  • Coffee machine
  • Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water
  • Wi-Fi
  • Television
  • Phone

Romantic Beach Pool Villa

  • 10 ROMANTIC BEACH POOL VILLA

  • MAX OCCUPANCY 04 GUESTS

  • 136 SQM

Useful Information

  • Ocean View

Room Facilities

  • Private infinity pool
  • Outdoor terrace overlooking the ocean
  • Direct access to a secluded beach with sunbeds
  • Furnished terrace facing the beach
  • Indoor-outdoor tropical bathroom with a standalone bathtub
  • King-size beds
  • Reading nook
  • Shower, robes, slippers, hair dryer
  • AC, fans
  • LUX* collection of bath amenities
  • A fully-stocked minibar
  • Coffee machine
  • Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water
  • Wi-Fi
  • Television
  • Phone

Two Bedroom Family Beach Pavilions

  • 06 TWO BEDROOM FAMILY BEACH PAVILIONS

  • MAX OCCUPANCY 06 GUESTS

  • 120 SQM

Useful Information

  • Sunrise/Sunset View

Room Facilities

  • Two bedrooms with King-size beds and luxe linens for the best sleep
  • Two furnished individual private terraces on the beach
  • Two bathrooms with a shower and bathtub
  • Robes, slippers, hair dryer
  • AC, fans
  • LUX* collection of bath amenities
  • A fully-stocked minibar
  • Coffee machine
  • Earth (still) & Dance (sparkling) water
  • Wi-Fi
  • Television
  • Phone

Wine & Dine

East Market

East Market gathers in one place the many culinary influences of Asia. Wander through the market-style restaurant where cooks dish up vibrant dishes at breakfast and dinner time and dig into one of the world’s favourite cuisines. As for the overwater East Bar, it’s exactly how a bar in the Maldives should be: all-around lagoon views, a bar on stilts, and delicious cocktails.

Useful Information

  • Cuisine: South Asian Cuisine

Service Hours

  • Breakfast: 07:00 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Dinner: 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Bar: 05:00 PM to midnight

Beach Rouge

Pick at delicious fresh pizzas straight from a wood-fired oven in the ultimate relaxed setting, right on the soft-sand beach–crisp, thin crusts, topped with the freshest ingredients, baked to perfection.

Useful Information

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Cuisine

Service Hours

  • Lunch: 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Dinner: 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Bar: 10:30 AM to midnight

Mixe

MIXE is set on a sandy beach under thatched roofs with slow-spinning fans for that salty breezy effect. The variety of cuisines and dishes will have your head spinning. Tuck your toes into the cool sand and your fork into your food for a delicious meal for breakfast and dinner. The chefs busying behind their stations dishing up wood-fire pizzas and stir-fries make for a buzzing atmosphere. At night, local performers add to the buzz.

Useful Information

  • Cuisine: International Cuisine

Service Hours

  • Breakfast: 07:00 AM to 10:30 AM
  • Dinner: 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Senses Restaurant

Fresh-from-the-sea fish and grilled seafood, Morroccan-inspired tagines, curries inspired by the Indian Ocean, tropical fish coloured cocktails, ice cold beers. The bar will ensure you stay hydrated. Hungry? Take a seat poolside for lunch or under a starry sky at dinnertime.

Useful Information

  • Cuisine: Indian Cuisine

Service Hours

  • Lunch: 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • Dinner: 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Bar & Lounge: 10:00 AM to Midnight

Umami

Umami is as chic as it is contemporary–the perfect setting for gastronomic Japanese cuisine. Take a seat at the cobalt blue bar to watch the chef handle a knife with such grace, cutting the freshest fish and seafood into sashimi, nigiri and maki. Kobe beef and Australian lamb are cooked to perfection at the robata grill, while another chef fires up the teppanyaki.

Useful Information

  • Cuisine: Japanese Cuisine

Service Hours

  • Dinner: 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Allegria

Gnocchi, homemade pasta, fresh-from-the-ocean seafood, wood-fire pizzas. Italian cuisine truly is the ultimate comfort food. Dinner is served on a gorgeous deck, and right on the beach.

Useful Information

  • Cuisine: Italian Cuisine

Service Hours

  • Dinner: 06:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Café LUX*

Café LUX* has revolutionised the world of hotel coffee, and their commitment remains clear: to offer guests the finest barista-made coffee, day and night. Great coffee begins with freshly ground beans, so they roast their in their on-site roasting rooms, which can be explored on their aromatic behind-the-scenes tour.

Service Hours

  • Dinner: 06:00 AM to 06:00 PM

Lagoon Bar

Unwind to an island soundtrack and reggae vibes, while sharing your experiences from the last dive or your exciting water sports session. No wonder you tell us this is one of your favourite laid-back watering holes in the world.

Service Hours

  • Lunch: 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • Bar: 10:30 AM to 05:30 PM

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.

Service Hours

  • Lunch: 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Bar: 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM

Wellness

LUX* Me

LUX* Me – A sanctuary for your health and wellbeing. LUX* Me is all about a personalized approach to your wellbeing, whether it be spa, fitness, yoga, meditation, nutrition, or a unique combination tailored especially to your needs.

Floating Yoga & Meditation

Overwhelmed by the craziness and fast pace of our lives? It can certainly take a toll on our mental wellbeing. And there’s nothing like a holiday to practice being mindful. At LUX*, they will help you incorporate it into your daily life. First things first: you’re in the Maldives. Go for swims and beach walks. Sign up for sunrise yoga. Do some breathwork. Challenge yourself to floating yoga. Eat well with Keen on Green. Now is the time.

Kids Clubs

PLAY: A Modern and Mindful Kids Club

A kids club is the resort equivalent of headquarters. It’s a safe space where they can play, make new friends, and learn new things. And while most resorts have one, LUX* designed theirs to make it as mindful and modern as can be. Open from 9 in the morning to 7 at night, they offer expertly-curated, age-appropriate activities that support individuality, self-discovery and development. Like their kids Yoga and Zumba. PLAY revolves around five pillars: Eat well, Move, Care, Feel and Create. Parents, you’ll be glad to know they also have a mindful kids menu that offers nourishing delicious dishes in addition to the favourites.

Experiences

Divine Dinner

Picture this. A real bed on the beach on a secluded part of the island. The beach all to yourself. A bonfire. Candlelights. The scintillating lagoon. The starlit sky. It doesn’t get more magical than this. A decadent menu crafted by a chef. Did someone say champagne? If you have ever wondered what it feels like to arrive on a desert island in the most luxurious fashion possible, this is it.

Yoga & Sound Bath Aboard a Dhoni

There’s nothing like it. The ocean turns liquid gold, setting the scene for a meditation practice, Tibetan sound bowl therapy, breath work and yoga. There will be a refreshing detox drink and a mood-enhancing oil blend too. To float on the water to the rhythm of the tides and waves is the purest connection to nature. You will feel the mind and body reset.

Whale Shark Trip with a Marine Biologist

Did you know that South Ari Atoll is the only year-round whale shark aggregation site in the whole world? That makes this resort the ideal spot to learn all about these majestic creatures and how we, as humans, can protect them. While snorkelling, you will likely meet some of the other residents: turtles, manta rays, and countless other species of fish. End the trip by adopting a sea turtle, which helps protect these endangered creatures.

Sustainability

Features

  • Up to 30% solar-powered
  • Plastic-free environment
  • Cruelty-free beauty
  • Keen on Green concept
  • On-site marine biology centre
  • Zero waste weddings

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Expect the Unexpected

With a long list of well satisfied regular clients from around the world due to our reliable and fast communication, we are proud to be the leading tour operator worldwide for several Maldives resorts. Due to our sales team who has firsthand experience of all properties we sell in the Maldives; we know it all and are happy to share our knowledge with our partners to ensure we curate the perfect holiday for the client.

In addition to consistently achieving several top producer awards from our partners, we are humbled to have received the Best Travel Agent award at the Maldives Tourism Award Ceremony 2022. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, who are committed to providing high-quality service to our clients.